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
What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom?
Traditional Darkroom is where it all began. It started in a world where the word 'photography' didn't yet exist and the art of creating images of reality with light and chemicals sat somewhere between science and magic. Did you know that the mathematicians Aristotle and Euclid describe pinhole cameras in the 4th and 5th centuries?
In the early 1800s, artist/inventors like Louis Dageurre and Henry Fox Talbot (among others) experimented with ways of fixing images using chemicals, including silver compounds, following exposures on materials like glass and metal, lasting from several minutes to several hours. By 1840, Talbot was creating negative images using the calotype process and John Herschel had invented the cyanotype process (where the term 'blueprint' comes from) and created the first glass negative in 1839.
In the middle part of the 1800s, the wet plate collodion process be
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 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 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 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 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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007007 by mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by :de
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
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
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
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
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all!
Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation.
Why is Presentation important?
Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.
Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be
Pimps and Whoas - September 14, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
Fan Art Law
Site Update: New Mobile Site for Beta Testers
How we Debug in DT
4 Artists and Their Journeys
Pimps and Whoas - August 15, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients
Keep Calm and Comic-Con
Site Update Sta.sh Visual Refresh
"FAQ Revamp Underway
FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2
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...
Community Relations News
Pimps and Whoas - December 13, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness December 2012
Odyssey Propulsion 6
Holiday Headquarters 2012
Realm of Fantasy - The Anatomy of a Group
Be Vigilant of Phishing Scams
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty EightPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"“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
Daily Deviation Roundups October 2012Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! Enjoy
Pinup & Glamour Photography
Fan Art DD Summary - October 2012:iconj-z-belexes:
Features by JZLobo
Features by alexandrasalas
monsters elementary by lilibzkise-kun by ymkwPortal To My Heart by JalbennAssassin's Creed 3 - Connor by betti357Marillo de Oro by pegosho:thumb273714054:Gandalf and the Balrog by gonzalokennyCATCH Love Deadpool 'UPDATED' by kylecbastianCave Of The Inferi by DubischThe Seven-color Warrior by HaychelYou can have my everything by fdasuarezDaniel Craig as James Bond by DevonneAmosThor by jedskiJourney by farookyMOTU 27x39 FINAL by TheBeastIsBack
Features by Lyricanna
Remember about Theramore by Yulcha You rain... by Kodomo-no-luna Poppy by YOGISHA IN THE SEWERS by CaziTena AC - Altair by offrecord CN20TH by SakikoAmana Hawkeye by kittrose Shall we dance? by kunoichi-san Phantom Detectives by VerminFu Lights by raemz-desu Totoro's secret glade by Mattiasedstrom We're All Mad Here - The Cheshire Cat by NickyBarkla I'll Decide For You by Alrynnas Lady in Red from Game Ib by AliceYuric CHRONOS by christadaelia TRON: Digital Sea by koponya World End by nako-75 Violet Ash by Zucreelo :thumb332831333: The Three Broomsticks by TwiggyMcBones O Fortuna by LindaNordberg Assassin's Creed - Naara's Hunt by KimiSz Gabriel- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 by Esther-Sanz King of the Woodland Realm by saramondo :thumb284992006: Pokemon Gijinka: SKITTY by hellcorpceo
Text and Typography - November 2012Sorry for the delay in writing the "monthly" DD Roundups, but I've had been featuring little DDs in the last months, been on 4 weeks vacation and had some other issues, I may talk about later at a more personal point
Anyway, here is the roundup of the last 3 months with DDs featured by pica-ae from the Text and Typography galleries on deviantART, Typography related groups on dA and some helpful FAQ entries
alphanimals by classic-syndrome
Dem Alptraum Herr werden by Konsumo Minerva Mcgonagall the Witch by katpann
Typowonder by Lacza Mohmed Rsol Alah by hussien007
Typography Related Groups
:icontypola: :icontypoholics: :icontypographers-society: :icontypersonality: :icontypebandit:
:iconvicious-type: :icontypolove: :iconuber-typog
PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-KushinaAs part of Daily Deviations PE week we have interviewed the lovely Minato-Kushina who has been suggesting DDs since November 2010. She has since then had over 500 suggestions accepted and as a result of her regular suggestions, made her name known on the DD page.
What first got you interested in wanting to suggest DDs?
I don't really remember the exact point when I started paying attention to DDs. I guess, I saw these beautiful pictures at the bottom of my page. Gradually, I understood that they were a kind of "award" for outstanding pieces. I was also wondering how some people could suggest DDs! By searching here and there, I found the way.
I eventually decided to send my first suggestion to rydi1689, the then Fan Art Gallery Moderator. She is so kind, she accepted it immediately! This encouraged me to suggest more and eventually to love this task. I am generally shy with others. So this gesture, although it may seemed normal to her, it was
Spirit Day 2012"Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillan
In memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.
While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community. It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so.
Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference.
Show your support for this anti-bullying me
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
General Photography from 3wyl
General Photography from Kaz-D
Horror & Macabre Photography
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: