I finally learned how to photograph steam, huzzah! And immidiately made a tutorial about it. With GIFs
Read it here: www.dodho.com/still-life-rainy…
Tutorial: How to make a still life with rainMy new tutorial with autumn and rain is live on 500px!
Tutorial: coffee cups reflectionsHello!
I have another photo tutorial. It's about capturing shapes in the reflections of coffee and tea (like dragons or airplanes or anything you like).
You can read it here: https://iso.500px.com/tutorial-capturing-stories-in-coffee-cups-reflections
Hope you'll like it ^_^
Tutorial about balancing donutsHi! My July 500px ISO tutorial tells about this shot:
Someone asked me, how I made it. Well, this is a very simple trick. I guess it would work great with photos of sandwiches or burgers with “flying” ingredients, or with stacks of homemade cookies or fruits. Maybe you’ll decide to create a really well-balanced meal with cereals and vegetables.
You can read about it here: https://iso.500px.com/tutorial-the-secret-to-shooting-balancing-photos-with-ease/
Tutorial: Twisted coffee splashesHello! I have a new tutorial published at 500px ISO. I'm telling how I made photos like «Spilled milk» and «Empty cup» with twisted splashes and antigravity effect:
Tutorial about photo with 'Flowing Smoke'I have a new tutorial at 500px ISO!
How I Got the Shot: Capturing 'Flowing Smoke' in a Photo
Tutorial: Still life with SPARKLES!Hey there! I have a new tutorial, this time — a sparkly one!
Everything's Better with Sparkles, right?
Tutorial: Special splashesMy new tutorial is published, wooo-hooo!
And also there's an article about my favourite tools here: https://iso.500px.com/the-5-most-important-tools-in-my-still-life-photography-kit/
Hope, you like it! Many people have asked me about splashes, so there you go))
Tutorial: Still life with falling coffeeHey, my new tutorial about splashes and falling cups can be read here: http://www.dodho.com/still-life-with-falling-coffee-by-dina-belenko/
Let’s see how we can shoot a dynamic image with falling cups and splashing liquid using only two speedlights and a glue gun
Tips for the APN PhotographerAdding Artistic Flair to Your Animal Photography
So many people love photographs of animals. From a begging puppy to the intense gaze of a tiger, there's something beautiful and grabbing about domestic and wildlife portraiture. If you have spent much time in the animal-related photography galleries, you know the rate of submissions is pretty fast. There is a constant influx of new work being submitted all day, every day. Many photographers starting out in this arena often wonder how they can make their animal photography stand out in the crowd. Check out these two helpful hints to add some flair to your animal photography!
The Rule of Thirds and Depth of Field:
We often see portraits of animals where the subject is placed directly in the center of the frame and everything is in focus. While this may seem organized and tidy to the photographer, the viewer may scroll past this without really seeing it. Using the
A Guide to Effective TaggingA new method to promote and discover art has been released to the community in the form of Tags! When submitting art, adding relevant tags to your deviations will help viewers discover art of interest to them and give your work more exposure.
You can add tags based on a variety of things, be it subject matter, themes, medium used, fandom, or anything else you feel is important.
Use these tips to make the most of tags and help your art to find its audience:
Keep it simple. The less complicated the tag, the easier your art is to discover.
Be specific. If you take a picture of a rose, tagging it as #flower, while correct, won’t get your art as much attention as tagging it #rose will. You can, of course, tag both.
Tag efficiently. If your art is based on Lord of the Rings, tag it #LordOfTheRings and/or #lotr. You don’t need to tag every combination —
Since the dawn of DeviantArt, deviants have been submitting tutorials and sharing wisdom thus promoting and encouraging the artistic growth of fellow community members. This practice is part of what makes our community the best in the world and who better to launch a comprehensive tutorial suite than your Community Volunteers? The volunteer team is comprised of elite artists and wise sages who have come together to create an amazing collection of tutorials for you.. for FREE!
The "Learn This" suite of tutorials is our pride and joy and we are SO excited to finally be able to share them with you!
To put the 'Life' in Still LifeHello! I have a new post at 500px ISO. This is a big interview about folded stories, dreamers, passion and cookies
You can read it here: https://iso.500px.com/an-interview-with-dina-belenko-who-puts-the-life-in-still-life/
DA-Animals Art Feature: - Third Week Of June 2016Welcome to our weekly feature.
Wonderful work everyone!
Thanks for all the beautiful submissions!
Bonasus bonasus by RichardConstantinoff
The cutest Trump ever by hoschie Built on Trust by tanikel
Nom Nom #90 It's Christmas!!!!!
Merry CHRISTMAS! In honour of the festive day, this month's Nom Nom theme is focusing on tasty seasonal noms of the very best kind! Whether you celebrate the season or not, these tasty treats are bound to have you licking your lips and breaking out the baking utensils!
christmas breakfast by topinkaChristmas cakes. by 6Artificial6
Christmas candy by meganjoy
Sweet Christmas by mnooChristmas Cookies 2012 by WishmasterAlchemistMerry Christmas Reindeers by magnesina
Chocolate Ginger Christmas Cupcakes by claremanson
Christmas Mood by MirageGourmand
Taking Time: The Art of Time ManagmentNovel Writing Basics Week
The biggest part of writing, and finishing a piece of literary work is actually doing it. This should be the easy part. Yet it is finding the time to write; that is the writers' battle. It is carving out the time in our busy days to do the thing, to work on the writing project that we procrastinate about. How do we as writers get the thing that we want to get done, which is simple writing? Without giving into the daily time wasters like DA, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, ect. That take so much of our time up.
One of the first steps is to choose, and stake out where you are going to write. Pick a part of your home that is your dedicated writing space. This is the space where you will come to during y
Tuesday Tips #1 Photographing your Art:iconRising-Artists: is here to help you become a better artist not only by connecting you with thousands of artists, but by also challenging you to drive yourself further.
Now we would like to start helping you overcome some tricky problems that we all see happen quite often on DA!
In this issue, we are going to discuss Photographing Your Art
Lets Start by first understanding the basics to a great photograph:
General Rule of Thumb for composition of a photograph: Use solid/semi solid backgrounds with not too much detail that would draw the viewer's eyes away from the subject of the photo (for this same reason, do not have other items in the foreground.) Natural Sunlight is as good as it gets for physical three dimensional (non-reflective) objects.
For Jewelry, and any crafted object with glitter/sparkles/reflection - Use a lightbox/softbox with Sparkler Bulbs!!
When using fill lights or extra lights in a studio/room, be sure to set the White Balance
Tips and Tricks: Pen and Ink Techniques Article
How to Draw Manga! Tips and Tricks Pen Techniques Introduction
A key part of traditional manga is the art of using pens and ink. There are so many variations and many things to try that can make a manga panel pop without even needing screentones. Whether the artist prefers technical pens or a nib and ink there are many variations and techniques to try. This article aims to cover some of the basics to start with.
Some Basic Pen Types
There are two main types of pens, muti-liners/technical pens and nibs in a holder. Multi-liners come in graduated sizes depending on your needs, from a super fine 0.03mm up to 1.0mm, then Brush types as well. Nibs come in all shapes and sizes as well, the most common being the G-Pen and Saji (or Spoon), but there are other types such as school, calligraphy range, Maru. The following rough example shows a selection of Copic branded multi-liners a
Mixed Media Colouring TutorialTraditional Art
Traditional art offers you amazing chances to experiment with various materials and techniques. Don't be afraid to mix whatever you can – with everything (even with non-artistic materials) you can create amazing stuff! I want to show you some good combinations I often use while creating my pictures.
-Various coloured pencils (on this picture I used these):
Faber-Castell Art Grip
(Why so many? Because every pencil brand and type is unique with their colour variety, quality, blending, softness/hardness. Mixing pencils with the other brands is the key to the success – really If you want – next time I can make tutorial about coloured pencils only)
- Aquarells (I am using Schmincke Akademie Aquarell)
- Acrylic inks (using Schmincke,
Removing Noise from Non-Dark Framed Long ExposuresHere's an interesting technique I use to reduce noise when doing night photography.
Borrowed from http://www.jmg-galleries.com/
One of the big disadvantages of taking long exposures with DSLR cameras is the introduction of noise especially when higher ISO settings are used. Camera manufacturers have addressed this by using Dark-Frame Subtraction, but taking advantage of Dark-Frame Subtraction (DFS) isn’t always possible. If you’re shooting a sequence of images either for a night time-lapse or startrail photo DFS will introduce unwanted gaps or breaks. If you’re shooting extremely long exposures then your camera battery might not last long enough to complete your exposure, the dark-frame exposure and record the exposure to your memory card. In regard to my pursuit of l
Sharpening With PhotoshopIn a discussion with one of my good friends on DA Anders Stangl. A very talented Photographer. Please do pay his gallery a visit.
We were discussing "sharpening"I mentioned that I had an alternative technique for adjusting sharpness on using photoshop than the existing "sharpening" filters. I thought I would share it with him and in doing so other friends on DA.
But first before going into the tutorial I thought I would give a little explanation of sharpness.
When we talk of sharpness it is often thought to be a solution to a poorly focused or blurred image. But it is not, a poorly focused or blurred image will remain a poorly blurred Actually sharpness describes the clarity of detail in a photo, and can be a valuable creative tool for emphasizing texture. Proper photographic and post-processing technique can go a long way towards improving sharpness, although sharpness is ultimately limited by you
Your 'Hacks' for creating amazing photos! "Photohack; a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's Photography in a more time effective and cost effective way."
Last month an article focusing on DIY Photography Tools was posted and we asked you to contribute your own DIY Photo 'Hacks.' Lots of you commented and contributed, so here is a DeviantART Photo Hacks blog to round them up and keep them all in one place. If you have a tip, cheat or hint that you'd like to share comment here and we will update the blog!
"To get a double exposure look with your photos try shooting with a prism in front of you lens. For another interesting shot try shooting through a glass ball. This can also be used to achieve a Fish Eye type effect. See below for an example!"
"- Nylon stockings are great for achieving a softening effect. Also
Focus StackingScience related Art Week
Whatever you are working with microscope or just macro photography you are familiar with the problem of limited depth of field.
Whether working with a microscope or macro photography you will be familiar with the problem of a limited depth of field. However, as artists we can sometimes use this a limited depth of field in a creative way! Unfortunately, when working with a very large magnification your image will be ruined. So how does one overcome this problem and create the following incredible image?
Picture via http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/index.php?
The answer is the combination of several pictures at different focus points. For instance, 107 pictures were used to capture the above photograph of this stunning scorpion. This technique is known as Focus Stacking, which is actually quite easy to do.
Focus Stacking defined
The concept behind F
Downloading Photoshop Brushes and Create BrushesHello. I am here to talk about how to download brushes for Photoshop and how to create brushes on Photoshop.
Downloading brushes for Photoshop
There are many types of brush presets already in Photoshop, once you launch it for the first time. They range from the Round Brush tool to the famous Scattered Maple Leaves brush. But there comes a time when you want to expand your horizon and try new brushes for the Photoshop Program. But there are a range of questions asked frequently such as
Where can you find these types of free brushesHow do you download brushes from the internetHow do you install them into Photoshop?
Where you can go to download free Photoshop Brushes
There are many resources to help you download Photoshop Brushes
You can download brushes free here on dA. Many deviants provide you with an abundance of brushes to help you try new techniques.
Tutorial Tuesdays #7: Macro Photography Tutorial Tuesdays #7: Macro Photography
by griff-flyer via photo-class
Reverse Macro Tutorial
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A list of all Tutorial Tuesday posts can be found HERE
Tutorial Tuesdays is a new blog that PhotographersClub will use to share helpful tips and tutorials to on photography including composition, equipment, post processing etc.
Watercolor Guide For Beginners - Part 2Community Week
Heya, people! I'm back again with a new article/tutorial. The Watercolor Guide For Beginners Part 2! Since I submitted part one, I received very good feedback, so I decided to make another part for you guys. I hope you like this one too! This part will mainly include how to start off with watercoloring, setting up your workspace, precautions, and a glimpse of Part 3!
To make every topic clear and concise, I'll be dividing the article into the following topics:
IntroductionStarting off with watercolorsSetting up your workspacePrecautions to be rememberedGlimpse of the next issue A word for Thanks!
So let's GO!