Introduction to the Darkroom galleryIntroduction to the Darkroom gallery on dA
Darkroom on dA is a tribute to the traditional, involving chemical developing and printing techniques which have barely changed since the birth of photography, a symbol of the modern, making use of technological advances in digital processing, and a whole lot of amazing and beautiful things in between.
While the majority of Photography galleries on dA are subject-based, Darkroom is technique-based. Photographs using Darkroom techniques are generally accepted in the other photography galleries too, but if you wish to categorise your Darkroom photography submission based on how it was created, then Photography > Darkroom is here to allow you to do that.
If you're not a photographer, or you arrived on your photographic journey at a time when digital was in full swing, you may have never shot on film, been temporarily blinded by walking into daylight after hours spen
Darkroom DDs: August 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in August 2012.
pier in the fog by KariLiimatainen NoName25 by Snobas Drying leaves... by NightAndWind Anima by Les-Diables white flowers by busangane no.248 - I Give It All by mjranum Hungarian skies pt.CXXXII. by realityDream BMX by semyk3 riverworld by sandpiper764 un pauvre clown malheureux by partiallyHere Capital of Sweden by DagHagerius 1.1 by OliaRei The lady bike by LucienWittwer pinhole prague i by pavelCh untitled by katworks Has the fortuitous wave by Sesca as soft as a bone by TabeaBorchardt all sparks by illeg4le the Portal. by oro-elui
Darkroom DDs: September 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in September 2012.
Whose Point Of View by jusuart shadows of souls by tsiapas Sunset on the Quarry by runyouknow1 Infinity by SongOfAwakening ini by mano-svanidze Fruit Bat by hidarime-images Rope Bridge by KrisSimon cgt hdr by mau5 :thumb307369886: Cursed Church by hakaba Leaving makes the windows cry by ensilencio MaYBe... by DilekGenc Breathing light! by Ullises in the weeds by sparkbearer Aikucho by BrittaniLuv old Tugboat by IndianRain auf der erde und in der hoelle IV by ChristianBurtscher :thumb327043595: Jane in stripes by PHaarhus
Darkroom Exposed: TomWasilewskiDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.
This issue features TomWasilewski, who has a beautiful gallery packed with traditional and digital darkroom photographs. Here are just a few of them...
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Polaroids and Negatives by :devabsint
Darkroom DDs: June 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in June 2012.
lith-osci by xvadix IR Tree in Lith by Mohain
Separation by leongard The beggining is the end.. by a3t3rnum River Snake by IraMustyPhotography
Back in Time by ratinrage MDSNQSNLL by Rainsenigma Diptych Fish by CozyComfyCouch :thumb261865170:
Darkroom DDs: July 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in July 2012.
Show Me The Way by Jude20 ::: Cyclone Chamber ::: by nexion Octopus by kakaoconad Facing death with Fright by CharleySmink Goth stairs by akseiya DD: A78 after sun set by Dr-Koesters :thumb313865473: Don't Cry by WojciechDziadosz Ginza by Morrisjohnjohnuy Degraded by Anticherry Platform by Vividlight the light -- a knife by AlicjaRodzik Mother Nature by justanothersomeone 31. Mai 2012 by Filterkaffee Purgatory by LuciaConstantin Morning's hound by iram Two of us by getested Polaroid 94 - Pic of Pic of Pic of pic by Picture-Bandit Pinhole Photography 2 by dellycious obscure project act II part B by xlavoc
Darkroom Exposed: Digital OverlaysDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.
This issue features digital overlays, which are created by layering two or more images (including but not limited to texture and colour layers) to create a final image, mimicking the effect of exposing photographic paper to two or more negatives and/or filters during printing. This differs from photomanipulations, where elements of numerous images are separately extracted and combined to make a final image.
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Darkroom DDs: October 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in October 2012.
L'Artiere HDR by thaliesen Funeral Bouquet by fishingonastar Double by EloiseSinead Woodburn Fishery by marklewisphotography The hidden fortress by SylveryFox books for sale by noxpop Soothsayer by wreckles The mask by JDV-from-A Cyanotype image 3 by funkyjunky Buenos Aires bicromate gum by Yourmung PRINT oilprint 009 by charlesguerin Istanbul 3 10 by darkosaric :thumb295093716: Shelter by GeminiArtNStock The Cat Lover by badaipurba Library by RoyWasntListening Daisy by OverTheLazyDog The Morning After by LamontPhotography woman by SevincYusifova Persephone in Wings by majuviro THE WITCH by K-E-I-T
Darkroom DDs: December 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in December 2012.
Chemgram by rockershay Air Show collection by WaterStreetNorth I Am What You Think I Am (Ver2) by ippiki-wolf Fishing Boat by JacqChristiaan Self Portrait - Variation by serdarb Power by nutsapple Winter Solstice by Sun-Seeker Zamanin Izi by oguzhanerdogan Kind of crowdy by SauleaPhotography 13th Beach Storm by DanielleMiner 13. 2. 2009 by j-nny Shuttle Endeavour East of The Forum by exopix :thumb344541677:
To Be Seen .19A weekly article featuring five photographers from all areas in the deviantART community. Spare a bit of time to take a gander at the photographs and their respective galleries showcased below!
Rear Window by DrDrum666 Fly by DrDrum666 Myself under a bridge by DrDrum666
Myself between barrels. by DrDrum666 Junkyard by DrDrum666
.: The little Spy :. by Rare-Pearl .: Autumn Reflection :. by Rare-Pearl .: Molten Chocolate :. by Rare-Pearl
.: Winter :. by Rare-Pearl .: Old Coin :. by Rare-Pearl:
Little Splash by Pamba On a beautiful morning by Pamba Earth by Pamba
Once Again Paris by Pamba Bottle Of Love by Pamba
If you have any suggestions for (improving) the Photography Gallery, anything photography related in communityrelations that you would like/we coul
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Photography Weekly: Edition Forty FourPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"Creativity, like human life itself - begins in Darkness "
I read a very interesting article this week debating Photography Vs Literature and which one of the two tells us more. Of course there is always the element that a picture could be accompanied by words but neither aspect is enough to tell a whole story. But as the article says, Photography has become a universal constant in the world today and is accessible to nearly everybody. Yet many still believe that only pure narration can truly tell a story. What are your thoughts? As Photographers we can choose to limit what we tell or show with a photograph, we can even mislead. Can we convey more with words? Or more with an image? You could describe a person with words but never truly give an accurate picture of who they are visually without a photograph...
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"“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
- Erich Fromm
Weather Photography has always fascinated me - the weather in general does anyway, but capturing those changes, shifts in atmosphere and so on have always had me in awe. However when browsing the latest news within popular photography early this week I was stunned by an image that NASA had captured of hurricane Isaac as it lurked over the USA. I've been in a hurricane before, but it never felt as organised or precise as this image shows. This shows a smooth beautiful cloud formation. When below it's likely wreaking havoc and destroying lives. It's difficult to match the two together and contemplate them as the same thing. It's also incredible how we've advanced in terms of technology. This shot of Hurricane Isaac was captured at the end of a month in which images have been transferred from Mars. We, as a human rac
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
November Daily Deviation RoundupsOnce again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! Enjoy
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Photography Troubleshooting: Dull Images on dA?After a long pause in which nobody seemed to have very many questions, we've got a very intriguing one which came up during the People & Portraits projecteducate week and it's something that has always played on my mind, and no doubt on yours too. Once again sine-out has provided a fantastic answer, so hopefully that will help somewhat in clearing this issue up. Have a question? Drop it on this article and we'll work on an answer!
"It seems like colorful pictures made in adobe look good, then after
they have been uploaded on deviantART... the color is more dead.. not so
alive..is this an issue?" ~ kayjensen
"Hi kayjensen, the issue your describing is most likely a colour profile issue. Colour profiles essentially describe how each colour is represented and there are different profiles for different purpose but mostly for getting accurate colour out of a printer or a screen.
By default the internet works with and assumes that every
Obscured Photos: Features .98ObscuredPhotos is a photography group dedicated to exposing obscured (unknown, underappreciated, etc.) photography. It doesn't matter where you are at in terms of skill; if you are underappreciated and you feel you deserve more recognition, you've come to the right place!
This article features all of the deviations submitted for our Themes of the Week. Feel free to have a browse! You never know, but you may find something you like.
Callgirl by DrDrum666 Film - XXXVIII - no window by Picture-Bandit :thumb317449643: business attire recommended by sophiaazhou :thumb289675378:
Theme of this Week
Something that you won't have to reach far, this week! The Theme, though it isn't really, is your
Forum Features: Contrast!Once again, the CV team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers!
Once per month we'll select one active user in the forums and we'll feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity to everybody to get featured! Every month, we'll create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a different theme. This thread will be made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs from your gallery matching the theme and, at the end of the month, we'll select our favorite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article
The best thing is that the only requirement is that you're an active member of the forums!
Featured Forumer of the Month: MasterPlanner.
selected by Steph1254
Project Educate: People and Portraits IntroductionPortrait or Portraiture Photography is about a person or a group of people arranged in a certain way to convey the mood, emotions and possibly even a story. On DeviantART there are many sub-categories within the People & Portraits Gallery and some of those are self explanatory whilst others take a little bit more planning and thinking about to achieve. Throughout this week, we'll be working to hopefully clean up misconceptions and straighten out parts of the People & Portrait Galleries. So here's what's happening...
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Open Forum - Throw your questions to the photography CVs and expect the answers (as much as possible) by the end of the week!
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Love the Stache!Hi everyone
Movember is quickly coming to a close and the shave-off events are eagerly awaited by our Mo'Bros who have suffered through all sorts of mo-mishaps over the last 28 days. For those of you that have participated, I thank you and ask you to make the last two days really count and reach out to your friends and families for those last minute donations.
For the rest of you, I am making this final push on behalf of all of the deviantART Sta.sh teams to request that you reach into your pockets and make a donation, regardless of how big or small, to the Movember effort. I realize how hard this may be considering you're likely broke after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but should you find a dollar or two - we would greatly appreciate your donation
The amount isn’t important, every little bit helps Movember continue its funding of world-class programs. If you want to know more about what you’ll be helping to fund, you can visit
CR Newsletter - May & June 2012Table of Contents
1. New Faces
2. Daily Deviations: Listing Suggesters
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7 Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. New Faces
We welcomed many new faces onto the Community Volunteer team this month! Please join us in welcoming them and I encourage you to reach out and get to know these fantastic people:
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Photography Fortnightly: Edition Forty Nine
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"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase"
- Percy W. Harris
The other week, a piece of my writing was selected for a Daily Literature Deviation. If you're curious you can see the article here. I was humbled by that, but my reason for mentioning it in Photography Bi-weekly is that 0hgravity then highlighted a website to me that I found absolutely fascinating. It's soul purpose is to highlight Endangered Languages through Photography. 3170 lens are capturing the people who hold the key to the worlds most secret languages. Once again something like this highlights the complete and utter importance of Photography and reminds us of how far we've come, and how much we can do from mobile ph
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.
Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty OnePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
A photograph is memory in the raw. - Carrie Latet
I recently spent some time (okay maybe hours!) exploring a photographic exhibition on the Isle of Wight - England. I had known that the exhibition existed for some years, but had never really ventured over there. It was held in the home and studio of a celebrated Victorian Photography - Julia Margaret Cameron. However it did include a nice variety of works - photographs from Dorothy Bohm who put together the book A world observed and a collection of shots taken at the famed 1970s Isle of Wight Pop Festival. It included images of Jimi Hendrix who performed at the festival just three weeks before his death. The images collated and exhibited were fascinating. But what really struck me was how far we had come in terms of camera equipment.
This was donated to the Margaret Cameron Trust by Graham Ovenden and was subsequent
Darkroom DDs: November 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in November 2012.
kimbits by kahoxworth :thumb336610982: HDR-photo-1 by Louis-photos * by neuzheli Temple Of The Sea by ArjenCalter Classic Retro Vespa Girl by bedustreetart Cappadocia / Kapadokya / Kemerhan Cave Suites by anilync Wet Plate Collodion II by gingersfunkyphotos Gears by MermaidGirl10 :thumb337728059: Art by Elise-in-Oz Stairwell by IndependentlyConceal Bulb with wings by skullkill88 deja vu by i-m-light :thumb339571708: