.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.
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
15K MEMBERS !! - 300 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)We have finally reached 15.000 members in our Group !15K MEMBERS !! - 300 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)2 years 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 : Domazetov 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 Answered3 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
How to make UTAU english and create an UTAUloidOkay, so this is a tutorial on how to make your own utauloid and how to make the program UTAU English. First off, to you new creators out there, do not make your characters look like vocaloids; it's stupid and not very creative. Make your own designs. What you'll need is a microphone, a program that records, and a folder with the name of your UTAUloid. You'll also need to know how to pronounce the language you want to do.How to make UTAU english and create an UTAUloid4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since my utauloid is Japanese, most of my helping will lean towards the Japanese voice bank making. Your recordings need to clear and not too loud. This is just a rumor that I've been hearing, but apparently if you make your recordings 5 seconds long, then your utauloid will sound good. Idk if that's true but just make sure that your recordings aren't too short and not too long. Notice that once u have stopped recording you'll see a line or no sounds. They show up when u haven't recorded something or you're finished. Please remove those so that only you recordings sta
Abstract and Surreal DDs for JuneAbstract and Surreal DDs for June3 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
YIN-YANG Print version 2 by imperterrito
Rising by JUNE900310
It is you by marialittle
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
beautifully yoursbeautifully yours3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent2 years 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
553 years ago in Personal More Like This
ain'tthat terrifying being 18,ain't3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remainder the Black DogSteven Wilson, Remainder the Black DogRemainder the Black Dog4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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!!3 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
something beautifulsomething beautiful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(a personal thought: how i wish for a telephoto lens.......and some traveling around the world, eventually........)
Features VMaybe Iīm online for too long on DA or something, but well, Iīm on winter break till April and thereīs not much to doFeatures V3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, here are some other nice photographs Iīve run into lately which I couldnīt stop sharing (donīt forget to visit their galleries )
thinking about thinking by mirrorsinthestreet old bike by NPenguin down again by NPenguin I get lost. by JoanaSorino I just wanted to beloved. by JoanaSorino little birds by NPenguin Losing A Hold on Reality by xChristalle :thumb285698320: :thumb217832395: :thumb245795411: mystic dream by FleurDelacour :thumb287024805: august 3 by solidariti Inseparable by RaBBiTKa Love's Dreamland by JustinDeRosa My Enchanted Sanctuary by JustinDeRosa Yesterday Wendy by tibiii autumn walk by amonariaxgoi freedom by amonariaxgoi Wishes by SonjaPhotography Underwater Romance - The Kiss by SonjaPhotography Alice in Underland by SonjaPhotography :thumb278371663: the call of wings. by narcissagrey :thumb277622949: timid ways by DarkGomo a revival by DarkGomo like morning in your eyes by DarkGomo :thumb287063034: Liz X by charleshildreth magda3 by secesja magda5 by secesja Mysterious by CocoMagnolia :thumb10
Colorful photography feature Small by MaaykeKlaver Aurora by Eltasia :thumb214260277: stop time by schilles-photography On my head by evirgen2008 Golden liquid ... by aoao2 Cheer up by MaaykeKlaver Crab Cribrarius by Miguel-SantosColorful photography feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
shroud of fall by yv Struggle by Oer-Wout Gluttonous. by andokadesbois disappointed by AlicjaRodzik :thumb335517785: :thumb335994977: sweet windy time by kim-e-sens When my dreams turn to dust by AliquidLucis Morning feeling by adypetrisor Maybe Next Time by P0RG ..::Lady in red::.. by Whimsical-Dreams Hey little world by april182 Slice of reality by LorenzoDiFolco Walking Barefoot by Healzo Clouds In The Grass by Corvidae65 Never say Never by Healzo Winter light by Fra-Emer Icy Branches by incolor16 lost in.... by impatienss flowers by domatescilek Warm Waters by P0RG Sometimes it's too late by Healzo Winter feeling . .. by light-from-Emirates I met no one there. by bebefromtheblock I'm A Pink Lady. by andokadesbois valentine's time by mohdfikree
Booby Trap by xOronar hold on by Megson little secrets by DarkGomo find neverland by JuliaDunin The jump. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Petal Dance by TommyP323 tupp by dini25 The Winter Dream by nnIKOO Spring Season by Justine1985 Edge Of The World by oO-Rein-Oo Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler galaxy by BaxiaArt Stormborn by incolor16 :thumb30353128
a bit of paradisea bit of paradise3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh poopI keep going by my friend's pages and seeing them all prettied up :c then I look at mine and realize... it's boring.Oh poop10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not very savvy with html and what not lol
I may try to pretty up my page Make it all... you know, pretty like.
This may end up in disaster.
There will be explosions and fire.
OR I'll just eventually get so annoyed I'll give up and my page will look lopsided or all wibbly-wobbly.
We shall se.
OR... I'll bug one of my html savvy friends to help... because I'm so not a hip-cat. All this internet lingo and code got me straight up trippin' yo.
AAAaaand that's the sign for me to go to bed.
Tomorrow... RENOVATION TIME! :iconhammerplz:
OR I may not even remember or I'll be too lazy to do any of this.
Homestuck Plz IconsSo I've decided to keep my own directory of Homestuck icons that I've come across. If you have some that I'm missing, go ahead and show me what you've got.Homestuck Plz Icons4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icondavestrider: :iconstrider-dave: :iconpervydaveplz: :icondatrumpplz: :icondaveapprovesplz: :iconapprovingdaveplz: :icondavestriderplz: :icondavestrider2plz: :iconpuppetrumpplz: :iconstriderstyle: :iconturntechgodhead: :icontg-davesprite:
:iconjohn-egbert: :iconpervyjohnplz: :iconpchoooplz: :iconecto-biologist: :iconegbert-john: :iconanswertroll1plz:
:iconrose-lalonde: :iconbluhplz: :icontentacletherapist:
:iconjade-harley: :iconjadecryplz: :icongardengnostic:
:iconkarkat-vantas: :iconkarkatplz: :iconpantskatplz: :iconragekarkatplz: :iconpervykarkatplz: :iconkarkatomgplz: :iconvantas-karkat: :iconkarkatnotimpressed: :icondatbucket: :iconanswertroll2plz: :iconkarkatpatplz: :iconkarkatvantasplz:
:iconaradia-megido: :iconaradianotimpressed: :iconaradiaplz: :iconpokeraradiaplz:
Pickup Lines for the DerangedI started off trying to write a six-word story with that title:Pickup Lines for the Deranged3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I broke reality
falling for you.
Then I got a little carried away.
Methamphetamine's as addicting
as your smile.
My heart beats out your name.
Light shivers in your presence.
I'd wear your soul like jewelry.
The voices would sing you choruses.
I'd kill the sun
Did you fall from extinguished stars?
I'd cross dimensions
for your laughter.
Your lips are like
I bet your tears taste sugar-y.
Tell me if you can think of any! They don't have to be six words.
(I just have to know if anyone else is as weird as me...)
words from the wisesusanna-cole king:words from the wise3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Dreamers are the sanest of us. We're not crazy, frankly, we're quite practical creatures. We don't gamble with the regrets and what ifs of life, we figure if you only have one life to live, you ought to live it to its fullest. I think we frighten society because we can't be pinned down, groomed into minions, boxed-in, brainwashed, dictated. What we possess cannot be stolen. We refuse to submit to something that doesn't satisfy us, no matter how many times we're drilled that "this is just the way it is" or "that's just life", with a shrug of shoulders. See, we know they're lying through their teeth. We know nothing is impossible. We enrich our spirits, and worry less about our pocketbooks. The fulfilled will die the richest on the earth, even if penniless. We're the ones who change the world, for with no dreams to fuel it, there would cease to be the electricity of change, the progression of the world would come to a frozen halt, and yet, we're ostracized, mocked, mi
A wonderful New Year to allHappy New year from us all at Love New ArtistsA wonderful New Year to all6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy a mixed selection from our folders
in harmony with poems from our Literature folder
As a child I planted a single
seed where the sidewalk ends,
near the place of your remains.
It grew into an oak; strong and rigid.
Regard Sur La Foret2 by hubert61-Ent- by Janek-Sedlar. . . minimal wood . . . by fumar-porros
Every autumn, I would watch
The Splendor of Autumn by sae-midoriMother Earth by VeilaKsThe Nest by Le-Regard-des-Elfes
the leaves as they wither
Leaves by AeylanLeaves not Beans by Risible-AxolotlLeaves by Silberblatt
away; as if to tell me that the
darkest times are coming
Adventure by Tracy-WilliamsArtBury me in black.. by mirpiphotographyBrain Storm by FiguraArto
And that I should brace myself
For your death
Missing You by debNiseBOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS by eroolIn my soul by AnnHimchak
Winters, I spend looking out
Into dusk, and admiring
the beauty of still life.
Strange Days by AeromarsDecember dawn by Morgan-LouRed Barn in a Snow Garden by LASKANWLF
Through your slumber
Daily Literature Deviations for September 29, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for September 29, 20132 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
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