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My name is Cheryl. I enjoy taking photographs of Flowers, Birds and Animals. I love creating digital art and if my art helps to inspire you, this would make me happy that I have done something good to help some one else.
I am a kind, caring, forgiving and a loving human being. I do not tolerate people who judge me because of my problems and place blame on me entirely in any situation. No two minds think alike be realistic and understand this. Problems are a two way street and we are all different, no one should claim innocence in any situation. TRUST goes both ways and TRUTH sets us FREE. When in a misunderstanding situation, communicating always shows maturity towards solving, any problem.
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The Gryphon 5 wake up from their rest, and walk into Mertap. As soon as they are in the eyesight of the townspeople, they all receive a big piece of steak for half a dozen people, as well as thank0yous from everyone. The mayor then steps up and announces there is going to be a search for whoever was responsible for the devastating fire, and the grand prize is "something so extraordinary, you'll thank me for life." Gryphon 5 then gets semt with a group of officials into Viride Forest to help look for the place where the fire may have started. 20 minutes are spent attempting to locate the exact spot of the ignition, when Hugo discovers some large scales hidden behind some bushes, which implies that a dragon had landed and tried to cover its tracks. Hugo looks around a bit more, and sees big footprints almost as big as he is, and calls the team over. Ridgway meets
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Burn my soul and all my desires.
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If only you’d stay with me?
I’ve been waiting so long just for some fun.
Lurking corners for the number one.
Then there you were so bright when you smiled.
I was touched, heart stolen when you said I was yours now and forever.
I needed loving and touching before anyone else.
Yet, so many others crowded my plea for help.
I tried to let you know I existed when I screamed louder than the witches.
It’s so hard to let you know I love you when I’m not in your field of vision.
Divide the seas, cross all the T’s, I’ve got a perfect plan to recapture thee.
Put my coins in.
Now play that rhythm.
Fire baby, fire baby.
Burn my soul and all my desires.
You’ve got flame, you’ve got style, you’ve got all that I need.
If only you’d stay with me.
This is Motherearth01's daughter, I returned from my holiday about two weeks ago and I have been busy trying to get back into the swing of things before taking some time in giving you an update with regards to my mum.
During my time, away, I was unable to give you any updates because I was not close to a computer and I didn't take my laptop with me. Buying Data overseas can be quite costly for a phone. My sister-in-law however, did contact me and let me know that my Mum had taken ill during the night and had added a Status and if I could please remove it for specific, reasons. Which I did via my mobile phone! My Mum has since then been admitted to a facility with Severe Depression on Wednesday, there is little improvement and she is still very tearful. When asked by the Therapist to explain her friendship with this person she sobs and sobs and can't get a word out. They are having difficulty at this time in offering her comforting words or advice on how to deal with this grief at this stage. How can someone call herself a friend and then do something like this?
During this period of admission they have taken various blood tests and have found that she has been suffering a Medical condition too ( which I am not getting into ) and which has contributed to her emotional upheaval.
Being at such a vunerable place right now explains a great deal as to why she is going through something like this with this friend who obviously meant a great deal to my mum. One can only imagine how painful this is for her. She is trying to understand the reasons why this friend had hurt her so deeply and why this friend still insists on keeping her blocked. This friend wants everyone here to believe she is a kind and compassionate friend but then why did she hurt and betray my mum like this? This only indicates that this friend never trusted my mum and has always doubted her from the get go? So many questions that lay unanswered because this friend refuses to correspond with her and explain the reasons for the permanant blocking. How wrong and how very sad that someone would deliberately want to destroy her like this by leaving her to believe that she is the problem. This is NOT being a kind and caring friend who once told my mum, she cared.
Making assumptions about my Mum and saying that she is faking her Depression is not cool. Especially, when you do not know her or understand the life she has lead. You do not know or understand her state of mind or health issues either. It's so much easier to sit behind your screens and judge someone who you do not know personally. Most of you here only go by what others have told you on this site about her or you assume this is the case with her. Just because someone says they don't want to live anymore, doesn't mean they are faking depression. This means they are in trouble at that specific moment and they themselves do not know how to cope or deal with their emotions or who to turn to. Especially, if their support group is very limited or they have been abandoned by someone who they have TRUSTED enough to be there for them. It also doesn't mean that people with depression will or will not harm themselves at some point. This is a call for help regardless of what their actions will be in the here and now. My mum had hit rock bottom in the early hours of Sunday morning 18/06 at 1.30 am after NOT eating and sleeping in days because things had become too much for her to bare. She thought she had a FRIEND and someone she could turn to here but sadly this friend abandoned her and shut her out of her life. Bringing back feelings of abandonment of her childhood. So, I suggest, if you have NO encouraging words to offer someone who is reaching out for help than please, do not respond in a negative manner. She has been suffering with depression most part of her life and more so in the last ten years. No one has the right here to judge her and tell her she is faking her depression. You weren't and are not at the receiving end of the people who have abandoned, betrayed or hurt her and who have put her through this pain. Be a little more understanding towards members who are having a difficult time coping with online and real life issues. You do NOT know what they are feeling or going through.
My mum has always had issues with TRUSTING people on and off the internet. People who are the closest to my mum have beaten her up in the past. If she does not like something and knows it is wrong she will voice her concern and her opinion to the persons concerned. And because she had the gall to protect someone she so dearly loved and cared about in the past she got assaulted for it. And this was someone very close to her who betrayed her in the most terrible way. So, TRUSTING people has become very difficult and has played a big part in her life and it has cost her dearly, in the past. My mum TRUSTED this friend and never expected this friend of all people, to hurt her, in the manner that she did.
YOU don't know her pain, therefore do not judge. If she wants to rant here let her because this is the only way she gets her frustrations and anger out and may find comfort by talking about it. Especially, if there is no support group for her here in real life. This friend bailed out on her at a CRUCIAL time of her life, when she desperately needed this friend to understand why she felt the way she did. Had this friend cared at all for her, she would have understood that my Mum could not cope. This friend should have practised patience instead of losing it and then resorting to accusing my mum of deliberately hurting her. And as a result was only concerned about how she was feeling at that point and time. This just speaks volumes of this persons loyalty and character in my opinion.
My Mum does speak to me but sometimes, I am too busy with my own family, my businesses and my own life to pay attention. I know, I should make the effort but there are times that I just don't get the time. But when she or my dad need me, I am always there for them.
When she found this friend here on Deviant Art, I was only too happy for her because I knew, she would learn to trust someone and maybe have someone her own age more or less and in female form, to confide in.
As I am typing this out now, I am so very tearful and frustrated because I have tried to contact this person via email to help my mum find some form of understanding but she refuses to communicate with me.
My Mum is one of those very sensitive people who has a BIG HEART and has had a difficult upbringing as a child and as an adult too. I am not here to reveal any of these issues here with you. She has suffered a lot of hurts and pains throughout her life and this friend knew this and took advantage of this information by using it against her. It took a lot for my mum to trust her and to share her life with this friend. My mum is not someone, who would deliberately go out of her way to hurt anyone. She acts impulsively but then, don't we all when we are backed into a corner and do not know who to turn to for help. Especially, if you have never had anyone in the past and believed in only one person, who promised that she could be trusted here on Deviant Art.
My mum is the type of person who would rather give her last penny or dime to help someone, just to see them happy. She would do anything to see a happy smile on the faces of people that she loves and cares about and this is usually everyone that she encounters throughout her life. Why, because if anyone knows and understands hurt and pain, it is my Mum. Putting a smile on someone else's face makes her feel that she has achieved something good by placing that smile there. Her passion is children, the elderly and animals. She NEVER wants to see these people hurt or in any pain. She absolutely loves and adores them. She will do anything to protect them too, even if it costs her friendships or business in the end. She is always determined to make a point, especially, if she is concerned and worried about someone she loves and cares about. She can be brutally honest and to the point. And because of this she is NOT very much liked. She dislikes people who take advantage of these three subjects by hurting or abusing them. She can become very angry if she detects that they may be in any danger or taken advantage of. This is her nature and I don't fault her for this, I actually admire her for it. She will always put others before herself a fact that this friend did NOT appreciate about her.
I noticed a big difference in my Mom's happiness over the past year. It had taken her approximately 6 to 8 years prior to meeting a friend here, for her to show any interest in life, again. She had given up at some stage. It was an effort for her to smile or get up in the mornings. I have photo's of her sitting in "Family Photo Shoots" where she looked so unhappy that I couldn't post those photo's anywhere. They were destroyed, I simply refuse to have those pictures in my home because it was too painful for me to see just how unhappy, she was. Smiling was too much of a chore for her, one could see the absolute pain in her face from years of coping with life and it's ups and downs.
And then just recently, she met this friend on Deviant Art. My mum adored, loved, respected and cared very much for this friend. In the past year this friend and my mum would be in constant communication with one another. She gave my mum a reason to get up in the morning and my mum started to look forward to life, again. It's amazing how one person could have such an influence or impact on someone else's life to make such a difference. She started trusting and believing in people again. And literally just felt like living and enjoying life for the first time, in a long time. She really helped my Mum and it may have seemed to this friend at the time, that she was not helping my mum. However, she was mistaken because I could see the difference in my mum.
So, I reckon internet friendships have their advantages but they can also have their disadvantages, too. Especially, if a friend cuts you off and out of their lives without giving a good enough reason for their decision. This is devastating to someone who is suffering with depression and doesn't understand the reasons for it. What's worse is the fact that this friend has allowed my Mum to feel that she has to go through life believing that she is the one in the wrong, when in reality, if she thought about it, she would come to realise that she was just as much at fault. It takes two people to tango not just one. My mum says that she is just as much to blame for her actions but her intentions were NEVER to harm or hurt this friend. She merely wanted to protect her from getting hurt. My Mum believes that friendships over the internet are just as important as any other friendship in life itself. Good on my mum for caring more about her friend and for wanting to protect her it's a lot more than what the friend is doing to her now. rather than what the friend. She could have had the decency to tell my Mum where my mum had gone wrong before cutting her off and blocking her like that without telling her why and playing a spiteful and revengeful game. You were the one who made her feel the friendship was over, not her. Making her feel fully responsible for the end of the friendship is CRUEL and UNKIND. Deliberately, hurting someone and making them feel unworthy and entirely responsible for the friendship ending, is not a decent thing to do. You're NOT A KIND PERSON at all and I guess you had to make a choice. I just hope it was the right one.
My Mum wanted this friendship to be so much more then just an internet or Deviant Art friendship and she tried to get her friend to speak to her in person on Skype or telephonically. She felt seeing this friend face to face or speaking to her telephonically would help reduce the uncertainties that this friend may have had with regards to their friendship. My mum said, she wanted everything above board and without any doubt. She says she wanted to do this because of all the negative feed back that was making it's rounds on this site about her, at the time. She says, she was always so self conscious and worried about what this friend was thinking at the time, that all these rumours, were going around about her. So, she always felt the need to have to prove her honesty to this friend because of the damage that had been done by bullies in journals that had been submitted, about her. She said she needed to prove to her friend, that she was not that person that they had betrayed her to be. But her friend refused to want to communicate with her telephonically or on Skype. I personally don't think she EVER TRUSTED my Mum enough and that there were always doubts in her mind. What a pity that she did not want to get to know my Mum better because she would have known my mom to be a honest person, who really just needed and wanted a friend that she could confide in and TRUST. And to help her along the way with any advice. My mum thought that she had found this, in this Friend. My mum admits that she is not entirely without fault but there was no excuse for the manner in which this friend treated her in the end. Leading someone on is so wrong for so many reasons and promising them that you will always be there for them NO MATTER WHAT, only for you to hurt them so badly, is just below humanity. And then adding salt to the wound she ignores her deliberately with intent to inflict further hurt and pain, not allowing her the peace of mind she deserves to have, to move on. Especially, if my mum has apologised time and time again. Who are you? God, judge and jury that you feel you have the power to control, manipulate and inflict further pain on someone by not allowing them the right to know, where they had gone wrong? Deliberately and intentionally wanting them to feel that they are the ones in the wrong. Why do you keep on punishing her and why won't you allow her the peace that she deserves? You may have reached a ripe old age but there is NOTHING decent about your way of thinking or the manner in which you are handling this situation. You are NO better than the bullies that you have befriended on this site. It's simply evil and Goddamn cruel. Going by what you have done and continually are doing, I reckon your friendship meant sweet diddly squat and you just felt obliged to pretend to be someone you weren't. Not being truthful about the reasons why you ended the friendship just shows, how really dishonest you have been. She can't move on but you seem to be doing quite well for yourself. Almost as if this friendship meant absolutely nothing to you. I am trying so hard to make sense out of this hatred that you have towards my mum and I find no good reason for it.
Let me explain why I think this has come about, so that you can get a clearer picture. YOUR last email (which I have read) to her, made her feel that you no longer cared about her because you doubted her sincerity towards your well being. This was simply because she said you were being CRUEL with your words towards her in regards, to her not wanting to burden you with anymore of her problems. She realises now, she should never have mentioned anything at all to you. When receiving that last email she acted impulsively by "Blocking" you from Deviant Art because she thought that was the end of the friendship between the two of you after the fact, that you told her you were not going to be emailing her again. She then added a status referring to someone here who she suspects is deceiving everyone, including you and lying about their situation to gain popularity for their work or that it may be a case of scamming. She was merely being concerned and protecting you from getting hurt. However, you choose to see her as being jealous and deliberate in trying to destroy your relationship with this person and then made the choice of cutting her off. How do you think this makes her feel? He has offered no documents of proof or email addresses stating that he is legit and in the position he is in but her friendship with you had to suffer from her honesty and concern. And all because she CARED more about your wellbeing than you did of hers. My mum knew what it was doing to you emotionally and the fact that you may be a victim of being scammed and sucked in by someone other than the intended person. And now because of her concerns she has to pay the price, emotionally and health wise. She says that there is just too much that doesn't make sense about this member whom you choose to believe. And this being after the fact that she had proven to you on numerous occasions that she was being upfront and honest with regards to her health issues and sessions with the councillor by sending you all correspondences because you threatened that unless she is seen by a councillor that your friendship would be over. What has this person offered you? She feels that even with the proof she had forwarded on to you, that you still doubted her and mistrusted her. WOW, what a GOOD friend. She says, she then unblocked you so that she could explain herself and the reasons for her actions and why she said those things. And instead of you taking the time for her to explain herself you decided to take revenge on her and "Blocked" her too. She says she has tried apologizing to you on numerous occasions and you choose to ignore her and make her feel that she is solely responsible for what transpired between the two of you. You accused her of deliberately and purposely causing you to worry when she did not want to confide in you. Personally, I believe, she cared more for YOUR well being than you could have ever cared about hers. She put you first by being considerate with regards to your current situation at the time when you were going through a personal issue and she did not want to add to this. Secondly, she knew you had health issues and that you were at that point suffering a large amount of stress because of it. And the fact that you were also stressed with regards to someone else's wellbeing too. She did voice her concerns with regards to this person and her concerns of how it was effecting you. So instead of you understanding her, you made a choice and that choice was to cut her off rather than understand her. You did NOT give a shit about her, did you? It was all about you and how this affected you. Your feelings, your pride, your reputation. Oh and by the way "Nice cover up" on his deviation dated 26/06/2017 and your comment where one of his friends are trying so hard to cover up for his dishonesty by acknowledging that you are his ...........LOLS. You know exactly what that is all about, don't you? At least my mum knows now that you were lying to her all along. As far as the story goes with regards to this, I will leave it to my Mum to explain about scammers on this site. I sincerely hope you get what you deserve.
How have you thanked my Mum for her kindness, love, compassion and concerns? By "Blocking", ignoring and by cutting her off completely when she was reaching out to you for help at a time she needed you to understand her the reasons why she said and did what she did. My Mum is prone to panic attacks, depression and is very impulsive when she feels that she has been shut off by someone who she cares about or visa versa. Have you ever asked yourself or searched your soul as to why she did this? Yes, she behaved irrationally and impulsively because she panicked. You were NEVER a FRIEND. With the amount of information you had with regards to her life in your emails, you should have been the ONE PERSON who she expected would, understand her. I would have thought you to have been a better friend. Friends do not judge, they stick with one another through thick and thin. And if you were truly concerned about her as a friend and understood her sudden irrational behaviour, you would have asked her first why she had done what she had done when she noted you and asked you for help. One usually asks their friends what is wrong and how you can help them to overcome, what it is or was that had upset them, no matter how hurt you are feeling at that time, yourself. Talking about a problem and understanding it is key to someone's mental health. This is what a TRUE friend does. This is what you call A CARING, LOVING, UNDERSTANDING and COMPASSIONATE friend. Not what you did and are doing right now. I am sorry but I do not agree that you were being a friend to her at all. You chose to give up on her and judge her because she said you were being "CRUEL". Well you sure did prove yourself to being exactly just that in the end, didn't you? There was no need to keep her blocked because of your insecurities and fear that she was going to hurt you because you believe her to be this REVENGEFUL, HATEFUL AND CRUEL human being. Maybe, it would help if you took a closer look at yourself and stopped pretending and wanting others to believe you are a good, caring and compassionate and loving person.
I personally feel that she was not responsible for her actions at the time of her receiving your last email. Do you remember this email? Let me quote a sentence from this, "I hope Julie can help you because I have failed you miserably". You purposely and deliberately gave her the impression that you had given up on her because you felt she had insulted you by accusing you of being CRUEL, and this being after the fact of your accusation first of her deliberately and purposely making you worry, about her. Making her feel that you were doubting her concerns, for you. Why did you do this? How would you have felt or thought at that specific time reading those words and after telling her this. You then ordered her not to comment or respond to that e-mail because you already knew, you were done with her. YOU of all people should have known and understood what this would do to her and how this would effect her. But you did NOT care. What you cared most about was that you were insulted by being accused of being cruel, you cared more about yourself instead of understanding the concept of the word or asking her what she meant. What do you think went through her mind at that moment?
And by the way, in case you think that she lied and was purposely and deliberately worrying you, she had an accident that day when someone deliberately drove into her car and sped off. Thankfully, she was alright but the mere fact that someone deliberately did that and drove off is enough for us to be concerned and wonder who would want to do such a thing and for what reason. Yes, she has done a lot for people in her life and this would not surprise me if this was not an act of revenge by someone whom she has cut ties with and who she has helped in the past and ended up stabbing her in the back for it. Another bitter, bitter pill for her to swallow. And a constant reminder of just how much she is appreciated by people for her kindness, love, caring and compassionate ways, towards others in this life.
What, I want to know is how can you call yourself a good friend or someone who cared about her, if you were so easily prepared to give up on her and not understand her when she so desperately needed you to. A friend that said she would NEVER let go of her hand or hurt her. YOU made her BELIEVE that YOU could be TRUSTED. Now, she doesn't know who or what to believe anymore. You gave her HOPE, only for you to take that away from her in the end. She no longer believes she is worthy of anyone's friendship here on Deviant Art anymore or in life itself. That hope and dignity she once had you single handedly destroyed and stole from her.
I believe that you are the one that does NOT and NEVER has TRUSTED her. Weren't you the one to suggest that she NEVER contact you via notes anymore because you couldn't TRUST her and instead lied to her and told her that the e-mail system was the better choice because you felt a lot more private , safer and closer to her there. And then you didn't appreciate the fact that she gave you her Personal email details, you wanted her to use a Gmail email account instead. Why were you doubting her so much if you called yourself a friend? The reason why you did not want to communicate with her in notes is because someone had warned you that she would harm you by using those same notes against, you. And this is after she had truthfully admitted this in a Journal and apologised for it because she had done this once for a friend who needed to protect her word, against someone else's here. She had no idea that this note was going to be made public in a journal or used against her to destroy her. She has admitted to making mistakes so many times and has put her reputation on the line to protect others on this site only for her to be kicked in the teeth time and time again. And you chose to hold this against her and mistrust her for it. She trusted you to trust her but you simply did not do this because you were only prepared to think the worst of her. You yourself have shared many notes with my mum and she has NEVER BETRAYED your TRUST on this. However, one of the bullies or a number of them had done that to her here on Deviant art in journals and had it published in a journal for years, too. Do you honestly believe that she would want to hurt someone in this manner knowing full well how that had destroyed her. She has made a promise and she has kept to it learn to respect her for that. What I would like to know is why weren't you honest with her back then instead of making her believe that you were a genuine friend who truly trusted and cared about her? She promised she would NEVER harm you in this manner but you chose to doubt her and mistrust her word above someone else's. She said, you also mentioned that you were afraid of your account being hacked or that someone would hack her. She is not sure but believes that you may have even thought that she was responsible for hacking people's accounts. She is not one hundred percent sure of your concerns but you made her feel that you did not trust her 100%. She is an old woman and does not know the first thing about HACKING accounts. She simply hasn't got the savvy in doing something, like that.
Her account was HACKED in 2011 by one of her bullies here at the time and she believes probably by the very same person who has warned you against her. So I guess you have the story all wrong and the other way round. And if she wanted to make public any notes or e-mails my dear, she would have done that a long time ago too, if she were that evil. She is NOT a revengeful, hateful person or whatever else it is that you believe her to be.
I think YOU are the one who has been unappreciative of her kindness by thanking her in a deliberate attempt to hurt her. Oh, she has noticed you have also removed her icon from the gifts you gifted to her in your gallery. She has done this to you too but again this was done in an attempt to protect your identity. What is your excuse? Was this an act of SPITEFULNESS, REVENGE, HATRED and CRUELNESS on your behalf toward her. Hurting her even further than she was feeling already.
I do hope that you will have the decency at some point to contact her and apologise to her for leading her on and reassure her in some way, so that she can move on to a happier place because right now she blames herself entirely for everything and is a complete broken person. Not that you are effected in any manner by all of this. I don't care of your age ,YOU of all people should have known what this would do to her and what this friendship meant to her. You were not kind, caring or understanding. You were deliberate and to the point of hurting her. It was always about you, your feelings and how you felt and what your reputation meant to you. How sad!
To all her friends who gave her all the encouragement she needed at a time when all she wanted to do is give up. I salute you and I have the utmost respect for you. Thank you for the words of encouragement and help you forwarded onto her. You did NOT judge her but offered her telephonic numbers, concern, kindness and love. You helped make her see that there are still good people out there in this world. For this God will reward you. She is learning to cope but it will be a very long journey back to TRUSTING people, again. Somehow, though, I am not sure this will happen anytime soon in her life time. I pretty much think she has given up on people, now. She has withdrawn and wants to remain secluded in her own little world, for now. She does no longer wish to socialise with anyone or do her art or her photography and the only friend she did have here in life itself, she now no longer wishes to see because she is so very afraid that she is going to hurt this person too after this because she believes she is the problem.I thank you very much for your continued kindness and understanding toward my Mum. I do not know her plans on whether she may or may not return to Deviant art. She is in a lot of emotional pain, right now. I am trying to encourage her to return to her art because this may help her toward healing but she says it hurts too much when she wants to comment on friends art work and she sees comments made by this friend on their art, too.She says, that seeing this just brings more tears. Sadly, I did try and communicate with this friend in an email privately to resolve this problem but sadly, I am being ignored too. I was hoping for a solution to make my mum feel better because it has been more than a month now and she still weeps a lot. It's amazing how someone can do something like this to another person and not give a damn. Wow, how cold and uncaring.
Photography 101: Chapter 05: RAW and Basic EditingChapter Five: RAW & Basic Editing
Hi there! Yuukon once again, presenting you the new chapter of Photography 101! I can't believe this is the fifth already!
If you are new to Photography 101, I recommend you to check out the first four chapters before continuing:
Photography 101: Chapter 01: Basics - Looking
Photography101: Chapter 02: Composition - Location
Photography 101: Chapter 03: Lighting
Photography 101: Chapter 04: Light sources and WB
Today we will be tackling a subject I have answered many, many questions about over ti
Comment Month: June!Alongside our Monthly Photography Critique Thread, we are hosting a Comment Month this June!
Every single one of us deserves at least one insightful comment on our deviations. We have all needed to start somewhere and some just need that extra boost to really get going.
Our timeline is as follows:
1st – 7th June: Members of CRPhotography and PhotographyGuide can suggest one deviation for a chance to receive some comments. This is a chance for any underappreciated artist to get the comments they deserve.
7th - 30th June: Anybody and everybody can comment on the submissions we received for Comment Month. More information on the day.
1st - 7th July: Comment Month is over, but other things are just beginning. Deviants who have commented constructively on over three submissions will receive a news and page feature and
Seven Tips for (Beginner) Photographers
First knowledge, then gear
I often get asked "what is the best camera?" or "with what lens do I take the prettiest pictures?". From someone who is entirely new to photography, those aren't strange questions, though for many photographers who have been photographing for a certain amount of time it's common knowledge that no camera is the best and the same goes for lenses and any other kind of gear you could dream of. If you were to get a 3000 euro camera, but know nothing about photography, your picture will look the same as they would on a 300 euro camera.
The gear you want to get or will buy strongly depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to take photographs of landscapes mainly, you'd buy a wide-angle or multi purpose lens, not a macro or a telezoom lens. As a beginner, it is smart to learn first. Study. Get a camera you can grow with, but don't go
Quick guide on how to do Macro the cheap way.Photography Week
There are a lot of different techniques to create Macro photos, some are expensive, like a dedicated Macro lens, and some are are cheaper, like close-up filters or with the technique I'm just going to explain. If you already have an entry level DSLR with the kit lens, you already have everything to do Macro, al you have to do is to reverse the lens:
The tools I'm going to use for this tutorial:
My first DSLR a Nikon D3000.
A 50mm f1.8 lens, the most affordable lens you can purchase, although you can use the standard 18-55mm lens that came with your camera.
A piece of paper and some tape (this is optional).
And this will be my subject, an SD card:
First of all, this is bit of a
When a picture is worth a thousand words
Photojournalism is something that is close to my heart, even though I don't practice it very much myself. It is a category of photography that doesn't get as much attention as fashion photography for instance. However, photojournalism is a very important part of our society, but also to the art and journalism world.
I recently learned that my grandfather was a photojournalist during the second world war and for some time after that. He documented some of the most gruesome scenes during the second world war in Holland and Germany, while trying to stay out of the hands of people who did not approve. But after the war, he got to capture some of the happiest faces he ever would.
Photojournalism is a form of photography and journalism that I think deserves more attention. This is why I hope to teach you something about it today, during our Pho
A more serious note.If you are sensitive to depression, suicide and/or self harm, then please, click off this journal.