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As the year crawls into the final quarter - lots of challenges and daily photo tasks and so on begin to conclude. I have personally been challenging myself with the 365 Photography challenge - a photo a day for a whole year. It has been tricky to say the least, especially as I set myself a high standard of capturing more than one Photo a day - but also rewarding. Setting yourself a challenge, whether it's following the 52 week photography challenges that are out there, or doing a themed challenge such as 365 breakfasts - is a great way of expanding on your portfolio. Whilst it sometimes means that you struggle to find anything interesting to photograph or share, on the days that you do, you're one step closer to building another aspect of your portfolio.
Next week in Photography Troubleshooting - we will be looking at Money Matters and some of the simplest, cheapest ways in which you can put yourself out there and earn money for your photography. Undertaking something such as the 365 photography challenge is a huge part of that whether it helps you make money or get your name around. On day two of the challenge, back in January, I sold some photos to a local newspaper for an article. Photos I had taken because I was taking a photo a day. I can definitely say that if I had not been doing this challenge, my camera would likely be picked up once or twice a week at the most. So have you been undertaking a photographic challenge at all this year? If so I'd love to hear about it, drop links to your blog/facebook page and so on in the comments of this article!
This week Photography Troubleshooting covered When and when not to use a tripod. Lots of you responded with your own personal views, hints and tips to working with tripods and getting the best out of them. Your responses were fantastic and it was great to get so much interaction going on the article. Hopefully it'll be the same for next week when we embark on Money Matters...
To be Seen is out again and explores some photographers that may be under-appreciated but truly deserving of some more exposure which they will hopefully get thanks to ^3wyl
Photographer of the Week over at %Still-Life-Stills is out once more and the17th Edition of Nom Nom has graced your inboxes. This week it was Cherries! As always if you have a foodie suggestion you'd like to see featured, just note me. Check out the Famous Landmarks Feature from `krazykel - Stonehenge is featured this week - one of my favourite places especially for Photography! And finally, last but not least People and Portraits Exposed is up and showcases some of the up and coming portrait photographers this week.
Community Relations News
Pimps and Whoas is out from the fantastic $Moonbeam13 and showcases a lot of the things going on around here. Celebrating Diversity is a fantastic new series of articles that have emerged from the genius of ^pica-ae. It's well worth checking out the diverse arts and artists and keeping an eye out for future articles as a lot of the CV team have signed up to write one! Did You Know is alive once more thanks to $namenotrequired head over and check out what you do and don't know! This week saw a lot of farewells to members of the team including `Hyazintha and `Cymae. But it also saw the welcome of lots of new faces including ^neurotype and `NicBelroque for literature, ^PirateLotus-Stock for stock and resources and `SaTaNiA for fractal! ^Thiefoworld came back along with `ChewedKandi!!
If you have a contest let me know and also let me know the end date! We can advertise it here.
Unframed Nature's BIG Autumn Contest ends November 7th.
Monthly Recipe Challenge ends October 4th.
Still Life Blue Contest Ends October 1st.
dA Related Autumn Contest ends October
News & Events from Chats
Chat, Shoot and Build your Skills with #PhotoHunt! It's a hugely popular game hosted by the wonderful ^AshleyxBrooke - read the article for more information! Don't forget to keep an eye on the Chat Events Calendar. We've made it easier to read by including all times in PST (Pacific Standard Time) and including a link on each event, to an event time announcer so you can check your local time. Additionally keep an eye on %communityrelations for a countdown!
~jViks has a stunning gallery filled with nature and landscape captures that contain colours and hues that usually only dreams are made of - plus he's only been here three weeks! Go over and check out his gallery for inspiration and amazement.
Last Week Street Art was very successful with wonderful articles shared by the fantastic `kiwi-pdd. Now Photo-journalism week with `xbastex has kicked in and there are lots of articles to check out!
Natural Events II
Literature month is going strong with lots of fantastic articles pouring out of %ArtHistoryProject If you haven't already, then head over and join the group for regular updates!
An Interview with Atrue
An Interview with xIntwtch
An Interview with Lincoln
Found Poetry and Black Out Poetry
A Romantic Takeover
Through Sulamiths Eyes
Abstract & Surreal Photography
Community Volunteer `DpressedSoul
Who Needs Colour is a monthly feature that has been put together once more exploring a world without colour. If you haven't already seen the weekly editions of The Surrealist then where have you been all this time?!
Community Volunteer ^Pixel-Spotlight
Fashion Friday is out again from `dekorAdum Check it out for some awesome Fashion features!
Community Volunteer `StamatisGR
The Third edition of Free Street E-books is out! Check it out for a fantastic collection of free resources.
In line with the theme this week of promoting yourself, taking part in challenges and indeed blogging - this resource might be quite useful. Five tips for creating a successful photography blog is an article doing exactly what it says in the title! Good luck!
News & Events From the Forums
The Forum Events Calendar is a new post from ^3wyl that lets you know what's going on in the Forums and how you can get involved!
Photojournalism. Is it on its deathbed?
Mirrorless VS. Single Lens Reflex
Restricting a client's copyrights?
Models of the Day
Which camera would everyone recommend?
Medium Format Cameras - Bronica?
How do you all do macro photography?
There are so many books out there on photography but so much info online these days that often, it's hard to switch off and pick up a book instead. However I urge you to do it every now and again if you can. It really helps with focus and new ideas. Phaidon's photobooks - both 1 & 2 are well worth a read for a guide to creating your OWN book of photography.
13th Sept - 13th Jan 2013 @ The Barbican - Everything was moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s
Until 28th October @ Museum of London - At home with the Queen
Until 30th September @ Gallery OXO - Sea Change: Comparative Photos taken at low and high tide
Until 28th October @ Red House - Beyond the Image: Photographers Gallery
30th September - 14th October @ Forum - New Angles
17th September - 24th October @ Museum of Modern Art - Brian Adams: Rhaedr Ddu
United States of America
BOSTON: Until 31st December @ Museum of Fine Arts - Edward Weston: Leaves of Grass
CHICAGO: Until 27th October @ Catherine Edelman Gallery - Terry Evans: Overview
NEW YORK: Until 13th October @ Yossi Milo Gallery - Lisa Sarfati on Hollywood
SANTA FE: Until 13th October @ Verve Gallery - Susan Burnstine, Michael Courser and Douglas Ethridge
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!
Project Comment's Interviews from ^3wyl
Making a Difference from ^3wyl
Project Porkchop from ^Astralseed
Under 1,000 Views from *L0NE-W0lf
Life through a lens from ^ScENeYmE
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
General Photography: ^Kaz-D | ^3wyl |
Abstract and Surreal: `DpressedSoul
Animals, Plants and Nature: :isacg:
Artistic Nude and Fetish: ^Nyx-Valentine
Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: ^pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: ^DistortedSmile
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