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July Contest: Conceptual

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 10:59 PM
Hello, CRPhotography members!

I'm on fire!

I'm very glad to present to all of you
the photography category 
that will be spotlighted during the month, and for this sixth month of 2016, which will be: 

If you entered June's contest, be aware that the winners will be
announced in the middle of June!
(and thx all for your participation! :) (Smile))

Heart So... What's the theme?

  • Conceptual, here on DeviantART is all about the idea or concept coming before the photography itself. The photography will then illustrate an idea, or a concept.

  • Some examples are:
God's Canvas by Delacorr  Holding All by P0RG  A Love for the Arts by Delacorr
take a smile. by Shutter-Shooter  beLIEve... by NanoMortis  To feel how flowers die... by MariaPetrova 
Just One More Time by xBassxHarmingx  Am Scheideweg by Ikarusthefirst  Look at the World other way by dashakern
Embrace by machihuahua

  • Check out the group's gallery and get inspired: this gallery countains very inspiring amazing photojournalistic shots.Love

  • You can check out also these useful journals with shots, tips and features to introduce you to this category and some beautiful examples throughout excellent curated journals.

This is... Conceptual!What is this?
"This is..." will be a series of informative articles that will also feature great works around dA. Every time an issue is out a collection related with its theme will also be made, so that the promotion and awareness doesn't end here.
This is... CONCEPTUAL!!!
Sol Lewitt's definition of 'Conceptual Art': "In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art."
dA's definition of Conceptual: "Conceptual images that show an idea and is planned out before the shot is taken." This means that the thought and concept comes before the image and is in agreement with Sol Lewitt's definition. If you are curious about it or just want to have a good read on the subject please refer to this journal: http://daveni
  Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 162MarinaCoric's
Spotlight Vol. 162
The Spotlight
by amysandoval
bio mechanism
by umkaUlibaka
The summertime
by AndreaKoporova
Main a main
by ScarletteDeath
La chair est triste helas et j'ai lu tous...
by MD-Arts
All is Dust
by Xcetera
addicted to coffee
by apeyron
The silence with a taste of blood
by NataliaDrepina
  What is Conceptual Photography?Its all about the idea.
In the Conceptual Photography gallery here on deviantART the only images that should be posted are those where the concept for the image came before the image was made..
The original artistic idea is much more important than the physical image that portrays it. Obviously its important for the photograph to portray that idea in an interesting and understandable way. But its still the idea that comes first.
The ideas themselves do not have to be about the mysteries of the universe. They can be smaller and much more personal than that. But they must have been thought up prior to an image being created to express them.
This doesn't mean you have to spend hours or days thinking about a photograph in order for it to be a great image. For most photography we conceive an idea for the shots that we take from the things that we see and come across. But these shots are not specifically conceptual as they have not been planned out and have instead been created by tak

Heart How to enter?

  • As this is a Conceptual contest, your submission should be located in one of DA's Conceptual galleries.

  • Please make sure that the photograph you submit was specifically taken for the contest in JULY and is uploaded to DeviantArt in JULY 2016 (too :) (Smile)).

  • We would appreciate it if you mention in the artist's comments that it is an entry for the CRPhotography contest!

  • DEADLINE is: Sunday 31rst July at 11:59 am PST. Then the admins of the group will judge the entries and we'll let you know who the winners are with another journal entry in the following month.

Heart What are the prizes?

There will be three winners, and each of them will receive a 3 month Core Membership!
Winners will receive their prizes within the two first weeks of the following month.

Heart Spread the word!

If you can contribute to the prizes we'll truly appreciate it! 
You can help by offering features, points, llamas...
Help us spread the word: Fave this article, share it with your friends... The more the better!
And don't hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or problems submitting your entry! Hug

Enjoy and have fun! Share with us your love for Photography! 

Add a Comment:
Iskaeldt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
I'd like to enter the contest with
But somehow I can't submit my picture via the "suggest a fave button". (probably because I tried before and when I'm remembering right it popped up in this section, but now its gone... perhaps it's not really conceptual, so someone from the group deleted it.)
hosagu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Solved :)
Iskaeldt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Thank you kindly! :peace:
hosagu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
ziemnycielony Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Photographer
"Please make sure that the photograph you submit was specifically taken for the contest in JUNE and is uploaded to DeviantArt in JULY 2016"

Does this mean that we can't take any new photos since it's already July?
hosagu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Busted :facepalm: All has to be done in July :heart: 
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
:giggle: I remember one time I put out a contest and inadvertently put the wrong year, so the contest was "over" for a year when I put it out!
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