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 #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;
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.
Random Architecture Showcase #11Week ElevenThis is the eleventh of a regular weekly feature from the Architecture gallery.Each week, I'll bring you a different selection of amazing and spectacular pieces.FeaturesSagrada Familia Ceiling by cosmicenemaParallel by Real-Nela.hamburg08. by dasTOKTower by MatthiasHaltenhofthe female side of geometry by vefteniePassage by EmilStojek1000 Bouddah path by EpytafeHeir by adityapudjofacade xx by ChristianRudatVertigo by bittersweetvenomthey're watching - again by geissaHogwarts, a History by Freckles4815162342facade xix by ChristianRudat:thumb254728616:Blue Stairs by bittersweetvenom:Carnival of Rust: by bittersweetvenomThe Guiding Light by IngoSchobertKarlskirche by focusgalleryThe eiffel tower by miaboasKALYMNOS by gingadoPlease show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!Don't forget to check out Urban-and-Rural for more spectacular pieces of work!Previous FeaturesWeek 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
Seniority Announcements - January 2013This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.:faq29:So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community. Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
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
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;