I am a self-taught, amateur photographer. I have developed a passion for photography since the 1990s and was eventually able to afford a simple Olympus E-410 in 2008.

I started with floral macro, but as a personal challenge, have been exploring other elements as well. While not aiming to be a professional photographer, I consider myself a dedicated hobbyist.

My works are simple but I hope you still enjoy the rookie viewfinder. Thank you very much for visiting!!

© the-novice / Louise Aquino-Rivera.
Avatar credit: たまゆら © Junichi Sato | Reiko Yoshida.

  • Joined: August 2009


This Sale Inspires. Thank You, Buyer!

I haven’t been doing photography as I used to. I may have been attending to other interests but have mostly been uninspired in photography. / But the sale of one / some time ago made me smile. This should kick-start renewed interest in my neglected camera. / And I thank you, dear Buyer!! I hope you enjoy your purchase.
Posted 2 months – Leave a comment

A Sort-of-Late Thank You

Thank you so much to the buyer of / I know I am few days late, but please don’t think it is less appreciated! This is actually one of my earliest works and I can remember how delightful it was to do. This sale will be a nice addition to those memories :) / Thank you.
Posted over 1 year – Leave a comment

Happy New Year Sale! Thank you, Buyer!!

Thank you very, very much to the buyer of / and for allowing me to start the new year with quite a delight. I sincerely appreciate it. I hope you do enjoy your purchase!
Posted over 1 year – 4 comments

Super-Duper Thank You, Buyers!!

I have never been so overwhelmed by sales, at least nothing like this. Thank you very much to the buyers of: / It feels amazing and I am more hopeful that you’ll enjoy the cards. On a side note, please allow me to apologise for the late expression of gratitude as I have been away during the past week. / Again, my super-duper appreciation (^_^)
Posted about 2 years – Leave a comment