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WDWParksGal is my name and stock is my game! I have stock on this site, as well as at WDWParksGal-Stock and TheStockWarehouse. I am either a Founder or Co-Founder at the following stock groups:
Fantasy-Stock-Group Stock-For-Premades Joint-Stock WingIt-Stock
Groups that have a stock folder:
Mindspan Holidays DevNews
My stocks are varied: Premade Backgrounds, Tubes and Cut-Outs, Landscapes, Skies, Clouds, Theme Parks, Fairs, Animals, Holidays, Objects and Textures, as well as creating wallpapers that can be used as a stock background, character references, digital scrapbook pages, gradients, banners, group and deviant avatars, tutorials and CSS backgrounds. I've provided stock for the community to use (unrestricted) for many years now. I would be happy to help anyone who would like to get started providing stock either on his/her
Tips for Beginners Members - part 2 (stock)
I realized that many people have difficulties about what are stock images and how and why to credit stock providers, and how linking back to the used stock photos, I refer here: Dear Photomanipulators from CD-STOCK ( thanks CD-STOCK ), so here is a tutorial journal especially about stock.
Review the first part here: Tips for Beginners Members you can find useful things.
This second part you will find all the basic and initial information about stock image.
I've talked about stock in my previous journals, but I also needed a journal only about stock, then decide to collect everything and put here.
What are Stock?
Aquick explanation: available images for use in personal or commercial, free or paid
Tips and tricks for handling light and shadows
Street Photography Week
Many street photographers use the technique of photographing people against the light to get silhouette images. I love taking silhouette photos because they are featureless and provide enough food for thought. Silhouettes are not about specific people but about human beings in general. Their solid black color brings weight, drama and emotions. Silhouettes make images look more artsy and painting-like, leaving viewers to use their imagination to complete underexposed details. It is very easy to take silhouette photos if you know couple tricks. I want to share some with you.
The general rule is to find a light background, it can be sunset, doorway, open sky or sunny wall with shadowy area in front of it (see the image below). Your object will be black-lit, photographed against light.
Use manual exposure mode on your camera. Set aperture on F/8-11 to get in focus both subject and background and meter the brightest part of your p
Photography Exposed: Products and Services
Photography exposed is a brand new series of articles brought to you by your General Photography Community Volunteers! Kaz-D, Mrs-Durden and mondieudelaviarge are going to be exposing the popular and the not so popular galleries within main Photography gallery here on DeviantArt. For this ninth edition I've chosen to focus on Commercial > Products and Commercial > Services, the niches of photography that deal with selling their subjects!
What Is It?
"Photographs taken to portray a product for the purpose of selling."
"Photographs that depict a service or business that are taken for the purposes of promotion."
Commercial photography is one of the "overarching" categories - along with photojournalism, fine art and vernacular photography - that people use to define the purpose of the shot. Photojournalism tells a story, fine art photography appeals to artistic s
Six tools for Product Photography
1) Seamless Background Paper
This is great for getting those blemish and crease free backgrounds to put your products up against. The papers are non-reflective, you can get it in a huge variety of colours, and they save you the hassle of ironing fabric backdrops especially if you just want a plain block colour look. You can find it on amazon in the USA here.
2) Seamless background curve
This is a luxury - probably something to invest in if you're really branching out into Commercial photography and making some money from it! But it's also a genius idea and gives you much more opportunity - more than you would get with a light box or tent. The 90 degree angle allows you to shoot at a wider range wit
A Beginners Guide to Your Stock and That of Others
I like stock images. I like making them and I like using them. One important thing about using stock is having the right amount of rules. Too many and it becomes a pointless resource, too few and your work could be used for something you’d never want. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to come up with your own rules and how to follow those of others. This tutorial is really meant for people who are new to the stock and manip world, but might still be helpful to those with only a little knowledge of it.
Part 1: Following the rules and avoiding pissing people off
Intro: You open your inbox one day to see a new comment on your first manip, from the creator of an image you used, and instantly you're filled with dread. They politely confront you, even complimenting your piece, about their stock. They kindly ask you to remove the stock, not take down whole image, but their photo due to a violation of their rules. Panicked, instead of just cropping out the small detail that
Beginner's Guide: Freelance Portrait Photograpy I
Art in the Professions
Freelance Photographer: a self-employed photographer hired to work for different companies or clients on particular assignments
So you've got your camera, have gathered some experience and feel like you're ready to start using your photography skills as a source of income. You enjoy portraiture and are now considering freelance portrait photography as an option. This topic will be presented over projecteducate's Art in the Professions Week in two parts: the first part looks at the things you should take into account before you start and the second part examines how to start and grow your business.
Before you Start
There are a number of factors that you need to consider before you start freelancing on a wider scale. These include being properly prepared in terms of experience and equipment, and knowing your goals. You also need
How to Create Photostories, Part 1
Photostories, for those who don’t know, are essentially comics put together with photos as opposed to drawings. They can be as simple as a few frames making up a one-two-punch joke, or as complicated as several installments of a series. For mine, I use Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls (BJDs for short) to represent my characters, but you can use whatever suits your fancy and your vision.
I’m frequently asked for advice on how I put together my BJD photostories. Here is a step-by-step guide for the process I usually go through, and some tips! Feel free to pick and choose what advice you take away from it. My way may not be the best way for what you want to create, and everyone has their own style, but if you can find anything helpful here, great!
There’s a lot to do before I pick up a camera…the first half of this guide has to do with characterization and developing the players in your story. Feel free to