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To all random deviants and to my loyal subscribers,

Hey everyone, I'm back for another round of nonsense with Deviantart.  As many of you have noticed (or bothered to notice), I left Deviantart quite a while ago, hoping to never come back.  I gotta admit, I got tired of Deviantart, I grew tired and frustrated with this community.  I came here to better myself in my art, but really got nowhere.  I was searching for ways to improve myself, to be the best that I can, hoping people would give me constructive feedback.  Don't get me wrong, I appreciate every comment, +fav, +add, feature, and DD I get.  It means alot to me that people out there even take a moment out of their lives to see what I've created, and I have always tried my best to give back to everyone in whatever I can.

But alas, even though I appreciate every comment and try to reply to everyones comments, I rarely got critiques from the community.  I can't really better myself with a comment that only says "Pretty!" or one that says "Amazing!"  But after months of pondering, and months of not being behind the lens due to my success at DJing, I began to pine for this community again.  I have since come to realize that perhaps, in order to watch my art grow and take shape, I will have to take myself to other reaches of the net, I will still keep this place in a special part of my heart.  

With this little rant said, I want to get back into photography once more, and here I am.  I would like to know if the community would be nice enough to pose a challenge on myself.  I want to hear some suggestions about what I should look to pursue in photography.  This could be a style (like landscapes, ect), postwork techniques, anything.  I know a couple people on this site right off the top of my head who love to challenge me, but I would genuinely like to hear your suggestions.  What should I pursue?  

Regards,

Chris B. Smigielski
  • Listening to: Rush 2112 on vinyl
  • Reading: Bible
  • Watching: Father Ted
  • Playing: records
  • Eating: Thai curry
  • Drinking: Absinthe
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conormichael Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Success at DJ'ing? Wanna trade places? :D
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Photographer
Hehehe Sure!
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RisingManes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Well, welcome back. Too bad you can't help me with my own work, though.
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silivrenwolf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Well it really depends on what type of photography that you enjoy. I would suggest figuring that out and work on it. I'm not really sure what else to say at the moment.
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Photographer
I've always had a passion for urban exploration (ie exploring abandoned buildings and ect), but its difficult getting into new places, finding partners who want to join me, ect....
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silivrenwolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Well then pursue it! Maybe try finding a new place each month...find others wanting to do the same. I know there are a bunch out there. =)
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dragonsthatservegod Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Welcome back

:)
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MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! DA has changed its appearance again since I was last here, quite a shock.
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dragonsthatservegod Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
It was a bit confusing and a WTF moment when I first realized the change...which happened over night :O
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