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stretch out the sun by fotomademoiselle

First of all, before I get into anything technical, I want to tell you what instantly struck me about this photo, and what makes it abs...

Bess by darkSoul4Life

Bess is beautiful, as is this photograph of her. The composition and arrangement is just perfect - it was very nice of her to stand in ...

Monkey in the Middle by TheUnknownAssassin

Those monkeys bring back memories of something but I can't quite place what. They remind me of toys from a cereal packet or christmas c...

Shadow Company by Simon-P
by Simon-P

Can I just rave about how much I love this for 100 words? The composition is perfect. Absolutely perfect. How many jumps did it take to...

edges by Savaliste

The has one of my favourite things about architectural photos in it - an old building reflected in a new one. It's subtle but beautiful...


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Artist | Photography
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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've been a Community Volunteer twice, first looking after Photography > Horror & Macabre (November 2008 - June 2010) and Photography > Darkroom (June 2012 - May 2013). These days I'm pretty much just here to share and enjoy art.

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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

Favourite dA photography groups?

Journal Entry: Fri May 22, 2015, 11:06 AM

I'd like to find some awesome photography groups to join on dA and there are SO many to browse through while looking for active and interesting ones. Plus, I like checking things out based on other people's recommendations, which is why I'm posting a journal about it.

I have no interest in "You may only submit one thing a year and our admins will decide whether it's good enough, based on their personal taste" and I also have no interest in "Everyone submit 20 things a day until all our message centres explode". I'm not bothered about contests, challenges etc. I don't object to that kind of thing - it's just not what I'm looking for. I'm not specifically seeking lots of comments and I have no particular interest in critiques either.

Basically, I'd like active groups where I can share my photos and discover other people's without it being either an uber-elitist validation factory or a total free-for-all. I'm fine with subject-specific and also with general photography. Please don't send me invitations. If you have a favourite group, or you run a group, that you think I might like, leave a link in a comment and I'll check it out.

So...any suggestions?

Pop Rocks Journal Skin by RockstarVanity


Found this super useful collection of cheat sheets for anyone wanting to get to grips with the manual settings on their camera. The more you know!…
Munching on dairy-free white choc easter eggs and setting up an Instagram account for my photography. Happy Sunday!
I'm kind of in the mood to be helpful and give some critiques but all I can think of to say is "Just create something you think is beautiful, something that brings you joy". Maybe it's not the right night for helpful critiques after all.
Spent some time hanging out with my dSLR today. I need to do this more often.
I really need more hours in the day to look at art.


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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015   Photographer
Hey! I just replied to your note :aww:
EmilieElijah Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to thank you so late for the Llama badge. You are a great photograph, I love your work. I'll keep watching!
Anj3lla Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   General Artist
   Thank you kindly for the :+fav:. :heart:
Dreaming of Auroras by Anj3lla
FelLavrenti Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the llama :3
KarmicCircle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I thank You for the Favorites :heart: im really glad You like the drawing, i finally found my colour pencils, but may have to improvise Some of my eye shadow and lipstick, to make the colours Magick sparkly and Bright as the colour in the Photo((did i mention i love that photo because of its Magick Sparkly Fucking Awesome-ness!))
TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for all your support, my dear friend! :hug: It means a lot to me! :hug: I'm terribly sorry for the late reply, I hope I can make amends with some ice cream? :D
IceCream Foryou by KmyGraphic
Thebit846 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the Llama Badge. :)
hubert61 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
purplecandyart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for llama :)
The-Hanging-Crown Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to


Have a Good Time....
Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconomgyescatplz:  Thanks for the llama, Tanya!  ... Nice axolotl.  :)
signehedberg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
thanks for the llama!! (:
Casthavian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fucking class!
karamelo-serenity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Llama Hug by atnezau Thank you for llama! :iconrunllamarun: :iconimeanloveqaz:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kenmolimg Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Merry Christmas darling!Happy Holidays!Wishing you love,happiness and health!Happy birthday<3
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014   Photographer
Thanks very much :aww:
Hope you're having a happy festive season too.
BrendanR85 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:cake: :party: Happy Birthday! :w00t: :llama:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :aww:
salman-khan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Let this new year of your life be special, full of precious moments, bright emotions, full of happiness and joy!
Let Love follow your footsteps everywhere you go!!!
Wish you a very Happy Birthday Hug
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Aww, thanks very much :)
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Happy Birthday! :iconballoonplz:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :heart:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :iconcakeplz: :iconyummycakeplz: :party: :icontiphankeplz:
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