.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.
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.
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 36:iconhari64:(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 361 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Punkypaintysketchy by McKn2007Dragon Ride by McKn2007
Icy winter by abyss1956Shrine by abyss1956
Shore by abyss1956Trees by abyss1956
Necropotence. by Aquemenes1983Dragon Maiden by Aquemenes1983
Sybil. by Aquemenes1983
Fear is where the greatest opportunities are.What are you afraid of?Fear is where the greatest opportunities are.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Failure? Rejection? Boredom? Not being good enough for something or someone?
I'm starting to notice in my own life that fear is usually a good indicator of where I have the greatest opportunity.
I'm not talking about fear of running into freeway traffic. That's a healthy respect for the laws of physics.
I'm talking about those things that if you are still long enough to listen to your own heart, you hear it telling you what you really hope for.
And usually there is a voice right behind it telling you why you cant have it, and all of the reasons why.
This past year, I have made an effort to start listening to the first voice, and and not to the second.
As I have been practicing this, I have started to notice something that I missed for years...
That fear voice is actually covering up the simple fact that I just have to choose. And then choose again. And again.
Every day wake up, live in gratitude, love the people around you, and know that you CAN. Really know tha
Dude- why not just take a photo and call it done!When I download a drawing like my latest eye study I get some of this, and it's a good question and one that needs to be thought through by every realist.Dude- why not just take a photo and call it done!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hello, I'm doing some research (not very scientific, I just need some opinions) on photo-realism and I'd like to ask you a question if you don't mind: "why not simply take a photograph or use a 3D program"?
That's a great question and a realist has to answer this for him or herself, If copying without change, construction and re-invention, be it form a photograph or from life, then the creative process is not addressed, in this case I agree there is a useless element about it, it becomes a fundamental exercise at best. There is nothing wrong with these exercises if it improves your knowledge and skills as a technician. But if your aim is only to draw like "a photo", I'm afraid you will never attain what "art" has to offer. Also I think too many photo-realists rely on technical eye candy alone, with no
5 Tips for Smartphone PhotographyThey're getting more and more popular, so what is the best way of utilising the camera on your Smartphone to ensure you get the best results possible? This article shares some fantastic tips that offer a few guidelines for capturing good images with your phone. If you've got a top tip that you think is useful please share it in the comments as well - this list is by no means finished!5 Tips for Smartphone Photography1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Clean Your Lens!
Unlike 'Proper' cameras, we're not overly precious about our smartphones. They go in and out of pockets and get left on all sorts of surfaces a lot of the time. Depending on the phone you have, you may be pressing your fingers into the lens whilst making a call without even realising it. So to get the best results, ensure your lens is cleaned regularly.
As with all photographs, composition is key. However you don't get much in the way of editing allowance after you've taken a photograph on your phone. You can chang
understand a painting study dont just copyThis is purely an observation from my point of view but whenever i see a study or painting based on a masterpiece or a screen plate. The results are almost in every case very good.So this tells me that our ability to copy is quite good and its not really required to be a high level artist.Junior level to mid level ones can pull this off easily too. Everything you need to know is already in the image we are trying to copy so it becomes a recipe for us.understand a painting study dont just copy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the important thing though is to not "copy" it but to understand it and deconstruct a work method from it.And if you understand that then the work based from your own mind will be alot better.
When i see this kind of work , for me its not the level of detail and accurcy that one puts in the copied artwork that impresses me, but the images based on that learned knowledge afterwards. And to tell you the truth not many people understand this knowledge or are aware of how important it is to understand it.But the interesting phenomenon is that
Macro-PhotographyWhat's Macro Photography? Technically a Macro photograph shows a subject that is life size compared to the size of the negative of a SLR or sensor in a Full Frame DSLR, that's a 1:1 reproduction ratio aspect. For example, if we take a macro of an object wich is 35 mm long, it will cover the whole frame, no matter what size the reproduction, if we are shooting with a Full Frame camera. Often a ratio aspect of 1:2 is also considered Macro, although that ratio shows subjects wich life size is half of the size compared to the negative or sensor, I preffer to call those pictures Close-up photograpies.Macro-Photography1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is an example of what I'm saying: I shot a measuring tape with my D600, wich is a full frame camera, and my macro lens set at the maximun magnification. As you can see there's exactly 35 mm of the tape.
Example of 1:1 ratio aspect with a full frame camera
What do we need to do Macro Photography? Well, firstly a c
Pakistani Facebook Pages (Updated 03-05-2015)Salam!Pakistani Facebook Pages (Updated 03-05-2015)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I thought we should share the Facebook pages of Some Talented Artists we have here on Deviant Arts.
Official Pak-deviants' Page
Starting with the Admins:
1. Art by Umer
2. Sarmad Hashmi | kr8v ink.
3. Ideal Hut
Now that the admins are done, the contributors:
4. Creativity & Other Lies
5. SH Sketches
6. Casual Strokes by Hanna
7. HQ Photography
And now, the Members!!
8. Babrus Khan
To watermark or not to watermark?Watermarking is a term used loosely to describe:To watermark or not to watermark?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
- Branding of your images in a subtle way, such as across the bottom or even on a solid color bar to one side of an image;
- Marking a solid logo and/or copyright across your image, disturbing part of the subject. The watermark may be opaque, partially transparent or even embossed;
- Digitally labeling your image with a copyright that is not actually visible.
Now, the big question for photographers is should you watermark your images, and if so how?
Reasons photographers add a watermark to their images - PROS
Establish copyright: This tells others the name of the copyright owner and creator of the image.Branding: This shows others who you are and often whe
S T I L L L I F E and M A C R O*Meet us on #PhotostuffChat http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/PhotostuffChat for some animated talk!S T I L L L I F E and M A C R O2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello again! After an amazing week for Photostuff (we have around 150 new Photography mates and we’ve reached 1000 members!), we have prepared a new feature, this time the theme is STILL LIFE & MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY.
So, same as for the last feature, relax, take your time, take some snack, and check them all, they’re really original, imaginative pictures, and they’re great inspiration for us all!
Untitled by andokadesbois Wishful by xOronar Summer love by Redanshy 10:16 by anxiri Hanging on by MintLights 0441 by Somebody--else :thumb375611668: Eternity by FlabnBone A postcard from Amsterdam III by bebefromtheblock Starring Role by MintLights Orange Zest Sugar Cookies (+recipe) by claremanson Monday Afternoon by Jedi-Dame bag of flowers by xXNeo Nature of Time by StopScreamGraphy Glasses by TobbiH Glitter and Gold 3# by FlabnBone Things are beautiful if you love them by PhotoCanon sweet company by Cochalita :thum
The Muse - Contest WinnersHere is the conclusion of the first GrimGloomTale contest in 2014: your votes have just been counted, time to announce the winners. Diffrence in points for the first 3 places are really, really small. You can view all the entries as well as the contest's details here.The Muse - Contest Winners1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sei Fantasie by Sieskja received from you 45 points.
Spiritual walk by Kafkami got 42 points.
Saturday feature - Issue 006Every saturday, I will be featuring 30 or 40 deviations right from my DA favorites collection, here, as well as in my blog.Saturday feature - Issue 0062 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Check out the first issue and the full story here
In this Issue: An autumn special collection
And don't forget to post your suggestions for the upcoming Saturday features in the comments section.
50 Exciting Examples of Action Photography50 Exciting Examples of Action Photography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Persistence by Lancia-Stratos
Kite Surf by plo0m
eagle by michaelrumiz
ghost ballerinas by MistyTableau
Dejame Vivir by JaimeIbarra
Black and white by Vikarus
Frecce Tricolori by Dynnnad
Powder your life away by iNeedChemicalX
Black Bow by jenniferstuber
detonation by fly10
snowboard 01 by thePetya
westminster bridge by toko
Sunset by Fredison
Devil's Chariot by eastonchang
SlowMotion by MaRaDinn
climbing by JenElizabeth
Red Arrows IV by toosas
fly away by kyokosphotos
The Jump by astra888
Running Wild by notbland
Siberian Tiger 2 by catman-suha
Illuminated Jellyfish by weaverglenn
All Snapped Up .11 ~ lieveheersbeestje~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography CommunityAll Snapped Up .11 ~ lieveheersbeestje2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tell us a bit about yourself, lieveheersbeestje! How did you get into photography and why?
I'm a 22 year old girl from the Netherlands. Also an amateur photographer who started photography around 4, 5 years ago and it's still my biggest hobby. At first, I just bought a Canon Eos 500D KIT to take pictures of daily things of my life, like my family, my pet(s), things in my house/garden. I discovered that I liked this very much and I wanted to do more, so I started to photograph things outside, like nature, insects (macro) and bought objects for still life/food and drink.
Why are you on deviantART?
To share my pictures and resources with other artists and to get inspired by other artists. The creativity here is what I love to look at.
What type of photography do you most like to do and why?
NatureWeb Contest*Update more prizes added*NatureWeb Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The one thing that controls this planet and has shaped it since it's creation is weather! From ear bursting thunder storms and dazzling sunny days to worlds wrapped in white snow and frost.
So for this contest we want you to take the best photo or drawing you can of the weather, whether it's an amazing sunset or strange cloud formation. We want to see it.
Starts. 23rd June
Ends 25th July
So you've got enough time to submit the best pics.
Submit your awesome images here http://natureweb.deviantart.com/favourites/55855022
Here are the rules
You can submit three works of your choice. The photos are automatically accepted so submit your best.
They must be taken or drawn by you.
It must feature the weather.
You must be a member to enter so why not join the NatureWeb family. We'd love to have you.
All Snapped Up .9 ~ MyLifeThroughTheLens~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography CommunityAll Snapped Up .9 ~ MyLifeThroughTheLens2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tell us a bit about yourself, MyLifeThroughTheLens! How did you get into photography and why?
My name is Eddy , i was born and raised in Lima and a few years ago i moved to Boston. I got into photography about 2 years ago after a really bad breakup because i guess i really needed to feel good at something and since i always loved art i decided to give photography a shot and now i'm really glad i did it has helped me a lot.
Why are you on deviantART?
I am on deviantart because i feel that this is a great community of artists and i feel more comfortable to open myself to personal ideas or concepts here than in any other social network ..but when i'm not sharing my work i also enjoy browsing for art and it is usually from traditional artist like Pixiecold or Lora zombie.
What type of photography
Comment Month: November Conclusion!November was our third Comment Month at CRPhotography and it went splendidly well! As a group, we managed to comment on every deviation that was submitted into our favourites. However, we would not have done it without these guys, so please give some love to our commenters!Comment Month: November Conclusion!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Ligne de vie by Fant0me Noir soleil by Fant0me
Keep that in mind, young lady! by nimraaijaz Let it Go... It won't haunt you anymore. by nimraaijaz The Nature divides by nimraaijaz
Drops every where by LisiTisaKi Verona by LisiTisaKi Dropss On Spider Web by LisiTisaKi
Colors of Dreams by Orchideacae Butterfly Black by Orchideacae Winter's Song by Orchideacae
Hoge brug by Seeraeuber Palatine Chapel by Seeraeuber Gouvernement of Limburg in Maastricht by Seeraeuber
Loner. by SineadBH The Swans' Evening by SineadBH Market Culture by SineadBH
Dreaming of Freedom by tanikel Saying Goodbye by tanikel Landing by tanikel
Thank you so much to everyone who participated
Ten Macro Photography TipsMacro photography is photography magnified. It is generally recognized as “macro” when you are increasing the size of an object in your picture from about half life-size, as represented on the image sensor, to five times life-size. Here are some top tips for capturing great Macro Photography. If you have any to add please leave them in the comments below the article!Ten Macro Photography Tips1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Lens choice...
Many lens choices have that very tempting 'Macro setting' on them which supposedly allows your camera to magically transform itself into the ability to be a complete perfect macro lens. It works sometimes! Depending on your camera. However if you want to capture true Macro photography then you need a true Macro Lens. What Digital Camera? gives readers some advice on which lens to choose and
Final WordsFinal Words2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"OH, GOD, HE'S RIGHT BEHIND U-"
How to Write an IntroductionPen to paper, and chin in hand, the ink tip hovers over the first blue line of the sheet. I pause, and sigh softly through my nose. I'm to write about myself. To confess to people who I am, what I am, why I write, and how I came to love it? Any other details found to be interesting to them - or myself, even? Tapping the pencil to the paper, I tilt my eyes up in thought.How to Write an Introduction2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Being as boring as I view myself, I don't know what to share. Saying I'm from Los Angeles is no great feat on the webs as it is in person, to a university in the middle of Idaho - also known as absolutely nowhere. Wanting to be a teacher, double majoring with Secondary Education and English, and minor in Political Science? Please; it's been done and heard of before. The fact that I'm short is no surprise, and my white - almost neon white - skin is due to a mix of race and lack of ever going outside.
No, no one wants to hear about that.
The fact that I'm anxious and easy to stress, clinically diagnosed for both, s
Photoseries SamplerA Sampler of some of our many talented members of Photoseries and of our galleries. Please to spend some time to explore the artists works in their own galleries as well as exploring the group galleries.Photoseries Sampler2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Flow by LydiaRhianne :thumb377250650: Layers by LydiaRhianne Curl by LydiaRhianne :thumb340319511:
PHOTOJOURNALISM AND STREET
Ballinasloe Horse Fair 8 by PicTd Ballinaloe Horse Fair 14 by PicTd Ballinasloe Horse fair 13 by PicTd Ballinasloe Horse fair 12 by PicTd Ballinasloe Horse fair 11 by PicTd Ballinasloe Horse fair 9 by PicTd
Comment Month: Commenting Begins!Back at the beginning of the month, we announced the start of our Comment Month for November. We received a good few submissions in our folder, so, for the rest of this month, it's time to get commenting!Comment Month: Commenting Begins!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
9th November - 30th November: Anybody and everybody can comment on the submissions we received for Comment Month. More information on the day.
1st December - 8th December: Comment Month is over, but other things are just beginning. Deviants who have commented constructively on over three submissions will receive a news and page feature and , and any deviations that have not received any comments will also be featured. More information on the day.
-> The aim is to comment as constructively as possible. To really make this a successful mont
.the sun did not.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
kiss my skin
yesterday, he slept
face around noon
and then went back
to bed; the
Living in the NowLiving in the Now1 year ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
My past is full of misery, my future's looking grim.
My brother died in infancy, we're all still missing him.
Father suffers terribly and hasn't worked in years.
Mother spends her days at toil, her nighttimes filled with tears.
My life is harsh, I spend long days here begging for my bread.
I must admit that there are times I wish that I was dead.
No one seems to care for me despite my friendly smile.
Guess I'll take a little break and sit here for a while.
As I rest I watch the people walking down the street.
Some of them have fancy clothes and shoes upon their feet.
I wish that I could be like them and have a happy life.
Get a job and brand new car and find a pretty wife.
Time is up, forget my dream, it's time to earn my keep.
There is no food for lazy ones, I must now sow to reap.
"Excuse me miss, have you some change to help this hungry child?"
Her hateful glare reminds me that I am a thing reviled.
Getting started with Still LifeStill Life Photography doesn't have to be difficult to achieve. There are lots of ways of getting inspired to start with the techniques that help to create still life images and this article highlights just a few of them. There are the traditional still life captures, such as Danbo (the little box man), fruit and cookies! There are also ways of getting creative and thinking outside of the box. It's perfectly okay to replicate ideas that are already out there, but why not try something new aswell?Getting started with Still Life1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
One of the most easy things that I find with Still Life Photography, is the set up and pressing of the capture button! Actually coming up with the ideas in the first place is the tricky part, and that's when I start to look at what's around me. The beauty with still life photography is that you don't have to go trudging through snow to capture an image, or wading through flood waters. It's not journalistic, it rarely includes nature unless you count cut flo