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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.

:heart: :camera:



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


:iconcommunityrelations: 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!

:iconmrs-durden: 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

:icontanyasimonesimpson: 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 FreisCZ 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




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:

Mrs-Durden and Yuukon both tagged me to take a voyage to the unknown.
Comfort zone, schmomfort zone. Let's go.

THE CONCEPT

The idea is to browse through a category or sub-category that you don't necessarily visit frequently, or that you browse the least, and collect some of the art you find stands out! The point of this is to challenge ourselves and discover new art in the process.
Please visit the Voyage to the unknown: Master Journal for more information about this project, and to leave a link to yours if you end up doing one of your own!  Don't forget to use the tag #TheVoyage in your journal!

Tagging people individually gives me the weirdfeels cause I don't like making people feel obliged to do a thing, so consider this YOUR invitation to post a Voyage to the Unknown journal. I'm fine making a large group of people feel obliged to do a thing though, so DO IT, OK?

I've chosen Anthro for my Voyage to the Unknown


Lackadaisy Noir by tracyjb
[comm] - Boys will be boys by Wildering
[C] RenegadeKayle by thanshuhai
Snow Mew by TitusWeiss
Sketch Commission - Pyrewerepyre by MajinBanzai
Lucha Hasta el Final - remake by HintoArt
Stalker koul by 2078
Velamen by CanisAlbus
.: Lonely Guard :. by JuliaTheDragonCat
DEUS EH TOP by 5019


Seriously, these are lovely. Thank you to DasGhul, Yuukon, Elandria and NML-Photography for sharing some wonderful photographic eye candy. Also, thanks to ConfusedDaze, I learned that what I often think of as spiral staircases are actually helical staircases!

Spiral by DasGhul
Spiral Staircase by pingallery
Spiral by TVD-Photography
spiral staircase by christian-richter
Staircase Madness by LutherBash
Spiral staircase by mdt
Spiral staircase by Tairenar
Amazing Spiral Staircase - Paris by Cloudwhisperer67
Choices by LucasPortee
The Vatican Spiral Staircase by Valy20007
56 by NML-Photography
:heart: :camera:


A look back at the horror photography Daily Deviations featured in May 2018


This is my last horror-only DD round-up! I'm now looking after General Photography (which now includes horror photography) and you can find out how to suggest DDs to me here.


The gloomy forest tale by NataliaDrepina
The gloomy forest tale by NataliaDrepina


Lupus Nox by Onyx-Philomel
Lupus Nox by Onyx-Philomel



Spectral Pool II by D-T-E


A strange night by Mrs-White
A strange night by Mrs-White


Dinner Time by WillTC
Dinner Time by WillTC


La Catrina by schatten-fuchs
La Catrina by schatten-fuchs


Hello, lovely people of CRPhotography! It's TanyaSimoneSimpson here and I'm super excited to announce that as of now (like today, immediately, literally right this very second), I'll be re-joining Mrs-Durden and inprotest in looking after the General Photography galleries. Yay!

Horror photography now fits snugly under the General Photography umbrella, so you're still welcome to send me DD suggestions from the horror gallery. The full list of categories I take suggestions from is...

  • Architecture
  • Conceptual
  • Darkroom
  • Fireworks
  • Horror & Macabre
  • Infrared
  • Other
  • People & Portraits (Body Art, Classic Portraits, Emotive Portraits, Expressive, Other, Self-Portraits, Spontaneous Portraits)
  • Still Life
  • Transportation
  • Urban and Rural
  • (OMG look at those little camera-shaped bullet points I AM IN LOVE)

I feature dark, experimental, psychedelic, visually challenging, subversive and otherwise unconventional photography with style and substance. That's why you might notice some of the General Photography galleries missing from my list. Humourous photos, pictures of kids, commercial photography and photojournalism are all kinds of awesome but they aren't my thing so I'll leave those in the capable hands of my cohorts.

You can find my full Daily Deviation suggestion guidelines here, so please have a read through those before you send me your favourite photos to feature.

And finally, I will leave you with a bunch of absolutely stunning photos from the General Photography galleries which conveniently represent exactly the sort of epic stuff I feature as Daily Deviations!


Sahara by GinebraSiddal 

Mature Content

RED - Adam by myrkky
  Tempest. by Tooga  A strange night by Mrs-White  Refractium by RAOqwerty  Ami qu'on creve by siamesesam <da:thumb id="705609296"/>  Growth by Vividlens  Time square NY by larduin 

Mature Content

Sandy Nebula 3 by DenisSavoie
  Too Soon (100/365) by Tall-Tale-Memory  Suit Love by RBaumung  Firework fun by Mishelangello  II. Soulmates. The inescapable bond. by Mariamne-1484  Afraid by Q-harrr  Mirror Image by ByrdsEyePhotography  dark ethno by kozyafffka  I've Come For You by MarieStars  Gateway to Heaven by RubySummit  . by invisigoth88  26400021 by YaprakKocak 

Mature Content

what once was by NikytaGaia
  Street Workout by Loopol  Seed by laura-makabresku  The mist by ilona-veresk  Emergency by zardo

:heart: :camera:



I'm one of the Community Volunteers for General Photography, along with my partner in crime, Mrs-Durden.

This guide explains what I look for in a Daily Deviation (along with examples of past features) and how to send a suggestion to me. If you aren't sure what Daily Deviations are all about, this knowledge base article covers it.


The photography categories you can suggest to me from are:

  • Architecture
  • Conceptual
  • Darkroom
  • Fireworks
  • Horror & Macabre
  • Infrared
  • Other
  • People & Portraits (Body Art, Classic Portraits, Emotive Portraits, Expressive, Other, Self-Portraits, Spontaneous Portraits)
  • Still Life
  • Transportation
  • Urban and Rural


I feature dark, experimental, psychedelic, visually challenging, subversive and otherwise unconventional photography with style and substance. I like weird. Give me weird.

If you want to see the sort of photos I've been featuring lately, check out this collection. There are some more examples of the kind of thing I'm looking for at the bottom of this post. They're all beautiful and you should look at them even if you aren't going to suggest DDs to me. But you should also suggest DDs to me.


The practical criteria:

  • I can't feature anyone who has had a DD in the last 6 months.
  • I can't DD anyone who hasn't logged in to DA in the last 30 days.
  • I generally feature work by people who are currently, recently active on DA beyond just logging in occasionally to submit things and vanishing without any further interaction.
  • I don't feature people who are very new to the site. Give it at least a couple of months, eh?
  • I will only feature work submitted to DA within the last year or so, to ensure I'm representing the artist's current skill level.
  • If you're not sure if something ticks the above metaphorical boxes, send it through anyway and I'll check it out.
  • I endeavour not to feature the same artists ad infinitum, but there's no hard and fast rule about this and I'm fine with featuring artists who I featured during previous volunteering terms or otherwise ages ago.
  • I give literally zero consideration to how popular or not an artist or a photograph is when it comes to Daily Deviations. I do not care. At all.


How to suggest a Daily Deviation to me:

  • Send me a note with a thumbnail of the photograph you'd like to suggest. That's it. Just do that.
  • Please don't include a reason why you think something 'deserves' to be featured. It won't make any difference. The feature is about the photo, not the suggester, and why you like it doesn't have any affect on whether or not I'll feature it. I love you but it's true.
  • I swear to all gods old and new, if you tell me I 'should' or 'have to' feature something, give me a sob story or even begin to suggest that a DD would be an appropriate birthday present for an artist, I will delete your note so fast and I'll view all future suggestions from you through annoyance-tinted lenses. For real.
  • Keep it to one suggested artist per note, please. If someone's entire gallery is incredible and you can't pick one photo, feel free to include a couple of options, but seriously, only one artist per note. I'm easily confused.
  • DO NOT, for the love of all that is pink and fluffy, send me more than one DD suggestion note per day or I'll cry and it'll be your fault.
  • I don't reply to DD suggestion notes unless I'm going to feature your suggestion. If you haven't heard back from me in a week or so, feel free to send it elsewhere.
  • YOU CAN SUGGEST YOUR OWN WORK! In fact, please do. I admire the hell out of people who can get behind their own creative output and I obviously won't list you as the suggester.


Finally, although there are two of us looking after the sprawling visual expanse that is General Photography, please only suggest a thing to one of us.

If you have any questions about any of this or you want to know how to make vegan peanut butter cups, note me :heart: :camera:




Sahara by GinebraSiddal 

Mature Content

RED - Adam by myrkky
  Tempest. by Tooga  A strange night by Mrs-White  Refractium by RAOqwerty  Ami qu'on creve by siamesesam   Growth by Vividlens  Time square NY by larduin 

Mature Content

Sandy Nebula 3 by DenisSavoie
  Too Soon (100/365) by Tall-Tale-Memory  Suit Love by RBaumung  Firework fun by Mishelangello  II. Soulmates. The inescapable bond. by Mariamne-1484  Afraid by Q-harrr  Mirror Image by ByrdsEyePhotography  dark ethno by kozyafffka  I've Come For You by MarieStars  Gateway to Heaven by RubySummit  . by invisigoth88  26400021 by YaprakKocak 

Mature Content

what once was by NikytaGaia
  Street Workout by Loopol  Seed by laura-makabresku  The mist by ilona-veresk  Emergency by zardo


I recently asked my watchers, "What's your favourite thing about DA?" They answered and I'm not going to lie, some of the comments I read gave me the feels. I hadn't planned to make a journal out of this but sharing the positive stuff and the good experiences is super important, so here goes...

It's a community. There are plenty of art sites but its not as easy to just speak to people and make new friends [in] other places. 
AGphotostuff 
Bradford light festival 6 by AGphotostuff

I love the community. There's some really great artists here who know how to share their expertise with younger artists. The groups system also works really well. Makes it a lot easier to watch things that are more specific in nature. Contests that people and groups hold are also really cool. They keep people creative. One of the things that works really well for me is the prints service. The quality of the prints are excellent.
CapnDeek373 
I can sleep through anything by CapnDeek373

It's like Facebook without all the rudeness.  And it's global which means at any moment your art can touch someone anywhere and everywhere.
veeegeee 
DreamWeaving by veeegeee

The wonderful people I've met and interacted with in the community, of course.
Queen-Kitty 
Breathless by Queen-Kitty

The experience I had here that stands out from many good ones is the first time I got a DD...There were many thoughtful comments under the story, many that made me think, and just sheer enjoyment of the feature and the process. I've made many friends on the site, and really like the international aspect of it. I hope to meet a couple of people from here when I travel to the East coast. 
xlntwtch 
I like all the wonderful artists who are so kind. I love the huge variety of artwork that is displayed. It's a great community.
robert-kim-karen
Drama Babbs by robert-kim-karen

I love the art, obviously.  But a very close second is the wonderment of making friends with, and chatting to, people from all over the world.  There is something very special about that.
LindArtz

It kinda saved my life.
DasGhul
Announcing a Sentence within a Sentence by DasGhul

Met 2 of my now-exes here on dA, as well as my best friends.
Triska
Campagne by Triska

The community, especially the giving and receiving of comments.
pearwood
2018-085 Sandwiches and coffee by pearwood

I see so much fantastic stuff here: the art is one thing, the people are something else entirely. You get a feel for how the art happens, and tbh some artists share more about their process than others, and that is important to me. You can learn what products they use, how they use them, and so many have YouTube accounts and do speed paintings as well...You manage to find beautiful things in fields alien to you and appreciate them (specifically I mean writing, which is alien to me). It's really quite wonderful. But you also learn about the hurt of others. I won't spell this out, but it happens a lot. It is a living breathing community.
atlantifique
Walking (While Trans)Walking (While Trans)
The Doctor gave me that talk again
After talking about that depression thing
Exercise, better food and rest
I put myself together in boy mode
cuz that's where i am, not who I am
I want to be myself anyway
So I take short steps, arms loose but not flopping
Head up
and a gentle smile
I walk
I smile
I greet people
and smile
knowing who I am
I meet a gentle woman and she says a soft nearly sexy "hello"
and I come back with a gentle "hello"
I walk on
a guy with headphones says "Good Morning"
I reply a softer "hello"
It dawns on me, these people may not even know my pony is tied back
and as if being answered by Karma
a tall salt and pepper man passes me (I am walking at a woman's pace, you know?), and says "Good Morning"
and I reply too butch for my taste, "Good Morning"
I walk
it takes a moment, but my smile comes back
Four other people say nothing
and I am home
safe
I reflect
on "a woman's pace"
the woman i'm talking about has two knee replacements
and I love her like



There's a lot. To sum it up...  Best Birthday EVER by phoenixleo 
phoenixleo 
A Crown for a Forest God by phoenixleo

The community, and most of all, the friends I've met on here. I never had a lot of friends growing up, and DA quickly became my online home, a warm place to hang out with friends, and it still is. I came here for the art, most of all to share, but I quickly became an art-appreciator and well, the rest is history and I still enjoy every minute spend on this site.
Yuukon 
Great Horned Owl - Bubo Virginianus by Yuukon

The artists, of whom there are too many to list.
AgnosticDragon
Lake Alice Alligator #1 by AgnosticDragon

I've been browsing dA since the beginning, but I joined in October 2002. I've watched this place grow from a bunch of stuck-up artists into a flourishing, helpful, inviting community. I've been a volunteer (MN@), and that was an awesome experience. There were ups and downs, but more ups than downs. The website and community have changed so much in the past years that it's impossible to pick a single story.
exarobibliologist
If You Leave Me by exarobibliologist

:heart:

EDIT, A FEW HOURS AFTER POSTING

Feel free to add your own favourite thing about DA in a comment. I noticed a few people have done that and I wish I'd thought of it before I posted this!



Photography Newsletter: May 2018

Sat May 19, 2018, 8:52 AM

Welcome!


Welcome to May 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 from our Photograph of the Day Collection.


Sledding in the sun by AndyJohansson


DD Round-Ups


:bulletred: Abstract and Surreal by JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: Animals, Plants and Nature by JenFruzz

:bulletred: Horror and Macabre by TanyaSimoneSimpson

:bulletred: Macro by JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: The Great DD Round-Up for April by Yuukon at CRPhotography :fella:

JUDITH ATELIER: SS18 by GretheFenyx


CV Articles


:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty interviews LichtReize in this month's issue of Catwalk Talk :fella:

:bulletorange: TanyaSimoneSimpson shares a selection of your photography submissions to CRPhotography from April :fella:

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden shares some Still Life favourites from the CVs and CRPhotography members in CRP Feature: Still Life :fella:

:bulletorange: JustACapharnaum has a chat with gigi50 in Another day, Another macro artist :fella:

:bulletorange: TanyaSimoneSimpson shares some brightly coloured photographs in vibrant beauties

:bulletorange: DistortedSmile shows us another helping of Pinup & Glamour photography in Lush! :fella:

:bulletorange: TanyaSimoneSimpson shares more dark and beautiful things from the gallery of SubversiveAesthetic

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty at devPREMIUM shares another People and Portraits Spotlight, including an undiscovered talent feature with MariaPetrova

A Hermit's Journey by Flyawayautumn


Features and Interviews


:bulletyellow: AshleyxBrooke at iPhotograph features a wonderful collection of photography in OhSnap! #44

:bulletyellow: Yuukon continues her Feature-Fest series with Vol. 131: Self-Portraits, Vol. 132: Fashion Portraits, Vol. 133: Domesticated Animals and Vol. 134: Weather and Sky

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur features beautiful reptiles and amphibians in Our APN, Your APN at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: Sparkle-Photography continues her collective feature with #21 and #22,

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans at AnimalsPlantsNature continues the Thursday Tributes series

:bulletyellow: Awesomealexis1 interviews barananduen, OrchidDolls  and zir0photo for Behind the Scenes: Still Life :fella:

:bulletyellow: Yuukon continues with Wild Wednesday at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: lucytherescuedcat continues Best Snapshots with Vol. 62 and Vol. 63

:bulletyellow: Batsceba features street photography in Friday Night Specials V4.4, V.5.1 V.5.2 and Progressive Saturday Night V.185, V. 186 and V.187

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur at AnimalsPlantsNature interviews LordLJCornellPhotos in Artists of APN

:bulletyellow: FrancescaDelfino dishes out more Weekly Vitamins. #71 features endegor, #72 features JoniNiemela and #73 features JulianRad

:bulletyellow: Unkopierbar at devPREMIUM shines an Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight. Vol. 138 includes an undiscovered talent feature with knowhopeinme and Vol. 139 includes an undiscovered talent feature with donlope01

:bulletyellow: Yuukon interviews Hestefotograf in Artists of APN at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletyellow: Aex-Photography features siamesesam, artofinvi, Poromaa, MarieStars and streamweb in Artist Feature - May 14th

:bulletyellow: You'll feel like you're being watched when you look at ZephyraMilie's AnimEyes feature!

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur shares a music-inspired flower photography feature in Fickle Friday: Strong

Queen of Pain - by MightyRaccoon by LetzteSchatten-stock


Contests, Challenges and Projects


:bulletgreen: It's contest time again at CRPhotography and May is all about darkroom photography. Get your submission in before the deadline of 30th May :fella:

:bulletgreen: JenFruzz at AnimalsPlantsNature announces April's conclusion and winners

:bulletgreen: It's Feedback Month over at PhotographyGuide

:bulletgreen: Join Comment Month this month over at PhotographyGuide and CRPhotography :fella:

:bulletgreen: AnimalsPlantsNature is hosting a Feedback Frenzy this month.

:bulletgreen: Mrs-Durden at CRPhotography announces the winners of April's Still Life contest. Congratulations to AnnaBelial, WynnKaurus and ZephyraMilie!

Focused by ZoranPhoto


Educational Resources and Tutorials


:bulletblue: Useful for photographers and everyone else! DA has a new knowledge base and some customer service updates

1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible - Shot 9 by AmericanMuscle


Opinion, Chats and Forums


:bulletpurple: Mrs-Durden at CRPhotography invites the photography community to get to know each other better by asking and answering questions in Getting to know each other v2 :fella:

:bulletpurple: GreenTeaMelody would like to hear your thoughts on phone photography

:bulletpurple: Moon-Harpy is curious about how to get funding for photography exhibitions

Windy weather by AzureFantoccini


This month's newsletter contributors are TanyaSimoneSimpson, Yuukon, DistortedSmile and ZephyraMilie.

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

Vibrant Beauties

Wed May 16, 2018, 5:08 AM by TanyaSimoneSimpson:icontanyasimonesimpson:
It's no secret that I love bright, colourful photography (cause no-one can be all blood, gore and darkness every day, right?) so I asked my watchers to share their favourite photos that use vibrant colours to create intense visual impact. These are the wonderful images they shared.

The Coven by DanikaMilles
Flower 764 by JeffPrice Rise of the Phoenix by MD-Arts
*** by FlexDreams
The Chariot by DasGhul Anya Goy's Rainbow Hair by littlehippy Fireworks 5 by DaXXe
Light Bokeh in Condensation by FallOut99 Rebel Rebel by CapnDeek373
Between Dreams by Phenix59
hotel pool taken through a pint glass by AGphotostuff The End Of Summer by Nelleke Peacock Feather by lindahabiba
111 by xLaurx parrot by Timbosteron
pastels by ada-adriana
night mannequinz NYC by Rikitza Urban Filters by Metal-Bender
 Fancy color by Mars-Hill
Caged Fire by AGphotostuffChristmas Collusion by robert-kim-karen blaetterschweif by schafsheep
Paper Lanterns by deepgrounduk Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison1 by BenHeine 


A celebration of photography from the gallery of SubversiveAesthetic 


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


Take A Break by MarieStars

v e r o n i k a by KizukiTamura

Twilight of despair... by thewolfcreek

5832, old AMCOR papermill. by thespook

Dragonfly VI by Epytafe

s o l i c i t u d e by TheComtesse

Until The Light Takes Us... by Eliaskycrash

Can you hear me? by Battle-for-the-Sun

. by invisigoth88

Cleaning by gb62da


Your Photography: April 2018

Thu May 3, 2018, 1:00 AM
Your Photography is a regular feature of a selection of members' submissions to CRPhotography's gallery.

To find out how to submit your own work to the group's gallery, please visit this post.


Untitled by Distraughtamus

Storm by streamweb

Lost to your gloom by Inextremiss

brave new world by sth22art

Ethereal by borda

Miss Peregrine by MariannaInsomnia

Auckland Nightscape by TarJakArt

Supress by ice4life

Ladybug by Karisa-L-Clark

Tree Whisper by yume-no-yukari-photo


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


A look back at the horror photography Daily Deviations featured in April 2018



Find out how to suggestion Daily Deviations to me here.



Found Footage by slephoto
Found Footage by slephoto


Killer Cliche 5 by Harpyimages
Killer Cliche 5 by Harpyimages


Golem by kleinerteddy
Golem by kleinerteddy


Likho by elenasamko
Likho by elenasamko


A Step Back by ByrdsEyePhotography
A Step Back by ByrdsEyePhotography


Frozen Heart by ducky-overlord
Frozen Heart by ducky-overlord