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sharing beautiful photography recently submitted to DA.


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Season of the Witch by AmaranthusCaudatus

Aquarius (III). by Phototubby

Tiger (2) by Amanda-AS

Milkyway  by PhotosAdventures

Fire Play 1 by jelsplace

spider by hedvika30

Moon at 11 PM 9-16-18 by knighttemplar1

Instant 4415 by SUDOR

Memories by trekking-triP

Cloud by dxolympic

Welcome!


Welcome to September 2018's CRPhotography newsletter, a round-up of photography goodness on DA from the last month. The newsletter is divided into handy sections to help you browse photography news and features from the last month. The links with a Fella icon are official CRPhotography articles and the newsletter is illustrated with beautiful pictures featured as Daily Deviations by our photography Community Volunteers over the last month.


Lilly 2 by ajonsaas


DD Round-Ups


:bulletred: Abstract & Surreal from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: Animals, Plants and Nature from JenFruzz

:bulletred: Cosplay from pullingcandy

:bulletred: Fashion from Queen-Kitty

:bulletred: General Photography from Mrs-Durden and TanyaSimoneSimpson

:bulletred: Macro from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: Pin-Up and Glamour from BloodyWing

:bulletred: Photography DD Round-Up from Yuukon :fella:

Gianna by LichtReize


CV Articles


:bulletorange: JenFruzz continues APN Adventures with Vol. 75 and Vol. 76

:bulletorange: TanyaSimoneSimpson features beautiful photography recently submitted to DA in Freshly Framed 01 and 02

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden kicks off her ABCs of Photography with artistic nude

:bulletorange: Our new Pin-up & Glamour Community Volunteer, BloodyWing, shares DD suggestion guidelines

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty interviews Lisa-MariePhotog in this month's Catwalk Talk :fella:

:bulletorange: TanyaSimoneSimpson offers a reminder that technical critique is not the only feedback as part of projecteducate's Feedback Weekend

:bulletorange: JustACapharnaum bring us close-up photos of tiny things in IX. The time when a macro feature was needed

:bulletorange: BloodyWing, shares some beauty in Pin-Up and Glamour Spotlight 1 and 2

:bulletorange: JenFruzz announces August's conclusion and winners at AnimalsPlantsNature, and introduces September's activities and contest

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty's People and Portraits Spotlight articles continue at devPREMIUM with vol. 197 including an undiscovered talent feature with MilanVopalensky

This month, we have some photography-related links from non-photography CVs!

:bulletorange: Want to turn your photography skills to photographing crafts? copperrein explains how to do that

:bulletorange: AngeKrystaleen went on a Voyage to the Unknown to the horror photography gallery

:bulletorange: TokyoMoonlight went on a Voyage to the Unknown to the architecture photography gallery

Madness by Kifir


Features and Interviews


:bulletyellow: Daemare shares some undiscovered beauties from CRPhotography and around DA in this month's Hidden Gems :fella:

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans interviews new AnimalsPlantsNature admin, streamweb, in The APN Corner: Vol 6

:bulletyellow: At NaturesHaven, Monkeystyle3000 is interviewed by Mouselemur in Talent Tuesday

:bulletyellow: pearwood features the work of SenhArt in La forza della maternita'; preethi524 in Self-portrait; Mocris in Gedankenverloren; malessere in Veules-les-Roses; hosagu in A kiss; and Daniel-Wales-Images in Details

:bulletyellow: Time to take your weekly vitamin with FrancescaDelfino at devPREMIUM! #87 features roblfc1892, #88 features JulianRad, and #89 features DanHecho

:bulletyellow: pulbern features MarkTurtoo, GothicNarcissus and ArcticPearl in Photography: Conceptual

:bulletyellow: This month's Artists of APN at @animalsplants nature are plumita1 interviewed by Mouselemur here, Aenkill interviewed by Yuukon here, and pazirez interviewed by Mouselemur here

:bulletyellow: Yuukon continues Feature-Fest with Vol. 148: Transportation, Vol. 149: Flowers, Trees & Plants, Vol. 150: Landscapes and Vol. 151: Photojournalism

:bulletyellow: dekorAdum features more inspirational artists in Discovering ARTist. See his feature of NataliaDrepina in here and MD-Arts here

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans features the work of some of AnimalsPlantsNature's new members in Thurdsday Tributes Volume 27

:bulletyellow: Batsceba at Progressive-Street shares some amazing street photography in Progressive Saturday Night v.200, v.201 and v.202

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily features the art of Bibwue in #3 - Undiscovered talent

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur takes us on a trip to the seaside in Fickle Friday: Coastline

:bulletyellow: FrancescaDelfino shines a Still Life Spotlight at devPREMIUM. Vol. 113 includes an undiscovered talent feature with VinaApsara

:bulletyellow: batmantoo at The-Yard-Collective shares some wonderful street photography in Friday Night Specials  v8.4 and v8.5

:bulletyellow: PhotoFriday features are back at iPhotograph! Edition #23 shares photos submitted to The Color Green theme and Edition #24 shares photos taken In The Kitchen.

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur at AnimalsPlantsNature features flowers, trees and plants in Our APN, Your APN

:bulletyellow: AshleyxBrooke at iPhotograph shares some stunning pictures in Oh Snap! #45 and #46

:bulletyellow: Yuukon at AnimalsPlantsNature features some creatures and places in Wild Wednesday Vol. 05

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily shares a rainbow of photography in #10 - Graduation feature

:bulletyellow: MegapixelMasterpiece features some stand-out emotive and expressive portraits in 19th-25/8/18 and 26th-31/8/18

Blurry summer by sheapofdestruction


Contests, Challenges and Projects


:bulletgreen: Are you ready for some commenting? Join in on Comment Month at CRPhotography & PhotographyGuide :fella:

:bulletgreen: iPhotograph is looking for helpers for games, contests and challenges in the group and welcomes @jorgiepie to the admin team

:bulletgreen: PhotographyGuide is looking for help!

:bulletgreen: Through-a-Lens is looking for bloggers, collectors and moderators to help out with the group

:bulletgreen: PhotographyGuide's photo challenge for September is on the theme of wood

:bulletgreen: Congratulations to craftsbyblue, RebeccaMArt and SlytherclawPadawan, winners of the abstract, surreal and macro Summertime contest. Check out JustACapharnaum's winner feature, dekorAdum's winner feature, Malintra-Shadowmoon's winner feature, SinistrosePhosphate's winners feature and Yuukon's winners feature at PhotographyGuide

Shorebreak by Vitaly-Sokol


Educational Resources and Tutorials


:bulletblue: Yuukon and B0nkers talk about how to give feedback for projecteducate's Feedback Weekend

:bulletblue: Yuukon talks about the difference between macro and close-up at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletblue: Ever wanted to photograph storms in the most adventurous possible way? NC-StormChaser talks about how to do that in on storm chasing

:bulletblue: Yuukon's Photography 101 series continues with Chapter 09: Nature Photography at projecteducate

:bulletblue: streamweb at AnimalsPlantsNature teaches about manual camera settings in The APN Guide: Take Control of Your Camera Settings

:bulletblue: Yuukon at PhotographyGuide is taking an educational approach to Photography ABCs. Check out A is for Aperture

Pinup: TrashQuinn by Pinup Fusion by MissQueenQuinn


Opinion, Chats and Forums


:bulletpurple: RTNightmare picks the brains of 3wyl, pearwood, Riemea and Yuukon in let's talk about feedback for projecteducate's Feedback Weekend

:bulletpurple: Join believeinya in a conversation about mirrorless cameras

:bulletpurple: Armstrongy85 is looking for photography contests to taking part in

:bulletpurple: SunfyreArt is looking for advice about compact cameras that perform well in lower light

Hello Down There by veeegeee


This month's newsletter contributors are aliasvassily, MegapixelMasterpiece, TanyaSimoneSimpson and Yuukon

You can help support photographers on DA by collecting/faving and sharing this CRPhotography newsletter to help more people find it :heart: :camera:

Welcome to the second in a series of feature articles,
sharing beautiful photography recently submitted to DA.

:heart: :camera:

Karahkalaakso by reflektenlight
Fire in the sky by solarbro
Red Musium by ashiqtirur
Beach in globe by nicubunu
tell me the truth by Nimbue
Reflection by RayRupnow
Enmity by SheridansArt
Snowland X v2.0 by Aenea-Jones
Japan Local Scape : Flower by Kaikou-Kino
Saturn Brotherhood by vishstudio



Welcome!


This month the general photography CVs - Mrs-Durden and myself - set a total of 27 DDs across the categories we look after! Many thanks to everyone who's suggested to us, and as always we welcome your suggestions so don't be shy. Our guidelines for suggesting Daily Deviations are linked at the bottom of this article to help you with suggesting. We tend to get a lot more People and Portraits suggestions than anything else so bonus points if you send us great pieces from the 'weird' galleries. Self-suggestions are always welcome too if you have a piece of your own that you think we should see!




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Features by Mrs-Durden



Mature Content

Josh, The Male Form by joshhumblemodel

Mature Content

Puppet show 25 by amelkovich
Gojira by zap-br Ven by byondhelp

Mature Content

Underdark by OlgaBlair
Sky Light by Purpleskulls

Mature Content

My visit to Montmartre by JREKAS
Mermaid by L1993




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Features by TanyaSimoneSimpson



Face of a dead country by Edaliana Falkirk Twilight Kelpies by somadjinn Cheers! by marcinwuu Spin Cycle by MARX77 Shakuntala - Looks Of Love by vinigal123 Tuomas Saukkonen II by Lumimyrskydawn Blood and Roses by MD-Arts Forest Dream Catcher by LucreciaMortishia Lilly 2 by ajonsaas The Italian Chapel exterior. by LordLJCornellPhotos Lemon Splash by MateuszPisarski Joselyne by sarahbowman Speaking about Sophrosyne {9} by DewFrame An by gaolst Perfect Match by wosicz





Want to suggest a General Photography Daily Deviation?



How do I suggest Daily Deviations?
Mrs-Durden's DD Guidelines
TanyaSimoneSimpson's DD Guidelines


Skin by Dan Leveille
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Feedback Weekend



Introduction

While technical critique is all kinds of awesome when it's wanted, it is absolutely, definitely NOT the only kind of feedback that's valid or that an artist will appreciate! If you're nervous about leaving comments on people's art because you're worried your feedback won't be in-depth enough or technical enough, please don't feel that way. There are ways to respond to an artist's work that have nothing at all to do with technical critique, and that's what we're going to talk about today.


Before we get into the main body of the article, I'd like to make one thing really clear. It's very important and it underpins everything else in the article. Ready? 

Not everyone wants critique and this is a perfectly valid choice. There are a million and one possible reasons why someone may not be seeking critique on some or all of the work they upload to DA. Even if you don't know their reasons, even if they haven't stated them, even if they have stated them and you don't agree with them, they are still valid and we should respect each other's wishes. I'd go as far as to suggest that detailed technical critique should really only be left on pieces of art that either have the Critique option enabled or where the artist has clearly stated in the description (or made it super clear on their profile page) that they're looking for critique and/or technical suggestions.

So, you've found some art you enjoy and you'd like to leave a comment that isn't technical critique, but you're stuck. Don't worry. Here's an approach that will work for almost anyone!


Focusing on what you can talk about

For example, what did you like best about the piece of art? What immediately captured your attention and inspired you to click on the thumbnail for a closer look? What interested, intrigued and fascinated you? What made you smile? If you're stuck with describing precisely why you adore something in deep and meaningful terms (we all have those days), you can almost always express that feeling in a simple way. This doesn't require any technical knowledge of the medium at all. You can know you love the shapes in a fractal or the colours in a hand-made dress without being able to explain the underlying theory that makes those particular shapes or colours beautiful to you. You can just appreciate them in your own way, then share that appreciation with the artist.



Talking by TanyaSimoneSimpson


Crossing language barriers

If you're moved to comment on something and you don't share a language with the artist, check out online translation tools. Of course they won't always offer an opportunity for the most eloquent comments, but they'll help you to say something short, simple and to the point, like, "I love the colours" or "This picture is beautiful". If all you can manage is to leave a comment in your own language, do it anyway. Include an emote to show your general feeling. Just go for it. At worst, the artist will see a positive emote and know the comment was positive. At best, they'll translate it and reach something closer to the full meaning. Those are both pretty great outcomes!



Language by TanyaSimoneSimpson


Detailed commenting without technical critique

If you want to go more in-depth with your comments but for whatever reason aren't equipped to get technical, you can still do that and it will still be appreciated. One of the most incredible things about art is how it sparks emotions and reminds us of experiences we've had. Perhaps you can't explain exactly why the composition of that picture is great, but you can explain why it reminds you of a holiday you took with your family when you were five or gets you excited for winter, for example. Put yourself in the other person's shoes. How would you feel to know you'd brought a treasured memory to the front of someone's mind or made them think about their favourite season?



Love by TanyaSimoneSimpson

Conclusion

There is a beautiful spectrum of joy and emotion in the world of comments between detailed technical critique and "nice pic". It's an amorphous, inspiration-filled place of experience and wonder. Never underestimate the value of simply telling someone why you enjoyed something they created. Use your words in whatever way you can. Be honest. Be real. Say something. Say anything. Connect. Isn't that what we're all here for?



Welcome to the first in a new series of feature articles,
sharing beautiful photography recently submitted to DA.

:heart: :camera:

on a rest by Garryman-2
Oliver by shadddow
On Sunset Boulevard by donlope01
The Witcher Comiccon Russia by Delirium-in
 Mg 4862-2 by LipoStyle
Arctic blue butterfly (Agriades glandon) by orestART
1306 by talionn
Cafee by lunarleon1
Grohman s Cotton Mill by Lantret
Prague by MrFahreinheit

Photography Newsletter: August 2018

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 12:00 AM

Welcome!


Welcome to August 2018's CRPhotography newsletter, a round-up of photography goodness on DA from the last month. The newsletter is divided into handy sections to help you browse photography news and features from the last month. The links with a Fella icon are official CRPhotography articles and the newsletter is illustrated with beautiful pictures recently submitted to DA.


Once Upon A Wet Night by veeegeee


DD Round-Ups


:bulletred: Abstract & Surreal from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: Animals, Plants & Nature from JenFruzz

:bulletred: Fashion from Queen-Kitty

:bulletred: General Photography from Mrs-Durden and TanyaSimoneSimpson

:bulletred: Macro from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: Pinup & Glamour from DistortedSmile

:bulletred: The Great DD Round-Up from Yuukon

Infinite view by streamweb


CV Articles


:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty interviews aarontyree23 in this month's Catwalk Talk article :fella:

:bulletorange: JustACapharnaum interviews Einsilbig in AbstractNSurrealArmy at projecteducate

:bulletorange: JenFruzz continues APN Adventures with Vol. 74 and Vol. 75

:bulletorange: JustACapharnaum interviews SBartek in this month's Another day, another macro artist :fella:

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty at devPREMIUM shares another People and Portraits Spotlight. Vol. 196 includes an undiscovered talent feature with Steve-Lease

Gasteracantha sp. by Dark-Raptor


Features and Interviews


:bulletyellow: Yuukon features some Hidden Gems from CRPhotography members and around DA :fella:

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans goes on a Voyage to the Unknown in Transportation Photography

:bulletyellow: batmantoo shares street photography in Friday Night Specials v.7.3, v.7.4, and v.8.1

:bulletyellow: lucytherescuedcat shares beautiful photography in Best Snapshots

:bulletyellow: There are new Feature-Fests from Yuukon! Catch the latest: Vol. 144: Macro, Vol. 145: Favourites, Vol. 146: Architecture and Vol. 147: Still Life

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur continues Fickle Friday with Make a Memory and Rush Over Me

:bulletyellow: Don't miss out on a new Thursday Tributes from Amarantheans at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: Batsceba has created a wonderful array of street photography in Progressive Saturday Night v.196, v.197, and v.198

:bulletyellow: It's time to take your Weekly Vitamin with FrancescaDelfino at devPREMIUM! #83 features Sergey-Ryzhkov, #84 features DanHecho, #85 features Essential-Insanities, and #86 features newcastlemale

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur features some aquatic delights at AnimalsPlantsNature in Our APN, Your APN: Waterscapes

:bulletyellow: jcpag2010 shares some favourite flower photos

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily shares some photos to spark the imagination in #1 - Delightful feature

:bulletyellow: Catch an all new Wild Wednesday from Yuukon at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: dekorAdum's DiscoveringARTists features continue. Adam shares the work of DIVASOFT here and Hart-Worx here

:bulletyellow: pulbern features KizukiTamura, Sylfvr, DelissaMc and Yaksss in Photography: Abstract + Surreal; and LunaFeles, Mendipman, DominikaAniola and dashakern in Photography: APN

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily features DewFrame in #1 - Undiscovered Talent

:bulletyellow: JACAC shares some awesome photos in Wow on DA 21 and 22

:bulletyellow: Unkopierbar at devPREMIUM shines an Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight with vol. 140, including an undiscovered talent feature with MCN22

:bulletyellow: Yuukon interviews EtherealSceneries in here and Mouselemur interviews DominikaAniola here in Artists of APN at AnimalsPlantsNature

Roses by enaruna


Contests, Challenges and Projects


:bulletgreen: New to macro or abstract and surreal photography? Want to win some awesome prizes? Check out the Summertime contest!

:bulletgreen: JenFruzz introduces AnimalsPlantsNature's August activities and feedback frenzy

:bulletgreen: The-Yard-Collective's Monthly Street Challenge theme for August is smokers

Lakelands Finest by Capturing-the-Light


Educational Resources and Tutorials


:bulletblue: At projecteducate, Yuukon is joined by B0nkers, Acerbical, JenFruzz, RebeccaMArt and F-Lagerdahl while they Explore Abstract and Surreal Photography

:bulletblue: LashelleValentine shares a false infrared tutorial and a Floating Teacup Tutorial at projecteducate

:bulletblue: Nickster19 shares his ultimate photography tutorial

:bulletblue: Lugal shares some great tips for shooting outdoor nudes


Red and green_3 by GreatQueenLina


Opinion, Chats and Forums


:bulletpurple: zeochan is looking advice about working towards being a professional photographer

:bulletpuruple: LaniDoll is hunting for photography groups to join on DA

:bulletpurple: EGuthy would like some advice on photographing paintings

locked by TirikiSullivan


This month's newsletter contributors are aliasvassily, batmantoo, JACAC, Lugal, Nickster19, TanyaSimoneSimpson and Yuukon.

You can help support photographers on DA by collecting/faving and sharing this CRPhotography newsletter to help more people find it :heart: :camera:

Birthday Caption Contest Winners

Thu Aug 16, 2018, 5:26 AM




Thanks so much to everyone who took part in DA's 18th Birthday Caption Contest! I'm super excited to announce the winners, who will be receiving one month Core membership for each winning comment :boogie:



Akrasiel by TanyaSimoneSimpson

akrasiel's winner is Amarantheans with

Hmm... Christmas lights... Let's taste


Berejant by TanyaSimoneSimpson

berejant's winner is Rhyn-Art with

My spidey senses are tingling


Bironicheroine by TanyaSimoneSimpson

bironicheroine's winner is Cronaj with

When you love your friend like Joe Biden loves Obama.


C-91 by TanyaSimoneSimpson

C-91's winner is Palkachu with

When your teacher is a memelord.


Humblehills by TanyaSimoneSimpson

humblehills' winner is craftsbyblue with

That’s all you get for the free tier. Close-ups and high-resolution photos are for premium subscribers and sponsors only.


LaurenKitsune by TanyaSimoneSimpson

LaurenKitsune's winner is ilyilaice with

Did you score?

I got...love.
Zero points, then?



Moonbeam13 by TanyaSimoneSimpson

Moonbeam13's winners (she couldn't choose between them) are craftsbyblue with

I'd love to stay longer, but I need to go pitch my startup to those investors over there.

and ilyilaice with

Why work hard for a diploma when I can make one with paper, ribbon and killer crafts skills?


Morbidman187 by TanyaSimoneSimpson

morbidman187's winner is MelMuff with

I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas.


mrs-durden by TanyaSimoneSimpson

Mrs-Durden's winner is craftsbyblue with

Fatal Error: power wires exposed

Time to human detection: 77ms
Executing pose to divert human attention...



nicolealundgren by TanyaSimoneSimpson

nicolikai's winner is HazelRose3637  with

I knew I should've stayed home today.


Pinkythepink by TanyaSimoneSimpson

pinkythepink's winner is GuardianMajor with

I think these hair extensions will do just fine.


Queen-Kitty by TanyaSimoneSimpson

Queen-Kitty's winner is davincipoppalag with

I was on DA for 12 hours and in the morning this grew out of my right forearm!!


yonipicard by TanyaSimoneSimpson

yonipicard's winner is RTNightmare with

Hey mom. In the future, when hashtags become a thing on the internet, this will be #awkward. Okay? Okay.



:heart: :deviantart: Winner 


Skin by Dan Leveille



Welcome!


This month the general photography CVs - Mrs-Durden and myself - set a total of 32 DDs across the categories we look after! Many thanks to everyone who's suggested to us, and as always we welcome your suggestions so don't be shy. Our guidelines for suggesting Daily Deviations are linked at the bottom of this article to help you with suggesting. We tend to get a lot more People and Portraits suggestions than anything else so bonus points if you send us great pieces from the 'weird' galleries. Self-suggestions are always welcome too if you have a piece of your own that you think we should see!





:iconmrs-durden:

Features by Mrs-Durden



Mature Content

Say please by guns
.: and then a stranger came ashore :. by sideshowsito

Mature Content

Liebe zu Zeiten der Pest by Felicia-Lucienne

Mature Content

change of parameters by marsellus-longus

Mature Content

Girl from the Moon by fotodesign1
000 0064 by metindemiralay





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Features by TanyaSimoneSimpson



Pants/Plane by Markus43 Pattaya international firework by Tairenar Spirit in the Woods by AnthonyPresley

Mature Content

Joy: Elementary sedimentary by JeremyHowitt
the kids from the train station grew up II by Ceecore magic flight by DanHecho

Mature Content

Frejadottir - GFB 2017 01 by Kopp-Photography
Untitled by dasTOK The Sun by MuseInBlack

Mature Content

Documentation of my medical fight by ClaraMcGuireArtistry
Siamese by Battle-for-the-Sun They've Landed by 3Days2Go Deep blue by HalfFormedThoughts Together at last by Sarah-Trickler Md: Kateryna Zhuk by AlexKPhoto Wrong turn by MarkTurtoo Castaway Angels III by lightlanaskywalker Urban mirror... by Csipesz Masti ka Rang Raj Hay by ZaGHaMi Angelic Mono 09 by phydeau The flying source by FX-1988 Writing Poems by Metal-Bender Endless dream by MNOUGAT The 19th of May 2018 by ZielinskiMaciej I slept by the ocean by Dapicture Stone2 by ambientgray





Want to suggest a General Photography Daily Deviation?



How do I suggest Daily Deviations?
Mrs-Durden's DD Guidelines
TanyaSimoneSimpson's DD Guidelines


Skin by Dan Leveille

DA's 18th Birthday Caption Contest

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 12:00 AM




To celebrate DeviantArt's 18th birthday, the Community Relations team is hosting a caption contest and inviting you to engage your sense of humour! It's time to fire up your wit and caption the (mostly) graduation-themed photos below from staff and volunteers!


How it works

Visit each individual photo linked below to leave a caption in a comment. Click on the photo to open its own stash page and leave your comment THERE, not here on this journal! Each caption is your entry to the contest. You may leave a caption on any or all of the photos - it's totally up to you.


The prizes

The best caption for each photo wins a one month Core membership :boogie:


The deadline

7th August at 11:59 PM PT. (LA, California time). Any comments left after that time will not be considered :excited:


The photos

Akrasiel by TanyaSimoneSimpson  Berejant by TanyaSimoneSimpson  Bironicheroine by TanyaSimoneSimpson  C-91 by TanyaSimoneSimpson  Humblehills by TanyaSimoneSimpson  LaurenKitsune by TanyaSimoneSimpson  Moonbeam13 by TanyaSimoneSimpson  Morbidman187 by TanyaSimoneSimpson  mrs-durden by TanyaSimoneSimpson  nicolealundgren by TanyaSimoneSimpson  Pinkythepink by TanyaSimoneSimpson  Queen-Kitty by TanyaSimoneSimpson  yonipicard by TanyaSimoneSimpson

Skin by Dan Leveille
I'm going to do something I haven't done in a really long time - write a personal journal! I mean, it's still about DA but it's personal in that it's about my own feelings and experiences. So, here goes.

I've been a Community Volunteer on and off for about a decade now, since back in the day when we were Gallery Moderators, and possibly even back when we were Gallery Directors, but I can't remember. I've only ever done it for one reason - because I care deeply about supporting and encouraging the wonderful, creative community here on DA. That's it. Just that. I want to facilitate and nurture creative environments and people. I want to remind people that they don't have to be at the top of their game to enjoy creating. I want to help direct people to resources where they can learn to improve their skills if they want to. I want to share the amazing art I find here with as many people as possible so we can all inspire each other. I love that stuff. I live for it. Few things in life make me happier than seeing other people revel in their creativity and celebrate each other's creative experiences. It's fucking beautiful.

The visible stuff you see Community Volunteers doing here, like featuring Daily Deviations and dedicating masses of time and energy to running groups, events and projects for you, is the tiny little tip of an absolutely HUGE iceberg. Seriously, you have no idea. Just below the tiny visible tip of the iceberg is a layer of what goes into that visible stuff. It's the browsing for potential Daily Deviations and checking all the things we need to check before featuring something (it's never just a case of, "Oh, that's a nice picture, I'll feature it" because there's so much more to it). It's the hours of conversation, the meetings, the emails and the admin that go into running the groups and events and projects.

Below that is the big, massive rest of the iceberg. It's the everything else. And mostly, it's an amazing - if sometimes difficult, exhausting and challenging - everything else. Just because something is good, great, positive, loving, kind, supportive, encouraging, enthusiastic, exciting and hugely, massively, dedicated to making things as amazing as they can be for other people does not mean that the thing is simple. We do not have even a fraction of the control, authority or supposed power and glory (ha!) that people often assume we have or accuse us of having. What we do have is a phenomenal amount of give-a-shit, always, even (and especially) in the face of adversity and mindblowingly hard work on often thankless tasks.

We, the Community Volunteers, are volunteers. This means that we do what we do voluntarily and therefore no-one is making us do it or keeping us doing it if we no longer want to. We are free to leave at any time. People often do. Things run their course, lives change and experiences shape our choices. Sometimes, it gets hard to take. Not the work itself. Not the projects, events, groups, journals, features, Daily Deviations, meetings, juggling timezones to be around at the same time as the people we work with, responding to notes and comments, hanging out with all of you (we love that bit) and all the other iceberg stuff. What gets difficult and painful is being spoken to, and (more often) spoken about, as though we aren't actual humans with feelings. Because we are that and we have those.

It's a backward world where people can point at a small group of actual humans with feelings who work SO FUCKING HARD and CARE SO FUCKING MUCH and say, "Yes, those are definitely the people who deserve to be on the receiving end of my misdirected and uninformed frustration, anger and thoughtless bile. Those are definitely the people who deserve to be hurt by my words and actions."

And that does happen. Sometimes in small ways and sometimes in larger, more visible, ways. Often, it's difficult or impossible to respond to without contributing to exactly the kind of situation that we don't want to contribute to because it doesn't do anyone any good, because it goes against everything we're here to facilitate and support and encourage. So we remain quiet and continue with our work, deflecting what we can and absorbing the rest because WE ARE ACTUAL HUMANS WITH FEELINGS and it's literally impossible not to be hurt by some of the things that are said, especially during times when it feels like a constant barrage. No-one can be perfect 100% of the time. No-one can keep everyone happy, always, no matter what. It comes back to that actual humans with feelings thing.

Definitely just speaking for myself here, not for the rest of the wonderful team of people I have the honour and joy of calling my colleagues, but that shit gets to be too much sometimes. It makes me wonder if I should be doing this at all. It leaves me making lists of all the reasons why I do what I do here and weighing that up against how utterly awful it feels to visit a place I pour my heart into and see blinding evidence that some people assume part of volunteering time, energy, experience and love for something should involve holding the fan that the shit is being thrown at.

I'm not asking you to think we're all wonderful. I'm not asking you to say thank you. I'm not asking for any appreciation, recognition, praise or anything of the sort. If that was the only reason I volunteered here, I would've lasted all of two days before resigning. I'm simply asking you to not be knowingly hurtful and cruel.

I'm asking you to remember that we are actual humans with feelings.

I'm asking you to remember the iceberg.

Because we care so very, very much.

That's why we do what we do.

That's why we're still here.

That's why I'm still here.

:heart:

Photography Newsletter: July 2018

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:00 AM

Welcome!


Welcome to July 2018's CRPhotography newsletter, a round-up of photography goodness on DA from the last month. The newsletter is divided into handy sections to help you browse photography news and features from the last month. The links with a Fella icon are official CRPhotography articles and the newsletter is illustrated with beautiful photography Daily Deviations featured over the last month.


fancy technology by VeroNArt


DD Round-Ups


:bulletred: Abstract & Surreal from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: Animals, Plants and Nature from JenFruzz

:bulletred: General Photography from Mrs-Durden and TanyaSimoneSimpson

:bulletred: Macro from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: The Great DD Round-Up from Yuukon

750 0029 by PatrickMonnier


CV Articles


:bulletorange: DistortedSmile shares some pin-up and glamour beauty in LUSH on 17th June, 24th June, 1st July, 9th July and 15th July

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty interviewed Mrs-Durden for Catwalk Talk :fella:

:bulletorange: TanyaSimoneSimpson shares some Hidden Gems from photographers at CRPhotography and around DA :fella:

:bulletorange: JustACapharnaum features the work of Mars-Hill in Another Day, Another Macro Artist :fella:

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty at devPREMIUM shines another People and Portraits Spotlight. Vol. 194 includes an undiscovered talent feature with SheridansArt and vol. 195 includes an undiscovered talent feature with Sturmideenkind

:bulletorange: JustACapharnaum features stunning portraiture in Feature part XII: Artistic nude

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden shares some of your architectural faves at CRPhotography in CRP Feature: Architecture :fella:

:bulletorange: JustACapharnaum interviews KizukiTamura in AbstractNSurrealArmy

Matterhorn on Fire by orestART


Features and Interviews


:bulletyellow: FrancescaDelfino at devPREMIUM serves up for weekly vitamins! #78 features Cochalita, #79 features HeikoGerlicher, #80 features CaveCanem42, #81 features JulianRad and #82 features ChadRouthier

:bulletyellow: Batsceba  and batmantoo share beautiful street photography in Friday Night Specials v6.2, v.6.3, v6.4, v7.1, v7.2 and Progressive Saturday Night v.191, v.192, v.193, v.194 and v.195

:bulletyellow: lucytherescuedcat shares a beautiful array of photographs in Best Snapshots Vol. 65 and Vol. 66

:bulletyellow: pulbern features the work of MariaPetrova, dinabelenko, samichettouh and NataliaDrepina in Photography: Conceptual; marrciano, DouglasHumphries, sags and Peatsouilleart in Photography: Street; and hannes-flo, RawPoetry, silvena and porbital in Photography: APN

:bulletyellow: Sparkle-Photography shares some delightful nature and macro photos in Collective Feature #26 and Collective Feature #27

:bulletyellow: Time for more Feature-Fests from Yuukon! Don't miss Vol. 139: Conceptual, Vol. 140: Street, Vol. 141: Artistic Nude, Vol. 142: Urbex and Vol. 143: Photojournalism

:bulletyellow: dekorAdum at Through-a-Lens features some recent submissions to the group in Exploring the T-a-L Folders #2

:bulletyellow: Yuukon interviews Amarantheans in The APN Corner: Vol 5 at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur features beautiful aquatic shots in Fickle Friday: Bright Lights

:bulletyellow: pearwood is starting his features up again! Check out the work of LABodyMapping in one and ImpressionofLight in Lines and curves, green and brown

:bulletyellow: Yuukon interviews Laazeri for here and gigi50 here for Artists of APN at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: dekorAdum features the portraiture work of ToddParis in Discovering ARTists

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur interviews wiwionart for Artists of APN and Innocentium for Artists of APN at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: SinistrosePhosphate explores horror photography in a voyage into the unknown

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily celebrates the beauty of fashion photography in #7 - Feature: Fashion Portraits

Masti ka Rang Raj Hay by ZaGHaMi


Contests, Challenges and Projects


:bulletgreen: Gallery submissions and some other activities at CRPhotography are on temporary hiatus while we work on making things more awesome :fella:

:bulletgreen: This month's contest at CRPhotography is about portraits with vibrant pops of colour. Also, congratulations to Canankk, the winner of last month's architecture contest! :fella:

:bulletgreen: A new Comment Month has started! Join us for some commenting! :fella:

:bulletgreen: Mouselemur is looking for new admins for Stand-Out-Shots.

:bulletgreen: JustACapharnaum is looking for contributions to abstract and surreal photography week at projecteducate

:bulletgreen: F-Lagerdahl at CreativeLearning shares the first issue of Friday Photography Club

:bulletgreen: AnimalsPlantsNature kicks off July with a Feedback Frenzy!

:bulletgreen: rainylake features RawPoetry, LashelleValentine and R-BPhotography in Contest Winners at PhotographyGuide

:bulletgreen: Mrs-Durden is hosting a 30 day photo challenge

:bulletgreen: Yuukon at PhotographyGuide is announcing new challenges

# Eve in the forest by Mishkina


Educational Resources and Tutorials


:bulletblue: Trichardsen describes landscape composition in simple ways that anyone from beginners to experts will find useful!

:bulletblue: DA has made some changes to profile URLs. Read about it here (and don't panic - your URL in it's old format will always still work!)

:bulletblue: Do some deviants use words you don't understand? Check out JenFruzz's DA Lingo word list!

:bulletblue: Yuukon is joined by B0nkers in a new Photography 101 Chapter on Architecture

Night Watch by jlxp


Opinion, Chats and Forums


:bulletpurple: Mrs-Durden is wondering what's going on with the photography community

:bulletpurple: sh51 is looking for advice about buying a new camera for wildlife and landscape photography

:bulletpurple: Can you offer Aylishliane12 any tips for getting started in food photography?

:bulletpurple: JeanLukIII is looking for other photographers for tours and travels around Europe

:bulletpurple: Can you give EASTERNCALIDITY any tips for getting started with her new Sony camera?

:bulletpurple:
kruemelmonstrr is looking for advice for shooting a group photo at a civil wedding

:bulletpurple: TomEveningStar would like to talk to other photographers who shoot on film

:bulletpurple: Can you help superpower-pnut find a good waterproof photography option?

20180312-img 7001 by Ferdinand-Studio


This month's newsletter contributors are TanyaSimoneSimpson, JenFruzz, Yuukon and aliasvassily

You can help support photographers on DA by collecting/faving and sharing this CRPhotography newsletter to help more people find it :heart: :camera:

Sweet Saturday Vol. 03

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 14, 2018, 1:00 AM


If there's ever been one day of the week that's perfect for cute stuff, it's Saturday.
I can't imagine a better way to start your weekend!
So let's activate Weekend Mode, sit back and enjoy some cute!
Happy Saturday!

Pro-tip: Come back here on Monday to alleviate your case of the "Monday's"!

264 - Underwater by ElyneNoir Burrowing Owl by PaulaDarwinkel
The Surprised One by montag451 Internal Growth by ClaraMcGuireArtistry
Jumping Spider by Ikarusthefirst
Up by donlope01 Enjoy the Silence! by mockingbirdontree
Cat  Study by Olevelaya Serenity by BeastRedAsh
Miniature Tabby Cat Sculpture with saucer of milk by Pajutee
Fennec totem figurine by nicsadika Owl Cross Stitch by Missy-MooMoo
Mermaid hair accessorie by Rouages-et-Creations What did they say? by ElementalSpirits
Fantasize by sleen-fire
Tits - Meisen by steffchep On the Tree by allison731
Lone ranger by Bisanti Sea parrot by woxys
Wild Adventure by JoshuaMichaels


Hidden Gems #01

Tue Jul 3, 2018, 1:00 AM
Hidden Gems is a monthly feature at CRPhotography, bringing you photographic delights from artists with 50 than fewer watchers and a selection of recent submissions to DA's photography gallery with fewer than 100 views.

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This month's featured artists



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Dandelion  2 by AimeeDouglass  The Mill Remains by AimeeDouglass  For sale by AimeeDouglass



This month's recent submissions


Knowing by Imoon4photo
Saintgervaisdauvergne10 by jenyvess
the sadness of objects by EintoeRn
On Golden Grounds by Thinking-Silence
.. by Rizone
Looking up by deepgrounduk
an Deck by scheinbar
Between. Underneath. by MaudlinMandolin1
Little Egret by Sergey-Ryzhkov
Lune de Feu by LePtitSuisse1912





Welcome!


This month the general photography CVs - Mrs-Durden and myself - set a total of 40 DDs across the categories we look after! Many thanks to everyone who's suggested to us, and as always we welcome your suggestions so don't be shy. Our guidelines for suggesting Daily Deviations are linked at the bottom of this article to help you with suggesting. We tend to get a lot more People and Portraits suggestions than anything else so bonus points if you send us great pieces from the 'weird' galleries. Self-suggestions are always welcome too if you have a piece of your own that you think we should see!





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Features by Mrs-Durden



Ghost Auntie wants your Soul... by michaelschalla

Mature Content

Lisia by A-Finch
No war (II) by umkaUlibaka biel by Malika117 hypnoterium by shamanski

Mature Content

Endless World Of Feelings by ArtOfDan by YulietG
moment of rest by frechdachs90 Peak-a-Boo by JeRoenMurre

Mature Content

TM by ViktorStinger
fancy technology by VeroNArt

Mature Content

Bath by QuartzHDR
Facing the crowd by StoFF-1990



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Features by TanyaSimoneSimpson



Untitled by IrinaJoanne For a while by PokerMenteur Final chapter by sxsvexen

Mature Content

I'll Remember Your Last Kiss Forever by ArtofdanPhotography
Stockholm 3.1 by Poromaa Boy by DanOstergren Halle Neustadt (HaNeu) by HorstSchmier To Stir the Sea  by ClickClickBangUK City Depression by Iskaeldt ... by VesnaSvesna Discarded by BexSaundersPhoto haus mit tuermchen by elopan Rames by sollenafotografie Dream by earthly-muse Shepherd by schafsheep Crash landed Dreams by rt13rosca

Mature Content

She was an evil woman with an evil old soul by Lilium-VisualArtist
Anyway, don't be a stranger by vivapo years.mule.flux by SCR-RBBT The witching hour by NatalieVing the Kvlt is alive by Frostschock concrete by creativeIntoxication Untitled by Kalistor Scacco alla regina by ettone wait by sleurope

Mature Content

The Bloom Collectors by Queen-Kitty
Milky Way? by miharashi

Mature Content

If movements were a spark..... by TommoTheTog






Want to suggest a General Photography Daily Deviation?



How do I suggest Daily Deviations?
Mrs-Durden's DD Guidelines
TanyaSimoneSimpson's DD Guidelines


Skin by Dan Leveille
Make Art Be Magic  Spark your creative revolution by TanyaSimoneSimpson

The #MakeArtBeMagic hashtag is for use on any social media platform by anyone sharing their creative output in any medium or genre.

The purpose is to celebrate creativity in all its forms. It doesn't matter if you're a professional at the top of your game, a seasoned creator with decades of experience, a hobbyist who creates for the sheer joy of it or a beginner taking your first steps into a new creative endeavour. It doesn't matter if you're having the best day ever and hitting your flow, or summoning determination from the pit of your soul to push through a creative block.

If you make art, you are an artist, and art is magic.

Consider this your personal invitation to recognise and celebrate your creativity by tagging your art with #MakeArtBeMagic when you share it on DeviantArt and beyond!

Find out more here...

#MakeArtBeMagic: Spark your creative revolution
I originally planned to post this only on my website and share it on Twitter and Instagram, but then it struck me - how could I build something with art as its foundation and not share it with DA, the artiest of all arty places? So here it is, #MakeArtBeMagic, the DeviantArt version!

#MakeArtBeMagic

What is magic? Shifting consciousness. Harnessing energy. Recognising your power. Affecting change. Magic is everywhere, all around you and, most importantly, within you. Yes, creative person reading this, I'm talking to you.
Don't believe me? OK, think about the art you create. Whether you're drawing, painting, taking photographs, writing, making clothes, building furniture, dancing, playing music, designing graphics, games or gardens, or doing literall


Now, on to the art and the magic :heart: :star:

Coco on DeviantArt by Yuukon
Green River by Yuukon
PewDiePie THE LAST GUARDIAN by HirokoAkito
Water Drops 2 by endag
Willowherb by endag
Hosta flower by endag
The TA-Feat LXVIIITraditional Art - Feature or ''The TA-Feat'' 
Vol.68

In this project I will feature only Traditional Artworks I found on the site.
I'm a Traditional Artist and I know how difficult is to receive more exposure here on dA because is the biggest art platform and every day thousands of works are uploaded here . 
Please, support these incredible traditional artists by watching , faving , and leaving some nice comments or constructive critiques !
Hope you will enjoy this feature !

  

  

  

 

Make Art Be Magic  Spark your creative revolution by TanyaSimoneSimpson

The #MakeArtBeMagic hashtag is for use on any social media platform by anyone sharing their creative output in any medium or genre.


The purpose is to celebrate creativity in all its forms. It doesn't matter if you're a professional at the top of your game, a seasoned creator with decades of experience, a hobbyist who creates for the sheer joy of it or a beginner taking your first steps into a new creative endeavour. It doesn't matter if you're having the best day ever and hitting your flow, or summoning determination from the pit of your soul to push through a creative block.

If you make art, you are an artist, and art is magic.

Consider this your personal invitation to recognise and celebrate your creativity by tagging your art with #MakeArtBeMagic when you share it on DeviantArt and beyond!

Find out more here...

#MakeArtBeMagic: Spark your creative revolution
I originally planned to post this only on my website and share it on Twitter and Instagram, but then it struck me - how could I build something with art as its foundation and not share it with DA, the artiest of all arty places? So here it is, #MakeArtBeMagic, the DeviantArt version!

#MakeArtBeMagic

What is magic? Shifting consciousness. Harnessing energy. Recognising your power. Affecting change. Magic is everywhere, all around you and, most importantly, within you. Yes, creative person reading this, I'm talking to you.
Don't believe me? OK, think about the art you create. Whether you're drawing, painting, taking photographs, writing, making clothes, building furniture, dancing, playing music, designing graphics, games or gardens, or doing literall


Now, on to the art and the magic :heart: :star:

Le temps des cerises by Catlaxy
At the Mercy of the Elements by Loffy0Parachute Heart by Yuukon
Mad as a Hatter by Yuukon 
Small one by endag
Plebejus Semiargus 2 by endag Bee by endag
Blue beauty by endag White geranium closeup by endag
Daisies by endag
A New Progress by Ibroshii Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf by ChibiChick21

Photography Newsletter: June 2018

Sat Jun 16, 2018, 12:00 AM

Welcome!


Welcome to June 2018's CRPhotography newsletter, a round-up of photography goodness on DA from the last month. The newsletter is divided into handy sections to help you browse photography news and features from the last month. The links with a Fella icon are official CRPhotography articles and the newsletter is illustrated with beautiful pictures featured as Daily Deviations over the last month.


Android RDM 001 by drkshp


DD Round-Ups


:bulletred: Abstract & Surreal from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: Animals, Plants and Nature from JenFruzz

:bulletred: Fashion from Queen-Kitty

:bulletred: Horror and Macabre from TanyaSimoneSimpson

:bulletred: Macro from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: The Great DD Round-Up from Yuukon

Outshining by CaveCanem42


CV Articles


:bulletorange: DistortedSmile shares more pin-up and glamour beauty in LUSH here, here, here and here

:bulletorange: TanyaSimoneSimpson is the new (old/returning) General Photography Community Volunteer :fella:

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty interviews xxbone in this month's Catwalk Talk :fella:

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden at CRPhotography features some darkroom favourites in CRP: Darkroom :fella:

:bulletorange: TanyaSimoneSimpson shares some incredibly satisfying photos of staircases

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty at devPREMIUM shares more wonderful photos of humans in People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 193 including an undiscovered talent feature of shamanski

:bulletorange: TanyaSimoneSimpson features more Dark and Beautiful Things from the gallery of SubversiveAesthetic

Snow White Cosplay #2 by Diogopedromarques


Features and Interviews


:bulletyellow: FrancescaDelfino and devPREMIUM dishes out more weekly vitamins. #74 features Les-Piccolo, #75 features DanHecho, #76 features JulianRad and #77 features vvola

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans interviews Yuukon in The APN Corner: Vol 4 at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: Batsceba continues Friday Night Specials with v5.3, v5.4 and Progressive Saturday Night with v. 188, v.189 and v.190

:bulletyellow: Enjoy some beautiful photography from selected galleries with Yuukon's Feature-Fest articles. Vol. 135: Cityscapes and Skylines, Vol. 136: Darkroom, Vol. 137: Horror & Macabre and Vol. 138: Cosplay

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur interviews MaresaSinclair in a new issue of Artists of APN at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: Wednesdays are wild at AnimalsPlantsNature! Check out Wild Wednesday Vol. 03 from Yuukon

:bulletyellow: Sparkle-Photography continues her Collective Feature with 24 and 25

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur shares some Weather and Sky photography in Our APN, Your APN

:bulletyellow: Check out the latest issue of Best Snapshots from lucytherescuedcat with Vol. 64

:bulletyellow: Check out freMDart's Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight at devPREMIUM with Vol. 131 including an undiscovered talent feature with DaniRDA

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur shares a new issue of Fickle Friday

:bulletyellow: thespook created a feature of urbex toilets and it's actually genius

:bulletyellow: creativemikey features photos to make you smile in Treasure Trove #198 Beautiful Life

:bulletyellow: Awesomealexis1 shares a gorgeous array of photographs submitted to CRPhotography last month in Your Photography :fella:

:bulletyellow: DanielaIvanova takes us into the world of Portrait Photography in her Medium Feature

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans introduces new AnimalsPlantsNature members in Thursday Tributes: Volume 25

:bulletyellow: pulbern features beautiful nature photos in Photography: APN

Sky Light by CapturingTheNight


Contests, Challenges and Projects


:bulletgreen: Congratulations to Lugal, winner of CRPhotography's darkroom contest! :fella:

:bulletgreen: Have you joined in on the new Daily 5 project yet, hosted by JenFruzz?

:bulletgreen: Want to join the CRPhotography admin team? Find out how to get involved in this journal

:bulletgreen: Are you up for some commenting? Join CRPhotography & PhotographyGuide's 60th Comment Month! :fella:

:bulletgreen: This month's contest at CRPhotography is all about architecture photography. You have until 30th June to submit your entry with our new style prompt! :fella:

:bulletgreen: AnimalsPlantsNature rounds up May and is looking for new admins

First Light Best Light by Capturing-the-Light


Educational Resources and Tutorials


:bulletblue: We couldn't find any photography-related resources or tutorials this month, so why not check out the photography folder at projecteducate? It's packed with useful stuff to help you give your skills a boost!

Ghost Auntie wants your Soul... by michaelschalla


Opinion, Chats and Forums


:bulletpurple: BeckyKidus is looking for tips for animal and bird photography

:bulletpurple: NineFireStar would love your input on spontaneous portraiture

:bulletpurple: Can you help shiki2704 choose a 50mm lens?

chlorophyll by MarcosRodriguez


This month's newsletter contributors are TanyaSimoneSimpson and Yuukon

You can help support photographers on DA by collecting/faving and sharing this CRPhotography newsletter to help more people find it :heart: :camera:

A celebration of photography from the gallery of SubversiveAesthetic 


Thought-provoking. Stylish. Dark. Bizarre. Creative. Fascinating. Unusual. Memorable. Beautiful. Photography for grown-ups.


Edge by ByrdsEyePhotography

Deserted by Battle-for-the-Sun

What are you waiting for? by gb62da

A drop of world (II) by Malgorzata-Skibinska

Spirit in the Woods by AnthonyPresley

A Walk in the Clouds by HalfFormedThoughts

Remember my dream by EnKeLi89

Nicodeme by Art2mys

March of the Pigs by Yuukon

What A Mess by KizukiTamura

Make Art Be Magic  Spark your creative revolution by TanyaSimoneSimpson

I originally planned to post this only on my website and share it on Twitter and Instagram, but then it struck me - how could I build something with art as its foundation and not share it with DA, the artiest of all arty places? So here it is, #MakeArtBeMagic, the DeviantArt version!


#MakeArtBeMagic

What is magic? Shifting consciousness. Harnessing energy. Recognising your power. Affecting change. Magic is everywhere, all around you and, most importantly, within you. Yes, creative person reading this, I'm talking to you.

Don't believe me? OK, think about the art you create. Whether you're drawing, painting, taking photographs, writing, making clothes, building furniture, dancing, playing music, designing graphics, games or gardens, or doing literally anything that involves a creative process, what are you doing? Shifting consciousness, harnessing energy, recognising your power and affecting change!

There are no entry requirements to being an artist beyond making art. It doesn't matter if you're a professional at the top of your game, a seasoned creator with decades of experience, a hobbyist who creates for the sheer joy of it or a beginner taking your first steps into a new creative endeavour. It doesn't matter if you're having the best day ever and hitting your flow, or summoning determination from the pit of your soul to push through a creative block. If you make art, you are an artist, and art is magic.

I created the #MakeArtBeMagic hashtag for use on any social media platform by anyone sharing their creative output in any medium or genre. Consider this your personal invitation to recognise and celebrate your creativity by tagging your art with #MakeArtBeMagic when you share it online!


I would love to be able to share your art too, whether through Retweets on Twitter, Story shares on Instagram (if you'd like me to share your posts in my IG Story, go to Settings > Resharing to stories in the app and enable Allow others to reshare) and journal features right here on DeviantArt.

Art is about connecting and sharing. If you want to get involved, simply add the tag #MakeArtBeMagic to your deviations when you upload them. This will enable me to find your creations to feature. Are you in?

:heart: :star: