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Celebrating Diversity #2Welcome to the 2nd edition of Celebrating Diversity! This series of articles aims to bring you outside of your comfort zone in terms of Art and showcase from a wider range of galleries to embrace the diverse nature of the submissions to deviantART. Not only are we stepping you outside your normal 'go to' galleries - but we as the writers of this fantastic series, are visiting places that we wouldn't normally go to as well.
As humans , we are all different. We have so many types of all sorts of things in the world such as cars, jobs, flavours of crisps, hair colours and so on - as Charles De Gualle once said, " How can you govern a country that has 246 different types of cheese?" It's a challenge to embrace so many things, but one that we should try hard to accept.
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.
Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
Nom Nom #15
Muffin-jay by EternalTale
Six Lady Gaga Cupcakes by GoldDust12
Brownie Cupcakes... by meechan
Chocolate Cupcakes by AngelsThinkOfYou
.cupcakes. by emelia1502
2012 Roundup!2012 has seen projecteducate advance with the changing times here on deviantART and become an official group! That means that it has been a lot easier to bring you all the information, features, interviews and articles as part of various Project Educate weeks. So with the functions of groups at our fingertips, the articles shared are all in organised gallery folders for ease - all of which are linked in this article.
2012 also saw the Introduction of Community Weeks headed up by members of the community. They're now running monthly and are designed for members of the community to get involved by writing articles on whatever they want - educationally. JamminJo and lintu47 are your current community week leads and the people to note if you're interested in contributing! Our calendar for
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty SevenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”
- Albert Einstein
I don't know about you, but Light Painting has to be really unique and awesome in order to impress me. So when I stumbled across the work of Darren Pearson aka Darren Twin - I was astounded at the creativity and simple methods used to create his conceptual photographic pieces. Darren creates LED pictures of Skeletons Skateboarding, dancing and living - exploring what the Mail Online has termed as the bare bones of our daily lives. And it really is precisely that. Darren takes the ordinary, the mundane and the normal of everyday life and lights it up by night by painting bones. Check it out for yourself. That prompted me to go searching for some of my favourite light painted pieces here
Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph FoodMany of us lament about a lack of subjects to Photograph - and almost just as many of us create something on a daily basis that with a bit of presentation, can look like a masterpiece. Food is one of the most accessible Photographic subjects and if you've no idea where to start, hopefully this article will give you a few pointers. Firstly, you don't need an expensive D-SLR in order to capture some of the food masterpieces you see around.
The above was taken with a Sony Cybershot which is a good quality point and shoot camera. As you can see, the focus is crisp, the quality is good and the lighting is adequate. It works well - and it's easy enough to achieve whether you have a D-SLR or something smaller.
Before you start cooking - get prepared. It's the simplest easiest thing to say and you'll likely roll your eyes at such a mundane instruction but there have been many times when I've found mysel
Urban Exploration #5 Urban Exploration: The Motives?
Back in November, Bradley Garrett discussed the motives and politics behind urban exploration at a talk in Brighton. The article afterwards opened up my eyes when I read it, whilst Bradley's views are strong and many disagree with them - he does have an underlying point. "We have a right to explore public infrastructure. Anything funded or maintained (or not maintained) by tax money belongs to us and we should be able to use it as we like as long as we don't permanently damage it or cause harm to the citizen body." What are your thoughts on the legalities and permissions of Urban Exploration? Do you agree or disagree with Bradley? Have you been 'caught out' Urban exploring in the past? Or have you stumbled across an explorer...? Read more here.
This Weeks Features
To Be Seen .16A 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!
364654757575 by natucya 9275274359375 by natucya 329458209458 by natucya
Vintage pokoj by natucya jfgodjoj id by natucya
On the dancefloor by snolover :thumb317106346: faun by snolover
police by snolover nightwatch by snolover
Shy by katelynrphotography Baseball by katelynrphotography Green by katelynrphotography
Being a super hero is hard by katelynrphotography I see you by katelynrphotography
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/w
Critmas is here! (Last Day!) Today is the LAST DAY for you to get your 12 critiques in! Make sure you leave a comment in this journal linking all your pieces. There's plenty of prizes up for grabs Remember you have until 11:59 PM pst TODAY to complete your critiques!
On the first day of Critmas, a deviant gave to me.
Back by popular demand, I bring you...
The 12 days of CRITMAS challenge!
"CRITMAS IS COMING, THE PROSE IS GETTING FAT. OUT COMES THE RED PEN TO GET RID OF THAT!" (Memnalar)
Now most of you are relaxing and chilling out on your Christmas vacations; some of you have time off work/school and will be staying at home in the warm over the next week or so. So why don't we make use of that hermit time and do something productive? Get your onesie on, warm up a mince pie, pour yourself a Baileys and let’s get comfortable around our computers!
Darkroom Exposed: TomWasilewskiDarkroom 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 TomWasilewski, who has a beautiful gallery packed with traditional and digital darkroom photographs. Here are just a few of them...
2284 by TomWasilewski 3301 by TomWasilewski
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by hatestock
Polaroids and Negatives by :devabsint
Darkroom Exposed: Digital OverlaysDarkroom 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 digital overlays, which are created by layering two or more images (including but not limited to texture and colour layers) to create a final image, mimicking the effect of exposing photographic paper to two or more negatives and/or filters during printing. This differs from photomanipulations, where elements of numerous images are separately extracted and combined to make a final image.
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by :de
Celebrating Diversity #13In this issue of Celebrating Diversity, I would like to remind you of an amazing feeling...when you see a piece of art created in a medium or genre that you have little or no experience of working in, and it feels like you're witnessing something magical, something beyond your comprehension.
It's wonderful to revel in the joy of How do they do that? and find inspiration in the creations of other artists. So I challenge you to take a step outside of the galleries that you regularly browse and immerse yourself in the experience of indulging in something new.
How do you celebrate diversity?
Do you regularly browse, comment on and collect art that's wildly different from what you create?
Do you watch artists who use mediums that you don't use in your own
To Be Seen .04A 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!
The Waiting Spot by Hatori-no-Uta Fire Sky by Hatori-no-Uta Face Off by Hatori-no-Uta
Flutterby by Hatori-no-Uta Clingy Flutter Strikes Again by Hatori-no-Uta
Flying Kites by skeletowl Little white flowers by skeletowl Splash Penguin by skeletowl
Crab by skeletowl Robin Post by skeletowl
:thumb316586070: 82343412335 by kmnfive 46850-2984 by kmnfive
9903598098 by kmnfive 986450968 by kmnfive
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we could pr
Celebrating Diversity #7Writing this article will prompt me to go on a journey into the deviantART galleries I have rarely explored. I've chosen to feature some deviations from the Film & Animation, Traditional Art and People and Portraits Photography galleries!
Film & Animation
People & Portraits Photography
Lady of the lake by juliadavis Serenity... by januvargas Elfin Forest by EmilySoto
A Cowboys Fire by MikeysPhotos me by MartaSyrko
Here are previous Celebrating Diversity articles for your viewing pleasure:
Celebrating Diversity #11Digital Art
Pumpkin Pie Jewelry by Bon-AppetEats Laser Wax Seals by toenolla
words that won't come true by pastel-uchuujin Heavy Metal Poisoning by Greyhound1211 :thumb338760861:
Film & Animation
Assassins trilogy trailer by FlippinAwesomeStudio Film - Fire Tiger vs Acid Panther by TastesLikeAnya Sippling Self Portrait by Bergspot
Designs & Interfaces
Metin2 Pvp - Metin2DC Index by JosephConradTR Mistress by ScoutLC Contest Design by KKaju
Cartoons & Comics
:thumb338763843: POST-APOCALYPTIC BIKERS with Filipe by BrandNewNostalgia :thumb338759798:
Resources & Stock
Elder Book 11-17-12_14 by skydancer-stock 80 by NastiaOsipovaStock Where They Walk 08 by Elandria
[Icon-CM] Chekote by thanshuhai Walldryx - On The Bridge by Walldryx45 Foxy Gun by metalfoxxx
To Be Seen .12A 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!
Mrs. Rose Pumpkin by BootlessInWonderland Hookah Heaven by BootlessInWonderland Mrs. Duck by BootlessInWonderland
Lost In Paradise by BootlessInWonderland Cocktail o' Vintage by BootlessInWonderland
Marilyn Monroe (Famous Women Series) by NataliaCiobanu Le Cabaret by NataliaCiobanu Sofi Loren (Famous Women Series) by NataliaCiobanu
Summer wind by NataliaCiobanu Come back by NataliaCiobanu
CRYSTAL BLUE IV by simsalabima SMALL SWEET ANDROID STORY II by simsalabima NOIR DARINA by simsalabima
JANE AND BIRD by simsalabima GIRL WITH FUR II by simsalabima
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we
Keep in Touch!
Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More