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"One Signature is worth a thousand implied tones..."
-Charles Swan -
Copyright Expert

In the news this week there has been a spotlight on Karren Brady, a photographer who has won a copyright ruling. The news article itself is interesting but the cautions that it turfs up for the future and current generations of photographers are slightly more concerning. The general feeling that has started to develop is that if you have assistance with setting up a shot, making a scene, posing a model and making up a person for example, those people may well have rights to your work. This is also being debated with regards to post-production and if you get somebody else to edit your work. What are your thoughts on this? And when attributing this to the deviantART community, what are your personal thoughts and opinions on crediting and recognition for models where possible too? And do you strive to get signatures for the work you do?

Community Relations News

There have been lots of happenings the past few weeks including lots of things going on for deviantART's twelfth Birthday which was on Tuesday. The gameshow went fantastically well and subsequently 3wyl and I have secured a date for our next chat event which will have some photography relations but will be about challenges and contests. To find out more check out the Gameshow results and next event details.

Congratulations to all those who applied for a creative grant in the first round and got accepted! There are some really exciting projects receiving a bit of funding to help them get kickstarted or progress and you can read all about it here!

:bulletblack: July Daily Deviation Roundups
:bulletblack: The LOL Corner
:bulletblack: Ongoing Community Projects
:bulletblack: Want to run your own community project?
:bulletblack: DeviantART Related Updates
:bulletblack: How to create a chatroom!
:bulletblack: Pimps and Whoas
:bulletblack: Bi-weekly Critique nights


This is a section that will be expanded on when you note me your contests and events on deviantART!
:bulletblack: Photography and Challenges evening on 4th September at 8pm UK time in #CommunityRelations
:bulletblack: The Self Portrait Contest

Spotlight On dadar

dadar was brought to my attention this week by dutchshun who sent me a note along with a beautiful piece of his photography.
Photography is a powerful tool, we have the ability to capture a thousand moments and a million unsaid words with just a few clicks of a button. dadar's work is a fine example of those moments, those little treasures, captured.


Spotlight On UKPhotography

The group does exactly what it says in the name and spotlights UK photographers and shots taken within the United Kingdom. Many don't know, but the UK is actually made up of four Countries which includes England, Northern Ireland (as Southern is independent from the UK), Scotland and Wales. Great Britain is the term used to describe Scotland, Wales and England. And England...well we're just England! The UK has some fantastic photography spots and the group highlights those by showcasing artists from across the Kingdom.


Deviants to Check Out This Week

Each week we bring you a selection of Deviants introducing a wide range of works that might interest you. If you want to be considered or you know somebody who deserves a spotlight just send me a note!

Mature Content

stories of the forest by mihai2k


Project Educate

projecteducate is a Community Volunteer led project that aims to help educate the wider deviantART population in many different areas of art. It's about tutorials, features, interviews, education, guides and much more. Every few months members of the community team at projecteducate put together a Community Week - something which you are invited to get involved with, as members of the community. If you're interesting in writing for Community Week then please note the group for more information.

DpressedSoul has been extra busy this week in the Abstract & Surreal Community as it's his turn with Project Educate. There are some fantastic informative articles, awesome interviews and a few more bits to come to get you inspired, educated and artistic.

:bulletblack: Introduction
:bulletblack: Lines
:bulletblack: Interview with Eintoern
:bulletblack: The Colour and the Shape
:bulletblack: Interview with Tuminka

Art History

Throughout the month of August the ArtHistoryProject has been publishing informational and historical blogs covering many aspects of Graphics. There are some really beautiful articles there to read and lots of information to cover in order to get yourself clued up on your favourite artforms.

:bulletblue: Graphics Month!
:bulletblue: The Beginning of Manga
:bulletblue: The Beginning of American Comics
:bulletblue: Manga AND WAR!
:bulletblue: History of Comic-Con International
:bulletblue: Akira Toriyama

:new:Literature Is Coming! Throughout September the Art History focus will be on Literature and there are many ways in which you can get yourself involved. Have a read of the blog to find out more!

General Photography

Community Volunteers Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart  

Nom Nom is out once more and explores Bread! If you've a suggestion for themes for Nom Nom then please send them my way! Additionally our Still Life Monthly Photography Contest has opened over at Still-Life-Stills. Be sure to read the rules and get submitting your yellow works for a chance to win some prizes!

All Snapped Up is a brand new series of articles from 3wyl that's worth keeping an eye on and if you've any ideas of photographers that should be snapped up send them over to 3wyl!

Every Picture tells a story, whether that's about the content of the shot, the photographer or indeed both. IsacGoulart has begun a series of articles that take you inside the mind of the photographer in order to explore where he or she was coming from, and find out exactly how they captured that moment. Check out the Full Article Here for more.

Architecture Photography

Community Volunteer AnaNaszynska

The July Summary of Architecture is out and there's lots going on - or lots has been going on and if you've missed it that's the place to go for a catch up! Don't forget that you can suggest Architecture Daily Deviations to AnaNaszynska via note.


Abstract & Surreal Photography

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

Firstly the August Contest is open over at Abstract-and-Surreal and has a theme of Water! Head over to the gallery, read the comment for more info and get your work in for a chance of scoring some points!

New Samples of Magic Infrared Photos is out once more and explores some of those mystifying yet beautiful infrared shots here on deviantART. Also a Surreal Edition of Finding Beauty is out and shares some fantastic but surrealistic works!

As well as checking out the projecteducate articles mentioned earlier in the news article there is also another emotive feature out from DpressedSoul. Memories Punish me Once Again is a feature using music by Anathema and work from the Abstract and Surreal Community.

Animals, Plants & Nature Photography

Community Volunteers Kaz-D | IsacGoulart | 3wyl

Keep sending your Animals, Plants and Nature suggestions to the General Photography Volunteers 3wyl Kaz-D and IsacGoulart. We look forward to receiving them and getting your 'APN' work showcased!

Conceptual Photography

Community Volunteer DemonMathiel

There are still a few more weeks left for you to enter the Conceptual Summer Contest hosted by DemonMathiel! If you need inspiration then browse the current entries here! The Conceptual Photography DD Summary is also out!

Darkroom Photography

Community Volunteer TanyaSimpson

The July Darkroom Roundup is out and ready to be browsed. It contains all the Daily Deviations awarded to Darkroom Photography during the month of July! Additionally TanyaSimpson has been busy with Darkroom Exposed and has posted a fantastic article exploring Ambrotypes! No idea what I'm talking about? Head over and have a look!

Horror, Macabre & Cosplay Photography

Community Volunteer pullingcandy

The Spooky DD Roundup for July has been posted and is a summary of all the Horror and Macabre DDs given throughout the month. CosplayCosplay is also out too! Remember that although Cosplay comes under People and Portraits, pullingcandy is the person to suggest the DDs to in this case!

Pin-Up & Glamour Photography

Community Volunteer DistortedSmile

The July DD Roundup is out so you can check out all the pinup and glamour Daily Deviations awarded throughout the past month. Some images within the journal will be mature content. Under the Skin is also out once again and highlights undiscovered talent within the community. Check out who has been featured this time around!

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

Check out the street photography Daily Deviation roundup. Additionally there's an issue of Friday Night Specials out and another one will be posted today so stop by Stamatis's page and check out some inspirational work.

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From the Forums

:bulletblack: What makes someone a photographer?
:bulletblack: Tips for macro photography?
:bulletblack: How often are you out taking photographs?
:bulletblack: Photographing Strangers
:bulletblack: Advice on Buying Lighting Equipment
:bulletblack: How to improve your style
:bulletblack: Do you print your photos?
:bulletblack: What makes a photo sell?

Photography Books

The Photo Book is an 'anthology' of photography as it were. From Julia Margaret Cameron to Herb Rittz, it explores photographers from across the years to give you insight, education and inspiration!

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: Making a Difference from 3wyl
:bulletblue: dA Love for Everyone from Lintu47
:bulletblue: Wonderful Wednesday from JamminJo
:bulletblue: Project Porkchop from Astralseed
:bulletblue: Under 1,000 Views from Postmorteum
:bulletblue: Square-ishSquare-ish from OliviaMichalski
:bulletblue: Hairflow from MarinaCoric

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart

Architecture AnaNaszynska

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Darkroom: TanyaSimpson

Urban and Rural: fritsenator

Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine

Conceptual: DemonMathiel

Fashion: Pixel-Spotlight

Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy

Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile

Photo-journalism: xbastex

Street: StamatisGR

Groups to check out
:iconstill-life-stills::iconshopping-for-stock::iconphoto--assignment: :icongothictemple: :iconblackwhitephotos: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :icondapn: :iconbestofcolor: :iconphotographersdream: :iconurban-and-rural: :iconabstract-and-surreal: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate: :iconthrough-a-lens::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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Postmorteum Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Lovely. But you didn't include my new feature, just the old one again. I'm not complaining, promise! Just thought because this is a weekly newsletter, that it's quite important to have everything updated. :O

Otherwise, like always, great issue. :aww:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh...this week was a busy week, so I probably wrote that section before your new feature came out :nod:
Sorry about that!
Postmorteum Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
kayjensen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow that some awesome photos!!!!
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
NVENTFISCHER Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Merci beaucoup ! :)
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i am so glad everything i make and photograph are my won and no one elses! but if i did get help i would credit credit those involved.
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: :hug:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Added to the Photography Update section of #DevNews that will post on August 17th :aww:
SAVALISTE Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Photographer
feigenfrucht Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Pierre-Lagarde Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Nice :clap:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Added to #DevNews article collection for posting later today ~ August 10, 2012.
WildWinyan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Photographer
I always use friends and family as my assistants just to cut through alot of drama, and now it seems it will help me legally too. I agree that sometimes alot of the grunt work for SOME photographers is done by the help and they merely come along and snap and check settings. But there are still MANY of us that find the locations ourselves, I do the make up for my models. (I watch youtube vids to help me there) all props and clothing I buy myself or my friends, the models bring it along. I guess all I can say is know the person that is helping you and always cover your own @ss!
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a great idea, and I do the same where possible :nod:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the promotion, Katy! :heart:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome! :)
Xcetera Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
I always give credit to the people who assisted with my shoot and my models, but I sure as hell don't believe they deserve my copyright. It's my concept - it's my sight. If I was asked to shoot somebody else's concept, however, I might feel slightly differently about it. I feel like it all comes down to the idea - is it a collaboration of different people's ideas coming together to produce the shoot, or is it one persons idea bringing everyone else in to help?

I do like to get signatures, but I quite often forget ^^;
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree completely! Credit is fantastic, it should be given, but copyright? Psht! :P
I think it's one person's idea for the most part, sometimes it can be lots of ideas...but mostly it's the former, i think :nod:
MarinaCoric Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional
electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Huh, so anyone that could have helped you with the shot can claim a copyright on it?

Well to that I say, where does it end? What constitutes "help"? I would not be where I am without my 10th grade photography teacher. She sure as shit helped me. And of course, my parents, who gave birth to me. They helped out a lot. Those are gross exaggerations, but I hope you can see my point. If someone did the makeup for a model you shot, then yes they helped you. You probably couldn't have done the shot without their help.

But I don't think they deserve to claim a copyright on your photos. You shot them. And most likely, you set everything up in the first place. Sure, crediting them or mentioning the help you got on a shot is probably in order, but for people to claim copyright? I don't think that flies.
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Exactly! A make up artist could claim the credit just for painting the face of the model who could also claim the credit being in the surroundings that somebody other than the photographer set up...and so on. :<

I wonder where it will end too, the camera, the click of the button, the shot set up - those are all things that are done by a photographer not by anyone else. It makes me wonder about photos of sculptures and things like that - installation art and such. Will they be subject to copyright infringement if a photographer shoots them?
electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. I mean, I sort of get what they're saying here, since if a makeup artist did the makeup for a model, that is something unique and all done from that one person, but to claim copyright on the photo that was taken? I don't get it. They should own the "copyright" on the makeup (although I don't even know what that would mean, practically speaking), but not the photo. The photo is copyrighted to the photographer that took the picture, duh.
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
:wow: Beautiful collection! :rose::sun::bow:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful Kaz. Nice work here! :hug:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:la: My pleasure! :heart:
meganjoy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thank you! :) I really appreciate it. :heart:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
AureusOcularis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thank you so much for featuring me. I feel honored. :)
So many beautiful shots to watch here.
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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