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Hey all you cool cucumbers out there :meow: Don't miss out on the head start to the brand new year!
We, PhotographLove decided to love you guys a lot more this year and have been brainstorming loads of new ideas to improve our group. Now what is 'Dose of Inspiration' you might ask. Simply read on and all shall be revealed.


Inspiration is not just something you can find out of a convenience store three blocks away from where you live. But us as artists need it as much as we need a cup of instant coffee while we pull an all-nighter or batteries for our camera when we're out on a photoshoot. It's not something easy to come by and so that is what I'm here for.

Inspiration - derived from the Latin word Inspirare which simply translates to "To breathe into"

You could say I'm trying to sell you inspiration and ideas. Sell sounds like I'm working on a commercial, maybe exchange is the word I'm looking for. Yes, I'm trying to exchange with you inspiration and ideas for your precious time and perception. 

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS CHALLENGE? Colon Question Mark + plz by BlissfullySarcastic

Every fortnight you shall be issued a prompt; an idea, and you are given 13 days to rise up to the challenge. Once submissions are closed, the 9 of the most intriguing perception of the prompt will be selected and given a journal feature on. They would be assessed on concept, originality and idea. On the same journal, we will give you a new prompt with another 13 days to complete it and so on. This will commence on the 6 of January 2013 and go for #26 Rounds.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? Suspicious Spkmw by Spkmw

As mentioned before, your photo will be featured on a journal as such. Is that not enough?? :angry: by CookiemagiK
Okay if you insist on more, than cornerthemouse will give a critique on a deviation of your choice. Just note her with the thumb of your deviation and which round of Dose of Inspiration you were featured in. Plus if you're being nice, she'll give you a llama too.
And before you ask if that is it. Let me tell you a secret, we're planning on doing a little weekly Hunger Games type feature. So may the odds be ever in your favour. Disclaimer: The author of this article can tend to get a bit delusional, over-imaginative and can over-exaggerate at times. It would be best not to completely believe her.


:larain: by mxloveDOSE OF INSPIRATION - ROUND #1  YOU READY?

Let's set some ground rules here:
  1. You need to mention the prompt and our group name in your artist comment section of the submission. Any submissions without the requirement will be declined automatically.  A simple For PhotographLove's Round 1 prompt will suffice.
  2. You must submit your prompt submission into our Prompt folder. If you have submitted it somewhere else and it could be overlooked and we're not holding responsibility on that.
  3. Do not steal, copy or use the work of another person as your own.
  4. Only a maximum of ONE entry per deviant so choose wisely.
  5. You can jump in and out of these prompts anytime you want!
  6. GET CREATIVE!!! :scream: by Czar-the-Dragon



 

    :hyper: by ROBlNHOOD   YOU STEADY?   :hyper: V2 by E-motive

This round's prompt is about:


"CHASING THE SUN"


What am I supposed to do with this prompt?

 :bulletblack: Well, anything you want! Let your mind roll around in the possibilities; let it stew there for three nights! You don't have to take the prompt literally, it's a prompt! It guides you to find YOUR INSPIRATION. It would simply be judged with concept, originality and quality.

Submissions Open from 6 January 2013 to 18 January 2013

By the 20th, you shall have your feature and Round #2

baby you can drive my car by KatataEtcTHEN GO! GO! GO!Cheerleader by CookiemagiK

Make sure you submit into this folder and don't be afraid to experiment. For more information check out the very first Round here.



If you have any inquiries, please contact cornerthemouse :squee: And comment bellow what you think! Is this a good idea? Would you submit something in the near future?

Find the next Round here
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:iconnskye:
NSkye Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Photographer
This is a really nice idea, I'm loving it! :) I'll also happily participate :)
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:iconcornerthemouse:
cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, can't wait to see your submissions! :D
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:iconcathhhhz:
Cathhhhz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love the idea, and I will definitely particpate! :)
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:iconcornerthemouse:
cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to see your submissions :love:
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GoldenEarthAngel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant idea :)
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:iconcornerthemouse:
cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feedback! I hope it's definitely worth continuing :)
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ArtyFufkin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I cant wait to participate! :) What a wonderful idea!
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:iconcornerthemouse:
cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to see what you have come up with :highfive:
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CandyKnickerbocker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
As a resident of the UK in the second wettest year ever on record, the prospect of finding any sun in the next 13 days is unlikely. Will 'Chasing-but-failing-to-find The Sun' be good enough?
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cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... Sorry about that ^^; I didn't know that. (We're facing the highest chance of a wet season bushfire outbreak tomorrow. We've got too much sun to spare.) You don't have to literally follow the prompt, it is just a starting point. As I mentioned above, it is judged on concept, originality and quality.
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micneamol Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
"Catch the sun" by The Doves if you need more inspiration!
[link]
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
psh, done. easy peasy
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cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm more than happy to accept your submission but please read through the submission guild lines above. I said I would automatically deny any deviations without a simple "For #PhotographLove's Dose of Inspiration - Round #1" in the artist comments. I figured this might take a while to get used to, so it would be best if you could edit your submission really quickly to ensure equality of this project.
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
OKay :) i think i fixed it, i used a diffrent picture tho :p hope its okay
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:iconcornerthemouse:
cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is fine. Accepted :) No judgement calls until submissions are closed for the feature I guess :P
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No-Name-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Sounds really cool! ^.^
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:iconcornerthemouse:
cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I look forward to seeing your submissions :love:
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:iconno-name-girl:
No-Name-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Photographer
^_^
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Loki-Liesmith Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Overall a great idea! I have a question, though: Is it allowed to submit deviations priorly submitted to the group, or should I remove it and submit it again to the contest folder?
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cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please mention that this is for #PhotographLove's Dose of Inspiration - Round #1
And insert link or thumb here so I can move it for you.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but I figured this is the best way to avoid miscommunication.
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Loki-Liesmith Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's no inconvenience at all. Maybe you should mention in the journal that "old" photos are allowed as well?
I just decided upon a photo, and it's one that hasn't been submitted to the group after all. Thank you for the heads up :)
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cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to allow 'old' submissions. I prefer it to be new because after all, this is a prompt. Since it's still undiscussed, I thought I should consult other admins before I put it under the rules. Thank you for the feedback, I shall specify whether we do or do not allow old submissions once it's confirmed.
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Loki-Liesmith Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... maybe it should be allowed for the first round? Precisely because you didn't specify it yet? Well, I already submitted my photo. Please let me know if it isn't allowed after all.

It would be a pity, though; you are from Australia, and there it's summer at the moment. Well, over here in Germany, we haven't seen the sun for weeks, it's in the middle of winter, and it's especially... well, grey, outside. There's no sun to chase XD
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cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that is what I'm leaning towards. I was going to let it slide for this ^^;

The photo is definitely fine, I'm not looking to nitpick your every cause and perception. I wouldn't mind featuring a photo without the sun in the background, it's the concept I'm looking at. Concept, originality and quality. Perhaps this shall be my judging criteria!

Ah... I apologize for that. Actually I live in the Northern part of Australia where it meets the Arafura Sea. Which also means we only have two seasons: the wet season and the dry season :L

Hopefully I will see your involvement in further prompts :huggle:
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Loki-Liesmith Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose there will be a "new photo rule" for the next prompt, then?

I guess I know what you mean; it's just I felt the need to feature some sun in some form for the prompt. Of course some photo of a grey, rainy landscape could have been seen as chasing the sun, too ^.~ But I thought it too depressing after all ^^

Ohh... I am sorry, this was overly generalising; of course Australia's big enough to have different climates. I was too influenced by those sunny beach/desert postcards ^^ But I suppose it's the dry season now XD

Of course I'll participate in further prompts (with new photos ^^) :iconhyperplz:
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cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, basically. Yes, people do tend to tell me I can get depressing, I wouldn't have minded with a submission like that.

Yes. Apparently to some foreigners, it's all rainbows and butterflies :P Just kidding, we do have certain perks being located where we are. For example; being ahead of everyone else and as you said, lovely beaches.

I'm glad to hear that! :love:
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andyluuuuu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't say sorry! Haha, being fellow DeviantArt-ists we grow by giving eachother feedback right? :) Huhu~ Should check out my gallery too :P No one ever comments on my stuff @@
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cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
#PhotographLove has a few different things brewing aside from Dose of Inspiration. Not everything is solid yet but Featuring Artists is one of the things we plan to do. From what I see, your gallery is quite worthy of a feature :) I'll have your username jotted down for when our Artists features are in motion.
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andyluuuuu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank uuuuuuuuuu <3
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cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries :D
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andyluuuuu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You should like have a little list telling you when, what will happen like the start and deadlines of each round...@@ I'm so confuzzled it's ridiculous
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cornerthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about that ^^; This is all quite new to us. Thank you for the feedback, I shall update it right now!
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