I got one of my photography magazines in the mail yesterday and as I was flipping through it, I came across their photography contest page. I thought, I wonder if I should submit any? Each entry costs $10, so I figured if I did submit any, it would only be a couple. I decided to search online for other photography contests, particularly any free contests. I came across the website View Bug and looked around. It’s a contest based website where photographers upload their pictures and submit them into various contests! It allows you to view, comment, and even vote on pictures. I love this website!! It has definitely inspired me to want to take more pictures. I signed up for a free membership and submitted a few pictures to some of their free contests. We’ll see what happens!!!
As I was uploading pictures last night, I saw the little comment box change color! I figured it was just some standard message sent from their system welcoming me as a member. NOPE!! They were comments from REAL people who actually VIEWED my pictures and liked them!!! I couldn’t believe it!! I was so happy!!! I’ve never had “strangers” view any of my pictures. So that was a very cool thing.
I’m no professional when it comes to taking pictures. I have a Canon Rebel xTi and a couple different types of lenses. I took a few photography classes last year to learn the basics of my camera and then went out and started taking pictures! After looking through the pictures I took when I first started using my camera to the ones I’ve taken just recently, I can see the improvements!! I’m learning how to more effectively use my camera, it’s various settings, and my different lenses.
I’m so excited to know my camera better and hopefully take some good pictures on my next trip to Disney in January!!
Have a good weekend 🙂