Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty Four

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"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera"
 - Lewis Hine

This week I happened across a Photographer who shoots the economy - currently in the UK. If you ever wondered what Economy looks like - and what the recession looks like - in the Photographic sense then wonder no more. Simon Robert's has it captured. What really struck me though, aside from the complete normality and sometimes mundane life that made the photographs, was the comments on the Article that I read about Simon. The BBC Wrote about him yesterday and nearly all the comments were from people advocating boredom. The Irony is that Simon Robert's had, in full colour, photographed our lives. And the general consensus was that it was dull and unimaginative. How very English we are.

Copyright Simon Robert's  Photography

Community Relations News

Another edition of the LOL Corner has been put together by the fantastic deshrubber

<Uni77>Don't you just hate it
<Uni77>when you buy a bag of air at lunch
<Uni77>and you get chips in it?

We've said farewell to ikazon and haldron from the Community Relations Team these past few weeks! But they're not leaving us completely - both Hunter and Trevor have got themselves a dollar! (Which means they're now full time awesome staff!) Congrats guys! :love: Check out this Article for info on name changes and new staff!

Have you ever wondered how to host a successful contest on deviantART? Well as part of her dA Life Series EveryNextDream has Written a guide exploring just that!

Spotlight Deviant DariaPitak

DariaPitak was reccomended to me by Astralseed and I was certainly not disappointed when I arrived in her gallery! Emotion was my first thought - most of the deviations capture emotion in some way shape or form, even without showing a complete face.
Darka by DariaPitak
smile! by DariaPitak
meadow by DariaPitak

Spotlight Group Still-Life-Stills

We launched just last week and already we're closing in on reaching 100 members. The response to launching a group for Still Life Photographers and appreciators has been amazing. Head over to submit work, browse or check out the Culinary Creations Contest

Check out the first featured tutorial by the fantastic claremanson She is well known for her wonderful creations in the kitchen but has now begun to share her photography secrets!
Food Photography Basics by claremanson

Deviants to Check Out This Week



Domes by dSavin

Photography Books

This week I'm introducing a new feature of Photography Books. I don't know about you, but I love having a few books on the shelf that I can leaf through that contain inspiring works from across the world. Well this week I'd like to draw your attention to The Photographs Not Taken a book of Photographers Essays by Will Steacy.

It simply explores exactly what it says on the cover - those photographs we, as photographers, didn't take. Those times that photographers didn't use their cameras and instead made a picture using words. Basically Literature and Photographer community combine!

Source: Will Steacy - Photographs Not Taken

Project Educate - Still Life Ends!

Sunday saw the end of the Still Life Photography Week but the contest is still going  strong until mid June. If you want to learn more about Game Development Art it's worth stopping by projecteducate and checking out WillowXD's articles! For a complete archive of previous articles written across the Project Educate months check out The Wrap up Blogs

General Photography

Community Volunteer Kaz-D

There's not a huge amount going on in General Photography this week. There is still a spot open for another General Photography Community Volunteer so if you're interested then drop by communityrelations to apply. Keep those DD suggestions coming - I read every single one and reply to as many as possible!

:bulletblack:The Culinary Creations Contest is going well! Check out the entries that have already been submitted right Here!

:bulletblack:Nom Nom is out once more this time exploring Chicken
Chicken Charlie by peachjuice

Urban & Rural

Community Volunteer FritsPlays

The Urban and Rural group overhaul has begun and is now in phase two! FritsPlays is working hard with the team to make changes and get the group alive and kicking again. Stand by!

Fashion Photography

Community Volunteer Pixel-Spotlight

Fashion this week is a series of articles started up by Merry to explore some of the Fashion Photography submitted over the past week which definitely needs some extra attention. Check it out!
Eternity by JarekKas

Additionally adumvgh has started up Fashion Friday with the fourth issue out already!
Silver Icing by EmilySoto

Abstract & Surreal

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

Check out non-real this week which is a brand new group focused on showing the world in an unexpected way! Read the rules carefully though!
Winter grass by PhotoGrassHopper

Have I wasted a dream? is out from DpressedSoul and features some emotive works.

Over at Abstract-and-Surreal some fantastic new features and tutorials are out. Surreal Photography Feature from RosleinRot a Blue abstract photography feature from daisicalolliwog and finally a Digital Infrared Photography Tutorial from DimensionSeven All are great articles and well worth peeking at!

Need of Distance by FxSanyi

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

Street tutorials:

:bulletblack: A Visual Guide to Street Photography
:bulletblack: Street Photography Tutorial - I
:bulletblack: Street Photography Tutorial - II


:bulletblack: Friday night Street Specials v5.2
:bulletblack: Friday night Street Specials v5.3

The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out and ends on the 15th of June

Horror, Macabre & Cosplay

Community Volunteer pullingcandy

Zombie by 13th-horror
:bulletblack:This week I stumbled across The Monster Contest which is open to all mediums. Nilanja asks you to show your best monster! So get creating! Closes 17th June 2012.

:bulletblack:If you haven't already seen it and you're into all things Macabre then check out Assault your Senses from EveryNextDream
Ululatus by d1sarmon1a


Community Volunteer xbastex

:bulletblack:Master of Photography IV is out and explores Lewis Hine. Don't know who he is? Check out the article!
"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera"

:bulletblack: Reccomended Artists is also out and explores some Photo-journalism and Street Photographers!
........ by soneryaman


This week I noticed a thumbshare request from LA-Draws which is open to all mediums. Stop by here and drop up to five of your best deviations off for future articles! :heart:

Featured Tutorial

Whilst we have projecteducate to keep you ticking over with tutorials and education on various subjects it's always nice when the community take hold of education and bring out their own tips, guides and tutorials. I especially  love The Photographers Guide: Taking Quality Photos that seeinglight published yesterday!

Features & News 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: Transportation under 1,000 from Postmorteum
:bulletblue: Obscured Photos - Under -appreciated feature from 3wyl
:bulletblue: dA love for everyone from Lintu47
:bulletblue: Square-ish by OliviaMichalski
:bulletblue: Demonstrably Deviant - wyldhoney from LiliWrites
:bulletblue: Wind Feature from luckydesigns
:bulletblue: Wonderful Wednesday from JamminJo
:bulletblue: I Came, I dAmned, I Founded 25 from shuttermonkey
:bulletblue: The stars of dAr - Gillianivy from namenotrequired
:bulletblue: Project Porkchop Vol125 from Astralseed
:bulletblue: May staff picks from codenamepanther
:bulletblue: Dodge Dart Contest Semi-Finalists Announced from Moonbeam13
:bulletblue: Finding Beauty is out once more from RosleinRot

Heaven is a place on earth by StamatisGR
Just a sip! by naked-in-the-rain
Water Festival in Myanamr 18 by nyiminsan
winter night by photofairy
Refused to silence disappear by lwc71
Minimalism by A2Matos
Loch Katrine by SebastianKraus
Summer by Chaerul-Umam
2 People by Finvara
Deception by LAlight
Winter Breeze by Hestefotograf
Wings of Destiny by IvanAndreevich
l a d y by raquelvonkaminaru
Breathless by llemonthyme
.12.04.15. by dasTOK
The Grid by DanielHeydecke
Waves of Windows by jonniedee

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

The Community Volunteer Team -  Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D

Architecture AnaNaszynska

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: actonephotos 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
: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:

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Thank you very much. :thanks:
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Thank you so much for including my work in this lovely feature!

I love your articles (:
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I am New here.... But what a stunning article! :heart:
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Great feature :) Thank you for including my photo :) ^^
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You're welcome:)
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Thank you so much for another wonderful article (and for the feature, of course)! :heart:
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Always welcome:)
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Amazing article! Congrats!!! :rose: :nod: :sun: :bow: :)
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Thanks for reading :)
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My pleasure completely! And great, welcome for you!!! :rose: :bow: :)

My English is not so good.! I am tiring a bit of time to translate everything. But your articles are very beautiful and interesting, so I spend my time very glad!
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Here I was, minding my own business, enjoying your article and realize you featured a work of mine. Awesome!

Thank you for that! And so many new favorites!
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Thank you very much for the feature in your Abstract & Surreal photo's. :sun:
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You're welcome :)
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So many kind words! :D
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Great article, and thinks for the shout out! :tighthug:
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You're welcomes!
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Wonderful article! :)
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