Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty One

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"Surrealism is embedded in the everyday, in the daily experience." - Katharine Conley

Home Tree - infrared by MichiLauke

This week the general theme of the article is Infrared Photography. You may know it well for its vision into a dream like world where the trees appear to be fluffy candyfloss and the grass is blue or Orange...Infrared is not as far away from achievable as you might think. This week some wonderful Deviants have shared their infrared views and art to try and help us understand the technique a little better. I rather thought it was time that the infrared community on deviantART had a bit more recognition too!


:bulletblack:Check out Trees-With-character who are holding the Sky is the Limit Contest and think about entering. Why not couple Infrared with trees and make an entry?

Community Relations News

:bulletblack:The Community Relations Newsletter for April is out full of  lots of news and happenings in the community. Check out the link for more info.

:bulletblack:This week we say goodbye to ChewedKandi who has stepped down from her role as a mentor volunteer on deviantART. Drop some love  her way!

:bulletblack:The 121st Issue of The LOL Corner is out and well worth checking out for some lulz.

00:28:06 <malevolentman> perverts of america
00:28:08 <malevolentman> UNITE
00:28:09 ** thestripperspole has joined

:bulletblack: Once again our Daily Deviation Roundups have been nicely compiled into A blog so you can read with ease!

Spotlight Deviant Phostructor

There are many perfectly wonderful dreamy Infrared shots out there - many of which I will share at the end of this article. But Phostructor explores something a little different.
Yes, Austin, this is an Emu by Phostructor
Grave Decor by Phostructor
Pathos by Phostructor

Spotlight Group Abstract-and-Surreal

To edge away from infrared (but only a little) this week I'm spotlighting my very own group! However really the credit goes to the wonderful team over there (which has just grown incredibly) who keep things ticking over and in general make it what it is. The group has folders for traditional, digital and photographical abstract and surreal works including a folder for Infared Photography.
the greenhouse - das glashaus p3 by EvaShoots
bristled chestnut by gndrfck
amok by nenmayk
Memoirs by SilverScreened
Oblivion by anaPhenix
tree island by windrides

Check out one of our latest blogs The Surrealist written by the fantastic AFineWar
The inner side of the outside by blue-a

Deviants to Check Out This Week

Infrared Pond by La-Vita-a-Bella

Magic Forest by PoLazarus2

Castles of Dreams - VIII.a by DimensionSeven

Project Educate - Week Off!

projecteducate is having a quiet week this week with no featured art form. However the schedule has been updated for future weeks bringing us right up until September so check it out Here and see if there's anything you want to get involved with. Check out the Street Week Epilogue!
Glasses by NunoCanha
Japanese Style by kingmouf

General Photography

Community Volunteer Kaz-D

Over at Through-a-Lens the General Photography DD Features are up!
Coffee in the morning by KowalskiEmil
Elevated by redtreeme
hot and cold by dantoadityo

Black and White Stories is a new series of articles from DianaGrigore which is already proving widely popular.
frantic by byebyebeautifool
All i won't say by Nahuask

New Samples of Magic Infrared Photography is out!
Boise in Infrared by vazagothic
woman and scape by hirza
Lyckebyan II by Goro38

Finding Beauty Vol.I is the first of many wonderful articles from RosleinRot
Refreshing by pqphotography
SuperNova meets the Earth by naked-in-the-rain
Niceland IV by JanMoeller

Transportation Under 1,000 is out from Postmorteum
sailing away by burcyna
Nissan 300ZX by DeviantPunisher


Community Volunteer AnaNaszynska

codenamepanther has written an awesome article on Architecture Prints
London by rh89

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!!!

Check out the Complete Project Educate series from StamatisGR below!
:bulletblack: Street Photography Week Overview
:bulletblack: "Street": The origins - Defining Street
:bulletblack: Street Photography for dummies
:bulletblack: Street Photography for experts
:bulletblack: 52 Street tips from the Masters
:bulletblack: dA Street shooters share their tips
:bulletblack: Friday night Street Specials v4.4
:bulletblack: Deviant Street Books-Inspirational links
:bulletblack: PE:"So you think you can Street" Contest

Urban & Rural

Community Volunteer FritsPlays

The Monthly Urban and Rural news is out! with the exciting news that Mondays will be all about Urban Exploration including features, articles and specific Urban and Rural Daily Deviations!
Cloud City by VerticalDubai
Inception Gold by almiller
resurrection by otsego-amigo


Community Volunteer lead DistortedSmile

Recently JamminJo has written some excellent articles for ArtHistoryProject exploring Deaf Artists. In particular it's also worth checking out The Two Sisters - Art History

JamminJo has set a challenge for all readers to go out and take photographs whilst wearing earplugs - to establish the difference between being able to hear and create - and not. Check out the article for more info.

Tip of the Week - How do they do it?

This week the tip comes from MichiLauke who has been a huge asset to the world of infrared on deviantART. One of the biggest questions people have is how can I do that? Well Michael hopefully has some answers...

"If you have a Sony (or another camera model) with a "Night Shot Modus" you should buy a cheap Hongkong Infrared Filter of 950mm at eBay in the correct mm size of your lens and you can make even hand held b-w Infrared."
Horses Love infrared by MichiLauke

"If you want to make colorful Infrared Shots use a Hoya r72 filter and a good tripod and do some "quality" tests of your camera. Nikon cameras are the best for infrared shots with a Hoya r72 filter."
bitter mood - infrared by Konczey-Zsolt

"Buy a converted camera for infrared shots. There are many cheap offers all around. They might not be new but are converted!  You can use these cameras like any other cameras. They just will produce Infrared Pictures. Find some IR Tutorials (see below) for color switch editing and your photos will be magic!"
Holy Trees infrared by MichiLauke

Featured Tutorials

IR Photo + Video Tutorial by nxxos
A video tutorial from nxxos which walks you through how the above shot was achieved.

And gilad has written a fantastic and very informative tutorial which you can find 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!


First Infrared by P0RG
Pink Tree infrared... by MichiLauke
Magic Tree infrared... by MichiLauke
infrared tree by Tschisi
LOST Beach II Infrared by MichiLauke
The Dream Castle by IngoSchobert
04:42 155111527 by UnderFloorboardWorld
Horses infrared... by MichiLauke
Horses Dreams IR Infrared by MichiLauke
Horses Dream infrared... by MichiLauke
Horses Dream II... by MichiLauke
Two Horses IR Infrared by MichiLauke
The Horse IR Infrared by MichiLauke
Pink Tree infrared... by MichiLauke
Three Birches infrared . . . by MichiLauke
Three Birches infrared... by MichiLauke

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

The Community Volunteer Team -  Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: actonephotos and shuttermonkey

Architecture AnaNaszynska

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
:iconbestofcolor::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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:bulletblue: Photography related news
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:bulletblue: Featured Tutorials
:bulletblue: Next weeks theme is Architecture

Huge thanks to this weeks contributors!

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mimose-stock's avatar
great collection :love:
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anaPhenix's avatar
Thank you so much! Such a lovely works and artists here! Im honored!:heart:
Kaz-D's avatar
You're welcome! :)
AJ-Gov's avatar
thanks for the feature
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You're welcome!
VerticalDubai's avatar
Thank you so much for featuring "Cloud City" among these great photographs! :)

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You're welcome :)
colinbm1's avatar
This is a good presentation, thanks Kaz-D.
It is a pity that the InfraRed Club Extra-Visible Imaging [link] missed out on a reference this time :-(
Kaz-D's avatar
Maybe next time! :)
colinbm1's avatar
Good-o thanks
codenamepanther's avatar
Thanks for the feature! :D
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No problem!
ArtByCher's avatar
Each one of these pieces is excellent!!!
Kaz-D's avatar
A good kind I hope ;)
MichiLauke's avatar
Hi Kaz! Thank you so much for this infrared feature :meditation: :meditate: Marvelous collection of images :meditate: :meditation: :hug:
Kaz-D's avatar
Thanks for all your input Michael! :)
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