Fashion 101: Working with ModelsWelcome to the first edition of Fashion 101, a series of articles revolving around the art, business, and nuances of fashion photography brought to you by Fashion-Show. While some topics may be relevant only to the fashion industry, many of these articles can apply to multiple genres and art mediums, such as today's topic. As is customary with most of my articles, there will be a giveaway and discussion at the end!Fashion 101: Working with Models6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is a Model?
Simply put, a model is a person employed for the purpose of posing for an artist. This can be for a painter, sculptor, animator, photographer, etc. For the sake of this article, we will be looking at models for photography. We will also be further defining a model as someone who has agreed to pose or act for your photography project, versus a brief subject such as a person on the street.
Why Work With a Model?
A model brings a lot to the table for a photographer, particularly when it comes to b
Beautiful Photography ++Think Photography is easy as a pie?Beautiful Photography ++1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll tell you what. Photography is the sum of a good amount of virtues. It is talent and inspiration. Creativity and imagination. Commitment and devotion. Patience and attention. Skill and technique. Team spirit and concentration. Art knowledge and innovation. Also, it requires a whole lotta time. And the list may go further and further.
So before you start judging the others' works, think. Don't go throwing sour remarks. Try to be a little sweet and understanding. And if you don't have anything nice to say, just move on. Find what you like and let others do what they like.
To every photographer who recognizes the need of all above, and never stops learning in the pursuit of those virtues, don't forget to Always protect what is yours. And don't you let anyone underestimate you. For I'm sure you put your mind, and body, AND soul in every single photograph you take.
DD Suggestions: FeatureOne of the best ways to give back to the community is to suggest fellow deviants for Daily Deviations to the appropriate Community Volunteer. I've been trying to stick to at least one suggestion a day in the hopes of helping talented artists around DA gain more exposure, and I've been very excited that so many of them have been selected for DDs!DD Suggestions: Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Accepted DD Suggestions:
Other DD Suggestions:
Sacred and the Profane by corvus-crux:thumb303982733:Summer Sun by ariadneseZero Knight - Code Geass by SaraDarkLightWater Serpent by shhhhh-artp a r a s o l by Janina-PhotographyStreetball by ilkergoksenGorilla's Stare by Zx30Glasgow Olympic Parade by fuadvientosilence by t-ufanMountain Goats by RhynWilliamsJessica by onesh0t
Be sure to check out the following article, and get out there to suggest some DDs for your fellow artist
Giving You More Details at Your FingertipsHey Beta FolksGiving You More Details at Your Fingertips3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Now it's been some time since we've seen any new features come into beta, so I'm happy to announce that today we have a couple of little additions involving thumbnails for everyone to try out
Comments Count on Thumbnails
We love to encourage users to leave feedback on art they like, as it's always nice to see users appreciating each-others work.
Now we've made it even easier for you to spot that wonderful masterpiece
so that you can give it the attention it deserves
Under deviation thumbs in gallery, favourites and when browsing the site you will see the comments count for the deviation
Galleries at a Glance
On the subject of thumbnails we've also added some info informing you which galleries the deviation is in
So now thumbs really give you more details at your fingertips
More to Come!
If these new features have wet your appetite for more then don't despair!
We'll have even mor
Watcher Giveback: FeatureThis is a feature dedicated to my active watchers, as a means of giving back to them for having given so much to me and supporting my artwork. This journal was inspired by feigenfrucht, who did something similar for his watchers.Watcher Giveback: Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What next? by AbbyannaRalphy by Abbyanna
Creative Week: Giveaway + IntroductionWhat is Creative Week?Creative Week: Giveaway + Introduction2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every year, I take a week away from my job to do nothing but photoshoots, in order to challenge myself and improve my skills as a photographer. Despite working for the best company in the world, my career is not in photography. This sometimes makes it difficult to find the right kind of time and inspiration to capture what I want. My annual 'Creative Week,' is a way for me to do what I love without the worry of heading into work the next day. I can focus on my creativity, and nothing more. Every year I make sure to up the ante, and this year I'll be working with a lot more talent than I have in the past, on bigger productions.
This is my third Creative Week, and similar to those in the past, I will be partnering with the wonderful Miki Sarroca (WingedInfinity). She will be serving as a make up artist, model, and she's done an incredible job of assisting me with organizing these shoots.
B-day Points Giveaway *Closed*Thank you very much to everyone who entered and wished me a happy birthday! Can't wait for the next giveawayB-day Points Giveaway *Closed*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winner of 322 points: :iconChie2013:
In honor of my 19th Birthday
next week (3/22) I'm giving away
You must fav this journal to be enterd
Give :iconVivi113: a llama
^You MUST comment down below that you gave her a llama or your bonus entry will not be counted!
ALSO! I will give a llama to everyone who enters
Contest ends sometime on the 22nd of this month!
[CLOSED] 270 point 'Christmas Spirit Giveaway'Well, it's been awhile since I've been here at deviantART. How I missed thee! Guess I needed a break from it to fully concentrate because it was a little bit of a distraction from school. But, with that behind me, I'm planning on being active again. If you so happen to stumble upon this journal entry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret.[CLOSED] 270 point 'Christmas Spirit Giveaway'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm currently having a...........
Christmas Spirit Giveaway!
Deadline to enter: December 23rd
Drawing to take place on December 25th
In this season of giving, I will be giving deviants a chance to win some prizes. These prizes will be different size point prizes. Now how can you participate in this great giveaway? Check the info below
How To Enter The Giveaway
(Free ticket for participating) Send a note or comment, provide either your profile, deviation, contest, kir
100 Point Giveaway! --CLOSED--Closed! Thanks to all who entered, results to be announced shortly!100 Point Giveaway! --CLOSED--2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Deadline has been extended to April 8th, in order to get the required 50 entrants. All you gotta do is the journal, guys!
Answering the question or making a journal is not required.
Okay, so I got bored and decided to do this early-ish. So, as you may or may not know, March 26th is my 1-year anniversary of joining dA! So, to celebrate, I decided to have a giveaway.
Here's how this is gonna go-
this journal. (I will use random.org to choose the winner)
You can get one (1) extra chance by making a poll or journal to advertise this. Remember to comment with a link to it on this suspiciously comment-esque journal, otherwise I'll have no idea that you did one, and you won't get your extra chance. Additional polls or journals will not give yo
12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway!I'm renewing my Premium Membership -- now that DA has the limited time deal to 'give one, get one' I might as well share the wealth!12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's how this is going to work:
You have until 1AM (Pacific -8) on DECEMBER 16 to enter.
Simply fav this journal to enter!
On December 16, I will use a random number generator to pick the winner, whom I will announce in a new journal post (and I will note the winner to inform them).
Feel free to pass this along to any of your friends or colleagues!
Happy Holidays, everyone!
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
VIEW http://fav.me/d5oa3z6 FOR THE RESULTS!
[CLOSED] New Year's Giveaway!! 3x 3 Month Prems!Winners!!!!![CLOSED] New Year's Giveaway!! 3x 3 Month Prems!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Three Month Premium: #45 SymbolsWriter :iconSymbolsWriter:!
2. Three Month Premium: #84 Wodenphoto :iconWodenPhoto:
3. Three Month Premium: #6 Rhytri :iconRhytri:
4. 100 Points: #90 iEatMudkipz :iconiEatMudkipz:
5. 50 Points: #53 Bri-Sama14 :iconBri-Sama14:
Congratulations to the winners! Notes will be sent out to those who won Premmy's and points will be given out straight away.
Let me know if I haven't given you a llama yet (:
FIFTEEN MINUTES TO GO!!!!!
less than 24 hours to go!!
Probably around 16 hours or less actually. I'll let you know closer to the time (:
With all the Giveaways occurring right now, I thought I would hold my own!
What I'll do is have a spreadsheet open, and when you get a 'ticket' I'll write your name in it & give you a number (: Easy right?
A maximum of two tickets per deviant can be earned.
No Alternate or PLZ accounts [unless your only a
Contest: 60's-90's Vintage Feeling - CANCELLEDSINCE NOBODY ENTERED, THE CONTEST IS CANCELLEDContest: 60's-90's Vintage Feeling - CANCELLED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Maybe it would be proposed again in the future. Feel free to note/comment if you have questions and/or suggestions.
My old toys are vintage... even my old video games are vintage... I am vintage, too...
1960's-1990's Vintage Feeling
Interpret it as you please!
... old cameras and photos, dusty memories, old toys, war ...
One forced limitation: *For literature, only English and Italian!* sorry!
Remember, if you use resources, to credit them properly!
Use mature filters where needed and respect dA etiquette: http://about.deviantart.com/policy/etiquette/
Send me (XiuLanStock) a note titled "Vintage Feeling Contest: 60's-90's" with a thumb or a link to your deviation or comment on this j
Points Giveaway *CLOSED*1st Place WinnerPoints Giveaway *CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2nd Place Winner
(Surprise! Have 35pts)
Yeah, I know I never said anything about a second place winner, but I just decided to give away the rest of the points I had bought for this 365pt giveaway
Big thanks to everyone who favorited&commented - it was amusing reading about all your favorite tv shows! (Go Supernatural&CriminalMinds!)
I'll be doing another giveaway next month so be ready!
In honor of my One Year on deviantaART today, I've decided to give away
to one special random deviant!
*RULES FOR ONE CHANCE AT WINNING*
- Please favorite this journal
*RULES FOR A SECOND CHANCE AT WINNING*
- Comment down below what your favorite tv show is and why
Giveaway ends January 5th & I will be using Random.org to decide a winner!
Everyone who favori
A PM gift for you and your friend!the Winner: Hello, sweeties!A PM gift for you and your friend!the Winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Have a wonderful time with your loved ones and I hope Santa left something special for you under the Christmas tree
There is a special dA offer that expires on 26th December. If you give one premium membership as a gift, dA gifts a premium membership of the same value to you.
So I decided to make one of my watchers happy, and they can make their friend happy too.
I decided to give one lucky deviant a 3 month premium membership in the points equivalent.
I won't give you a premium membership directly, 'cos that would mean I would get one from dA myself.
I will give you 636 points (which is a 3 month premium membership value) and when you get it, you can buy your special friend a 3 month premium membership and you will get the same gift from deviantart.
So, that means two premium memberships, for you and your friend (:
But be careful, the offer expires on the 26th o
New Project + Making ofNew Project + Making of2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photography & Retouching: idaniphotography
Make-up: Cristina David
Assistant: Iuli Andrei
Real-time photoshop workshop session, one-on-one basis over the internet, using Skype's screen-share feature.
For more details please use the contact form or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendship Giveaway - 2000 dA Points [Closed]This month's giveaway is a little different. If you win, you don't get the points. What?! Yes, this month's giveaway is about friendship! If you win the giveaway you may choose a friend who will receive the points. Your friend will receive the points with a note that they are from you!Friendship Giveaway - 2000 dA Points [Closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Friendship Giveaway <3 Prizes
Grand Prize - 1000 dA Points
(2) Runners-Up - 500 dA Points
How to Enter
Just +fav this journal!
Your account must be at least 2 months old as of February 23rd.
No spamming or begging
Giveaway Ends February 23rd
For alerts on my upcoming projects and contests, you should follow me on Twitter. I am AutodidactLaura.
I'm happy to announce one of my pet projects, Autodidactivist.com, will be online in April
Comments giveaway project + 100 points!The winner:_____________________________________________________________Comments giveaway project + 100 points!The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
please, support this journal with simple so more people can see it
Hello, dear deviants!
Do you want more constructive feedback? You can get it for free.
In order to participate you only have to:
fav this journal
comment on it.
I will make sure I visit your page and comment on one of your deviations, giving it a constructive comment/critique.
one lucky deviant who participates in this project will get 100 points
Why am I doing this?
I'm trying to show to deviants a real value of good feedback. It's something we should all learn to appreciate, when the comments aren't just pure words like awesome, wow, good, cool...
Deviantart is a big community with many exposed/underexposed artists but all of us are the same when it comes to getting feedback. We all get good and bad.
Good Intention: PMs and Points Giveaway!:icongood-intention:Good Intention: PMs and Points Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In celebration of the incredible momentum that this group has gained in just a couple of days, I am holding an Introductory Giveaway!
About The Group:
Good-Intention is a group dedicated to the kind acts that take place daily around the deviantART community. From users spending their time on free resources, to those who choose to feature the artwork of others. No act is too small or too minor to not have a spotlight shone on it.
(1) - 1 Year Premium Membership (Or 2,396 )
(3) - 3 Month Premium Memberships (Or 636 )
(5) - 1 Month Premium Memberships (Or 396 )
(10) - 100
Prizes will be selected using: http://jklp.org/public/html/choose.html for impartiality.
In the spirit of giving, you may elect to give your prize to another user on deviantART.
12-Month PM Giveaway12-Month PM Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Literally, just favourite this journal. That's all I ask. I'll be giving it away during the "Give a PM, Get a PM" season. I wanted to give it away to a friend but I honestly cannot decide who.
(Don't worry Hugh bby, I'll get you a new PM when I can again )
So just...favourite. I don't mind if you're friend or foe. Just please make sure you'll be active with it...I can even teach you a bit of CSS/HTML is you really want.
It ends in around three days. Oh, no. You don't need to do anything other than favourite this journal But I wouldn't mind a watch... ;___;
I'd love to thank all 500 people who entered for entering! I never expected so much! Thank you everyone so, so much!
See the winner above!
favourites feature #35 GREENpart 6 of my colors-feature: GREENfavourites feature #35 GREEN1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If I Could Be Where You Are by Nelleke
forest by BaxiaArt
full of joy by NilanjaJourney of Discovery by piximi
Holocene... by Samantha-meglioli
Through Glass by HappyKootie13.52 - Fresh. by dragonfly-oli
Aurora over Otertind by cschoepsAurora Spiral in Lapland by andykeen
Aurora Show by MatiasSieppi
Aurora borealis by HalvariAurora Borealis 3 by Hig3n
Sta.shHi again, beta crew.Sta.sh3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As mentioned recently, we’re making a bunch of changes to the new Stash...
If you're new to Stash, find out more about it here: http://devbug.deviantart.com/journal/Stash-215498179
The latest changes: Sta.sh is now a separate section of the deviantART Network - with its own header, and its own look.
Here's a sneak peek!
"Stash" no longer exists on your Submit menu, but instead can be gotten to one of two ways:
You can pick "Sta.sh" from your main profile menu.. next to Logout and Settings
Or, you can type http://sta.sh into your address bar
Note: to switch back to deviantART, pick the "deviantART" item from the Sta.sh main menu.
Switching over and back:
Other than that, the Stash functionality remains much the same - Drag and drop your
Let it snow - CONTESTDEADLINELet it snow - CONTEST2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THE RESULTS ARE UP!
This contest started on December 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET and ended March 1st 00:00 GMT+2/EET - here's a link that helps you convert that in your time zone: Contest Deadline: Let it snow.
LET IT SNOW - Your work has to revolve around this theme.
King of snow by adypetrisor Snow White by Amanda-Diaz Let it snow... by LenaZLair
Mini Snow Globe - Spheal by Swadloon Snow flake by The-Cute-Storm Snow Leopard by CallieFink
Let the Snow Fall by AnimalArtKingdom Bunny Snow Globe by Laiyee Snow Globe Swing by Zulma-san
All (Photography, Digital art, Traditional art, Artisan Crafts, Literature - literally all mediums as long as the
Logo & Symbol Process TruismsIf you follow me and my work, you are likely well aware that I enjoy logo and symbol design. I don't consider myself the lord of logo design, as there are far more designers out there whom I idolize and have the process nailed down to a science, but quite frankly I think I've become pretty good at it over the years. So with a bit of time and experience under my belt, I wanted to share some truisms I've learned that I find in every one of my design projects.Logo & Symbol Process Truisms4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Almost without fail, the first idea you fall in love with will be one of your worst ideas. When you find you've fallen in love with a concept, let other people see it, and then take a break. Come back to the work a few days later and see what new directions you can head in.
Don't fall in love with your ideas. I say it but it's inevitable. You actually will always fall in love with an idea. But hey, TRY not to.
Simple symbols designed in 1 color work best. If you're designing in color when you start, you're making end-of-the-project