50 essential shooters tips:4 and 54. Use a wide aperture for portraits50 essential shooters tips:4 and 53 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyone with a cat knows that when they're hunting or playing their irises contract to enlarge the size of their pupils. This has the same effect as widening the aperture in a camera lens: it makes the subject they are focusing on very sharp while causing everything behind and in front of it to blur. We call this a shallow depth of field. This is perfect for portrait photography, as it draws forward your model within the scene, making them the central focus while the background falls away. Choose f/1.8 or similar wherever possible.
This image of a chicken was taken with a wide aperture to keep the subject in focus while blurring the background.
5. Use a narrow aperture for landscapes
For landscapes, on the other hand, you want to have everything from close-at-hand foliage to a distant mountain in focus. This is achieved by selecting a narrow aperture. If possible stray towards f/22, or whatever the tightest setting your camera allo
Alone with your thoughts and dreams...Alone with your thoughts and dreams...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soar by MmichelleeJ
wonder... by cweeksTrain... by monikha
Lower by leingad Where we began by uglybug
legs by Wojtysiak Sounds Of The Underground by oO-Rein-Oo
breath by Silmeria-sisi
All a dream by mehrmeer
Monochrome Pleasures***Monochrome Pleasures4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Fine Art Photgraphy feature
We are a photography group, specialized on Fine-Art photography of any genre.
I.M. 6 by Neuromancer1987
after argoth by axegor somewhere. someway ... by deotymkabefore Argoth by axegor
26. by Wawrzykowski... by bagnino
A Free ManSo it's official, as of this month, I am graduated – completely free from the woes of school forever more! During my time in college I've written the scores for three short films and released two albums with my band. The hope is that the strain and stress of the "real world" won't slow all that productivity down!A Free Man4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'm going full steam ahead and putting out feelers for more music production gigs out there, as well as starting a small solo project (just me and my piano), but I think the biggest news that I have to share with you is that my band's newest – yet unreleased – album is coming very, very soon, and I have some pretty awesome news to share with you regarding it, when the time comes!
I'm VERY happy to be back with you, and I hope that I can continue to be an active member, sharing in all of your wonderful talents, my dearest fellow deviants (and I mean that wholeheartedly).
Before you go, though, I w
Obscured Photos: Features .81ObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!Obscured Photos: Features .814 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article features all of the deviations submitted for our Themes of the Week. Feel free to have a browse! You never know, but you may find something you like.
the turtle helper by saddarkness i love you by MaginaRevolution Key to Your Heart by andrea-ioana Love by Emma-Hyde 197. Out Of Body Moments by kimathy24 I Saw the Sign by AnonymousCharles :thumb200462938: Just the Four of Us by auto64 :thumb258336204: Love found in Austria by feigenfrucht :thumb180830148: Nom de l'amour by shadowsofthepast2010
Another Sunset by Novox-Prayer More Fun With Sugar by auto64 Train Pseudo HDR by melly4260 Feather Drops by OcularFracture Sunset in Norrkoping by fastidious-cat Fly me to the Moon by chabruphotography :thumb269604368
Interesting - part 74 OBLIVION - the movieInteresting - part 742 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I was on Thursday on the 'Oblivion' movie (main character played by Tom Cruise).
It was EPIC!
Love it - MUSIC (!), special effects (realistic & not overdrawn), actors and story.
You should totally see this!
Cool themed work... :iconbluekokorox: (look at Tom's face! )
And here are 2 awesome songs from 'Oblivion' soundtrack...
FEEL THIS EPICNESS!!!
Vitaliy Zavadskyy - 'Oblivion'
M83 - 'Oblivion' (feat. Susanne Sundfør)
The Freshmaker by Art-Kombinatgolden... by BaxiaArtMusic by Phonatics
ThePrecursor by Kay-Noireprincess of china by BitchesReloadedLast Order by misza-pawlowski
Not title 24 IV by cexnKseniya_ by rmalo5aapiThe Other Side That You Can't See by LavennzOsy
Seeing red - a Redhead Feature ***Seeing red - a Redhead Feature4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Readhead Feature
A Fine Art Photgraphy feature
We are a photography group, specialized on Fine-Art photography of any genre.
Shadow of the Sun by KefkasJudgement Its Me! by raquelareias
Blue n.1 by Vive-Le-Rock
last days of summer - 2 by Vive-Le-RockMy Bizarre Habit by RubelleRedhead Portrait 4 by Alexander-MargolinBruises on her Ego by TheRangRang. by lula696
You will see us again flowers by domatescilek memory of summer. by magnesina Cosmos by Marmaluke invitation by AlicjaRodzik Waking dream by dnbly Happy by fruitpunch1 hard sun by RiluriCanta Dreaming by Justysiak hanging. by simoendli cosmo love. by simoendli umbrella. by simoendli Dolce by Einsilbig with love by Iridescent-happinesS just a flower by julie-rc Twilight's flowers by marcopolo17 spring, the by frayart show me. .. by lipstickmisfit Spring Ladies by Hantenshi Garden by BlueColoursOfNature Dressed In Pink by addy-ack Cosmos by undergradNITZ Flowers by Justine1985 Cosmos by Al-Baum :thumb262337716: Into the light III by ZanaSoul Darkness by NicolasEvariste Ona Flower by CasheeFoo :thumb271029963:You will see us again3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosmos IV by WindyLife to the evening sun by nakedlady sunbathing together by StarTigerOne maybe you aren't lost by jyoujo Opened My Arms to You.. by pacificdreams :thumb328594117: easy summer by asianrabbit Pink cosmos by piyato cold by frayart Last Rays by X-chromosome Pink Cosmos by hk21 the forgotten tenderness... by nakedlady
Is time over? by pacificdreams :thumb138646049: cosmea by AlexEdg Divas by StarPhoto Coeur de cosmos by pourquoipas blue stage by berryrika Reaching for the Cosmos. . . by ElevenOrchids Flowers vol.2 by Justine1985 Sweet Deflection by piximi :thumb812
Journal #11Well another month has gone by and I did not get as much done as I hoped. I had not been taking photos for almost a whole month and I have not managed my account in that time either, so right now I am in the middle of catching up to speed. I will be spending quite some time adding photos that I took from even as far back as September, I believe, and submitting photos to groups, as well as many other things necessary. My months goals have not been accomplished but I am not letting these events determine my mood. I am now a year older, as well my birthday has passed recently, also I had a lot of fun with a friend of mine. We went to go see a movie called Argo, which was excellent, and then went to have pizza. I had a good time even though my other friend was not able to make it to the movie. Well anyway moving on, My art is still improving, and I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU CHECK OUT MY OTHER ACCOUNT PAGE: :iconnoJournal #113 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope is still in the air.Hope is still in the air.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
“We mature with the damage, not with the years.”
— Mateus William
So this year has been filled with a lot of internal large storms for me and sometimes they have felt never ending, but I have learned so much from them that I honestly really appreciate every one! Even though there has been so much wreckage inside myself, I found the importance of positivity and the great impact it has on my heart and mind. I have been blessed with experiencing so many adventures also this year that have made some of my greatest dreams come true! Flying a plain for the first time; let alone by myself, seeing the ocean and the mountains, having an amazing job working with kids over the summer, finding true friendships and with the blowing winds inside me, it has helped me realize no matter what I'm going through, there is still beauty in the world and there is lessons in most anything and I should never take them for granted. I have gained so many epiphanies from this yea
TimePrayin' forTime3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
the storm that never comes
Waitin' for those clouds to turn the darkest
Sittin' in a house that you won't call a home
Cryin' for the rain to
come and swallow you
Mama won't you take me back to better days
mind was wrong but the words they came out right
Had I known that age would
take my breath away
I'm sure I would have put up a better fight
Baby I got
numbers all across my skin
Reminding me of all the times I let you go
the rain will come around and drown my sins
But life's not kind I for one
Now I'm wondering where I left myself
Back before and the spaces
Dark in day you will never understand my pain
All the things I've
heard all the things I've
heard all the things I've seen
Time tells all but it don't tell me
Time is cruel but it helps me see
Time is all the things you want and hate
Time is all I need
With city lights making up for the missing
Each night seems more redundant than the last
So if you want me will
i adoreno words for that beauty.i adore4 years ago in Personal More Like This
2nd Competition: winnersHello,2nd Competition: winners3 years ago in Personal More Like This
after a prolonged judging (for which I am sorry, but we admins had some personal problems) , it's my pleasure to announce the winners.
Congratulations to all participants. We had some very good entries!
The image also obtained 6 out of 17 votes.
Comments: The image has huge potential. It has a nice subject, it's representative and full of life. It has a good composition and an excellent framing. In addition to this, it also seems capable of telling a story, which is a rare thing in photos.
decides next contest theme
The image also obtained 2 out of 17 votes.
Comments: The light is wonderful and the warmness of the shot is great. It suits well with the theme of the contest and has a good sharpness.
raspberries, strawberries, Ukraine, still lifehttp://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5k0b94PpZ1qkzmvzo1_500.gifraspberries, strawberries, Ukraine, still life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
December 31December 314 years ago in Personal More Like This
Each moment in a day has its own value.
Morning brings HOPE,
Afternoon brings FAITH,
Evening brings LOVE,
Night brings REST,
Hope you will have all of them everyday.
Have a great start for Jan,
Love for February,
Peace for March,
No worries for April,
Fun for May,
Joy for June to November,
Happiness for December,
Have a lucky and wonderful New Year.
WNC Self-Portrait ContestHappy New Year, everyone!WNC Self-Portrait Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
is going to start 2012 with its very first contest.
The theme is
The contest starts on January 1, 2012 and ends on January 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST.
12 MONTHS PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP
for the 1st place
3 MONTHS PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP
for the 2nd place
1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP
for the 3rd place
Feature in WhoNeedsColour, including honorable mentions.
One contest entry per member!
(You have to be a member of WhoNeedsColour to participate, join requests will be automatically approved.)
Contest entries have to be a self-portrait and have to be black and white (faint monochrome tints are allowed)!
Your contest entry has to be new work submitted between January 1, 2012 and January 31, 2012
to one of the following categories: Photography, Digital Art, Traditional Art, Deviant ID
You have to state in the artist's comments: "This is my entry to th
Cute SquaresRecently I have much more free time and must addmit - more time for dev.Cute Squares4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some ideas are coming through my mind, but the weather isn't cooperating.
Keep fingers crossed and pray for snow...yeah.
I want to share with u some totally stunning squares.
untitled by oprisco amazing grace by Eliara
falling an autumn by esmahanozkan bring me to life by swiejkowska 00026 - Daydream by SlevinAaron
+++ by anticuus ol by kieubaska Agata No 57 by franekchrzonszcz
levitation by luccash two by luccash nattt by lunariya
Photoshop Tutorials for Photographers:I just wanted to announce that I do have a tutorial section up on my personal web site:Photoshop Tutorials for Photographers:4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me know if you'd like to book me in the upcoming months.
5 years5 years that I created this account on deviantArt.5 years3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's hard to believe, one quarter of my life!
5 years that I took the photo that made me meet my lover, from the opposite part of the world,
The father of my son. And it's also his birthday, today! He is now 21
Life is really full of surprise.
Not a single second I would have expected to find what I found here,
Not a single second I would have expected to be where I am now,
being a mother of the most lovely child, prince charming by my side.
Happy birthday to the most precious man from here and beyond
And a huge thanks to everyone of you, and to deviantart, for simply existing!
500 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3500 points give away, winners announced3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Booboo, my guinea pig, gives away 5x100 points to 5 lucky deviants. She wants to thank you for your support!
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know that you are in!
Good luck! I will pick the 5 winners (100 each) with random.org
Deadline: 7th January '13
Lots of love from B00B00!
New points give away: < you may join both
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all