Photography Fortnightly

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“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
― Dorothea Lange

Last fortnight, I asked you to share your best ever image captured. Many couldn't actually choose one, which is fine :D but there's a feature at the bottom of this article including all those picked! Since we're in the sharing mood, and since I'm going to talk about Instagram this week, it would be great to share 'Instagram' names. Feel free to pop yours in the comments, for a follow and for the list to be added to next fortnights edition of the article. If you've not go instagram, consider sharing a facebook page!
So on the topic of Instagram, I read a great article this week. Upstagram. Basically a camera equipped version of the house from Up! takes flight over Paris. Ever photograph it takes is uploaded to instagram. How amazing is that?! Even more amazing is seeing those colourful balloons in the sky above Paris...beautiful. Anyway I'd like to do a bit of aerial photography investigating. Have you used a helicopter with a camera to capture images from above? Or another method? If so, share your equipment please!

Source: Petapixel

On the topic of incredible aerial images,  this one shows a satellite view of the super typhoon that recently hit the Philippines... Take a look at the full article to find out ways in which you can help aid the relief efforts now underway. And what do you think of this article claiming that new technology makes it difficult to conceptualize photography?

General Photography News

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl

To be Seen is out once more and features five photographers from all areas within the Photography community here on deviantART. Check it out, find some new people to watch right here. The latest Artist Toolbox week brought some great Photography focused articles so check out the roundup to see if there's anything that suits you. If you're venturing into Wedding Photography check out the Four Top Wedding Photography Tools. If you're looking for fun and games, check out CRPhotography's latest Weekly Fun article!

Photography Contests, Projects and Challenges

Outside of deviantART, The Guardian are asking photographers to take part in their monthly theme. This month the theme is 'Networks.' Check out the article here to participate. On deviantART there are lots of contests, projects and challenges going on. You can read about the photography related ones here.

News and Events from Chats + Forums!

Below are some of the hottest Photography forum topics going on right now. Head over and check them out - see if you can seek some advice or give any to anybody. Interacting on the forums is a great way to get more involved with deviantART too!
:bulletblack: Best wide angle lens?
:bulletblack: Hosting for 360 panoramas?
:bulletblack: 10 Tips to help you improve your photography.
:bulletblack: Arax lenses
:bulletblack: ARGH! Camera film
:bulletblack: Can I be a photographer with an iPhone 5?
:bulletblack: Portfolio
:bulletblack: Minolta and Kodak BW400CN problem
:bulletblack: Why edit digital photos?
:bulletblack: How does a 24-105mm work on a 7D?
:bulletblack: Full-Frame Camera-Yes or no?
:bulletblack: How to protect camera in backpack?
:bulletblack: Night photography question
:bulletblack: Street Photographers, how do you do it?
:bulletblack: Nikon d3200 Or Canon EOS Rebel T3i
:bulletblack: Magic Lantern - Yes or no?
:bulletblack: Knowing the EXIF, does it help you?
:bulletblack: Which cheap manual lens would you recommend me?
:bulletblack: Macro lens?
:bulletblack: X-Rite vs Datacolor

Spotlight Deviant

ilmari-nen has been on deviantART for almost two years now and has built up a very varied and diverse gallery. With beautiful architecture, gorgeous urban and rural captures and a mixture of emotive and expressive portraiture, ilmari-nen has a gallery suited to many different tastes.

Nuremberg - details. by ilmari-nen
find her. by ilmari-nen

Spotlight Group

DeviantArtWorldwide is dedicated to bringing you artwork from every corner of the globe - without limitations! (Their words not mine). The FAQ is clear and concise and there really is a great diversity of artwork within the galleries, so head over, contribute or just browse.

D.Johnson by Deviant-Disaster

Project Educate

The projecteducate calendar found here will give you an idea of what's up for the rest of the year. Right now its Literature and we're looking for people to help out with the next community week - so head over for more information!

Abstract and Surreal

Community Volunteer arctoa

The November Abstract and Surreal Pinboard is here! Check it out for all the latest shenanigans within the Ab & Surreal Photography galleries. Pop to Abstract-and-Surreal and check out the front page for the latest contests and winners as well!

Animals, Plants and Nature

Community Volunteer Anoya

Anoya is very kindly putting together features to showcase the DD suggestions that she gets. Check out the latest edition of the article series here.

People and Portraits

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl

Another issue of People and Portraits exposed is out! Check it out for some of the latest Portraiture works here on deviantART. Find it here. Within the Artistic Nude gallery Nyx-Valentine has put together a Retro Art Nudes feature found here.

Still Life

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl

Over at Still-Life-Stills we've featured Candy Canes and Mint! There's still time to enter our Recipe Challenge which is around Soup this month! Get creating! claremanson is hosting a Christmas Baking challenge - more here.

Street Photography

Community Volunteer myraincheck

Check out the latest edition of Extreme Photography from myraincheck. How awesome is the candidness of Street Photography.....

Regular Features to keep an eye on!

There's so much going on around the community especially for Volunteers that sometimes the awesome news can be missed out. I hope to share any weekly or monthly features that are ongoing here so that you can browse them at your leisure. If you know of something that needs to be listed let me know!

:bulletblue: dA Love for Everyone from Lintu47
:bulletblue: Project Porkchop from Astralseed
:bulletblue: Intimate, Touching, Emotive from OliviaMichalski
:bulletblue: Melancholy Feature from miontre
:bulletblue: Through a Lens Friday Feature from Astrikos
:bulletblue: Blue Monday from WintersRead

The Community Volunteer Team

General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl
Abstract and Surreal: arctoa
Animals, Plants and Nature: Anoya
Conceptual: astridle
Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine
Fashion: Pixel-Spotlight
Horror, Macabre and Cosplay: pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile
Photojournalism 1pen
Street Photography myraincheck
Urban, Rural and Architecture kinipelahh

Groups to Check Out!

:iconcrphotography::iconstill-life-stills::iconshopping-for-stock: :icongothictemple: :iconblackwhitephotos: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :iconbestofcolor: :iconphotographersdream: :iconurban-and-rural: :iconabstract-and-surreal: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate: :iconthrough-a-lens::iconr72: :iconstreetsnapshots: :iconcritique-it: :iconbeyond-borders: :iconphotography-inc: :iconcasualphotography: :iconphotographyworld: :iconbreathtaking-photos: :icongothictemple: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :iconwater-dreams: :iconlovely-square-pics: :iconphotographlove: :icondevnews: :icondeviantkitchen::iconarthistoryproject:

Getting Involved...

You can get yourself into Photography Fortnightly just by sending me a note! Each week I look for:

:bulletblue: Spotlight Deviants
:bulletblue: Under-appreciated Deviants
:bulletblue: Spotlight Groups
:bulletblue: Photography related news
:bulletblue: Themes & Topics
:bulletblue: Featured Tutorials
:bulletblue: Got a fresh idea? Send a note to CRPhotography!

Your Favourite Images...

Mountain Goats by Rhyn-Art

Black Lake, Louisiana by EmileeSelf
Upon Reflection by GrannyJae
Weeping by WintersRead
Blue Dragonfly by CharrChan

Hookah by LynnIsFlying
Flower by TimeKiller357
Made With Love by SAVALISTE
Evening Palm by camelopardalisinblue
Rebecca Hardwood 04 by phydeau

Solitaire I by Karinta
Point Fermin Lighthouse by awesome43

Sacred Land by Stuzal
Rain drops by Gazing-at-the-Stars
Turun kasvitieteellinen puutarha 11 by Daghrgenzeen
another girl another dog. by dressONbackward-
morning sun by libelle
two by MarcosRodriguez
Heat Stroke by Astralseed
Flower in the Sun by JennDixonPhotography
Consequences by Argolith
Roxy by MacabreAustereRelume
2010.08.09 by Chaldemone
One Bad Son:  Adam Grant by basseca
Spider Web Cupcakes by claremanson

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Featured here :iconhug1plz:
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:iconrbyw: My pleasure always. :iconhug1plz:
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thank you so much for featuring my work here :)
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Thank you so much! What a great collection :D
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libelle General Artist
beautiful collection... :aww:
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It is :)
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KarintaStudent General Artist
Thanks SO MUCH for the feature!!
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Thank you the feature!
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Thanks so VERY much Katy for including one of my images!  Wow, there is some absolutely stunning work here!  =D
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Kaz-DHobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome!
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Is this why I received so many faves recently? ;) Thank you so much, Katy! Great article too :clap:
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Quite possible! :B
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Really nice article! Clapping Pony Icon - Applejack by TariToons



I really like the Chats & forums you show. Is there a special place to ask photography questions in Chats & forums? I have never tried it but seen some questions some of my friends asked stuff there and they seemed to get back just nasty comments. Not nice helpful ones like the ones you show.

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And I see you got your answer already :D
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Yup, you can go to the Photography forum and ask whatever questions you want :la: The people over there are both friendly and helpful. :nod:
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TimetosaybyeStudent Photographer
Ok, Thank you! =)
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I haven't posted an Instagram in a while, but it's deshrubber.
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