• Etiquette:A guy asked for a braless picture He got pissed when I told him that I am not going to send him my pictures (like normal pictures)?

    Best answer: He is trying to use you. First it is without a Bra, and then without a blouse. Once they are sent, they are on the internet servers forever, and other people will see them. The second problem and just as serious is his anger. If he gets angry over you saying no to his improper request for photos, what will he do... show more
    Best answer: He is trying to use you. First it is without a Bra, and then without a blouse. Once they are sent, they are on the internet servers forever, and other people will see them.

    The second problem and just as serious is his anger. If he gets angry over you saying no to his improper request for photos, what will he do when you say no to sexual conduct? Block this guy and never have anything to do with him again.
    18 answers · Photography · 4 days ago
  • Parents don't approve of my "satanic" art?

    I am inspired by demons in the Bible, I like to draw nudity, angels, provocative imagery, anything linked in with death etc. These are my inspirations and I love drawing dark art. Because my parents are very Catholic (I'm atheist), they think I'll be possessed by the devil if I keep drawing that and they... show more
    I am inspired by demons in the Bible, I like to draw nudity, angels, provocative imagery, anything linked in with death etc. These are my inspirations and I love drawing dark art. Because my parents are very Catholic (I'm atheist), they think I'll be possessed by the devil if I keep drawing that and they said they're disappointed with me. Because of this, every time I draw I restrict myself because I think "What if they get pissed off again if I post it online?" I don't want to change my style just for them. Especially now that I am 18, just got out of school and I'm going into the metal music industry (getting commissions for band logos and gruesome album covers). How do I make them understand that I'm not doing this to annoy them?
    13 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 3 days ago
  • What is a great quality simple camera for newborn photography?

    Best answer: The answer depends upon your budget, your needs and your expectations. Most people will be happy with a DSLR or mirrorless along with the kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens for those low-light situations. Don't forget to get an external flash because you shouldn't use the flash that's built into the... show more
    Best answer: The answer depends upon your budget, your needs and your expectations. Most people will be happy with a DSLR or mirrorless along with the kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens for those low-light situations. Don't forget to get an external flash because you shouldn't use the flash that's built into the camera (especially for newborn photos).

    Pentax K-70 is the best in it's class. It is extremely easy to use and has features that you'll need which aren't found in any Canon or Nikon.

    If a DSLR is too much of a camera, then a mirrorless like a Sony Alpha a6300, a6500 would be just as capable.

    If a mirrorless is still too much, then a Sony RX100, Canon G series, Olympus OEM EM-10 are all good cameras. The EM10 has the added benefit of being able to change lenses. Panasonic GH4/GH5 can change lenses too, but unlike anything from Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus or Pentax, the video capabilities and quality of the GH4 and 5 are among the best of all digital cameras; only being beaten by true camcorders.
    7 answers · Photography · 2 days ago
  • How to do long exposure Nikon D750. I am trying to do astrophotography?

    Best answer: Camera setup * Mount the camera on a tripod and frame your shot * Place the lens in the manual mode and focus the stars * Set the white balance to Daylight * Place the camera in the manual mode and use the 30 second exposure time. * Lock the mirror up. * Turn the VR on your lens * Make sure that you are at least... show more
    Best answer: Camera setup

    * Mount the camera on a tripod and frame your shot
    * Place the lens in the manual mode and focus the stars
    * Set the white balance to Daylight
    * Place the camera in the manual mode and use the 30 second exposure time.
    * Lock the mirror up.
    * Turn the VR on your lens
    * Make sure that you are at least 50 miles away from any civilization (which causes light pollution)

    You also need to make sure that ANY of the noise reduction features are turned off.

    Here is a link to a much more intense discussion of using a digital SLR to shoot the night sky; It is a rather long (1:45) and you may want to take notes as the video continues.

    Starting a 1:00 in the video ending at about 1:06, there is a discussion about usable ISO settings and how to setup your camera for shooting wide field astrophotography

    The second link describes how to process your RAW deep sky photos
    7 answers · Photography · 2 days ago
  • Does anyone know who painted these paintings?

    Found these paintings in my aunts old house and she used to collect some art. Probably worthless but can anyone understand the signature or know who painted these? Thanks!
    Found these paintings in my aunts old house and she used to collect some art. Probably worthless but can anyone understand the signature or know who painted these? Thanks!
    4 answers · Painting · 10 hours ago
  • No longer seeing progress in my art?

    Fairlynx.deviantart.com/gallery I do not know what is going on. Drawing is something I ve subscribed to and identified with for most of my life. Never received adequate instruction. Now at 22, I m taking it seriously and seeing no improvement. I ve been at it for a year and a half now, practicing realism and haven... show more
    Fairlynx.deviantart.com/gallery I do not know what is going on. Drawing is something I ve subscribed to and identified with for most of my life. Never received adequate instruction. Now at 22, I m taking it seriously and seeing no improvement. I ve been at it for a year and a half now, practicing realism and haven t gotten better. If so, results are negligible compared to what friends of mine who don t even take it seriously are capable of. So I would like to hear opinions. They are in order from most recent to oldest.
    6 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 2 days ago
  • What does Canon mean for deviantart?

    Best answer: It means according to the rules set out by the original. For example, proportions, colour values, stylistic continuity.

    So your interpretation is correct.
    Best answer: It means according to the rules set out by the original. For example, proportions, colour values, stylistic continuity.

    So your interpretation is correct.
    6 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 3 days ago
  • Should I trust polymer clay with unkown brand?

    Best answer: The seal for "non-toxicity" is given by a U.S. organization that rates arts and crafts materials for children in various ways (and here, polymer clay is still categorized by them as a "children's toy" and one suitable for "children 3 and over" since smaller kids put pretty much... show more
    Best answer: The seal for "non-toxicity" is given by a U.S. organization that rates arts and crafts materials for children in various ways (and here, polymer clay is still categorized by them as a "children's toy" and one suitable for "children 3 and over" since smaller kids put pretty much everything in their mouths, eat them, etc). The seal is probably put on any polymer clay *sold* in the U.S. as well, but you don't say the brand you found or where you got it so can't tell more than yours.

    However, polymer clay is "non-toxic" by the technical definition of the word, although the formulas for it have changed over the years and in one case the formulas were change a few years ago to remove one specific type of plasticizer the EU had banned (that was mostly a scare since only in a tiny fraction of the cases did it have any problems at all, and those problems were rare and affected only male fetuses, etc.)

    So even if your polymer clay were from China or some less developed country, it wouldn't be "toxic" but it could-perhaps-maybe add to the total amount of bad things from the air, etc, that get into one's body over a lifetime, especially if you did a *lot* of polymer clay (for that reason you shouldn't eat it or leave it next to mucous membranes of your body for long periods, or use even baked polymer clay for wet or acidic foods or drinking from, and no matter which brand it is you shouldn't burn it then stick around and breathe in the choking black smoke of burning plastic--even then it wouldn't be "toxic" and kill you though). And if it turns out you're one of the few who has a skin reaction to raw polymer clay (naturally), then wear gloves while handling it or use a barrier cream or just don't use polymer clay.

    Check out this article by Ginger Allman about that who's always thorough, clear, and does her research:
    https://thebluebottletree.com/polymer-clay-safe

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    5 answers · Sculpture · 3 days ago
  • Why do photographers write on the year on the bottom people's feet when getting senior pictures taken?

    Hi, I was just going to get my senior pictures taken. The photographer said the session was going to be in the studio and that I had to take my shoes and socks off for all of the pictures. She also said that I was going to have the the year written on bottom of my feet with a permanent marker for the session. Why... show more
    Hi, I was just going to get my senior pictures taken. The photographer said the session was going to be in the studio and that I had to take my shoes and socks off for all of the pictures. She also said that I was going to have the the year written on bottom of my feet with a permanent marker for the session. Why do they do this?
    4 answers · Photography · 2 days ago
  • What types of photo you would like to take?

    Best answer: Normally, I’ll probably go with the scenery to take photos because I really enjoy the marvellous natural scenery such as the seashore, sunset and twilight, but if I take my son travelling around, I’ll take photos of him to capture his happiness.
    Best answer: Normally, I’ll probably go with the scenery to take photos because I really enjoy the marvellous natural scenery such as the seashore, sunset and twilight, but if I take my son travelling around, I’ll take photos of him to capture his happiness.
    7 answers · Photography · 3 days ago