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“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”
- Albert Einstein
I don't know about you, but Light Painting has to be really unique and awesome in order to impress me. So when I stumbled across the work of Darren Pearson aka Darren Twin - I was astounded at the creativity and simple methods used to create his conceptual photographic pieces. Darren creates LED pictures of Skeletons Skateboarding, dancing and living - exploring what the Mail Online has termed as the bare bones of our daily lives. And it really is precisely that. Darren takes the ordinary, the mundane and the normal of everyday life and lights it up by night by painting bones. Check it out for yourself. That prompted me to go searching for some of my favourite light painted pieces here on deviantart... Creativity really knows no boundaries - where is the most creative you've been with your work?
Community Relations News
One of the most useful series of articles I've seen lately has been contributed by dekorAdum - he has begun putting together a series of chat tutorials, as sometimes it's quite difficult to know what to do, how to do it and indeed when to do it. The latest Article in the series explores how to delete a chatroom. The whole series so far aims to get people more chat savvy and less afraid of the big wide world that is contained within the deviantart dAmn network.
Pimps and Whoas
Anthro Artist Feature and Interview
Inside Scoop on Catherine McGrath
Upcoming Chat Events
To keep an eye on upcoming events hosted by the communityrelations
team then check out this blog. Don't forget we have a photography challenges evening coming up! Check out below for more information.
- August 24th - August 31st:
dA Tribes Game!
7 PM EST / 4 PM PST /12AM BST
- September 4th :
Photography Troubleshooting and Games night with 3wyl and Kaz-D
3 PM EST / 12 PM PST/8PM
- September 5th :
Anthro Critique Night with KovoWolf
2 PM EST / 11 AM PST/9PM BST
Spotlight Deviant CathyDong
I was immediately amazed and blown away by CathyDong's work when I was shown it this week. The depth that has been captured in some fantastic nature photographs is just incredibly. Check out her gallery and you'll see exactly what I mean - for example the shot below is WATER!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
Shoot Yourself: Portraiture Contest!
People & Portraits Intro and what to expect!
Being a People Person
Permission To Shoot
Body Art Recap
Art Nude and Fetish Recap
The Pinup and Glamour
September is Literature Art History Month which means lots of fantastic
articles exploring the History of Literature across many genres. You can check out the full article of what to expect here. As Graphics Month comes to a close there are just a few more articles to share with you...
Art History Anthro Calendars
Community Volunteers Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart
Our biggest photography news this week is the very short but sweet Shoot
Yourself: Portraiture Contest! You have until Sunday to enter and entries must be new. It's over at projecteducate so get yourself and your face over there and enter! We're also holding our Chat event on 4th September which you can read more about in the chat calendar at the top of this article. Hope to see you there! We're also still working on bringing you an Infrared Category...
Abstract & Surreal Photography
Community Volunteer DpressedSoul
The Pretender is an article from the Abstract and Surreal Community Volunteer and illustrates to the lyrics from the Foo Fighters song.
Community Volunteer Pixel-Spotlight
There's lots happening in the Fashion Community this week and especially coming up next week as due to a last minute re-shuffle - the Fashion Photography Project Educate week has been brought forward! Therefore head over to projecteducate NOW and get ready for a week of fantastic-ness. Fashionably Important explores a number of things that are required for a fashion photograph to be successful beyond just the skill of the photographer and indeed the beauty of a model. Fashion This Week once again highlights the pick of the fashion photography submitted over the past week which deserves extra attention.
Pin-Up & Glamour Photography
Community Volunteer DistortedSmile
Under The Skin this week features the rather awesome PorcelainPoet who has inspired many with her artistic, creative style and embracing nature of all things different.
Community Volunteer StamatisGR
To Lo and Behold is a wonderful article from MARX77 which explores a little bit of street photography and just how you can go about getting those excellent candid shots. Friday night specials is back!
Urban & Rural Photography
Community Volunteer iamnotelectricnet
City Strolls features some of the best cityscape photography on deviantART and is worth having a look at for some awesome skylines, fantastic urban locations and wonderful colours!
Two fantastic resources for you this week are both in the form of the written word rather than anything else! Know Your Photo Rights is an in-depth article from Whimsical-Dreams exploring why it's important to know what you can and can't do with your camera. It really brings it home, you can't just "shoot" what you like! Also DougNZ has compiled a Booklet on Privacy Laws around the world which is so fantastic. If you have knowledge that can be contributed then please do let him know!
From the Forums
Running and photography
Reliable, safe ways to find photographers for shoots?
Lomography / Newb / Cameras
Importance of megapixels when buying a camera?
Making a DIY Softbox v. Buying a Softbox
How do you get people to view your work?!
what's your favorite subject to photograph?
Getting pictures developed
Why do you take pictures?
Photography, what is it to you?
Close Up Filters
Where to start? (Camera advice)
Your spontaneous shooting style?
so what about Ecofriendly photography?
Once again the book this week is a little pricey, but if you saw the state of my copy, you'd understand that you get your money's worth. I flick through it all the time. Earth from the Air by Yann Arthus Bertrand was a photography exhibition shown in Bath a few years ago and I happened across it. The book showcases all the artwork explored back then and honestly, it's breath-taking. Sights that we'd never thought we'd see have been captured from the air and are truly - inspiring. It's also the best-selling and most popular book of aerial photography EVER published.
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!
Obscured Photos Features from 3wyl
Making a Difference from 3wyl
dA Love for Everyone from lintu47
Wonderful Wednesday from JamminJo
Project Porkchop from Astralseed
Under 1,000 Views from L0NE-W0lf
Take a Look from ValaSedai
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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