Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural LightingWelcome to the second installment of Let's Learn Portraiture! The previous installment was about Model Communication. For this installment, we will be tackling a topic for those photographers who enjoy taking portraits outdoors.Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural Lighting2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Portraiture with Natural Lighting
1.) Avoid Direct Sunlight
While it can really bring out the color of the eyes and make them pop, having your model stare into the sun should never be on the agenda. Not only is it exceedingly uncomfortable for your model, but it casts very harsh shadows. In most cases, you want to position your model with the sun behind them, or to the side.This will illuminate the hair and offer a nice glow. The issue then is that the subject's face may be too dark (underexposed). To solve this, you can bounce some light back into th
Let's Learn Portraiture: Model CommunicationIn an effort to further give back to the community, I have decided to kick off a series of informative articles called 'Let's Learn Portraiture.' The goal will be to cover topics related to people and portrait photography. To start, we will cover a topic suggested by ThomasJergelLet's Learn Portraiture: Model Communication2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Communicating With Your Model
Get to Know Your Subject
Different photographers take different approaches to how they interact with their models, but I've always taken a personal approach. Learning about your subject's interests can not only make them more comfortable, but it can also lead to more striking images that follow along with those interests. Communication is key when it comes to interacting with your model, and building a quick rapport is important in order to solidify that.
When working with amateur models who may not be familiar with posing for the camera, you may often find that they will resort to e
Halloween Hoo Doo Winners!!!Halloween Hoo Doo Winners!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Halloween Hoo Doo Contest
First off, THANK YOU to all the entrants. Without you this wouldn't be possible. If I had enough points I would give everyone a prize.
Speaking of prizes - just like last year, I decided to add a 3rd place prize to each category. It was just so very hard to decide on the winners. I swear I promised myself I wasn't going to do this again... but here we are.
I'll award the prizes shortly.
Please support all the artists and their work. If anyone disagrees with my choices please contact me and do not hurt the feelings of the artist.
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100 Points Giveaway !!! (Closed)100 Points Giveaway !!! (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hope u all are having a wonderful week guess what! more fun is coming, as i decided to hold another 100 points giveaway, all u have to do is
fav this journal
make another journal with a link back to this journal with my icon in it
just leave a comment with the link of the journal uv'e created
That's all??? Yes That's all And one of you will get 100
You can earn points, or get watchers, fav, and llamas by getting featured in my profile for more information visit my page
The Lucky Winner is
100 points - :iconlilyrawwr:
The process of choosing lucky deviant was completely random process using random.org
Those who didn't win this time plz don't be upset, hope u win next time.
Love u all
Comment Contest!!(closed)YeaY!!Comment Contest!!(closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First i would thank all my watchers!! ive made 100+ watchers and 1000+ pages views on 3weeks.. hehe
Now here's a super easy contest to all MY WATCHERS..
ive got some points from commission, and i want to SHARE it!!
Ok heres the mechanics:
(of course this is only for MY watchers)
Fav this journal
Then comment as much as you can!!!
The winners will be:
The last commentator-1st place( 20 points )
5th to the last commentator-2nd place(10 points)
10th to the last commentator-3rd place(5 points)
The winners will be on the 26th of July(tomorrow)exactly 12:00 noon (GMT+8) Philippines times..
the last commentator :icontannywantan: 1st place-20 points
5th commentator :iconmysticanimeartist: 2nd place -10 points
10th commentator :icontannywantan: 3rd place- 5 points
thank you too all.. hehe.. stay for anot
Basic Guide to File FormatsImagesBasic Guide to File Formats5 years ago in Personal More Like This
.JPG / .JPEG
Description: Format commonly used for images and photographs. Varies greatly in size and quality.
Opens With: Almost anything
Notes: Compresses images well with some trade-off between image size and quality. No transparency support.
Description: Format which can provide lossless image support.
Opens With: Almost anything
Notes: Has support for transparency (both palette based and lossless). Has support for lossless image saving.PNG images with alpha transparency DO NOT display properly in Internet Explorer 6.
Description: Commonly used for animations and images with a small file size or limited color information.
Opens With: Almost anything
Notes: Uses a palette with a maximum of 256 colors. Can be used for animations. More recent versions of Win
Draw-Along Group Member FeatureWe have a new feature for you guys. Every month we will do a journal feature with all of your interpretations of the previous months reference!Draw-Along Group Member Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, for the feature to make the biggest impact, we need you guys to fave it. The more faves and comments on it, the more chance others get to see your work
July's Draw-Along reference was from :iconrafaxx:
Here we have all of your lovely work
My Secret by xxXAmiraXxx Draw-Along July: Freedom. by Leannee1993 :thumb315082554:
Bird - Draw-Along by Gannasmilee Soft and Quiet by sweetpie2 :thumb314007244:
On a wing and a secret by BeckyDIllustrations Gentle by Nephthys76 :thumb313583943:
Bird in Hands by ArtbyRonineFree as a bird by AngelasPortraitsCrystal Engergy by acjub
This commercial isn't real...neither are society's standards of beautyThis commercial isn't real...3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This absolutely hillarious video has been "infecting" the web for some time now (and I wanted to feature it sooner, but oh well, life and such). The first time I saw it, I was laughing so hard, because many of these things, I actually do in manips - sometimes not this quickly, but I do. And it is done daily for just about any magazine cover or vip photo shoot that you get to see! This is the true part about this video. And it's the sad part, too.
Uncover the fake Beauty
As a photomanipulator, I am often amazed at what other non-photoshop (or any other graphics programme) users will accept as real without question. Especially younger ones will be influenced by this image they see day in day out and aspire to be like it. To be as fake and "perfect" as the cover girl. How can you achieve anything like that in real life? You can't. It's that simple.
All that is left is Photoshop - the real one. You don't need a fancy plug-in to make all th
Draw-Along Group Member FeatureTo the ones who participated: thank you so much! I know it was a very unusual and tough reference.Draw-Along Group Member Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Escape by mollus
Also remember, the more people fave it the more will see it.
Hall of Fame weekend 2 - Our contest starts today!:iconleafborderplz::iconleafborderplz::iconleafborderplz::iconleafborderplz::iconleafborderplz: :icontypewriter-wplz: :icontypewriter-eplz: :icontypewriter-eplz: :icontypewriter-kplz: :icontypewriter-2plz: :iconredfoxplz: :iconleafborderplz::iconleafborderplz::iconleafborderplz::iconleafborderplz:Hall of Fame weekend 2 - Our contest starts today!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For everyone who is an admin in another group: We gladly will promote or feature whatever you want if you note us. We will always feature free on the weekends, but if you have something that you want to be featured during the week we would charge 20 that we will use for contests, so we avoid overflooding our members with messages.
This week we have
The start of our first Group contest
5 Pictures chosen into the Hall of Fame
:iconleafborderplz::iconleafborderplz:Group News :iconmesmerizing-animals::iconleafborderplz::iconleafborderplz:
Our contest starts today! We hope for many entries!!
Our first Group Contest
200 points+PM Giveaway!!! (Closed)Hi there200 points+PM Giveaway!!! (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been more than 1 month since the last premiummembership giveaway, i'm happy that i have collected enough points for another 3 months premium membership giveaway . This time i'll be giving away
3 Months Premium Membership
:icon10zillionpoints: - 10zillionpoints will be giving two additional prizes of
One month feature in his page
PM : :icon2001rock:
50 : :iconask-strawhat-luffy:
One month feature : :icontan-tan-tan:
The Prizes will be delivered within a short time
Checkout the previous lucky winners
Premimum Membership - :iconchattychitty::iconactuallyally:
Giveaway #2 (closed)Hey!! It's time for a little giveaway!!Giveaway #2 (closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, the rules.
1. Fave this journal and write about my little giveaway in your own journal (provide link in the comments section below)
2. Check out my gallery (http://fynns23.deviantart.com/gallery/) and favourite the deviations you like.
NOTE: For every 2 faves, you get entered once. Eg. If you fave 6 of the deviations, you get entered 3 times and therefore have a greater chance of winning the prizes as opposed to faving 2 and getting entered once. (if you've already faved some of my stuff let me know…) THE DEVIATIONS WITH ASTERISKS (*) NEXT TO THEM DON'T COUNT!!
- 10 favourites
- 2 comments
Contest -Emilia! CLOSEDCOUNTDOWN: The contest was officionally launched on January 10th! CLOSEDContest -Emilia! CLOSED3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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The entries will appear here= ' Traditional entries' .
The theme: My God-daughter Emilia! :iconlovebottleplz:
'Reference 1 ' and 'Reference 2 '. References are in my scraps. (You can either choose one of them or you can draw them both. The limit is two entries.
Cash and Points Commissions (updated) Updated 06 - November - 2014: I update my commission info to make it simpler, some sections doesn't have any sample yet, I'll update it with the sample later on, but I'm sure you can guess my art style from the other samples.Cash and Points Commissions (updated)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note me if you want to commission me, with "Commission" as a tittle.
Choose the commission type you want, whether it is; single character or a couple, full body, bust up, chibi or etc.
Tell me all the detail of the commission art you want, and please include the sample images of the characters you want me to draw
If you want more than 2 characters, or a group art work, please ask first.
If I accept it I will give you my paypal email, I'll draw your commission after I received the payment.
Storytelling Tropes CombinedI took my previous tropes entry, combined them, edited them for clarity, and added a few. If you have any more, put 'em in the comments!Storytelling Tropes Combined1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Executing Order 66 - Systematically killing off the cast. Fun for slasher stories, not for when you're writing a drama and have no idea how to make it dramatic without death.
When it works: Game of Thrones - We care about the characters and they die with respect to the situation and the results of that death has lasting consequences. The deaths are NOT WORTHLESS.
When it doesn't work: DC's Countdown. Watch Linkara's videos about it to understand why this fails so painfully.
Phantom Menace Challenge - Have someone describe a character without mentioning their job or their appearance. The more the person can describe the character's personality, the better written the character. Compare and contrast the cast of A New Hope and Phantom Menace for example.
Ringing Bell Syndrome - When something starts out sweet, cute, or co
First TutorialSo, I promised some tutorials a very long time agoFirst Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally ready, and here they are....
Sorry for the grammatical errors, will correct them later this week.
Enjoy!!! And let me know if you find this usefull
YOU GUYS I CAN'T RIGHT NOWI'M FREAKING OUT HOLY BALLS DAVID TENNANT HELD MY PLUSH I'M GOING TO CRY WHAT IS HAPPENINGYOU GUYS I CAN'T RIGHT NOW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
750 Point Giveaway! (Open)Yes, even though I just ended my last contest I'm opening another! Here are the details and the rules you must follow to enter!750 Point Giveaway! (Open)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. You must favorite this journal
2. Spread the word to ONE friend and send me a link to their page
3. Watch Me
4. Watch this deviant :iconspidersingbing:
**Per every additional 20 points you donate, you get another entry**
Details About The Giveaway
I have not yet decided how the winners will be chosen, so do not ask about that.
There will be 3 prizes. 1st place is a prize of 500 points. 2nd place is a prize of 200 points. 3rd place is an obvious prize of 50 points.
THANK YOU FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY!
RIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners RIFTRIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners3 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Create a Colosus Contest
In our RIFT, Create a Colossus Contest,
we asked you to design the biggest and baddest
boss you could imagine! After sorting through
thousands of fearful monsters, the judges have
whittled down the entries and selected the
final three winners.
$1,500 Cash Prize (USD)
Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
8,000 deviantART Points
dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
deviantWEAR Hoodie of the Winner's Choice*
1 Year Premium Membership to deviantART
It was a close race, but difficult for the ot
Storytelling Tropes to AvoidListen up and I'll tell you some "don't do this" and "look out for these tropes" I've absorbed from my adventures in writing. Some are my own invention, some are from college professors, and some are from the glorious Ebert:Storytelling Tropes to Avoid2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Traveling Sloth - Brainless characters are dragged along a wild adventure in which they do nothing and learn nothing.
Evangellion Effect - Huge world-changing events are happening but the characters are too obsessed with their personal problems to notice
Snow White - A character who does not act but inspires others to act for him/her.
Phantom Menace Challenge: Ask yourself and others if they can describe the characters in a story without mentioning what they look like or what their jobs are. The more the character can be described, the better written it is. Invented by RedLetterMedia.
Lots-O-Plots - A story with a main theme that strings many, many vaguely related characters together. There is no central character and too many people to pay attenti
15K MEMBERS !! - 300 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)We have finally reached 15.000 members in our Group !15K MEMBERS !! - 300 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to all of you who joined and been the best members in the whole dA community ^^
We decided to organize a giveaway to tell you guys how happy we are to reach 15K members
To compete in this contest you will have to :
1. Like these 3 facebook pages : Dzoee Designs Jazzybit Designs by Kristin
1.1 If you don't use facebook, then watch these 3 deviants : Domazetov JazzybitRouvier undefineddesire
2. Fav this journal
3. Write your own journal about this contest
1st Place : 200 + 1-3 watchers + 1-3 llamas + 10-30 favs + a Contributor spot in our group
2nd Place : 100 + 1-3 watchers + 1-3 llamas + 10-30 favs + a Contributor
10 Tips for Tutorial Writing Success!10 things to consider when writing a tutorial10 Tips for Tutorial Writing Success!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Are you interested in trying our Official Photomanipulation Tutorial Challenge but unsure of where to begin? Look no further! Here are some tips about creating a tutorial that is easy for you to write and easy for us to understand. We hope these pointers will be useful to you; as always, feel free to leave questions or comments.
1. Sit down and really think about what you are good at doing
What do people compliment you about most frequently? What are you most proud of in your manipulations so far? It could be anything, from the way you select and cut out stock to the way you make your colors pop. Start from your strength, something you can talk about with ease.
2. Take the pressure off!
No matter how "good" someone is at photomanipulation already, they still have something interesting to le
Let's get a DD~Everybody here remembers my "7 Usernames to Stop Making", right?Let's get a DD~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a link:
AND it's on the front left of my page.
I've learned today that premium members are now able to change their usernames. Before a wave of shit hits the fan and people start changing their names to crap like:
I figure it's of the upmost importance to share this guide of what to avoid so that not everybody has to suffer through trying to look up their friends only to find more and more unoriginal shit that you can't remember at all.
You don't want to have to deal with those, right?
Wouldn't you rather much deal with:
If you don't want to go into your inbox in these upc
The End!Hello everyone!The End!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not a fan of long text posts, so I'll make this as short and sweet as I can. As I'm sure you could tell, StopPlayingLeague has really changed my life. It gave me something to do on those nights on Skype where all I hear is furious clicking. Ever since SPL, I've been introduced to a variety of summoners and all sorts of others from a bunch of different gaming communities who have really inspired me to keep going. But everything good thing comes to an end!
My boyfriend and I broke up before I even left to Germany. Not to worry, it wasn't because of his League habits haha! Though all in all, you can only imagine what weird position this puts me in, since I have a whole blog dedicated to him.
I'm not closing SPL. I feel that my comics are above me and any personal problems. They're just about a girl who loves her boyfriend. The only difference is, I wo