Pikatoot's 2,000 point giveaway! PikatootPikatoot's 2,000 point giveaway!6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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The essentials of Macro photography.Hi, deviants! This week is Community week, and I am giving my best to introduce some essential tips concerning macro photography.The essentials of Macro photography.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But first of all: What is macro photography?
Macro photography - what is it about?
Wikipedia tells us things like "extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size" (Source: Wikipedia.org)
But is that really all that matters? It is a common fact that many people believe that macro photography is photography which refers to life size
Tips for the creative photographer #3Some more tips´n tricksTips for the creative photographer #31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Mix and match
If you have a couple of filter like a polarizing filter and perhaps an ND filter there is no rule that says you can mix and match the best from both worlds, you can use the polarizer to see through water, the nd filter to smooth out the sky and a regular shot for the rest of the landscape and combine the best from all worlds.
This does not just extend to filter use, as simple as doing a 30 second exposure of the sky at 1600 iso (to prevent star trailing) and a 2 minute exposure of the ground at iso 200 also works when it comes to mixing and matching, even part hdr.
It is all dependant on the scene you want to capture and your own creativity.
Most cameras has a multiexposure feature that enable the camera to process several image into 1, this is not the same as bracketing where you take several different value exposures and combine into one (hopefully) neat looking hdr image.
You can set up the camera to do 3 mu
7 steps for taking better photos-beginner's guideHello and welcome to my little guide on how to make better photos*.7 steps for taking better photos-beginner's guide1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*Photos that are technically correct; with little grain, right exposure, right composition, etc.
So, some of you have probably gotten a new camera during the holidays and it's so shiny and look at all the details, is that a pore on my face, and everything is great, but what are all these numbers and letters on my screen, let's just use auto mode. And then it all begins. The depression. The photos lack something... That sparkle of life, you know. You ask why? Is this the way of god trying to tell me that I have no talents and that I wasted my money?
You just need a bit of guidance, that's all. Here are some tips for beginners and those who might need it.
It's safe now to turn off auto mode.
What are you saying?! These are too complicated to understand, why should I?
You remember that thing that lacks? That thing is - you, your touch. All the numbers seem hard, but
Shaped Bokeh ( Tutorials and Feature )Since i got asked a lot how i do the shaped bokeh photos i decided to write a short journal about itShaped Bokeh ( Tutorials and Feature )9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I won't write my own tutorial since there are already a lot of great tutorials out there and i do the absolutely same thing
First some "normal bokeh" tutorials :
and the Wiki Article : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh
most important facts :
- aperature as big as possible -> small number ( i use the canon 50mm 1.8 )
- some sort of light to create visible bokeh ( e.g. christ
5 must knows for better night photos5 must knows for better night photos11 months ago in Personal More Like This
go to http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings/%28type%29/usecase_sports
Find your camera and see what iso settings you can push your camera to and still retain descent image quality, this is especially important when shooting auroras, a high iso sensitivity means you can push the shutterspeed under the magical 8 seconds to retain some of the movement of the aurora in the image.
(I personally recommend 6 or less)
Preventing STAR TRAILS
Use the rule of 600 to keep stars in the picture from trailing/streaking.
Divide 600 by the true focal lenght of your lens, true is measured by 35mm full frame, so a 30 mm full frame lens would yield this simple equation: 600/30 = 20 second (or less) exposure and stars will look nice.
For cropped sensors you have to time your focal length with 1.5 for Nikon and 1.6 for Canon.
So 16 mm wide angle lens on a Canon cropped sensor would equal 25.6mm true focal lengt (16*1.6) giving this equation: 600/25.6 = 23.43 secon
Tips for the creative photographer #2I´m by no means saying I am any expert, but I hope some of this might prove beneficial.Tips for the creative photographer #21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Screw the rules
It is very good to know and be aware of composition, correct exposure, to compensate or not to, but it does sometimes mess with your own creative approach.
The camera and lens is plastic, metal and glass and just tools for you to use, they should be treated as such.
A good thing is to get that perfectly exposed and composed shot out of the way and then just flip to a new page.
Try for instance to take a picture of something with the sun behind it and completely blow the whites out leaving the subject correctly exposed without the use of a flash, it might just be the shot you choose instead of the "correct" one.
Absolutely no harm in using other tools than just the camera and a tripod, people have gotten cover shots of eagles diving in the water for food the photographer has brought and thrown there as bait.
Spray some water on a flower on a sunny day, who ha
A few simple photography tipsThought Id share a few simple yet effective photography tips for the creative photographer.A few simple photography tips1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Macro done easy
Set your lens to its closest focusing range and move physically towards the subject until it is sharp.
If you are using longer lenses it really helps to lay down and hold the camera and lens almost like you are shooting a gun, and remember your breathing when shooting.
This is also a great technique for bokeh shots, with a 50 mm at its closest focusing range and background further away you will blow the background to bits.
Don´t be stationary
It is very easy to put down a tripod and just stand on the same spot shooting, instead try moving around a bi, experiment with angles, left, right, high, low until you hit that perfect angle for the scene.
Slow the shutter
You don´t always need a ND filter to block out light to get even slower shutter speed, you can either use this technique with your hand or better with a cardboard (black if you got colored one).
400 points Giveaway!![Update: Winner!]Update: I will not be including the participants who do not follow the rules.400 points Giveaway!![Update: Winner!]6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, so I've decided to do a point giveaway as you can see XD (Don't ask me why because I don't got much of a reason XD) Two people will be getting 200 points out of this but you got to read all of this journal ya hear?
You have to fav this journal (The numbers will allow me to pick a random number with Random.org)
You have to repost this journal and spread the word and put the link to it in the description.
You have to say 'good day chap!' in your comment XD
Andd.... you have to be a watcher 0-0 (If you unwatch me afterwords I will be sad )
And finally... plz check out the pages of my DA family (Not exactly a requirement though ) XD:
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And... maybe watch
Grupos de rol en DA - recomendaciones¿Recuerdan esto?:Grupos de rol en DA - recomendaciones1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Bueno Para los que leyeron el Journal ya mensionado tambien quiero hacer unas recomendaciones a los que crean grupos de rol en el Deviant art, mas que nada por que si se cometen equivocaciones como se presentan en hacer 1 solo personaje, crear un grupo y estar pendiende de personajes agenos no es nada facil realmente.
He aprendido de experiencia los errores comunes tras ser lider de grupo, y no es que haya liderado muchos grupos, si no que o he formado parte de los que mas contribuyen o ayudante de algun lider o son cosas que me han contado o me han dicho, solo hasta el momento soy lider de un solo grupode rol en DA el cual no esta activo, realmente liderar algun grupo no es lo mio, y ya lo he intentado y sencillamente no es algo que vaya con migo, por que es algo bastante pesado y te quita tiempo ademas de que debes ingeneartela para mantener el grupo activo y que las actividades no sean rutinarias ni aburridas.
He aqui algunos consejos.
Christmas 1000 Points and More Giveaway FINISHEDIn the spirit of Christmas, I've decided to host a point(and hopefully more) giveaway for my lovely watchers who have put up with me for the latter(since September) of this year since I have came back from hiatus~ Thank you everyone for your love and support~Christmas 1000 Points and More Giveaway FINISHED7 months ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is:
Be my watcher(since this is a giveaway for my watchers, and I will check), you can +watch me now if you aren't already watching me ^-^
Fave this journal
Comment wishing a merry christmas or christmas greetings or something of the like to the person below you, linking their name(since this is a christmas giveaway and all)
E.G Merry Christmas @(insert name of person who commented below you here)!
Season's Greetings : icon(name of person who commented below you):
I'll start it off so that it won't be awkward for the first person who comments >_>(this will give you your first giveaway ticket)
100 POINTS GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]Hello llama-lovers!!! Here's your chance to win 100 points again! For free!!! Tannywantan won our previous 100 point giveaway, the next winner could be you!!!100 POINTS GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]6 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is the second #Llamas-For-Llamas points giveaway!!! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning 100 points is this:
Simply create a new journal entry all about #Llamas-For-Llamas and paste a link to that journal in the comments.
Paste the link to a new journal entry where you have added this signature:
:iconllamas-for-llamas: A free 100 point giveaway is live right now!!! Visit Llamas-For-Llamas for points giveaways and LLAMAS!!!
Only members of the group may be entered into this points giveaway. If you are not a member then you can join here: Llamas-For-Llamas
Deviants who have already donated more th
The Basics #3: Composition Part 1Ever look at someone's gallery and every, single photo is landscape-oriented with the subject placed directly in the middle? While this is not necessarily bad, it can get boring quickly. This is a common way to start out when you first pick up and learn how to use a camera: point, center, click. In this journal, we will go through some ideas on composition, or how you 'put together' your photo.The Basics #3: Composition Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Composition can make a photo go from bland to intriguing, everyday to unique. No matter what type of camera you have, composition is something everyone should have in mind when taking photos. Even if you don't understand all the settings on your camera, taking composition into consideration is something everyone can do because it just depends on your eyes and how you see things.
With that in mind, all of my photos in this journal are shot with a compact camera to show that you don't need an expensive cam
How to improve your skills in close-up-photographySince many people asked me how I take my pictures and why they are so "special", I would like to tell you how I manage things when I take pictures.How to improve your skills in close-up-photography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I. Finding the location
When I go outside to take pictures of nature, I do barely have any concepts in my mind. I just go and let nature inspire me. The first important step is finding a location.It is not that difficult to find an interesting background. I personally do prefer backgrounds which are not monochrome. Many shades of light (light and dark contrasts or different colors) make your picture interesting, no matter if the final result will be monochrome or colorful in the end.I look out for locations where not many people are. Like a big meadow in front of a house or a field or forests. (Forests do have the special plus that it does almost always have different light shadings I mentioned in 2).
II. Know your possibilities!
You have found your favourite location? Great! Many people do the mistake to
Como rolear y no morir en el intento.Antes que nada estos consejos son de :iconparadoxpandah: >:c asi que vayan a favearle el journal!! -> http://fav.me/d65l4q9Como rolear y no morir en el intento.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ahora cito lo que ella dejo:
Si realmente aman a su personaje, NUNCA pero NUNCA le digan a alguien "no le pares, me gusta que le hagan sufrir", en serio, jamás lo hagan, porque aunque ustedes no lo crean les dará dolor y rencor... claro, sólo si realmente están unidos a su pj, sino, entonces no importa xD
Si tienen una pareja, aprecíenla, no comprometan a su personaje en otra pareja si ustedes son de los que sólo les gusta tener una pareja por personaje, eso después hace sentir mal al otro por tener distintas preferencias. Ahora si ya no quieren nada con esa pareja HABLENLO con el otro usuario desde un principio, así se evitan malos problemas.
Deben aclarar todo desde un principio, no le creen a los demás falsas ilusiones o esperanzas ú_u
No te adelantes a las cosas,
Lesson: How To Use Photoshop Actions + AssignmentLesson: How To Use Photoshop Actions + Assignment 1 week ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is a Photoshop action?
Photoshop action is a recorded photo editing steps, using Photoshop. Many people recorded their own editing steps and share it for public to use.
In DA, Photoshop actions are really popular among photographers, Some are free to download and use.
Photoshop actions usually comes as a RAR/ Zip file.
How to download a Photoshop Action?
Search for Photoshop actions
Pick your desired action and on the right under Favorite button you going to find a Download button
Press on "Download" button and choose a folder to save in. Then press "Save"
How to use a Photoshop Action?
After downloading the action, go to the folder you saved the action file in.
then right click on the file, then Extract to...
and it should be like this
Open Adobe Photoshop and open a photo.
Winners of Giveaway!!Prizes:Winners of Giveaway!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Winner Receives 500 dA points
2 Runner Up Prizes of 50 dA points!
You MUST be a watcher (either already a watcher or become one)
You MUST favourite this journal (this is essential to be selected in the draw)
You MUST advertise this giveaway on your page (journal, custom box, etc - not hidden.)
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The Big Guide to deviantART ForumsWhat is the Forum?The Big Guide to deviantART Forums1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A deviantART forum is dA's own coded forum. Yep, a forum/community board that you can find elsewhere on the internet but functions a bit differently from the other forums out there, like the phpbb3 forums for example. Whether you are a new deviant or someone who has been on this site from months to years, the forum might be new and a daunting place for you. You might have heard rumors of users being torn alive! Or of some enchanted praise of it .
This guide will hopefully help you providing some core ideas and rules and notes on how to go around using deviantART forums. This will link to various FAQs on the site, links and articles by other deviants out there and give some tips to get you started on being active on this aspect of the site. It might be too much reading for one sitting, so bookmark/fave it for future references if you wish. While it might look hard to navigate or interact, using forums take some b
'Get Familiar' Comment Project [#5]The aim of this project is to comment on deviations from categories you are unfamiliar with. It's ongoing, so there is no time frame for completion. As [#1], [#2], [#3], [#4] were pretty successful, we have decided to update the list by taking the past three months' requests and putting it in this list, as well as those who commented. This ensures we are as up to date as we can possibly be. If you are removed from the list, comment below to let us know!'Get Familiar' Comment Project [#5]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are two parts to this project, but everyone wins!
Sign up to potentially receive comments on your pieces! You are not gua
200 points giveaway~! | CLOSEDHello~! Thank you all for participating, the journal was faved by 138 people~! So the giveaway is over and here are the winners:200 points giveaway~! | CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congrats~! Hope you all had fun~!
Hello marshmallows~! Guess what? I've reached 1000 watchers~! Oh my god, I'm soooo excited~! Thank you so much for that sweethearts :iconyuiheavenplz: Okay, let's talk about giveaway. There will be 2 winners, each one will receive 100 . All you have to do is be my watcher (I mean.. I want those points to be a gift for someone who is kind enough to watch me and if you are not watching me - feel free to do so, just please, don't unwatch me after this event is over... The whole point of this giveaway is to thank somehow those awesome pumpkins (.//3//.))and f
!!CONTEST!!Haha <3!!CONTEST!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, I'm hosting a contest~
I apologize if the prizes are a bit cheap, I am broke xD
*Optional* Must be watching me
Must have basic knowledge of the first series of Warriors
Your contest entry must have some animation/sound
You must upload it to youtube or send me a link to your entry
The audio must be 'upbeat'
Do not trace, or use art that is not your by right! This is very important, if you do, you will be disqualified!
Must be due by the due-date, if you want an extension, just ask
Please have the entry longer then 30 seconds,
Please note that 'Tigerclaw's Fury' is set before The Darkest Hour (6th book)
For extra points, use a song from artist I like, (Mindless self indulgence, Three days Grace, Skrillex, ECT.)
Theme: Intro for 'Tigerclaw's Fury'
Due Date: May 1st (2 Months)
1st: I use your entry as an introduction to my animated
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Competition^^Thank you for participating in the competition^^Competition^^1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's hard for me to choose between these great pictures but I must
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1 # 1500
2 # 500
3 # 250