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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

Do you have a (regularly updated, active) photography blog outside of DA? 

61 deviants said Nope.
11 deviants said Yes! Please leave a link. All will be explained in the first comment on this poll.


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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 > 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

Photography Newsletter: April 2016

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 6:42 AM


Welcome to April 2016's CRPhotography newsletter, a round-up of photography goodness on DA from the last month. The newsletter is divided into handy sections to help you browse photography news and features from the last month. The links with a Fella icon are official CRPhotography articles and the newsletter is illustrated with beautiful pictures from our Photograph of the Day collection.

Tereza villa 4 by xxbone

DD Roundups Fella

:bulletred: General Photography

:bulletred: Animals, Plants, & Nature

:bulletred: Fashion

:bulletred: Macro

Old Man of Storr by AlexGutkin

CV Articles

:bulletorange: It's Flowers, Trees & Plants month at AnimalsPlantsNature group! Check out the Intro Blog for more information and contest details! Entries accepted through April 23rd.

:bulletorange: Welcome to Commercial and Fashion week on projecteducate! Check out the Intro Blog for a line-up of the articles.

:bulletorange: Check some of the best Macro photography added recently to dA: Macro Spotlight Vol. 201

:bulletorange: Have you seen APN Adventures yet? It's a weekly collection of newly submitted nature photography.

:bulletorange: Admire some of the amazing urban and rural photographs on DA in CRP's Monthly Feature! :fella:

:bulletorange: Mrs-Durden has published yet another spotlight of some of the DD suggestions she has received for General Photography.

Sugarcoma by Pixelcoma

Interviews and Artist Spotlights

:bulletyellow: TheGalleryOfEve continues her Interview series. This time, she talked to JenFruzz. Read ALL ABOUT JENFRUZZ.

:bulletyellow: Yuukon interviewed Street Photography CV hosagu in Feature-Fest Vol. 18: Street Photography w/ Hosagu.

:bulletyellow: TheGalleryOfEve helps you get to know different artists of DA in her Friday Inspiration ... Katrin-Elizabeth.

:bulletyellow: Queen-Kitty interviews prolific DA photographer vampire-zombie at projecteducate

:bulletyellow: Queen-Kitty interviews designer, model and photographer XiaoLin94

:bulletyellow: :AnimalsPlantsNature group recently interviewed flower photographer John-Peter. Check it out here!

:bulletyellow: Mrs-Durden has published yet another monthly interview for CRPhotography, this time shedding like on Urban and Rural photography! :fella:

Quallen by Gehoersturz

Art Features

:bulletgreen: You don't need to be a cat lover to appreciate the great collection of outstanding cat photography collected by ElyneNoir in Cat Feature - Part 10.

:bulletgreen: Traditional artist Agaave has taken a Voyage to the Unknown: Street.

:bulletgreen: PaMonk shares some stunning photography in Amazing Photographs Feature

:bulletgreen: Queen-Kitty shares some beautiful humans in People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 125

:bulletgreen: hosagu features some epic views from the street in sTreET pHOtoGrAphY IV.I

:bulletgreen: Look at tiny things in lots of detail with MarcosRodriguez's Macro Spotlight Vol. 202

:bulletgreen: Check out this lovely Flowers, Trees, & Plants feature by Amarantheans!

:bulletgreen: This fascinating collection of street photography shows just how hilarious some candid moments can be.

:bulletgreen: Tourist sites are full of them, but we also see these in our every day lives. Browse through this entertaining collection of photo-gestures in different scenarios.

:bulletgreen: Mrs-Durden has spotlighted some amazing artistic nudes in her recent edition of The Human Form series, focusing on Tattoos!

:bulletgreen: Need more colour in your life? Dive into A World Of Rainbows.

Steel Wool and Snow 3 by WillLeavey

Contests, Challenges and Projects

:bulletblue: PhotoUnited invites you to take part in the group's Architecture and Leading Lines challenge during April

:bulletblue: MacroPoetry announces the winners of their A Drop's Life contest

:bulletblue: Don't forget to participate in our monthly contest on the theme of Urban and Rural photography! :fella:

:bulletblue: This week's 52 photography challenge involves taking a portrait of someone's profile! Join in and win some points! :fella:

Pollen Covered Pollinator by dalantech

Educational Resources and Tutorials

:bulletpurple: Pros and cons of shooting on-location vs in the studio

:bulletpurple: harrietsfriend talks about Photography in 3D and why it's worth a try.

:bulletpurple: Photographing when you're alone can be a tad tricky. Allany21 hands out some basic tips to make things easier in Useful Photography Tips For Solo Travelers.

:bulletpurple: Yogeshdawra lends some easy tips when you're ready for a new photography adventure, but don't want to splash on new gear just yet in How to Develop Your Photography Skills.

:bulletpurple: tiganusi introduces commercial photography in Commercial Photography 101: What Is It?

:bulletpurple: Queen-Kitty talks about the advantages and disadvantages of studio and location photography for photoshoots

:bulletpurple: Interested in commercial photography? tiganusi talks about niches where you might be able to find work

:bulletpurple: Mouselemur has compiled some fantastic tips for Flowers, Trees, & Plants photographers. You can read about them here!

:bulletpurple: This projecteducate article by Yuukon helps to explain the basics of lighting in photography.

Natural History Museum, London by nickhighfields


:bulletpink: CRPhotography's monthly discussion has gone live! This month we're taking about something taboo: money! :fella:

:bulletpink: Yuukon answers photography questions in Photography FAQ.

:bulletpink: We all love photographing for different reasons; musicismylife10027 discusses their reasons in Why I love photography.

:bulletpink: Street Photography is going through a difficult time - Batsceba discusses Why street photography is facing a moment of truth.

Road by haifischfutter

Chats and Forums

:bulletblack: phydeau would like to hear from artistic nude photographers who are interested in being involved with a chat room for networking and community support

:bulletblack: AshleyxBrooke would like your help promoting the photohunt group and chat room

:bulletblacl: EdibleShoes is looking for advice about portrait lenses

:bulletblack: Kyndelfire invites you to talk about your favourite photography gear

:bulletblack: Nostalgia time! @nymsinister wants to know about your first serious camera

The real bambi by dark-cayden

This month's newsletter contributors are silber-englein, Mouselemur, JenFruzz, Mrs-Durden and RockstarVanity


If I'm not about as much as usual over the next couple of weeks it's cause the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh on 30th April owns my time, my heart and my soul right now. Regular service will resume around the second week in May :heart:
Hey, morning people! CRPhotography invites you to take a picture at sunrise for this week's challenge.
It's 52 Week Challenge time at CRPhotography. This week it's all about fan photography. Literally. Photographs of fans.
It's my DAnniversary! I've been a deviant for exactly 11 years today and this place is still my home on the net, my photographic community, my online family :heart:


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qaxtx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Professional Photographer
Many many thanks for featuring my work to DDLove . I'm absolutely surprised and overwhelmed by favs and comments and don't know yet how to manage all this but it is really nice feeling to get DD. Thx again and have a nice day:happybounce: 
pinkythepink Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you so much for adding me to your watch! :squee: It really brings a smile to my face which is more than I could've asked for. :D I hope that I can continue to impress with my future pieces! :heart:
TrishaMonsterr Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Thank you Thank you! :blowkiss: It's Monday morning and discovering I got a DD pretty much made my day :D
Manlarr Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016   Photographer
Many thanks
Rapid-Star Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :llama: :)
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