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Hello all!

At the beginning of the month, we announced the start of a new issue of Comment Month! We have received a nice bunch of submissions in our folders here and here, so for the rest of the month, it's time to get to commenting! 

Of course, everybody is encouraged to join in on the commenting! 

Bullet; Blue 7th - 31st November: Anybody can comment on the submissions that have been sent in for Comment Month!

Bullet; Blue 1st - 7th December: This month's issue of Comment Month is over, but we are preparing for a new round! Everybody who has commented constructively will receive a feature in our round-up journal!


Important:

Bullet; Blue It's important to comment as constructively as possible. You are encouraged to think about your comment, and make sure it does not consist of one sentence. 
Bullet; Blue You don't need to be a professional to comment constructively, a comment is already constructive when you tell someone why you like their piece! 
Bullet; Blue You are free to comment on as many photographs as you want! The sky is the limit!
Bullet; Blue When you're done commenting, share the deviations on which you commented with us in a comment on this journal! If you want to comment on a lot of works, please make sure you put them in just one comment.  
Bullet; Blue If you have questions, please drop them in the comments below! They will be answered as fast as humanly possible!

Submitted Photographs

For quick and easy access, these are all the photographs that were submitted to our folders.

Technicians' Corner by organicvision Snow white by Makingscalemodels Mountain River by IGhengisKhanI a couple in the woods - just fungiseeking by Pippa-pppx
Ricketts Glen Creekbed Flow by ryangallagherart Phantasmagoria 2018 by mirandaadria

Mature Content

Crucifix Portrait In The Darkness 600 by passionofagoddess
Henge+Raven by Coigach
Brick by Brick by SunCreep Misty path into Lake Mashu by Furuhashi335 That autumn has come by dashakern So hot she's a safety Hazard. by FandomFoodie
Green Anole by NC-StormChaser Khan efranj by Bizriart Hidden Lake by bonnman100 Life saver by aglezerman
Background Fynbos by African-Amber Black Bride by MariannaInsomnia Laughter by gustiidiaz Imperial Reminiscences by Spiritofdarkness
Fungi 2 by Berlin-Steglitz Crimson Sun. by Sparkle-Photography Wernigerode Panorama by skywalkerdesign Red-Rumped Spotted Pardalote 1598.2 by DPasschier
Chang'e by bdrc Deep Dive by Jorgipie  Dream on by ugnip


October Round-Up


Last month was yet another successful Comment Month at CRPhotography and PhotographyGuide, and all thanks to you! Our photographers have received comments from the amazing people below, we definitely could not have done it without them! Make sure to give them some love! Love 

TearsofTurquoise
Effervescence by TearsofTurquoise Nightfall by TearsofTurquoise Diffuse by TearsofTurquoise

ugnip 
Sunny afternoon by ugnip out of the green by ugnip Red stars by ugnip

jlxp 
The Tourist by jlxp The Photographer and the Spider by jlxp Normandian Day by jlxp

Gwangelinhael
sunset over the valley of Tir by Gwangelinhael School work by Gwangelinhael Maiwen by Gwangelinhael

Sparkle-Photography 
Crimson Sun. by Sparkle-Photography Angel's Gold. by Sparkle-Photography Searching In The Shadows. by Sparkle-Photography

jokerjester-campos
Maverick Hunters by jokerjester-campos I Want You to Remember the One Man Who Beat You by jokerjester-campos Tango in Red by jokerjester-campos

Rei-Suzuki 
Breath of the Wild - The Goddess and the Chosen by Rei-Suzuki Breath of the Wild - Sheikah Slate by Rei-Suzuki Breath of the Wild - Research by Rei-Suzuki


We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has participated in Comment Month! Our new issue of Comment Month has already started, you can find the submissions in the top section of this journal! We look forward to seeing your comments, and hopefully, next month, we get to showcase your work as well! La la la la 


Skin by Dan Leveille

The Great DD Round-up: October 2018

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 12:00 AM



Hello and Welcome!
Welcome to this Feature-series at the home photography, CRPhotography in which all of this month's photography Daily Deviations will be included! 



But what is a Daily Deviation? Allow me to introduce you!
A Daily Deviation is feature which is selected by Community Volunteers (also known as CV's). CV's have their assigned galleries, from which they pick outstanding pieces of work for this special feature. A DD is a special feature any deviant can receive once per 6 months.
Of course, you can also suggest artwork for Daily Deviations to the Community Volunteers. In fact, we encourage you to do so! That way, the CV's might see artwork they might have not seen otherwise, which means your suggestion might make a huge difference in whether the artist gets a DD or not! And if the CV ends up featuring your suggestion, you get a cool tag underneath it, that says it was suggested by you!



For more information about DD's:


Photography Daily Deviations - October 2018

Demon hunter Cosplay by KICKAcosplayVisitor by jhpsAcrobatics with flour by Scythwolf
Loki cosplay by demon00700This is me! - The Greatest Showman by AlienOriharaEpoch by ValeriyaSegal
Krimmler Wasserfalle Mark de Roo by MarkdeRooPhotographyBeast Alerted by CoigachShadows and Light by Mac--Photo
Pink Afternoon by bwaworgaLover's Spat by jarodkearneyThe Sagittarius Triplet in Narrowband Colours by turbulentvortex
Back under your rock!! by RachAsakawaPrepping by fatclawScan180804-114414 by pasiasty
Foggy Bourscheid Castle by JohnyGThe Silent Force by ZeSlycosplay harley quiin from suicide squad 1 by Lucy-Dark-Dreams
Angel by mcolon93Urban Appeal by ABSTRACTSbySabinaKiwanda Reflections by ChadRouthier
hope 2 by yvSailor Moon Zombie by MoonychkaShrabani - Full Spectrum by SteveCampbell
Swiftcurrent Lake by MaciejKarczAbstract in Black by Ragnar949Kill la Kill: Satsuki Kiryuin by Jencus
home by werolWestworld - Fighting to live by elliriablue 1969 Corvette C3 Convertible by AmericanMuscle
League of Legends - Star Guardian Soraka by TENinaniaFangirl by TempusFugitDesignMaleficent by Kosataya
Draugr by TheFoxAndTheRavenThe hunt never ends II by Shinji-MamoruWitch flying on broomstick by UltraCosplay
Beware of darkness by dfm63Aretha by fotoPSczBishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Princess Uranus by RenShuher
Jeanne D'arc (11) by Nlghtmal2e Order for orbital Bombardment, Commander by Joran-Belar
Light, all the way back by katia-iva Art Nouveau I by la-esmeralda Laura #6 by silkephoto
Shadow Fiend by revien-fiennestimes are changing... by hannes-flo LWA_Sucy_III by slivovayaSva
Maria by jeromeelizagaPrism Tower by helios-spada0967 Tree frog by RealMantis
.... by vvolaGlamour in Paris by DameTenebraI don't know when, I don't know how... 2 by Ven-Arts
Dream on by SharkHarringtonAn animal from ancient times by LewiARTs
Revenge of the Fifth by MissSinisterCosplayThe Transfiguration by CameliaBaicanPlacid by CypressBates
Curiouser and curiouser by DarkGothicLolitaFriends by GladhnesVinea cosplay - Magi the Labyrinth of Magic by GarnetTilAlexandros
Warhammer 40000 Cosplay: Missionarus Galaxia Agent by albertiExercising my right to have had enough by PeterixFate/Grand Order - Ibaraki Douji 4 by KiaraBerry
Nymphea by endegorEcho of the past - Becoming the lion by Lavi-A-VWitchcraft by PsycheOphiuchus
Masyanya and autumn harvest by Daykiney




Skin by Dan Leveille

Interview with Msatisfaction

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 9:51 AM



Screenshot 2018-11-02 17.32.28 by Queen-Kitty





Catwalk Talk banner design by UszatyArbuz 



This month I interviewed msatisfaction ! Elko has been on DA for 12 years  and has been submitting fashion photography since 2011! So, you bet I had some cool fashion photos to go through in his gallery! Even from the start, his work was beautifully put-together and imaginative and this is something that has stayed consistent throughout his photographic journey.
Enjoy!

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What made you decide to photograph people? And was fashion the type of photography you first started out creating?


msatisfactionPeople are infinitely interesting. Beautiful places will look the same most of the time, but faces/personalities/emotions/actions know almost no limits.

Bound for... by msatisfaction


Please, briefly describe your fashion photography style.


msatisfactionThis is the most difficult question I’m continually asked. I don’t mean to sound pretentious but I believe I’m ever the tortured artist—I look at my work and sometimes love some images, and at other times I think I don’t know what I’m doing. I hope that my style is always evolving—certainly the way I use color has changed drastically in the past few years. I admire the works of so many professionals AND amateurs that they inspire me to be better. To answer what was meant to be a concise question—I hope my style is something that invokes an emotional response.


Are you self-taught or formally educated in photography? And if you're self-taught, what resources have you found to be the most helpful on your journey?


msatisfactionI’m self-taught. I went to film school, but didn’t learn much about photographic technique there. The best resource has been motivation. The photographers I’ve met and asked questions of have been largely unwilling to give advice—which hopefully is only my personal experience. I do wish I would’ve had the time and opportunity for formal training, but for me the best education has been just going out and doing it.
Pattern mode by msatisfaction

Do you think in this age of technology that photography is "easier" or more "accessible?" And does this matter for the industry?


msatisfactionYes…with endless caveats. You can do anything now, easier than ever—but effort and vision are still tops. I think that the industry is only getting bigger because of this. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean there’s more well-paid work out there for people, but the image business is more vast than ever—and technology has played the pivotal role.
Summer game by msatisfaction

What do you find most inspirational for your creativity?


msatisfactionI’m a very hungry consumer of imagery—photographic and cinematic. I find inspiration in observing the works of others every day, as well as my own daily life. Inspiration is a beautiful thing. Some people wait for it, some look for it, and some can see it everywhere.
Dive ready by msatisfaction

Do you plan out your photo shoots extensively beforehand? Or are you a bit more spontaneous when creating a fashion series?


msatisfactionBoth. I prefer planning and executing a plan is extremely satisfying. I think I, too often however, do spontaneous, which—unless the model and I find something that clicks, can end In frustration. I’m infamous for saying “ok we’re done,” putting my camera away and then seeing the model just be natural and then stopping him/her and saying “stop! Don’t move! That’s perfect!” Sometimes that process repeats itself 3 times!


What has been the most important piece of advice you've been given on photography? And what advice would you give to a fashion photographer trying to start out?


msatisfaction “Light is everything” and “I.Q. (image quality) is everything.” Lighting does more for your photos than any piece of gear, almost any model, and near any photographer. I meet so many younger photographers who think “I NEED a Canon, everything else sucks” or endlessly talk about equipment. Equipment is nothing. You can make a masterpiece on an iPhone 4. Light and image QUALITY don’t have anything to do with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Hasselblad, Panasonic, Leica…
Beach climb by msatisfaction

What is your favorite and/or most successful photo-shoot you've created?


msatisfactionThis is insanely hard to answer. I’ll pick one I’m always fond of. I did a shoot at the Santa Monica pier on the rollercoaster. I was using my Sony a7rii for the first time (having just sold my 5Dmkiii). It was a finicky camera and couldn’t autofocus for shit with my adapted Sigma art lenses. I sat in the seat in front of the model and turned around and shot her through two rides of the coaster, having to shout directions at her, manual focus the entire time. Fortunately the Sony’s image quality was incredible, and focus-peaking worked wonders through the EVF. The following two hours of neck pain were worth it.
Roller coastering by msatisfaction Smile and yell by msatisfaction Santa Monica Pier by msatisfaction

Putting together teams for photoshoots can be difficult, and many new photographers don't know where to start. How do you find people to work with? What kinds of qualities do you look for in a creative team?


msatisfactionYou have to have ENTHUSIASM for what you’re doing, and use that to make your team enthusiastic. I look for a team that can share that, and I like listening to their ideas.
Turn around here by msatisfaction

How do you connect with your models when they're in front of the camera? Do you do lots of model directing on photoshoots?


msatisfaction I like to chat with them before the shoot at length. I want the models to be enthusiastic about the shoot and well aware of the concepts. As far as directing, I’ve done this a while but you have to be able to ADAPT at any time. Some models don’t need any direction because of the previous conversations and connections. Some need only slight technical directions (turn this way, look down etc). And for those who I can’t connect with, I give them a scenario and tell them to play it for me.


What made you decide to photograph people? And was fashion the type of photography you first started out creating?


msatisfactionPeople are infinitely interesting. Beautiful places will look the same most of the time, but faces/personalities/emotions/actions know almost no limits.


What kind of goals are you currently working towards with your photography?


msatisfactionAs I said earlier, I think I’m constantly evolving—either because I’m never satisfied or always inspired LOL. I want to work in advertising, because I think the avenues for imagery are so vast. I’d hate to be doing the same thing forever.



                                                                                                              More work by msatisfaction    Heart


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Tell me my fortune by msatisfaction Grafitti hat by msatisfaction
Neon by msatisfaction
Garden gaze by msatisfaction Facing by msatisfaction
Lucy's locks by msatisfaction
LT 2 by msatisfaction Nomad by msatisfaction
The traveler VII by msatisfaction
Tunnel Hop by msatisfaction
Back seat? by msatisfaction

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Catwalk Talk is...



  "Catwalk Talk" is a monthly series of interviews by Queen-Kitty . The interviews will be with up-and-coming as well as established DeviantArt fashion photographers, where you get to find out about the person behind the camera! Each interview is meant to inspire and inform. 

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Skin by Dan Leveille

Comment Month: November

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 1:00 AM



Hello all!

After a successful Comment Month last month, we're excited to announce we are hosting another! 

Every single one of us deserves insightful comments on our work, to improve, to receive suggestions and so on. We all need to start somewhere, and Comment Month might just be that extra boost you need!

The Schedule:

Bullet; Blue 1st - 7th November: Members of CRPhotography and PhotographyGuide can suggest one deviation for a chance to receive comments. This is a chance for all artists to get feedback on their work. 

Bullet; Blue 7th - 31st November: Anybody can comment on the submissions that have been sent in for Comment Month! More information will be provided on the 7th.

Bullet; Blue 1st - 7th December: This month's issue of Comment Month is over, but we are preparing for a new round! Everybody who has commented constructively will receive a feature in our round-up journal!

Important:

Bullet; Blue Submission to our folder is only open to members of CRPhotography and PhotographyGuide, however, everyone is encouraged to give a comment or two! 
Bullet; Blue If you are a member of both groups, you can still submit only one photograph, and it has to be your own work. 
Bullet; Blue  Everyone is encouraged to really think about their comments and make it constructive! Writing constructive comments is beneficial to both yourself and the artist - you'll both learn from it!
Bullet; Blue If you have questions, feel free to drop it in the comments below! They will be answered as soon as humanly possible.

Submissions are open NOW! 

Starting today, submissions will be accepted for Comment Month in this folder at CRPhotography and this folder at PhotographyGuide
It is important to remember these are not auto-approved, so please be patient if you don't see it show up straight away! If your submission follows our rules, it will definitely be accepted!

Can't wait?

If you can't wait until the 7th, you are of course welcome to already start commenting on the works in our folders! Make sure you keep a list of deviations you've commented on so you can share that with us on the day! 

We hope that everyone participates in Comment Month! You really can't lose here, so please join, spread the word, have fun and comment, comment, comment! La la la la 

Skin by Dan Leveille

Photography Newsletter: October 2018

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:00 AM



Welcome!


Welcome to October 2018's CRPhotography newsletter, a round-up of photography goodness on DA from the last month. The newsletter is divided into handy sections to help you browse photography news and features from the last month. The links with a Fella icon are official CRPhotography articles and the newsletter is illustrated with beautiful pictures featured as Daily Deviations by our photography Community Volunteers over the last month.


Light, all the way back by katia-iva


DD Round-Ups



:bulletred: Abstract & Surreal from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: Animals, Plants and Nature from JenFruzz

:bulletred: Cosplay from pullingcandy

:bulletred: Fashion from Queen-Kitty

:bulletred: General Photography from Mrs-Durden and TanyaSimpson

:bulletred: Macro from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: The Great DD Round-Up from Yuukon :fella:


Night by photonutz


CV Articles



:bulletorange: BloodyWing celebrates the contributions of out outgoing pin-up and glamour CV, DistortedSmile (and Emma says goodbye and thanks!)

:bulletorange: TanyaSimpson features some gorgeous recent photography submissions to DA in Freshly Framed 03 and 04

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden shares the winners of the 30 Day Photo Challenge

:bulletorange: In this month's Catwalk Talk, Queen-Kitty interviews fashion photographer GretheFenyx :fella:

:bulletorange: JenFruzz announces September's conclusion and winners at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletorange: JustACapharnaum features amazing photos you might not have seen yet in Hidden Gems #4 :fella:

:bulletorange: BloodyWing continues his Pin-Up and Glamour Spotlight series. Check out number 3.

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden shares more ABCs of Photography with some architecture in B is for...Buildings

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty continues her People and Portraits Spotlight series at devPREMIUM with Vol. 198 including an undiscovered talent feature with lesyakikh


Lisbon 153 by JACAC


Features and Interviews



:bulletyellow: CapnDeek373 features beauty from above in Look! Up in the sky! Part 3

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans at AnimalsPlantsNature introduces Acerbical in The APN Corner: Vol 7 and Jorgipie in Vol 8

:bulletyellow: iPhotograph's Photo Friday features continue with Edition #25 - Food

:bulletyellow: AnimalsPlantsNature's Artists of APN this month are corniger-aries interviewed by Mouselemur, SvenMueller interviewed by Yuukon, roisabborrar interviewed by Mouselemur, and CarlaSophia interviewed by Mouselemur

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily features Laazeri in Undiscovered Talent

:bulletyellow: ElyneNoir features beautiful square photographs

:bulletyellow: FrancescaDelfino dishes out more Weekly Vitamins! #91 features OlivierAccart, #92 features Vitaly-Sokol, #93 features JulianRad, #94 features FlexDreams, #95 features JonhyBlaze, and #96 features jacekson

:bulletyellow: adumvgh at Through-a-Lens shares recent general photography Daily Deviations in Vol. 2: 8th-14th September and Vol. 3: 15th-21st September,

:bulletyellow: Some of AnthonyPresley's stunning photos taken in Japan were featured in an article on Bored Panda

:bulletyellow: Yuukon's Feature-Fest articles continue with Vol. 152: Portraits, Vol. 153: Glamour Portraits, Vol. 154: Urban and Rural, Vol. 155: Cosplay, and Vol. 156: Waterscapes

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans welcomes new members to AnimalsPlantsNature with Thursday Tributes Volume 28

:bulletyellow: freMDart at devPREMIUM features beautiful buildings and places in Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 132, which includes an undiscovered talent feature with kevinsaintgrey

:bulletyellow: batmantoo at @theyardcollective features awesome street photography in Friday Night Specials v9.3

:bulletyellow: Aylishliane12 made her first photography feature

:bulletyellow: hosagu features some slices of life in Street Photography VIII.I

:bulletyellow: pulbern features the work of ScreamingColorArt, AntonioGouveia, Inextremiss and jlxp in Photography: Abstract + Surreal; and TarJakArt, AnthonyPresley, JustinDeRosa and ajonsaas in Photography: Architecture

:bulletyellow: Can't get enough street photography? Don't miss Batsceba's Progressive Saturday Night v.204 at Progressive-Street

:bulletyellow: Enjoy some music with your photography? Mouselemur's Fickle Fridays are inspired by Beck's song, Morning and Cold by the Editors

:bulletyellow: Don't miss aliasvassily's themed photography features this month! #12 - People and Portraits, and Nature, #13 - Duo, #14 - Black and White, #15 - Architecture, and #16 - Warm

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur at AnimalsPlantsNature shares some gorgeous natural places in Our APN, Your APN: Landscapes

:bulletyellow: WillTC features some highlights from Photography-Group

:bulletyellow: Yuukon at AnimalsPlantsNature features loveliness from the natural world in Wild Wednesday Vol. 06

:bulletyellow: GeorgieDeeArt at PhotoUnited interviews LDFranklin and WillTC about adminning photography groups in Your Community Leaders

:bulletyellow: Canankk features fascinating moments united by shape in Square Street

:bulletyellow: Endorell-Taelos takes a voyage to the unknown and explores performing arts photography

:bulletyellow: caddman features some of his favourite photographers in Showcase my friends 38

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily promotes photographers to check out in Undiscovered Talent. See Laazeri in #5, 3DBlasphemy in #6, raido-ehwaz in #7, and EintoeRn in #8

:bulletyellow: brennennn interviews JustACapharnaum in Meet Your CV


Maleficent by Kosataya


Contests, Challenges and Projects



:bulletgreen: Mrs-Durden and TanyaSimpson are hosting a horror photography contest with a twist. Even (especially) if you're completely new to horror photography, or photography in general, check out The Last Photograph

:bullegreen: BloodyWing is hosting an Addams Family themed pin-up contest for Halloween!

:bulletgreen: Yuukon at PhotographyGuide announces the GREEN photography challenge

:bulletgreen: Check out Comment Month's September round-up and October's invitation to comment here at CRPhotography :fella:


Kiwanda Reflections by ChadRouthier


Educational Resources and Tutorials



:bulletblue: brennennn at projecteducate shares some helpful advice about how to get exposure on DA

:bulletblue: Gejda at projecteducate shares some useful information about mature content on DA

:bulletblue: Yuukon continues her take on Photography ABCs with B is for Bokeh & Box Cameras


Pink Afternoon by bwaworga


Opinion, Chats and Forums



:bulletpurple: Join in October's monthly photography critique project in the Photography forum to give and receive critique and get featured!

:bulletpurple: tmkahz invites you to talk about your photography style

:bulletpurple: daughteralsia is looking for some advice about analog photography


Beware of darkness by dfm63


This month's newsletter contributors are aliasvassily, GeorgieDeeArt, TanyaSimpson and Yuukon

You can help support photographers on DA by collecting/faving and sharing this CRPhotography newsletter to help more people find it :heart: :camera:

Skin by Dan Leveille

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