Project Educate: Photographing Infants + ChildrenPhotographing infants and children can either be really painful and frustrating, or incredibly fun and rewarding. It depends entirely on the child. I kid, sort of. It's what you make of it and how you treat the moment. Children are fast, sometimes moody, sometimes hyper and nearly always think they know what you want them to do when you turn the camera on them. Either run, or crack that huge fake camera smile that they've been taught to do for their school photographs.Project Educate: Photographing Infants + Children3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Don't force a smile. If the child doesn't want to smile, don't make them. You'll end up with the fake smile. However having said that, you can try and be funny, but again don't push it. They're smarter than many give them credit for. If you're not getting a smile but you're getting a rude funny face, then accept it. Those sorts of shots can be awesome as well.
Learn to accept imperfections. Whether the children are strangers to you or not, you can't have it perfect all of the time. Messy hair,
REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!Welcome to our official tutorial challenge!REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Another tutorial challenge? YES! Keep reading!
Part of "illumination" is learning, expanding our horizons, and helping others learn as well. So, this time we are not going to USE tutorials. Rather, we are going to MAKE them.
What you have to do
Your job is as follows:
Take a critical look at your gallery. What are your strengths as an artist? What are you really good at doing? Are you known for your light and shadow? Color use? "Glow" effects? Do you do skin well? Can you paint really well? Are you a master of masks? What do people compliment you on?
Create a detailed tutorial, with examples, of how you achieve this effect or do this technique. It does not have to involve the creation of a new deviation. You can explain how you did this effect in an old deviation or just with stock without making it a full deviation.
Sunken mysteries - new contest! (closed)Hey guys!Sunken mysteries - new contest! (closed)3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I think it's time for a new contest !
The theme is:
To date, we have explored less than five percent of the ocean.
95% have never been seen by a human being.
So, what is down there, in the deep ocean? What mysteries could we find?
Mermaid cities, shipwrecks full of treasures, ruins of ancient kingdoms, unknown creatures ?
Dark secrets that may never be revealed ?
Let your imagination run wild !
your entry must be a photomanipulation
your entry must be created exclusively for this contest
all used stocks must be from legitimate resources
Suggesting Darkroom Daily Deviationsprojecteducate will soon be hosting a special Daily Deviations week. In honour of the event, here are my Daily Deviation suggestion guidelines with additional detail and musings for your information and entertainment. Keep calm and suggest Darkroom DDs!Suggesting Darkroom Daily Deviations3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviation suggestions MUST be from Photography > Darkroom. This is the only gallery which I feature from.
To find out more about the Darkroom Photography galleries, please see this journal with detailed gallery descriptions and examples.
To help promote the intriguing creative processes involved in both Traditional and Digital Darkroom photography, I would like to shine a light on images which show skillful use of these techniques. Please bear this in mind when suggesting.
I especially love featuring images which have an
Equaldex, LGBT Knowledge Base, Launches on Feb 25Equaldex, LGBT Knowledge Base, Launches on Feb 251 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Equaldex, The Collaborative LGBT Knowledge Base, to Launch on February 25
After months of testing and contributions by hundreds of Alpha Testers, Equaldex will be launching to the public on Tuesday, February 25. The site is a global LGBT rights website that can be edited by anyone.
Aimed at becoming a comprehensive resource for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) laws and data in each country and region, Equaldex allows users to contribute data — along with sources — which becomes verified by other users.
Upon launching to the public, the entire Equaldex site will become publicly visible, while editing will be restricted to members who have been granted access.
Want to try it out early? Request access to Equaldex.
Journalists: for press and media inquiries, please contact Dan Leveille (email@example.com)
Contest Emilia - New Deadline! CLOSED!Contest Emilia - New Deadline!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE! April 15th!
The theme is my God-daughter Emilia! :iconlovebottleplz:
References: 'Reference 1 ' and 'Reference 2 '. (The limit is 2 entries per category.)
Category: TRADITIONAL, ( the digital category will unfortunately be here-by cancelled, because of the lack of participants.) I will look forward to seeing as many different styles as possible, so express yourselves, show your own style!
After finishing your entry, send me a link (via note or under this journal) and I will collect them.
Also put a link into this or the original contest journal http://keijunlilja.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Emilia-277626042 or my icon (or both!) under your entry.
A Nuzlocke Reverse Gijinkas Collaboration(CLOSED)A nuzlocke reverse gijinkas Collaboration is something I thought would be fun to do. A reverse gijinka is drawing the trainer as the pokemon. Anyone can join, you don't have to be a watcher. Just someone with a nuzlocke character.A Nuzlocke Reverse Gijinkas Collaboration(CLOSED)4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here is the thing. It is first come first served and if you can a pokemon that fits your character, comment and it shall be yours. There are no repeats of pokemon and no legendaries. Your can be shiny if you want, we ain't going to stop you.
If you are not sure if a pokemon is taken, write down with your top three and we will tell you which one you can have.
You draw your pokemon on a 500x500 canvas, if it is a smaller pokemon, if it is a middle sized pokemon you draw on a 700x700 canvas, if it is a larger sized pokemon you draw on a 1000x1000 canvas.
As of right now there is no due date, this journal will be later updated when it does have a due date.
If you want to do this
311 points giveaway. The winner!Hello, sweeties!311 points giveaway. The winner!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's cold here, so I didn't go out today and I'm sitting in my room browsing dA...
I decided to make someone smile by giving one lucky deviant 311 points!
(+ I just realized I've reached 400 000 pageviews )
*prize updated to +200 points which were kindly donated by weremole
All you have to do in order to participate is:
fave this journal...
well, that's all
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
deadline: 7th January,2013.
I will pick the lucky winner with a little help from random.org
Thank you everyone who participated (:
This time the winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Have fun, stay warm and good luck
I hope you like my newest one:
+ my latest:
Christmas Giveaway : 4000PTS, Premium Membership!THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSEDChristmas Giveaway : 4000PTS, Premium Membership!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
Winners can be seen here: http://fav.me/d5p4te2
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! This is going to be by far my biggest giveaway ever! Every month since September you've had a chance to win points or premium membership. Now you have a shot to win a share of 4000 points or a premium membership!
Grand Winner: 2000 Points!!!
First Runner-Up: 1000 Points!!
Second & Third Runner-Up: 500 Points!
(2) Three-Month Premium Memberships
How to Win
To enter, simply this journal entry!
Winners will be chosen by random drawing on December 24th, 2012.
For more chances to win and for getting notified about upcoming contests and giveaways, please follow @AutodidactLaura on Twitter! Don't forget to retweet!