first-print

First Print

Yesterday I have received the first print of something I have photographed, and it really made my day! Although I have taken a lot of photos I haven’t printed any.

I am not gonna give the motivation as to why I had this printed (other than it is a gift) because I worry the person would be reading this and I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise. Anyway, when I went to the Kodak shop and saw it, I was deeply touched. There I was standing in this Kodak shop and I was holding my work. It is like when you finally print your thesis paper or something.

Holding it really made me proud of myself. I was truly happy then, and it gave me a lot of motivation and will to print more of my stuff to hang around the house (imagine I don’t have photos hanging on the walls!). I even went the whole nine yards to get the photo framed – I left work early and had to hop-shop a lot of places before finally landing in IKEA where I found the perfect frame for it.

Seeing myself put my whole soul into this gave me the uplift I needed to move on.

  • 7aki Fadi

    oh oh oh first one to comment.

    Mabrooooooooooook, hey, would you print to sell your work? I would buy some :D .

  • 7aki Fadi

    oh oh oh first one to comment.Mabrooooooooooook, hey, would you print to sell your work? I would buy some :D .

  • KJ

    LooL 7aki, we must best each other in the commenting process ;)

    I have thought of selling photos yes, I just don’t know how to go about it. I can’t sell my work to my friends… I don’t have the heart to!

  • KJ

    LooL 7aki, we must best each other in the commenting process ;)I have thought of selling photos yes, I just don’t know how to go about it. I can’t sell my work to my friends… I don’t have the heart to!

  • KJ

    Oh and 7aki I don’t see my photo blog is on your blog roll :P shame on you! You will therefore be obliged to pay for photos I print :P

  • KJ

    Oh and 7aki I don’t see my photo blog is on your blog roll :P shame on you! You will therefore be obliged to pay for photos I print :P

  • Tv Hot Spot Host

    Hi,

    Im Sal, Host of “TV Hot Spot”. I am a UAE National and born in Dubai. I have my own blogspot which has been around for a year now and generates between 600-1500 visitors daily from across the world. And I would like to ask if you would want a partnership linkage between our blogs. Check out my profile or visit:

    TVHotSpot.BlogSpot.Com

    Email me if you think it’s a good idea. Its nice to have a partnership with someone else who lives in Dubai.

    Take care,

    Sal

  • Tv Hot Spot Host

    Hi,Im Sal, Host of “TV Hot Spot”. I am a UAE National and born in Dubai. I have my own blogspot which has been around for a year now and generates between 600-1500 visitors daily from across the world. And I would like to ask if you would want a partnership linkage between our blogs. Check out my profile or visit:TVHotSpot.BlogSpot.ComEmail me if you think it’s a good idea. Its nice to have a partnership with someone else who lives in Dubai.Take care,Sal

  • 7aki Fadi

    HAHAHAAH KJ, alright I will go add it , just cos I like you mish aktar :P .

    You can sell your work to bloggers , you put the picture and you only print it if there is a sale :D .

    I can be your business manager, lol.

  • 7aki Fadi

    HAHAHAAH KJ, alright I will go add it , just cos I like you mish aktar :P .You can sell your work to bloggers , you put the picture and you only print it if there is a sale :D .I can be your business manager, lol.

  • Hamza

    oh greeeeeeeeeeeeat. this is my 2nd favourite work of yours.

    My favourite was the one you did for that special aya in surat Al-noor. Maybe you should put it on your photoblog sometime. I’d be the first one to buy because for me, it is priceless.

    This is your only chance you get to rip me in money. So make use of it. :P

  • Hamza

    oh greeeeeeeeeeeeat. this is my 2nd favourite work of yours. My favourite was the one you did for that special aya in surat Al-noor. Maybe you should put it on your photoblog sometime. I’d be the first one to buy because for me, it is priceless. This is your only chance you get to rip me in money. So make use of it. :P

  • Ghasheema

    sheepish smile indeed ;P

    very nice pic…but whats on it…is it a bird or a sheep

    wallah u should frame ur work more often…u dont have to buy portraits to hang on ur walls =D

  • Ghasheema

    sheepish smile indeed ;Pvery nice pic…but whats on it…is it a bird or a sheepwallah u should frame ur work more often…u dont have to buy portraits to hang on ur walls =D

  • KJ

    TV Guy – Thank you but I don’t watch TV

    7aki – You don’t have to add it out of guilt :P Add it if you want to… I mean I made the photo blog for you non-deviantART people :P mihmihmih… you can be my manager if you want to only if you don’t steal my thunder with your singing.

    Hamza – thanks man! Yeah I love both of them too… Khalas tekram 3aynak when I go back home I will email you a wallpaper version of it.

    Ghasheema – Thanks! It is a bird loool.. you can follow the link to my photoblog to check for yourself ;) he is fluffy.

  • KJ

    TV Guy – Thank you but I don’t watch TV7aki – You don’t have to add it out of guilt :P Add it if you want to… I mean I made the photo blog for you non-deviantART people :P mihmihmih… you can be my manager if you want to only if you don’t steal my thunder with your singing.Hamza – thanks man! Yeah I love both of them too… Khalas tekram 3aynak when I go back home I will email you a wallpaper version of it.Ghasheema – Thanks! It is a bird loool.. you can follow the link to my photoblog to check for yourself ;) he is fluffy.

  • asoom

    “I am not gonna give the motivation as to why I had this printed (other than it is a gift) because I worry the person would be reading this and I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise.”

    aawww you shouldn’t have! you know you don’t have to surprise me with gifts ;)

  • asoom

    “I am not gonna give the motivation as to why I had this printed (other than it is a gift) because I worry the person would be reading this and I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise.”aawww you shouldn’t have! you know you don’t have to surprise me with gifts ;)

  • KJ

    LOOOOOOOOOL Asoom

    Well I will then definitely be calling off the shipping! hahaha

  • KJ

    LOOOOOOOOOL AsoomWell I will then definitely be calling off the shipping! hahaha

  • abufares

    That’s a Douri chick KJ, isn’t it?
    We have a Douri family on one of our window sills at home in Tartous. Despite being notoriously known for their inbred fear of humans, these little birds are getting along great with my daughter and have become so trusting.
    And, more importantly, that is one hell of a photo. Great work!

  • abufares

    That’s a Douri chick KJ, isn’t it?We have a Douri family on one of our window sills at home in Tartous. Despite being notoriously known for their inbred fear of humans, these little birds are getting along great with my daughter and have become so trusting.And, more importantly, that is one hell of a photo. Great work!

  • KJ

    Salam 3ammo Abu Fares!

    I don’t know what a Douri is… in Saudi we call them “bilbol”. I dunno the Syrian or Safatly name for it!

  • KJ

    Salam 3ammo Abu Fares!I don’t know what a Douri is… in Saudi we call them “bilbol”. I dunno the Syrian or Safatly name for it!

  • Ms Loala

    Teach me master :P

    You don’t hang your own work! You’re mistaken!

    That bird photo is exquisite but you want my opinion? i think you should print out the photos you took back in Syria. They’re more touching and, well, what can you say, it’s your home town so it would be so cozy for you if you hanged some on your walls.

    I applaud you for your work Kj really, i love it.

  • Ms Loala

    Teach me master :PYou don’t hang your own work! You’re mistaken!That bird photo is exquisite but you want my opinion? i think you should print out the photos you took back in Syria. They’re more touching and, well, what can you say, it’s your home town so it would be so cozy for you if you hanged some on your walls.I applaud you for your work Kj really, i love it.

  • KJ

    Ms Loala – hhaha.. it is possible I will make a tutorial and put it on my photoblog.

    Thank you for your kind words, they are truly inspiring! I will definitely be printing some of the Syria photos.

  • KJ

    Ms Loala – hhaha.. it is possible I will make a tutorial and put it on my photoblog.Thank you for your kind words, they are truly inspiring! I will definitely be printing some of the Syria photos.

  • Kinano

    it looks really nice! you should print more of your photography :D

  • Kinano

    it looks really nice! you should print more of your photography :D

  • Elijah

    He’s so cuuuuuuuuute and so is the bird :P

    how’s that for an ego boost

    great work kj, give me one as a gift and sell the others to the bloggers

  • Elijah

    He’s so cuuuuuuuuute and so is the bird :Phow’s that for an ego boostgreat work kj, give me one as a gift and sell the others to the bloggers

  • KJ

    Kinano – thanks man I sure will

    Elijah – hehe indeed it is an ego boost. I would definitely send you one if you abstain me from doing coffee

  • KJ

    Kinano – thanks man I sure willElijah – hehe indeed it is an ego boost. I would definitely send you one if you abstain me from doing coffee

  • asoom

    I seemed to have missed all this talk of selling your work! I’d considering purchasing it, so that makes 3 of us KJ!

    (you have to start saving for our wedding!)

  • asoom

    I seemed to have missed all this talk of selling your work! I’d considering purchasing it, so that makes 3 of us KJ! (you have to start saving for our wedding!)

  • KJ

    Asoom – ra7et 3aleiki, no more freebies

  • KJ

    Asoom – ra7et 3aleiki, no more freebies

  • The Criticizer

    Amazing shot man. Yalla keep it up and start selling! :D

  • The Criticizer

    Amazing shot man. Yalla keep it up and start selling! :D