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Gallery Folders

Kalashnikov by JasonKaiser
Holding On To Fall by o0oLUXo0o
Tufa Sunset by o0oLUXo0o
Phyllorhiza punctata IV by orestART
Dramatic DDs
Burn It To The Ground by RS-foto
Historic Center of Dresden by Stefan-Becker

Mature Content

Fever Dreams by H0LL0W25
Crab Cribrarius by Miguel-Santos
Seal by ChadRouthier
Cape K by ChadRouthier
Towers by ChadRouthier
Kiwanda Reflections by ChadRouthier
Nature Plants Floral
Mirror lake by DeingeL
The Peaceful One by matthieu-parmentier
The day after by matthieu-parmentier
Tree Sisters by DeingeL
Urban and Architecture
Postcard from China 22 by JACAC
into the crash :) by ateist-kleranty
The Hague, Central Station by GobboE
Photon Thruster B/W by da-phil
Street Photojournalism
Here's to you by Awstein
Rescue mission by xbastex
Clean it ! by MarcelHieber
Only time will tell you by Aloba
People Portraits

Mature Content

Kashmir by MahmoudYakut
Praise You by FlorentCourty
Tristan and Isolde II by SlevinAaron
Tristan and Isolde by SlevinAaron
Action Shots
Ascend by Deere
The Right by 29cfrun
Riding Out The Storm by Hestefotograf
Almost there by Nivelis
Abstract and Surreal
Haunted forest by BaxiaArt
missing dead by matze-end
Spinal Shift by da-phil
Still Life
Chateau by Deere
Dancing in the Rain by alexgphoto
Fractal supper by ChaoticMind75
Yom Kippur at Jerusalem Western Wall by DaniBabitz
Macro Closeups
The Forest Guardians by alexgphoto
Animal Kingdom
Majestic Stallion by Hestefotograf
Into the Gloaming by papatheo
Underwater Life
Float by Hengki24
Birds Reptiles Amphibians
.:Snowy Egret II:. by RHCheng

Group Guidelines

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Membership Guidelines

:bulletblue: Members to this group are selected by the moderators, at their discretion, based upon the content of the prospective members gallery, we reserve the right to admit or remove members based on the continued quality of their submissions.

:bulletblue: We welcome everyone to request membership, however, as we will be holding this group to a high standard, we will only admit members with a high quality gallery.

:bulletblue: If you have an interest in joining our administrative panel, you must first be accepted as a member, then you may submit a request to the group in a note.

Submission Guidelines

:bulletorange: Dramatic: sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect making a strong or vivid impression

:bulletorange: This group highlights the most dramatic images on DA with a focus on high quality photography that conveys a sense of heightened drama and effect. Images must be aesthetically pleasing with something to make the stand out from the mundane.

:bulletorange: All declined images will be given a short response as to why if asked by ther submitter.


:star::star: Guidelines: :star::star:

:bulletred: Photography Only. Images may use techniques/tools including: HDR, IR Photography, Panorams & Tiny world Stitching, Focus stacking for macros, Exposure blending, Simple Cloning, Texturing, layers & masks as long as the quality and impact remain high and the submission is still in the area pertaining to photography whether digital or film.

:bulletred: Extremely edited pieces will be scrutinized, we stress that it needs to look photographic and realistic. Pieces edited outside of of the realm possibility will again be scrutinized and over edited work will be refused. (ie. No halos & over-saturation in HDR please)

:bulletred: We do not accept photomanipulations, which are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.

:bulletred: Use of stocks will not be allowed. The work you submit must be your own.

:bulletred: You may submit 2 images per week.

:bulletred: Only 1 image from the same series will be accepted. Please submit a variety of work.

:bulletred: We require submissions to be large enough to adequately evaluate. Images smaller than 600 pixels may be declined for that reason.

:bulletred: Images submitted to the wrong category may be declined.

:bulletred: Images with the DA Watermark will be declined. If you want to have your work watermarked for protection, please take the time to create a well placed one that does not destroy your work in the process. :)


:bulletorange: All images will be evaluated at full resolution for the following criteria given they are submitted to the correct category.

:bulletyellow: Overall Dramatic Impact
:bulletyellow: Creativity and Artistic Value
:bulletyellow: Composition
:bulletyellow: Focus and Technical Integrity


:evileyes: Please note that we hold ourselves and our members to very high standards here at Dramatic Photography, therefore we do have a zero tolerance policy here on abuse of staff or the group system.

:bulletred: If you submit work only to remove it immediately or try to re-submit it later, your membership may be revoked.
:bulletred: If you are disrespectful to our Dramatic Staff, your membership here will be revoked.

Dramatic Insights News Article

:w00t: This group publishes a news article entitled Dramatic Insights where featured artists will each answer questions about their photography style to go along with their work so that we may all learn more about the processes and inspiration that go into these stunning images.

Volume VII: The Art of Architecture
Volume VI: HDR = High Dynamic Range
Dramatic Insights Archives Listing


Hello! I'm Jay (SveltePhoto). I'm enjoying being the founder of such a wonderful group with so many inspiring photographers. Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have suggestions or feedback concerning Dramatic Photography or if I can be of help to you in any way! :heart:

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T1sup Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2019
Defunct group.
Einsilbig Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot!
JaclynTanemura Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the request :)
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request!! :)
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AlexGrifo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
...THANK YOU SO MUCH :peace:
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