Something I should mention: I'm an adult. I've noticed that a lot of people on DeviantArt and other creative networks are under the age of 18, and I think that's great, but it can also be awkward for those of us who are a bit older, especially when one of them asks to be a contact. I'm going to decline such requests, even when I'm positively impressed by somebody's work. This is not out of disrespect for the artist, but out of concern over the thought that somebody might get a very wrong idea about what sort of person I am, and why I'm here. I'm guessing that if you're a teen, what I just said doesn't sound like it makes a lot of sense, and you probably think I need to loosen up - and maybe I do, but not about this.
I am setting up a fiction blog, giving it a time based character by using the news and recent observations as a basis for the journaling out of which the stories grow. When I make a few of the stories into videos, this is where I'll post them.
Be forewarned that the one piece of advice a teacher once gave me that really stuck with me was "never censor yourself" - just let the story flow. In no other way can you tell the truth about your characters, but to let them take on a life of their own, and the sensibilities of your audience be ... darned.
That doesn't mean that I will be emulating David Mamet, but it does mean that what you see won't fit in with anybody's version of Political Correctness, not even my own. My characters will regularly do things that I highly disapprove of, and to a large extent, you'll be seeing them doing it.
Just as they would, were they to be found in real life.
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"Can you put the credits of the photos please? "
1. when I look at the photo I'm about to alter, I can remember the place where I was when I took it. I can connect to that place in my thoughts, remember the sensation of looking around. If I was using somebody else's photo to do a manip, I'd lose that.
2. when I'm shooting my own stock, I get to choose the shot. I get to do my own composition, with my own purposes in mind. If I were to borrow stock, I'd have no control over what was on screen when I started playing around.
3. I have a great excuse for being outdoors and hiking around. I like being outdoors.
4. I don't have to worry about intellectual property right disputes. The copyright is unambiguously mine, and failing unforeseen complications, it will remain provably so. I make a point, not only of holding onto the original unaltered photos, but of a number of intermediate images created as I manipulate the images.