Photoshop Design Tutorial: Whimsical WondersA Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Wondrous Fairy Tale Setting in PhotoshopRussian artist Larissa, known by her name Annnmei on Dreamstime, has a small but powerful portfolio of illustrations that utilize her Wacom tablet. We caught up with her and asked her how she creates her unique whimsical style and asked her to give us a step-by-step rundown on one of her latest pieces, Multicolored Tree City."I always want to draw,... continue reading
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Film sets are a health and safety inspector’s nightmare. They are often built as quickly as possible, with potentially dangerous stunts going on and lots of things happening in the area constantly, leading to unpredictable situations. However, the examples we have chosen took this specialized insanity to the next level, though to be fair to some of them the problems were not always of their own making. From flash floods destroying sets to locals attacking the crew with bows and arrows, we have created... continue reading
Roberto1977, this week's featured contributor, is a self-taught illustrator in love with photography who likes to draw the world happy. His favorite and main subjects are children and seasonal holidays which he turns into successful stock with a few inexpensive resources but with a lot of passion. His microstock trajectory falls into the classic pattern of read, learn, try-it-yourself, grow and this is exactly what he advises new comers to do. Roberto1977' style is happy and serene, as he confesses... continue reading
Mihai Bogdan Lazar likes traveling as much as shooting photos so his portfolio is an impressive collection of wonderful, amazing, quaint places you'd just like to see some day. Until then, check out his bio on the profile page to see all the places he's seen and showed us so far. Mihai Bogdan confesses that his secret when traveling with a camera is to make the most of everything. He enjoys the scenery while taking shots and the other way round. He makes sure to pack the best but lightest... continue reading
Brett Critchley's portfolio is the portfolio in which you can find everything, from cars to sunsets, from people to pets, from landscapes to isolated. Open mindedness and long time stock photography experience could be the explanation for his portfolio diversity but that's not all. There's a secret to the camera that takes Brett everywhere and anywhere. It comes with a special, optimist lens that allows him to see the world and any subject as potentially special. To paraphrase Brett, you never know... continue reading
Richard Carey joined our community in 2009 and brought to surface and to our attention a niche yet interesting underwater photography portfolio. A former scuba instructor, Richard may not be the typical microstocker we are all accustomed to but he discovered that his hobby can be pleasantly and advantageously combined with photography. His models and settings may not be business but he has managed to make microstock his business nevertheless. Nowadays Richard dives for both business and pleasure and... continue reading
Loopall joined our community in 2007 and is currently a happy full-time microstocker who, contrary to many beliefs, confesses to have found freedom of artistic expression in stock. When he talks about successful stock images, Loopall firmly believes creativity, originality and simplicity can make any stereotype stock concept stand apart. According to him, an image is successful if it makes a good first sight impression by sending out a clear message and conveying a strong concept. Have we got your... continue reading
Igor Dutina joined our community in 2007 and his favorite subject is food photography which he occasionally spices with people portraits and landscapes for more flavors and colors. His food photography, as delicious and elaborate as it may look, is actually a "one man show" with Igor doing the shopping, the cooking, the styling, the photographing and finally the eating when possible. Sounds complicated and time consuming but for Igor, food photography is something he really enjoys doing from A to... continue reading
After working in the advertising and publishing industries, Oleksiy Mark, or Scanrail, is now a happy full time microstocker with equal passion for both photography and illustrations. Oleksiy is an accomplished graphic artist and a dedicated photographer who confesses that his aspiration has been to visualize things "around us in a perfect way – the best ever way I can, using all possibilities I have at each moment". He does not idealize the world, he simply looks at everything around him through... continue reading
Martin Valigursky joined our community in 2007 and has managed to build an amazing and solid stock portfolio ever since. With almost 900 files online, he confesses to being extremely particular about the quality of the content submitted and explains that nowadays competition can be successfully dealt with by uploading only the best of your best for sale. In addition to huge talent, we discover that Martin always tries to keep up with stock photo trends and finds both motivation and inspiration in... continue reading
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