Kotak Mahendra Meeting at star Residency, Madurai.

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Art: The First display of my art work

I want to share one pease of my art work which was painted by me in 2013. This is one of my first set of paintings i have selled every thing I dint selled this pease of work why because i Love it. Finaly I have decided to sell it though i love it.

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It is a Nature related landscape artwork wich we can see three big green trees and a small house in far

Medium: acrylic on canvas

size: 65×50 cm

Title: The Green shadow

popular websites to sell your photography.

If you are a Photographer and not yet started selling photos online, start doing it right now why because there are many websites there to accept you as a contributor.
You can be a stock photographer which you collect all of your images that people buy for their requirements. Contributor websites don’t accept pictures that are not taken by you, pictures that are not of good quality, pictures with noise. Pictures of human faces need Model release approval document. Pictures with recognizable properties Property release document has to be submitted. Try to give relevant name and Keywords for your pictures

In that case, some of the website’s reference I want to share in this article.



Considered by many photographers to be among the top three stock imagery sites today, offers free registration, and commission rates start at 25%. However, To get accepted into Shutterstock, you must submit 10 photographs, 7 of which must be approved.



Top-tier stock imagery site, free to join, no limits on how many images to can upload. Royalties can range anywhere from 20% to 63% depending on the popularity of your portfolio. There’s also a free image section, where you can donate some of your photos if they are rejected from the regular database, allowing you to get some extra exposure.



Keep in mind that Dreamstime has very high-quality standards, so quality counts when submitting photos. To start selling on Dreamstime you will need to set up an account and submit sample photos. If your samples are approved, your photos will then be made available for sale, and you will receive a 25-50% royalty off of each sale.

Getty Images

getty image

One of the first companies to start licensing stock imagery online. Getty’s entry requirements are more stringent than many of the other agencies, and they only pay out 20% commission to photographers, but the amount of traffic that Getty receives means more potential sales, making it worth it for many photographers. Getty looks for images that convey emotions or concept, and images that are engaging, exclusive, and unexpected.



Founded in 2013 by none other than Bruce Livingstone – iStock’s original founder. Many photographers are finding Stocksy to be a great place to start selling. The Stocksy business model is something that most photographers can appreciate; its stated focus is on fair pay and creating sustainable careers for its members. Unlike many stock imagery sites that tend to be stingy with their payouts, Stocksy pays out 50% commission; a fair deal for most photographers.



Upload samples of your files and identity documentation. In order to work with depositphotos as a contributor of images or videos, you must first upload samples of your best work to be evaluated. if you pass the examination, you’ll have access to all of the site features, and you will be able to upload both images and videos for sale.



Relatively simple site to use. After setting up a free account, you can upload photos for review. If approved, you will receive 20%-40% commission on each photo that sells. Sign up is simple, and once you’re registered you can start uploading images immediately.

Adobe stock

adobe stock

All designers photographers know about this name Adobe. we have plenty of tools in adobe for photo editing, vector illustrations video editing and so on. Now we have a cloud program to sell out stock photos, vectors, and designs. sell your images with Adobe ID you have or create Adobe ID and you can automatically sell images and your works.



A great site if you are planning on contributing a lot of stock images. Once you are accepted, you start out at 30% per download and can work up to 60% – depending on how active you are and how popular your photos are.



Another great site to sell your stock imagery on. Photographers get to keep 60% on any of their images that sell. Better still, Alamy doesn’t require you to give them exclusive rights to your photos, which means you can list your photos on other stock imagery sites as well.

Hope this article is helpful

vasanth babu E R

10 photo Editing Websites

Designers and photographers have a number of options when it comes to photo editing. Of course, Photoshop is the most popular software, but there are a number of websites that allow you to edit photos online.

We’ll look at a handful of photo editing websites that you can use as quality PS replacements.


Free Online version of Photoshop with those needed for basic photo editing. You can crop and re-size, apply basic touch ups, work with color, or edit the photo by adjusting the sharpness, focus and more.


Pixlr offers Pixlr express for basic editings like cropping and re-sizing, adjustments, and photo effects. The full version includes a lot more functionality that allows you to create an item from scratch or edit an existing photo. The full version works similar to Photoshop or GIMP with a lot of different tools that can be used.

Phoenix (from Aviary)

Aviary, Introducing an image editor named Phoenix. Phoenix includes basic and advanced editing tools and features. The interface is easy to use.


We can re-touch photos, creates various effects, works with shapes and text, and more. With FotoFlexer you can get photos directly from your Flickr, Photobucket or Facebook account.


You can work with existing photos or create new images. There are tons of effects to choose from, and many adjustments that can be made, plus drawing tools, animation, and more.


Have Lot’s of Functionalitys like Photo editing, Collage Making, clowd Storage, Image Editing History, and More. The editer runs with the help of Adobe Flash player


You can start using Phixr by uploading a photo from your computer or by entering the URL of an image or pull it from a photo sharing site. You can do basic things like crop or re-size, or use the other options like red-eye removal, camera and lens effects, blur, and more.


BeFunky includes 147 effects that can be done with one click. In addition to the one-click effects, you can perform basic tasks like cropping and re-sizing. A premium account is available for $9.95 per month that allows for priority processing, photo storage and more.


Poladroid allows you to turn your photos into Polaroid-style photos. You must download the Polaroid app before working with any photos.

Adobe Post

Adobe Post lets you create free photo collages and social graphics right from your iPhone! Just select any photo background, make some text, and style your graphic with ease.

Vasanth babu

Why want to Buy Stock Photos Online: Why not Google


seven Tomatoes

A stock photography of a Tomato it is a Royalty free Image Click Download if neaded. Photography: Babu Vasanth


This article is for the buyers who want to buy stock images in websites. I am a stock photographer and graphic designer, I want to share what is stock photography and I want to share what is the purpose of a photo. Photos are imageries that explain the content more than a page full of text article if and only if the imagery is related to the content. Photographs and imageries are one of the biggest elements of multimedia. We can use photos in printed media publishing like posters, banners, flyers, catalogs etc and we can also use it in digital media publishing like in web pages, web banners, and web posters and so on. And these and are the major purpose of photos.

Why we want to buy

Now I want to share, why we want to buy photos online when of course we have Google and other image search engines. In those days when people the didn’t have an option for internet connection, what people did was, some of the people who want to buy images they directly call photographers to shoot a particular picture related to their content. The photographer will shoot images with models or objects and give the required number of photocopies to the client. Clients use those photocopies for their advertising purpose. After they use all the photos if required, they go back to the photographer to print that photocopy again, why because the photo negative was with the photographer

And if the client wants the photo negative, the photographer will charge more for that, why because the client can make “N” number copies “N” number of time. After the discovery of computer, printer and scanner machines, one can scan the photo print and he can print it “N” number of time.  This sounds illegal for the photographer who shot that picture. To favor photographer from this issues the  law of Copyrights where introduced


If the photographer sees the picture that was shot by him somewhere else that he didn’t sell it to that particular person or client, according to copyrights law, He can put a case on that person for using his picture illegally without his permission. During these days the photographers, they shoot the picture with the help of negative film role cameras known as SLR cameras, they develop it and print it on paper and they scan it to convert it to digital photo, if needed they publish it in internet for their clients who need those pictures for digital purpose say for web pages. After the introduction of Digital camera photographers shot the digital picture directly from the camera and they can use it for internet based clients.

Google images

When photographer’s clients publish or use their pictures for web pages Google identifies it using the name, tags, and keywords given to the picture and it’ll list it in Google image search engine when any person types the name, tag or keyword of that particular picture Google introduced image search engine so that anyone can find any information, also with images and it doesn’t mean that those pictures are downloadable for free. It’s still it is copyrighted by the photographer who took that picture. If the photographer sees the photograph somewhere he didn’t sell it then he can send a legal notice to the person who published that content with that picture. Then what is the purpose of showing “save as image” in Google search engine? It means anyone can download it for free which Google offer that image for personal use, not for commercial or business purpose so simply we can use it in our computer and it should not be published anywhere.

Stock Photography

Even in those days organizations there helped photographers and clients by standing as an intermediate. Photographers submit images under some name, categories, and keywords with that organization; the organization will make a library and keep images in each section. This library and section is nothing but stock. Some price will be fixed for every picture depending on the demand of the picture and clients come ask for the required images with name, categories, and keywords. if both the photographers and the client’s data matches and if the client likes that picture he purchases it from the organization for that price and the organization will give some percentage to the photographer and the organization with take some commission for standing and helping as an intermediate. Even now many organizations are there in real world facing photographers and clients directly without using internet connection

But now this generation is the period for online stock photography. With the help of internet world some companies running websites and doing the same job by standing in between clients and photographers. Photographers submit images, the company checks for quality and demand they fix price value for the photo, they sell I it gets to the client. They pay for the photographer and take some commission.

Don’t download all Google images for your business purpose. Not all images are costly. Websites are there to sell images for least cost.

For example visit this stock photography website:


Hope the article is interesting and informative.

Babu Vasanth

Bangalore: Garden City of India

Bangalore, karnataka one of the developed and the developing metropolitan city. I have lived and worked their for around 2 years In a Educational organaization as a faculty teaching graphics designing. Many things i like in bangalore but One of the most interesting thing about bangalore is, streets in early morning.

Bangalore is one of the coldest place in India Bangalore also known as Bengaluru, capital of Indian state Karnataka, third-largest city with an estimated population of 8,474,970 (2011). The most liveable city in India, In terms of cleanliness, Bangalore ranks 12th in India. Once called the “Garden City of India” and the “Pensioner’s Paradise”.

As a photographer i shot some pictures. I like to share those in this writing.


In my opinion, Bangalore is one of the coldest places in India. About Climatic Conditions of Bangalore, Unlike other parts of India, in Bangalore, I enjoy a relatively mild climate year round.

I feel February to May is summer, the peak temperature is during April and May. Summer temperatures can reach up to 36°C (97°F) and early morning temperatures in the winter hover around 12°C (54°F). June to October is Monsoon, the heaviest rains are typically between June and August. November to January is winter, with December being the coldest month.

Bangalore also witnesses sudden changes in climate during a day. climate will be warm, Humid, rain, windy, cold, sultry, anytime in a day. But the weather and these changes are enjoyable, this also results in some of my friend complaints about they got affected by the spread of viral infections. But I was not in diseases or disorders in two years.
The official language in Bangalore is Kannada. However, most people are also able to speak Tamil, Hindi or English. Other Indian languages also are spoken by the respective migrant communities.

In some condition, we should chat in the Kannada language while dealing with roadside vendors, maids. First few days I cant able to chat, discuss, to ask something or to buy something or to go somewhere, why because I know only Tamil and English to speak. But later on, I learned few Kannada words Like

  • To greet – “Namaskara”
  • How are you? “Hegidira”
  • I am fine. – “Channagidini”
  • How much? – “Eshtu”
  • Too pricey – “Tumba Jasthi”
  • To thank “Dhanyawada” better say thanks.

Visit Landmarks

Bangalore Palace was constructed by the Maharajahs of Mysore. It’s Open to the public. it is a fine Architecture to visit, The fee is Rs 225/450 Indian/Foreigner and Rs 625 to take photos of outside we cant take photos inside. An excellent audio guide which describes most architecture and artifacts in detail.

Tipu Sultan’s Palace, which dates from about 1790, is the summer retreat for Tipu Sultan. The two-story structure is made mostly out of wood with finely embellished balconies, pillars, and arches.

Vidhana Soudha, Vikasa Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial is a distinctive building constructed of red sandstone in Cubbon Park.

visit Temples

The Bull Temple in Basavanagudi, The Maha Bodhi Society Temple in Kavi Kalidasa Road, Gandhi Nagar, ISKCON Temple in Rajajinagar, Maruthi Mandir just opposite – 5 min drive from ISKCON temple, Gavi Gangadeshwara Cave Temple in Gavipuram, VenkataramanaSwamy Temple is next to the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, Dodda Ganapathi is adjacent to the Bull Temple, Banaswadi Hanuman Temple in Basanswadi, Lakshmamma Layout, Babusapalya Dodda Ganesha Temple Babusapalya, Kalyan Nagar, Ragi Gudda in Jayanagar 9th block, Sri Raja Rajeshwari Temple in RajaRajeshwari Nagar, DakshinaMukhy Nandeeshwara Temple in Sampige Road in the Malleshwaram area, Mukti Naga temple in Ramohalli, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple Bannerghatta Road, after Indian Institute of Management, Sri Ramakrishna Ashram in Gandhi Bazaar,

Visit Churches

Holy Trinity Church in Trinity circle, St. Mary’s Basilica in the Archdiocese, Shelter House Church Bannerghatta Road, Arekere, St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Bangalore, Infant Jesus Shrine in Viveknagar, Bangalore.

Nature & parks

Ulsoor Lake and Sankey Tank. Bannerghatta National Park. Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Cubbon Park. Indigenous and exotic botanical species found in the park are about 68 genera and 96 species with a total of around 6000 plants/trees.

Places for outdoor activities and sports

Trekking/Camping – kumara Parvatha, Todiandamol(Coorg), Madikeri(Coorg), Mullayangiri, Kodechadiri, Skandagiri, Kudremukh.
Watch a cricket match – M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (near Cubbon Park). Hiking – Nandi hills; Rangaswamy betta, Bhimeshwari – Muttati.
Hill Climbing – Savandurga, Makalidurga, Kavaledurga (Skandagiri), Kabalidurga, Siddarabetta, Nijakal betta.
Cave exploration, Savandurga, Anthargange, Siddarabetta.

Hope this article was interesting and informative for People who want to stay or to visit bangalore.

Vasanth babu E R

monkey in a tree in Thiruparankundram hill

Hiking: Thiruparankundram Hill in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.

Last weekend I went on hiking to Madurai thiruparankundram temple hill and got some pictures in my camera the place the atmosphere was outstanding people who love travel hiking and adventure once visit this place I like to share some of the pics.

t was around 7 am to 9 am in the morning kind of early morning I can show you more picture of the view of the city from the hill and monkeys all around.

It is a joy Experience with monkeys on the hill those are giving pose very clearly fighting playing it was just a quite experience going to that hill.

Pictures of Madurai thiruparankundram hill

Some more details about Thiruparankundram temple.

Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple and one of the Six Abodes of Murugan, located at Tirupparankunram. The temple is built in rock-cut architecture and believed to have been built by the Pandyas during the 6th century. According to the legend, it is where Murugan slain the demon Surapadman and married Deivayanai, the divine daughter of the king of heaven, Indra, and he is said to have worshipped Shiva here as Parangirinathar.

The temple is located 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) from Madurai in India. In the main shrine, apart from Muruga, deities of Shiva, Vishnu, Vinayaka, and Durga are housed. The temple follows the Shaivite tradition of worship. Six daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Kantha Sashti festival during the Tamil month of Aippasi (October – November) being the most prominent. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.


Thiruparamkundram finds mention in Kanda Puranam detailing the slaying of Surapadman by Muruga. As per Hindu legend, Surapadma, a demon king, once obtained boons from Shiva on account of severe penance. He started ruling the 1008 worlds on account of the power attained. He married Padumakomalai and had several sons. Viramkendiram became his capital, a city created in the seas and he started troubling the Devas. He imprisoned Indra (the king of celestial deities) and also desired his wife Indrani. Indra sought the help of Muruga. Muruga sent his messenger Viravakutevar to the demon, but he was unmoved. A severe battle was fought in Thiruparamkundram where Muruga killed all the sons of the demon except Iranian. Surapadman hid under the sea and Muruga split him into two pieces, which went on the become the divine vehicles, peacock, and the rooster. The day when Muruga slew Surapadma is celebrated as Skanda Sashti festival in all the Murugan temples.

Indra, the king of Devas was impressed and he married Deivayanai, his divine daughter to Muruga at Thiruparamkundram. Muruga is believed to have worshipped Shiva here as Parangirinathar. Kanthar Anoobothi, a treatise of the divine marriage records that Muruga asked all the divine angels and gods who attended the marriage to fly back to heaven in their own vehicles in Mano veham (speed of thought).


Inscriptional evidence point out that this temple, being carved out of a hill, was most probably earlier a Jain cave. There is another theory that earlier to this, the Murugan temple existed much before the 6th century and converted into Jain worship center by Jain monks under the aegis of Pandya king Koon pandiyan. The temple was later converted into a Hindu temple under the tutelage of Gajapathy, the minister of a later Pandya King, during the latter part of the 8th century. The temple has several additions during the regime of Madurai Nayaks who commissioned the pillared halls in the temple.[4] In modern times, the temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.


The temple is built rock-cut architecture dating back to the Pandya period of the 6th century and the life-sized sculptures in the mandapas of the Nayaka period during the 16th century.An Aasthaana Mandapa with several artistically carved pillars leads one to the towering 150 feet (46 m) high seven-tiered rajagopuram at the entrance.The granite hill behind the temple is 1,050 ft (320 m) has a shrine of Kasi Viswanatha at the top. The image of Vinayaka in the temple in the temple is sported holding sugarcane and fruits.

The Kambathadi Mandapam, Ardha Mandapam, and Mahamandapam, the three halls leading to the sanctum, are situated at varying elevation. The main shrine is an early rock-cut temple which has cells that house the sanctums of Subramanya, Durga, Vinayakar, Shiva, and Vishnu. All the statues are carved on the wall of the Thiruparankundram rock. The presiding deity Shiva is known Parangirinathar and the female deity his consort Parvathi is known as Aavudai Nayaki. Panels depicting Shiva’s dance of bliss are seen outside the sanctum.

A notable feature of this temple is that the Shiva and Vishnu face each other in the main shrine, considered a rare thing in ancient Hindu temples. Outside the temple, there is the tank, where according to the temple tradition, the fishes are served with salt and rice flakes by the devotees. There is also a Vedic school adjacent to the banks of the temple pond. In front of the Dwajasthambam, the Flagstaff, there is a carved Nandi, Mayil (Peacock) and Mouse (the vehicle of Ganesha). There is a flight of six steps called the “Shadashara Padigal”, before Ardha Mandapam. The rock carvings of Mahisshasura Mardini, Karpaga Vinayagar, Andarabaranar, and Uggirar are seen in the hall. There are five divine water bodies, namely, Saravana Poigai, Lakshmi Theertham, Saniyasi Kinaru (well), Kasi Sunai, and Sathiya Koopam.

article source: https://en.wikipedia.org