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:bulletred: Welcome to Stand-Out-Shots :bulletred:

Welcome to Stand-Out-Shots where you will find some of the best images on DA! :D

The group is currently closed for submissions as we are looking for someone to take over. If no one has expressed interest before the end of the month, the group will close permanently.

:bulletgreen:Submitting to the group
There are a few rules that need to be followed when submitting to the group;

:bulletblue: Submission Limit: 2 per folder per month.
:bulletblue: You must be a member in order to submit your work.
:bulletblue: Make sure to submit to the right folder, otherwise your photo will be declined.
:bulletblue: Please submit your best photographs.
:bulletblue: If your photo hasn't been accepted, don't be upset. Please try again with another image.If you wish to understand why it was declined, please feel free to leave a comment on the submission process and we will gladly tell you why.

What we are looking for in an image

:bulletblue: No blurry or very grainy photos.
:bulletblue: No highly overexposed or underexposed photos. (Like every rule, there are exceptions that can be made)
:bulletblue: No snapshots.
:bulletblue: No DA Watermarks.
:bulletblue: STRICTLY NO PHOTOMANIPULATIONS - We are a photography group only.
:bulletblue: No stock images.
:bulletblue: While you don't need to have the most expensive equipment, we are looking for high quality shots with good technical aspects (IE: good composition, correct exposure, interesting subject, focal point/s, creative lighting etc)
:bulletblue: While editing is part of the process of photography and we love it, we generally wont accept over processed images that have lost their connection to real life.
:bulletblue: All deviations must comply with DA's rules and regulations.

If at any time you have any questions or suggestions as to how we can improve the group, please feel free to send a note to the founder: Mouselemur, or alternatively, you can note the group directly.

Disclaimer: Stand-Out-Shots reserves the right to decline any submission subject to the admins decision. While we will try to be as fair and unbiased in our submission process, there will be times when your image gets declined. We will provide a reason if requested. However don't take it as a stab at your ability as a photographer, rather see it as an opportunity to further grow as a photographer

Gallery Folders

Another Wall Of Cracow by skarzynscy
Digital Waterfall by WTek79
Shadows | 15 sec by zhenyab
has anyone seen Julia by ateist-kleranty
Abstract, Surreal, Conceptual
We come from the Sea by katia-iva
On The Rocks - Vranov Nad Dyji by skarzynscy
Cycad Touch by WillTC
Happy Birthday! by YoshaPhotography
Tali by Yuukon
What His Eye Sees by bdragonlvr
Warm contemplation by YoshaPhotography
White-crested Laughingthrush by DebasishPhotos
Heel Stone by Coigach
Lisbon by KlaraDrielle
Algorithm by sorett
Viking Vibes by Lilleninja
Daily Deviations
Beast Alerted by Coigach

Mature Content

Divine light by Loopol
aPitch+aBigSky+aTwoTone Hedge - Norfolk UK by Coigach
* by aloner777
Donator's Folder
Sunbathers in the evening sun by Jousto
Pacifica Nighttime by FeralWhippet
Staring at the Sun by SharpPhotoStudio
Last Vestiges of Hope by Aztil
Sunset Wolfsburg (HDR) by skywalkerdesign
ueckeritz - tour on usedom 13 by MT-Photografien
The Lighthouse by Catlaxy
ueckeritz - tour on usedom 3 by MT-Photografien
Land, Water, Sky, Night Scapes
In The Woods Somewhere by Yuukon
Yellow by Yuukon
Rocks and Stones by Sigfodr
Ricketts Glen Creekbed Flow by ryangallagherart
Last Hope by Angie-AgnieszkaB
The End Of Love by Yuukon
Spectrum by Yuukon
Morning droplets by MateuszPisarski
Home by YoshaPhotography
Princes Pier by FlabnBone
bombing run by DegsyJonesPhoto
m o o n by MateuszPisarski
Simple Solitary Sunflower 2 by Coigach
People and Portraits

Mature Content

She likes to be caressed with a feather 1 by charmeurindien
Photojournalism and Street
Geneva I love - rainy morning by Rikitza
Still Life
Autumn street IV by AzureFantoccini
good morning Vietnam - morning in the gulf by Rikitza
What is Infrared Photography? [Infographic] by SteveCampbell
Up and Coming
Bucharest my hometown - colored night on the avenu by Rikitza
Urban and Rural
clouds by Moophlon
CLOSED: Contest - "The Moment"
you are the worst sibling ever!!!! by morho
CLOSED: Spring and Autumn Contest
Together by rainylake
CLOSED: Landscapes
La La Land by Northstar76
CLOSED: Night Time Photography
Bivouac Jacques Guiglia by RobertoBertero
CLOSED: Skyscapes
Hello Helicopter by DreamingSkyline
CLOSED: Waterscapes
This is Not A Pumpkins by o0oRaijinShuo0o
Grow-your-craft challenge
distress by UnbridledMuse










Group Donations

Feel like helping us out? :eager: We use all donations directly for group activities, such as contest prizes or super group status renewal.

:iconteamoplz: Go here to our donation pool: :iconteamoplz:


Donators will be featured in the pool gallery, have access to the Donator's Folder within the group, and be featured in a group journal. Points will also be used for contest prizes and other group activities.

Thank you so much and we appreciate every single point!

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Hello members :wave:

I owe a big thank you to all the amazing admins who've stepped in in the recent past - @EMSpanglerPhotography, lucytherescuedcat, Floreina-Photography, YoshaPhotography and Yuukon - for helping me keep this group running.

Though I love this group (but most of all what it stood for, namely working alongside of friends - WindInTheCoffeeCup, who has left DA - who had a clear vision for the group if not the time) I've been feeling more and more like I'm not the right person to run the group.

It's an elitist group, for photography that's outstanding and standing-out. The group is too big run and the decisions sometimes too difficult to do it by yourself. But at the same time, accepting or declining can come down to personal taste.

I've never had a clear vision of where I wanted to take this group, aside from staying true to what it was here for to begin with. But now, it's time to move on.

That's why I'm here to ask if anybody would be interested in taking over the group? You can take the group anywhere you want it to go, as I'd love to see it live on.

If no one is interested in taking over, I will close down the group; I'd rather not see it linger and get added to the graveyard of dead groups.

Until I know what's going to happen with the group, submissions will be closed.

More Journal Entries


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Bjoeb Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess I will leave this group.
Don't know if you are inactive as a group, but you declined all my pictures (like 6 or so) in under a minute.

You declined:
Monkeys of Swayambhunath II by Bjoeb  and  Monkeys of Swayambhunath by Bjoeb  from the Animal folder f.e..

I did a comparision with you folder. There are pictures more blurry, with not ideal lighting or composition (still good pictures, no harm intended). I'm pretty confident it's not the quality.

I won't deny that I'm a bit salty because of this, but this is the first time I actually don't accept the judgement.
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WeirdFishPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting me into Stand-Out-Shots! I am looking forward to being among other like-minded photographers, learning, growing, and hopefully adding my photography to your collection! Fish
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DaniRDA Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional Photographer
Submission expired - are you guys on vacation? 
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emspanglerphotos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017   Photographer
My submission expired; is this group still active?
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AStoKo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Caramel dansen emote 
Pajunen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
Thank you for the request!
JACAC Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
t h a n k . y o u . f o r . t h e . k i n d . r e q u e s t . =)
Pajunen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Thank you for the request!
DavidMnr Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
thank you very much for the new requestHi! 
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