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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-Haker
Church of All Saints by Matthias-Haker
Church PX by Nichofsky
"Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually th
People and Portraits Exposed #34 Emotive...
Infants & Children...
Nom Nom #56 PrawnsHeaded created by TouchedD
Hands 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 GregoriusSuhartoyo
Peach 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!
General Photography DDs September 2013
fade out by disies
NY Blue Blues by nigel3
Medora at Night II by MarshallLipp
UN-MA-3 by kdiff3
I by Haupia
Abysms by paikan07
Soul thief by EbruSidarPortrait
Carcassonne: Bastille Day 2013 by Nightcitylights
Biskit by KiwiTakeFlight
Layers 01 by Nightline
7:23 by dimitarmisev
calm and solitude by jyoujo
Peaks and Rails by da-phil
63 Croquant Aux Fruits by RoselineLphoto
Mejika by clair0bscur
Asperges by ScreamSupreme
Lloyd's of London by FrantisekSpurny
Untitled by invisigoth88
Its Not Coney Island by MikeShawPhotography
Sydney Sunrise by FireflyPhotosAust
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...
Photography FortnightlyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”
Firstly, 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
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 Contest
Medium: All except Literature
Date: 18th September - 1st November
Contest: Trick or Treat Contest
Medium: Varied sub-categories of Artisan Crafts
Date: Now until 1st November
Nom Nom #55 CaekHeaded created by TouchedD
Here'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 happyeverafter13
Chocolate Fudge Cake by theresahelmer
Spring Cake by Dipliner
Chocolate Beet Cake by fourtwoseven
Rainbow Cake. by hanaski
Pimps and Whoas - September 18, 2013Pimps
Official dA News
Site Update: Deviation Page Update
Site Update: Suggestions Forum, Bug Fixes
Is Your Email Address Correct?
Legacy of the Lens
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!
Get Your Own by Jack-13 Eyes to Melt Hearts by Jack-13 Predatory by Jack-13
Adorable Yawn by Jack-13 Sisterly Love by Jack-13
When I grow up ... by Unkopierbar I dream, therefore I am by Unkopierbar Little journey into the unknown by Unkopierbar
Splash! by Unkopierbar Green Island by Unkopierbar
July 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-Neonblack
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in :devcommunityrelations
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.
CR Newsletter Sept/Oct 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13:
Table of Contents
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5. News from the Chats and Forums
6. News from the Galleries
Once 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
PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome Them
This 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.
When a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:
This is compl
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!
Riding a Jawa by adamcroh Just married. by adamcroh Keep walking. by adamcroh
Alone on the lake by adamcroh Unlimited Stunts by adamcroh
Aquilina by cilveki iud by cilveki catch your dreams by cilveki
softness of silence by cilveki Sweet Cannibal by cilveki
Time Goes By by JustinDeRosa We'll Shine Together by JustinDeRosa Good Morning by JustinDeRosa
Autumn's Return by JustinDeRosa Looking To Tomorrow by JustinDeRosa
If 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
All Snapped Up .14 ~ stefangrosjean~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography Community
Tell 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.
PE: What to ask before launching a projectSo, you want to start a Community Project . . .
Running a Community Project here on deviantART can be a lot of fun . . . and also a lot of work! The rewards can be great, as Projects can make our community better and more fun for everyone. This article strives to clarify some things that you will need to consider before you implement a Community Project. We hope it will help you feel more prepared and therefore will support your success as a Community Project Leader.
Here are some things you should ask yourself:
1. Do I really have the time to take on a project right now?
I'm listing this question first because, in my opinion, it's the most important. Community Projects can take up quite a bit of your time if they are run successfully. Take it from someone who's been there: Don't over-commit yourself! There's nothing more frustrating to you as a leader (and perhaps to others in the community) than getting geared up for a project and
Keep in Touch!
Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More