|This group is unlike any other, in that we take the time to tell you why your submission has been rejected, often in great detail. We try to be as inclusive and unpretentious as we can and we especially try to encourage and support beginner photographers here on dA.|
This group is a wonderful learning experience. If you love photography for it's own sake and want to improve your skill, this is the group for you!
There are four very simple things to know:
We do not accept heavy photomanipulations in the group gallery. That's not to say all photos that have the word "Photoshop" in the data are automatically rejected! Everyone touches up their work a little, it's the painfully obvious edits that we try to weed out - edits which put a cosplayer into a still from a video game or the person hovering in the air firing lightning bolts out of their hands that we don't permit. It should be pretty clear what we allow by just browsing through the group gallery.
Although we don't expect a submission to be a complete photographic masterpiece, we do have basic criteria by which to judge it. The deviation should show evidence that the photographer has thought carefully about such things as composition, focus, lighting and depth of field. In other words: it isn't just a snapshot, and the artist has put forth the effort to produce a photograph to be proud of.
Please pay attention to the gallery you're submitting to! We have a wide variety of folders with clear titles for all sorts of photography; some shots can easily fit in to more than one gallery so keep in mind what the focus of the photograph is when you're submitting.
Members can submit up to 2 deviations per week. Please note that only photographs will be accepted, anything else will be automatically declined.
Submissions are then reviewed by members of the Admin Team to decide if they should be included in the gallery.
Please note that we do not accept any submissions to the "Featured" folder. Submit your work to an appropriate gallery folder and if the admin team comes across a photograph showcasing exceptional skill, capturing emotion in a spectacular way or one with an amazing story behind it, we will move it there ourselves.