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It's contest time!  The theme of this contest as voted by the members is "Patterns".

Additional Contest Rules:

1. Submissions must meet the general group requirements for submissions. See front page of the group for further details.

2. Submissions must be a photograph. No photomanipulations allowed.

3. The submissions must be new.

4. You must be a member of the group.

5. Two submissions are allowed per group member.

6. Submissions must be submitted to the "Patterns Contest 2017" folder.

7. Submission deadline of 7/1/17.

Voting/Submission Process:

All submissions to the "Patterns Contest 2017" folder be auto-accepted up to the two submission limit.  

At the end of the contest a journal will be provided so members of the group can cast their votes.  

Each member of the group can vote for up to three submissions.  

Your first choice will be given three points, second choice will be given two points, and third choice will be given one point.  

At the end of the voting period the points will be tallied and the winner be determined.  

Votes for your own submissions will not be counted.


The first place submission will be awarded 600 points.

The second place submission will be awarded 300 points.

The third place submission will be awarded 150 points.

All winners will be featured in a upcoming group journal.

If you have any questions, want to provide additional prizes for the contest, or just want to say hello please send the group or the founder a message.

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Group Info

Dialed-In: (adjective) exhibiting total concentration on and mastery of the task at hand. In terms of photography this would embody the ability to balance composition, contrast, color, tone, etc to create wonderful works of art.

Tutorials/discussion topics will be showcased covering basics of photography, equipment, editing, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions & Submission Guidelines 6/23/16

Q1). How many deviations am I allowed to submit?

A1). Submissions are limited to 1 per week per folder. They are auto-accepted.

Q2). What kinds of pictures are accepted/rejected?

A2). You must be the author of the work you submit. If your work combines different resources, you must be the author of each of them (no use of stock, licensed or non-proprietary images is allowed). If you are a model, though, you're allowed to submit photos which portray you, as long as you're given permission by the author. Submitting somebody else's work without permission will cause a permanent ban.

Photos with poor technical quality, with no other aspects to compensate for it, will be removed. Grain, blur, cut arms and legs, tilts and other imperfections can sometimes enhance a photo, but there should always be a point in using a certain effect.

Photos with too big of a watermark will be removed (this includes the deviantART watermark).

Common themes — such as sunsets, butterflies, roses, lonely trees, pets, tourist attractions, etc. — need to be artistic (i.e. not snapshots or cell phone photos) or they are subject to removal.

Photos of sculptures, paintings, posters or other artwork will be removed unless given a deeper meaning, since the photographer is not the original artist.

Self-portraits will be removed, unless they are unusually creative.

Product shots, logos and other shots with a typical commercial style will be removed because they are not considered artistic here.

Photographs with mature content must have the mature filter or they will not be accepted.

Pornographic material or very repulsive photos are strictly prohibited, submitting such photos will result in a permanent ban.

No cosplay.

No photo manipulations. If you use multiple stock images to create a composite image, it is then a photo manipulation. If you have any questions about this, feel free to message the group.

Q3). How can I be of help, other than submitting my work?

A3). We're constantly looking for great pictures and talented artists to show off. So, feel free to invite new members and suggest us any work or person you believe is worth being featured.

Your commenting on the blog entries is greatly appreciated. You're also welcome to report us any information or news that might be of interest for the members of the group.

Q4). What is the role of a contributor?

A4). The role of a contributor is very similar to the founder which include inviting members, reviewing/curating the galleries, making journals/features, participating in discussions/journals/tutorials, submitting deviations, suggesting deviations, moving submissions around in folders, etc.

Q5). My submission was removed?

A5). Not all accepted deviations will remain in the group galleries. If you have any questions about why your deviation was removed, please respectfully message the group and the admins will provide reasoning. Complaining on the front page of the group is unacceptable and will be marked as spam.

Q6). I have a question not covered by this FAQ. How can I get support?

A6). Send a message to the group and your question will be answered at our earliest convenience.

Q7). What are the behavior expectations of the group?

A7). We encourage constructive criticism and questions as long as they are posed in a respectful manner. We employ a zero-tolerance approach to negative, attacking personalities. If you can't behave as a respectful individual, this is not the group for you. If you behave rudely, you will not be warned; you will be removed from the group.

Gallery Folders

Smells Like Spring Spirit by Unkopierbar
Anastasia by SnezhanaMorozova
gollinger wasserfall III by roblfc1892
the dance. by sollenafotografie
Patterns Contest 2017
Golden Hour by Lover0fNightmares
Pan by Lover0fNightmares
Abstract, Surreal, Other
Scale 2: Reynisfjara by Coigach
Brightcolpic 272 by Brightcol
sequence V1 by KizukiTamura
Way out of here 2 by SiminaArt
Animals, Reptiles, Invertebrates
77 by AlexGornikiewicz
Tree frog#2 by Tibbers4U
Moraine Park Campground by KrisVlad
Bird031 by ov3
Artistic Nude

Mature Content

Burn, grow, fly, dive by Lorelyne

Mature Content

Au Naturel by robpolder

Mature Content

bodyscape by belovodchenko

Mature Content

Hylas's Fall by Lorelyne
City Life, Buildings, Architecture, Street
The Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto (#1) by Zoomer1958
Good Evening Sunshine by Cat-Mist
Grumpy by niklin1
Clear sky. by phaman836
Flowers, Plants, Trees
The Yellow Dream by WillTC
Coast Flower by DPasschier
Show me the Sky by John-Peter
Bundle of icy balloons by Tibbers4U
Landscapes, Waterscapes
Cactus Garden by porbital
Colour Across by Glenn-Crouch
Panther Creek Falls by jxsnyder
Days Of Endless Time by Yuukon
Petal Power by dommylive
Green by luka567
*Ladybug* by Yanagl
Escarlata by Purple20
Charming Mystery by WillTC
Scale 3: Seljalandsfoss+Friend by Coigach
Body Suit And Big Hair by robpolder
For Harambe by KrisVlad
Still Life
Indian in the woods. L1040894, with story by harrietsfriend
Sunsets, Sunrises, Weather, Sky
Burning Secret by AndrewShoemaker
Blue Boy by FabulaPhoto
What is Infrared Photography? [Infographic] by SteveCampbell
Urbex, Abandoned
Egress by thelandscape
Green Contest 2015
Tiny World by Egil21
Leading Lines Contest 2015
Long Time Love by StephGabler
First Signs of Winter Contest 2015
Mg 4803 by sarativa
Movement Contest 2016
LeBurn Maddox by RadoslawSass
Sunsets, Sunrises, Weather Contest 2016
Sunrise in Anda (1) by J8MDS
Everyday Object Contest 2016
Let me tie your hair :) (2) by J8MDS
Orange Contest 2016
Smiley Couple by SlytherclawPadawan





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FeliDae84 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you very much for the request :sun: very much appreciated!
Mademoiselle-P Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :rose:
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Art2mys Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
Thanks again! :bow:
DavidMnr Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
thank you for the request:) (Smile) 
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Art2mys Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Thank you! :aww:
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