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"The quickest way to make money from Photography is to sell your camera"
Noticeably in the past few weeks, more and more people seem to be speaking up and making noise at the fact that aren't making money from their photography. There's no doubt about it - Photography starts out as a hobby. You don't one day pick up a camera and decide that you are going to be a pro and get given your first paycheck. It's one of those unique hobbies where you get a gentle introduction around age 10 with your first proper camera (haha) and the rest is History. Whatever you make it really. You can't say that about most professions.
Putting yourself out there is something I've been trying to hammer home the past week, you'll have noticed my ramble if you read last weeks edition of Photography weekly. Getting paid for it is another matter. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Sometimes, you might not get paid for what you do. You can always wrangle something from a photo shoot be it a mention on a website, name spread by word of mouth, whatever. It doesn't always have to be money, getting known is far more important.
If you want to make fast money from Photography though - chances are your only option to begin with is to sell your camera
Community Relations News
New Faces have joined the team which means new people to go and bother!
International Woman's Day happened yesterday and there is a blog celebrating all the articles written by Community Volunteers for the occasion.
General Photography News
ScENeYmE has written the latest article Photography Discovered! Have you checked out the Discovery Tool?
Women's Day is an article that explores art from the Photography gallery that features all sorts of women from across the world.
Don't forget Photography -> Darkroom is still looking for a CV! So check out FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART? and apply if you're interested!
Community Volunteer xbastex
xbastex has joined the team to take care of Photo-journalism. So do you have a few suggestions for daily deviations? Send Photo-journalism his way - he doesn't bite! His guidelines can be found on his front page.
Abstract & Surreal
Community Volunteer DpressedSoul
International Women's Day Feature is an article that features female Abstract and Surreal Photographers across deviantART.
The Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost his Mind is another fantastic article from the Abstract and Surreal Community.
"What can I tell you you haven't heard a hundred times
About the man who didn't know he'd lost his mind?"
Abstract Photography - Minimalism is an excellent article put together by daisicalolliwog exploring Minimalist Art with some beautiful examples.
Urban, Rural and Architecture
Community Volunteer itsfrits
It's Urban, Rural and Architecture Photography week over at projecteducate so be sure to pop over and join the group for all the latest updates! Here's a peek at what's happened so far...
Urban and Rural Photography
Project Educate - Your Turn...Again!
Next week is a Community based week again and if you want to write an article, share info about a group or generally educate the community in some way, shape or form then it's not too late to get involved! Just send me a note! Here's a preview of what you can expect next week:
Photography Based Contest
Educational blogs from Talty exploring Food and Polymer Clay
An Interview with popoks
White Balance Tips and Hints
Plus much more!
Community Volunteer DemonMathiel
The Power of Ideas is a special edition article written by DemonMathiel in honour of Women's Day.
Horror, Macabre and...Cosplay
Community Volunteer pullingcandy
Check out March Madness if you have any suggestions to help pullingcandy do the A, B, C's of Cosplay!
Serenade me Sinister this time around uses Disturbia by Rihanna.
Community Volunteer StamatisGR
Friday Night Specials is out again so pull up a chair and have a browse of some fantastic street photography work.
Following on from Last week's tutorial on Bokeh - I am introducing Beautiful-Bokeh a group run by two amazing photographers that has been created purely for bokeh lovers.
This week we're focusing on Animals, Plants and Nature for our spotlight artist. I'd like to introduce MartinAmm who is a photographer based in Germany.
I was lucky enough to stumble across his work after popping over to dAPN this morning. Coincidentally I found that their monthly theme is Green Check out This Blog for more info!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
BritLawrence has some fantastic photography but this week her boyfriend brought this piece to my attention. Wonderful!
AFineWar has some absolutely beautiful photoshop actions to use with CS5.5 so it's well worth having a wander over and seeing if anything takes your fancy. Remember to stick to the rules
Tip of the Week
This week the featured tutorial is about portrait lighting. I've had a quick look through it myself and it's actually incredibly useful!
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
General Photography: Kaz-D & ScENeYmE
Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul
Animals, Plants and Nature: trevg and shuttermonkey
Architecture, Urban and Rural: itsfrits
Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine
Horror & Macabre: pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile