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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.

:bulletpink: WE HAVE A BAN ON THE dA WATERMARK
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

Featured
Summer sun II by RobinHedberg
Quality Time by PixelBalance
Another Sunset v2 by qwstarplayer
Bokehcella by adamcroh
People and Portraits
Looking on by Hertz18360
R. R. - 3 by silentmemoria
R. R. - 2 by silentmemoria
170325 0174 Red Girl by HePhoto
Animals and Insects
*** by puzzlecanon
swan shooting by MT-Photografien
Waiting Patiently by Citrus-Chickadee
he gives me a heart in his feather dress by MT-Photografien
Nature
Sulfurscapes 2 by StudioSquidInkPhoto
Sulfurscapes 3 by StudioSquidInkPhoto
Magical cascades V by AlejandroCastillo
Heart Of Gold by Catlaxy
Urban, Rural and Street Photography
Darkness by EADodd
Elders on Triq Iz-Zejtun - Malta - 4 by silentmemoria
Paris the city of lights - on the other sidewalk by Rikitza
Street View 2 by YarkarioLu
Architecture
Peterborough Cathedral Nave by michael-d-beckwith
Chapel in Calaceite by Zivichi
Brightcolpic 402 by Brightcol
Sacre Coeur by yumichi-yuki
Still Life
Vintage by Mayolika-Das
Elvis Stitch by Fatespeaks
I Love To Take a Photograph by MotorCrazy
Minimal Eggs by ilkerdemirbolat
Conceptual and Abstract
Buterflys and Books by YarkarioLu
Ophanim Swarm by YarkarioLu
evening fantasies ... by aloner777
dance on the water ... by aloner777
Cemeteries, Parks and Gardens
The graveyard by yumichi-yuki
Brightcolpic 399 by Brightcol
Eleutheropolis by ValeriyaSegal
El beso de la muerte by cristell15
Black and White and Monochrome
Striking by cindywebbphotography
Pathway by YarkarioLu
Mountain 2 by YarkarioLu
MOuntain 1 by YarkarioLu
HDR Photography
Brightcolpic 406 by Brightcol
Artistic Nudes

Mature Content

Naked in the ruins of Rotenhan 3 by Romy-Sunflower
Everything Else
Winter 1 by YarkarioLu

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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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Hazel-Photography Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello there! :D
I tried to submit to the animal & insect folder just now, but it said "target folders full". Would be really awesome if someone could make a new one, in case you've got the time for that! :D

Thanks in advice and have a lovely day! :)
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girlgamer7601 Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you accept photos that have a filter, like black and white? Also I am a beginner
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