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Hi! Hope everyone is having a great year thus far! Hi!

Here's some great information that hopefully you will find useful!

10 Novice Photoshop Mistakes You Should Avoid:

Some good info for mushroom photographers:…

3 Easy Ways to Get that Faded ‘Film Look’ in Photoshop:

Lighting Diagram Sketches That Reveal the Recipes Behind Photos:…

This Simple One Light Overhead Setup Makes for Dramatic Portraits:

How to create a strong focal point and manage attention inside your photographs:…

Looking for a contest?  Check out this macro contest:
What did you say? ANOTHER MACRO CONTEST?!?Yes, you read it.
And the theme is:
Since Valentine's Day is coming, why not have a Love related macro contest? For this contest, you will have to take a macro photograph or a closeup of something that you love. Anyone, or anything. 
In other words, you can show off your love for a dessert, your bed (like me), your significant other, water drops, insects..basically anything, as long as it is a macro photograph or a closeup. 
RULES (please read carefully)
 The photograph has to be at least 1280 pixels wide (It is the “Display options” / “Size: 1280 pixels wide” or “Size: 1600 pixels wide” widget when you submit your photograph, underneath the “Contains Mature Content?



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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.
Founded 3 Years ago
Aug 4, 2014


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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

gollinger wasserfall III by roblfc1892
the dance. by sollenafotografie
-Opening of the new dimension- by Janek-Sedlar
Wald #100 by HeikoGerlicher
Abstract, Surreal, Other
Wind And Waves by KizukiTamura
empires || 2010 by kevinsaintgrey
Nightmares by jhps
Red room by SiminaArt
Animals, Reptiles, Invertebrates
Chestnut-backed Chickadee by kootenayphotos
Scrubwren. by DPasschier
Raven - Winter's Breath by JestePhotography
Going Towards The Light by EveVictus
Artistic Nude

Mature Content

aureate' by caiusaugustus

Mature Content

NK. 11 by Flyy1

Mature Content

nude by MartaSyrko

Mature Content

cliff face by andre-j
City Life, Buildings, Architecture, Street
Marbella by sylverface
Moonbeams and Rainbows by JamesHackland
Valentine's by Deadcam
Panoramic View of Prague by KeldBach
Flowers, Plants, Trees
On the Bright Side by WillTC
* by aloner777
Giving Up Easy by Yuukon
Basket flowers. L1020542, with story by harrietsfriend
Landscapes, Waterscapes
Fade To Grey by AntonioGouveia
July Flowers - Maroon Bells - vertical by jonathanjessup
Secluded by CharlotteTheDeranged
The Reservoir by PassionAndTheCamera
Photographic games XI - Ignition IV by AlejandroCastillo
Collide 44 by endprocess83
Springtime by albatros1
little snowflake by riskonelook
Taisy by emuciss
Of Intensity and Meeting by Lorelyne
The Inner Shine by Lorelyne
* * * by aloner777
Still Life
Time is where the heart is by xOronar
Patterns by NexusKaji
VIVA by mitoXD
Pink Champagne on Ice by organicvision
Sunsets, Sunrises, Weather, Sky
Liftoff by jonathanjessup
[35mm] That Old Bus by FabulaPhoto
Urbex, Abandoned
Power Plant 3 by 2510620
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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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the request.
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Jorgipie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request!
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request!
corniger-aries Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request it is much appreciated! :hug:
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