PE Feature: Dreamy Concept
"They say dreams never do come true..
But they are wrong, I say they do."
a place i like to hide by Griet-pearl
If the dream flies away by Julie-de-Waroquier
welcome in my wonderland by Megson
ThePlaceRealityBecomesADream. by missjessicajoy
Drink me by EliseEnchanted
PE Feature: Funny Concept
The funny side of conceptual photography
"It’s not only the people on the other side of the lens that need to smile. You, the photographer, have to smile too. Have fun with your pictures."
simple Smile C: by LiiQa
smile by bethel1113
PE Feature: Eco Concept
Photos can be very important. If a photo is worth a 1000 words, this collection rates millions.
"Save Our Earth, Let's Go Green!"
PE: Conceptual Week - mini interviews
What Does the Word "Concept" Mean to You? - mini interviews with deviants
The same as FaMz (some time ago) I asked deviants about their interpretation of conceptual photography. Here are some of them.
What does the word "Concept" mean to you? What are your usual subjects/study in your concepts (photographs) and how do you develop them?
I think that "concept" can refer to an idea in its broadest meaning, not necessarily to a clear message. It is more like a symbol in a picture.
My usual subjects are everything that exists inside the human mind (feelings, thoughts, desires, fears,...). I like to make the invisible become visible in my pictures through concepts. I thus resort to symbolism, in order to represent the concepts I want to depict: I choose props, lights, settings, that can represent the concept I have in mind. Everything becomes a symbol
PE Feature: Love Concept
Love in Conceptual Photography
What is love? It is one of the most difficult questions for the mankind. But no one can give the proper definition of love.
Let's look for answers in the conceptual photography
Love is Love by Morya-h
love will not make you fly by inessa-emilia
dancing away by O-Gosh
PE Feature: Life Concept
Life Through the Eyes of a Conceptual Photographers
Time by NataliaDrepina
The great drive. by Sandrita-87
PE: Tips & Tricks for Conceptual Photography
Project Educate: Tips & Tricks for Conceptual Photography
Conceptual photography may seem like an intimidating field to get into, but it's not as difficult as it might seem. Here are some tips to get you started on thinking like a conceptual photographer.
Conceptual photography fascinates not too many more photographers than it frustrates. The skill required in composition, not merely with regards to technical or aesthetic consideration but also for mind-breaking, clever metaphors and ideas, is a difficult one to acquire. This article aims to help someone develop an eye for composition in conceptual photography.
Before We Begin
It's hard to tell an artist how to approach their art. After all, every artist has a different approach. This is especially true of conceptual photography. However, once you get started into conceptual photographs, your own style and methods will soon emerge. It's t
Project Educate: Conceptual Week - Introduction
Project Educate: Conceptual Week - Introduction and the List of Conceptual Photography Resources on dA.
Through Project Educate, the Community Relations team aim to further educate the community about the wonders of the dA galleries and community! This week: Conceptual Photography!
Conceptual photography, as part of conceptual art, is a genre in which the photographer attempts to illustrate a specific concept or idea, or get across a message.
Conceptual week will bring you the interesting, creative examples of conceptual photography & artwork. Enjoy!
The List of Conceptual Photography Resources on dA:
Conceptual Photography Gallery:
Resources on dA:
http://aksdareflection.deviantart.com/journal/Concepts-Execution-Conceptual-stuff-238489589 by =aksdareflection
http://pete-b.deviantart.com/journal/The-Objects-amp-Desires-of-Conceptual-Photograph-214165896 by `Pete-B
Project Educate: Cameras don't take pictures
Project Educate: Cameras don't take pictures, photographers do!
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
"It's always better to spend your time and money on learning art and photography, not by spending it on more cameras.
Cameras don't take pictures, photographers do. Cameras are just another artist's tool. A camera catches your imagination. The word "image" comes from the word "imagination." It doesn't come come from "lens sharpness" or noise levels."
Your Camera Doesn't Matter ---> http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm
“Remember honey, cameras don’t take pictures, photographers do.
Fast forward a few hours and there I, whoops… I meant to say, there she sat at her desk. The packaging had be
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation?DDs: The deviantART definition
So, as the title says, What in the world IS a Daily Deviation (DD), anyway?
You know what deviantART says about it, right? Under :faq61: it says:
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
That says nothing about a DD being a perfect specimen of art-- in fact, it doesn't even use the word "art" at all. Basically, as CVs, when we are giving a DD, we are doing so because we think the image is interesting and well-done and deserves your attention. It may be technically exquisite. It may be technically quite good but exceptionally thought-provoking. It may be exceedingly creative. It may be all of these things! Above all else, it should stand out in some way from others in that medium or gallery.
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all!
Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation.
Why is Presentation important?
Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.
Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be
PE: Daily Deviations - The Myth and the LegendDaily Deviations, or DDs . . . for some deviants, receiving one is the epitome of awesomesauce in the deviantART world. For others, they are a nice way to show off the work of lesser-known artists. Still others treat them as a special way to bring attention to great art that exemplifies works being done by a particular gallery or community.
Perhaps because there are so many different ways of conceptualizing DDs, there are also many myths and misconceptions. I would like to address some of those myths by responding to the ones most frequently heard. Please note that these opinions are mine and reflect my experiences with the photomanipulation community, but perhaps they will be informative nevertheless.
Myth 1: DDs should always be perfect.
To many of us, the ideal Daily Deviation goes to an artist with amazing talent whose work draws you in and makes you think, "Wow, everyone needs to see this!" A DD should move you, inspire you, and provoke you to think, b
Project Educate: Being a People PersonSo you've got the equipment, you've got the top notch camera, the lighting, the studio, the backdrop and even the perfect weather - everything you need for a portrait photography shoot right? Wrong. The key behind all photographs that contain a living and breathing subject is to have the natural look. Just like the key to a conceptual shot is having the idea, the key to portraiture photography is having the eye. Co-operative subjects help too!
I have especially found in the past, that people develop a pained and strained look on their face when the camera is pointed in their direction. Interestingly enough, it happens more often at Weddings. The bride and groom quite often develop the look that they might have when they've just finished writing out the cheque for me to photograph their big day...
Then, quite suddenly one day, I got it. It was when a stunning bridesmaid at a wedding lifted her hands in front of her face and squealed when I clicked the camera in her
PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-KushinaAs part of Daily Deviations PE week we have interviewed the lovely Minato-Kushina who has been suggesting DDs since November 2010. She has since then had over 500 suggestions accepted and as a result of her regular suggestions, made her name known on the DD page.
What first got you interested in wanting to suggest DDs?
I don't really remember the exact point when I started paying attention to DDs. I guess, I saw these beautiful pictures at the bottom of my page. Gradually, I understood that they were a kind of "award" for outstanding pieces. I was also wondering how some people could suggest DDs! By searching here and there, I found the way.
I eventually decided to send my first suggestion to rydi1689, the then Fan Art Gallery Moderator. She is so kind, she accepted it immediately! This encouraged me to suggest more and eventually to love this task. I am generally shy with others. So this gesture, although it may seemed normal to her, it was
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go Awry
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
PE Note to Daily DeviationHello all,
In this section of Daily Deviations (DD) PE week I wanted to write about how your suggestions are processed and then turned into DDs, but with a bit more of a focus on the process of how we Community Volunteers (CVs) utilize the note system. I felt it was a place where some common problems arise which may not be talked about all too often resulting in confusion and frustration for both suggesters and CVs.
The Note System
I think many are aware of this but just for the sake of being clear, CVs use the same exact note system as every other user on the site. We do not have any special bells and whistles to organize our notes other than the same tools you all are also given. There is no special tool or program that sorts or does anything special with our DD suggestions for us, it is entirely up to us, how we choose to sort them in our note system.
Let's take a closer look at how the process works, shall we?
PE Daily Deviations: What if...?
After news articles explaining 'The Myth and the Legend' of the Daily Deviations, how to suggest them, tolerance towards Daily Deviations, the negativity, the focus on the notes and what it actually is, this article tackle the 'What if...?' scenarios t
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while 3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
Accepting Feedback Positively55%
of how we feel about words comes from body language.
comes from the voice.
comes from the actual words.
Whether or not you're willing to take Dr Mehrabian's research at face value, it's undeniable that a lot of what we feel comes from what we see. A friend can say something that would be totally mean, but if they're giggling halfway through the words it's not hard to tell it's a joke. If someone's telling you they had a great day and their voice is quavering the whole time, you can be suspicious.
Languages aren't universal, but most facial expressions translate well across completely unrelated cultures. Is it surprising that we're better able to recognize facial expressions and vocal tones rather than focusing entirely on the words?
So how does th
PE Community Week: Educate Your Communityprojecteducate's third Community Week
is right around the corner. We'll be kicking off September 24th and we need you on board!
What is Community Week?
The majority of Project Educate is run by the CVs. But there's only a few of them and a lot of us—which is why we're asking you, now, to contribute. Know about a specialized art form or technique? Got some advice on becoming well-known for positivity? Want to share your sweet critique skills? We want it all, and we want it now.
In the past, people have contributed in all kinds of ways. The following are just some suggestions to get your thoughts going!
Write a blog:
There are tons of options for a blog. Art features with an explanation of the technique or style showcased; tutorials on creating a certain effect (with examples); critiques and how to critique; interacting; dA for dummies—if you have an idea that will make being on this website a more po
Project Educate - Urban & Rural Photography
Project Educate: Architecture and Urban & Rural Photography Week
An introduction to the Urban & Rural Photography gallery
Hi there and welcome to the Project Educate week for Architecture and Urban & Rural Photography! Before the week can really start off, we need to find out what Architecture and Urban & Rural Photography are really about. In later articles, we will also go in depth on the subcategories of both galleries. We started off with exploring Architecture Photography in an earlier article, it's time for Urban & Rural Photography now!
Urban & rural photography, found as photography subcategory Photography > Urban & Rural, is photography focusing on the entire area rather than an individual building or structure (like with Architecture). It is described
A Brief History of TypographyA Brief History of Typography
A little insight into the history of not only Typography, but also of written language. This article will be far from covering it all, but focuses on highlighting some of the major events and periods in the history of Typography.
From the Greek roots τύπος typos = "impression" and -γραφία -graphia = "writing".
~ 30th Century BC – 200 AD
Or "Script of Nails / Cuneiform Script" is probably the oldest form of written text. This calligraphic form of writing was carved into clay tablets.
The Latin Alphabet
~ 800 BC – present
This is the basic alphabet used in all Western languages. The Romans based it among others
Project Educate: Typography TerminologyTypography Terminology
This article is here to highlight some of the most important terms when it comes to working with Typography. The terminology in this article is very basic, but it's not only for beginners! Knowing the proper terms for whatever you do avoids confusion and makes it easier for people to be on the same line of thought.
Please note: these terms all refer to the technical work with Typography. They do not cover the Anatomy of Typefaces (f.e. baseline, x-height or serif) or stylistic elements used in Typography (f.e. page layout or white space).
A Typeface is the compilation of a set of characters, which share a certain appearance. There are stylistic elements to each Typeface that also find relation to their classification.
While a Font traditionally only describes a set o
Welcome to Daily Deviations Week IIWelcome to Daily Deviations Week II
Some months back we put together another Daily Deviations projecteducate week which was quite successful. In light of some of the amazing feedback we recieved during that week, we decided to put together another DD week to highlight some things we were unable to cover last time. During this week we will again focus on some common themes which surround Daily Deviations in our community, and try to shed some light on them. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
For anyone who missed our last DD week, we encourage you to look over those articles as well.
Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Daily Deviations- So you
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 Diversity #3Hello, everyone!
When we don't see enough of a particular art form, it is difficult for us to understand or appreciate it. This project aims to bring you features that you might not have seen otherwise from a variety of galleries around dA. For example, I tend to live and breathe photomanipulations and (to a lesser extent) digital art, and I really enjoyed taking a moment to browse the non-photomanipulation galleries for treasures. I found many, and I hope you will enjoy the features I have chosen.
These are the things I love:
Syringe by MothOfDoom31
Mag by Elisanth
Brain Tower by Almacan
silent noise by sainisjohray
Lives in a dream.... by TriciaS
JUST FOR YOU by ARTBYTERESA
Don't Cry by NicksPencil
Begin 73 by Craig-Larsen
Pain... by Vishw
Life can be so colorful by dansch
PE Feature: Water Concept
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Loren Eiseley
a game you play by rockpiti
Fascination -Narcissus- by Julie-de-Waroquier
no-one could resist this, by bigcitydreams
Dreams And Illusions by oO-Rein-Oo
Race Against Time by BlackJack0919
Left alone by Julie-de-Waroquier
rubber duck dream by nnoik
wistful dream. by Proseuche