7 steps for taking better photos-beginner's guideHello and welcome to my little guide on how to make better photos*.7 steps for taking better photos-beginner's guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Photos that are technically correct; with little grain, right exposure, right composition, etc.
So, some of you have probably gotten a new camera during the holidays and it's so shiny and look at all the details, is that a pore on my face, and everything is great, but what are all these numbers and letters on my screen, let's just use auto mode. And then it all begins. The depression. The photos lack something... That sparkle of life, you know. You ask why? Is this the way of god trying to tell me that I have no talents and that I wasted my money?
You just need a bit of guidance, that's all. Here are some tips for beginners and those who might need it.
It's safe now to turn off auto mode.
What are you saying?! These are too complicated to understand, why should I?
You remember that thing that lacks? That thing is - you, your touch. All the numbers seem hard, but
Talented People ( 4. )Here are the previous journals :Talented People ( 4. )3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Talented People ( 1. )
Talented People ( 2. )
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Now please enjoy these beautiful photos
And please this journal so that more people will read it.
As always you are welcome to suggest me people for the coming features !
Still Life Stills Features: Making OfI absolutely adore food photography but rarely do I find the time to take photos of ingredients or of the making process so seeing such photos makes a wonderful change.Still Life Stills Features: Making Of3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Banana chocolate chip cookies by Nattyw
Nom Nom #36Headed created by TouchedDNom Nom #363 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sliced Ham by peachjuice
| Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Apples | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts | Cocktails | Ice Crea
Phones SuckA lot of people ask me if I'm porting any of my games to phones. I never will, and here's why.Phones Suck3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's put aside the considerable effort it would take to translate the code and assets from Flash format, and look at some of the design problems.
The main games in the Epic Battle Fantasy series have too much information on screen to fit onto a tiny phone screen with touch controls. There's menus with 20+ icons, info bubbles for status effects, foe info bubbles, HP/MP bars etc... It would be very difficult to make all of these buttons and information large enough for use with your fat fingers. The interface would have to be simplified to the point where there's no more than maybe 10 buttons on screen at any time, which would mean throwing out like three quarters of the game mechanics and content.
Bullet Heaven would never work without either physical buttons, a mouse, or stylus controls. Most phones don't have any of those, and even if they did, the small screen wouldn't allow ver
Odyssey Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!Odyssey Propulsion 43 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
something to eatsomething to eat2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Strawberry Roll-cake ^=^ by SydParrett muffins by Destinytte
German Chocolate Cupcake w/Strawberry Frosting by theresahelmer Dried Fruit by BurnedInHell Day 16 by Identifyed-Khaos
Yummy by Kaysusanelliott Kyla by AliWithAnEye Candles on the Cake by AtomicBrownie
miam by dfredybr Diet by princess-lea1987 Chopstick Master by funkichkn
=] by Bast-Fury Sweet girl .... by mechtaniya The afternoon by yanbanan
Cioccolato by WannaSimo Fresh from the Fridge by AtomicBrownie Picnic by redwolf518
Lovely Afternoon ^=^ v by SydParrett A bad hair day by usufruct11
Deliciousness by Nikki-vdp Candies by SamanthaClara Puff pastry with cheese by arualcat
Farfalle with smoked meat and soy by SamanthaClara <
Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Christmas LightsTroubleshooting:How to Photograph Christmas Lights3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I recently read an article on Reddit that explored the best way to photography Christmas lights and it raised some interesting points. Rather than re-hash what has already been said, I've delved into a few tutorials around the web to give an overview of some hints and tips - and will link them all at the end of this article so that you can investigate for yourself.
When you take a Photograph, the camera will often over-compensate with the colours that it's trying to capture and objects that look fairly white to the naked eye don't appear so in the photo that you've taken. White Balance aims to override that. But just setting your camera to Auto White Balance and hoping for the best is not good enough...
The above shots show the same location taken firstly with auto white balance - and then secondly with the white balance set to shade. Setting Shade me
See you at Fanime!It took forever to get the confirmation but I will be at Fanime again this year from May 24-27 at the San Jose Convention center in CA!See you at Fanime!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be in the Artist Alley at table number #233 which is right by the entrance!
I'll be selling my prints as usual
Come by and hang out! Some people have told me online that they were too shy to talk to me in person. I love to make new friends at cons so don't be shy!
As I've mentioned in my last post, Fanime has prohibited me from selling my 1000 Words book because it was professionally published. Fanime is the only convention that has such a weird rule without providing a Small Press option for artists with published works. Unfortunately, that means if you were hoping to get a copy of the book this year, it won't be at Fanime. However, I will also be at Anime Expo and Kintoki-con with all the books :
Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"As Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
Project Weekly give away comment to enter 26nd NovATTENTION THIS GIVE AWAY HAS ENDEDProject Weekly give away comment to enter 26nd Nov3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
HERE IS THE NEW ONE OF THIS WEEK
It's time for Project Weekly give away
Please Fav this journal to spread the news about
Project weekly give away I'm holding every week
It's time to announce the winners of last week
the winners of last week are
want to see how many people I made happy so far
:iconcreation-inspirationroject Weekly give away
Gives one month Premium membership and a three month Premium membership
without your help we can't continue doing this
so if you want to support this project
(click on the donation button to donate
one point means a lot to me.
After you donate, I will contact you
[We were motivated by religion] - TsarnaevHave you ever heard a brutal criminal say "I was motivated by not believing in god to kill these people." Not really a common occurrence, is it? Christopher Dorner was apparently a non-believer, but his actions were obviously not motivated by his non-belief. They were a result of LAPD corruption, a twisted sense of pride, a poor upbringing, and a host of other issues. On the other hand, how many times have the religious fundies openly claimed that they did it for god, or because of god, etc? Case in point, the newest addition to the list are Tsarnaev brothers from Boston.[We were motivated by religion] - Tsarnaev3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"You can't be moral without god" they say. I can't make such a sweeping statement, but I can make a far more accurate one: "It's more difficult to be stupid without god". It's still easy, but it's just harder to rationalize and validate it internally. The suicide bomber logic: "I'm going to go blow up some random people because my imaginary friend told me so in his holy book."
Not very convincing,
Something in the water comes around by detail24 Bow Boys by jenniferstuber Blue by Rykardo Another world by Yagodka The Escape by jadden Milky Water. by sergey1984 Green Turtle by nightmare-cookie Jelly-fish by nekdodrug Tropical Fish by ahermin grey seal by mescamesh A Crab's World by Nate-Zeman Underwater by BlackMageAlodia chaos in the water by d-choonga As Creative as.... by hougaard :thumb203914921: Into the blue by Svenimal I Can Fly by focusgallery Jellyfish Munch by KimbellSomething in the water3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Pacific Drifter II by roarbinson NEON by semorile Will you join me? Life is fun! by woxys Nearshore by SachaKalis Just Keep Swimming by DrewHopper Standing Upon Giants by oO-Rein-Oo :thumb324556398: 192.Rainbow crabs by Bullter :thumb265801784: Sea Monster by OrangeRoom Pastel Kogel by prperold :thumb360113308: medusa by VeraAda Hawaii by ravenacht03 Hello Patrick by lomocotion Calm waters -Greece by StamatisGR Turtle in the sun by DevilDiver Over Under Wave by gokenji explore the world. by ang3llor3 Like Light From Heaven by sap8 Piranha by Skia tania 2 by vry Irish Blue Hour by Ssquared-Photography Puppy Crab Eyes by JoycelynSiew Visit To Nautilus... by gingado beautiful monster by arbebuk :thumb34060
You will see us again flowers by domatescilek memory of summer. by magnesina Cosmos by Marmaluke invitation by AlicjaRodzik Waking dream by dnbly Happy by fruitpunch1 hard sun by RiluriCanta Dreaming by Justysiak hanging. by simoendli cosmo love. by simoendli umbrella. by simoendli Dolce by Einsilbig with love by Iridescent-happinesS just a flower by julie-rc Twilight's flowers by marcopolo17 spring, the by frayart show me. .. by lipstickmisfit Spring Ladies by Hantenshi Garden by BlueColoursOfNature Dressed In Pink by addy-ack Cosmos by undergradNITZ Flowers by Justine1985 Cosmos by Al-Baum :thumb262337716: Into the light III by ZanaSoul Darkness by NicolasEvariste Ona Flower by CasheeFoo :thumb271029963:You will see us again3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosmos IV by WindyLife to the evening sun by nakedlady sunbathing together by StarTigerOne maybe you aren't lost by jyoujo Opened My Arms to You.. by pacificdreams :thumb328594117: easy summer by asianrabbit Pink cosmos by piyato cold by frayart Last Rays by X-chromosome Pink Cosmos by hk21 the forgotten tenderness... by nakedlady
Is time over? by pacificdreams :thumb138646049: cosmea by AlexEdg Divas by StarPhoto Coeur de cosmos by pourquoipas blue stage by berryrika Reaching for the Cosmos. . . by ElevenOrchids Flowers vol.2 by Justine1985 Sweet Deflection by piximi :thumb812
2NE1: EXPECTATION VS. REALITY2NE1: EXPECTATION VS. REALITY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
GOD MINZY MADE ME LAUGH THE HARDEST!! FREAKING MINZYSAURUS DINO DANCE!!
Still Life Stills Features: Candy!Let the ultimate sugar rush begin!Still Life Stills Features: Candy!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Whole Bunch of Art Theft (Multiple Artists!)FINAL EDIT:A Whole Bunch of Art Theft (Multiple Artists!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read this. I think it has the best information so far:
All right, I give up.
copied from :iconalbinoraven666fanart:
It seems like they are more of a search engine, but still, they are directly linking to DA artists for the use of coloring books! It's wrong! Send angry emails.
I haven't gotten a virus, I'm on a mac and we don't really get many viruses. But apparently there is a virus concern with this website so be weary of that too.
Thank you to Mlle-Kamichat for bringing this to my attention!
Hey, everyone. There is a MASSIVE amount of art theft going on over at a coloring page website, called imagixs.com. They essentially take artists' line art and sketches and post them as "free
Review 1: Beginner's ChecklistBecause we've covered quite a few topics in the journals since we've started this group, I wanted to do a short, compact review that summarizes the basic ways (in my opinion) to improve your photography and create a sort of checklist to go through mentally when setting up your shot. I've tried to make it general enough that most of it should apply to both compact and SLR-type cameras. Here goes!Review 1: Beginner's Checklist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before the First Photo
Light Conditions: Want some soft, warm light to illuminate that flower in your garden? Looking for some dramatic shadows? If you can plan a shot ahead of time, consider going out when the sun is not directly overhead or take advantage of "bad" weather conditions like fog or approaching storms.
More about nature shots and lighting: http://fav.me/d5df6gs
ISO Setting: Are you taking a walk outside where it's bright and sunny? Are you indoors?
[Closed] Giveaway: Pikachu Stamp~I decided to do this little giveaway to celebrate Valentine's Day, which is coming wicked soon~! It's just my little way to show how much I luv you guys~ ♥ I will choose the winner by raffle :3[Closed] Giveaway: Pikachu Stamp~4 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to Enter
You need to add this journal entry to your favorites, comment on it along with my profile & and be "watching" me ;3
For another chance to win, you can feature this giveaway in your journal x3 Just let me know so I can check if you have done so ^^
The last day to enter this giveaway is Valentine's Day (according to EST) & the winner will be announced the following one o3o
If I happen to get 7,250 pv before the deadline, I will give out another Pikachu stamp, so there will be two winners >3<
If you guys have any questions regarding this, feel free to let me know
EDIT: If this works out & there are at least 15 people participating, I might do a Nyan Cat s
Can you relate, my fellow K-Pop-pers?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4IdWGSWVo0Can you relate, my fellow K-Pop-pers?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Movie Contest - ENTRIES CLOSEDTHE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE: http://fav.me/d5gvtnwMovie Contest - ENTRIES CLOSED4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The time is over! Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries, we're going to take a couple of days to check all the entries and discuss the winners, we will make the announcement soon look up for the poll to decide the third place!
ALL ENTRIES CAN BE FOUND IN THE MOVIE CONTEST FOLDER
Today we welcome the newest member of our team, GrandmaThunderpants! We're happy to have her join the semi-sweeties staff and we want you to share the happiness with us, and for that we're organizing a new contest! Since summer is the time for incredible movies, this time we want you to make food inspired by movies
To make this time even more joyful, we're also going to throw a giveaway! To enter the giveaway all you have to do is fave this blog entry and you're automatically in! One week from now on Au
Where do you buy your clay? Help us make a list!I'm sure that at some point, this happened to most of us: "wow polymer clay/air dry clay is great! but do they sell it in my country? where can I buy it?". It's also the most asked question for clay groups and clay artists! So if anyone asks you again where to buy clay, you can just send them a link to this page.Where do you buy your clay? Help us make a list!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, how cool would it be if we made a list? Think about how many new artists we would be helping... if you had problems finding clay at the beginning, I'm sure that you were really grateful to that nice person that helped you find it. Also, in countries where clay is really hard to find, having a bigger demand would convince more stores to start stocking clay!
It's a WIN/WIN for all of us: you are giving something back to the community, and you are increasing your possibilities of making clay more readily available to you. Also, you get a cookie for being so awesome! Maybe you will even learn of a new store that is closer or cheaper!
We will be listing both physi
[CLOSED] Nyan Cat Stamp Giveaway~!Thought I'd do a giveaway to award those who have been watching my art throughout this year o3o Anyone can join though... Just need to follow the rules below ^^[CLOSED] Nyan Cat Stamp Giveaway~!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to Enter
1. Be a watcher
2. Fave this journal
3. Comment below, telling me that you've done all the requirements
Deadline: August 15th
It's just as simple as that :3 I will post a list of those who have been entered into the giveaway when it is close the the deadline. Just a reminder, make sure you have done everything when you post a comment, because I will check. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator <3 Let me know if you have any questions~
Wayne White: An Embarrassment Of TalentsWayne White: An Embarrassment Of Talents3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Aug 29, 2012 by techgnotic
I am bringing your attention to a documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing, that
deeply inspired me after a screening last week. The life wisdom and positive
philosophy unfolding over a lifetime of living as an artist was deeply motivating.
I invited Wayne White, the subject of this documentary, to join deviantART afterwards.
I thought this would be something you would enjoy no matter where you might be at
on your own personal journey as an artist. While watching this I was also reminded
of the heartfelt explanations by many artists of what it means to choose the life of an Artist.
"Do what you love, It's going to lead where you want to go."
Please stop and say hello and welcome seewaynewhite in his first week at deviantART.
A strange thing happened at a local café called Fred 62, a sudden sense