I am blessed to live in a part of the world where Industrial Decay meets rolling golden meadows seamlessly, so for me stock hunting is a breeze. Newer stockers sometimes get a little baffled about where to actually find good stock so I thought I'd do a step by step guide of how to find great subjects for stock and resources!
There are things in your own home you won't even think about photographing but they will be endless textures, objects and more that would be useful as stock. Wall paper (if it's peeling off, even better!), fabric on curtains and upholstery, objects, pets... believe me, once you look upon your surroundings with fresh eyes you'll find them!
In the Garden
Your garden, your friends, the local park - wherever - they all contain beautiful flowers and textures and make wonderful background scenery.
In your City
If you are an urban dweller, then don't forget that alley ways, cityscapes, textures of decay and rust and even seemingly boring things like fire escapes and post boxes are great stock resources.
On your Holidays
A great opportunity for a new setting - fabulous for exotic backdrops and atmospheric seascapes.
Wrap yourself in a sheet and do some model stock, or open photoshop and tweak those random texture photographs into something altogether more fabulous! If you're really brave, crack out the paint and make your own in a more traditional way - messy, but worth it!
Derelict buildings are stunning, offering unique stock photograph and texture opportunities. HOWEVER, they are very dangerous so if you want to try your hand at exploration, avoid going upstairs and if you do, stay on beams and supports so if your leg goes through the floor, the only thing that breaks is your ego. Trust me, I've done it.
For nice safe ruins, try protected sites such as National Trust (uk) protected castles and abbeys.
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The DeviantART stock and resource community is a strong one, so why not come and meet us in our chat rooms #ARstock and #Resources. We are always happy to offer advice and support, but you're welcome just to observe the strange goings on... usually involving cake and unicorns...
Hope this helps the newer stock artists out there, so happy stock hunting
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Well I thought it was high time those of you who don't watch me on `Mollinda (https://www.deviantart.com/mollinda) Mollinda (https://www.deviantart.com/mollinda) knew what was going on in my life! I'm really, really cold. England is snow covered. Cold but super pretty!My aunt died on Friday night, and I didn't find out until sunday night :( Sad times. Uni is going okay. Just SO MUCH WORK :crying: - no time for creativity at all :( I have textures to upload just no time to edit and upload them. That's about it. Anything new with you?
Oh my D:
So this happened ---> Mollinda (https://www.deviantart.com/mollinda) :dummy: MY INTERNET TIME HAS GONE CRAZY! I don't have time to log in here as much as I would like to, so please note me over on :devmollinda if you need me desperately! And now to look at all your messages and notes :dummy:
Pendlestock is a bit dead...
I apologise. I am busy, going to be busier and have slightly fallen out of love with stock :( If I'm honest my health isn't marv at the moment so multiple accounts just isn't working well :( I will come back in and reply to messages and notes as much as I can but if there's anything urgent please come and contact me over on Mollinda (https://www.deviantart.com/mollinda) :heart: I have much more entertaining things to look at over there anyway. Like my arse and bees. Keep up the amazing work my lovelies :peace: Molly Mollinda (https://www.deviantart.com/mollinda)
DD + Thankyou Fiona
So as of tomorrow UnicornReality (https://www.deviantart.com/unicornreality) will go back to being a senior after a long time serving us as a GM. I can honestly say that no one has ever shown as much passion and love for the stock galleries as Fiona has and I would love it if everyone could go and thank her for being awesome. Make sure you include ~annoyingorangeplz (https://www.deviantart.com/annoyingorangeplz) in your message B-) So who got her last DD? Me. Quite right too, I deserve it for being married to her :B I kid, we're not married, she just nags me so much I think she's my wife :iconstaresplz: :iconteheplz: FIONA I LOVE YOU MOAR THAN GLITTERY PENII. TRUE FACT.