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Love in the Autumn forest. by OliviaMichalski

I really love the focus here, how the moss is sharp and the leaf itself fades into the background. The composition is great. It feels l...

This is absolutely five-stars-all-the-way breathtaking. When I saw the thumbnail, my twitchy clicking finger had opened it in a new tab...

... breathing ... by FlowerOfTheForest

This is so pretty! I really like the detail in the stamen (I had to go and look up that word) of the flower and the feeling of softness...

BMX by penfold73

Wow! What an incredible action shot! I'm going to make the one suggestion I have then ramble about why I think this is awesome. Literal...

Sirena by Kendra-Paige

There's basically nothing I would suggest to improve this so I'm going to talk about why I like it, which is still critique, right? The...

Yachting by chevyhax

When I saw this, my eyes widened and I actually said "Wow!" out loud (talking to myself, in an empty room). The sunset itself is absolu...

DDs for General Photography

Journal Features for General Photography

I'm looking for macro photography groups to join. Specifically macro groups, not all-photography-but-we-also-accept-macro. No interest in elitist attitudes or groups where you can only submit one photo a month. Gimme your links! 

5 deviants said I'm a member of a friendly, open and inclusive macro photography group and I'll share a link
3 deviants said I'm an admin at a friendly, open and inclusive macro photography group and I'll share a link


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Points gathered here will go towards prizes and subs for groups I'm in, thanky donatey miscellaneous goodness and other lovely things for lovely people.

Donations are gratefully received and kindly appreciated but never expected. I tend to buy Points for giving rather than rely on others for them but your support means a lot to me and all the Points I gather here are given back to the dA community. Thank you!

The amount of 500 points is an arbitrary number pulled out of thin air/the ground/the back of my brain cause there was a box that asked for a number and I never say no to a box asking for something.

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Artist | Professional | Photography
United Kingdom

We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin

I've been on dA since 2005 and a Senior Member since 2007. I'm currently a Community Volunteer looking after General Photography and I've CV'd twice before, looking after Photography > Horror & Macabre (November 2008 - June 2010) and Photography > Darkroom (June 2012 - May 2013).

I believe art is for everyone and should be all about exploration and experimentation. As a member of the Community Relations team, I'm on a mission to support and encourage you in your creative endeavours. I love getting to know awesome DA people, so feel free to say hello!

I'm a member of these DA groups.

As well as photography, I manage online communications for an art performance charity and am also studying for a BSc in Forensic Psychology. Hobbies include obsessing over entertainment media and literature of a dark nature, writing and playing with fire. I share my home with one large dude-human, two small cats, an albino axolotl with a double-barrel surname, four goldfish, a family of aquatic snails and more computers than two people realistically need. My personal blog and creative writing website lives at if you want to dive down that particular rabbit hole.

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:iconcommunityrelations: :iconcrphotography: :iconprojecteducate:

Community Volunteers (CVs) are part of the Community Relations team and we help out by providing you – the community – with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums. You’ll find us doing some or all the following:

:bulletred: Helping run community challenges and educational projects
:bulletred: Supporting community events
:bulletred: Helping moderate forums
:bulletred: Being part of the #help team
:bulletred: Being part of the team that moderate #devart and other official chatrooms
:bulletred: Liaising with Moonbeam13 on community matters
:bulletred: Bringing rockstar deviants to your attention via features, articles and Daily Deviations

:iconrockstarvanity: :icontiganusi: :iconmrs-durden:

I'm one of the General Photography CVs

I work alongside tiganusi and Mrs-Durden and we feature Daily Deviations from...

:bulletred: Photography > Abstract and Surreal
:bulletred: Photography > Architecture
:bulletred: Photography > Commercial EXCEPT FOR Commercial > Fashion
:bulletred: Photography > Conceptual
:bulletred: Photography > Darkroom
:bulletred: Photography > Fireworks
:bulletred: Photography > Humor
:bulletred: Photography > Infrared
:bulletred: Photography > Other
:bulletred: Photography > Photojournalism
:bulletred: Photography > Still Life
:bulletred: Photography > Transportation
:bulletred: Photography > Urban and Rural
:bulletred: Some of Photography > People and Portraits. More specifically, Body Art, Classic Portraits, Emotive Portraits, Expressive, Infants and Children, Self-Portraits, Spontaneous Portraits, Weddings, and Miscellaneous.

Please only send each suggestion to ONE of us!

For further details about what I look for in a Daily Deviation and more information about how to send a suggestion to me, please read my full Daily Deviation guidelines.

You can see Daily Deviations I've already featured here.

SEE ALSO tiganusi's DD guidelines and Mrs-Durden's DD guidelines

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`RockstarVanity's gallery is filled with striking, vibrant photography and endless inspiration. Throughout her time as a Community Volunteer, Tanya promoted positivity whilst providing constructive feedback and suggestions from the community. Tanya always goes above and beyond to provide helpful resources and tutorials, not just encouraging you to improve your creativity, but to improve your citizenship within our community too. If you are ever in need of motivation or a friendly nudge of encouragement, `RockstarVanity should be your first deviant to visit. Congratulations, Tanya!
-awarded March 2012

Love Your Photo Gear

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 10:00 AM by RockstarVanity:iconrockstarvanity:

Photography Week

Every photographer loves their camera(s) but what about all the other tools and gadgets that help us create our pictures? I asked the photographers of DA to introduce their favourite bit of kit that isn't their camera and share something they created with it. Enjoy these lovely photos and learn about how they were made!

thespook loves his tripod

Knees weak,
arms spaghetti.
Tripod keep your camera steady.

image stabilization by thespook

GretheFenyx loves her Rogue Speedlight gels

I shoot with speed lights/flash guns - so except for those and the wireless triggering system I use, I REALLY love my little packet of Rogue speedlight gels! It's like a little pack of rainbows in my camera bag and it's so great to work with.

JOTUNHEIM : V by GretheFenyx

chevyhax loves his tablet PC

I sometime use my little tablet PC, which I connect to my cam. I've got remote software on it so I can control all settings of the camera without touching it. I can have a very close look at my focus point and I can shoot rows of 7 pictures or more (most time I use 7) with different exposure times which I can later use for an HDR picture. Of course it works together with a tripod.

Colors of spring by chevyhax

hosagu loves his IR remote trigger

I like my infrared triggering remote. I find it little but it's so useful!

Rubaiyat by hosagu

pearwood loves his tripod

Toss-up between a tripod or amber filter. To pick just one, the tripod. All pinhole shots use a tripod.

2016-130 Twisted ascent by pearwood

phydeau loves his ring flash

My macro ring flash makes a killer fill light.

Wedding 01 by phydeau

3wyl loves her lensbaby

I like how the Lensbaby presents a different approach, perspective and more to photography. It opens doors that can't be opened with other lenses. There are so many different results with the Lensbaby, so much experimentation and never-ending possibilities.

Down Double-Decker by 3wyl

PlayTheDragon loves her mobile editing app

The only tool I use besides my smartphone is Studio, the built-in edit software that came with Android. Sometimes just sharpening an image or changing the color scheme a little makes it look better to me.

Lake Erie by PlayTheDragon

Yuukon loves her vintage lenses

I think my favourite thing in my camera bag are my old vintage lenses! In particular my 35mm 2.8. Considering the fact it's 40 years old, it still takes amazing pictures

Coco VI by Yuukon

WeluDixon loves their 50mm lens

I only got it a little while ago so I haven't used it a lot but I love the sharpness and depth of field. I also use my DSLR for filming and I think it instantly gives the shot a more cinematic look.

Richie1 by WeluDixon

Karinta loves Provia 100F film

I suppose when it's loaded, it constitutes part of the camera, but it's such a gorgeous film stock that I can't overlook it.

Oak leaves by Karinta

qaxtx loves his mind

My favourite piece of photography kit that ISN'T my camera is my mind. Love to picturise things that touch me somehow. In other words, if something makes a tinkle in a back of my brain it is usually worth a picture. And technical stuff should rather not to disturb that process.

Wet sands No.1 by qaxtx

Transylvanian-Angel loves her reflector

Big and double sided; one side silver and one side gold for reflecting the light in lovely warm tones.

Summer smile by Transylvanian-Angel


#ILoveDA because you are my community and my inspiration. This will always be my online home.

Why do you love DA? Share your love using the #ILoveDA hashtag :heart:
Events of the last few days have been a painful reminder of how cruel humans can be. Please spend some time spreading genuine kindness and love :heart:
Creators of beautiful Hannibal fan art, thank you and I love you. You have made my day, and my DA Collections, brighter. LOOK AT THESE WONDERFUL THINGS!

Dr. Hannibal Lecter by Namecchan  Will Graham by manulys  Murderous by Josy57
This week's CRPhotography 52 Week Challenge is about photographing flowers...but not the way you usually might.


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AirshowDave Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you for featuring my work. =)
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured. Feature #88 - It's the BIG ONE!!! Heart
RadoslawSass Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Photographer
Hello! Thank You for fav :+fav: on my newest Daily Deviation! : )

Wisnia Ollie Over Six Stairs by RadoslawSass
OakVillaFlotilla Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
I also wonder if anyone will ever see that comment,  hahaha..    it took me a good 2 minutes to scroll to the bottom of your page. :) :)
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
Aww! Sorry for the world's latest reply but thank you so much for saying lovely things :hug:
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