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Green Tea In Motion by CrypticGrin

I know that you're just starting out with photography, so I'm keeping that in mind as I write this critique. That said, I want you to u...

Adam2 by Carolina-Hearts

I apologize in advance – this might sting a little. I'll start with what you got right. The pose is suitably casual, and having your mo...

3am on a Spanish Mountainside by icmb94
by icmb94

Overall, a well-executed, dramatic low-key shot. Given your constraints (lack of a tripod and high ISO setting on the camera), I'd say ...

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Waterless marking by SteveCaissie-stock
Waterless marking
An example of simple branding without imposing a watermark on the image itself.

Please note: this is NOT a stock image, and you may not use it for any purpose other than reference.
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I'm finally starting to get some referral business, even though the referrer is a fellow photographer and sometime assistant of mine rather than a former client. But so be it. Today I sent off a quote with two options, one totaling about $5,200 and the other $7,500. Another 19 or 20 of those a year and I might actually have a decent living.

[EDIT] So about an hour after sending off the quote, I got an email back from the company telling me that they're reducing the scope of their project to just a set of head shots. I revised my quote (to just over $2,000) and emailed it back to them. It's now a week later, and  I'm still waiting to hear back.
Habitat by SteveCaissie-stock
Habitat
Low-income housing in Toronto. 1600x1200 px free download. Full-res image (6278x4708 px) available for 700 points. Free to use for non-commercial applications only. Alternate processing is available. Editorial licensing is available.
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A couple of months ago I sent a few print samples of my portrait work to an art director at Lexpert, a magazine published by Thompson Reuters here in Toronto. Last week I did a portrait session of their Editor-in-Chief, Jean Cumming. Today I got a thank-you email from the AD, who CC'd two other art directors at TR.

Foot, meet door.
Forever by SteveCaissie-stock
Forever
The front façade of an empty school slated for demolition in Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood. 1600x1179 px free download. Full-res image (6598x4862 px) available for 700 points. Free to use for non-commercial applications only. Editorial licensing is available.

©2015 Stephen Caissie. All rights reserved.
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I'm finally starting to get some referral business, even though the referrer is a fellow photographer and sometime assistant of mine rather than a former client. But so be it. Today I sent off a quote with two options, one totaling about $5,200 and the other $7,500. Another 19 or 20 of those a year and I might actually have a decent living.

[EDIT] So about an hour after sending off the quote, I got an email back from the company telling me that they're reducing the scope of their project to just a set of head shots. I revised my quote (to just over $2,000) and emailed it back to them. It's now a week later, and  I'm still waiting to hear back.

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Stephen Caissie
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Photographer. Ghost town hunter. Cat whisperer.
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InternalMigrant Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers mate. It means a whole lot more from someone who doesn't +fav a hundred pictures before breakfast each day.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Thank you for the :+fav:
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Lottie-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Thank you for the +fav Hug 
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're quite welcome. I always like seeing how people push the boundaries, and that's a great example. Reminds me a bit of something I saw on flickr once where a photographer took 6-second exposures of fireworks going off, and gradually either focused or defocused the camera during the exposure so that the normal light trails turned into these exotic shapes that looked like luminescent sea anemones in the dark.
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Lottie-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Wow, that sounds really amazing. I saw an example which I keep experimenting with where someone focused on their Christmas tree, set a long exposure and then zoomed out (rather than many pictures where the photographer zooms in) which was also very unusual but as everything was sharp - I suspect they used a tripod - it was really eye catching.
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
I've also been meaning to try something where I gradually change the aperture during a long exposure (which is only possible because I have manual lenses). I'd have to do a lot of experimentation to get the exposure right, though.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
thank you very much for the :+fav:
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Bimmi1111 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for watching me!! :D 
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justmeandmycoffee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
I saw your work on the DD page, and liked it so much that I came to browse...  I didn't even realize the DD was stock, and looking at your gallery, I just gotta say, your eye for photography is amazing!!!  The quality is so good, and all that I saw I would consider art more than stock!  Well done, well done!
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
What most people on here consider "stock" would get tossed straight in the trash at a stock photo agency like Getty. The work I produce is not amazing, it's merely the price of entry. I'm a decent photographer, but there are many more talented than I, both here on dA and out in the rest of the world.
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