How They Did It: The Story Behind the Shot V3HTDI:TSBTS aims to guide emerging photographers by showcasing tips, techniques, and stories generously shared by some of dA's most accomplished Photography > Animals, Plants & Nature artists. At the same time, we hope to shed light on the often overlooked amount of effort that is required to create striking images like these. Making a great photograph takes time, planning, a creative eye, and solid photography skills. What happens behind the lens is just as important as the final product!How They Did It: The Story Behind the Shot V33 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am sure many of you have been told "Great photo! You must have an awesome camera!" or "Wow, you sure were lucky to get that shot!" While a "good camera" and "luck" are small ingredients when creating a visual feast, we photographers would like to remind everyone that technical competency, determination, patience, and creative vision are the real meat and potatoes of any tasty photo.
"Was it luck that I happened to wake up at 3am fi
Girls girls...Ok, serously!Girls girls...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LOSE THE DUCKFACE ROUTINE! Most girls are great looking. And some are not so great looking, ok, but NO ONE is BETTER looking doing the muther funking duckface!
Most girls nowadays seems to be doing it, and let me tell you, there are few guys out there who enjoy watching pictures of girls who look like they're biting down on bathing-rings whilest trying to look hot holding the camera 50feet above their heads. Sorry
Now this is no major issue, but I've talked to alot of girls about this, and as most are to embarassed to even admit they are doing anything out of the ordinary on the pictures (....), some come clean and tell that they belive that its hot and that guys would like it.
I'm just here to pop your bubble gals. The only guys who might find the features shown in said photos are guys with tanning-lines above their bellybuttons and an overly wrinkled forehead that take pictures of themselves in their parents bathroom. An
Europeans turns 3 - premium membership giveaway!EDIT: This contest has now been closed for submissions! We will be announcing our winners shortly. Thanks to everybody for participating!Europeans turns 3 - premium membership giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On September 2, europeans is celebrating its third year as a group!
To celebrate this feat, we are going to give away three 3 month deviantART premium memberships, or the equivalent in points (636 ) among all of our members who add this blog to their favorites by September 2!
Here's how it works:You add the blog to your favorites.On September 2, we will insert all the names of deviants who favorited this blog into a randomizer and update this blog to state the giveaway is closed.Using the randomizer, we will pick three deviants. If one of the selected deviants is not a member of europeans, we will continue picking deviants using the randomizer until we have successfully selected three members of europeans.Our founder :devfvdslo
ANOTHER YEAR WITHOUT A SAVIOR - 2014 - 2ANOTHER YEAR WITHOUT A SAVIOR - 2014 - 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
kitty crystalline ::: by katworks Auf dem Weg by feigenfrucht
wet secret by johngiannis27 Time Report by RichardLeach conscious thought by DanNeamu
home is where my heart ishome is where my heart is3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ocean Rock by MiniMonkey ...Gardar... by XavierJamonet
Stack Island by InnerComa Narcotic Serenity by Ananyana The Thing by white-white
Carpathian Sunset by Pr3t3nd3r First light over the Veymont by XavierJamonet Black rock peak by tihomirmladenov
The Last Sunset by doruoprisan Ionion Sea 2 by sui400 A Place For Dreams by MaximeCourty
:thumb213561357: Monument Twilight by StevenDavisPhoto :thumb213560584:
Kendalls by InnerComa Yuraygir NP Sunrise by eye-of-tom The Golden Sand by DrewHopper
Texas Lightning by djohn9 Thunderhead by islandtime Winter Marvels by MaximeCourty
Emerald Beach Creek by DrewHopper hope for tomorrow by vally5 Tidal Encounter by DrewHopper
Iceberg Lake by narmansk8 Vikos Canyon by sui400 To the far peaks... by ivancoric
The Happy Isles of Oceania by michaelanderson Desert Light by MarcAdamus The Soft Sands of Twilight by michaelanderson
Scotland 02 by MatthiasHaltenhof Framed by Clouds by alban-expressed
Best of March 2013Hello everyoneBest of March 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
SkyAndNatureClub proudly presents the best submissions of March 2013!
We feature the best pictures of every month, so make sure you submit your best works to the group and increase your chance to be featured
Not yet a member? Have a look at our Blog and feel free to join!
And now enjoy the monthly feature!
Flowers, Plants & Macro
schwarzweissfirstschwarzweiss2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to present the winners of our black and white contest from
the winner are
three of his works
and with the same number of points
three of his works
and on the third place we have two persons as well:
three of his works
three of her works
Staubwolke by scheinbar quite straight by scheinbar
congratulations to all the winners
some other honorable works from the contest
sus ojos obsesionantes by Baal-Kaos Take a Picture by MarcelHieber :thumb284644186:
Berlin by matze-end Defeated by DpressedSoul Bauhaus Museum 2 by MatthiasHaltenhof
Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol.14A2Matos'sAnimals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol.142 years ago in Personal More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 14
Animals, Plants and Nature
In Full Glory
Tunnel View Beauty
Once Upon A Time In A Kingdom Far Away
good morning sunshine
beautiful view, Colraiser
Vampire actions?Yesterday I wrote this about my newest ps actions,Vampire actions?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I give these exclusive actions away for free to 10 random artists.
The only thing you need to do is leave a feedback (comment, fav) at this deviation so I now you are interested. I pick 10 comments which I find "notable". You may also choose one of my other exclusive actions in this folder: http://lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.com/gallery/38582019 if you like those more.
But I decided to let everyone who commented to pick one exclusive action from this folder: http://lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.com/gallery/38582019 ♥ ♥ (I couldn't choose, because all the comments where so nice) Just send me a not which action you want and I give you a free download link!!!
The comment of ~Speireag is the last comment to which I give an exclusive action away.
You can choose between these:
37 Practices of Bodhisattva by Shantideva37 Practices Of Bodhisattva37 Practices of Bodhisattva by Shantideva2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(people who practice Dhamma to be Samma SamBuddha like Sakyamuni Buddha)
You who see that experience has no coming or going,
Yet pour your energy solely into helping beings,
My excellent teachers and Lord All Seeing,
I humbly and constantly honor with my body, speech, and mind.
The fully awake, the buddhas, source of joy and well-being,
All come from integrating the noble Way.
Because integration depends on your knowing how to practice,
I will explain the practice of all bodhisattvas.
Right now, you have a good boat, fully equipped and available (to be in human form)— hard to find.
To free others and you from the sea of samsara,
Day and night, fully alert and present,
Study, reflect, and meditate — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
Attraction to those close to you catches you in its currents;
Aversion to those who oppose you burns inside;
Indifference that ignores what needs to be done is a black hole.
Leave your homelan
NEW CONTEST - Design Mais! | Also... Mystic Orbs?It's time for a new contest! This one will be a little different from previous ones, but your task is simple; just make as many Mais designs as you want! The top 10 designs will become the next Mais Batch with adoptables. All Mais Pond members can enter, so if you don't already have a Mais, it's possible that you'll be able to adopt your own design if you're lucky!NEW CONTEST - Design Mais! | Also... Mystic Orbs?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rules, Tips & Guidelines
- You can not change the basic design of a Mais, you only design the colors and markings.
- Mais can not have glow markings.
- Keep the designs simple, "less is more".
- Designs should preferly be symmetrical.
- You may design as many Mais as you want, but only a limited number of them will be able to win.
- If I think your design is good, but could still use a bit of tweaking I will do so. But you will still get the credit for the design.
- You don't need to make designs based on real life creatures/objects.
If you want, you can use my Mais Template to make your designs with, which can be found here
deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.comIt recently came to our attention that a website called Art4Love.com was offering prints for sale, some based off of deviations also found on deviantART.com (and perhaps other works by artists not on deviantART). Art4Love.com is currently offline, but was up long enough to make some artists very understandably upset, as neither the artists (we are told) nor deviantART ever gave permission for Art4Love.com to sell these prints.deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.com3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've been tracking the exchanges of comments and journals about all possible infringing activity and are ready to provide information from our side that would help legal action that any of the affected artists decide to bring. We will also fully cooperate with any government agency that may become involved because of consumer complaints against this apparently infringing website and the people running it. We would also happily cooperate with any possible fraud investigations.
As a note of caution, we don’t have all the fa
Putting an end to thisMany of you who watch me have noticed that the first thing I write under every photo I post is:Putting an end to this2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I encourage everyone to please view this image on my website I use a dark neutral background that makes viewing art much more pleasing to the eye."
This is my only real gripe with deviantART, and one that if they fixed, I feel could significantly improve the look and feel of the site as a whole.
The main reason I post this is because I can't understand for the life of me why deviantART, an ART website, would choose a very awful shade of green to use throughout their website to showcase art. It's my opinion, and the opinion of pretty much any art site you visit (red bubble, 500px, 1x etc) that there should be a neutral background to a website where you are showcasing art. It really should be black or white or anything in between (shades of grey) This weird, gross shade of green just makes everything look worse. It's such a great site, with SO many talented artists, I can't figure out why the
Flight RisingUPDATE: The FR Kickstarter is over at 900% their original goal, congrats to everyone! That means when I have free time i'll be finalizing all these great patches into a finished quilt. Get those entries in soon! You have about a week or two left!Flight Rising2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Most of you likely follow :iconneondragon: and are already aware of the new game Flight Rising. If not you can check out their Kickstarter, or their Main Site
So! That being said i've decided to start a project in honor of said game. You've heard of community art quilts before? Well it's one of those. If not, it's where a lot of people come together and donate their 'piece' to a larger project. In this case we're doing 300 by 300 sized images that will be put together and hosted on my own web-space. As a larger quilt emerges it will be saved and sent to the Flight Rising Group here on DA, posted
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
PE Abstract and Surreal: Nature AbstractedNature AbstractedPE Abstract and Surreal: Nature Abstracted2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
while you are still here by wchildRaindrops square by DragonOfLust
Australia III by Moeplingloop by augenweide
Sygne II by marrianWhite Words by Art2mys
Inspired by the gallery of
Previous posts of PE Week Abstract and Surreal:
Introduction: Defining Abstract and Surreal
Interview with =eintoern
The Colour and the Shape
Interview with *tuminka
purple. I Feel Like I'm Falling Up by KingStephenArthur :thumb295269996: Time to say goodbye by PawelMatys Dragon Desert by tiffa anemone 2 by JasonKaiser Those Winter Blues by Annimouse Pulchritude by petits-bonheurs Purple by MeemzZz A Goodbye To Spring by SarahJPhotography purple flowers by RussianSweetheart purple. by Aparazita-R Welcome To Your Imagination by KingStephenArthur sade by busangane Calf by Crickatoo :thumb80982425: color of the wind by hayzy Request - Kimi by Maija Farmer's Market Bouquets by Tails-155 magenta curve 3 by JasonKaiser Purple flower by davidliong Field Scabious by Renathory Women by Thombolaa :thumb318803027: Lilac by ErinMariel Theatre by ximina Periwinkle Purple by JeanFan MAUVE by Juliabohemian 433 by Nigrita Jaws of life flower by sidneyj06 Heartsease by Renathory Robot by inSOLense Belly Of The Beast by Lion6255 :thumb203777704: Diamonds in the Sun by Lilyas Tropical Forest by sidneyj06 purple by purplerainistaken Forever by NaBHaN Unidentified Plant by Tails-155 Colour Transition by DPasschier A Love Of Purple by DPasschier .:PURPLE:. by MarcosRodriguez Purple Anemone by petits-bonheurs yurple by LovieLovetree soft purple by missmercer007 Green Heather vol.2 by Justine1985 Tulip by WillCook :thumb319316338: Flowers by Justine1985 Freedom by xOronar :thumb196purple.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dawn of Darkness Contest - EXTENDED DEADLINEEdit: I was asked by a few people to give a small extension. So i'm going to give a small one of 2 weeks, making the deadline the 15th of November. Please get your entries in by then!Dawn of Darkness Contest - EXTENDED DEADLINE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone, Naomi here. I'm pretty excited to finally announce a gigantic contest! I've been itching to do this for a while now, and now that I have some references done, I can get it rolling!
Some of you may recall my oc DA from years ago. I thought it was high time to pull him out again, spruce him up a little, and finally have some fun with him now that I have references for him.
This Contest is simple, just Draw DA. That's pretty much the main goal. You don't have to sit and pour over his history and past [Though I'd be impressed if you did] to learn all his little nuisances like some contests make you do. Though to help out, here is a brief little outline about him:
DA is the third prototype of next generation androids. His line ends with him
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 211 months ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Art Theft Scam***Update***Art Theft Scam3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have a bigger and better website now that breaks the list down alphabetically and shows images so you can better see what has already been identified. I will no longer be updating the list on the blog. Please visit the new site to view the list http://art4loveisafraud.com/index.html and we have a dedicated email for you to send updates to email@example.com. The site is still under construction, so not all of the images are up yet but everything should be up in the next day or two. Please give us time, this is a big undertaking.
I have a new journal entry you may want to read that gives helpful tips for searching for screenshots http://dlr4553.deviantart.com/journal/Tips-for-gathering-evidence-254817965#comments
The list has gotten so long that I can no longer update it in this journal. You can see the list on my blog http://blog.deirdrereynolds.com/2011/08/art-theft
May extra commissions - Completed (closed)Opening another session of extra commissions that will be processed along with the regular ones, this time for A5 pencil portraits.May extra commissions - Completed (closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read further for more info
Pencil portrait, A5 size(5.8 × 8.3 in), single character.
You will receive a 300dpi file of your picture.
Each portrait will be 15€
To order one all you need to do is send me a note with:
- the character description/visual reference
- your PayPal address
I'll confirm your order and send you a payment request over your PayPal account when I'll start working on your portrait; you'll receive the picture shortly after.
Thank you for your attention
My Photoshop Actions journal = closedWhat are Photoshop Actions?My Photoshop Actions journal = closed2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Photoshop Actions are the recordings of commands that can be applied to one or multiple images in Photoshop. When you press play, it applies these recorded commands. Think about changing the mood in a picture with various adjustment layers. Using an action can actually help you save a lot of time.
Which versions of Photoshop are lieveheersbeestje's actions compatible with?
All Photoshop CS versions, CS2 to CS6 Extended. My actions are not compatible with Photoshop Elements or other programs.
How can I download your exclusive actions?
You can download most of the actions at my DeviantART for free, it's easy and takes a few seconds. However I do have some exclusive actions as well, you need to pay with DeviantART points in order to get them. Want free points? Read more below in this journal.
30 points every week!
Every week I choose at least one artwork that used one of my actions. This artist will receive 30 points.
Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, lovelies (:
Since it's summer and the school is over for some people (*yay*) I guess everyone will find a little bit more time for deviantart.
That's why I decided to make some of our lovely deviants happy by giving them a premium membership and points
All you have to do:
fav this journal in order to participate and voila!
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)
- 3 month premium membership
- 3 month premium membership
The 2 lucky winners will be chosen by random.org generator.
update* deadline: 8th July, 2012.
Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too
Good luck and xo
Two lucky people who random.org picked are
:iconlucky88duck: and :iconp