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Daily Deviations Week

With muchos changes to the Community Volunteer team over the past while, it's good to remind everyone of who the Photography CV team is, where to send your suggestions and a few personal things that we all look for!

General Photography

 
Myself and 3wyl look after General Photography which means everything within the Photography Galleries that is not currently covered by a volunteer. At present this means the following:
:bulletpink: Architecture
:bulletpink: Animals, Plants and Nature
:bulletpink: Commercial Photography (Fashion Commercial Photography goes to Mrs-Durden or Pixel-Spotlight)
:bulletpink: Conceptual
:bulletpink: Darkroom
:bulletpink: Fireworks
:bulletpink: Humorous
:bulletpink: Other
:bulletpink: People & Portraits (Excluding those mentioned below!)
:bulletpink: Still Life
:bulletpink: Street
:bulletpink: Transportation
:bulletpink: Urban and Rural

3wyl and I plan our Daily Deviations carefully to ensure that we don't both give a daily deviation to the same category each day. Hopefully this gives you a nice range of Deviations to see on your front page from day to day.

We welcome self suggestions and we love descriptions. A self suggestion with a description as to why it should get a Daily Deviation is like Christmas! If you're suggesting a Daily Deviation whether it's your work, a friends or a strangers, then it would be nice to know why you like it. Here are some of our personal preferences for Daily Deviation suggestions:

Kaz-D

  • I always look for that little something extra - not in every potential DD - but I love seeing background stories and information. The history behind the image is often very important.
  • I absolutely like seeing improvement! Often a DD will be suggested but I'll find something much more recent and often improved in the artists gallery that will be chosen instead.


3wyl

  • Concept: The original the better! There should be some kind of message and/or story within the piece itself that gives it meaning. If a concept isn't that original, that's fine too! Just so long that thought has been put into the piece.
  • Execution: Execution is probably even more important than concept, especially as there are so many great pieces with awesome concepts, but the execution just lets the whole piece down. What do I mean by execution? Mostly the technicalities of the photograph, including depth of field, composition, framing...basically overall quality of the piece regarding its photographic value. A lot of the time the execution is too simplistic, which is a shame when the concept is there.
  • The 'Wow' Factor: Difficult to describe, and not something that you can easily pin down, but if there is something about the piece that immediately makes you go 'Wow', then there's a good possibility it's Daily Deviation material. This 'Wow' factor can take the form of anything because the main function of such a factor is that it blows you away.


Abstract And Surreal Photography


Your dedicated Community Volunteer for this area is justanothersomeone. Direct your Daily Deviations to him! His guidelines can be found on his front page in the 'Suggest a DD' widget.

justanothersomeone

  • Vision or Concept: Does the piece have a clear idea that has been thought out and pursued to completion. This doesn't mean it has to have an elaborate narrative or complex theory. I just look to see if the piece makes a statement, whether stylistically, formally, or conceptually.
  • Cohesiveness: Are all of the elements working together? Various elements could include but are not limited to; Aspect ratio, title, editing, use of color, negative verse positive space.
  • Dialogue: This goes back to what the first point was speaking to. This is the most important thing I look for. Does the piece bring something to the community dialogue? Is there a rare or non-traditional technique being used? Does it approach a common subject matter in an uncommon way? Does it add to the existing dialogue about a particular style or group of artists?


Artistic Nude Photography


You get a fabulous choice here with two CVs to send your suggestions to. You can either note Mrs-Durden or Nyx-Valentine with your Daily Deviation proposals. Nyx-Valentine's guidelines are on her front page and Mrs-Durden's are here.

Mrs-Durden

  • "I look for creativity, emotion, and quality. Art nude is a gallery where standing out from the crowd is important, I only feature photos that demonstrate creativity in a sense, and that somehow bring emotion to the viewer and perhaps tells a story."


Fashion Photography


Two CVs cover this area as well so you can send your suggestions to Pixel-Spotlight whose guidelines are here or Mrs-Durden whose guidelines are here.

Mrs-Durden

  • "There needs to be obvious intent to highlight an outfit, accessories, or makeup and/or overall styling. Photos need to both highlight these things in a way that is either representative of the fashion industry, or that is impressive enough to stand out, and the composition and execution of the shot is important as well. The scenery/environment of the shot should make sense with the 'fashion' being portrayed and should add to it as well."


Fetish Photography


This is taken care of by Nyx-Valentine - again you can find her guidelines on her front page.

Horror/Macabre Photography and Cosplay


All of the above are overlooked by pullingcandy. Cosplay is located within the People & Portrait Photography Galleries. You can find all of Kay's suggestion information on her front page.

pullingcandy

  • When I look at a deviation to potentially DD, I check the composition first and foremost. It's very important to have all your ducks in a row when it comes to a photographs visual elements.
  • Quality. Absolutely. I try so hard to maintain the same standard for my future choices as I have for my past choices. The quality of the photograph being presented is very important.

    For cosplay I look for full body costumes to feature. It is very rare that I will feature a cosplay portrait unless it strikes me as being as impactful as a full body shot. I like to shot the detail that the cosplayer and photographer have put in to their work.
  • Lastly, I check sources and credits. I know this might not be the usual answer, but it's very important to make sure that the deviant isn't just shooting some random person at a convention, or that they're actually the model, etc. It's important to give credit where it is due, and I've avoided many times where I have almost featured a stolen piece of work by doing so.


Macro Photography


MarcosRodriguez overlooks Macro Photography so send your suggestions his way! His guidelines are located on his front page.

MarcosRodriguez

  • I usually look for something eye-catching, a picture that really gets my attention and that makes me wonder, How on earth did they managed to do this photo?
  • I use to look at past DDs of the suggested deviant just to be sure that the picture I'm about to feature is not too similar to those past DDs. I've declined gorgeous works for that, it's nonsense that a deviant get a lot of DDs for pictures with exactly the same subject.
  • I like to find original macros from uncommonly photographed subjects, you never now how interesting everyday stuff is till you get very close to them.


Photojournalism


This is taken care of by tanikel. Her Daily Deviation guidelines are on her front page and her recent article What IS Photojournalism will prove very useful with suggesting deviations!

tanikel

  • Is it really PJ?  Some categories are super easy to recognize (like sports, riots, etc) while others fall into a more gray area.  PJ works are composed in a way that tells a story (think: newsworthy) and are not posed.  I refer people to my "What IS Photojournalism?" if they have any questions.  fav.me/d7y3cxb
  • Caption information.  It's not necessary, but very strongly recommended.  The information doesn't have to be written according to the AP Styleguide, but basic information (who, what, where, when, why; or even a basic description of what's going on in the image) in the artist's comments makes me super happy.  I'm more inclined to choose an image with information than one without. 
  • Technical correctness - proper exposure, focus on the necessary areas, minimal editing.  I'm more lenient on image editing on here - as long as elements aren't cut-and-pasted, sepia, or incredibly saturated, I'm okay with it. 
  • Make sure the deviant that uploaded the photo is the person who took the photo. Do a reverse image search on google or Tineye. I want to feature photographers for THEIR talents, not someone else's.


Pinup and Glamour Photography


This is looked after by DistortedSmile and her Daily Deviation Guidelines are found in a widget in the Journal area.


Suggest, Suggest, Suggest -What we look for!
This week at projecteducate we're covering Daily Deviations and have written up some useful articles for you to help you suggest. Please :+fav: the article if you enjoyed it!
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For an up to date list of the communityrelations team and who covers which area all you need to do is keep an eye on this blog. As of right now, here are the Community Volunteers for all the different galleries - along with their Daily Deviation suggestion guidelines! Many of us now keep our Daily Deviation guidelines on our front pages (profile pages) so below there will be some links that take you straight to the CVs page - search hard! Most of us have little tweaks in our guidelines that make us slightly unique so don't be alarmed! If in doubt, just ask and always send your suggestion. We don't bite and will help you direct it to the right place if needs be!



Community Relations - The Team!

 
Anime & Manga
Community Volunteer: cinyu
DD Suggestion Guidelines

Anthro
Community Volunteer: KovoWolf
Guidelines

Artisan Crafts
Community Volunteers: Brookette and cakecrumbs
Guidelines for Brookette & Cakecrumbs

Body Art & Modification
Community Volunteer: Exillior
Knowing me as a volunteer...

Cartoons and Comics
Community Volunteer: puddlefisher
Guidelines

Cosplay
Community Volunteer: pullingcandy
Updated DD Suggestion Guidelines

Customization Emoticons
Community Volunteer: Waluigi-Prower
Guidelines

Customization Wallpaper
Community Volunteer: TehAngelsCry
When suggesting a DD

Designs and Interfaces
Community Volunteer: pica-ae
Daily Deviation Guidelines

Digital Art
Community Volunteers: Aeirmid & diphylla
Guidelines from Aeirmid & Diphylla.

Fractal Art
Community Volunteer: C-91
Guidelines

Photo-manipulation
Community Volunteer: AbbeyMarie
Guidelines

Pixel Art
Community Volunteer: Lyricanna
Guidelines

Vector and Vexel
Community Volunteer: diphylla
Daily Deviation Guidelines 2.0

Fan Art
Community Volunteers: TheCreativeJenn and Lyricanna
Guidelines from Thecreativejenn & Lyricanna

Fan Fiction
Community Volunteer: SingingFlames
Guidelines

Film & Animation
Community Volunteers: kingmancheng and TimberClipse
Guidelines from Kingmancheng & Timberclipse.

Literature
Community Volunteers: ShadowedAcolyte, IrrevocableFate, GrimFace242 and SingingFlames
Guidelines from Shadowedacolyte, Irrevocablefate, Grimface242, and Singingflames.

Abstract and Surreal
Community Volunteer: justanothersomeone
Guidelines

Artistic Nude & Fetish
Community Volunteer: Nyx-Valentine & Mrs-Durden
Guidelines from Nyx-valentine and mrs-durden.

Fashion
Community Volunteers: Pixel-Spotlight & Mrs-Durden.
Changes to DDs and Check out Mrs-Durden's guidelines here.

General
Community Volunteers: Kaz-D and 3wyl
Guidelines from Kaz-D and 3wyl.

Horror/Macabre
Community Volunteer: pullingcandy
Updated DD Suggestion Guidelines

Macro
Community Volunteer: MarcosRodriguez
Guidelines

Photojournalism
Community Volunteer: tanikel
Guidelines

Pin Up & Glamour
Community Volunteer: DistortedSmile
November Pinup and Glamour DDs

Resources and Stock
Community Volunteers: CelticStrm-Stock, PirateLotus-Stock and Elandria
Guidelines from celticstrm-stock, Piratelotus-stock and Elandria.

Space and Sci-Fi
Community Volunteer: cinyu
DD Suggestion Guidelines

Text and Typography
Community Volunteer: pica-ae
Daily Deviation Guidelines

Traditional Art
Community Volunteers: jenthestrawberry, Agaave and STelari
Guidelines from jenthestrawberry, Agaave and stelari


Urbex - Planes

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 12:00 AM



Jaunted have named Iceland as being the top travel destination of 2014 - primarily because of the volcano issues they were having a few months back but also because of the Abandoned DC-3 wreck which can be found on Iceland's south coast. It's fast becoming a popular landmark for Urban Explorers - one of our very own Deviants being amongst them. Check out the below taken by sonickingscrewdriver in June 2014.

Abandoned DC-3 Airplane by sonickingscrewdriver

Planes are a very hot topic right now - with so many aviation 'disasters' occurring throughout 2014 many Urban Explorers are wondering whether they will inadvertently stumble across something in months or years to come within the countries or even seas concerned. In slightly unrelated news, there is a video that has gone viral called Postcards from Pripyat which is one of the first aerial footage videos showcasing the abandoned mysteries of Chernobyl.


Abandoned DC-3 Airplane II by sonickingscrewdriver
Lost Boeing 10 by Bestarns
Urbex Plane I by DimitriKING
Porthole by MetalOxide-CreationsUrbex Plane III by DimitriKING
Waiting for Plane Tickets by Lady-Schnaps
Inside the plane by MetalOxide-Creations
Plane #1 by MetalOxide-Creations
Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures which consist (usually) of abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. 'Urbex' as it's more commonly known is becoming popular online with the sharing of images and video footage taken from various abandoned places. We have our very own Urbex Community on DeviantART which can be found here. If you would like to see a particular 'Urbex' capture on the Daily Deviations page then just send your suggestion via note to either Kaz-D or 3wyl. Remember that Urban Exploration carries its own risks, if you are considering undertaking it within your country check on any rules surrounding photography and be sure you are aware of things that you can be prosecuted for!


Urbex - Planes
'Urbex' is a monthly news article which focuses on a key word within the 'Urbex' photography gallery. Any top news from the wider Urbex community online is shared along with a featured Deviant and some useful information for getting out and about and exploring places local to you. Don't forget to :+fav: the article if you enjoyed it and show the artists some love by visiting their work and giving some feedback. If you'd like to see a topic covered in 'Urbex' just note CRPhotography with your thoughts. Happy Exploring!
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In the night sky by Kaz-D
In the night sky
My first attempt at Night sky photography :) I did this using a technique that TouchedD taught me which I'll be doing a very brief tutorial about soon! The editing afterwards was an important part of the process to bring out the stars but keep the noise levels down. I used a DSLR and a remote shutter, and a tripod. Et voila! We're lucky enough not to have street lights where we live yet (although they are coming) and this was the result.
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Kaz-D
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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom

I came to deviantART looking for an outlet to share my literature work. Imagine my surprise when I look back now and find myself, eight years later, a Photography Community Volunteer and an avid Photographer. In fact, I've just spent a year taking a handful of Photos every day as part of the 365 challenge. If you want to talk to me about motivation, inspiration, finding things to Photograph and general 'sticking at stuff' then do please give me a shout!

I started off three years ago as the Abstract and Surreal Photography CV, I then took on Conceptual as well and now I cover General Photography along with 3wyl. My every day work, like so many of us here, is unrelated to Art almost completely.

I'm about to embark on a career as a Care Manager for my local council. I just finished studying a degree in Social Policy and Criminology and I'm about to move into my first house with TouchedD! In my spare time (whenever that is) I like to explore the world with TouchedD, poke dead things with a stick and take my dog who has naughty feet, for walkies.
Interests
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Daily Deviations Week

With muchos changes to the Community Volunteer team over the past while, it's good to remind everyone of who the Photography CV team is, where to send your suggestions and a few personal things that we all look for!

General Photography

 
Myself and 3wyl look after General Photography which means everything within the Photography Galleries that is not currently covered by a volunteer. At present this means the following:
:bulletpink: Architecture
:bulletpink: Animals, Plants and Nature
:bulletpink: Commercial Photography (Fashion Commercial Photography goes to Mrs-Durden or Pixel-Spotlight)
:bulletpink: Conceptual
:bulletpink: Darkroom
:bulletpink: Fireworks
:bulletpink: Humorous
:bulletpink: Other
:bulletpink: People & Portraits (Excluding those mentioned below!)
:bulletpink: Still Life
:bulletpink: Street
:bulletpink: Transportation
:bulletpink: Urban and Rural

3wyl and I plan our Daily Deviations carefully to ensure that we don't both give a daily deviation to the same category each day. Hopefully this gives you a nice range of Deviations to see on your front page from day to day.

We welcome self suggestions and we love descriptions. A self suggestion with a description as to why it should get a Daily Deviation is like Christmas! If you're suggesting a Daily Deviation whether it's your work, a friends or a strangers, then it would be nice to know why you like it. Here are some of our personal preferences for Daily Deviation suggestions:

Kaz-D

  • I always look for that little something extra - not in every potential DD - but I love seeing background stories and information. The history behind the image is often very important.
  • I absolutely like seeing improvement! Often a DD will be suggested but I'll find something much more recent and often improved in the artists gallery that will be chosen instead.


3wyl

  • Concept: The original the better! There should be some kind of message and/or story within the piece itself that gives it meaning. If a concept isn't that original, that's fine too! Just so long that thought has been put into the piece.
  • Execution: Execution is probably even more important than concept, especially as there are so many great pieces with awesome concepts, but the execution just lets the whole piece down. What do I mean by execution? Mostly the technicalities of the photograph, including depth of field, composition, framing...basically overall quality of the piece regarding its photographic value. A lot of the time the execution is too simplistic, which is a shame when the concept is there.
  • The 'Wow' Factor: Difficult to describe, and not something that you can easily pin down, but if there is something about the piece that immediately makes you go 'Wow', then there's a good possibility it's Daily Deviation material. This 'Wow' factor can take the form of anything because the main function of such a factor is that it blows you away.


Abstract And Surreal Photography


Your dedicated Community Volunteer for this area is justanothersomeone. Direct your Daily Deviations to him! His guidelines can be found on his front page in the 'Suggest a DD' widget.

justanothersomeone

  • Vision or Concept: Does the piece have a clear idea that has been thought out and pursued to completion. This doesn't mean it has to have an elaborate narrative or complex theory. I just look to see if the piece makes a statement, whether stylistically, formally, or conceptually.
  • Cohesiveness: Are all of the elements working together? Various elements could include but are not limited to; Aspect ratio, title, editing, use of color, negative verse positive space.
  • Dialogue: This goes back to what the first point was speaking to. This is the most important thing I look for. Does the piece bring something to the community dialogue? Is there a rare or non-traditional technique being used? Does it approach a common subject matter in an uncommon way? Does it add to the existing dialogue about a particular style or group of artists?


Artistic Nude Photography


You get a fabulous choice here with two CVs to send your suggestions to. You can either note Mrs-Durden or Nyx-Valentine with your Daily Deviation proposals. Nyx-Valentine's guidelines are on her front page and Mrs-Durden's are here.

Mrs-Durden

  • "I look for creativity, emotion, and quality. Art nude is a gallery where standing out from the crowd is important, I only feature photos that demonstrate creativity in a sense, and that somehow bring emotion to the viewer and perhaps tells a story."


Fashion Photography


Two CVs cover this area as well so you can send your suggestions to Pixel-Spotlight whose guidelines are here or Mrs-Durden whose guidelines are here.

Mrs-Durden

  • "There needs to be obvious intent to highlight an outfit, accessories, or makeup and/or overall styling. Photos need to both highlight these things in a way that is either representative of the fashion industry, or that is impressive enough to stand out, and the composition and execution of the shot is important as well. The scenery/environment of the shot should make sense with the 'fashion' being portrayed and should add to it as well."


Fetish Photography


This is taken care of by Nyx-Valentine - again you can find her guidelines on her front page.

Horror/Macabre Photography and Cosplay


All of the above are overlooked by pullingcandy. Cosplay is located within the People & Portrait Photography Galleries. You can find all of Kay's suggestion information on her front page.

pullingcandy

  • When I look at a deviation to potentially DD, I check the composition first and foremost. It's very important to have all your ducks in a row when it comes to a photographs visual elements.
  • Quality. Absolutely. I try so hard to maintain the same standard for my future choices as I have for my past choices. The quality of the photograph being presented is very important.

    For cosplay I look for full body costumes to feature. It is very rare that I will feature a cosplay portrait unless it strikes me as being as impactful as a full body shot. I like to shot the detail that the cosplayer and photographer have put in to their work.
  • Lastly, I check sources and credits. I know this might not be the usual answer, but it's very important to make sure that the deviant isn't just shooting some random person at a convention, or that they're actually the model, etc. It's important to give credit where it is due, and I've avoided many times where I have almost featured a stolen piece of work by doing so.


Macro Photography


MarcosRodriguez overlooks Macro Photography so send your suggestions his way! His guidelines are located on his front page.

MarcosRodriguez

  • I usually look for something eye-catching, a picture that really gets my attention and that makes me wonder, How on earth did they managed to do this photo?
  • I use to look at past DDs of the suggested deviant just to be sure that the picture I'm about to feature is not too similar to those past DDs. I've declined gorgeous works for that, it's nonsense that a deviant get a lot of DDs for pictures with exactly the same subject.
  • I like to find original macros from uncommonly photographed subjects, you never now how interesting everyday stuff is till you get very close to them.


Photojournalism


This is taken care of by tanikel. Her Daily Deviation guidelines are on her front page and her recent article What IS Photojournalism will prove very useful with suggesting deviations!

tanikel

  • Is it really PJ?  Some categories are super easy to recognize (like sports, riots, etc) while others fall into a more gray area.  PJ works are composed in a way that tells a story (think: newsworthy) and are not posed.  I refer people to my "What IS Photojournalism?" if they have any questions.  fav.me/d7y3cxb
  • Caption information.  It's not necessary, but very strongly recommended.  The information doesn't have to be written according to the AP Styleguide, but basic information (who, what, where, when, why; or even a basic description of what's going on in the image) in the artist's comments makes me super happy.  I'm more inclined to choose an image with information than one without. 
  • Technical correctness - proper exposure, focus on the necessary areas, minimal editing.  I'm more lenient on image editing on here - as long as elements aren't cut-and-pasted, sepia, or incredibly saturated, I'm okay with it. 
  • Make sure the deviant that uploaded the photo is the person who took the photo. Do a reverse image search on google or Tineye. I want to feature photographers for THEIR talents, not someone else's.


Pinup and Glamour Photography


This is looked after by DistortedSmile and her Daily Deviation Guidelines are found in a widget in the Journal area.


Daily Deviation Guidelines


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I'm one of two General Photography CVs!



  • 3wyl and I only take Photography suggestions, I cannot feature anything else (like scraps). We also cannot feature anything from a gallery that already has CV looking after it. Check out communityrelations for the latest list.
  • Make sure that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months. FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
  • Send your suggestions to only ONE Community Volunteer!

How to suggest


Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion include the thumb code (or URL) along with the reason why you think the deviant deserves a Daily Deviation.
I try and reply to all suggestions made.

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“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”

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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
So happy to be faved by you, your kind support is appreciated :D
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ralucsernatoni Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the DD feature!
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Roby17 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015   Photographer
thank you so much for choosing a photo of mine as DD, I'm very happy and honored, so this gives me great enthusiasm to try to improve even more in the future!  GRAZIE

PS. forgive my google english! :D
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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JimP4nsen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks sooooo much for featuring my work as a DD!!!
I just found out about it after some time off and I still can't stop smiling :)
You really made my day :blowkiss:

BR,
Alex
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