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Marloeshi is the first Interviewee for our series focusing on Photographers here on DeviantArt. She's twenty one years old and is a photographer based in The Netherlands in a small town near Eindhoven. She has been experimenting with Photography since she was around sixteen years old and got her first DSLR for her Birthday. Like many of us, she messed around (her words!) for the first few years and experimented to find her 'style' but in the last two or three years she nailed it and now has a gallery full of absolutely beautiful works. Marloeshi's work spans a wide range of sub-galleries here on DeviantArt including Still Life, Animals, Nature, Travel and Conceptual to name just a few. This interview will hopefully give you a little glimpse into her work, her processes and a few of her secrets for creating some of the awesome images that she has made.

~ by Marloeshi

The Gear


Marloeshi's first camera was a D3000 DSLR which she still uses even now as a back up camera. She currently shoots mainly with a Nikon D7000 and her favourite lenses are:
:bulletblack: Nikkor 50mm f1.4
:bulletblack: Tamron 24 - 70mm f2.8
:bulletblack: Tamron 90mm f2.8
:bulletblack: Tokina 11 - 16 f2.8

Many thanks for agreeing to be interviewed Marloeshi! You create a lot of beautiful bokeh in your images, what technique do you use in particular to get the gorgeous heart shaped effects?



For my lover by Marloeshi
Fairytale by Marloeshi

Most of the time I create the bokeh myself, but I'm willing to share my very well kept secret with you! Use christmas lights. Just a lot of christmas lights! Make sure you have enough distance between your subject and the lights. This will create more soft bokeh. It also helps to photograph close to your subject.

The heart shaped bokeh is very easy to create. In fact: you can create any figure you'd like to! You will need:
1. A piece of black paper/ thin cardboard
2. Make sure you cut the piece a little bigger than your lens
3. Cut a small figure out the middle of the paper
4. Put the black paper in front of your lens (press it against it, don't have distance between the paper and the lens)
5. Shoot!
6. Enjoy your shaped bokeh!


Are you inspired much by the surroundings you live in? Does The Netherlands offer any particular opportunity for a certain type of Photography?


Green ocean by Marloeshi

It may sound cliché, but I'm inspired by a lot of things. Not only my surroundings, but also other people, what they say or what they do. Internet is also a great inspiration source for me.
It really depends on my mood though, when I'm in a good mood, I let more happy and positive things in. When I'm in a bad mood I'm more in my own world, photos get more dark or sad.
In The Netherlands we do have the landscape (very flat, wide view), our tulips and windmills. Maybe our forests are different when you compare them to other countries. Besides that I don't think The Netherlands has something unique to offer. If someone has a different opinion about that, please share! I'm curious to know what kind of beautiful things I'm missing in my own country.


We've seen an increase in pet photography lately, in particular guinea pigs who seem incredibly patient! How on earth did you manage to persuade yours to pose like she has done?


Houston, we have a problem by MarloeshiHi there! by Marloeshi
Sweet love by Marloeshi

Well, first of all: I have the most sweet and patient guinea pig. Her name is Mieps and she is the cutest! I think with pet photography, you need to have a little luck. If you have a patient pet, it really helps to keep them still. Besides that, food is the solution to keep them still. I always give Mieps a small piece of lettuce. When she is eating and right after that, she sits very still. That's my oppertunity to shoot some photos! Sometimes she is very curious, walks around a little and plays with the objects. When I feel she isn't in the mood to 'model' I leave her alone. It's also important that the photographer has a little patient. Pets are pets and they kinda have their own will, so don't force them and just wait untill they do what you want them to do. Mieps has her own Instagram account! Find her by searching for @miepstheguineapig..

Talk us through one of your favourite images and how you managed to create it...?



Stuck in a dream by Marloeshi

The set up is (for me) a very important part of getting the right image. I have used paper boats in the past, so I didn't have to fold one. I grabbed a needle and a piece of thread. Attatched the wire to the boat and used a hanging rail to hang up the boat. I put the rail in front of the window, for the light. Behind that, outside, I put a lot of christmas lights in the trees.

Then it's shooting time! I tried different angles and settings. When I feel I got the shot, I stop photographing. Or else I can go on and on and on. While the shots are practically the same.

The post processing wasn't much. I lightened the darker parts, applyed a lens correction and added a little extra contrast. That's how I made this photo!


You have some beautiful city and nature captures in your gallery. Have you travelled far to expand your portfolio?

 

Forgotten Kingdom by Marloeshi
The darkness by Marloeshi

I took photos in a few cities recently. In Rotterdam and Gent. That's about a one and a half hour drive from where I live. So it's not very far. I went to the Speulderbos too! I love that forest! That is a one and a half hour drive as well. Nelleke shoots a lot of photos there. She really inspired me to go there too. Of course my photos aren't nearly as good as hers. But I enjoyed that trip, the forest is beautiful and really worth a visit.
For the Urban Exploring I do have to travel very far. For one location we have driven 5 hours (one way). Most of the time it is about a 3 hour drive. Every time it was totally worth it.


Finally, and just for fun... if you were given an all expenses paid holiday and had to take a writer, a singer and an actor/actress who would you take?


Actor; Ian Somerhalder Why? Because he is freakin' hot. I'd like to know how he handles all the attention. He seems like a cool big hearted person. So I'd love to meet him. I know he is an animal lover, so I think I'd bring Mieps too!
Singer; The singer I'd probaly take with me is Danny O'Donoghue or Hayley Williams. I like them both. I like the lyrics they write, so I'd like to just hang around with them and talk about their music.
Writer; The writer would be Alexandra Potter, I really love her books. When my mum visits my uncle in America, I always ask her to bring some books she wrote.

Haunted by Marloeshi


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Art History: Photo-journalism

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 8:00 AM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:
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Art History


Photojournalism is a term that we use loosely today to describe photographs of events. Here on DeviantART it describes a huge gallery of photographic works ranging from captures of protests to journalistic type shots taken at Weddings. It includes natural events, human interest stories, disasters both man-made and not so man-made and much more. Photo-journalism is the practise of communicating news via photographs most commonly printed in newspapers and magazines. But where did it all begin?

The 1920s


Photo-journalism was born in the 1920s at which point printing technology had just about got to a stage where it could support mass production of images in reading materials. This was made even more possible by the development of camera technology the entrance of Leica into the market which changed the ways in which photographers viewed their work. Leica had capabilities which allowed Magnum to soar into the photographic market.
 

Self with my Leica by carlzon

The 1930s


Pictures in magazines were thriving by the 1930s. Germany had taken over the printed materials market with more illustrated publications than any other country in the world. Things like the Berlin Illustrated Newspaper were popular - would we even need to put the word 'illustrated' or 'image' into a newspaper or publication title today? Of course not. It's a given! By the late 1930s though, magazines such as this were the most important persuasive visual medium before television hit the screens. Just like today, the papers were very firmly able to mould public opinion.

Magnum


It's debatable but few will choose to do so - Magnum is known as one of the most famous photographic agencies in the world. It was founded in 1947 by Bresson, Seymour and Capa. The agency capitalised on the 35mm Leica camera producing images that largely succeeded on the capabilities of the model. Even today Magnum is a club of much to be envied photographers and only has a membership for thirty six people.

The 1950s


By the 1950s however, the boom was starting to decilne. Photo-journalism had flourished with picture magazines but slowly started to close down. Popular publications like Picture Post and Illustrated were gone by 1958 and Television had started its take over.

Good photojournalism will never cease to exist though and today the power of a single image has the ability to begin riots, create peace or do the other things in between. Today the world is full of pictures, images, photographs, incidents, accidents, emergencies, disasters... Today more risks need to be taken to get those images full of impact and awe. Occasionally we stumble across the lucky ones.. but without a doubt photojournalism and the lengths we need to go to has changed dramatically.



Source: Robert Doisneau


Valentine Heart Contest

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 12:57 PM




Valentine's day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than participate in this brand new
contest encouraging you to literally see hearts in anything and everything. Inspired by Drew Barrymore's recently released Photograhy
Book called Find It in Everything — this contest challenges you to look beyond the obvious and find abstract heart shapes in everyday and ordinary things.


For an example of what exactly you're looking for, read on!


I found a heart at the beginning of the year whilst browsing shop aisles for a mirror. It had an imperfection, a tiny little heart on the bottom corner, but I fell in love with it anyway. I decided to take the collage approach and use two images to showcase where and how I found my “heart.” You can do exactly the same! Or you can have a singular image that shows a heart... whatever your preference is we don't mind.









You can find your hearts literally anywhere — t-shirts, posters, abstract shapes that look like hearts, heart shaped food, confetti,
paper cutouts, logos — whatever you like. Just follow the few simple rules that we have below.






Rules



  • Entrants must be at least 13 years of old as of February 7, 2015;
  • Entrants may reside anywhere in the world;
  • The work must be created for this contest and uploaded to DeviantArt on or after February 9th, 2015;
  • The work must be photography and submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file;
  • Photo-manipulated images or images incorporating stock will not be accepted;
  • Entrants may enter as many works as they like, however duplicate entries are not allowed;



Contest Duration







Start Date:


9th February 2015




End Date:


28th February 2015








Submissions



Submit your photograph to this gallery on DeviantArt. Any incorrectly submitted deviations will be removed. You can browse entries that have already been submitted by visiting
this folder.






Judging



This will commence the day after the contest ends and the results will be released a week later through CRPhotography. Judges include Kaz-D, 3wyl and Mrs-Durden.






Prizes







1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place




3,000 points


2,500 points


2,000 points




1 year Premium Membership


6 month Premium Membership


3 month Premium Membership






Two Honourable Mentions




3 month Premium Memberships each





Examples for Your Inspiration








DIY Photography Studio Tools

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 8:00 AM
A few people have been asking for Studio Lighting tips - whilst there are many articles online that talk about DIY lighting for smaller projects like products and food photography, there isn't much to help promote DIY studio sized lighting. Lighting set ups for portraiture can often be very costly and whilst there is no immediate do-it-yourself solution there are some low-cost ideas out there. Most of the equipment that you need for developing your Photography hobby into something more can be sourced online or in local shops. You don't have to shop at 'studio lighting' or 'backdrop shop' for the proper gear. These simple tips will hopefully help you identify things a lot closer to home and a lot cheaper.

Lights around your Home.


Creating your own studio lighting is possible on a budget. For example, those mini 'pixar' lights that we often use for smaller set ups also come in big! A regular angle-poise lamp with a black backdrop can create just the effects you need and are also the right size to allow you to photograph people and pets.


Backdrops


Material for backdrops is what you pay for it. You can get cheap off-cuts or over-sized bits of material from fabric shops. Often these require more maintenance in terms of ironing out the creases but to save money initially they are worth it. For those who are further interested in selecting the right backdrop, this article is very useful. You don't need to invest in a backdrop stand - you can always use a bookshelf or a generic shelf, a piece of furniture - anything that allows you to tape or attach your backdrop and let it hang smoothly. These 'backdrop clamps' are really useful and a whole box can be bought for a reasonable price or you can find them cheaply at local DIY shops.


Back drop storage can also be resolved fairly simply. It's tough to continously iron your backdrops and obsess over every tiny crease (if you use the right lighting though...creases no longer matter!) So when you've finished with your backdrop, get a disused curtain pole and roll it up tightly (but not too tight). Secure it at either end and in the middle with ribbon or string to avoid any creases from pesky elastic bands.

Flash Diffusers and DIY Tools


There are some fantastic home-made diffusers that you can easily create yourselves. Check out this flash snoot made from a Pringles Box. The estimated cost is less than £10/$8! The snoot effect makes a spotlight type focus which can draw attention to a significant element of a bigger picture.



There are also plenty of DIY videos out there that talk about general flash diffusers and how to make your own. This video in particular is a favourite of mine - very informative and very low cost.



DIY Softboxes for the smaller projects


These DIY softboxes are good for smaller projects and again deserve a mention for those who don't venture into Portrait photography but are still interested in their own studio set ups. There are many more tips and DIY hints for creating your own small studios, but that's another article altogether!





Monthly Challenge: January Winners!

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 8:00 AM
This month some fantastic efforts went into making a Cheesecake for the Monthly Bake Off - January Challenge.
It was definitely a hard choice after looking at some amazing creations but without further ado here are the winners...

1st Place Photographic Talent


1 x 6 month Premium Membership
300 Points
Cheesecake with Crumbles (+recipe) by ginkgografix
This capture by ginkgografix has been arranged to look warm and inviting and is a great take on the recipe that was the challenge for this month.

2nd Place Recipe Talent


1 x 3 month Premium Membership
Cheesecake, gluten, egg, corn, soy, nut-free by WDWParksGal
WDWParksGal adapted the cheesecake recipe perfectly to make her own gluten free, dairy free, corn free and soy free cheesecake that STILL looks amazing even without some of the core ingredients that most of us use.


You can check out all of the entries here. We'll be bringing you another challenge shortly but we're working on planning ahead for the year and have another contest coming your way courtesy of Valentines Day!

Credits:
Journal Design and CSS by PreetikaSharma
Strawberrys by spanjebob89

Monthly Photography Newsletter!

Sun Feb 1, 2015, 7:00 AM
Night photography is fast becoming popular and during February at CRPhotography we'll be posting some useful articles and tutorials on how to capture the night sky without really needing too much expertise and equipment. In the news the past month, photographs of the Northern Lights have been popping up since it's one of the best time of years to capture the sensational views. Read an interview with Aurora Hunter Jim Henderson for some personal insight.
For a little humour this month, check out this article from PetaPixel which looks at a set of meme images showing what Disney Princesses would be like if they were photographers. Also on Petapixel there is a leaked Nikon press release which reveals new program advanced dslr firmware updates! And elsewhere online the Guardian photographer of the year has been announced here. Finally, we're asking you what your New Years Photography Resolutions are! Check out the full article here.


Word of the Month

Each month we feature a word that you may or may not have heard of - something that can also prove useful when you're out and about photographing bits and pieces!
Ambient Light;
I hear people talk about this a lot and it means; The available or natural light completely surrounding a subject. Light already existing in an indoor or outdoor setting that is not caused by any illumination supplied by the photographer such as an artificial light source.

Photographers of the Day

Give some love for our Photograph 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!

:iconmiss-bo: :iconwulfman65: :iconbibire: :iconlisans: :iconkyawolfwritten: :iconmars-hill: :iconmishkin-rayman: :iconyuricapelli: :iconfichti: :icondemi2004: :iconlesyakikh: :iconjoannarzeznikowska: :iconravenith: :iconthefirebomb: :iconnwunseen: :iconsukiluck: :iconceciliawemgard: :iconferobanjo: :icongekkolilly: :iconpaulbullenlandscapes: :iconalexgrifo: :iconcraigletourneau: :icondapicture: :iconrichardconstantinoff: :iconoro-elui: :iconmars-hill: :iconfragile-eyes-fiction: :iconniklin1:

Contests & Projects

:bulletblue: Still-Life-Stills has a regular monthly contest, head over for the themed challenge this month.
:bulletblue: Abstract-and-Surreal also has a regular monthly contest. Head over to the group to check out this months theme.
:bulletblue: CRPhotography's contest will be up and running again this month. Join the group to participate!
:bulletblue: Still-Life-Stills recipe challenge this month promises to be a tasty one... head over to the group to get involved.
:bulletblue: New Year's Contest: Your Best Photo Of 2014
:bulletblue: Hues of Nature Contest

:bulletblack: There's an interesting project mentioned here: a non violence project featured by an interesting blog about photography and made by one of our fellow deviant artists Batsceba.
 
:bulletblack: For Young photographers up to age 16 there's a competition being hosted by The Express alongside Wakefield College in the UK to challenge you to photograph New Beginnings. Check out the article for more information here.

:bulletblack:Guardian readers are being challenged to share their photos on specific themes each week. Check out the results for the theme Move.

:bulletblack: E-photozine are holding a competition each week for the chance to win 1 of 4 Samsung memory cards. Check it out here.

:bulletblack: Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth - the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Check it out: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Abstract and Surreal

Community Volunteer justanothersomeone


You can read an intro about Abstract Photography here with some great examples of the works too.

35mm Double Exposure by jamesmichaelreeves
 

Animals, Plants and Nature

Community Volunteers Kaz-D & 3wyl


There's a great interview of DeviantART Artists which can be found here by Mrs-Durden.
A gallery with some impressive wildlife shots by the photographer Marsel van Oostenshots can be found here. Also you can find an interview with wildlife photographer James Suter here

DQD by duongquocdinh


Artistic Nude

Community Volunteers Nyx-Valentine & Mrs-Durden


*Our Artistic Nude section will often contain something that's Not Safe for Work (NSWF)*
Follow this link to a site dedicated to the male nude artistic photography of Robert Mapplethorpe. An inspiration if you're looking to work with male models in particular.

Renaissance (2) by Lestrovoy


Conceptual

Community Volunteers Kaz-D & 3wyl


Have a look at these 50 Dramatic Conceptual Photography examples and you'll find some great examples from artists right here on DeviantART.

How To See The World by Canankk


Commercial

Community Volunteers Kaz-D & 3wyl


Once again the importance of having a contract when you undertake Commercial Photography has been highlighted. PetaPixel have written a useful article covering a Wedding Photographer who is In a dispute over Album 'cover' charge. Whether you're just starting out and embarking on your first Wedding as a paid photographer or whether you've got a good handful lined up this year, consider your terms, conditions and more importantly the official contracts that your clients sign. There are some fabulous articles out there offering some tips, check out this one from Digital Photography School.

Fashion

Community Volunteers Pixel-Spotlight & Mrs-Durden


A great new book has been published which focuses on William Helburn, a Fashion advertising photographer in the fifties and sixties. The article found here explores the book and highlights some of Helburn's style. You may also find 8 Steps to Arranging a Fashion Editorial Shoot useful if you're looking for some pointers.

Autumn Ophelia by AlRocksUrSocks


Glamour/Pin up:

Community Volunteer DistortedSmile


Have a read of the Pinup and Glamour CR Updates - Jan/Feb from DistortedSmile Have you ever dreamt of making glamour portraits like movie stars? Take a glance at Harcourt's studio portfolio for some inspiration. There's also a little bit of reading about a famous pin up photographer Bunny Yeager's for inspiration and a bit more here.

Vauntastic_oo7 by br53199


Horror and Macabre

Community Volunteer pullingcandy


Check out these interesting and great tutorials for photoshop users about dark and scary photo manipulation which can be found here. You'll find also here a great and very scary selection of DA artworks from the Horror and Macabre photography galleries!

She became this fog forever by invisiblemartyr


Macro

Community Volunteer MarcosRodriguez


Check out DA Project Educate The Essentials of Macro Photography an article giving tips and details about this not so easy type of photography. Have a look also here to find important tips about improving your macro photography, and Brian Valentine's blog has some incredible and beautiful shots.

Butterflygarden 002 by LordGuardian


People and Portraits

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl


Don't forget that myself and 3wyl take care of all the People and Portrait photography galleries that don't have a community volunteer looking over them. The January edition of People + Portraits Exposed - December  is out and well worth having a read to see some of the Daily Deviation suggestions received during the month! Check out Monday Munchies [32] for some more inspiration.
'CURVES' By Victoria Janashvili is an art photography book that celebrates all women's bodies and is being reviewed and raved about across the internet.

L'EVEIL DES MUSES by AnaisNovembre


Photojournalism

Community Volunteer tanikel


The Importance of Captions in Photography is a great article highlighting a very important addition to your journalistic works. Elsewhere online, the Telegraph have interviewed high action photographer Tom Miles who has made a career out of shooting the excitement and childish joy of high action sports courtesy of his Nikon Camera. You can read all about it here.

The Photographers gallery are going to host an exhibition called 'Human Rights, Human Wrongs' and the images will focus on photo-journalism and its humanitarian context. Check out the article here for more information.

Rassemblement pour Charlie by hubert61


Still Life

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl


We all know December has been a month ending with hopefully good and great food for everyone... But there are some contests being held at Still-Life-Stills to tempt you with some healthy treats. Head over to the group for next months recipe challenge. When still life photography meets food photography is a beautiful selection of fine still life food shots, it will feed your eyes... 

Le chocolat by ElinasArt


Street

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl


The Phoblographer has looked at 10 reasons why we should all love Street photography. You can read the full article <a wytiwyg="1" href="www.thephoblographer.com/2015/…>here and also visit the website to subscribe to daily emails and news from the Phoblographer.<br wytiwyg="1" wytiwyg=" 1"="">:bulletblack:<a wytiwyg="1" =""="">The Street Journal: Best of December
:bulletblack:Meet the Amateur Street Photographer Taking China by Storm

There's a great article from Eric Kim's street photography blog: How to be a more mindful street photographer and an interesting interview of Richard Bram about gestures in street photography captions: Significant Gesture. Have a look at this introduction of a very promising talented french street photographer: Corinne Wargnier
And an "old" but great article with humor about Elliott Erwitt you can find here: Finding humor (and dogs) on the streets

The Invisible Man by DougNZ


Urban and Rural

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl


For inspiration go and have a read this great entry about Jyoti Bhatt's rural photographs, an interesting artist with a great approach. And you'll discover some Photographs of Abandoned Places on this interesting and beautiful site based in the USA.

Ultimate by Deere


Educational Articles and Tutorials

:bulletred: projecteducate has published another hints and tips article, this time focusing on Vignetting and how to use it in your Photography. Check it out here.
:bulletred: The Phoblographer has written a great article looking at high speed flash photography - check it out here.
:bulletred: The Telegraph has written a useful article with some tips on White Balance.
:bulletred: 2-hour long workshop on posing: video
:bulletred: Location portrait by Von Wong link (and BTS video by Spiegellicht :-) )
:bulletred: How many lenses do you really need? link Her DA profile: M0THart
:bulletred: Preventing bright ears in backlighted portraits tip
:bulletred: A day in the life of a large format photographer video
:bulletred: Playing With Fire: Spinning Steel Wool Tutorial
:bulletred: Are you Dialed In on Creating Softness?
:bulletred: Winter photography: How to capture snow like a pro
:bulletred: How to Start a Photography Side Business
:bulletred: DIY macro extension tube
:bulletred: The rule of thirds of learning
:bulletred: How to shoot a Timelaps of the night sky
:bulletred: Color Grading for your photos
:bulletred: How to use a tripod

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!

New Equipment and Technology

:bulletred: Are you a Lens Hoarder? Then the perfect piece of equipment has been designed just for you! They're calling it the equivalent to a 'wine rack' - for those who are as obsessed about lenses as others might be about wine, this is a great storage solution. Check it out here.
:bulletred: This time the high-megapixel DSLR from Canon might be a reality quite soon, you can read more here.
:bulletred: The Best photography books of 2014 (according to The Guardian) have been released in an article. What are your thoughts?
 :bulletred: What's a leaf shutter, and why does it matter? link
:bulletred: Tutorial on lens calibration for autofocus cameras: link
:bulletred: Adobe Lightroom Mobile for Android Phones: link
:bulletred: Lightroom 6 will only run on 64bit systems link
:bulletred: A new camera and two new lenses from Nikon
:bulletred: World first 2:1 magnification lens: Venus Optics 60mm f/2.8
:bulletred: Samyang 135mm f/2.0 announced

Forum Posts

:bulletblack: How much of good photography is editing? Who does editing here?
:bulletblack: Any Photographers had any luck selling there photos on DA?
:bulletblack: A Model Without A Photographer
:bulletblack: Fellow Models/Photographers with modelmayhem!
:bulletblack: Using FB to hire models?
:bulletblack: Photography Advice
:bulletblack: Advice for someone new to 35mm film?
:bulletblack: Any good free software?
:bulletblack: Models
:bulletblack: Is it always necessary for an image to be 'correct'?
:bulletblack: Roadtrip time lapse?
:bulletblack: Colourful Photography
:bulletblack: Watermarks
:bulletblack: Buying an external flash ,is it really important ?
:bulletblack: Moon Pictures?
:bulletblack: Tips for new Canon EOS 1200D?
Groups to Check Out!


:iconvenatoreslucis: :icondevpremium: :icondeath-chicks: :iconyoung-photo-club: :iconhuman-photography: :iconbokehlicious: :iconsoftness-art: :iconmodelmayhemmassive: :iconlightinspired: :iconbird-photography: :icondialed-in: :iconode-to-simplicity: :iconda-film-alliance: :iconfashion-show: :iconfashionelite: :iconstand-out-shots: :iconamazinglybeautiful::iconstill-life-stills::iconshopping-for-stock::icongothictemple: :iconblackwhitephotos: :iconbeautiful-bokeh::iconphotographersdream: :iconurban-and-rural: :iconabstract-and-surreal: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate: :iconthrough-a-lens::iconr72: :iconcritique-it: :iconphotography-inc: :iconcasualphotography: :iconphotographyworld: :iconbreathtaking-photos: :icongothictemple: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :iconwater-dreams: :iconlovely-square-pics: :iconphotographlove: :icondevnews: :icondeviantkitchen:

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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 &amp; 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 &amp; 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.


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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!


Nom Nom 82 - Salmon

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 10:00 AM

Salmon...


Salmon, although not my favourite at all, is a really popular dish and can be made into some creative things! Thanks to Gryffgirl for the suggestion this month. You can suggest a nom that you'd like to see featured next time - just send me a note!

Nom it Yourself!


This one is courtesy of Jamie Oliver and LOOKS so tasty - I can't vouch for the taste since I'm not a fish fan, but I do occasionally have a fish cake here or there if made properly. Check out the recipe below (it's a lengthy one this month!)
Ingredients :
-sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
-50 g fresh or frozen peas
-600 g potatoes
-½ a bunch of fresh chives
-2 x 180g tins of quality salmon
-1 lemon
-1 tablespoon plain flour, plus extra for dusting
-1 large free-range egg
-olive oil

Method:
1. Fill a large saucepan with cold water and add a tiny pinch of salt.
2. Place on a high heat and bring to the boil. Meanwhile…
3. If using fresh peas, pod them into a bowl, then leave to one side.
4. Use a Y-shaped peeler to peel the potatoes, then chop into 1cm chunks on a chopping board.
5. Once the water is boiling, carefully add the potatoes, bring back to the boil, then turn the heat down to medium and simmer gently for around 10 minutes, or until cooked through, adding the peas for the last 2 minutes. Meanwhile…
6. Finely chop the chives and add them to a mixing bowl.
7. Drain the salmon in a sieve over the sink .
8. Add the salmon to the bowl, using a fork to flake it into small chunks.
9. Once cooked, drain the potatoes and peas in a colander over the sink then leave them to cool completely. Meanwhile…
10. Use a microplane to finely grate the lemon zest, then add it to the bowl along with the flour.
11. Crack in the egg and season with a tiny pinch of pepper.
12. Once cool, tip the potatoes and peas back into the pan and use a potato masher to mash them really well.
13. Add the mash to the bowl, then mix together until really well combined.
14. Sprinkle a little flour over a clean work surface and onto a large plate.
15. Divide the mixture into 8 and use your hands to pat and shape each ball into a fishcake, roughly 2cm thick.
16. Place them onto the floured plate, dusting your hands and the top of each fish cake lightly with flour as you go.
17. Place a large frying pan on a medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
18. Carefully place the fishcakes into the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until crisp and golden, turning carefully with a fish slice.
19. Cut the zested lemon into wedges.
20. Serve the fishcakes with some seasonal green veg or a fresh green salad and lemon wedges for squeezing over.
Read more at www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fi…

Salmon Salad by AerohanaSalmon cakes by foodfortots

Homemade Seafood Sushi by theresahelmerRoast Tasmanian Salmon by anti00gravity
Salmon Crunchy Roll by KuroDot
Quiche with salmon and broccoli by MirageGourmandRoast Tasmanian Salmon by anti00gravitySalmon Crunchy Roll by KuroDotSpaghetti with salmon and creamy cheese sauce by MirageGourmandsalmon with thyme by CyberVelvet
Canape wtih smoked salmon by CJacobssonFoto
Salmon Salad by KuroDotsalmon by ScreamSupremeSlowfried salmon with asparagus and a creamy pasta by CJacobssonFoto

Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Apples | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts | Cocktails | Ice Cream | Spaghetti | Raspberries | Pineapple | Bread | Rice | Blueberries | Cupcakes | Tea | Cherries | Toast | Cheesecake | Soup | Apple Pie | Casserole | Halloween | Sausage | Pie | Macaroons | Sushi | Christmas | Peppers | Chinese Food | Eggs | Ham | Garlic | Tomatoe | Cookies | Lollies | Drink | Grapes | Cross Sections | BBQ | Cereal | Lychee | Pizza | Coconut | Sweets | Lemon | Nutella | Peas | Sandwiches | Smoothies | Croissants | Marzipan. | CAEK | Prawns| Shortbread| Autumn| Green| Yorkshire Puddings | Malteasers | Crumpets | Mint| Pomegranate | Christmas | Chocolate Cake | Roast Potatoes | Jelly | Curry |Bagels. | Nom Nom #79 September: Birthday Cakes. | Nom Nom 78# August - Clams. | Nom Nom 76# Crayfish | Nom Nom 74# Cous Cous | Nom Nom 75# Lasagne.| Nom Nom 81 - Brie




Another year has begun and many of us are seeking ways to refresh our artistic-ness and empower ourselves to create. What better way to start that process than by making some New Years Resolutions for our photography - and sticking with them! Do you have a New Years Resolution related to photography? Here are some ideas to get you started...

Let other people critique you and don't bit their heads off when they say something that you disagree with.


The first time I opened up my photography for critique here on DeviantART, I was disgusted when someone gave me some feedback. (I was young, it was years ago, forgive me!) I was expecting praise and nothing but praise. A critique is about telling me how awesome I am, how fantastic my photography is and how I couldn't possibly improve in all the years to come... right? Wrong. Too often I've been sat in on Critique nights in the DeviantART chatrooms and see people sitting there with their work, waiting for some words to be flung their way and then becoming defensive and sullen when something that isn't perfect is brought up. You meant to include that blur didn't you? That over-exposure was deliberate wasn't it? The slightly wonky off centre focus of the whole image is Artz right? Sometimes. But in order to learn, to improve, to move on and to keep creating and changing we have to let other people in on the situation. By the way, asking your Mum, Grandma, pet dog or 4 year old sibling for critique doesn't count. They're all biased, even the dog.

The Photographer by lukeroberts

Don't have Equipment Envy


Freud theorized Penis envy years and years ago and we basically develop almost exactly the same thing about our Photography equipment except it doesn't involve our parents, genitals or envy of our father figures. (Hopefully). If it does then perhaps you need to seek a different kind of article (and help). Don't let your gear drag you down. Too often, especially lately with the festive season and so many events going on, I've heard people telling me or their friends that they could too take the kind of Photographs that I've taken if they had the camera. I have bit back the urge to thrust my camera in their hands and take them up on the challenge, soon I'll do it I swear. But it's not all about the gear and we know it. We work hard to learn our cameras, to adapt to them, to instruct them and to get the best out of them - but we will only ever get what we put in. Stop blaming your equipment and start learning how to use what you have. I'm the worst person for this, constantly shooting on Auto and hoping that Photoshop will pick up my flaws...

Mr. Photographer by anjelicek

Get Organised!


I recently finished completing the 365 photo-a-day challenge for the second time. I spent the whole of New Years Eve sorting and filing my photographs from the year (i know how to live, I swear). If you have a system as you go along and you make the use of tags, titles, folders and indexing then you won't have that problem. Equally if you're doing something big like the 365 challenge you're bound to be creating a huge stockpile of stock images for the future, having them organised and ready to hand if somebody asks for something or you need something is a great process to work by. Sort your batteries, clear your memory cards and empty the fluff out of your camera bag.

Photographer by thibanphoto


Meet other photographers!

 
Don't be insular about your photography. It's good to get to know the competition if you're into it commercially, and it's good to mix with others to pick up some hints and tips and share your own. If you're just starting out don't be afraid of the old timers, and if you're an old timer be nice to the young 'uns. It doesn't hurt to do a bit of networking and meet some friends along the way.

Take on a challenge


Consider taking up a challenge this year. It's not too late to start the 365 photography challenge which can be picked up at any point during the year. Alternatively if that's too much consider the 52 week photography challenge. Head over to CRPhotography where we're launching a 52 week photo challenge to keep you going and get you inspired creatively. Check out deviant365 where there are prompts and challenges regularly. Make a list of the things you want to shoot this year. Is your goal to get your photos into a newspaper? Start locally and get out there when events are happening as your local newspaper can't cover everything. Is your goal to sell a print? Start researchign printing prices and find creative ways to advertise your work.

photographer. by dmitrakova

Put your lens caps on


Okay so this is a personal one which I promised myself I would do two years ago - and still didn't. However with a completely new set of gear I really need to carry this one out and I bet there are others out there who are just in too much of a rush to treat their gear properly. Go on, cap your lenses!

Danbo with lens cap 01 by pixelkarton

Hints and Tips - Photography

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 10:00 AM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:
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Photo Editing

A Vignette is an editing effect that we can use to highlight something within a photo - but you don't need to overdo it. Often we think of Vignetting as something negative that occurs when we have a lens hood on and darkness starts to appear around the edge of our photos. There are other reasons a vignette can occur as well such as various filters or the lens and how you have it zoomed in or out.  But there are ways in which you can utilise a vignette to make your photograph a bit more appealing. Alternatively you can use Vignetting to improve your Photograph if you have some unwanted effects. There are some main terms used to describe lens distortion and they are as follows:

:bulletblack:Vignetting causes the edges, especially the corners, of an image to be darker than the center. Use controls in the Lens Vignetting section of the Lens Corrections tab in Camera RAW to compensate for vignetting.

:bulletblack:Barrel distortion causes straight lines to appear to bow outward.

:bulletblack:Pincushion distortion causes straight lines to appear to bend inward.

:bulletblack:Chromatic aberration is caused by the failure of the lens to focus different colors to the same spot.

Here are some of the types of images that can be enhanced with a simple vignette...

Industrial Shots


Fawley Storms by Kaz-D

Landscapes and Vistas


Day 290: Autumn Road by Kaz-D

Weddings


The Shoes by Kaz-D

So what's the best way to get a vignette? If you have Photoshop it's very easy to fiddle with Vignette settings in Camera RAW. You can make it work either way just by moving the slider in the relevant section. The end result can be making the edges of your photograph darker or lighter. You can Take a look below to see where to find the Vignette settings.

blah by Kaz-D

There are other programs (some free) where you can apply a Vignette to your images. Try reading this tip from Picasa or this one from Gimp.

Top Tips from other Deviants!


The-Egg - You can add/remove vignettes in photoshop under filter>lens correction as well, which is also really useful for dealing with lens distortion and fixing perspective.

DougNZ - For b&w the Photoshop plugin Silver Efex Pro 2 has the best vignette settings, a lot of control. 

Hints & Tips is a new series of articles here at projecteducate designed to bring you short, concise articles that give you some great artistic advice. To check out previous articles in the series follow this link. If you want to write an article, note projecteducate with your ideas.


Photography Newsletter - Dec - Jan

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 1:00 AM
A Photographer in New York has built 'sets' on sidewalks using discarded furniture. Once he's finished he leaves everything as it was and moves on, letting members of the public enjoy his creations. The full article is here - but my question to you this month is "How on earth do people get inspired to take up such projects?" What do you find inspires you to think outside the box in terms of your photography? Do you think outside the box? Or are you like me, and just let the photographic opportunities find you? Search Instagram for #setinthestreet to find the images posted by members of the public!
ABipolarTeddyBear recently posted an article asking if Will BPG replace JPG? It's a huge question, and online research shows that people don't actually know yet - it will be a big operation if BPG does take over with lots of work and input required from software giants such as Adobe. So what do you think? Will it replace JPG or is there still a place in the amateur market for JPG to exist?

One of the other hot topics this month rumbles every so often and has reared its head again courtesy of two Guardian Columists. Check out the article Columnists at The Guardian Debate Whether or Not Photography is Art and share your views in the comments on this news article. Is photography Art? How do you define Art?



Word of the Month

This is a new feature added to the newsletter after I discovered an amazing term this month that I never knew was used to describe something photographical!

Breathing; If you've ever carefully composed a shot, refocused and then discovered that your composition changed, you've been a victim of your lens 'Breathing.' Read more here.

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!
:iconelle-cannelle: :iconzoxesyr: :iconjulie-de-waroquier: :iconidie: :iconmetorus: :iconinfinitelimit21: :iconcwaddell: :iconannabelle-chabert: :iconnini1965: :iconeffjot: :iconthe-black-swan: :iconsarah-joy-landon: :iconheurchon: :iconmetalheart1987: :iconyugiepotret: :icondjailledie: :iconfx-1988: :icongrishnakh666: :iconmichellechiu: :iconfotoklok: :icondorota97: :iconamericanmuscle:

Contests, Projects and Challenges

:bulletblue: Still-Life-Stills have announced the January Challenge: Drink.
:bulletblue: Abstract-and-Surreal  have their monthly contest launching tomorrow (3rd Jan) head to the group for more info!
:bulletblue: CRPhotography's monthly contest is back this year! January contest: Animals, Plants and Nature.
:bulletblue: Still-Life-Stills has a recipe challenge once again, check out the Monthly Bake Off - January
:bulletblue: There are still some days left ot enter the Winter Contest at Photography-Society. Check out the article for more info!

Abstract and Surreal

Community Volunteer justanothersomeone


Abstract-and-Surreal have launched their first contest of the year. Head over to the group and check it out!
Sacred by Cyril-Rana

Animals, Plants and Nature

Community Volunteers Kaz-D & 3wyl


Check out the first of a series of features called - Winter's Hold - Feature #1. Check out Biolapse which is an amazing Time Lapse created by Chris Field. There's also an Interview with Astro-Photographer Ben Coffman to check out and Monday Munchies [28] which focuses on APN this month.
Timeless by Trashins

Artistic Nude

Community Volunteers Nyx-Valentine & Mrs-Durden


*Our Artistic Nude section will often contain something that's Not Safe for Work (NSWF)*
Check out Nude Form Interviews Alan H Bruce  and a recent feature looking at The Human Form: Curves. Elsewhere online there have been some very interesting articles posted, take a look at One Woman Documents Seven Years Of Her Changing Body In Stunning Nude Self-Portraits and  Brief And Booty-Filled Guide To The History Of Erotic Photography (NSFW). The latest edition of Flesh and Bone beneath the skin is out!
fern by creativephotoworks

Conceptual

Community Volunteers Kaz-D & 3wyl


In the Conceptual Photography world check out MarinaCoric's Conceptual Spotlight vol 114. As always keep your Daily Deviation suggestions coming via note to either myself or 3wyl.
A ton etoile by Julieoftheworldtree

Commercial

Community Volunteers Kaz-D & 3wyl


Online there have been some fantastic articles focused on Commercial Photography. Check out Insipred Light by Infiniti followed by Family Flight by Airbus and Stihl photo shoot.
Indian Summer Red - Priscilla Presley by rejmann

Fashion

Community Volunteers Pixel-Spotlight & Mrs-Durden


Some of the latest editorials include Bazaar Magazine Fashion Editorial Shot Entirely On Film and Fashion Photographer Victoria Janashvili Celebrates The Beauty Of Women With “Curves”. Also if you're looking to succeed as a photographer today in Fashion Photography you need to check out “Don’t Be Afraid” – Emily Soto On What It Takes To Succeed As A Photographer Today. Check out a recent article by Mrs-Durden - Fashion Makes the World go Round VI.
Retrofolie by Elisanth

Horror and Macabre

Community Volunteer pullingcandy


When Its Dark Enough by Fledermausland
Macro

Community Volunteer MarcosRodriguez


The latest Macro Spotlight vol 145 has been published courtesy of MarcosRodriguez.
Blue Energy by DMMDesign
People and Portraits

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl


The latest roundup of the People and Portrait Daily Deviation suggestions from the last month have been posted and you can view the feature here. It's not possible to feature all the suggestions that are sent so it's well worth checking out the article to see what has been suggested lately! Also check out another feature called Daringly Dark! Elsewhere online, check out Wedding in Kenya.
Kathi IX by Riot23

Photo-journalism

Community Volunteer tanikel


TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2014 has been announced! Check it out for some inspiration!
Savage Minko et Charline Poher by Tong4ri


Still Life

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl


The latest feature of Nom Nom has been posted and you can read it here -> Nom Nom Brie - don't forget that I welcome your suggestions so please note Kaz-D your Nommy ideas! Over at Still-Life-Stills the winners of the Monthly bake off have been announced and the new contest for January has launched! The monthly generic contest for Still Life Photography has also launched and you can read about it here. Don't forget to keep your Still Life Daily Deviation suggestions coming to Kaz-D. Also, Mrs-Durden has put together a fabulous still life interview series which can be read here.
Favourite Birthday Treat by BarryGreenland

Street Photography

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl


xbastex has posted the latest Street Journal: Best of November focusing on some of the top submissions to the Street Photography gallery within the past few months! Don't forget to send your Street Photography Daily Deviation suggestions to either Kaz-D or 3wyl.

There are some fascinating articles online this month that explore and debate street photography. Check out The State of Street Photography: How Has the Digital Era Changed a Classic Discipline? and have a peek at
Fan Ho Photography which is a blog dedicated to Hong Kong with beautiful photos and its history. In-Public is a blog like a home for street photographers with news updated and many brilliant actual street photographers featured. Have a look at the following articles for some inspiring international street photographers.

Street Portfolios Part I
Street Portfolios Part IIc
Street Portfolios Part IIIc
Hovering Corridor by Ialo-wa

Urban and Rural

Community Volunteers Kaz-D + 3wyl


There have been two editions of Urbex out since we last had a newsletter. The first focused on Urbex on Film and the second focuses on Churches. Don't forget that your Urban and Rural suggestions can come to Kaz-D and 3wyl. Check out a great urban feature -> City Strolls: Beijing, China.
Ultimate by Deere


Educational Articles and Tutorials

Here at CRPhotography we posted about your Photohacks this month! 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...

Bullet; BlueRaw some more
Bullet; BlueRAW V JPEG Discussion
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Bullet; Blue How-To: Concert Photography With Strobes and Flashes
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Bullet; Blue How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Remove an Unwanted Color Cast
Bullet; Blue Using color theory to make your photos more appealing and harmonious
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Bullet; Blue Jerry Ghionis: a master class in getting brilliant images anywhere in any light, in camera
Bullet; Blue How to use the depth-of-field preview button on your dSLR
Bullet; Blue The Phoblographer’s 2014 Guide to Photography Lighting Tutorials
:bulletblue:Why it's still important to shoot black and white

New Equipment and Technology

Bullet; Blue Nikon warns that there are fake D800E DSLRs out in the wild
Bullet; Blue How a $47,000 camera learned to go mirrorless
:bulletblue: The Lume Cube

2015 Calendars

Are you releasing a 2015 Calendar? Got one ready to sell? Just note CRPhotography so we can include it in our next newsletter. Check out some of the latest 2015 calendars below...

2015 England Calendars by Kaz-D

BREAK!! +Calendars :snowflake: :xmas: :snowflake: :xmas: :snowflake: Wooo! :snowflake: :xmas: :snowflake: :xmas: :snowflake:
Final exams are done for the semester, which means I get to enjoy a couple weeks off of school and can focus on photos and just plain relaxing. Not all of the final grades are in yet, but it was a pretty successful semester :) Finished Graphic Design 3 with the "best" project in class and made some really great connections in the local design community. Got to utilize my photography plenty in the creation of our "Nature's Nectar" brand throughout the semester, which was really rewarding. Have a whole new healthy respect (and a slight obsession) with the world of type thanks to my typography class. Just have to knock out Graphic Design Studio next semester (along with a few other classes to meet credit requirements) and I'll have my BFA in Graphic Design! [Boogie!]
Let's see, it's December... 22nd! And only a handful of days left in my 365 Project: 2014 [Phew!] Hopeful


Raised by Trees + CALENDAR by Miguel-Santos

2015 Calendar / Agenda by Zwoing

Forum Posts

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Monthly Bake Off - January

Fri Jan 2, 2015, 8:00 AM
NEWmonthly bake off by Kaz-D

The monthly Bake Off!  is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes. Last month the theme was Winter Loaf and participants were given a fairly wide scope of what they could do. Well done to those who took the time to enter - here are the winners!

Photographic Talent


Krydderkake III by Linealonhoiden


Recipe Talent


Puffy Popover by WeirdAndLovely


January's Theme


So we've all over-indulged during Christmas? Perhaps! Whether you have or haven't, this recipe will possibly be a great new year dessert for you. You can substitute some of the main ingredients such as 'Soft Cheese' for something like 'Quark' which is available at 0% fat. The recipe below is what I made over the Christmas period and is therefore the more indulgent version... So you've guessed it - this months theme is Cheesecake!

Ingredients
  • 100g digestive biscuits
  • 100g Hobnob biscuits
  • 100g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 125g dark chocolate, broken
  • 750g cream cheese or quark
  • 300ml double cream or fat free yoghurt
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 75ml Baileys cream liqueur (plain or orange truffle).
  • Cocoa powder to dust if desired


Method
  1. Put the biscuits in a plastic bag, then crush with a rolling pin. Melt the butter and 50g chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water (don’t allow the water to touch the bowl), then stir in the crushed biscuits.
  2. Grease the base of a 23cm spring-form cake tin, with the side ring unclasped. Line the base with baking paper, allowing the paper to hang outside the edge of the base. Fasten the clasp of the tin so that the paper hangs outside the clipped base (you will need this for leverage later on) and grease the sides liberally. Press the biscuit crumbs into the base and chill until needed.
  3. Put the cream cheese in a bowl and beat with a spatula. In a clean bowl, lightly whip the cream with the icing sugar, then add to the softened cream cheese, beating until smooth. Add the Baileys and stir well. (Don’t chill at this point.)
  4. Put the remaining chocolate in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and melt. Set aside to cool to room temperature. At this point you can use an alternative method of decorating such as chocolate stars and golden glitter!
  5. Remove the base from the fridge. Dollop the cheesecake mixture on top and smooth with a palette knife. Drizzle over the melted chocolate, swirling it with a skewer.
  6. Chill for at least 2 hours. To serve, release the cheesecake by running a hot knife around the inside of the tin before unclipping, then use the paper to lift the cake out of the tin and slide onto a serving plate. Peel off the paper and dust with cocoa powder.

Here's what mine looked like (mobile phone shot isn't very good quality!)

Untitled by Kaz-D

Rules


Bullet; Black - Entries must follow the rules of Still Life Photography - no body parts!
Bullet; Black - One entry per person please!
Bullet; Black - Entries must be your own work.
Bullet; Black - Entries must have minimal photo-manipulation
Bullet; Black - Stick to the theme but interpret it how you wish!
Bullet; Black - Include the recipe and that it's for the Still-Life-Stills contest in your artist comments.
Bullet; Black To enter contribute your entry to this folder.

Photographic Talent

1 x 6 month subscription
300 Points

Recipe Talent

1 x 3 month subscription

Dates and Deadlines

The contest ends on Friday 30th January 2015 at midnight PST.
Winners will be announced by Monday 1st February along with the next months contest. Enjoy baking!

Credits:
Journal Design and CSS by PreetikaSharma
Strawberrys by spanjebob89

People + Portraits Exposed - December

Thu Jan 1, 2015, 11:00 AM
Huge thanks once again to everyone who has sent some People & Portrait Suggestions my way throughout December. There have been some great pieces featured - as always they can't all be chosen so this feature highlights the suggesters and the People and Portrait themed deviations that have been sent my way this month! Don't forget to keep those suggestions coming and fav the pieces that you enjoy! Thank you to the suggester this month....
TimberClipse Minato-Kushina AthenaTT DrHouse88 Savaliste xthumbtakx SRSmith KizukiTamura SabakuNoShi reveur-artiste

Untitled by TheGirlOfGallifrey
Sunday Lunch by Dosshaus
C by Art-de-Viant
Alexandre by panic-pr0neMemento Mori by DrHouse88Bettina and Dylan by IMustBeDead
fiery red dress by herooftheheadset
Turn Back Time /05 by StanislavMironov
Dirge of Sorrow by DrHouse88
La tete dans les nuages by astridle
ruin by gacher
Splash by almiller

Kamila by siwymortis

Countdown to 2015 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thu Jan 1, 2015, 12:00 AM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:




2015 is HERE!  If you're reading this, then you made it too :) Whatever 2014 brought us we've made it to 2015 and what matters is what happens from this moment onwards. Happy New Year to each and every one of you. Let's make it a good one... Join me in faving and celebrating some of the great submissions to the Photography galleries during 2014...


Christmas Mood by MirageGourmand
Forgotten by cochaczionAutumn Light and Fallow Deer by thrumyeye
Dark Chocolate Cake Rolls w/ Chocolate Sprinkles by theresahelmer
Air Harbor by LarryGorlin
Taming by yenna-photo
Escalier13cg Calvados by hubert61Strawberry and Raspberry Mousse Cake by theresahelmer
Blue 1967 Fastback by AmericanMuscleLong-Forgotten Mystery by UnkopierbarMill at flood by OlivierAccart
Onwards to Yufuin by BajuszGGJane Porter by Ryoko-demonTwo for fun by ZoranPhoto
Switzerland by RobinHalioua
Fairytale Fox by thrumyeye
Don't lose your waaay~ by MagnaStorm

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Please join me in showing some love for the last General Photography Daily Deviations of 2014! Just a reminder that you can send your General Photography suggestions to myself and 3wyl. We take care of all the Photography galleries that DON'T have a community volunteer looking after them. At the moment that includes the following galleries:
:bulletblue: Animals, Plants and Nature
:bulletblue: Architecture
:bulletblue: Commercial     
:bulletblue: Conceptual
:bulletblue: Darkroom
:bulletblue: Fireworks
:bulletblue: Humorous
:bulletblue: Other
:bulletblue: People & Portraits (excluding Fashion, Art Nude, Fetish and Pinup and Glamour)
:bulletblue: Still Life
:bulletblue: Street
:bulletblue: Transportation
:bulletblue: Urban and Rural

So get your Daily Deviation suggestions sent - start off 2015 with suggesting some of your favourite photographs - and we welcome self suggestions too!


Silver 3 by shadowfoxcreative
Utopia by Cloud-Factory
Lucid Dream by arefin03
with red by Tiroko
Secret Garden V by SlevinAaron
Pureness by fairyladyphotography
NYC Brooklyn Bridge by sensorfleck
The world turns on the Passo Giau by JamesRushforth
victory by lightdrafter
Red Tail Hawk by lost-nomad07
Kamila by siwymortis
Sunset valley by roman-gp
ruin by gacher
Favourite Birthday Treat by BarryGreenland
Emily - Berlin by DominikBingel
Onwards to Yufuin by BajuszGG
:: bagel factory by noahsamuelmosko
The Noose. by Hamish-Frost
..Christmas.. by fruitpunch1
Christmas Mood by MirageGourmand
Aurora over Jokulsarlon by BSGuyIncognito
- Sexy Eyes - by AppyNinja
In a Cage by Piscisvolantis
Cleveland Clinic by JimP4nsen
Autumn Dream by Jordan-Roberts

Countdown to 2015 - ONE!!

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 7:51 AM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:




There is just ONE day left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!


NINE!


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Countdown to 2015 - EIGHT! There are just EIGHT days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - SEVEN! There are just SEVEN days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - SIX!!!There are just SIX days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - FIVE!!There are just FIVE days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - FOUR!There are just FOUR days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - THREE!!!There are just THREE days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - TWO!There are just TWO! days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Water

Cold Water 2 by Skalle-Art
life  in the water by secret-mirror

Palm by the water by Sorath-Rising
Water in Action by ashamandour
Brothers Water by PaulBullenLandscapesCold Water 1 by Skalle-Art
Seagull Leaping Out Of Water by wolfwings1
Water drop [12.2014] by SabakuNoShi








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Countdown to 2015 - TWO!

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 8:56 AM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:




There are just TWO! days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!


NINE!


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Leaves


Countdown to 2015 - EIGHT! There are just EIGHT days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - SEVEN! There are just SEVEN days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - FIVE!!There are just FIVE days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - FOUR!There are just FOUR days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - THREE!!!There are just THREE days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Little Bittern with Fish by Sergey-Ryzhkov
I'll eat you, basket! by bagirushkaIs that my carrot? by Marloeshi
- Holly Jolly Christmas - by AppyNinja
BLUR by FGW-Photography
Sexy Caterpillar by melvynyeo
Otter Group by TVD-Photography
Serenity by aliawais
Barred Owl DT68352 by detphoto
portrait with teeth by mkuegler
I smell, I smell...... by thrumyeye

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Countdown to 2015 - THREE!!!

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 10:37 AM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:




There are just THREE days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!


NINE!


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Leaves


Countdown to 2015 - EIGHT! There are just EIGHT days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - SEVEN! There are just SEVEN days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - SIX!!!There are just SIX days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - FIVE!!There are just FIVE days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Countdown to 2015 - FOUR!There are just FOUR days left of 2014! The year is coming to a close and the Community Volunteers have put together a Countdown to New Year feature for you! Those taking part will be featuring works posted throughout 2014 within their various galleries - one theme a day - for the next ten days! Keep your eyes peeled for more features coming soon! Let's get counting!!!!!!!!!!
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Cold


 Cold by kuatto
Cold waterfall of autumn by XeniaChowaniecbaby its cold outside by bwaworga

Bitchin' Cold Today 1046 by Sooper-Deviant
It was cold outside...... by Betuwefotograaf

Winter's Cold Embrace II by PassionAndTheCamera
Berry cold by EliseEnchantedCold sun by chevyhax

Cold Sunrise by m-eralp

Out in the cold by marustagram

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