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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Photography captures the photographer's perception of the world around them. It's my hobby and my creative outlet.

I have pretty bad eyesight, hence the glasses.

Current Residence: Australia
Operating System: Window 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Skin of choice: My own XD
I think both the problem and the great thing about digital photography is that absolutely anyone can go out and take photos, then very easily edit and upload them to places like Deviantart. It's great because there is very little money outlay, you can buy a decent camera for $200, and computer editing is free. Which means it's accessible to almost everyone.

The problem is that it's universally accessible. It's very easy to simply take happy snaps, without any thought to composition, lighting and so on. So there are so many bad photos out there on Deviantart when they're actually not art. They're just someone with a camera taking photos.

Taking real artful photography is more difficult. It takes more effort and thought into what you're doing and how you're doing it. I'm the first to say that although I only submit what I feel is the best of my photography, many are not great. But I try to take beautiful interesting shots and I think my effort shows. It annoys me when deviants submit photos with what seems to be no thought whatsoever. It just results in bad photos and that (in my opinion) is not artful and as such does not belong on this site.

It's all about the effort and the work that the photography puts into their work. You need to look critically at the photos you're taking and say "how could this be better, is it even a good subject, how's the lighting and the composition, am I on the correct camera settings". Then when you get home you look at the photo again with the same critical lens, adjusting things slightly in photoshop to get the best picture possible. There's probably more that needs to be done that I haven't learnt yet, especially when you have a DSLR and need to start thinking about different lenses and so on. THAT's how you get a good photograph: by learning and thinking critically. None of this taking a photo of a subject without thought and effort.

It's the difference between this shot:…
(I took this one. Very badly thought out shot)

And this one:
This one is so much better.

The two photos could be of the exact same flower. The difference is skill and effort.

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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:

Thank you for joining #CRPhotography ~ the central heart of the Photography Gallery on deviantART! :love:

To help you get started with the group, please check out our Important Information box to find out how we can help you, including submitting your photographs into the group, receiving constructive feedback, promoting your photography contests and more!

We also have a lot of things happening at the moment, some of which are:

:bulletgreen: The Where I Live contest JUST launched with the chance to win fabulous prizes!

:bulletgreen: Countdown to our next chat event

:bulletpink: Contests, Challenges and Projects

:bulletorange: Get your work critiqued!

We hope you enjoy the group! Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions or concerns. We're here to help and we also welcome suggestions!

~ ^3wyl and ^Kaz-D
MarcowyZajac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great photos!
brighteyes-vanderde Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thanks!
MarcowyZajac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
prodigieux-monde Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thanks for the fave ;P ! And a fellow Perthian too ^_^ !

What do you think of the Perth Cactus :D ?
brighteyes-vanderde Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think they look weird, but I'm fine with them there. It's a talking point anyway. What d'you think of them?
prodigieux-monde Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I know a lot of people are in uproar about it.. personally I think it's something that has more appreciation as time progresses I believe -- like the new bell tower; not many people liked it at first, but began getting used to it as time further progressed. In my opinion, I think it's quite quirky ;P.
Legit101 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet page!
brighteyes-vanderde Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thanks!
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving Chameleon Circuit [link] :)
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