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Stock Radar #5

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 23, 2014, 2:28 AM

The Stock and Resources gallery on DeviantART is a digital treasure trove, filled from top to bottom with creative, imaginative, beautiful, unique and inspirational images - all waiting for you to turn them into masterpieces. Heres just some that caught my eye and my imagination over the past few days.

Stock and Resource providers are incredibly generous with their skills and time providing all these wonderful things for you to use, please don't forget to read their terms of use and to credit them correctly when you use their work!!

DSC09761 Scotney Castle by wintersmagicstock
Stefanie Stock by VXLPhotography Castlerigg stone circle by popicok
Maine Sail 2 by archistock
Jungle Falls 6 by fuguestock
Kreuzgang Liebfrauenkirche Halberstadt by Capricornus60
Fennec Stock 02 by Malleni-Stock
Mountain9 by faestock
Flower Stock 01 by Malleni-Stock Dragster 129 by Colourize-Stock
Fractalayicious II by laurentiusmark93 Ranunculus by SarahharaS1
Owl Stock 04 by NellyGrace3103
Monument 4 by MASYON
Cherry Pin Up - Back by KaylaDavion
Digital Art Texture 121 by mercurycode Steampunk 2 by Fluffybunny29stock
Rusty Chain Transparent PNG by Bloody-Goodbyes Shiny Things by mldoxy
places562 stock by pranile
Paris Opera House28 by faestock Tecnologic! Stock by EmeraldVenom-Stock
Mermaid Moo by shelldevil
STOCK - Gothic Steampunk Guy by LienSkullova

The Muses Love Alternatives, CIV

Wed Apr 23, 2014, 8:39 AM

BLOODY MARY by TAOTYAM    Venezia 8 by Douce-Amertume

etude by hclay    Nesting Bird by SethFitts    Play Responsibly by dick-allowatt

The workshop by du-la    o.o.o. by katpi

   Ioana2 by derekjones

The Process of Anguish by theflickerees    ACheerfulCompanion600 by PinkParasol    the forest at night by marcusgravus

Frankly My Dear . . . 2 by DouglasHumphries    Come A Little Closer by catch---22

Quetzalcoatl by RobertDampier    Ausgedient by r-lilie

Thanks for stopping by.

An Old Friend by hummbuzz

ProjectPorkchop Vol336

Wed Apr 23, 2014, 6:58 PM

ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.


Lightin' Up Your Night by TraNcisuM... But The Darkness Will Remain by TraNcisuM
Catch a Dream by TraNcisuMVia Lactea by TraNcisuM

Suggested by LiberumEqua 
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The Kiss by sTrEiGhTjAcKeTKarl by sTrEiGhTjAcKeT

Suggested by NotenSMSK 
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Odette Annable/Yustman by CHOP47Claire Danes by CHOP47
Banshee: Antony Starr (Lucas Hood) by CHOP47Resident Evil: Alice Abernathy by CHOP47

Suggested by NotenSMSK 
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Lutece by SkipskattBench Friend by Skipskatt
Commission: Radioactive Den by SkipskattBent wings and crooked feathers by Skipskatt

Suggested by Rocandrol 
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Springtime Owls by tracyblankCloudy with a Chance of Love! by tracyblank
Wintry Owl by tracyblankBishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon by tracyblank

Suggested by Sserenita 
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If you enjoyed this article please be sure to :+fav: it, as this helps these artists get even more exposure.

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Coding by SimplySilent

watchers feature #55

Wed Apr 23, 2014, 2:00 PM
Hello! Thank you so much for choosing me to Role play with you, I really appreciate it and I look forward to every second of it! However before we get down to some awesome fun I just need you to read the Rules, yeah I know, no one likes rules but they are very simple and you only ever have to read them once before you can spam to your heart’s content!

1. First things first you know who I am TFP-Starscream who else? But who are you? What is your characters name? Alliance? Age ect? I need a bibliography on what your character looks like! I use my imagination when I role play but how can I when I don’t know what you look like?

All I need to know is....

Dark Blue Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Your characters name? You are more than welcome to use yourself as a human if you would like.

Rose Red Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre What is your characters Alliance? Are you Autobot or Decepticon? If you are unsure you are allowed to be natural. You are also More than welcome to be from other alliances too like Preadacon or Maximal.

Turquoise Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre What is your characters age? You are allowed to use your own age if you would like. If you are a Transformer your age is not required however if you have one you welcome to include it.

Royal Purple Bullet by AngelicHellraiser What is your characters Sex? Boy or girl is used for humans and Mech and femme is used for transformers.

My Purple Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre What is your Alt mode? What do you transform into? A jet? A dragon? An animal? Obviously not important if you are a human.

(If you have a link to your character on DeviantArt please send it to me)

2. During the Role play you must state when you are Out of character. I don’t mind what form you use but please let me know. You are more than welcome to talk to during the role play and show me funny videos and stuff. Don’t be shy!

3. Would you like the Role play to have lots of detail? Some people would prefer it to be simple but if you would like to go head on I can add lots of detail. In all fairness if I do detailed work you must do the same amount back.

4.   How would you like Starscream to act? I know it seems like a silly question but a lot of people would prefer Starscream to be a little bit gentler than he usually is, I can make him act whichever way you like.

Thank you so much for taking your time to reads this! I really appreciate it! It makes my job so much easier knowing that you know what to do. All you need to do is send me the information to me by notes! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me!

SLS.02 w/ FlabnBone + Easter Feature

Wed Apr 23, 2014, 7:58 AM
Still-Life-Stills is a group for still life photographers to gather and find inspiration, events & resources. Whether you want to expose your work or just gaze at wonderful images; consider joining us!

:wave: Welcome to the second edition of SLS:
a bi-weekly article from Still-Life-Stills which includes an interviewed photographer and feature with a smattering of group and community news! Now; onto our second interview!

Interview with FlabnBone

Hello, thanks for joining us! Let's start off by telling us a bit about yourself & your photography?
    I am currently in my final year of university, hoping to continue on to become a Clinical Neuropsychologist and published author. I did have dreams of becoming a Forensic Scientist or Police officer once (probably still do ha-ha!)
    I got started into photography about 5 years ago. I can’t exactly remember what the trigger was, but I just remember waking up one day, wanting to write a novel, wanting to be a professional photographer, wanting to do all these amazing things, and now, I am gradually ticking all of those boxes. I use a Canon EOS60D, 18-55mm kit lens, 100mm f2.8 Macro lens, and 50mm 1.8 prime lens.

What is your favorite thing about still life photography?

    What I absolutely love about Still Life Photography is that you can take simple things around you, place them out of context, and take lots of fun and fantastic shots with these objects. Another thing I love about Still Life is that it is very convenient. For genres such as Landscape, you need to travel to places, for portraiture, you need to make effort to find good models. But for Still Life, you could dig up anything wacky and cool from your own house and go crazy with taking photos. It’s that easy and that convenient!  As long as you have creativity fueling your imagination, you could make even the most boring object outstanding.
Bokeh in a Cup by FlabnBoneRainbow Cake by FlabnBoneAll the Small Things by FlabnBone
Are there any photographers/other artists on dA or off that inspire you?
    Oh yes! I have so many photographers I like. I don’t want to list some and not be able to list others because there are just so many talented photographers here on DA. However, if you look through my +favorites, you will see just the amount of gigantic talent there is.

What are some of the challenges you've face with still life photography and photography in general?
    Relating this to photography in general, the greatest challenge I have faced would be poor weather conditions and poor lighting. I like to shoot Macro, but the lens I use does not have an Image Stabilizer. Even on days where there is only a little bit of wind, it is still a great challenge trying to get a good sharp and crisp shot of you macro object.
    Another challenge I faced (and many others probably faced too) was getting to know your camera, the manual settings (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture) exposure, temperature, RAW data etc… These things are a bit technical and a bit hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, it can be quite fun altering the settings.

What advice would you give someone just starting out with photography?
    The best advice I could give a beginner starting out in photography would be to keep shooting. Try taking photos of different genres (ie. Macro, Still Life, Wildlife etc…) and see which area holds you interest the most. Once you know, begin to focus in that area and build yourself a reputation for that genre of photography. I would also recommend starting you own portfolio. I mainly use deviantArt, but there are numerous other sites. The reason for this is it helps the photographer expose their artwork to a wider community who can provide them with feedback and support. Overall, keep shooting, and create your own style, and your own personal brand.
Lost in Time by FlabnBoneC o l o u r by FlabnBoneGolden Times by FlabnBone
What groups on dA would you recommend to other photographers?
    I would definitely recommend Still-Life-Stills  for those who are into taking photos of food, objects, jewellery, anything to do with Still Life basically. However, there are many other good groups to join too such as young-photo-club  who offer extensive critique for your photos. Softness-art are heavy on their features, so if you really want to get your photography out there, that would be a good group to join. Also, Naturally-Amazing is a relatively small group, but are always looking for good photos to add to their gallery.

Is there anything on dA that you've found helpful or inspiring?
    There are so many things I have found useful on DA, where should I begin? I think I want to begin with the dA forums. Not many people know about them but you can find the Forum via the drop down menu to your left. On the forum, you can get people to give feedback, rate your gallery etc… In a way, it really helps to let you know where you need to improve and what you are good at.     dA Groups are also a great place to get your photos featured as well as to enter competitions and win prizes. Searching for tutorials will bring up heaps and heaps of good information where you can learn how to use photoshop and go crazy with the post-editing.
Blueberries by FlabnBoneW a t e r m e l o n by FlabnBone
What is your favorite still life related object to photograph?
    Another hard question. I like to shoot a lot of different Still-Life objects. I can’t really pin it down to one.  I love food photography, and taking photos of cups, jewellery and accessory pieces like chains, rings, necklaces (those Eiffel tower necklaces are really hit right now!). I love Danbo but I haven’t been able to buy one. But he’s a fun and cute still-life object to photograph.

Are there any last words you'd like to leave us with?
    Follow your dreams, seek to improve, and become the photographer you want to be!

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to sit and talk with us!

Be sure to check out more of FlabnBones work below and in their gallery, which includes tons of other fun stuff photography related & otherwise!

Waffle by FlabnBoneKeep Smiling by FlabnBone

Feature: Easter

I know, I know, we're a few days late on this one... but it is it ever really too late for bunnies , chicks and brightly colored eggs!? We think not!
Easter Treats by dabbischEaster Critters by Kaz-DEaster Egg Macarons by cakecrumbsBunny Macaron Pops by SkuttyWanEaster Eggs by lilaknoedel
Happy Easter by SpademmHoly beeping bleep its a dinosaur by murknl
Easter Nest Cupcakes by CakeUpStudioMarbled Easter Eggs II by poserfan-pholio
Happy Easter! by Obsessed-byHello There by Bluejay97

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Change the World, make a World. Don't be afraid, be creative, imagination is your limit!
All of you are diamonds shining in the sky.
Today: 19 arts!

Guardians by MachiavelliCro  Rest Your Soul by ReyeD33 Funny Little Bird by fensterer the test of time by Lhianne Patterns by alsarab A New Way to Live by EltonFernandes Hurt by Ideasplayer memorial by Wolves-PSD Exploding Apple by B-O-K-E Summoned by igreeny Beautiful Mourn by Saphica8 In flames by ElenaDudina fairy kitty by MariLucia sweet pain by peroni68 Just One Last Chance . . . by shiny-shadows-Art Shoot the dentist by Flobelebelebobele Silences by CrisestepArt Hand Of Gaia by 3mmI Monster-Stomp by conzpiracy

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Five Upcoming Photomanipulators

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 23, 2014, 12:28 PM
This feature is to spotlight manipulators who have been at deviantART less then three years. Even tough I personally love conceptual and surrealism, I tried to find three deviants.  who work different from hear other. I love these deviant, it was lots of fun searching for them, and I hope you enjoy them as well.