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“You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it"

I read an article this week that said something along the lines of how every moment is a fresh reality. Every now is a beginning. Every now is a chance to restart. With those thoughts came the declaration that we should learn to photograph in the moment rather than work ourselves up into a frenzy of trying to create moments for ourselves. Ultimately I feel that it's a bit of both. This past week I've spent some time doing professional shoots with babies and used them as my photographs of the day. I've then been surprised and a little dejected when the following day, an opportunity didn't just fall into my hands. Sometimes though, it's good to leave the tripod at home, forget the filters and the flashgun and just shoot with free hands, fingers crossed, hoping for the best. Unless, like me, you are presented with a perfect shot of deer jumping through Autumn leaves andddd...your telephoto lens is at home. Damn those moments.

Between the years 2001 and 2005, Richard Hooker visited various bus stops across London and captured photographs of the people waiting there. In doing so, he captured a diverse and varied city, no scene was the same. As well as capturing diversity it also showed how people choose to interact within small spaces, how they are forced to interact and how they don't interact some of the time. Hooker's very own explanation of the project is as follows...
"Every few minutes of the day, all over the capital, people gather into small groups to share the same space and fleeting moment in time. Simply to wait for something routine and forgettable as a London Bus. If you'd like to read more I thoroughly reccomend the article found here.

Community Relations News

Talty has been Celebrating Diversity this week! We've also rounded up all of our Daily Deviation roundups into one handy blog. We've said Goodbye to FrockTarts this week and the dA Monster winners have been announced!

News & Events from Chats

We held a moustache creating night in aid of Movember. It went quite well and lots of people turned up to create their own moustaches! The normal Photography Games Night will be resuming in December - but since it will almost be Christmas, we'll have a Christmas special! Keep an eye on the Chat Events Calendar for a date and time.

Stache by IceXDragon
Fella's Movember by Nyiana-sama
Movember Apple by AnyLuck
Mustache by allyalltheway
What a shame - forgot to shave today... by Sasha-Raskolnikova

The quote of the night has to go to IceXDragon...
<IceXDragon>My stache won't come off.:noes:

Spotlight Deviant

From Still Life, to Nature, to historic landmarks cloe-patra explores it all with talent and finesse in her gallery. Gentle nature shots framed in wonder settings or carefully constructed still life set ups are just a few examples of her broad talent.

mushrooms by cloe-patra
Eiffel Tower by cloe-patra
a bottle full of magic by cloe-patra

Spotlight Group

This week NicPi drew my attention to Beautiful-Blur - it's a group designed for exactly what it says in the name! Blurs! As a member of the group you can make unlimited submissions.

The promise of... by immugraah
in silence by ra-gro
Autumn Impressions by sekcyjny

Project Educate

Last week saw the conclusion of Horror and Macabre week and the Roundup has been posted. But pullingcandy isn't finished yet! Cosplay week has launched and for many it has been long waited for as you've all been keen to see a week on Cosplay. Check out Welcome to Cosplay and the A,B,Cs of Cosplay.

Art History

Digital Art Month came to an end and Stock and Resources has begun. Check out this article for a roundup of everything that was published in October. Head over to ArtHistoryProject now for more information on stock and resources month and to enjoy the articles that are being shared!

General Photography

Community Volunteers Kaz-D | 3wyl |

This week saw the 5th of November arrive for, well, everybody. But here in the UK it's an important date earmarked with lots of fireworks, bonfires, and burnings of guy Fawkes models. So I thought it was fitting that Photography Troubleshooting this week was themed accordingly and gave photographers the opportunity to pick up some Firework photography tips. Check out the full article here. And 3wyl has once more highlighted under-appreciated talent within the Photography Community with her latest issue of To Be Seen.

Artistic Nude & Fetish Photography

Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine

The Halloweenie contest finished and the results are now in! Congratulations to all the winners and all who took part. Check out the results Here!

Black Cauldron by Kendra-Paige

Darkroom Photography

Community Volunteer RockstarVanity

The Darkroom Daily Deviations have been rounded up from October into a handy article for you to browse!

Portrait at 80 by connorjonesphoto

People & Portraits Photography

Community Volunteers Kaz-D & 3wyl

Show Me: People and Portraits is a collection of people and portrait themed works shared via the forums. Check out the article to find out how you can get featured next time. Kendra-Paige chose the Photographer of the Week over at PeopleAndPortraits this week. Head to our front page to check out the talent! We've also put together a Movember Special of people and portrait features - check out those taches!

Moustache by Robakh

Photo-Journalism Photography

Community Volunteer xbastex

Reccomended Artists is out again and showcases some photographers from the Photo-journalism community that are well worth checking out.

462- history prohibited by kalemkar

Pin-Up & Glamour Photography

Community Volunteer DistortedSmile

The Daily Deviations roundup for Pinup and Glamour has been published! Check it out for the collection of Octobers Daily Deviations. Also since it was the 5th of November, :devdisortedsmile: posted some Hot! features!

birdcage by bommi

Still Life Photography

Community Volunteers Kaz-D & 3wyl

There's a new Recipe challenge up for the month of November over at Still-Life-Stills - head over to the group to check out what we are challenging you to make this month - and who the winner was from last month! Also the Photographer of the week has been announced once more! Head over to the Still-Life-Stills front page to check out who it is. Nom Nom is also out once more and this time we've featured Sausages.

Ultimate Bacon Sausage Sammich by mlsterben

News & Events From the Forums

:bulletblack: Lens Choice
:bulletblack: Your Camera
:bulletblack: Lens vs Body
:bulletblack: Good camera on a budget?
:bulletblack: Help Please
:bulletblack: Looking to upgrade camera.
:bulletblack: Matting and framing
:bulletblack: Style and technique
:bulletblack: Who are your photographic influences?
:bulletblack: Lens suggestions
:bulletblack: Photography is Expensive!

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: Making a Difference from 3wyl
:bulletblue: dA Love for Everyone from lintu47
:bulletblue: Wonderful Wednesday from JamminJo
:bulletblue: Project Porkchop from Astralseed
:bulletblue: Under 1,000 Views from L0NE-W0lf
:bulletblue: Under 5 Favs from TwiggyTeeluck
:bulletblue: Photographers of the Day from Arichy

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl

Architecture: AnaNaszynska

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: IsacGoulart

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: :iconpeopleandportraits:

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

Add a Comment:
WindsweptSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really, really like that shot underneath the Eiffel Tower. It's so sharp and beautifully done.
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's wonderful! :)
electricjonny Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a good thing nearly everyone has a camera now, via cell phone =P I find that it's best to take a camera along, even if you don't intend to shoot anything. You never know what you'll find.
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D It's true, I found myself snapping with the phone the other day too :D
Sasha-Raskolnikova Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much, Katy! :hug:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
Sasha-Raskolnikova Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry for making such a mess with my photo - it was completely unawarely. Have a great day! :) :heart:
NicPi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much Katy for the spotlight group part :love:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :) Anymore send them my way :)
NicPi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Eitvys200 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great article. I think those bus stops should been taken in black and white they would be much more emotional. :)
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: me too!
Sasha-Raskolnikova Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't see my photo here. :(
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah your thumbcode didn't work.
Sasha-Raskolnikova Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So why haven't you answered me earlier? I'll send it you again.
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Because surprisingly you kept deleting your image, so thus the thumb kept not working as there was no image for it to show. I got tired of playing around with it all the time.
Sasha-Raskolnikova Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had no idea that the thumbcode stops working when changing the image - I thought it depends on the deviation page, not the file.
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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