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Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 8:27 AM

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"It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one. - Robert Capa"

The Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos were announced this week and with it a debate was sparked about how best to display the controversial winners. The winning shot is Photo-journalism at it's best - and indeed humanity at its worst. The image depicts a young Afghan girl standing in the midst of the after effects of a bomb explosion. She is covered in blood, and around her lay bodies. Whilst the publication of graphic images has been a tough and much debated topic for some time - the very taking of such photos has sparked cynicism and unrest between many. Photo-journalists much of the time take their lives into their own hands when they document the horrors of this world and probably feel quite patriotic when they get the opportunity to shoot the rather more ordinary but amazing events that go on. What are your thoughts on the matter? Should War be documented publicly? Should images such as Massoud Hossaini's Afghan Explosion be shared? Discuss your opinions in the comments to this article!

Community Relations News

The biggest news this week is that the wonderful AnaNaszynska has taken over Architecture Photography! That means that she is now taking all your DD suggestions for Architecture rather than itsfrits Why not check out her page, drop her some congratulations and a suggestion or two?!
Zebra by AnaNaszynskaGare de Montparnasse by AnaNaszynska

Official deviantART contests has been updated so you can see what's going on around the site and what you can enter!

SolutionsSanctuary are holding a fantastic chat this Sunday for all to attend with many members of the CR team attending to do questions and answers. Check out You are invited! for more info!

Spotlight Deviant PawelMatys

PawelMatys has been on deviantART for over two years now and has a charmingly beautiful gallery exploring the depths of Animals, Plants and Nature Photography. Thanks to miontre for suggesting this weeks spotlight deviant!
Swampy path by PawelMatys
Two sides of the swamps by PawelMatys
Changing fur by PawelMatys

Spotlight Group Breathtaking-photos

Founded just two months ago this group run by dragonfly-oli is doing fantastically. It's well worth stopping by and submitting the best of your work for consideration in the galleries!
Follow The Sun by JacquelineBarkla
Bloom Crown by linda-Bee
Beata by iCyBeRmAnTiS


The Art History Project has been going some time now headed up by some wonderful members of the volunteer team. It's worth checking out the blog How to get Involved to find out how you can get involved with some articles for the group!
Art History Project Stamp by Lyricanna
Art History Project Stamp by Lyricanna
You can also join the group as a member to benefit from the articles that will come your way about Art History!

Deviants to Check Out This Week


Cute pose ... by aoao2


Project Educate - Street Photography Week

Street Photography for Experts
Street Photography Week
Street The Origins: Defining Street
Street Photography for Dummies
Shiny Happy People by StamatisGR
Black and yellow by cosmin-m
Mobile facebook by cosmin-m

If you're interested in writing an article for Project Educate's Community weeks then please get in touch!

Around the World

A new addition to our weekly articles - I have the pleasure of announcing that a Deviant is about to launch their very first exhibition.
exhibition cyclone by yanjin
yanjin's first exhibition launches in May in Brussels. Whilst you might not be able to attend it - it's always worth supporting and passing on the news to someone else if you can. The exhibition  looks to be wonderful so congratulations yanjin!

General Photography

What's Hot Issue Three is out over at Through-a-Lens and is well worth having a glance over. It explores a mixture of the hottest artists on deviantART this week and a collection of photographers found via the discover tool!
solitaire by bittertaste
far away by ssilence

Abstract & Surreal

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

Are you interested in volunteering within a group? Abstract-and-Surreal are looking for moderators in the group! Check out the blog for more information on how to apply!

We've unfortunately had to say goodbye to ArtByCher at the group which is sad - but we're looking to bring on some new faces to try and live up to her awesomeness!
Spooky by korrox
Hades by NNarcissus
H by hayley-blue

Don't forget to check out DpressedSoul's latest feature Can Someone please show me the way.
destiny is dead III by LostOneself
829 by SlevinAaron

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out!!!

Check out the latest projecteducate article Street Shooters Share their Tips!
"3: Shoot. A lot. Be inside the action, to feel what´s going on with small focal lenght, or step back to realize a worthy context, but never be afraid to press the shutter. Never. You´re doing nothing wrong."
Glasses by NunoCanha
Japanese Style by kingmouf

Urban & Rural

Community Volunteer itsfrits

itsfrits brought this fantastic Feature to my attention this week which has been put together by Alabastra
around the world by axxis262
cherry by PurpleMagazine


Community Volunteer AnaNaszynska

As mentioned at the start of the journal AnaNaszynska has stepped up to take care of Architecture Photography on the CR Team. You can check out her introductory blog Here!
The Road To Willis by jonniedee
The snail by vbagiatis


Community Volunteer xbastex

Since today's article focuses a fair bit on Photo-journalism I thought it would be extra nice to share some deviants articles written on the topic. Recently Andaelentari wrote the When I'm Gone article exploring some excellent PJ Artists.
Amorphis by Lissuin
As I Lay Dying by Lissuin
We can SHINE by starg691

Don't forget to check out Street-PJ which collates Photojournalism and Street Photography from around the world.
Pikes Place Break Time by Strikethecamera
My Craftsmanship by GregoriusSuhartoyo

There's a brand new edition of Reccomended Artists out from bastex
Mursi Woman by demi2004

Artistic Nude & Fetish

Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine

The YOUR Fetish Contest Winners have been announced. Congratulations to the winners!
Self discipline by CyanideMishka

Featured Tutorial

High ISO low noise tutorial [updated] by Diangos
The High ISO Low Noise Tutorial is useful for all photographers who struggle with the dreaded noise problem in their shots. Thank you Diangos for the tutorial!

Tip of the Week

This weeks technique comes from killythirsk who wrote an article a while ago about Lightpainting
"Lightpainting is a technique in photography by using low shutter speed and a moving light source. The light source is moved by a person or a device so you can acquire an artistic result."
The Sound Of Music by randallcottrell
fiery wing by killythirsk
There's also a fantastic ebook promoted in the article (sadly not free) but take a look if you're interested in light painting and night photography - 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!

:bulletblack: Features from RosleinRot
:bulletblack: Deep in Thought by miontre
:bulletblack: Project Comment from 3wyl
:bulletblack: Project Pork Chop from Astralseed
:bulletblack: Wonderful Wednesday from JamminJo
:bulletblack: Make a differencefrom 3wyl
:bulletblack: Under 1,000 views - Transportation from L0NE-W0lf
Walk in the Airs Serie. Vue by alex-xs
...instead of waiting... by FelixInden
Out of The Blue by aymanko0o

Weekly Theme: Red!

equal by FuriousLee
New York - Times Square by DarkSaiF
t1025 by pol256
Triptych by Architecture by HorstSchmier
bloody poppies by prismes
Exploding Spiders by CameraDude
my favorite luck II by prismopola
Red Alert by Alyz
PENCEREDEKI YASAM(life in the window) by excalibur38
429 by toprakgoksel
R e d by Sea-of-wonders
Red by recepgulec
Bloody Field by SadGirl311

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

The Community Volunteer Team -  Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D

Architecture: AnaNaszynska

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: trevg and shuttermonkey

Urban and Rural: itsfrits

Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine

Conceptual: DemonMathiel

Fashion & General Photography: Pixel-Spotlight

Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy

Macro: hellfirediva

Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile

Photo-journalism xbastex

Street: StamatisGR

Groups to check out
:iconresurgere: :iconshopping-for-stock::iconphoto--assignment: :icongothictemple: :iconblackwhitephotos: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :icondapn: :iconbestofcolor: :iconphotographersdream: :iconurban-and-rural: :iconabstract-and-surreal: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate: :iconthrough-a-lens: :iconabstract-high-key: :iconr72: :iconstreetsnapshots: :iconcritique-it: :iconbeyond-borders: :iconsweet-photography: :iconphotography-inc: :iconphotographyportraits: :iconcasualphotography: :iconphotographyworld: :iconbreathtaking-photos: :icongothictemple: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :iconwater-dreams: :iconlovely-square-pics: :iconarthistoryproject:

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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
THank you!
princepal Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
awesome feature, i simply love it.
miontre Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree! :nod:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's okay! Glad you enjoyed :)
JamminJo Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
starg691 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for such an amazingly late reply :blush:
Thank you so much for including my piece of art in such an amazing compilation, I love the way you structure the features and the great images my picture is surrounded by.
I'm extremelly thankfull! :love:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You!
FelixInden Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I hear that. Just uses your best judgment.
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