How to be a better photographer!We have passion for photography, cameras, and unique things that normal people can't feel and see but we can !How to be a better photographer!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Yes, we are photographers !
Photographer just like the actors, singer, or artist.. etc, you have to practice more and more ! always practice.
even professionals keep learning new things and techniques.
10 things you must do as a photographer :
1- Read as much as you can about photography.
reading is really help, I always read articles about photography,
even if the subject I already know but I like to read what others think
so I might learn something new.
2- Use your favorite photographer as a guide and inspiration
your favorite artist is always a good thing to get you motivated to be like him/her.
roll around his/her gallery focus on the way he/she taking s
Tips and Tricks: Adjust Image ToolIt's renonevada again with another printscommunity How To feature.Tips and Tricks: Adjust Image Tool2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In my previous article, Prints 101: Editing your Prints, I broke down the basics of editing your print and gave you a n introduction to the Adjust Image tool. With this one, I am going to go into more depth, as there are some things you can do that are not immediately noticeable. I promise to do as little rehashing as possible, so if you have not checked out that previous article and are not comfortable with our prints tools yet, I would suggest checking it out.
Here is the Adjust Image tool, which is found by clicking the Adjust Image button on the Edit Print page.
Funky Little White Boxes
The first thing I want you to notice are the small white squares around the image. You can click and drag the squares to crop your image, if it is necessary.
deviantART Related: FeatureA feature of some useful deviantART related tutorials/resources.deviantART Related: Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
deviantART Related Community Volunteer: bradleysays
Help plz über
GillianIvy's 3 part journal Skin tutorial
How to Feature Art tutorial
Digital Art tutorial
Custom User Tutorial
Group Management tutorials
How to submit journals to groups+profile
PE: Film and AnimationAs 2012 is coming to a close we can reflect on a lot of new technologies this year. Perhaps one of the biggest advances in technology was that of filmmaking both in the professional and pro-sumer categories with a new GoPro that has 4K capabilities, the Canon 5D MKIII, the Sony F5, and perhaps one of the biggest moves was that of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. With the exception of the Sony F5, these cameras all came in under $5000, making them readily available both for the professional world and for the pro-sumer world.PE: Film and Animation3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Filmmaker vs. YouTube
With all of these cameras becoming more and more affordable, one must ask:
Project Educate: Using a Tripod for APNNature Photography and TripodsProject Educate: Using a Tripod for APN4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
trevg is the Community Volunteer for Animals, Plants and Nature Photography. He has kindly put together this fantastic article on using a tripod to obtain nature photography - there are some excellent tips included!
Camera shake ruins millions of photos every year. Using a tripod is one step we can all take to reverse this problem. When hand-holding your rig for macro or super-telephoto work, the slightest movement will undoubtedly blur your image and/or completely change your composition. Using a tripod to lock your camera in place can help you avoid the heartache brought on by this rapidly growing epidemic. Be part of the solution and buy a tripod today!
Though many of us own a tripod, we don't always use it. There are many reasons to forgo your trusty three-legged friend. Tripods can be heavy and unwieldy
PE Getting the Most out of dA: SummaryGetting the Most out of dA - SummaryPE Getting the Most out of dA: Summary3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This week we set out to find the answer to the question; How to contribute to the community?
Here's what we learnt about:
Art Features & Daily Deviations
+ challenge winners
Organising Projects & Contests
TUTORIAL: How To Suggest DDs + Some Tips[UPDATE: 1/20/2014] I updated this tutorial and added new pointers. These are particularly about browsing the artist's gallery (#4).TUTORIAL: How To Suggest DDs + Some Tips2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Few deviants asked me for some tips on how I suggest DDs. It's true that I have suggested some DDs, though I don't really consider myself that good at suggesting. But I hope at the end of this tutorial, I could impart some inspiration and you would learn something new about DD suggestions.
I made this tutorial for those who are interested in DD suggesting. I also provided some tips, and hopefully they would be helpful. Most of what I wrote here are what I learned along the way (as I suggest), and based from my experience. The important reminders are in red bullets .
1. First of all, what are DDs ?
DD or Daily Deviation is basically a one-day art feature of deviations selected by our Community Volunteers (CV) or Staff members. These wonderful deviations are brought to the attention of the
PE: Journal and Gallery SkinsWhat are Journal Skins?PE: Journal and Gallery Skins3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Complete Journal & Gallery CSS
This gallery is for Journal and Gallery skins where the CSS must be downloaded to be used. These days, there aren't as many journal skins being submitted into this category; as installable skins are becoming more and more popular.
Installable Journal Skins
These are journal skins that can be installed for quick use.
PE: Discovering New ArtDiscovering New ArtPE: Discovering New Art2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here on deviantart, one can find so much inspiration! With over 27 million users, deviantART.com is the largest online art community.
However, sometimes it is hard to find the inspiration you are looking for! This article aims to help you find new quality art and artists to love!
The Front Page
This is dA's landing page. If you haven't tweaked the settings, it will most likely display Popular 8 hours.
However, you have a ton of different filters that can aid you in finding what you want.
First, we'll take a look at the top-left side bar.
Browse just allows you to return to the home page after you've clicked on the other categories such as Prints Shop, Commissions, and Groups.
Here you can search for all kinds of art you can purchase. This includes calendars, wall prints, and art gifts. You
Using the Forums to your BenefitChat and Forums WeekUsing the Forums to your Benefit6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The DeviantArt forum houses several forums where deviants can create threads for discussion. In this article, I will be showing you some ways that you can utilize the forum to your benefit. Essentially, you will learn how to make the DeviantArt forum work for you in ways you may not have previously known were possible.
Before you can use the forum to your benefit you must first learn the basics of the forums, which comes down to the guidelines and FAQs. The forum page consists of several forum categories that each focus on a specific topic. Each forum category comes with its own set of guidelines in the form of "sticky threads," which you should read before posting or responding to threads. It is strongly recommended you review the sticky threads at the top of every forum.
Know your FAQs
Also, it is highly recommended that you review t
Quick Photo Manip Tips and TricksPhoto Manipulation WeekQuick Photo Manip Tips and Tricks6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For the last week, I've reached out to you guys to find out what kind of tutorials you would be most interested in seeing! Once I collected the topics, I reached out to as many artists that I could find that were advanced in those topics to help write a "mini" tutorial full of tips and tricks for you guys.
"Overall Painted Look"
"My techniques is pretty much simple and the soft painted look can be achieved quite easily. What I do is:
Using a spot healing brush I remove spots, if any from the skin.
Then use a mixer brush over it using the following values:
Wet: 17%, Load: 15%, Mix: 17%, Flow: 18%, which not only smoothens the skin but also softens it.
At the end of it all, I dodge and burn wherever necessary. Alternatively, I use a white brush of low opacity somewhere between 30-35% and paint over the highlights, then apply a Gaussian blur of 15-16 pixels. and for the shadows I go over them with a much lower opaci
Digital Hacks #3: Add Copyright Information in PsIn this article, I will be showing you how to add Copyright and Descriptive Information to your files in Photoshop. This is useful for when we publish images online and want them to retain information about their source regardless of where they end up on the web.Digital Hacks #3: Add Copyright Information in Ps6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Photoshop and some similar image-editing applications can detect the copyright information in an image and display it as soon as the image is opened. Copyright laws give the creators of images certain rights to exclusively publish and distribute their works. Adding appropriate information to your images is one way to help protect your work.
Overview of Tools
Adobe PhotoshopAdd Copyright and Descriptive InformationDifficulty Level: Easy
Add Copyright and Descriptive Information
I am now going to walk you through adding Copyright and Descriptive Information to a file in Photoshop. For the purpose of this tutorial, I
Organizing the New Year- Your Self!Let's get the new year started off well by organizing our crafts and taking care of ourselves! Knitting-and-Crochet can help you by gathering the info for you all in one place. You'll get a week's worth of ideas submitted every Friday in January. Let's make the most of it! Next up are some ideas to keep ourselves healthy and well.Organizing the New Year- Your Self!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
<<Addi Swing <<Boye <<Furls
Make your own!
<<Shelf liner or polymer clay
<<Different styles of gloves
What a DD will and will not do for youDaily Deviations WeekWhat a DD will and will not do for you10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As we focus on Daily Deviations this week it is important we discuss what receiving one will and will not do for you as an artist. The reason this is important to discuss is there is often misconceptions over what Daily Deviations offer.
Daily Deviations mean different things to different artists here on the site. For some, receiving a Daily Deviation is indicative that the receiver is in a higher league than others. For others, they view Daily Deviations as a feature and great way to discover other artists. This article will help you understand what receiving one will and will not do.
What DDs Will Do For You
It is true that receiving one will help your art be noticed by the community. After all, Daily Deviations are a 24 hour feature directed towards the community as a whole. It is through Daily Deviations that many artists become inspired and exposed to new art mediums and techniques. It is only natural for the communi
Interview 'Journal/Gallery CSS'As part of our 5th birthday i have interviewed three persons that are familiar with journal and gallery skins and that also offer them for free use. Please say hello to SimplySilent, miontre and nikkittie!Interview 'Journal/Gallery CSS'3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Most important thing first: tell us a bit about yourself and what you are doing here at dA, especially for those who might not know you yet.
Hi there! I'm SimplySilent, and I've been on dA for about a year and a half now. I do a lot of digital art, including digital painting, photomanipulation, and pixel art, but during the last few months, I've been teaching myself CSS and making journal and gallery skins for dA.
I'm also part of several groups including Rising-Artists, DazzlingDecorations, feel-art, projecteducate, and CSS-Babes
Hello! I'm miontre, and I'm mainly a hobbyist photographer but I also love web design. On deviantART, I'm most active around :devprojecteduca
Photography Troubleshooting: Understanding ISOHeader created by TouchedDPhotography Troubleshooting: Understanding ISO3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
TheGalleryOfEve asked recently about SLR settings and in particular, a troubleshooting article focusing on ISO. So here it is! Hopefully this article will help you to understand ISO better, whether a beginner or not.
What Is ISO?
ISO within traditional photography, was an indication of how sensitive a film was to light. Within digital photography it measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. Basically, the lower the number then the less your camera is sensitive to light. Higher ISO numbers are generally used in dark situations to get faster shutter speeds but this can often mean that your shots are noisier. ISO 100 is the most widely used and gives crisp shots with little to no grain. Shooting in automatic means that the camera will select the appropriate ISO for the situations that you are facing, and work out the rest for you to reduce noise as much possible. But it's when you start getting more technical and
Photography CR Newsletter: Nov - DecAs 2012 begins to draw to a close, here is a roundup of the past two months' shenanigans within the General Photography Galleries and a bit of an up-to-date news to get you kept in the loop!Photography CR Newsletter: Nov - Dec3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Facebook has today changed its Terms of Service to allow Instagram to use your photographs pretty much for whatever it wants, whether that's advertising to sell or more. It's important that you, on an individual level, decide whether this is something that you want to have your work involved with or whether you stop using the service and move on to something else with a much more fairer Terms of Service. Regardless, be aware that things have changed. You can read more about that here. There are rumours that the TOS has now been changed again- but they are unconfirmed.
Over the past few months, we've shared lots of Photography bits and pieces with you. Hopefully things that will prove u
PE: Browser Scripts + Extensions and User StylesWhat are Browser Scripts & User Styles?PE: Browser Scripts + Extensions and User Styles3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Browser Scripts & Extensions
These are Browser Scripts that add new functions or modifies existing functions to change your deviantART experience. These scripts are often installed through script managers such as Greasemonkey (Firefox) and Tampermonkey (Chrome).
A User Style is code that modifies the appearan
3D Printing Basics for BeginnersPolyMune here! Bringing you a mini guide to getting your figures printed This is NOT an exact how too guide, nor does it go into great detail on any of the steps. Please regard it as just a quick reference or a very basic understanding of processes. Any issues or concerns please note me and i'll do my best to solve it!3D Printing Basics for Beginners2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is 3D printing?
With the advancement of technology comes printers able to print 3D models from your computer into physical 3D forms. 3D printing has been around since the 80's but back then they were mostly industrial printers and WAY too expensive
Nowadays 3D printers are becoming more common and above all else "less expensive" to buy or for companies to rent out their services. This means even the average artist or person can get something 3D printed and not break their wallet
So how do you go about this process? Well! I'm hear to explain it too you as best as I can
Step one: Find a 3D artist
Common complaints about Daily DeviationsDaily Deviations WeekCommon complaints about Daily Deviations10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many recurring complaints and concerns within the community regarding Daily Deviations. This is absolutely normal, as Daily Deviations are a site-wide feature and attract a lot of positive and negative attention. This article aims to address some of the most common complaints we receive as Community Volunteers, and hopefully help answer some questions and concerns you may have.
Popular vs. Unknown
A common complaint centres on already popular art receiving Daily Deviations which means that ‘unknown’ artworks are not featured. Although this issue has been thoroughly addressed in Daily Deviations: It's always popular art!, it’s important to quickly address this issue once more. Every Community Volunteer has their own preference when it comes to featuring popular versus unknown art; however, as a whole, we are all atte
Tutorial Showcase #11DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!Tutorial Showcase #113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Theme for this time is:
This first tutorial is actually a really simple idea of how to make a cool wallpaper. Photo manipulation can often times be a hard thing to do for people who haven't done this before but t
PE: Funding Your ProjectFunding Your ProjectPE: Funding Your Project2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have a project in mind, but not sure about where you’ll be able to gather the funds? Funding is often the most difficult aspect of running a project, but with the correct planning, organization, and fundraising, you can make any project a success!
Not every deviant has the financial capacity to assist your project, but every deviant can contribute by helping you promote your project. After all, even if these certain individuals cannot be able to donate, they may be able to find you the people who can. In your project announcement journals, make sure to emphasize that anyone can help by:
Adding the journal to their favorites to bump it up to the Journal PortalWriting a journal or a poll promoting the projectEncouraging their friends to help out and spread the word
Another thing to keep in mind is how you plan on collecting donations. Does your project require devi
What are DDs and Where to Find ThemDaily Deviations WeekWhat are DDs and Where to Find Them10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What are Daily Deviations?
Daily Deviations (or DDs) are a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on DeviantArt. It is selected by one of the approximately 50 Community Volunteers who are responsible for each gallery on DeviantArt. DDs can be suggested to Community Volunteers by finding the correct CV and then sending them a note. Deviants can even suggest their own work to a Community Volunteer anonymously!
Each Community Volunteer is allowed to accept or deny any suggestion that they receive. They are also given the ability to set their own guidelines that work within the parameters of the DeviantArt guidelines. Every Community Volunteer has their guidelines outlined or linked to from their front page.
Where to find Daily Deviations
DeviantART released a new interface in late-2014 changing the location of the Daily Deviations from the
The Tearoom Debates I: Inspiration v. InfringementWelcome to the first installment of CRLiterature's new article series, The Tearoom Debates! We've shamelessly ripped off Mrs-Durden and CRPhotography, who currently run a bi-weekly series of opportunities for group readers to debate both sides of questions like "film or digital?" and then, in the next article, spotlight the input of the previous week's commenters.The Tearoom Debates I: Inspiration v. Infringement6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Our format will be a bit different though. We'll still be keeping the biweekly frequency, and each article will feature your comments from the previous week. We're adding a touch of our own - some CRLiterature admins and the occasional guest lecturer will offer our input in the body of the articles, to give you food for debate right out of the gate! (Oops, in-rhyme. This isn't a poem, I promise.) Easy enough concept, right?
So, with no more fanfare--
-- let me announce the first question:
At what point, for you, does a piece inspired by another work cross the line into plagiarism?