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Jenfruzz By Thiefoworld by JenFruzz

I'm Jen, a 27 year old, occasionally-snarky nature photographer from Massachusetts, USA and a deviant since 2004. You'll find me featuring artists, hanging out in the chat rooms (specifically #ThumbHub, #welcome, and #devart), lurking in the forums, and ALWAYS browsing art! Because there are plenty of talented artists to keep me browsing 4ever :stare:

Feel free to send me a message if you need help with anything :) I'm always willing to lend a hand or direct you to someone who can.

Fun Fact: I am Deviant #1,020,294.
FruzzStare Reaches The Stars by TheGalleryOfEve
Happy Deviating! :D

SMP Mentor by LostKitten:thumb311984850: I Support JenFruzz Stamp by fjolabjorn

TheBrassGlass drew this special request for some other volunteers and myself... It's brilliant. Go commission her!
Lord Fuzzlewhumps by TheBrassGlass
ScarletWarmth drew this adorable Vulpix as a request for me. I LOVE IT!
Vulpix needs a Belly Rub by ScarletWarmth

Go check out the rest of their work :dance:


If you had your human body but the head of an animal, what animal would you be? You can't change the size of its head to fit your body. IT IS WHAT IT IS. (Comments welcome, along with bad photomanips of your animal on a human body) 

17 deviants said Chinchilla
13 deviants said Bob Saget
13 deviants said Saiga Antelope
12 deviants said Platypus
8 deviants said Blobfish
7 deviants said Lamprey
6 deviants said Gerenuk
4 deviants said Aye-Aye
2 deviants said Red-lipped Batfish
1 deviant said Naked Molerat


JenFruzz has started a donation pool!
6,496 / 10,000


I like to hold contests and random giveaways as you probably know if you follow me at all...

Thank you all so much! Your generous donations thus far have funded contests and Core memberships for deserving deviants! :clap:

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Artists of Waterscape Photography: Glenn-Crouch

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 23, 2016, 10:00 AM
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Hello and welcome to an interview series that will introduce the artists of our monthly themed categories at AnimalsPlantsNature group! September is Waterscape Photography month and so we're excited to be bringing you an interview with a talented scenery photographer to get a closer look at their artwork and their thoughts behind the pieces they submits to the DeviantArt community... Glenn-Crouch!

Introducing Glenn-Crouch!

Multiscape by Glenn-Crouch

Who is Glenn-Crouch? Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Glenn and I call myself a serious hobbyist photographer. That is, I'm not a professional and I'm not trying to make money out of my photography (I'm lucky if I sell 1 or 2 prints a year). Photography has always been an interest in my life, from when I was about 8 years old and I was given a little instamatic film camera for my birthday. With the advent of digital I bought my first DSLR (Nikon D80) about 5 years ago and haven't looked back. I work in the Government sector which funds my hobby and allows me to get a new camera body every 3-4 years (seascaping is very hard on gear). I've been a member of DA for 8 years, I'm a big art lover and DA allows me to view all forms of art in one place.

What attracts you to Animals, Plants, & Nature photography?

Ever since I was a kid I've always enjoyed the beach and being outside, and now getting out every weekend to the coast and being near the ocean is my form of meditation and recharging my batteries.

Cascades I by Glenn-Crouch Corner Flow by Glenn-Crouch Christening II by Glenn-Crouch

What do you find to be the most challenging part of Waterscape Photography?

Trying to interpret the arcane art of weather forecasting!

What does a typical shoot consist of for you?

I start looking at the weather forecast on Thursday. What I'm looking for is cloud. I hate clear skies and don't shoot them, so I rely on 2 or 3 different weather forecast sites to give me a picture of what the cloud cover will be like on the Australian east coast. I also look at ocean conditions, tide & swell size etc. This will help me decide on a location, as some locations can only be shot at low tide and/or low swell. By Friday night I'll have decided on a location and will prep my gear, check batteries, clean filters etc. I normally shoot with at least one other person as some of the locations I go to are quite remote. Safety is key.

What is the most exciting (or scary even!) thing that has happened to you during a photoshoot?

Most exciting thing I've seen recently was while I was shooting sunrise at a place called Little Bay, near Albany on the far south west corner of Western Australia. We had some really nice light and we were standing on a rocky hill overlooking the beach when a pod of humpback whales cruised past the shoreline, not more than 150 metres away. As the sun came up we stood and watched the whales cruise around the bay for 20 minutes before they resumed their migration north. A magical morning !

Angular by Glenn-Crouch

What kind of camera gear do you own/use the most when shooting fungi photographs? What software do you use for post processing and what sort of editing do you normally do?

My primary setup is my Nikon D810 and Nikkor 16-35mm lens. I love shooting wide for landscapes. I do sometimes alternate with my Nikkor 14-24mm for low light stuff but the filters can be problematic in handling. I use a combination of slide in and screw on filters depending on conditions. I use Lee soft neutral density filters and Formatt & Breakthrough screw on filters.

I use Photoshop CC for all my editing. Naturally I shoot in RAW and generally will have between 5 - 15 layers in the file by the time I'm finished editing the final image.

How do you improve your skill as a photographer? Are you self-taught or are you professionally trained, etc?

A combination of self taught by downloading numerous tutorial videos by professional landscape photographers and attending a few local workshops run by Sydney based photographers. Swapping tips and tricks with people I shoot with also helps.

CP by Glenn-Crouch Refraction by Glenn-Crouch

You photograph a lot of long-exposures. What is it about long-exposure photography that appeals to you?

I have always like long exposure photography before I even knew what it was. It's the aesthetic of smooth water and streaky clouds that appeals to me artistically and naturally as soon as I learnt how to take long exposures I was hooked.

Can you tell us how you captured and finished this photo?

Storm Wash by Glenn-Crouch

This was Turimetta beach in Sydney which is renowned as a seascape photographer's mecca. I've always loved the combination of sand and rocks on this beach and this morning in particular the swell & tide was pushing up the sand. I liked the back flow against the rock and took a few frames until I got the desired effect I was after. For water flow like this I normally shoot a fairly short shutter speed, around 1/3 sec so there's enough movement in the water but not so much as the water smoothes out. In Ps I enhanced the contrast to define the textures in the water and dialed up the colours to bring out the browns & greens.

What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known when first starting out?

Not to buy cheap filters! I went through 2 sets before realising I had to invest in some good quality filters that didn't have a horrible colour cast.

What is your advice for aspiring waterscape photographers?

Take the time to develop your own style, shoot what makes you happy and pursue whatever vision makes you happy. Don't fall into the trap of shooting for what you think people will like. The landscape photography community is huge and someone will like your work regardless of what the detractors say.

Long Reef Red by Glenn-Crouch

Thank you, Glenn-Crouch!

Journal skin by UszatyArbuz
Photo by The-Panic


So, derp derp. Tripped over my own two feet at work today and did that whole "run forward really fast so you don't fall over" thing. Almost ran into a wall. YAY ME.

What's the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?
When you had a great weekend but then your Monday is awful. :|
AHHH YAAAY!!! ScarletWarmth finished my pokemon request!!

Vulpix needs a Belly Rub by ScarletWarmth


Now really, go check out the rest of her gallery and sing its praises. She's probably one of the nicest users you'll ever come across on DA :meow:
Summary of the last 30 minutes of my life:
I'm watching a youtube video in my room. I see this button on the youtube video that says "cast to TV". I go OO SHINY BUTTON and click it, thinking it will cast to my TV.

nothing happens. I haz the sad. I google how to set it up so it will work. It still doesn't work. I haz moar sad.

I keep hitting the cast button every couple minutes to see if it fixes itself. Nothing.

I go downstairs in defeat to get some water. I hear my father yelling at the television down in the living room "WHAT IS HAPPENING... WHAT IS THIS SHIT?"

... it was casting to the TV downstairs the entire time.

:iconlaughsplz: oops
If you are a nature photographer with a social media account for your artwork, please link it to me! Looking to add a social media section to my weekly APN feature and I'd be happy to include your nature photography pages!

Looking for Facebooks, Twitters, Instagrams, & Flickrs.

(please feel free to share this with your watchers too, so it can reach more people!)
Just a head's up :XD: I am working approximately 100.25 hours at my job between this week and next... So next week I am taking a pause from my usual features to give myself a little break!

How's your week going so far? :D
Happy Monday!

(said no one, ever)
06:29:21 PM<JenFruzz>TOM BRADY IS LOVE<3
06:29:42 PM<badamanks>brady is a fuck boy
06:29:54 PM<JenFruzz>you're a fuck boy!

My maturity knows no bounds. :happycry:
I have a raffle idea in the works :evillaugh: Stay tuned.
Help! I'm at work and need a distraction :noes: How was your weekend??
And today in #ThumbHub, we learn that teamwork makes the dream work.

07:20:20 PM<JenFruzz> OH GIVE ME A HOOOOME
07:20:25 PM<JenFruzz>where the buffalloooo ROOAAAAM
07:20:30 PM<JenFruzz>and the deeeer and the antelope... PLAAAAAY
07:20:34 PM<Snordraak>aaaaaaayyy
07:20:42 PM<JenFruzz>where seldom is heeeeard
07:20:45 PM<JenFruzz>a discouraging WOOORDDD
07:20:47 PM<JenFruzz>uhh...
07:20:51 PM<JenFruzz:fuck: by MegerisAzarael
07:20:53 PM<JenFruzz>help. I can't remember the rest
07:20:54 PM<Snordraak>LAAaaa
07:21:00 PM** Foxyarts2has joined
07:21:06 PM<Snordraak>im singing with you :V
07:21:09 PM<Hyuukichan123>!!!
07:21:09 PM<JenFruzz>THANK YOU

(while this is happening, we have morbidman187 on skype saying "Jen, STOP GIGGLING")
Holy crap! Today is my 12th birthday on DeviantArt :dance:

And tonight on skype... Don't you wish you were in on THIS call? xD

^315193a05224545d1fb2200ef9bd3055e2ba1843d87d240aa by JenFruzz
It's easy to +fav and run, we all do it. Take that one extra minute today to leave a comment (or even a profile comment) and tell the artist how you feel!


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FoivosTsolkas Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Thank you for the watch and faves (and the llama ofc)
Arichy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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SweetSlugSlime Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A friend of ours Mr-Pink-Rose said you'd get a kick out of this.
I present Miss Pepsi!
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DeoIron Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanx for the fave! :)
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcloudsplz::iconflyravenplz::iconcloudsplz:Cg8camahc8h by poisen2014 :iconcloudsplz:

Okavanga Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Many thanks for the Watch - much appreciated.

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nicolasbahamondes Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Thanks for the Favorites Icon 3D 
kikielzinga Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for faving! :happybounce: 
There is much more art on the way!

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MDDahl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Jen, I'm very honored for the watch!
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