Macro Photography - Detail not Visible to the EyeMacro Photography - Show the Detail not Visible to the EyeMacro Photography - Detail not Visible to the Eye8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Approaching macro photography for the first time can be full of ugliness especially if your first attempts fail badly. Many beginners discover the Depth of Field (DoF) is very small, images are out of focus because the focus is critical in macro photography with the small DoF, Camera shake and subject movement (due to using longer shutter speeds to allow for small apertures and/or not using a sturdy tripod), increased noise (if you use a higher ISO to compensate for the small apertures needed), or badly composed photos. And this can get frustrating.
(the following was already covered in my first article Welcome to the
World of Macro but here is a reminder)
Macro Photography requires special equipment which can get expensive, but so what we photographers like to spend money on equipment. Without some form of macro equipment you will not be able to
Best of January 2013Hello everyoneBest of January 20133 years ago in Art Features More Like This
SkyAndNatureClub proudly presents the best submissions of January 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
How to... LightroomHey guys, this is TylerFortierPhoto with a video on how to use Graduated Filters and the Adjustment Brush in LightroomHow to... Lightroom4 years ago in Personal More Like This
ProjectPorkchop Vol295ProjectPorkchop 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.ProjectPorkchop Vol2952 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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ProjectPorkchop Vol284ProjectPorkchop 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.ProjectPorkchop Vol2842 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Happy beanie by Tejetejon
Photography, a beginners GuidePHOTOGRAPHY, A BEGINNERS GUIDEPhotography, a beginners Guide6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
After a recent pool i had, it seems like people miss more tutorials and guides to photography.
So i am gonna give it my best and make this easy and hopefully helpful.
No absolute answer to everything, but things from my point of view, including some facts.
Advanced facts that sounds sexy will not be included here, Mostly because you don`t need that information to take great photos.
But i will give you url to all the major subjects so that you can read in-depth about them.
First things first, you gonna need a camera, the question on everyones lips is; What camera should i get?
Whats with the freaking megapixels? what is a dslr?
A digital camera/Point and shoot, does not give you the opportunity to change lenses.
Meaning, that the zoom and usability of the lens is as it is.
That does not make it horrible, but for photographers who work with Macro and wildlife photography, that requires a zoom and a magnification that a point-and-shoot c
i made morei made more7 months ago in Personal More Like This
wtf did i just make
cough Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa , D A N G
HetaOni QuotesHUSAISDWEUI *passes out*HetaOni Quotes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm so stressed. :iconcryforeverplz:
I watched more HetaOni today. WE ALL NEED 17 2/2, NAO!!!
I decided to post a journal filled with the best quotes, anyways.
Germany's about to be eaten by Steve... Then Prussia comes back to defend him... HE SAYS:
PRUSSIA: You wanna know why I came back?! I can't think of any reason why I wouldn't come back and help my little brother!
Italy and Romano's cellphone chat...
ITALY: Hey Romano, can you fill in for me at work tomorrow?
ITALY: Tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, and forever and ever... can you?
ROMANO: It's your job. Just get your ass back here and fucking take care of it yourself!
Aww. Romano's such a Tsundere....But for Italy to ask that made me SAD. ITALY, YOU CAN'T DIE!
More Italy and Romano...
ROMANO: Try saying my name.
ROMANO: No! Say my full name!
ITALY: Italy... Roma..no...
ROMANO: Yeah, that's right. I'm Italy, too! I
Canid Of The Month Newsletter - Maned WolfCanid Of The Month Newsletter - Maned Wolf4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to Underrated-Canids 2nd Edition Canid Of The Month Newsletter!
Did you know?...
Hello, dear readers! Did you know every single Month from now on Underrated-Canids will be celebrating a specific Canid from our Allowed List in our Group? Since this is our Second Edition, we thought we would bring a Newsletter exploring the life of one of the tallest and fastest of all Canids ....this being the Maned Wolf . Every Month for our COTM (Canid Of The Month) project we will be including a small contest, the theme being the best deviation in the Maned Wolf section of our gallery. In addition, we have an array of amazing facts, videos and other media to share with you on the Maned Wolf. We will keep you updated via blogs for the competition.
Before we get started want to know more about us
Spring and Easter Stock collection (I)Part 1:Spring and Easter Stock collection (I)6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Objects, Model, Animals
This is an updated version of a big feature I posted last year.
Hope you like it !
Chocco mondo by chop-stock easter eggs in a basket 1 by two-ladies-stocks Speckled Eggs 1 by Rhabwar-Troll-stock
Nest Stock 05 by Malleni-Stock
365 Day drawing Challenge!So I've decided on doing a 365 day drawing challenge! I've compiled a list of 365 things (adjectives, ideas, verbs, etc.) and I will pick one at random every day. After a year, I will have 365 unique drawings!! I actually started yesterday, and I have to upload the pic. I did #35. If I remember, I will upload every pic I draw.365 Day drawing Challenge!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Update: If you'd like to use this list, please go right ahead and do so! My permission is not necessary, but any comments or credit to me would be greatly appreciated!
Here's my list. I will not be doing them in this order, I'll pick a random one each day. I'm so excited!
1. Draw one of your friends if they were the opposite sex
2. a tragedy
3. Create a new OC and draw their debut
4. a romance
7. draw one of your current OCs as detailed as possible
10. a self portrait
11. an advertisement
12. a collection of stick figures on post it notes (drawn by different friends)
All of the characters sprites and more!Hello everyone! Since people working with RPGMaker are asking for the characters sprites we don't have in our gallery -yet-, we remind you that you can find almost every of them -as well as bases and generators to make your fancharacters sprites- in the following links: (please credit the artists if you use them!)All of the characters sprites and more!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Hetalia characters sprites RPGMaker VX size (can be used in XP too!) http://pixiv.cc/march_mid/archives/676244.html
- Hetalia characters sprites RPGMaker XP size (can be used in VX) http://untamed.wild-refuge.net/rmxpresources.php?characters
- Worldmap size http://pixiv.cc/march_mid/archives/1675462.html
- XP size characters generator and bases http://www.geocities.jp/kurororo4/looseleaf/
- VX size Famicom's Female Characters Creator http://www.famitsu.com/freegame/tool/chibi/index2.html
- VX size Famicom's Male Characters Creator http://www.famitsu.com/freegame/tool/chibi/index1.html
- Bases to draw different VX body sizes and skin-colors http://imageshack.us/ph
How to make your uploads StrongerHow to make your uploads StrongerHow to make your uploads Stronger6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a guide to making your uploads more individual and taken more seriously.
Not a absolute answer guide, just some suggestions.
* Try not to upload 10 images in a row, make sure you only upload 1-2 each day.
People need time to look through their center and if you upload to much, they are most likely to jump over a few of them.
The other thing is that it might seem to people that you just snapshot and upload right away, even though you might used a lot of time on it.
*What title should i give my image? Make sure you give a title you think suits the image, a image with a strong title makes the artwork
itself better and change the way people see the theme and concept.
My suggestion is that you think about the feeling you had when you worked on the image, or the feeling you want the image to show.
Let`s say you worked on a painting that reminded you about your childhood. You there have many titles; Childhood
Contest! $25+ Art10 DAYS LEFT!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!!ONE!!!1!!ELEVEN!!!Contest! $25+ Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw My OC's contest!
What to draw:
Easy! For this contest, participants will be drawing my OC's!
Now, you can choose a couple of them to draw, or draw them all!
The First Character is Aura Star
Aura Star is a feline, a house cat. She loves water and snow, and anything colourful, and is usually cheerful and curious.
The Second Character is Aster
Aster is a Tail Mouth Lemur, but can also be drawn as a Feline. He loves stargazing and city lights, and mostly keeps to himself.
The Third Character is Rayne
A Teenage Cat. She is creative and loves music.
The Fourth Character is
You Can't Fight The Homestuck lyricsthis was made by Kylee Henke: http://kyleehenke.tumblr.com/ <= and that is her tumblr go nuts kidsYou Can't Fight The Homestuck lyrics3 years ago in Personal More Like This
disclaimer i own nothing boopdy boop
[He-lllo, everybody! Let me tell you about Homestuck...]
John Egbert, Rose Lalonde
Ascend, descend, rise up, abscond
Jade Harley, Dave Strider
They all play Sburb and end the world.
Hella Jeff and Sweet Bro
Heat and clockwork, wind and shade
Frost and frogs, light and rain
Vagabond and Mendicant
Renegade, consorts and Denizens
Countdown to the Reckoning
Derse and Prospit
Pogo Hammer, Sassacre
You can't fight the Home-stuck!
Though it's weird and random
It's the greatest fandom!
You can't fight the Home-stuck!
True, it's quite outrageous
But it's all contagious!
Jasper's secret, Davesprite
Casey, Mutie, doomed timelines
Good dog, best friend
Jack causes many people's ends.
Black Queen, nak nak
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZStreetside Stories: Monochrome1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
by - dmitryzhkov
The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
:: ghost town by - noahsamuelmosko
\-ooby - DinoKose
2by - Henzonlee
shemsby - arslanalp
The hand of the player by - mariomencacci
Childhoodby - IFedorovskaya
152nd Day On DA (How to bring in more traffic)People have been asking me like how do you increase page views , comments , friends etc...I know that there is many FAQ and journals to help you guys to get more traffic in your page but let me just let you guys know what works best in my own opinion . Its really simple and there is no secrets to it and this is the 5 things that is FREE (no need giveaways , no need PM etc)152nd Day On DA (How to bring in more traffic)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SIMPLICITY IS BEAUTY
You will want a simple to navigate page with only the essentials like your profile details , newest deviations , journal entries and also a short (about 5 for me) comments section . Imagine going into a page full of chick and trendy badges and icons all over the place and you are without a doubting , killing alot of mouse wheels as its tiring to scroll down to the bottom just for people to drop you a simple comment . Think about it this way , make things easier for people and it will be such a pleasant experience to come to your page .
THANK PEOPLE THAT FAV, WATCH , LL
Lets Make a Monster! -CONTEST-Happy HalloweenLets Make a Monster! -CONTEST-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
October Contest - October 26, 2013
Lets Make a Monster!
Prepare a grotesque monster using the the bucket of parts bellow!
How to Enter
To enter, leave a comment bellow with your 2 body parts. I will then respond with 2 more.
Your design must be ORIGINAL. No using bases you already posses, or premade bases not by your own hand.
You MUST incorporate all 4 things in your design. You DO NOT have to make them overwhelming; you can add them as accents.
No complex backgrounds. Only single color background or transparent background please. nothing to clutter the design.
You have full rights to your design. Feel free to make more as adopts, sell the single design or keep it.
You may only enter 1 s
Merry Christmas + What is love? LOVE IS...Merry Christmas + What is love?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once upon a time, many moons ago, Pachunka asked me, "What is love?" I'm not sure the kind of answer he was expecting, but he received the following response:
Pretend that you're hungry. Really, really hungry. Famished. You come home after a long day at work and fix yourself the most perfect sandwich ever. It's the sandwich to end all other sandwiches -- made from the freshest of materials, exactly to your specifications. Just as you're about to take the first bite, your significant other comes through the door and mentions how good the sandwich looks. You then give away your sandwich away without a second thought. This is love.
The holiday season provides an opportunity for people to reflect on, and be thankful for, the good things in our lives -- health, family, friends and success. But after a conversation with a good fri
Moving 6 Billion Messages Without Being NoticedWe've just finished moving every message in every user's message center — all 6 billion of them — to a brand new set of database servers, and we managed to do it without anyone noticing. We didn't find much published material about the best way to do this, so we wanted to share a few details with you. It does get a little bit technical though so I won't be offended if you skip over some parts!Moving 6 Billion Messages Without Being Noticed4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The data that powers message center was stored on one of our main sharded MySQL database clusters. That same cluster powers a lot of different features of the site and we recognised a lot of traffic was caused by this relatively simple but large set of data.
To free up capacity on that cluster, and help keep the site quick as we continue to grow, we decided to move the message center data to its own servers.
Some fun figures:~6 billion rows of data in 13 tables across 16 shardsAverage 5k, daily peak of 10k queries per second for this data across the clusterAverage 100k, daily
1 month Premium membership giveaway! (Closed) Thank you to all that have participated! I am happy to announce that pokerules1 is the contest winner! Please watch and/or donate to me, and maybe I can do more contests in the future!1 month Premium membership giveaway! (Closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will NOT be accepting entries on the 22nd
Who wants a 1 month Premium membership?! I will GIVE you one, but you have to do the following!
You have to actively watch me
you have to fav this journal.
You write the following in a journal and post the link below!
:iconxX-Aki-Xx: Is going to GIVE AWAY a 1 month Premium membership! check her out!
After linking back the journal, you will get a random number. The winner will be decided using this: Random number Generator
You can't already have a membership, I want to give it to someone who DOESN'T/HAS NEVER gotten the chance to try one.
ACCEPTALLART CONTEST 2013! (CONTEST HAS ENDED!)The decided contest theme for 2013 is: MUSIC. ♩♫ACCEPTALLART CONTEST 2013! (CONTEST HAS ENDED!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”
― Sarah Dessen
The contest is now open, and ends on November 27th.
All art mediums are allowed!
The artworks must be NEW, made specifically for this contest. (Anything submitted after October the 1st is ok)
Put anything along the lines of “This is my entry for AcceptAllArt’s contest” in the description box.
Send your entry in a note to ceedeng (submit it to deviantart first, then send the link.)
1 entry per person.
(if you'd like to offer prizes, feel free to comment below!)
First: 100 , feature from ceedeng, f-innick, WorldWar-Tori, 3 commissio
Beta Launch: Improvements to More Like ThisHello everyone!Beta Launch: Improvements to More Like This3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Last month, we released More Like This to you all, and after gathering your feedback, we've made some changes to better your browsing experience!
Toggling Endless Scrolling: Several members preferred the original paging interface rather than infinite scrolling. With this change, we added the ability to switch between both modes, a setting which will be preserved as you browse.
Optimized Scrolling: We've made some improvements to optimize performance and loading times while browsing with infinite scrolling. The biggest change is that thumbnails on pages that are out of sight will get removed as you scroll, lowering the memory requirements and noticeably improving scrolling performance. Under normal circumstances this should not be visible at all; however, when quickl
Keeping your Account Safe!Hi guys, just want to give everyone a friendly reminder about account security. Keeping your account and email passwords secure is the most important factor in not getting your account hijacked by anyone.Keeping your Account Safe!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Never write your passwords down.
Use Passwords/Phrases that are easy for you to remember, but hard to guess.Never tell anyone your passwords, even if you think you can trust them.Use a combination of letters, numbers and characters like ! and ?.Never follow links from people you don't know, or to sites you don't know are secure.Never leave your accounts logged on after you've used a public computer.Always check that you are on the correct URL when you enter your login details.
deviantART staff will never contact you asking for your password or any account information. The only time you will ever be asked for account information is if you contact us via help or our violations@ email address. Even then, we will never ask you for your password and you should not volunteer your passw