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http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
Apr 29th '13

so, i've been thinking about how I got so in to photography as a potential profession.



I wanted to share the picture that started it all :D



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I got this picture of O and the goat in May 2012, and just fell in LOVE with it. Found out that the Minnesota Zoo, where the picture was taken, has a yearly photography competition. So I decided to enter it.



And I won. The entire competition - 2000 entrants in five categories. This one won the popular vote in the "people" category, and it won over a panel of five photographer judges! I just had to share it.



I had never worked in Lightroom or Photoshop, so its entirely unedited, other than switched to B&W using the super primitive editing software that came on my comp.



How did you guys get in to photography?

~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
Apr 29th '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" so, i've been thinking about how I got so in to photography as a potential profession. I wanted to share ... [snip!] ... switched to B&W using the super primitive editing software that came on my comp. How did you guys get in to photography?"


I'd say this picture and shortly after some crappy Olan Mills pictures. When I realized I could do better than what I was paying for. Lol
This was an old Kodak p&s and edit on picnik lol
Just a favorite of mine.
(Mobile sorry)
http://fbcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/37327_132317080123588_1251114_n.jpg

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
Apr 29th '13
Quoting ~Manda Panda +3 ~:" I'd say this picture and shortly after some crappy Olan Mills pictures. When I realized I could do ... [snip!] ... a favorite of mine. (Mobile sorry) http://fbcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/37327_132317080123588_1251114_n.jpg"


what a cutie!



OMG, I haven't shot a point'n'shoot in FOREVER!

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Apr 29th '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" so, i've been thinking about how I got so in to photography as a potential profession. I wanted to share ... [snip!] ... switched to B&W using the super primitive editing software that came on my comp. How did you guys get in to photography?"


Aww, I love it!



I have wanted to be a photographer since I was little. I just always knew. My mom used to buy me disposables all the time, then I graduated to point & shoots, & then I could finally afford my DSLR & that's when I took off!

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 29th '13

Where do you guys get fonts for your logos?



--I am asking for a reason...--

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:" Where do you guys get fonts for your logos? --I am asking for a reason...--"


I googled fonts and went to a few free font sites, and you can download from there directly in to PS

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" I googled fonts and went to a few free font sites, and you can download from there directly in to PS"


Alright... so on to the reason I was asking...



I download fonts from free sites all the time. Yesterday, someone messaged me on my photography page saying that I was using a pirated version of their font and that legal actions could be taken against me for EVERY photo their font was on.



So, naturally, I actually went through and read the license agreement for my fonts. The disclaimer from the website pretty much said they are not liable for any possible copyright infringements. Pretty much any Joe Schmo can upload a font to their site for free and pirate it out to the world.



So, my warning: be careful where you get your fonts! I am about to just delete all of my fonts and only use and edit the pre-installed fonts that come with my laptop. If you aren't paying for your fonts and/or you don't have a EULA from the font creator, you shouldn't use the font for your business.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:" Alright... so on to the reason I was asking... I download fonts from free sites all the time. Yesterday, ... [snip!] ... aren't paying for your fonts and/or you don't have a EULA from the font creator, you shouldn't use the font for your business."


:shock:
I never knew that!



Good to know

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" :shock: I never knew that! Good to know
Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 30th '13

And adding on: I wouldn't use any logos made on etsy, either... not unless the shop owner can verify s/he has the rights to distribute the fonts on their products.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:" Yep, I didn't know either. It was a sad sad day for me yesterday. Now I have my photography page shut ... [snip!] ... earlier.. took a picture and then edited out the white background on PS... it was awful! LMAO. I cannot draw. Seriously LOL!"


A for effort, though!



wow, that would freak me out. I'd be so bummed out to lose all the comments and everything from the pics I already had up! Sorry you have to do that :/

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:" And adding on: I wouldn't use any logos made on etsy, either... not unless the shop owner can verify s/he has the rights to distribute the fonts on their products."


yea, that's a good point, too.

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" A for effort, though! wow, that would freak me out. I'd be so bummed out to lose all the comments and everything from the pics I already had up! Sorry you have to do that :/"


Luckily I just started my page and I hadn't really put much up yet.

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 30th '13

Here is what I made for my cover photo with preinstalled fonts...
428381_10200484820776313_429169928_n.jpgopinions?

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:" Here is what I made for my cover photo with preinstalled fonts... opinions?"


I like it :)