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Photography Weekly Header created by TouchedD

"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

Community Volunteers Kaz-D and ScENeYmE

Bird by Good-e-nuf

:bulletblack:ScENeYmE has written the latest article Photography Discovered! Have you checked out the Discovery Tool?

:bulletblack:Women's Day is an article that explores art from the Photography gallery that features all sorts of women from across the world.
Woman by novembermistake

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!


:new: Community Volunteer xbastex

Battle by 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.

Eat It! by MattInABox The woman who lost her memory, by iNeedChemicalX love my new life by ahmedwkhan    

Abstract & Surreal

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

International Women's Day Feature is an article that features female Abstract and Surreal Photographers across deviantART.


:bulletblack: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?"

:bulletblack:Abstract Photography - Minimalism is an excellent article put together by daisicalolliwog exploring Minimalist Art with some beautiful examples.
day by day.. by tuminka
Illusions 2 by MayaVogrin

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...
Architecture Photography
Urban and Rural Photography
Exploring Architecture
San Francisco, Golden Gate by alierturkFoggy Retreat by Oer-Wout

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:
:bulletblue: Photography Based Contest
:bulletblue: Educational blogs from  Talty exploring Food :la: and Polymer Clay
:bulletblue: Typography Features
:bulletblue: An Interview with bebefromtheblock
:bulletblue: White Balance Tips and Hints
Plus much more!

Conceptual Photography

Community Volunteer DemonMathiel

The Power of Ideas is a special edition article written by DemonMathiel in honour of Women's Day.

heavy words by DarkGomoI will keep an eye out for you by thedaydreaminggirl

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.
Crazy by breathingxsymphonies
Where is the light? by DaughterofHermes

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

Friday Night Specials is out again so pull up a chair and have a browse of some fantastic street photography work.
shot by LauraSto
Mothers help by sandas04

Spotlight Group

autumn jewels by Orwald
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.
#4 Evening by Smertushka
Blue Bell Ice Cream by MinhMonsterful

Spotlight Artist

here I am by MartinAmm
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.
lamella by MartinAmm
red veined darter II by MartinAmm
liverleaf by MartinAmm
Pleiades by MartinAmm

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! :D

Go Boom by AFineWar
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

Basic Portrait Lighting by KissMyHuman

This week the featured tutorial is about portrait lighting. I've had a quick look through it myself and it's actually incredibly useful!

Yagami Light by lucbecks
light slice by zieniu
Into the Light by miss-gidget
unbearable ease by ilcato
black sun by zenibyfajnie
festival by nurtanrioven
Lestat @ con' by Carancerth
Emily 2 by Enigma-Fotos
Jennet by mechtaniya

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

Conceptual: DemonMathiel

Fashion: Pixel-Spotlight

Horror & Macabre: pullingcandy

Macro: hellfirediva

Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile

:new:Photo-journalism xbastex

Street: StamatisGR  

Groups to Check Out

:iconbeautiful-bokeh: :icondapn: :iconbestofcolor: :iconphotographersdream: :iconurban-and-rural: :iconabstract-and-surreal: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate: :iconthrough-a-lens: :iconabstract-high-key: :iconr72: :iconstreetsnapshots: :iconcritique-it: :iconbeyond-borders: :iconsweet-photography: :iconphotography-inc: :iconphotographyportraits: :iconcasualphotography: :iconphotographyworld: :iconbreathtaking-photos: :icongothictemple: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :iconwater-dreams: :iconlovely-square-pics:

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thedaydreaminggirl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so much. :cuddle:
tuminka Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
nice journal!:) thanks a lot:hug:
nurtanrioven Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Photographer
thank you:heart:
Orwald Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much! :iconloveyouplz:
JimmyJaszczurka Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Photographer
Thank you for featuring Beautiful-Bokeh Group :hug:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Photographer
you're doing a wonderful job here Katy! :#1:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Thanks for reading!
SLpImpressions Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
...or take stock photos...
thanks Katy for including me.
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yes excellent point!
Welcome :)
Enigma-Fotos Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you for featuring me :) :hug:
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