.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. 362 years 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!4 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 Photography2 years 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
I Love YouI don't know you, but I love you.I Love You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This isn't something you have to do.
I see you staring at that knife,
Thinking about ending your life.
I don't know what's made you bitter,
But please just reconsider.
You are loved no matter what.
No ifs, ands, or buts.
I just want to see you smile.
I know it might take a while.
Remember that someone cares.
I wish that I could be there.
I'll talk whenever you need me,
No matter what it may be.
I may not know what to say,
But I can listen any day.
Just remember you're not alone.
Let my love always be known.
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-Photography2 years 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
Don't Know WhyI feel depressed, but don't know why.Don't Know Why2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My eyes are tearing about to cry.
Nothing to give the blame to.
I don't know what I'm to do.
I wanted help and I reached out.
Your dismissal gives more doubt.
I know you can't help how busy you are,
And you can't help that you're so far.
I don't want you to feel guilt.
I can see your face begin to wilt.
I know it's tough to put up with me.
Sometimes sadness is all I can see.
There must be more important things to be done.
I guess talking to me isn't one.
I guess it doesn't matter what I blame.
Tomorrow's likely to be the same.
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 Winners2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sei Fantasie by Sieskja received from you 45 points.
Spiritual walk by Kafkami got 42 points.
Why is There a God?Why is there a God?Why is There a God?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What makes Him there?
Why is he powerful?
Why does he care?
What if God is evil,
Everything bad you see?
With all the evil here,
It's not far-fetched to me.
What if God is weak,
And just trying his best?
Every bit of evil,
Is him failing his test.
What if God is lonely,
And wishes he could talk?
Envies the humans,
That on Earth walk.
What if God is uncaring,
More important things to do?
He isn't at all worried,
What happens to you.
What if God is overwhelmed,
With everything he knows?
He tries to block it out,
Ignoring where it goes.
What if God is sleeping,
And will wake up late?
Soon he'll realize,
This effect on fate.
What if God is focused,
And can't see the world?
Too busy helping,
The praying little girl.
What if God isn't real,
And your religion is fake?
I have to wonder,
What difference it would make.
The Boy and his GirlfriendThe boy loved his girlfriend so.The Boy and his Girlfriend2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
More beauty than you could ever know.
She smiled at him so sweet.
She was so happy when they meet.
Lately he had turned ill.
He only lived because of will.
He had lived only for her,
But it was more than he could endure.
He took his final breath.
Laid forever to rest.
The girlfriend stared for a while.
On her face she wore a smile.
She wasn't at all shaken,
For his life she had taken.
For her he would die.
She knew it wasn't a lie.
For it's souls that she craves.
Brought to his final days.
Her love was one to fear.
A new boy was bound to be near.
Here With YouYou're right on the edge,Here With You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But you don't want to fall.
You're grasping in the air,
For anything at all.
Finally you find,
A place in my hand.
I begin to pull,
Bring you onto land.
Don't you worry.
You're safe here.
You'll be okay.
There's nothing to fear.
I see you crying.
You think of the end.
You feel so alone,
But I will be your friend.
Just talk with me.
You can even cry.
Just tell me everything.
Please don't be shy.
I just want you to smile.
I know it's tough to do.
Please just remember,
That I am here with you.
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?
TransgenderTransgender I always thought strange.Transgender2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What is in a pronoun change?
Don't understand what gender means.
Just a label it would seem.
Sealing yourself in a different box,
Boarded up, covered in locks.
Why can't we just break free?
Won't anyone join in with me?
No longer define by a gender.
No meaning behind him or her.
These labels won't get you far.
Everyone should be who they are.
My heart is crying BloodMy heart is crying bloodMy heart is crying Blood6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My heart is bleeding inside
It is filled with so much pain
It just wants to die
It's crying blood
People say it will heal
I don't think it will
This cut is to deep and wide
It will keep crying blood
But then again how would you know how I feel
They all say they have been hurt
This I don't believe
My heart is ripped to far to heal
All these bloody tears are screaming
They want it to end
they want me to take the easy way out
I will not
My poor heart is crying blood
All the love and the life is now gone from it
It is almost empty now
All the things I love are now being washed away
My heart is crying blood...
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
My love never dies for youMy love never dies for youMy love never dies for you6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I love you will all my heart
It shall never die
I will never forget you when you start moving around
I will not try and then give up
Sometimes you are the only thing I'm think about
I will not move on from you
Even though I might have to you
You will be in my heart locked in a chest
I love you and I want you to know that
Sometimes you play sick jokes on me
But I just love you even though you play
Just gotta love ya
You are just one guy
I fell so deeply in love with
even though we will never be together
Just remember I'm here for you
I will be there when you did advice
I will be here when you need someone to talk to
I love you
I always will...
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
Never going to happenNever going to happenNever going to happen6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I miss someone to love
Someone to kiss
Someone to hug
Someone to hold me when I cry
I just wish I had someone to love me
These things never happen to me
I miss the love of someone
These things never going to happen to me
I want someone to care for me
I want someone to live with me til death
I want someone in my life to love
Never going to happen to me
I try so hard
It never works
Love is so complicated
Why can't people look on the inside
Looks are not impornat in love
It is their personatly that counts
Why can't anyone see that in me
All of these things
Will never happen to me...
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