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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

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603 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...

1. 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.
Hi everyone,

Things are going along pretty well again.  After being devastated at the end of January we are already approaching 600 members.  For our 9000 watchers, if you haven't already, make sure you rejoin.....we need to get as close to our former glory as possible.  At 10k we were one of the largest Photography groups on the site, and we are looking to be that way again!  Invite your friends to join us!!!! PLEASE!!

Just a quick note as far as submissions.......Should be self explanatory, but seems to be a few errors.  I am at the point where I don't have the time to "MOVE" misplaced or rule violation submissions, so unfortunately they will just be deleted without to make my job, and my admins job easier, please read the rules below and helps us out a little....

1. NO DA watermark.....that is rule #1, and we still stand by this....we have had some submissions to featured lately with them, and were declined.
2. Limit the "human" aspect of the Nature and Landscapes submissions.  We want to see nature here, not buildings, bridges, etc.  If in doubt, place in Misc folder!  :-)
3. Black and White/Sepia - must be a b/w or sepia photo, um, should go without saying. Now if you have a b/w with a one color highlight that is ok for this folder too.....I won't delete those that are close, Ill just move them.
4. Architecture - if you go by definition this would be "the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings." (websters dictionary)  so, statues, bridges, light poles, etc, NOT architecture. I am waaaaay lenient on this topic, I have left most in place, but if they don't have buildings, I have created a URBAN LANDSCAPE folder, this is for everything that doesn't fall into the architecture folder.
5. Macro.....this confuses most people, and since I am a professional print macro photographer this one is dear to my heart.  Macro and Super Macro are what is known as 1:1 aspect ratio or better, in other words, EXTREME closeup, the subject should be as large if not larger in the photo than in real life.  To truly take these photos you need a special lens.  Again, I am very lenient in this one, and will move them to MISC if I don't think they fit in Macro.

Well, enough of the house cleaning......enjoy your day.....look forward to many many more members!!!  

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jennystokes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much Rourke........HOW the hell did this happen?
Rourke-1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Professional Photographer
Nobody knows, and DA was less than helpful.  5 hackers from the middle east, kicked out every member, deleted every photo except the featured folder, and changed every setting.  Has been a nightmare attempting to put it all back together.  But worst of all, we had just went over 10K members, and we are stalled now at 550+ or so.

Glad to have you back around......invite all your friends!!  LOL

jennystokes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
This happened to me once on a was awful!
What gets into people????????????
I can't Invite for you??????????
Good Luck.
LauraPio-Fotografia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  New member Professional Photographer
Thanks for inviting :)
Euselia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the invitation! :iconredroseplz:
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