I still love photography, but I haven’t taken the time to do much lately. Partly because my “subjects” aren’t allowed to run around off leash anymore, and partly because I just haven’t taken my camera around with me much and the last 2 phones I have (including this one) don’t take that great of pictures. But I have decided that in the new year I want to start taking more. So I took my old phone out of retirement just so I can snag some good pictures as I come across them. And I plan on travelling more with my “good” camera so that I can capture some of the cool things and beautiful sites that I see while driving all over the province for work.
If you google klaventure1976 you will come across some of my work that are already on sell sites. And this is a link to one picture of Rosco that just got accepted.
I am amazed that these 2 have been part of our lives for almost 7 years already. It seems like just yesterday that we got them and were dealing with 2 crazy puppies. Now we are dealing with 2 very spoiled (but well behaved…or mostly well behaved) adult dogs. They travel with me for work almost every day, and for some strange reason love it. I love having travelling companions, they are great company for me when I’m travelling all alone. Hotels and strange towns are less lonely when you have 2 travelling partners. They are the best hotel guests, probably because they have been “working” with me on the road since they were 8 weeks old, and hotels have been a huge part of that.
They also love exploring new places with me and we have found a lot of cool places in our off leash excursions in different communities.
Sometimes we go to off leash dog parks and sometimes we just explore and see what we can discover. That has changed for us in the last few months because I’m not brave enough to risk Brogan’s heart in off leash excursions and have limited his excitement with other dogs to just hanging out with his brother. Instead we are doing on leash exploration. Not as much fun for any of us. But definitely worth the sacrifice if we can keep Brogan happy and healthy.
They are both social butterflies and love meeting new people. That wasn’t always the case with Rosco. He needed a lot of work to gain confidence and understand that most people are friendly and not out to hurt him. He still isn’t as “brave” in new situations as what Brogan is, but the pair of them make a great team. Brogan thinks that everyone is his best friend and his confidence helps Rosco have enough courage to brave the new situation.
These 2 have brought us so much love and happiness that I truly hope that we have them for many many more years.
I took a photography course through the New York Institute of Photography many years ago because I wanted to learn how to take better pictures. I learned a lot. Enough that I delved into the photography business. I was the photographer at weddings, did many grad pictures, family pictures and pregnancy/new born pictures. I loved doing it, but then it started to feel like too much pressure. Working full time and doing photography on the side was just too much and it was taking the joy away from photography. So I packed everything away for a couple of years.
Then a couple of years ago I started buying stock photography for a work project and thought …”hey I could do that”. So more research (major personality flaw 😀) and I found out enough about stock photography to start selling to a few sites. It was the best of both worlds for me. I could take pictures of what I wanted, when I wanted, and then upload them to the sell sites when I had time. I have slowly been building my portfolio and plan on continuing to do so. It brought back the fun of photography for me. And I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty exciting when someone buys one of your pictures.
You can check out some of my work available on a few of my sites using the following links: