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?
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.
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!
Still-Life-Stills have announced the January Challenge: Drink.
Abstract-and-Surreal have their monthly contest launching tomorrow (3rd Jan) head to the group for more info!
CRPhotography's monthly contest is back this year! January contest: Animals, Plants and Nature.
Still-Life-Stills has a recipe challenge once again, check out the Monthly Bake Off - January
There are still some days left ot enter the Winter Contest at Photography-Society. Check out the article for more info!
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Abstract-and-Surreal have launched their first contest of the year. Head over to the group and check it out!
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  which focuses on APN this month.
*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!
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.
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.
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.
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Community Volunteer MarcosRodriguez
The latest Macro Spotlight vol 145 has been published courtesy of MarcosRodriguez.
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.
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TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2014 has been announced! Check it out for some inspiration!
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.
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
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.
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...
Raw some more
RAW V JPEG Discussion
Are you Dialed In on YouTube Education?
How-To: Concert Photography With Strobes and Flashes
Into the night: low-light photography tips
How to Use Your iPhone Like a Real Photographer
How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Remove an Unwanted Color Cast
Using color theory to make your photos more appealing and harmonious
How to Properly Resize Images for Facebook
Jerry Ghionis: a master class in getting brilliant images anywhere in any light, in camera
How to use the depth-of-field preview button on your dSLR
The Phoblographer’s 2014 Guide to Photography Lighting Tutorials
Why it's still important to shoot black and white
Nikon warns that there are fake D800E DSLRs out in the wild
How a $47,000 camera learned to go mirrorless
The Lume Cube
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...
BREAK!! +Calendars Wooo!
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
Film vs. Digital
[Help Please] Best way to capture Night shots??
First Ever Camera. Tips?
A Good Starting DLSR Camera for Night Photography?
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