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"THESE WINNERS SUCK."It never fails. Every time dA runs a contest around here, and the semifinalists/finalists are announced, half of dA goes crazy, falling over themselves just to get their opinion out there that these entries SUCK."THESE WINNERS SUCK." by *KikaiSaigono
"These finalists are all digital! Why does dA hate traditional so much?!"
For some reason, just because dA sees finalists with all digital entries, they automatically feel that dA does not like traditional art, and they PURPOSELY avoid letting traditional works in to the finalists.
Why do they make such a personal deal out of it? I see people saying off the wall things like "I don't see ONE traditional entry in here!" "Traditional is so ignored lately."
There is only one thing I can say to people who think this: Pull your head out of your ass. Digital artwork programs were made as to emulate traditional media. Why else would Photoshop and PaintToolSAI have filters and tools like "watercolor" "hard brush" and "airbrush"?
The fact of the matter is, trad
Helpful Guidelines - Choosing ModelsSo you're looking for a model for a photoshoot and you don't know where to start?Helpful Guidelines - Choosing Models by `larafairie
Whether you're a photographer just starting out, an amateur or professional photographer looking for further advice then this is the guide for you.
Firstly - ask yourself what sort of model you're looking for -
*Is the model important in the shoot?
*What sort of look do you need?
*Special requirements (for example if you're doing a fashion shoot you need to consider height
SO where do I look?
Models are quite easy to access as long as you know where to look and you know what you're looking for.
Top agencies (Storm, Elite etc) are going to want a lot of experience before they feel confident with you using their models. So if you're starting out an easy way is to look at a website called Modelmayhem (www.modelmayhem.com). It's a worldwide known website and you can browse people by city/country etc - perfect if you need to organise someone and you can contact the model directly. There's
A picture is worth ZERO words..Well at least according to some people here on deviantART..A picture is worth ZERO words.. by `straightfromcamera
I am a firm believer that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, but a few words to lead the viewer into your frame are always appreciated.
This is especially true here on deviantART. A community of artists covering the wide range of the artistic, or professional spectrum, from beginners, to amateurs, and even some professionals.
It isn't only directed towards photography, but to all mediums displayed on this site. Writing even the bare minimum, a few sentences at least, will change the way the community appreciates what you've posted..
The biggest reason to write something in that little box, is to show the people who appreciate your work that you aren't a conceited jerk, content to let your 'fans' make what they will of your creation, It makes you approachable, and even more likable.
In my personal experience, with my own work, I find that if I leave certain details out, people will inev
Request of a Cancer VictimNo matter who you are or where you live you have been touched by cancer. Be it through your peers, family members, or your own diagnosis.Request of a Cancer Victim by ^PurpelBlur
Cancer leaves an ever growing path of destruction in its wake. The stories are heart wrenching and just as great in amount.
Today, I will share with you *John44NY's story.
*John44NY and his wife, Corina, met when they were only fourteen, shortly after her birthday. As it turns out she was only twenty five days his senior. Shortly after meeting, they drove off to another state to be wed; at 14 mind you. When the love birds turned 18 they had a wonderful family wedding. Every year, for the twenty five days after Corina's birthday, John would tell everyone that Corina was the elder in their family.
Then, at the young age of thirty nine, Corina passed away of liver cancer. Once she reached Stage 4 (meaning you have a 30-90 day life expectancy and are eligible to be on the transplant list) Corina lived for twenty eight and a half days. By the twen