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We want to encourage and support every level of photographer on dA, from beginner to seasoned and everything in between.
We want our group to be a wonderful learning experience. If you love photography for it's own sake and want to improve your skill, please get involved by submitting your photos!

Our group is experiencing Admin inactivity. All submissions are now automatically approved.
BEFORE submitting your photography please understand the six points below.

We banned the dA watermark a long time ago. Deviants of acceptable submissions with the dA watermark attached, will be asked to remove the dA watermark. 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…

:bulletgreen: We do not want to collect 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 placed on top will likely be removed. (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: Pay attention to the gallery you're submitting to! We have a wide variety of gallery folders with clear titles; Some can easily fit in to more than one gallery so keep in mind what the focus of the photograph is when you're submitting.
We have renamed our Miscellaneousfolder to Everything else.

:bulletpurple: Please note that you should not submit your deviation 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 may move it there.

: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.

We typically do not collect macabre photography. Please don't submit it or anything horror related.

You can submit 8 deviations per month.

Happy snapping! :peace:=)

Gallery Folders

Summer sun II by RobinHedberg
Quality Time by PixelBalance
Another Sunset v2 by qwstarplayer
Bokehcella by adamcroh
People and Portraits
Regional train interior life by silentmemoria
Hello by WillTC
160312 0136 Nina by HePhoto
good morning Vietnam - talking hats by Rikitza
Animals and Insects
Free flight VI by AlejandroCastillo
Happy Valentines Day 2018 by MT-Photografien
Gull on foraging by MT-Photografien
Parrots by Nini1996
Cheerful Day by WillTC
Omen by WillTC
Typical Sunrise by WillTC
Campanula golnerata - Glockenblume by AVILN
Urban, Rural and Street Photography
good morning Vietnam - Hanoi from my window by Rikitza
Cultivated Land by WillTC
A Piece of Life by WillTC
a UFO came to visit the windmill by Pippa-pppx
Great Witley Church by michael-d-beckwith
Light Arrows by WillTC
Worcester Cathedral Choir by michael-d-beckwith
Rijks Museum Library by michael-d-beckwith
Still Life
The Eighth Doctor Redux by Batced
carambola by TreborNehoc
Frobisher and the Sixth Doctor by Batced
Poison Ivy by Fatespeaks
Conceptual and Abstract
press esc by silentmemoria
the exessive unnecessary by silentmemoria
In which sector should I wait on? by silentmemoria
the beast in the cage by aloner777
Cemeteries, Parks and Gardens
Road Through the Painted Desert by j0s2m21
Enchanted by Michawolf13
Driving Through Arches National Park by j0s2m21
The Sunlight Makes Everything Beautiful by musicismylife10027
Black and White and Monochrome
Discover China Light by DiscoverNewPlaces
Discarded... by thewolfcreek
Wicked... by thewolfcreek
Beware the specter... by thewolfcreek
HDR Photography
Kirkstall Abbey Chapter House by michael-d-beckwith
Artistic Nudes

Mature Content

Elf 1 by charmeurindien
Everything Else
RC7 Regional - 1 by silentmemoria









Hi members, watchers, llamas alike, just want to say thanks for all of your submissions and continuing to be awesome at photography!

Happy 2017, hope you're all good and safe and getting through life's struggles the best you can.
A reminder please look at what folder you submit photos to. =)

For the sake of photography, here's some recently submitted photos.

Boater by Brasscal The Bridge by PassionAndTheCamera Hungarian view on an abandoned ski rampart by adamcroh Beautiful Sky by Aishlling Come closer by Svenimal Little world II by AlejandroCastillo Brightcolpic 250 by Brightcol Lost Road by skypho :thumb660946228: Brightcolpic 239 by Brightcol Like Wings by DevchonkaLucky Lighthause  in Porto by nevotex Incredible India - birds, elephants and people by Rikitza Untitled by dhc72

This takes a long time ... but I'll feature more submissions at some point.

Stay classy
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QueenOfTheValley Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Um, high. I've submitted two pictures to here, but they haven't gone through, yet I've seem other pictures pop up. Is there a reason why??
a-Arietis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
There are tens of pages of submissions and I think all our Admins are busy/have left or aren't logging in to vote.
That round of photos was submitted by me last week (or whenever I did it, can't remember)
I realistically cannot get to every single submission as like I said, pages (upon pages) of them have built up. But I'm doing the little bit I can.
We obviously need more admins, if you know anyone or can yourself help, let me know.

I have just changed the submission rules so that they are automatically approved. If you don't mind withdrawing your past submissions (as thy won't be needed) and resubmitting your deviations again, they'll be automatically approved.
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