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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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1,051 Members
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WELCOME! Please READ these rules BEFORE you post!!!!!

First and foremost - WELCOME!!!

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.
Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a great day.

With us slowly climbing back up to 1/10 of our former glory (1k instead of 10k), the daily maintenance is getting quite busy.  PLEASE read the rules of the group BEFORE you post.  I have had to delete a lot of photos with the DA logo plastered across them, and other violations.  I go through every photo posted every day, and every folder and move/delete photos that are either misplaced or don't qualify for that folder.

Saying that, here are some of the major confusion folders.

Architecture - In short words, :  the art or science of designing and creating buildings : a method or style of building.  NOT bridges, NOT stairs, NOT statues.....etc.  BUILDINGS!!!  Inside of buildings if you can see some of the architectural aspects of the design, otherwise, miscellaneous or urban landscapes.

Macro - one to one aspect ratio....since this is my forte, I am quite picky about it.  A picture of a flower is NOT macro, unless the flower is very very tiny and the photo is very very big.  In most true macro of a flower you can make out the individual pollen drops.  Otherwise it goes elsewhere.

Nature and Landscapes - LITTLE to NO human aspects in the photo, no houses, no people, no roads, no buildings, etc.  I have left a few in place that have a small bench, or old boat, but NO people.  If it has aspects of our human culture, it can go in Urban Landscapes.

People and Portraits - this is photos of PEOPLE....a photo of just your hand isn't a people or portrait, a photo of your feet, same thing.  It needs to be a persons face at least or if taking shadows or silhouettes it needs to be obviously a person.

The rest should be self explanatory, and when in doubt, put it in the Miscellaneous, that's what it's there for.

Also, one last item, I have recently started a side business as a hobby from my graphic and print designs.  Because of this I have had to create a business name and start paying taxes...LOL
So my new screen name is AM Lens Creations....the AM being my initials to my real Name.  You can still call me Rourke, and that is what I will be signing any notes or quotes. :-)

Thanks everyone.....don't forget, invite your friends to our little group, would like to get up to 5k in the first year since the hack.  LOOOONNNNG way to go!

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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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