It's been a pleasureI don't know if anyone is reading this anymore...It's been already six years since I started using deviantART and so many things happened since then. I grew up (mostly mentally cause I'm still as short as I was back then) and I think I've improved in photography, photomanipulation or any kind of art I uploaded here (apart from my English, I hope).Since I didn't upload anything in my gallery, I decided to delete most of it and I regret nothing!You can still follow my work on the links you will find at the end of my ID description.Years on deviantART was amazing, we will see you around, lovely people!
5 years on dA!It's been 5 years since I joined this site!! (ok, this happened on june 14) Those last years were a bit inactives but there was always someone faving and watching my work, so thank you!Recently I got a feature in a spanish website with a selection of concert photos I took, you can see it here: http://venuspluton.com/alice-maurier-black-ban-directosAlso we are now more than 100 fans on my facebook page so once again, thank you. And for those who read this and are not fans, I invite you to click on the thumb here: https://www.facebook.com/BlackBanPhotographyAnd last but not least, I want to share with you the link to my new project (you can find some of the pics from it here on dA and also the link BUT) here it is: http://cargocollective.com/blackban/GoneI will be on vacation soon and I'll be back with new pics, wait for it!! See you!
5 years on dA!
Hello dear watchersHello my dearest descendants. I know that lately I'm not uploading any photography. I come back from my holidays a few weeks ago and I have some pictures I can submit, but I'm still working on it. I also have some problems with my computer and now that it's fixed, I leave the old one (where I used to work on my photos) so it's for that that I'm not submitting lately xD yeah, I'm lazy. But I promise you all that I will be back with new photos. Hope you like them!Apart from that, I started my classes a week a go. I'm excited for my new subjects but abit lazy to leave summer and start working har again... But well, c'est la vie!I hope you have a nice week.
GOOD-BYE!Hello dear deviants! I just write this journal to say that tomorrow at morning I will go to France for two or three weeks so I won't post anything (although I don't post anything very often, lately. SO SORRY!) but I promise that I will post cool pics when I come back.Also in 6 days my premium membership will expire Someone want to give me some points or give me a 3 month (or more!) account?Have a nice day, weekends, week and so on.
Hello, summer days.Long time I don't write anything here on my journal! Is someone here? Hello?Lately I don't submit a lot of photos because I don't take anything interesting (at least to post here). It's sad I know but in August I will go to France so I will have tons of new photos. Wait for it!I also write this journal to know if someone from here have Google+ or if they want an invitation. If you have an account I would like to add you on a circle, so tell me how I can find you or sth and if you want an invitation just let me a comment or a note with your gmail and I will send one.Apart from that, you can find me on tumblr and if you want to see other photos from my photoprojects, you can go to my flickr account and aaaalso you can follow me on twitter if you want! I leave all the links you can find me here ↓Twitter | Tumblr. |
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Pleeease?In one month my premium account will expire and I need some point~ Someone can help me pleeease? *cries*Btw, visit myhttp://blackban.tumblr.com (Tumblr.)http://twitter.com/Black_Ban (Twitter)Thank you all <3
Features IIFor those who help me with point, here's a feature for thanks them. A Distant Tower by RobAndersonJrPink Butterfly by RobAndersonJrCastle of White Stone by RobAndersonJr
The Composition of my thoughtsWell, I thought I'll sum up some pointers and tips regarding composition. I used some of my photos as examples in the different topics. I hope I can help, or even refresh, some of you photographers out there. If you have anymore ideas to share here, please do.What would you say is the most important thing in a good photograph?Colors? Idea and expression? Sharpness? Perspective? Well, since there are no "right and wrong" (just opinions) everyone is right, but in my book, one of the most important thing is definitely composition.It's the same in almost every art form, but since in photography you don't always have time to plan the situation in details, composition becomes a very important skill in your decision making.I never learned photography in the "old fashion" way of school or teachers, and my composition skills have developed by my own sense of intuitive point of view. It's only later that I diagnosed the decision making I made without thinking about it.I want to shar
Oh My TextureI seem to get comments on my texturing skills fairly often and I'm so flattered that people seem to like the way I go about things texture wise. So here I am doing a texture feature and I have grouped selected textures in a way in which I make use of them.FEATURED LIGHTING-texture itself can help create interesting lighting in your piece. Texture 93 by SerkeTextures Texture 91 by SerkeTextures :thumb47602340:Grunge texture III by darkrose42-stock Texture - Glass - 1080 by resurgere black and Red by asel-stock Texture 95 by SerkeTexturesUntitled Texture 23 by untitled-stock BigTexture 149 by Foxxie-Chan Ickledinkstock texture 16 by ickledinkstockFRAMING-you don't have to use an actual frame to get a great subtle yet effective framed style. look for an all over texture with great framing edges and just bring them out.Back of old photography by wojtar-stock Negative Grunge by Lady-Dementia-Stock Grunge Water 1 by AsunderStock Enchanted Forest by Lady-Dementia-StockCement - Stock 20 by absinthes-stock zombiestock00004 by zombiestock :thumb4008311: Scroll Grunge 1 by AsunderStockGrunge texture III by darkrose42-stock Backblech 01 by sundel :th
Art Thieves and Publishing Your WorkOriginally published under :iconmangaacademy:, hence the focus on comics.Beybladegal asked me: “I was wondering how safe this site is for original art work. I’ve been wanting to put some of my own character on here but I’m afraid to out of fear of having someone steal it. I was just wondering if you’ve had any problems with this kind of thing? Or if you do something special to keep them safe.”I figured this is a question lots of people ask themselves (and I have too), so I’ll share my long-winded answer.Art Thieves1. Thieves are going to steal. We had our car broken into once and the thief took nothing. He couldn’t pry open the door so he just shattered the window to unlock it. We had nothing valuable, but we had to replace our broken window. I hope that a thief may wander into your gallery, see nothing worth taking
Tips and Tricks for PhotographyI'm fairly new to photography, and I always love hearing new tips. So I thought the best way to help myself as well as others was to contact some people I admire. I've gotten some great responses, and here are the results!1. JessicaBader says:-When shooting outdoors, the sun should be behind you (unless you're shooting the sunrise/set).-If you're taking a close-up of the face, put your focus on the eyes.-Use a tripod for long shutter speeds so that your subject is always in focus. 2. Ursylla says:-"Practice from the heart and not competitively... following trends in photography gets you nowhere because all trends come to an end eventually." 3. mediocre-matt says:-"Experiment with different techniques. Don't be afraid of what other people say, just do what YOU want to. When it comes to photography, be selfish. It's all about YOU.":
10 Easy Ways to Say I Love YouWhile looking for some inspirational articles over the World Wide Web minutes ago, I was stunned to see this simple yet catchy article made by Linda Wilson.This article, reminds us about the things that can make someone's day more complete. Even with our simple gestures, as long as we put love on it, will surely make other's gloomy day sunny. So be sure to read this and please put this in your hearts. Let this be a reminder that no matter what happens, love will always be there for all of us. Let's create a network of happiness through the acts of loving each other. Everyone needs love.From the newborn baby who thrives on being cuddled by his parents to the geriatric in a nursing home who watches the door for a visit from a loved one, and all us in between. We need love. The need for love is instilled in us by our creator and no matter how we may try to deny it, the need is alwa
Art and arroganceI originally posted a version of this in my journal, but the reaction has been so positive that I decided to make it a news article, at Rockinfroggi's suggestion. And thank you to everyone who commented on the original journal!I've been spending more time around dA lately, and while most of it is very positive, some of it... well, isn't. People telling each other their work sucks, stop drawing, etc. Or even people looking at my work and saying or thinking that they'll never be as good and getting discouraged.Please, please, don't. No one is born perfect. No one is born able to compete in the Olympics or paint a masterpiece. I first picked up a pencil when I was one year of age I've had over twenty-two years of near-constant practice, and I have a mother who's an art teacher. I had a load of encouragement and constructive criticism and advice. And I'm still hugely critical of my own work and see a hundred flaws in everything I do. I'm nowhere near reaching my full p
Our Beautiful WorldOur World is full of magical places, pieces of land surrounded by water. If u need some peace inside you, make an hike to there and see how beautiful can be Nature.The Tree by ageaiWinter Wonderland by jjuuhhaaIce Tower by MarcAdamus:thumb57857728:Mountain View Steam by MarcAdamusJust saying goodbye by PhilipMatthewsUnder Heavens by Erni009Curves by waleed-DP:thumb28017613:Duna by too-much4youC4D Icing Fog 2 by cravingfordesignRegatta de blanc by CrossieForest Mist ll by littlemewhatever:thumb53364263:m o r n i n g by onealz:thumb61841805:Fields of corn by smh-side by Side by too-much4you:thumb42935715:Wind And Wuthering IV by Pixydream:thumb53072626::thumb65750703:finding middle earth by zeroskyyA World Above by iamgoatmanTempest by justinblackphotos:thumb46853210::thumb46968373::thumb49309386:City of rock by joffo1Tibetan High Plateau I by FelixToPoland 9 by lonelywolf2:thumb56733983:Wonderland by tomaskasparSerenity by Solkkuas far as by detail24Vale das Furnas by too-much4youAbsorbed Light by PictureElementStart the Journey by itashCrossing The Field... by lowapproachSimilarity 3 by AntonioAndrosiglio:thumb41242197:paesaggio - VIII by GiacomoIlariLa punta del Hidalgo II by MenceyDigital:thumb24141375:And about water, you know
Finding your style in photographyLast week I did a poll on what subject you would be most interested to hear my opinion about. The majority wanted to know on "Finding your own style" (http://gilad.deviantart.com/journal/poll/264778/). Here are some pointers on that. General thoughts Photography has been here for a very long time. Every category in photography already been tried, most places have been photographed, portraits have been done, special techniques, weather... So what do we still find exiting and unique?The answer is not in "what's being said", rather in "the way we say it". It's not the subject of the photo, rather the way we take it, show it, make our own definition of it. If you group 20 photographers in one scene, all having the same cameras, you will still get many different photos. On the other hand, you can tell which photo is who's just by looking at a photo - recognize the style. I have to say that finding your style is not a process you are aware to. It happens while doing photogra
Photography as a Hobby: How to Start ImprovingYou've just gotten your first "better" digital camera and want to start photography as a hobby? Or perhaps you just found old manual film camera, and again, you would like to learn to photograph? Or you've been a casual snapper but now you would like to start building your skills as a photographer. Quite often it's difficult to know where to start from. Here's one approach from one photography hobbyist who started recently. This is rather long article since I wanted to cover as many angles as possible. Here's how much I have improved during my first year, so you can see if it would be worth of reading this article. Left photo was among my first deviations, something I took January 2007 after getting my first "better" camera, Panasonic FZ50. Back then I started from zero with no experience of photography, save the random snapshots from time to time. The right one is something I took last October (2007) and is my personal favorite. So I have improved my
When colors meets deviationsI wanted to featured some good deviations making a big rainbow all together so here it is! There are popular and unpopular works, but I hope that you support all of them hiratsuka by jounetsunoakaiWater pearls VI by sjaBLa vie en rose by HantenshiLove by Lylly55:thumb93428263:Autumn Days by sambees:thumb137664232:Solar Flares by Photosbykevsakura sunset by jyoujo:thumb139900987:La Katira by Spankcdd:thumb62788805:Yellow Drops I by ilpavone2004Orange splash. by Dzizaster:thumb136260469:As a Feather by DuiveltjeMaeliGrass by notmycupofteagreen by suilujGreen's Heart by Ax-XXX:thumb116546164: