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“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
This week I spied an awesome topic in *Fuzzypiggy's journal and knew instantly that it was what I would talk about for edition twenty eight. "Underground train system bosses are set to ban all photos under new proposals that have angered photographers.." You can read the full article for yourself here but I would love to get some discussion going amongst us all as to whether or not the proposed ban would effect you. I'm personally quite pleased that the latest articles report a U-turn in the proposals so it doesn't look as if anything significant will come of them this time. But what bans and restrictions do you face in your country when taking photos? Are there any areas you cannot photograph or even be seen in with a camera? How does this affect you?
Community Relations News
It was $Moonbeam13's birthday on Saturday and therefore the #communityrelations team got together and told her how amazing she is! Check out the art and comments generated here!
We also welcomed another TWO new members to the Community Relations Team. ^kiwi-pdd is going to take on Street Art & Graffiti alongside `takethef and ^ClefairyKid has joined ^Lyricanna in looking after Pixel Art! Check out the blog!
*DanielleMiner's gallery is full of incredible HDR works and she supports the digital
darkroom community by being an admin in a number of fabulous HDR groups - as suggested by ^RockstarVanity
#PolaroidLovers is a fantastic group if you want to get into the Darkroom Community. Be sure to head over and join whether you want to share genuine polaroids, or just feast your eyes on the fantastic galleries.
Deviants to Check Out This Week
Feedback Frenzy is fast approaching! It's a week long game that ANYONE (yes, even YOU!) can play. The goals are to step outside your comfort zone and practice giving feedback to others, even if not in your own genre, and also to meet new deviants from across dA. Finally, the aim is to receive as much high-quality, usable feedback on your work as possible. It's running from 2nd - 8th of July and signups have begun. Get over to #FeedbackFrenzy for more INFO! Lots of amazing prizes to be had! This week it was Animation week with `ditto9 - have a browse of some of the articles submitted!
Animate Introduction Basics
Next week the Artisan Craft Community Volunteers are educating and have a week full of excellent things to keep you occupied - including an article on how to photograph your projects/crafts/objects! You can check out the full schedule here for the Project Educate dates over the coming months. Do you fancy educating the community on something art related? Note #projecteducate !
Community Volunteers ^Kaz-D | ^3wyl | ^IsacGoulart
^IsacGoulart has put together a rather lovely feature of Beautiful Photographs. It's worth having a peek to see some astounding artists on deviantART - check out the full article here!
What Digital Camera? is the latest article in the Photography Troubleshooting Series. It will hopefully give you some tips on what to keep an eye out for when selecting your first, or next, camera. Huge thanks to `sine-out who has been the wisdom behind these articles. We have no more questions left to answer! Do you have a question? Send a note and we will feature it in the next articles!
Community Volunteer ^RockstarVanity
This week the general theme of the article is Darkroom. As you might have noticed, the Photography Galleries saw a new edition to the team last week with ^RockstarVanity coming on board to take on Darkroom. That means that all your suggestions related to the category must go to her. And it also means that she has been incredibly awesome with educating us about what Darkroom is already!
Darkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Darkroom Photography gallery on dA. This particular issue focuses on Lith prints - never heard of them? Well check out the article for more info!
As always, keep a close eye on this journal for all the updated news from the Darkroom Galleries.
Community Volunteer ^anmari
Do you feel there is a need for changes in the Architecture Photography Gallery? Perhaps the addition of a sub-category for Abstract Architecture? Do you disagree with this idea completely? Well make yourself heard on the article Architecture Photography: Need for changes?
Plus there's still time to enter the contest for #AbstractArchitecture and the chance to win a subscription if you're one of the lucky winners! Check out the rules and regulations Here!
Abstract & Surreal Photography
Community Volunteer `DpressedSoul
This week, I've got a fantastic feature from *RosleinRot to share. She blogs over at the group #Abstract-and-Surreal and puts together some wonderful works. Check out the full article here!
People & Portraits Photography
Community Volunteers ^Kaz-D | ^3wyl | ^IsacGoulart
This week saw the publication of a brand shiny new article focusing on People & Portraits. As myself and the other General Photography Volunteers work on the Gallery Descriptions, we began to notice that there is definitely room for education surrounding our lovely Portraiture. People & Portraiture Exposed hopes to start the ball rolling and already there have been lots of queries as to what gets categorised where. If you're struggling to know where your Portrait should go, shoot me a note and I'll be happy to help you. In the meantime keep an eye out for the articles, and as always, if you want to get your work featured in them - let me know.
People & Portraits - Infants & Children
Pinup & Glamour Photography
Community Volunteer ^DistortedSmile
Lush! is out once again and contains some mature content. The article features work from the Pinup & Glamour Galleries and is very popular amongst the community. Check it out for a fix of Lush!
Community Volunteer ^Pixel-Spotlight
Just a gentle reminder - all suggestions for Fashion Photography Daily Deviations need to go to ^Pixel-Spotlight That includes anything within Commercial Photography -> Fashion. She lubs allllll the Fashion!
Fashion Friday is out from the wonderful ^dekorAdum and is worth having a look at to get your Fashion fix for this weekend!
Community Volunteer `StamatisGR
The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is over! Well done to everyone who took the time to enter! As you will read in this article The Judges the winner selection is taking place and results will be announced soon!
Head over to `StamatisGR's journal for the latest edition of Friday Night Specials - hopefully out this evening!
Still Life Photography
As many are aware, the Still Life Photography Contest is coming to an end this coming Monday. But you still have time! All you need to do is creatively photograph a dish of food, single food, drink or something similar and you could be in with the chance of winning some INCREDIBLE prizes. Check out The article for more info. Submit your entires NOW by going here!
Here's the latest entry...
Nom Nom is still going strong with the latest article focusing on drinks! This time around it was Cocktails, which I do apologise for, many of you had the urge to go out and drink alcohol and that was not my intention! Next week we're sticking with something much safer - Ice Cream! Check out Cocktails for an alcohol free fix.
Over at #Still-Life-Stills we're finding our feet with our influx of members. We've just started up the Photographer of the Week feature - which this week went to ~1510 who took the crown from `dragonfly-oli (who will always be awesome of course). If you think you deserve the crown for a week and a spotlight on our front page, then let us know by sending a note!
Urban & Rural
Community Volunteer `fritsvandersloot
*L0NE-W0lf is well known for her amazing features. This week she has put together a feature of Deviations that have less than 1,000 views and are along the theme of Cities. Check out the full article here!
Artistic Nude & Fetish
Community Volunteer ^Nyx-Valentine
The Thursday Feature this week focuses on Fashion Nudes & of course, feedback frenzy! Enjoy a glimpse into some of the Daily Deviations that get suggested to ^Nyx-Valentine - particularly Fashion Nudes which do contain nudity, but aren't in the artistic nude gallery. Enjoy!
This week the tutorials are in keeping with the Darkroom theme and help you learn how to sensitize your images and then move from exposure to development!
From the Forums
There's lots from the Forums this week! Remember you can utilise areas of the Forums for answers to some of your burning Photography questions or help others out by answering theirs.
Black and White Photography
Where do you guys get your inspiration from?
How much do you charge an hour for photo services
What programs do you use to edit your pictures?
Amateur Photographer Rates
Best College and Major for Photography?
Camera Bags- Need Some Suggestions from Fellow Photographers!
Changing your style
Photography Game on dAmn!
People using photography as a second income...?
Share your Nature Photography with 0 comments!
Definitely one for the Christmas List - especially if you're considering embarking on a photo a day challenge next year! 50 Photo Projects - Ideas to Kickstart Your Photography is a fantastic book written by Lee Frost. He helps you get much more from your camera, and for those with photographers block, lack of inspiration, or just those who are plain running out of ideas, it's incredibly useful! Check out more information Here!
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!
Making a Difference from ^3wyl
dA Love for Everyone from `lintu47
Square Feature from ~Alabastra
Project Porkchop from ^Astralseed
Square'ish from `dragonfly-oli
Stunning Nature from =Blubdi-Photography
Gifts of Nature from ~LawraRandala
Wonderful Wednesday from `JamminJo
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 and `shuttermonkey
Urban and Rural: `fritsvandersloot
Artistic Nude and Fetish: ^Nyx-Valentine
Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: ^pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: ^DistortedSmile
Groups to check out
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Photography related news
Themes & Topics
Next weeks theme is Summer