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"A photograph says that you were so important, I stopped everything else to come and preserve you."
This week Horacio Coppola died. Many will not know the name, but in the Photography world he was pretty awesome. He died age 105, and was famous for taking Black and White photographs of Buenos Aires in the 1930s. But he also photographed normality. Some of his works included egg and twine - quite simply an egg and a piece of twine. Others featured a typewriter, but ultimately he shot normality, the everyday things that people overlooked. He's said to be one of very few photographers who manage to capture the romance, vitality and squalor of a great city. So a legend has died, but somewhere another will rise up through the ranks. Who inspires you? Which historical Artists have provoked you to reach the place where you are now? Or who you aspire to be?
Community Relations News
July 6th Monthly dA Related Chat Event in #dARelated - 1PM PST - For your local time, click here!<
Did you attend the London Devmeet? This week many $taff and CVs^ attended the deviantART meet in London where it's estimated that over 500 people turned up to share in the fun! There are lots of images/videos and journals detailing how the event went so it's best to direct you to the hq journal here!
Arts-and-Health is a brand shiny new group on deviantART headed up by Aeirmid. The groups first challenge is up and runs from July - August. The theme is How We Cope and you can read more about it here!
Our Roundup blog of all the Daily Deviation Roundups has been published. It's an easier way of seeing where to go for the Daily Deviation summaries of your favourite galleries for June. Check it out here!
doyles-slave has been on deviantART for five years now and is an active member of the community with some wonderful works in her gallery. It's well worth stopping by and checking her work out this week!
DianaGrigore brought Cinemagrapher to my attention last week. It's a fantastic group for people who love story telling through Photography, Film, Animation or Digital Art. Sound like your thing? Head over now!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
This week has been all about FeedbackFrenzy and learning how to give constructive critique and comment here on deviantART. Manye of us want feedback, and the aim of the week is to help people become more confident in providing it! Next week is Architecture Photography with anmari
Welcome to Feedback Frenzy!
How to give a critique
But I don't know what to say!
How to receive a critique!
ArtHistoryProject has begun kicking off with Traditional Art Month throughout July. You can read more here but I will urge you to get involved if you have information, knowledge or a historic art passion that you would like to share. It's open to the community just as much as its open to volunteers!
Traditional Art Month
Traditional Art CVs
Community Volunteers Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart
The Four Seasons is a beautiful feature from IsacGoulart and is worth having a look at. Isac has put together some wonderful photography highlighting beautiful seasonal work. There is also the Animals feature which showcases some wonderful pet photography and finally The story behind the photo - an in-depth article that explores the exact elements behind a particular shot.
Composition is sometimes, for many, a huge bugbear when it comes to Photography. So this week, with the help of a few other Community Volunteers - we have created a troubleshooting article that will hopefully highlight what you need to look at when it comes to composing your shots. Check out the full article here!
Firstly, pull up a chair and grab yourself a Coffee - or at least imagine it by looking at claremanson's awesome feature!
The Culinary Creations contest is over and Judging has finished! The results have been announced and are right here! Congratulations to all who took part but especially to those who won - listed below!
3 Honourable Mentions
However the end of the contest doesn't mean you have to stop creating awesome food and taking fantastic pictures of it! Still-Life-Stills is gearing up to have a monthly theme (with prizes) and you'll be welcomed over there, plus we have gallery folders to suit most still life photography needs that you can freely submit your work to. And if we don't have the folder you want, then just ask and we'll make it! Additionally YummyDelights is a fantastic way to stop by and put on weight by drooling over the lovely food...! This weeks edition of Nom Nom features lovely Pasta!
People & Portraits
This weeks edition of People & Portraits Exposed focuses on the Spontaneous Portrait Photography Gallery. Hopefully it will clear up things for a few who struggle on the true definition of that gallery - with some wonderful artworks as fine examples of what should be placed there. If you do have any questions about categorising your portraiture work, just send one of the General Photography CVs a note!
Community Volunteer anmari
It's projecteducate next week for Architecture which means lots of happenings! It's also Urban and Rural week with iamnotelectricnet so there will be lots going on. Don't forget to attend the critique night on Thursday 12th July @ 8PM Uk Time in #CommunityRelations You can get a bit more info on your local time here!
Abstract & Surreal Photography
Community Volunteer DpressedSoul
New Samples of Magic Infrared is a series of articles brought to you by MichiLauke It explores some beautiful Abstract/Surreal Infrared shots inspiring many to attempt the process themselves!
Abstract Photography - Circles is the Photography focus this week over at Abstract-and-Surreal
Animals, Plants & Nature Photography
Community Volunteers trevg & shuttermonkey
The Summer Rain Contest hosted by ourtimephotography has had its closure date extended to the 15th of July. That means there's great opportunity to get involved with your photography! You need to hop over and join in order to participate.
Community Volunteer DemonMathiel
The Conceptual Photography Gallery is having a contest! Check out the article for full info - but what I can tell you is that the theme is Summer and you've got until the end of August to get creative. There are some subs and points up for grabs for the winners!
Community Volunteer RockstarVanity
Darkroom Daily Deviations for June is the monthly roundup of basically what it says in the title! If you're looking for inspiration and the sorts of art levels and such that CVs are looking for then their DD
roundups are the best place to stop by at!
Pin-Up & Glamour Photography
Community Volunteer DistortedSmile
Under the Skin is a series of articles that hopes to highlight Talent within the pinup and glamour galleries. Check out the article to find out who was spotlit this week!
Artistic Nude & Fetish
Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine
Yesterday was the 4th of July - which as many know - is celebrated widely across the USA. Lots of features, artwork and journals have been popping up celebrating the day and Nyx-Valentine has not disappointed in that department! She's put together a Red, White & Blue Artistic Nude Feature!
Community Volunteer StamatisGR
Friday night Reasons to meet (or not) a Streettog
1. Street photographers don't have orgasms. They have "decisive moments". For the rest read the article and don't forget to fav it!
How to Photograph a Stranger is a wonderful video tutorial sharing the insights of Jimmy Hickey as he goes about his travels photographing the faces he doesn't know. If you're unsure of how, where, when and even why - check out the video. The idea, the approach, creation, and closing are the four main points presented!
From the Forums
Share your Celebration Deviations!
The Best Camera?
Testing the D800
Tips for Long Exposure Photography?
UK Copyright Law could be changed!
Camera & Water
ND & ND Grads
This week I found a couple of Free Kindle books that might aid the photographer. I've tried neither of them myself (aside from realising I can't get the free .com book because I'm .co.uk) so if anyone does have a look at them before I do, then let me know what they're like.
For amazon.CO.UK Account holders
Low Cost High Impact Portraiture Photography
The Recession Proof Photographer
For amazon.COM Account holders
8 Types of natural light that will add drama to your photography!
In the Iris of the beholder
I think that both are available on both types of Amazon page, however it's one or the other that it's free. Enjoy!
This week deviantART had a gallery exhibition in London! annajordanart went and wrote a fantastic journal afterwards so that those of us who are too far away can also enjoy the evening. Check it out 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!
dA Love for Everyone from lintu47
Member Feature from dekorAdum
Wonderful Wednesday from JamminJo
Project Porkchop from Astralseed
Pure Beauty from dragonfly-oli
Friday Night Features from dreamsinstatic
Finding Beauty from RosleinRot
AnalogphotoAnalogphoto from JakezDaniel
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart
Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul
Animals, Plants and Nature: trevg and shuttermonkey
Urban and Rural: iamnotelectricnet
Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine
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 Weddings<