This month, silber-englein
highlighted a fantastic article that showed most of the CRPhotography
team something that we actually didn't know.
It happens. But seriously, this was something very simple, easy and important that we had no clue existed. It turns out you can put your name
in your camera. This is important on so many levels, but the article that highlighted it was just amazing. A Photographer had $15k worth of gear stolen and because he named his camera he was able to get it back. Find out more here
- did you know that this existed??
Let's talk about Drones.
In the past few years drones have become more afordable, popular and accessible for many and that has led to an increase in air activity. Drones can capture all sorts of useful footage, they can be used to document journalism or to capture damage to rooves - there are a lot of uses. But what about when they get in the way? Petapixel recently shared an article detailing how drones hampered rescue efforts in the recent California wildfire. You can read more here.
What are your thoughts? Are drones more of a hinderance or more of a help? Do you own a drone?
Finally, a hot topic this month over at hq
is all about Art Theft. If you haven't joined in already check out the article here.
Aside from creating, curating and enjoying Art, the one thing we have in common across the galleries here on DeviantArt is that everything and anthing can be stolen. From digital to traditional, photographic to written. Art Theft is a very real issue. Join the discussion today!
Word of the MonthFormat.
Format in Photography... Are we talking about the camera format? Or the photography format? Do we talk about the Image sensor format?
The image sensor format represents the shape and size of your sensor, check it out here in this table of Medium format
This excellent article
will give you some useful insight about the topic.
The digital photo file format is meant to describe the quality of your shot recorded on the memory card of your camera. How much photographic information will you wish to store within each of your image files? How much will be thrown away? The three main image file formats are jpeg, raw and tiff. You'll get details and useful information in this article
about the different files/formats of photography.
Photographers of the Day
The photographers of the day that have been featured for the past month at CRPhotography are listed below. If you'd like to see yourself featured, or a friend, send us a note!
Contests & Challenges
Check out rainylake
's 10 x 10 challenge!
It's a great chance to get more active in the community and at the same time potentially win some awesome prizes. You have until August 7th! Still-Life-Stills Abstract-and-Surreal CRPhotography
Abstract and Surreal
This month we said farewell to justanothersomeone
so head by his profile and thank him for his time on the team! Please send your Abstract or Surreal photography DD suggestions to the General photography team.
Animals, Plants and Nature
Community Volunteer JenFruzz
Check out these 12 Nature photography tips for upping your game.
There's some great advice on how to improve as a nature photographer.JenFruzz
has taken up residence
to bring you APN themed discussions, contests, and more! She is also gathering opinions about the layout of the APN subcategories. Leave your input here
It was Architecture month at CRPhotography
put together some fantastic interviews.
Furthermore, the latest issue of Photography Exposed
featured some amazing architecture photographs from DeviantArt.
*Our Artistic Nude section will often contain something that's Not Safe for Work (NSFW)*Mrs-Durden
has published another edition of The Human Form
- an article series which highlights the beauty within the Artistic Nude gallery.
Looking for inspiration? Check out thirty awesome conceptual photographs here
A bizarre new EU Law could mean that you may face legal action for taking photographs of famous landmarks... At the moment, the UK, and several other EU member states, enjoy 'freedom of panorama', which allows pictures of copyrighted works in public spaces, such as the London Eye or the Angel of the North, to be used both privately and for profit (commercially).
However, the proposed changes to EU-wide law would require snappers to obtain permission from the copyright holder, even if the landmark, building or work of art is in the background of a picture. Read more here.
Paul Alsop is a darkroom photographer who has made the best out of the materials he had, creating his own camera and even his own Darkroom in a Caravan. He made his own 11 x 11 camera out of mahogany and brass, mixed his own chemicals and converted his garage into a darkroom. Then a 1950s Caravan came up for sale and he realised that becoming mobile and having a darkroom right there...was perfect! It feels a little like something from Breaking Bad... read more here!
This month we have welcomed Queen-Kitty
to the volunteer team! She has taken on Fashion Photography and already has her Daily Deviation guidelines up. You can read them here.
Check out Queen-Kitty
's latest blog showcasing some Underappreciated
works within the photography galleries.
Horror and Macabre RockstarVanity
has finally shared what we've all been waiting for! That Bloody shower tutorial!
Ever wondered how she created her amazing inspiring photos? Wonder no more! Check out the interview for full tips and guidance.
It's Infared Month at CRPhotography
. Check out this article
to find out more!
Macro week is coming up at projecteducate
and we want you to get involved! For more information and to find out exactly how
check out this article.
For some Macro inspiration check out MarcosRodriguez
's latest Macro Spotlight!
Check out Behind The Scenes of Macro Photography
People and Portraits
Check out RockstarVanity
's latest edition of Five on Friday. This week she has featured some stunning portraiture photography
that was submitted via the group Human-Photography
Light Stalking have recently shared an article exploring how to get sharper eyes in your portraits.
Check out the article for some great tips.
It's wedding photography season - and Image Resource
have shared some tips to beat wedding photography anxiety. Check out the article here.
Babies and pets - two of the trickiest moving things to Photograph! We'll work on the pets issue but for now check out these Tips
for photographing newborns.
Pinup and Glamour
Some great tips to be found here
if you'd like to feel like Marilyn Monroe.
Check out the latest edition of Lush!
Need some inspiration for your next pinup shoot? Here are 11 Classic Pinup Beauties From The Past
Community Volunteer tanikel
This last month saw an awesome week of Photojournalism over at projecteducate
. There were many insightful and useful articles and we got to learn more about the interesting and contrasting jobs of two of our Photojournalism experts here on DeviantArt. Huge thanks to tanikel
for sharing their insights and answering the questions that were asked of them. Thanks also to InayatShah
for their articles during the week too! What IS photojournalism? Photojournalism the Easy Way Photojournalism Questions and Answers An interview with Tanikel Basic Photojournalism tips Timothy-Sim Journalism insights and more Tim Sims fast processing tips in photojournalism The Pulitzer Prize Highlights
A recent edition of Photography Exposed focused on Military photography, what it is and some inspiring images to give you ideas about what it involves. Check out the article here.
Still Life claremanson
's baking contest is back! If you've ever browsed her gallery you will see that there are so many tasty treats to aspire to create. So why not create your own??? Check out all of the information here.
If you haven't already met bittykate
then where have you been?! Her tasty gallery is there waiting for you to explore it. Check out some of her work in the latest edition of Nom Nom.
Do you need advice on how to shoot food photographs with natural light? Then look no further than this article
which gives you advice on how to do just that!
Community Volunteer hosagu
A week was dedicated to street photography at projecteducate
with the great participation of awesome and talented photographers: JACAC
Check out some of these articles: Let's talk about street baby Origins of Street Photography and Jazz Music The Masters: Mr Raymond Depardon Tips and tricks for handling light and shadows An Architect on Street Eduardo Gajeiro - A Portuguese Photographer Cliche's in Street Photography The Masters S Leiter and A Fellig Weegee Lukas Vasilikos, a contemporary street photographer Gear for street photography Emerging Talents in Street Photography
Also check out this incredible and beautiful selection of shots dedicated to stripes.
You'll find here a wonderful way of approaching street analog photography in this blog from Pete Davidson
A must read and very original way of doing street photography with a fish eye lens! Check it out in this awesome article about Willem Jonkers
Jonathan Castillo brings a whole new meaning to the term 'Drive By Shooting' with his photo series of people in Los Angeles, sitting in their cars. Most people are oblivious to him and his unqiue set up - read more here.
Earlier this month, the entertainment world was rocked with the news of Amanda Peterson's death and it has been revealed that her last ever photo-shoot featured transportation. For a look at the images click here.
Nathan Fitch uses Transportation for his project taking selfies with strangers. He uses the reflection in car and train windows to capture many of his intriguing images. Check it out here.
Urban and Rural
If you're looking for Urban Photography inspiration then People
have published a list of some Urban Photographers that you should be following on Instagram.
Educational Articles and Tutorials
We're encouraging you to share your 'hacks' for creating cheaper DIY photography tools or capturing awesome photos with handy hints or tips. Note CRPhotography
if you have a 'hack' for next month! There are some other fabulous journals that have recently been posted and focus on educational information... Tips for Sports Photography 8 DIY smartphone tips 13 Exercises for Photographers that can Help Jump-Start Creativity
Photography Articles and News of NoteBasics:Frame your subject using natural objectsBest shutter speeds for every situationThe ultimate guide to image resolutionWhat is autofocus? Your camera’s AF options explainedAn explanation of how crop factors and depth of field correlate5 common mistakes beginners make when they share photos onlineIT-cornerStorage for PhotographersHow to recover deleted pictures from SD CardWhat is Digital Asset Management and why do you need it?LightIlluminating the face on location. With Peter Hurley.Joe McNally explains TTLLow budget light modifier trick for portrait photographyHow to use your tablet or smartphone as a light source for photographyPost ProcessingPhoto editing for free – Pixls offers tutorials for open source software like Gimp and DarktableIdentify your habits with the analytics Dashboard For LightroomCapture One Pro 8 software reviewPhotoshop CC: 10 things beginners want to know how to doHow to process the Milky Way using Adobe Lightroom CCThe best tricks to reduce Photoshop file sizeGearThis tiny 4k camera is the size of a GoPro, is good in low-light, & offers interchangeable lensesSigma 24-35 f/2 HSM Art ReviewGoPro Hero 4 SessionReview: The Canon 5DSRAmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop BackpackThe world's first cinematic smartcasePanasonic announces new Post Focus technology and two new lensesDIYHow I built myself a large format 4×5 monorail view camera8 DIY smartphone photography hacks for more creative photosA $6 IKEA storage box makes for a thrifty collapsible laptop sun shadeThe 5 minutes, $1.50 reflector and how to use itDIY: making a simple but elegant leather hand strap for a DSLRLegalUnderstanding copyright and licensing for photographyHow photographers can protect their copyrightInfographic: when do you need a model release?Concert photographer, where did your integrity go?
Will you be travelling around this summer? Here are some tips for better shots.
While we're discussing travelling and drones, be sure to check out some of these spectacular shots
taken with drones for dronestagram.
If you're into wedding photography or would like to get into it, here are some useful articles: Post Production Workflow
Here you'll find a useful video on the post production workflow photographer Ryan Brenizer uses for his wedding photography.
Beat wedding shoot anxiety using advice from this interview
with Scott Robert Lim.
Do you use watermarks for your photography? Or do you absolutely hate the use of watermarks and think they ruin the quality of images? Join the current debate going on at CRPhotography
Have you ever considered self-suggesting your photography for a Daily Deviation? Mrs-Durden
is calling for all photographers with photos within her area (General Photography) to send her self-suggestions! Learn more details about it here
New Equipment and TechnologySigma dp0 Quattro CameraNikon D7200 BodyOlympus SH-2 CameraZeiss Batis 25mm f/2 and 85mm f/1.8 for Sony E-MountZeiss Vario-Sonnar 16-35 and 24-70 for Sony AlphaManfrotto 190GO! Travel TripodUrban Approach 10 Mirrorless Camera ShoulderbagDatacolor Spider5 Display Calibration DeviceEpson Surecolor P800 Full-bleed 17" sheet/roll printer
Hosagu's App of the MonthPolarr
Polarr is an absolute must have app on both android and ios systems. This is an app for editing your photos. There are plenty apps like these so what makes Polarr unique? Polarr is built using the same web technologies as websites: WebGL. The app was never designed based upon a specific code for ios systems or androids ones. It then means it has the ability to run on any system... Extensions and updates are then not limited.
With features matching many of those in Adobe Systems Lightroom, which sets the standard for photo editing, Polarr lets you tweak color balance, adjust specific colors, fiddle with contrast using tone curves, and a lot more. You can adjust sliders in the iOS version by tilting your phone or tablet to one side or the other, though there's a 16-megapixel file size limit. Polarr is free, with in-app purchases. Have a look on its dedicated website.
Forum Posts Your Favourite Camera Questions about making money! Best camera in your opinion? Photography and the Law Backdrops for photography Need Suggestions on New Camera What is the absolute worst camera you've ever bought? your workflow Freedom of panorama in Europe?
Groups to Check Out!
Contributors this month: daguerreoty-pe