Stop taking boring photos!An extract from Tony Ray Jones's http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/how-to/icons-of-photography/534741/tony-ray-jones-iconic-photographer notebook contains some interesting tips to take better street photos:Stop taking boring photos!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
BE MORE AGGRESSIVE
GET MORE INVOLVED (TALK TO PEOPLE)
STAY WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER (BE PATIENT)
TAKE SIMPLER PICTURES
SEE IF EVERYTHING IN BACKGROUND RELATES TO SUBJECT MATTER
VARY COMPOSITIONS AND ANGLES MORE
BE MORE AWARE OF COMPOSITION
DON'T TAKE BORING PICTURES
GET IN CLOSER (USE 50mm LESS)
WATCH CAMERA SHAKE (shoot 250sec or above)
[Bullet; Red] DON'T SHOOT TOO MUCH
[Bullet; Red] NOT ALL AT EYE LEVEL
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY1. Street Photography DefinitionSTREET PHOTOGRAPHY7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. "Street": The origins - Defining Street
3. Just because you shot it in the street...
4. Street and neighborhood
5. PE: Street Photography for experts
6. The Essence of "Street"
7. STREET BASICS
8. Street Photography for the Purist by cweeks a 16
Literature CR Update - November 2011Hello all! As you've probably guessed by the title of the journal and the Community Relations journal skin, this is the monthly update from the literature community volunteers.Literature CR Update - November 20114 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Goodbye and Hello
As with previous months, November saw some changes to the CR team, so if you haven't already done so, please thank Atramina, KubusRubus, micro-D, and neo-the-foxycoon for their work while on the volunteer team, and if you haven't seen the rush of new and returning faces, check this list out!
First, the new folks:
DemonMathiel - Conceptual Photographyditto9 - Film/AnimationDpressedSoul - Abstract & Surreal Photographydust-bite - Comics & CartoonsElandria - Stock & ResourcesInfinite705 - WallpapersStamatisGR - Street Photographytrevg - Animal, Plant, & Nature PhotographyWillowXD - Game Development Art
And the returning faces!
jussta - Vexeloilsoaked - Traditional Artpica-ae - Text Art/Typography:devqu
LONDON 2012 + FINE ART FEATURESHello everyone!!LONDON 2012 + FINE ART FEATURES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you doing there?? I am so excited!! On Saturday the 30th I am going to fly to LONDON!!! Oh yeah, I am already looking forward to it. I think I am going to be there for a month or two, I've always dreamt to do this experience and I am totally eager to get there. As on Saturday the 30th there will be also the amazing DeviantMeet in London I do really hope I will be able to join all those who are going to take part to the event, if so I am double excited and I can't wait to get to know all of you guys ^^
They say people have not much time to read, therefore I quit with the boring part (lool) and let's do some features though!! I've always done (mostly) photography features, but recently I started to appreciate also the incredible amount of fine art pieces that some world-beating artists shared on this wonderful platform. I think it's the same for a musician, don't you think? If you like to play Chopin you simply CAN'T play his music all life l
Publishing Opportunity no.3Hello ladies and gentlemen (and other), time for this week's opportunity feature – it's quite a fun one, and we've got a cute little bonus for you at the end.Publishing Opportunity no.34 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Used Furniture Review are now accepting submissions, and are also in the process of looking for some new columnists. Now bear with me here, I know it sounds like I'm sending you to write for a niche magazine about futons, but they're an online only literature magazine that features a plethora of writing, including Kate Eisenberg's Famous Battle Cries column.
The webzine can be found here, with a handy top bar for navigation so you can see what kind of thing they have available to you.
There is no deadline for submission or columnist applications, all they're looking for is, well, everything. From the columnist side of things, they're looking for:
traditionel arttraditionel art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dreamland by Denomina undisclosed desires by KatarzynaKostecka
Remorse by paintedmonke dace2 by greno89 Beauty Breaks by MichaleDean
girl ghost by Adnagaporp the end. by quasilucid 60545 by kubicki
Eye of Providence by orbituated :thumb40103653: Steampunk Rat - Food Painting by RubisFirenos
No title as yet 01 by famouswhendead Find yourself by Carnegriff JP by Vikulina
neugierde by samael33 man in hat by kubicki Houri by tombennett
:thumb189552895: Love Is A Dangerous Game by ART-BY-DOC :thumb172508339:
Vulture by Nachan blue wish by cocoaspen Depression by Swiniaki
lines hold the memories by agnes-cecile Disorder by Nachan I don't need anybody I by agnes-cecile
KRAM by JabLab by JabLab :thumb192504524: dualitaet by scheinbar
Kubys by Denomina Studio di testa 6 by robertofaiola Ask and Embla by Hrefngast
:thumb166074888: 'RUINED AGAIN' by bmessina Monster Series - 3 by peggymintun
Sanctuary by aunjuli An Accusation of Mangroves by peggymintun Conversation with a tree by Lilli28
The superficial beauty of tech by tzum Bangor Maine, LProctor by LaurieLefebvre Midnight in the Park by sagittariusgallery
Summer wind by cullinn louise painting by mikrez :thumb178450471:
:thumb42926321: oceana by Saint-Gut-Free 2 of 4 by TeresaClark
1 of 4 by TeresaClark 'MEANS TO AN END' by bmessina VI by TeresaClark
Anguish _ no words neededAnguish _ no words needed4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just a note
In order to help my fellow deviants I try very hard to feature works that have been favourited less than 100 times. This takes times to sort through my folders, b
Contest: End rhyme to end all rhymeA HammeredPoetry Prompt-ContestContest: End rhyme to end all rhyme4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is now open! Please submit your entries to the group gallery 5 End rhyme to end all rhyme.
Rhyming poetry is unfashionable. Unless you want to come across as either comic or childish, end rhyme is old news. If you’ve tried rhyme recently you might have found that the only way to take yourself seriously is to write a medieval ballad or a Shakespearean sonnet about ancient knights or Elizabethan love. Either way you end up sounding trite.
But we don’t want to let rhyme languish. We want rhyme in our poetic toolkit, as acceptable as alliteration, as valid as assonance. So here’s the deal:
• Write a poem which uses end rhyme.
• Use whatever poetic form you choose.
Feel free to make one up. Feel free to ignore metre altogether or use an irregular rhyme scheme.
Literature DD Roundup - February:icondorianharper:Literature DD Roundup - February2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Features by DorianHarper
A Promise She Made With Death by SoImStillUnsure
Features by inknalcohol
the drifter by IyraEMM With Love, April by Aquariem Strangelove Phenomena by The-Infamous-MrGates This is for the Average Artist by WordOfChen Ice by Astrikos Your life is not a British television show by HecticHarmony The Beauty of a Woman by IvanRadev Everything You Borrowed by StarlightComet Muscle Memory by PeppermintPictures Just Have a Good Day by mnmccarthy The Tale of Luden and Jim - Chapter 1 by AlPendragon Lullaby Bye by gadsdy love poem from a pillar of salt by TheAdequateGatsby Waltzing on the Ocean Floor by FAlLURE Sonnet XXII by toxic-nebulae Tattoos by alesuriko Hercules by Rosella-of-Daventry The Fall of Epithilinon by Zark123 Reverse Poem by Dracosphere
Features by neurotype
Cupcakes and Tea by MagicalJoey Water Signs by belcanto2 Wrong Place, Wrong Time by AlecBell Modern Lolita by heart-terrors 1945 in sepia by BittersweetObsession .photography: a love story. by WorldWar-Tori Space Dementia by innercartwheel a quoi ca sert l'amour by rushingtide Aenalemma by ThyPoetSorcerer Here Is No Why by brietta-a-m-f fisherman by The-Night-Dreamer Eaten by a Dream by enigmaticsmile Just Right by muscularteeth Dysphoria by krutch99 Blue Ridge Ep. 1 by Sirius-the-Dog never mind by andrewpom
Features by ikazon
The Shore of Amnesia by Elmara
We'd like to thank all the wonderfu
Joan Miro: Against PaintingJoan Miro: Against Painting7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Joan Miró Against Painting
Joan Miro Homage
April 20 marks the birthday of Joan Miró, one of the most important modernist painters of all time.
Miró was born in Barcelona, and strongly identified with his Catalan and Spanish roots throughout his career. He traveled to and from Spain frequently throughout the course of his life, even though he was briefly exiled during Franco’s rule.
One of the defining features of Miró's career was his refusal to associate full
Collection: Mt. EverestCollection: Mt. Everest 7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Lighthouse and Mt Everest
To touch the face of God…
Until the manned spaceflights of the 1960s let humanity “slip the surly bonds of earth,” the closest one could get to the heavens was Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. As the breathtaking gallery presented here well documents, there is probably no more awe-inspiring geographic formation in our world. The summit actually pierces the clouds, often obscuring the &
Miyazaki vs OtakuIn case you haven’t heard this, renowned Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki was quoted as saying that the reason the anime industry is suffering is because it’s overrun with “otaku.”Miyazaki vs Otaku2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can read the full article here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-30/miyazaki/the-problem-with-the-anime-industry-is-it-full-of-otaku
Naturally, such a high profile artist such as Miyazaki coming down hard on Otaku has offended a lot of people and a bit of backlash has sprung up because of it. I’d like to try and reassure some of you that it’s not as bad as it might sound, and here’s why (please keep in mind this is from an American perspective).
“Otaku” in Japan is (or was) an offensive word, usually embodying the worse traits of obsessive basement dwelling collection completing socially inept geeks. It gained widespread negative connotations after the 1989 “Otaku Murders” carried out by Tsutomu Miyazaki (which are to
Publishing Resources ListTotally overwhelmed? Start here!Publishing Resources List5 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Make sure you the news article!
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going to be s
Movie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: My Neighbor TotoroMovie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: My Neighbor Totoro10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
one big family by noctis07
Boarding Now: Catbuses to Spirit Worlds
This is the movie that really started it all for Japanese anime as a worldwide phenomenon: Tonari no Totoro (“My Neighbor Totoro”). Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and released in April 1988, it became the flagship of Studio Ghibli and can be found on lists of the most popular, the most iconic
Fan Art Friday: How to Train Your DragonFan Art Friday: How to Train Your Dragon11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: We Have Dragons!
How to Train your Dragon by krissy
How to Train Your Dragon
The island of Berk once had a troublesome problem with looting airborne raiders, but thanks to Hiccup and his dragon/best friend, Toothless, a peaceful coexistence reigns in the Viking land. It wasn’t an easy undertaking to get to this point, but audiences all over have sure enjoyed the journey of these action packed films.
For My Own SafetyAnnouncing The Fan Fiction Article. Fan art and fan fiction, like the offering above, are a blast because artists get to wear their favorite stories; in my case the iconic "Blade Runner." Fan fiction and art are the new fashion.For My Own Safety4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I prefaced a recent article Eye See Therefore Eye Am,
with a quote from Roy Batty, the doomed replicant (android) who was given human emotions to be able to appreciate
all the wonders of life, including the visual, but afforded only four years of
lifespan to enjoy them.
time to die, roy batty by anjinanhut
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost
in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
—Roy Batty, Bladerunner
I thought the quo
The Muse AbidesAsk any artist about “emptiness” and they’ll tell you about the constant recurring nightmarish emptiness they must face down almost every day as a part of their vocation: the blank space that they must fill. Whether he’s a painter facing a blank canvas or she’s a poet facing a blank computer screen, the blank space awaiting transformation at the hand of the artist can be the loneliest and cruelest place on earth.The Muse Abides4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: May 23, 2012 by techgnotic
Ask any artist about “emptiness” and they’ll tell you about the constant recurring nightmarish emptiness they must face down almost every day as a part of their vocation: the blank space that they must fill. Whether he’s a painter facing a blank canvas or she’s a poet facing a blank computer screen, the blank space awaiting transformation at the hand of the artist can be
Creator Owned ComicsCreator Owned Comics7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Marvel Superheroes ver 2
Can creator owned comics save the comics industry?
The Comics Industry is going through something of a secret crisis right now. A crisis that could have been avoided, but one where there is still a way out. The two biggest problems are a stagnation of business ideas and lack of sales.
Let’s look at the origins of these problems
For years many have bemoaned the fact that comics have lost their easy accessibility. For decades comics w
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire BreathersA Guide To Good-Looking Fire Breathers7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Our Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide to
The dragon is a staple of so many fantasy stories that it can be difficult to keep up with them all.
Dragons in different universes abide by different rules; some are friendly, some are clever, some are pure evil, and some are trainable. What all dragons have in common is that in the realm of TV and movies, they need to look good to properly play their part in the story. There are hundreds of dragons that have shown up on
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Lung'ed SleightThe keenest of birds do not fear the contingent toss; they broadly render their selves mute to possibility and leap in a grand aberrance, conceding only to right.Lung'ed Sleight3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Those persistent enough to deny the pull, push onto high flight, Into the vaporous azure beyond all other birds,
Beyond all other basely wing'ed wit, willfully woed in bastions of tethered will,
Unto the exquisite elucidating solace atop the horizon.
Defiant little dreams they are, with lung'ed wings ever-pumping in denial of retreat, spiting the heavens' threat - My admiration is won.
And in dying to respire the thinner, grimmer reprieve of an abyssal serenity, the tiny gods climb into a transcen-Dance to the harmonious score of eternity - My tangled furrows burn in light of that sun,
But to feel it I must. Heavy souls, I understand now how you overcome the weight of your hearts.
That edge begs my attention and I am now'ere in sudden courage. Perpetually present and endowed with a fresh absolve to surge the earthly machine c
Why I disagree with Kony 2012Many on here and on Facebook have messaged me about the Kony 2012 movie. It's very well-made and definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet.Why I disagree with Kony 20124 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Kony is a terrible criminal, and I am very much for bringing him to justice. However, I do not share the enthusiasm of the overwhelming majority about the movie and the proposals put forward by the makers. Here are ten criticisms I came up with, in no particular order.
1) If something is being hyped up all around you, this is a strong signal to think for yourself. Be especially suspicious when someone wants to use FORCE to do GOOD. Paradoxically, if you REALLY care - don't fall for appeal to emotion, as is being done here. Consider the implications and outcomes, rather than the motives. Don't let the public opinion shape yours, let the facts do so. Don't let one issue overshadow other issues which could be more important. Don't be afraid to disagree with the majority. Truth i
Friend zone sonnet.Depression sucks. A lot. Mixing it with teen angst apparently produces a sonnet.Friend zone sonnet.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I couldn't sleep because this was stuck in my head.
Once long ago, I felt my own true love
How others would taunt it, we denied it
I denied denial, put her above
my daily needs, wishing fates to collide
We had shared a childhood, made a bond
Nobody could break it, forever friends
Friends, all it was, I had grown much too fond
She knew of it, led me beyond amends
I followed too far and got my heart crushed
A catastrophe ending on thin ice
Holding friendship at least, ordeal hushed
Life's presented more, but each with no dice
Withering confidence, hope is waning
Future is dark, no one is remaining
Sorry I haven't updated in a while, haven't really done anything DA-relevant.