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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
Birthday Photomanip Challenge Winners!
dA Related Contest - Autumn
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!
~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.
Deviants to Check Out This Week
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!
Fashion Photography Introduction
Stylenoir Magazine Interview
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!
Welcome to Literature
The tales of Beatrix Potter
Children's Literature, Morality and Changing Ideals
The Bible and its influence on Literature
The Visual Novel
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Urban & Rural Photography
Community Volunteer `iamnotelectricnet
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!
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!
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!
dA Love for Everyone from `lintu47
Project Porkchop from ^Astralseed
Under 1,000 Views from *L0NE-W0lf
Weekly Light Hunters from =MarinaCoric
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
General Photography: ^Kaz-D | ^3wyl | `IsacGoulart
Abstract and Surreal: `DpressedSoul
Animals, Plants and Nature: `IsacGoulart
Urban and Rural: `iamnotelectricnet
Artistic Nude and Fetish: ^Nyx-Valentine
Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: ^pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: ^DistortedSmile
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