General Photography DDs December 2012:iconKaz-D:
Features by Kaz-D
People & Portraits
macaroons :3 by SaphoPhotographics
Cake Mix Cookies by Apeanutbutterfiend
tomato and sorrel by million-dandelions
It Snows In My Mind by reirakang
How about a tea ... by RalfPfaarPhotography
Peppermint Dazzlers by DillonStein
Sweet Traditions by teresastreasures72
Occupy. Me. by kilo-sierra
you grow me like an evergreen by Battle-for-the-Sun
Twins by ooOIndreOoo
..: rain of light :.. by Moth-called-Marigold
The Rebel by Ymntle-Aleoni
Urban & Rural
Bridge Bending by FurImmerUndEwig
Christmas gallows-tree by If-You-Want
Taking Control by MildlyReactive
Play My Music by melilotmaranwe
Enchanted by the winter by wchild
all the leaves are brown by BlauBeerKuchen
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty FivePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
'The day my mother bailed me out of jail she said to me...
"You Need A New Hobby"'
-Jared Wingate aka JaredWingate
Recently I started a forum post asking members of the community where they began with Photography. Specifically I asked what your first camera was and what provoked an interest in the hobby. Because for nearly everybody that's exactly how it begins. The response was incredible, however one reply in particular touched me. JaredWingate permitted me to share so here we go...
"I was 21. Just got my first DUI... I wrapped my car around a pole after
leaving a bar late one night. The day my mother bailed me out of jail
she said to me "You Need A New Hobby" she went out and bought me an
Olympus 5mp. Which was mind-blowingly awesome for 2001... She then
suggested I take a trip
Photographer of the Week: Hayzy
hayzy won our August Contest with a wonderful piece of still life photography and never ceases to amaze with the work that she has in her gallery. Therefore we're proud to select her as the photographer of the week! Congratulations hayzy!
The Tales of Beatrix Potter
Cold winter evenings or blustery Autumn days had the soundtrack of my Mother's voice reading Beatrix Potter books out loud when I was younger. In fact, the wonderful children's books were the epitome of my childhood. The illustrations were just perfect and the stories, whilst simple, were mysterious and adventurous in their own way. Beatrix Potter was born in 1866, South Kensington, London. She was said to live a lonely life, being educated at home by a governess and so perhaps that's why she delved into a fantasy world of rabbits, geese and other traditional animals.
Beatrix's illustrations come from her copious studies of her own pets, and the animals that roamed the gardens of the places in which she holidayed as a child. The fascinating fact was that Beatrix's illustrations became greetings cards before her books were created. I see her drawings on cards in shops now and I always thought that it had developed the other way around. Her first boo
Famous Photographs: Lunch Atop A SkyscraperWhilst the most famous photographs from across the years often feature famine, death, destruction and war, it's sometimes refreshing to catch a glimpse of one or two that don't exhibit depression, demise and conflict. Photo-journalism can work both ways to brief the viewer of an image on what it's like to step into somebody else's shoes. It can shock, bring a tear or even, by some miracle - a smile.
Lunch Atop A SkyScraper does exactly that. It provokes a smile, it features across the world in postcards, books, greeting cards and other formats and ultimately it tugs at that part of your heart that knows there can be good in the world. So what makes it famous?
The Photograph itself shows eleven working men eating lunch, sitting on a steel girder. Nothing extraordinary about that right? Wrong. Their feet are dangling 256 metres above New York City. Nobody actually knows w
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
Nom Nom #5 Chocolate
Home Made Chocolate by Razuri-chan
Chocolate. by subrox0r
Chocolate Sticks by hammo
People and Portraits Exposed #7
Infants & Children...
Art History Project- September is Literature! 30/08/12: Almost ready to launch! Alongside this month, GrimFace242 is conducting a series of cheeky lit interviews for Art History, so keep an eye out for what he uncovers!
There are still lots of slots for people to submit articles too! Don't forget, we can have more than one article on the same day! Please get those proposals in! Who is your favourite author? What Book/Poem has had the most influence on you? Bring it on!
24/08/12: Hey guys, we're still looking to fill this up nice and meaty! Don't forget, the articles don't have to be as in depth as some of you are thinking and can be about specific authors, styles or even something different such as interviews or chat event (get your lit group involved!).
If you're not sure about your idea, please still send it in, we have a wonderful crack commando unit who are helping for crimes they didn't commit in the backroom. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, you can use this team!
Also, those who
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
How it Works
projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the dA community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate!
Project Educate - The Schedule of Weeks!
September 1st - September 7th
Celebrating Diversity #1Welcome to this new series of Art Features! Even tho most of you are aware of the many many galleries and categories here on dA, I think most of us move in a sort of "comfort zone" between Galleries, Channels or Groups that provide us with a constant flow of new art. And sometimes we forget all the other great artforms, styles and media that are out of our "comfort zone". And today I want to step out of that warm and cuddly place and feature some awesome works from places on dA I don't usually visit!
Since this is the first entry, I thought I should explain it a bit more, so that is why there is more text in this article The topic of celebrating diversity is something that I really want to cherish. I am guilty of not fully
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
A Glimpse into Futurism Art❖ Introduction
Futurism was an avant-garde artistic and social movement founded by the Italian writer, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes related to the modern concepts of the future, including speed, technology, machinery, violence and objects such as cars, airplanes and industrial cities. It was largely an Italian phenomenon, though there were parallel movements in Russia and England.
Futurist ideology influenced all types of art. It began in literature but spread to every medium, including painting, sculpture, industrial design, architecture, cinema and music.
Futurism exalted the dynamism of the modern world, especially in science and technology. It employs techniques of Divisionism, Cub
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
Halloween Contests - Find One Here!So that you don't miss out on the chance to participate and grab some lovely Halloween prizes - we've put together a list of all the Spooky Shenanigans for you to browse at your leisure. Keep checking back here for more information and updates! This page is one to bookmark
Capture Your PUMPKIN! A Still Life Photography contest running from 5th October to 5th of November. Check out the article for more information and the full prize and judging list!
Prose Blood Country and Poetry Screams is a combination of two spooky contests for the Literature Community! It ends on the 22nd of October so be sure to click soon and have a read!
Famous Photographs: The Afghan GirlIf you run a google search on what are the top famous Photographs of all time, The Afghan Girl is sure to appear. She is truly a face from History and one that many across the globe have tried to capture within others time and time again. But what exactly has made this image and its photographer so captivating?
Source: Daily Mail/National Geographic/Steve McCurry
Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. And capturing such a piercing and expressive look in a photograph is a highly sought after skill. The Afghan Girl exhibits suspense, suspicion and a sense of distrust at the person behind the lens, she gives off an air of maturity, a foreboding feeling - a vulnerability behind years of strength. That, is what makes her so captivating.
Sharbat Gula is her name, although few even know this rather important detail. Sh
A brief history of Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop. Anyone who is involved in the Digital Art world has used it or at least heard of it. But how did Photoshop came to be? In the following paragraphs, we'll review its history.
Thomas and John Knoll: the brothers behind the magic
Back in 1987, Thomas Knoll was working on his Ph.D. thesis as part of his studies on image processing at the University of Michigan. He had bought a new Apple Mac Plus to help with the thesis, but was frustrated by the fact the computer wouldn't display greyscale images on the monochrome monitor. This issue wouldn't stop him and so he decided to write his own code in order to be able to see the images in his new computer.
His brother John was coincidentally working for ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) on image processing at the time and discovered Thomas' code during a holiday visit. Clearly impressed by his brother's achievements, both began collaborating on a bigger applic
Six Word Stories and Other Flash FictionNot much is known about the history of six word stories, a literary form that has only cropped up recently in the global literature community. What we do know is that the first and original six word story was written by novelist Ernest Hemingway, a six word story that many of you have already heard of:
"For sale: baby shoes, never used."
It was not until November 2006, inspired by Hemingway's efforts, that Larry Smith made a challenge to anyone online to describe their life in six words for Smith Magazine, effectively making a 'Six Word Memoir'. From just this spark, the form of the six word story grew in popularity and success, evident in the publication of many editions containing these stories by Smith. It has since been used as a tool to express oneself, carrying many implications from educational use to therapeutic use.
Some awesome examples are illustrated below:
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
Pimps and Whoas - August 15, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients
Keep Calm and Comic-Con
Site Update Sta.sh Visual Refresh
"FAQ Revamp Underway
FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2
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
ProjectPorkchop Vol189ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
Suggested by Riemea
Man of Science by astarayel Prize - Buster Keaton by astarayel
Suggested by Riemea
Snail by Oreos62 :thumb305490453: Furnace of war by Oreos62 :thumb291115796:
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
Photomanip Phenoms Vol. 01Outstanding photomanips. Outstanding artists.
Exposed, but not overexposed.
I hope I am introducing some of you to new artists to watch and love.
And if you've loved them before, here's your chance to love them again!
These artists were carefully chosen because their work displays not only technical prowess and knowledge of the medium, but also a great deal of creativity. They are always imitated but never duplicated. They make me want to reach inside myself and be a better artist-- learn more, be more patient, try and try again. I hope you will also get inspiration from these pieces.
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