.Portrait photography is not about making people look beautiful. Or showing perfect skin. Or sparkling eyes. Or hourglass silhouette. It is about seeing the beauty in them. And showing it to the world. Where there is no beauty in their soul, there is no beauty on their face..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So thank you, Photography, for truly teaching me how to make a difference between good and bad people.
And from now on, I'm taking the photos I want to take. And no one will ever take my passion away from me.
a bit of paradisea bit of paradise2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Astrophotography- Some Of Your Questions AnsweredI have got to a point on this site that I am literally being inundated with questions about how I do some of my photos. I simply do not have time to answer them all in full individually anymore. It is seriously restricting the free time that I have to pursue this hobby and take those pictures that have become so popular (both on here and elsewhere). So for my well being and hopefully to the benefit of those who ask me so many questions, I am doing this write up.Astrophotography- Some Of Your Questions Answered2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I get into some questions though, I want to make a few things clear. I have spent a lot of time and money on trying to learn as much as I can to better myself with this style of photography. I love all forms of astrophotography and I really think I have found my niche. I hope to one day soon start making back a bit of that money I have spent. So I am not going to just reveal everything I have worked so hard to learn. What I am going t
Nudes-A-PlentySome on this site don't seem to understand why there are so many nudes on this site. It's easy to dismiss this wonder as mostly GWCs ("Guys with Camera") or Fauxtographers using their gear to take advantage of naive young women, proliferating the Internet with horrible snapshots. While, I'll concede there is a fair amount of that happening, think the main reason for the glut of nude work on social media sites like DA is more practical.Nudes-A-Plenty1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I posit that the nude genres, specifically the art nudes, offers the most value than any other genres when it comes to shooting portrait photography. Here is why:
With the advent of social media, it's much easier to create buzz with a nude image than a non-nude one. Nudes draw more attention for a less talented Photographer
Whenever I get asked about why I don't shoot fashion work as much as I shoot nudes, I simply reply by stating that shooting fashion that's worth shooting usually means casting a team which I compare to herding cats. S
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation mattersPE: Presentation matters1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
Devious Journal Entryhey so if your a watcher of mine and would like to know just alil more about me and my work have a look at the die ghul show by my friend dasghul check it out here and fav it http://fav.me/d5tyhbb and check out some of the interviews hes done with other great artists.. that is all as you wer! helloooo everybody! thought id update the features here. ive come across some great rust and decay work so id like to showcase. so enjoy and checkm out that is all! as you wer...... The Dragon kissed the Earth by alisinwonderRusty moment : 22 by DecoyRobot- DISSOLUTION - by WITHTEETHRed to Blue by SpoonfordWorried by aulentinaA Witch by Flawless-Cowboydeath ray.... by shotsfiredimagedown:thumb4Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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PE: I don't know what to paint...We all experience the loss of our muse from time to time. It can get quite challenging to even pick a subject for our next painting. What to paint, what to paint...However, staring at a blank canvas / paper won't make it better - in this article you might, hopefully, find a few ideas to explore.PE: I don't know what to paint...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1. PAINT YOUR CURRENT LIFE
Look around and get inspired by the present. Your siblings, parents, kids, pets, your best friend...Even yourself!
2. PAINT WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT
What is your passion? Perhaps you feel strongly about ecology, feminism, politics...or something else? Paint your f
favorites of april '12The most beautiful & inspiring photos i found in april.favorites of april '122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please fave if you like.
Les feuilles vertes by Somebody--else
_ precious. by adeadrockstardark paradise by delskoooEdge Of The World by oO-Rein-Oo
*** by belovaanenclosed time by belovaanSpring Chronicles by nairafee
for u by BlackCocktailThe Blue Bedroom by anneclairesAlice by The-Exs-And-The-Ohs
BIG update on my website! + Pretty pretty featureshttp://feliciasimionphotography.com/ a little click here, why thank youBIG update on my website! + Pretty pretty features1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Abstract and Surreal DDs for JuneAbstract and Surreal DDs for June2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I hardly need to abstract things,
for each object is unreal enough already.
Enjoy this summary of last month's DDs for Abstract & Surreal Photography:
Pipes by Laura-Backeberg
what lies behind the wall by farbanomalie
Ferris Wheel in Santa Rosa by feverish-eye
Lejania de imagen by alonsio
Long way home by PawelMatys
Palm Acid Blue Tint Mars by DocSonian
Last sun by ambrosia3
5 minute sunlight by tayaiv
YIN-YANG Print version 2 by imperterrito
Rising by JUNE900310
It is you by marialittle
Our pale companion. by Coldwave-Enigma
Until Dawn We Dance by AiniTolonen
4085-1 by TurtleTea
infinite suns by kaotikgrl
Time and a Half by reydoo
the departure bw by LostOneself
Home Tree - infrared by MichiLauke
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Best of April 2013Hello everyoneBest of April 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
SkyAndNatureClub proudly presents the best submissions of April 2013!
We feature the best pictures of every month, so make sure you submit your best works to the group and increase your chance to be featured
Not yet a member? Have a look at our Blog and feel free to join!
And now enjoy the monthly feature!
Flowers, Plants & Macro
June Literature DD Round Up:iconneurotype:June Literature DD Round Up1 month ago in Literature Features More Like This
Features by neurotype
Ellie, chap. 1. by solis-ortus Journeyed Too Far West by CrackedMack Summer Love by callerofcrows if i hadn't had the drunk luck to meet you by thetaoofchaos 7am on Blackridge by greenleo94 Suicides Learning To Speak by RosaryOfSighsx My Mother's Horse by Kathryn-Walt
Features by GrimFace242
Adrian by schriftsteller Atlas by brokenisland breathing is easy but I'm terrible at it by Bluezbreakr twenty by brokenfragilethings the world doesn't need beauty sleep by forshepard Death Is Patient by Longdragon92 yellow by Aquarius-Claire The Day I was Never Born by RoboticZamat The Understanding by oracle-of-nonsense . by oaklungs The House Of Dying Poetry by NemoX7 longing by Fragments-of-a-Pawn he cried because no one cried for him by CelestialMemories The Man with the Gaping Eye by NightLigt When It Rains by Riorlyne Bard's Lament by DeniseCroy She Was With the Stars by WindFragments
Features by IrrevocableFate
Kingdom of Night by fallenidle Renfield's Clock by fainting-goat Jessa by leyghan Afterlife Astronaut by AyeAye12 Hello, I'm Me- Nice To Meet You by MetaruKitsune symphony stellata by Lissomer What I Lost by Moonlightauthor Grave Robber's Dowager by Mertus Depression (in Eight Parts) by SpiritFingers Passing Ships by ohanthem we shouldn't be so afraid of death by dearspineless In Between the Living and the Undead by AuthorKatieOlson
Features by ShadowedAcolyte
How to disappear completely by futilitarian :thum
Delicate Existance IVDelicate Existance IV1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
cold hands by no-more-pictures
Tee. by gloeckchenaway by panosozi
summer by justashadowleft
Fading into Dust by bittersweetvenommy passive by MartaSyrko
sophie by musicandphotographylittle deer by laura-makabresku
1-2 by la-child
Laura by aufzehengehenleave your past behind II by metifritte
Kate Zueva by cbynthe hours: same faces by gokturkayan
Little White Lie III by ElifKarakoc
Beta Launch: The New deviantART Mobile SiteNote: Please make sure you include the Make, the Model, and the Operating System Version of your device if you are reporting a bug. This will make the process of confirming and fixing issues a lot smoother! Thank you DEVlANTBeta Launch: The New deviantART Mobile Site2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we just launched a brand new version of the mobile site to Beta Testers! The site is officially supported in mobile browsers on the iPhone and Android phones and tablets.
For a very long time, we've been running two versions of the deviantART website: the desktop version, and the mobile version—and the latter has fallen behind.
As we all know, the previous mobile site was missing a lot of major features. Instead of developing two separate versions of the site—a desktop version and a mobile version—we've formatted the desktop site to fit into a mobile browser. This allows the mobile sit
The best photography gear advice you can find.Im going to try something different, and actually share my opinions, advice, and personal ethos openly....for who ever is interested...The best photography gear advice you can find.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I tend to keep things close to the hip, and I generally think there are much more qualified people than me, but sometimes its cool to hear perspectives from people at different points along any given road...
The topic: Photography
The reason: Im bothered by what seems to me to be a lack of good foundational information about how to approach photography.
Someone asked me a simple question on my facebook page recently. It was actually the first question anyone has asked me directly about my photography which I think is awesome...im still stoked that people other than my immediate family like what Im doing.
But to be honest, the question disappointed me.
The person simply asked, "What gear do you use?"
Yeah I know....its a simple question, and actually there is nothing wrong with the question itself. And if that was ALL he was actually askin
Daily Literature Deviations for October 21st, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for October 21st, 20139 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for October 21st, 2013
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Devious Journal Entryi need u here with me, come hold my hand and take me away with uDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
take me to a world where u and i cud be alone
and shall no evil eye fall upon us
take me to that world where there is only joy and happiness
the world where there is no hatred,tears or anger
the world without a king or queen
the world abt us
the world that shows us a light
the world that teaches us to live
We did it!!Yay SOPA is deadWe did it!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Our government is at it again, well let's snuff this one out like the rest.
Sign the petition below to get the message directly to our government so they know we won't stand for this and spread the word.
In 2012 the Online Privacy Act was brought fourth to congress to be passed which would have negatively affected everyone on the internet as a whole. The people fought back and it never happened. Several times now since then it was revised under a different title with changes and tweaks to the wording to again try to get it to pass without the general public knowing about it. Each time it was found out, and then repealed.
Here we are in 2013 and again dealing with a portion of SOPA, this time the streaming of copywritten works is at the forefront of this particular law to be. If a particular stream contains any copywritten material of any sort the uploader and creator of said content can be found guilty and automatically placed in prison for ye
500 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3500 points give away, winners announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Booboo, my guinea pig, gives away 5x100 points to 5 lucky deviants. She wants to thank you for your support!
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know that you are in!
Good luck! I will pick the 5 winners (100 each) with random.org
Deadline: 7th January '13
Lots of love from B00B00!
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I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all
Nekonicat...just ticked me off happily.As you guys know, nekonicat is my roommate and we just got in a talk about voice actors for Of the Heart.Nekonicat...just ticked me off happily.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
We both agree that Gib's voice would be Axel's. :iconaxel-plz: Got it memorized? Oh, shoot. I am geeking at that idea since he's got a snarky sound but it's not high-pitch (like Edward Elric's, even though I love it). So...Gib for Axel.
Ajarhmi...was a shocker and made me want to flip my table. She was playing voices on her ipad from Final Fantasy. Nekonicat said, "Don't look or else you'll freak out." Well, I listened and it worked so well. It wasn't until I heard his SONG that I figured out who it was. .................................:iconsephiroth-plz: Sephiroth. ...Dang.
Vic's was difficult, but when she suggested Winry...that made a lot of sense. :iconwinryrockbellplz: It's upbeat and doesn't sound stupid. Plus, I usually had her sound like me most of the time except...more uppity. It's about time I got her matched with somebody else. >w>
WINNERS EVERYDAY! Points GIVEWAY!! Hey dahlin's!<3! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DONATING AND SUPPORTING! I give all my points away anyways, and I love hosting giveaways <3 I am hoping to do more, and support Artists and to also make you smile Support what I am doing? Check out my page and lke if you'd like!WINNERS EVERYDAY! Points GIVEWAY!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
to keep updated <3 gracias! Thanks for enterting if you are! <3 -hug-
I AM STILL SO INSPIRED TO GIVE AND MAKE THE MOST OF THE START OF A BRAND NEW YEAR! for 2013=
I said I still wanted to help people and keep motivating
so why not have A BUNCH OF WINNERS?
I know, sorry I only have 80 points, but they are perfect to help give away ! Someday I shall get more points, but I WILL keep giving <3
and you can win up to two times!~ /w/
HOW TO ENTER?
fave this journal and leave me a comment that you entered!
fave my NEWEST PEICE!
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