Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

Photography Weekly: Edition Eighteen

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 8:19 AM

Photography Weekly Header created by TouchedD

“If life were a camera, I'd have the lens cap on.”
― Charles M. Schulz

I lacked the inspiration for any words for the article today, so I googled Photography under News and came up with something pretty amazing. Photography, it says, can be an ideal tool to give a voice to those who need it most, people on the margins of society, or who have little access to mass modes of outside communication. Photo-journalism goes some way to documenting those who can't document themselves, but how different would it be if they could do it? What would they photograph if they were stood behind the view finder looking forwards at their own lives? And equally - what would we photograph about ourselves?

PhotoVoice is a charity that was formed about ten years ago and is now well known for its commitment to training and developing the knowledge of those members of communities who are living through issue. The charity not only works on a world wide scale, but starts at home too. Home being for me, England. In London there are currently projects for the under 25s to explore the causes and consequences of gun crime and knife culture - through photography. Photovoice was something I didn't know existed - but now that it does, I think it's fantastic. You can read the Full Article Here!

Community Relations News

:bulletblack:A whole new world is a contest freshly launched by communityrelations and is worth checking out and entering!
"This contest challenges deviantART's extraordinary cosplayers to put on their cosplay and share with us their interactions in today's world. You could be a Yoda cosplayer, or the whole Disney crew! We'd love to see what you can come up with in your town!"

:bulletblack:The Gallery Description project is worth familiarizing yourself with to find out what's going on within the galleries and what the project entails!

:bulletblack:Don't forget to keep an eye on Bi-weekly Critique nights because the Photo-Manipulation Critique night is coming up next week on the 18th of April. Check out the blog for more info!

Spotlight Deviant Studioxil

Studioxil are a fantastic team made up of Alexey and Julie. Their work is unique, breath-takingly beautiful and artfully arranged that it's impossible not to feel hungry and amazed at the same time.
Tea with Lemon by Studioxil
Green Smoothie by Studioxil
Fresh Bread by Studioxil
Cheesecake with Strawberry by Studioxil

Spotlight Group PhotographyPortraits

A group that allows you to auto join and aims to help you promote your Photography Portraits! Check it out and get involved right now!
Shoemaker loneliness by Miguel-Santos
Smile. by TheNameBehindTheFace
B. by mniami

Deviants to Check Out This Week


full of music by SolMay

Ornithophobia II by larafairie

General Photography

L0NE-W0lf does some absolutely beautiful general Photography features which I just have to share with you... check out Feature IV for some beautiful photography!

I've started a feature over at Through-a-Lens which aims to promote some of our more popular deviants and newly uploaded deviations through the article What's Hot?!
i hate goodbyes by birazhayalci

Mature Content

to tide you over by scottchurch

Conceptual Photography

Community Volunteer DemonMathiel

Matthias has written the fourth issue of The Power of Ideas a conceptual article that explores some beautiful photography hopefully that will inspire.
pitched by LeadToDeath
Un songe by DiaouLPeachy Morning by Lucjablonska
Free hug by Rosse-San

Abstract & Surreal

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

Congratulations go to our very own DpressedSoul for achieving a Daily Deviation in Urban Exploration for the following piece...
The Origin of Symmetry by DpressedSoul

We've not much news from the gallery this time around but check out daisicalolliwog's wonderful article on Abstract Photography - Bright as Yellow
Shine by OctodogPhotography:bigthumb274938293:

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out!!!

Friday night Street Specials v4.1 is also out! Check it out to see some informative examples of Street Photography!
it is futile anyway by cosmin-m
Railway Station Midi. by Anestakos-Delpi


Community Volunteer xbastex

Reccommended Artists Part VI is out and introduces two wonderful photo-journalists that are worth checking out!
81 by magzed

Featured Tutorial

A guide to editing with a vintage style from the awesome miontre

Weekly 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!

:bulletblue: Nature Feature from L0NE-W0lf
:bulletblue: A stormy Feature from miontre
:bulletblue: Making a Difference from 3wyl
:bulletblue: dA Love for Everyone Issue #4 from lintu47
:bulletblue: Watchers Feature #23 from Alabastra
:bulletblue: Some of the best from HamidQureshi

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

The Community Volunteer Team -  Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D
(ScENeYmE on hiatus see Pixel-Spotlight)

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: trevg and shuttermonkey

Architecture, Urban and Rural: fritsenator

Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine

Conceptual: DemonMathiel

Fashion & General Photography: Pixel-Spotlight

Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy

Macro: hellfirediva

Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile

Photo-journalism xbastex

Street: StamatisGR

Groups to check out
:iconresurgere: :iconshopping-for-stock::iconphoto--assignment: :icongothictemple: :iconblackwhitephotos: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :icondapn: :iconbestofcolor: :iconphotographersdream: :iconurban-and-rural: :iconabstract-and-surreal: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate: :iconthrough-a-lens: :iconabstract-high-key: :iconr72: :iconstreetsnapshots: :iconcritique-it: :iconbeyond-borders: :iconsweet-photography: :iconphotography-inc: :iconphotographyportraits: :iconcasualphotography: :iconphotographyworld: :iconbreathtaking-photos: :icongothictemple: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :iconwater-dreams: :iconlovely-square-pics:

W by Kamal-Q
Capsule by silent-waltz
Feeling Desperate by Healzo
Hush by incolor16
Movement in Blue by InLightImagery
out of time by arbebuk
Calm waters -Greece by StamatisGR
Bird in cage. by Lileinaya
twisting by liquish
Crossing 2 by tobiaswphoto
colors 2 by anaumceski
Thanks to DemonMathiel AnaNaszynska 3wyl

Get Involved...

You can get yourself into Photography Weekly just by sending me a note! Each week I look for:
:bulletblue: Spotlight Deviants
:bulletblue: Underappreciated Deviants
:bulletblue: Spotlight Groups
:bulletblue: Photography related news
:bulletblue: Themes & Topics
:bulletblue: Featured Tutorials
:bulletblue: Next weeks theme is April

A weekly article exploring the latest photography goings on - on deviantART.
Add a Comment:
Lucjablonska Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature :D
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :D
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really wonderful article and feature once again! :clap:
Thank you very much for featuring "The Origin of Symmetry", it was a big surprise to me to receive a DD for this piece. I think it was a good decision not to categorise it as "abstract". :giggle:
Oh, and I love the quote of course... :iconcharliebrownplz:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for reading !:)
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing :)
birazhayalci Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot :aww:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
TylerFortierPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Photographer
Lovely :la:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
admx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
:happybounce: wonderful!! :clap:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for reading :heart:
admx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
"...can be an ideal tool to give a voice to those who need it most, people on the margins of society, or who have little access to mass modes of outside communication."
Loved this!
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
are you interested in getting involved in this weeks? :evileye:
admx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
butbut of course! :la: They are totally awesome!
Add a Comment:

:iconkaz-d: More from Kaz-D

Featured in Collections

News I Support by namenotrequired


Journals News by pica-ae

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
April 13, 2012
Submitted with Writer


32 (who?)