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A photograph is memory in the raw. - Carrie Latet
I recently spent some time (okay maybe hours!) exploring a photographic exhibition on the Isle of Wight - England. I had known that the exhibition existed for some years, but had never really ventured over there. It was held in the home and studio of a celebrated Victorian Photography - Julia Margaret Cameron. However it did include a nice variety of works - photographs from Dorothy Bohm who put together the book A world observed and a collection of shots taken at the famed 1970s Isle of Wight Pop Festival. It included images of Jimi Hendrix who performed at the festival just three weeks before his death. The images collated and exhibited were fascinating. But what really struck me was how far we had come in terms of camera equipment.
This was donated to the Margaret Cameron Trust by Graham Ovenden and was subsequently named after him as it had no brand markings on it. It's rumoured to be dated back to the 1900s. It's a camera! Although it has different purposes and does slightly different things to your standard point and shoot - imagine what we'd have had to contend with if this was the equipment we had to lug around in order to snap our memories and do our work. I for one, would never again complain about the weight of my two (very small in comparison) SLR cameras after seeing this!
Community Relations News
We've said goodbye to a few names on the Community Volunteer team. They're still around though so go and show them love! In the past week we've said farewell to
`MzzAzn, `shuttermonkey, `TheCreativeJenn, `takethef and `hellfirediva.
Did You Know? is out once more and might highlight a few things that you didn't know about deviantART.
Daily Deviations - Behind the Magic is an article that's basically asking for your input on Daily Deviations and any questions you might have surrounding them. In particular myself ^3wyl and `IsacGoulart are interested in your questions and thoughts on General Photography but you can drop by with your questions on any area of art if you want to. We're getting ready for %projecteducate's daily deviation week that will be led by ^Astralseed
Finally we've updated the bi-weekly critique blog which you can find right here! The General Photography critique night went really well last night and I'm working on getting a date for another. Keep an eye out for updates and we'll keep you posted!
Spotlight Deviant ~huhahohi
~huhahohi has been here for two years and has a beautiful gallery exploring various subjects. Nature, Animals and People is her specialty with some wonderful spontaneous portraits and concepts.
#PhotographersSoul is a group dedicated to showcasing your work, not judging it. They want
you to submit your work without the fear pf it being rejected based on
skill. As long as they can see the subject, and it's not abusive in anyway
it has found a home in their gallery!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
This week %projecteducate has been focusing on Architecture Photography. Scroll down to the Architecture section for all the links! Coming up next week is Artistic Nude week with ^Nyx-Valentine It's worth keeping an eye on the group for all the updates and goings on!
Traditional Month is in full swing over at %ArtHistoryProject. There's an interview with Jonnie Dee to check out and an article about Giger who created Alien!
Community Volunteers ^Kaz-D | ^3wyl | `IsacGoulart
We haven't had a trouble shooting article this week but I'm working on putting together something to troubleshoot a question about fireworks photography. If you have something you want answered just send myself or `sine-out a note and we'll work on it for you. ~TouchedD has created me a wonderful header for People & Portraits Exposed so those articles will be kicking in again next week. For now though enjoy the latest edition of Nom Nom which features a bunch of yummy raspberries!
Another edition of The Story Behind the Photo is out and this time explores the work of a fantastic photo-journalist. Keep an eye on `IsacGoulart because he puts together some lovely features that are worth having a look at! Talking of lovely features don't forget to have a look at the transportation photography feature My Car and I.
Community Volunteer `anmari
This week it's %projecteducate week for Architecture Photography which means that there are plenty of articles to share!
Interview with Sigurd Quast
Interview with Johannes Heuckeroth
Interview with Vincent Wernhardt
Low - Tech
Abstract & Surreal Photography
Community Volunteer `DpressedSoul
Over at %Abstract-and-Surreal a couple of fantastic features have been put together. The first, finding beauty from *RosleinRot explores some wonderful surreal works. The second is from =AFineWar and is The Surrealist.
Community Volunteer `RockstarVanity
Darkroom Exposed this week focuses on Cyanotypes. If you're unsure what that means then check out the article - it will enlighten you! There is a great series of articles from `RockstarVanity aiming to educate you in the ways and processes of Darkroom so I recommend checking them out.
Community Volunteer ^Pixel-Spotlight
Fashion Friday is out once more from `dekorAdum and features talented Fashion Photographers every Friday. Check out the article for some insight, inspiration and awe in the fashion world.
Community Volunteer `StamatisGR
Friday Night Murphy's Laws is a weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested to `StamatisGR as DDs or that simply impressed him. Check it out for some great street photography to browse through this evening!
Since the theme this week is Wedding Photography - it's worth checking out the above tutorial if you're looking for hints and tips!
From the Forums
Painting light in exposure
Cokin ND Filters
Are mobiles slowly killing the consumer camera market?
Portrait photography: the right lens
Need Help on Photographing Lightening
Advice and ideas for a novice/beginner photographer
Manual or auto focus?
Capturing the Perfect Day is a decently priced photography book available on amazon. It explores how best to capture a Wedding and all that comes with it. I thoroughly recommend it for those that are keen wedding photographers and who want some hints and tips!
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
Finding Beauty from *RosleinRot
dA Love for Everyone from `lintu47
Celebrating Colour from ~Dani-the-Naiad
Wonderful Wednesday from `JamminJo
Project Porkchop from ^Astralseed
Under 1,000 Views from *L0NE-W0lf
Square-ishSquare-ish from `dragonfly-oli
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: `trevg
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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Themes & Topics
Next weeks theme is Macro