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Ten Tips for Nature PhotographersThis article came about after a deviant specifically requested that we write ten clear, simple tips for Photographing Nature. Troubleshooting articles and information can be very useful, but sometimes breaking it down into manageable memorable chunks is so much easier. So without further ado please enjoy our Ten Tips for Nature Photographers!
1) Get into your environment
Yes, it's rhubarb. To be a true photographer, you must be at one with rhubarb.
When we talk about photographing Nature, we don't necessarily mean wide expansive rolling landscapes. Whilst they contain any number of elements that are nature focused and made up from natural resources - Nature Photography is about getting into your environment and getting up close and personal with these elements. So think of it like you are Photographing the components that make up that beautiful lan
Project Educate: See the light and remember it
See the light and remember it
Lighting in photography is a living, changing art. One of the most important abilities of a photographer is to see light and to remember it. Light is the most changing element in our daily life. We move among solid objects and among people who do not change drastically during a day or a week. But visually the appearance of our environment and of people around us may change from one hour to the next due to the time of day, the weather, or the particular source of light. Photographers are aware of these changes and store in their memory the impact different types of light have on our emotions and our subconscious. For a photographer, watching the light becomes second nature.
Some of the photographer's palette of tools:
-The angle of light
-Quality (hard or soft)
Angle of light
BEHIND THE CURTAIN--- dear friends and visitors,
unfortunately I'm not longer able to make my large news in deviant art... the stashwriter only shows the numbers of the thumbs but not the pics...
so I'm just going on here with my little journals here... hope you enjoy it ...
Project Educate: 4 tips for great product photos!In a world where many products are easily accessible on the internet - yes, even those - we've nearly fallen victim to the images that are slightly better than the rest, that entice us in, that persuade us to buy, bid, eat, cook and whatever else. (You've seen my Nom Nom articles right?) So it's not unusual that an eye-catching image can make all the difference when it comes to selling your products, or your photography - or both.
Strong, Clear photographs will not only help you stand out on a web-page, but also will help you get your blog out there, or get your deviantART profile a bit more notice. Having a good working environment is often better than having that top notch expensive camera. So don't worry too much about your equipment. Get to know your angles, backdrops, props and lighting and the rest should hopefully fall into place.
Editing is really easy and good
MAN OF STREET( A N D F R I E N D S )- S T R E E T P H O T O G R A P H Y -
The Heroes Among usby - NunoCanha
I need a Heroby - Rastislav
random superman sceneby - du-jamais-vu
Heroesby - EvangelineCooper
Street color - 17by - hbapt
Save the Dayby - myraincheck
Super Girlby - daliscar
Statistics on Street PhotographyToday I'm bringing you some statistics from our beloved dA Street Gallery:
Top 15 of what people submit in the Street Gallery (or Top 15 of the Miscats):
1 street signs
2 side-walk close-ups
3 love padlocks
4 shoes (All Stars preferably)/photographer's feet
5 graffiti/tags/street art/cool vandalism
6 empty roads
9 abandoned buildings/urband decay/trash
10 cool cars
11 cosplayers posing in fairs
12 family in family-trips, friends in cool poses
13 sexy models in subways/women wrestling in swimming suit (don't ask, I don't know)
14 lights bokeh
15 light paintings
Top 10 of what people capture when shooting Street (or Top 10 of boring street):
1 homeless sleeping
2 Beggar begging
3 Pedestrians photographed from the back
4 Kids chasing after pigeons
5 Beggars feeding pigeons
6 Upside-down shadows
8 People passing in front of a poster/graffiti
9 People in bicycle
10 People waiting for the tube
Top 10 of the most frequent
Project Educate Photography ScheduleWelcome to the General Photography Project Educate week! Since there are so many sub-galleries of Photography here on deviantART, we're not going to be able to cover every single one this week. And since there are various specific CVs for those galleries, they will hopefully (and have in the past) taken care of that! So this week is more about covering a few basic bits and pieces, and giving a bit of education on topics that people have recently been asking about. So without further ado, here's what you can expect this week:
Monday 13th May
Introductory Article and Photography CVs
Photography Games Article from ^3wyl on behalf of #CRPhotography
Tuesday 14th May
Taking better Product Photos by ^Kaz-D
People and Portraits Exposed by ^Kaz-D
Wednesday 15th May
Critique night in #CRPhotography more info here.
Complications with CompositionI love seeing results on the camera screen, and through the lens. Often after I've taken a photo, I can't wait to get home and see it on the computer screen too. But my pet peeve is the maths and numbers behind getting it spot on. I can't deal with that, I loathe it, and actually it takes the fun out of Photography (for me anyway!) I know that some people love the technical details, I think that's why ~TouchedD and I work so well - he does the figuring out, I do the seeking for the shot - but if you're purely a creative type with no passion for delving into technicalities then hopefully this article will be able to help you.
You will find countless articles, tips, tutorials and theories on Composition. Many will throw advice and instruction at you before you can even press the shutter on your camera. In truth though, it can be much more basic than that. Before you take a photograph, think about why you're taking the shot. I know this doesn't work everytime, because often (like me)
men in conceptual photography:icontheCAMERaLUCIDA:
About one week ago one of our members reproached our group of accepting only photos which picture women and declining the ones including men. What is rubbish of course and we also explained the deviant that our decisions are based on quality, technique, concept etc. Still I took a look at our gallery and noticed that there really were/are only a few photos including men.
And I asked myself why.
My first thought was that first there are not many conceptual photographers here on dA in general (for example compared to flickr) and second that only a few of them are male. But is that all?
To answer this question or give a possible idea why there aren't many men in conceptual photography I asked a couple of guys about this topic!
David is one of the guys
Friday night Specials v5.3
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
A weekly selection amongst the images I liked,
while browsing the Street Gallery
and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember
to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
Have a great weekend
Where Street Has No Name CONTEST
Fix that Miscat! ~Fashion Photography V.CommercialThere often seems to be some confusion over whether your Fashion Photography belongs in Photography -> People & Portraits -> Fashion Portraits or Photography -> Commercial Photography -> Fashion. Unlike other galleries that we are slowly defining and educating on through this series of articles, the difference between these two is quite clear cut and there are certain aspects of your Photography that will dictate where it should go. Have a read through the article and hopefully that will clear up some things if you were previously confused!
What are Fashion Portraits?
Photography -> People & Portraits -> Fashion Portraits
Fashion Photography is a genre of Photography that's dedicated to showcasing clothing and other items such as accessories i.e. shoes, scarves, hats, j
Urban ExplorationUrban Exploration is the examination, and often documentation, of normally un-seen or off limits places. It's becoming an increasingly popular 'hobby' and for some, something much more serious. This week we're looking at a specific Photographer and his chosen subject - linked directly in with Urban Exploration.
Wayne Levin's work recently caught my eye at a Photography Exhibition - you may already have read about it if you caught the latest edition of Photography Fortnightly. As well as being an awesome and very unique idea, constructed creatively and tastefully - it reminded me of Urban Exploration. Levin explores beneath the sea, another place that many of us don't get to see unless we venture there with specific equipment - and often training. Exploring reefs, water life and shipwrecks, Levin's work truly is an act of Urban Exploration. It just shows us that there are no limits to being an Urban Explorer and there are many un-chartered 'waters' that need to be documented and shown,
FILMIE FAVOURITESAfter supplying you with lots of technical info in the last Filmie Journal, this time we present you some of our recent favourite submissions to the Filmie Gallery - enjoy!
Don't forget there's a contest to submit your pictures to - WHERE STREET HAS NO NAME - rules can be found here: http://the-yard-collective.deviantart.com/
And here is the Gallery where you can have a look at what has already been submitted: THE CONTESTANT GALLERY
Yours truly, The Filmie Team
Just because you shot it in the street...JUST BECAUSE YOU SHOT IT IN THE STREET IT DOESN'T MAKE IT "STREET PHOTOGRAPHY"
Street Photography is a largely misunderstood and misinterpreted photography genre http://myraincheck.deviantart.com/art/Statistics-on-Street-Photography-371453155 .
So, let's try to kill the most common misunderstandings:
Street photography is not photography of (empty) streets and it is not necessarily a photo taken in a street.
Street photography most definitely is not photography of your All Stars shoes in the street, it is not photography of your cat, or of graffiti or 'street art' (that's another genre of photography), it is not photography of your friends or family on trip.
Let's see some attempts to define street photography:
"The essence of street photography is the impulse to take candid pictures in the stream of everyday life" (from 'Street photography Now').
" For the most part, however, the photographers discussed in these pages have tried to work without being noti
I wonder if you're enjoying
the curvature of her back.
The spine, a row of ossified crowns
crowded and curved around that defining neural superhighway;
that extension cord,
adventurously connecting the visceral
to the peripheral.
The horseshoe crab vertebrae
scuttle to break through skin at your touch;
a defining shiver.
I see your hands
around the rounded hills of her shoulders.
Scapulae jutting out with the extremity of the bend,
like a chicken's wings.
And the bands of these dorsal muscles
stand up like wings,
cast shadows in the dimples of the pelvis that she lifts;
that will fold o
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