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Why you feature stolen work?!?!Lately there seem to have been a few myths flying around in particular with regards to how we as Community Volunteers, give Daily Deviations. Many people seem to think that we sit at our desks in dark little rooms and let out evil laughter whilst we purposefully feature stolen work. The dark rooms and laughter - well I can't say yes or no on that one! But I can promise you it's not our intent to give exposure to people who have stolen work. I recently featured a piece of work that turned out to be stolen. However I went into extensive conversations with the artist before I featured it, and with added metadata and dates, it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've given people the benefit of the doubt before - and it's worked out nicely as their work has been legitimate. Below are some comments I have seen being thrown around the past few days - and hopefully an attempt to bust the myth.
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the
It's All About Presentation (Mostly)As more and more people start taking pictures of their nether regions on their iphones or posing myspace style in front of their HTC's - the competitive world of getting a Daily Deviation gets just that much harder... I kid. But... daily, I am bombarded with awesome suggestions (which I love) and I'm not complaining about. But there has to be a criteria of sorts, that sets an image above the rest. Here are a few things I look for that you might not have noticed before... The first thing I look at when I stumble across an image or view a suggestion from somebody, is how the artist has presented their work to the deviantART Community.
Your image isn't everything. Not anymore. In the past I have given Daily Deviations to pieces with titles that are a combination of random letters and numbers, or that are very obviously still the source file title - or that tends to be just a keyboard mash-up. Everyday CVs are sent many many notes suggesting pieces o
dA Life #10: Mature Content on dAWelcome to the tenth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.
Because deviantART is home to people aged 13-18 as well as adults, we have a Mature Content filter. dA Life #09: Browsing with Mature Content filter explains a little bit about this and shows, with screengrabs, what it's like to browse deviantART with your Mature Content filter activated. It also explains how to activate your Mature Content filter to alter your browsing experience to suit your personal preferences. $dxd, one of the CEA Team, wrote an amazing journal, CEA Blog: Mature Content, which covers misconceptions about Mature Content on dA in detail. Both those journals are well wort
Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints!Prints Shop
Fine Art Prints
Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hung or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
Bright-white, ultrasmooth, 100% cotton rag paper
Acid- and lignin-free archival process
Advanced digital drying process in order to guarantee vibrance
Want to volunteer? #Fella needs you!#fella aims to be a welcoming space, primarily for new members, providing useful resources and practical assistance from friendly, approachable deviants, leading to easier navigation of the site and an enjoyable, positive deviantART experience...and we want you to help!
We're looking for dedicated deviants who are willing to volunteer at the group as part of Fella's Posse of epic admins for at least 6 months. Volunteers should be able to pro-actively and confidently create, contribute to and manage ongoing informative blogs, features about all kinds of art and contests for members at #fella. If that sounds like you and you can answer with a resounding and enthusiastic YES! to the following questions, read on and apply...
Have you been an active member of deviantART for at least one year?
Are you passionate about sharing information and being a positive and helpful influence?
Do you have dirty great dollops o
Deviousness Award Interview with JoseFelipeMWhat is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out
on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
The Deviousness Award for January 2013 goes to `JoseFelipeM.
Hello JoseFelipe! Please give us a quick introduction of who you are, in and outside DA.
On deviantART, I am `JoseFelipeM, a senior member for a bit more than six months. I recently received the Deviousness Award (obviously that's what this interview is for) and `TimberClipse pointed out that not only am I the youngest senior, but I took his spot as youngest Deviousness Award Recipient! I am more of an art appreciator than an
Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"
"As =Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
People and Portraits Exposed #7
Infants & Children...
RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE VOL 6.Hello Everyone
RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE is a weekly feature to recognize one artist that stands
out within our deviantART Community. This deviant must be an outstanding
deviant within the community, someone who cares about other deviants
and the deviantART Community! This deviant can be anyone, anywhere on
deviantART. I believe it is important to recognize outstanding deviants
for their time and dedication to our deviantART Community.
RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE VOL 6.
Dedicated to `StamatisGR
`StamatisGR is a Dedicated Deviant of 4 plus years, he is also the current Community Volunteer for the Photography Street Community. `StamatisGR has dedicated many long hours to cleaning up the Street Galleries of misplaced deviations and teaching deviants what Street Photography is all about Very soon `StamatisGR will retire his Community Volunteer Hat for
the beloved Street Communi
Welcome to #Digitalists!Our mission
#Digitalists will be your headquarters for every Digital Art related article and a source of information, education and resources regarding the genre. It is our mission that in the near future you'll be able to find everything from Daily Deviations, Project Educate articles, Monthly Newsletters, Art Features and more. Here you'll get informed of every gallery change, volunteer update, contests, activities, chat events, etc. All related to Digital Art.
Promoting your art through our favourites
The Featured folder is open for every m
How to: Make thumbs big in features?I get this asked a lot!
Back when they introduced sta.sh, I didn't really use it. Because it seemed hard to get used to. I always wrote my articles in the old way.
Then I toyed with it a little and noticed that is is something really awesome!
Not to mention that the only way to make articles and journals is through Sta.sh Writer.
So I assume not so many if you know that there is a way to make thumbs big!
That is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is add big in front of a thumb code!
: thumb159252268 :
This is the "regular" size
: bigthumb159252268 :
This is the big size
Of course: without the spaces between the colon ( : )
But this is not what I wanted to show
Fancy Features with sta.sh Writer
Go to your Sta.sh!
After that, hit the
Friday night Street Specials v11.4
A weekly selection amongst the images I liked, while browsing the Street Gallery
and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
Have a nice weekend
dA Related (RED) Contest!Welcome to another deviantART Related contest!
This contest is all about supporting (RED), the cause known for fighting for an AIDS free generation by 2015.
The contest is split into three (3) categories: Deviant Stamps, Journal or Gallery Skins, and DeviantIDs. Each category will have one Major Prize winner.
Create a Deviant Stamp that supports the (RED) organization.
The stamps message must support/promote (RED).
Your entry must be submitted on or after December 1st, 2012.
Your entry must be submitted into the category: Contests > 2012 > dArelated RED Contest > Devian
Project Educate: Permission to Photograph People Permission to Photograph People
It's a tough topic and one that most of us like to shy away from rather than embrace, but the honest truth is that the shots of people that you get - the best kind - are the ones that are candid, journalistic or spontaneous. That usually means asking permission afterwards, or not asking permission at all - which can appear quite odd, to some. One of my biggest concerns and anxieties is having my camera out in public. I recently went to a beach, of all places, and was shooting the coastline when a horrible feeling crept over me and I realised that there were lots of people around and that I was invading, a little bit, on their privacy. These guidelines are useful for shooting on the street, at public gatherings and events and at more formal occasions such as weddings.
If the person is going to be the main subject of your photo - then it's kind to ask permission, get perm
Keep in Touch!
`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More