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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
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
What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom?
Digital Darkroom is the evolution, converting chemical processes to digital ones, cellulose and silver to pixels and bytes. The first digital camera, weighing 8 pounds with a resolution of 0.01 megapixels, was built in 1975 and recorded black and white images to a cassette tape. The first camera which recorded images as computerised files was made by Fuji in 1988 and the first commercially available digital camera was created in 1990.
The Digital Darkroom gallery on dA is for photographs which have been digitally processed or edited with the use of computer software to emulate traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques. It's also a place for very modern processes like HDR photography, which involves creating images with a higher range of visible tones than regular photography.
Most of the functions available in digital editing software were created to mimic actual darkroom
dA Groups that welcome Darkroom photosdA Groups that welcome Darkroom photos
Check out these fabulous dA groups which are home to some truly stunning darkroom creations.
alt-process-printing's gallery is like a living history of photographic printing techniques, from Polaroid emulsion lifts to Dageurrotypes. You'll find some familiar processes here as well as many that you've never heard of or seen before. This group is a great place to browse if you want to learn more about Darkroom photography as well as see beautiful images.
TLRs is a group for photos taken with (and of) twin-lens reflex cameras. These are film cameras that have two lenses with the same focal length, one being the 'taking lens' (which actually takes the picture) and the other being used as a view-finder.
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
Darkroom DDs: January 2013These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in January 2013.
last leaves of the fall by Writto napoli among vezuvio by uurthegreat 2012-13 by SmallFly bridge to dreams by DUN09 shine on me by miss-gardener Lille-Umination 1 by jeje62 The cow and the road by clemlef just raw reality II by Deutschr Target by Kleemass 1. Ciridian by Mishudo ghost town : 3 by pekipeki60minutes Ziggurat by FxSanyi winter solitude by Migrena tehe by love-dimitra N O R E T U R N by seicke Someone's Nightmare by Tamakin #VI by atomboygirl Instant Stains by JillAuville :thumb349851944: Nothing left by ShesAllFuckedUp
Darkroom Exposed: AmbrotypesDarkroom 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 ambrotypes, which are positive images created on a sheet of glass using the wet-plate collodion process. They are also known as collodion positives. You can find out more about ambrotypes here.
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by hatestock
Polaroids and Negatives by Absinthyium-stock
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 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 Diabolik-sixsixsix River Snake by IraMustyPhotography
Back in Time by ha-rat-kiri MDSNQSNLL by Rainsenigma Diptych Fish by CozyComfyCouch :thumb261865170:
Shoot Yourself: Self Portraiture Contest "Shoot" Yourself - A Self Portraiture Photography Contest
The idea is to get creative and move away from those myspace style self-portraits. Admit it, most of you did them - and fine tune your photographic skills by taking your own picture! Using technique that you possess, can learn from tutorials or may pick up this week, you need to take a shot of yourself as creatively as possible.
Start Date: 27th August
End Date: 2nd September
Submission Folder: Here!
Entries MUST be NEW - this means created on or after 27th August 2012
One entry per person
Manipulation must be kept to a minimum - entries MUST be Photography with minimal editing.
Editing allowed - retouching, black and white, colour adjustment, blur and other m
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
Project Educate: Steampunk:iconprojecteducate:
Some source cited from Wikipedia.org.
Project Educate: Steampunk:
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction. It typically will feature steam powered vehicles not limited to trains, and is inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. It may also convey traces of a dystopian or post-apocalyptic environment, and often contains elements of the Wild West.
Before we called it 'Steampunk', there were elements in books and movies. The oldest precursor is the film 'Metropolis', a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction directed by Fritz Lang.
The term we now call it originated in the late 1980's, a variant of cyberpunk. It wasn't until 1995, though, that something was actually titled using it, Paul Di Filippo's Steampunk Trilogy.
For a long time,
Project Educate: Dragonfly-oli on Still Lifedragonfly-oli is fast becoming one of the most well known Still Life Photographers on deviantART. Whilst she has only been here for 2 years her artwork has certainly made its mark on the community. Here she shares a bit of insight into what she does and why.
Tell us about your style...
I do really like close-ups, as you can see in my other shots. So I tend to take pictures of little objects. All in all I do really like to do conceptual shots, because I cannot implement my ideas in nature photography.
What are the trials and tribulations of Still Life Photography in your opinion?
Well, it's easier than taking pictures of people or nature! It's a challenge to search for the right object to make a conceptual piece out of it. The light and composition are essential for a good photo here, because people look for the message and the technique in general.
Merits are th
PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY!Welcome to Feedback Week here at Project Educate!
Welcome to Feedback Week! This week is being brought to you by a team of very devious deviants over at FeedbackFrenzy.
In January of this year, the marvelous Beccalicious led a Critique Week in which we learned about many of the critique groups here on deviantART and also the essentials of giving and receiving critique for various media. In case you missed it, here are a few of the fantastic articles that were shared that week:
Do you really want critique? The basics of giving critique Finding critique on dA The community and critique
So, for our week, we wanted to take Critique Week a step further and put the skills we learned to use! We have developed some
PE: Game Dev Intro and Contest Info!hi and Welcome
Project Educate: Game Development Intro and Contest Info!
Hi and welcome to Project Educate, I'm WillowXD and I'm the Community Volunteer for the Game Development! and this week I'm going to try and Educate you and help you learn and understand more about Game development here on DA! so what I have planed for this week is:
Game Development Intro and Contest Day - on the Monday (21st May)
- For this day I will be running through whats happening in the week and I will be running a week long contest, the contest will only last for this week and well be for both 2D and 3D game dav creators, the prize will be 2000 da points! for more info scroll down!
Game Dev Info Day - on the Tuesday (22nd May)
- For this week I'm going to be gathering info about game art, like what is Game dev all about, A recap on what goes in the game dev category, some articals on game dev and some tips and hints on how to make it big in the game dev side of dA
Project Educate: Photography RoundupThis week saw myself and ScENeYmE bringing you some small overviews and epic interviews surrounding the Photography Galleries. Next week projecteducate is being handed over to the community and there is still time if you are interested in posting some articles! Just note projecteducate
APN, Architecture, Abstract and Surreal
Animals, Plants and Nature
An Interview with Anoya
Abstract and Surreal Photography
Using a Tripod To shoot APN
Commercial and Conceptual
The Pixel Art CommunityWelcome to Pixel Art’s PE week! Firstly, I’d like to begin by discussing where we are in the Pixel Art community, where we came from and where we might head in the future.
Why discuss the definition of Pixel Art?
Why is it so important to discuss the definition of Pixel Art? It becomes important not only when it comes time to update the category’s description for the sake of organisation and clarity, but also when confusion and misconceptions become increasingly common among those in the community itself. As Pixel Art grew from being primarily used for old computer and gaming systems, that could not handle much data and therefore not too many colours per palette, into something used with more contemporary technologies like Photoshop and MSPaint, Pixel Art itself was bound to reflect those changes. This change has become apparent in new styles, new techniques and questions around the need for the “old rules” of past
PE - Resource Round UpOne very important aspect of dolling is resources! Half of dolling is resources itself - the base. However, we won't focus on bases in this article. Instead, here's a big variety of tutorials and resources for dollers to learn from. Everyone's technique is different, and every style is unique. But many people are happy to offer their help and show people how they get that certain effect! Whenever you're struggling to get something just right, these tutorials can be a life-saver. Also if you're starting out, they can show you some very helpful techniques that can get you going in the right direction!
Program-Specific and Getting Started
Project Educate: Darkroom Photography Week Begins!Welcome to Darkroom Photography week at projecteducate!
Here's a taster of what you can expect to see here over the coming week...
Introduction to the Darkroom gallery on dA
What is Traditional Darkroom?
What is Digital Darkroom?
dA Groups that welcome darkroom photos
Darkroom photography tutorials
IronmanHear me read it
My friends used to call William "Ironman" because the first time we kissed he got a nosebleed and the taste of his blood haunted me for a long time after it. We'd only been twelve years old and apparently the anxiety spiked his blood pressure to the point of combustion... I remember that when we were forced to take sex ed a few years later we were divided into separate classes for boys and girls, in case a diagram of an ovary was too risqué and we became animalistic and started clawing at each other in our seats, but nonetheless when our teacher Ms Jacobs had explained to us what an erection was in my mind all I could picture was the blood rushing to his nose and then the slash of cranberry across my blouse.
With the idea planted in his mind it didn't take long for William's hands to start wandering, but the image persisted. Every time I thought about just letting it happen I wondered what would happen if he got too excite
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