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Mon Nov 30, 2015, 2:59 PM by TanyaSimoneSimpson:icontanyasimonesimpson:

What is a Daily Deviation?

DA already has the perfect explanation for this. If you don't already know, have a quick read of these then come back...

:bulletgreen: FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
:bulletgreen: FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?


What galleries do I feature from? 

I'm a Community Volunteer for General Photography, alongside overdebated and Mrs-Durden General Photography is basically all the photography galleries that don't have their own designated Community Volunteer. Here's a list of galleries I can feature Daily Deviations from...

:bulletgreen: All of Photography > Abstract and Surreal
:bulletgreen: All of Photography > Architecture
:bulletgreen: Photography > Commercial EXCEPT FOR Commercial > Fashion
:bulletgreen: Photography > Conceptual
:bulletgreen: All of Photography > Darkroom
:bulletgreen: Photography > Fireworks
:bulletgreen: Photography > Humor
:bulletgreen: Photography > Infrared
:bulletgreen: Photography > Other
:bulletgreen: Photography > Photojournalism
:bulletgreen: All of Photography > Still Life
:bulletgreen: All of Photography > Transportation
:bulletgreen: All of Photography > Urban and Rural
:bulletgreen: Some of Photography > People and Portraits. More specifically, Body Art, Classic Portraits, Emotive Portraits, Expressive, Infants and Children, Self-Portraits, Spontaneous Portraits, Weddings, and Miscellaneous.


What am I looking for in a Daily Deviation?

:bulletgreen: In short, I'M LOOKING FOR AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY. I love strong, atmospheric and sometimes challenging art with a strong message, and often lean toward the unconventional and subversive.

:bulletgreen: SUGGESTIONS FROM ALL RELEVANT GALLERIES WILL BE CONSIDERED EQUALLY as my features are intended to represent the wonderful variety of art that can be found in all the general photography galleries.

:bulletgreen: To see the DAILY DEVIATIONS I'VE ALREADY FEATURED, check out this collection.


Practical criteria for features

:bulletgreen: I CAN'T DD PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD A DD WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS. To check if someone has had a DD recently, read FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?

:bulletgreen: I CAN'T DD ART BY PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T LOGGED IN DURING THE PAST 30 DAYS, but if you're not sure if this applies to the artist whose work you'd like to suggest, send it anyway and I'll check it out.

:bulletgreen: I DON'T FEATURE PEOPLE WHO AREN'T CURRENTLY, REGULARLY, ACTIVE ON DA.
If someone isn't active here beyond logging in to submit occasionally, they probably aren't someone whose work I'll feature as a DD.

:bulletgreen: IT IS VERY UNLIKELY THAT I WILL GIVE A DD TO THE SAME PERSON TWICE. If I have given a DD to someone before, you're welcome to suggest their art to one of the other Community Volunteers.

:bulletgreen: To ensure that I'm featuring work that shows the artist's current level of skill, PLEASE ONLY SUGGEST RECENT SUBMISSIONS (from within the last year or so).

:bulletgreen: PERCEIVED POPULARITY IS IRRELEVANT. It doesn't matter if a piece has 1 view or 1,000 views (or more) and I don't mind if it has been fav'd or collected a lot already. It's lovely to be able to shine a spotlight on lesser-known artists but the level of exposure a piece of art has already had won't affect whether or not I choose to feature it.


How to suggest a Daily Deviation to me

:bulletgreen: PLEASE SEND YOUR SUGGESTION TO ME BY NOTE (do not suggest work from more than one artist in each note!), including a thumbnail of the piece. For instructions on embedding thumbnails in notes, check out FAQ #511: How do I post thumbnails of my art on the Chat Network or Forums?

:bulletgreen: THERE IS NO NEED TO INCLUDE AN EXPLANATION OF WHY YOU THINK SOMETHING SHOULD BE A DD. It makes literally no difference to me whatsoever. You don't need to persuade me to feature something or convince me that someone is deserving of a DD. Also, I never include descriptions with my DD features.

:bulletgreen: ONLY SEND EACH SUGGESTION TO ONE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER. Sending it to a bunch of us just gets confusing and doesn't make your suggestion any more likely to be featured.

:bulletgreen: Please DON'T SEND ME MULTIPLE SUGGESTIONS PER DAY. When people send lots of suggestions in a short space of time, it means they aren't being selective and are simply suggesting every vaguely alright photo they've seen that day. In almost all of these cases, very few, if any, of their suggestions meet my criteria for DDs. There is nothing to be gained by flooding a CV's inbox with suggestions!

:bulletgreen: YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY WELCOME TO SUGGEST YOUR OWN WORK FOR A DD. I view self-suggestions the same way as I view work suggested by others. It makes literally no difference to me and if your self-suggested work is featured, it won't be possible for anyone to tell that you suggested it yourself.


About replying to DD suggestions

:bulletgreen: I DON'T REPLY TO DD SUGGESTION NOTES UNLESS YOUR SUGGESTION IS GOING TO BE FEATURED. As you can see from the information above, there are lots of reasons why I may not choose to, or be able to, feature something as a DD and I've learned from experience during three terms as a CV that entering into a conversation about this with suggesters isn't helpful or productive.

:bulletgreen: I tend to keep on top of my notes pretty well, so if you see that the note has been read and haven't heard back from me within a week, you can safely assume I'm not featuring your suggestion and are welcome to suggest it to someone else.

:bulletgreen: THE ABOVE POINTS APPLY TO EVERYONE, even you ;)


Want to suggest a DD from another photography gallery?

You can find a list of all the other Community Volunteers in this FAQ
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?


If you have any questions about Daily Deviations I've featured or would like to know more about anything I've written here, you're welcome to send me a note and I'll get back to you as soon as I can :heart:


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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017   Traditional Artist
:highfive: thanks for the update Tanya :hug:
Have a nice weekend ! :heart:
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DistortedSmile Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
lovelovelove <3
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Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome back dear!!
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Thank you! :heart:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Congrats on becoming a CV again! I remember us talking about it. :la:
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:icontanyasimonesimpson:
TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Thanks! I'm still finding my feet again with everything but feeling very excited about it all :aww:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine some things have changed a bit! :D
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Welcome!!! :la:
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Thank you! :hug:
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
I KNOW!!! I'm so excited!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
So awesome <3
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015   Photographer
You're back! :la:
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Yaaaaay! I'm so happy :D
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hosagu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:woohoo: Guidelines!!!!!! :la:

:love:
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
This was the first thing I did when my new heart appeared. So excited to be featuring DDs again :excited:
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hosagu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
So we are :heart:
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