The Return of the Mushroom and Challenge
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Published: January 8, 2009
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
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conormichaelProfessional Photographer
Success at DJ'ing? Wanna trade places? :D
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MushroomMagic Photographer
Hehehe Sure!
RisingManes's avatar
Well, welcome back. Too bad you can't help me with my own work, though.
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silivrenwolfProfessional 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 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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silivrenwolfProfessional 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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MushroomMagic Photographer
Thank you! DA has changed its appearance again since I was last here, quite a shock.
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It was a bit confusing and a WTF moment when I first realized the change...which happened over night :O
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