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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 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: 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: 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
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
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 - 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
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
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 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
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
A Bloody, Stupid Miracle The day we’d cured the human condition was the day I put a bullet through my head and didn’t die. It was also the day I realized how scared I actually was of death, and after hours of muscle ache from holding that gauze against my open skull, after the wound closed and everything went back to normal, I had myself a good old-fashioned brainstorm. How ironic.
But when summer came, everything had fallen to shit. The air scorched my skin and parched my tongue every time I took a breath. The sun glared down on a rapidly-collapsing world, full of the undying bastard children of cruelty and misfortune. What was one to do when their cells regenerated faster than they decomposed?
My feet hit the pavement, now littered with jagged bits of glass to snap at my toes, thoroughly baked by the blazing ball of bitter disdain high overhead. Today was worse than yesterday. Though I’d often wondered the purpose of it anymore, I
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