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“Others have seen what is and asked why.
I have seen what could be and asked why not. ”
I've put together an article due for release next week about how you can create your own Photography studio without going to too much expense or trouble. I'm all for making the most out of tricky or limited situations to try and make something professional...butt hen I stumbled across this article
and thought it was a completely genius idea - and just goes to show that your studio can literally be anywhere. A Photographer in Yeovil (UK) has set up studio in what was formerly the public toilets! As well as a great move for a photographer it puts an abandoned building, formerly considered an 'eye sore' to great use. The mental images (until you actually realise it's been renovated) are disturbing though...!
I've already shot one wedding so far this year, so the wedding season is definitely creeping up. This article
from Phoblographer goes over the Photography essentials for shooting a Wedding and is actually quite useful for those who are considering venturing out into the previously unknown! I remember attending a wedding once when I was about 14/15 years old and playing the piano for the bride walking down the 'aisle' (staircase in a stately home!) I watched the Photographer for most of the day, fascinated by what she was doing and how seamless it all was. I never dreamt I'd be the person doing that at somebody else's wedding one day, so it is amazing what you can achieve just with a few simple things.
Literature and Photography is combining together each week to bring you the rather fantastic concept of #Photofriday. To check out the latest photo and to get stuck in with writing a piece to go with it, read this article!
Also over at the brand new photography group CRPhotography
- we've launched our first games blog
- for everyone but particularly those who enjoy our obscure photo challenges during chat events. Get involved for the chance to win some points! Going back to Wedding Photography talk, ScatteredAshe
shared a fantastic article with me today that again talks about attention to detail, and what, commercially, people really want from wedding photos. You can read it here.
Photography Contests, Projects and Challenges Where I live
ends April 30th Delicate Contest
ends 16th April Waves and Ripples
ends 28th April Fragile Contest
ends 28th April 3 Recipes, choose one!
ends 21st May What gets you up in the morning?
ends 27th April Friendship Contest
ends May 15th Reinterpretation Contest
ends May 15th Spring Contest
ends 21st April Where street has no name... Macro Photography
ends 10th May
News and Events from Chats + Forums!
The Chat Events Calendar
has a couple more dates in it for upcoming Photography Events. Check it out for the newest which will be a critique night. We're also aiming to hold two events per month, one at UK suited times and one at USA suited times so that more people can participate! If you want to know how the last games night went, check out this article!
Below are some of the latest hot topics on the Photography Forums.. Night wedding photography in the open with limited gear Magic Lantern Firmware for Canon Caneras Photography Ice Blocks Third Party DSLR Batteries. Good or bad? What I HATE about photography! Pricing for Photography Services What is your favorite film? ND Filters Any tips for piont and shoot cameras? Any photography MAGAZINE recomendations? If you still shoot with film, why? How to get sharper photos. Urbex Photographers! Local Photography Clubs Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi accessory questions Tips for Photography?insolitus85
has been here for over two years and has a fantastic gallery that spans many ideas, concepts and genres. The most striking to me though, is his abstract works. Check them out for yourself! CRPhotography
is the official unofficial hub for photographers and members of the photography CV team here on deviantart. It's fairly new and shiny, and there is so much going on that you'd be silly not to check it out. From games to critiques to challenges and contests, there's something for every photographer out there.
There has been lots going on with projecteducate
and the latest community week has brought a bundle of useful articles and information that there's sure to be something for everybody. There are also lots of exciting weeks in the planning stages across the coming months so don't forget to check out the schedule right here. 9 Tips to be more creative Colour Guide Creating a Secure Password Textured Brushes Interview with Kingmancheng
Throughout April, ArtHistoryProject
is focusing on dA related
which means there are lots of incredibly useful and historical things being delved into! Check out the group for regular updates and below you'll find a handful of the latest articles... History of April Fools Day dA Related month Performance Art Signup!
Abstract and Surreal
Since the last update, arctoa
has continued with his regular editions of the Friday Feature and Saturday Spotlight. The latest features include two Thumbshare Highlights entries for February
, and four new regular updates: check out issues 015
, and 019
. The most-recent interviews capture the thoughts and works of *Une-Vache
, and =NVENTFISCHER
Additionally, he has released his Daily Deviation Report
for March, and the April editions of his Abstract & Surreal Thumbshare threads are both live. The regular edition can be found here
, while the subscriber edition is here
. Finally, the April Pinboard
has been published, showing relevant information for everyone in the Abstract & Surreal community.
Around the groups, Abstract-and-Surreal
has published the winners of their February
contests, and launched their April
competition along with The Surrealist XIX
, a genre-specific feature. devPREMIUM
continues with their Abstract & Surreal Spotlight, recently releasing Vol.11
, and Vol.15
. Elsewhere, Nature-Abstracted
has a new founder and guidelines, and information about this can be found here
continues with their Felicitous Artist features, and editions 002
are now live. Additionally, they have released details for their April contest, which can be read here
. Finally, Ode-to-simplicity
have put out Monthly Specials: OTS issues XVI
, and WNC issue No.28
can now be perused.
Check out the February and March roundup from anmari
covering the latest bits and pieces within the architecture community including the most recent Daily Deviations.
is holding a Photography workshop in France! For those who are local, or who might be in the area, it's well worth checking out the details here.
There's an English translation at the bottom of the article. Also check out A Motivational Letter!
Darkroom exposed has recently focused on Instant Film
and if you're interested in finding out more about the process, then check out the article now. Also have a peek at RockstarVanity
's article rounding up the Daily Deviations from March.
Horror and Macabre
Check out the Spooky
Daily Deviation Roundup for March 2013.
has recently launched a Macro Photography Contest
that will be ending in May. For a macro focused group here on deviantART check out :dev macrosworld: and finally, MarcosRodriguez
has once again stumbled across a fantastic Macro Photographer who has only been on dA for a few months. Check out ColinHuttonPhoto
People and Portraits
The latest edition of People and Portraits Exposed
is out and explores some of the latest submissions to the galleries within that area. Check it out for some inspiration or just for a better understanding of the categories here on deviantART. dekorAdum
has also put together another edition of Oh Boy!
Check out the contests category at the top of this article for the two newest still life photography themed contests. One includes making recipes and the other involves taking photos of still life objects to a certain theme. Also check out our latest Photographer of the Week by heading over to the front page! claremanson
has also put together a Purple
Still Life Feature!
The latest edition of Friday Night Specials
is out from StamatisGR
and brings some fantastic street photographers to your deviantART favourites! There's also a brilliant street contest out - check it out here.
Urban and Rural
Check out the latest member feature from Urban-and-Rural
The latest edition of Urbex
is out, this time focusing on whether Urban Explorers are a threat to national security...or not!