Recent faves 5 (feature)
Pure by gzmrt
Heathland bee by MaaykeKlaver
The Diamond rose by MaranzliaIf I were a Painter by LuizaLazar
Silence by TheCameraGirlA color we know can't exist by Daydreamcolors
Awesome by Papageienfreak
More kittehs! by DuskyEvening
To Beyond by EliseEnchanted
Winners of the Autumnal Leaves contestheld by dragonfly-oli from :iconbreathtaking-photos:
Congrats to the winner
vio. by gloeckchen
- by dreamisdestiny1Forever Stuck in this Dreary Autumn by Schnitzelyneweek41: oh, autumn pt.1 by cloe-patra
A beautiful fall
The Coming of Autumn by JeanFanautumn apples by Pkod
Reaching October by incolor16Holding on by PoppyHunterAutumn in Tuscany by frei76
:thumb328403008:Treasury by lieveheersbeestjeOn my way by lieveheersbeestje
De Dodenweg by Nelleke
little secrets by DarkGomoThe way of the leaf by brokenbokeh:thumb142283581:
I Want You Back... by nairafeeAmber Autumn by Oer-WoutThe closed heart by aleksesss
Of Rain and Falling Leafs by NellekeAutumn is near by EliseEnchantedTime has come by EliseEnchanted
Autumn Wallpaper by JoeDiamondDTake The Berries by catchingfyre:thumb268234150:
Golden Eye by Blueberryblack
Autumn is in the air... by TearDropOfTheSky
A place for you and me by NhadalaTribute by bittersweetvenom
autumn in the making by onixa200 by bebefromtheblockWhat's sweet by bebefromtheblock
When evening falls by PawelMatysGood night... by PawelMatysOld Times by Healzo
Freezing by StefanyKK4.52 - Frozen by head-in-the-cloudwinter wonderland. by simoendliSend Light by solefield
winter beech forest by mescamesh
freeze. by blushybubu
Dairy December Mists by NataliaDrepina Rest by TheCameraGirl Let it Snow by Kara-a
Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty OnePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"Surrealism is embedded in the everyday, in the daily experience." - Katharine Conley
This week the general theme of the article is Infrared Photography. You may know it well for its vision into a dream like world where the trees appear to be fluffy candyfloss and the grass is blue or Orange...Infrared is not as far away from achievable as you might think. This week some wonderful Deviants have shared their infrared views and art to try and help us understand the technique a little better. I rather thought it was time that the infrared community on deviantART had a bit more recognition too!
Check out Trees-With-character who are holding the Sky is the Limit Contest and think about
Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
Infants and Children
Color Capture by JeanFanSweet September by naked-in-the-rain
Maya by Hart-Worxit's autumn, little bear by AlicjaRodziksun by MecuroBCotto
Meow by SorenWrangsparkling gold by Ingelore:thumb336549019:
Asteroidea by JeanFanbubbly by aoao2Warm me up by RezzanATAKOL
To Seek With Whom I Want To Play. by AlicjaRodzikYellow by BlueColoursOfNaturecolourful forest by Maaira
sunday afternoon sunlight by Sandy515Winged by DemonMathielautumn leaf by Steeeffiii
Speed Paint - Lemon Party by MigrantJhands of the yellow field by huhahohi:thumb343933168:
Vlad Dracul's Daughter by ValentinaKallias. by opriscoJewellery. by andokadesbois
Swamp by AlexShatohincrying leaf IX by JoannaRzeznikowskaDay Sixty Three: March Showers by Kaz-D
Half Remembered Ruins by JJcanvasHome by JJcanvashappiness by Elanor90
Fragile...III by JoannaRzeznikowskaDreaming Wide Awake II by IsacGoulartWinter air by bebefromtheblock
Blueberries.. by Manso0nInner cracks by Julie-de-WaroquierThe House of Angels by RadekDemjan
The big freeze by pqphotographyMay the light guide you by WandererLinkFrom water with love by KyoPhan
the blue note by Sandy515Flock by nuriko-kunsnowflakes by hayzy
Behind the diamonds of rain by Sandy515Ghostly dawn! by AnnaArmonaLove Something Anything Everything Someone Love by goRillA-iNK
violet winter III by quadratigesHush by incolor16weightless and horizontal , by megatruh
Oz_YellowBrickRoad by jermilexUntitled Project Concept4 by redjuice999spirit from the night sky . by megatruh
neverwonder station . by megatruh:thumb2
THE WINNERS +800 Points Giveaway For Your ContestsThank you for everyone who participated in this!
Our winners' contests and the featured contests are really amazing and with great prizes Check them out.
Here are our winners- each won 200 points for their contests:
1 Got-Plush's Warm/Cold Colors Contest (All Media)
2 ThePixelPalace's Dream Contest (Pixel)
3 pindanglicious's Uchiha Twins Contest (OC)
4 UJz's Raining Free Resources Contest (Resources)
Winners, contact me when your contests ends, so I can give the winners their prizes. If you have any question then note me.
DreamyArt's Behind The Mask Contest
Sayuui and doomsk888's Doomsday Contest
WNC - Monthly Feature No. 20Don't forget to this feature if you like it.
You can also "+1" it on Google+
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This is a selection from last month's submissions to
a group dedicated to black and white artwork.
Sit down, stare at the screen...
No_ship_inside by anticuusBW portrait I by Alexandre-Bordereau
I was lying. by gloeckchenRosy Selfie by lampguruGhost of the White River by iNeedChemicalX
between by BlackCocktail
I by WWinchester1986P1100993 by crossfading
Chat Events Calendar farand's Fun and ThumbShare - Movember Event in :#communityrelations:
Time: 2 - 3pm PST Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs in :#crliterature: Sunday, June 8th at 12:01 PM (PDT)
Sketchmatch in :#communityrelations:
Wednesday, Nov. 13th - 7:00 PM PDT (click to see your local time)
Want to see a particular event run? Want to help out? Note communityrelations with your thoughts and ideas!
Intimate, touching, emotive IXThis feature is for all the happy couples in the world, the love shared in families, and for the good friends.
I found someone that made my life colorful again. Someone that makes me want to live my life happily. We are a couple for two months now, but it already feels like years when we talk to each other. It's like I have found a soulmate. A person I can always relate to and a person always being there for me. With him, I feel like a princess, and like a little star.
I love you, Sascha.
Listen to this song while viewing this feature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8UeeIAJ0a0
White Winter Wheather Winter
Winter Marvels by MaximeCourty higher IV by KariLiimatainen
Petrified by Annabelle-Chabert Night Watch by endegor
Sailers on The Snow by borda
Arbre de Noel by vincentfavre frosty morning by kriakao
Untouched by ceeek Painted with Snow by GMCPhotographics
Winter wonderland by Morgan-Lou Winter Calm by DeviantRavnos
Fresh Snow by matthieu-parmentier Opened Forest by MaximeCourty
another world by KariLiimatainen - Frosty path - by UNexperienced
- A Winter Morning - by UNexperienced snowy day 2 by Thunderi
Elemental by jaelise Eisbaum Tal by TobiasAckermann
Winter sunset II by m-eralp winter forest by KariLiimatainen
Under The Starry Sky by Nitrok
Winter Wonder by FlorentCourty Old winter picture by KariLiimatainen
Winter sunset by m-eralp
New Year FeatureHere at Stand-Out-Shots, we've had a great year. We've made changes in our rules (for the better), we've changed founders, and gained a bunch of wonderful new members.
So here we are in a new year and we'd like to bring you some of our favorite submissions from 2012.
Freaky Nature by Trichardsen Twin Lightnings by Mirli38
La Playita by XavierJamonet Wonderland is mine now by MonsterBrand
see you there by LyraWhite Donkey by itan14
Sneak Attack by Nate-Zeman Observer by Piddling
:thumb291504719: Little boss-eyed snowie by Triumfa
Why by IvanAndreevich Kingdom Skies by Jordan-Roberts
:thumb341817928: Wonderland by jaelise
Fatale Attraction IV by eonelPhotography Elegant by aarontyree
strawberry, want a byte?? by xmaganag wermadeofCARBON by JeanFan
.:: Beauty of Books ::. by Whimsical-Dreams you do not owe beauty to anyone.. by IsisPina
kissable by mariannaphotography Emotions vs. Colours by naked-in-the-rain
A kind of magic by PawelMatys Aurora Australis by CapturingTheNight
Mia Con Tessa II by Hart-Worx black III ... by MoniqueDeCaro
7 steps for taking better photos-beginner's guideHello and welcome to my little guide on how to make better photos*.
*Photos that are technically correct; with little grain, right exposure, right composition, etc.
So, some of you have probably gotten a new camera during the holidays and it's so shiny and look at all the details, is that a pore on my face, and everything is great, but what are all these numbers and letters on my screen, let's just use auto mode. And then it all begins. The depression. The photos lack something... That sparkle of life, you know. You ask why? Is this the way of god trying to tell me that I have no talents and that I wasted my money?
You just need a bit of guidance, that's all. Here are some tips for beginners and those who might need it.
It's safe now to turn off auto mode.
What are you saying?! These are too complicated to understand, why should I?
You remember that thing that lacks? That thing is - you, your touch. All the numbers seem hard, but
Tips for the creative photographer #2I´m by no means saying I am any expert, but I hope some of this might prove beneficial.
Screw the rules
It is very good to know and be aware of composition, correct exposure, to compensate or not to, but it does sometimes mess with your own creative approach.
The camera and lens is plastic, metal and glass and just tools for you to use, they should be treated as such.
A good thing is to get that perfectly exposed and composed shot out of the way and then just flip to a new page.
Try for instance to take a picture of something with the sun behind it and completely blow the whites out leaving the subject correctly exposed without the use of a flash, it might just be the shot you choose instead of the "correct" one.
Absolutely no harm in using other tools than just the camera and a tripod, people have gotten cover shots of eagles diving in the water for food the photographer has brought and thrown there as bait.
Spray some water on a flower on a sunny day, who ha
Thank you + 300 Points GiveawayHello everybody
Originally i wanted to write this journal when i reached 2000 watchers, but school starts on monday and right now i have more time
I just wanted to say thank you to all the people that support me here on DeviantArt. When i created my profil about 10 month ago i never thought that so many people would like my work. This really encourages me to take even more photos. I love to hold contests, feature people and browse through amazing pieces of art, there are so many great things to do.
In this 10 month i got my first DD and even earned money with my photography. For me all that is just so...unbelieveable
Some stats :
My 190 deviations were viewed 353,182 times
Watchers : 1,981
My deviations received 7,239 comments
My deviations were added to favourites 67,964 times
My most favourited deviation is Blossom, with 3,060 favourites
And here are some deviatio
Macro Photography Contest ( looking for prizes ) !Photography Contest !
It's Contest Time again !
Theme : Macro / Close Up
Deadline : 10. May
200 by lieveheersbeestje
50 by Paul774
15 by mylittlebluesky
10 by lesserdevil
10 by AkuZeku
Sketch by SkyLandWarrior
Journal Feature by Kara-a
Journal Feature by serel
Journal Feature by AkuZeku
Journal Feature by rainylake
Journal Feature by Paul774
Journal Feature by Isalovesphotography
Birthday Contest ! ( Closed )Hello everybody
My 1. DeviantArt Birthday and my 18. Birthday are both at the end of february
It was a great year for me and of course turning 18 is nice too. So i will hold a new contest to celebrate these events !
Theme : Creat Something i would Like
Deadline : 21. February ( my Birthday )
All mediums are allowed
2 Submissions per person
Please this journal
You have to send me your submission via note with the thumbcode or/and the link
I will fave your submission in a special folder, if that doesn't happen please note me again
[Bullet; Black] You can change your submission but please state that in a note !
[Bullet; Black] The submission should be specially made for this contest, that means only new entrys are allowed [Meow :3]
( the upload date here on dA is what matters )
Some information about me :
[Bullet; Black] the theme is really open
Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journal
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
Watchers FeatureHere is a little thank you for my watchers
Thank you very much for your support !
Sometimes people are beautiful... by TheJoanaPADJ
Stories to tell... by emeraldeyesx3 Pondering Dimensional Doors by analillithbar Scrape by pulooka
Colorful Sunset. by CryingSoulGirl
daydreams by sandeepsarma The Eye of Lilith by Elehanne Sweetie 2 by SabasReflection
In Bloom by PassionAndTheCamera
Grimpette by Blossom-Lullabies
Thank youThank you so much for all the Birthday Wishes !
I guess i am officially an adult now . . . but i really don't feel like it.
There is only 1 and a half year left to go till i am finished with school. This means that i have to decide on my future soon....but i really have no idea what i want to do
But anyways, thanks for all the present
Thanks to dragonfly-oli for giving me a cake-badge
Thanks to TheShadow777 Malesx and joergens-mi for giving me points
Thanks to the dear hayzy and her adorable cat for doing a really cute animation for my Birthday
( She only uploaded it to stash so i can't show it to you, but it was so adorable )
And of course, here are the Entrys for my Contest
Every single Entry made me really happy, thank you very much
Photography tips, the different way. :)Mindtravelling
I do not know how other photographers does it, but I like to walk around with my camera and when I have gotten a certain distance I close my eyes and play back the same steps I had taken, If I notice something doing so I go back and start taking pictures.
The same goes for places I have been before, I close my eyes and go through the same paths in my mind and think of locations to take pictures, often this technique leads to very interesting photos once I get out there and also I tend to notice things I did not when I was there first.
Weird or not, that is how I do it, if It works for others I do not know, but It might be fun to give it a try.
Often when you are out taking pictures it is just a natural place and angle to take pictures, but sometimes just turing around and tackling a unusual angle might yield much more interesting images.
An example is the image I took called "Arrival", the other way had a big calm lake wi