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Daily Inspiration #161 on Shadowness!A wonderful new selection by the talented Shadows!
Daily Inspiration #140 on Shadowness!A selection of the best works of the day on Shadowness, take a look and be amazed!
Digital Paintings Thursday #14Digital Paintings Thursday #14 Featuring some of the best digital paintings by Simon Weaner, Adelenta, ScarletGothica Claudia, Lauren K. Cannon, weirdocreep, Kun Vic, Kathryn Zalecka, eyeris, Ireness Art, atombaby, ryannzha and reau!
Photo Contest: Macro Hang Time, Win Prizes!A macro photography contest, show your best macro hang-time photo and win awesome prizes!
A new place, a new homeHello people,
I'd like to take some time out to describe what has become my new home in the world of art. It's a place called Shadowness, some of you might have heard of it, some of you might have not.
When I first glanced at the website my first thoughts were; "Hmmm, should I join this site? The quality seems way too high, not sure if I can match up and if my presence was appreciated". Though I'm very glad I made that step in the end, just 10 minutes after joining my page was filling up with welcome messages.
How could I have been so wrong about this place? It's quite literally full of warm hearted people, trying to help you out as you figure out how the website. Receiving plenty of comments on my work as I went a long. It was the most welcoming experience I've had on the net probably anywhere.
So this was only the first day, I've been on the site since the 20th of April. I've been spending probably most of my online time there. It's really nice to see how involved everyone is. Includ
Featured: LenScapistWhats New?!
Good day to you all!
I just stumbled upon this great artist, you should all take a look at his gallery and just enjoy!
.daily deviations I suggested!
LionCity Sunrise by LenScapist __I__ by LenScapist
sTanD-ouT by LenScapist .T. by LenScapist StaiRwaY IV by LenScapist
xxx+ by LenScapist sTiLL by LenScapist iLeaf by LenScapist
_III..I by LenScapist thE unKnowN by LenScapist ..v.v.. by LenScapist
Back for good!Whats New?!
Good day to you all!
Yesterday, I finally picked up my camera again and felt the love for photography as I knew it before. This was a big big relief for me!
Also things are starting to pick up on my way to a photography career.
I wish you all the best and hope you enjoy these features!
.daily deviations I suggested!
Stranger 7 by dannyst The Radiance by RaBBiTKa
:thumb204236866: Spring drops by AlexGontar :thumb204228322:
morninglight V by indojo destiny III by ValerieGB The Houses of Parliament by sican
Solitude by popp2 :thumb204285599: time by vengativo
From Embrace to Embrace by farbensturm stories from the station 12 by pstoev Bruder Vansant by chriseastmids
YOUR POWER by SaraGregorcic Annika, the stranger II by meriirem Reflexions by Gerry-And-Me
Can I Fly? by mjrusche Still by carlosthe:thumb204350518:
Starting slowly againHello people,
First of all, it's been a while.
It looks like I have finally found my turn again in photography. Did a shoot last week of a local artist and it went really well. Photo's of that should be on deviantart shortly.
I will reply to all of your comments and replies in the coming few days.
I hope you are all doing well!
A feature and features!Whats New?!
Hello good people!
Time for some more features!
As most of us have all encountered, it's hard to combine your life with deviantart. Making it hard to promote your work around here.
That's why I dedicated a feature to craigletourneau
Please show is gallery some love!
.daily deviations I suggested!
fallen faith's companion by craigletourneau in all seriousness.... by craigletourneau
hold the line by Linlith Without Wings by MikeShawPhotography 8765444 by aleksandra88
Kaikoura Range New Zealand by joshietakashima This Cold City by MikeShawPhotography I made you up inside my head by yumenonikki
on the way down by sassaputzin fly by BelcyrPiotr White Lion 02 by Alannah-Hawker
A Song of Winter by Last-Delight In The Silence by Noradrenaline-photo :thumb188447455:
:thumb188456675: La la la by Nelleke Lost horizon II by realityDream
13 Below by JonnyGoodboy qq-03 by metindemiralay Reflections Of Brazil by oO-Rein-Oo
Drum Bridge, Winter Mist by Gerard1972 :thumb188445755: :thumb188446986:
Industrial yellow morning 2 by BobRock99 Hear the Ocean by creativemikey :thumb188444278:
Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
Withdrawal by LAlight
Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
*** by Fatalv
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
Lighting in Portrait PhotographyPeople and Portraits week
I'm writing this tutorial of sorts, for all of you portrait photographers out there seeking advice about the lighting in your photographs. First off let me be clear in saying that I am no expert, or rather I do not claim to be, I sometimes do things in unusual ways, and my tips and advice are definitely not the only ones you should follow. This journal is just me giving you my take on how to get great lighting for your shots
1. Never shoot when the sun is at its highest peak.
Depending on where you live and your climate, this might vary, but I usually never shoot between the hours of 12-4 unless I'm shooting indoors, or it's a cloudy day. If you're doing an outdoors shoot and the sun is blasting on your model, you are very unlikely to get good results. Not only will it be uncomfortable for your model, and make it difficult to pose with a natural expression (sun in your eyes, worst feeling in the world),
Feature Friday: Haikyuu!!
Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!), a manga and anime series that focuses around volleyball player Shoyo Hinata as he strives to become the best he can, has gained popularity both in and out of Japan since its manga debut in 2012, and more recently due to the anime adaptation that began airing in April 2014.
Deviants around the globe have taken to Hinata and his team, and have made a variety of incredible creations in homage to the series. Check out these deviations!
Haikyuu!! by Rui05
Haikyuu - Hinata Shouyou by Shumijin
King of the Court - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
Haikyuu- Tobe! by Gin-Uzumaki
Haikyuu! Karasuno Senpais by AmenoKitarou
Murder of Crows - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
How to tell a story through portraiturePeople & Portrait Photography
I'm sure many people will agree with me that the People & Portrait Galleries here on deviantART are often dominated by Expressive, Emotive and (depending on taste!) beautiful portraiture captures. Photographs capture a moment and can tell a story, but often these kind of shots are predominantly to showcase clothing, makeup, features or bodies. There is another level to Portraiture and knowing how to tell a story through your camera lens is one of the key elements of documenting a person
"It's not just about an image, it's about the person in that image, who they are, where they've been - what they're doing."
Here in the UK, particuarly in the Summer months, there's almost a daily opportunity to go out and capture a story. I recently wandered around an Art Exhibition and managed to snap a fair few artists at work. To tell someone's story without relying on emotion within their facial features and body language,
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
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