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Photography Newsletter: November 2018

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 12:00 AM



Welcome!


Welcome to November 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.


*** by Erasky


DD Round-Ups



:bulletred: Animals, Plants and Nature from JenFruzz

:bulletred: Fashion from Queen-Kitty

:bulletred: General Photography from Mrs-Durden and TanyaSimpson

:bulletred: The Great DD Round-Up: October 2018 from Yuukon :fella:


7126 by seppukuu


CV Articles



:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty interviews msatisfaction in this month's Catwalk Talk at CRPhotography :fella:

:bulletorange: TanyaSimpson explores recent photography arrivals on DA in Freshly Framed 06

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden has started a new feature series involving a random word generator and a lot of awesome pictures. Check out Photography Roulette: Issue 1

:bulletorange: JenFruzz at AnimalsPlantsNature announces October's conclusion and winners

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty continues her People and Portraits Spotlight series at devPREMIUM. Vol. 199 includes an undiscovered talent feature with MatthieuColnat

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden features photography by everyone who wrote a critique in October's critique forum thread


0967 Tree frog by RealMantis


Features and Interviews



:bulletyellow: WillTC shares some beauty from Photography-Group in Photography-Group Highlights Vol. 02 and Vol. 03

:bulletyellow: pulbern features the work of MD-Arts, guns, vinigal123 and Filat in Photography: Conceptual, and Filipp13, Art2mys, pisequenxc and TanyaSimpson in Photography: Abstract + Surreal

:bulletyellow: adumvgh at Through-a-Lens shares general photography Daily Deviations from 22nd September - 19th October in General Photography DD Collection Vol 4, 20th - 26th October in Vol 5, 27th October - 3rd November in Vol 6, and 4th - 10th November in Vol 7

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur at AnimalsPlantsNature features epic rock formations in Our APN, Your APN: Geology

:bulletyellow: ElyneNoir takes a close look at tiny things in Small Worlds - 87

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily shares some slices of life in #17 - Street feature

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur's Fickle Friday music-inspired features continue with Bad and Love Runs Out

:bulletyellow: batmantoo at The-Yard-Collective shares some street photography for the weekend in Friday Night Specialsv10.3 and 10.4

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily features some beauty from MGreinerArt in #10 - Undiscovered talent

:bulletyellow: Yuukon at AnimalsPlantsNature takes us on a tour of the natural world in Wild Wednesday Vol. 07

:bulletyellow: pearwood features beautiful photos by Muse1908 in Naiad of the falls by Muse and David, and Nigel-Kell in One flower left,

:bulletyellow: Yuukon's Feature-Fest series continues with Fungi, Street, Wild Animals and Conceptual

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans welcomes new members to AnimalsPlantsNature in Thursday Tributes: Volume 29

:bulletyellow: FrancescaDelfino at devPREMIUM dishes up more Weekly Vitamins. #97 features roblfc1892, #98 features Inextremiss, and #99 features MikkoLagerstedt

:bulletyellow: Batsceba at Progressive-Street shares some street photography awesomeness in Progressive Saturday Night (v.208)

:bulletyellow: ElyneNoir shares the best photos she found on DA in October 2018

:buletyellow: Finnyanne has collected a beautiful selection of photos of herons


Alienation by abaloo72


Contests, Challenges and Projects



:bulletgreen: PhotographyGuide is looking for admins

:bulletgreen: It's time to get commenting in November's Comment Month event at CRPhotography :fella:

:bulletgreen: PhotographyGuide's challenge theme for this month is Sparkles


Curiouser and curiouser by DarkGothicLolita


Educational Resources and Tutorials



:bulletblue: Mouselemur at projecteducate shares a brief history of posing for photos in Smiling Doesn't Come Easily

:bulletblue: Want to learn some art history? Check out Yuukon's Photography History: Film article at projecteducate

:bulletblue: Yuukon's Photography ABCs continues with C is for Chronophotography


Exercising my right to have had enough by Peterix


Opinion, Chats and Forums



:bulletpurple: November's monthly photography critique thread in the Photography Forum is go! Check it out to give and receive critiques and get featured!

:bulletpurple: DevinShadowV is looking for opinions on an LED light system for photoshoots

:bulletpurple: delphisign would like some Los Angeles-specific advice for finding models to work with

:bulletpurple: Can you offer Erzsabet some constructive critique on landscape photography?


Placid by CypressBates


This month's newsletter contributors are Malintra-Shadowmoon, TanyaSimpson 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:

Skin by Dan Leveille

Freshly Framed 06

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 1:52 AM


1135 by Nigrita
Welcome to the sixth in a series of feature articles,
sharing beautiful photography recently submitted to DA.


:heart: :camera:

jumpers by pragmart

among giants II by raido-ehwaz

Betrayed By Age by MeFlysBySeatOfPants

Untitled by chasetheblackrabbit

Postcard from Munique 01 by JACAC

tea leaves by Takiako-Nakashi

1135 by Nigrita

Untitled by 13celeste

Mist in Dead Vlei, Namibia by wildplaces

Butterfly by sergtrav


Skin by Dan Leveille



Welcome!


In case you missed any of the beautiful Daily Deviations featured by Mrs-Durden and me in October, here they are!

Many thanks to everyone who suggested photos last month. 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 & Portraits suggestions than anything else, so great pictures from other galleries are extra appreciated! 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



Foggy Bourscheid Castle by JohnyG
Beware of darkness by dfm63
Dream on by SharkHarrington






:icontanyasimpson:

Features by TanyaSimpson



Acrobatics with flour by Scythwolf
Beast Alerted by Coigach
Scan180804-114414 by pasiasty
home by werol
Shrabani - Full Spectrum by SteveCampbell
blue 1969 Corvette C3 Convertible by AmericanMuscle
Light, all the way back by katia-iva
Prism Tower by helios-spada
.... by vvola
The Transfiguration by CameliaBaican
Exercising my right to have had enough by Peterix
Nymphea by endegor
Witchcraft by PsycheOphiuchus





Want to suggest a General Photography Daily Deviation?



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


Skin by Dan Leveille

Freshly Framed 05

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 5:59 AM


There's a Kind of Yellow by Callu
Welcome to the fifth in a series of feature articles,
sharing beautiful photography recently submitted to DA.


:heart: :camera:

La chamanista by Julieoftheworldtree

Decline of Darkness by Onodrim-Photography

austin1 by jlewi89

S by Poromaa

Untitled by Lucibuska

A Nice Coffee by Masenkoe

Garden Casualty by Nigel-Kell

The voices by AlexandrinaAna

There's a Kind of Yellow by Callu

Wet Weather by Bennie69


Skin by Dan Leveille

Photography Newsletter: October 2018

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:00 AM



Welcome!


Welcome to October 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.


Light, all the way back by katia-iva


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 TanyaSimpson

:bulletred: Macro from JustACapharnaum

:bulletred: The Great DD Round-Up from Yuukon :fella:


Night by photonutz


CV Articles



:bulletorange: BloodyWing celebrates the contributions of out outgoing pin-up and glamour CV, DistortedSmile (and Emma says goodbye and thanks!)

:bulletorange: TanyaSimpson features some gorgeous recent photography submissions to DA in Freshly Framed 03 and 04

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden shares the winners of the 30 Day Photo Challenge

:bulletorange: In this month's Catwalk Talk, Queen-Kitty interviews fashion photographer GretheFenyx :fella:

:bulletorange: JenFruzz announces September's conclusion and winners at AnimalsPlantsNature

:bulletorange: JustACapharnaum features amazing photos you might not have seen yet in Hidden Gems #4 :fella:

:bulletorange: BloodyWing continues his Pin-Up and Glamour Spotlight series. Check out number 3.

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden shares more ABCs of Photography with some architecture in B is for...Buildings

:bulletorange: Queen-Kitty continues her People and Portraits Spotlight series at devPREMIUM with Vol. 198 including an undiscovered talent feature with lesyakikh


Lisbon 153 by JACAC


Features and Interviews



:bulletyellow: CapnDeek373 features beauty from above in Look! Up in the sky! Part 3

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans at AnimalsPlantsNature introduces Acerbical in The APN Corner: Vol 7 and Jorgipie in Vol 8

:bulletyellow: iPhotograph's Photo Friday features continue with Edition #25 - Food

:bulletyellow: AnimalsPlantsNature's Artists of APN this month are corniger-aries interviewed by Mouselemur, SvenMueller interviewed by Yuukon, roisabborrar interviewed by Mouselemur, and CarlaSophia interviewed by Mouselemur

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily features Laazeri in Undiscovered Talent

:bulletyellow: ElyneNoir features beautiful square photographs

:bulletyellow: FrancescaDelfino dishes out more Weekly Vitamins! #91 features OlivierAccart, #92 features Vitaly-Sokol, #93 features JulianRad, #94 features FlexDreams, #95 features JonhyBlaze, and #96 features jacekson

:bulletyellow: adumvgh at Through-a-Lens shares recent general photography Daily Deviations in Vol. 2: 8th-14th September and Vol. 3: 15th-21st September,

:bulletyellow: Some of AnthonyPresley's stunning photos taken in Japan were featured in an article on Bored Panda

:bulletyellow: Yuukon's Feature-Fest articles continue with Vol. 152: Portraits, Vol. 153: Glamour Portraits, Vol. 154: Urban and Rural, Vol. 155: Cosplay, and Vol. 156: Waterscapes

:bulletyellow: Amarantheans welcomes new members to AnimalsPlantsNature with Thursday Tributes Volume 28

:bulletyellow: freMDart at devPREMIUM features beautiful buildings and places in Architecture, Urban and Rural Spotlight Vol. 132, which includes an undiscovered talent feature with kevinsaintgrey

:bulletyellow: batmantoo at @theyardcollective features awesome street photography in Friday Night Specials v9.3

:bulletyellow: Aylishliane12 made her first photography feature

:bulletyellow: hosagu features some slices of life in Street Photography VIII.I

:bulletyellow: pulbern features the work of ScreamingColorArt, AntonioGouveia, Inextremiss and jlxp in Photography: Abstract + Surreal; and TarJakArt, AnthonyPresley, JustinDeRosa and ajonsaas in Photography: Architecture

:bulletyellow: Can't get enough street photography? Don't miss Batsceba's Progressive Saturday Night v.204 at Progressive-Street

:bulletyellow: Enjoy some music with your photography? Mouselemur's Fickle Fridays are inspired by Beck's song, Morning and Cold by the Editors

:bulletyellow: Don't miss aliasvassily's themed photography features this month! #12 - People and Portraits, and Nature, #13 - Duo, #14 - Black and White, #15 - Architecture, and #16 - Warm

:bulletyellow: Mouselemur at AnimalsPlantsNature shares some gorgeous natural places in Our APN, Your APN: Landscapes

:bulletyellow: WillTC features some highlights from Photography-Group

:bulletyellow: Yuukon at AnimalsPlantsNature features loveliness from the natural world in Wild Wednesday Vol. 06

:bulletyellow: GeorgieDeeArt at PhotoUnited interviews LDFranklin and WillTC about adminning photography groups in Your Community Leaders

:bulletyellow: Canankk features fascinating moments united by shape in Square Street

:bulletyellow: Endorell-Taelos takes a voyage to the unknown and explores performing arts photography

:bulletyellow: caddman features some of his favourite photographers in Showcase my friends 38

:bulletyellow: aliasvassily promotes photographers to check out in Undiscovered Talent. See Laazeri in #5, 3DBlasphemy in #6, raido-ehwaz in #7, and EintoeRn in #8

:bulletyellow: brennennn interviews JustACapharnaum in Meet Your CV


Maleficent by Kosataya


Contests, Challenges and Projects



:bulletgreen: Mrs-Durden and TanyaSimpson are hosting a horror photography contest with a twist. Even (especially) if you're completely new to horror photography, or photography in general, check out The Last Photograph

:bullegreen: BloodyWing is hosting an Addams Family themed pin-up contest for Halloween!

:bulletgreen: Yuukon at PhotographyGuide announces the GREEN photography challenge

:bulletgreen: Check out Comment Month's September round-up and October's invitation to comment here at CRPhotography :fella:


Kiwanda Reflections by ChadRouthier


Educational Resources and Tutorials



:bulletblue: brennennn at projecteducate shares some helpful advice about how to get exposure on DA

:bulletblue: Gejda at projecteducate shares some useful information about mature content on DA

:bulletblue: Yuukon continues her take on Photography ABCs with B is for Bokeh & Box Cameras


Pink Afternoon by bwaworga


Opinion, Chats and Forums



:bulletpurple: Join in October's monthly photography critique project in the Photography forum to give and receive critique and get featured!

:bulletpurple: tmkahz invites you to talk about your photography style

:bulletpurple: daughteralsia is looking for some advice about analog photography


Beware of darkness by dfm63


This month's newsletter contributors are aliasvassily, GeorgieDeeArt, TanyaSimpson 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:

Skin by Dan Leveille

The Last Photograph | a horror contest

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 12:00 AM


The ring by corsuse
Mrs-Durden and I would like to invite you to take part in a horror photography contest with a difference - the goal isn't to take the 'best' photo. The goal is to totally creep us out!

Instead of giving you a theme or a topic, we're giving you a story. The end of the story is the photo you take and submit to the contest.

We encourage you to dig around in the darkest depths of your imagination. If you're awesome at costume creating, monster making and effects make-up, that's great. If you're a super experienced horror photographer, that's great too. BUT...if you're none of those things, that's also great and you have just as much chance of winning!

Also, don't worry if you don't have a fancy camera, because shooting your contest entry on your phone will add to the authenticity of your photo and may work in your favour!

So, without further ado, here's how to take part.



[ the story ]

You're out for a walk on your own and you notice a mobile phone lying at the side of the path. The low battery light is flashing but it still has charge, so it must have been dropped recently. As you pick it up, the screen flickers to life and you see the last photo that was taken with it...the photo is your entry to the contest.



[ the rules ]


The contest begins at 00.01 PST on 15th October 2018 and ends at 23.59 PST on 10th November 2018.

Your entry MUST be created - that means shot, submitted to DA and entered into the contest - during that time.

Your entry should be submitted to the appropriate photography gallery on DeviantArt, whether that's Photography > Horror & Macabre or something else. Please bear in mind this is a photography contest, so any submissions that do not belong in the photography galleries will be disqualified.

Your entry should state in the description that it was created for The Last Photograph contest, with a link to this journal.

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this journal with a link or thumbnail for your entry (you can find out how to link to deviations here)

Only one entry per person, please!




[ the prizes ]


1st place

6 months Core membership or equivalent Points

2nd place

3 months Core membership or equivalent Points

3rd place


1 month Core membership or equivalent Points

Participation

YES! There is a prize for taking part in this contest! Providing ALL RULES ARE FOLLOWED, including creating an entry which clearly adheres to the contest's story, each participant will get 100 Points. There is a limit of one entry per person and anyone found to be cheating by using alt accounts will be disqualified, so please be honest.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.



[ inspiration ]


~ PORTAL ~ by PhilipPace
. by invisigoth88
Slenderman by kozyafffka hide and seek by Rubengda
From the dust by NatalieVing
Happy Halloween by PassionAndTheCamera
The ring by corsuse
Demonic Face by Onyx-Philomel
Black embrace by NataliaDrepina
Demonic presence 2 by maarkb
A strange night by Mrs-White
The Act of Darkening by pullingcandy


Skin by Dan Leveille


Lights Will Guide You Home by TanyaSimpson
I realised the other day that my 900,000th pageview will be happening soon, some time in the next week or so, barring any bizarre spikes or troughs.

If you happen to land on my page and see my pageview counter hit 900,000, take a screenshot, post it in a comment here on this journal and I'll send you however many Points are in my account at the time. It's currently only 291, so don't get too excited. But if you're collecting for something, that might be a nice little boost :aww:

If you win the Points but would rather donate them to someone else (maybe an admin for a group you're in is collecting for Super Group status, or someone you know is saving up for Core?), note me after you post your screengrab.

If more than one person catches 900k, I'll split the Points. I don't expect this but I think it's technically possible, if unlikely. Don't start digitally altering numbers on image files. That's a dick move and goats will pull your lungs out if you do it.

Skin by Dan Leveille

Freshly Framed 04

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 6:24 AM


Northern lights panorama by JuhaniViitanen
Welcome to the fourth in a series of feature articles,
sharing beautiful photography recently submitted to DA.


:heart: :camera:

Northern lights panorama by JuhaniViitanen
seagull .1 by midgardart
Flower and its guest by sergtrav
Art Bridge by EminMucha
Shells  by cdullard
Jolie fougere by Camille-Ramond
Good morning! by CoonArt
Untitled by rtas13524
Reminiscence by MikeBG
763 by Seneptika


Skin by Dan Leveille

Fella is back in action!

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 6:10 AM



Fella is DA's mascot and has been the host of his own group for a long time. The group has been through a number of incarnations under the loving and watchful eye of various admins over the years, but had been on hiatus for quite a while. I'm excited to announce that fella is now back in action, reinvented, and ready to help new deviants find their creative community.

There are already lots of wonderful groups and projects on DA that facilitate sharing your art through their galleries and collections, provide educational and informative content, and host and promote community events. To avoid reinventing the wheel or overlapping with awesome things that already exist, fella's new incarnation is as a welcoming resource, aiming to direct new DA members to helpful and fun places and things around the site.

If you'd like to include fella in your welcome messages to new deviants, you can link to the journal below, or just to the group's front page.

:heart: :fella:



Skin by Dan Leveille



Welcome!


In case you missed any of the beautiful Daily Deviations featured by Mrs-Durden and me in September, here they are!

Many thanks to everyone who suggested photos last month. 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 & Portraits suggestions than anything else, so great pictures from other galleries are extra appreciated! 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



Hello Down There by veeegeee
The Little Viking by VirdaSeitr
Divine light by Loopol Dryades by Daisybells
She and He by charmeurindien




:icontanyasimpson:

Features by TanyaSimpson


Yellow Memory by MilanVopalensky
The Passenger by Val-Faustino
299 - Round of Gwent? by ElyneNoir 79870042-01 by pulbern
* by Dororo4
Bergeron Centre in Black and White by Zoomer1958
a drug of the heart by screenname911 Cream of Leek Soup! by Loffy0
Experiments in Infrared - Park reloaded by DanielGliese
Rafters by Fox2006 Moscow_City by saikoxix
Ballroom Tricolor by ShakilovNeel
Karahkalaakso by reflektenlight
Woman II by LidiaVives






Want to suggest a General Photography Daily Deviation?



How do I suggest Daily Deviations?

Mrs-Durden's DD Guidelines
TanyaSimpson's DD Guidelines


Skin by Dan Leveille

Freshly Framed 03

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 5:12 AM


Season of the Witch by AmaranthusCaudatus
Welcome to the third in a series of feature articles,
sharing beautiful photography recently submitted to DA.


:heart: :camera:

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


Skin by Dan Leveille

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 TanyaSimpson

: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: TanyaSimpson 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: TanyaSimpson 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: adumvgh 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, RebeccaM-Art and SlytherclawPadawan, winners of the abstract, surreal and macro Summertime contest. Check out JustACapharnaum's winner feature, adumvgh'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, TanyaSimpson 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:

Freshly Framed 02

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 2:05 AM


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



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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 1 by Kaikou-Kino
Saturn Brotherhood by vishstudio


Skin by Dan Leveille



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!




:iconmrs-durden:

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 TanyaSimpson



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





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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 TanyaSimpson


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 TanyaSimpson


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 TanyaSimpson

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?



Freshly Framed 01

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 4:22 AM


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



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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


Skin by Dan Leveille

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 TanyaSimpson

: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: adumvgh'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, RebeccaM-Art 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, TanyaSimpson 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 TanyaSimpson

akrasiel's winner is Amarantheans with

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


Berejant by TanyaSimpson

berejant's winner is Rhyn-Art with

My spidey senses are tingling


Bironicheroine by TanyaSimpson

bironicheroine's winner is Cronaj with

When you love your friend like Joe Biden loves Obama.


C-91 by TanyaSimpson

C-91's winner is Palkachu with

When your teacher is a memelord.


Humblehills by TanyaSimpson

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 TanyaSimpson

LaurenKitsune's winner is ilyilaice with

Did you score?

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



Moonbeam13 by TanyaSimpson

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 TanyaSimpson

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 TanyaSimpson

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 TanyaSimpson

nicolikai's winner is HazelRose3637  with

I knew I should've stayed home today.


Pinkythepink by TanyaSimpson

pinkythepink's winner is GuardianMajor with

I think these hair extensions will do just fine.


Queen-Kitty by TanyaSimpson

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 TanyaSimpson

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 TanyaSimpson



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

Skin by Dan Leveille