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For everyone who calls himself ArtistI have thought about writing this for a long time. This is not going to change the world or DA. But maybe it changes the thinking of a few people who really need it.For everyone who calls himself Artist by ~Ratique
This Article is talking about Artists. Being an Artist. Defining an Artist.
First off I want to give an example of what I want to talk about. (Before you continue reading, please note that i have no problem with nudity or "porn" on this page. I am german. I see this when I walk in a store and look onto Magazincovers. You can't shock me that easily.)
One day, looking through Deviations which where just submitted, I found a photograph of a woman posing in a, lets call it "invitading" pose. Out of curiosity I looked at it and read the comments (They usually are the most interesting things to look at when you find such submissions). Of course, we all know what I could read there. Some statements, that this was the hottest thing they have ever seen, but mostly people whining that this was no art, this was porn.
I am not going t
Are you a "real" photographer?A long time ago, I started a small list of funny, amusing, tragic, and just plain true "facts" about photographers in the footer of my journal. I'd now like to share them with everyone and invite all of the true photographers out there to add their own!Are you a "real" photographer? by `trevg
Your equipment costs more than your car. (2 pts)
You often lay on the ground (in public) to get a different perspective in the middle of the sidewalk or street. (1 pt)
^ You no longer even acknowledge the weird looks people give you. (1 pt)
You have gotten wet trying to get a particular shot. (1 pt)
You have risked your life or hurt yourself trying to get a particular shot. (2 pts)
You have been stopped by the police/security/paranoid citizens for shooting (photos). (2 pts)
You have been prosecuted for trespassing because "it looked better from over there." (5 pts)
You have the photo/video page on craigslist in
Pay For Pageviews!I am so repulsed at this point that it's really hard for me to not be rude.Pay For Pageviews! by ~KarolinaNoumenon
Most of us saw that little ad that said "50% more pageviews for FREE" right?
And I am more than positive a lot of us had the "What... the f***?" question stuck in our heads after reading it. Considering the fact that I have a habit of NOT clicking on just random ads that flash on my computer screen, and taking into the consideration that there are MANY people who have subscriptions here on dA which disables the ads completely.
I shall... assume this was directed at people who actually want to make money with their art.
I am now going to teach you the ways of advertising here on dA and real life without having to pay a thing.
-Practice. This simple thing will allow you to get better at what you like best be it painting, sculpting, photography, poetry... Your talent will show through your work, so always strive to better yourself no matter what.
-Go to galleries or coffee sho
Secret Valentine... With a Twist!Hello there everyone!Secret Valentine... With a Twist! by ^3wyl
After bringing you Secret Santa... With a Twist!, %ProjectComment and #alwaysmotivated are back once again to bring you a similar experience. We present to you, Secret Valentine... With a Twist!
It works much like any Secret Santa or Kris Kringle, only that the fun is now centered around Valentine's Day. Those who decide to sign up will receive another participant's name, drawn at random from the list. With that, will come a special message, hinting to the gift creator what the recipient might want. These small Valentine gifts are then collected one by one and delivered on Valentine's Day, 2010 (GMT, approx.)!
If you choose to participate in this event, you'll end up creating a gift for someone special (whether it be a friend or a dA lover, we're here to spread the love) and end up receiving one for yourself as well!
Rules of Secret Valentine
Each player will be sent the name of an