This month I'd like to talk about a recent Daily Deviation. It was a self suggestion, I know that the photographer won't mind me saying this and he's immensely proud of his work, that much was clear when we talked.hotamr
suggested his Colours of Ramadam series to me and as soon as I saw the image I responded that the series was nice, but it looked very much like photo-manipulation. So hotamr
took the time to walk me through all of the steps that he took, the lengths he went to and the hours he spent on getting the final product. I urge you to read his interview at the Phoblographer for more information. Check it out here.
It was nice to be reminded of the traditional lengths that can be taken to achieve a shot rather than be walked through the history of Photoshop editing. Both do have their merits - what do you prefer?
On the topic of Self Suggestions, it's often seen as something that we should be ashamed of. I often get a lot of self suggestions with apologies in the note. Never apologise for wanting to promote your own work. As long as you believe in yourself, you should share your work and inspire others to do the same. Have faith in yourself first, and the rest will fall into place later. It helps if you share the history behind a shot, when you self-suggest, and the reasons why you think it should be a Daily Deviation. We ask for this because it helps us gain a little more insight and get to know you as a photographer - just like I did with hotamr
Check out Mrs-Durden
's latest Photography Suggestions Spotlight
to admire some of the general photography DD suggestions that have been sent her way over the past months! Join us in welcoming JenFruzz
as Community Volunteer for Animals, Plants and Nature and :devtiganusi for General Photography and finally hosagu
who has taken on Street Photography.
This month's topic was Photoshop vs. Lightroom. Which do you use? Which do you prefer? Give us your two cents by visiting Photography Debates: Photoshop vs Lightroom. If you would like to see a topic debated then please visit CRPhotography
and send us a note. We're happy to debate all things photography!
Photographers of the Day
The photographers of the day that have been featured for the past month at CRPhotography are listed below. If you'd like to see yourself featured, or a friend, send us a note!
Contests & Projects Still-Life-Stills Abstract-and-Surreal CRPhotography
's monthly contest is still going strong. Head over to the group to find out what the theme is this month! Heavensinyoureyes
has launched a new contest and you've got until the end of July to enter! Read more about how to enter here.
Abstract and Surreal
Check out the June DD's
and keep sending your Abstract and Surreal Daily Deviation suggestions his way! For some inspiration check out these 45 Examples of Abstract and Surreal Photography.
Animals, Plants and Nature
Community Volunteer JenFruzz
Check out the recent edition of APN adventures.
has shared the latest edition of Artists Showcase
check it out for some awesome works. linneaphoto
is now accepting entries for a new APN contest. Details are here
*Our Artistic Nude section will often contain something that's Not Safe for Work (NSFW)*
Are you a conceptual photographer or an appreciator of conceptual photography? Then have a gander at the-mirror-club
. They are also currently looking for admins!
Go peruse MarinaCoric
's recent conceptual photography feature: Conceptual Spotlight vol. 128
to find some amazing art!
This month there is an interesting app out there honing the market for commercial photography. It's in the development stages but you can read more here.
The Anime Expo 2015 have shared another gallery of awesome image of costumes from this years event. Check it out here.
An oldie but a goodie, check out this Essential guide to darkroom printing
written by Amateur Photographer earlier this year. There's also an interesting book out now which highlights moving into a digital age whilst having an interest and passion for Darkroom photography. Check out more info here.
Check out the latest issue of Fashion Makes the World go Round
, courtesy of Mrs-Durden
. This month we've said farewell to our long term Fashion Community Volunteer Pixel-Spotlight
- go show her some luffs for her work over the years!
Glamour and Pin-up Beauty in Black
features photographs of gorgeous women rocking the color black. Take a look at DistortedSmile
's most recent
LUSH feature! It features some stunning glamour and pinup shots! Also take a look at her latest Under the Skin
Horror and Macabre
For some eerie horror and macabre shots, check out ElyneNoir
's recent feature: The Asylum - Part 29
have issued a journal compiling their Best of June
! The infared photography week at projecteducate
is almost upon us and we have lots of exciting articles to share with you courtesy of an awesome team of Infrared photographers!
Check out the latest Macro Spotlight Vol. 171
for some amazing macro photography!
People and Portraits silber-englein
recently got married! To celebrate, she's also put together a feature of Wedding Photography
Community Volunteer tanikel
The winners of our May Photojournalism contest have been announced! Here are the winners. projecteducate
is hosting a week dedicated to Photojournalism, go check it out to learn more about this amazing art medium!
Have a look at these beautiful and imaginative still-life compositions over at the Digital Photography School.RogueMudblood
participated in the Voyage to the Unknown project by gathering photos from the Dolls and Figures subgallery. Check out the awesome photographs
Do you love pasta dishes? Yes? Then check out this DELICIOUS
feature! The latest Photography Exposed issue was dedicated to Still Life
photography and highlighted some recent submissions to the gallery!Nilanja
has been working on a fantastic Still Life series which is all about colour. Nilanja
takes everyday objects and works them into artfully arranged, bold still life set ups that will leave you stunned.
Community Volunteers hosagu Progressive-Street
posts regular features of amazing street photography from their galleries. The most recent one focuses on hands: find it here
just finished a week dedicated to Street photography! Check out the latest article Emerging Talents in Street Photography - DA Artist
. Thanks to hosagu
and the rest of the contributors for an awesome week!
Urban and Rural
June was Urban and Rural
month at CRPhotography
, which means we also hosted a contest
on Urban and Rural. Thank you to everyone who sent in a submission!
Check out the Urban and Rural interviews this month found here.
Deviants series Watchers Feature
from cloe-patra I like your face
from AshleyxBrooke Softness weekly feature
from Alessia-Izzo Small Worlds
Educational Articles and Tutorials
We're encouraging you to share your 'hacks' for creating cheaper DIY photography tools or capturing awesome photos with handy hints or tips. Note CRPhotography if you have a 'hack' for next month! There are some other fabulous journals that have recently been posted and focus on educational information...
Check out this video
for seven awesome and creative photography tips. Levitation, hula-hooping and more! Tech stuff What is a raw file? We explain the pros and cons Memory cards: how to choose and use the right storage device for your camera The difference between zooming a lens and moving closer Manual focus for the 21st century: live view, electronic viewfinders and focus peaking explained 7 special effects that anyone can do for free What's that noise? Part one: shedding some light on the sources of noisePost production How to balance the whites of the eye Lightroom Mobile Tip: seeing (and fixing) highlight clipping problems Sources of noise part two: electronic noise The best tricks to reduce Photoshop file sizeThe not-so-tech stuff Three weeks to save freedom of panorama in Europe The checklist for critiquing your own photographs How much post-processing is too much? Ethical visual journalism after the World Press Photo scandal Let’s think a little deeper before photographing the homeless Epic behind the scenes footage on making this enchantingly detailed photoFun 9 Species of photographer you can spot in the wild
New Equipment and Technology New 58mm Petzval lens touts bokeh control, classic shininess The Lumigraphe lets you shoot smartphone camera obscura shots on the go 5 great film cameras on a tiny budget
Groups to Check Out!
Contributors this month:Kaz-D Mrs-Durden hosagu silber-englein tiganusi