Lots of people have had troubleshooting queries over the past few months that we've addressed through various articles you might have seen over at communityrelations (https://www.deviantart.com/communityrelations). This blog is a roundup of all those resources including a few others from around dA that you might find useful. If you've got something you'd like to see included then please note us with the information. Enjoy!
:bulletblack:Dull Images on dA
:bulletblack: Understanding ISO
:bulletblack:What Digital Camera?
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This article came about after a deviant specifically requested that we write ten clear, simple tips for Photographing Nature. Troubleshooting articles and information can be very useful, but sometimes breaking it down into manageable memorable chunks is so much easier. So without further ado please enjoy our Ten Tips for Nature Photographers!
1) Get into your environment
Yes, it's rhubarb. To be a true photographer, you must be at one with rhubarb.
When we talk about photographing Nature, we don't necessarily mean wide expansive rolling landscapes. Whilst they contain any number of elements that are nature focused and made up from natura
This week we bring you another issue of Troubleshooting for Photographers, to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make your Photography look that little bit more professional. Aeirmid (https://www.deviantart.com/aeirmid) noted that while there are a lot of folks in the photomanipulation community who enjoy taking photographs, there is also a great desire for people to learn a bit more about how to make them look more professional.
Firstly combining the elements of many of the articles that have already been written in this series (see the bottom of this article for links) will assist anybody in gearing their photographs up to look more professi
Hi, deviants! This week is Community week, and I am giving my best to introduce some essential tips concerning macro photography.
But first of all: What is macro photography?
Macro photography - what is it about?
Wikipedia tells us things like "extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size" (Source: Wikipedia.org)
But is that really all that matters? It is a common fact that many people believe that macro photography is photography which refers to life size, which means 1:1. The object is the same size on your sensor/film it is in real life.
So, a few days ago I decided to ask through a poll and see if you guys were interested if I were to write about photography, how I work, and so on. I got a 100% positive outcome on that, so I decided to just go ahead and write a complete guide on photography. Considering I aspire to be a teacher one day, this is a great opportunity for me. Today, as I publish the first chapter of this guide, we start off with the basics, because these are important stepping stones in becoming a photographer!
Photography 101: A Photography Guide
Chapter One: Basics & Looking.
When you want to get into photography, or when you just want to get better, it
Recently during a projecteducate (https://www.deviantart.com/projecteducate) week focusing on Still Life Photography we asked for you to share the issues that you might have when trying to obtain some great Still Life Shots. Through this series of articles we hope to answer some of the queries or give you that push you need to step outside boundaries and get creative. The first frustration came from 1510 (https://www.deviantart.com/1510) who struggled with Lighting additionally a further 19 Deviants voted on the poll to indicate they had the same issues.
"Lighting. I always have to use just window or lamps which are never
good. kind of given up on still life photos, even I have still tons of
"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"
"As Tahog (https://www.deviantart.com/tahog) pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed
What's Macro Photography? Technically a Macro photograph shows a subject that is life size compared to the size of the negative of a SLR or sensor in a Full Frame DSLR, that's a 1:1 reproduction ratio aspect. For example, if we take a macro of an object wich is 35 mm long, it will cover the whole frame, no matter what size the reproduction, if we are shooting with a Full Frame camera. Often a ratio aspect of 1:2 is also considered Macro, although that ratio shows subjects wich life size is half of the size compared to the negative or sensor, I preffer to call those pictures Close-up photograpies.Here is an example of what I'm saying: I shot a
People & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them w
The first photograph created was an image produced in 1826 by Nicephore Niepce. He did this on a polished pewter plate covered with a petroleum derivative called Bitumen of Judea. The image required an eight hour exposure time in bright sunshine. We've come so far since those days and those lengths of times to achieve an amazing image - but at the same time it's great to give a nod to the past, learn the basics from the basics and turn to the masters of their field for some inspiration and reminders about just how rewarding Darkroom photography can be.
One of the greats of his time, Cartier-Bresso
I just wanted to wish everyone a beautiful Valentines Day and a happy new year! I'm a bit late on that but I hope to be around here again soon. :heart:
So much has happened the last few months, I wouldn't know where to begin! I've since deleted my account 'Noir-Luna', which was an account for me to experiment with self-portraiture and boudoir photography. I had learned so much about myself and my body - I would even say I've mostly recovered from a long-term eating disorder. I don't regret a thing about my journey then but it's not apart of who I am anymore.
Towards the end of 2018, I had a successful clairvoyant/psychic busine
Hi loves :aww: How are you all?
It seems as though it's been a little while since I have been online... but in fact I have been around on deviantart frequently.
For some time now, I have had an interest in boudoir photography... and I have followed my passion in secrecy.
I began an account here on deviantart, a couple of years ago, to share my boudoir / self-portrait photography. It's been an amazing journey learning about my body, self love... acceptance. I am currently in recovery from a long-term eating disorder, and so self-portraiture has been helping me move forward, and being happier in my own skin.
I hope you'll appreciate my jour
Since I haven't logged on here in so long I have at least 30k messages flooded in my inbox (whoops!). Most of the notes that I have received have asked the following questions, so I hope this answers a lot of the questions asked. Please keep in mind I am doing my best to update links to my website/PS actions. You can read about it all below, thank you!
Where can I find and download your Photoshop Actions?
All my photoshop actions and collections can be found via my website - www.whimsicaldreams.com.au/whimsical-actions
I am having a sale on my original "Whimsical Actions", which are my most downloaded actions thus far, and I use