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
Best of June 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in June, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Best of June 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thor's Well by djniks97jungle poppy by virtualgadjo
Hungarian skies pt.CXXXIX. by realityDream
Crashed parachute by MaximeCourtyBee free by shade-pl
And The Rain Stopped by Nelleke
Taranoate I by Chaerul-Umam
To Capture Beauty VIIf the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.To Capture Beauty VI3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
-Henry David Thoreau
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
:thumb293610598: Praise and Glory by VerticalDubai lamella by MartinAmm Home by AndyMumford From the Magic Rain by Hunter-Arkaman A Splash Of Red by Andyw01 The Majestic One by AndreasResch city glow by almiller Sunset IV... by Erylum Sunrise, Castell y Gwynt by Alex37 RED by hougaard Boletus badius by mescamesh Misty Lake by RobinHedberg Kek Lok Si Temple 2010 by SAMLIM Valley of Transition by Nate-Zeman Emerald Evening by StevenDavisPhoto The Time Machine by WojciechDziadosz Ode to Autumn by MaximeCourty Camelback light by PeterJCoskun Lupin Delight by chrisgin dirty snow by Trashins :thumb276098646: My beautiful Dresden by Kjinor :th
Best of November 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in November, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Best of November 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
New Perspectives (Part 5) by EinsilbigGlencoe by Greg-McKinnon
The Odyssey by ColinHSillerud
Be Proud by Kara-aBruarfoss by Michaelthien
Early Winter's Magnificence by MaximeCourty
Division by IvanAndreevich
Majestic Nature Scapes-Horizontal:Majestic Nature Scapes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nebeleinbruch by RitterRunkelThe Wetlands by CapturingTheNight.: Never look back :. by Frank-BeerOcaso by xAgNO3xLight Puzzles II by InebriantiaTiger Blood by ColinHSillerudnever make sense by jkrab:thumb345381638:Seven Sisters by TobiasRichterNorway 102 by lonelywolf2Shagpile symmetry by GregArpsQuiet night by AL-AMMAREnd Of Day by Dani-Lefrancois323 by novakovskySunrise at Sunset by BradLeeDaleNorthNew England Rainforest by DrewHoppertufa reflection by porbitalThe Edge by NellekeSunrise at Sunset by BradLeeDaleNorthLayered Morning by thrumyeyeSunrise over them Hills by jaydigitalmorning feeling by PatrickRuegheimerDeep in Neldoreth 2.0 by tvurkPancavsky waterfall by yonashekMorning Fire by FlorentCourtyTalisker Bay by TobiasRichterLindis Pass, Storm Light by GregArps:thumb347728865:A Bard's Tale by LoneEarthlingThe Wave by michael-dalberti8'o clock in the morning by homerleinSnow And Sand by scumpiHawaii by alierturkWaiting to gain by M-O-STantalus by IvanAndreevichnorge07 by GehoersturzKelambu Beach by juhkuTequila sunrise by foureyesA Dreamy Sunrise by Jacob-RoutzahnMount Rundle by pictureguyCradled In Love by catch---22Fog Boiling up by alban-expressedBadlands Lightning with a Hint of Rainbow by Wyld-Art-PhotographyDunstanburgh Castle by TobiasRichterJyppera - Revisited by torivarnEpilogue by aFeinPhoto-com:thumb334232526:Giving Her a Memory by Jacob-Routzahn
Sunrise at Minnamurra, NSW Australia by TahaElraaidAfter the End by Inebriantia:thu
Spreading the dA Love: Volume 11 :iconGoldendAplz: :iconGoldendAplz:Spreading the dA Love: Volume 113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork
A showcase of art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
Photography-eARTh Feature: LANDSCAPESA selection of photos from Photography-eARTh's gallery.Photography-eARTh Feature: LANDSCAPES1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Check it! Maybe your work is in here!
This compilation was made by :iconnorbertkocsis:
Somewhere there by AstranatPresidential Range by Celem
07:13 | Bread and Wine by OlivierAccartA Foggy Day by tvurkHopeful Times by markborbely
Spectrum by jaeliseAfter the storm by TomazKlemensakThe Old Man Of Storr by Nichofsky
Beach Grass at Dusk by cokehead666Direction by IvanAndreevichRoad 6134 by m-eralp
Kingdom by RobinHaliouaTree Of Light by Giovanni-PiccininiLooking for a pot full of gold by Soffeline
Lonely harbour by GeoffSporneKohnio by m-eralpI saw a dream ... by m-eralp
Passion-for-Photos Best of the Year Feature 2013!Passion-for-Photos Best of the Year Feature 2013!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
#Passion-for-Photos’s Best of the Year Feature 2013!
Our founder, co-founders and contributors selected photos of features we had in 2013 to celebrate all the awesome of our group! We want to thank our awesome members for contributing (& sharing your beautiful works with us) and all the photographers who accepted their photos into our group!
Happy 2014! it to spread the love!
Smoke II by Marhiao
History of India 2 by felixheru2012-31 by SmallFlyBurning Book by HouaVang
Colors are the smiles of nature by InnerdepravityARTKiss of emptiness 10 by aleksesssAutumn Imp by paweladamiec. E x i s t e n c e . by ChristineKalliri
6963 by IlonaShevchishina
watch it happen... by right-anglewona by MartaSyrkoArt Of Fog by lightnoize
The Fires of Fabrication Part I by kamakebelieveI shut my eyes and all the world drops dead by 44gattiUntitled by mldzz
DoWn by ifsantag
100813 by AdrienneknottWaiting for Batman by Phoenixstamatis
Best of October 2011Hello everyone!Best of October 20113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconskyandnatureclub: proudly features the best submissions of October!
We will feature the best pictures of every month, so make sure you submit your best works to increase your chance to be featured
Not yet a member? Have a look at our Blog and feel free to join!
And now enjoy our monthly feature!
Flowers, Plants & Macro
linger by alterOFnotion Physalis in Autumn by feigenfrucht
Autumn Shooting by Jscene Autumn II by Somebody--else Waldbewohner 4 by Martina-WW
Forget-Me-Nots II by VinayRao
:thumb263253671: Last Rays Of Summer by RS-foto Eau douce by hollowg
Steam Forest by FlorentCourty Travertine Pools at Sunset by papatheo Rays Of Fall by MarcoHeisler
Monastery of silence by Tukotuko Bodmin Moor Sunset by thelongwayround golden sunrise by marlene-dietrich
:thumb262001715: embrace by rbw00008 twins by funkl
Golden Hour by Aztil :thumb261461558: :t
How to create good compositions!Here is this week's video! Talking about composition and colorsHow to create good compositions!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you check out the first part also if you haven't already!
Nature feature VIINature feature VII1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
.:Forgiving:. by DanCrystalis Silent Waters by Oer-Wout
~ Sunrays ~ by MauiMelle empusa by lisans
Zebra by MacroMagnificent Fox Reflections by thrumyeye Lines by Fra-Emer
fog in the valley by MartinAmm Untitled Ke'e Twilight by aFeinPhoto-com Wings Of Summer - part 2 by haifischfutter Reha nera thunderstorm RN10 after sunset wallpaper by LemnosExplorer
Lavender by CathyDong Aurora Borealis by m-eralp Blue magic by m-eralp funky mushroom by sarahbuhr
Passion-for-Photos Monthly Feature! (September)#Passion-for-Photos’s monthly news feature!Passion-for-Photos Monthly Feature! (September)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Our founder, co-founders and contributors try to select the best of the submissions we receive every month. We want to thank our awesome members for contributing (& sharing your beautiful works with us) and all the photographers who accepted their photos into our group!
(If you’re not in this list, don’t be discouraged, there’s always next month!)
it to spread the love!
Reach For The Stars by Trichardsen Scylla and Charybdis by ColinHSillerud
Aurora Square by torivarn Thank You Summer by Trashins
Waiting for Rain by alexgphoto
Nature feature IXNature feature IX1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
#fresh by panna-poziomka BigMeal by fitrido Sensibility by ChiFeng-dA
Mg 1364 by indojo I Adore You by ifsantag
Green Envy by tvurk Heather Bath by Justine1985
Tears And Fires by Astranat Kirkjufell by porbital Pink Poulnabrone Sunset - Exclusive Premade Stock by somadjinn
Rain flowers by FreyaPhotos Common Kestrel by Nachiii
Best of Photography IHere's a little collection with the best of photography I have found recently!Best of Photography I1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Colossus - Part II by Inebriantia-Secrecy of autumn roads- by Janek-Sedlar
Resurgence by jaelise
The perfect nap by A2MatosRemember the Fall by IndigoSummerr
An Afternoon in Rio by IsacGoulart
Blossoms by MaegondoThe Natural Networks - Part III by Inebriantia
Hope (Happy New Year!) by Inebriantia
Sleeping Misty Village by JindrichLisyStrawberrys by spanjebob89
33 by CarrotCat37
Learning to love your declines :)Although I've never had any formal training in photography I've chatted to others who have and also my daughter went to art school for a few years.Learning to love your declines :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The students I've talked to told me of teachers who push conceptual art and whose own photography wasn't that great. A case of "those who can do, those who can't teach"?
I don't know but none of the students I talked to were particularly impressed with their courses. Still, I suppose it looks good on a CV and is a way of networking.
For real world work though, I find dA to be better than a degree course. I've learned more in my 20 months on here than I could ever have learned in a tertiary institute.
To follow are some of my observations on why dA is such a great place of learning (yes, I'm having a quiet day at work, which is where my rambling journals originate)
When I first joined dA I used to get quite precious and offended if I ever get a submission declined by a group. "How dare those peasants decline my masterpiece!!
wednesday collection - 2013.12.04wednesday collection - 2013.12.041 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Odyssey by ColinHSillerud the hardest day by esire
Decaying by Nitrok
Numb by Isalovesphotography I'd like to be in America by scheinbar
I'm safe up high, nothing can touch me. by Ddenisee
where the streets have no name by pyros Decay V by GretaTu
Rivers of the leaf by Prabhjot-Singh
Decay VII by GretaTu Do you remember? by scheinbar
All Things Lost on Earth by SlevinAaron
Best of July 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in July, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Best of July 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
little wild duck ''Ida'' by Partridge-PetPicsLitvinov II by Marhiao
Close up of a Thereuopoda longicornis by melvynyeo
Dramatic View by CreameCarameleburning mountains by kraftseins
A splash of blue by Jamie-MacArthur
Skyfire by transkendium
SPRING CONTEST 2014 - Update 3:iconaycaseftalici: :iconsbg-crewstock:SPRING CONTEST 2014 - Update 31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Nature is awakening, so is FlowersClub!
Last winter, we did some maintenance operations coming with a few changes:
- the non-square flowers garden is now closed for good
- the painted flower garden will host every image format, digital or traditional
- there is a new area dedicated to cut flowers
The other gardens or spaces stay exclusively open to square flower images!
What is a square? Straight and simple, it's a (flat) shape with four equal sides and four 90° angles:
800 x 800 is a square
800 x 801 is not a square
1376 x 1376 yes
1376 x 1413 no
Nota : we are and will always be really picky about this square thing, be it about a single pixel!
don’t rely on your eye impression, only on the mathematical fact...
Our spring contest « YUR FAVRITE FLWER »!
- only members can participate
- one submission pe
February Featured Part 4February Featured Part 41 year ago in Personal More Like This
To all you wonderful Friends/Deviants
For all the beautiful features you put together
and include me in
I am very honored and appreciative
Here is beautiful Art from their Gallery
Squirrel 138 by Cundrie-la-Surziere
Squirrel 175 by Cundrie-la-SurziereSquirrel 159 by Cundrie-la-Surziere
Come Josephine... by MayumiOgihara
Happy Birthday/short updateJANUARY 1-13Happy Birthday/short update2 months ago in Personal More Like This
A flower for you :iconhappydayplz:
The one I know who have a Birthday on these dates:
ENJOY THEIR ART
winter-1 by Juraana
meeting by marob0501
Brian BrakeBrian Brake (19271988) was one of New Zealand's most internationally successful photographers.Brian Brake3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Brian trained as a portrait photographer in 1945. Three years later he joined the Government filmmaking body the National Film Unit as an assistant cameraman. Brake worked on 17 films at the Unit, mostly as a cameraman, occasionally as a director.
He left New Zealand for London in 1954. In 1955 he met Ernst Haas and Henri Cartier-Bresson, members of the photo agency Magnum Photos. This led to his acceptance as a nominee member in the same year, and full membership in 1957. He remained a Magnum photographer until 1967. He worked as freelance photographer in Europe, Africa and Asia until the mid-1960s, when he began working more exclusively for Life magazine.
He is best known for his 1957 and 1959 coverage of China (where he was allowed an unusual level of access), his 1955 photographs of Pablo Picasso at a bullfight, and his series "Monsoon" of photographs taken in India during 1960.
July featureThis is the time for the feature of the recent art I have fav'July feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When the moonlight sings by Ariel87 :thumb312083075: All that no one sees by MsDeadly He Loves Me Not by EnchantedWhispersArt Where are you now? by mg3000 Prelude to a Broken Heart by Aeirmid The Way is Shut by michelle--renee Nostagia by AndyGarcia666D i s a p p e a R by J-u-d-a-s Will follow you quietly by Neitin The Last Song II by MirellaSantana
Drawings and Digital Paintings
Winter by Evels-Selena suppled dream by regina6 :thumb299628662: Simone Simons Portrait by LaPicher Simone by BartekLauri ACT I by ArtGoldArt Autumn by Isbjorg Hope by ElvenstarArtDespair by ElvenstarArt ARAWN Issue 5 Cover by sebastien-grenier :thumb310786589: black angel by nikkyfreaky Cardinal by RozennIlliano Delirium by Helly-Herbst Another Me by Waltarya
Beyond the Wisteria Branch. by KassandraLeigh :thumb310678475: Out in the fields - Collaboration by Kereska Yohoooo Pirates yohoooo by MADmoiselleMeli Orchid by la-esmeralda :thumb299969868: I never wilted by LilifIlane rot wie blut by daimonadie Winter wonder by Miss-Loulou Black ballerina by GrimildeMalatesta Wind melody by SandraVogel Shadow my secret soul by DerDunkleEngel black1 by Mirania666 Sirenia by Utopia308
Showcase #077The Feature Showcase, issue 77 - a sequential visual collection of unearthed work in abstraction, diffusion, chiaroscuro, and oneiric aesthetic. To experience a similar exhibition of imagery to that which has been featured here, feel free to peruse the depths of my Favourites collection.Showcase #0773 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Wheels by Megalithicmatt
Sherbrooke urban abstraction17 by jfdupuis
.HB. by dasTOK
Seabed Dreaming by Fassod
leaf of grass II by VisitingFahrrad
l e a f l i n e s by pagit
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:iconsarah-marley: :iconjohn-peter: :iconatelier-de-figueline: :iconhengki24:
:iconvoyager-a: :iconsteve2727: :iconmegalithicmatt: :iconjfdupuis:
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Animal Portraits Feature 8Welcome to the Home of PortraitsAnimal Portraits Feature 81 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you thought that you had joined the best group for animal portraiture
then you were right
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