Rocks are great for creating reusable backgrounds. If you are striving to build your photography business around conceptual portraits, you want reusable backgrounds. Backgrounds that are simple and do not require much manipulation to place your subject in them. Quick and clean. So… here’s a big, fat, cool rock… From two different angles. Free to use, with only one restriction! No selling them as stock! You can use these beauties to make cliffs, pedestals for statues, islands in the sea, etc… These can be turned into SO many things! Click on the image to download!
Now comes my favorite part of Stock Saturday. I get to show you how this type of stock can be manipulated and used. Which I hope will give you guys a creative inspirational boost! It is amazing how these artists incorporated “rocks” or “cliffs” in their images. Finding these examples was so fun. I found dozens and dozens of examples of artists using similar rocks. I hope this inspires you as much as it inspired me! OHH! My heart aches to create something now that I’ve seen these crazy, amazing artists.
“Leap of Faith” by Shawn Van Daele – Website
“Seeing Is Not Believing” by Shivvy – Flickr
A commercial photo-illustration for “Ligabue” by Paolo De Francesco – Flickr
“solitude” by Serhat Demiroglu – Deviantart
“Long Way Home” by Maximus Marketable – 500px
“Alone” by Anthony Maldonado – 500px
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Want to contribute? Shoot me an email! email@example.com – I’m always looking for like-minded artists who are willing to share what they have learned. If it is something we have not covered before I will share it on this blog, with a link back to your portfolio, website and social media!
Up-Coming Workshops & Speaking Engagements:
Join me for a FREE Conceptual Portrait Mini-Clinic on SKYPE! March 7th @ 6PM EST!
Guest Speaker | Nashville State Community College | February 23rd @ 6:00 PM
Conceptual Portraiture Workshop | Nashville, TN | June 20-21, 2015