Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Photography / Artist Senior Member TanyaFemale/United Kingdom Groups :icondeath-chicks: Death-Chicks
Alternative Photography
Recent Activity
Deviant for 10 Years
Premium Member 'til Hell freezes over
Statistics 1,356 Deviations 59,301 Comments 692,386 Pageviews

Critiques

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...

Groups

:icondeath-chicks: :icondeath-guys:

Visitors

:iconinfinityexplorer: :iconokhidere: :iconrockypass18: :icongjohns74: :iconhoujingqi:

Watchers

deviantID

RockstarVanity's Profile Picture
RockstarVanity
Tanya
Artist | Photography
United Kingdom

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

DEVIANT LIFE
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). I've also adminned various groups over the years but these days I'm pretty much just here to share and enjoy art.

OFFLINE LIFE
Photography was my job but is no longer, for health reasons. I still point my camera at things for fun though, so all is not lost. Work is managing online communications for an art performance charity and running a little techie business with my husband. I'm 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, five goldfish, a family of aquatic snails and more computers than two people realistically need.

FIND ME ONLINE
:bulletblack: RockstarVanity.com
:bulletblack: Photography Blog
:bulletblack: Instagram
:bulletblack: Facebook
:bulletblack: Twitter
:bulletblack: Tumblr

FOR YOU
:bulletblack: Tutorials + Resources
:bulletblack: @ RockStock
:bulletblack: Wallpapers

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

Activity


Just being reminded that there are few things in the world that make me feel as happy and at peace as spending hours on dA. Love this place.
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! digital-photography-school.com…
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.

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :aww:
Reply
:iconsalman-khan:
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
Reply
:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Aww, thanks very much :)
Reply
:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Happy Birthday! :iconballoonplz:
Reply
:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :heart:
Reply
:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :iconcakeplz: :iconyummycakeplz: :party: :icontiphankeplz:
Reply
:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
Reply
:iconashdancer:
Ashdancer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   General Artist
Happiest of birthdays! And happy Yule!
Reply
:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :heart:
Reply
:iconjasperinity:
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
Reply
:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
Reply
:iconjasperinity:
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
You're welcome! :3
Reply
:iconbirthdays:
birthdays Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's December 21st which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

---
Birthdays Team
This birthday greeting was brought to you by: KoudelkaW
Reply
:icontransylvanian-angel:
Transylvanian-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy birthday, dear! :blowkiss: :tighthug: 
Reply
:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :aww:
Reply
:iconbonnibel-bubblegum:
Bonnibel-Bubblegum Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrainicorndividerplz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider3plz::iconrainicorndivider4plz:
      :iconfuncakeplz:    :icongoldenplattercakeplz:  :iconpink-hplz: :iconpink-aplz: :iconpink-pplz: :iconpink-pplz: :iconpink-yplz:  :icongoldenplattercakeplz:   :iconfuncakeplz:
      :party: :iconpink-bplz: :iconpink-iplz: :iconpink-rplz: :iconpink-tplz: :iconpink-hplz: :iconpink-dplz: :iconpink-aplz: :iconpink-yplz: :party:
:iconhappybirthdaysignplz: :iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1: :iconhappybirthday2plz:
:iconrainicorndividerplz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider2plz::iconrainicorndivider3plz::iconrainicorndivider4plz:
Reply
:iconwreck-itralph:
Wreck-ItRalph Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz:
     :iconthecakeisalieplz:    :iconballoonsplz:  :iconletter-hplz: :iconletter-aplz: :iconletter-pplz: :iconletter-pplz: :iconletter-yplz:  :iconballoonsplz2:   :iconthecakeisalieplz:
     :party: :iconletter-bplz: :iconletter-iplz: :iconletter-rplz: :iconletter-tplz: :iconletter-hplz: :iconletter-dplz: :iconletter-aplz: :iconletter-yplz: :party:
:iconhappybirthdaysignplz: :iconpresentplz::iconbonklers::iconpineappletardplz::iconbummiesplz::iconlaplayplz::iconladrumplz::iconlabeatplz::iconballoonplz::iconpresentplz: :iconhappybirthday2plz:
:iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz:
Reply
:iconkenmolimg:
Kenmolimg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Your photograffy just inspires me :)
Reply
:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :heart:
Reply
:icondf14-blacksnow:
df14-blacksnow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student
Thank you so much for the Llama :)
Reply
:iconamour-raven:
amour-raven Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Writer
I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your support. :love:

Your fav on my newest literature feature: Literarily Speaking v.I means a lot to me. 

I hope you remain interested as the series progresses. :heart:
Reply
:iconsavaliste:
Savaliste Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Joey Stamp by AnnaethGreenleaf
Reply
:icondrjemproductions:
DrJEMProductions Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama Badge! Heart 
Reply
:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner May 18, 2014   General Artist
I :heart: you!
Reply
:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Photographer
Not sure what I did to deserve that, but it made me smile :heart:
Reply
Add a Comment: