This month I am focusing on all the things tat remind me of November, that funny time in between Halloween and Christmas!
5 Tips for Smartphone PhotographyThey're getting more and more popular, so what is the best way of utilising the camera on your Smartphone to ensure you get the best results possible? This article shares some fantastic tips that offer a few guidelines for capturing good images with your phone. If you've got a top tip that you think is useful please share it in the comments as well - this list is by no means finished!
1) Clean Your Lens!
Unlike 'Proper' cameras, we're not overly precious about our smartphones. They go in and out of pockets and get left on all sorts of surfaces a lot of the time. Depending on the phone you have, you may be pressing your fingers into the lens whilst making a call without even realising it. So to get the best results, ensure your lens is cleaned regularly.
As with all photographs, composition is key. However you don't get much in the way of editing allowance after you've taken a photograph on your phone. You can chang
Ten Macro Photography TipsMacro photography is photography magnified. It is generally recognized as “macro” when you are increasing the size of an object in your picture from about half life-size, as represented on the image sensor, to five times life-size. Here are some top tips for capturing great Macro Photography. If you have any to add please leave them in the comments below the article!
1) Lens choice...
Many lens choices have that very tempting 'Macro setting' on them which supposedly allows your camera to magically transform itself into the ability to be a complete perfect macro lens. It works sometimes! Depending on your camera. However if you want to capture true Macro photography then you need a true Macro Lens. What Digital Camera? gives readers some advice on which lens to choose and
50 Exciting Examples of Action Photography
Persistence by Lancia-Stratos
Kite Surf by plo0m
eagle by michaelrumiz
ghost ballerinas by MistyTableau
Dejame Vivir by JaimeIbarra
Black and white by Vikarus
Frecce Tricolori by Dynnnad
Powder your life away by iNeedChemicalX
Black Bow by jenniferstuber
detonation by fly10
snowboard 01 by thePetya
westminster bridge by toko
Sunset by Fredison
Devil's Chariot by eastonchang
SlowMotion by MaRaDinn
climbing by JenElizabeth
Red Arrows IV by toosas
fly away by kyokosphotos
The Jump by astra888
Running Wild by notbland
Siberian Tiger 2 by catman-suha
Illuminated Jellyfish by weaverglenn
On Afterburner by Good-e-nuf
Weekly photo #015 + 200 pts Parrot by JacquelineBarkla Golden by slickwilly182 Autumn mood II by m-eralp The Cabin Over The Clouds by Burtn Alley by Dark-Raptor Frozen Down by Nitrok On the last day. by incredi galaxy by augenweide Streets of Belgrade by Pyr0sky last flowers by Megson Parasol mushroom by SarahharaS1 Our Meeting Place by Schnitzelyne Arrival by DusanPavlicek You Make Me Think by Thinking-Silence Symphony of Light by alexgphoto Frosted by mescamesh Gondoles with cheese, mushrooms and ham by MirageGourmand lost in the mist by baravavrova Evergreen by x-horizon sheep's clothing part II. by gloeckchen wish i live under the sea by bwaworga Ghost by ChristineAmat Magical darkness by k-simir wedding by MartaSyrko Hot Chocolate by NatashaBreen Gift by BogdanBoev Fire at Beach by equine-images Cup of colors by Lodchen-Photography Magic pink by Pamba Red Freckled Autumn by Sssssergiu Podzim 2013 III by tomsumartin First signs of autumn by Finvara Daydreaming the path I meet you... by borda ID by absentii Vatnfjorden Sunset by Dave-Derbis Muse by dominique-merot Enchanted Book by oO-Rein-Oo Bishop Sunrise by tassanee
it wasn't my design by dimajaber Royals by jkrab Ice Cream Sandwiches by claremanson Funky Fungi by Oer-Wout Silent Waters by Oer-Wout . . . by sandrawiklander :t
Bokehlicious In Light by Oer-Wout A new day is born. by incredi city of blinding lights by elalma Quench by Nariscuss reach the city steps tonight by Kenrocks Burning Book by HouaVang bright city lights. by wisesparrow In my mind. .. by addy-ack Morning Angel by diensilver 299. by shadddow Shades of the night by LuPri 356. by shadddow Pureness by Econita Beautiful wishes. by incredi 254. by shadddow Bokeh dream by AM4Y786 Purple dew by Piipsy The gift of a winter evening by Kokopa Rings of Saturn by EivindHansen Bokeh eclipse by pqphotography il pleut II. by extrasist0le OoOOoOOoOooOOOo O by Bomb-Creator Drops of bokeh by Saswat777
Little Bottle by khrmnens :thumb284523491: In loving memory by diensilver Golden shine by Fra-Emer Butterfly Bokeh by FreyaPhotos Mademoiselle Rouge and her fairy lights by ChanelRossouw morning bokeh by iCECREAMTRUCKFUCK Goodmorning by ByLaauraa Only Magic by AloriaTheZombie Curious Baby Roe by RoeEbo I'm Here, You There by djusa bokeh by moitisse Be Light by solefield Life Inside A Snow Globe by AimishBoy Lights and Mysteries by solefield Meme's eyes by Live-InTheMoment :thumb342853827: :thumb196060280: c p f by NineOneThree dear love, by Zaratops :thumb11211274
Weekly photo #001 Majestic Mountains by LG77 Utopia II by Avine Treasures by nhuthanh Calopteryx virgo by dralik Daheim by feigenfrucht Do You Remember by AlicjaRodzik
Little cat 2 by canardu Drop in by porbital Little Guard by Kara-a Fioletowa wariacja by bezag ... by Serdar-T Sunrise path by StargazerLZ Ebb and Flow by alexgphoto Morning Trade by felixheru The Hut by kentnek Flowers and sunrise by qwstarplayer on the fire by porbital Soft White by parallel-pam not welcome* by PatiMakowska :thumb383591457: July Afternoon by Justine1985 :thumb383550834: waiting by PatiMakowska to the destination.... by drkingks Old World Swallowtail by mescamesh Sunny morning by fotografka Zirreiner Lake by DomBrezina Garden by Reni89 Eye. by BlueStar159
-Ancient scroll- by Janek-Sedlar :thumb385289411: 5673 by TomWasilewski :thumb383693426: Embrace by Oer-Wout dans le sommeil pour creer une flamme by chriseastmids Grace by Ykari-chan Stairways to heaven by CathyDong Room to Rent by RickHaigh :thumb383551705: 726 by Nigrita Fortitude II by kkart
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Discussion #2 - The Space We InhabitArtist Highlight ~ Francesca Woodman
"For outside you have to creep on the ground, and everything is green instead of yellow. But here I can creep smoothly on the floor, and my shoulder just fits in that long smooch around the wall, so I cannot lose my way." - The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"I am interested in the way people relate to space. The best way to do this is to depict their interactions to the boundaries of these spaces." - Francesca Woodman
"In Woodman's work, the question of space serves both a formal challenge and a psychological condition, and the relationship of the body to space became one of her major preoccupations." - The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, Corey Keller
"There is ground for taking the house as a tool for analysis of the human soul. The corner is a haven that ensures us one of the things we prize most highly -- immobility." - The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard
"The geometry of time in Franscesca Woodman's work is spherical. Sq
Discussion #1 ~ Photographing the MaskMask
• a covering worn as a disguise, or to amuse or terrify other people.
When we view a portrait photograph we are allowed a window into the essence of another human being. We can learn a multitude of things about a person from one photograph. From how they think and feel, to how they perceive the world around them. However, there is one inherent difficulty with portrait photography. The photo must be taken through the lens of the photographer. He/she will most certainly have imposed their own message and vision upon the sitter in the photograph. One step further, the viewer themselves places their own ideas and experiences, they are seeing through their own "lens", onto the subject of the photograph. So we can see how easily one could actually be viewing a person in a photograph two or three steps removed from the actual essence of the person being photographed. In this sense we can say that the experience of viewing a portrait is no
All Snapped Up .9 ~ MyLifeThroughTheLens~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography Community
Tell us a bit about yourself, MyLifeThroughTheLens! How did you get into photography and why?
My name is Eddy , i was born and raised in Lima and a few years ago i moved to Boston. I got into photography about 2 years ago after a really bad breakup because i guess i really needed to feel good at something and since i always loved art i decided to give photography a shot and now i'm really glad i did it has helped me a lot.
Why are you on deviantART?
I am on deviantart because i feel that this is a great community of artists and i feel more comfortable to open myself to personal ideas or concepts here than in any other social network ..but when i'm not sharing my work i also enjoy browsing for art and it is usually from traditional artist like Pixiecold or Lora zombie.
What type of photography
All Snapped Up .11 ~ lieveheersbeestje~ An interview of a talented artist in our General Photography Community
Tell us a bit about yourself, lieveheersbeestje! How did you get into photography and why?
I'm a 22 year old girl from the Netherlands. Also an amateur photographer who started photography around 4, 5 years ago and it's still my biggest hobby. At first, I just bought a Canon Eos 500D KIT to take pictures of daily things of my life, like my family, my pet(s), things in my house/garden. I discovered that I liked this very much and I wanted to do more, so I started to photograph things outside, like nature, insects (macro) and bought objects for still life/food and drink.
Why are you on deviantART?
To share my pictures and resources with other artists and to get inspired by other artists. The creativity here is what I love to look at.
What type of photography do you most like to do and why?
50 Spectacular Examples of Underwater Photography
Nemo's friend by Alexandre-Bordereau
Siren by abclic
Aquaview 216 by Nazareanu
Jellyfish by GIVEthemHORNS
Gill Sands by Omega300m
Into You by MartinStranka
..::Limetastic::.. by Whimsical-Dreams
Livingstonii by dampStamp
Contrast.... by woxys
dreaming underwater by CookmePancakes
Underwater III by Eltasia
underwater love by Benegesseritt
Hey by FLixter
Jellyfish by ammaira
I Can Fly by focusgallery
Acidify by disposable-heroX
Little fish dream by ChristineAmat
Purple Jelly Fish by ruslanriad
Papillon de Mer by ElenaKalis
dancing underwater by kenvinpinardy
Underwater - Flowermaker by Raineater
come see me by detail24
Understanding your camera's exposure settingsIn this post I’ll be discussing Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. The three camera settings that control “exposure” – the brightness of your photo.
There are three settings on your camera that control exposure: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.
The Aperture is the thing that opens when you press the shutter button on your camera. The ‘aperture setting’ determines how big the opening will be. It's measured in f-stops. The smaller the f-stop number the larger the opening, and hence the more light that gets in.
The Shutter Speed determines how long the aperture stays open. Shutter speed is measured in fractions of a second. The faster the shutter, the less light that gets in.
The ISO setting determines the camera’s sensitivity to light. Think of it as a light amplifier. The higher the ISO, the brighter the image.
In most cases you will want fast shutter speeds (to eliminate blur), low ISO (to reduce noise), and an appropriate aperture setting to g
S T I L L L I F E & M A C R O*Meet us on #PhotostuffChat http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/PhotostuffChat for some animated talk!
Hello again! After an amazing week for Photostuff (we have around 150 new Photography mates and we’ve reached 1000 members!), we have prepared a new feature, this time the theme is STILL LIFE & MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY.
So, same as for the last feature, relax, take your time, take some snack, and check them all, they’re really original, imaginative pictures, and they’re great inspiration for us all!
Untitled by andokadesbois Wishful by xOronar Summer love by Redanshy 10:16 by anxiri Hanging on by MintLights 0441 by Somebody--else :thumb375611668: Eternity by FlabnBone A postcard from Amsterdam III by popoks Starring Role by MintLights Orange Zest Sugar Cookies (+recipe) by claremanson Monday Afternoon by TheCameraGirl bag of flowers by xXNeo Nature of Time by StopScreamGraphy Glasses by TobbiH Glitter and Gold 3# by FlabnBone Things are beautiful if you love them by PhotoCanon sweet company by Cochalita :thum
Pakistani Facebook Pages (Updated 03-12-2013)Salam!
So I thought we should share the Facebook pages of Some Talented Artists we have here on Deviant Arts.
Official Pak-deviants' Page
Starting with the Admins:
1. Art by Umer
2. Sarmad Hashmi | kr8v ink.
3. Ideal Hut
Now that the admins are done, the contributors:
4. Creativity & Other Lies
5. SH Sketches
6. Casual Strokes by Hanna
7. HQ Photography
And now, the Members!!
8. Babrus Khan
To watermark or not to watermark?Watermarking is a term used loosely to describe:
- Branding of your images in a subtle way, such as across the bottom or even on a solid color bar to one side of an image;
- Marking a solid logo and/or copyright across your image, disturbing part of the subject. The watermark may be opaque, partially transparent or even embossed;
- Digitally labeling your image with a copyright that is not actually visible.
Now, the big question for photographers is should you watermark your images, and if so how?
Reasons photographers add a watermark to their images - PROS
Establish copyright: This tells others the name of the copyright owner and creator of the image.Branding: This shows others who you are and often whe
NatureWeb Contest*Update more prizes added*
The one thing that controls this planet and has shaped it since it's creation is weather! From ear bursting thunder storms and dazzling sunny days to worlds wrapped in white snow and frost.
So for this contest we want you to take the best photo or drawing you can of the weather, whether it's an amazing sunset or strange cloud formation. We want to see it.
Starts. 23rd June
Ends 25th July
So you've got enough time to submit the best pics.
Submit your awesome images here http://natureweb.deviantart.com/favourites/55855022
Here are the rules
You can submit three works of your choice. The photos are automatically accepted so submit your best.
They must be taken or drawn by you.
It must feature the weather.
You must be a member to enter so why not join the NatureWeb family. We'd love to have you.
How to Write an IntroductionPen to paper, and chin in hand, the ink tip hovers over the first blue line of the sheet. I pause, and sigh softly through my nose. I'm to write about myself. To confess to people who I am, what I am, why I write, and how I came to love it? Any other details found to be interesting to them - or myself, even? Tapping the pencil to the paper, I tilt my eyes up in thought.
Being as boring as I view myself, I don't know what to share. Saying I'm from Los Angeles is no great feat on the webs as it is in person, to a university in the middle of Idaho - also known as absolutely nowhere. Wanting to be a teacher, double majoring with Secondary Education and English, and minor in Political Science? Please; it's been done and heard of before. The fact that I'm short is no surprise, and my white - almost neon white - skin is due to a mix of race and lack of ever going outside.
No, no one wants to hear about that.
The fact that I'm anxious and easy to stress, clinically diagnosed for both, s