Free Stock Saturday! This stock is sure to be a treasure! ARG!

One of my favorite themes in conceptual portraiture is fairytale. I have a soft spot in my heart for children’s storybook themes. I have found myself collecting a lot of stock with those themes in mind. I seem to come up with little girls themes easier than the boys so whenever I find something for a boy, I … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! This stock is sure to be a treasure! ARG!

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!

Free Stock Saturday! Fire up your inspiration using these beautiful ice formations!

Where I live in Tennessee we don’t get much snow. This is the first year in 5 or 6 we’ve actually had snow to amount to anything. However, we do get some really beautiful ice formations on the rock walls along the interstate. I have wanted to capture these iced formations for weeks now. I thought I had … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! Fire up your inspiration using these beautiful ice formations!

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…