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 Models11 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
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: Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What next? by AbbyannaRalphy by Abbyanna
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: Feature3 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 Aeromarssilence 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
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!
Beautiful Photography ++Think Photography is easy as a pie?Beautiful Photography ++2 years 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.
[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'3 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
A PM gift for you and your friend!the Winner: Hello, sweeties!A PM gift for you and your friend!the Winner:3 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
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.
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
Logo and 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 and 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
Lance Armstrong = EPIC WINI'm frankly tired of all the little bitches in the media yapping away in their over the top outrage about Lance Armstrong's asshole behavior. It's so fashionable to hate Lance these days. Really, is this guy really supposed to be THE one we all should hate? Everyone on TV is telling you so. Well, do you?Lance Armstrong = EPIC WIN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just realized that I don't hate him nearly as much as all these wishy washy assholes pretending like they wouldn't do it if they had the chance. The deal? Train as hard as you can. Dope and lie about it. Win the shit. Get $100M of personal fortune, and raise a few hundred millions for charity.
Everyone condemning Lance for lying has lied numerous times, probably even that same day. The difference? He had the the balls the size of Jupiter and Saturn to take it it to its logical conclusion, and the perseverance and tenacity to win seven Tour de Frances. He's an asshole, no doubt. However, the other thousands of cyclists who doped came nowhere near accomplishing that type of feat. Keep
Sta.shHi again, beta crew.Sta.sh4 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
How to become popular on deviantART(The following "guide" is based on my own experience, but it's not meant to be taken seriously)How to become popular on deviantART3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Alright everyone! You wanna know how to become popular on deviantART? Then follow these easy steps and you'll reach popularity in no time!
Change your usernameMake a new account
Whoops, sorry. I thought deviantART had a username-change system, but it doesn't. Looks like you'll have to start over and make a new account! Transfer your faves and the people you watch, because you need a good username if you want to be taken seriously here, and making a new account is the only option for now.
Make sure not to choose the name of an anime character and a bunch of random numbers as your username (naruto12345), choose one that's easy to remember and defines your person. Because seriously, who chooses a random word and random numbers as their username?
Step 2: Start making art
The site is called deviantART
Nom Nom #57 ShortbreadHeaded created by TouchedDNom Nom #57 Shortbread2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Shortbread - sort of like marmite, you either hate it or love it. I have to be in the mood for it - but it is quite lovely. Generally, it originates from Scotland. Walkers Shortbread is actually Scotlands largest food exporter! Shortbread is fairly simple to make and aside from burning it, not much can go wrong. So if you've not tried making it before (or eating it) start now!
Star Cookies by claremanson
Baking, Shortbread Biscuits by SlotheriuS
macadamia shortbread 3 by eggmonkey
Shortbread Jam Cookie Deuce by Straynj3
Rose Tea Shortbread Cookies by asainemuri
Ode to simplicity - Monthly special IWe proudly present a glorious selection from the last month Gallery submissions Ode-to-simplicity.Ode to simplicity - Monthly special I4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Open your eyes.
Open your soul.
Feel the beauty flow within.
Don't forget to this journal if you like it.
rule by BelcyrPiotr Rubber by yup12
Goodnight, Travel Well by DpressedSoul P Colombia by Radoslawgryglas sans titre by slatkatajna
arabesque by kevinsaintgrey III by Yoohaz :thumb270479041:
pure alonenes by geissa moving your self by mahendrasaja flowers to drink by prismes
:thumb271003984: autumn solitude by libelle :thumb268291473:
fly by wariatka Border_Lines by LazeeBonez bridge by BelcyrPiotr
Sailing Ships From Heaven by ro-mi-go To infinity and beyond IV by mitazu08 4. by AndrisBarbans
UFO over shreckHorn by alexandre-deschaumes switzerland11 by Gehoersturz .: autumn poetry :. by Moth-called-Marigold
explorer by AndrisBarbans Far...far... by MartaC :thumb259845808:
Deatnu by JakezDaniel sunday II by vonrubinstein Barren by ZihaoXu
67842 by aleksandra88 Shy days 4 by CaradelNeil Szerelmes by no-more-pictures
close your eyes to see by miezeTatze Portrait of girl by eugene-kukulka :th
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!3 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!
Feature time! :)Enjoy this amazing works which I faved recently:Feature time! :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Live Together by WishmasterAlchemist
Save the... by IgorGlavas You belong among the wildflowers by raemarshall :thumb165721660: In my dreams by M-0-N-0
Rainbow Family member 43 by BenoitPaille :thumb201164323: tell me secrets . . . by phoenixgraphixstudio
Skip the rainy days by little-moonshine Thoughtless by Siilin vat triptych 9 by ezorenier Flower in a hand by kEjnAv
The tree house by Bimartins Apocalypse Time -SpeedArt by BorisWick
gateway to reality by phoenixos Desire by KingaBritschgi Girl in a bottle with balloons by ArthurBlue
Everyday job by t1na ...road to nowhere... by roblfc1892 The Spirit books by Vlad-Off-kru
...blind vision II by Anireta-K-Athan Outside The Lines by IMustBeDead
jungle mission by acest Broken Pieces by TheDarkRayne Together by KrisVlad
Castle by Chipsy007 Passion by ReyeD33 Let it Snow - Jump 41 by escaped-emotions
Blue Valentine Dreams by parablev
What It Takes To Come Alive + FeatureWhat It Takes To Come Alive + Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Goodbye DA, keep your kittens bunnies and boobsLately i was looking for an alternative website that is interested in ART and not in public relations, facebook-type community activities, and whatever else DA represents the past years, and its going from bad to worse...Goodbye DA, keep your kittens bunnies and boobs4 years ago in Personal More Like This
im looking the popular pages everyday,,,, and.... WHAT THE FUCK ??? what is this crap???? who the fuck votes for that shit?? where are the people that actually make art, and not commercial shit? why the fuck are everyday a couple of kitten pictures of ZERO quality in the popular pages?? CHANGE YOUR FUCKING RANKING SYSTEM!!!!!
im checking the DDs everyday... what is this shit??? are those the best artworks of ths website?? if yes i dont want to be part of it.... if no.. who put those uneducated teenagers volunteers to give DDs to their friends?? this supposed to be the front window of the website.. the best of the best... if you except some of the admins that realy do great job, the others are below average... its embarrasing! arent you embarrased officials of DA ???
Oh the things i find on the internetSo i know my disney high images have been circulating round the internet a little bit. Ive seen them crop up on tumblr a bit and sites like we heart it and theyve been up on pinterest quite a bit too.Oh the things i find on the internet3 years ago in Personal More Like This
but today i found out they'd been posted on fanpop, which isnt a site i know very well, but somone had made all these poll's like:
.which disney high school girl has the best outfit?
.which disney high school girl looks the most like you?
.which disney high school girl has the best hair?
.which disney high school girl is your favourite?
all using the images i'd made. and i thought 'oh cute' and checked it out. and wow some of the comments haha. Heres a few highlights.
."i look like Rapunzel.Except I have lighter, longer hair, wear jean shorts more, and I don't dress like a slut"
."i guess pocahontas. Least slutty"
."they're all dressed like whores though"
."I would not let my daughters dress like that.....if the skirts were longer and the shirts longer it would not be bad....or leggings u
instantsinstants3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb287053305: Lost by salman2021
Tags by KrzysztofJedrzejak S A N S T I T R E by fabriziotedde SWEET NIGHTMARE by puken
karam by ucilito the faraway mountain by selimselimoglu flash by BelcyrPiotr
Anesthetized by CainPascoe Portugal 04 by MatthiasHaltenhof :: Kirkjufellsfoss :: by nexion
adagio by kevinsaintgrey Sea Bright' by MustafaDedeogLu IRELAND vol.26 by Ssquared-Photography
Seljalandsfoss by Annabelle-Chabert BlackSands by alexandre-deschaumes The road less travelled by GretaTu
Cloudy Day by ty-rolka TOROAN by abdieft .........III... by BelcyrPiotr
freedom with you by EbruSidar :thumb281994103: Dream story by Al-Baum
-Dramatic path- by Janek-Sedlar the gate by SevimDalan Feeling The Void by KrzysztofJedrzejak
reborn on summit by Daimonion-in-Sound Iceland Series / 2 by MOEYart ______F_ by y5y6
-|||-\\--|/- by y5y6 -Four strangers- by Janek-Sedlar ||||s|||| by y5y6
Hallucination by bebefromtheblock in the arms of memories by BelcyrPiotr choke by SevimDalan
Shape Of Light XI by Jtjintjelaar Opera House by robcherry Frankfurt 2 by MatthiasHaltenhof
:thumb316310322: 3 brothers by rami777 Frankfurt 6 by MatthiasHaltenhof
City of Light by Ssquared-Photography Love Manhattan by EdgarBerg Night Sanctum by ABXeye
playpatt  by adibudojo Reves d'urbanisme by LeMatos Metallic Sun by Pierre-Lagarde
Lost In The Fog by intao :thumb325602181
Why you feature stolen work?!?!Lately there seem to have been a few myths flying around in particular with regards to how we as Community Volunteers, give Daily Deviations. Many people seem to think that we sit at our desks in dark little rooms and let out evil laughter whilst we purposefully feature stolen work. The dark rooms and laughter - well I can't say yes or no on that one! But I can promise you it's not our intent to give exposure to people who have stolen work. I recently featured a piece of work that turned out to be stolen. However I went into extensive conversations with the artist before I featured it, and with added metadata and dates, it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've given people the benefit of the doubt before - and it's worked out nicely as their work has been legitimate. Below are some comments I have seen being thrown around the past few days - and hopefully an attempt to bust the myth.Why you feature stolen work?!?!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the