I am fairly new here. Well sortof. I've been here for a long time admiring art, so I finally decided to put up some of my work.
I do a lot of photography and writing. At the moment I just have photography up. I have some questions for all of you! In all of my photos, I set the full view size to around 1024 pixels for purposes of decent viewing, but all of my actual files are of a MUCH higher resolution- if there are any requests for more detailed versions, please let me know. I didn't bother watermarking; someone told me it wouldn't matter much, only to the big famous deviant artists that get their stuff stolen a lot. Thoughts on that?
Notes on permissions... If you want to use my work in any way, YOU MUST ask permission, otherwise would obviously be copyright infringement, duh. I will most likely allow you to use it as long as you credit back to me, just please please please PLEASEEEEE ask first! Thank you. (post here or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Photography has always been a hobby of mine, but I don't know much about promoting my photos... Advice from some more experienced people would be wonderful. Look through my gallery, I think a lot of what I have can be used in many ways, I just don't have the connections!
Aside from photography, I also write. It's the focus of my life, what drives me. Poetry, essays, short stories... I am uncertain of putting my writing up here because I'm not sure what repercussions would be. If I have a poem online, would it count as publication and therefore not be able to be used in a contest? Am I at a high risk of being a plagiarism victim? I'm not sure. Anyone have any advice? I do want to get my work out there, and I do want to get published. Maybe putting it up here would be a good start.
Well that's all I've got to say for now... oh, also, something important: COMMENTS AND CRITICISM ARE MUCH APPRECIATED! I'd love some feedback, don't be shy.
Thanks for reading/looking/watching/stalking!