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10 thousand thankyous!I've not had a chance yet to say thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes this year, so,
THANK YOU!!! I had a really lovely weekend with my family and had a chance to try out my birthday pressie, a brand new Nikon D7100 SLR I am very lucky, I know and ReapingFields spoils me This new cammy takes photos that are 6000x4000 with its 24mpx sensor which makes me gigglesnort when I compare it to my D80's 10mpx. Mind you, my D80 has been brilliant for the last 8ish years we've been using it.
Which leads me to also mention that HOLY CRAP I'VE BEEN ON DA FOR 10 YEARS!!!! D: D: (I completely forgot my DA birthday lol woops ) If you had asked me 10 years ago if I thought I might still be here in 10 years time, not only having been awarded Senior status on my journey, but also over 1 million pageviews on my 2500ish submissions, and to cap it all being given the incredible opportunity to be a volunteer for my beloved stock and resources commun
Modeling advice you should check out!
Invaluable advice for improving your portrait photography, check out the roundup above for all of the articles!
I like to believe that improving our stock photography is a goal we all share, and it doesn't matter if you take model shots, landscape shots, building shots or object shots, and everything between. There are giant swathes of tutorials, guides and help if you ask for it for improving all aspects of your stock photography - there is no excuse for not taking pride in your work and doing the best you can to improve, or for not knowing how to make the best use of your camera, surroundings and lighting
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Stock Radar #8
3663 - NRM Stephensons Steam Rocket 2 by HelenaRothStock
Ardennes 15 by Colourize-Stock
Steampunk Absinthe Fairy Exclusives 21 -400 points by mizzd-stock STOCK ~ Red Velvet by SoniaJosie
Rose Maiden 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock
Texture 100 by Malleni-Stock
Tangled 2 by kirilee STOCK - Persian Fantasy by Apsara-Art
Boat 03 by cemacStock
Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger Teaser by PirateLotus-Stock enfant 7 by Jules171
Galapagos Tortoise Stock 02 by Vesperity
model stock/natural light by ArtbyHope
Stock and Resources DD Roundup June 2014:iconpiratelotus-stock:
Features by PirateLotus-Stock
Hill Stock 01 by thereexistsonex
Texture 65 by NinjaRabbit-Stock
Liquid gold by dani221
Frost Window (zip collection) by TanyuuuPadawan-11 by Random-Acts-Stock
Features by CelticStrm-Stock
dw-II by mistyt-stock
fly by jliorFemale Stock Soldier 06 - Aiming by Freeport
sunset2 by Margaritamorrigan
Medieval Lady Maid Riding Stock by LuDa-Stock
Poor Man's Eye Tutorial -Insertion part 1 by Dolanna
Stock Radar #7
Steampunk Saint 1 by mizzd-stockPortrait Stock 22 by chamberstock
Speeding by Jello88
Fairy Unrestricted Stock by artmaniabychristineGreek Queen 1 by kirilee
The Gang by Jello88
Bird 325 - Crow in flight by Momotte2stocks
is it safe here? by andreea09Koala 007 - HB593200 by hb593200
Poppy Path 01 by CD-STOCK
STOCK ~ Graceful by SoniaJosie
Dutch Windmill 4 stock pack sample by dierat-stock The Black Beauty - Trakehner Mare Portrait by LuDa-Stock
Stock Radar #6
Forest 16 by MASYON
Amarie_process by anotherwanderer
Digital Art Texture 132 by mercurycode Texture 555 by Sirius-sdz
Texture Moss 10 by Love-To-Share-Stock
Landscape stock 44 by TheVikingStock
fantasy map - step by step city icon by Djekspek
Stock Radar #5
Fractalayicious II by laurentiusmark93 Ranunculus by SarahharaS1
Owl Stock 04 by NellyGrace3103
Monument 4 by MASYON
Cherry Pin Up - Back by KaylaDavion
Digital Art Texture 121 by mercurycode Steampunk 2 by Fluffybunny29stock
Rusty Chain Transparent PNG by Bloody-Goodbyes Shiny Things by mldoxy
places562 stock by pranile
Paris Opera House28 by faestock Tecnologic! Stock by EmeraldVenom-Stock
Mermaid Moo by shelldevil
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
You do have the time
Inb4 “you don’t know my life!!!1one1!!” Listen here young padawo
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Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
JULY Challenge WATER last day to vote:icontransparentplz:
All works here
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4th wins 25 .
These prizes c
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Momus Advby Toru-meow
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZ
by - dmitryzhkov
The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
:: ghost town by - noahsamuelmosko
\-ooby - DinoKose
2by - Henzonlee
shemsby - arslanalp
The hand of the player by - mariomencacci
Childhoodby - IFedorovskaya
LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-2014
the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by BuChWien PNEUMA by menervaTau im garten IV by BuChWien
A. by ValeriaVi at the window by JakezDaniel A. by ValeriaVi
A whiter shade of pale by Barnum60 life philosophy by tuminka
PE - Resources & Stock chat THANK YOU!THANK YOU!
To everyone who came and joined in with our informal chat!!!
We ran a few stock search and locate challenges as well and the winners are:
Challenge 1 find the following:
An old fashioned Red Telephone Box, A FEMALE model wearing a top hat, a GREEN book, a telescope, and finally a MALE model swimming!
The winner was lusete
Challenge 2 find the following:
A dead tree, a half moon, a dry river, red clouds and some snow topped mountains
The winner was prosaix
Challenge 3 find the following:
a pickled brain, a black foal, a moustashe, a talisman, and a wooden church pew
The winner was la-chatte-noire
Each of them win 50 points for getting involved
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