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Space Man above Orbital Tether by everlite Space Man above Orbital Tether :iconeverlite:everlite 517 49 The Lonely River by Kaioshen The Lonely River :iconkaioshen:Kaioshen 918 35 Accolade by daRoz Accolade :icondaroz:daRoz 5,240 130 Inspiration by Kryseis-Art Inspiration :iconkryseis-art:Kryseis-Art 235 22 Breathless - Commission by Ellessy Breathless - Commission :iconellessy:Ellessy 37 7 Native Warrior Women by Jeffach Native Warrior Women :iconjeffach:Jeffach 1,734 206 Space by WLN73 Space :iconwln73:WLN73 12 14 Night Harbor by annewipf Night Harbor :iconannewipf:annewipf 336 144 Haunt me now by NumbersInTheDream Haunt me now :iconnumbersinthedream:NumbersInTheDream 3 7 hongrie - 2 by Waiting-World hongrie - 2 :iconwaiting-world:Waiting-World 7 2 Karen's Concept Art 2 by Nylten Karen's Concept Art 2 :iconnylten:Nylten 34 7 Lonely... by Pixelcoma Lonely... :iconpixelcoma:Pixelcoma 23 5 The Music Flows Like Gentle Waves by Supremechaos918 The Music Flows Like Gentle Waves :iconsupremechaos918:Supremechaos918 9 10 Fallen embracer - IV by Hidrico Fallen embracer - IV :iconhidrico:Hidrico 599 31 Memories by Iskander1989 Memories :iconiskander1989:Iskander1989 449 130 Valentine Day by DoaaHammam Valentine Day :icondoaahammam:DoaaHammam 8 7

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White Sands sunset 3
This is from Whit Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The sky is from near Albuquerque. This is a simple 2 part composite.
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So I haven't built a big following on DeviantArt, not that I'm giving up, and I can't get a Daily Deviation, not that I'm giving up, so I decided to join 500px. After being there 3 days, I already had 100 times the recognition for my art than I have being on DeviantArt for 4 months. My Spirit Mountain image reached a 99.3% popularity after about 2 hours, and had almost 5000 views. Here is has about 50. It's also apparent that the people who give out DDs have a certain style they are looking for, not that they aren't picking out beautiful work, but if you don't try to pander to their likes, the chances of getting that DD are pretty slim.

So, I'm not out to make waves, although probably I am. I'm probably double the age of the average artist on DeviantArt, and I've been at my craft for 20 years, so I think I know what I'm talking about. I'm self taught on Photoshop and use CS6, and nothing else, plus I take almost all of my own images. I've noticed most photo manipulators here don't do anything but use other peoples work. Try taking your own damn images and see how easy it is. I'm not saying the artists here aren't talented, for there is tons of exceptional work, but give those who do their own photography some credit.

Since I have a small following I expect little response, but if you do happen to read this, please pass it along. This is a topic worth some debate.

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Mike Stauder
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm a writer first, digital artist second, do book covers, logo's, and illustrate. Photography is a hobby. I design OsumPODS, my idea of Sustainable Independence.
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Dieffi Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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JJJMadness Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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Dieffi Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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JJJMadness Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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DoaaHammam Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
 Happy birthday my dear friend Party 
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Tatyana-Sanina Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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Lunarlueur Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!! :love: My apologies for the late thanks, thank you for your continued support. :tighthug:
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JJJMadness Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Futumbo Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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