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"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." - Winston Churchill
The general theme this week is focusing on Architecture and in particular how to drum a bit more enthusiasm for noticing what's around us and capturing it successfully on camera. Architecture is profoundly unavoidable whether we like it or not! It's there in everyday life through work, socialising, living, politics and everything in between. The Architecture Gallery here on deviantART is vast and contains a great range of inspiring artworks.
Spotlight Deviant LeMatos
Here for just nine months LeMatos has already made an impact on the Architecture Community having been spotted and suggested for this feature by anmari the Architecture Community Volunteer!
Spotlight Group StunningArchitecture
anmari has reccomended the Spotlight group for this week and it's well worth checking out! They're very active and submit excellent deviations!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
Project Educate - Still Life Photography Week
Head over to projecteducate to catch up on jussta's Vexel week and prepare for Still Life Photography which begins on Monday. I'm running the week and have some excellent interviews, articles and art to share with you - plus an AWESOME contest which launches on Monday!
Community Volunteer Kaz-D
Nom Nom is back this week and the focus is on Cinnamon. Next week it's chicken, so if you have some Still Life Photography Food shots of chicken send them to me! I need them!
dA Love for Everyone from lintu47 is out again and features an interview with albino-Z!
Finally, RosleinRot has written the second volume of Finding Beauty
Community Volunteer anmari
Have a browse of anmari's Architecture Favourites to see what tickles her fancy and start suggesting some Daily Deviations her way!
Abstract & Surreal
Community Volunteer DpressedSoul
There has been lots happening this week at Abstract-and-Surreal with our new bloggers getting stuck in and bringing some fantastic articles. Right in line with the Architecture theme of today's news article daisicalolliwog has written an article about Abstract Photography & The City
MichiLauke has also put together another Magic Surreal Infrared Trees Article which contains some beautiful work!
And finally RosleinRot has put together her first Surreal Photography feature for the group which you can find Here!
Community Volunteer StamatisGR
The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out!!!
Urban & Rural
Community Volunteer iamnotelectricnet
Urban-and-Rural is having a huge group overhaul which will make it even more awesome! Check out this Article for a bit more information on what that will entail for everybody and the time frames that can be expected before completion!
Artistic Nude & Fetish
Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine
This week instead of a feature Nyx-Valentine is asking you to share your recent work or favs from within the Artistic Nude & Fetish Galleries. She will provide critique and feedback so check out her Blog for more information.
Tip of the Week
When photographing modern architecture you can get away with using a much more modern, abstract style. Experiment with wide angle lenses to produce extreme perspective, or photograph the building from unusual angles. Also, because modern buildings are often squeezed in very close to one another, you can crop in tightly on the building without making the photo feel unnatural.
This week I want to share a fantastic tutorial on how to photograph Architecture brought to you by none other than Nikon!
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!
Nature Feature from L0NE-W0lf
Project Comment's Under appreciated Feature from 3wyl
Making a Difference from 3wyl
Weekly Photography Feature from lintu47
Square Feature from Alabastra
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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Themes & Topics
Next weeks theme is Still Life