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“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.” - Duane Michals



Still Life is the theme of this weeks article given that it's Still Life Week over at projecteducate! I'm living and breathing still life works right now, and actually it's quite nice. I've discovered some fantastic talent on deviantART, conducted some awesome interviews and started up a group with the wonderful claremanson If you want a sneak peek head over to Still-Life-Stills But really the whole definition and ideal of Still Life has eluded me for quite some time and was something I deliberately avoided because I didn't believe in it. If you take an image, you have stilled life. By rights this means that everything out there is Still Life photography. Even when you're capturing movement, you're stilling it for just a few seconds. So why then, do we have Still Life as something very different? In the French language Still Life is referred to as Nature Morte which basically means dead nature. The concept of painting or photographing Still Life stemmed from capturing something that was once alive and forever preserving it in an image - stilling it. These days, Still Life is anything that doesn't move. So if there are People, Pets, Wild Animals, Birds or Insects in your work then It's not still life!




Community Relations News


Are you HUNGRY?


Do you eat food? Own a camera? Well we have the contest perfect for you! Culinary Creations has begun and is waiting for YOU to enter for the chance to win some fantastic prizes. We already have competitive entries - so why not try your hand at Photographing food and see how you get on?!

Nutella Muffins by claremanson

The big site news this week is that Username Changes are now available! Seeing my inbox fill up with journals and art from strange names makes it feel something like a bad dream! But the feature is useful and if you're a premium member you can go ahead and change your name! Will you/Have you done it?

I'll try and list all the name changes I've seen so far on the Community Relations team here! But hopefully you'll have noticed most of them yourselves.
UnicornReality was Hanratty-Stock
SRaffa  was Sphilr
alexandrasalas was Kasumichan2003
FritsPlays was Mc-Frizzle
Dan-Heffer was DanHeffer-stock
SuicideBySafetyPin was N8iveattitude1
abutton was Thederangedone



Spotlight Deviant iMargreet


iMargreet explores Still Life across a wide variety of subjects in her gallery. From ducks to keys to books! It's well worth stopping by and showing her some appreciation!
Old words by iMargreet
Inspirational by iMargreet
The Key To Nowhere by iMargreet



Spotlight Group  WhatsOnTheMenu


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*Warning* You will get hungry if you visit this group! It's fantastic for photography ideas and cooking ideas! Check it out to find out how you can join and get involved.
Chocolat 2 by ClaraLG
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Bolognese by anti00gravity




Deviants to Check Out This Week


ivadesign
our time by ivadesign

Dipliner
Sunshine and berries by Dipliner

sternenfern
Rain time by sternenfern




Project Educate - Still Life Photography Week


Still Life Photography week kicked off with a couple of polls! The first asked Within Still Life Photography what's your favourite subject to shoot? The general view was that most people who answered it had more than one! But food came in second :drool:
I also asked What do you struggle the most with when trying to shoot still life? and there wasn't much variation between answers! A lot of you said Lighting, many said Creativity and others struggled with Composition.


:bulletblack: The Beginnings & Aims of the week
:bulletblack: Culinary Creations Contest
:bulletblack: Getting Started with Still Life
:bulletblack: Dragonfly-oli on Still Life
:bulletblack: Enhancing Still Life Shots with Lieveheersbeestje
:bulletblack: Still Life & Irving Penn
:bulletblack: Interviewing Orwald
:bulletblack: Still Life with ClareManson
Keep an eye on projecteducate for more!



General Photography


Community Volunteer Kaz-D


A vacancy is open for another General Photography Volunteer! If you're interested in applying to the team then check out This blog to find out how!

Moonbeam has released Pimps and Whoas again! check it out for info on upcoming contests, groups and so on! The theme for next week is City Life so comment on the article with your deviations!

As mentioned at the start of the article the Culinary Creations Contest is open! Get cooking!




Animals, Plants & Nature


Community Volunteers trevg & shuttermonkey


How they did it - the story behind the shots is out for the third time and is just as epic as ever. The article explores some popular APN shots on deviantART and how they were achieved straight from the artists mouth!
Want to know how they did these? Check it out!
Morning Rush by chrisgin
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Abstract & Surreal



Community Volunteer DpressedSoul


Abstract-and-Surreal have launched another Surreal Photography Feature which is fast becoming popular!

"Abstract art in general eliminates all or most recognizable references to reality, and instead uses the very basis of how we define reality – line, shape, pattern, texture, and color – to provoke feeling and thought." Read more in Abstract Photography - Camera Movement!

The Monthly Feature from Who Needs Colour is out and explores some beauties of the monochrome world here on deviantART.

Memoirs by SilverScreened:bigthumb300547685:

Remainder the Black Dog is out from DpressedSoul and as usual is a haunting and thought provoking feature from the Abstract & Surreal CV. Check it out for some new additions to your favourites!

urban 666 by thru-times No Part of Me by kayjensen




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!!!

Friday Night Specials is out for you to enjoy tonight with a nice cuppa tea!





Featured Tutorial


Tutorial Still Life by AlexAidonidis



Tip of the Week


This week I'm going to share a Small Feature of Actions with you along with the Project Educate Article Enhancing Still Life Shots to get you kick started with adding that extra something to your Stills.
Green and Blue PS Actions - FREE by aoao2



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 from Postmorteum
:bulletblue: Obscured Photos from 3wyl
:bulletblue: Weekly Photography Feature from Lintu47
:bulletblue: Finding Beauty from RosleinRot



breakfast in bed by 1510
Blueberries ... by aoao2
Old Book Story by sternenfern
Keep Calm and Have a Kiwi by naked-in-the-rain
Liquid words by Dipliner
Cam by martaraff
as if... by LuizaLazar
Bird-cherry by PuppetSan
Calming Tea by oshutter
Colourful Muffins by Sarah-BK



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::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: Underappreciated Deviants
:bulletblue: Spotlight Groups
:bulletblue: Photography related news
:bulletblue: Themes & Topics
:bulletblue: Featured Tutorials
:bulletblue: Next weeks theme is Water


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:iconjonniedee:
jonniedee Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Nice!
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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jonniedee Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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Postmorteum Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome! :)
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:iconkayjensen:
kayjensen Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much...!!!! Very nice works in here.. feel honoured :thanks:
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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naked-in-the-rain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   Photographer
Thank you very much for the feature :heart:
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!
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KingaagniK Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! :happybounce:
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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:icon1510:
1510 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! :squee:

It is great to see my work among all these great shots :blush:
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :) How's the still life work going??
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:icon1510:
1510 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, well, still practicing and experimenting with light :) but getting somewhere :)
even contemplating in entering the contest, since I bake a lot of sweets recently :D
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Dipliner Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for including me! :heart:
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :) You might be interested in the new group #Still-Life-Stills We'd love to have your work!
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LuizaLazar Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting read, as always. Already looking forward to the next edition. :eager:
Thank you very much, Katy. And have a very nice weekend! :hug:
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Florian! :)
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great article! :D
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for reading :D
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gnohz Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you for compiling! :clap:
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for reading ! :)
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ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! :iconclappingplz: Congrats!!! :rose: :nod: :sun: :D
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconflowerheartplz::bow:
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chelseaMay Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I always enjoy the features, they're a talented bunch of artists!
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are indeed!
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IngoSchobert Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, keep up the good work (artists and collectors and presenter)

Ingo
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Thanks for stopping by! Love the name :)
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IngoSchobert Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure, and thank you ;)

Ingo
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OctodogPhotography Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just flicked through this quickly, I'll come back and read it properly in a while, but I alllllways enjoy these. :love:
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay! Thanks for stopping by :D
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martaraff Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Il is wonderful! :D*** Thank you very much :heart:*
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Wnison Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Thank you! :la:

Great selections for this edition by the way :clap:
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for reading!! :)
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