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Protect Your WorkFor many artists, art theft is a frustrating reality. No matter how we watermark, logo, or constrain the resolution of our work, there are instances where artwork will be reposted, ripped, or used for commercial gain without credit or compensation. For some, this can be almost flattering, to know that there are those that like your work enough to steal it. But, the fact still remains, that your work has been used without permission, and for no gain of your own.
I have been a photographer for four years now, and throughout that time I am always learning. Part of that education is around copyright, and how to protect my work. The collage above is a brief representation of some of the ways my photography has been stolen. Some were edited without permission, event advertisements, included in a calendar, manipulated to advertise jewelry, sold on canvas, for promoting a cosmetic brand, or even for music videos.
Support and Win! [1,000+ Points]EXPOSURE Award Competition
Please support my work by casting a Vote for my photography portfolio in the 2014 EXPOSURE Award Competition!
By doing so, you'll be helping to support my work, and you'll be entered to win one of several prizes!
Rules to Enter:
Visit the link here: http://kendrapaige.see.me/exposure2014
Hit the blue 'Vote' button.
Take a moment to create an account in order to cast your vote.
Once you've voted, leave a comment here.
Add this journal to your favorites for an increased chance of winning.
1 winner will receive 500 !
2 winners will receive 200 !
3 winners will receive 100 !
The giveaway will end and winners announced on April 1st, 2014.
Busy Little BeeI have been so busy lately, that I've barely spent any time on DA or my usual online haunts. I'm really sorry for the lack of activity, and I'll do my best to swing around more often.
In terms of updates, I'm not sure where to start. I've picked up one of my first commercial gigs, been published in a book and several digital and print publications, as well as made a slew of new connections that I hope will further push my photography career forward.
I have also been busy with a slew of shoots, and I can't forget about the ones I've done with the always-lovely MeganCoffey! If you haven't watched her page yet, go do so!
I've recently learned the importance of 'personal work.' One of my inspirations, Lara Jade (larafairie), speaks of the importance of doing personal work, and it didn't really hit home until recently. I found myself drowning in client work: commercial work, portraits, events, etc. It was wonderful to have the paid work, but I found myself getting stressed or losi
Daily DeviationI woke up in the middle of the night, and groggily looked through my Deviant Art notifications going: "I wonder if I'll ever get a Daily Deviation again." Then I saw a comment that said 'DD,' and there it was! What an amazing way to start my day!
Thank you so much to SavageFrog for suggesting my photograph, and to pullingcandy for featuring it!
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Florida SuperconBy some strange circumstance, I am free from work on Saturday, so I'll be attending Supercon and trying my hand at cosplay photography! It's been over five years since I did cosplay photography, back in high school when all I had was a Canon xTi Rebel and a kit lens. I am excited to see what five years of experience will mean. But it'll also be nice to get a little nostalgic and just experiment for once.
Final Fantasy X with
:iconnegativedreamer: :icontarapotamus: :iconsaiyora-saga:
The Fifth Element with
Revolutionary Girl Utena or Mass Effect with Kendall Kane
There will certainly be more to come!
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 50mm 1.2L
Canon EF 85mm 1.2L II
Canon EF 100mm 2.8L Macro
Canon 580 EX II Speedlite
Canon 430 EX II Speedli
Feedback Needed [Winners]
Here at Good-Intention, we have a folder titled Feedback Needed which is the home for deviations that our members request feedback or critique on. Above are some deviations from that gallery.
To kick-start activity within the group for some upcoming projects thanks to Riemea, I've decided to run a little giveaway.
Four winners will receive 50
Add this journal to your Favorites.
Giving Feedback on an above Deviation, or any deviation in: http://good-intention.deviantart.com/gallery/41276709 will greatly increase your chances.
Comment on this journal with links to said
Creative Week: Giveaway + IntroductionWhat is Creative Week?
Every year, I take a week away from my job to do nothing but photoshoots, in order to challenge myself and improve my skills as a photographer. Despite working for the best company in the world, my career is not in photography. This sometimes makes it difficult to find the right kind of time and inspiration to capture what I want. My annual 'Creative Week,' is a way for me to do what I love without the worry of heading into work the next day. I can focus on my creativity, and nothing more. Every year I make sure to up the ante, and this year I'll be working with a lot more talent than I have in the past, on bigger productions.
This is my third Creative Week, and similar to those in the past, I will be partnering with the wonderful Miki Sarroca (WingedInfinity). She will be serving as a make up artist, model, and she's done an incredible job of assisting me with organizing these shoots.
Those Who Give and Giveaway
The Swan Song by TheWritingDragon
Countdown by TheWritingDragon
Fallen Angel by YorukoChikokoro
PanicagelFish Commission by YorukoChikokoro
The Universe is a Jellyfish - new version by Riemea
Simone by Riemea
This feature is dedicated to the top Contributions of Good-Intention. We appreciate all that you give to this group in our quest to promote positivity within the DeviantART community.
Photographer of the Week: *LVSkoglund
LVSkoglund is a Norway-born photographer currently living in Bournemouth, England. She is currently attending the Art University in Bournemouth. Her portfolio is incredibly eclectic and varied, combining various styles of photography and concepts. Be sure to give her gallery a look!
Please this article to help promote the artist!
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
Avoid That dAramaAnyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!
I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored
I ALWAYS have to reply
If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
Anime and Manga DD round up, July 2014:iconcinyu:
Features by cinyu
The Golden Yard by Naschi:Dear Old Memories - You ~ Youko: by Nacura-G
Karasutengu by ASingleGiraffeSV - hoshino-arashi by silvi-silvimemory f i s h by Gasara
Lia by OXMirukuBP: HBD JOHN by tooaya
Comm: sugarella by ikr:: y o u t h f u l. d a y s :: by hitogataDreamScape by muhoho-seijin
10.07.14 by Asa-tan[PFFK]Chapter III:Bloody Sun by laziesheavenA vampire never dies by Pemiin
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
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Of Angels and Demons
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CI Monthly Feature #24Hello dear members and watchers,
Another article featuring works from our CI members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to our +40k watchers and the whole community!
HOW CAN I GET FEATURED?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-2014
the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by BuChWien PNEUMA by menervaTau im garten IV by BuChWien
A. by ValeriaVi at the window by JakezDaniel A. by ValeriaVi
A whiter shade of pale by Barnum60 life philosophy by tuminka
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZ
by - dmitryzhkov
The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
:: ghost town by - noahsamuelmosko
\-ooby - DinoKose
2by - Henzonlee
shemsby - arslanalp
The hand of the player by - mariomencacci
Childhoodby - IFedorovskaya
The Unseen Stock - July (ll)Model
Unicorn 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock Little Forest Fairy_4 by anastasiya-landa
Crimsonella stock 6 by charligal-stock Downward Glance by Danika-Stock Woodland Archer 4 by IthiliamStock Double Agent 03 by Null-Entity
Snow Scape 4 by Ardenstock Tree 09 by cemacStock Waterfall Black Forest Triberg by BVFoto Dry Hill2 by oddmountain
Photographer of the Week: EdgarBerg
EdgarBerg is a Fashion Photographer from Dortmund, Germany. His gallery combines whimsical beauty with warm and inviting tones. Not only does he have a gorgeous body of work, but he also gives back to the photographic community by sharing some of his knowledge through helpful photography articles.
Keep in Touch!
Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More