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 guide1 year 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
Tips for the creative photographer #2Iīm by no means saying I am any expert, but I hope some of this might prove beneficial.Tips for the creative photographer #28 months ago in Personal More Like This
Screw the rules
It is very good to know and be aware of composition, correct exposure, to compensate or not to, but it does sometimes mess with your own creative approach.
The camera and lens is plastic, metal and glass and just tools for you to use, they should be treated as such.
A good thing is to get that perfectly exposed and composed shot out of the way and then just flip to a new page.
Try for instance to take a picture of something with the sun behind it and completely blow the whites out leaving the subject correctly exposed without the use of a flash, it might just be the shot you choose instead of the "correct" one.
Absolutely no harm in using other tools than just the camera and a tripod, people have gotten cover shots of eagles diving in the water for food the photographer has brought and thrown there as bait.
Spray some water on a flower on a sunny day, who ha
A few simple photography tipsThought Id share a few simple yet effective photography tips for the creative photographer.A few simple photography tips9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Macro done easy
Set your lens to its closest focusing range and move physically towards the subject until it is sharp.
If you are using longer lenses it really helps to lay down and hold the camera and lens almost like you are shooting a gun, and remember your breathing when shooting.
This is also a great technique for bokeh shots, with a 50 mm at its closest focusing range and background further away you will blow the background to bits.
Donīt be stationary
It is very easy to put down a tripod and just stand on the same spot shooting, instead try moving around a bi, experiment with angles, left, right, high, low until you hit that perfect angle for the scene.
Slow the shutter
You donīt always need a ND filter to block out light to get even slower shutter speed, you can either use this technique with your hand or better with a cardboard (black if you got colored one).
Rainbow features!Rainbow features!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Color Capture by JeanFanSweet September by naked-in-the-rain
Maya by Hart-Worxit's autumn, little bear by AlicjaRodziksun by MecuroBCotto
Meow by SorenWrangsparkling gold by IngeloreOrbeez part II by BlueColoursOfNature
Asteroidea by JeanFanbubbly by aoao2Warm me up by RezzanAtakol
To Seek With Whom I Want To Play. by AlicjaRodzikYellow by BlueColoursOfNaturecolourful forest by Maaira
sunday afternoon sunlight by Sandy515Winged by DemonMathielautumn leaf by Steeeffiii
Speed Paint - Lemon Party by MigrantJhands of the yellow field by huhahohi:thumb343933168:
Vlad Dracul's Daughter by ValentinaKallias. by opriscoJewellery. by andokadesbois
Swamp by AlexShatohincrying leaf IX by JoannaRzeznikowskaDay Sixty Three: March Showers by Kaz-D
Half Remembered Ruins by JJcanvasHome by JJcanvashappiness by Elanor90
Fragile...III by JoannaRzeznikowskaDreaming Wide Awake II by IsacGoulartWinter air by popoks
Blueberries.. by Manso0nInner cracks by Julie-de-WaroquierThe House of Angels by RadekDemjan
The big freeze by pqphotographyMay the light will guide you by WandererLinkFrom water with love by KyoPhan
the blue note by Sandy515Flock by nuriko-kunsnowflakes by hayzy
Behind the diamonds of rain by Sandy515Ghostly dawn! by AnnaArmonaLove Something Anything Everything Someone Love by goRillA-iNK
violet winter III by quadratigesHush by incolor16weightless and horizontal , by megatruh
Oz_YellowBrickRoad by jermilexUntitled Project Concept4 by redjuice999spirit from the night sky . by megatruh
neverwonder station . by megatruh:thumb2
Intimate, touching, emotive IXThis feature is for all the happy couples in the world, the love shared in families, and for the good friends.Intimate, touching, emotive IX7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I found someone that made my life colorful again. Someone that makes me want to live my life happily. We are a couple for two months now, but it already feels like years when we talk to each other. It's like I have found a soulmate. A person I can always relate to and a person always being there for me. With him, I feel like a princess, and like a little star.
I love you, Sascha.
Listen to this song while viewing this feature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8UeeIAJ0a0
Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty OnePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Twenty One2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Surrealism is embedded in the everyday, in the daily experience." - Katharine Conley
This week the general theme of the article is Infrared Photography. You may know it well for its vision into a dream like world where the trees appear to be fluffy candyfloss and the grass is blue or Orange...Infrared is not as far away from achievable as you might think. This week some wonderful Deviants have shared their infrared views and art to try and help us understand the technique a little better. I rather thought it was time that the infrared community on deviantART had a bit more recognition too!
Check out Trees-With-character who are holding the Sky is the Limit Contest and think about
New Year FeatureHere at Stand-Out-Shots, we've had a great year. We've made changes in our rules (for the better), we've changed founders, and gained a bunch of wonderful new members.New Year Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here we are in a new year and we'd like to bring you some of our favorite submissions from 2012.
Freaky Nature by Trichardsen Twin Lightnings by Mirli38
La Playita by XavierJamonet Wonderland is mine now by MonsterBrand
see you there by LyraWhite Donkey by itan14
Sneak Attack by Nate-Zeman Observer by Piddling
A word only by ShellyBad Little boss-eyed snowie by Triumfa
Why by IvanAndreevich Kingdom Skies by Jordan-Roberts
:thumb341817928: Wonderland by jaelise
Fatale Attraction IV by eonelPhotography Elegant by aarontyree
strawberry, want a byte?? by xmaganag wermadeofCARBON by JeanFan
.:: Beauty of Books ::. by Whimsical-Dreams you do not owe beauty to anyone.. by IsisPina
kissable by mariannaphotography Emotions vs. Colours by naked-in-the-rain
A kind of magic by PawelMatys Aurora Australis by CapturingTheNight
Mia Con Tessa II by Hart-Worx black III ... by MoniqueDeCaro
Macro Photography Contest ( looking for prizes ) !Photography Contest !Macro Photography Contest ( looking for prizes ) !1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's Contest Time again !
Theme : Macro / Close Up
Deadline : 10. May
200 by lieveheersbeestje
50 by Paul774
15 by mylittlebluesky
10 by lesserdevil
10 by AkuZeku
Sketch by SkyLandWarrior
Journal Feature by Kara-a
Journal Feature by serel
Journal Feature by AkuZeku
Journal Feature by rainylake
Journal Feature by Paul774
Journal Feature by Isalovesphotography
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.Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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
Birthday Contest ! ( Closed )Hello everybodyBirthday Contest ! ( Closed )1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My 1. DeviantArt Birthday and my 18. Birthday are both at the end of february
It was a great year for me and of course turning 18 is nice too. So i will hold a new contest to celebrate these events !
Theme : Creat Something i would Like
Deadline : 21. February ( my Birthday )
All mediums are allowed
2 Submissions per person
Please this journal
You have to send me your submission via note with the thumbcode or/and the link
I will fave your submission in a special folder, if that doesn't happen please note me again
[Bullet; Black] You can change your submission but please state that in a note !
[Bullet; Black] The submission should be specially made for this contest, that means only new entrys are allowed [Meow :3]
( the upload date here on dA is what matters )
Some information about me :
[Bullet; Black] the theme is really open
Thank you + 300 Points GiveawayHello everybodyThank you + 300 Points Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Originally i wanted to write this journal when i reached 2000 watchers, but school starts on monday and right now i have more time
I just wanted to say thank you to all the people that support me here on DeviantArt. When i created my profil about 10 month ago i never thought that so many people would like my work. This really encourages me to take even more photos. I love to hold contests, feature people and browse through amazing pieces of art, there are so many great things to do.
In this 10 month i got my first DD and even earned money with my photography. For me all that is just so...unbelieveable
Some stats :
My 190 deviations were viewed 353,182 times
Watchers : 1,981
My deviations received 7,239 comments
My deviations were added to favourites 67,964 times
My most favourited deviation is Blossom, with 3,060 favourites
And here are some deviatio
Tutorial : Falling WaterdropsTime for another TutorialTutorial : Falling Waterdrops10 months ago in Photography More Like This
Sorry for uploading it as a journal and not as a deviation, but it is easier and faster for me
The tutorial is about this kind of photos :
( it's actually quite easy )
1. What you need :
a DSLR camera
( maybe Bridge cameras will work too )
your normal 18-55mm lens or something similar
a paper with the subject you want to reflect
2. The Setup
I know that it is totally unprofessional, but who cares? It works
just use your ba
Watchers FeatureHere is a little thank you for my watchersWatchers Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you very much for your support !
Sometimes people are beautiful... by TheJoanaPADJ
Stories to tell... by emeraldeyesx3 Pondering Dimensional Doors by analillithbar Scrape by pulooka
Colorful Sunset. by CryingSoulGirl
daydreams by sandeepsarma The Eye of Lilith by Elehanne Sweetie 2 by SabasReflection
In Bloom by PassionAndTheCamera
Grimpette by Blossom-Lullabies
Thank youThank you so much for all the Birthday Wishes !Thank you1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I guess i am officially an adult now . . . but i really don't feel like it.
There is only 1 and a half year left to go till i am finished with school. This means that i have to decide on my future soon....but i really have no idea what i want to do
But anyways, thanks for all the present
Thanks to dragonfly-oli for giving me a cake-badge
Thanks to TheShadow777 Malesx and joergens-mi for giving me points
Thanks to the dear hayzy and her adorable cat for doing a really cute animation for my Birthday
( She only uploaded it to stash so i can't show it to you, but it was so adorable )
And of course, here are the Entrys for my Contest
Every single Entry made me really happy, thank you very much
Shadows Within-Obscurity of EmotionBlack and WhiteShadows Within-Obscurity of Emotion9 months ago in Personal More Like This
with shades of grey...
Spectrum of Light
only to convey...
deep shadows within.
Portals so bright
reflections of a dream...
Emerging in Sight
a moment of birth...
obscurity of emotion.
The Butterfly Book by Ymntle-Aleoni
The Butterfly Book by Ymntle-Aleoni
Mother of the Nest by ChisSweetArt
Photography tips, the different way. :)MindtravellingPhotography tips, the different way. :)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I do not know how other photographers does it, but I like to walk around with my camera and when I have gotten a certain distance I close my eyes and play back the same steps I had taken, If I notice something doing so I go back and start taking pictures.
The same goes for places I have been before, I close my eyes and go through the same paths in my mind and think of locations to take pictures, often this technique leads to very interesting photos once I get out there and also I tend to notice things I did not when I was there first.
Weird or not, that is how I do it, if It works for others I do not know, but It might be fun to give it a try.
Often when you are out taking pictures it is just a natural place and angle to take pictures, but sometimes just turing around and tackling a unusual angle might yield much more interesting images.
An example is the image I took called "Arrival", the other way had a big calm lake wi
Tips for the creative photographer #4On locationTips for the creative photographer #47 months ago in Personal More Like This
When on location, regardless if you are just shooting for fun or on an assignment, be prepared.
Especially on an assignment this is important, those you are shooting for are expecting a certain result and in most cases how you arrive at those results is of no difference to your client.
Even if you are shooting for yourself, having some ideas of what you want to shoot and how can save you a lot of time in the long run.
Take some notes with you, copy in a few sample images on your phone for ideas or reference, preset your camera and so forth.
Try without knowing
Sometimes you see an image where you have absolutely no clue as to how the person that took it achieved that result.
Right there is a perfect time to go out and try for yourself and figure it out without googling it beforehand, often you can end up with results much better than you had anticipated.
Shooting through experimenting is a really powerful tool, and it helps you learn your camera quickly and no
Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journalTuesday feedback hour2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
Best of January 2013HELLO !Best of January 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some photos i chose as the BEST OF THE JANUARY 2013.
All photos are from Photos of 2013 I..
GIVE SOME to the Artists
#5 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [04.09.2012]Casual#5 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [04.09.2012]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Emelie Smolle 7 by Metallslave Going Away by Fragile-Eyes-Fiction
Gothic Rose by FlexDreams Aphrodite by Ophelia-Overdose Princess by SilentHowling
Evernight.light by ValerieVirgin Dream Theater by idaniphotography :: Enchanted Forest :: by dewanggapratama
Herodeon by OlgaAthens Coral by mariannaphotography Soraja i Tamara by micromaniac
Simple beauty by filatoff Miss Ashley by zairia In flames by Ophelia-Overdose
Lingeri 3 by AnneLysa Jolene #2 by heribudianto Miss Pearl by Hart-Worx
blue by uzblokuota Green Tea by OlViolet Lisa by abclic
Blow Up by Alchemist-Lab sunset... by zieniu Fake Plastic Trees by kaethor
Bunny by Drastique-Plastique Miami heat Vol II by mariannaphotography Tranquility 41 by blackphnx
In The Glare by FlexDreams Morning light by SisterSinister flower in her hair in nightie by micromaniac
Monika-satin project by zieniu Moni30 by kaethor Sweet Carousal by KellyEden
Sin by Panzerknacker1 Make it Easy On Yourself by ladiespet Royal Black Couture by ladymorgana
Em_. I by Hely29 Genesis by rekit Ksenia by FlexDreams
Daliah the Circus Queen by EmilySoto :thum
September Contest: Blue + Yellow Winners September Theme: BlueSeptember Contest: Blue + Yellow Winners2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
At Still-Life-Stills we're hosting monthly challenges with a regular prize list courtesy of communityrelations! So without further ado let's get onto the rules and regulations (of which there aren't many) of September's contest! The winners from August's Yellow are announced at the bottom...
The contest will run from 1st September 2012 until the 30th September 2012. That means the contest folder won't open until TOMORROW!
can be old or new. Please submit your entries to the group gallery found here!
Entries can be old or new
The majority of the deviation must be Blue
It must fit the rules of Still Life Photography (If in doubt, ask us!)
CI Monthly Feature - #2EDIT: You're all most welcome!CI Monthly Feature - #21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello dear members,
Every month, me and our lovely founder Tsuki-SoraRuki will feature works of Creation-Inspiration's members. All you have to do is leave a link or thumbnail of your work on the feature poll which will be made on the 15th of every month.
This feature is a chance to showcase your work to 30k members.
Here's this month's feature:
:thumb326161986:Promised Souls by AngelicsManaThe Potionsmaster by Izayoi7
Cosmo and Wanda by Kiniki-ChanPassing By by oh-hell-no69It seems we are not alone here... by Isbjorg#312 - Minun [With SpeedPaint Video] by XeinneVOCALOID3 - IA by KiranaKikoeru917in Medias Res by illustratorJI
OW: ELM104 - Fight fire with fire... by konrei-samaThe Bookstore by Natters619little bird by Lydia-Burns:commission:Flame by sarasarafrazCHEAP $1 or 80 Points Adoptables by likecolourpencilsUnder Construction by 0r4nJuice
Porcelain by Julia-AuroraToo scary for Easter bunny? by SzczurzyslawaCommission - Ariel and Flounder by AngelShizuka:thumb322321970:Rapunzel and Pascal by BratLittlePrincessgas or they came at dawn by whoreundart93
-A Smile Is worth Something- by RemorseryCupcakes II by EmotionalLadyyCM - une-petite-lapin by Lili-Tea:thumb325865158:My diary by Aline96:th
Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!Hi!Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We just went over 10,000 watchers. Thank you all for supporting this group! As a thank you, I'd like to feature you. I've picked some of the most recent submissions as a start.
If you want to be in this feature, post the thumbcode of one artwork as a comment to this.
Also, please fave this journal so that more people can see your art!
Please take a look at the featured artworks! Have a nice day
For more exposure for your art, check out dAhub!
w.i.p tiger by Pitaten2 Oh starry angel by MuskCat Amrita by Lili-Tea Feel my emotions by Meellz Michael Jackson portrait digital by 79ChristinaS Yuu Kanda by animelover5ful Summer Longing by Miguel-Santos Zoe Castillo by Stroke1986 - forever - by Owlivia Femina Noctis by Dys-Crux castle in sky by gadddd Like Another World by divafica Sunset by DaisyDinkle :thumb313849307: Arya by SarahHachuPitchu Comm - NathanialRoyale by Down-The-Stairs Baby Max by omercan1993 Raspberry Ripple by Aquata92 Caliber - Jonathan Ref by AlchemistMayCry Tiger Portrait by priwax :thumb3