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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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Air (WIP) by SteveCaissie-stock
Air (WIP)
©2014 Stephen Caissie. All rights reserved.

Please note: this is NOT a stock photo. You may not use this for any purpose.
I have to say, I just love having a clean sensor. And I love being able to clean it myself. Medium format digital FTW.
Dawn spray by SteveCaissie-stock
Dawn spray
The sun rises on a chilly morning at the edge of Lake Ontario, where spray from the waves has iced the rocks. 1600x1200 px free download. Full-res image (6496x4872 px) available for 800 points. Free to use for non-commercial applications only. Commercial licensing is available.
Glad that's winding down now. I had sort of hoped that, because this was an account created merely to offer stock photography and not display actual creative works, I'd be out of the running for the daily deviation pool. Thankfully, a week or so later and the collective has finally moved on to someone else. My message area is down to just one notification again.
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Stephen Caissie
Artist | Professional | Photography
Photographer. Ghost town hunter. Cat whisperer.


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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
thank you very much for the :+fav:
Bimmi1111 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for watching me!! :D 
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!
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.
Aneede Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx fav :)
daydream-photography Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry if I'm asking too much of you, but I love all your help so far! I just uploaded a new photo that I quite like. Its called "Cleopatra". Mind seeing what you think of it?

SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
I'm reminded of a parody I saw once, of a key sequence in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Dave has made it to Saturn and is in the EV pod approaching the monolith, only the monolith is emblazoned with the words, "TEH INTERNETS" in a handwritten scrawl. Instead of his iconic line, Dave mutters, "My god, it's full of cats!" as he dives in. Imagine a scene comprised of cat GIFs that have been stretched out in exaggerated perspective and mirrored left and right, and zooming towards the camera.

The shot is technically proficient: you have her near eye in focus, and just enough depth of field to capture the important elements to show us that, yes, this is a cat. The background is blurred out to the point of irrelevance, which is also good, and there's a nice balance of positive and negative space.

Unfortunately, that's about it. What's missing, and what would really elevate this above the approximately ten quizillion pictures of cats on the web right now would be a glimpse at her personality. Does she do anything that you've never seen or heard of another cat doing? Does she take naps in unusual places, or drink water from odd nooks? For that matter, does she eat weird things sometimes? (I had a cat once who actually liked eating fruit, and my neighbour's cat loves munching on dragonflies when she can catch them.)

Have a look at this shot:

.: it's weekend - chilling time :. by WhiteSpiritWolf

and consider some of the decisions that the photographer made in creating this image. There are other shots of the same cat in her gallery that are nothing special. What sets this one apart is that she's managed to capture the unique personality of this cat, in its native environment.

Here's one I took of my cat, whose main characteristic is her quivering fear of absolutely everything:…

So what's unique about Cleopatra? Find that and capture it.
daydream-photography Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for all the time you put in for helping me! I am glad that the photo is technically okay, because the creative part is fun to work on
daydream-photography Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Just uploaded some new work and used some of your tips..mind having a look?
shobonimaster Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch. 
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