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My Hidden treasures spotlight

Wed May 28, 2008, 3:26 AM

Gilad's Journal



How are you all doing?
I'm doing great. I'm in the middle of doing this year campaign for Israeli tourism department. If you want to know more about it, I wrote about it in a previous journal -> gilad.deviantart.com/journal/1…
Other than that I'm living my "day job" in Media marketing and I'm starting an Internet research department for my Company (Walla.co.il) that I hope will me more satisfying and will broaden my horizons to the future of how the web is going to be, and how is should be. Of course, photography will always be a major part of my personal future.

Now, I invite you to take a look with me, at 10 of my favorites Under my weekly spotlight


Gilad's Journal
Jump by Stridsberg

Great beauty and strong expression. That's the best combination. The photographers point of view, standing far from his "model" created that point of view. Most of us think that in order to get a good model shot we want to be close, but here is an example of what we can do differently.


Total views up to now: 94
Total Favorites up to now: 17


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Misty lake by Fanfnirr

The tone and atmosphere here is what makes this one special. The composition and minimalism is great for the mood, and of course the mist as well.


Total views up to now: 125
Total Favorites up to now: 29


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And here is a sharp and clean landscape, not as moody, but just as beautiful. Sharp lines, good composition and great graphic lines.


Total views up to now: 119
Total Favorites up to now: 26



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Now, that's a creatibe photographer. Using whatever he can to make a "point of view" statement. A street bench makes this one flow and much more interesting than usual. Bravo!


Total views up to now: 275
Total Favorites up to now: 45


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cat's world by alexkatana

Hey you cat... listen, I got great light here. Would you mind striking an interesting pose? Naa... you can do better than that. Ohhh... that's it! Yes.. It worked!


Total views up to now: 683
Total Favorites up to now: 112


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026 by harmonist

Graet colors and sweet reflection. I love the street scene, and the expression (trying to clean up the streets for puddles?)


Total views up to now: 348
Total Favorites up to now: 50


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Clarks Grebe by ForeverCreative

Poetic photo. The work of an artist. The composition is brilliant, and I just love the lines and overall resault.


Total views up to now: 131
Total Favorites up to now: 36


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Choose me by cagdash

Very nice shot using the space, prespective, and the composition (including the graphic arrow).


Total views up to now: 172
Total Favorites up to now: 22



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Sossusvlei12 by parliamentstreet

When you look at this one.. do you really need my words for something?


Total views up to now: 140
Total Favorites up to now: 45


Gilad's Journal
Zindagi Trust by UsmanBaloch

What will I read now?


Total views up to now: 554
Total Favorites up to now: 56


Gilad's Journal

absurd staircase by icarus-ica  her Paris are gone by MotyPest   Walnut tree by skyjano
The rule of thirds by bingbing51  :thumb86382713:   Webb Bridge III by GVA
:thumb86113111:  La melodie du bonheur by gunpici   Spring lake III. by env1ro

:thumb83795095:  :thumb84130706:   rain istanbul by abdullahcoskun
:thumb86308847:  The twentieth spring by Dabadus   Golden Lake by Lank217

Freedom of mind by ElenaOprea  Island Of Dreams by soulofautumn87  Spring Tree by Osiris81

It's amazing to see how much beauty and quality is passed un-noticed here in all one week. I hope that more great work will get noticed here. It's up to us. Use the comments favorites power to support the un-noticed.

Keep supporting!



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Gilad's Journal

About Me:

1. All the Info you can probably get on me; The BTL with G

2. Special Interview - An Eye On The World

3. Where you can see the project "A Different Look At Israel"

4. My flickr

5. 4 years for me In DA

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Tutorials & Tips:

1. Infra Red

2. Composition

3. Working with light

4. Shooting indoors

5. Recommended filters

6. Using the build in flash

7. Copyrights

8. Making money in photography

9. Exposure tips

10. Shooting RAW or JPEG?

11. Dust on your sensor?

12. Getting inspired for photography

13. Finding your style in photography


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General thoughts:

1. Art is all about expression

2. About Photography, and Israel too

3. DA Thoughts

4. About freedom of speech and ethics

5. When does photography become manipulation?

6. A Light unto the Nations

7. How important is Expression in Art?

8. Questions of popularity

9. love Israel from the first Shalom

10. DA art book?

  • Mood: Pity
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:iconnames-allie:
Names-Allie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
There's one picture I want to look at but DeviantArt says it's not there. It's called Love Echoes by hearthy.
Brilliant stuff though.
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coldpumpkin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
they're impressive :)
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:iconsimounet:
Simounet Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to see a news from you ! Great features ! :D
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:iconastarlen:
Astarlen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008   Photographer
idea for a feature for next time.... :) not my work, just a really good one i found!!! [link]
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:iconjuhani:
Juhani Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, Thank you, will have a look! :)
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Go for the entry level DSLR like the Canon 400D or Nikon D40. That's my opinion
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:iconjuhani:
Juhani Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there. I looked through the tutorials, but maybe I should just ask you: What camera would you recommend for a would-be photographer? I'm an amateur, but am looking to buy a nice enough camera that will get high-quality results (at least 8mega pixels), with manual zoom function and maybe some other tricks. I saw in your gallery that you use a canon 5d (if it's something like this >[link] < then it's way out of my price range)
I dont know whether to go with sony, canon, kodak or fujifilm. Help please ! :)

Keep up the great work! As soon as my visa credit card is ready im gonna buy some of your stuff!
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
True... But you understood ;)
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:icontagirocks:
TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great journal.
I presume for number 4 it's meant to say "creative", not "creatibe"
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:icondesolate71:
Desolate71 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. I totally agree. I just improved the occasion to say this about your art.
Good stuff(/photography) is in many corners.. and we can choose what we love more and what coincide with ourselves :)
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:iconmarioisamitt:
marioisamitt Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
u welcome =)
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:icondigaas:
Digaas Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Ok then. Thank you
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
My pleasure :)
Thanks
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
If it's worthy a feature, and I didn't get much attention, sure
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:iconfiamen:
fiamen Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
:)
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:icondigaas:
Digaas Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
So let's say I have this photo (which I don't) that I have this photograph that I think would fit in your Spotlight of the Week. Can I note you with that, telling what is for, so you can decide wether you want to feature it or not or would that be too presumptuous?
Thank you :coffeecup:
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TerrorCookie Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
I enjoyed the features. You presented them very well. I appreciate the effort you put into that.

It sounds like you've got a lot going for you. It hope it all goes well. :hug:
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:iconilmiosilenzio:
ilmiosilenzio Featured By Owner May 29, 2008   Photographer
you have a nice taste in photography, but specially in art, witch can be seen here, with the variety of styles you show to us.
and it's a good exercise to start seeing things with perspectives - in this case, with your perspective, witch is anything but trivial.
thank you for sharing these, gilad :)
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Well, good thing it's not a competition :)
There is room for everybody. It's all about taste
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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:iconfiamen:
fiamen Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Great features, as always. :)
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:icondesolate71:
Desolate71 Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right in your descriptions ! The pics are so touching, aren't they? but your photos are very interesing and good, too:)
all my respect :hug:
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
I hope you get to visit, and enjoy it :heart:
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
תודה :)
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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:iconmakeastatueofus:
makeastatueofus Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
:heart: :heart: :heart:
you've got great taste
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:icon99thbone:
99thbone Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks as always -- for opening the mind to the possibilities of the imagination -- later days
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:iconmiriam1989:
Miriam1989 Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yeah!! And they they say - now that you like it so much, you must visit us! But I can't, not now :| (studies).

You are really a great photographer, Gilad, and I envy that you live in such a beautiful country...
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:iconinnocencedied2nite:
innocencedied2nite Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Student Writer
Absolutely beautiful picks!
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:iconbrazilero2002:
Brazilero2002 Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
יופי של יצירות בחרת
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
:)
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
;) Thank you. Do they enjoy it?
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
My pleasure
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
:)
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
:)
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconfel182:
Fel182 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
You're welcome!
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:iconbobastra:
bobastra Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
those are all so gorgeous. i love the description of number five xD
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:iconcrusaderalpha:
CrusaderAlpha Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Your spotlight is extremely helpful in finding some really good stuff on here. Thanks!
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:iconmarioisamitt:
marioisamitt Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
im sure it will be an amazing campaign =)
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:iconmaradolce8:
maradolce8 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Thank you for sharing - very nice selection.
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:iconenv1ro:
env1ro Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Thanks again for the feature on [link] !
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:iconmiriam1989:
Miriam1989 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome collection - as always from you, Gilad :) P.S. I often give links to your photos to my friends from Israel just to show how much they are missing out while not being on dev'art ;)
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:iconwindrift:
WinDrift Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist
:clap: very very nice features!
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:iconpaulfia:
Paulfia Featured By Owner May 28, 2008   Interface Designer
Cool. You've gone eye for some truely awesome photos.
Ofcourse yours are very impressive too ;)
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