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S t r i p e s :: by pengu82 S t r i p e s :: :iconpengu82:pengu82 41 16 Madeira evenings by old-new-pollution Madeira evenings :iconold-new-pollution:old-new-pollution 3 6 Yin and Yang by moostafa Yin and Yang :iconmoostafa:moostafa 10 7 HoteL by VeraAda HoteL :iconveraada:VeraAda 48 6 The rain cloud and the fish by Carouselhorses The rain cloud and the fish :iconcarouselhorses:Carouselhorses 66 20
Are you happy? Street Photography Gallery.
As anyone who has browsed the Street Photography Gallery would know it is far from as organised as most of the other galleries. It is a Mis-categorised mess and needs to be cleaned up.
What many of you may not already know is that our beloved Gallery Director straightfromcamera has just stepped down from his position.
This is why I have created a petition in Poll form to get some results from the DA team.
Please take your time to do the poll. It will only take a second or two.
...... [link] ......
P.S. I have my own ideas that I have discussed with Obsidian-Fox but I would like to know what YOU think should be done.
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untitled 4 by Cornucopiaoflov untitled 4 :iconcornucopiaoflov:Cornucopiaoflov 2 2 OOOver my shoulder... by Ouylle OOOver my shoulder... :iconouylle:Ouylle 2 6 Duplicate Content by jazzylemonade Duplicate Content :iconjazzylemonade:jazzylemonade 43 14 Yellow Bird by alchemypenguin Yellow Bird :iconalchemypenguin:alchemypenguin 12 4
Photography Tutorial Part 2
Part 2 – Composition, Exposure, Aperture and ISO
Hey guys! It’s time for the next part. This will explain the basics of different camera functions, and briefly explain why each settings are used in different situations.
Again, I’d just like to say: Please fav this article and post links in your journals, as this will help more people to see it!
Composition is absolutely key in creating a powerful image. Without proper composition a photo loses the potential it has to be spectacular.  It is therefore essential to think before you shoot… I cannot stress enough how important this is!!!
Rule of Thirds
This rule is an essential rule for composition. It follows the basis that humans are naturally more inclined to like an image that follows this rule, than one that does not.  As I don’t know how to put images into this article, I will try to explain it in words.  
If, however words don’t quite work,
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Photography Tutorial Part 3
Part 3- Shooting RAW
Hey everyone! It’s time for the next instalment.  The previous parts of this series can be found at the bottom of my journal.  I hope you find this useful!
A quick correction from the last one: For the rule of thirds, split your image into 9 segments not 6. Sorry if I caused any confusion!
Again, I’d just like to say: Please fav this article and post links in your journals, as this will help more people to see it!
I’ve said before that if you can shoot RAW (or NEF) then you should. This is because capturing a RAW shot is like having a “digital negative”.  You’re effectively capturing more of what the cameras sensor picks up than you would in a JPEG.  This allows for more options during your post processing amongst other things.
I personally use Adobe Lightroom to sort and process my RAW’s.  There are other programs, but Lightroom does everything I need it to.
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Documentary or Street photography contest
Just a reminder!!
1st Either a years subscription on DA or a DA print account if you wish to not have a year subscription.
2nd place winner will receive a signed print of mine of their choice.
Here's what you will have to do.:
You can either pick a topic to document and message me to let me know. Or do some street photography. Only one photo per account. Photos can not be old works of yours.
July 4- Aug 31 or till there is a large body of work to compare and contrast.
How will the winner be picked?
The winner will be chosen on how well either the story of the picked topic is told or on how ironic, bold, original and respectful ect... the street/documentry photo is. Composition and lighting may be a factor as well.
Only show your best.
Judge: :iconjeremybrotherton:
Message me the final image you have decided to use in the contest.
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AV by MartinStranka AV :iconmartinstranka:MartinStranka 918 153 sun like nostalgia by hishy sun like nostalgia :iconhishy:hishy 100 29


Been ages since I've updated this, I can tell because I finished reading the Twilight Saga ages ago.
Doing quite well with most things, working hard at Summer School (university) which is proving a lot of hard work, which should be no surprise given how I began this sentence.
Honestly I've got a lot of films lying around, I emailed the place I usually post them to (only done that once so far actually) but they haven't responded so I'm not sure if they're still in business or having a particularly long Christmas break or what, so probably no photos for a while.
  • Listening to: Dean Martin
  • Reading: Nuffing :(
  • Watching: Nothing :)
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Breakfast Lunch and Tea
  • Drinking: not a whole lot really


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tigersocks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I read in the forum that you were looking for a 2004 edition of Tintin in the Congo? You may have foind one already somewhere, but I know 3 possible places you could get one?
old-new-pollution Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
old-new-pollution Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
thnks for the fav
yuppy64 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Deviant for a year maaan.
jazzylemonade Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
where are you? is your head better? are you out of rehab baby? x
SonnyDeSoma Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
This was the most heatwarming comment I ever recieved.
I'm living with a parent in Dunedin, New Zealand, was only in hospital for six weeks following my injury and hopefully my head is better, I'd say it works better than it did ten and a half months ago, probably because I was in a coma then but you know what I mean.
I was doing a psychological assessment and I just had to remember something like 15 words which I did after hearing them listed the third time and then I remembered them again a while later and then again a while later so the guy testing me said "nobody's done that for 18 years" and I wasn't surprised at the time.
jazzylemonade Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
:XD: tried to make me go to rehab baby i said no no no...

ONLY in hospital for 6 weeks!!! that sounds horrible!! you really did do youself in. a coma? wow, i'm glad you're doing better! :hug:

and better at the memory test than anyone else has done in 18 years!! how's new zealand? have you been able to get out and about? x
SonnyDeSoma Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Rehab wasn't that bad once I was gone :D

It was a particularly long six weeks, the Sundays in rehab were especially long, but that six weeks does include a 12ish day coma, which is funny when you wake up, man in a medical coat tells you that you just came out of your coma and btw we took out most of one of your frontal lobes, your first question is always going to be "what year is it?".

But yeah I recovered stupidly fast/well for the first couple of months and slowed down a bit after that, but I did a semester of university (for which I don't have my marks back but certainly failed at least one of the only two papers I did) and have been getting out a lot with my main group of friends quite a lot lately and walking a hell of a lot so really it's better than can be expected, considering all neuro professional people should by training automatically assume I was dead given my brain scans, so that's always nice.
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Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
A belated thanks for the Watch!.
ekster Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
will... be.... baaaack!
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