Life Through a Lens 6Welcome to the sixth edition of Life Through a Lens - a regular photography feature showcasing some of the recently submitted deviations within the Photography gallery.FeaturesMissing by annajordanartMovin' Melodies by gold-roseGreenhouse by lwc71Orange by NettyCjust a little boy by zznzzThe Four Horsemen by PoLazarus2Quiet Life by mehrmeerChristmas is comming by Emily-Wendythe calling home by DarkGomoInsider 2011 - 01 by Hart-Worx:thumb272980248:Fate Persuit by KrzysztofJedrzejak97643 by aleksandra88:thumb272972240:Purple by NettyCRoom by 12GSuper:thumb273031289:Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffin 02 by PoodleSchmoodleGriffins vs Raiders by vishstudioThe Ghost room. by Saturns-ChildMirrors Magic Sights by beyondimpressionEscape by NichlasBoysenit's all in the eyes by wonderbandaliceFireworks Geneve by Benj01:thumb273031441:Until the end of the world by tomsumartinPrevious FeaturesWeek One;Week Two; Week Three;
Photography Discovered #2Welcome to the first edition of Photographers Discovered! This series was inspired by Moonbeam13's Discovered journal series. The following deviants were found using nothing but the Discovery Tool.MashutobeyondimpressioncharliesmyangelLyraWhite7Redhotzadorable by 7RedhotzPlease show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!Previous EditionsCheck out
Life Through a Lens #3Welcome to the third edition of Life Through a Lens - a regular photography feature showcasing some of the recently submitted deviations within the Photography gallery.Features27. Oktober 2011 by Filterkaffeehead on a platter by myraincheckAir Guitar by Elysium6Auschwitz......... by VaggelisFragiadakis:thumb265431921:Tiny Wonder by charliesmyangell e t h a r g y by bitterevGold And Brown 4 by kafayeahFoot Bridge At Night by CrowManICFog Train by PsihoDrillThe Eiffel Tower by AntiMilo...In a hopeless place by naked-in-the-rainVacancy by AnnaKirstenlet's scare by becasseausilent divers by gnatoMORCHEEBA, Skye Edwards by JasperGromautumn neighborhood... by gnatoTrident Marinascape by VerticalDubaiGoodtimes by pro-nonRoosa ja sinine by Meireis:thumb265441188:lost in color by rebekahkauffmanPlease show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!Previous FeaturesWeek one; Week twoCheck out Through-a-Lens for more fantastic work,
Life Through a Lens 5Welcome to the fifth edition of Life Through a Lens - a regular photography feature showcasing some of the recently submitted deviations within the Photography gallery.Features:thumb270318669:Flurry by Markus43At Ease by Hengki24Great Rappers by BlackJack0919We're Not Gonna Fall.. by KhomenkoConversation with a friend by Alshain4Don't get me wrong but.. by OliviaMichalskiOne way to freedom by Yousry-Aref:thumb270234307:Nothing Special by DpressedSoulMuzzle of love by Momotte2feather. by smallvillianBarcelona-Casa Mila terrasse by fallen-angel-24Bird's Eye View by Tori-Tolkachevafiat500 acqua by sciurulus:thumb270248889:470 by NunoCanhaWave of the Day by manaphotoS05 by MustafaDedeogLuplague by gluki-goroda:thumb270297876::thumb270304788:Previous FeaturesWeek One; Week Two; Week Three; Week FourCheck out #
Photography Discovered 3Welcome to the third edition of Photography Discovered! This series was inspired by Moonbeam13's Discovered journal series. The following deviants were found using nothing but the Discovery Tool.Rinksycelilsezervtangophotographymj-magicdiensilverPlease show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!Previous EditionsWeek One; Week TwoCheck ou
Project Educate: Basic Photography TerminologyPhotography TerminologyBokehThis is a term that refers to the way the lens blurs the image and the aesthetic quality of that blur. Some lenses cause the image to blur that is pleasing to the eye, whereas others blur in a more unpleasant or distracting way. It is considered good practice to have the subject of the image in focus, while the background is blurred. Bokeh occurs in the part of the image that lies outside the depth of field and photographers sometimes use a shallow focus to make the out of focus regions more prominent.Depth of FieldThis refers to how much of the scene is in focus. In portrait or macro photography, it is better to have a shallow depth of field and keep only part of the image in focus, as opposed to landscape photography where you'd generally want a larger depth of field and keep everything in focus.Ma
Photography Discovered #1Welcome to the first edition of Photographers Discovered! This series was inspired by Moonbeam13's Discovered journal series. The following deviants were found using nothing but the Discovery Tool.peetrushaDeingeL-Dog-StocknnIKOOpopp2dincturkPlease show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!Check out Through-a-Lens for more awesome photography.
Life Through a Lens #1Welcome to the first edition of Life Through a Lens - a regular photography feature showcasing some of the recently submitted deviations within the Photography gallery.FeaturesCoaster by R3dback-RuudRiver by aobaobhey dude. whats up? by gothix-kikimoraDeep in forest by ZNZtazmanijusx shadows by kraftseinskingdom of the damned by utopic-manwho's gonna fall first? by OrwaldLovely time by bebefromtheblockVoid by Snowfall-lullabyBlack King by irwingcommandInside the Tower by Matthias-HakerAt the beach by ColourizeFollow the arrows... by ReachingFlamesLight Raven by Burning2SleepSlave To The Wage by MyLifeThroughTheLensCOZMO by YuliaAnnaAlexzBridge Into The Sun by davidrichterphotoPink revelation 3 by NightlinePlease show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!
Life Through a Lens 7Welcome to the seventh edition of Life Through a Lens - a regular photography feature showcasing some of the recently submitted deviations within the Photography gallery.FeaturesThe Harab Serapel by artofinvi000 by MartaSyrkothe other side by micmojojust the two by RibbonBlackThe Power To Create by Bex-Photography:happy morning: by candymaxWhen we were young by KarelSopektrees IX by indojoCheetah Abstract by clippercarrilloFree Play by Hengki24Ah, a Fence and Some Bokeh by l33tc4k3- Orava jewel III - by UNexperiencedPortraits of ruin pt.II. by realityDreamtitulo clasico del boxeo by oscarsnapshotterThe Van by bittersweetvenomTime-Turner by RockingNeverlandMad Bird by thrumyeyeRotten by FrigidReveriepiegon by arslanalpVRE P336-09 VRE V50 by Fritzchen-26:thumb278494666:5887 by NunoCanhaPrevious FeaturesWeek One; Week Two; Week Three; Week Four;
Community Projects - UpdateHi! I'm Hunter, your "new" Community Projects volunteer! I hope our time together will be awesome and productive, and to further this goal I've prepared this... um... brief update to let you all know of some changes coming to the Community Projects gallery, and how we're going to continue in 2012! So here we go! Changes to Community Projects So this year we're going to do things a bit differently. My primary goal as Community Projects CV is to support you, the community. Community Projects doesn't exist solely to run our own projects, we're primarily here to help you out with yours. If you want to run a Project, read this article, as it will explain things in greater detail, and then send a note to haldron. If you know of an awesome project, and you think we should know about it too, link it here! Category Changes/Additions In the past, we added a lot of categories to Community Projects each year, which ended up cre
Self Harm Awareness day 1st March 2012 Today marks an awareness day over a subject that can mean many things to many people. Self Harm (or Self Injury) is the act of physical damage to oneself, usually as a coping strategy for expressing deep distress or coping in difficult situations. Self harm commonly is associated with cutting, but can also refer to any physical damage to the self including burning, hitting, taking overdoses, swallowing chemicals, bleaching, hair pulling ( trichotilliomania), scratching and so forth.You may know what it is, but it is often the reasons why that people are not familiar with. There is still this belief and stereotype surrounding the type of person likely to harming them-self, but the truth is, it could be anyone no matter what gender, culture or age. The reasons behind self harm can be such a huge variety- different people cope in different ways with different distresses. Such issues that may trigger self harm might be bullying, t
Project Educate: An Interview with EliseEnchantedProject Educate: An Interview With EliseEnchanted EliseEnchanted has one of those galleries that is breath-takingly beautiful. Her work spans several genres and many categories here on deviantART but she is well known for her stunning and colourful macros. I was lucky enough to catch her for an interview some time ago and here are the results…1) If you could bring one deceased legendary artist back to the current time, who would it be and why them?I can't really think of one. I think I want to bring them all back alive because I think I could learn from all of them.2) Who or what inspired you to take on the art form that you focus in?One day I was walking home from work and I saw this amazing sunset, with beautiful light rays. And I was thinking: if only I could capture this moment to show it to others. That's where I decided I wanted to be in photography. I bought a camera 2 months after
Welcoming New Community Volunteers to the TeamPlease join me in welcoming the following deviants to the Community Volunteers Team!Aeirmid Photo-ManipulationTheCreativeJenn Fan Artstuck-in-suburbia Emoticonsthorns Literaturexbastex Photo-JournalismGuiTwo VisualizationsMiss-It-Girl Anime/Mangaap-graphik Skins and ThemesIridescentStardust Digital Dolls3wyl Chats and ForumsAnaNaszynska Chats and ForumsSteph1254 Chats and ForumsAstralseed Chats and Forums
CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEADuring the course of our daily activities we receive a lot of communication from members, in the interests of helping you get the right help in the quickest possible manner we have put together this guide on how to communicate efficiently with the CEA team.Before contacting the CEA we ask that you do the following:Check for a relevant +faq entry to make sure your question isn't already addressed there. This can save you a lot of time waiting for a response that you can easily access.Check recent #communityops blogs to make sure that your issue hasn't been addressed there.If reporting harassment, have you blocked the deviant and hidden their comments already?Collect any relevant information about the issue, links to comments, journals or deviationsIf the issue has upset you, take a few minutes to make sure you're calm before contacting us. This will help your tickets
Daily Deviations UpdateHappy Monday Morning I started this morning by signing something "Moonbam13" so either this typo means I need more coffee, or this week is going to be BAMTASTIC!I'm rooting for the latter I wanted to post a quick update on changes to Daily Deviations. It is important to note that these changes have not been hard-coded so my team is manually following these new guidelines. This means that errors can and likely will occur until the coding is complete, your patience and understanding is appreciated The following guideline changes are in effect: The 3-month rule is now the 6-month rule, meaning that it must be at least 6-months since the last time an artist received a daily deviation. (This was an overwhelmingly popular suggestion from the community and I agree, it's a good one!) Daily deviation selectors may only select one daily deviation per day maximum. This has been put in place to focus on Quality vs Quantity.
Community Volunteers - A Memoir!You may recently have seen -> Our Favourite Memories and Moments an awesome article written by fourteenthstar bringing together lots of dA staff members memories and moments.So The Community Volunteers got chatting and we decided we needed our own collection of memories - because we have some awesome ones!With the merge of the Gallery Moderators and MN@ Volunteers has come the collaboration of one BIG team and it's lovely getting to know the 'other side' so to speak. So it's with great delight that I share our massive response to fourteenthstar's article with Community Volunteers - Our Memories BurgerBunny:iconBurgerBunny:I cannot pick a single memory, but I would say that whenever someone tells me that the DD I gave them made their day and that they are so happy makes me smile. That, and the time I saw MyntKat's butt on webcam.Halatia
February Holidays, Events and Awareness Issue:iconcommunityrelations: communityrelations :iconcommunityrelations: FEBRUARY ISSUE OF HOLIDAYS, AWARENESS AND EVENTS February is the month that usually gets short-changed, since it only has 28-days. This year, however, it has a "leap" day! The added day every four-years is done in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. So, does that mean anyone born on February 29th in a leap year only ages a year for every four years he/she is alive? February is the second month of the year in the
Project Educate: Photography - The Basics Project Educate: Photography 3rd October 2011 -> 9th October 2011 Project Educate has launched for 2011/2012 and I'm delighted to announce that the first week will be brought to you by myself and ScENeYmEAs two of the General Photography Community Volunteers we will be posting topic specific weeks later on in the year. But for now we thought it would be nice to launch with a week of Photography Basics for those of you who are uncertain where to start - and those who just want some new tips and beautiful features to look at!Keep an eye on the blog over at communityrelations as each CV will be posting announcements about their weeks there. Also head over and make sure you are watching projecteducate where we will be collating all the links to the articles over the coming months.Shooting in RAWIt's surprising how many peop
Message Center Performance Upgrades Message Center news to know!Today we completed a three-month process of implementing performance upgrades to the Message Center. With these improvements in place, we're able to increase site speed and decrease the amount of errors deviants may experience in their Message Centers. Our Devious Technology and Tech Ops teams have been working hard to move Message Center data to its own dedicated database cluster. We made a considerable investment in servers with 96GB of memory and 12 CPU cores to handle 6 billion messages and 6500 queries per second.What does this mean for you? Absolutely nothing. We hope. The upgrades have already taken place and you shouldn't notice any change in your normal deviantART experience. Eventually, you should notice an increase in site speed and a decrease in Message Center errors.If we do run into hiccups, you may experience slowness and possib
Art We Heart: LoveArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.:iconestunt: Some thoughts from Matt (mattdanna)With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the word "love" is in no short supply. Stores are trying to get you to buy everything from chocolates and jewelry to vacation getaways for that special someone in your life. As someone who's been notoriously single on Valentine's Day, the L word starts to sound like nails on chalkboard leading up to the days before February 14th. Nevertheless, I thought it would be neat to explore art depicting different types of love.In Greek culture, there are several different words for "love": philía, storgē, agápe, and éros. The Greek language distinguishes the different ways "love" is used. Philía is the type of love and affection you feel with friends and community.
Photography Weekly Edition FourteenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD"Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints." - Urban Explorers Creed Sometimes it's easy to forget the things around us that were once iconic and useful. In everyday life that could include a multitude of household objects, bits and bobs, clothes, gadgets - all sorts. But in Photography - a specific aspect of Photography - people close doors and board up buildings sometimes with little or no notice. They erect a fence around that old asylum and ship everything out or they install security guards at the boundaries of an army camp. Those places get forgotten and one day there will be nobody left that will remember them. That's where Urban Exploration comes in.I'm not telling you to go out and scale the wall of your nearest derelict hospital in the name of photography. It takes a certain kind of person (and agility!) to do that anyway, but there are many depths to U
Photography Weekly: Edition ThirteenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD"The quickest way to make money from Photography is to sell your camera" Noticeably in the past few weeks, more and more people seem to be speaking up and making noise at the fact that aren't making money from their photography. There's no doubt about it - Photography starts out as a hobby. You don't one day pick up a camera and decide that you are going to be a pro and get given your first paycheck. It's one of those unique hobbies where you get a gentle introduction around age 10 with your first proper camera (haha) and the rest is History. Whatever you make it really. You can't say that about most professions.Putting yourself out there is something I've been trying to hammer home the past week, you'll have noticed my ramble if you read last weeks edition of Photography weekly. Getting paid for it is another matter. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Sometimes, you might not get paid for what you do.
Photography Weekly: Edition TwentyPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD"It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one. - Robert Capa"The Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos were announced this week and with it a debate was sparked about how best to display the controversial winners. The winning shot is Photo-journalism at it's best - and indeed humanity at its worst. The image depicts a young Afghan girl standing in the midst of the after effects of a bomb explosion. She is covered in blood, and around her lay bodies. Whilst the publication of graphic images has been a tough and much debated topic for some time - the very taking of such photos has sparked cynicism and unrest between many. Photo-journalists much of the time take their lives into their own hands when they document the horrors of this
A Week in dA Related - 028Welcome!A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a small feature from each sub-gallery.If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.This issue covers January 28th to February 3rd, 2012The Writer's Diary - Journal Skin by NishithVOfficial dA NewsCelebrating Deviousness - February 2012fourteenthstar announces the recipient of Deviousness this month, MelGama. Congrats Mel!The Great Valentine Exchange!hq announces a new tradition this Valentines Day which involves creating Valentines Cards for other deviants to use and give to their valentine. Full details in the blog linked above.Cutting Edge
An Absurd Interview with SanguineEpitaphWelcome to another edition of Absurd Interviews: Even better than whole grain bread!Long time we don't see each other huh? Long time you don't hear another of my great poems. Well, here is one. Enjoy!Roses are redViolets are blue (well, purple sometimes)This next deviant is the color of bloodAnd blood is beautifulLadies and gentlemen, with you: SanguineEpitaphGood day! How are you this fine day good sir? If it's a good day and I'm a good sir, I do believe I'm good. But, you know, I could also be fine. :iconteheeyesplz:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?:iconbitchpleaseplz: My closets don't have doors. :icondivaplz:An old lady is crossing the road. A banana helped her get to the other side more quickly, but a random skating kid tripped him and he in turn made an incoming truck of gummy bears tip over. What happens next or what will you do?Well there are obviously
The Discovery Channel! VIhttp://deviantart.com/discovery/Please support the artists within this article by faving it! I will feature underexposed artists that I've happened to find using the Discovery page here on dA! If you would like an overview of how to use this page, feel free to see this brief guide! ValaSedai You know, the immediate appeal of ValaSedai's gallery to me was how interestingly varied it is! From pixel art to digital paintings, there is really a wide array of talent here! MR-deviantArt I am a little sad that MR-deviantArt's gallery isn't full of his amazing work! I originally saw Water is Music and thought it was a hig
12th BirthdAy ShenanigansA compiled list of any current (or upcoming) deviantART 12th Birthday activities. If you are holding and event or know someone who is, leave a comment below!Official 12th Birthday AnnouncementRead all about deviantART's Birthday here!Giveaways deviantART Birthday Subscription (run by Katy-L-Wood)Win yourself a Premium Membership! 7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! (run by bradleysays and lightpurge)The draw to win prizes is closed, but winners will be drawn all week!:bul
Life Through a Lens 4Welcome to the fourth edition of Life Through a Lens - a regular photography feature showcasing some of the recently submitted deviations within the Photography gallery.Features:thumb268760576:Stars by Rosse-SanTerra Incognita by BobRock99novembermorning III by indojo:thumb268778940:Up Stairs by MarcelHiebergOLDen gate I by kraftseins004. by LittleLovBugMy everyday blues by Hieronimus-artexplosion by MateuszPisarskimorning walk by el1as:thumb268878674::thumb268852591::thumb268782393:inferno by luez2Midnight Sheeps by orestARTMoonRise in Fairyland. by incredi:thumb268763206::thumb268801545: Ghost Girl by kml91225adam by zwankusFriendship Square by InayatShahI by thesadstorkGotitas de amor by roxagramaRed Severum by PomPrintPlease show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!Previous FeaturesWeek one; Week two;