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Here's a quick run-through of how I determine what makes it into the Storyteller-Haven:

1.) The image MUST tell a story.  [That means, without words or captions or text placed on top of the image itself.  The image must speak on its own and have some mystery, or capture a moment of life that is a universal revelation about this world.]

2.) The image MUST be quality. [The image must be strong in either its technical aspect or its post-processing or both.  Absolutely NO InstaGram or iPhone photographs will be accepted.]

3.) The image MUST NOT be in more than 7 groups at the time of submission.  [If I see the image is in 20 groups and has 10 favorites, it will most likely be denied.]

Here's a cheat sheet of what is NOT accepted here:

instagram photos
cell phone photos
heavily edited photos
photo manipulations
photos in lots of groups

I want this group to be a collection of AMAZING works of art that people have put a lot of time and thought into.  

If you spam the folders with your deviations (10+) I will deny all of them and remove you from the group.

Take your time.  Capture beauty.  Tell stories.  

Best of luck!
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Gallery Folders

the sun will never shine by arbebuk
127 sound of purity by t-ufan
something in the way by arbebuk
sunken dreams II. by arbebuk
The Story of Death
829 by SlevinAaron
Elysium by eemotional
GREED by cetrobo
Take me to heaven by Lionique
The Story of Life
Dancing With My Wishes by Astranat
BALLADE by cetrobo
intrOutrospection by MarinaCoric
Fiery Snowbird by Livson
The Story of Birth
LEARNING by cetrobo
Gerbera by PetalDreams
after a small crime by Valioza
Her mother is wall by O-Sammer
The Story of Love
LOVE LOVE LOVE by cetrobo
Key to my Fire by PetalDreams
sometimes by eemotional
Dream 10 by AlexandruCrisan
The Story of Earth
Spring is coming ! by LiveInPix
melting point by arbebuk
Snowscape by pauline-greefhorst
Drive Me To Summer by Astranat
The Story of the Body
Zebrahead. by ooOIndreOoo
PIANO by cetrobo
Street Jazz by cetrobo
Into The Blue by Astranat
The Story of Structure
U by getcarter
3 Boats by AlexandruCrisan
The Story of Culture
Egyptian Temple by davidsant
Bathing Buddha -Guanfo- by astra888
Roman soldiers by ruthsantcortis
...rovinj I... by roblfc1892
The Story of the Street
BANANA by cetrobo
BLUE SILENCE by cetrobo
fairytale by Batsceba
STOP by cetrobo

The Storyteller's Haven

Our mission is simple: tell a story through photography. Photography is the visual current of an artist's dream. It is the snapshot of poetic imagery; the conversion of a thousand words into a single image. It is a story.

We welcome you to tell yours.

Was your deviation declined?
If anyone wants to know why their work was declined they only have to ask, and one of the admins will write a critique. Feel free to ask us on the submission process itself or send us a note (do not ask on the profile page of this group). We will not give you a reason for declining if you do not ask.

Think differently. Think in the context of what this group is trying to accomplish. The next time you take a photo, think of it in terms of storytelling. Then, share it with us.

Gallery Guidelines:
We allow only 1 submission per gallery per week per artist. This means you can submit 5 deviations (1 to Death, Life, Birth, Love and Earth) per week. This will give the administration team enough time to vote for approval on the submitted artwork, and allow enough time for people to appreciate the artwork being delivered.

If your artwork submission is declined, do not take it personally. We are looking for specific artistic pieces to be featured. If it does not fit our basic theme--an image with story--it will not make it. Please only submit your proudest work that fits our criteria. (The technical work of the camera and the photo processing will also be considered during the approval process.)

Gallery Layout:
The Story of Death can contain any photography dealing with the moments before, during, or after death. It can involve humans, animals, or nature, or even the abstract representation of your dream of death.

The Story of Life deals with all things before death and after birth. It is the middle-stages of life. Once again, do not limit this to human--be creative.

The Story of Birth represents anything in its infancy, or even the pregnancy of such life. This gallery also transcends all forms of living beings.

The Story of Love showcases the connection between one living being with something else in the world. This is not limited to couples, so think extraordinary. Love is all around us. It is beautiful, it can be dark, and it can be of something spiritual.

The Story of Earth is the tale of our planet. It generally does not involve humans, as those are categorized in the galleries above. These photos tell a tale without human involvement, only the photographer and the scene.

The Story of Body is the intriguing tale of artistic nude photography. Men and women are accepted so long as it is tasteful and artistic. We reserve the right to decline any submissions we feel do not fit the criteria of this category.


Watchers: Enjoy the stories as they unfold by your favorite artists! Your favorites and collections are greatly appreciated.

Members: You do not have to submit regularly, but it is encouraged to at least favorite other art while you are idle. Members have no voting privileges and have low responsibility.

Contributors: Being in a position of trusted art submission, it is expected that you contribute art as you make it. We have accepted or invited you into this position based on the content of your regular deviations. Spreading the love by actively finding other artists and artworks for the Haven is encouraged. You do not possess any voting privileges.

Co-Founders: In this position of extreme responsibility to the Haven, it is required that you actively visit the group, vote on new members and submissions, and actively submit your work and others. Co-founders and the group creator are the only ones able to make decisions regarding the progression of the group.



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Pensieri Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
if the group comes back, let me know!
Pensieri Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
2 months passed and the group is still closed? what a pity :(
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DarthMoule Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Artist
Thanks for the art, I love the concept of this group :)
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PetalDreams Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow I love the idea of this group! :heart:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
thank you so much for requesting! :heart:
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