Celebrating Diversity #13In this issue of Celebrating Diversity, I would like to remind you of an amazing feeling...when you see a piece of art created in a medium or genre that you have little or no experience of working in, and it feels like you're witnessing something magical, something beyond your comprehension.
It's wonderful to revel in the joy of How do they do that? and find inspiration in the creations of other artists. So I challenge you to take a step outside of the galleries that you regularly browse and immerse yourself in the experience of indulging in something new.
How do you celebrate diversity?
Do you regularly browse, comment on and collect art that's wildly different from what you create?
Do you watch artists who use mediums that you don't use in your own
Darkroom Exposed: JakezDanielDarkroom 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 JakezDaniel, who creates beautiful images with textures among other darkroom techniques. This is just a sample of what you can find in his gallery...
A way to ... by JakezDaniel Swan couple by JakezDaniel
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007007 by mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by hatestock
Polaroids and Negatives by :de
Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dAContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).
Theme Pokemon XY Celebratory Contest
Ends Sign-ups end 27 August 2013
Theme Original Character Tournament set in a version of the underworld
Hosted by ~Xouri
Medium Visual (except photography) and written
Ends 31 August 2013
Theme Tales of Trees
Hosted by #TreeLovers and #Treephoto
Suggesting Darkroom Daily Deviationsprojecteducate will soon be hosting a special Daily Deviations week. In honour of the event, here are my Daily Deviation suggestion guidelines with additional detail and musings for your information and entertainment. Keep calm and suggest Darkroom DDs!
Daily Deviation suggestions MUST be from Photography > Darkroom. This is the only gallery which I feature from.
To find out more about the Darkroom Photography galleries, please see this journal with detailed gallery descriptions and examples.
To help promote the intriguing creative processes involved in both Traditional and Digital Darkroom photography, I would like to shine a light on images which show skillful use of these techniques. Please bear this in mind when suggesting.
I especially love featuring images which have an
Darkroom Photography Week Round-UpDarkroom Photography week at projecteducate is over.
Here's a round-up of the articles posted...
Darkroom Photography Week Begins!
Introduction to the Darkroom gallery on dA
What is Traditional Darkroom?
What is Digital Darkroom?
dA Groups that welcome darkroom photos
Darkroom photography tutorials
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 Window Shopping by SuperSnappz 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 BuChWien :thumb327043595: Jane in stripes by PHaarhus
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: 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:
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
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 Forty SixPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"Does Equipment Matter?"
One of the more recent articles on the topic of photography explores how an instagram photograph taken during Hurricane Sandy has been selected to be used on the cover of Time Magazine. Perhaps quite fittingly, the title accompanying the image on the front page is Lessons from the storm. Whilst many have learned a lot from Hurricane Sandy and many more are working on rebuilding their lives, one of the biggest lessons for photographers and the world of media could well be that iphone Photographers can be photo-journalists too. We've covered the topic of equipment, capabilities and qualifications many a time before now in Photography Weekly - but what are your thoughts on this article?
Community Relations N
General Photography DDs December 2012:iconKaz-D:
Features by Kaz-D
People & Portraits
macaroons :3 by SaphoPhotographics
Cake Mix Cookies by Apeanutbutterfiend
tomato and sorrel by million-dandelions
It Snows In My Mind by reirakang
How about a tea ... by RalfPfaarPhotography
Peppermint Dazzlers by DillonStein
Sweet Traditions by teresastreasures72
Occupy. Me. by kilo-sierra
you grow me like an evergreen by Battle-for-the-Sun
Twins by ooOIndreOoo
..: rain of light :.. by Moth-called-Marigold
The Rebel by Ymntle-Aleoni
Urban & Rural
Bridge Bending by FurImmerUndEwig
Christmas gallows-tree by If-You-Want
Taking Control by MildlyReactive
Play My Music by melilotmaranwe
Enchanted by the winter by wchild
all the leaves are brown by BlauBeerKuchen
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...
Shoot Yourself - Photography Contest
Open Forum - Throw your questions to the photography CVs and expect the answers (as much as possible) by the end of the week!
Getting your Emotive on - Definition
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:
bradleysays - DeviantART Related
IsacGoulart - Photography
RockstarVanity - Darkroom Photography
vowbreaker - Chat & Forums
Athos-of-Light - Chat & Forums
JZLobo - Fan Fiction
STelari - Traditional Art
DaPineapple - Chats & Forums
dekorAdum - Chats & Forums
Talty - Artisan Crafts
princepal - Designs & Interfaces
SRudy - Traditional Art
krazykel - Chats
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty ThreePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"Why are YOU reading this?"
-This- little bit of space right up here at the top of the weekly Photography Article is usually filled with a newsworthy topic, or a question. And it nearly always gets ignored!! So many of you look at this article, favourite it and comment on it - but what are you looking at it for? Are you gazing at the images? The news? The links? You're certainly not looking at the paragraph right up here that can sometimes be the juiciest bit of the whole article!! As a reader, you're important. Without your input and without positive stats, this article would dwindle - so it's here for you. Tell me what you want to see...
Bi-weekly instead of weekly
Many of you will know of Gimp - and many likely use the editing program which has been considered a freee condensed version of Photoshop. Well G
Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
Infants and Children
October Contest: Abstract ColoursThis month we're launching a contest for all the abstract photographers out there - and all the wannabe abstract photographers! The beauty of Abstract Photography is that it's incredibly easy to capture - if you know what you're doing. So this month we're challenging you to capture some abstract colours - and giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes along the way!
Entries must be NEW i.e created on or after 1st October 2012
Entries must be Abstract Photography - minimal manipulation
You do need to be a group member to participate!
Promotion of our contest is much appreciated - but not a necessity!
1st Place: 6 month subscription and 200 Points
2nd Place: 3 month subscription and 100 Points
Start: 1st October 2012
End: 30th October 2012
How to Enter?
Just pop along and submit your
Photography Weekly: Edition ThirtyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"A photograph says that you were so important, I stopped everything else to come and preserve you."
This week Horacio Coppola died. Many will not know the name, but in the Photography world he was pretty awesome. He died age 105, and was famous for taking Black and White photographs of Buenos Aires in the 1930s. But he also photographed normality. Some of his works included egg and twine - quite simply an egg and a piece of twine. Others featured a typewriter, but ultimately he shot normality, the everyday things that people overlooked. He's said to be one of very few photographers who manage to capture the romance, vitality and squalor of a great city. So a legend has died, but somewhere another will rise up through the ranks. Who inspires you? Which historical Artists have provoked you to reach the place where you are now? Or who you aspire to be?
Community Relations News
Urbex #2Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually these are abandoned ruins, or components that used to be part of everyday life but are no longer seen on a regular basis by the human eye. This series of articles aims to highlight exactly what Urban Exploration is, how it's achieved and the some of the best Urbex Photographers here on deviantART.
The internet has provided Urban explorers with many opportunities to garner news of new locations, the best places to go to 'urban explore' and what to avoid. Additionally social media means that we can share places that others will never see, and never hoped to see until the introduction of the internet and the ease with which we can communicate. So as this series goes on, we're going to look at some of the top Urban Exploration websites, at the current time, online. Contamination Zone is dedicated to Photographing Urban Decay across the United Kingdom. As far as urbex sites go, i
Happy Birthday Moonbeam13!Hello all
Today marks a very special day for someone, and since this someone is our wonderful team leader, $Moonbeam13, we wanted to write a journal to say...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIE!
Now a lot of you know Danie as the big chief of the Community Relations team, but I doubt half of you truly know how much of a hard worker Danie is. Not only does she have to look after us lively lot (and by “lot” have you seen how big the CV team is?!), but she works on copious behind the scenes projects on deviantART, making this place just a little bit more devious and better for all us Artists out there in the big dA community. Not only this, but she has to have a life at the same time!
Now we have decided to use Danie’s birthday for three things:
1. To wish her a very happy birthday (of course)
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
Photography Weekly: Edition FifteenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood
In the UK Spring is most definitely here. And with it comes a plethora of Photo-graphical opportunities. Whilst there are the flowers, trees and in particular blossoms coming into bloom there are also the youngsters. Baby Animals! Birds beginning to nest and in general it seems - an influx of human babies too! There is no shortage of opportunities to take a photo at this time of year here and there are some useful tips to get you out and about making the most of the season...
Use sunrises and sunsets - the lightest part of the day at lunchtime and the dusky evenings to capture spring landscapes at their best. Utilize the foggy mornings with sun streaming through too! Avoid white light - at this time of year it's incredibly harsh and doesn't do much to enhance your photos. And also k
PE Daily Deviations: What if...?
After news articles explaining 'The Myth and the Legend' of the Daily Deviations, how to suggest them, tolerance towards Daily Deviations, the negativity, the focus on the notes and what it actually is, this article tackle the 'What if...?' scenarios t
Photography Weekly: Edition TwelvePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.”
~ Robert Adams ~
Two editions of What Digital Camera appeared today and I'm pretty glad they did because I flicked through and immediately landed on a link for a free online Photography magazine. You can open it up yourself Right Here and I haven't tested but I believe it works in all countries. The reason I'm sharing it is because they have a nifty forum where you can share your own photography with the chance of them picking it to publish either in the online magazine or the 'real' shop versions. What have you got to lose right?
On This Poll Over 180 deviants voted to answer Would you Suggest yourself for a Daily Deviation? many also commented. I was amazed - re
Photography Weekly: Edition SeventeenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
“ Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst."
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of people quote the above at me when I start to moan that I've taken a billion photographs on a specific day and none of them turned out to be worth anything. The truth is you might take a thousand or you might take 4 photographs before you unearth something that's recognized, liked and respected. It doesn't matter either way because you're creating first and foremost for yourself. When you start to take money for your hobby is when you need to look at technique, skills and actual finished product to ensure that you are meeting the sort of quality criteria needed. So whilst the quote is a famous thought - provoking one - it isn't necessarily true!
With the Seventeenth edition of Photography weekly upon us I'd like to just emphasize that the support given is wonderful, the feedback is fantastic and the general stats o
Project Educate: Expressing and EmotingEssentially, these are mostly the same thing with a few minor differences which are explained below. But before we move onto that, there's an important message to share when it comes to categorising your work. To get the best out of the photography galleries it's vitally important that you categorise your work properly. That' why these weeks exist in some respects, to help educate you through that. With regards to Daily Deviations - Community Volunteers will not give features to pieces of work that are mis-categorised. They might assist you by moving your work or explaining where it should go, but seeing a deliberate miscat is a bit off-putting when it comes to choosing pieces to showcase. Take some time to have a look through your gallery (I'm going to do the same!) and figure out if everything is in the right place. If you're struggling, just ask. We're here to help. What we won't do is rearrange your whole gallery for you. We will however, work with you to try and straighten things
General Photography: September + October NewsBringing you the recent shenanigans in your General Photography Gallery!
Monthly Critique Photography Thread!
Capture Your PUMPKIN Contest ~ Deadline, November 5thSeasonal People & Portrait Contest ~ Deadline, November 30thDaily Deviation Roundups
General Photography September 2012 from 3wylGeneral Photography September 2012 by Kaz-D
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