NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapesill be uploading the actual image here monday, after i let it settle over the weekend to see if there are final tweaks.NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy!
New painting video availible (free)Sorry if at any point the music makes it hard to hear me, I really tried to be aware of the matter.New painting video availible (free)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Will tone it down next one.
*Edit* my official page which i reference in the movie is under construction this week, will return shortly.
Anyways I hope you enjoy.
5 must knows for better night photos5 must knows for better night photos11 months ago in Personal More Like This
go to http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings/%28type%29/usecase_sports
Find your camera and see what iso settings you can push your camera to and still retain descent image quality, this is especially important when shooting auroras, a high iso sensitivity means you can push the shutterspeed under the magical 8 seconds to retain some of the movement of the aurora in the image.
(I personally recommend 6 or less)
Preventing STAR TRAILS
Use the rule of 600 to keep stars in the picture from trailing/streaking.
Divide 600 by the true focal lenght of your lens, true is measured by 35mm full frame, so a 30 mm full frame lens would yield this simple equation: 600/30 = 20 second (or less) exposure and stars will look nice.
For cropped sensors you have to time your focal length with 1.5 for Nikon and 1.6 for Canon.
So 16 mm wide angle lens on a Canon cropped sensor would equal 25.6mm true focal lengt (16*1.6) giving this equation: 600/25.6 = 23.43 secon
How to take the best possible images at night.This is mainly directed and nightsky photography but it will apply to all sorts of night photography where you are limited when it comes to light.How to take the best possible images at night.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will structure this step by step for ease of use, once you have touched all points you will be ready to tackle the night with all its challenges.
Step 1 - The Camera
Over at DxOMark they are very good at testing stuff the scientific way, some will argue the real world application and images instead and I agree with both, but for iso which is so important for night photography this would be my first stop: http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Ratings/Sports
Find your camera and note down the iso sensitivity, you have to forget about the dynamic range a bit here as with high iso you will not even get close to the cameras max performance.
Step 2 - The lens
Find your lens here: http://www.lenstip.com/lenses_reviews.html
The one thing they do here that dxomark does not is test the lens for coma and astigmatism, the first would
Fella's ArtFest: May 2014Welcome to Fella's ArtFest!Fella's ArtFest: May 20143 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Fella's ArtFest is a monthly contest in which the deviantART community can display its love and appreciation for art and all its forms.
Each month's ArtFest has a particular theme! To participate, create an original piece of art (all media are accepted) and submit it to deviantART as a deviation! From there, simply submit your deviation to fella's very own gallery into this month's ArtFest gallery folder.
Fella's ArtFest is open for participation to all deviants at least the age of 13 from any country. You must be a Member here at fella to submit to our gallery!
The theme of this month's Fella's Artfest is shiny.
Tips for the creative photographer #2I´m by no means saying I am any expert, but I hope some of this might prove beneficial.Tips for the creative photographer #21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Screw the rules
It is very good to know and be aware of composition, correct exposure, to compensate or not to, but it does sometimes mess with your own creative approach.
The camera and lens is plastic, metal and glass and just tools for you to use, they should be treated as such.
A good thing is to get that perfectly exposed and composed shot out of the way and then just flip to a new page.
Try for instance to take a picture of something with the sun behind it and completely blow the whites out leaving the subject correctly exposed without the use of a flash, it might just be the shot you choose instead of the "correct" one.
Absolutely no harm in using other tools than just the camera and a tripod, people have gotten cover shots of eagles diving in the water for food the photographer has brought and thrown there as bait.
Spray some water on a flower on a sunny day, who ha
A few simple photography tipsThought Id share a few simple yet effective photography tips for the creative photographer.A few simple photography tips1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Macro done easy
Set your lens to its closest focusing range and move physically towards the subject until it is sharp.
If you are using longer lenses it really helps to lay down and hold the camera and lens almost like you are shooting a gun, and remember your breathing when shooting.
This is also a great technique for bokeh shots, with a 50 mm at its closest focusing range and background further away you will blow the background to bits.
Don´t be stationary
It is very easy to put down a tripod and just stand on the same spot shooting, instead try moving around a bi, experiment with angles, left, right, high, low until you hit that perfect angle for the scene.
Slow the shutter
You don´t always need a ND filter to block out light to get even slower shutter speed, you can either use this technique with your hand or better with a cardboard (black if you got colored one).
Tips for the creative photographer #3Some more tips´n tricksTips for the creative photographer #31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Mix and match
If you have a couple of filter like a polarizing filter and perhaps an ND filter there is no rule that says you can mix and match the best from both worlds, you can use the polarizer to see through water, the nd filter to smooth out the sky and a regular shot for the rest of the landscape and combine the best from all worlds.
This does not just extend to filter use, as simple as doing a 30 second exposure of the sky at 1600 iso (to prevent star trailing) and a 2 minute exposure of the ground at iso 200 also works when it comes to mixing and matching, even part hdr.
It is all dependant on the scene you want to capture and your own creativity.
Most cameras has a multiexposure feature that enable the camera to process several image into 1, this is not the same as bracketing where you take several different value exposures and combine into one (hopefully) neat looking hdr image.
You can set up the camera to do 3 mu
Photography tips, the different way. :)MindtravellingPhotography tips, the different way. :)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I do not know how other photographers does it, but I like to walk around with my camera and when I have gotten a certain distance I close my eyes and play back the same steps I had taken, If I notice something doing so I go back and start taking pictures.
The same goes for places I have been before, I close my eyes and go through the same paths in my mind and think of locations to take pictures, often this technique leads to very interesting photos once I get out there and also I tend to notice things I did not when I was there first.
Weird or not, that is how I do it, if It works for others I do not know, but It might be fun to give it a try.
Often when you are out taking pictures it is just a natural place and angle to take pictures, but sometimes just turing around and tackling a unusual angle might yield much more interesting images.
An example is the image I took called "Arrival", the other way had a big calm lake wi
Wettbewerb: 610 Points Giveaway!!!Der Wettbewerb, den ich bereits ankündigte, startet am 19.6.2013!Wettbewerb: 610 Points Giveaway!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rock tha House: lasst uns DeviantArt rocken!
Urlaub: was wünschst du dir vom kommenden "Sommer"?
Wer darf teilnehmen:
jeder - du musst kein Mitglied der Gruppe sein, es wäre jedoch ideal
um teilzunehmen musst du (nur als Nicht-Mitglied) das Journal Faven oder in einem eigenen Journal teilen
dein fertiges Bild verlinke bitter hier
es gibt kein Limit an Teilnahmestücken
alle Medien sind erlaubt
[Bullet; Red] Prices:
1.Platz: [Bullet; Black]380 [Points] Giveaway,(100[Points] from Zouberi, 100[Points] from Nilanja,
25[Points] von Lea-Lu->:iconThe-Oc-
update .My first kiriban.Kiriban moved HERE http://francescadelfino.deviantart.com/journal/My-first-kiriban-second-journal-399539163update .My first kiriban.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
My first Kiriban, here are some rules
You need to fave this journal
Take a screen shot of my pageviews and post the link in a comment on this journal (NO note!). The first person who post me the screen shot of the exact given pageviews will win the points. Your screen shot needs to show your username, my pageview number and the time bar, otherwise I can't give you points.
Be in deviantArt since 2 months and to have works in your gallery.
It would be nice if you watch me, only if you like my works.
Contest :: Win a 3 months PM (CLOSED)7 days leftContest :: Win a 3 months PM (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Contest time, today~
♥ THEME: Draw one of my original characters
♥ DEADLINE: July 1st
.:: RULES ::.
- To find my original characters' reference sheets, go here.
- 1 character by picture.
- You can submit as many entries as you wish.
- Traditionnal / Digital art, pixel art accepted.
- Full-body, half-body and chibi accepted.
- No head shot/bust! ♥
- Bases aren't accepted!
♥ You can find all the entries in this folder: http://elliren.deviantart.com/favourites/54632488
.:: PRIZES ::.
♥ 3 months Premium Membership from me (or 636 )
♥ 1 half-body picture from me
♥ 1 animated pagedoll from me
♥ 1 full body traditional drawing from DeadFaust
♥ 1 traditionnal sketch from keirui
♥ 5 from keirui
♥ 30 from ariamisu
♥ 1 chibi
contest closededit: The contest is now officialy closed, I need a day or two to judge and look at those awesome enters please be patient i need time for it ;///7//; I thank u all who entered thank u very much I love them all As a thank u for entering I will give ALL 5 . and in 2 Days I will announcing the 3 winners thank u !contest closed11 months ago in Personal More Like This
edit: since most of u arent finish or started the entry yet (if i am seeing the votes on poll xD) i am extending the deadline.
new deadline is on december 21 2013
i apologize to the people who already done their entry, ; A ;
but i would like to give other people chance too.
ok This contest is about designing Qui's Winter dress ^//7//^
Detailes below v.v
Quis Reference can be found HERE
...change her dress design for winter
...change her hair design for winter
... draw chibis
(closed) Still life CONTESTWelcome to a new contest, the theme is Still life.(closed) Still life CONTEST9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I'd really appreciate some prizes: points, features, PM, critiques, watch, faves, llama and anything else you'd be happy to give. If you'd like to donate something please comment on thi journal, thanks Everyone who donate something will be included in a feature at the end of contest. You can donate and join to the contest.
Start: October 31, 2013
Deadline: November 09, 2013 (I changed the deadline)
It'd be nice if you this journal and spread the word, so many deviants can see this contest and your works
Your entries can
Tea/coffee photography CONTESTTheme: tea/coffeeTea/coffee photography CONTEST11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rules: It has to be photography,
and it have to be submitted after 07.09.13.
People who donate can also participate in this contest.
Only 1 photo per person.
Start date: 10.09.13
End date: 22.09.13
Entries found here: http://cloduy.deviantart.com/favourites/57014534
100 points from theresahelmer
100 points from cloduy
50 points from Calisaroa
50 points from FrancescaDelfino
50 points from Charlivia
RebeccaThomas (15 photos)
REAL CREATIVISM LOGA lot of people ask me what do i think when im drawing, whats your creative process, and what are the magical fairies you are thinking while you draw, about life, beauty and wisdom of the world. You will be surprised how thats not what i think while i draw and how this process repeats all the time while i draw.REAL CREATIVISM LOG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose of this journal its to let people know how we are all filled with doubts agony and stupid funny things while we draw. So you wont feel you are doing something wrong.
Will be cool if this became a spam, and people started to share in their journals the same way i did while you are at work.
Okay, lets star, first the setting, if you had seen the tv show 24, picture that way while im drawing, with several cameras on my sides, this will make the reading more funny, if you havent seen the show picture this sound each time you read time passes, while im drawing.
Okay lets start.
The following text its based on a true st
Commissions (Slots filled) Update Dec22/2013: Opening commissions here for the rest of the winter break (2 weeks).Commissions (Slots filled)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who've noted me for the past round, and I said neither yes or no (due to circumstances, eg. no image refs) please note me again if you are interested, otherwise I will disregard.
celshaded bust shots ($10 CAD)
celshaded half /full body ($25-40 CAD)
painted bust ($30 CAD)
painted half /fullbody ($50-70+ CAD)
Simple flat(painted)/transparent(cel) BG free of charge; additional elements (misc.) (+ $5~10 CAD)
prices may vary depending on character detail. (+$5-10)
whoops hi fixes- additional character (half price of requested order)
Character Question TagTagged by :icondustsketches:Character Question Tag2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Usually I dont do tags but this seems to be some SoC bandwagon at the moment so... why not xDD *choses my 3 most active OCs*
Choose your OC's:
Do you want a hug?
Sandro: Sure~ Why not?
Alex: You are a general, shouldn't you be afraid they thrust a knife in your back during a hug? So, no, no hug for me...
Keel: ...Okay, now I don't want a hug anymore...
Are you a virgin?
Sandro: Uh... w-well... no...
Keel: Can't we go on to a -less- awful and private question!?
Do you have any kids?
Sandro: No and I don't think I ever will have any...
[Bullet; Green] Alex: I used to have a daughter, but she died 7 years ago... I hope I will have kids one day again though.
[Bullet; Yellow] Keel: I don't think I would make a good fat
The our lives contest.Many people have many different features, personalities & qualities. That is what makes life so interesting. The fact that we are like snowflakes, some uniquely similar, but still very much our own being.The our lives contest.3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, today I start a contest that is all about that. All about who we are & how we see ourselves!
For this contest, you will storm the internet & find ONE & only ONE GIF that best describes your life, your personality, who you are in general. If your life is very different from how you actually are & want to be as a person, toss it to the side! For this contest I only want to see who YOU are on the inside! Pick a GIF that describes the life that you are destined to lead!
What feels right in the very pit of your soul?
For a lot of people a hard thing to overcome is the fact that...
This can lead to high stress, depression & even suicidal thoughts or actions. It's a threat that is extremely pai
April Contest:iconyarnballcat5ns::iconyarnballcat4end::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat2add::iconyarnballcat1start:April Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Cats sleep almost twenty hours a day, the rest of the time they howl for food, hunt and claw your wallpaper - well that's what Arran and Skye do. But most of the time, these little angels are curled up somewhere looking absolutely adorable.
So the theme of this contest is "Cute and Comfy Places to Catnap'
We want you to take the best photo of your cat/s sleeping, it can be a strange sleeping place like the bath, which Arran took a liking too. Or it can be on a silk dressing gown which Skye loved and Mum didn't - when she saw the claw marks.
So it's up to you.
Submit your entries here into this special contest folder.
The folder is called Catnap Contest
Simply Beautiful (feature)As the title suggests, sometimes the simplest things can be the most beautiful. Check it out!Simply Beautiful (feature)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Spring by vanillapearl
Moss Flower by DoodleBe
Fleeting by Gallynette
#Blossom by Batschi96
two of a kind by Shellbel
Butterfly Flower by Nuzvael
Hepatica by TriinErg
107.365 Playground by PiecesOfAnsley
Dreamy by Twillies
always pursue your dreams by kim-e-sens
My own miracle. by IndigoSummerr
Schneeball 1 by Martina-WW
The Little Flower Who Became A Butterfly by LeonsFilmreviews
Dancing in the wind by dashakern
power line by VisitingFahrrad
Slug on a Mushroom by drewb-photography
Spiral by WillTC
Sail Away by tvurk
A light that shines forever. by dragonfly-oli
Last but not least... works from some of my watchers!
White beauty by sivandogan1212
Flowering Pear, I Think.... by justanewb42
Flowers: gitanillas by Abletodoall
Weekly photo #018 + Good morning by AlHabshi Ristikivi by m-eralp -Morning dusk of the leaves- by Janek-Sedlar D349 by miobi Softness Red by diensilver mink ragdoll kitten by venomxbaby Dirtpark Impressions - XII by DimensionSeven Snowleopard, Stuttgart IX #CUB VERSION by GW-Photography Strolch by Snowytree Skater by KristynaKvapilova Cardboard Aviation by antontang :thumb412630582: Secret path through valley of upside down carrots by Janek-Sedlar Little paws by huhahohi Lake in autumn colours by Wanowicz Plane Trees by carlosthe Night at the Park by MikkoLagerstedt Mr Blue and Hairy (Trichochrysea hirta) by melvynyeo the elder wand by bwaworga Little Red.2 by henwen Multnomah Falls by alierturk I Need Some Love... by BluyStardust Bright Light by MaximeCourty FA Brahim by equine-images colored way by indojo Pheasant by Holasek Two Hearts by Astranat Whaaat?! by PogolonE so shy by RozowynosWeekly photo #018 +9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
4:59 version 2 by TanjaMaria Skyjazz by Trichardsen The Kiss Of A Setting Sun by kkart
In A Shimmer by WishmasterAlchemist Field November ii by StargazerLZ a little walk by virtualgadjo Little Wonders by John-Peter poetic thoughts by popoks Down This Path by jkrab A Second Spring by DorotejaC Autumn friend by Snowfall-lullaby The Journey Continues by Oer-Wout The Souls Of The Owners by oO-Rein-Oo :thumb412576435: What We Once Were. .. by lipstickmisfit Die abstrak see. by lomatic :thum
The Coming Of Spring The broken wing by Viand fly fly butterfly by KariLiimatainen Naturally vintage by Samantha-meglioli Aster by VinayRao Hanging in there by cfoto Blue Butterfly by Myzogirl butterfly by debagger the butterfly by evenliu anemone 2 by JasonKaiser wheat 11 by 785785The Coming Of Spring1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
frost.bite by maskqueraide last flight II by prismes Papillon by ingue Lavender dreams by Joycelinn :thumb165619852: Smit by Al-Baum Solitaire by Eibo-Jeddah Enchanted. .. by addy-ack Orange Butty by Stridsberg listen by fragilesimplicity colourful by Lisa-Schneider .blue.2. by zeenon in the green air by prismes Dear by JunJun510 :thumb210725771: Butterflies and Fairytales by FriendFrog Butterfly Kisses by IgNgRez Summer Sun by KayHulbert weekend fiesta by kathero3 Butterfly II by Lindqvist little butterfly by wolf-minori little blue by wolf-minori .: child of light :. by biszkopciik Butterfly. .. by light-from-Emirates Vanessa atalanta by Pete1987 Blue 2012 by Callu a thousand dreams by Piarvi-Recherreen ... by zeenon busy butterfly by nakedlady Philosophy. by Blutr0t lavenders elegance by miezeTatze
yayz butterflies by AsseveraVeta SNOW by lisans
Last light by Sblourg Parnassius apollo 2011 IV by Aphantopus :thumb15962
CatCatalogue Contest:iconyarnballcat5ns::iconyarnballcat4end::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat2add::iconyarnballcat1start:CatCatalogue Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Do you find, whenever you're ill or feel down, cats will always come and sit on your knee or curl up next to you? If you're looking sad they'll give you a friendly trill. And of course, whenever they bring you a dead mouse they're saying they love you. But you're not going to say thank you back in that way. They can settle for a tummy rub.
So the contest this time is Cats and Love. :iconlovecatplz:
So photos that show the love from your cats, they can be curled up with another cat and look adorable, or maybe they're bringing a huge smile to a child or an elderly person. It can be anything.
Submit your photos in this special folder here. http://catcatalogue.deviantart.com/gallery/42425136
Competition starts : 5th March 2013
Competition ends : 30th March 2013
Good luck to all entrants
Here are the rules