Fri Sep 20, 2013, 9:58 AM
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“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 certainly serve to educate a few people about the true definition of the humorous photography gallery here on deviantART. Let's leave that one for another week...shall we?!
In more technology orientated news, the BBC is asking whether Smartphones will be replacing traditional cameras pretty soon in the near future. What do you think? Do you find yourself reaching for your mobile phone more often than your actual 'camera' to take a snap? And in the news this week the top stories have been focusing on the rise of the Concordia. Not a horror movie - a cruise ship! Check out these Underwater Shotstaken on board the sunken vessel. And finally, because I'd be equally heart broken if my camera and images were lost - why not consider helping out this couple and sharing to help bring theirs back.
General Photography News
It was the Artists Toolbox week over at projecteducate last week which means that lots of awesome things got shared. If you're interested in writing a tool focused article for November just let me know. But Photography related, I wrote this article which focuses on how you can make some simple DIY tools to save money (and time!) There are some great tutorials out there on the web as well and the useful ones this week include The Photography basics for children and babies and Photographing the Elements.
Over at CRPhotography we're well underway with Comment month. For more information and to participate for the chance to get feedback and points, check out this blog. We're also working on our contest proposal for October...watch this space!
I stepped outside of my Photography comfort zone last week and ventured into the Artisan Crafts gallery to Celebrate Diversity. Are you a regular browser of photography? Fancy a more diverse range of art? Head into a different gallery and share what you find!
Photography Contests, Projects and Challenges
I found this early this week which I thought was pretty awesome. Wikipedia are bringing their very own Photography competition to the UK. In a bid to try and document and share as many monuments as possible - and education - Wikipedia are challenging you to capture those memorable sights. For more info go here. For DeviantART related contests, check out CRPhotography's blog for more info on the latest contests found here.
News and Events from Chats + Forums!
Check out photohunt where games are going on almost all the time - if you're there! The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the Photohunt Chat Best photo wins! I dare you guys to come play just ONE game. You will be hooked. Also check out the Chat Events Calendar especially with Halloween coming up next month!
LashelleValentine has been on deviantART for over two years and has a gallery well worth checking out. With a mixture of conceptual portraiture, still life photography and nature - there's something for everybody to enjoy.
ThemedGroup is a great place to go for inspiration. September is the month for Macros and Close Ups, so if you're intrigued head over and share your work.
Last week, as mentioned before, was the Artists Toolbox. You can view the complete roundup here. There's also a call out for people to get involved with Project Educate and the calendar can be found here.
Animals, Plants and Nature
Community Volunteer Anoya
Anoya has begun a series of articles sharing the works that get suggested to her for a possible Daily Deviation. You can find the first in the series here.
Nom Nom showcased Marzipan last week. If you've got a food craving and would love to see some awesome dA works featured, just drop me a note with your suggestion! An old article, but hopefully useful, is Ten tips for photographing food. Check it out if you're unsure where to start! If you're looking for some cake this evening check out Nom Nom - cake! Also includes some interesting bits of cake trivia!
Hot Photography News This Week
There's so much going on around the community especially for Volunteers that sometimes the awesome news can be missed out. I hope to share any weekly or monthly features that are ongoing here so that you can browse them at your leisure. If you know of something that needs to be listed let me know!
dA Love for Everyone from lintu47
Project Porkchop from Astralseed
Featured Artists from OliviaMichalski
Weekly Feature from miontre
Through a Lens Friday Feature from Astrikos
Blue Monday from WintersRead
Aww Journal from Nameda
3 in 1 feature from EintoeRn
The Community Volunteer Team
General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl
Abstract and Surreal: arctoa
Animals, Plants and Nature: Anoya
Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine
Horror, Macabre and Cosplay: pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile
Street Photography myraincheck
Groups to Check Out!
You can get yourself into Photography Fortnightly just by sending me a note! Each week I look for:
Photography related news
Themes & Topics
Got a fresh idea? Send a note to CRPhotography!
Thanks for mentioning my group ^-^
Great feature thank you !
Many thanks for mentioning our little art game in this wonderful feature !
I typed something twenty times! I don't know what to say.. I think I'm in shock!....Thank you for featuring my photo in you awesome journal!!
Such a great journal! Thank you so much for featuring me in it
great showcases, thanks for featuring AWW hun
Excellent features :>