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Welcome To Beginner's Photography!

Welcome To the :iconbeginnersphotography: group:

All members are automatically accepted.

:megaphone:Submission Rules PLEASE READ:

If your submission is declined it's not our fault! Check you're submitting into the right folder. And don't leave the group just because your photo has been declined! It's a very childish decision, all you have to do is: ask! And we tell you why your photo(s) is/are rejected.

:bulletgreen: When you submit, please make sure that you submit to the right folder, or your submissions will be rejected!

:bulletred: 3 photos per week.

:bulletgreen: Please don't submit multiple photos of very similar shots. ie. a shot of an object and then another slightly different shot of the same thing.

:bulletred: You can't submit into the Featured, but don't worry! We'll choose the best photos from the galleries in every month! So do your best and submit your best works in the other folders!

:bulletgreen: You are allowed to post mature content, BUT it has to be tasteful. If you submit an image that is NOT tasteful, it will be removed immediately. Repeat violators will be booted.

:bulletred: Please remember to keep artistic photo quality in mind when submitting. We want to see art, not high school myspace photos. Submit what you think is your best work!

:bulletgreen: DO NOT SUBMIT HEAVILY EDITED PHOTOS!!! HDR will be accepted, but photos edited with photoshop or anything else are rejected! We want to see naturalistic photos.

:bulletred: DO NOT SUBMIT PHOTOS MADE WITH CELLPHONE!!! This is a group for amateurs, but taking photos with phones is not art! We want to see artistic photos with quality.

Here are the rules about the folders:

:bulletorange:General Gallery:: please submit photos here which are show us the everyday-life(such as: food, habits, sports, buildings, sculptures, cars, memorial parks, cathedrals, churches, old houses...etc), but NOT nature, flowers, animals, landscapes, water scapes, sky scapes, anything about nature.

:bulletorange:Macros: any macro-photo(submit the close-ups into other galleries, this one is for macro photos).

:bulletorange:People: photos about people, about people's emotions...(love, hate, wrath.. etc), but NOT about animals and nature.

:bulletorange:Nature: photos about the nature for example the seasons and into this gallery you can submit macros(water drops, snow drops, fire, trees, grass, but NOT land- or water-scape and NOT flowers and fruits).

:bulletorange:Water scapes: photos which are show the water's beauty, rivers and lakes, waterfalls and tarns(we can't accept photos in this gallery macros and close-ups and landscapes).

:bulletorange:Landscapes: fields, mountains, volcanoes, valleys, but NOT water scape!(the submit term of 'Water scapes' gallery is also effective here, we can't accept macros in this folder)

:bulletorange:Flowers and Fruits: it's simple, anything about flowers and fruits(you can submit macros and close-ups into this folder, but keep in mind: the photos must show flowers/fruits)

:bulletorange:Animals: pictures about animals, cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, but NOT insects(such as butterflies bugs, dragonflies, etc...) This photos can be macros and close-ups.

:bulletorange:Insects: bugs, butterflies, dragonflies and etc, but NOT mammals, birds or reptiles. This photos can be macros and close-ups.


Reasons for rejected Submissions:

:thumbsdown: Submissions lack any form of artistic quality.

:thumbsdown: It was submitted to the wrong gallery (in which case you will be notified and you may re-submit your photo to the correct gallery).

:thumbsdown: Your photo contains explicit/mature content that is NOT tasteful.

:thumbsdown: You have already submitted more than 3 a week.

:megaphone: If you have any questions, send the group a note!

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Group Info

Though we're named "Beginners," we are open to all people of all experiences. This is a group first and foremost geared to the appreciation of photography in all it's forms. This is a group for everyone, with two main purposes:

-For amateur photographers to grow and learn.
-For all photographers and photography lovers to share their work and to appreciate the work of others.
Founded 4 Years ago
Jan 20, 2010


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Hello everyone and welcome to another Monthly Theme!

We will be hosting our newest theme for April and in the spirit of the month we will be going with PASTELS so get your cameras ready and your artistic juices flowing! Make sure you submit these pictures to the Theme - April folder and at the end of the month the Co-Founders will choose their favorites to be featured in a Journal at the end of the month as well as place them in our Featured folder!

Good luck to everyone!!
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JDNight Feb 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
What would be the best folder to submit street photography to? General or People? I'm a little confused...
It really depends on the photograph and the subject in it. If there's mostly people as the focus, I'd submit it to people. If not, it fits under General Gallery. :)
JDNight Feb 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Alright, thank you.
Bytesback Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, submitted 2 photos and had them denied. Not sure why, as I'm pretty positive I submitted to correct folder, and had not exceeded deviation submission for the week/month
onehungrypotter Feb 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Hi, we might of declined your photographs for various reasons, and it's hard to tell without seeing where you submitted the photos, or actually seeing the photographs. So what you can do is comment on the submission, if you still have it in your Correspondence Messages area, or you could just link us to the photographs and one of us can tell you why your photographs were declined.
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