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White Sands sunset 3 by MichaelAtman White Sands sunset 3 :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 22 0 Canyonlands Milky Way Pano by MichaelAtman Canyonlands Milky Way Pano :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 7 0 Delicate Arch Milky Way Pano by MichaelAtman Delicate Arch Milky Way Pano :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 5 1 Dune beach sunset b by MichaelAtman Dune beach sunset b :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 4 0 Monument Thunderhead by MichaelAtman Monument Thunderhead :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 0 0 Beach Sunset by MichaelAtman Beach Sunset :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 0 1 Bisti Cowboy by MichaelAtman Bisti Cowboy :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 1 0 Winter Planet by MichaelAtman Winter Planet :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 3 1 Wading Reflection by MichaelAtman Wading Reflection :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 5 1 Arctic moon by MichaelAtman Arctic moon :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 2 0 FK cover art by MichaelAtman FK cover art :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 6 1 Cold Setting by MichaelAtman Cold Setting :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 2 2 Fccc 17 by MichaelAtman Fccc 17 :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 0 0 Fccc 16 by MichaelAtman Fccc 16 :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 0 0 Fccc 15 by MichaelAtman Fccc 15 :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 1 0 Fccc 14 by MichaelAtman Fccc 14 :iconmichaelatman:MichaelAtman 0 1


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 920 35 Accolade by daRoz Accolade :icondaroz:daRoz 5,403 134 Inspiration by Kryseis-Art Inspiration :iconkryseis-art:Kryseis-Art 239 22 Breathless - Commission by Ellessy Breathless - Commission :iconellessy:Ellessy 37 7 Native Warrior Women by Jeffach Native Warrior Women :iconjeffach:Jeffach 1,767 206 Space by WLN73 Space :iconwln73:WLN73 11 14 Night Harbor by annewipf Night Harbor :iconannewipf:annewipf 344 144 Haunt me now by NumbersInTheDream Haunt me now :iconnumbersinthedream:NumbersInTheDream 3 7 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 607 32 Memories by Iskander1989 Memories :iconiskander1989:Iskander1989 449 130 Valentine Day by DoaaHammam Valentine Day :icondoaahammam:DoaaHammam 8 7 Spring Masquerade by CassiopeiaArt Spring Masquerade :iconcassiopeiaart:CassiopeiaArt 151 36



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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DoaaHammam Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2016
Thank you for the watch
I hope to be professional designer Like you
Belgerathone Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the watch! your gallery is awesome!
L-inda Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Thank you for the watch.  Your gallery is amazing.
Irina-Ponochevnaya Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!Heart 
clintjenneker Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch
feathersnchains Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
Thank you for the watch :) (Smile) 
EliteDistantWorlds Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
Thanks for the +Watch :)
MSchmidtProductions Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch too!
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Thank you kindly for the watch, Mike!  :iconflyingheartsplz:
Marilis5604 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Winky One (Watch-gif) by Mom-EsPeace :happybounce: Hug :happybounce: :happybounce:
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