Urbex #18Environmental Graffit has some great examples of abandoned churches. As does deviantART! Churches can be surrealistic places whether they are abandoned or not and indeed in some of the villages surrounding the area where I live in the UK there are some fantastically creepy churches that nobody ever seems to go in anymore.. So whether you visit a church regularly or not, enjoy the forgotten churches showcased below...Concrete Church by Matthias-HakerChurch of All Saints by Matthias-HakerChurch PX by Nichofsky"Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually th
People and Portraits Exposed #34 Emotive... Self Portraits... Classic... Expressive... Infants & Children... Weddings... Spontaneous...
Nom Nom #56 PrawnsHeaded created by TouchedDHands up if you like prawns??!!!! Definitely not I, not since my Mother once told me they hung around the sewers in the sea anyway. But prawns are popular globally, almost - and here are some great examples of how you can get very creative with the little poo dwelling crustaceans...Will you ever eat them again? Tek Tek Noodle by GregoriusSuhartoyoPeach Pepper Prawn Packages by chiziwhiteafrican
Celebrating Diversity #27The idea behind the Celebrating Diversity Project is to post an article with deviations outside of my area of expertise here on deviantART. Therefore I decided to browse away from Photography, and venture into areas that I know little about! I strongly encourage you to step out of your zone of comfort and take the time to discover or re-discover other types of art. The world is full of wonder and beauty, we just need to take the time and open our minds to see even more of it - embrace the diversity of it!
Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made Tripod I've shared this nifty little trick before - a home made tripod. It sounds impossible, but actually it's really practical and much easier than lugging the real thing around with you if it's not needed! Check out this articlefor more information on how to create it!Source: DIY Cameras Home Made Reflector Reflectors can be pretty expensive from time to time. I've been lucky to pick up a couple cheaply on Ebay and they serve the purpose but if you really want to save, then why not try making your own? This article shows you how with just three materials and the video below also provides further guidance - check it out
Photography FortnightlyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”~Susan SontagFirstly, let me share the stunning! This fantastic artist has created a series of photographs that showcase humans interacting with graffiti. Check out the article here and you won't be disappointed! And if you're interested in traditional types of photography then check out this series of Nostalgic tintypes - guaranteed to fool you into thinking they are a blast from the past - if only for a second. Zack Seckler has shared some fantastic Humorous Photography which could ce
Nom Nom #59 GreenHeaded created by TouchedD:: green pistachio by moiraprojectViridity by KariscaGreen? Yes a Kiwi by Janinedingx3Green beans with rice by shatinnGreen is just better by alba88Green Tea Mousse Cake w/Red Bean Paste by theresahelmerSeeing Green... by theresahelmerGreen sun by guszti132Green Tea Mousse by theresahelmerStrawberries |
Nom Nom #55 CaekHeaded created by TouchedDHere's a bit of random info - the worlds tallest cake was 108 feet tall and weighed in at 20 tons. Nom. The oldest cake in the world is 2 pieces from the wedding cake of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert dated 1840 (yuck!) And finally the most expensive cake ever baked was $20 million - no it wasn't the tallest cake talked of above, it just happened to have diamonds on it!Cake anyone? by happyeverafter13Chocolate Fudge Cake by theresahelmerSpring Cake by DiplinerChocolate Beet Cake by fourtwosevenRainbow Cake. by hanaski
General Photography DDs September 2013fade out by disiesNY Blue Blues by nigel3Medora at Night II by MarshallLippUN-MA-3 by kdiff3I by HaupiaAbysms by paikan07Soul thief by EbruSidarPortraitCarcassonne: Bastille Day 2013 by NightcitylightsBiskit by KiwiTakeFlightLayers 01 by Nightline7:23 by dimitarmisevcalm and solitude by jyoujoPeaks and Rails by da-phil63 Croquant Aux Fruits by RoselineLphotoMejika by clair0bscurAsperges by ScreamSupremeLloyd's of London by FrantisekSpurnyUntitled by invisigoth88:thumb398957207:Sydney Sunrise by FireflyPhotosAust
Pimps and Whoas - September 18, 2013PimpsOfficial dA News Site Update: Deviation Page Update Site Update: Suggestions Forum, Bug Fixes Is Your Email Address Correct?depthRADIUS Legacy of the Lens
Pimps and Whoas - June 11, 2014PimpsOfficial dA News Celebrating Deviousness - June 2014 Community Operations Newsletter - June 2014 Prints 101: Changing Your Print Source File Site Update: Film Submission Site Update: Welcoming New DeviantsdepthRADIUS
To Be Seen .58A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!smoothpappa KR-2Y-51-3K Jack-13Get Your Own by Jack-13 Eyes to Melt Hearts by Jack-13 Predatory by Jack-13Adorable Yawn by Jack-13 Sisterly Love by Jack-13UnkopierbarWhen I grow up ... by Unkopierbar I dream, therefore I am by Unkopierbar Little journey into the unknown by UnkopierbarSplash! by Unkopierbar Green Island by UnkopierbarTaliesin-NeonblackJuly 21st Supafly by Taliesin-Neonblack November 22nd by Taliesin-Neonblack August 16th Southern Hawker 2 by Taliesin-Neonblack September 7th Small Tortoiseshell by Taliesin-Neonblack August 27th Pouss by Taliesin-NeonblackIf you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in :devcommunityrelations
PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome ThemThis article was written due to the recent uproar from some groups of the community because of the new username symbols.Change is something handled differently by everyone. Some people accustom to change very quickly, others may take a long time or may not adjust to change at all. In regards to deviantART Site Updates, it's important to know ways to welcome change and embrace it. You are not expected to love every feature that is released, but giving it a chance before bashing it is a right step forward.Before reading on, please note that this article is not directed at any one individual, but as a community as a whole. All views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the views of deviantART.com.The ChangeWhen a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:This is compl
Urbex #17Abandoned MillsI recently featured 'Industrial' as a theme for Urbex - and sort of linked to that is the theme of 'Mills.' Factories and other industrial buildings nearly always tend to outlive their primary use - and then what happens? They lie abandoned, empty and ready to be uncovered to showcase the past. On deviantART I found an interesting selection of abandoned Mills - Water mills, paper mills, silk mills and so on. This Weeks Features The Mill by schnotteThe Mill by stengchenUrban E
Artists Toolbox - Round Up!Huge thanks to everybody who took part in the second week of 'The Artists Toolbox.' Each article was fantastic and well constructed, bringing a great week full of educational material. If you're interested in talking about the tools you use to create your art then note me Kaz-D as we'll be back in a few weeks time with Week Three! Here's a roundup of all the awesome people who took part this week - and their articles...neurotype's Scrivener Tools.Animus-Panthera's Sewing ToolsLyricanna Metadata and Editing ToolsKaz-D's DIY To
CR Newsletter Sept/Oct 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: Table of Contents1. Volunteering2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations3. Community Projects4. Official Contests5. News from the Chats and Forums6. News from the Galleries 1. VolunteeringOnce upon a time, I was a volunteer, and speaking from experience, it can be a both blessing and a curse.I believe that many current and former volunteers will agree with that sentiment and I feel it's important to explain a bit about why I believe this to be true.Maybe you're not aware of the variety of ways people join the volunteer team. As per FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART? many people send in an application to express their interest in joining the team and I go through those applications and s
Halloween Events and Contests 2013There are lots of opportunities to get involved with events, chats, games, challenges and contests hosted by members of the communityrelations team! Find below an extensive list of all the Halloween shenanigans� that are heading your way and that have already begun! Contests and Challenges October 20th - October 31st. Anthro Halloween Drawing ContestMedium: All except LiteratureLocation: AnthroCommunityMore info...Date: 18th September - 1st NovemberContest: Trick or Treat ContestMedium: Varied sub-categories of Artisan CraftsHosts: CRArtisanCraftsMore Info...Date: Now until 1st November :
Celebrating Diversity #31Once again I'm celebrating diversity! Last month I ventured into the Artisan Crafts gallery to find some pretty epic pieces of work. This month I'm wandering into Literature - Prose. The idea behind this series of Articles is for us to step outside of our comfort zones, venture into places we usually ignore because we either don't have the time - or we don't understand them. For me, Literature is a great solace, and I too often forget to wander through the literature gallery here on deviantART. Let's rectify that right now...
Celebrating Diversity #29A few things I've found over the years that I love.Curiosity by fromDAX
Chat Events Calendar Farand's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:Time: 2 - 3pm PST Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs in :#crliterature: Sunday, June 8th at 12:01 PM (PDT)Sketchmatch in :#communityrelations:Wednesday, Nov. 13th - 7:00 PM PDT (click to see your local time)Want to see a particular event run? Want to help out? Note communityrelations with your thoughts and ideas!
To Be Seen .57A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!JaneJeevas siliel laura75325Hedera modeling by laura75325 Elly :P:P by laura75325 Together... by laura75325Greyhound running in sunset by laura75325 Wacky whippet :D by laura75325chococat-linePower by chococat-line no tears be shown by chococat-line Unforgettable by chococat-lineUniverse by chococat-line Piano Play for Me by chococat-lineDelton36712:thumb401260582: :thumb401262672: :thumb401261410::thumb401259878: Never Saw this Day by Delton36712If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we co
Forum Features #36 - September: Senses!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of deviantART's beloved forumers! Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article. The best thing is that being an active member of the forums is the only requirement!Featured Forumer of the Month: deVere. s
Digitally Delicious: September 11thDigitally Delicious: September 11thCursed by johnsontingThe High Chancellor of T'haraby MorgainelefeeAcceptationby ~velsenFriendly Commissionby NaionMikatoCannot Lastby EksafaelTerracesby RichardDorran~Shi~ by zeldacw
All Snapped Up .14 ~ stefangrosjean~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography CommunityTell us a bit about yourself, stefangrosjean! How did you get into photography and why? I'm a self-taught photographer and I never had any formal training. I started because I wanted to capture beauty.As you are a self-taught photographer, and you've never had any formal training, how did you get to the stage you are now? I read tutorials and books and watch videos, but above all I practice and conduct experiments. I'm almost every other day in the studio working on light experiments.Why are you on deviantART?Because my viewers are here.What type of People & Portraits photography do you most like to do and why?Almost everything I do is in "artistic nude" or "glamour", but I think of my work as "erotic photography". I'm afraid there is no such category on dA which is a shame.
Friday Feature: Issue 042A Collection of -Recent DiscoveriesIce Desert by mizarekXX by eulalievarenneLost in clouds by iLoranan ordinary sadness by BlauBeerKuchen:thumb372519146:. .. . .. . . . .. .. . . by Frozen-photo:iconmaliusorbit: :iconsoals91: :iconbrandtcampbell: :iconisaay::iconaltingfest: :iconlioncourt7: :iconjonniedee: :iconhgonzag::iconmar-jus: :iconwurstgulasch: :iconmizarek: :iconeulalievarenne::iconiloran: :iconblaubeerkuchen: :icona1d3z: :iconfrozen-photo:Featured ArtistsOther Entries
CR Newsletter - March/April 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :Table of Contents1. New Volunteers2. New Categories3. Changes to the Daily Deviation Selection Process4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations5. Current Contests1. New VolunteersAfter an exhaustive review of all the applications for new volunteers, I have the pleasure to announce the following new additions to the team! They have been specifically selected to represent areas we believe have been greatly neglected: You asked for it and we listened! It has been widely suggested that Journals be eligible to be featured as Daily Deviations. So starting today, the talented StephenieMeyer will be eagerly awaiting your suggestions! OscartheGrouch will be taking care of Scraps and Storage to uncover those hidden gems that are truly.. hidden. @kimkardashia
To Be Seen .54A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!acoresjo88 Kiara-Vestigium adamcrohRiding a Jawa by adamcroh Just married. by adamcroh Keep walking. by adamcrohAlone on the lake by adamcroh Unlimited Stunts by adamcrohcilvekiAquilina by cilveki :thumb309090125: catch your dreams by cilvekisoftness of silence by cilveki Sweet Cannibal by cilvekiJustinDeRosaTime Goes By by JustinDeRosa We'll Shine Together by JustinDeRosa Good Morning by JustinDeRosaAutumn's Return by JustinDeRosa Looking To Tomorrow by JustinDeRosaIf you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we could provide for you (features, interviews, contests, news
People + Portraits 36# Emotive... Self Portraits... Classic... Expressive... Infants & Children... Weddings... Spontaneous...