Free Stock Saturday! How to light a fire in Photoshop!

For a long time, when I ran across images that had light and fire effects, my mind was completely blown. How in the world were these Photoshop Artists and Photographers making an object look like it was fully engulfed in flames when it was actually all done in post?  I knew the artists creating it were taking images of real fire … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! How to light a fire in Photoshop!

Riddle me this… what has sky above, earth below and fire within? It’s today’s free stock image! It’s Stock Saturday Ya’ll!

Today is Free Stock Saturday! Today’s free stock image is from my personal stock gallery. These images were taken last summer as they floated over our neighborhood here in Tennessee. My girls came tearing in the house all excited to show me. Smart little cookies they are… I grabbed the camera and took a few shots. These images … Continue reading Riddle me this… what has sky above, earth below and fire within? It’s today’s free stock image! It’s Stock Saturday Ya’ll!

It’s Free Stock Saturday! Here’s a big, fat, awesome rock…

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 … Continue reading It’s Free Stock Saturday! Here’s a big, fat, awesome rock…

It’s Free Stock Saturday! What is the theme today? The Green Lantern!

Time for some free stock and a little inspiration! Today I have giving away a nice little green lantern. If your style is fantasy, story-book, fairy and nymphs then you will LUV this one. This would work for so many portraits, with children and women. From making it a fairy house to putting it in the hand … Continue reading It’s Free Stock Saturday! What is the theme today? The Green Lantern!

It’s Stock Saturday and bird, bird, bird… bird is the word….

Today’s free stock is a wonderful demonstration of how the “Sharing It Forward” mindset elevates artists as a whole, and creates a supportive, inspirational artist community. Three members of our “Sharing It Forward” community have donated today’s stock from their own stock libraries! All the images have a Creative Commons Attribution License and you are free to use them in commercial works. (As always, no … Continue reading It’s Stock Saturday and bird, bird, bird… bird is the word….

Stock Photography: Should you use it? Where to find it…

Is using stock photography cheating? I would like to start out this post by saying, the use of stock photography is somewhat of a controversial topic. Some camps feel you don’t really create your artwork if other people shot everything in the image for you. Some camps think it’s okay to use stock for small segments of your … Continue reading Stock Photography: Should you use it? Where to find it…

Stock Saturday! Free stock courtesy of Tara Denny Images…

I firmly believe the support of fellow artists and photographers is priceless. It is the theme song I sing in every blog post. It is amazing what you can learn just browsing other artist’s and photographer’s websites and blogs. I was chatting with another amazing member of my artistic tribe and when I found out what she was … Continue reading Stock Saturday! Free stock courtesy of Tara Denny Images…