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'The day my mother bailed me out of jail she said to me...
"You Need A New Hobby"'
-Jared Wingate aka *JaredWingate
Recently I started a forum post asking members of the community where they began with Photography. Specifically I asked what your first camera was and what provoked an interest in the hobby. Because for nearly everybody that's exactly how it begins. The response was incredible, however one reply in particular touched me. *JaredWingate permitted me to share so here we go...
"I was 21. Just got my first DUI... I wrapped my car around a pole after
leaving a bar late one night. The day my mother bailed me out of jail
she said to me "You Need A New Hobby" she went out and bought me an
Olympus 5mp. Which was mind-blowingly awesome for 2001... She then
suggested I take a trip down town (kansas city missouri) and shoot what
catches my eye... Well what happened to catch my eye was the homeless
people... I paid each homeless person I spoke to 5$ and gave them a
sandwich to have them tell me their story & let me photograph them.
The rest is history! Phenomenal Question You Asked!"
I'd love to continue the discussion here, this week, in what prompted you to begin photography and what made you immerse yourself in Art. For me, I was tired of seeing awful things. I decided I wanted to capture beauty as much as possible. Looking through the viewfinder showed me a world that I could easily become part of compared to the difficult times I was living through as a child. It worked too, eventually photography took over. I live and breathe it now!
Community Relations News
This week as well as the usual bits and bobs of news and features going on over at %communityrelations we are asking for your input as members of the Photography Community - in where we should place an Infrared Photography Gallery. For some time now members of the community have been asking for this to be created and the powers that be are listening. Read here for more and to drop your view.
Rising Stars of Photo-manipulation
Photo-manip News and Feature
Chat Tutorial - Customising
Pimps and Whoas
Calendar of Events
27th August 2012 People & Portraits %projecteducate week begins!
4th September 2012 Photography related games and chat in #CommunityRelations at 8pm BST.
17th September Photo-journalism %projecteducate week begins!
Got an event going on? Let me know! I want to gate crash
It was not a difficult decision to choose to spotlight *JaredWingate this week. As well as inspiring with the roots behind his photography developing, he also has a pretty varied and intriguing gallery. *JaredWingate caught my eye when somebody suggested his work for a Daily Deviation sometime ago and his work spans many genres of photography.
#Ode-to-simplicity has one simple and clear manifesto - Simplicity is the ultimate form of beauty. Whilst joining requests are not publicly open, you can head over and watch the group to benefit from their newsletters and updates and get involved. Their website is worth following for their latest E-Zine with an article contributed by `DpressedSoul!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
This week has been all about Daily Deviations as members of the Community Relations Team have put together articles chats and useful tutorials on how/why/where/when to suggest Daily Deviations. They've also challenged common misconceptions and asked for your views. Check out our schedule for upcoming weeks.
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week!
What is a Daily Deviation?
The Myth and the Legend
So you want to suggest DDs?
Why did an icon get a DD?
Tolerance Towards Daily Deviations
Graphics month is going strong with many articles contributed by many people. As August rolls on, Literature Month is looming. For more information head over to %ArtHistoryProject
Hungarian Comics Between the Two Wars
Interview with Lyricanna
Tales of the Deviousness
The genius of Miyazaki Art
Community Volunteers ^Kaz-D | ^3wyl | `IsacGoulart
There are some important updates regarding suggesting Daily Deviations. Since `trevg has left the team that means that Animals, Plants and Nature Photography needs a bit of assistance. `IsacGoulart is focusing on this so please concentrate your DD suggestions for this particular area to him. In the meantime ^3wyl and I are handling everything else - so to refresh your memories:
Commercial (excluding fashion)
People & Portraits (Excluding Fashion, Pinup & Glamour
To be Seen 01 is a brand new article brought to you by ^3wyl and it features five photographers from across the Photography galleries each time. Check it out for new faces, inspiration and talent.
Coming up on the 27th of August is the People & Portraits Project Educate week. If you would like to get involved in any way shape or form shoot me or ^3wyl a note and we'll talk! This week we've tackled Emotive Portraiture in a bid to try and spread some awareness over what the gallery means and what you should and indeed shouldn't - be submitting.
The Yellow challenge is still going strong over at %Still-Life-Stills and there's a chance to win subs and points if your work is chosen. Head over to the group for more information on submitting. This week the Nom Nom article features Rice!
Community Volunteer `anmari
There is another fantastic Architecture Spotlight out from ~Alabastra which showcases some marvelous works not only for inspiration but also envy at the places that some people get to shoot at! Check out the article and artists here. Over at %projecteducate we've made life a bit easier and now you can browse each gallery by art type. The Architecture Project Educate Articles are there too!
Abstract & Surreal Photography
Community Volunteer `DpressedSoul
There's another surreal edition of finding beauty out which features some inspiring dA artists.
Head over to %Abstract-and-Surreal to keep a closer eye on articles.
Community Volunteer `RockstarVanity
Darkroom Exposed is a series of articles featuring and promoting members of the darkroom photography community. To get involved and find out who has been spotlight this time around check out the article.
Community Volunteer ^Pixel-Spotlight
Fashion this week is out again and features some of the hottest fashion deviations the past week. Additionally ^Pixel-Spotlight has put together a fantastic article Fashionably Important which talks this time about the importance of models.
This noise tutorial shows us simply and easily how we can use post production to reduce the noise in our photographs which is something many of us overlook - me included!
From the Forums
DSLR camera, a good place to start
What are you worth? Something to consider.
Digital Photography Tutorials
Tips for Beginners
Need fire photography suggestions
10+ years of digital photography
Do you talk to yourself while shooting?!
Telephoto Lenses, Which do you have? Any advice?
Tips Needed for shooting for Real Estate
The Outdoor Photography Masterclass book is a fantastic book by Niall Benvie. I've had it on my bookshelf for over a year and didn't bother to properly look into it. However I'm glad I did! It retails at around £6 on Amazon which is a bargain for something so informative. 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!
Project Comment's Under appreciated Feature from ^3wyl
Obscured Photos from ^3wyl
dA Love for Everyone from `lintu47
Wonderful Wednesday from `JamminJo
Project Porkchop from ^Astralseed
Under 1,000 Views from *L0NE-W0lf
Intimate Touching and Emotive from `dragonfly-oli
Still Life Stills Feature from *claremanson
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
General Photography: ^Kaz-D | ^3wyl |
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
Groups to check out
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