First off, Read This.
Now that you got that out of the way, I just wanted to give you all a heads up on a few things:
I) If you like my work, or are going to use my work, please please please add it to your favorites. I understand if you don't want to watch; I'm warning you in advance that I'm very very prolific in my stock photos (as of this moment I have 134 photos of animals, plants, patterns, backgrounds, etc. sitting waiting to be uploaded...and that's not including the last 5 years worth of photos I have rotting away on my harddrive that I need to go through yet), so if you don't like inboxes being spammed with submissions I totally understand. Might I suggest, though, adding me to your watch list and just turning off the submissions so you can come back to me at your leisure?
II) I live in Chicago, so I'm near all the buildings, museums, zoos, events and drama associated with a big city but there are also parks and recreational areas around too. I travel a lot, in fact I need to go through my Japan photos... My point is, if you're looking for something specific, if you want a certain animal, or see an animal I have here but want a different pose, or want a woods photo, or a specific city building, or whatever, just send me a note with your request and I'll see what I can do.
The worst I can do is say I can't do that, but I'm always up for a challenge.
III) I'm brand new to stock photography, so if what I'm uploading is useless to you guys please please please let me know so I can fix it and not waste my time providing something you guys cant use anyway. The whole point of this is to share and exchange
IV) Anyone have any suggestions on a good stock club/DA community I could join?