Computer Crashes and BackupsHey, how has everyone been?Computer Crashes and Backups4 months ago in Personal More Like This
My computer had a major meltdown (literally) and therefore the untimely death of my 18 month old iMac. My warranty/Apple care ran out in February, unfortunately. I will be ordering a different computer to be built, but it will be two to three weeks before I have it in my office.
I am 99% certain all my photos were backed up on my external hard drive. This experience really nails home just how important back ups are!
What is your backup method?
Mine is an external hard drive that backs up 24/7 (or whenever my computer is on) and then once a week, I pull another hard drive out of my desk and do a complete backup in case there is something wrong/something happens to the main backup. I'd be curious to hear about everyone else's methods. Does anyone use a digital archiver?
Let me know!
Inspirations part.2Hi lovely people!Inspirations part.25 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I've been really absent lately, uni is being an absolute hell right now, like...hell, like, asdkhasldsabj type of hell.
I'm really sorry of being so behind on my inbox, and I Promise Watcher's Feature is happening soon (+500 galleries is a LOT ) . I've been discovering so amazing talent on your galleries guys! It's actually amazing
I would also like to thank Dave (Youngoldguy) and Jeremy (K1ntar) for their amazing that keeps this premium running
But on the main-time, Let's talk about business here
May present your respects to the amazing
I remember one of the first images of her that I came was this one and thinking, "wow, this is so simple but so beautiful at the same time it seems unreal".<
Featured artist: Conceptual folderFeatured artist: Conceptual folder9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
See more pictures of her:
Vote for the winner of the "Macro"-folder here.
To Be Seen .28A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!To Be Seen .289 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fishers on the bridge by ~cachealalumiere Istanbul by ~cachealalumiere The Village by ~cachealalumiere
PATLAMIS MISIR by ~cachealalumiere Smoke by ~cachealalumiere
lepidoptera by ~filizgorgor gelin by ~filizgorgor lepidoptera by ~filizgorgor
lepidoptera by ~filizgorgor lepidoptera by ~filizgorgor
This is a love story by ~Plastic-cup Prosha 03 by ~Plastic-cup Turskish Delight01 by ~Plastic-cup
Beauty:Ornella01 by ~Plastic-cup Ornella09 by ~Plastic-cup
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in %communityrelations that you would like/we c
Nostalgia..Ahh, nostalgia..Nostalgia..9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A chat on the phone today with ~Catmagik brought back a lot of good memories. Mainly deviantART memories which we both had a good laugh about, but I miss those times.
I miss the days of #DreamFreeNature, the first group I started. ~Catmagik and I were always making little "plans" or "plots" to try and expose our group and get more members. It was really fun, we would text and chat on the phone to try and come up with these. One such plan was to every day invite ten members each, leaving them a nice compliment, and afterwards watch our member numbers grow. I miss the days of #InYourMindsEye, a group run by ~OpticalIlluzens (someone I really looked up to back then), which I put a lot of myself into. I remember the days before that, when ~Catmagik didn't have her dA account yet. It was just me, by myself, on dA. I didn't know anyone here, I didn't know how the place worked. Essentially, I was a nobody, lost amongst the millions of professional arti
New Theme + Member Feature: awfultosee Submissions OpenNew Theme + Member Feature: awfultosee10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This week's theme is Tranquility. Thank you ~awfultosee for the suggestion!
Theme Description: A photo which has a calming effect on the viewer, something that shows stillness and tranquility.
Starts: Sunday, February 17
Ends: Saturday, February 23
The Advisor Program has launched!
We have launched our Advisor program, where members volunteer to give photography advice to other members. If you are interested in taking part, then read this: http://photographersclub.deviantart.com/journal/Advisor-Program-336096304
You can ask for photography advice by sending a note to advisors found on these lists:
Advisor by Category
Advisor by Equipment
Feature for Commenters!This news article features the awesome artwork of artists that participated in %projecteducate's Getting the Most out of dA, specifically the Commenting Challenge in which artists commented constructively on the artwork of others.Feature for Commenters!10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you to everyone for your efforts!
Rowan-berry by ~panna-cotta Forbidden Love by ~panna-cotta
:partyrvmp: by =bubbleEAU cammyton Pixel Avi by =bubbleEAU Emote Advent Calender Project 2012 by =bubbleEAU
.: Slave ( Leia ) Metal Bikini feat ... :.:iconmisslaurelle: and I were talking about a StarWars themed shoot.: Slave ( Leia ) Metal Bikini feat ... :.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
... and sure why not, .... Slave Leia !
Cosplay wasn't really an area of interest of mine but I figured it wouldn't hurt to give it try it. Now while I refuse to shoot anything that looks low budget, silly props or comes straight out of a costume shop, the folks at Leia's Metal Bikini http://www.leiasmetalbikini.com/buy.html appears to be the only decent source to grab an exact replica of the metal bikini : The only gripe for us here it costs $390. It comes with a ton of items : ( Bra Frame + Adjustable Belt consisting of front and back plates & side hoops + Slave Collar w/ hinged opening + 4 Link Chain + Hair Bun Holders (pair) w/ hair clips attached + Hair Braid Tooth w/ elastic tie + Armband +Bracelet+ Boot Tops ) ... etc
Now, while we both don't exactly have the funds to shoulder that kind of coin - perhaps with the help of the folks who actually want to see this happen can voice out ... and make it happen. I
Announcement and celebration!Hello everybodyyyy!Announcement and celebration!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you already know, I am now part of the DA Community Volunteers, for the conceptual photography gallery!
I am really happy to start this journey and would like to invite you all to a virtual champagne glass to celebrate this event.
I am also writing this journal to apologize in advance for being slow in answering your notes. I am still new and learning the procedures so I will probably take some time to assign DDs and such...
All the best to all of you
Favourites Feature # 2 - PhotographyI have decided that I shall do this feature more often; I always feel that the art I favourite deserves as much attention as possible. This way, I can keep up on the newest additions to my favourite collection, in a smaller, more concentrated way.Favourites Feature # 2 - Photography10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Every piece of art I have added, I have added for a unique reason. Please feel free to browse the deviant's galleries and add these pieces to your faves!
Lighting diagram for Just BEHere is a simple lighting diagram for the portrait "Just BE" for anyone who is interested...Lighting diagram for Just BE11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I purchased the majority of the eqipment on Amazon from Cowboy Studio. It is by no means the highest quality gear. It has plastic fittings and the like. It is pretty durable though, and extremely functional.
Second DD!!!OH. MY. GREATEST. ALPACA. LORD!!!!!!!Second DD!!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
A DD!!? SERIOUSLY!!!!
I'M SO IN AWE RIGHT NOW!
I'm just fangirling around the house like crazy!!
Thank you so extremelly much to all you guys....feel my overwhelming wave of internet-ical love!! And special Thanks to =LadyofGaerdon for suggesting it and to ^3wyl for featuring it!
awwwwww I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
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Shoot the Planet has two workshops in JanuaryGreetings deviants!Shoot the Planet has two workshops in January11 months ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you know, I have been very busy telling the corporate world to kiss my ass while I go into business for myself...lol
I introduce a new workshop for Shoot the Planet which will cover an Introduction to scenic HDR photography.
I'll be hosting this workshop at "The Devil's Punchbowl & Big Rock Creek", both of which are located in Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains, L.A. County.
I will be covering HDR techniques for capturing the best possible images using automatic in-camera and manual bracketing. You will be shown how to capture
a 'single' shot image for post HDR processing using proper exposure. Instruction will incorporate best in-camera color profiles and aperture settings for high end results.
The cost for joining us next Saturday is $60 cash in person or $65 through the Paypal option which I have provided on the page linked below.
I can take on 8 patrons, and at the moment there are 7 places left.
For more information on this event, click the
Photoshop Tutorial: Long Exposure HDR"Merry Winter Festivities Everyone!"Photoshop Tutorial: Long Exposure HDR1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have been very, very busy launching two new sites over the last few months and trying to keep from drowning in student loan debt, a battle which I am slowly losing.
But regardless, I have not allowed the grim reality of the situation stop me now, so my apologies for my absence.
I also apologize for the lack of "CSS Skin" on this post as I could not pay for premium membership for the first time in 7 years =\
I want to thank :iconchronocrier: for inspiring me to create a new video tutorial on a xmas tree long exposure that I had submitted a few days ago.
I spent the last 3 days filming and assembling this, so I hope it helps any of those who are interested in how I made this image. If you wish to see more like this, please just let me know and I will do my best to accomodate! I really want to make more tutorials like this, so shoot me an idea or even if you just have feedback that I can use to improve the quality or delivery of these videos, I would
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.1 year 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
MTV just mentioned the video we recently produced!MTV just mentioned the video we recently produced!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The new music video that
:icondorkypyro: and I recently directed/produced for DATABOY just got called the "Official Labor Day Anthem" by MTV! How cool is THAT? http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2013/08/30/databoy-we-cant-stop-summertime-sadness-video/
If you haven't seen the video yet (or missed the post about it), you can check it out via the story on MTV's site, or on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta0SzgkIZls
Keep your fingers crossed for big things to happen with this
If you like the song, you can download a free MP3 of it here: https://soundcloud.com/databoy/databoy-we-cant-stop/download
Question and Answer #1 with LaurelleAs promised, here is the first video answering the questions you guys left me on my pollQuestion and Answer #1 with Laurelle5 days ago in Personal More Like This
Video #2 coming soon!
Watchers Feature #9Watchers Feature #93 months ago in Art Features More Like This
As usual, I'm so late, sorry!
Dear Watchers... this is YOUR Art! Enjoy
My New Friend by ~Bambi-Claire
my fat cat in fluffland by ~Axdwy
Drip Drops XXIII by ~dragonfuture
Playing hide and seek. by ~SimplyMint
Chocolate Temptation by ~Chocolatecookiecrumb
Hortensie mit Schneckchen - Hydrangea by ~Nexu4 holding a song by ~DayanaGerber
Almost kiss by ~SilveryLugia
Tiger Bait by ~crimsontearfall
So I says to the guy...So I says to the guy...9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope ya'll are having a fun weekend!
why I've lost touch to this placeI don't quite know how it happened that exactly tonight the idea for creating a post like this crept up to me, and the longer I think of it I see no particular reason either. it's one of these things that rambles in the back of your mind for long enough, yet you're never too aware of it ... and all of the sudden it bursts out to the world, or it is willing to, and you are the one to choose if you want that to be.why I've lost touch to this place10 months ago in Personal More Like This
now I've been on this website for long enough and it's either me or the website that changed in order for me to feel about it the way I do; even though I believe it is not quite the latter. I remember these times where I adored this website and it meant so much to me so I ended up spending ages browsing the width of galleries and art we have on here; now that hasn't changed, I'm still fascinated by some things that I find.
yet what something inside of me started to think is that this place has become yet another place that just scratches along the surface and doesn't dig deepe
Christmas Giveaway!Merry Christmas Everyone!Christmas Giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Over on my facebook I'm doing a Christmas giveaway for my followers, and I thought I would let everyone know ever here whats going on!
I made three Jack Frost hoodies, 1) I'm keeping for myself 2) I'm selling 3) It's part of the giveaway!
As well as the giveaway (Which you can enter by sharing, you don't need to like)
I will be choosing random people from my followers list and giving away other cosplay items! (Wigs, accessories, etc) You will need to like the page to be up for the random prizes!
Here is the link to the photo: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=537376329608858&set=a.202718293074665.55463.202669469746214&type=1&theater
Here is the link to my page: http://www.facebook.com/CourtoonXIII
GOOD LUCK! And MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
(really late) monday features XXXVI.The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.(really late) monday features XXXVI.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
pancake by ~topinka Bird by ~Megson
Growing Strong by =xOronar moonlight by ~EugenieA Lisa by ~aufzehengehen Untitled by ~milkychild
Sparkly by ~GabiAngelo flower.... by ~danzE26 big mama watching you by ~riskonelook the nomad by ~justashadowleft
Nevada by ~Flavslav Visitors by ~AmandaBlack The Mytic North - Pt. X by ~TheChosenPesssimist Kitty kitty... by ~shadddow
a moment by *DavidSchermann 634534 by ~pomidorova 37810010 by ~NPenguin Isolation by *luka567
Dear butterfly by ~huhahohi South VII by =iamthewoodendoor
Peonies and PoetryPeonies and Poetry3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Peonies & Poetry by `KathrynODriscoll
Pastel Beauty by ~nviki89English Garden by *theblindalley
Lady in the Water IX by =Michela-RivaSorbet by *DiplinerStrange reader by ~IrisskaleChevron Wedding Cake by ~cococakes
Niki sat under the cherry tree in her cottage garden on a large teak rocking chair. She was absorbed into another world by the tatty pages of poetry she rifled through. They were well worn and finger-smudged, but she had refused to let her husband replace them because they were, as she put it, well loved.
shine bright by ~CKoubaMix by =Fra-EmerGarden Haze by ~hakukamizaki
for only a few... Hello my friends!!!for only a few...4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today I finally managed to clear my messages I don't actually know how many deviations I have gone through but I love seeing all your new work... although it makes it near impossible to pick 60 images to add to this feature
I hope you are all well I am sorry for any birthdays that I may have missed...it is not because I don't love you just that I haven't been on to see that your birthday was approaching
Here is my absolute fave selection from the Accumulation of amazing deviations you have all created over the last month
Please note that the artworks chosen are irrespective of their popularity/number of faves or views...they are simply images that inspire and fire my imagination
Love, fave, share and enjoy!!! [I am a dummy!]