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Short UpdateHello Everybody
I hope all of you are doing well ?
This is just a short update to let all of you know that i am still alive.
I had my final exams a few weeks ago and all in all it went pretty well.
( i still have to take two oral examinations and i am kinda afraid of that but hopefully they will be okay as well )
Since i had to study quite a bit i wasn't able to take as many photos.
( moreover i am one of these people that are pretty unmotivted in general in winter )
I am so happy that it is starting to get warm now and that there are flowers everywhere.
When i am done with school i will have about 3 month of freetime until i am going to start studying in a university in october.
( for me it is a really weird thought that i will be living on my own in about half a year from now )
But since i am going to study a subject where i can take photography classes i hope that i will also improve my skills in photography !
Oh and tha
Happy New Year !
I really hope that you have spent a nice New Year's Eve
and that all of you gonna have an awesome 2014 ♥
( i filmed some heart firework for you )
I am really sorry that i don't spend that much time on DeviantArt anymore
Even thought i upload some photos once in a while i am not active at all.
( writing journals, features, polls, commenting aso. )
And to be honest i don't really know why, it's not that i am that busy or anything.
I guess it mostely is because of the fact that i am really uncreative at the moment.... but i am trying to change that !
The last year was awesome photography wise, i spent so much time taking photos and really enjoyed it ♥
Concearning real life it was a really boring year, nothing special happened at all, life just went on as usual.
Next year will be different, i will take my exams and finish school !
That's a huge step for me since i will go to an university af
Shaped Bokeh ( Tutorials and Feature )Since i got asked a lot how i do the shaped bokeh photos i decided to write a short journal about it
I won't write my own tutorial since there are already a lot of great tutorials out there and i do the absolutely same thing
First some "normal bokeh" tutorials :
and the Wiki Article : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh
most important facts :
- aperature as big as possible -> small number ( i use the canon 50mm 1.8 )
- some sort of light to create visible bokeh ( e.g. christ
Drowning in Beauty II.It has been so long since my last Feature sorry about that
Oh and thank you so much for 3500+ watcher
But now enjoy some awesome works :
ode to the sun by Amuletz Floating by Oer-Wout
I have an idea! by Meireis
SoftFox by thrumyeye-Autumnal dreaming- by Janek-Sedlar
Solitary Bee on Mint VIII by dalantech
Dandelion I by FlexDreams Swan on an evening lake by AlesGola
African Bush Viper by imthecustomizer
3000+ Watchers : Thank you / Free PS ActionsWhen i checked my Stats yesterday and noticed that i already got past 3000 watchers !
I am so grateful to every person that even views my works and of course i am even happier if they appreciate them.
I know that i am really inactive in things like answering comments, notes and taking the time to appreciate the work of others.
But please don't think i am ungrateful for all of that, because that's really not the case.
On the contrary, your compliments really encourage me and make me smile !
I am kind of trying to figure out what i want to do with my life after i finished school and of course i have to get good marks to
leave as many options open as possible. I hope you do understand that.
I am still taking photos ( which you probably know ), since it's a important time for me to just take my dog and
go for a long walk searching for pretty flowers or ladybugs or just sit in my room for hours trying to take pretty photos.
Unfortunately all the things around it, like answering comm
Winners : Macro ContestThank you so much everybody
A lot of you participated and there were so many amazing photos !
But i had to decide and here are the winners
You will receive your prizes within the next day
First Place : MarcosRodriguez :
Second Place : dragonfly-oli
Third Place : lindahabiba
Like the sun by lindahabiba Yellow drops by lindahabiba
Honourable Mentions :
Drowning in Beauty I.
Acid Attack by Nitrok Basilisk by Zaratra
Peaceful Magic Hour by johnchan
White Shadow by Lupinicious Emperor penguin by laogephoto
HOPE by scumpi Wintry Blue Reflections of Mont Saint-Michel - HDR by somadjinn
Fisheye Sunset by torivarn
Cwmbach - Mountain side by F-Lagerdahl Rosy dreams by wihad
Scattered by Fragile-Eyes-Fiction
Lost in between by aoao2
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
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
By akreon & vesner
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Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
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Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
Withdrawal by LAlight
Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
*** by Fatalv
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
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