a level of ranking. the top in something.
*PLEASE NOTE* - We do not mean the Echelon terminology in a matter of militant issue, but just meaning the top of something. We also do not mean it in an elitist matter. We mean it as we all feel that our own dollies are awesome and the bees knees (or "the tops")! We are sorry for any confusion this might have caused, as this has recently been brought to our attention.
To promote active participation and a warm welcoming environment, for BJD lovers of all types.
We have open joining. All you need to do is click the join button located at the top.
General Group Rules
You do not need to own a BJD to be a member. Please feel free to join our group even if you're only a fan of BJD photography. Here at the Echelon, we welcome artists and watchers alike.
Be courteous to others.
Please no drama, spamming, or fighting.
Have fun and enjoy your stay here at the Echelon!
You must be a member to submit to our club.
(Currently) 2 deviations are allowed per folder, per day. The amount is subject to change under circumstances. Members will be made aware if a change is made.
We currently have auto-acceptance but please submit to the correct folders, or you risk your deviation being removed (and a note sent) and multiple offenses may result in your removal from the group entirely.
We do allow mature content. Please be sure your deviation is placed into the gallery folder labeled "Mature". Only artistically nude or suggestive BJD photography will go here, nothing crass or very explicit.
Submit YOUR OWN work! Plagiarism is not permitted.
Please only submit your BEST work to the group. You do not need to be a professional photographer, but it would be nice if the picture is at least an attempt to be more than a snapshot.
Photos with overly cluttered backgrounds (messy human rooms in background etc) will be removed from photo galleries and a note sent. Please try to submit your BEST work!
The faceup/blushing/mods and clothing/craft folders are exempt from "best work" photo status as they are to showcase a trade and not convey an idea or concept. But, please remember...the better quality the photo, the more people will be able to see your work! Please try to keep backgrounds uncluttered and the scenery minimal. It may be hard for a viewer to enjoy a faceup or sewing project if the doll is on a messy bed in a cluttered room.
Please submit only 2 photos from a particular shoot! Our folders are set to 2 per day, this doesn't mean you may submit 2 of the set today and 2 of the same set tomorrow! If all of your submissions look too much alike, we will choose the ones we like best and remove the others. This includes; many photos with the same poses but different angles, many photos with the same background and not much diversity, etc.
Spontaneous snapshots and poor quality photos will be removed from galleries. Photos that are too blurry, grainy, light/dark, may also be removed (if is is intentional that is fine, but it must be easily recognized as intentional).
Photos that have added textures or small manipulations are allowed as long as a BJD is still seen well enough in the picture. Heavy photo manipulations however, are not allowed if focus is removed from the doll itself.
If you do not follow the submission rules, we have the right to deny/move/remove your deviation/s from the club.
If you do not follow the rules, or if you cause trouble, we have the right to remove you and your deviations from the club.
Other Important Infomation
Failure to follow the rules can result in the removal of you or your deviations from the group!
We update many times a week and sometimes many times a day. If the constant updates are a bother, then you can turn off journals/deviations/etc for the club in your friends/watch options.
If at any time you put a deviation in storage that's submitted to our group, please know it will be removed. When you decide to remove it from storage though, you are always welcome to resubmit it!
If you decide to leave the group please know that non-members aren't allowed deviations within our group, so your pictures will be removed if we notice it.
Please feel free to recruit as many new members as possible!
The group is fixed so that anyone may join.
Please tell everyone about our group and try to pull in some new members.
A good way to spread word of our club is to put our icon on your profile,
in your signature, or in your journal.
Help us make BJD-Echelon an even bigger community!
We ARE accepting affiliates right now.
If you know of a group that you think we should
affiliate with, please note the group and let us know!
We would most like to affiliate with other groups dealing with BJD photography.
Thank you all!