New Stuff

I just got my film scanner in the mail a few days ago, and it is sooo nice! I’m very pleased with it so far. It’s very odd scanning through old negatives … I usually only remember the few “good” photos, and never remember the ones that got tossed aside, so looking through them all is going to be very nostalgic. It takes about five minutes to scan a strip of 4-5 negatives though, so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. (The photo above was taken in 1997.)

This weekend I went out and bought another computer too, since the one I have is super old and slow. I’m still gonna use both, just the new one will only be used for photo/internet stuff, and the old one will be used for everything else. It even comes with a feature called “LightScribe”, where I can “burn” a label on the CD/DVD. Very useful, especially for keeping my disks archive friendly :)

Stock


I’ve finally decided to delve into the world of stock photography. I was reading through my Popular Photography magazine and found an article about it, and though I’d heard of this in the past and even slightly considered it, I thought that now would be a good time to start. I searched around and found this great site on how to make my own cardboard box studio to shoot small objects, and it works like a gem! (The photos above are a few I’ve taken in the last couple of days.) I’m signed up at a great stock photo site called Shutterstock but I haven’t quite gotten started. They review ten photos of all new photographers before they allow them to officially join, and I haven’t submitted my photos for that quite yet. I’m kind of waiting on the new Nikon Coolscan V ED I just bought online the other day so I can put some of my earlier work on the site … it will allow me to scan all of my negatives into digital form. Yay! I’ve been procrastinating way too long on getting it, and now it will be here within a few weeks :)

The above photos are Copyright 2006 Nicole Young. Please visit iStockPhoto.com for purchase information.

Fireworks

This is one of the many photos I took at Oak Lake in Lincoln, Nebraska on July 4th. It was a little bit windy out, so the fireworks tended to drift to the left a little right after they went off, but I still got a few good shots. This one above is one of the ones that the fireworks explode in the sky, and then little ones fly in all different directions.

Photo copyright 2006 Nicole Young.