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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: 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
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
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
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.
Project Educate - Architecture Photography
Project Educate: Architecture and Urban & Rural Photography Week
An introduction to the Architecture 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'll start off with Architecture Photography!
Architecture photography, found as photography subcategory Photography > Architecture, is photography focusing on buildings and structures. Both interior and exterior photographs of buildings and structures can be classified as Architecture photography. It is described by deviantART as; "Interior and exterior photographs of buildings and other architectural structures."
It's divided into four categories, which we will explore in a la
PE: Anthro, Architectural Models and Weaving
In this Newsletter Series I will be showing you the subcategories that you can find within the Artisan Crafts Gallery!
The Anthro sub category is a relativity new category that has been added to house all sorts of Anthro related crafts. From paws to full fursuits - we have it all!
It is split into clothing, costumes, masks and props and accessories.
Tareco v2.0 finished (fursuit) by ~DeepDragonArtsFluttershy at Naka-kon by ~Tatsu-Nanafursuit by ~ranmafan1Ida Kita The Leo Roo fursuit head by ~KatlyncBlue and White Feetpaws by ~MagicLocket
Rabbit fursuit feet by ~ShoAhmaWayco by ~Garci-The-RaccoonWhite Paws by ~ScratchKittyWolf jawset (top view, different angle) by ~yeep-yeep:thumb295190594:
Pink Pawpads by ~InsaneFern-Fursuitshand paws Tareco v2.0 intermediate stage by ~DeepDragonArtsPlush Cosplay Wolf Ears - Custom Order by =LiChibaGrey rabbit tail by ~Salice-Morente:thumb293
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 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
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
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!"
People + Portraits Photography Talent Spotlight`Kendra-Paige has been on deviantART for over eight years now and has made a strong mark on the people and portraits gallery especially with her fashion work. Her kit consists of a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon EF 85mm 1.2L II lens using various other lenses and focal lengths but repeatedly gravitating towards the 85mm. She uses a combination of lightroom and photoshop to post-process her work although she keeps her editing as minimal as possible as she doesn't enjoy the post-processing bit of photography!
Why did you choose people as a photographical interest?
I have always found people to be fascinating, and I have a particular interest in expressions and eyes. The eyes tend to be the focal point in a lot of my work, and typically dictate the image. Aside from this, it’s the collaborative effort that I enjoy in portraiture. When you take images of animals and nature, there is only so much control you have with the subject - a lot of it is luck
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
Keep in Touch!
`ChewedKandi has certainly gone out of her way to keep the vector community on the right path. Always making sure that her talents are infinitely scalable, Sharon has put her bezier curves to excellent use, and firmly anchored herself as an inspirational leader. We're absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for June 2013 to `ChewedKandi. Congratulations, Sharon! Read More