Where did I come up with ReallyNot as my namesake or even online alias. Well before I was ReallyNot, I was Jubertcat73. I started DeviantArt back in August 31, 2005, as Jubertcat73. I mainly drew on that account. Horrible drawing actually
Took me forever to realize my drawing back in middle were shit
But I soon left that account in 2007 as a short hiatus...Oh I was wrong!! I didn't get on that account till 2009 and started to upload some of my photos from 2007, I got some feedback but not that much. I wanted to start fresh. Since that was the time I started to enter my photography in contest! Yes I didn't start entering my work till 2008, 9th grade. So I had to think of a new username, something that would be with me forever. So I remember back 2006 when I was writing down Neopets character name. I wrote down ReallyNot for no reason. I found that paper three years later and was like "That is the name for my Photography!!!" So there become ReallyNot Photography. I personally never thought I would be known for my photography at my school but I was.
Now for the progress of how ReallyNot become my officially name.
I started out with a Kodak Easyshare like this one [link]
Well when I entered my very first picture in the Spring FFA Show and Sale 2008, I entered this
(which got Participant) and this
(which got 3rd place) There wasn't that many people entering photography back than. It was mainly cakes, pies, cookies and horticulture. I was so happy I got 3rd place!! (Not even thinking I had the skills XD) So once the fall of 2008 came I was in 10th grade, had a pig named Mooshuu (God I miss her!!!) I was always taking pictures of her and whatnot!!! So once Harris County/ Youth Expo came I had new photos to enter. I ended up getting first and second at Harris and First in both color and B/W at Youth Expo. I started to notice I had a gift with photography. In 2009 I got a Kodak EasyShot a bit bigger than my first camera and looked a little more professional! That camera was amazing! I used it all the time!! I won First in the 2009 Spring Branch Show and Sale with this photo
I won 100 dollars with this photo.
Than came the crowning glory of my Photography life. My first Nikon! GOD I LOVED THIS THING TO DEATH! I actually sold my 10th place (last place) Rabbits for 800 dollars! (That is with an add on btw, last place rabbits normally go for like 200 dollars) I was already using ReallyNot as my Photography name, But now I had an amazing camera, which that year the 2009-2010 year was my year! I entered this photo
(I can't find the other photo I entered
) in the Spring Branch 2010 Show and Sale and won first place in color, second in B/W and Grand Champion Overall! Yes GRAND CHAMPION! It was the first year that had Grand Champion Photography and I got it! Oh I nearly fainted XD I won over 1,250 dollars for that photo! Thinking I could win again a third year in a row. (which I didn't) I got 4th and 5th the 2011 year. My boyfriend beat me! But before that even happened before I knew Abel. I had my photography displayed in FotoFest 2010 in Downtown and in the front page of my school yearbook, and on the front page of the school's newspaper for getting Grand Champion! But as you guys know after I graduated from High school my Nikon was stolen and I got the newest model which was actually the upgraded version of my previous Nikon! Though now I am no longer in FFA, but in college, earning my degree in Business Commutations with Media Production! It may take a few years but I am going to be pushing myself to get it!
All I can say is I have met some awesome people on DA from 2005-2012! All of you guys rock and make me want to keep putting up my work for the world to see!
So that is really how ReallyNot became to be!!!