No.1 Contest failed!No.1 Contest failed!
I'm sorry but our first photo contest failed. There were only 3 of the photos and that was the reason why I decided not to emerge winners. In addition we have not received any donations. I hope in the next competition greater number of photographers will participate and we will choose the winners.
Thanks for all your support for our group
Arkadius W. Archerr
50th Member of our brilliant group!!!50th Member of our brilliant group!!!
I am pleased to inform you that 50th user has become a Member of our brilliant group today. This is Amipal from United Kingdom. On this occasion I decided to admit 50 reward points for our newest Member.
The Group is growing slowly but steadily. I hope that you remember about the soft promotion of the group on your websites and blogs.
A remind of the No.1 Contest: Frozen in TimeI remind about the photo competition which takes place in our group. At the moment we have submitted two photographs and I admit it is a poor result.
* Every Member can submit 4 photos (one deviation per week)
* Images must be submitted to dA during the period - 1st March-12th April 2016
* Should be submitted to the folder "Contest - Frozen in Time"
* Photographies must be focused on architecture
* Deviations submitted before March 1st will be rejected
* Best work will be added to our "Featured" and "March Contest" special folder
* Overall monthly winner will be entered into our annual contest
Each willing to support the activities of the group (http://architectural-dreams.deviantart.com) are inviting to the my profile page (http://aro79.deviantart.com).
The oldest buildings on the planet Earth - Part 6The oldest buildings on the planet Earth - Part 6
The Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon
Tholos Tomb by "Mentis-Rasa"
This gigantic tomb was built near Mycenae. Treasury of Atreus for centuries remained the world's largest building, covered with a dome.
Mycenae - Tholos Tomb Interior by "bobswin"
Although you can not see at first glance - the tomb is in fact buried - vault consists of dozens of layers stacked staggered stones, which not collapse by organizing, creating a unique dome.
Atreas by "Vrohi"
Tomb was never "discovered" - it was well known in ancient times - however we don't know who and when was buri
The oldest buildings on the planet Earth - Part 5The oldest buildings on the planet Earth - Part 5
The Piramid of Djoser (or Zoser)
Pyramid of Joser by "lostknightkg"
Step pyramid called The Pyramid of Djoser is part of a bigger complex, composite - beyond the pyramid - of the chapels and courtyards. The way in which it was built is evidence of the evolution of Egyptian tombs.
Step pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara by "whitebook"
Pyramid of Djoser is essentially a number of elements in the shape of of mastabas - flat tombs - built one on the other.
Egypt by "worldii"
Region pyramids were developed as restored area of the temporal seat of Pharaoh.
The oldest buildings on the planet Earth - Part 4The oldest buildings on the planet Earth - Part 4
Newgrange - corridoric tomb
Newgrange by "Bluemouse2"
Newgrange which belongs to the complex known as the Palace of the Boyne (Irish. Brú na Bóinne), one of the largest tombs corridor. The embankment has a approx. 85 m in diameter and approx. 11 m in height.
Newgrange by "crh"
The stones used to erect the mound weigh a total of about 200 thousand tones. The construction of the tomb indicates great astronomical knowledge of its creators. Leading to the burial chamber long to 19 meters and leaning at an angle of 135 ° corridor.
Eastern Passage - Grave of Knowth by
The oldest buildings on the planet Earth - Part 3The oldest buildings on the planet Earth - Part 3
Monte d'Accoddi - chalcolithic temple
Monte d'Accoddi - temple (CC 2.5)
The Temple of the Sun is one of the oldest buildings in Europe. It was built in the north - west coast of Sardinia, a few kilometers from the modern city of Sassari.
Megalithic sanctuary barely abolished the test of time. 10 meters high, the hill built by the people suffered as a result of numerous wars. During World War II, there were military fortifications.
Monte d'Accoddi - temple by "Marco"
Near the Temple of the Sun you can admire a unique stone statue of the Great Goddess, universal testimony, present in many ancient civilizations worship the goddess of life and fertility.
Location: Monte d'Accoddi, Sardinia
Age: approx. 5,200 years
Why The Staff Is Wrong About TracingFriends at deviantART, here is the article that was part of the inspiration to create this club. Before you can understand this article you'll need to have read it.
While I have the utmost respect and appreciation for the job that the CEA team does, I was shocked, disgusted, and incredibly disappointed when I came across the aforementioned article. I've been a member of deviantART for quite some time and I remember the days before all this tracing nonsense was allowed.
Given recent events which I will not directly link to, but I'm sure many of you know what I'm talking about- it's hard for me to believe that the staff is still turning a blind eye to tracing, still letting this farce go on. In the past few months there have been several incidents related to tracing that have caused large stirs in deviantART, and I thought it would perhaps become clear that a lot of people are angry. It's not just a few people. Remember the uproar o
Photography Tips and TutorialsThese are a selection of tips and tutorials both here and on deviantArt that can be useful for before, during, and after portions of taking a good photo. This was originally created as a gathering of useful information for the members of PhotographersClub, but they though it so helpful that it should be shared even further!
Tips & Tutorials on deviantART
First off, did you know you can go here, http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/tutorials/photography/ to search through all of the photography tutorials available here on dA!
CAMERAS, QUALITY, AND JARGON!
Camera Buying Guide - A very helpful guide for deciding which camera is best suited for your needs!
How to buy a digial camera - Another great camera buying guide!
An open letter to Spyed***IMPORTANT***
Before you read the following letter that I have written to dA, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the situation at hand. Some people might think that it is a trivial matter in a sense it is as these are merely features on a website but it is the principal behind the actions that matters.
A world famous electronic musician recently released a music / digital art montage on DVD. I have nothing against this musician himself in the past he has done some wonderful work and I will admit without reservation that I have several of his CDs. Recently his DVD was advertised through a top journal on dA this musician even became a member of the website. But why? DeviantART is not a place for music files that was decided early on. So what does this artist have to offer for the community?
Recently he was subscribed till hell freezes over a status reserved for select staff members. He was also given the ability to cu
Establishing a Process for Better ArtMany of you are likely to have at least a general grasp on what I'm going to talk about, but for just as many, if not more people, this is going to be new and very beneficial to your progress and success as an artist.
The topic of discussion today is process. We all have a process for our work, some of us are very meticulous, while others are more sporadic, but there's generally a few basic steps that any successful artist is likely to employ.
LACK OF PLANNING
The main problem I see, and that most art instructors are likely to see, is lack of planning in people's work. People get too excited for their idea, and they jump right into their final piece, maybe after doing only one sketch.
From there, they end up struggling as they try to finish the piece. Maybe the background wasn't well planned enough, maybe the pose was too stiff or didn't make sense, maybe the composition is bad, but it's too late to fix, maybe the line art was too sloppy and the piece is suffering, or maybe they
DAM your photosNo disrespect intended...
Digital Asset Management (DAM)is a tool you should learn about.
I want to present two basic ideas, in 3 simple steps (and tips), to help you manage your photography work better. The first is managing you work on you computer (organizing it), and the second is the keywords and tags you add to it when submitting your work on-line.
A few words of introduction first. If you are a starting photographer, this is very important for you. The experienced ones will find it hard to Re-manage all the work they have done, and they probably have a system they work with (working, or not). However, if you are starting now to accumulate your photographs and submitting it on-line, this is essential for you, and easier to do.
Shell we begin?
1. Managing your photographs
This simple method is based on dates and places. The steps are all centered on creating a folder structure organized around the dates and places you took the pictures on.
This organization method is based on date
Ever wondered about IR photography (Infra Red) ?In General
Well, a few words about Infrared.
I will not get too technical cause its not my strong side, just a few words about it. Infrared photographs show a kind of thermo effect. Trees with white leaves and luminous white clouds against colored skies are the most common use for it. Many photographers on DA have tried it in the last few years and it seems to be more and more popular.
The Infrared opens a window on a parallel world intriguingly different to the one we usually see. The effect is surreal ans it shows a different kind of "documenting reality".
Here you can see the scene in normal view
And here is when using the IR filter -
We can't see Infrared light without the filter, we can only see it when It's isolated. Infrared photography is often confused with thermal imaging. It's not, It's just shows an effect similar to that. The difference is basically one of wavelength of electromagnetic radiation.
The filter shows the object be
Cosplay Photography GuideA cosplay photography introductory lesson of sorts, for the growing number of cosplay enthusiasts in the deviantART community.
An illustrated outline of things to consider for photoshoots, also identifying the differentiating factors of cosplay photography as compared to more classical portraiture.
Choosing Colors - A Basic IntroductionPhotography, just like every other medium, heavily relies on colors. Colors can define a picture's mood, setting and overall appeal.
In this article I would like to show how colors can be used to intensify a subject and/or create that certain 'oomph' people long for when creating art.
It is important to understand that each color may connote a certain emotion. That, of course, depends on culture as well as people's own experiences.
In Western culture, white suggest weddings and purity, while in China it is the color of mourning. In the West, green is a symbol of fertility and sexuality, while for Muslims it is sacred. In Japan, green is the symbol of the emperor.
In most cultures, red is a symbol of danger, because it represents fire or potentially poisonous food. However, in China, red is also a sign of good luck. And we all know that it also represents love and lust.
Different combinations of colors can have a psychological effect on people. Some color schemes seem harmonious, while
The Complete 'Wallpaper Guide'Your clothes or choice of music can reflect your mood and like this so can your computer desktop. Whether you change your wallpaper daily or yearly, when you want to change your style then the wallpaper gallery caters for your every need and gives you the ability to change the look of your computer with one click!
Desktop Wallpapers are images from all different types of art mediums and created with specific sizes in mind that will accomodate a variety of sizes (resolutions) of computer screen monitors.
The Wallpaper Gallery offers our dA community access to thousands of pieces of artwork from every art medium to suit a myriad of styles and tastes, spanning everything from Abstract Fractals to the dark worlds of Horror and Macabre, or perhaps a flight of fancy with a dragon, or an adventure in a galaxy far away.
We provide artists an excellent platform for interaction and exposure to propel them into a community which offer contests, special features and much more.