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Feature for donationsHello again!
As you all know, this group has a donation account: Awe-Inspiring-Points where members can donate points for the purpose of making this group a super group!
Donators will receive the following:
10 will receive a feature in the group for a week.
50 will receive a feature in the group for a month.
100 will receive a feature in the group for two months.
150 or more will receive a feature in the group for three months.
Everlasting90 donated to the group and therefore his work will be featured in the group for two months! Favourite, comment, do whatever pleases you! Once again, thank you for your donation!
Featured FolderGood morning everybody! I hope you're having a good day!
There's one issue that I have been dealing with in this group that I wanted to bring to your attention: The featured folder submissions.
The name of this group is Awe-inspiring-photos. This means that each and every photo must inspire the viewer in some way, and the photos in the featured folder must be the best of the best. Please don't submit photos of your lawn or other mundane things to this folder. Thank you.
Have a nice day!
Features #9 - People and PortraitsHello again!
Now that the contest is over, features will resume again This week's "theme" is People and Portraits. However, since there are many many pictures being featured, they will be divided based on layout so they are more manageable
:thumb309904312: Little Girl in Red by plletbetter :thumb308141613: Gold and Black Guitar by littlenightmare93 Girl of the Baroque by paintedpoppy Blue jeans by paniparanoja Another Summer thing by leelloor selfportrait :3 by xChristina27x Blue Within by xChristina27x I feel like I'm sinking... by SachaKalis Goodbye summer days by SpellboundMisfits Darkness by TheWorldInImages Early Autumn by Loistavia Song of nature v.1 by bwaworga Portfolio by aufzehengehen Tornado by artviveslidia The Whispering Wind by Mihaela-V Parisienne by paniparanoja Sunset by paniparanoja Rainbow by paniparanoja :thumb317177379: universal emptiness by irremedios Symobius by KellyEden move on by Shadows-in-Twilight Summertime Sadness by PolinaChernova Alone in the woods by PawelMatys and sometimes people lie. by pannna Enchanted forest II by Snowfall-lullaby 0495 by HibertFreeman heartbeats by PatriciaD :thumb251936119
Theme Cat - Affiliate group newsHello again!
One of our affiliates, Water-And-Nature-Art has a new contest open named "Theme cat". Basically, here are the rules:
Theme: cat / cats (domestic cats)
Accepted medium: photography
Entries: 2 entries per member automatically approved
Open: September 1 to September 10
The ten best entries will be selected by their team and enter the poll. Members will finally vote for the overall best one.
To submit to the contest, visit their contest folder here: http://water-and-nature-art.deviantart.com/gallery/39244003
Feature from :iconlenmanaa:
Constructive critic from :iconselaks:
Llama badges from :iconlenmanaa: :iconfeuefolet: :iconAngie-Pictures: :iconselaks: :iconCmac13:
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Contest Winner AnnouncedHello again!
Without further ado, let’s skip to the chase~ Here are the winners for the “Travel” contest, and a little blurb about why each one was picked:
This beautiful piece by Ben-Kelevra is absolutely stunning! It shows the ladybug making it’s way down a blade of grass, marking travel in even the littlest creatures.
This lovely piece by paniparanoja is amazing as well. Having caught the bird in flight or “travel”, and captured everything down to the smallest detail, it truly is a sign of an amazing photographer.
This view of Venice by williamdaros is unique in it’s own way. Not only does it show the way we humans travel, but the t
Contest Closed - Judging beginsHello again!
Allright everybody! "Travel" contest is officially closed! Judging for the entries will now begin Winners will be announced in the next journal!
Have a wonderful day!
Contest deadline approaching fast...Hello again!
This journal is just to let you all know that the contest themed "Travel" is going to end in 4 days on August 31st, 2012. That being said, you still have time to enter if you haven't already! To view the contest prizes and rules, go to this journal:
And to submit to the contest folder, go here: http://awe-inspiring-photos.deviantart.com/gallery/38500736
Submissions will be judged by members of the admin based on creativity, if they fit the theme, and if they have followed all the rules mentioned in the journal thumb above.
Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!
Features #8 - Black and WhiteHello everyone!
I’d like to thank you all for submitting so much to this group and for making it successful and awesome Now onto this week’s features!
Black and White:
Bright Lights, Big City by Metal-Bender NEW BORN by Yair-Leibovich Rise by Metal-Bender 5 Pointz, Queens NYC by Adrianna-Grezak Lower East Side by Adrianna-Grezak :thumb299716699: Hold Me Up To The Light And Scrutinise My Faults by Masieblue dance by maleica wanna cross by maleica baby can i hold u tonight by maleica a cowboy maybe by maleica medusa by maleica i don't give a by maleica
Disorder ? by Kara-a free speech by BelcyrPiotr Longing by head-in-the-cloud Canonet by EugenieA time by maleica walk on by maleica
Black and White Leopard by littlenightmare93 Gap by Metal-Bender Unlocked by Metal-Bender Last One Standing by Metal-Bender Spire by Metal-Bender pure spring by Niophee The Abraham Lincoln Goat by melissaearl Waiting for the sun by Pleasure-or-Madness The Gate by freMDartet Barbican by freMDartet Sumatran Orangutan by SarahVlad :thumb290301111: :thumb311030898: motion by maleica Urban Decay V by Adrianna-Grezak :thum
Features #7 - Lovely Landscapes <3Hello again!
We haven't featured any pictures in the last week, mainly due to the contest we have going on right now. But today, we're featuring a lovely collection of landscapes A bit too much of it actually, it is quite a lengthy feature! So have a look through, fave if you're feelin it, and maybe you'll find some of your own works in here!
Peace.. All I want.. by MishUMuch :thumb300804216: 038 by s-x-f Deep dark woods by Lamb--Ox Golden Dream by FlorentCourty Yellowstone Park by plletbetter Ancient Forums of Rome by plletbetter Blue Lagoon by purplekyloe Tinted Red by purplekyloe Beyond Reality by purplekyloe Green Haze by purplekyloe Estrella Mountains by yungstar Waiting for the dawn by LorenzoDiFolco Princes' Islands by Pleasure-or-Madness :thumb300808289: Morning Light by John-Peter :thumb310901583: Percees de lumiere by JPtHart Whispers by JPtHart morning mood by Blubdi-Photography I Open at the Close by Nelleke Truly Peaceful by JulijanaM Yellow Rays by AljoschaThielen When the sun comes down by AljoschaThielen :thumb309303161: Warmth II by IvanAndreevich :th
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
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
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
The Unseen Stock - JulyModel
Dark by LadyAquariusStock Mucha Inspired - Midas 10 by HiddenYume-stock Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 10 by PirateLotus-Stock Free Stock Photo by ElectricSorceress
September Sky 11 by adarkerpurpose-stock
Bottom of Waterfall Stock 2 by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art Waterfall 2 by AircatSkylion Red Rocks and Trees by dollieflesh-stock Snow Scape by Ardenstock Another Sunrise Stock by Cinnamoncandy-Stock
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
Lighting in Portrait PhotographyPeople and Portraits week
I'm writing this tutorial of sorts, for all of you portrait photographers out there seeking advice about the lighting in your photographs. First off let me be clear in saying that I am no expert, or rather I do not claim to be, I sometimes do things in unusual ways, and my tips and advice are definitely not the only ones you should follow. This journal is just me giving you my take on how to get great lighting for your shots
1. Never shoot when the sun is at its highest peak.
Depending on where you live and your climate, this might vary, but I usually never shoot between the hours of 12-4 unless I'm shooting indoors, or it's a cloudy day. If you're doing an outdoors shoot and the sun is blasting on your model, you are very unlikely to get good results. Not only will it be uncomfortable for your model, and make it difficult to pose with a natural expression (sun in your eyes, worst feeling in the world),
Feature Friday: Haikyuu!!
Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!), a manga and anime series that focuses around volleyball player Shoyo Hinata as he strives to become the best he can, has gained popularity both in and out of Japan since its manga debut in 2012, and more recently due to the anime adaptation that began airing in April 2014.
Deviants around the globe have taken to Hinata and his team, and have made a variety of incredible creations in homage to the series. Check out these deviations!
Haikyuu!! by Rui05
Haikyuu - Hinata Shouyou by Shumijin
King of the Court - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
Haikyuu- Tobe! by Gin-Uzumaki
Haikyuu! Karasuno Senpais by AmenoKitarou
Murder of Crows - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
How to tell a story through portraiturePeople & Portrait Photography
I'm sure many people will agree with me that the People & Portrait Galleries here on deviantART are often dominated by Expressive, Emotive and (depending on taste!) beautiful portraiture captures. Photographs capture a moment and can tell a story, but often these kind of shots are predominantly to showcase clothing, makeup, features or bodies. There is another level to Portraiture and knowing how to tell a story through your camera lens is one of the key elements of documenting a person
"It's not just about an image, it's about the person in that image, who they are, where they've been - what they're doing."
Here in the UK, particuarly in the Summer months, there's almost a daily opportunity to go out and capture a story. I recently wandered around an Art Exhibition and managed to snap a fair few artists at work. To tell someone's story without relying on emotion within their facial features and body language,
FeaturesWelcome everybody to Awe-Inspiring-Photos! Its a relatively new group, so bear with me!
We are hear to showcase your photography! Anything that you think fits in with this theme can be submitted here! If there are any folders that you want added, just notify the me and I'll add it right away
All right, now let's get to the features!
From members of the group:
Sunset by AshATurner
Just A Name. by Sparkle-Photography Something? by AshATurner Robin by rbak13 *Riverside.* by Sparkle-Photography In The Forest. by Sparkle-Photography Eggs II by mirrorage The Grand Tetons by KRHPhotography :thumb278927751: Ruins at Delphi by AshATurner Frozen Pool by mirrorage
Sunset in Hydra by AshATurner Wallace Creek #3 by KRHPhotography 115. My favorite evening in January! by EJJones First Sign of Snow. by Sparkle-Photography Survivor by mirrorage :thumb304522941: Down The Tracks. by Sparkle-Photography good morning river mist by korovabar Lookout by AshATurner Before The Waterfall. by Sparkle-Photography
Wallace Creek by AshATurner Yellowstone Lake Pano by KRHPhotography Swiftcurrent Lake Pano by KRHPhotography Pano of Glacier National Park by KRHPhotography
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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