DeviantArt has recently updated their watermark to reflect the new logo and changes. You can read more here.
Do you Watermark your work? How do you do it? Is your watermark an advertising statement, a protection against theft or both? Link us to your watermarks in the comments of this newsletter so that we can get a discussion going about what preferences there are out there. Which brings us on to our next topic - when does imitation stop being flattering? Is it ever flattering? Read more here.
This month we're sharing a fun fact that many Photographers probably don't know about (I certainly didn't!) Did you know that you could be accused of violating copyright if you take and share photographs of the Eiffel Tower at night? Read more here.
Word of the MonthEthics;
Ethics in photography is linked to any kind of photographer, from the amateur to the professional, for the Deviants submitting their photos on DA, or other sites. What about the copyrights? How can we be protected against Art Theft? Can we shoot in the street without any authorization? What are the differences between editorial photogaphy and commercial photography? There are many questions and many grey areas that try to answer them. Check out this link
to read more thoughts on the subject.
Photograph of the Day
The photographers that were featured for Photograph of the Day
during the past month at CRPhotography
are listed below. If you'd like to see yourself featured, or a friend, suggest photographs here
Contests & Projects
If you'd like to see your contest, project or challenge featured here then just send CRPhotography
a note with the details and we'll promote it next month! CRPhotography
's monthly contest is up very soon! Watch the group for more updates. Still-Life-Stills
's are asking if they should think about Bringing Contests Back? Abstract-and-Surreal
's MAY CONTEST (PARADISE) AND APRIL WINNERS
Check out the Earth Day 2015, Project Going Green
General Photography Newstechgnotic
published an article in the DeviantArt Road Trip series this time featuring Kaz-D
's works and her experience of the Isle of Wight in the UK. Check it out here.
this month we've been debating D-SLR Cameras Versus Bridge cameras - what do you think?projecteducate
needs you and we're looking for writers - we want people who will write about anything and everything educational to do with Art and that includes Photography! Check out Project Educate - Dates and Information!
for more information on how to get involved. We have an Art History Week coming up that we would LOVE to have you participate in!
Abstract and Surreal
You'll find some fantastic Surreal Photography here
, as well as some shots from Sanja Marusic
and on this Website
great shots about the surreal vision of photographers working on surreal photography. Are you a Surreal Photographer? What do you consider your vision to be?
There's a great selection from Nikola Olic's shots
which can hopefully inspire you to create. Also, check out these naturally beautiful shots captured in a gallery from National Geographic.
Animals, Plants and Nature ElyneNoir
invites us to take a photographic journey with her into small worlds
- a beautiful collection of photographs which allow us a closer look at the beauty we can't always see with the naked eye. Mrs-Durden
compiled a feature in honor of Earth Day for us to enjoy the beauty that nature offers us, check it out here
is regularly posting amazing features of photographs from the APN galleries, check out her recent Border Collie Love feature here
. Check out JenFruzz
's APN Adventures!
A wonderful collection of all types of APN photography! And finally, Tools for Photographing the Night Sky
was released by Kaz-D
! Check the article for some helpful tips!
*Our Artistic Nude section will often contain something that's Not Safe for Work (NSFW)*
Get a look at this very fine selection
where maternity is incredibly well illustrated and the beauty of pregnancy is celebrated.
has launched a new themed collection for conceptual photography, titled "Silence". They invite you to submit conceptual photos fitting this theme or create your own! More information here
. Mikael Aldo is an Indonesian conceptual photographer, and you'll find in this article
a selection of his work and the way he shots through his very artistic and conceptual point of view.
Commercial Photography is usually a very quiet gallery but this month we have a fantastic article to share with you! For projecteducate
has written an article sharing Six tools for Product Photography.
Darkroom The Online Darkroom
is a great blog dedicated to analog and traditional photography. You'll find both types of artists featured but also useful tips and informations about darkroom photography. For example, check out thisseries of articles
about using a Leica, or this article
about a great Turkish photographer, with some english translations of his own blog
Check out the tenth edition of the monthly feature Fashion Makes the World go Round
. The recent Monday Munchies issue featured the amazing Aisii
! Check it out here.
Horror and Macabre Paul Koudounaris
is a photographer with a personal vision in his photography about death.Elena Helfrecht
is illustrated here through her incredible and very powerful shots with a very personal and beautiful signature. On DeviantArt this month pullingcandy
has shared her Daily Deviation features for April in her April 2015 Spooky DD Round-Up
Have a look here
at the macro spotlight by one of our great CVs MarcosRodriguez
, and don't hesitate to check out the previous ones!
For interviews featuring photographers who are experienced in horror & macabre, darkroom and transportation photography (among others), have a look here
People and Portraits
for an interesting view of a professional photographer who started his career with some difficulties when approaching people to make their portraits. You'll find some great shots taken by a Japanese Photographer
Yuki Aoyama whose interesting shots explore the lives in uniforms. (Japanese speaking only but the images tell a story themselves!)
Pinup and Glamour
Highlighting talent in the Pin-up and Glamour Community, DistortedSmile
has published another article in the series Under the Skin
which focuses this time on abclic
. Also, be sure to check out the latest instalment of LUSH!
featuring a selection of beautiful pin-up and glamour photographs. Latest: 22nd Apr
| 15th Apr
| 8th Apr
| 1st Apr
Check out Hell on Heels:
a feature of the Pin up and Glamour group Death-Chick
's latest submissions of ladies rocking heels. Go to this excellent blog
held by two adorable pin up fashion victims about vintage and glamour pin ups, rockabilly, and so on!
Community Volunteer tanikel
Did you know about the New York times' site: Lens
? A great photo site about visual journalism. For example, check this article about Dennis Hopper's camera works
. The Week's site
proposes a fine selection of worldwide events through excellent shots. You'll find in this Time's article
some odd news about what the future could hold...
This month our tasty looking Nom Nom series focused on Easter!
If you would like to see your favourite tasty morsel featured just note CRPhotography
with your idea. We share recipes and feature still life deviations each month!
Check out this roundup
that shares all of the Still Life Spotlights that premium
On DA: do you know about Batsceba
's Progressive street journal
? If not, here is an example. You can find in the group Progressive-Street
, some fine selections of street shots from DA Artists!
She also managed to gather for the same city (Milano...) two deviants, two photographers, and their street shots in the same city... Two visions! Street Milano part 1
and Street Milano part 2.niklin1
is on the move! This deviant, a fantastic street photographer, has been on DA for 1 year and is already a great devious member... Check out his actual live shots taken from his trip here
A long read for a blog post, but Eric's Kim tips
are to be studied carefully, about how to express yourself as an Artist and a photographer... A great thing for all those who share and love Street Photography.
You'll find Guardian's post
a great selection of Weegee's shots, famous New York Photographer who shot during the 30's and 40's (yes! nearly a century ago...) There's a blast from the past...
To finish this months series...An absolute must read
: go and check out this astonishing and passionate, vibrant text about street photography. Originally a syndicated blog spot, which has been republished with permission on the excellent Phoblographer
The April Contest at CRPhotography
was about "other" photography, with the transportation category in it. Don't miss the results of this great contest to come and give love to the artists featured in April contest: Other Photography.
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...
An article about photography skill levels - link
The trap of a big following - link
TEDx Talk about finding photos right before your eyes - link
Volunteering as a photographer, how and when - link
Movies about photography - link
Theory: using television to improve your knowledge of lighting - link
Theory: how to take better photos at home - link
Theory: what is color temperature? - link
Tutorial: 1h20m tutorial on Light Painting and night photography - video
DIY: how to build a pinhole lens for your DSLR - link
Gear: what causes memory cards to corrupt? - link
Gear: how to get the best result from your lenses - link
LR/PS: understanding the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop - link
LR: how Lightroom works and where it keeps your images - link
LR: a simple way to rate and keyword pictures - link
LR: implementing a controlled vocabulary for keywords - link
LR: Lightroom CC is here! - link
DeviantArt Photography News of Note...
Here in the Monthly Feature: Members Interview!
, a multiple interview which explores some of the great artists on DA: MarinaCoric
, and MARX77
For more great artists to stumble upon this weekend, check out the feature series made by silber-englein
: Special Feature III: Shonika
and Special Feature IV: losesprit
, giving you the opportunity to discover great artists on DA!
Welcome to this new section of the Newsletter edited and researched by hosagu
! We'll mention here an app for phones and tablets which is linked to photography, either for photo editing or related to photography in some way. If you'd like to share your experience of a specific App then please note CRPhotography
for next month!
This month we're looking at: Nat Geo View
. This application from National Geographic is just outstanding. The design is absolutely beautiful, and the idea is that day by day, you'll get free access to photos chosen on various topics, and if you want more: you'll get access to the past seven days. These photos are all chosen from submissions of people like you and me! So check it out! And sorry: this one is just for IOS devices. If you don't have one, tell one of your friend who might have an ios device!
New Equipment and Technology
A must read about Timelapse and photography
, this site provides great and incredible shots.
An opportunity not to miss!!!! This Nasa lens
is for you, depending on your... Budget, of course!
It looks like Sony would like to develop a Touchless Shutter
, which would allow us to trigger without... triggering, check it out!
-First DSLR suggestions?
-Hydrogen-alpha and IR filters for cameras?
Groups to Check Out! Through-a-Lens
are looking for new admins to help their group! Find out how you can apply here
Huge thanks to the newsletter contributors this month: Kaz-D