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"Surrealism is embedded in the everyday, in the daily experience." - Katharine Conley
This week the general theme of the article is Infrared Photography. You may know it well for its vision into a dream like world where the trees appear to be fluffy candyfloss and the grass is blue or Orange...Infrared is not as far away from achievable as you might think. This week some wonderful Deviants have shared their infrared views and art to try and help us understand the technique a little better. I rather thought it was time that the infrared community on deviantART had a bit more recognition too!
Check out %Trees-With-character who are holding the Sky is the Limit Contest and think about entering. Why not couple Infrared with trees and make an entry?
Community Relations News
The Community Relations Newsletter for April is out full of lots of news and happenings in the community. Check out the link for more info.
This week we say goodbye to `ChewedKandi who has stepped down from her role as a mentor volunteer on deviantART. Drop some love her way!
The 121st Issue of The LOL Corner is out and well worth checking out for some lulz.
00:28:06 <malevolentman> perverts of america
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Once again our Daily Deviation Roundups have been nicely compiled into A blog so you can read with ease!
Spotlight Deviant ~Phostructor
There are many perfectly wonderful dreamy Infrared shots out there - many of which I will share at the end of this article. But ~Phostructor explores something a little different.
Spotlight Group %Abstract-and-Surreal
To edge away from infrared (but only a little) this week I'm spotlighting my very own group! However really the credit goes to the wonderful team over there (which has just grown incredibly) who keep things ticking over and in general make it what it is. The group has folders for traditional, digital and photographical abstract and surreal works including a folder for Infared Photography.
Check out one of our latest blogs The Surrealist written by the fantastic =AFineWar
Deviants to Check Out This Week
Project Educate - Week Off!
%projecteducate is having a quiet week this week with no featured art form. However the schedule has been updated for future weeks bringing us right up until September so check it out Here and see if there's anything you want to get involved with. Check out the Street Week Epilogue!
Community Volunteer ^Kaz-D
Over at %Through-a-Lens the General Photography DD Features are up!
Black and White Stories is a new series of articles from =DianaGrigore which is already proving widely popular.
New Samples of Magic Infrared Photography is out!
Finding Beauty Vol.I is the first of many wonderful articles from *RosleinRot
Transportation Under 1,000 is out from *L0NE-W0lf
Community Volunteer `anmari
$codenamepanther has written an awesome article on Architecture Prints
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 Complete Project Educate series from `StamatisGR below!
Street Photography Week Overview
"Street": The origins - Defining Street
Street Photography for dummies
Street Photography for experts
52 Street tips from the Masters
dA Street shooters share their tips
Friday night Street Specials v4.4
Deviant Street Books-Inspirational links
PE:"So you think you can Street" Contest
Urban & Rural
Community Volunteer `iamnotelectricnet
The Monthly Urban and Rural news is out! with the exciting news that Mondays will be all about Urban Exploration including features, articles and specific Urban and Rural Daily Deviations!
Community Volunteer lead ^DistortedSmile
Recently `JamminJo has written some excellent articles for %ArtHistoryProject exploring Deaf Artists. In particular it's also worth checking out The Two Sisters - Art History
`JamminJo has set a challenge for all readers to go out and take photographs whilst wearing earplugs - to establish the difference between being able to hear and create - and not. Check out the article for more info.
Tip of the Week - How do they do it?
This week the tip comes from *MichiLauke who has been a huge asset to the world of infrared on deviantART. One of the biggest questions people have is how can I do that? Well Michael hopefully has some answers...
"If you have a Sony (or another camera model) with a "Night Shot Modus" you should buy a cheap Hongkong Infrared Filter of 950mm at eBay in the correct mm size of your lens and you can make even hand held b-w Infrared."
"If you want to make colorful Infrared Shots use a Hoya r72 filter and a good tripod and do some "quality" tests of your camera. Nikon cameras are the best for infrared shots with a Hoya r72 filter."
"Buy a converted camera for infrared shots. There are many cheap offers all around. They might not be new but are converted! You can use these cameras like any other cameras. They just will produce Infrared Pictures. Find some IR Tutorials (see below) for color switch editing and your photos will be magic!"
A video tutorial from ~nxxos which walks you through how the above shot was achieved.
And `gilad has written a fantastic and very informative tutorial which you can find Right 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!
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
The Community Volunteer Team - Photography
General Photography: ^Kaz-D
Abstract and Surreal: `DpressedSoul
Animals, Plants and Nature: `trevg and `shuttermonkey
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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Huge thanks to this weeks contributors!