Photomanipulation News & FeatureHi, everyone!
It's been a while since I've given you all an update about what is going on with the photomanipulation community. Here's the scoop!
Upcoming photomanipulation-related events
We have lots of exciting events coming up over the next few weeks/months. If you have anything you'd like to see please note me, and I'll do my best to make it happen!
Project Educate: Photomanipulation will be June 4th-10th. We are involving as many community members as possible, and we're all really excited about the events we have planned for you all! If you are interested in being a part of our amazing team, please note me. We would love to have you. More details soon!! Make sure you are watching projecteducate.
Critique Night: The next Photomanipulation Critique Night will be Wednesday, June 13th at 3 PM EDT (New York time), which is 12 noon Pacific time. If you wan
Photomanip PE: Conversation with ^ElandriaHappy Thursday, everyone!Photomanip PE: Conversation with ^Elandria3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You know, as photomanipulators, we rely pretty heavily on the stock and resources community, and the opposite is true as well. It is because of this symbiotic relationship that both communities flourish, growing and evolving off of each other. Because of stock artists here on dA and elsewhere, we are able to create our manipulations. Stock inspires us; it drives us to create by capturing in visual image format that which we envision in our minds. So, for our Project Educate week, I sat down to have a conversation with Elandria, one of our Community Volunteers (CVs) for stock and resources and a fantastic digital artist, who I am fortunate enough to call a friend as well as a colleague.
Here's how that conversation went!
Interview with ^Elandria
Aeirmid: We all know and love you as Elandria, rockstar stock artist and digital artist here on dA! But, that is only a small part of you. Who are y
PE Photomanip: Get Surreal!PE Photomanip: Get Surreal!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A tour in the world of Surreal Photomanipulations
For years, surreal photomanipulation and its artists have been showing a great variety of works in this style, surprising and inspiring to all of us with their images. If you already had the pleasure to see pieces of this genre, I´m sure you´ve been amazed with what a surreal piece can offer, but if you haven´t . . . what better time than this one to learn and see the incredible options this style have for you?
But first, the most important thing is to know what we are saying when we refer to a "surreal photomanipulation." To have a better understanding, let´s ask the most basic question . . .
What is a Surreal photomanip?
Surreal photomanipulations displays the mind and imagination of an artist and its unique way to represent that into the final work. These pieces can be really appealing to the eyes or disturbing. Subconscio
May Photomanip DDsHi everyone,May Photomanip DDs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's give all these DD awardees another round of applause!
Air by BramRomkes
Metamorfosis II by GeredaFernando
T h e C r o w m a N by J-u-d-a-s
HOMEWRECKER by fensterer
White Queen by badcciintra
Paradise Place by Sad-Cat
'Till The Fall by bergamind
Within Your Sound by Aelathen
Unicorn Princess by GingerKellyStudio
Forgotten by Shorra
The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place by MoodyBlue
Pride Full View by ChisSweetArt
Barber by BigBad-Red
Big small world by megan7
To suggest a DD, please read my Guidelines and send me a note!
PE Photomanip: Dark photomanipulationWhat is Dark Photomanipulation?PE Photomanip: Dark photomanipulation3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Is dark manipulation romantic? Frightening? Cold? Is it full of untold possibilities or a scream waiting to erupt from your throat?
Dark photomanipulation has something for every shade of your dark mood and demeanor. If you visit our dark photomanipulation gallery, you will find everything from grimly beautiful women surrounded by crows to figures engrossed in decay and beautiful stagnation. Some pieces are soothing in their depths; some are startling in their grotesqueness.
So, once again, what is a dark photomanipulation?
When we submit our deviations to the Digital Art > Photomanipulation > Dark gallery, we see the following gallery description:
Photomanipulations which are dark in theme or mood, and have a mystical, obscure, sombre, grim, or sinister expression.
This is a good conceptual definition, but we also want to obtain a more operational definition fro
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty OnePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty One3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A photograph is memory in the raw. - Carrie Latet
I recently spent some time (okay maybe hours!) exploring a photographic exhibition on the Isle of Wight - England. I had known that the exhibition existed for some years, but had never really ventured over there. It was held in the home and studio of a celebrated Victorian Photography - Julia Margaret Cameron. However it did include a nice variety of works - photographs from Dorothy Bohm who put together the book A world observed and a collection of shots taken at the famed 1970s Isle of Wight Pop Festival. It included images of Jimi Hendrix who performed at the festival just three weeks before his death. The images collated and exhibited were fascinating. But what really struck me was how far we had come in terms of camera equipment.
This was donated to the Margaret Cameron Trust by Graham Ovenden and was subsequent
Photomanip: Interview with CarinaGrimmHello, everyone!Photomanip: Interview with CarinaGrimm3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's my great pleasure to bring you an interview of a fantastic young photomanipulation artist, Aelathen (formerly VikkiGothAngel), conducted by one of the photomanipulation community's legends, LuneBleu. Please enjoy.
- Jade (Aeirmid)
Please introduce yourself.
Hello!!! My name is Carina Grimm; before I used to have the nickname of VikkiGothAngel here on deviantArt. I am 18 years old and living in Portugal.
When and why did you join the deviantArt community?
I joined deviantArt 3 years ago because I wanted to share my art with this community as well as meeting artists with the same interests as mine.
Do you have some sort of Art Education?
No, I am completely self taught; I've never had any art courses, and I am quite glad because of that.
What were your first thoughts when you first contacted with Photomanipulatio
PE Photomanip: Let there be LIGHT!Light in PhotomanipulationPE Photomanip: Let there be LIGHT!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Getting your light right when creating a photomanipulation sounds easy . . . until you sit down to try to do it! There are seemingly endless things to keep in mind: where the light source is, the intensity of the light, how pieces of your manipulation need to be composed so that they line up with the direction of the light in the piece, whether there could be multiple light sources, what color the light will be. . . .
And the goal for light in your manipulation is for the light to be consistent throughout so that it is telling a story. No pressure! It is not an overstatement to say that light will make or break your manipulation; I have declined many DD suggestions because of bad lighting.
Light can help you tell a story and is critical to your deviation. It adds emphasis, adds depth, contributes to realism, and draws the viewer's attention to where you want it to be
PE: Photomanip - Interview with *simoneheldPE: Photomanip - Interview with Simone HeldPE: Photomanip - Interview with *simoneheld3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last week, I was fortunate to catch up with Simone, simoneheld, who has been a photomanipulator in our community for more than four years. The founder of PremierPhotomanips and administrator of various other photomanipulation groups and art groups in general across dA, Simone has an eye for identifying good photomanipulation and a passion for excellent artistry.
I chose to invite Simone for our Keynote interview because of her passion for our art form and also because of her vision. She has brilliant ideas and the skills to carry them out both respect to art creation and project design.
Here is our interview.
You've been on dA for over four years now! What brought you here in the first place, and why did you choose to learn photomanipulation specifically?
The reason why I came to dA is very simple: I wanted to share my art with others and see new and different art for myself
Why credit and notify?Hi all,Why credit and notify?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's your friendly neighborhood Photomanipulation and Stock & Resources CVs here, eager to tell you about a problem that has become increasingly common not only in the photomanipulation community, but also in other communities throughout dA. The problem is that people are neglecting to credit AND notify stock providers that they have used their materials.
What is the overall rule and guidance about crediting your stock?
If you want to use other people's resources (including but not limited to stock photographs, brushes, and presets), dA requires that you exactly follow the rules of usage that those individuals lay out in their license or stock rules. That invariably means that you must CREDIT them with a link to their homepage at least, and NOTIFY the providers by sending them a link to your deviation, preferrably by note. Some providers require a direct link to the exact image or resource t
CR Newsletter - May & June 2012Table of ContentsCR Newsletter - May & June 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. New Faces
2. Daily Deviations: Listing Suggesters
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. New Faces
We welcomed many new faces onto the Community Volunteer team this month! Please join us in welcoming them and I encourage you to reach out and get to know these fantastic people:
bradleysays - DeviantART Related
IsacGoulart - Photography
RockstarVanity - Darkroom Photography
Kenny-Winker - Chat & Forums
Athos-of-Light - Chat & Forums
JZLobo - Fan Fiction
STelari - Traditional Art
DaPineapple - Chats & Forums
dekorAdum - Chats & Forums
Talty - Artisan Crafts
princepal - Designs & Interfaces
SRudy - Traditional Art
krazykel - Chats
PE Photomanip: More on dark manipulationHi, everyone!PE Photomanip: More on dark manipulation3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
GUESS WHAT!!! You get a bonus blog today because . . . intano is in the house!!
Tugba took some time out of her very busy schedule to chat with me about dark photomanipulation and photomanipulation in general. These questions are similar to those that the lovely MarcelaBolivar answered in our dark photomanipulation interview from earlier in the series (click here). It is always useful to have more perspectives and ideas regarding dark art and its operational definition, and we are really grateful to both of these brilliant artists for sharing their wisdom with us.
Interview with intano
So, the “dark” photomanipulation category is confusing many people because it can feature anything from beautiful, sorrowful women in l
PE Photomanip: Ask Me Anything!PE Photomanipulation: Ask Me Anything!PE Photomanip: Ask Me Anything!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
One of the activities for Project Educate: Photomanipulation was for the community to ask questions from more experienced community "experts." For "Ask Me Anything," community members came up with ten excellent questions for ten Experts to answer. Having had time to peruse and consider the questions asked, the Experts kindly returned the answers to be included in this news article. Many thanks to the deviants asking, as well as a huge thank you to the Experts for taking the time to come up with such succinct, detailed, and helpful answers.
iAmoret asked, "How do you get that dark, dreary, foggy effect that makes it look like it's all from the same image, like Ahmed-R-Shalaby did in 'Dead Marshes'?
Answered by nitchwarmer :iconnitchwarmer:
There are many brushes and stock images you can use here on dA; you can find the
Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty FourPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Twenty Four3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera"
- Lewis Hine
This week I happened across a Photographer who shoots the economy - currently in the UK. If you ever wondered what Economy looks like - and what the recession looks like - in the Photographic sense then wonder no more. Simon Robert's has it captured. What really struck me though, aside from the complete normality and sometimes mundane life that made the photographs, was the comments on the Article that I read about Simon. The BBC Wrote about him yesterday and nearly all the comments were from people advocating boredom. The Irony is that Simon Robert's had, in full colour, photographed our lives. And the general consensus was that it was dull and unimaginative. How very English we are.
Copyright Simon Robert's
PE Photomanip: Art with a ConceptWhat is Conceptual Art?PE Photomanip: Art with a Concept3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Answer: Conceptual art deals with ideas rather than with the final product. It is "art in which the idea behind a particular work, and the means of producing it, are more important than the finished work." http://dictionary.com
"Conceptual art is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conceptual_art
Conceptual art, a movement conceived in the 1960s, stresses the artist's concept rather than the art object itself. Conceptual art grew out of minimalism and "turned the artist's thoughts and ideas themselves into the primary artistic medium, appealing to the spectator's intellect instead of emotions." http://www.reference.com/browse/conceptual+art?s=t
Conceptual art is often confused with Surreal and Abstract because often they have some of the same elements. However, Conceptual art differs from Surreal
PE Photomanip: Get your Fantasy on!**Note: These articles are for YOU. Please feel free to add the thumbs to your groups and enjoy them. If your requests to add yesterday's articles to your groups was declined, please resubmit. Thanks.**PE Photomanip: Get your Fantasy on!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Current dA submissions guidelines define "Fantasy Photomanipulation" as photomanipulation that focuses on a fantasy theme. We have therefore set out to speak with our fantasy constituency and gain a better understanding of how they see and define the complexities of fantasy photomanipulation.
We all know of dragons, wizards, sorcerers, witches, griffins, magic, fairies, fauns, and all other mystical and magical beings. We learned of them through stories, art, movies, and games. The fantasy genre has become increasingly popular because of movies like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and games like "Dungeons & Dragons" and "World of Warcraft," not to forget fantasy wr
Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty TwoPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Twenty Two3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." - Winston Churchill
The general theme this week is focusing on Architecture and in particular how to drum a bit more enthusiasm for noticing what's around us and capturing it successfully on camera. Architecture is profoundly unavoidable whether we like it or not! It's there in everyday life through work, socialising, living, politics and everything in between. The Architecture Gallery here on deviantART is vast and contains a great range of inspiring artworks.
Spotlight Deviant LeMatos
Here for just nine months LeMatos has already made an impact on the Architecture Community having been spotted and suggested for this feature by AnaNaszynska the Architecture Community Volunteer!
Spotlight Group :devstunningArchitectu
Darkroom Exposed: kahoxworthDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.Darkroom Exposed: kahoxworth3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This issue features kahoxworth, who has a stunning gallery full of creative images made with alternative darkroom processes. This is just a sample of what you can find there...
i don't know if i'm ready by kahoxworth stairs on cedar creek road by kahoxworth
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by hatestock
Polaroids and Negat
Culinary Creations Contest: The Results!Culinary Creations Contest: The Results!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Still Life Food Photography Contest - RESULTS!
The Culinary Creations contest has ended and the results are IN! What an awesome batch of entries we had. I must say browsing through the gallery on an almost daily basis to check the entries had me feeling incredibly hungry! It was very hard to pick the winners, but the judges quite clearly had their favourites and ultimately we had to whittle the entries down and decide. So without further ado I give you...THE WINNERS!
1,000 deviantART points
1 Year premium membership to deviantART
1 print to the value of $20
1 Plushie Fella or Llama
1 Emoticon Stressball Pack
Not only did WildOrchidRain make something
Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty ThreePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Twenty Three3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.” - Duane Michals
Still Life is the theme of this weeks article given that it's Still Life Week over at projecteducate! I'm living and breathing still life works right now, and actually it's quite nice. I've discovered some fantastic talent on deviantART, conducted some awesome interviews and started up a group with the wonderful claremanson If you want a sneak peek head over to Still-Life-Stills But really the whole definition and ideal of Still Life has eluded me for quite some time and was something I deliberately avoided because I didn't believe in it. If you take an image, you have stilled life. By rights this means that everything out there is Still Life photography. Even when you're capturing movement, you're stilling it for just a few seconds. So why then, do we hav
Photomanip HappeningsHey all,Photomanip Happenings3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is sort-of a spur-of-the moment journal to tell you about some things that are going on around the photomanip community. I will write up the news as soon as I get the time to pull everything together, but there are some things you will want to know about in the interim.
Where is our CV?
I'm here, just working on several things at once. I have to split time between dA and school (for those of you who don't know, I'm halfway through a Ph.D. program). My dA attention is divided between Photomanipulation month in projecteducate and Dante's Inferno in Halloween-HQ. I've really appreciated your DD suggestions.
As a CV, I have gotten to know a lot of people and had an opportunity to appreciate their art, and they continually blow me away! But, there are many other artists out there who I would very much like to know as well. The hard part is finding them.
I would thus encourage everyo
Photomanip News and Feature - 15 JulyHello, deviantART!Photomanip News and Feature - 15 July3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the July 15th edition of Photomanipulation News. I hope your July is going well for you and that those of you who are in hot areas are staying cool!
I've got lots of stuff to tell you. Let's get started!
Advanced Photomanipulation month!
September is our month for advanced photomanipulation! While the activities and workshops I have in mind are geared toward developing or continuing to develop advanced skills, everyone is welcome to participate. We will all be reaching outside our comfort zone. I will be contacting some folks from each of the galleries (surreal, dark, macabre, fantasy, conceptual, etc.) who have more advanced skills and inviting them to provide feedback to help us plan the event. If you are interested, regardless of your skill level, let me know and I'll be sure to include you in the conversations. It's going to be awesome!
There are a lot of contests in w
PE Photomanip: That's a Wrap!Thank You!PE Photomanip: That's a Wrap!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photomanipulation Week here at projecteducate has been phenomenal, and that is entirely thanks to you, our viewers, and to the community members who made it happen. Our community wrote most of the articles; I just posted them. Our community interviewed many, many people and answered what had to have seemed like endless questions about how they do their stuff. And do you know, of the many people I asked, only one or two were unable? People contributed in spite of busy schedules, poor health conditions, other projects, and other competing demands because they knew this was important. I cannot thank you enough.
I wanted to show you the sheer number of people (well over 40) who participated in this event. Every one of these people made a significant contribution. Please, everyone show some love to the deviants who made this week possible (and then keep reading; more good stuff coming below this list):
Community Relations News - January + February 2012>Community Relations News - January + February 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Daily Deviations
2. Bi-weekly Critique Nights
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History
9. News from the Galleries
1. Daily Deviations
Recently, I announced changes to Daily Deviations in this journal and I'm happy to say that the response has been favorable. To review, we have made the following changes:
a> The "3-month rule" is now the "6-month rule" meaning an artist cannot receive another DD if they have had one in the last 6 months.
b> Daily Deviation selectors are limited to a maximum of one selection per day. This has been put in place to focus on quality vs quantity.
The hard-coding of these new guidelines is now in place (special thanks to ZombieCoder for that ).
These changes are part of an ongoing initiative to better our Dai
Photography Weekly Edition Twenty FivePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly Edition Twenty Five3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"The one surefire way to get nothing is to not bother looking" - Joe McNally
Research carried out by Nikon has estimated that an amazing 332 million jubilee related photos will be taken on the day of the Thamas River Pageant on June 3rd. That's amazing. It even tops the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last year. The upcoming Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth has sparked patriotism in the most unlikely places meaning that driving down a normal street turns into an epic photo opportunity with the various bunting, flags and other bits and pieces. So whether or not you're local to London and able to join in the four days of pomp and ceremony that the British are allegedly famed for - you might find that there are events and things local to you that will bring out the journalistic candid photographer that's screaming inside to get out! But in this day and age, when every second perso