The New Street Photographer's ManifestoFebruary 7, 2013/by $techgnotic
Street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson called it the “decisive moment”— the captured instant when all the photograph’s elements come together to tell a story in a way a text narrative of thousands of words could never begin to. It is what hooks people, both practitioners and advocate-devotees, on the art form. It is uniquely completely immersive in life— step out into the streets— in which the moment of artistic epiphany can never be guessed at until it suddenly happens. When it is properly mastered, it is as pure as the dawn of each new day, as true as the living organism of a teeming street scene catching a breath as one.
It's no easy task to pull a book together for publication and "The New Street Pho
Beginners Tutorial: Buy and Donate PointsIn three simple parts:Beginners Tutorial: Buy and Donate Points4 months ago in Other More Like This
A) deviantART Account
B) Buy Points
C) Donate Points
A) deviantART Account
1. To buy points you need a deviantART account. Log in to yours or create one as below.
B) Buy Points
1. Go with the mouse over Shop in the top bar and select points.
2. On the Points page, click "+Points" on the amount of points you want.
You can choose a combination of different amounts. Want to buy $45 worth of points? Choose '2,000' once and '800' twice. If you want to remove something you added, click the grey "-" next to the green "+Points". You can change the currency in your settings.
3. When you're done, hit the yellow "Checkout" button to go to the checkout page. The first step is to review your order. If everything's ok, hit 'Continue'.
4. Verify payment details. You can pay with Credit Card or Paypal (I personally always use Paypal to use my debit card instead of my credit card). This process depends a bit on your payment choice and details so I won't discuss
So you want to join the dA lit community? Part IGreetings, all! WELCOME TO DEVIANTART! I'm so excited to welcome you to a community I have been a member of for going-on 8 years. I started thisSo you want to join the dA lit community? Part I5 months ago in Other More Like This
tutorial specifically because I know the literature community is difficult to find, so I wanted to create a kind of quick reference guide for writers who have just joined dA (or returned to it after a long haitus) to let people know how things work, where to go for critique, contests, help, DD suggestions, or just friendly conversation!
In this guide, I would like to talk about how to submit literature, critiques, Daily Deviations, people you should know, the literature forum, and groups.
This tutorial began life as a single article. About halfway through the first section, I realized there was no way I could fit all the information that I think is important for new members to know into a single guide without creating an impossibly-long article. So, I'll be including links to the other parts of this tutorial in the comments section at the bott
HETALIA OC COMMISSIONSEDIT: So, my list seems to never end! XD I'm very flattered that so many people are interested in me drawing for them, but I really want more time to draw for myself too. So I'm bumping up the prices in order to steer a few people away. I'm so sorry!HETALIA OC COMMISSIONS2 months ago in Literature Templates More Like This
Those of you who have already paid have nothing to worry about. But anyone looking for a commission from this point on, please pay the new fees.
So... I've never really done this before, so I want to apologize in advance for anything unclear.
For some reason, I've just been hit with an urge to draw some Hetalia OCs! But since I only have one myself, I guess I should look for others to work wit
Mastering Manual FocusHave you ever cursed your camera for missing that special moment in the streets? Do you ever struggle to get the subject quickly in focus before the fleeting moment is lost forever in the aether? Well then why not try manual focus? Below is a brief guide to a few key manual focus techniques that can help you capture the decisive moment.Mastering Manual Focus2 months ago in Photography More Like This
Before we can look at the benefits of manual focus, we first have to discuss the use of prime lenses. The reason prime lenses have become a staple of street photographers is simple: speed. Without the need to select a focal length, and forcing yourself to work with one field of view (FOV) you can drastically reduce the time necessary for framing the subject. Of course, the single focal length puts a constraint on what the photographer can do. It also forces us to use our feet. You might think this can slow things down, and zooming would allow you to change perspective more quickly. However, by practicing with the constraint in place,
How To: deviantART SuggestionsThe following tutorial is a how-to on making, submitting and advertising your deviantART suggestions. If you ever feel it is lacking or has given false information feel free to note the author or comment.How To: deviantART Suggestions1 year ago in Writing More Like This
Step 1 - Outlining
The very fist step is identifying the goal of your suggestion. Never write a suggestion out of anger or impulse. This leaves an unprofessional feel to the suggestion and often times discredits what would otherwise be a valuable suggestion. Keep it professional. Here are some questions that you can ask yourself to ensure you're on the right track:
What will my suggestion accomplish?
How will it accomplish this?
Who would be interested or affected by this suggestion?
What are the pros to applying this suggestion?
What are the cons?
Step 2 - Research
Research will often times repeat questions from the outlining stage. This is to ensure that all bases are covered and most questions are already answered
How To Write Good FanfictionHow To Write Good Fanfiction2 years ago in Writing More Like This
!Rules to follow if you want better stories!
AU stories: When writing an AU, that doesn't mean that you can just write yourself or your friends in and use the characters' names to make it an AU so that you'll get more views than you would on fictionpress. Make the characters In character, AU is just an alternate universe, not alternate characters. Don't try to make the characters musical if they aren't musical in the books. Especially if you want to make them singers when they say specifically in the book that they can't sing cough Max from MR cough.
M rated stories: Do NOT make the characters sluts at fourteen or whatever age they are in t
How to Accept A CritiqueFirst, there's a common misconception that I want to address before I even begin. I've heard way too many people try to claim that they don't write for an audience or that they only write for themselves. In my mind, this usually translates to something like, "You or someone else gave me a critique I don't agree with, so I'm trying to justify why I'm going to ignore it." You're going to have a hard time convincing me that you don't care about anyone else's opinion of your work if you PUBLICALLY SUBMIT IT ONLINE.How to Accept A Critique4 years ago in Writing More Like This
I don't know if you've noticed, but dA (and any other site like it) is essentially structured to be used for peer review. That's
.:20 things to draw when you are bored:..:20 Things to Draw when Bored:..:20 things to draw when you are bored:.4 months ago in Literature Templates More Like This
1. Favorite character/person (show, comic, band, ect.).
2. Favorite animal.
3. Favorite character/person as that animal.
4. Your pet as a human, or, if you don't have a pet, some random animal as a human.
5. Something inspired by your favorite song.
6. You genderbent.
7. One of your friends genderbent.
8. You as an animal.
9. Least favorite character.
10. Least favorite character in a flamboyant dress saying "Im fabulouuuus".
11. Draw with your foot.
12. Draw upside down.
13. Your crush wearing a banana suit or your worst enemy holding an apple. Or both.
14. You as a troll. (homestuck)