Photography Weekly: Edition Seventeen
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“ Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst."
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

Lots of people quote the above at me when I start to moan that I've taken a billion photographs on a specific day and none of them turned out to be worth anything. The truth is you might take a thousand or you might take 4 photographs before you unearth something that's recognized, liked and respected. It doesn't matter either way because you're creating first and foremost for yourself. When you start to take money for your hobby is when you need to look at technique, skills and actual finished product to ensure that you are meeting the sort of quality criteria needed. So whilst the quote is a famous thought - provoking one - it isn't necessarily true!

With the Seventeenth edition of Photography weekly upon us I'd like to just emphasize that the support given is wonderful, the feedback is fantastic and the general stats on each article posted are mind blowing. I love seeing that spotlight deviants and groups get an increase in traffic - it means something must be working. But I rarely get anything from The Community in terms of promoting your work or others work, and getting your Photography related news out there. If you're unsure how to get involved check the end of this article for full details - and start noting me!

Community Relations News

Since it's the end of the month the regular Daily Deviation Roundups have been compiled over at communityrelations Check out the article to find links to all the roundups of Daily Deviations given across March!
The Abandoned by x-horizon
Miss Kiwi by PaSt1978
Stepladder by DmitryElizarov


:bulletblack:BlackWhitePhotos are holding a Spring Contest
:bulletblack:communityrelations are sponsoring the deviantART Related Collaboration Contest which is open to ALL mediums on deviantART.
:bulletblack: StamatisGR is hold the Street Photography Contest
:bulletblack: TheConceptBox are hosting a contest along the theme of Grateful!

Spotlight Deviant csbazsek

Recommended by the Urban, Rural & Architecture CV FritsPlays this deviant is one to check out! You may have noticed him last month when his fantastic piece Squares received a Daily Deviation.
csbazsek explores the things that we overlook everyday turning them into minimalistic

Spotlight Group Colorblast

Within this group the gallery folders are organised by color - and deviations are automatically accepted. Founded just a week ago but with more than 400 members already Colorblast is proving vastly popular amongst deviants. What are you waiting for?! Head over and join!
Luna 2 by CathleenTarawhiti
Every Fate by GlassSheep
We Color the World with our Dreams by AdARDurden

Deviants to Check Out This Week

The Spring Canopy by TouchedD

Nature from below II by RobinHedberg

Locking wood by dSavin

Venice morning by AlexGutkin

Project Educate - Community Week

It's community week over at projecteducate  and the fantastic deviants that have been writing articles have brought some wonderful bits of advice and features to the community's attention. The Photography related articles include How to promote your art and Under=Appreciated Artists Photography but if you're looking for anything else head over and see what takes your fancy!
Dream as if... by aaroffy
buttermere by Jey-De

General Photography

This week kinipelahh and I have put together our Daily Deviations featured across the month of March. Here you can see all the pieces last month that were awarded a Daily Deviation. I also like to put together a selection each month of Suggested Daily Deviations to expose a few of the under-appreciated artists sent my way as well as those who have recently received a DD and so cannot get another for six months!

enclosed time by ankazhuravleva

Abstract & Surreal

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

Follow me Down to the Valley Below is this week's fantastic feature from DpressedSoul
rainroom by disies
Stranger in the Night by makowina
la nuit je mens by GillesMaselli

MichiLauke over at Abstract-and-Surreal has put together a feature exploring samples of magical infrared photographs. Check it out!
I R Baby by Astroandre
Come closer and see into the trees... by Wundenkuessen

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out!!!
Black and yellow by cosmin-m
China Town by Suppi-lu-liuma

:bulletblack:Over in the forums jonniedee is asking for your Street Photography Horror Stories!

Horror, Macabre & Cosplay

Community Volunteer pullingcandy

The A, B, C's of Cosplay   this week focus on J, K & L. The article includes Jigglypuff & Lara Croft amongst other awesome cosplay photos!
Let Me Sing For You by pikabellechu
Resident Evil: Jill by Ratsukorr
Lara Croft 3 by illyne

Artistic Nude & Fetish

Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine

The Wednesday Feature this week explores Legs! Yep that's right ;) Check it out.

Mature Content

Tied Long Legs by HOTgraFX

Mature Content

Legs by gsphoto

Mature Content

Legs by capturedguy

Featured Tutorial

This week I'd like to share a fantastic tutorial from Goodfoot42 who has some beautiful landscapes in his gallery. The tutorial explores using an ND Filter and is over at his blog right Here!

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: Colour Blind VI Absolutely BEAUTIFUL from Blaumohn
:bulletblue: Photography Feature V from Shutter-Shooter
:bulletblue: Weekly Feature 34 from Lintu47

:bulletblue: Nature Feature from Postmorteum
:bulletblue: Project Comment's Under appreciated Feature from 3wyl
:bulletblue: Making a Difference from 3wyl
:bulletblue: Weekly Photography Feature from Lintu47
:bulletblue: Square Feature from Alabastra

Happy Easter!

A Easter Story by Xingz
Happy Easter by Lingering-Tears
Easter bunny by medveh
Happy Easter Wall-e by LT-Arts
happy easter by Basistka
Happy Easter by Lady-Tori
Happy Easter. by incredi
Easter Issue 2 by StevenKauk
Easter Greetings by SilivrenTinu

Happy easter by EliseEnchanted
Happy Easter by DeniseSoden

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
:iconcolorblast::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
:bulletblue: Next weeks theme is Blue

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thanks :D
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Thank you so much for the feature!
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Welcome! :)
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Awesome Katy! Can't get enough minimalism photography. Great find!
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Kaz-DHobbyist Photographer
Very true! :)
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Thank you very much, Katy! :heart:
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The work of :iconcsbazsek: is simply great, thank you for the discovery :clap:
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Woo-hoo!! Only 7,000 more photos until I start takin' good photos:)
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Love the Easter features. :giggle:
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MissMorticiaStudent General Artist
I read Photography Weekly all the time - and love it! :huggle:

This week I noticed my stock group #Shopping-for-stock in the list of groups to check out, I thought what the fuck is that doing in there?! Lol, thanks though! :happybounce:
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Probably from a few weeks back when I featured stock and resources :B It was their #projecteducate week so Dan and Elandria gave me some groups to include!
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:clap: Excellent!
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Hey, thanks for the feature :)
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Awesome article, I love reading these! :)
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Thank you! :) Thanks for reading :D
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Great!!! ;)
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;) :)
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