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These are just some of my newest things. Please don't judge by the newest thing in my gallery! Look through my gallery before you make any assumtions about me. Hope you enjoy it!


Secret garden by firepaved Secret garden :iconfirepaved:firepaved 20 2 HOLI Color Festival by nicoella HOLI Color Festival :iconnicoella:nicoella 8 0 Island by lyyy971 Island :iconlyyy971:lyyy971 13 2 Rainbow sprinkle by DihyaJam96 Rainbow sprinkle :icondihyajam96:DihyaJam96 75 12 little gardeners by Keila-the-fawncat little gardeners :iconkeila-the-fawncat:Keila-the-fawncat 16 4 Fozzie by WildgoosePhotography Fozzie :iconwildgoosephotography:WildgoosePhotography 15 6 Infra01 by JackHargreav Infra01 :iconjackhargreav:JackHargreav 22 0 Inari And Kitsune (Japanese Mythology) by Faid-Eyren Inari And Kitsune (Japanese Mythology) :iconfaid-eyren:Faid-Eyren 258 22 Moon lake by mabuli Moon lake :iconmabuli:mabuli 47 2 Horizon by will-work-4-candy Horizon :iconwill-work-4-candy:will-work-4-candy 48 5 Lavender sunset by LaYue Lavender sunset :iconlayue:LaYue 154 15 Light in her hair by Dorieanna Light in her hair :icondorieanna:Dorieanna 20 0 Body by JackHargreav Body :iconjackhargreav:JackHargreav 3 0 Chekhov in the garden by VinaApsara Chekhov in the garden :iconvinaapsara:VinaApsara 37 1 meadow by MyosotisPhoto meadow :iconmyosotisphoto:MyosotisPhoto 6 1 Dreamscape VIII by Aenea-Jones Dreamscape VIII :iconaenea-jones:Aenea-Jones 367 6

I have many diffrent folders for my favorites, cheek them out, they're all great!

Absol-mega by CreepyJellyfish Arcanine by CreepyJellyfish Jolteon by CreepyJellyfish
Gardevoir by CreepyJellyfish Swampert by CreepyJellyfish Flygon by CreepyJellyfish




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Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Kidd and Play Photography
Photographer and Face Painter: Kidd and Play Photography and Face Paint


Kendra. 23. January 12th. 5'4”. In Love x2. Kidd and Play Photography. Artist. Avid Reader. Bunny Mom. Capricorn. Collector. Cosplayer. Face Painter. Feminist. Gamer. Geek. Goth. Neo-Pagan. Open-minded. Organizer. Photographer. Planner. Procrastinator. Raver. Role Player. Sarcastic. Steampunk. Strong-spirited. Techie. Witch.

Adventure Time. Alice in Wonderland. Beautiful Creatures. Black Bird. Blue Bloods. Card Captor Sakura. Castle. Code Lyoko. Danny Phantom. Disney. Divergent. Doctor Who. Firebug. Firefly. Harry Potter. Hellboy. Hold Me Closer Necromancer. Host. Hunger Games. Last Airbender/Legend of Korra. Lion King. Marvel. Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices. Narnia. No.6. Ouran High School Host Club. Parks and Rec. Pokemon. Princess Bride. Sailor Moon. Sandman. Scott Pilgrim. Sherlock. Star Wars. Stranger Things. Steven Universe. Studio Ghibli. Tales of Symphonia. Teen Titans. Toy Story. Twilight. Vampire Academy. Vampire Kisses. Voltron. Wolves of Mercy Falls.

Cats. Crows. Deer. Dogs. Dragons. Dragonflies. Foxes. Hedgehogs. Lions. Otters. Peacocks. Rabbits. Ravens. Red Pandas. Tigers. Wolves.

Amusement parks. Animals. Art. Astrology. Astronomy. Books. Buttons. Coins. Comics. Cosplay. Cultures. Egypt. Elements. Europe. Face Paint. Fashion. Film. Food. Friends/Family. Games. Gemstones. History. Japan. Jewelry. Languages. Legos. Math. Magic. Movies. Museums. Music. Photography. Poetry. Rainbows. Religion. Romance. Runes. Science. Seasons. Tattoos. Technology. Theatre. Tv Shows. Weddings. Writing. Zodiac..


Here are a few websites you can find me on. If a site isn't listed you want to know about just message me, or most of the time you can find me by searching BengalTiger4. Don’t be afraid to message me!
My Photography Website
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:iconfurryhuggleplz: Please cheek out these wonderful artists! :iconfurryglompplz:

My Favorite Photographers:
:iconblueberryblack: :iconcelem: :iconforgotten-tale: :iconframedbynature: :iconfrancy-93: :icongoldensands: :iconislandtime: :iconjustinderosa: :iconkittysyellowjacket: :iconlinakononenko: :iconoo-rein-oo: :iconrobinhedberg: :iconsntp: :iconsooper-deviant: :iconthefirebomb: :iconthefoxandtheraven: :iconvi0letdreamer:

My Favorite Cosplayers:
:iconfawnkitten: :iconfederkiel: :iconmercurygin: :iconrei-doll: :iconromailee: :iconryoko-demon:

My Favorite 2D Artists:
:iconadorael: :iconalicexz: :iconamethyst-ocean: :iconarvalis: :iconbriscott: :icondestinyblue: :iconfukari: :iconhellobaby: :iconileanahunter: :iconjojoesart: :iconlonary: :iconmeago: :iconpixiecold: :iconpicolo-kun: :iconrootistabootus: :iconsakimichan: :iconshilin: :iconstrangelykatie: :icontakmaj: :icontamtamdi: :iconviria13: :iconwithoutafuss: :iconyuumei:

My Favorite Other Media Artists:
:iconalviaalcedo: :iconcakecrumbs: :icondarlingarmy: :iconlisatoms: :iconmagnastorm: :iconmonostache: :iconpiquipauparro: :iconwood-splitter-lee: :iconyellercrakka:

"Open mind, open heart"

"The Earth without art is just eh."

"Before you judge me, make sure you're perfect."

"Don't judge someone by the opinions of others."

"To love and be loved is the greatest joy on earth."

"Only those who walk the borderline can see both sides."

"We must not hold a grudge and we must learn to endure."

"Once you love someone, that person is forever a part of you"

"You build up a world of magic because your real life is tragic."

"For what we want most, there is a cost must be paid in the end."

"If people are trying to bring you down, it only means you're above them."

"Everything will turn out great in the end. If it isn't great, it isn't yet the end"

"Don't give up on someone if you can't go a day without thinking about them."

"Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you."

“The way people treat you is a statement about who they are as a human being. It is not a statement about you.”

"The first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are."

“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out, take another shot.”

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."

"I must learn to love the fool in me, the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries."

Hi everyone.

It's been a while since I last posted a journal. I'm still trying to upload photos here and there and try to be active with my photography group. Life has been pretty difficult recently though. Just the past 4 months have been very busy for me. But I wanted to take some time to talk about how exactly photography works. No, I don't mean how cameras work and how to take photos, I mean the process of getting photos done by a photographer. I don't think most people out there understand, not even always other artists. This will be about portrait and event photography, other photography is very different. So let me explain my field to you a little bit.

Photography is expensive. Just like any other art, you have to buy the materials. Camera bodies are a lot on their own. Now add in all the lenses and other things you need (ie. tripods, white balancers, external flashes, etc). That alone is already a lot of money that no one is going to be giving us back when they hire a photographer for some photos. What clients are actually paying for is a whole different deal.

You, the customer, are paying for the time it takes to not only take the photos but also edit them. For every hour you add onto your gig, the more photos you get. I average about 250 photos per hour usually, sometimes less, sometimes more. It all depends on what you're shooting, where you're shooting, and who you're shooting. All of these things can turn out for either an easy photo shoot or a hard one, you never know.

With that being said, all photographers price themselves differently. It depends on what they think their level of photos are at and what people will be willing to pay to get their type of photography done. I price on the lower range currently, but after an incident that just happened (which is why I'm writing this), I plan to up my prices a bit more. We understand, as all artists do, that its expensive and that not everyone can afford it. Often you might see deals or discounts going around for photography, that way we can bring in more clients and possibly get one or two loyal clients out of that for even more money. You know what we don't want to hear over and over again though? "You're too expensive. I can take my own photos". No, you can't. If you're not a photographer, you don't know the half of it.

These days everyone thinks that photography isn't needed because everyone has a smartphone or a handheld camera and even in more recent times, their own DSLR's they don't know how to use. But all of you out there with your smartphones can't do what we photographers do. You know what's great about having an outsider take photos of you? They capture things you would never think of capturing because they don't know you. They don't see your flaws. They see your wonderfulness and your uniqueness to this world in every photo they take of you. (If they don't, I'm not sure why they're taking photos honestly).

So to add this all up, one hour of photo taking can mean 5 hours of editing time. It all depends as I said, on the photoshoot you have done. When I edit photos, I go through every photo first so I can narrow the photos down. Sometimes I might go through them a 2nd time. After that, I'll start editing them and as I edit them, I get rid of more photos. Making 250 photos, more like 50 photos to give you. With how I edit (don't have the editing programs I wish I did), I have to save photos twice. One photo for the ones I'll be giving you to print out and the other to add my watermark on to post the photos online. (I do everything online, I don't print photos myself). This all takes quite a bit of time. Which brings me back to how much it costs.

When you give me say, $75 per hour for a photo shoot, that's only for taking the photos. That doesn't put into account how long I'll be editing, in my free time mind you. Most photographers do not do photography full time. I, myself, have an almost full-time day job. Also, being the desperate photographer that I am, I often give discounts to friends. I also don't write up contracts for friends since it's not a lot of money. I'll keep track of what I've done on my own terms for taxes, but I don't send them an invoice. It's a verbal agreement and the money is paid in cash. (Checks are a different story, but I've only had that happen once with a friend).

This being said, you do not ask a photographer, especially when you've been given a discount, for a partial or full refund when they are in the middle of editing photos. With me, I always tell people ahead of time how long photos take. I tell them I have another job and if there are any other photoshoots ahead of them that are being edited first (because we all know that all your gigs have to come at the same time). I usually try to give deadlines as well, it helps me with my time management. This all means that it can be a few months until you get your photos back. That doesn't mean you come at your photographer every month asking them where your photos are.

As I said at the beginning of this, my life has been a little rough recently. I had to pack and move (still not fully moved). I applied for a promotion and didn't get it. I've had to take a lot more on at work because our manager left. And to top it all off, I had three family members pass, only in the last 4 months, the 3rd one being only today. Not to mention the fact that I'm a human being with two mental illnesses and I messed up my knee from a bad fall I had. So it's been a little rough. With all of this I've gone through and everything I have said about photography, 3 months to get photos back to someone that is aware of all of these problems and been updated, should not have started a war.

All said and done then, I hope this is at least a little information to you all that artists are human beings too. Even other artists, they're human too (unless you're all aliens, I don't know). Just because you don't know the field, doesn't give you the right to be rude to another person that is doing a service for you (especially a discounted service). Every artist out there is also someone working in customer service because we all have to know how to talk to our clients, even the rough ones, and still be polite. So do me a favor. Please be kind to artists, even if you're not purchasing an item or service from them. Support the arts because you know we can't support ourselves.




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will-work-4-candy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018
Thanks for the fav !!
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k92562 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, is it ok that I borrow your Ember McLain collages in the future for a collage?
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Man90Ray Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
thnak you for the fav´s   Restaurant on the Mountain by Man90Ray   Cows by Man90Ray  
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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Happy Birthday! Have a good one! :D
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Annaivri Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! socks the cat- nYA by paw-kitten
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