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Why It’s Important To Support Up and Coming Creatives

Guest post by Skully

Sometimes, we get so caught up in our own careers and checking out our favorite well known artists, that we leave the newcomers behind in a cloud of smoke. Some of these newbies have amazing things to offer, but because their work doesn’t get much attention they are ignored. There was a point and time where social media and networking was an amazing thing for all artists, but the ability to establish a name for yourself is proving to be increasingly difficult.

It seems that once some people get to a certain online status they become too busy to associate themselves with anyone who isn’t “in their league”. To an extent it is understandable. I mean, they worked hard to get themselves known and they feel they have bigger things to focus on than helping the new guy get noticed. But if everyone had that mindset, no one would be successful in growing their brand or business.

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Why It’s Important?

Have you ever heard of the phrase “stop making stupid people famous”? It might not be my place to say who deserves fame and who doesn’t, but sometimes I think less focus needs to be put on people who are only known for their selfies and more focus put on people who are traveling around their small town, taking every opportunity that they can to get their art out there. When you show support for talent that isn’t necessarily well known, you are shaping the future of the creative community. You could also consider it helping a small business or brand grow to be successful! I bet you didn’t think you made that much of an impact, did you?

How To Help

When you come across a new artist, give them a fair evaluation. Do they have talent, or at least potential? Are they accepting of constructive criticism and enjoy learning how to make their art better? If so, help them out! Post about their work on your blog, make a video giving them a shout out on your YouTube channel, or even give their page a “like” or a share! I assure you, they will be extremely grateful and the little time it took to show them some support could help pave the way to their success!

Skully is an actress, model entertainer and blogger with an interest in writing about lifestyle topics. You can find her online at the blog Skully In Space.

Ravenwood Collective Tattoo and Arts

A long-time friend and amazing all around artist is working on opening a Ravenwood Collective. This is a female owned tattoo shop and art space in the Pittsburgh area.

For details, you can check out the Facebook page or support this through an IndieGoGo fundraising effort.

 

Get Involved With An Artistic Group Effort

There are several projects we at Creative Dreamers are involved with and would like to ask you as our readers to check out.

Foreign Tourist Image Bank

A repository for 100% free to use images for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

All images are categorized into albums for easy searching.

Anyone can use images and people are encouraged to submit some of their own.

Image Aides Academy

With an ever more digital world, and the need and desire for instruction to go along with it, this site goes beyond simply offering video tutorials at an affordable rate but to provide something more in-depth and interactive. Seeking both students and instructors.

Life Is Your Canvas Blog

A fun, entertaining and informative blog that accepts advertising too. based on the Tumblr platform we take content submission for everything form A-Z so long as it has something to do with begin creative.

Toxic Dolls Alt Modeling Website

A new and improved alt, and traditional, modeling and photography community with social features and more. Born out of a site called Twisted Angels founded in 2009.

 

One Way To Eliminate Harsh Shadows in Your Photos

To put it frankly – harsh shadows in photos suck. But, sometimes when the sun is strong or the lighting inside is hard to work around, there are a few things you can do to combat the horrid shadow.

My e-book Pesky Shadows, Pretty Shadows can be of some help but here’s one little tip that can make a huge difference and doesn’t take any technical skill or special tools.

Potion the subject as far away from any walls as you can. The more distance between the person or object and a wall, the less strong the shadow that shows up on it will be. Give it a try like the shots below. It’s easy and work too.

Harsh Shadow:

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Softer Shadow:

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Scenes From the Three Rivers Arts Festival 2016

Each and every year I have to check this out and it never disappoints. What a great festival in a great American city!

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My Published Magazine Photos

Over the last few decades, I have been published in a few literary magazines and in newspapers and for my writing. However, it wasn’t until recently (November 2015) that I had the chance to be published in a magazine for my photography efforts.

Since then, I’ve added two more publications to my resume of model work and I would like to share them.

Thanks to Juliann C, the model I have shot with for each of these three fantastic magazines. You can check out her official website at www.julianncmodeling.com.

Fahrenheit USA – Nov. 2015

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My Belleza Inc. – April 2016

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Tres Jolie – May 2016

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Art Project Inspired By Love of Country and Troops

Saying that you support our troops is one thing, creating a gigantic flag out of toy soldiers to show it is an entirely different thing. That is just what a young man names Jacob did.

Here are some of the results as posted on a family Facebook site.

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