Hints and Tips #4: Make Those Flowers Stand Out!The Nature Gallery, Flowers specifically, is one of the more popular galleries to submit to here on deviantART. This means it can be easy for your deviation to get lost in the jumble and the constant stream of submissions. So, as an artist, it is up to you to make your flowers stand out! Depth of Field (sometimes referred to as DoF) is a photography technique that I often see overlooked when perusing the Flower or Nature Macro galleries on dA. However, taking the time to utilize this trick can really help your petals stand out.Hints and Tips #4: Make Those Flowers Stand Out! by JenFruzz
Let's take a look at a "before" shot:
It's a very BUSY photograph. The colors are bold but because of how much is going on, it may be ea
Through The Lens #10 outside the single imageSemiotics in ArtThrough The Lens #10 outside the single image by justanothersomeone
"To quote out of context is the essence of the photographer's craft. His central problem is a simple one: what shall he include, what shall he reject? The line of decision between in and out is the picture's edge. While the draughtsman starts with the middle of the street, the photographer starts with the frame. The photograph's edge defines content. It isolates unexpected juxtapositions. By surrounding two facts, it creates a relationship. The edge of the photograph dissects familiar forms, and shows the unfamiliar fragment. It creates the shapes that surround objects. The photographer edits the meanings and patterns of the world through an imaginary frame. This frame is the beginning of this picture's geometry. It is to the photograph as the cushion is to the billiard table." - John Szarkowski - from The Photographer's Eye by John Szarkowski, former director of the photography division of the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Artisan Craft and Copyright LawArtisan Craft and Copyright LawArtisan Craft and Copyright Law by cakecrumbs
As a Community Volunteer I spend a lot of time pouring through the Artisan Crafts galleries looking for art that deserves a bigger audience. I dig through every little hidden corner of the galleries looking at every type of craft, made by everyone from the most watched members to the day old newbies. And every time I do this, I have to double check it all for originality.
My time doing this had shed light on a massive problem inherent in the AC galleries: copyright violation
Now, I'm not talking about the obvious I-stole-your-picture-and-uploaded-it violations. I'm talking about something much more subtle, to the point it feels like most of the perpetrators don't actually realise they're doing it. I'm often about to give someone a DD, until I read their description and find it completely devoid of credit. Rather than getting a site-wide feature, these artists end up on my blacklist instead. It all boils dow
Hints and Tips #2 : Water SplashesWater Splashes:Hints and Tips #2 : Water Splashes by Rick-TinyWorlds
Creative Use Of Water In Macro
In this tutorial I'll show you an easy way to turn a simple bottle into
a tool for creating stunning water splashes in your pictures.
An empty dish washing liquid bottle or shampoo bottleA lens to shoot from distance OR you risk water damage
Preparing the bottle
Open your empty bottle. Clean it with water until no more soap bubbles are building.
Now fill it up with water.
Set a short exposure time to „freeze“ the water in motion.
Press on the bottle to release the water, while taking photos.
Be sure the water does not get inside your camera.
Technique #1 – Moment of Impact
Tips for a Successful GroupWith hundreds of new groups created every week, and probably half as many dying out due to inactivity or lack of watchers and interest, it's clear that the group platform is a double-edged sword. Creating your own group is an amazing experience, and it can be so rewarding! But it also takes a lot of work, sweat and jolly cooperation to make the dream come true. With this in mind, I contacted various group Founders of some big deviantART groups and asked them some questions.Tips for a Successful Group by HtBlack
While staring into this repeatedly, I decided Cinderella's dress is like the Super Group status. Everyone wants it, but if the group isn't the right kind of group, it is only a pretty cover for a bad book.
Creating Your Group
One day you woke up and -bam! the idea hit you, and in your head you thought to yourself "why not?". Well, here is a list of a whole number of reasons why NOT
PE: Contest Rules and EtiquetteOkay... we all know that to be seen on deviantART, one has to have some kind of "artistic marketing" of sorts. However, you can't just walk up to a person's profile and advertise yourself in the comments. That's rude and it's against the website's rules.PE: Contest Rules and Etiquette by goldnretriever
Note: The website actually does offer advertising on people's profile pages. You buy them and they'll appear to whomever doesn't have Premium Membership with Ad toggled off.
So how do you go about advertising yourself? There are many popular ways to be seen on deviantART without a direct "ad". Some include activity in the forums, the dAmn (chats), and joining groups. Another way people get attention is through a contest. These are effective and really do get quite the attention.
Contests have become more and more popular to a degree that they actually become viewed 1,000 times. Because they are so frequently visited, it can potentially become featured in the bottom of deviantART page (where the Daily Deviations happe
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