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“ Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst."
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of people quote the above at me when I start to moan that I've taken a billion photographs on a specific day and none of them turned out to be worth anything. The truth is you might take a thousand or you might take 4 photographs before you unearth something that's recognized, liked and respected. It doesn't matter either way because you're creating first and foremost for yourself. When you start to take money for your hobby is when you need to look at technique, skills and actual finished product to ensure that you are meeting the sort of quality criteria needed. So whilst the quote is a famous thought - provoking one - it isn't necessarily true!
With the Seventeenth edition of Photography weekly upon us I'd like to just emphasize that the support given is wonderful, the feedback is fantastic and the general stats on each article posted are mind blowing. I love seeing that spotlight deviants and groups get an increase in traffic - it means something must be working. But I rarely get anything from The Community in terms of promoting your work or others work, and getting your Photography related news out there. If you're unsure how to get involved check the end of this article for full details - and start noting me!
Community Relations News
Since it's the end of the month the regular Daily Deviation Roundups have been compiled over at communityrelations Check out the article to find links to all the roundups of Daily Deviations given across March!
BlackWhitePhotos are holding a Spring Contest
communityrelations are sponsoring the deviantART Related Collaboration Contest which is open to ALL mediums on deviantART.
StamatisGR is hold the Street Photography Contest
TheConceptBox are hosting a contest along the theme of Grateful!
Spotlight Deviant csbazsek
Recommended by the Urban, Rural & Architecture CV fritsenator this deviant is one to check out! You may have noticed him last month when his fantastic piece Squares received a Daily Deviation.
csbazsek explores the things that we overlook everyday turning them into minimalistic
Spotlight Group Colorblast
Within this group the gallery folders are organised by color - and deviations are automatically accepted. Founded just a week ago but with more than 400 members already Colorblast is proving vastly popular amongst deviants. What are you waiting for?! Head over and join!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
Project Educate - Community Week
It's community week over at projecteducate and the fantastic deviants that have been writing articles have brought some wonderful bits of advice and features to the community's attention. The Photography related articles include How to promote your art and Under=Appreciated Artists Photography but if you're looking for anything else head over and see what takes your fancy!
This week ScENeYmE and I have put together our Daily Deviations featured across the month of March. Here you can see all the pieces last month that were awarded a Daily Deviation. I also like to put together a selection each month of Suggested Daily Deviations to expose a few of the under-appreciated artists sent my way as well as those who have recently received a DD and so cannot get another for six months!
Abstract & Surreal
Community Volunteer DpressedSoul
Follow me Down to the Valley Below is this week's fantastic feature from DpressedSoul
MichiLauke over at Abstract-and-Surreal has put together a feature exploring samples of magical infrared photographs. Check it out!
Community Volunteer StamatisGR
The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out!!!
Over in the forums jonniedee is asking for your Street Photography Horror Stories!
Horror, Macabre & Cosplay
Community Volunteer pullingcandy
The A, B, C's of Cosplay this week focus on J, K & L. The article includes Jigglypuff & Lara Croft amongst other awesome cosplay photos!
Artistic Nude & Fetish
Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine
The Wednesday Feature this week explores Legs! Yep that's right Check it out.
This week I'd like to share a fantastic tutorial from Goodfoot42 who has some beautiful landscapes in his gallery. The tutorial explores using an ND Filter and is over at his blog right Here!
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!
Colour Blind VI Absolutely BEAUTIFUL from Blaumohn
Photography Feature V from Shutter-Shooter
Weekly Feature 34 from lintu47
Nature Feature from L0NE-W0lf
Project Comment's Under appreciated Feature from 3wyl
Making a Difference from 3wyl
Weekly Photography Feature from lintu47
Square Feature from Alabastra
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
Themes & Topics
Next weeks theme is Blue