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I shall be updating this journal entry on a regular basis (i.e. when needed), and therefore, you may receive numerous notifications about this entry on a regular basis if something new has come up in the entry (I apologise in advance if it seems like I'm spamming your inbox. I don't mean to...)

Personal updates

As a lot of you know, with exception to group activity and journals, I've been pretty inactive on here, and it seems that I may be inactive for another couple of weeks. Unfortunately, my laptop (that I use for all of my photo editing/uploading) was sent off at the end of July due to an issue with the screen and one of the hinges holding it together (which needed to be sorted immediately since I have to carry my laptop around quite a lot for Uni). Despite the fact that the "16 working day" period for repairs has passed, I still haven't gotten my laptop back. I have to be honest, this has been a massive inconvenience to me, not just for work reasons, but because there is so much stuff that I need to sort out on deviantART, but y'know, stuff happens. Of course, I'm glad that it's being repaired while I'm out of Uni, but this has resulted in my photography being temporarily put on hold. I have built up quite the backlog of photos to edit and upload over the last couple of months, so I promise that there will be more photos uploaded as soon as I get my laptop back, and I will update this journal to let you know. As I've said over the past few weeks, I will try to come online as much as possible to check messages and try and update the Pure--Nature group during this time (and despite only having access to a smartphone, I've been able to keep up to date so far), but I sincerely apologise for the lack of activity and disruption, especially with the Pure--Nature Summer competition deadline just around the corner. I really can't wait to share some of my newest photos, and I really do hope that you love some of these new photos just as much as I do.

So it's deviantART's 14th Birthday! To celebrate, I took part in the "My deviantART Story" activity that they are currently doing, and while it is a lot longer than they wanted, it seemed right, especially since I joined dA 4 years today xD
I hope you like it :)
My deviantART StoryIt‘s been exactly 4 years since I joined deviantART. How time flies...
Over the past 4 years, deviantART has helped me in so many ways, and yet I didn't exactly want to sign up at the time :giggle:. My "works" show just how much I've changed in the past 4 years. I'm going to go a bit over the top compared to some "features" simply because I don't think pictures are enough to tell this story, so...
This is my story.
On the 8th August 2010, I was "forced" into creating a deviantART account by a friend of mine (who no longer has an account with dA). To be honest, I didn't even know what deviantART was at the time.
But I figured 'why not?'. I was never the social type (even now), but I figured maybe it may help take me out of my comfort zone, and actually try to talk to people.
When I first signed up (under the name "joshere". Yeah, that wasn't a good choice, was it... :giggle:), I initially thought "Let's upload my GCSE work, see what people thin

I now have a tumblr and a twitter account! Just like with dA, I'm going to be using these accounts to post up some photography and art, as well as to be social! So if you have a tumblr or twitter account, please feel free to check it out and chat to me! It would be great to talk to some other deviants!
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If you love nature, or create nature artworks, please join this new group!


Summer Competition!

It's time for our summer competition! And all members/admins of Pure--Nature, CaptureAMomentPhotos, Global-Art-Gallery, PtandPpawArts, Dialed-In and GeneralPhotography can enter! Interested? Take a look at the journal below! =D
@Pure--Nature Competition!Hello Pure--Nature members (and non-members of course!) It's time for our second competition! :excited:
So for this competition, our theme is...
Like with the last competition, the submission rules will be the same as the "In Harmony with Nature" rules, but Nature must play a role. Any pieces that features inappropriate elements such as nudity or gore will not be accepted. All entries will need to be verified first through dA's submission system before it shows up, so please do not resubmit a photo if it doesn't show up in the folder, and please feel free to just send us a note or comment below if you are having any issues with submission.
UPDATE! GOOD NEWS! We have received the minimum number of entries, so 3 prizes are guaranteed to be given away, and we have also extended the contest deadline!
Like in the last competition, there will be three prizes available! So without further ado, lets reveal what wond

Looking for contributors!

I'm currently looking at making some changes to the group, so I'm looking for some contributors who can help run the group alongside my co-founders, as well as gain new members for the group, and to help create and run new ideas that we may come up with. If you're interested in joining, please send a note to either me or the group, and we can discuss it further (requirements, needs etc.) =D

Group feature!

A lovely new group feature for April! Enjoy! =D
April feature!Hi Pure--Nature members! It's time for another feature!

Forest of Stars by Questavia

Fly Away by alexgphoto

Flower Petal by Cocotte-Vero91 

Snowdrops by Spademm
So what do you think of these? I hope you like these pieces as much as we do! All pieces featured will be added to the groups featured folder.
Would you like to be in next months feature? Just submit work to one of the groups folders, and you may be featured next month!


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Josh S.
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
I am currently studying Business & Management at Aberystwyth University. I've been trying to develop my photography skills over the last couple of years, and I would love to be able to work more with photography, but I suppose I'll have to wait and see how well I progress and learn before I go making any big decisions. Please feel free to take a look at my gallery and leave feedback on my photography, all feedback is appreciated! :)


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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the Llama, Josh! :) (Smile) 
JDS-photo Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem =D
Thank you so much for the faves and the watch! :hug:
SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome! :) (Smile) 
Thank you for the lama
JDS-photo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem =D
Lactucaa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey! Happy birthday! :la: 
I hope you have a wonderful day!  :hug: #1 
JDS-photo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :hug:
Lactucaa Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! :hug:
Dorieanna Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the llama!
JDS-photo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem =D
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