Sad to say, I am seemingly the last admin. I can't approve submissions by myself, or recruit other admins. @AshleyxBrooke come back!
Feel free to join me over at @ModernPhotographer and hopefully one day this group returns!
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Everyone is allowed to submit a deviation. Be sure to only submit one deviation a week. Also please check you're submitting to the correct folder or it will be declined. Thanks!
- The Mod Squad
This is where the magic happens We hold all kinds of fun stuff in the #iPhotograph chatroom. Critique nights, PhotoFridays, Events, Etc. Wanna show off your new photos and get some pointers? Or just looking to meet up with fellow photographers? Find us here
How Do I submit?
The gallery of iPhotograph has different themed folders on the left side. Choose the one that fits you picture the best and and click it. On the upper right side you should see a button named "+ submit to this folder". Choose "Submit a New Deviation" if you still need to upload it or "Contribute an Existing Deviation" if the photo is in your gallery already, then "submit"
Submissions are open to ALL members
We want to showcase only your most creative photos
Only one photo per week.
Make sure the watermark doesn't disturb your photo too much
Always double check the folder you're submitting to
The Featured Folder is for mods - they will select pieces they feel should be in there!
A new folder for photo manipulation. Everything that is manipulated goes there (selective colour reduction/changing, adding objects/effects to the photo)
(Folder will follow soon)
We want to expose creative and talented photographers
We want to inspire and help develop your perspective
We want to connect fellow photographers
We are helping you grow:
If your submission got denied you are free to ask for critique. We'll try to help you improve your skills and knowledge, motivate you to go further and bring out the best in you.
What does it take to have your work featured by iPhotograph?
The iPhotograph group receives a lot of submissions. If every one of these were accepted then it would flood the inboxes of everyone who watches the group and so people would not pay attention. The iPhotograph galleries aim to showcase some of the best talent that deviantART has to offer, providing entertainment and inspiration to photographers around the world.
Each submission including those by admins is stringently reviewed and voted on by a team of admins. It takes 5 votes before a decision is reached. Nothing is guaranteed, and only the best and most appealing shots will be accepted. There are no hard and fast rules about what will or will not be accepted to the iPhotograph group. We pay attention to composition, lighting, creativity, focus, depth of field and other technical aspects. For example, in a wildlife shot soft focus and overexposure may not be fitting, however, in portraiture these may be desirable qualities. Each submission is assessed on its own merit.
Why does iPhotograph not automatically provide a one sentence review of each shot? Simply put, this would hardly help anyone.
If you want to know why your photo was declined please don't hesitate to ask. Upon receiving a request for a critique, we assume that you are mentally prepared to have your work pulled apart, which can be hard sometimes. and one (or more) of the iPhotograph admin team will write a critique. Depending on the shot, a meaningful critique can take anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes to write. Ideally, such a critique will give you a lot to work on, as it will not only highlight the weaknesses but also the strengths of the shot in question so that you will know which aspects of your photography to improve in the future.
It may take a couple of days for a reply. Remember that groups are run by people whop spend their spare time to keep a group running. Groups are not paid employment and everyone has their own life outside of deviantART.
Not only does iPhotograph want to showcase the best and the brightest of the deviantART photographic community, but the iPhotograph team also wants to help people grow and develop their skills as a photographer. That is why every person who asks for a critique on a declined submission, or accepted submission for that matter, will receive one. After all, if someone is not going to ask for critique and ways to better their shot what is the point in taking the time to explain why their shot didn't get accepted?
If you just want every submission you post to a group to be accepted then iPhotograph is certainly not for you. However, if you want to belong to a group, which will deliver the finest quality photographs to your deviantWATCH list and will try to help every member reach their potential, then iPhotograph is certainly the group to join.
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