Photography Newsletter: October 2017Welcome!Welcome to October 2017'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.DD Round-Ups Abstract & Surreal from JustACapharnaum Animals, Plants & Nature from JenFruzz Cosplay from pullingcandy Fashion from Queen-Kitty
Fella is back in action!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.
Freshly Framed 02Welcome to the second in a series of feature articles,sharing beautiful photography recently submitted to DA. Saturn Brotherhood by vishstudio
Photography Newsletter: May 2018Welcome!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.DD Round-Ups Abstract and Surreal by JustACapharnaum Animals, Plants and Nature by JenFruzz Horror and Macabre by TanyaSimpson Macro by JustACapharnaum The Great DD Round-Up for April by Yuukon a
Photography Newsletter: November 2017Welcome!Welcome to November 2017'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 Suggestions collection.DD Round-Ups Abstract & Surreal from JustACapharnaum Animals, Plants & Nature from JenFruzz Cosplay from pullingcandy Fashion from Queen-Kitty:bull
Technical Critique is Not the Only FeedbackFeedback WeekendIntroductionWhile 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
An introduction to horror photography on DAHorror photography is a small, niche genre and an often misunderstood one. I'd like to share some information with you all about what it is (and isn't), dispel a few myths and hopefully inspire you to create art that will make the horror photography gallery on DA an even more dark and devious place to haunt.What is horror photography?The gallery description for Photography > Horror & Macabre on DeviantArt is...Fine art horror genre photography depicting macabre themes, often using creative lighting, make-up and other physical theatrical effects to construct atmosphere and visual impact.Let's break the description downFine artFirst of all fine art. This doesn't refer to skill level or a particular type of art. Wikipedia has an excellent definition, which I'm goin
Photography Newsletter: March 2018Welcome!Welcome to March 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 Daily Deviations featured by our photography Community Volunteers over the last month.DD Round-Ups Abstract & Surreal from JustACapharnaum Animals, Plants & Nature from JenFruzz Horror & Macabre from TanyaSimpson Macro from JustACapharnaumCV Articles Mrs-Durden is going Behind The Scenes with animals, plants and nature phot
12 days of (horror photography) features: Day 7Welcome to a holiday season Community Volunteer project, here to spread some cheer and great artwork! We're going to be featuring different artwork each day for 12 days. Each day will be something random, something themed, or something else. Day 1 will feature one artwork, Day 2 will feature two artworks, and so on until we've reached 12 days of features!Feel free to get involved with us and use the tag #TwelveDaysofFeatures in your submission! Be sure to check out the features of other CVs participating in the project, including Cinestress, Gejda, JenFruzz, JustACapharnaum, morbidman187, Mrs-Durden, pinkythepink, Queen-Kitty and SinistrosePhosphate.On the 7th day of features, DA gave to me...
Pimps and Whoas - August 10, 2018News from the Team Celebrating 18 Years of DeviantArt! Celebrating Artist Evolution! Celebrating Deviousness - August 2018 Happy 18th Birthday DeviantArt! (now with winners! Community Volunteer Openings Thank you, d
Giving Feedback: How do I do that?Feedback WeekendHello all!This is Yuukon and B0nkers and we have combined forces for Feedback Weekend!Hello and Welcome to Bonks’ and Yuu’s Guide to Giving Feedback! It’s so wonderful that you’re here, and we hope this article will be useful for you. Should you have any questions when you have reached the end, feel free to ask them! We’ll happily answer them for you.Let’s first start off with some terminologies. There are a lot of different terms when it comes to giving feedback, and a first step to being able to give some is understanding what all these words mean.When someone requests feedback it usually means they are seeking for critique and not criticism. There is a vast difference between the two so let’s find out what they are before we jump into how to give sound feedback.Critique is a critical review, discussion or commentary of a specified topic.Criticism is to judge, to find faults with
Street Photography - How is it different?Gallery Descriptions and Miscats MonthOver my years on DeviantArt and in the photography community I've noticed a lot of confusion about what street photography is. In short, street photography is capturing candid, un-staged, extraordinary moments of mundane human life in public places. Rather than unpack all that, I'd like to instead focus on what street photography is not.Street photography is not photography of streetsFor a street photograph to be considered such, it needs a subject beyond the environment of the street. Most street photography (and all street photography according to our definition on DeviantArt) must contain human subjects. The street itself is not enough. Furthermore, even if some people are present in the photo, it does not make it a street photograph. The people in the shot must be an integral part of the scene. If the only people in the photo are merely incidental elements of the scene, then it is not a street photograph.<i>
How CVs Select Daily DeviationsHey all!I gave my watchers the chance to win the power to dictate what my next journal was going to be. death-tribble won and wanted an article addressing how CVs select DDs, either serious or humorous. I decided to go the humorous route Mrs-DurdenI basically select Daily Deviations based on the photographer who has the best equipment. Obviously, it's impossible to take a good photograph without thousands of euros worth of material. If you don't have state of the art camera equipment, there's no chance I'm ever going to give you a DD, sorry!Queen-Kitty I make sure to DD the same 10 or so people all of the time, new people are just not interesting to me. Plus usually the artists I feature are already popular, so I KNOW they're good!AngeKrystaleen 1 - The first thing that I'm looking for a DD is big boobies. You know, a manga/anime girl
Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 6, 2017News from the Team 7 Days of RiME Adobe: In Stock Agents of Mayhem: After Hours Celebrating 17 Years of DeviantArt! Celebrating Deviousness - August 2017 Celebrating Deviousness - July 2017
Learn This!Since the dawn of DeviantArt, deviants have been submitting tutorials and sharing wisdom thus promoting and encouraging the artistic growth of fellow community members. This practice is part of what makes our community the best in the world and who better to launch a comprehensive tutorial suite than your Community Volunteers? The volunteer team is comprised of elite artists and wise sages who have come together to create an amazing collection of tutorials for you.. for FREE!The "Learn This" suite of tutorials is our pride and joy and we are SO excited to finally be able to share them with you!The Suite
All Mediums Contest: One WordContest AnnouncementDear members,I am pleased to announce another all mediums contest projecteducate is hosting for the coming month. Please carefully read all the details below to find out how to enter!The Prompt:We often find that a piece of art can be described with one word, one word that encapsulates everything about it. For this contest, we'd like to challenge you to approach this notion in the reverse order. We'd like you to pick one word, and create a piece of art around that word. Pick the word first, then decide what you could create to turn that word into an entire piece of art.Important Guidelines:We will absolutely favor those who choose descriptive or symbolic words (i.e: nefarious, serendipity, ethereal, iridescent, epiphany, etc) and create a whole piece around that word rather than more literal cases like painting a dog and using the word "dog" or writing a poem about loss and using the word "loss". The more th
The Great DD Round-Up: March 2018Hello and Welcome!Welcome to this new Feature-series at the home photography, CRPhotography in which all of this month's photography Daily Deviations will be included!But what is a Daily Deviation? Allow me to introduce you!A Daily Deviation is feature which is selected by Community Volunteers (also known as CV's). CV's have their assigned galleries, from which they pick outstanding pieces of work for this special feature. A DD is a special feature any deviant can receive once per 6 months.Of course, you can also suggest artwork for Daily Deviations to the Community Volunteers. In fact, we encourage you to do so! That way, the CV's might see artwork they might have not seen otherwise, which means your suggestion might make a huge difference in whether the artist gets a DD or not! And if the CV ends up featuring your suggestion, you get a cool tag underneath it, that says it was suggested by you!For more information about DD's:
Winners of the 'One Word' All Mediums Contest!Dear members,We recently hosted an all mediums contest around the theme "one word" here is a brief reminder of the prompt:We often find that a piece of art can be described with one word, one word that encapsulates everything about it. For this contest, we'd like to challenge you to approach this notion in the reverse order. We'd like you to pick one word, and create a piece of art around that word. Pick the word first, then decide what you could create to turn that word into an entire piece of art.A jury of Community Volunteers went through the many many many entries we received, and I must say, we all struggled to pick winners, as there were SO MANY outstanding entries! You should all be so incredibly proud of the work you submitted! Due to this, I requested an additional prize be given, to a second winner, instead of just having 1 winner as was initially planned.The 1st place goes to....
Thank you, TanyaHey everyone!As many of you likely have seen, TanyaSimpson is no longer a part of the CV team, and I wanted to write some words because well, I can't not express how I feel about the years she and I have worked together!When I started to properly get into DA back in the day it was impossible to not know of Tanya, aka RockstarVanity. Her name was everywhere alongside her being a guiding light in the community article. I knew of her, but had never talked to her. Then, after I had been on the team already for a bit, she joined for General Photography! I had no idea really if I'd get along with her, if I'd like her, if we'd work well together, etc. In fact, for a long time I'd say we weren't particularly close. By that I just mean we didn't talk much on a personal level. But over the past year or so especially, I got closer and closer to her as we worked in a duo for photography, no longer a trio as before, and I really got to know her on a more personal level.I just really want
Another quick word on CV stuff...As you guys might have noticed I posted a status update the other day ranting a bit about some behaviour I've been seeing a lot. I wanted to share some more thoughts that I think are important to note.A lot of people on DA think the only way for them to have real influence and do real ''good'' is to be a CV, that it's a must, that it's the logical "next step" for them to take in the community. I think many people underestimate just how important it is for the community to have non CV members who are doing exactly what you guys do, engaging the community, participating in contests and challenges, publishing content regularly, being just an overall amazing example of a great member of the community. We need people like this. As a CV I'm always so excited when I see community members like this whether they be regular members, core members, senior members, doesn't matter. You are vital, you are important, and you do NOT need a heart by your username to be that incredible part of the commu
Voyage to the unknown: Master JournalWith the amount of people jumping in on this new "Voyage to the unknown" project, I wanted to create a master journal where I will collect all of the journals that have been put together following my initial post! This journal serves the purpose of explaining the project, and collecting everyone's journals, so feel free to include it in your new "voyage to the unknown" collections, and please leave a comment with a link to your awesome journals so I can feature them here! The concept:The idea is to browse through 1 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! I'll personally be tagging people in each issue to follow suit and do their own, however, don't feel obligated to respond to the tag. I just want everyone to know I'd love to see them do their own spin of this feature <
10 Things I Am Grateful ForLately, we have dealt with some negativity here on DA. If you know me, you know I am not a big fan of that. So, to counteract that, I want to share 10 things I am grateful for right here on DA! Positivity boost, here we go! The CommunityIt goes without saying that the community is one of my most important motivators on DA. People in it are supportive, sweet and always ready for a chat, to help or to just be there, something I very recently saw happen all at once when I shared some personal things!The TutorialsA lot of people work tirelessly to share their knowledge through tutorials. I think those people are absolute angels, because they are vital in our development! The CV TeamIt goes without saying that the volunteers on DA put a lot of heart, thought and work into what they do and say, and we have to remember: they do it all for us!The inspiration
Interview with Mrs-DurdenThis month I got to interview an artist that I already know and really respect, my fellow community volunteer Mrs-Durden ! She was the fashion photography CV before me and the reason I ended up joining the CV team. Her fashion photography is filled with rich colors and a great mixture of vintage and contemporary styling, with just the right alternative fashion twist. Enjoy! Why did you decide to take photos of people? And was fashion the type of photography you first started out creating?:iconmrs-durden:Well, my first 'real' adventures with photography started in early 2009 when I was about to turn 15 years old. I was constantly hanging out with my best friend, so she was my guinea pig. I got bored quickly of trying to take pictures of plants, animals, places etc. It just wasn't interesting to me. Instead I liked trying to come up with clever or weird ideas my frie
Meet Your Neighbor XIIIHer name is Canan and she's an artist from Turkey.She works in many artistic mediums and works in them all so well.She is one of the sweetest and dearest people you will meet in this life or any other.:iconcanankk:I ask that you not only talk the talk but also walk the walk. It's the neighborly thing to do.
Meet Your Neighbor XVIIHer name is Vanja and she's an artist from the beautiful country of Slovenia in Europe.There is a gentle lyrical sensibility to her fine body of photographic work.She keeps a low profile on DA but is outgoing and friendly with a fine sense of humor.:iconevapolly:I ask that you not only talk the talk but also walk the walk. It's the neighborly thing to do.
Meet Your Neighbor VIIIHis name is Khuram and he's an artist from the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.He's a photojournalist extraordinaire, as a trip through his amazing body of work will show.:iconmarx77:I ask that you not only talk the talk but also walk the walk. It's the neighborly thing to do.
LitPickings #1: 28 January 2019What is LitPickings?There's so much happening in the dA Lit community. And we here at LitPickings want to ensure that you don't miss out on any deviously delightful going-ons. That's why (in the spirit of HugQueen's Love dA Lit) we will be curating and sharing news in weekly journals. Everything from prompts to forum threads and polls to contests will be featured. Table of Contents1. News2. Seeking Help3. Features4. Contests5. Prompts/Challenges6. Polls/Discussions7. Forum8. Publishing Opportunities9. Resources10. Daily DeviationsNews LiliWrites launched <
Freshly Framed 01Welcome to the first in a new series of feature articles,sharing beautiful photography recently submitted to DA. Prague by MrFahreinheit