Undiscovered Weekly: PhotographyWelcome to the first edition of Undiscovered Weekly!In this series, we will aim to show you undiscovered talent every Friday from the various galleries of deviantart. Lets take a minute and introduce the article writers and what gallery they will be looking after. Week One:*rainylake: Photography Week Two:=Infinite-Heart: Traditional Week Three:=GrimFace242: Literature Week Four: *cinyu: DigitalEach week on Fridays, you will find a journal feature posted with 3-5 deviants who are deserving of more attention. The different galleries will be cycled through, as noted ab
Dragon FeatureSteampunk Dragon by kerembeyitNext theme will be: Noses Comment on this poll to suggest the next theme! : http://rainylake.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3399178/
12 Days of Premiums Project-COMPLETEWe have reached the goal! Thank you everyone for helping out. This means so much to me, I couldn't have done it without you. Update: 1920 points to go and 20 days to make it happen!If 24 people donate 80 points (which is about a dollar), we can hit the goal. ------------------------------Update: 3,669 points to go and 24 days to make it happen. If we get 50 people to donate 74 points, then we will reach the goal. 74 points is less then a dollar each. Please help me reach this goal so that I can make 12 people happy this holiday season. --------------------------------Update: We still have about 9,700 points to go and a little over a month to make this happen. If anyone can help spread the word about the 12 Days of Premiums Project, I would be forever grateful! Anything at all will help the cause be better known (journals, polls, etc.) Perhaps then we can actually reach the goal Back!I'm back from my mini vacation. :l
Jellyfish Featurejellyfish by adjacencyJellyfish by Tiffanyy09Jellyfish by WalkerGermanyDance of the Jellyfish by gregnerJellyfish by frankworthstoppleIlluminated Jellyfish by weaverglenncrochet jellyfish by aria-singsjellyfish by ikoeMechanical Jellyfish by monsterkookiesJellyfish by rafajijaJellyFish Dance by karla-chanJellyfish earrings purple and teal by carmendeeJellyfish Fused Glass Pendant by poisons-sanityJellyfish by wheamanThree Little Jellyfish by karla-chanJellyfish by Jona25
Deviation of the Month: DecemberCongrats to rieke-b to getting deviation of the month over at ArtisticAnimals. Please enjoy a mini feature from their gallery.
PE Interview with Kaz-DSome of you may know her as the CV for the photography galleries, or for her wonderful articles. Introducing, Kaz-D!For those of us who don't know you, please tell us a bit about yourself.I'm Katy, or ^Kaz-D in these parts! I live in England, and I'm a part time photographer. Full time, I'm a job assessment coach for people with learning disabilities. I'm also at uni studying criminology with social policy.Do you remember the first time you picked up a camera? What feeling did you have as you first used it?I was scared! I'd asked for this awesome 'D-SLR' (they were quite 'new' back then!) for my birthday because I thought it sounded fantastic, but actually had no idea what it was. So my parents agreed to buy me a third and grandparents chipped in and I made u
Owl FeatureWinter Owl by FILISKUNred owl by kolyabilanLol by Kaz-DHovering by Ian-PlantNext theme will be: PenguinsComment on this poll to suggest the next theme! : http://rainylake.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3399178/Please note that at this time, I have a very large list of themes to feature. I promise, I will get to yours eventually.
The CollectionA collection of recent favorites. Please considering viewing these amazing galleries further and giving them all the attention they deserve. If you'd like, feel free to this journal, in order for the artists to get more exposure. Happy Viewing! 07:13 | Bread and Wine by OlivierAccartNothing Personal by LarsVanDeGoor Blooming Spring by nhuthanhlandscape I by labiryntfoggy afternoon by SteeeffiiiNightmares To Life by Katrina-B-SGolden tiger eye - stone painting by AlviaAlcedoColdness by SteeeffiiiJellyfish by TemperTempest.:: Little Robin ::. by Whimsical-Dreamsislands by werol__ n __ by EYELIGHTZONECevizkoltuk by uurthegreatCross necklaces by honeypunkC minor by werolGrapple | City Concept by RyomaNinja
Recommend A Friend Project: Startup InformationEDIT: PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEWEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT HERE: Hey all. Welcome to the Recommend A Friend Project. This journal's purpose will be to describe this little project, and to tell you information about signing up. Please be sure to read all the following information carefully in order for things to run smoothly. If you'd like to spread word about this project or even just favorite this journal so it reaches a larger audience, it would be most appreciated!The IdeaBasically, I noticed a part of my profile seemed a little blank, so I decided to create a custom box on my page dedicated to featuring deviants of all talents weekly . The box will feature a recommended friend, and the deviant that recommended them. It will also include a tidbit about the recommended friend, including why you should check them out Each duo will be up for a week, and at the end of the month, I will collect all of th
Giving away premium memberships!This is now CLOSED. You can check my journal for the winners. There's still time to enter!But I am closing this and announcing the winners at 11:00pm EST. So that means there are 25 minutes left!I'm giving away two 3-month premium memberships to two random people!Here's how to win:Add this journal to your favorites.Leave a comment on this journal. Say anything you'd like. On December 26th, 2012, from everyone who does BOTH of the above things, I'll be picking two people to give the premium memberships to.Good luck and happy holidays!
Show Me #4 - CatsI decided to start a feature series in the Deviation ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.The fourth theme was Cats! Here comes the amazing deviationsa feel-good-day by lichtmalerindo-nothing by Anark8The Face of Evil by tanikelSleeping beauty by Annieta-Kr
deviantHEART :Day 1214 Days of DeviantHEART:Count down to Valentine's Day with #deviantHEART!`Infinite-Heart will be writing a diverse collection of articles in celebration of Valentine's Day.Get Featured!Send me works of: Things You LoveMay it be quotes, sayings, your thoughts, or deviations. Share share share.Note to :`Infinite-HeartVery close to Valentine's Day now! One more day to send me notes! Are you planning anything special?Anyways:Selections from deviantHEART + Valentine's Exchange
[CLOSED] 270 point 'Christmas Spirit Giveaway'Well, it's been awhile since I've been here at deviantART. How I missed thee! Guess I needed a break from it to fully concentrate because it was a little bit of a distraction from school. But, with that behind me, I'm planning on being active again. If you so happen to stumble upon this journal entry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret.I'm currently having a...........Christmas Spirit Giveaway!Deadline to enter: December 23rdDrawing to take place on December 25thIn this season of giving, I will be giving deviants a chance to win some prizes. These prizes will be different size point prizes. Now how can you participate in this great giveaway? Check the info below How To Enter The Giveaway (Free ticket for participating) Send a note or comment, provide either your profile, deviation, contest, kir
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1 Month Premium Give Away! Happy Holidays everyone!I'm in the holiday spirit and have decided to give away a 1 month premium status! All you have to do is favourite :iconfavoriteplz: this journal, and share it if you can.Along with that you need to comment below with a number between 1 and 100!The draw will be done by tomorrow 3pm.That's December 25th 3PM GMT time.Love you aaaaaall!:iconloveheartplz:UPDATEThe first number picked (by a random number generator) will get a premium, a llama, a watch(if I'm not already doing so).For the second number picked (I have literally just decided to add this) I will award 100 points and a llama!Just over an hour left. Good luck and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! THE DRAW HAS BEEN DONE! Congratulations to :iconpaliokoritso: For winning the premium and :iconamberwolf194: For winning the points! You will get your prizes immediately.There will be more Contests and giveaways in the near future, so watch me to take part.xx
Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing AutumnFor many Photographers, Autumn is now officially here and is one of the most exciting seasons to capture in terms of colour, change and vistas. Early morning mist, late afternoon sun, orange, red and golden hues - Autumn has a lot to offer in many countries. If you're like me, Autumn often arrives all at once and it can be tricky to know how to make the best of the season before it's over. A couple of days of high winds and rain can ruin the best Autumnal captures by ripping the leaves down before you've even got the chance to snap - so it's great to be prepared for the season.Leading lines are particularly useful. Yet so many people quote ' Look for leading lines...' or 'You've captured the leading lines here perfectly' and really do we even know properly what they are? The purpose of a leading line is to draw a viewers eye into the photograph and then on a journey - through it. Think of it as a visual narrative. They can be intentional and ind
Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with MistGetting the camera out, and the scarf, hat and gloves, and heading into a misty morning or hazy evening can result in the best kind of photographs. Atmospheric, moody and ultimately a fine example of whatever current season you're in - these kinds of shots present themselves at awkward moments so it's vitally important to be prepared. In previous years I've got up at the crack of dawn and ventured out with all the excitement of a young child on their first day of school - only to come home with a grazed knee and broken felt tip pens. Or rather, washed out, blurred and altogether rubbish photographs.Fog is a popular mist - we often get confused and just term it all as fog or all as mist. It's not quite like that. It's all about the visibility, if we can see less than 1km through it then it's fog. If we can see between 1 - 2 km then it's mist. So when is the best time to catch these ground level clouds at their best? Fo
MERRY CHRISTMAS + small points giveaway! LAST RAFFLE WINNER WAS :iconfinal-legend: Congratulations, hun CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS, O' JOY! /W/ sorry ..getting sentimental you guys..I know I am not a popular deviant and that I am still a bit new here, but if I can make people smile and just do what I can to help other deviants and give, honestly that is what I give a supreme damn about I want to give points to people just because..there isn't anything wrong with that eh..I do not have a lot of points :'/o but I just like to host raffles and give points away to my beautiful/awesome watchers, thank you so much for supporting me, honestly I appreciate it so much and whomever else who thanks and appreciates their watchers a lot, you rock, bless yew! :3 30 points is all I have left, if anyone would like to donate to help keep these going, that'd be awesome but I do not wanna bother anyone. :iconxmaslights1::iconxmaslights2::iconxmaslights1::iconxmaslights2::iconxmaslights1::iconxmaslights2
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Photography Troubleshooting: Winter WildlifeFor many parts of the world, Winter provides a beautiful backdrop for some of the best landscape and water scape Photography out there. Snowy hills, Frosty trees and more help to convert a world of vibrant Summer or Autumn into subdued yet awe-inspiring Winter. But what about the wildlife? Extreme weather conditions can make it more challenging to get out and about with the camera, but can also give you more opportunity to capture those elusive animals.When I first started investigating Winter Wildlife Photography I thought that I would have to aim for things like Foxes, Deer and other wild and sometimes elusive animals. But actually, wildlife Photography and in particular in the Winter - can start right in the back garden.Birds in particular get hungrier and needier during Winter months in England. I'm sure this is true for many parts of the world too. Depending on the kinds that frequent your garden, you could encourage them to linger pretty quickly or it might
January FeatureWINTER"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”" - Lewis Carrol, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass:thumb348462974:Ice Anomaly by mariyaolshevskaFrost by xxxNicolettexxxBright by HannaLFWinter Wonderland by NaomiiBoxPhotographyZiel unklar by DanNolandtry to escape by n-hell83enjoy the silence by TruthBehindYourEyesWintermist by JohshuaDUntitled 13 by BHvidSo Cold by error413:thumb346592710:Green Ice I by Arany-Photography
Dose of Inspiration - Round #2THANK YOU ALL FOR THESUBMISSIONS, HOPE YOU HAD FUN:icontrampolinefunplz:It's time for the most inspirational gemsfrom the last round::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:Congratulations to all the featured artists!And a round of applause to every deviant who has participated in the prompt, your works were all unique in its own way and it was lovely seeing the photos you have come up with.It wasn't easy picking only 9 submissions but we do have a feature limit that we have to abide by to ensure equality.Don't despair or give up for there are still more prompts to come!:iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3:Last round's prompt was about:"CHASING THE SUN"Check out some of the
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Photography Troubleshooting: Capturing SnowThe best of the Wintery weather conditions often come later on in the season, especially here in the UK. The next week or so will hopefully provide many photographers with the chance to capture those snowy scenes. So what’s the best way to achieve them?I’m sure many will agree that snowy landscapes are amongst the trickiest things to photograph. Exposure is the common problem; temperature is usually a close second! If your camera has a snow or winter setting then this will help override the auto white balance and lower the exposure, so you are already set to go. But if your camera doesn’t have these functions, then you might find these tips handy:1.Before you head out, check your equipment. The white skies that often accompany a snowy scene are the most likely out of any shot you’ll take, to show up the dirt on your lens. Give it a good clean beforehand or you’ll be spending a long time with th
Lightning FeatureThe Shot by Bucky2Kseattle lightning by stranjNext theme will be: Dragons Comment on this poll to suggest the next theme! : http://rainylake.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3399178/