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 :
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 : OliviaMichalski
Third Place : lindahabiba
Like the sun by lindahabiba Yellow drops by lindahabiba
Honourable Mentions :
Drowning in Beauty I.
Acid Attack by JoniNiemela 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
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
Go for it - Photoshop ActionsHello people
More and more people are using Photoshop Actions, whether for photography, photomanipulation, or other style of art you like.
The truth is that these Photoshop Actions improve the final result in many ways and make it easy for you to achieve the most incredible effects.
What are photoshop Actions?
- Photoshop actions are a pre-recorded set of actions done in photoshop to achieve a certain effect. Instead of loosing maybe 1 hour trying to get the perfect contrast, texture, or even more complex effects, just by pressing Play, you have all these steps in 3 seconds.
After I download the Photoshop Actions, how do I install and use them?
- After you download the file, in case it's zipped, you must unzip t first. The file will be something like XXXX.atn. Then you must copy that file and paste it on the Photoshop Actions folder: My Computer > Local Disc > Programs > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop > Presets > Photoshop Actions.
After this procedure, on your Pho
Finding your style in photographyLast week I did a poll on what subject you would be most interested to hear my opinion about. The majority wanted to know on "Finding your own style" (http://gilad.deviantart.com/journal/poll/264778/). Here are some pointers on that.
Photography has been here for a very long time. Every category in photography already been tried, most places have been photographed, portraits have been done, special techniques, weather... So what do we still find exiting and unique?
The answer is not in "what's being said", rather in "the way we say it". It's not the subject of the photo, rather the way we take it, show it, make our own definition of it. If you group 20 photographers in one scene, all having the same cameras, you will still get many different photos. On the other hand, you can tell which photo is who's just by looking at a photo - recognize the style. I have to say that finding your style is not a process you are aware to. It happens while doing photogra
How to NOT Write- Ripping Apart an Amateur StoryIntroduction
Writing fiction is not as easy as some may think. It really isn't. But while there are plenty of guides on how to write well, there are not that many around that show us how to not write that also provide examples of absolute terrible and horrific writing that should not go beyond the notebook (or personal computer) of the author.
So I took the liberty of digging up my own story I wrote at 13 years old. If you frequently read the fiction of 13-year-olds, you will find that most (not all of course, but most) are still learning how to write, and don't do it all that well. To my disbelief (and admittedly slight horror) I find some individuals in university (and beyond) that still write fiction like this. I am far from a great writer- and in some cases I'm rather horrid- but I have improved. I hope that in showing excerpts from my 30,000 word story examined, torn, bashed, washed in dirty soap water, and all-around picked apart will help others avoid all th
If you think my watermark's a bitch . . .
What exactly is art theft?
Art theft, quite simply, is the theft of art.
I think that different people will have different interpretations of what exactly theft is based on things such as their personal morals or their own copyright policies. For example, reposting an image thats not yours on another site, but not claiming it as your own, might be viewed as art theft by some people and by others, sharing the image in an attempt to bring more attention to it.
I watermark all my images because Im trying to prevent my work from getting stolen. I understand watermarking an image with text or a logo adds the possibility of taking away from the image and preventing a viewer from fully enjoying it. And Im alright with that. But I do try to not overdo it and take too much away from the image.
I normally put my URL at the bottom of my photos in a relatively small font size. But since it would be very easy to simply crop
Helpful Guidelines - Choosing ModelsSo you're looking for a model for a photoshoot and you don't know where to start?
Whether you're a photographer just starting out, an amateur or professional photographer looking for further advice then this is the guide for you.
Firstly - ask yourself what sort of model you're looking for -
*Is the model important in the shoot?
*What sort of look do you need?
*Special requirements (for example if you're doing a fashion shoot you need to consider height
SO where do I look?
Models are quite easy to access as long as you know where to look and you know what you're looking for.
Top agencies (Storm, Elite etc) are going to want a lot of experience before they feel confident with you using their models. So if you're starting out an easy way is to look at a website called Modelmayhem (www.modelmayhem.com). It's a worldwide known website and you can browse people by city/country etc - perfect if you need to organise someone and you can contact the model directly. There's
Applying icons in Windows XPThis article will show you how to apply icons on your Windows XP system and will cover various types of icons and provide tips on changing system icons.
Icon file format (.ico)
These are the standard icons that you may experience.
The following steps will show you how to apply them:
1. Download the icons (if already downloaded skip to 2).
2. Once downloaded extract the icons (if compressed in a zip/rar file otherwise go on to step 3) using a decompression utility such as Winzip or Winrar. Extract the icons to a directory such as "Harddrive > windows > icons" or any directory you wish.
3. Next, locate the folder or shortcut who's icon you wish to change. Right click on this folder/shortcut and select "Properties" in the menu that appears.
4. Wait for the Properties dialog window to open.
A Beginners' Guide to Photo ManipulationWhat is Photo manipulation?
According to Wikipedia "Photo manipulation is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception (in contrast to mere enhancement or correction), through analog or digital means", which means that Photo manipulation is the art of "building" a new picture by setting several others together seamlessly.
With that objective in mind we, photo manipulators, use what are called image editors, like Adobe Photoshop , which is the most commonly used. However, other programs, such as Paint Shop Pro, Corel Painter, Paint.NET, or GIMP, may also be used for that purpose.
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire Breathers
Our Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide to
The dragon is a staple of so many fantasy stories that it can be difficult to keep up with them all.
Dragons in different universes abide by different rules; some are friendly, some are clever, some are pure evil, and some are trainable. What all dragons have in common is that in the realm of TV and movies, they need to look good to properly play their part in the story. There are hundreds of dragons that have shown u
Fan Art Friday: My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic
FAN ART FRIDAY: Friendship Is Magic
Mane 6 princesses
It’s been over 30 years since the original “My Little Pony” (a.k.a. “MLP”) franchise made its debut and its following has never been stronger.
The 2010 reboot by Lauren Faust (fyre-flye), “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” had its start on DeviantArt where Lauren originally posted the early concept art which would later evolve into the ponies we know and love t
Donator Feature- Thanks !Thank you so much everybody
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