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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...


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Artist | Professional | Photography
United Kingdom

We do not see things as they are. We see things 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 lovely DA people, so feel free to say hello!

As well as photography, I manage online communications for an art performance charity, run a little techie business with my husband and am also studying for a BSc in Forensic Psychology. Hobbies include obsessing over entertainment media and literature of a dark nature, writing (under a pseudonym, because I like to compartmentalise) and playing with fire. I share my home with one large man, two small cats, an albino axolotl, four goldfish, a family of aquatic snails and more computers than two people realistically need.

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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

DD Suggestion Guidelines

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 2:59 PM by RockstarVanity:iconrockstarvanity:

What is a Daily Deviation?

DA already has the perfect explanation for this. If you don't already know, have a quick read of these then come back...

:bulletred: FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
:bulletred: FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?

What galleries do I feature from? 

I'm a Community Volunteer for General Photography, alongside tiganusi and Mrs-Durden General Photography is basically all the photography galleries that don't have their own designated Community Volunteer. Here's a list of galleries I can feature Daily Deviations from...

Bullet; Red All of Photography > Darkroom
Bullet; Red Photography > Commercial EXCEPT FOR Commercial > Fashion
Bullet; Red All of Photography > Still Life
Bullet; Red All of Photography > Architecture
Bullet; Red All of Photography > Transportation
Bullet; Red All of Photography > Urban and Rural
Bullet; Red All of Photography > Abstract and Surreal
Bullet; Red Photography > Conceptual
Bullet; Red Photography > Humor
Bullet; Red Photography > Fireworks
Bullet; Red Photography > Infrared
Bullet; Red Photography > Other
Bullet; Red 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.

What am I looking for in a Daily Deviation?

Perceived popularity, or lack thereof, is irrelevant to me. I don't mind if a piece has 1 view or 1,000 views (or more) and I don't mind if it has been fav'd or collected a lot already. These things really don't matter to me. It's lovely to be able to shine a spotlight on lesser-known artists but the level of exposure a piece of art has already had won't affect whether or not I choose to feature it.

In short, I'm looking for amazing photography, the kind of image that makes your jaw drop when you see it. I love strong, atmospheric and sometimes challenging art with a strong message and often lean toward the unconventional and subversive. My personal experience and taste tends toward People & Portraits, but suggestions from all relevant galleries will be considered equally.

How to suggest a Daily Deviation to me

can't DD people who've had a DD within the last six months. To check if someone has had a DD recently, read FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation? I also can't DD art by people who haven't logged in within the last 30 days, but if you're not sure if this applies to the artist whose work you'd like to suggest, send it anyway and I'll check it out.

Please send your suggestion to me by NOTE (one suggestion per note), including a thumbnail of the piece. You're welcome to explain why you think that particular photograph would be suitable as a DD, but you don't have to. For instructions on embedding thumbnails in notes, check out FAQ #511: How do I post thumbnails of my art on the Chat Network or Forums?

Only send a suggestion to ONE Community Volunteer. Sending it to a bunch of us just gets confusing and doesn't make your suggestion any more likely to be featured. I read every single note sent to me but due to the volume of suggestions received for General Photography, I'll only reply if I'm going to feature your suggestion or if I have something specific to ask you.

You are absolutely welcome to suggest your own work for a Daily Deviation. I view self-suggestions the same way as I view work suggested by others. It makes literally no difference to me and if your self-suggested work is featured, it won't be possible for anyone to tell that you suggested it yourself.

Want to suggest a DD from another photography gallery?

Here's a list of the other photography Community Volunteers...

:bulletred: Animals, Plants and Nature JenFruzz
:bulletred: Fashion Photography Queen-Kitty
:bulletred: Artistic Nude and Fetish Photography Nyx-Valentine
:bulletred: Horror/Macabre Photography pullingcandy
:bulletred: Macro Photography MarcosRodriguez
:bulletred: Photojournalism tanikel
:bulletred: Pinup & Glamour Photography DistortedSmile
:bulletred: Street Photography hosagu

If you have any questions about Daily Deviations I've featured or would like to know more about anything I've written here, you're welcome to send me a note and I'll get back to you as soon as I can :heart:

A weekend challenge for you: Spend 15 minutes commenting on art and sharing the love 

8 deviants said Yep, totally doing this :D
6 deviants said 15 minutes? I'm going to spend AGES commenting on art this weekend! :heart:
5 deviants said Obligatory answer that isn't really an answer :kitty:
3 deviants said Already done this :aww:

Daily Deviation Suggestions


: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 the following photography galleries...

:bulletred: All of Darkroom
:bulletred: Commercial EXCEPT FOR Commercial > Fashion
:bulletred: All of Still Life
:bulletred: All of Architecture
:bulletred: All of Transportation
:bulletred: All of Urban and Rural
:bulletred: All of Abstract and Surreal
:bulletred: Conceptual
:bulletred: Humor
:bulletred: Fireworks
:bulletred: Infrared
:bulletred: Other
:bulletred: Some of 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 information about what I look for in a Daily Deviation and how to send a suggestion to me, please read THIS PAGE.

See also...
tiganusi's guidelines | Mrs-Durden's guidelines


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ikazon Featured By Owner 4 hours ago   Writer
Good to see you back on the team once again, Tanya. You always do a good job. :ahoy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! :clap: :heart:
Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
:iconcongratssignplz: Congratulations one more time, my dear, for your shiny little heart! Clap Hug

Good luck and enjoy a lot your new position! :D (Big Grin)
Savaliste Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Happy to see you back on the team! :iconbravoplz:
GuardianMajor Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the :points: :love:
marphilhearts Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on becoming a CV!!! 

Fee by Digithalie  i love my friends by Digithalie  Hugs by LOVEMAYU  
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome back! I missed seeing you as a CV! :heart:
pulbern Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
Aw, so excited for you! Brace yourself for some suggestions. :evillaugh:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Looking forward to them :hug:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
YAY! Congrats hun! :eager:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you! My face is one gigantic smile right now :D
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Good! I got so excited when I recognized your name :blowkiss:
jenepooh Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Professional General Artist
:giggle: So glad to see you back! :hug: :D
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Really happy to be back :hug:
jenepooh Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Professional General Artist
phydeau Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You try to get away, but they keep pulling you back in!!  :shakefist:

Welcome back.
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Hehe...DA owns my soul :aww:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Edited 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE! Welcome back to the team! So excited! :eager:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Photographer
I'm super bouncy with all the excitement right now! Can't wait to properly get stuck in to doing stuff :excited:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome (back)! :salute:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Photographer
:highfive: Thank you! I'm really glad to be back.
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
Yaaay! Look at you! :D Looking good with your heart and all :glomp:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Photographer
I :heart: my heart
cinyu Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome back to the team! :la:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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