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Photography Troubleshooting: Winter WildlifeFor many parts of the world, Winter provides a beautiful backdrop for some of the best landscape and water scape Photography out there. Snowy hills, Frosty trees and more help to convert a world of vibrant Summer or Autumn into subdued yet awe-inspiring Winter. But what about the wildlife? Extreme weather conditions can make it more challenging to get out and about with the camera, but can also give you more opportunity to capture those elusive animals.
When I first started investigating Winter Wildlife Photography I thought that I would have to aim for things like Foxes, Deer and other wild and sometimes elusive animals. But actually, wildlife Photography and in particular in the Winter - can start right in the back garden.
Birds in particular get hungrier and needier during Winter months in England. I'm sure this is true for many parts of the world too. Depending on the kinds that frequent your garden, you could encourage them to linger pretty quickly or it might
Photography Fortnightly: Edition Forty Nine
Photography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedD
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase"
- Percy W. Harris
The other week, a piece of my writing was selected for a Daily Literature Deviation. If you're curious you can see the article here. I was humbled by that, but my reason for mentioning it in Photography Bi-weekly is that *0hgravity then highlighted a website to me that I found absolutely fascinating. It's soul purpose is to highlight Endangered Languages through Photography. 3170 lens are capturing the people who hold the key to the worlds most secret languages. Once again something like this highlights the complete and utter importance of Photography and reminds us of how far we've come, and how much we can do from mobile ph
Photography Weekly: Edition FortyPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedD
"Replace Fear of the Unknown with Curiosity..."
As the year crawls into the final quarter - lots of challenges and daily photo tasks and so on begin to conclude. I have personally been challenging myself with the 365 Photography challenge - a photo a day for a whole year. It has been tricky to say the least, especially as I set myself a high standard of capturing more than one Photo a day - but also rewarding. Setting yourself a challenge, whether it's following the 52 week photography challenges that are out there, or doing a themed challenge such as 365 breakfasts - is a great way of expanding on your portfolio. Whilst it sometimes means that you struggle to find anything interesting to photograph or share, on the days that you do, you're one step closer to building another aspect of your portfolio.
Next week in Photography Troubleshooting - we will be looking at Money Matters and so
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty SevenPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedD
“You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it"
I read an article this week that said something along the lines of how every moment is a fresh reality. Every now is a beginning. Every now is a chance to restart. With those thoughts came the declaration that we should learn to photograph in the moment rather than work ourselves up into a frenzy of trying to create moments for ourselves. Ultimately I feel that it's a bit of both. This past week I've spent some time doing professional shoots with babies and used them as my photographs of the day. I've then been surprised and a little dejected when the following day, an opportunity didn't just fall into my hands. Sometimes though, it's good to leave the tripod at home, forget the filters and the flashgun and just shoot with free hands, fingers crossed, hoping for the best. Unless, like me, you are prese
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing HalloweenHalloween brings with it the chance to combine many areas of Photography whether you are presented with a field of pumpkins, decorated houses, close up spooky food creations or indeed infants and children adorned in the cutest of costumes. In terms of vibrancy, fall/Autumn and Halloween combine wonderfully to create a time of color, emotion and interesting subjects. So it's often difficult to know where to start, but the key elements behind arming yourself with the camera don't differ that much from how you should behave day to day when shooting.
Still Life Photography Tips
Halloween is about the drama and you can capture this and convey it in your images by getting in close and filling a frame with your subject. People or objects alike, getting in close will add a bit more drama to your shots. If you're capturing food and in particular cupcakes or other Halloween treats and desserts then consider making your background Halloween themed too. Orange paper,
Stock Photography: Clint ClemensClint Clemens has long been dubbed the Father of modern Automotive Photography. His work is sleek, crisp, smooth and not unlike the subjects he photographs. One of his most famous shots is titled Kills Bugs Fast. The story behind the image is that Porsche trust him only with the slogan and told him that he had to illustrate the idea himself. So he did. Thus landmark commercial stock photography was created.
Source: Clint Clemens Kills Bugs Fast found here.
Not satisfied with the fame for his astounding images, Clint went one step further to explore and figure out how he could photograph cars in his studio, creatively and with limited resources. He made the connection between car and road and realised that's where he belonged, out in the field rather than inside a studio. In 1980 he got the idea (a genius one!) to attach a camera to a car. H
Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!~PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
Infants and Children
Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Christmas Lights
I recently read an article on Reddit that explored the best way to photography Christmas lights and it raised some interesting points. Rather than re-hash what has already been said, I've delved into a few tutorials around the web to give an overview of some hints and tips - and will link them all at the end of this article so that you can investigate for yourself.
When you take a Photograph, the camera will often over-compensate with the colours that it's trying to capture and objects that look fairly white to the naked eye don't appear so in the photo that you've taken. White Balance aims to override that. But just setting your camera to Auto White Balance and hoping for the best is not good enough...
The above shots show the same location taken firstly with auto white balance - and then secondly with the white balance set to shade. Setting Shade me
Photography Troubleshooting: PetsPhotographing pets whether for yourself or as part of a job, is becoming increasingly popular and the demand for tips and tutorials is ever on the increase. Within this weeks article we hope to give you a few pointers and answer a few queries that might have come up. `Talty asked us this...
"My camera has a pets & kids setting but they still come out blurry.
I've tried every setting, so far I've had better results with the "EASY"
setting, but they still come out only decent."
`Talty is using a high end Canon Powershot which is fantastic for things like still life photography, landscapes and working up close with static options and scenery. But when it comes to photographing animals and in particular as `Talty is attempting - kittens, it doesn't compensate for the difficulties such a subject poses. For example kittens are incredibly wriggly, and as `Talty has found, getting them to stay still in any one place is a nightmare! So naturally you need a camera that can al
Fan Art DD Summary - October 2012:iconj-z-belexes:
Features by `JZLobo
Features by ^KasumiCR
monsters elementary by ~lilibzkise-kun by ~ymkwPortal To My Heart by *JalbhennAssassin's Creed 3 - Connor by *betti357Marillo de Oro by ~pegosho:thumb273714054:Gandalf and the Balrog by *gonzalokennyCATCH Love Deadpool "UPDATED" by ~kylecbastianCave Of The Inferi by ~DubischThe Seven-color Warrior by *HaychelYou can have my everything by *fdasuarezDaniel Craig as James Bond by *DevonneAmosThor by ~jedskiJourney by ~FarukHussainMOTU 27x39 FINAL by ~TheBeastIsBack
Features by ^Lyricanna
Remember about Theramore by ~Yulcha You rain... by ~Kodomo-no-luna Poppy by ~YOGISHA IN THE SEWERS by =CaziTena AC - Altair by *offrecord CN20TH by ~SakikoAmana Hawkeye by ~kittrose Shall we dance? by *kunoichi-san Phantom Detectives by *VerminFu Lights by ~raemz-desu Totoro's secret glade by ~Mattiasedstrom We're All Mad Here - The Cheshire Cat by *NickyBarkla I'll Decide For You by ~Alrynnas Lady in Red from Game Ib by ~AliceYuric CHRONOS by ~christadaelia TRON: Digital Sea by =Kofeyshka World End by ~nako-75 Violet Ash by ~Zucreelo YU-GI-OH Bakura and Marik by ~hikarra The Three Broomsticks by ~TwiggyMcBones O Fortuna by *Aurasama Assassin's Creed - Naara's Hunt by ~KimiSz Gabriel- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 by *Esther-Sanz King of the Woodland Realm by ~saramondo TM Commission 1 by ~sheryth Pokemon Gijinka: SKITTY by ~hellcorpceo
ABCs of Deviants: KovoWolfWelcome to ABCs of Deviants! Where I interview deviants from A to Z!
Amber is the Community Volunteer Mentor for Anthro within the %communityrelations team. She is not only a pillar for the Anthro community, but for the whole deviantART community too.
Now, on with the questions!
Guardian Of Light by ^KovoWolf
Hi Amber! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm an enthusiastic, multitasking, motivational, always try to inspire kind of person! I was born and raised in Southern California, I'm an identical twin, and I've been an artist all my life (or at least since I could remember).
How did you discover deviantART?
A friend of mine back on IRC had mentioned something to me about an art website that I might be interested in. Curious and excited I came
To Be Seen .13A 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!
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red and black by ~Sniper-LTU Panorama of winter by ~Sniper-LTU Freedom by ~Sniper-LTU
Autumn Piece by ~Sniper-LTU Build A Bridge by ~Sniper-LTU
I dream of home by ~LukasSowada Book of Revelation by ~LukasSowada Sparkle you become by ~LukasSowada
Sea lights by ~LukasSowada Ink Cosmos 2011 II by ~LukasSowada
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in %communityrelations that you would
Darkroom Exposed: AmbrotypesDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.
This issue features ambrotypes, which are positive images created on a sheet of glass using the wet-plate collodion process. They are also known as collodion positives. You can find out more about ambrotypes here.
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by ~mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by ~hatestock
Polaroids and Negatives by !Absinthyium-stock
Project Educate Interviews: Porcelainpoet:iconprojecteducate:
Project Educate Interviews: `PorcelainPoet :
`PorcelainPoet is a well recognized photographer around the halls of deviantART; her stunning, and sometimes shocking images are meticulously crafted and brought to life, then shared with us here for all of us to enjoy as well.
She was gracious enough to offer me the opportunity to ask her a few questions on her craft.
1) What was your first camera, and what did you foresee yourself doing with it? Did you imagine that you would be a nature photographer, or a portrait photographer, or was it an easy transition to creating darker work for you?
`PorcelainPoet - I think my first camera was a Kodak point and shoot. Something as small as maybe 5.0 megapixels. I just knew I wanted to start doing portraits with it. And I didn't have any models yet, so I used myself. I was doing daily self portrait sessions for my first year or so of photography exploration. At that time I was 15
Darkroom Exposed: jierumiDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.
This issue features ~jierumi, who takes beautiful pictures, primarily on instant film. This is just a sample of what you can find in his gallery...
translation by ~jierumi dream recall by ~jierumi
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by ~mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by ~hatestock
Polaroids and Negatives by :devabsinthyium-st
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2011/2012
6. Art History Project
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
As the old year begins to fade into the sunset, it is customary to reflect on the passing year and make plans for the upcoming one. Some do this in the form of resolutions, some people make action plans, some people just swing into the new year the same way they swung out of the old one Whatever way you intend to welcome in 2013, I hope you're surrounded by love and that you do it safely!
I've been reflecting on the year and like many, with some focus on the unimaginable events of the last few weeks. Specifically, the shooting in Newtown. I know that it's "human nature" to want to find
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^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More