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Deviant for 10 Years
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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'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 and am currently a Moderator at Through-a-Lens, a Contributor at projecteducate and a photography mentor at seniormentors.

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

Do you actively want detailed critique on the work you upload to DA? 

17 deviants said YES! I want as much detailed feedback as possible, even if it's not always positive, to help me improve my art.
17 deviants said I don't mind. I'm happy to receive detailed critique but I'm not bothered if I don't.
7 deviants said No. I post here mainly just to share and while comments are nice, I'm not looking for critique.
4 deviants said Not really. I'm working on improving my art in my own way and would rather not receive negative feedback here.
1 deviant said Definitely not. I have comments turned off on my submissions.
1 deviant said Something else..?
I was tagged by pulbern to take part in this lovely project.
Here's q
uote from Mrs-Durden to explain what it's all about:

Welcome to a Community Volunteer project in which we will be
highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the
recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join
in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations page
and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled
"My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread
awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!

Here are my selections

Selfie/Cityscape by Ulprus
Reflect your Colors by Oer-Wout
Dracula Story by mariano7724
Raging Rainbow by Nikki-vdp
Park panorama #2 by seba-j

I'm not going to tag anyone specific but if you'd like to do your
own Daily Deviation Highlights journal, feel free to post a link in
the comments and make sure you use
 the hashtag #DDHighlights



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ShutterPerspective Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
TheMasterButcher999 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Excuse me you are a mod... I am being bullied and don't know what to do.. Could you help me out?
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
I'm not Staff or a Community Volunteer so I can't help directly but these two FAQs should be able to help point you in the right direction :aww:

FAQ #96: Can I block people from interacting with me?
FAQ #238: How do I report people for abuse, harassment, or another issue I think is a problem?
Brandzai Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving Into the Setting Sun :)
FlowerOfTheForest Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your lovely critique on ... breathing ... . I appreciated a lot. Oh and btw I used a Sony DSC-HX400V for the shot - would be nice to know what you had suggested :)
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
I was going to suggest a cheap macro or close-up filter (nothing like the price of a full macro lens, really fun if you like photographing tiny things!) if it was possible to get one for your camera. I had a quick search and it looks like your Sony DSC-HX400V has a 55mm lens thread (the bit filters and other attachments screw into at the end of the lens) so you should be able to get your hands on something that will fit. In case I've done a terrible job at explaining this, I mean something like this thing… :aww:
chat-de-gouttiere Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
thanks for the faves! (:
GRAHAMNEL Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favourite.
jeanbeanxoxo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much for faving! :heart:
penfold73 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Thank you for the critique and +fav 
lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
Have a nice day! Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] by Jerikuto
JuhaniViitanen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
Wrona-Czarna Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thanks for llama (: :iconllamatruckplz:
TuMakyna Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the llama, I love your work really amazing! :)
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing! Clap 
Yreva99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks for the llama!
LidiaVives Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Photographer

thx for the fav!! :D <3

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suraZcat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! ;p
VictorianPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
THistlae Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! Have one back! :llama: :la:
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