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Probably Mostly Photos... and now and again some writing... as I could not draw to save my life. ;P

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Symbio by Ginga Biloba by CatarsisADiez

Okay, so based on the description I like the idea for the set. What I don’t understand, is how the various elements in the shot contrib...

Brooke - Titania 4 by wildplaces

The first thing that caught my eye about this photo in comparison with the rest is the assumed power of the pose. Titania, Queen of the...

2753 by RamonaAnomar

Okay, so I want to like this photo. It's got several of the qualities I enjoy in a portrait. Close up, direct expression, not a "Beamin...

I'm going to start providing the kind of feedback I would love to receive when I do work that I'm looking for an opinion on.

And to anyone who may have received one of my Critiques, I do not believe in the "I like it, so it's all 5's" mentality that seems to permeate most reviewers. A 5 in my mind means that I cannot imagine better, or there is nothing you could possibly work on, which obviously should be a very infrequent thing. On my Scale:

0 = Terribad, and why did I assault myself with this critique
1 = Very Poor, there is not only room for improvement, but you should probably learn from the experience of others. I'm not quite sure what was going on here.
2 = Poor, I can see what you were trying to do, but it's not very well done. Keep practicing though.
3 = Good, You executed your idea.
4 = Very Good, You executed your idea with style, and possibly a visual panache that causes it to stand out.
5 = Excellent, Wow, I am not only floored by this, but I'm learning as I write, and I could only wish that your talent were a teachable thing.

So please, do not misunderstand.


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Matthew A. Rivera
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
I am What and Who I am.

I'm also 'Finally' updating this blurb to better reflect the manner in which I am currently using this site. ;? Primarily you'll find pictures from my 365 Day Challenge (Outlined to the left there) here, intermixed with whatever other creative urges take me. I had originally wanted to do mostly portrait shots, as those are the shots I prefer, but I don't have a large enough pool of willing models to do so. ;P (I have to twist the arms of those around me to get them to agree to a shot.)

So I've 'Deviated' (*Ba, Dum, Tish*) from that, and what you see is what you get. Also, as this year is a "Learning" exercise, and my 'Primary' focus is actually getting the writing each day... I cannot ask you to expect 'Too Much' from my photos. ;P

"Tools of the Trade":

Soo... I'm Back... 'Sort Of'

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 8:11 PM
  Man... I've missed this place. Also... Who are all you people viewing my profile but not saying anything? Seriously... if you are reading this 'Right Now'... Say something... Anything. ;P

  Anywho, I'm getting back to writing on a more regular basis (Even though ostensibly, I have even 'Less' time than I did before... O.o!) and I'm desperately jonesing to get back to photography. Even if it's just with my Cell Camera (Which is absolutely nothing to write home about. >.>) So some of that may make it's way on here. We'll see.

  Finally.. HI! Say something! Seriously! ;P

Skin by jonarific
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: A Talk... that I'm not 'Actually' listening to
  • Reading: A Reluctant Terrarian... For Editing Reasons. ;P
  • Watching: One Tree Hill... Season... 5 or 6?
  • Playing: Angry Birds Epic... Sort of...
  • Eating: Not Enough :(
  • Drinking: Coffee... and 'Some' Water (About 100oz a Day)
  As much as I hate to admit it, I've killed my Photo a Day Project. ;? For one reason and another, I've just not managed to keep up with it over the Summer, and I'm too far behind for any 'Catching up' to be truly relative. ;? I've got a lot of writing and many pictures I've taken in the spirit of it that I will likely upload at some point... but the 'Official Project' is over. :?
  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: Gregorian Chants on Pandora
  • Reading: Knife of Dreams : Wheel of Time Book 11
  • Watching: Toradora Tonight! ;P
  • Playing: Cthulu Saves the World
  • Eating: Ramen Mostly
  • Drinking: Water and Coffee... that's about it.


Kristin - Mirrors by SpyderZT
Kristin - Mirrors
This is a project I wanted to do a long time ago, that I finally sat down a did. It's certainly not a masterpiece by any stretch, but it was an accomplishment for 'me'. ;P Editing just isn't my forte... I came across the finished product and realized I hadn't put it up here yet. *Fixed*

Oh, and even though she never uses this site anymore...

Model: :iconkmullinax86:

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milt69466 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FYI, love your fan-fics :) (Smile) 
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
=^.^= Thanks! I'll hope to have time to add to them sooner than later. >.>
ACG-PointsDonations Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
:happybounce: Hey Contest Participant,

We at ACG thought you might like to know the results of our Tales of Time Contest are now up here ~ Be sure to check out the wonderful winning entries :meow:

In addition we thought you might like to know about our current contest I am no Picasso!!!.

Also thank you for your support to #AnotherContestGroup, ~ACG-PointsDonations and ACG's users.  

Kind Regards Founder =missimoinsane

:iconanothercontestgroup: :iconacg-pointsdonations: :iconmissimoinsane:

Ps. Enjoy your :llama:
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woot! I was wondering when this would wrap up. Thanks. ;P
Ricardo73 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Thanks for the Awesome Art. ;P

kit-kit-kit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for sharing such sweet artwork. ;P
ninjamaster76 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch and nice to meet you!=)
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You have an awesome collection. As a Fellow Collector, it's a pleasure. ;P
H-A-Cooke Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello SpyderZT!

Welcome to :iconinspiretheuninspired:!

As a Group Member You Can:

:bulletorange: Submit to Gallery Folders
:bulletorange: Qualify your Submissions for Featuring/ Featured Folder Display
:bulletorange: Participate in the Fortnightly Feature and Visual Challenge (when the Visual Challenge applies)
:bulletorange: Join Contests/Qualify Submissions for Judging to Win Prizes
:bulletorange: Suggest Ideas to Improve the Group/Discuss what ITU does Well
:bulletorange: Continue to View and Comment/Critique work in ITU Gallery.

If you have an questions don't hesitate to ask the Admins! We're a friendly group. You can also reference folder descriptions by looking in the upper left hand corner of the Home Page or going to the Journal reference and selecting Folder Descriptions (October 22, 2102).
SpyderZT Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the Welcome. ^.^
H-A-Cooke Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's no problem! I figure it makes people feel more comfortable to know their welcome and what they can do as members.
southernbell92 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the fav!
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, thank you for sharing such a cool shot. ;P
southernbell92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! :)
igreeny Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you for :+devwatch: :squee: I hope you will enjoy my future creations.
You can also fallow me on FB here [link] :)
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, you definitely have Creative Vision, and a talent with image manipulation, so I'm interested in seeing where you take it. ;P
AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Writer
I don't know if you got the message, but The Shattering Project is now up! [link]
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, so I have a few more moments. ;P I don't want to 'Join' the group, but I'd love to contribute (I don't tend to 'Join' Groups anywhere. Forgive me. :?) This:


is the Short I'd like to contribute though. (And here's a link in case the "Thumb" tag doesn't work here. [link] )
AngelikaZbojenska Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you <3
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, you're the one doing awesome shots. Thank you. ;P
Lentilux Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Matthew, thanks for watching and for adding my "never mind the minus 13" portrait. More to come in the next few months. Rob from Holland
SpyderZT Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, not a problem. I'm glad to see someone doing Portraits with Glasses. People tend to shy away from the challenge. ;P
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