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Dat Fayce by Kaz-D
Dat Fayce
I loves her :D Even when she smells like a dog from all the hosepipe frollicks!
:heart: Testing out my portrait lens!
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Give me all your Lovin'...

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 1:52 PM
...And all your Daily Deviation suggestions too! I want your DD suggestions - whether they are self suggestions, you're best friends work or a complete strangers art. If it's photography and from one of the categories below then SEND it to me! You never know if you don't try... :)  I've even included ALL of the links below just to make life much easier for you...all you need to do is click and browse, what's hot, what's not, what's popular, what's not - you'll find some gems for sure.

:bulletblack: Abstract and Surreal
:bulletblack: Architecture
:bulletblack: Commercial
:bulletblack: Conceptual
:bulletblack: Darkroom
:bulletblack: Fireworks
:bulletblack: Humour
:bulletblack: Infrared
:bulletblack: Other
:bulletblack: People & Portraits
:bulletblack: Still Life
:bulletblack: Transportation
:bulletblack: Urban and Rural

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
- Marcus Aurelius



Updates!


It's been AGES since I wrote a real journal with random pictures, words, and life things. Have you written one lately? Maybe it's time!

So where am I at the moment? I shall tell you. For the past six months or so, whenever I log on, my first stop is projecteducate. I live and breathe, projecteducate. Along with my fellow editing team (which is growing and is awesome) we plot and scheme and plan all sorts of weeks and if we're not running the weeks ourselves you'll often find us proof reading the articles or getting another week up and running and planned. We have Infrared, Macro, Still Life and much more coming up. I urge you to watch projecteducate - want to write an article? Note projecteducate - we want your articles!

Untitled by Kaz-D

Life...


A year has passed almost, since I moved into a brand shiny new house with TouchedD. Our bare bones house and garden which was a patch of green and nothing more has sprouted into something with plants, flowers, runner beans and even rhubarb! The house has a fireplace, furnishings, pictures, art and even a sewing box which I have yet to use... We're complete right now with our little bundle of fluff - Maisy the crazy doggeh. 365 days almost and so much has changed and we've come so far.
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Dogs...


Maisy keeps us on our toes - we've watched two films together this week. Marley and Me followed by Life of Pi...she looooves the animals...
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Untitled by Kaz-D
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Brums


Last weekend I bought a new car - brand brand new. I never thought I'd get another brand new car but work got me a brilliant discount (corporate perks!) and I now have built in maps, heated seats, cruise control, city steering (which is pointless) and bluetooth! Spotify all the way! Sadly I've been grounded in the office at work due to so much paperwork to do and haven't had the chance to run it around too much....

Untitled by Kaz-DUntitled by Kaz-D

Workies


Work..where do I begin! It's also been a year and the longest I've stayed in one place since 2013...I have said it before, but I will say it again, I LOVE it. The only thing that would make it better would be if they funded me through my next degree (Social Work) but I'm going to try for that next year. I've just been given my first Supervisee - which is great experience. I just love it. Being able to go out to someone's home, assess them and make suggestions and changes to better their lives is amazing.

Holibobs and Photogs...


This week I'm on Holiday and I have another wedding to photograph...this time, one of my best friends. Pressure! The hen party was hilarious so I'm expecting big things from the wedding... the Hen party was just made up of women, then we found a bath and THEN all these men walked past having got back from the races (so dressed up) and they launched themselves into the photo...priceless!

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Untitled by Kaz-D

Grandpapapapa


My Grandad moved into a nursing home on Tuesday after seven months in hospital... he has just gone from strength to strength in the home and is absolutely having the best time. Short of not being able to walk, everything is amazing...
Untitled by Kaz-D
Untitled by Kaz-D

Serious Business...


And finally, that moment when the photographers stop being the photographers and use the photo-booth....first time ever!


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1 by Kaz-D






Give me all your Lovin'...
DD suggestions - need them! Life update comes below - skip if you don't want to read it all and just enjoy the pretty pictures! :D
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News

 Photography CVs are planning a Still Life Photography education week here at projecteducate and we want you to get involved! We already have lots of lovely people to interview but we're looking for your tutorials, educational bits and pieces and more! Do you have some great tips for capturing the perfect Still Life Photos? Or maybe you have a bit of knowledge of the History of Still life Photography?  Whatever you'd like to write about, providing it relates to Still Life Photography, we want to hear from you! Just send projecteducate a note with your ideas and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Still Life Photography Week - August 31st - September 6th 2015


~ Kaz-D, Mrs-Durden and tiganusi.
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Strawberry Brownie Cake by Tiefenschaerfe
Angel by SaikoXIX
One Love by frasbob


Macro Week - call for contributors!

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 8:00 AM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:
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News + Happenings

August 3rd - August 9th will soon be upon us and we have a fantastic week of all things Macro planned for you! Are you a Macro expert? Or do you have some great tips or tutorials we could share? Would you like to write an article for us?  If YES! to any of the above then we want to hear from you! Just send projecteducate a note with the title 'Macro Week Article' and a brief outline of what you want to write about.

and off we go again... by clochartist-photo
Leaves of ice by ChaoticMind75

Questions and Answers


Do you have some burning questions about Macro Photography? Let's get them answered for you!  If you'd like to see your question tackled during Macro Week just note projecteducate with the title 'Macro Question' and we will tackle it for you during the week.

Beetle (TBA) by AlHabshi


If you would like to contribute to another upcoming projecteducate week check out the schedule in
Project Educate - Dates and Information! The week you would like to help with isn't there? Just note projecteducate with your suggestions and we will work with you to get something arranged! For more information on article writing for projecteducate check out How to write an article for Project Educate!


Project Educate - Newsletter

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 10:00 AM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:
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Newsletter

We have so much coming up in the next month or so and lots of opportunities as always for the community to get involved with the group. Check out Project Educate - Dates and Information! Next week we have Traditional wek and coming very soon after we have the following:

:bulletgreen:Macro Photography Week: August 3rd - August 9th

:bulletgreen: Infrared Photography Week: August 10th - August 16th

:bulletgreen: Community Week: August 17th - August 23rd

:bulletgreen: Non-fiction and Academic Writing Week: August 24th - August 30th

:bulletgreen: Still Life Photography Week: August 31st - September 6th


If you'd like to know more about how to write an article for projecteducate then look no further than this handy guide created by Mrs-Durden. We ask that everyone reads this before or whilst compiling their articles as there is lots of useful information. Check out How to write an article for Project Educate.

Education Recap


Over the past month we have had so many awesome weeks that people have worked really hard on. The weeks don't end once the next one starts, they go on for as long as the articles are around, educating people and giving insight into many different art genres. We also had a special article from RogueMudblood who worked with DeviantArt staff to bring you Understanding the Help Desk: Appeals. If you missed a week when it went 'Live' check out the latest bits and pieces shared below...


Art History Wrap Up


A Field Guide to Modernist Literature
Salvador Dali and historical paintings.
Fordite
Anime and Manga Interview - Gasara
Sculpturally Aware in Western Civilization
Representation of Sacred Traditions in Stock
Art Styles: Bridging Antiquity and Modernity
The History of the User Interface
History of the Book: A Very Brief Introduction
Perspective in the History of Drawing


Art in the Professions


Pep Talk: Artistic Skills and 'Non-Art' Jobs
Why Won't Artists Accept Rev Share or Royalties?!
Should you become a professional photographer?
The Art of Life: Biomedical Communications
Creative tourism. A step out of everydayness
Beginning Your Professional Artistic Journey
Beginner's Guide: Freelance Portrait Photograpy I
Professional Art: The Day to Day
DA Tips for the Crafty Professional
Interview with Angelus19
Stale pizza, a story about commissions.
Beginner's Guide: Freelance Portrait Photograpy II

Photomanipulation Week


Photo Manipulating and Stock Images
Quick Photo Manip Tips and Tricks
Photo Manipulation Tutorial Feature!
Interview with photomanipulator 3mmI
Unity Quilt
The Struggles of Photo Manipulation
Interview with Lauraypablo

Community Week


SMP: The Seniors' Mentoring Project
Anime and Manga Interview - automnal-glimpse
Turning Off Llama Notices
Getting Your Art Seen: Being Featured
PE: Art as a key element in Education
Personal Projects and Small Collaboration Ideas
All About Bugs (Reporting, That Is)
Art Critiques: Sometimes it's best to say no
How To Explain DA To Your Parents

Chat & Forums Week


Chats/Forums Crosswords Puzzle Contest!
PE:Interview with Chat Regulars
Using the Forums to your Benefit
Top 10 no no's of Chats and Forums
PE: Muro Challenge is Coming!
The Forums: An Interview
Fun chatrooms to start out with!

Street Photography Week


'Let's talk about Street Baby...'
Origins of Street Photography and Jazz Music
The Masters: Mr Raymond Depardon
Tips and tricks for handling light and shadows
The Masters: Mr Robert Doisneau
An architect on street
EDUARDO GAJEIRO a Portuguese photographer
Cliche's in Street Photography
The Masters: S. Leiter and A.Fellig (Weegee)
Contemporary street photographers: Lukas Vasilikos
Gear for Street Photography
Street Photography Interview with Hosagu
Emerging Talents in Street Photography - DA Artist

Photojournalism


What IS Photojournalism?
Photojournalism The Easy Way
Photojournalism Questions and Answers
An Interview with Tanikel
Basic Photojournalism Tips
Timothy-Sim - Journalism insights and more
Tim Sim's Fast processing tips in Photojournalism
Photojournalism Authenticity
The Pulitzer Prize - Highlights

Digital Art


Digital Drawings and Paintings
PE: Painting With A Limited Colour Palette
PE:How To Achieve Smooth and Clean Lines
Space Art and Sci-Fi
PE: Digital Art - What is Photomanipulation?
Mixed Media
Vector and Vexel are NOT the same
3-Dimensional: Getting Started as a 3-D Artist
Interview With KENBARTHELMEY
PE: Pixel Art - Definitions and Examples
The Sport of Fractalists: Pong
Quick Start to Animation

Contributors last month


Our gratitude and thanks go to the following writers over the past month or so...

Pascua-Tanya DistortedSmile  AlexanderPaupoff mondscheinsonate ever-so-excited PirateLotus-Stock RogueMudblood cinyu Beltaneh silber-englein George-B-Art GuinevereToGwen Mrs-Durden tiganusi Aaraujo SinistrosePhosphate little-owlette TheLadyJ AbbeyMarie nikkidoodlesx3 ErikShoemaker JenFruzz Khallandra TheMaidenInBlack morbidman187 Kaz-D Astralseed diphylla C-91 tanikel Timothy-Sim hosagu JACAC IFedorovskaya Batsceba ZiaulKareem InayatShah Astarsia Riemea Aeirmid Sserenita & Lyricanna

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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.
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Give me all your Lovin'...

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 1:52 PM
...And all your Daily Deviation suggestions too! I want your DD suggestions - whether they are self suggestions, you're best friends work or a complete strangers art. If it's photography and from one of the categories below then SEND it to me! You never know if you don't try... :)  I've even included ALL of the links below just to make life much easier for you...all you need to do is click and browse, what's hot, what's not, what's popular, what's not - you'll find some gems for sure.

:bulletblack: Abstract and Surreal
:bulletblack: Architecture
:bulletblack: Commercial
:bulletblack: Conceptual
:bulletblack: Darkroom
:bulletblack: Fireworks
:bulletblack: Humour
:bulletblack: Infrared
:bulletblack: Other
:bulletblack: People & Portraits
:bulletblack: Still Life
:bulletblack: Transportation
:bulletblack: Urban and Rural

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
- Marcus Aurelius



Updates!


It's been AGES since I wrote a real journal with random pictures, words, and life things. Have you written one lately? Maybe it's time!

So where am I at the moment? I shall tell you. For the past six months or so, whenever I log on, my first stop is projecteducate. I live and breathe, projecteducate. Along with my fellow editing team (which is growing and is awesome) we plot and scheme and plan all sorts of weeks and if we're not running the weeks ourselves you'll often find us proof reading the articles or getting another week up and running and planned. We have Infrared, Macro, Still Life and much more coming up. I urge you to watch projecteducate - want to write an article? Note projecteducate - we want your articles!

Untitled by Kaz-D

Life...


A year has passed almost, since I moved into a brand shiny new house with TouchedD. Our bare bones house and garden which was a patch of green and nothing more has sprouted into something with plants, flowers, runner beans and even rhubarb! The house has a fireplace, furnishings, pictures, art and even a sewing box which I have yet to use... We're complete right now with our little bundle of fluff - Maisy the crazy doggeh. 365 days almost and so much has changed and we've come so far.
Untitled by Kaz-D
Untitled by Kaz-D
Untitled by Kaz-D
Untitled by Kaz-D
Untitled by Kaz-D

Dogs...


Maisy keeps us on our toes - we've watched two films together this week. Marley and Me followed by Life of Pi...she looooves the animals...
Untitled by Kaz-D
Untitled by Kaz-D
Untitled by Kaz-D

Brums


Last weekend I bought a new car - brand brand new. I never thought I'd get another brand new car but work got me a brilliant discount (corporate perks!) and I now have built in maps, heated seats, cruise control, city steering (which is pointless) and bluetooth! Spotify all the way! Sadly I've been grounded in the office at work due to so much paperwork to do and haven't had the chance to run it around too much....

Untitled by Kaz-DUntitled by Kaz-D

Workies


Work..where do I begin! It's also been a year and the longest I've stayed in one place since 2013...I have said it before, but I will say it again, I LOVE it. The only thing that would make it better would be if they funded me through my next degree (Social Work) but I'm going to try for that next year. I've just been given my first Supervisee - which is great experience. I just love it. Being able to go out to someone's home, assess them and make suggestions and changes to better their lives is amazing.

Holibobs and Photogs...


This week I'm on Holiday and I have another wedding to photograph...this time, one of my best friends. Pressure! The hen party was hilarious so I'm expecting big things from the wedding... the Hen party was just made up of women, then we found a bath and THEN all these men walked past having got back from the races (so dressed up) and they launched themselves into the photo...priceless!

Untitled by Kaz-D
Untitled by Kaz-D

Grandpapapapa


My Grandad moved into a nursing home on Tuesday after seven months in hospital... he has just gone from strength to strength in the home and is absolutely having the best time. Short of not being able to walk, everything is amazing...
Untitled by Kaz-D
Untitled by Kaz-D

Serious Business...


And finally, that moment when the photographers stop being the photographers and use the photo-booth....first time ever!


2 by Kaz-D
1 by Kaz-D






Daily Deviation Guidelines


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I'm one of two General Photography CVs!



  • Mrs-Durden 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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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
Thank you for the watch :)
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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LiiQa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
hey Katy, Thank so much for the DD!!!

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Konrad22 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Thanks for faving my Which way to go?! And for using it in your article as well! :-D
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome :)
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