We are a bit behind with the features and news and everything that barely reminescent to a journal, and now I brought you two, from fellow deviants.
The first is a proposal against art theft (you either encountered with this phenomenon, or you will encounter later), by tupilak Please read it carefully and pay a bit of time to think it over. If you agree, I think the best way is to share it over and over again, to ensure its presence in the DA communities.
Here we go:
Art Theft - DA Proposal Reducing Art Theft - A Practical, Collaborative Proposal
For a site that has copyright embodied and fused to its very core, I would like to see more attention to art security and practical assistance to those who have suffered from art theft. The problem, although not exclusive to DA is real and will not go away without effort. So here are some semi-coherent thoughts directed to DA and its users about some practical solutions. Consider it an open invitation for discussion. If we cannot prevent those who infringe on copyright perhaps it is time to reward those that do not . . .
Without the benefit of a survey to determine the extent of art theft and copyright infringement among the DA membership, it would seem reasonable to suggest that many who have suffered art theft or copyright infringement do not take much further action. This may be caused by lack of knowledge, lack of collaborative tools or support, or personal reasons such a
The other is a challenge shared with us by Gwangelinhael to shoot your image and send exactly at 1700 (5pm) at your local time on 12th April—but find the details here:
April 12, 2017 at 5 pm : The global Challenge
The global photographic game
Do not forget ! We have an appointment tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12, at 5:00 pm, your time zone
At 5 pm on April 12, take a picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you tomorrow
For all photographers, whatever material you own, whether it's a very expensive camera or a small smartphone, this challenge is for you!
On April 12, 2017 at 5 pm (local hour), you take your picture and send it to email@example.com
All photos received will be published on the website Le Cri du Cagou.
No subject, no theme, just one constraint.
Take a picture April 12th at 5 pm wherever you are, whatever you do!
And when it's done send us the picture.
Take a look at
Be there, or be square!
DeviantART goes through some major fixes, and many things are changed nowadays, not always to the expected direction. Are these changes good or bad, only time will tell it. But these changes have a side effect that affects our galleries: we cannot rearrange (now) our folder structures. This is why we kept a single folder for the whole year, against our previous practices. Sorry for the inconvenience, and if you know any workaround, feel free to send us a note!
Meanwhile we have some beautiful images in the last months, and I would like to present you some of them. These are the top of the treasure heap, and you're welcome to browse through the others, because many gems were left hidden down there.
We have lot more but I must stop here before I bring all of them
Finally, here are some works of our admins for you:
Thank you for all submissions, and especially the featured artists—and even more thankyous for those artists whom I wanted to feature but left no room for their works this time. Their works are often even better than the presented images, but I wanted a kind of concept here. So, please visit our gallery!
Please don't forget that we are photography only group, we won't accept most of the manips, extended typography, disturbing watermarks, nudity and cruel images, etc. There is one more very important rule: submit your best! We reserve the right to ask for a better image of the series, or reject an otherwise good image if that is below your personal level. Feel free to ask for critiques and opinions!
Have nice lights,