.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..2 years 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.
15K MEMBERS !! - 300 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)We have finally reached 15.000 members in our Group !15K MEMBERS !! - 300 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to all of you who joined and been the best members in the whole dA community ^^
We decided to organize a giveaway to tell you guys how happy we are to reach 15K members
To compete in this contest you will have to :
1. Like these 3 facebook pages : Dzoee Designs Jazzybit Designs by Kristin
1.1 If you don't use facebook, then watch these 3 deviants : Dzolee JazzybitRouvier undefineddesire
2. Fav this journal
3. Write your own journal about this contest
1st Place : 200 + 1-3 watchers + 1-3 llamas + 10-30 favs + a Contributor spot in our group
2nd Place : 100 + 1-3 watchers + 1-3 llamas + 10-30 favs + a Contributor
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-Plenty2 years 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
Write 50 Reasons Why You Love Yourself ChallengeHello everyone! I have a challenge for all of youWrite 50 Reasons Why You Love Yourself Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I challenge you to write 50 reasons why you love yourself. Number the entries and start them all with, "I love myself because..." The reasons can be about anything, but you should think about 50 reasons you love yourself after being bullied. Sometimes after such experiences, it's hard to think of why you love yourself, and that's why this challenge was created. It'll boost your self-esteem and make you realize what a beautiful person you really are
If you think this challenge is easy....I challenge you to go out there and do it
Minor Edit - I created a Folder '50 Reason's Why I Love Myself' in case you want to post it in the group,
a bit of paradisea bit of paradise2 years 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
Thank you very much for sharing your fantastic artwork!
Please add this feature to yo
May 2013 - 31 day PAINTING challenge!UPDATE:May 2013 - 31 day PAINTING challenge!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This challenge was certainly a great experience for me. I made some mistakes that cost me a lot of time, for example sometimes I spent 5 hours on a piece that turned out wrong and instead of moving on I took a new paper and tried to make new work within the remaining hour or so. During second week, I've decided to keep the scrap works a part of my challenge, even though I won't publish them they still appear as a thumb on my challenge table. It's simply not possible for me to do 7 good pieces sometimes. Also, posting every day took way too much time to keep up, so I've decided I will be publishing remaining artworks through June continuously.
What I learned during this project of mine? It gave me a better idea about how much time I spend on one piece and what amount of time I waste on post-production. I had to make a few arrangement that hopefully make me more effective today. But mostly, I've tried new subjects that I totally LOVE, mostly architecture and flow
NoteJust because I like you doesn't mean I like your UTAU.Note2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just because I like your UTAU doesn't mean I like you.
Just because I hate your UTAU doesn't mean I hate you.
Just because I hate you doesn't mean I hate your UTAU.
You and your UTAU aren't the same person/thing/whatever the fuck you think you are.
Don't hop to the conclusion that I like you because I like your UTAU.
Don't think I hate you because I think your UTAU sucks.
I seriously don't know where you would get the idea that you and your UTAU are the same person and that if I hate one of you, I hate both.
Shut up please.
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!
and Follow me on facebook if you can :iconpsychoflowerplz: http://facebook.com/happy143photos
Try to help sprea
Places #10: June Facebook FeaturesDid you know that Sense-Create-lnspire has also a FACEBOOK PAGE ?Places #10: June Facebook Features1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
One specific part of our FB page is dedicated to Landscapes & Scenery category, artwork album Places. Every other day a new artwork is featured there.
This is a summary of all landscapes featured on our page during June 2013.
Enjoy the view
Summer ContestUPDATE: Submissions to the contest are now closed. Watch for an announcement on the results.Summer Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Use an object to connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated characters.
Contest Begins on June 1st, 2012.
Contest Ends on August 1st, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
All entries must be Literature. Prose, Poetry, and Scripts are accepted. No visual poetry; concrete is allowed.
All entries must be written specifically for this contest, uploaded to dA on or after June 1st, 2012.
All entries must include a link to this contest journal in the artist's comment of the deviation.
All entries must adhere to deviantART's Submissions Policy and Etiquette Policy.
Anyone who is not judging may enter the contest, including DLD st
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
In general, talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard, a high degree of ability that a person was born with. It's hard to argue that some people indeed have more of an inherited talent for arts than others. They are able to get to a certain level rather quickly and get a lot of praise along the way. However, relying on talent will only last for so long, there's a point to be reached when nothing but hard work gets you through.
"Talent is so loaded a word, so full to the brim with meanings, that an artist might be wise
photographs for the soulfellows, YOU got imagination.photographs for the soul2 years ago in Personal More Like This
now go check these beautiful works:
A journal sharing and beautiful featuresLet's help a talented writer have his children's book published. Just CLICK and read: http://tommyboywood.deviantart.com/journal/HELP-Calling-all-Deviants-382931571A journal sharing and beautiful features1 year ago in Personal More Like This
...and now, enjoy:
beautifully yoursbeautifully yours2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
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
ain'tthat terrifying being 18,ain't2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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
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
Round #02 1200 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3Round #02 1200 points give away, winners announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
More points to give away <3
10x100 points to 10 lucky deviants
2x100 points to 2 random deviants I choose that commented here <3
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know you're in!
Good luck! I will pick the 10 winners (100 each) with random.org and 2 myself, 2x100 ) = 12 winners :3
Deadline: 7th January '13 same as my other points give away journal: http://fav.me/d5qdo8q < you may join both of course!
Much love from my piggies!
I want to thank Garficar for his donation of 200 points! <3
And also I want to say thank you for all the nice comments for Booboo
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all