Just spent a few minutes in the 'undiscovered' category on the front page and this is what I found... all in about 10 minutes!!! Better stuff than I've been able to find on dA in a long time. My thanks and appreciation goes to whoever on the dA staff that thought of this and management for making it happen!!!! Everyone... go look!!!!!!
The ability to block anyone off the front page so I'd never have to see them. I'm not interested in some people's 'art' here but do use the FP to find art. Really love the undiscovered thing they have going now. It's nice seeing some getting real recognition. I think it's brilliant. Yeah, there's still the fapping issue. Certain people put up the same BS day in and day out and get 1000 little boys to like it because the can whap the biscuit to it. IMO hurts the integrity of this site as an art site but the days of thinking of dA a purely art site are gone.
Edit... looks like they have to work on the 'undiscovered' algo a little. I don't thin
Years ago I taught at the Picture Perfect School of Photography (www.ppsop.com). Bryan Peterson is known for his New York Times best selling photography books. Well PPSOP is his online school.
In June I'll be doing a 1 time course again. It's $195, and I know that sounds like a lot, but what you get for that money is my ear, eyes and thoughts for a full 4 weeks. You get a lesson every week but you also get a forum to ask me anything and everything about photography and how I do things.
What you will also get is brutal honesty in the critique... and I'm known very well with the PPSOP instructors as being a really tough, really honest, person