Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Christmas LightsTroubleshooting:How to Photograph Christmas Lights2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I recently read an article on Reddit that explored the best way to photography Christmas lights and it raised some interesting points. Rather than re-hash what has already been said, I've delved into a few tutorials around the web to give an overview of some hints and tips - and will link them all at the end of this article so that you can investigate for yourself.
When you take a Photograph, the camera will often over-compensate with the colours that it's trying to capture and objects that look fairly white to the naked eye don't appear so in the photo that you've taken. White Balance aims to override that. But just setting your camera to Auto White Balance and hoping for the best is not good enough...
The above shots show the same location taken firstly with auto white balance - and then secondly with the white balance set to shade. Setting Shade me
Monochrome Pleasures***Monochrome Pleasures2 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
3 IN 3 - THE FEATURE3 IN 3 - THE FEATURE1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Three pictures in three minutes !
It has become a huge feature BURSTING with fine art !
Thank you all for making it possible !
I am overwhelmed by this outcome
Scroll to the end, PLEASE
3in3 by ltiana355
3in3 by ltiana355
Do Not Disturb My Psychedelic Dreams by HMissXX
Three Felines In Three Minutes by MARX77
Une vieille amie... by Douce-Amertume
Three In Three... by altergromit Three white objects by SashaZombie FLEURS - FLOWERS by JFBAYLE
Need references?Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!Need references?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
POSES AND ANATOMY
Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by GothicBohemianStockStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
Tip of the Day: the StruggleLearn to enjoy the struggle. Our most memorable goals we achieve in our lives are always extra special because of the many hardships we had to endure before succeeding. Those memories will be some of your fondest when you're successful. So take sometime to live in the moment and enjoy the struggle before achieving bigger and better things.Tip of the Day: the Struggle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the day: The darkest momentsThe moment to shine the brightest is in darkness. Darkness can bring chaos but with it comes opportunity. Many times throughout my career when I pushed past the point when I'd usually give up, this is when I end up achieving my biggest successes. Fate seems to have a way to test us and only the ones that want it the most shall receive the fruits of their labor.Tip of the day: The darkest moments2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
The Adventures of Squicken... Week OneMy name is Cameron Michael but all my friends call me "Squicken". It's a mixture of "Squid" (what Mommy calls my Dad) and "Chicken" (what Daddy calls my Mommy). I was born last Tuesday the 18th, and have learned SO MUCH that I asked Dad if I could write about it here in his journal.The Adventures of Squicken... Week One2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dad gave me permission so here goes my first attempt at writing. Don't judge me too harshly because I'm only a week old and I've got my hands full trying to learn stuff. For instance, eyes!!! Wow, eyes are tough to control! It's hard to focus them and move them all around. I can't really see all that well yet but I think I recognize Mom and Dad and I CERTAINLY recognize a fine nipple, which makes Dad proud. Of course, I don't have much experience with other nipples but, I have time to fix that.
I spent a few days in ICU (Mom, Dad, and I called it "jail") at the hospital because Mom ran a fever during birth and the docs said they found some indication of infection in the blood samples they took from me
SOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and CensorshipMissing The PointSOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and Censorship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been disappointed to see the various responses to SOPA, especially the "DEVIATION CENSORED" images. They so completely miss the point that I can only assume the people posting them have absolutely no comprehension of what SOPA means, why it's a problem, and what they're actually protesting against.
First off, SOPA is not about censorship. Unfortunately, many of the opponents of SOPA decided to cast it as being about censorship in order to mobilize public opinion. Why did they do that? Unfortunately, they did that for two reasons: 1) they knew that without mobilizing mass support, the bill would go through and 2) they knew that the masses they wanted to get support from simply don't care/understand the real problem enough to do anything - because the truth is much to complicated for the typical internet user. I have some sympathy for that view, because I've discovered over and over again that copyright is, in fact, too complicated for the typi
Nostalgia por el Deviant.Ganas me dan de abandonar el Facebook y volver al deviantart, al menos aqui me obligaba a dibujar, a hablar de arte con otros artistas y no me enfrascaba en discusiones banales con perfectos extraños, nadie me molestaba con que le diera like o share o tag a su foto para ganar un concurso ni me pedían que le diera seguimiento a una pagina que se dedica a criticar a alguien, ni leía tantas teorias de conspiración, ni me pedían que denunciara a un tipo que pateó a su perro, ni dar mi opinión a un evento que generalmente no es de mi incumbencia ni leer los comentarios de gente que respetaba hasta que leí sus mega-estúpidas opiniones.Nostalgia por el Deviant.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ahhhh... Pero si me voy del face... ¿quien va a cuidar a esos pobres elefantes que requieren de mis likes? Su extinción pesaría sobre mis hombros por el resto de mi existencia.
Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist.A trait of a 'good artists' is that they keep drawing and painting long after others would have stopped. Press "Favorite" if you plan on painting or drawing today!Tip of the Day: Traits of a good artist.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
See you soon for my workshop in Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Better Post-ProductionQuestion:Better Post-Production2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello Mickle.. i am very impressed with your work and love how your photos look like. If you find the time i would be so happy if you could take a look at my last few pics .. but mostly my studio work and tell me how to make them better in postproduction (PS). I use 2 lights in the studio, one softbox( for face) and one umbrella (for body) and on my camera a flash (Speedlight YN560) to activate the studio lights, or do you think i am on the right way ... i am using Canon EOS 600D. And again thanks so much for posting your work here !!!
Your best post-production actually begins in pre-production. You should know what a shot can look like in your head and have an understanding of how to get there before committing to taking the shot. Everything you do should be done with intent. It's there in the image because you wanted it there. Techniques were used because you wanted to use them. A happy accident is just that, an accident, they are unplanned and rare.
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists10 months ago in Personal More Like This
What's up guys?So I've been away for a while to prepare for my first year of college! sorry about the hiatus...again >_> BUT! Here I am!What's up guys?1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Welcoming me back, I noticed a mention in my inbox, (something I never get lol) And was more than delighted to see this kind gift from my friend :iconGnarledContradiction: so please! look through his gallery he has a ton of amazing stuff and is in general an nice and fantastic guy to talk to!
Looks like a few mischievous tinies got within ear-shock of me, and sadly for them ear-shock is foot shock. Though my voracious side couldn't help but spare one the pleasure of the underside of my sweet and luscious soles and instead treat myself with a pleasant little snack Please feel free to thank him personally and keep an eye out for any more of his stuff!
THANK YOU GC :3
Mid Month FeaturesHey everyone! So, since a few people insisted on me doing another End of the Month Journal, I decided to take your advice and do it! There's one little catch though, I didn't keep track of my faves this month, so instead, I'm gonna do this Feature Journal. Just wanted to shine some light on some artists that I either really like or feel deserve more attention. Helps me get back in the swing of writing things. In February, I'll get on task and keep track of all of my faves and all. So, lets get to this 'End of the Month but not really' Journal...Mid Month Features7 months ago in Personal More Like This
ChuckWalton :iconChuckWalton: - An artist who specializes in sci-fi and fantasy drawings, Chuck puts an incredible amount of detail into every piece in his gallery. I'm usually not a fan of mechs that come from anywhere OTHER than Mechwarrior/BattleTech, but the ones in his gallery are outstanding.
KadathArt :iconKadathArt: - One of my favorite artists from FurAffinit
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Quick feature: Paint and KitchensI was looking through paint and kitchen nudes, to see the variety that exists on DA... Here are some of my favourites:Quick feature: Paint and Kitchens3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
sometimes i title by raphaelclass Shelved by jmxphoto A Better Resurrection by NevaehLleh
fabie7 by michaelrumiz Recipe For Disaster by dwingephotography Vicious by makaveli81
:thumb180578357: pure nothing by veftenie :thumb142715576:
It just doesn't help by scottjamesprebble kitchen by minjos no, you ARE doing dishwasher by Britalicus
:thumb275195879: kitchen I by Levine-photography The Apple Juice Portrait by Halohid
I'm leavingDon't worry, Im not leaving Deviant Art totally but I have decided to leave nearly all groups, and no longer submit my work to any of them.I'm leaving2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been thinking long and hard about this and I truly believe the lack of activity on here is due to groups.
Even I get annoyed at seeing the same image appear in my watch list many times - many groups feature the same image.
My thought process is this, if I want to watch an artist or models work then I will add a watch to their profile.
I do not see why "Groups" should get the credit (and watches) for featuring other peoples work.
OK, I know that by adding my work to groups then my work is more likely to be seen by a wider audience, but I already have 13,000 watchers of my work. Of them, only a handful every comment or fave my work.
I really do appreciate every comment that my watchers make on my work and make every effort to reply to every one.
Here are just a few of my latest fave photos: Comments would be very much appreciated.
The Boyfriend Challenge! :DUpdate: Since we separated we won't be doing the Boyfriend Challenge anymore, sorry people!The Boyfriend Challenge! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After I finish studying I'll find something else to upload to make up for it but it still can take a while.
We sorted out the questionso today - so here we go:
Helle oder dunkle Schokolade? White or dark chocolate?
Fella oder Super Llama? Fella or Super Llama?
Lieblingsfarbe? Favourite colour?
Lieblingstier? Favourite animal?
Lieblingszeicheninstrument? Favourite art tool? (e.g. pen, pencil, tablet, paintbrush,...)
Lieblingspokémon? Favourite Pokémon?
SAI oder Photoshop? SAI or Photoshop?
Lieblingslied? Favourite song?
Lieblingsanime? Favourite anime?
Lieblingsfilm? Favourite movie?
Lieblingsmanga? Favourite manga?
Lieblingsbuch? Favourite book?
Lieblingsspiel? Favourite game?
3 Dinge, die du überh
Photography Fortnightly: Edition FiftyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Fortnightly: Edition Fifty2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Eyes like a shutter, mind like a lens..."
With the start of a brand new year, lots of resolutions are set, promises made and aspirations begun to be aspired to. What are your Photographic hopes and dreams this year? Have you just finished the 365 photography challenge? Or the 52 week Photography challenge? Are you ready to take a break? Or are you just embarking on something like that and are fresh and excited for what it might bring? With that in mind, take a look at a very interesting article from Eitvys200 it explores the Photography Gallery Records. And why not consider heading over to deviant365 to begin your 52 week journey of challenges and inspirations?
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November Birth Flowers. Beautiful Butterflies!!!November Birth Flower: ChrysanthemumNovember Birth Flowers. Beautiful Butterflies!!!10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The symbols of the chrysanthemum are optimism and joy.
Chrysanthemums as they are more commonly known are one of the most widely cultivated flowers in the world, and the birthday flower for those born in the month of November. A native to Asia and northeastern Europe, their name comes from the Greek words “chrysos,” meaning gold, and “anthemon,” which means flower. They are a member of the daisy family, which also includes asters, zinnias and coneflowers. Many varieties of chrysanthemums bloom during the fall months; however, you can also find chrysanthemums blooming just about any time of the year.
What makes these plants so interesting is the diversity of flower variations you can find. From puffy poms to the spindly spider and quill flowers, there is a chrysanthemum for every taste. Plants feature dark green leaves and relatively large flowers, w
Tip of the Day: Thoughts of dreams and problemsTip of the day: What do you fill your mind with? Dreams or problems? Time to focus on our dreams! We must always be aware of the problems in our lives but if we are not finding time to focus on our dreams and goals then we will never achieve them.Tip of the Day: Thoughts of dreams and problems2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: having a missionTo have great success, you must have a good 'mission. What would you do if you could do anything or be given any job you want? Start from there. Don't worry about how hard it might be or how to make money from it yet. Figure out your mission and THEN figure out how to make a living from it.Tip of the Day: having a mission2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The best missions don't come from taking but from wanting to give back. However, achieving goals for yourself can give you the success and ability to give back more.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Boy Scouts and BaptistsI often write rants about religion, so for those who are tired of reading what I have to say about this topic - it might be a good time skip this and have a cup of tea.Boy Scouts and Baptists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I enjoy reading the daily news and having a cup of coffee every morning. I scan the headlines on my laptop and eat up all the latest scientific discoveries, local weather, and international news. I enjoyed reading about the asteroid that came close to hitting Earth because it reminds me of how fragile and insignificant we are here on our little blue marble. Our place in the Universe is pretty much meaningless in terms of time and space, yet we think we are not only important but THE singularly important species. A silly thought in my book.
Also in the news I read this: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/31/southern-baptists-to-urge-churches-and-members-to-cut-boy-scout-ties/?hpt=hp_t2 It seems a group of humans 16 million strong can't associate with another group of humans because of who they choose to love. It mak
Tip of the Day: Spending todayTip of the Day: Spending todayTip of the Day: Spending today2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a healthy thought to maximize your life. Imagine the number of days of your life were dependent on how you used each day.
How would you spend today? This doesn't mean to just work all day but instead to live every moment to the fullest whether during work or play or spending quality time with loved ones.
Sending positive vibes to everyone.