Dreamy Photography by Stephanie Frey

Dreamy Photography by Stephanie Frey

Stephanie Frey is a photographer who shoots micro stock, rights managed photography and gorgeous dreamy photography.  Her work has been used on numerous web sites, Woman’s Day magazine, book covers and also in the Popular Photography book ‘Take Your Best Shot.’ The three images featured evoke dreamy white snow filled Christmases with one classic photo of a white female sheep and her black lamb appearing as it probably did with the other animals at the birth of the Christ child 2,000 years ago.  Each are listed exclusively with Arcangel-Images. I will let Stephanie tell you about her beautiful image…

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Systems Engineer Day – Website Designer Graham Irwin

Systems Engineer Day – Website Designer Graham Irwin

Graham Irwin is a computer programmer turned website designer and I interviewed him for International Systems Engineer Day. Graham, I believe you started off your career as a computer programmer? What made you interested in computer programming as a career? Graham: “At further education college, I had a maths lecturer who was interested in teaching, what was then a very new subject, computer science. We had access to Hatfield Polytechnic’s (now the University of Hertfordshire’s) computer facilities. I found it was something I enjoyed and was good at.” Since graduating…

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Interview With Emma Barton Photography

Interview With Emma Barton Photography

www.emmabartonphotography.com When did you first become interested in photography, specifically? I really became aware of my love of photography whilst backpacking after finishing university. I had begged my parents for my first digital camera as my birthday present that year, it was an old Olympus and I absolutely loved it. I still have images I captured of wildlife in South Africa displayed in my office – zebra and giraffe photographed whilst on horseback safari, a baboon running along the road at Cape Point and a lion basking under a tree….

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Introducing The Young Artists and Photographers Group

Introducing The Young Artists and Photographers Group

Welcome to Young Artists and Photographers! This section will be dedicated to sharing tips and tricks for young, aspiring artists. There will be a variety of articles here that will provide information and hopefully encourage you in your artistic journey. Shelby Young and I (Parker Cunningham) will be sharing some things we have learned in setting up a business, getting our name out, and improving our images. There will be a wide variety of interviews all geared towards helping new artists. We will be interviewing established marketing advisors, professional artists, and some…

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Welcome to the Fantasy Art Group

Welcome to the Fantasy Art Group

Fantasy Art is quite broadly defined and tends to display mythical, mystical and non-realistic subjects in a realistic way often linked illustrating fantasy literature. Within this group we will be exploring all aspects of fantasy art, including introducing fantasy artists. Recently I was able to interview Mystic Sparrow one of the members of the editorial team in the Fantasy Art Group, and I asked her what inspired her to start making fantasy art and how she goes about creating images? Mystic Sparrow: “I have always loved fantasy art and was…

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1stAngel Interview With Michelle McPhillips Fine Art Photography

1stAngel Interview With Michelle McPhillips Fine Art Photography

Michelle McPhillips  http://michelle-mcphillips.artistwebsites.com When did you first become interested in art, in general? Honestly, art has always been a part of my life. I have always loved art. When I was a child my mother taught me how to make dolls, paint figurines, and decorate cakes. My father taught me how to draw and work with wood. And my sister Christina taught me how to use a kiln, and work on cars. Starting in elementary school I would enter drawings, and photographs in the local fair. And as I got…

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I like to look at my pictures as having a mission

I like to look at my pictures as having a mission

By Frank J Casella Monochrome pictures I would say is my forte.  You would think from my childhood when my mother gave me swatches of fabric of every color that I would be good a color photography.  I am told that my color photography is very good and balanced, however, the tonal range of a monochrome and the highlights and shadows have more ‘color’ to me than, well, a color photograph.  Their is much personality to be found from a monochrome; it helps us concentrate on the story being told…

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Interview with Photographer Nancy Ingersoll

Interview with Photographer Nancy Ingersoll

When did you first become interested in art, in general? I grew up around art with a talented mother who has developed her style throughout my life, changing mediums periodically. In high school, I had a great teacher who encouraged my abilities but it was not until college, sitting in accounting 101 (because everyone was a business major) and bored out of my mind that I decided the following semester would only include classes that sounded fun. I enrolled in a Graphic Art class, and was super excited when I…

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People ask what is the niche with my photos and my art

People ask what is the niche with my photos and my art

By Frank J Casella Photography for me is mostly about how the click of the shutter records history of a moment in time.  Video has its strengths with sound and motion, but when you look at a still image long enough there is a story to be told in just that one frame.  I am not one to concentrate on the technical aspects, or the lighting or equipment, as much as I craft the composition and story.  I just let the picture happen.  My photo mentor, John H. White, always…

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My Story by Frank J Casella

My Story by Frank J Casella

I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was nine years old.  It all came to be as I was shy as a child, and photography helped me to express my viewpoints and how I saw the world around me. To me they were just simple moments but, over the years, people would tell me that I have the ability to photograph the soul of a person.  I guess you can say that an important element of my visual story telling is of body language. When I was shy…

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Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

As well as photography I write short stories and there is no twelve step program for that.  Not that there should be, the short story art form is widely ignored and that is a shame.  Telling a short story is the art of building a world, populating it, and letting events transpire in as small a place as possible.  It sounds easy.  Easy until you start thinking about the logistics.  How can you make a reader like a character in only five pages?  Remember, in those same five pages something…

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Afraid to Fail: How an irrational fear of failure causes mediocrity

Afraid to Fail: How an irrational fear of failure causes mediocrity

The late fifties and early sixties were an exciting time to be a scientist.  Two nations strove to constantly outdo each other in an ideological contest of wills with continuously difficult challenges.  The Soviet Union landed the first blows with the launches of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin.  The United States knew it was way behind with time running out on the clock and it was time for a big play. “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the…

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My Favorite Lens

My Favorite Lens

Allow me to introduce you to my favorite lens.  This Canon lens uses the old style fd mount so it needs an adapter.  It is fully manual.  It’s a fisheye lens so it does not get every day use but that does not take away from the fun factor. What makes this oddball lens my favorite? First, it’s old.  What stories could this thing tell?  What has it seen during its lifetime?  OK, I’m anthropomorphizing.  I’m a writer, I get to do that. Second, it was my Grandfather’s which adds…

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Introduction

Introduction

Good Morning!  (For those of you reading this in any other time of day just play along.) Allow me to take a moment to introduce myself, I’m David S Reynolds.  I’m more commonly referred to as Dave.  Sometimes my Lovely Wife refers to me as “Oh Tall Man” when she needs something from the top shelf.  If mankind had a way to translate cat I’m sure I could add “Staff” and “Heated Lap Needed Only in Winter” to my list of names.   I grew up and live in Tucson,…

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