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It was about 5 months ago when I opened the package that contained my Canon Kiss x4, my hands were shaking and my heart was pounding. I have never owned anything so precious in my life (aside from my children that is). I knew I could never afford a camera worth thousands, so when my eyes gazed upon the kiss I knew it would be perfect for me.

Since that day I have joined the 365project, an online community of photographers taking a posting a picture everyday. To my amazement I have acquired a nice handful of followers, I have even been lucky enough to have 3 of my images make the recently popular and 2 featured on the websites home page for a week.

A couple of my followers encouraged me to try to sell a couple of images, that lead me to stock images. One after another my pictures were rejected, the list of things wrong with them written in bold red made me feel discouraged, untill one day I logged onto Bigstock images and there it was. Two of my photos had finally been approved, I could not wipe the smile from my face.

There have been a lot of changes in my life since I picked up my kiss, I see the world in a new way. I’ve started a new chapter in my life.

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