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 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;
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 Meireisghost hunt. by wannywanwanlost 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,
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.
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 #7Welcome to the sixth 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.emmanueldautricheSomebody--elsesimsalabimaravadorMyLifeThroughTheLensRain on Me by MyLifeThroughTheLensPlease show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!Previous EditionsWeek One;
Project Educate - Architecture OverviewThis week Kaz-D and myself are bringing you an overview of the Photography Galleries on deviantART. This won't replace the full weeks planned by the specific community volunteers for specific galleries - but instead it will help to give you a mini introduction into what's out there. ArchitectureSub-Categories Bridges & Suspended StructuresPhotographs of bridges and other suspended architectural structures. ExteriorPhotographs depicting the exterior of a building or any finished architectural construction. InteriorPhotographs depicting the interior of a building or any finished architectural construction. Statues & MonumentsPhotographs of statues, monuments and mortuary stones.Photographing Architecture - Tips:bulletblac
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 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.FeaturesStill Water by NellekeFlurry 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 dragonfly-oliOne way to freedom by Nile-Paparazzi: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:Whats up... by ErkanKalenderliPrevious FeaturesWeek One; Week Two; Week Three; Week FourCheck out #
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Photography Weekly: Edition Ten Photography Weekly Header created by TouchedD"“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”-Marc Riboud- Community Relations News...Firstly - and something I am MOST excited about is that projecteducate has become a group! That means that we can bring you the latest articles and features much easier and you can join as a member to get the full benefits!As a member of the deviantART community there are some Community Relations changes that affect YOU. For the full updates you can Read More Here. There was a 3 month rule for Daily Deviations which meant that once you received one there had to be three months before you could receive another. That rule has changed to become Six Months. As Community Volunteers we are only allowed to submit one Da
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
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.
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2012 Deviousness Award Deviousness Award Congratulations to ^shuttermonkey All for the love of you Pretty in White II The Colors of Potter's Cay What is this Awesome Achievement?The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant. It's no April Fools prank, today we are delighted to announce ^shuttermonkey as the Deviousness Award recipient for April 2012. Funny Face ID. Landing Lake 2 Playful Reminder II Who is ^shuttermonkey? Cory's dedication to the community is astounding. Not only is he what we would call
Project Educate: An Interview With Mollinda An Interview with Mollinda Very often Community Volunteers are seen for the Art form that they are representing here on deviantART. Whilst this is fantastic for the community, it often means that you don't get to see the real community volunteer underneath until you delve deeper.Mollinda is the Community Volunteer for Traditional Art yet has a wonderful assortment of Photography works in her gallery and a keen interest on the genre. This Interview hopefully will allow you to get to know her more - and enjoy her other Artwork! "Hello I'm Molly, I'm currently rather pregnant and eating biscuits. I teach Fine Art at college and volunteer in the Traditional Art galleries. My degree was in fine art, but I also cartoon and illustrate rather a lot." If you could bring one deceased legendary artist back to the current time, who would it be and why them?"Ma
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2012 Deviousness Award Deviousness Award Congratulations to `Itti Postcard 4 pack Letter Quotes Steampunk heart Every child is an artist What is this Awesome Achievement?The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant. Zombie Fighter Extraordinaire Trunk love Snowgrain I Who is `Itti?To be a positive force in the community doesn't always mean you have to get on a box from great heights and shout loudly. `Itti is proof that sometimes just getting on with things and making the most of your time on deviantART can build just
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;