5 Reasons you should learn photography manually!I once met someone who was determined not to use a D-SLR until he had mastered a Manual Camera first. I thought he was a bit stuck up, maybe a little arrogant of his own abilities too...but actually, he was right. You will not truly value Photography until you go right back to basics and learn how the legendary pros did it first. So here are five top reasons why you should teach yourself photography on a manual camera!5 Reasons you should learn photography manually!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) It's Cheap
Many people think that Film Photography is expensive. If you're going all out and developing your own photographs rather than taking the to a developer then it might well be expensive! However manual cameras are a dying breed and you can pick up most of the bits and pieces you need to get started, quite cheaply.
2) Manual Focus
It's the simplest reason, but it's so true. Manual Focus will save your life. Learning how to focus your camera the hard way will make
Dragons contestIt's been quite some time since we last held a contest and we think it's finally time to have a new one.Dragons contest5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The theme of the contest is Dragons.
Up to two entries per member! (deviants who have donated prizes ARE eligible to enter the contest!)
Entries have to be handcrafted by the submitting deviant themselves and placed in proper galleries (Artisan Craft or Sculpture). They can be done in any medium or technique we generally accept.
Entries have to be made specifically for this contest! Entries submitted to dA before October 16th will be declined.
All entries must be submitted before December 15th 2014, 11:59PM CET.
All entries must include at least a basic description of what it is and maybe how it's made in the artist comment section of the deviation! Be sure to credit tutorials if you used any!
1st Place Winner:
600 from us
50 from khyrkat
True Friends.There are so many people in the world being a possible friend.True Friends.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are many false friends, but there are only some good friends. Friends you can rely on.
I also found some very nice friends on deviantART I owe my biggest thanks.
But all I can do is giving our big hugs and some features.
So there you go (I chose these four, because I really love you all!)
You take such beautiful pictures and I am really excited to meet you in October!
You are one of the most inspiring photographers in the world to me. So young, but already so talented.
We already met two times and I feel like I can tell you the world. Our passion fuses us, and that's a great feeling.
Weekly photo #003 Diana of Simba Iceberg by Katrin-Elizabeth newborn ragdoll kitten face by venomxbaby Renee by aufzehengehen i can't stop loving you by iNeedChemicalX _Le Siss. by Bloddroppe Ombrelle by Piscisvolantis The Lounge by Oer-Wout Dream the Last Dream by MarsiaMS A walk after dinner #22 by SylveryFox Serenity by SByrnesWeekly photo #0032 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Turkish summer by Piroshki-Photography Library by helios-spada Boat by SatriyoTeguh Oh, my God, I feel it in the air by deadlychris Sommerkind by FotosEingefangen Fragility of Life by AbandonedZone Sweet innocence by sailsire Cute little fox in the dunes by Aardbewoner What a nice bath by Allerlei 74 by Danaa96 Woods Fantasy by FlorentCourty Crawling Out of Bed by dalantech You Talkin' to Me? by alexgphoto Pair of elegance by Witoldhippie hidden away. by andreabecker Rolling Fields by JustinDeRosa :thumb388399751: Liam the Pit Pup by breanna-rae 5 Wf by jacroad6 Cuckoo wasp by melvynyeo In The Light by rctfan2 Three dogs in Switzerland by Rozowynos The Turtle by manaphoto have a bright day* by AlicjaRodzik Rainy Day. by andokadesbois Awesome Pose by djusa Hlynur by Lykketrollet84 Spider Web by pashia Learning to see by MaaykeKlaver In the Mood for Love by BluyStardust Magic-Tree by pr3liat0r Baltic's Sunset by vally5 Veil Velvet by ColinHSillerud Noctilucent Night by MikkoLagerstedt 20081108 6172 by metindemiralay White Sands III by j-ouroboros :thumb38
[Diptych][Diptych]2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Katerina in the wood by NataliaCiobanuqueen of the highway by xxnever-namedxxRaspberry cake by CyberVelvetThe final hiding place by DianaNohelovaWeddings, 13 by vudaRaspberry smoothie by brunettitudecoconut and almond bread by pitrihKaisa by timpuraRed_02 by hellwomandiamond2 by hokusfokusartvasilki by simxa_tranquil. by Bloddroppeatumn joy by skubaNiecUnforgettable by paulisaKarelian cat by french-mermaidKate ultra models by NerySoulWatermelon Icecream by hazydreamforever autumn by MistyTableaustolen popularity by NekoByakaGrace by pepapigoYogurt and Strawberries by MarcShort
Czeremcha by rosaarvensis
Weekly photo #004 sweet child o mine by SigitPutraSolo Meow by Iliketobeweird fold by Megson fairy tale by laura-makabresku Meditation by TammyPhotography 176.White snowball by Bulinko The shepherd by Amaltheea Untitled by FerBarchetta Reine from Reinebringen by jonpacker i am in the food by bonatua Chocolate Chip Granola Bars by TheCameraGirl Rise of an army by Piroshki-Photography Poem of the explosion by Piroshki-Photography Your thorns don't hurt by Vanilladisaster Common kingfisher - male by JMrocek Koelnbreinsperre by nische77 With catch by JMrocek Pingu - 2 by Pebels Isabell by aufzehengehen ~Enchanted Tomorrow~ by Isika On the road to Meiji Shrine by Pajunen :thumb390061411: Velvet worm says..... Give me a hug! by melvynyeo :thumb389725185: Playful alphas by Lupinicious My Name Is Green IV by JoannaRzeznikowska The Beauty of Decay by tgphotographer Grey Little Bunny by breanna-rae Untitled by hayzy The Old Man Of Storr by Nichofsky Sinking at Sunset II by mhmalali Sunset by AkaSling At the Top by GeorgeBraz After Rain by HAZEPINK Noctilucent Clouds by MikkoLagerstedt The Lighthouse by Michaelthien Shoreline by helios-spada Blackish by Michaelthien Entwine by FlabnBone Reflected Glory by helios-spada Jellyfish-2 by JoosieeWeekly photo #0042 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cursing place by Akirahpaws :thumb389474768:
No More Worries by EintoeRn Way of the Wizard by Oer-Wout ___ by windrides :thumb390134267: :thumb39064
+Splash of Colors feature+Feature+Splash of Colors feature+2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I'm back for the feature... oh my, I wasn't here for almost 2 weeks Sorry cuz of that, but I have to make ton of stuff for college, so I probably won't be here that much in next upcoming weeks. So I hope you can also wait for my new stuff which I draw (a little slowly...I paused process cuz of school ).
But I also have great news for you. One of my newest drawings which I still draw, I record. So soon you'll be able to see on our YouTube account whole process how I draw my paintings. From sketch till finished piece. But I guess I'll have to post it in few parts (cuz I already draw it more than 14 hours and I just started ).
And here is the feature. I featured some amazing character and environment pieces by great artists all around dA. If you like these works, then fav them... and you can also fav this article and help these artists, so they can get more attention. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this feature
WOMENdedicated to...WOMEN1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Green Dream by djagenta If I were a Girl by 00kin00
Suzhou 9317 by MJamesThompson Parnas by MyBlackPrince Untitled by arumii92
Other Side by StrangerLyri
Sombre by Stephanie-van-Rijn Noir by Jessica-Lorraine-Z renny by anggaraka
Meow bitch by KoffinKorps Her Favorite Mug by SilentStruggle The Hidden Soul by Becca-Bright
- by birthday29 Tunnels III by MarinaCoric The depth of my eye by reixii
Believing by 30stmLUVER 25/12/2013 - A Classical Gray by matfan1390
Christel by LaMusaTriste
N.F. 10 by scottph
Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.Hey everyone, I just put up a new video on how to create physically accurate perspective grids in 2 minutes or less. A lot of people, including myself, tend to just eyeball it or make a best guess, but with these methods you can make them accurate to camera with very little effort. Enjoy!Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
New Video - Attitude Speed Painting VideoThis is my journal where I talk about my private life and what is going on in it and other fun things.New Video - Attitude Speed Painting Video4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just a little video of when I was drawing a bouncy little pony yesterday during my stream
And it is up Enjoy.
It is time to appreciate each other and each others art. This is a challenge my good friends.
Me and Ikiuni talked about this to do somet
BiZaRRE BaZaaRBiZaRRE BaZaaR1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Tftytddtddtdydtby - a-r-v
Laser visionby - vulezvrk
Half a glassby - mangawhio
Statuesque by - Vermontster
Tram boysby - NunoFigueira
Galvanizeby - Egoeus
iGhoulby - bQw
psychoby - reversed-singularity
Ouch!by - mariomencacci
DESIGN CONTEST [CLOSED] (over $130 worth!)Thank you guys <333 I will be judging these tomorrow, and I'll have the results definitely by Monday! It's gonna be tough ;w;DESIGN CONTEST [CLOSED] (over $130 worth!)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Objective: Simple! Design a character for me to love! <3
Rules and Guidelines
-Contest ends August 10, 2013, at 11:59:59 PM EST (You have a long time, but if you reeeeeally need an extension then just let me know!)
-Only new characters please, made specifically for the contest!
-It must fully be your creation and you may not use bases of any kind (unless it was made by you, but I would still advise against it). Copying someone else's design will get you disqualified!
-You can make as many entries as you like! But you can only place once~
-You're allowed any media, as long as you can clearly see the design!
-Here's a long list of some design ideas to get you started (and some things to stay away from): http://sta.sh/019wmgkq8mfp
-I'll probably keep at least first place, but I may choose more if I feel like
Advice on Requests (and Art-trades) How to Make Better RequestsAdvice on Requests (and Art-trades)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
#Also useful for Art-trades
A Few Things You Need To Remember.
- You’re getting this for free. If you’re going to complain and be picky about the outcome then you need to commission someone, otherwise it’s not fair.
- If you’re doing an art-trade always keep your part of the deal. (Or at least attempt to.)
- You might want to make a list of what you will and won’t draw (ie: won’t draw up to a certain number of characters, Graphic nudity, etc.)
- Here’s a list of icons you can use to show your status: http://need-moar-plz-llamas.deviantart.com/journal/Open-closed-signs-219414365
- If you're doing an Art-trade you should realise that [maybe] you're asking too much for what you've done in return.
(ex: say you've given them a sketch you've completed in a minute and they've taken days to complete theirs.)
Making the request.
- Something I can’
Showcase #062The Feature Showcase, issue 62 - a sequential visual collection of unearthed work in abstraction, diffusion, chiaroscuro, and oneiric aesthetic. To experience a similar exhibition of imagery to that which has been featured here, feel free to peruse the depths of my Favourites collection.Showcase #0629 months ago in Art Features More Like This
winter by Teyvilin
082013 by Adrienneknott
Hidden Danger by 30stmLUVER
live and forget by vicxkyz
Mouna by aufzehengehen
Behind the curtain by luka567
:iconniebieski0: :iconphotoartbk: :iconno-postscript: :iconbriamar23:
:iconsuperflyninja: :iconblaubeerkuchen: :iconmatthias-haker: :iconpalade:
:icontholang: :iconheart-in-my-head: :iconteyvilin: :iconadrienneknott:
:icon30stmluver: :iconvicxkyz: :iconaufzehengehen: :iconluka567:
No more thanking for favouritesHello!No more thanking for favourites2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Until now, I've thanked everyone individually for every favourite I got in on my photos, except for active watchers, since I don't want to spam them with messages. But today I've decided that I will stop doing this, for different reasons. I noticed that more and more people don't appreciate it when you thank them on their page. It also takes me a lot of time, and I realised that it's wiser to spend that time making new photos or doing some other useful thing. And besides that, it's hard to leave many people the same message because of deviantART's spam-filter system.
Know that your favourite is as much appreciated as before.
Softness-art: Weekly feature XLV :iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature XLV 2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Free soul by Art-Of
My Lovely Princess by YannickDesmetSisters by ownroom
Soul of Fire by John-Peterundying hope by IreneHorvath
It won't be meaningless. by MilaseryPhotos
pug in the autumn forest by Partridge-PetPicsThe Apple by jessicakphotos
Awakening by Vitaly-Sokol
Chapel II by lightlanaskywalker... by ilvahaust
Sunset by marcelodeejayDreamer by feanutri
Win A Premium Membership! -CLOSED-Hi all!Win A Premium Membership! -CLOSED-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just uploaded my 100th deviation! http://saliencat.deviantart.com/art/Do-You-See-What-I-See-354604805?ga_submit_new=10%253A1361029449 :3 and to celebrate and say thanks for the incredible support from this amazing community I wanted to hold a Photography & Art contest! :iconcatlaplz:
Theme - Night time!
You're photography or art may be of pretty much almost anything! stars, people, silhouettes, animals, horizons, objects, anything! Just as long your photo or art is during night! :iconbegplz:
1st Place - 3 Month Premium Membership, 150 and a 1 month feature on my profile.
2nd Place - 1 Month Premium Membership, 100 and a 3 week feature on my profile.
3rd Place - 1 Month Premium Membership, 50 and a 2 week feature on my profile.
4th Place - 1 Month Premium Membership, 30 and a 1 week feature on my profile.
All winners will also be featured in a journal from Dr-Vergissmeinnicht
Rules and Conditions - PLEAS
Blue Whale Earrings - GiveawayFave this journal to enter to win a recreation of:Blue Whale Earrings - Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will choose one person by random.org to win.
Make sure you are old enough to give me your address or have your parent's permission. Tracking will be included. Applicable outside US as well.
Ends: June 21st (provided there are at least 15 contestants)
An Aereoscopic Adventure!An Aereoscopic Adventure!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
i have always been a huge fan of art books. in fact i would say that 99 percent of my bookshelves are filled with art books ranging from animation to fashion design and everything visual in between. it was partly why i am so excited to have produced my own book, Walking Your Octopus. one of my goals with this project was to create an art book that was also an art object and this vision guided every aspect of the book's production. as we all know ebooks are becoming more and more popular and i struggled with how my book which was a celebration of all things analog might fit into the digital space. fortunately my very creative friend eric, had the solution...Aereoscope.
my friend Eric Daniels works with
Run Dog RunMaking a Run for It by Picture-Perfect-Dogsflying dog by SteVenS7:thumb259351442:full enjoyment by unfrozenduckFlying dog by DavidsvFrantic by Neutron2K:thumb164271342:Running in sand by DobesMomRunning on Water by Jelle-LightArtcopper-dog running in sunlight by Ailime-AelRunning Through The Field by kataszynoviecI was say by kavsikuzahRunning Wild by RavensNevermorei am speed by RohwenSpeedy Gonzales ... by ElvenredRun Run Run by 4seasons223Fast by tithtakyra running by valentina-86Dug. by uttutFlyingWhippet by DobesMomRhea 2008 XII by TiLaBeachRun by DobesMomPointer XIX 2009 by TiLaCourir sans avoir de but ... by NArc-PhotographyBurton, run. by LollypepsFunny dog by CathitaEntre amis 1 by Snyki649 by yadira-szaraRun Sushi Run by Reyna311Nuka III by yadira-szaraLuca IV by yadira-szaraNina and Duszka II by yadira-szararunning puppy by maerrick.: Unstoppable Joy :. by Frank-BeerRun Dog Run3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Boing boing boing by MonsterBrandRun by illeaDog is running 3 by Clericer70Carefree by hoogathyRUN by LeeSeeBat
Loll by BogdanBoevFast Dog by BenoitDeryRUN 1224 by anubis281Run Run Run! by LelizadithRun Jack run by BadgerLALArun! by MaairaRun run for your life by x-crossroadRun, run by FakeInsiderun baby run by KjutichenRun. by nelow-owOMFG a dog by PhotosThyriaRun, doggy, run by kaentinCome Closer by lokidayoMother and Son Wolf Dogs by greensh:t
pep talk time :DI know for a fact that alot of my watchers here are new and didn't watch me at my previous account cyanfreak. My older watchers are going to recognize a lot of which I have to show in this journal.pep talk time :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know for a fact that I am just a beginner and that I have very little grasp of art, but I know that if I keep at it then someday I will be so much better.
2011 is the year I stopped using brushes for everything and began to draw and paint my backgrounds inst
Merry Christmas + GiftsHere we go, guys!Merry Christmas + Gifts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all let me say a huge MERRY CHRISTMAS! to all of you! I wish you and to your families a splendid Christmas, full of joy and happiness !
And, this year, to thank you for your support, gifts and other gorgeous stuff I decided to make 2 gift for everybody, instead of a single greeting card!
I open to everybody the Renardelles, one of my original species
I only regret of not being able to finish any of the sketches I've drawn for them Oh, well, you see them later XP
Feel free to make your own! I just ask you to credit me for the species, to not use them for commercial use and do not copy the designs in the sheets, please.
I open to all my friends and watchers my new original cat breed: the Gatto lince
I wanted to make some free imports but I really have no time ... any
FACING YOUR UNLIVED LIFE - 22FACING YOUR UNLIVED LIFE - 221 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Autumn Leave by KizukiTamura it wasn't my design by dimajaber
Autumn Leave by KizukiTamura it wasn't my design by dimajaber round pegs - square hole by davespertine
it wasn't my design by dimajaber round pegs - square hole by davespertine The Origin of Symmetry by DpressedSoul
The Mountain X by siamesesam Brave New World by siamesesam A slight difference by morgondotter
Brave New World by siamesesam A slight difference by morgondotter Damaged by eUnknown
A slight difference by morgondotter Damaged by eUnknown Musikteaterskolan by JabLab
surrounded by JoanLlado Upstream by iram K o k o o ::: by aopan
Upstream by iram K o k o o ::: by aopan skeletonized by LeaHenning
Softness-art: Weekly feature XLVI:iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature XLVI2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Key Key by bwaworgaCamera by machihuahua
Happy New Year Danbo by Simon120188Umbrella by PiecesOfAnsley
010215 by kristianna11
Undercover Heat by Art-haxGolden stars by Musterkatze
forest of nostalgia by Rona-Keller
Ania by Monique141Endless autumn by EliseEnchanted
fleeting moments in my heart by Rona-Keller
Where No One Goes by WishmasterAlchemistThe Everlasting King by Unkopierbar