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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood
In the UK Spring is most definitely here. And with it comes a plethora of Photo-graphical opportunities. Whilst there are the flowers, trees and in particular blossoms coming into bloom there are also the youngsters. Baby Animals! Birds beginning to nest and in general it seems - an influx of human babies too! There is no shortage of opportunities to take a photo at this time of year here and there are some useful tips to get you out and about making the most of the season...
Use sunrises and sunsets - the lightest part of the day at lunchtime and the dusky evenings to capture spring landscapes at their best. Utilize the foggy mornings with sun streaming through too! Avoid white light - at this time of year it's incredibly harsh and doesn't do much to enhance your photos. And also keep your tripod close to hand! When trying to get those intricate close up shots of leaves and petals, or a flower swaying in the breeze - you'll need some kind of camera support! This article from What Digital Camera explores more...
Community Relations News
Moonbeam13 has posted an article about The Scrap Trap which is well worth having a read of because submitting photography to deviantART is affected. It's excellent news!
Pimps and Whoas for March has also been posted and includes lots of fantastic goings on in the community. The theme this month was Green - if you want to participate in next months theme check it out in the article and share your work for a chance to get featured!
Last week Photography Weekly focused on Urban Exploration and this week I saw a fantastic article pop up in my inbox - check out The Dead Places.
And finally Artists Spotlight Vol II is out and some lovely Photographers have been featured!
nile-can-too has a beautiful Gallery full of a mix of conceptual work coupled with simple vantage points of the world. You won't be disappointed if you stop by and have a browse.
Spotlight Group ahorafotografia
"Group for photographers worldwide
Our aim is to promote photographic works by artists from around the world."
Deviants to Check Out This Week
Project Educate - Stock & Resources
Community Volunteers Dan-Heffer & Elandria
Stock & Resources can be incredibly important to the Photographer from photoshop curves to being able to put your own shots out there as Stock. An image you might think is completely useless could be the fantastic backdrop to an awesome manipulation that somebody else could create. Drop by projecteducate this week and see what Dan and Elandria have to offer you! There's a fantastic competition going on too. In the meantime if you're interested in creating stock or you're looking then check out resurgere or Shopping-for-stock
Stock and Resources DD Criteria!
Abstract & Surreal
Community Volunteer DpressedSoul
Abstract-and-Surreal have produced another beautiful article exploring Abstract Photography and Blue. You can check it out right Here!
Urban & Rural & Architecture
Community Volunteer fritsenator
Keep sending your Daily Deviation suggestions fritsenator's way - Remember he handles both Urban, Rural and Architecture Photography.
I came across this beautiful article whilst browsing today - Alabastra's Architecture, Urban & Rural Feature which explores a wide range of artist's work and spotlights an undiscovered talent from kpavlis
People & Portraits - Pin Up & Glamour
Community Volunteer DistortedSmile
Last week DistortedSmile shared with us Irish Lush in celebration of St Patrick's Day!
Community Volunteer StamatisGR
Friday night Street Specials v3.3 is out and additionally StamatisGR has some exciting news to share from the Street Community!
nfilipevs Nuno Silva from Portugal is in the shortlist for the International Street Photography Award of 2012 You can find a bit more out about it Here but huge congratulations to one of our community for being shortlisted 50 out of 2400 Photographers!
Community Volunteer hellfirediva
The Macro Gallery is looking for your thoughts on its future! Check out This blog and leave your feedback!
Horror, Macabre & Cosplay
Community Volunteer pullingcandy
The A, B, C's of Cosplay is out once again. Death Note, Dr Who and Final Fantasy are part of the areas explored in this article!
Community Volunteer xbastex
A fantastic and poignant article has been put together exploring Photo-journalism & Floods The statistics attached to the article are just startling. "Between 1975 and 2000, over 170 thousand people were killed by floods. Flooding kills people in every region of the world." Check out the images included too.
Artistic Nude & Fetish
Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine
This week Nyx-Valentine asks who YOU would like to see interviewed in the Fetish Community. Ever wondered what makes somebody tick? Go on over and check out the Poll. The Wednesday Feature
this week was along the theme of Red.
Again we go back to :devlievheersbeestje: for her awesome tutorials this week!
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!
Weekly Feature from Lintu47 Vol 31
Weekly Feature from Lintu47 Vol 32
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
Fashion & General Photography: Pixel-Spotlight
Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile
Groups to check out
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Photography related news
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