Photography Weekly Edition Twenty Five
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CR Newsletter - November + December 2011
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"The one surefire way to get nothing is to not bother looking" - Joe McNally


Research carried out by Nikon has estimated that an amazing 332 million jubilee related photos will be taken on the day of the Thamas River Pageant on June 3rd. That's amazing. It even tops the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last year. The upcoming Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth has sparked patriotism in the most unlikely places meaning that driving down a normal street turns into an epic photo opportunity with the various bunting, flags and other bits and pieces. So whether or not you're local to London and able to join in the four days of pomp and ceremony that the British are allegedly famed for - you might find that there are events and things local to you that will bring out the journalistic candid photographer that's screaming inside to get out! But in this day and age, when every second person owns an SLR - the Art of Photography has become increasingly accessible. Does this increasingly common presence of the camera make it better? Or does it make it worse? What do you think? I know that I'm going to be taking photographs at a Wedding on Thursday where there will possibly be around 4 - 5 guests with D-SLR cameras - yet I'll be the one being paid for it. Is the competition increasing?




Community Relations News


The Bi-Weekly Critique Nights are well underway with another one coming up on June 13th which is a Photo-manipulation Critique with Aeirmid. Check out the blog for more info on dates and times. On June 27th We will be having a general Photography Critique Night which you can bring all your photography works along to! (Well not quite all!). But I will update you about that nearer the time. Bookmark the blog!

Aeirmid Dan-Heffer and Elandria have written a wonderful article on Why we should credit and notify with a particular focus on Photo-manipulation, Stock and Resources. It's also important for photographers to take note and apply rules to the images they share or use to enhance their work.




Spotlight Deviant mitazu08


I happened across mitazu08's work when I received a note about the spotlit group this week and just had to feature her for her gallery is simply breath-taking. mitazu08 has put a personal spin on everyday situations or popular conceptual ideas to make them her own and unique.
April 8. My love is a circle by mitazu08
Float market. by mitazu08
Ice on fire by mitazu08




Spotlight Group MinimalistLandscapes


In keeping with the theme of Light this week MinimalistLandscapes was the perfect group to showcase. The group was founded by JohnClavin and this week's spotlight artist (see above) and although only one month old is proving popular amongst the community. Member ship is automatically accepted to the group there is a clear and concise journal detailing rules of submitting.
Nautical Club Kastoria by NickKoutoulas
Silent boat by NickKoutoulas
Polifitos Lake by NickKoutoulas




Deviants to Check Out This Week


mehrmeer

I'll never stray again by mehrmeer

rosaarvensis
Dreamer by rosaarvensis

1510
14 by 1510




Project Educate - Vector Week 


It's currently Vector Week over at projecteducate with plenty of information on how to Vector and what it's All About!
Next week is Photo-manipulation hosted by Aeirmid with a Critique Night which you can find out about by clicking the link!




General Photography


Community Volunteer Kaz-D


:bulletblue:The Still Life Contest is still (teehee) going strong! Check out the rules and regs here!

:bulletblue:Nom Nom is out once more and is a little more healthy than previous issues...

:bulletblue:With the help of sine-out I've recently had the inspiration to start up a troubleshooting series of articles answering questions and queries about Photography (as much as possible!) The first Issue addressing lighting is Out Right Now! To get involved drop your troubles (Photography related!) in a comment on the blog and we'll do our best to answer them. Additionally if you feel you've got input on one of our topics then do comment or note me and we'll include you in the next blog. Next time our theme is Backgrounds and FionaCreates brought up the issue that many of us have. We'll be addressing that and if you have ideas let me know!

:bulletblue:The Theme of the week over at Through-a-Lens is The Beach check out the blog for info on submitting your works to be featured on Sunday 3rd.
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:bulletblue:OliviaMichalski has put together an Intimate, Touching & Emotive feature for all the couples and friends on deviantART. It's beautiful!
winter sleep II by laura-makabresku

:bulletblue: May's Daily Deviation roundups have been posted and can be found Right Here! The blog combining all the roundups across the team will be up in the next few days so keep an eye on communityrelations

And finally! PurpelBlur has written another Devious Minds article featuring TeaPhotography who has been here since forever! (Sort of). Check it out for the inside scoop.




Contests


:bulletblack: TheSp0t is hosting a contest! It's Still Life! How AWESOME! Check out all the information Here! It's open to members and non-members.

:bulletblack:ourtimephotography is hosting the Summer Rain Contest opening on 1st of June and closing on 30th June. There are some fantastic prizes including features and points. Check out the link for more info.

:bulletblack: dandelion-field is hosting the  Cloud Forms Contest which is open NOW and ends on June 14th. Check out the link for more info!

:bulletblack: Abstract-and-Surreal have a Shapes contest going on! Check out the link for more info!

:bulletblack: Iluvbiscuit2 is hosting a A Pet Photography contest!

:bulletblack: SolutionsSanctuary are hosting a Contest challenging you to create a tutorial on navigating deviantART. Check out the finer details Here!

Have a contest going on? Is it photography related? Note me!




Animals, Plants and Nature


Community Volunteers shuttermonkey & trevg


Synthesis of Jade and Ivory by Zanarky
Zanarky is a deviant to check out this week for his fantastic Nature photography! Zanarky also does a brilliant series of articles entitled Naughty by Nature (Because Nature's sexy too!) which are well worth keeping an eye out for.

dAPN have a theme this month for May of Freestyle which includes everything APN apart from Macro.

And Finally Water-And-Nature-Art have put together the fourth part of the Underexposed Series which showcases some beautiful lesser known artists.
Morning Dew by Moosplauze




Architecture


Community Volunteer AnaNaszynska


Alabastra's Architecture Spotlight is out once more and showcases some fantastic work! Check out the full article Here!

Rise 02 by Nightline




Abstract & Surreal


Community Volunteer DpressedSoul


The wonderful RosleinRot over at Abstract-and-Surreal has brought the IV edition of Surreal Photography to us! It's well worth checking out for some amazing works!

TheDarkerDays has also put together Vol II of The Darker Days Feature which is another worth checking out.

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DpressedSoul has put together another feature Fragile Dreams which uses inspiration from Anathema.
lacrima by felipmars




Conceptual Photography


Community Volunteer DemonMathiel


The Power of Ideas is out once more and explores some fantastically inspirational conceptual Photographs set to inspire you to get creative.
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Street Photography


Community Volunteer StamatisGR


:bulletblack: A Visual Guide to Street Photography
:bulletblack: Street Photography Tutorial - I
:bulletblack: Street Photography Tutorial - II
:bulletblack: Street...without People
:bulletblack: Street Photography DDs - MAY 2012
:bulletblack: Friday night Street Specials v5.4

The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out!!!
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Urban & Rural


Community Volunteer FritsPlays


City Strolls is out once more from bradleysays and explores some fantastic cityscapes across deviantART - and the world!
Green Dome III by ashamandour




Fashion Photography


Community Volunteer Pixel-Spotlight


Fashion This Week is back once again featuring some fantastic works of Fashion Photography that deserve extra attention.
at home by BEINTAbeinta
Drop by adumvgh's page for Fashion Friday!



Featured Photoshop Action



Blue stories by Wnison is a beautiful set of actions that range from pure blue to exclusioned blue - a fantastic assortment of tones to finish your images.




Tips and Tricks - Jubilee Special


My Stretch of London by photodan88
These tips don't just apply to London and the days of the Jubilee - but will be quite useful if you find you are local!

:bulletblack: Get people posing! If you see someone dressed up, chances
are they will love to be photographed! So just ask

:bulletblack: Don't be afraid of the rain - monarchs such as the Queen
will always dress to be seen and if it's grey and dreary you can
guarantee she'll be wearing bright and bold. Her umbrella will be see
through too, so you might be in for getting that lucky shot!

:bulletblack: Snap the crowds - get the atmosphere on camera by taking pictures of the people.

:bulletblack: In London the Thames Pageant will be one of the largest
Flotillas ever seen on the river - so get shots of this! It will contain
1,000 boats!

:bulletblack: Be brave, ask people to move if they are in the way (nicely)

:bulletblack: Share your pictures - the rest of the world would love to see!




From the Forums


:bulletblack:The Best Camera
:bulletblack:Most commonly used lens?
:bulletblack:Self-publish your photo book
:bulletblack:The Stuff People Say To Photographers




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: Deviations under 1,000 views - Transportation from Postmorteum
:bulletblue: Gifts of Nature from TarantulaLdAmn
:bulletblue: Square'ish from OliviaMichalski
:bulletblue: Project Comment - Underappreciated Feature from 3wyl
:bulletblue: dA Love for everyone from Lintu47
:bulletblue: A small feature from Alabastra
:bulletblue: Project Pork Chop from Astralseed




Light by 1maliniak1
In stark contrast by YukiKoi
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Mature Content

Flicker of Light by DanikaMilles

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Light and Water by rachcedillo
Into the light by HeretyczkaA
:: Light in the dark. :: by Liek
Light And Life From The Sun by oO-Rein-Oo
baby dragon of light by lil-d-swiggs
the book of Love by Orwald
feel it... . by light-from-Emirates





The Community Volunteer Team - Photography


The Community Volunteer Team -  Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D

Architecture AnaNaszynska

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: trevg and shuttermonkey

Urban and Rural: FritsPlays

Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine

Conceptual: DemonMathiel

Fashion Pixel-Spotlight

Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy

Macro: hellfirediva

Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile

Photo-journalism xbastex

Street: StamatisGR




Groups to check out
:iconstill-life-stills: :iconthebloodpool::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 Nature


Recommended Journals
CR Newsletter - November + December 2011
Table of Contents 1. Reflections 2. Volunteer Openings 3. Share Your Opinions 4. Community Projects 5. Official Contests 6  Project Educate 2011/2012 7. News from the Chats and Forums 8. News from the Galleries 1. Reflections It never ceases to amaze me how quickly a year can fly by.  I've made it a practice over the years to sit back and reflect on the year, what went well, what didn't and where I'd like to see the new year go.  A year can bring a lot of lessons and without reflection it's hard to ensure that you've taken away everything important from it.  I apply this personally and to deviantART and it's that time again :squee: A coup
Photomanipulation News and Feature
Hi, everyone! It's been a while since I've given you all an update about what is going on with the photomanipulation community. Here's the scoop! Upcoming photomanipulation-related events We have lots of exciting events coming up over the next few weeks/months. If you have anything you'd like to see please note me, and I'll do my best to make it happen! :bulletpink: Project Educate: Photomanipulation will be June 4th-10th. We are involving as many community members as possible, and we're all really excited about the events we have planned for you all! :heart: If you are interested in being a part of our amazing team, please note me. We wo
Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!
New! Post to multiple places! Since the release of Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer, there's been one feature in particular that we've been itching to release, and we're happy to announce that it's ready!  Sta.sh Writer now allows for publication to multiple outlets, including your Gallery, Journal, or Group Journals. How does it work? 1. Head to Sta.sh Writer and begin writing your entry. 2. Choose a skin for your Group from the right hand panel. 3. When you're ready to publish, choose any combination of your Journal, the Journal Portal (browseable by all deviants), and your Groups of which you are in an administrative class. These options are
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Beautiful!
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Thanks so much for feuture!!
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Amazing works, beautifully arranged and presented!!!!

Ingo
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Thank you Ingo :)
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a great 25th edition! :heart:
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Thanks ! :)
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you're very welcome! :heart:
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Thank you so much for featuring me next to such excellent work, in a very well put-together article. It feels great! :D
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You're welcome :)
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Aww, thank you for mentioning `PurpelBlur's
Interview with me! :aww:
That was very nice of you! :hug:
Yesssss, it seems like I've been here forever!! :faint:
[sorta kinda, right?]
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You're awesome :)
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