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Photography Weekly: Edition Forty

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 8:55 AM

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"Replace Fear of the Unknown with Curiosity..."

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!

General Photography

Community Volunteers Kaz-D | 3wyl |

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.

memories are gone by heyydaydreamer
Wing by morissot

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 Negatic and Cymae. But it also saw the welcome of lots of new faces including neurotype and Nichrysalis 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.
:bulletblue: Unframed Nature's BIG Autumn Contest ends November 7th.
:bulletblue: Monthly Recipe Challenge ends October 4th.
:bulletblue: Still Life Blue Contest Ends October 1st.
:bulletblue: 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!

Spotlight Deviant

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.

The Pink Hour by jViks
The Blue Hour by jViks
Cold Morning by jViks

Project Educate

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!
:bulletblue: Natural Events
:bulletblue: Natural Events II
:bulletblue: Sports
:bulletblue: Military
120713-M-UY543-092 by Wright-USMC

Art History

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!
:bulletred: Erotic Literature
:bulletred: An Interview with Atrue
:bulletred: An Interview with xIntwtch
:bulletred: An Interview with Lincoln
:bulletred: Found Poetry and Black Out Poetry
:bulletred: A Romantic Takeover
:bulletred: 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?!

la noche oscura del alma by PsycheAnamnesis
Sear Me - v2 by nina-Y

Fashion Photography

Community Volunteer Pixel-Spotlight

Fashion Friday is out again from dekorAdum Check it out for some awesome Fashion features!
Xenia by dpavlov

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

The Third edition of Free Street E-books is out! Check it out for a fantastic collection of free resources.

Photography 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!

:bulletblack: Photojournalism. Is it on its deathbed?
:bulletblack: Mirrorless VS. Single Lens Reflex
:bulletblack: Restricting a client's copyrights?
:bulletblack: Models of the Day
:bulletblack: Which camera would everyone recommend?
:bulletblack: Medium Format Cameras - Bronica?
:bulletblack: How do you all do macro photography?

Photography Books

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.



:bulletblack: 13th Sept - 13th Jan 2013 @ The Barbican - Everything was moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s
:bulletblack: Until 28th October @ Museum of London - At home with the Queen
:bulletblack: Until 30th September @ Gallery OXO - Sea Change: Comparative Photos taken at low and high tide

East England

:bulletblack: Until 28th October @ Red House - Beyond the Image: Photographers Gallery
:bulletblack: 30th September - 14th October @ Forum - New Angles


:bulletblack: 17th September - 24th October @ Museum of Modern Art - Brian Adams: Rhaedr Ddu

United States of America 

:bulletblack: BOSTON: Until 31st December @ Museum of Fine Arts - Edward Weston: Leaves of Grass
:bulletblack: CHICAGO: Until 27th October @ Catherine Edelman Gallery  - Terry Evans: Overview
:bulletblack: NEW YORK: Until 13th October @ Yossi Milo Gallery - Lisa Sarfati on Hollywood
:bulletblack: 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!

:bulletblue: Project Comment's Interviews from 3wyl
:bulletblue: Making a Difference from 3wyl
:bulletblue: Project Porkchop from Astralseed
:bulletblue: Under 1,000 Views from L0NE-W0lf
:bulletblue: Life through a lens from ScENeYmE

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl |

Architecture: AnaNaszynska

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: :isacg:

Darkroom: RockstarVanity

Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine

Conceptual: DemonMathiel

Fashion: Pixel-Spotlight

Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy

Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile

Photo-journalism: xbastex

Street: StamatisGR

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

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

This week Photography weekly explores the yearly challenges and 52 week challenges that we set ourselves and how we promote that. So if you have a 365 blog or a facebook page drop a link at the end of the article! Additionally there is news about new additions to the team. Don't forget to :+fav: it if you enjoyed it!
Add a Comment:
SIkIepsis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
You've mentioned the "Gothic Temple" and "Beautiful Bokeh" twice in the "Groups to check out" section. ;)
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oops ;)
DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
I'm interested in a 365 project, but it's not on my list of priorities. When the moment comes when I'll find a good concept for it, I'm sure I'll follow it and express something through that 365 project.
Challenging ourselves is the road to progressing in what we do :)
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm definitely needs a lot of time that's for sure!
summra Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A 365 challenge is something I do want to tackle eventually. However, even thinking outside the box, I doubt my little dorm room could provide much content. XD I began a 52 week challenge on my birthday this year, however. So far, I've been successful, but I need to be a little more daring in the perspectives department. (Don't tell me to be daring on locations, I already jumped past a downed electric fence once this year!)
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooo 52 weeks challenge is a great start to test the waters!
:D And that's impressive ;)
WindsweptSpirit Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I'm interested in a 365 photo challenge. I think I tried it once, but gave up after a month or so because I couldn't find anything to take a photo of, and school kept me occupied. When you did it, did you actively go to events, or just take photos of everyday life?
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a challenge that's for sure, the first few weeks I went out into the countryside and did shots. Then it rained. :B I learnt that there is a huge range of shots inside the house. Toast, tea, coffee, fruit, vegetables, dinner dishes, spices and so on. Then there are all the things in the garden, textures, leaves, grass, flowers - then the flowers die, leaves change, colours change so it's all new all over again and so on. I do attend events, but out of 260 odd days so far, I've probably had 15 - 20 properly planned things like a baby shoot, people, events e.t.c :) It's doable, you've just got to think outside of the box :heart:
ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Photographer
I was going to do a 365 project but didn't feel I'd be able to make myself and would then become stressed out. (Because I get stressed out when I feel like I've been letting things go/not finishing things/etc.) haha But I'd like to try that, actually. I suppose it wouldn't matter if I started at the beginning of the year or right now, huh? PS What exactly is the challenge? I was following yours somewhat over on your blog but not sure if the days have themes or what?

Great issue as usual! And I can't wait for Money Matters because that's something I could really use some tips with!! Keep up the AMAZING work!!! :D
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah I know the feeling :) But ultimately it's for fun! :w00t:
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