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This Group is for photographers of all kinds, we are looking for YOUR best photos.
Founded 5 Years ago
Mar 11, 2010

North America

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927 Members
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WELCOME! Please READ these rules BEFORE you post!!!!!

First and foremost - WELCOME!!!

With being hacked recently, we have had to "START OVER"....we lost almost everything and at the time of the intrusion, we were over 10k members. Not sure how starting over is going to go, hopefully we will grow fast again.....I spent many many hours on this group, and I now have next to nothing to show for is, very disappointing to say the least.... but here we go anyway.....

All except the featured group is automatically accepted, therefore, it is YOUR responsibility to follow these simple rules. We go through the entries every day and will remove or move those that don't abide by the rules or that are placed in the wrong groups. I.E. pictures of your feet in portraits, pictures of your dog in architecture. That being said here are some simple rules for this group...

NO DA WATERMARK on your submissions!!
Please, it destroys the aesthetics of the image. ~~ If you need a watermark, create one of your own, just like so many of our artists have done, and this helps preserve the copyright of the photo. None of the professional photographers use the DA watermark, they have their own and much better ways to preserve copyrights and avoid theft.

#2. ~No hate comments, only constructive criticism

#3. Lately, we've been having a lot of submissions to Featured. Now you can only submit one deviation to featured every day. And all deviations to featured are subject to vote.

#4. We are a photographic group, therefore, your submission MUST be a photograph. Should go without saying but we have had some confusion in this. Also, it should be obvious that it is a photo, if there is so much "Photoshop" work that you can't tell if it is a photo it will be deleted.

#5. Nudity must be subtle and artistic. We have members of all ages and we must maintain an environment for everyone. In other words, NO nudity for nudity's sake.

#6. Once your submission is in one of our galleries PLEASE do not move it to storage. It creates a void in the gallery that we have to go back into and delete one by one. I have had entire collections removed by an artist and spent hours going folder by folder looking for and deleting "deviations in storage".

#7. DO NOT use our group to "SELL" your crafts. This is a photography group, taking pictures of an item you have for sale on etsy or any other site, is NOT to be posted in our group. It will be deleted and if it becomes a regular thing we will have to ban you from the group, sorry. I do not mean charging for your picture to be downloaded, that is ok.
We seem to have a lot of beautiful flower pictures and close ups that have been getting placed in nature and landscapes.  So I have created a new folder called plants and flowers for just such photos!  :-)

Any other suggestions for new folders?  Or do we have enough already?  I don't want a group that has 20 different folders, makes it tough on me and the admins to keep track of, but if anyone has any ideas to streamline the folders a little, let me know.

And remember, INVITE your friends and watchers to join our group.....we keep getting a few each day, would like to see us get back to 10k members with in the year!!!  

I have taken over as Founder if you haven't already noticed.  Paula (:iconla-vita-a-bella:) recently got married and is very busy with her new life and keeping up with the books and photography.  So she decided to step down after many years.  I have been her co-founder for almost 5 years so I took over last month.  She isn't on very often but we wish her well and hope to see her contribute to the group again sometime soon!!!

Hope everyone has a great day/week/month/year....LOL

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sluff56 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Thank you!!!
ciokkolata Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2015
Why am i not allowed to add deviations to the Group, and why all  my previous submissions have been deleted? Did i ever break any rule of the Group?
AMLensCreations Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Photographer
As far as not being allowed.......I don't know if you are a member or not.  You have to be a member to be able to submit.  And as far as I can tell, if you have submitted any of your works they would have been deleted because we are a photography group, and after looking though your gallery, you don't seem to have any photos.

If you were a member of the group before this January, we were hacked and all 10,000 members were kicked out by the hackers and every photo was deleted from the group.  The only thing that stayed was the first featured gallery because it can't be deleted without shutting down the group.

I will send you an invite and you can join, just read the rules on the front page of the group and you should be just fine.

ciokkolata Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Thank you.
I didn't notice, coming on group's homepage, i was asked to join the group!
Actually i was a member since about two years; even if the most of my
submissions to DA are digital abstracts i have a folder of photos...

AMLensCreations Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
No problem!!  Have a great day!
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