Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Group Info Group Founded 5 Years ago Statistics 3,449 Members
62,210 Pageviews2,920 Watchers


This group is unlike any other, in that we take the time to tell you why your submission has been declined, often in as much detail as we can muster. 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 six very simple things to know:

:bulletgreen: We do not accept photo-manipulations. That's not to say all photos that have the word "Photoshop" in the metadata 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 cos-player 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 galleries.
Also, please remember that photography with text added in will likely be declined. (not including your signature/stamp of course)

:bulletblue: Although we don't expect your submissions to be complete photographic masterpieces(although they are welcome too), we do have basic criteria by which to judge them. Your submitted photograph should show evidence that you have thought carefully about such things as composition, focus, lighting, and depth of field. In other words: Your submissions won't be snapshots, and you have put in the effort to produce a photograph to be proud of.

:bulletred: 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.

:bulletyellow: 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 the Admin Team to decide if they should be included in the gallery. Please be aware that their decisions are final, any rejected photographs will not be accepted a second time.

:bulletpurple: 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.

:bulletblack: Artistic Nude - For those adult deviants who prefer the maturity filter 'off', we have a collection of artistic nudes, which are firmly judged based on their artistic merit, as well as technical quality, composition, and other aspects that make up our gallery standards. Explicit sexuality will not be accepted.

:bulletpink: A sneaky 7th simple thing to know - We have banned the dA watermark months and months ago. Any acceptable submissions with the dA watermark attached, cannot be accepted until the dA watermark is removed. In doing this, we also ban any large watermarks/signatures that may be present on a submission - as that is the point of banning the dA watermark. To read the journal covering this topic, go here -> casualphotography.deviantart.c…

We typically do not collect macabre photography.

Happy snapping! :peace:=)

Gallery Folders


Newest Members


Happy new year everyone and hope we all had a great end to 2013! :party:
We saw some amazing photography last year, and want to share some of it here.
Thanks to all our members for participating/submitting photos to us, it keeps the group alive and gives the admins something to do while they're not out fighting crime and slaying dragons.
Hope you enjoy these photos, remember to be generous with your faves, and tell deviants how awesome they are!
Have a great year! :horns: =D :peace:

Victoria by xAmorphousx The Secret Garden by mrxthanh Toby. by InfuzedMedia Ol' Blue. by jxsnyder Old Wooden Canal 1. by jxsnyder Dont make me cry by Balboart Harley Davidson by Vitaloverdose Jasmine Tea by UntamedUnwanted Ghost Town by InfuzedMedia Take me with you - Lynx Cub by Manu34 Barred Owl by CandiceSmithPhoto The new king by Svenimal Whose Ball is it Anyways? by alexgphoto But a fly by adamcroh The Morning After by alexgphoto Audience... by vertatp Braveheart by John-Peter Dewlicious Morning by alexgphoto self-portrait by DianaValkanova How To Catch A Falling Star by NayeliNeria transparency by skygazing :thumb405753314: Shattered Water by bravethunda MistyFied 2 by AnneMarks Kendra 2.0 by K2KRNL Boylston by 29cfrun Slightly sepia by Alyssa-Fox Happy Family by AnneMarks 1 by Balboart Four Barriers by ondrejZapletal End of Season by d-beckmann Lake Magellan HDR by abe70280 La Parisienne by Rikitza Port Olimpic - III by Life-For-Sale Sunny in Amsterdam by INVIV0 Broken by Matthias-Haker Through the Vortex by Trichardsen They used to be homes by Awstein Boston Skyline At Night by Andrew-23 Serenity by cdpstudios Emerald Crash by cdpstudios :thumb423045350: A Winter Tale by John-Peter Mexico - Waterfall of the Gods by lux69aeterna A World Of Fragile Things by KatharinaKuebler Aurora Surprise by torivarn Tampa 2 by Reiep Ignite The Night by Trichardsen Memory of a sad summer by Jareth-Barnowl In Dead and Dying Light by HeadmistressMercedes After the Rain by cheslah Dachstein by focusgallery Argentina - Ushuaia by lux69aeterna Falling Into A Thought by Trichardsen Surreal Landscape by Awstein A Burst Of Yellow by Skyangel280 Hidden Cove by MacroMagnificent Little Colorado River by GsanePhotography :thumb378276735: The Waters of Larch Mountain by Stuzal If we could cry by Bokehlie Bokehcella by adamcroh Another Sunset v2 by qwstarplayer Quality Time by PixelBalance Summer sun II by RobinHedberg Block 10 by zoomzoom Untitled 34 by Befmun Kalemegdan fortress by Dzodan The Mafra Palace by roman-gp Corbusier II by Malcolm21 Structure by Inside-Montpellier Check In by focusgallery Norway 35, Oslo by CrLT Oporto 7 by Anamartinez-Fotograf Kalmar Cathedral by Mishkin-Rayman Train now approaching by Anime-Reality Tumski Bridge by TomekKarol Gothic Dreams by Estruda Glass, concrete and clouds. by MarioGuti Clarity of the Last Factory by CarlosBecerra kings style apartment by Yanka1207 Church of Doom by Bojkovski Animal Instinct Part 6 by AnneMarks :thumb405180792: raining season (The Road Home) by LevAni11 Arrival by Trichardsen The test of time by HelenBurg Wickerman by Coigach Escape by solcarlusmd :thumb392406383: African sunset by PreslavIliev Jumping in the sunrise by qwstarplayer Be Home Soon by nancy24601 Ghost Railway by Val-Faustino Rhythm Of The Soul by FeminaLamia week 21: dandelion by cloe-patra wind by IlonaShevchishina  Dsc7723 by MarilynSinclair Callous Lovers by ElenaHelfrecht :thumb421056128:Waiting for my love by DeadLightBulbMnimaia When we're young by cazt1811 He Says She's Intoxicating by MarilynSinclair Photoshoot - Ginger winter 11 by Tanuki-Tinka-Asai La Genevoise by Rikitza Balancing by RobertRobledo GARAGEDAYS BANDPIC 2013 B by rENEkOESSLERvISUALS Portarying Levi on Petra's Death by ReyNathanael the flower keeper by pholwises JaMakin Dreamz 1 by AnneMarks Evening by TaisiaFlyagina Pride by HeyNay Ryan Key by With-Open-Eyes Tera Phoenix @ Twisted Tuesday by AJHege Soft dreams by SandyManase Sky by Dmaghar Da lacht der Sommer by fholger Old Cambodian man by zaffonato Mirror street by roman-gp Glacier du Geant by Reiep alte-Dampflok2 by ConnysWORLD Frosta -Eyes Front by AndersStangl Silent Melodies by ElenaHelfrecht Vogelinsel by ConnysWORLD Enslaved III by ValeriyaSegal BALTIC SEA by JENU89 men and the sheds by onurrus No Loitering by blepfo Underwater scape by atroy9 Caen's Roofs by artimisso Come at me, bro by Svenimal Badass Dog by TheScratcher Mute Swan by linneaphoto Raptor beauty by RiphathNomnomnom by AnneMarks waiting for lunch by Cmac13 Two Peas in a Pod by cheslah no need to delphin so deeply... by camelopardalisinblue Azure Peacock by aurionPhoG Unicorns in the sunlight by AnneMarks Flying seagull - Norway (11) by LorcanPL This tooth here doc... by Riphath :thumb355883526: Christmas time by cazt1811 Frozen Afternoons by Silvermoonswan Little Eiffel . . . by blackbeamer Colours by ShiroDesign Colors by aliawais Tibetan Juniper Incense by DoraVavrova ~Enchanted Tomorrow~ by Isika River - HDR by GsanePhotography A Belen by Anamartinez-Fotograf End of flight 2 by Vitaloverdose The bridge over the river by roman-gp The hall by roman-gp Brokedown Kenworth. by jxsnyder Chinese Optimus Prime by kdiff3 1004 by vollyy Church by artimisso
More Journal Entries


Add a Comment:
AStoKo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ~ purple by AStoKo  
for accepting my new work! :D (Big Grin)  
a-Arietis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
OlivierAccart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot for your request :) !
a-Arietis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Add a Comment: