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Back to Basics Photography - Understanding RawdSLR cameras and most bridge cameras have the option to shoot in raw, but what exactly is it and what are the benefits? Let me attempt to explain.
A camera raw file contains all the data that is captured when the shutter button is pressed whereas a JPEG is compressed and a lot of the data is lost. They are often called digital negatives as they serve the same purpose as the negatives in film photography; they are not ready to be used as the final image, but hold all the information and data needed to produce one. This all means that you are left with a higher image quality which also allows you to have more control and manipulate more parameters than a JPEG. All of the metadata is also still in tact, meaning that the original state can always be referred back to if needed.
So, surely you want to see the difference, right? Well you're in luck.
Top - straight out of camera (SOOC) raw. Bottom - basic adjustments done in LightRoom raw.
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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.
Rain on Me by MyLifeThroughTheLens
Please show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!
Life Through a Lens #9Welcome to the ninth edition of Life Through a Lens - a regular photography feature showcasing some of the recently submitted deviations within the Photography gallery.
Sol Maior 7 by CarnivalliParts by Mark-McculloughSpotlight by NunoCanha
Taking a break by StamatisGRThe Vulcan by fractalus13:thumb325560717:
Into the Ether by Photo-JokerNight Time Scenery by mdomaradzki:thumb325556767:
Tied The Knot by bmjewellwandering away by GottaHaveACatchyNameGenesis - still foto from the short film by Themrock
I have your heart by ladydragon22DM7 by kahoxworth21.09.12 _ 3 by FatmyLilVampire
Something wicked this way comes by MacroMagnificentThe New Kit by thrumyeye:thumb325598564:
Flower At The Sea by GregoriusSuhartoyoEnvy by RiotSongI'll have a cup of Disneyland, please by iNeedChemicalX
Recife antigo by jeasiInside the Queen Victoria Building VIII by mdomaradzki:thumb325600120:
MORE by M0THartan ordinary morning,...for some by LarsVanDeGoor
Week One; Week Two;
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.
Bridges & Suspended Structures
Photographs of bridges and other suspended architectural structures.
Photographs depicting the exterior of a building or any finished architectural construction.
Photographs depicting the interior of a building or any finished architectural construction.
Statues & Monuments
Photographs of statues, monuments and mortuary stones.
Photographing Architecture - Tips
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.
The Harab Serapel by invisiblemartyr
000 by MartaSyrkothe other side by micmojojust the two by RibbonBlack
The Power To Create by Bex-Photography:happy morning: by candymaxWhen we were young by KarelSopek
trees IX by indojoCheetah Abstract by clippercarrilloFree Play by Hengki24
Ah, a Fence and Some Bokeh by l33tc4k3- Orava jewel III - by UNexperiencedPortraits of ruin pt.II. by realityDream
titulo clasico del boxeo by oscarsnapshotterThe Van by bittersweetvenomTime-Turner by RockingNeverland
Mad Bird by thrumyeyeRotten by FrigidReveriepiegon by arslanalp
VRE P336-09 VRE V50 by Fritzchen-26:thumb278494666:5887 by NunoCanha
Week One; Week Two; Week Three; Week Four;
Photography Discovered 6Welcome 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.
Please show the artists some love and the article if you liked it!
Week One; Week Two;
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.
Missing by annajordanartMovin' Melodies by gold-rose
Greenhouse by lwc71Orange by NettyCjust a little boy by zznzz
The Four Horsemen by PoLazarus2Quiet Life by YourForgivenessChristmas is comming by Emily-Wendy
the calling home by DarkGomoInsider 2011 - 01 by Hart-Worx:thumb272980248:
Fate Persuit by KrzysztofJedrzejak97643 by aleksandra88:thumb272972240:
Purple by NettyCRoom by 12GSuperThe Invisible Man 2 by DougNZ
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffin 02 by PoodleSchmoodleGriffins vs Raiders by vishstudioThe Ghost room. by Saturns-Child
Mirrors Magic Sights by beyondimpressionEscape by NichlasBoysenit's all in the eyes by wonderbandalice
Fireworks Geneve by Benj01:thumb273031441:Until the end of the world by tomsumartin
Week One;Week Two; Week Three;
Project Educate: Basic Photography TerminologyPhotography Terminology
This 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 Field
This 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.
Birthday Celebrations on dAmn!Birthday Celebrations!
That's right! It's close to that time of year again and that means one thing... a dAmn party hosted by myself and Kaz-D to celebrate!
So on the 7th of August, the day that deviantART will be turning 11, come and join us in :#communityrelations: for fun, games and the chance to win prizes
What can you expect?
If you join us you'll be bombarded with games and tasks. Tasks will be thrown out at random and could be just about anything. Other games will include a sketchmatch and a treasure hunt
When and where?
To join in the fun make sure you're in :#communityrelations: at 8pm BST through until 10pm on the 7th of August. You can find your local time here
Yep. Now onto the good stuff. There are loads of prizes up for grabs including a dA
Recent faves 4 (feature) and contest
Dust In The Attic by TheFoxAndTheRaven
coffee beans and time lapse by xChristina27xwhere's my mom by all17Lady Plume by kim-e-sens
I SURRENDER by sandrawiklanderUnder The Weight Of Leafing by sandrawiklandersorrow by cloduyMemory of love by Purple20
Panna of clouds by FrancescaDelfino
:raindance: by candymax
Feature: Colours of the RainbowExams have finished, which means I am now on a three month holiday. Yipee.
To celebrate the end of semester, and the coming of the holiday/ Christmas season, I have put together some of my favorite photos into a "Colours of the Rainbow" feature, starting with the fiery passions of red, orange and yellow, moving to freshness of green and blue, and finally to the glamor of purple
Cherry goodness by Bendarksilver
Rose-1 by HotChocolateNinjaDigan QUESO... by roxagrama
Happy Halloween~ by Gallynette
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty OnePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"Have no fear of perfection - You'll never reach it! "
Have you studied Photography? I'm intrigued to know whether or not a qualification in Photography has made you a better, or indeed a worse photographer. Or has there been no change? This week, The Photography Blog asks whether or not a Photography Degree is worth the paper it's written on. Graduation in any field these days doesn't mean that you'll immediately get a job in your desired area. Not these days. So is it worth embarking on study related to photography when in the end, you could get to the same place without the paper stating what you are capable of? Photography is one of a small number of job areas where what you've done speaks higher volumes than whether or not you're
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty FourPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"One Signature is worth a thousand implied tones..."
-Charles Swan -
In the news this week there has been a spotlight on Karren Brady, a photographer who has won a copyright ruling. The news article itself is interesting but the cautions that it turfs up for the future and current generations of photographers are slightly more concerning. The general feeling that has started to develop is that if you have assistance with setting up a shot, making a scene, posing a model and making up a person for example, those people may well have rights to your work. This is also being debated with regards to post-production and if you get somebody else to edit your work. What are your thoughts on this? And when attributing this to the deviantART community, what
Urbex #16Abandoned Industries
If your local town is anything like mine, you'll find endless units on industrial estates, empty, forgotten and mostly used for 'illegal' raves and 'other' things. It's incredibly sad to see a once buzzing area filled with emptiness, rubbish and just a few scattered memories. It's even more sad these days to see the brand new buildings popping up next to the new - and then continuously remaining empty as well. Old urbex, new urbex - the contrast is weird.
This Weeks Features
This Weeks Photographer
jOuey- has been on deviantART for eight years and has quite a varied gallery - but the Urban Exploration shots, and the aspects captured, were what really caught my eye.
Similar to abandoned musical instruments - abandoned cars and other methods of transport have a sort of 'melancholy' feel about them. It's slightly different to a whole abandoned building, you can't take buildings with you when you move on. But it seems almost criminal to leave a car!
This Weeks Features
This Weeks Photographer
yanshee is an Urban Explorer based in Belgium and his works span a wide range of forgotten and neglected sites. It's well worth dropping by and having a look at his extensive gallery!
This Weeks Group
If you're looking for regular blogs and activity - this isn't the group for you! But if you want to share and/or view urban exploration
Weekly photo #013 Out of the Mist by sarajeku Hell on Earth - Long exposure by matthieu-parmentier Dainty heart by iNeedChemicalX Alone by mydigitalmind Yoda by ZoranPhoto M is for Mantis by dalantech Catch Me If I Fall by alexgphoto Flyby by JanneO Streets of Morocco pt.3 by INVIV0 Road 6134 by m-eralp Kembali I by Glenn-Crouch Morning in Rothenburg ob der Tauber III by mannromann Dawn nor Gorely volcano, Kamchatka by Sirano-s Golden Gate, dance of clouds by alierturk
The Abduction by PeterJCoskun Basking Glow by Live-InTheMoment Red fox in the snow by thrumyeye .: Look at me :. by WhiteSpiritWolf Kitten by taposcsirke p0 by SolarMoon13 Meow? by TammyPhotography The wonder of autumn by RobinHalioua Where Dreams Begin by LG77 ...mostar V... by roblfc1892 Autumn by Fragile-Eyes-Fiction .:: Awaken Love ::. by Whimsical-Dreams Rose by taposcsirke Colourful. by shadddow Wish upon a Star by nhuthanh :thumb403980014: :thumb403870004: The cute frog by AngiWallace Biosphere by MartinAmm Parasol by MartinAmm
Pai in Thoughts by Spiegelmomente Hovering by KrisSimon :thumb405001098: Harmony by Fall-of-rain Isle Of Autumn by Thinking-Silence a little walk by virtualgadjo :thumb4054
Resources - AprilThese are resources I faved and like!
Textures 27 by accio-glow Pack 31 by accio-glow Pack 32 by accio-glow texture pack #13 by tanja92 #2 Large Texture set - Light me up! by Evey-V Free Dream Textures by ibjennyjenny Electric Blue by fraustuermerTextures - Blurred by Defreve texture pack 04 by amidnighteaparty Texture Pack by huruekrn-ackles Texture Set 18 by diastereomer #14 Texture Pack (1024x768) - Semblance Of Reality by Ainhel Texture Pack 5 by huruekrn-ackles Pack 7 by kagomechan20 New collection pack 2* by BTTRFLYKISSIcon mask textures by gracefuldesigns
Floral Patterns. by Alittlelame
Best of September 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in September, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.
..: Mr Bookman :.. by Mademoiselle-PIntergalactic by erezmarom
Colossus by Inebriantia
As I Watched It End by Jordan-RobertsElixir by JeanFan
Zumaya II by verycre8iv
the orange (extreme make up) by TheBizarreBirdcage
Photography UndiscoveredBy making use of the Undiscovered feature whilst browsing, I came across an exceptionally high standard of work that was yet to receive the attention it deserved and thus, this feature was born. Enjoy and be sure to check out the feature yourself!
Pynio's Yawn by FerBarchetta
Clothesline by hasanalmasi
sacramento VI by SlevinAaron old boat at Teesmouth by steveearl
Webb Bridge BW by DanielleMiner
deeper lakes by NadyaKireeva
lovers by iendrakurniawan
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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More