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Admin MIAWill anyone who has submitted any work that needed approval by vote please withdraw the piece and resubmit it. Our admin kind of went MIA and I am not sure if she will be returning or not. Intern55 kind of went off the grid in the past month and I really hope everything is alright but in the mean time I will be the only one voting. Thank you for your time in reading this and your patience. If anyone feels like helping me out with admin duties please send me a note or send it through the group.
Monthly Features!!!!So :icontheintern55: pointed out that the group needs to be a bit more active and suggested we do monthly features. I really like the idea of doing that so that is exactly what we're going to do! We need to work out exactly how we are going to do this but fear not we will do a February Feature! So keep an eye out for the feature it will be coming out in the next couple of days, and your work may just show up in the group journal!
As always, go out there and have fun! We love seeing everyone's work!
LGBT Support (photo project)Ok, so I recently read a journal post on a new affiliate of our group. Here's the link http://fav.me/d6wr01c It basically says that a friend of :iconslambaux: is getting married and her family doesn't support her lesbian lifestyle. Slambaux, the great friend they are wants to make a slideshow showcasing DA members out there supporting her decision and lifestyle all over the world to show her that people out there do care! I think it's a great idea! If you do not support homosexuality, it is your right so please don't flame this journal or the other. If you do please participate in this project! The members that do will have the photos they submit to the project featured in the journal on our main page (and a couple of their other works as well). All you need to do is submit the photo onto DA and send us a link of the submission.
Remember this will be shown in a family setting (a wedding) so the photo must be family friendly. A suggestion that :iconslambaux: made was hold a sign saying
Some Small Changes. Please Read!First off you may have noticed that we have gained so new members and I would like to welcome them and thank them for joining up with us!
Secondly, I made a couple adjustments to the submission process on some folders. Horror/Macabre is now up for vote, only because I would like to know what's going into that folder.
Submissions to the featured folder are now limited to one per month as well. Please don't be afraid to submit to the featured folder but try to send us your best work! I have noticed that members have been looking at which folder they are submitting to, thank you for that.
There is a small bit of news, we now have a new folder. Thanks to :iconkleinerengl: who submitted and suggested some wonderful photos in the Semi-Nude/Lingerie type category. I realized I never made a folder for that so I just did! Fill up the folder members! Oh and if anyone thinks that there should be another folder that I haven't thought of please let me know. This is our
On the Hunt (part two)I'm on the hunt for more members still and I really would love some help from you guys. Tell all of your friends about this group tell everyone you know! Remember that the more of us there are, the more out there and exposed your art is, and isn't that what we all want? So join me (please) and go out there and invite people, sift through the endless lists of deviants and reach out! There are so many great photographers that have yet to be found and yet to be shown off to the world. Let's go find them!!!!!
New Affiliate Having ContestOne of our new affiliates is having a contest and I think we should show them some support and join in the fun and games. You do need to join up with the group but that's only a plus! :iconphotographershub: is running this contest and it is based around the subject of whatever you are thankful for. Be it photography, arty, family,pets,anything you can think of. So get out there, join up, and shoot something!
On the HuntSo I'm on the hunt for more members. Tell your friends about this group tell everyone you know. Remember the more of us there are the more out there and exposed your art is, and isn't that what we all want? So join me and go out there and invite people, sift through the endless lists of deviants and reach out! There are so many great photographers that have yet to be found and yet to be shown off to the world. Let's go find them!!!!!
Looking for AdminsOk I give, I need some help!
The group is stagnating a bit and that is a big no-no.
I realize that I haven't been a super founder over here and I've kinda let myself slide.
If you wish to apply for the admin positions, I think there will be about 2-4 positions available, please note me!
I need artists that have a drive and can help drive this group, help recruit members, and essentially help when I'm not around.
Features 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I figured I would randomly go through each member's gallery and post three of my favorites from their photos. Don't worry I will get to all of you. I will do my best to do around 15 members a week, this time.
I've been lax about this for the past couple months but I figure if i make the goal a little easier to attain it'll make my life a bit easier in return.
I hope you enjoy!
What the Future Holds by broadwaygal93
Boneyard Tea Party 1 by broadwaygal93
Wallace Forest #2 by KRHPhotography
The Grand Tetons by KRHPhotography
Taking a drink by KRHPhotography
Oxeye by Shirimasen
Son of Telamon by Shirimasen
Wine rack by Shirimasen
Darina Altsepp by juri13139
Inga and bear by juri13139
Sunset by juri13139
The Lady of the Small Square by logandf
Personal Darkness by logandf
The Bus of the Nostalgia V by logandf
One by Colliedale
Shelter Life by Colliedale
I see you!!!!! by Colliedale
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
Avoid That dAramaAnyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!
I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored
I ALWAYS have to reply
If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Momus Advby Toru-meow
Anime and Manga DD round up, July 2014:iconcinyu:
Features by cinyu
The Golden Yard by Naschi:Dear Old Memories - You ~ Youko: by Nacura-G
Karasutengu by ASingleGiraffeSV - hoshino-arashi by silvi-silvimemory f i s h by Gasara
Lia by OXMirukuBP: HBD JOHN by tooaya
Comm: sugarella by ikr:: y o u t h f u l. d a y s :: by hitogataDreamScape by muhoho-seijin
10.07.14 by Asa-tan[PFFK]Chapter III:Bloody Sun by laziesheavenA vampire never dies by Pemiin
LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-2014
the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by BuChWien PNEUMA by menervaTau im garten IV by BuChWien
A. by ValeriaVi at the window by JakezDaniel A. by ValeriaVi
A whiter shade of pale by Barnum60 life philosophy by tuminka
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZ
by - dmitryzhkov
The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
:: ghost town by - noahsamuelmosko
\-ooby - DinoKose
2by - Henzonlee
shemsby - arslanalp
The hand of the player by - mariomencacci
Childhoodby - IFedorovskaya
Nature squares feature
Vicia cracca by StargazerLZ flows in you. by simoendli
treasure. by simoendli .: falling down :. by biszkopciik p u r p u r e a by poppy412
sunrays flowers 2 by StargazerLZ fleur by girlmarvel easiness by vitzy
Look from above.. by Bojkovski 0996 by topinka Flowers Of Paradise by Onceuponatime13
::Hidden Passion:: by onixa Searching for a new world by Healzo lily by nakedlady
Day 42 - Little flower by EliseEnchanted As time goes by by cloduy
ART FEATURE: Just beautiful - Part 2 White Forest by Andaelentari
Summer Cold by luciekout Just thinking of you by EstherPuche-Art Justicia by Lhianne ... by aqueous-transmission Once upon a dream by blumilein Scent by Ophelia-Overdose EDEN II by Carlos-Quevedo Inner glow by AuroraWienhold Friendship II by SweediesArt Agony by maiarcita The Secret Keeper (Sketch) by Valentinadhara Calypso by madanmar
Originem by ChristabelleLAmort Wanderer by fae-photography Tormented Soul by pompafunebris My Love you never left me by Marjie79 behind the veil by jaelise Mermaid of gratitude by babsartcreations
The water nymph by gestiefeltekatze
Winners of the February Feature!!!!!!I wanted to apololgize about the wait, I've been having some issues with figuring out the winners. Not to fret I think I will set up a monthly feature folder with our categories in the subfolders for those of you who would like to have a chance to be featured! Now without staling any longer (drum roll please)
The Winners of the February Feature
(in no particular order)
Please shake that hand
Peace in Love
My Weekend House
Tree of Dreams
Where do we Go
Where do we go? by NB-PhotoArt
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