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"No photographer is as good as the simplest camera."
Since getting my first D-SLR, three years ago now, I have never been completely comfortable with the methods I use to transport it. With the camera came a bag, typical camera bag, over the shoulder type. But it's still not quite right. There are a wide range of camera bags out there now. Including one from deviantART - the dA Pro Camera Bag, but nothing has ever been quite what I need. The three common types of carrying a camera bag seem to be across the body, two straps on the back or even a belt. What do you use?
Is it snowing where you are? Check out the snow tutorial that I got to put into practice today - Photography Troubleshooting - Capturing Snow. Much of the UK has been blanketed in the stuff which provides ample opportunity to get creative..!
We want your input on the Photography galleries here on deviantART - whether they are named properly, described properly - whether there needs to be additions or subtractions - we'll take it all on board just drop us a line and let us know your thoughts!
Kendra-Paige has put together a fantastic article focusing on Daily Deviations with some questions/answers and tutorials. Check it out here! Also dekorAdum is still collecting thumbs on specific themes - the latest theme is Long Exposures. Get involved by contributing your Sunsets.
Another issue of To Be Seen is out from 3wyl and once again focuses on under-appreciated dA Photographers!
Community Relations News
Celebrating Diversity from Neurotype
Icons and Handhelds newsletter
A week in dA Related
Hot Off The Press - CV gets published!
Farewell to SamuelRaffa!
Input needed for text and typography!
Photo-manipulation contest announced!
News + Events from Chats
Check out the Chat Events Calendar for all the upcoming events and find out there how you can get involved in running your own event here on deviantART.
Contests + Challenges
Black and White Contest Ends February 21st!
Abstract +Surreal Monthly Contest
Still Life Monthly Contest
People + Portraits Monthly Challenge
Still Life Recipe Challenge
Feedback for Favourites!
The food and drink contest!
Spotlight Deviant BokehLight
This week the spotlight deviant was suggested by MarcosRodriguez who says, "He has only been here for 5 months but he has showed a great talent for photography, I specially like his macro shots." There is definitely a surrealistic and almost abstract feel to BokehLight's work as he takes ordinary objects and shows them at a different angle and viewpoint.
Spotlight Group Monotonicity
Monotonicity's tagline is See the world in unicolour and the gallery of the group is full of colour, in fact it's well worth checking out just for the beauty of the layouts. The galleries are divided into colour sections and showcase some beautiful works. Head over now!
Check out the roundup from Vexel Week hosted by TheLastHuzzah! It's Community week over at projecteducate for the next fortnight which means that lots of things are being shared covering all sorts of areas of art and deviantART. Head over now to check out what's going on or delve into one of the articles right now by checking the list below...
How to fix animation trailing in Gimp
The Power of Context
Macro Photography Feature
The Community Week Schedule!
It's Photography month over at ArtHistoryProject and things are in full swing over there! Did you attend the mature content chat last weekend? It was hosted by Nyx-Valentine and DistortedSmile and covered some fantastic points to do with mature content within the Photography galleries. Here's a round up of what we've been sharing so far this month...
Sunday Interview with Photographers
Dorothy Bohm - Famous Photographers
Colour Feature: Green
Thoughts about Photography
Lunch atop a Skyscraper
Colour Feature: Yellow
How Photography helped end a war
Julia Margaret Cameron: Famous Photographers
Colour Feature: Blue
The Afghan Girl
A History of Photography (Mostly)
Community Volunteer anmari
This week I stumbled across an amazing example of how trick photography (i.e. manipulation) can completely blow your mind. The article was actually sold to me straight away with the line "Architectural Photography that breaks your brain." The work of Filip Dujardin is just that. His creations are teetering on the edge of believeable, but they're tricks. See for yourself...
Animals, Plants and Nature
Community Volunteer IsacGoulart
justeline is a deviant to check out if you're looking for some incredibly inspiring Nature Photography. She was the Digital Camera Photographer of the year in the Gardens and Plants category with this wonderful piece...
She also has a book out called Lightscapes which you can find more information about here.
Artistic Nude + Fetish Photography
Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine
MarinaCoric has put together a beautiful feature this week focusing on art nudes. Check it out here - contains mature content.
Abstract + Surreal Photography
Community Volunteer arctoa
Lots has been going on in the Abstract + Surreal Community since we last checked in. arctoa has been sharing a wide range of articles focusing on all sorts of bits and pieces. Check out the Friday Feature and Saturday Spotlight. Also arctoa is getting active in the forums with lots going on there. Check out the Regular and Subscriber Editions of the Thumbshare and Feedback Threads and share your work!
Don't forget that over at Abstract-and-Surreal the monthly contest is still in full swing. You can participate by checking out the article here. In other groups, there's a new initiative at non-real to get people to start making DD suggestions via the group. Check that out here. And in 4bstr4ct4rt they are promoting a physical exhibition that seeks to inform people about abstraction! More info here.
MarcosRodriguez puts together a fantastic Macro feature through devPREMIUM which is well worth checking out! See the full article here! We're also thinking of hosting a macro contest - what are your thoughts on this? Is it something you'd participate in? Finally, over at projecteducate a Macro Photography Feature has been put together!
Community Volunteer xbastex
Another issue of The Masters of Photography is out and covers some historical famous Photographers within photo-journalism.
Still Life Photography
claremanson has put together a fantastic feature this week which looks at the making of still life food photography! We've also looked at The History of Food Photography and Somebody--else is our recent photographer of the week! Take a look at our Weekly Gallery Selections and an article all about the famous Photographer Dorothy Bohm.
This week I started blogging for Lens Fettish - a site that allows you to rent cameras and lens - complete with filters if you wish! The blogs will be focusing a lot on what you see over here, tutorials and so on, but the site is a great resource for reviews and for getting the kit you can't afford to buy. Check it out!
News + Events From the Forums
Project 365 - Anyone Participating?
Auto or Manual focus?
Selling Photos on CDs
Macro Ring Light
Anyone hate editing particular subjects?
How to take self pics?
What sort of SLR or DSLR do you use?
Do you bother with 16bit/ProPhoto RGB?
You Might be a Photographer if.......
gig photography gear?
What do you think about Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Tips for taking pictures with a point and shoot.
Do you need to know the settings to appreciate a good photograph?
Things to try? Please help!!
Taking pictures of pets with dark/black fur
How can I photograph inanimate objects?
Features to keep an eye on!
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!
Project Porkchop from Astralseed
Deep Purple from Canankk
Weekly Light Hunters from MarcosRodriguez
Wishing Well Weekly from TeaPhotography
Favourite Artist of the Week from DropxLife
Artisan Crafts Feature - Cats from Talty
Monthly Feature from WhoNeedsColour
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl
Abstract and Surreal: arctoa
Animals, Plants and Nature: IsacGoulart
Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine
Horror + Macabre + Cosplay: pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile
Groups to check out
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