Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!~PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
Infants and Children
October Contest: Abstract ColoursThis month we're launching a contest for all the abstract photographers out there - and all the wannabe abstract photographers! The beauty of Abstract Photography is that it's incredibly easy to capture - if you know what you're doing. So this month we're challenging you to capture some abstract colours - and giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes along the way!October Contest: Abstract Colours1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st October 2012
Entries must be Abstract Photography - minimal manipulation
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
1st Place: 6 month subscription and 200 Points
2nd Place: 3 month subscription and 100 Points
Start: 1st October 2012
End: 30th October 2012
How to Enter?
Just pop along and submit your
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing Autumn1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
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"Creativity, like human life itself - begins in Darkness "
I read a very interesting article this week debating Photography Vs Literature and which one of the two tells us more. Of course there is always the element that a picture could be accompanied by words but neither aspect is enough to tell a whole story. But as the article says, Photography has become a universal constant in the world today and is accessible to nearly everybody. Yet many still believe that only pure narration can truly tell a story. What are your thoughts? As Photographers we can choose to limit what we tell or show with a photograph, we can even mislead. Can we convey more with words? Or more with an image? You could describe a person with words but never truly give an accurate picture of who they are visually without a photograph...
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"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase"
- Percy W. Harris
The other week, a piece of my writing was selected for a Daily Literature Deviation. If you're curious you can see the article here. I was humbled by that, but my reason for mentioning it in Photography Bi-weekly is that *0hgravity then highlighted a website to me that I found absolutely fascinating. It's soul purpose is to highlight Endangered Languages through Photography. 3170 lens are capturing the people who hold the key to the worlds most secret languages. Once again something like this highlights the complete and utter importance of Photography and reminds us of how far we've come, and how much we can do from mobile ph
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Infants & Children...
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"Does Equipment Matter?"
One of the more recent articles on the topic of photography explores how an instagram photograph taken during Hurricane Sandy has been selected to be used on the cover of Time Magazine. Perhaps quite fittingly, the title accompanying the image on the front page is Lessons from the storm. Whilst many have learned a lot from Hurricane Sandy and many more are working on rebuilding their lives, one of the biggest lessons for photographers and the world of media could well be that iphone Photographers can be photo-journalists too. We've covered the topic of equipment, capabilities and qualifications many a time before now in Photography Weekly - but what are your thoughts on this article?
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November Daily Deviation RoundupsOnce again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyNovember Daily Deviation Roundups1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
General Photography from 3wyl
General Photography from Kaz-D
Horror & Macabre Photography
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"“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
- Erich Fromm
Weather Photography has always fascinated me - the weather in general does anyway, but capturing those changes, shifts in atmosphere and so on have always had me in awe. However when browsing the latest news within popular photography early this week I was stunned by an image that NASA had captured of hurricane Isaac as it lurked over the USA. I've been in a hurricane before, but it never felt as organised or precise as this image shows. This shows a smooth beautiful cloud formation. When below it's likely wreaking havoc and destroying lives. It's difficult to match the two together and contemplate them as the same thing. It's also incredible how we've advanced in terms of technology. This shot of Hurricane Isaac was captured at the end of a month in which images have been transferred from Mars. We, as a human rac
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"Why are YOU reading this?"
-This- little bit of space right up here at the top of the weekly Photography Article is usually filled with a newsworthy topic, or a question. And it nearly always gets ignored!! So many of you look at this article, favourite it and comment on it - but what are you looking at it for? Are you gazing at the images? The news? The links? You're certainly not looking at the paragraph right up here that can sometimes be the juiciest bit of the whole article!! As a reader, you're important. Without your input and without positive stats, this article would dwindle - so it's here for you. Tell me what you want to see...
Bi-weekly instead of weekly
Many of you will know of Gimp - and many likely use the editing program which has been considered a freee condensed version of Photoshop. Well G
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"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
Basking in the glory of finally getting recognised for your hard efforts and photographic skill is pretty awesome and at the start of this week I took the opportunity to enjoy *Fuzzypiggy's after he got published in a UK Photography Magazine. It's really nice when something like that happens and the knowledge that across the country - and because of deviantART and other networks - across the world, people are looking at your work. And if you're me, smiling! I once stumbled across *lauren-rabbit's work in Black and White Photography Magazine and was truly proud that somebody I had found here on deviantART was here in my mag! So have you been published? Has your work received any recognition that makes you proud? What are your tips to getting out there and having your work showcased?
CR Newsletter - May & June 2012Table of ContentsCR Newsletter - May & June 20121 year 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
`laserBEAST - Chat & Forums
`Athos-of-Light - Chat & Forums
`JZLobo - Fan Fiction
`SylwiaTelari - Traditional Art
^DaPineapple - Chats & Forums
`dekorAdum - Chats & Forums
`Talty - Artisan Crafts
`princepal - Designs & Interfaces
`SRudy - Traditional Art
`krazykel - Chats
Photography Fortnightly: Edition Forty EightPhotography Bi-Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Fortnightly: Edition Forty Eight1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"Which of my photographs is my favorite?
The one I'm going to take tomorrow." ~ Imogen Cunningham
I'm loving jars this month. I'm not sure why, other than the fact that I saw some set up at a craft fair that I had a table at, and I just fell in love with them. A couple of large jars with some fairy lights nestled in them - the effect was immense. It was so simple too! Sadly the people weren't actually selling the lights, but once I'd made a little profit on my sales, I went over clutching my ten pound note and picked out a few. So I was delighted to see that on Flipboard today, there was an article exploring 19 great photos of jars. If you're stuck for inspiration, grab a jam jar (take the jam out first maybe) and start shooting. Shoot things through them, around them, in them - get creative! Jars are awesome.
Photography Troubleshooting: Winter WildlifeFor many parts of the world, Winter provides a beautiful backdrop for some of the best landscape and water scape Photography out there. Snowy hills, Frosty trees and more help to convert a world of vibrant Summer or Autumn into subdued yet awe-inspiring Winter. But what about the wildlife? Extreme weather conditions can make it more challenging to get out and about with the camera, but can also give you more opportunity to capture those elusive animals.Photography Troubleshooting: Winter Wildlife1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When I first started investigating Winter Wildlife Photography I thought that I would have to aim for things like Foxes, Deer and other wild and sometimes elusive animals. But actually, wildlife Photography and in particular in the Winter - can start right in the back garden.
Birds in particular get hungrier and needier during Winter months in England. I'm sure this is true for many parts of the world too. Depending on the kinds that frequent your garden, you could encourage them to linger pretty quickly or it might
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"Have no fear of perfection - You'll never reach it! "
Have you studied Photography? I'm intrigued to know whether or not a qualification in Photography has made you a better, or indeed a worse photographer. Or has there been no change? This week, The Photography Blog asks whether or not a Photography Degree is worth the paper it's written on. Graduation in any field these days doesn't mean that you'll immediately get a job in your desired area. Not these days. So is it worth embarking on study related to photography when in the end, you could get to the same place without the paper stating what you are capable of? Photography is one of a small number of job areas where what you've done speaks higher volumes than whether or not you're
Fan Art DD Summary - October 2012:iconj-z-belexes:Fan Art DD Summary - October 20121 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by `JZLobo
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monsters elementary by ~lilibzkise-kun by ~ymkwPortal To My Heart by *JalbhennAssassin's Creed 3 - Connor by *betti357Marillo de Oro by ~pegosho:thumb273714054:Gandalf and the Balrog by *gonzalokennyCATCH Love Deadpool "UPDATED" by ~kylecbastianCave Of The Inferi by ~DubischThe Seven-color Warrior by *HaychelYou can have my everything by *fdasuarezDaniel Craig as James Bond by *DevonneAmosThor by ~jedskiJourney by ~FarukHussainMOTU 27x39 FINAL by ~TheBeastIsBack
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Remember about Theramore by ~Yulcha You rain... by ~Kodomo-no-luna Poppy by ~YOGISHA IN THE SEWERS by =CaziTena AC - Altair by *offrecord CN20TH by ~SakikoAmana Hawkeye by ~kittrose Shall we dance? by *kunoichi-san Phantom Detectives by *VerminFu Lights by ~raemz-desu Totoro's secret glade by ~Mattiasedstrom We're All Mad Here - The Cheshire Cat by *NickyBarkla I'll Decide For You by ~Alrynnas Lady in Red from Game Ib by ~AliceYuric CHRONOS by ~christadaelia TRON: Digital Sea by =Kofeyshka World End by ~nako-75 Violet Ash by ~Zucreelo YU-GI-OH Bakura and Marik by ~hikarra The Three Broomsticks by ~TwiggyMcBones O Fortuna by *Aurasama Assassin's Creed - Naara's Hunt by ~KimiSz Gabriel- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 by *Esther-Sanz King of the Woodland Realm by ~saramondo TM Commission 1 by ~sheryth Pokemon Gijinka: SKITTY by ~hellcorpceo
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"Replace Fear of the Unknown with Curiosity..."
As the year crawls into the final quarter - lots of challenges and daily photo tasks and so on begin to conclude. I have personally been challenging myself with the 365 Photography challenge - a photo a day for a whole year. It has been tricky to say the least, especially as I set myself a high standard of capturing more than one Photo a day - but also rewarding. Setting yourself a challenge, whether it's following the 52 week photography challenges that are out there, or doing a themed challenge such as 365 breakfasts - is a great way of expanding on your portfolio. Whilst it sometimes means that you struggle to find anything interesting to photograph or share, on the days that you do, you're one step closer to building another aspect of your portfolio.
Next week in Photography Troubleshooting - we will be looking at Money Matters and so
Four Line Long Poems -Contest ending SOON!Contest UpdateFour Line Long Poems -Contest ending SOON!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Just a few days left to go! Get your entries in NOW!
A recent discovery of the very innovative idea from Alex Valentine on Four Line Long Poems has prompted a mini-revolution here on deviantART as ^3wyl and I plotted and schemed to create something not dissimilar to #SixWordStories. Thus, ~FourLinePoems was born! It's a group that's completely open to everyone and anyone who would like to join and the exciting news is that, with its launch, we are announcing the first Four Line Poem Competition!
Contest Open: 15th December 2012, Midnight PST.
Contest Close: 15th January 2013, Midnight PST.
Winners Announcement: After 1st February
Rules & Examples
Four Line Poems are exactly that - just four lines long!
One entry per person.
Entries must be newly submitted to deviantART, in Literature Format:
Celebrating Diversity #13In this issue of Celebrating Diversity, I would like to remind you of an amazing feeling...when you see a piece of art created in a medium or genre that you have little or no experience of working in, and it feels like you're witnessing something magical, something beyond your comprehension.Celebrating Diversity #131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It's wonderful to revel in the joy of How do they do that? and find inspiration in the creations of other artists. So I challenge you to take a step outside of the galleries that you regularly browse and immerse yourself in the experience of indulging in something new.
How do you celebrate diversity?
Do you regularly browse, comment on and collect art that's wildly different from what you create?
Do you watch artists who use mediums that you don't use in your own
Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?After a long pause in which nobody seemed to have very many questions, we've got a very intriguing one which came up during the People & Portraits %projecteducate week and it's something that has always played on my mind, and no doubt on yours too. Once again `sine-out has provided a fantastic answer, so hopefully that will help somewhat in clearing this issue up. Have a question? Drop it on this article and we'll work on an answer!Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"It seems like colorful pictures made in adobe look good, then after
they have been uploaded on deviantART... the color is more dead.. not so
alive..is this an issue?" ~ =kayjensen
"Hi =kayjensen, the issue your describing is most likely a colour profile issue. Colour profiles essentially describe how each colour is represented and there are different profiles for different purpose but mostly for getting accurate colour out of a printer or a screen.
By default the internet works with and assumes that every
Pimps and Whoas - December 13, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - December 13, 20121 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness December 2012
Odyssey Propulsion 6
Holiday Headquarters 2012
Realm of Fantasy - The Anatomy of a Group
Be Vigilant of Phishing Scams
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Official dA News
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients
Keep Calm and Comic-Con
Site Update Sta.sh Visual Refresh
"FAQ Revamp Underway
FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2
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Official dA News
Wayne White - An Embarrassment of Talents
Mythical Cartography - The Artistry of Maps
Site Update - New deviantART Thumbnails
Site Update: Thumb Grid to Beta Redraw Button
Imagine the Possibilities
Darkroom Exposed: Digital OverlaysDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.Darkroom Exposed: Digital Overlays1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This issue features digital overlays, which are created by layering two or more images (including but not limited to texture and colour layers) to create a final image, mimicking the effect of exposing photographic paper to two or more negatives and/or filters during printing. This differs from photomanipulations, where elements of numerous images are separately extracted and combined to make a final image.
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by ~mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by :de
Shoot Yourself: Self Portraiture Contest "Shoot" Yourself - A Self Portraiture Photography ContestShoot Yourself: Self Portraiture Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The idea is to get creative and move away from those myspace style self-portraits. Admit it, most of you did them - and fine tune your photographic skills by taking your own picture! Using technique that you possess, can learn from tutorials or may pick up this week, you need to take a shot of yourself as creatively as possible.
Start Date: 27th August
End Date: 2nd September
Submission Folder: Here!
Entries MUST be NEW - this means created on or after 27th August 2012
One entry per person
Manipulation must be kept to a minimum - entries MUST be Photography with minimal editing.
Editing allowed - retouching, black and white, colour adjustment, blur and other m