Photography Weekly: Edition Fifteen

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood

In the UK Spring is most definitely here. And with it comes a plethora of Photo-graphical opportunities. Whilst there are the flowers, trees and in particular blossoms coming into bloom there are also the youngsters. Baby Animals! Birds beginning to nest and in general it seems - an influx of human babies too! There is no shortage of opportunities to take a photo at this time of year here and there are some useful tips to get you out and about making the most of the season...

Use sunrises and sunsets - the lightest part of the day at lunchtime and the dusky evenings to capture spring landscapes at their best. Utilize the foggy mornings with sun streaming through too! Avoid white light - at this time of year it's incredibly harsh and doesn't do much to enhance your photos. And also keep your tripod close to hand! When trying to get those intricate close up shots of leaves and petals, or a flower swaying in the breeze - you'll need some kind of camera support! This article from What Digital Camera explores more...

Community Relations News

Moonbeam13 has posted an article about The Scrap Trap which is well worth having a read of because submitting photography to deviantART is affected. It's excellent news!
GREEN by SenselessDot
Pimps and Whoas for March has also been posted and includes lots of fantastic goings on in the community. The theme this month was Green - if you want to participate in next months theme check it out in the article and share your work for a chance to get featured!

Last week Photography Weekly focused on Urban Exploration and this week I saw a fantastic article pop up in my inbox - check out The Dead Places.

House of God by Matthias-Haker

And finally Artists Spotlight Vol II is out and some lovely Photographers have been featured!

Spotlight Deviant

nile-can-too has a beautiful Gallery full of a mix of conceptual work coupled with simple vantage points of the world. You won't be disappointed if you stop by and have a browse.
Cloud Maker by nile-can-too
What Belongs to the Sea by nile-can-too
The Red Queen of Hearts by nile-can-too

Spotlight Group ahorafotografia

"Group for photographers worldwide
Our aim is to promote photographic works by artists from around the world."
worries by Xvant
Do all things with love by Magda27
Kurdistan Beauty by LenaDavid

Deviants to Check Out This Week

Dusk by malaugusto

splash I by sdfphotography

Pin by Kemulin

Project Educate - Stock & Resources

Community Volunteers Dan-Heffer & Elandria

Stock & Resources can be incredibly important to the Photographer from photoshop curves to being able to put your own shots out there as Stock. An image you might think is completely useless could be the fantastic backdrop to an awesome manipulation that somebody else could create. Drop by projecteducate this week and see what Dan and Elandria have to offer you! There's a fantastic competition going on too. In the meantime if you're interested in creating stock or you're looking then check out resurgere or Shopping-for-stock

Mature Content

Package - Slaughter - 5 by resurgere

Stock and Resources DD Criteria!
The Huntress4 by Tasastock:bigthumb185697807: Teaser: Barbarian Warrior by mjranum-stock

Abstract & Surreal

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

Abstract-and-Surreal have produced another beautiful article exploring Abstract Photography and Blue. You can check it out right Here!
Life is simple by plusch
La Neve nel Bicchiere by caska1979
boxes by sandeepsarma

Urban & Rural & Architecture

Community Volunteer FritsPlays

Keep sending your Daily Deviation suggestions FritsPlays's way - Remember he handles both Urban, Rural and Architecture Photography.
I came across this beautiful article whilst browsing today - Alabastra's Architecture, Urban & Rural Feature which explores a wide range of artist's work and spotlights an undiscovered talent from kpavlis

Vasco da Gama Bridge. 04 by sensorfleck
London Eye by Pajunen
London Bridge [Instagram] by JorgeToei

People & Portraits - Pin Up & Glamour

Community Volunteer DistortedSmile

Last week DistortedSmile shared with us Irish Lush in celebration of St Patrick's Day!

Mature Content

st pattys day vargas recreatio by VintageImagery

green by HannahCombs

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

Friday night Street Specials v3.3 is out and additionally StamatisGR has some exciting news to share from the Street Community!
nfilipevs Nuno Silva from Portugal is in the shortlist for the International Street Photography Award of 2012 You can find a bit more out about it Here but huge congratulations to one of our community for being shortlisted 50 out of 2400 Photographers!

2628 by nfilipevs 2203 - Walk by nfilipevs 3613 by nfilipevs


Community Volunteer hellfirediva

The Macro Gallery is looking for your thoughts on its future! Check out This blog and leave your feedback!
procreation by werol
Morning of September by dralik
Little Worlds by Lilyas

Horror, Macabre & Cosplay

Community Volunteer pullingcandy

The A, B, C's of Cosplay is out once again. Death Note, Dr Who and Final Fantasy are part of the areas explored in this article!
Death Note: This Is Heaven by behindinfinity
Final Fantasy X - Lulu by Raz1n


Community Volunteer xbastex

A fantastic and poignant article has been put together exploring Photo-journalism & Floods The statistics attached to the article are just startling. "Between 1975 and 2000, over 170 thousand people were killed by floods. Flooding kills people in every region of the world." Check out the images included too.
Jakarta :: flood :: V by eyw
respect IV by siwymortis
respect I by siwymortis

Artistic Nude & Fetish

Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine

This week Nyx-Valentine asks who YOU would like to see interviewed in the Fetish Community. Ever wondered what makes somebody tick? Go on over and check out the Poll. The Wednesday Feature
 this week was along the theme of Red.

Mature Content

Isabella V with a red hood 1 by huitphotography

Mature Content

Red Splash by sifu

Mature Content

Red Sky by deannadeadly

Featured Tutorial

Again we go back to :devlievheersbeestje: for her awesome tutorials this week!
Photoshop sunlight and sundown action by meganjoy

Weekly 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: Weekly Feature from Lintu47 Vol 31
:bulletblue: Weekly Feature from Lintu47 Vol 32

Spring at last by StamatisGR
Standing Ovation by NanisKa
. : s p r i n g s o u l : . by utopic-man:thumb119085393:
Welcome spring.. by MaddyPhotos
have a beautiful Easter by AlicjaRodzik
feel the spring by Orwald I'm waiting for spring by cscruff
Colorful spring by EliseEnchanted
Wishes for spring by meganjoy
.. spring by BaxiaArt spring by senkova
Spring by Jules1983
Spring is Delicious by FriendFrog
after rain blossoms by cheah77

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

The Community Volunteer Team -  Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D  
(kinipelahh on hiatus see Pixel-Spotlight)

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: actonephotos and shuttermonkey

Architecture, Urban and Rural: FritsPlays

Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine

Conceptual: DemonMathiel

Fashion & General Photography: Pixel-Spotlight

Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy

Macro: hellfirediva

Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile

Photo-journalism xbastex

Street: StamatisGR

Groups to check out
:iconresurgere: :iconshopping-for-stock::iconphoto--assignment: :icongothictemple: :iconblackwhitephotos: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :icondapn: :iconbestofcolor: :iconphotographersdream: :iconurban-and-rural: :iconabstract-and-surreal: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate: :iconthrough-a-lens: :iconabstract-high-key: :iconr72: :iconstreetsnapshots: :iconcritique-it: :iconbeyond-borders: :iconsweet-photography: :iconphotography-inc: :iconphotographyportraits: :iconcasualphotography: :iconphotographyworld: :iconbreathtaking-photos: :icongothictemple: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :iconwater-dreams: :iconlovely-square-pics:

Get Involved...

You can get yourself into Photography Weekly just by sending me a note! Each week I look for:
:bulletblue: Spotlight Deviants
:bulletblue: Underappreciated Deviants
:bulletblue: Spotlight Groups
:bulletblue: Photography related news
:bulletblue: Themes & Topics
:bulletblue: Featured Tutorials

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