4168982507_780fb66943_oCanon 7D, Canon 24-105 ƒ/4L lens, 1/125th sec @ ƒ/8, ISO-100

I’m getting near the end of my back-log of stock photos to edit. The photo above is a sample from a shoot I did a few months ago, and I still have a handful of images left to edit from a previous shoot as well. My goal is to have 5,000 files in my iStockphoto portfolio by the end of the year. I have enough photos to edit and upload, and I definitely shouldn’t have any trouble finding the time to get them all uploaded over the holidays. No time-off for Nicolesy Photography this year! ;)

I’m really looking forward to next year, when I have a clean-slate and can allow myself to shoot all of those ideas crammed in my head. I have such a long-list of stock-photo ideas, and I plan on tackling them one-by-one throughout the year to build my portfolio. I’ll probably keep up with the food photography, too, and maybe even find a few other things to keep me busy as well. :)