Thoughts about Photography - part 1In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Abstract & Surreal
AndyDragonPark says: "Abstract Photography is not something people immediately think about when you tell them you are a photographer. Most people ask " do you do landscapes, action, portraits or weddings". The truth is I do all these things but my favourite is Abstract Photography. Many definitions on abtract art will tell you that an abstract is one without a
Thoughts about Photography - part 2In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47Thoughts about Photography - part 21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
canismaioris says: "The most important in Architectural Photography for me is:1. Finding the right perspective. You should always look for an interesting foreground, first plan can totally change perception.
2. It's good to use wide angle, show as much as you can, use a wide angle lens or make panorama, but this trick doesn't work in every case and situation.
Thoughts about Photography - part 3In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47Thoughts about Photography - part 31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
pestilence says: "Photography, combined from the Greek words, Φώτο - γράφω, writing with light, as the above sentence suggests the pure essence of photography is light, without light there can be no photography. I have been asked many times what are the details of a good capture, what are the elements that compose a good pictur
Thoughts about Photography - part 4In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47Thoughts about Photography - part 41 year ago in Art Features More Like This
AmbientExposures "Still Photography is one of my favorite forms of photography. To achieve better results in still photography or product photography, I use various equipments. These are some of the essential equipments I use in my photography. Tripod: the tripod is very essential to still photography. I find myself working with very high F-stops (8-22) to produce sharpn
Photography Troubleshooting: Understanding ISOHeader created by TouchedDPhotography Troubleshooting: Understanding ISO1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
TheGalleryOfEve asked recently about SLR settings and in particular, a troubleshooting article focusing on ISO. So here it is! Hopefully this article will help you to understand ISO better, whether a beginner or not.
What Is ISO?
ISO within traditional photography, was an indication of how sensitive a film was to light. Within digital photography it measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. Basically, the lower the number then the less your camera is sensitive to light. Higher ISO numbers are generally used in dark situations to get faster shutter speeds but this can often mean that your shots are noisier. ISO 100 is the most widely used and gives crisp shots with little to no grain. Shooting in automatic means that the camera will select the appropriate ISO for the situations that you are facing, and work out the rest for you to reduce noise as much possible. But it's when you start getting more technical and
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nothing breathes in you by Inextremiss caged by ra-gro
Leaving my shadow still to be with you by YourForgiveness :thumb338929753: Untitled by JakezDaniel
with tired eyes, tired minds, tired souls we slept by ra-gro :thumb341031870: black chimera by Animalerrant
Between the lines by Dylou-Lee The night by Dylou-Lee #| i |# by y5y6
Single tree in front of a mall by Dylou-Lee the trauma of a lonely walk in an abandoned town by ra-gro :thumb344712676:
prelude by arayo ***** by AlexanderNasa No More Pirates by mheuf
Bauruine Buergerhaus Oliva Nova I by vamosver cOUR d'Appel aRRET dU 27XI12 by TofstoFs Nonconformist by EintoeRn
House of Topographie des Terrors II by MichiLauke Stomp Boogie by Bela01 Coded. by Coldwave-Enigma
:thumb341533984: A Productive Walk by HorstSchmier Faded Memories by insolitus85
:thumb345051364: Dispossessed by Greyguardian black flame kissing by FabioKeiner
brazilia by incolorwetrust Freedom of choice by ideoda Reconstruction by FxSanyi
pool01 by geissa enlightenment by geissa net (updated) by geissa
she left me blue by EvaShoots Coma by arctoa Modify by M-Art-Artist
A gentle breeze by vbagiatis yellow window of a peaceful mind by sylvia-p bemused by davespertine
No Part of Me by kayjensen neutral.. by tuminka Lost In A Dead World With Broken Wings by ZewarPhotography
to:be:nobody by fal-name nostalgia by davespertine a night on my shoulder by partiallyHere
Rain on me by Menoevil :thumb342818427
Photography contest: Win over 1500 points!Hi, guys! The contest theme will be announced now. Everyone may join!Photography contest: Win over 1500 points!5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme: Autumnal Leaves
Deadline: October 31, 2013
A leaf or more than one has to be involved in the picture.
Submissions need to go to the favourites-folder "Contest entries "Leaves"" in :#breathtaking-photos:. You need to be a member to submit, so join and submit your entry! http://breathtaking-photos.deviantart.com/favourites/57420437
One submission per person.
You may not change your submission, so think about it!
ONLY PHOTOGRAPHY, manipulations will be disqualified.
The jury will be me, and the winners will be announced some days after the deadline.
Important thing: The picture has to be new, taken in October 2013!
Photography Troubleshooting: Snap to ProThis week we bring you another issue of Troubleshooting for Photographers, to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make your Photography look that little bit more professional. Aeirmid noted that while there are a lot of folks in the photomanipulation community who enjoy taking photographs, there is also a great desire for people to learn a bit more about how to make them look more professional.Photography Troubleshooting: Snap to Pro2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Firstly combining the elements of many of the articles that have already been written in this series (see the bottom of this article for links) will assist anybody in gearing their photographs up to look more professional. However IsacGoulart summed it up quite neatly with this rather epic quote...
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph."
Getting your work up to some sort of standard is always tricky. Especially if you are setting the standar
PE Interview with ~ScorpionEntityIulian is an inspiring photographer that i had the honour of meeting in real life. He's on deviantART for more than 6 years now and i got him to answer us a few questions, so you can meet him too!PE Interview with ~ScorpionEntity1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made you pop out of the crowd?
I don't consider myself talented, I practice a lot and still try to improve. First of all, I started photography by doing lots and lots of shot, and those got the attention of the public I might say. In time, I've perfected the concepts, editing, composition etc, but the idea still stands.
I try to do something different with all shots, and the photo sessions to be different from one another.
What do you look for in your models? What qualities do you appreciate the most in them?
Expression is the key to success. Also, the eyes. I believe the eyes are the d
The essentials of Macro photography.Hi, deviants! This week is Community week, and I am giving my best to introduce some essential tips concerning macro photography.The essentials of Macro photography.1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
But first of all: What is macro photography?
Macro photography - what is it about?
Wikipedia tells us things like "extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size" (Source: Wikipedia.org)
But is that really all that matters? It is a common fact that many people believe that macro photography is photography which refers to life size
WNC - Monthly Feature No. 28Don't forget to this feature if you like it.WNC - Monthly Feature No. 281 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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Piano player by sicanFlexus by arctoa
Something Lost by Rawangtak
Der Tod kam auf leisen Sohlen by feigenfrucht
Chasing shadows by siddhartha19reading poetry ::: by aopanone step beyond (Premium Content) by sth22art
PE: Power of PerspectivePE: Power of PerspectivePE: Power of Perspective1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Perspective is the angle and depth of a piece of art. Changing perspective allows for drastic differences. There is more than one kind of perspective, and all of them allow for more dynamic pieces of art if used correctly.
There are three common choices, and these are explained later.
Usually perspective deals with how close things appear, and correctly rendering perspective adds depth to an image and increases the impact of the composition.
One Point Perspective
One point perspective is where there is one vanishing point in a piece. . A vanishing point is essentially the in-the-distance-until-you-can'
t-see anymore point.
You see this perspective often, images of roads, or landscape often have one point perspective.
Examples of one point perspective:
Food Photography - back to basicsFood is a necessity for daily life and good health (the right kinds anyway), but food is also fast becoming something of an Art as well as many turn to their cameras once a mammoth baking session is over and capture the delightful dishes in attractive and alluring ways. Since the beginnings of Still Life Photography, food has been a subject and whilst the topic has remained the same - methods, equipment and ease have changed in varying degrees across the years. Food Photography is still a genre that is vastly overlooked and majorly underrated in the art world.Food Photography - back to basics1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It all began with Still Life Paintings back in the 17th Century. They were as far from commercial as a style could get and certainly weren't created with selling in mind. However the skill and main aspects that realism painters took back in the 17th Century are kept close to the hearts of Food Photographers today as they grip onto Realism, effects of light, composition and arrangement. Props have always been an important part of
Inspiring Digital Artworks Try browsing dA. Many of the most popular artworks ever are uploaded in Digital Art gallery. Then have a look at some of the most popular digital works in the last hours and compare them to some other popular deviations from different categories. What do you notice? - What i did a long time ago: there's a difference between them; digital artworks usually have more views, more comments, more faves. And it made me wonder "Why is that?" - Is it because many people are fans of fantasy characters and great landscapes? Is it because they enjoy looking at an enhanced figure or at a reality-defying picture?Inspiring Digital Artworks1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Of course they do, but that's not the only reason. It's mostly because people appreciate good work and stunning details, which are sometimes harder or impossible to achieve through other arts. It is also because this is the medium that imposes no limits to your power of creation - you ca
Studio GhibliA Tokyo based animation studio that needs no introduction! Studio Ghibli is best known for their traditionally animated anime films. It was originally founded by the legendary pair, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, back in 1985. Ghibli is named after an Italian war plane that was used for scouting, this reflected Miyazaki's love for not only airplanes but also Italy. The name itself means "hot wind blowing through the Sahara Desert".Studio Ghibli1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Takahata and Miyazaki
It was formed after the great success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which both Takahata and Miyazaki worked on. Their first feature film hit was Laputa, or some of you may know it as Castle in the Sky. Most of the films that Studio Ghibli produces is by Miyazaki, followed by Takahata, although they have worked with other film producers and directors as well.
Family favourite, My Neighbour Totoro
Walt Disney later acqui
Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph FoodMany of us lament about a lack of subjects to Photograph - and almost just as many of us create something on a daily basis that with a bit of presentation, can look like a masterpiece. Food is one of the most accessible Photographic subjects and if you've no idea where to start, hopefully this article will give you a few pointers. Firstly, you don't need an expensive D-SLR in order to capture some of the food masterpieces you see around.Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Food1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The above was taken with a Sony Cybershot which is a good quality point and shoot camera. As you can see, the focus is crisp, the quality is good and the lighting is adequate. It works well - and it's easy enough to achieve whether you have a D-SLR or something smaller.
Before you start cooking - get prepared. It's the simplest easiest thing to say and you'll likely roll your eyes at such a mundane instruction but there have been many times when I've found mysel
Ode to simplicity - Monthly special XVIIWe proudly present a glorious selection from the last month Gallery submissions Ode-to-simplicity.Ode to simplicity - Monthly special XVII1 year 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.
Stripin' Bridge by Une-Vache Sunlight Patterns by EintoeRn
Summer Place by DmitryVasilyev South of the border by Dylou-Lee :thumb356964717:
TheMall by focusgallery everything's gone green by sth22art Frange helicoidale by LeMatos
The Bridge, study #2 by Eukendei in the interest of space by kevinsaintgrey The South Beach by Hengki24
Iced Pier by KrzysztofJedrzejak Cauldron by Hengki24 Missing Boat To Cross Over by AlexandruCrisan
|.|||||||. by fabriziotedde Flamingo Flower - Variation III by vamosver Black Tree by Menoevil
Old Jaffa by Durdenyr Whites tree frog on tulip by AngiWallace Irish Views by SSquared-Photography
silence by latoday Early morning waves by CharmingPhotography The Old Table by freMDartet
:thumb359271006: Nature's fallen diamonds by FeliDae84 Butterfly Lovers by joannakossak
Black.Light by EintoeRn Triangles by Einsilbig Solitary by Battle-for-the-Sun
Sleepers by AlexandruCrisan Still by JakezDaniel a ponte by m-lucia
The Hook by EintoeRn Triptique by Demaret-Didier Untitled by jonniedee
17. Maerz 2013 by Filterkaffee :
WNC - Monthly Feature No. 26Don't forget to this feature if you like it.WNC - Monthly Feature No. 261 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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We focus on black and white artwork.
agaty by hornykitty815. by sophiaazhou
Take Shelter by Greyguardian
polya by AnnShakti
be careful by augenweideUntitled - preview by ValeriaViHeels by drkshp
Me by hellwomanAm I Evil by aseptycznyUntitled by VesnaSvesna
So You Wanna be a Stocker?Welcome to the first "So You Wanna be a Stocker?" article!So You Wanna be a Stocker?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I asked some of the biggest names in stock some typical questions that new stockers might have, in hopes that their answers will help stockers new and old learn a bit! I asked them different questions with some overlap in hopes of getting differing
Our interviewees today are faestock, Tasastock, and SenshiStock.
1. Is an expensive camera necessary?
Tasastock says, "No, but they are damned fun to play with! You can get a decent camera for a decent price nowadays that will shoot good quality images in the right conditions. Obviously they're not good for low-light or anything capturing movement, but if you handle them right you can make do with an ordinary camera, I've known plenty of people to do so."
SenshiStock says, "I don't know much about cameras, but the best photographs you can take are always going to be the ones that
SHADOW.abstract.surrealSHADOW.abstract.surreal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Come in and Find out by tholang Round the Corner by tholang
77 by Azijaa 146 by Azijaa 77 by Azijaa
Rotate by Menoevil silent moon by partiallyHere Revolve by Menoevil silent moon by partiallyHere
Reflections by Sp0oki Reflections by Sp0oki Reflections by Sp0oki
Bauruine Buergerhaus Oliva Nova I by vamosver stone by dimajaber Droidography 008 - Beginning to See the Light by DpressedSoul
n i g h t m a r e by freaky208 n i g h t m a r e by freaky208 n i g h t m a r e by freaky208
crystal shadow by scheinbar crystal shadow by scheinbar crystal shadow by scheinbar
shadow puppet by Hengki24 shadow puppet by Hengki24 shadow puppet by Hengki24
Cat Shadow by NikitaHigh Cat Shadow by NikitaHigh Cat Shadow by NikitaHigh
a5 by analogphoto a5 by analogphoto a5 by analogphoto
PICT0065 by tractern PICT0065 by tractern PICT0065 by tractern
Faces and other hidden stories by Aya-Huasca Shroud 01 by bymano Faces and other hidden stories by Aya-Huasca
seams I by iram seams I by iram seams I by iram
Faith by Art2mys Labyrinthique, ton ombre by mheuf Faith by Art2mys
Labyrinthique, ton ombre by mheuf Cassiel by lostknightkg Labyrinthique, ton ombre by mheuf
Faith by Art2mys Labyrinthique, ton ombre by mheuf Faith by Art2mys
dA love for everyone! #43dA love for everyone! #431 year ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: SLefor :iconremember2live:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
First and foremost, I am a mother. My kids influence everything I do, including my art. Secondly, I am an artist. If I am not painting I find other ways to express myself. My second favorite creative outlet: pie making.
How did you found out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
Best of March 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in March, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures. Enjoy!Best of March 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Almost by MarkLuceyEndWay by A2Matos
hot cold night by CaveCanem42
delicate girl in satin by zieniu
415 by Astroadamo
Gliding Into Light by indeepsilenceExistential Divide by Inebriantia
Photography - Sunday InterviewsIt's Photography month at ArtHistoryProject to celebrate I will be publishing interviews on every Sunday of January. These four interviews will feature very different artists.Photography - Sunday Interviews1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Interview with Nilanja
How did you first get into photography?
I have been around deviantArt for quite some time but mainly drew, except a few (really bad) self portraits. Then I found some really great photos and wanted to take some myself - of course I couldn't with a point-and-shoot-camera but I still tried. I wanted a reflex camera so bad but I waited a few months until I was sure that I would take photography serious because such a camera isn't the cheapest thing. At christmas 2011 I finally got one! And so I started shooting...
Please tell us about the photography equipment that you use
for most shoots.
I have got a Canon EOS 600D and always use a 50mm 1.4 lens. Besides I als
The 365 Photography Challenge - How to Stick at itBefore I start with this article, a little disclaimer. I just finished the 365 photography challenge - known as a 'photo a day' but I blogged and took more than one photo on most days, so it was that little bit more challenging. So I'm feeling pretty smug right now, that I achieved it. But I am by no means toting myself as an expert. This is just my humble advice on how to keep going when it does nothing but rain, or when you feel like giving up.The 365 Photography Challenge - How to Stick at it1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Before 2012, some weeks would pass when I wouldn't even pick up the camera, let alone think about shots, or how to compose one. Photography still excited me, but I was lacking inspiration. So on the 2nd of January last year I decided to throw everything up in the air, and let go. That is to say, I stopped being precious about the camera (because you can't when you have to take a photo a day) and I forced myself to take rubbish shots, as well as half decent ones.
Start as you mean to go. Don't over-set yoursel
PE: The power of contextA picture is indeed "worth a thousand words", a complex idea can be conveyed with a single still image. This quote also characterizes one of the main goals of visualizations, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of data quickly. In our perception of artworks we see every day, some get closer to our hearts than others. Imagine a painting, strong and powerful, technique showing an experienced, steady hand, needing nothing but a pair of eyes to enter one's sensitive soul. Are you satisfied with what you see? I wouldn't count on that, but I would be quite sure that after a while your head fills with numerous questions.PE: The power of context1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
On the contrary, your favorite artist publishes their recent work and you, as always, immediately love it. If, however, you would allow your mind a little exercise, you could clearly see that if this work was shown to you at random, under different circumstances and you would not know the author, hardly would it catch your interest for a second.