Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty Nine

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"“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”

    Robert Frank

I'm quite late hopping on the discussion wagon with this one since FritsPlays tells me the article has been trending for some time now. However I was eternally grateful to him for pointing me in its general direction - because what a topic!McDonalds show behind the photo-graphical scenes because a customer in Canada asked why the food looks so different in real life. If you watch the video included in the article, it's actually very insightful. And what a team they have JUST to photograph a burger. What the video does show is that everything in the photo, every ingredient you see, is exactly the same as what you are given in real life. They even melt the cheese down to look just right!

There's also something else that caught my eye - and that's the topic of Photography Classes. Quite often, these days, it seems that anybody and everybody is offering a Photography Course pretty much in their own back garden. But amongst those trying to make a fast few pennies, there are those with excellent skill and insight that are more than willing to share, and for a not too hefty price. Have you ever been on such a course or taster day? The particular one that caught my eye (but is way out of my price range) is Photographing London from Sunrise to Sunset.

In exploring The Guardian somewhat, I stumbled across some fantastic techniques from the photography team for the newspaper. Having Photographed the likes of Gemma Arterton and James Blunt,Alicia Canter is definitely up there in the list of women I wish to be!! Ahem. However that aside, she's a top festival and events photographer for the newspaper and advises, "You won't regret taking a stepladder into the pit. "

Community Relations News

The May & June Newsletter is out, so have a read to see all the new faces that have joined the CR Team plus find out a bit more about suggesting Daily Deviations and why it's not always possible to include every single suggester!

The Macro Gallery recently proposed some changes however moonbeam13 has considered all feedback and decided that the gallery will remain as it is. Check out the blog for confirmation.

The did you know? blogs have returned once more and you can expect to see an article each week starting from today. The blog aims to highlight features around the site - things you didn't really know existed.

Check out the 124th edition of the LOL Corner - an article designed to highlight the best of funny quotes from the deviantART chatrooms!

Spotlight Deviant

Lentilcia has been here for only a year and has already made a mark on the community with some fantastic works in her gallery! From wonderful Portraiture to excellent Nature Photographs - she's one to keep an eye on this year!

Spotlight Group

Global-Photos showcases photos and manipulations from all over the world. Yep that's right - it's all in the name really! With over 1,000 watchers, the group is vastly popular and their missions is quite simple - to help people be recognized in the photographic community. Join requests are auto-approved - so head over now!


Deviants to Check Out This Week

The great below by Violator3
by Violator3

by RaVeN-82

hello fish by ftourini
by ftourini

Project Educate

This week UnicornReality and Talty are bringing you Artisan Crafts Week with lots of interviews, features and educational materials.
:bulletblack: Welcome to Artisan Crafts Week!
:bulletblack: Crafts ABC
Head over to projecteducate for more excellent articles and standby for FeedbackFrenzy kicking in on 2nd of July! Head over to the group to sign yourself up now.

General Photography

Community Volunteers Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart  

The burning question this week is How do you like your pancakes? Click the link to go to Exillior's poll and answer!!!
Yet another issue of Photography Troubleshooting has been put together by sine-out and this week he answers a question about filters - what filters to get, how to pick them and examples of when they would be useful. Check out the blog for more! And remember, if you have a question, let us know!

As technology evolves and becomes more available to people - photography steps up in the creativity ranks. There's a definite increase in inspiring works of photography - taken underwater. DianaGrigore has put together a feature exploring just that!

Critique Nights

We've just had another wonderful General Photography Critique night. It was so enjoyable that we've booked another! However before that, don't forget there's a Critique Night for Architecture Photography on Wednesday 11th of July at 8pm UK time. You can find out more about it here! The next General Photography night is booked for Thursday 12th of July at 8pm UK time. All critique nights are held in communityrelations

I'm sending out reminder notes the day before, so if you want to be included, let me know in a comment on this article! And finally, thanks to all those who participated on Wednesday night - the feedback for everybody was brilliant. Here's a summary of the deviations we looked at:

Still Life Photography

This week Still-Life-Stills and the wonderful claremanson have brought you a Feature that explores the use of paper to create things that make epic Still Life Photographs. The concept and creation of these works is definitely inspiring. You can check out the full article here. Clare has also put together a Food Feature and if you follow that up with Nom Nom you can guarantee you will be drooling a little.

People & Portraits

The People & Portraits Exposed series is going well - and the second edition is out. The article aims to educate a little on the definitions of the People & Portraits Photography galleries. If you have any questions or are unsure where to categorise your art - let us know. It's better to get it right, to gain more exposure :)

Abstract & Surreal Photography

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

:bulletblack:Everything I need is everything that's killing me is another thought provoking feature from DpressedSoul and  Closer to the truth is another feature using Closer by Anathema as inspiration.

:bulletblack: Abstract Photography - Lines is another feature from daisicalolliwog over at Abstract-and-Surreal and is useful for getting inspiration and ideas into how to create abstract works.

IMG_0465 by PLB606

Artistic Nude & Fetish Photography

Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine

The Wednesday Feature this week is  a selection of new images from the Fetish Photography Gallery! Check out the full article for some awesome works.

Conceptual Photography

Community Volunteer DemonMathiel

The Power of Ideas is a series of articles from DemonMathiel which explores the concept behind an image. Conceptual Art is all about the idea - the saying goes From concept to creation and is often quite a lengthy process from when an idea is formed to when it's finally realized in its full entity. The series of articles really will help to spark some creativity if you're lacking!

Fashion Photography

Community Volunteer Pixel-Spotlight

Remember that Photography -> Commercial -> Fashion also goes to Pixel-Spotlight if you want to suggest a piece for a daily deviation rather than to general photography CVs. This week once again BitterBeanJuicer has posted Fashion Friday!

Darkroom Photography

Community Volunteer EveryNextDream

Darkroom exposed highlights talented artists within the darkroom community. Check out who has been spotlit this week! (He's awesome!)

Pin-Up & Glamour Photography

Community Volunteer DistortedSmile

Under the Skin is an article which aims to highlight talent in the Pinup & Glamour Photography galleries. You can suggest people to be featured - even yourself - by sending DistortedSmile a note.

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

There's a wonderful Street Photography Feature out from PEN-at-Work which showcases a collection of favourites from The-Yard-Collective. Street Photography is widely abused on deviantART simply because people don't realise what it's all about. Check out the feature for some clarity. The Mind's Eye is a book review by StamatisGR and myraincheck who together have reviewed and illustrated with art from deviantart - a book!

Featured Tutorial

This week I was pointed in the direction of  SnapSort and thus stumbled across a Night Photography Cheat Sheet! I don't know about you, but I struggle to remember what settings to utilise and so on when shooting at night, and this little sheet is simply amazing in terms of usefulness!

"These are just rough settings however, and it's
always best to experiment! We would advise that you use these settings
as a starting point.

From the Forums

:bulletblack: Help! Canada Day is coming up! Any tips on taking Firework Photos?
:bulletblack: When did you become interested in Photography?
:bulletblack: What camera do I need?
:bulletblack: Amateur Photographer Rates?
:bulletblack: Do you sign your prints?
:bulletblack: How do you get over embarrassment when working with models?
:bulletblack: Advice on Telezoom lenses?
:bulletblack: How do YOU convert to Black and White?
:bulletblack: What do you do whilst the makeup team is at work?

Photography Books & Ezines

For the past few weeks I've bombarded you with Photography Books that are available on Amazon and other various online sites. However times are tough, money is tight, and quite often for a lot of people, purchasing a new book just to get creative or drool over some wonderful work, is just not feasible. That's where Ezines become so awesome. Therefore this week, instead of throwing a costly awesome hardback at you, I have a simple, free, URL that will take you to some wonderful photography work, concepts and creations. Enter Fotoblur magazine. Free, clickable, and droolworthy!

July Photography Exhibitions

With Summer just around the corner (or so the English hope) the increase in festivals, fetes, exhibitions and shows is apparent. I thought that an introduction of some of the Photography Exhibitions going on might be quite useful. Feel free to note me if you know of a local exhibition that needs to be added! Unfortunately for international deviants right now - all I am featuring is UK based. However if anyone wants to help me out with this feature and collect info from further afield I would be very grateful!


Vague & Slightly Obvious
100 Faces of London
A Beautiful Catastrophe
London in Black & White
Portraits of Unknown People
Nancy Holt

England - Elsewhere

In the Blink of an Eye taking place in Yorkshire
The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years taking place at Windsor Castle, Berkshire
The Human Face of Semana Santa taking place in New Milton, Hampshire

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: Obscured Photos from 3wyl
:bulletblue: dA Love for Everyone from Lintu47
:bulletblue: The Surrealist from AFineWar
:bulletblue: Wonderful Wednesday from JamminJo
:bulletblue: Project Porkchop from Astralseed
:bulletblue: Under 1,000 Views from Postmorteum
:bulletblue: Pure Beauty from OliviaMichalski

summer by dokkuz
summer by marinafedoseeva
Summer by eliaslewinsky
summer delight by A-l-a-s-s-e-a
summer? by bestraw
It Was Last Summer 2 by aprelka
Shell - Summer Memory - by WindyLife
summer by Groundbreaking
Goodbye Summer by Ana-D

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart

Architecture AnaNaszynska

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: actonephotos and shuttermonkey

Darkroom: EveryNextDream

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::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:

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:bulletblue: Spotlight Deviants
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:bulletblue: Spotlight Groups
:bulletblue: Photography related news
:bulletblue: Themes & Topics
:bulletblue: Featured Tutorials
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Thank you kindly. :thanks: