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"“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
- Erich Fromm

Weather Photography has always fascinated me - the weather in general does anyway, but capturing those changes, shifts in atmosphere and so on have always had me in awe. However when browsing the latest news within popular photography early this week I was stunned by an image that NASA had captured of hurricane Isaac as it lurked over the USA. I've been in a hurricane before, but it never felt as organised or precise as this image shows. This shows a smooth beautiful cloud formation. When below  it's likely wreaking havoc and destroying lives. It's difficult to match the two together and contemplate them as the same thing. It's also incredible how we've advanced in terms of technology. This shot of Hurricane Isaac was captured at the end of a month in which images have been transferred from Mars. We, as a human race, have stepped further than ever before. Incredible isn't it.

Image captured by NASA

Community Relations News

This week we've said farewell to a few more members of the CV team. Go and show some love to nasakii oh-my-goat and FixMeKnow! Don't forget, if you want to be considered as a volunteer you can check out the current openings in This Journal!

dA Related Update
:bulletblack: Birthday Photomanip Challenge Winners!
:bulletblack: dA Related Contest - Autumn
:bulletblack: Traditional Tuesdays
:bulletblack: Tutorial: Joining Chatrooms!

Upcoming Chat Events

Today is the dA related monthly chat event which you can find more information about here. Pop along and take part in some of the fun and games for the chance to win some lovely prizes!

Next Friday members of the CV team are joining up with the fantastic AshleyxBrooke to attend and host
PhotoHunt! Check out that article for the rules and regs, times and place. There will be prizes to be won!

Check out the Chat events calendar for more upcoming events. Is there something that doesn't fit your time zone? Let us know on the article and we'll see what we can do!

Spotlight Deviant

sandae hasn't been here all that long but has certainly made an impressionable gallery already! Using double exposures and traditional techniques he has created unique and inspiring photos.

52 by sandae
sad worm by sandae
roots and branches by sandae

Deviants to Check Out This Week

Basket of Potions by ChasingShadowsPhoto
Magic Moments I by Baal-Kaos

Project Educate

It's Fashion Photography week over at projecteducate so head over to get some informative, fantastic articles from the Fashion CV Pixel-Spotlight! This will be closely followed next week by kiwi-pdd bringing us Street Art!

:bulletred: Fashion Photography Introduction
:bulletred: Stylenoir Magazine Interview
:bulletred: Walkthrough: Testing

Art History

This month it's Literature and already there has been a wide range of articles published to help give a historical overview for some iconic past literary influences. Check out and watch ArtHistoryProject for the latest updates!
:bulletblue: Welcome to Literature
:bulletblue: The tales of Beatrix Potter
:bulletblue: Children's Literature, Morality and Changing Ideals
:bulletblue: The Bible and its influence on Literature
:bulletblue: The Visual Novel

General Photography

Community Volunteers Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart

Our Photography games night this week was very successful with, I think, lots of fun had by all! We started out with 'Snap it' challenges where people had to go and shoot something as obscure as possible. The trickiest to guess won a prize! We gave out points throughout the evening and had a mini trivia game too. We're hoping to get some more of these going so check out the Chat events calendar!

Photography Troubleshooting is BACK! This time around sine-out has explored some of the issues around Dull Images on dA. If you've ever wondered why sometimes your colours change in your photos, then check out the article as it might just answer it for you!

ScENeYmE has brought back her previous articles which were a hit before - and will be again! Check out
Photography Discovered and Life Through a Lens for some fantastic photographers here on deviantART.

Still Life Photography

There is lots going on in the still life photography community this week! Lately I've had some beautiful suggestions for Still Life Photographs - keep them coming! Over at Still-Life-Stills - the main hub for still life photographers - we've announced our September Theme and the latest Photographer of the Week. claremanson has put together a back to school Still life Photography feature!

 mondscheinsonate has also introduced our monthly recipe challenge which is Apple Chocolate Cake for September. Have a go at making it and head over to submit your results for the chance to have a prize or two! Finally Nom Nom is out once more with some mouth-watering Cupcakes! We've also welcomed two new team members!

[Recipe Challenge] Apple Chocolate Cake! by mondscheinsonate

Abstract & Surreal Photography

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

Through Abstract-and-Surreal MichiLauke has blogged a wonderful article exploring beautiful infrared photographs. Take a look!Also we're still working on bringing you the infrared category within the galleries - your patience is acknowledged!

Conceptual Photography

Community Volunteer DemonMathiel

The Power of Ideas - a conceptual article from DemonMathiel is back and shares some conceptual photography hopefully to provoke thought and inspiration. Don't forget to keep sending your Daily Deviation suggestions to DemonMathiel!


Darkroom Photography

Community Volunteer RockstarVanity

Whilst not Darkroom related - it's definitely dA related and RockstarVanity has given lots of info in this fantastic article Deviants who offer Points Commissions. DeviantART is a hive for budding entrepreneurs who want to sell their art for a few points or art trade. The article lists a handful of those who are currently offering commissions.

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

There are a couple of interesting articles this week that are well worth checking out. The Playground is Open is an article inviting you to TheYardPlayground - a group which is open and encourages street photographers of every level to take part, share knowledge and give each other feedback. If you're looking for some inspiration and information on street Photography then check out StamatisGR's article exploring Free Street E-books!

Photo Mania by Addran

Urban & Rural Photography

Community Volunteer fritsenator

City Strolls is out once more and if you do nothing else today, at least take a wander through the wonderful cities showcased in bradleysays's article!

Venice by Ssquared-Photography

Photography Resources

This fantastic video explores the beauty and rewards in Night Photography. It's worth a watch just for a bit of inspiration and with the seasons changing (in the UK) to Autumn and Winter and the nights getting darker hopefully your photography won't suffer and you can still head outside!

Photography Books

This is quite an interesting resource that I've discovered this week. It's an online Photography book which has resources such as HDR photography information, Black and white Photography and a model release form - something many forget about!

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: dA Love for Everyone from lintu47
:bulletblue: Project Porkchop from Astralseed
:bulletblue: Under 1,000 Views from L0NE-W0lf
:bulletblue: Weekly Light Hunters from MarinaCoric

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart

Architecture AnaNaszynska

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: IsacGoulart

Darkroom: RockstarVanity

Urban and Rural: fritsenator

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:

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:bulletblue: Spotlight Deviants
:bulletblue: Underappreciated Deviants
:bulletblue: Spotlight Groups
:bulletblue: Photography related news
:bulletblue: Themes & Topics
:bulletblue: Featured Tutorial

Add a Comment:
sandae Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
thanks for the feature :)
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Always welcome :)
karin--yamasaki Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou for the feature! :D
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
karin--yamasaki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Baal-Kaos Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Photographer
thank you :)
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Photographer
:heart: :hug:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
:wow: Sooo beautiful!!! :iconcongratsplz::rose::sun::bow:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:rose: :)
ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Photographer

Thanks for the feature! Also, after looking at the other featured work, I wanna say thanks for for introducing me to :iconscarecrowhollows:.
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:dance: awesome!
ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Photographer
noellosvald Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank you :heart:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
SAVALISTE Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Photographer
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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