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Group Rules: Read BEFORE Joining!

:star::star::star: 3 strikes and you're out. This includes; rude comments on declined photos AS you break any of these listed rules 3 times. Simply breaking a rule will not get you removed. Nasty comments attached is another story. Hence why this rule exists and I will personally remove you from the group. It's really no trouble :]

:star: This group is for Photography ONLY. Other mediums will not be accepted. It should be clear that they aren't.

:bulletpurple:Please read all rules before joining & submitting.

:bulletpurple:Everyone who joins is accepted but all images
are voted on.

:star: Only submit your BEST work. PLEASE do NOT submit similar photos from the same series. Pick the best one. If you submit others, I will pick the one I think is the best, all the others will be declined.

:star: Do not over submit, not every photo is going to be a gem. So, if you submit a lot and only 2 are accepted this is a reason why. Too much & most of the work missed our mark.

:bulletpurple:You must be a member before you submit.
The group requesting photos is a different story.

:bulletpurple:Please try to submit to the right folder or the
photo will be declined. Featured folder is off limits for submissions. All other folders are open.

:star:If a photo keeps getting denied. Do not keep
submitting it. Try another photo.

:bulletpurple:High quality portraits only! No blurry photos, over edited, photos that are small little boxes or bad quality cell phone photos.

:star:Photoshopped photos are welcome but it cannot be over done. It must be tasteful & must add to the image instead of distracting from the main subject.

:star: Photomanipulation is not accepted. Because it goes against the reason I started this group. Many groups welcome manips but t h i s group is just not one of them. BUT, a little bit here and there in a portrait, as long as its not over done (depending on the photo) will be accepted. Sometimes it can truly enhance a mood or a theme the Photographer wants to create. I still prefer most of the photo to be real. If that is not the case, it simply doesn't belong here.

:bulletpurple:Members are allowed to submit 6 photos a day.
Contributors have unlimited submissions.

:bulletpurple:Please submit only your best work!
And have fun while doing so.

:star:Please be respectful at all times,
to other artists & their work.

:bulletpurple:And if you have any problems or
questions feel free to send the group a note!

:star:DO NOT write the group a note or comment on our profile asking why your photo was declined. You will either comment on the declined photo itself or you will not find out why it was declined. Please, take your pick.

-------- GROUP FOLDERS & Where to submit works--------

:bulletpurple:Self Portraits: A Self Portrait is a portrait taken of you by you. Not a portrait of you taken by someone else. The photo had to be taken by yourself for it to be considered a Self Portrait. End of story.

:bulletpurple:Female Portraits: Portraits of women, only. Girls under the age of 18 are not women, they are children and so they do not belong in this folder.

:bulletpurple:Male Portraits: Portraits of men, only. Boys under the age of 18 are not men, they are children, also.

:bulletpurple:Both Men and Women: Only portraits of Men and Women both in the photo, belong here.

:bulletpurple:Children Portraits: Just children portraits, and that includes; babies, children, kids, pre-teens and teenagers, any child under the age of 18 belong in this folder. Parents with their children go here also.

:bulletpurple:Group Portraits: Any portrait that has more then 1 person in them are considered a Group Portrait.

:bulletpurple:Spontaneous Portraits: Portraits that weren't planned and taken randomly go here. Not photos where you don't know where they go, ask me and I will happily tell you. Just don't stick them here to make it easy on yourself, because you are making it harder on me.

:bulletpurple:Artistic Nude Portraits: Only Artistic Nudes go here. Nothing of a porn nature will be accepted, graphic porn/work will be denied each time, no matter what. This folder is for Art not trash.

:bulletpurple:Animal Portraits: Portraits of domesticated animals & wild ones. Portraits of you and your pet go here also.

:bulletpurple:All Other Portraits: And this folder is for all photos that do not fit into the other folders listed above. Portraits that are accepted with this folder: Fetish, Cosplay, Dark, Conceptual, Live concert photography etc. If you have any other questions about what goes into this folder, it's easy, just take a look through this folder for an idea. This folder is not the folder where you just stick everything because you don't want to think about where it belongs :no:


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You might find a group that is better suited/more your style :]

Gallery Folders

Liga and Peteris by emuciss
The egg guardian by gigi50
Russell and Jett by DanOstergren
Raventale by artofinvi
Self Portraits
La Chambre Verte by PsycheOphiuchus
. by MWeiss-Art
sparkling by sollenafotografie
Drift by MarkTurtoo
Female Portraits
Peppermint VI by Losille-Rinie
Stronger Than Me by MissSouls
into the Woods by syinthetic
I loved the air dancing 'round I by yamyamART
Female Portraits. 2
Liga and Peteris by emuciss
Laura by emuciss
Dark Beauty IV by Mrs-Durden
Untitled by IrinaJoanne
Male Portraits
140531 0050 Studio 8 - Biker's series by HePhoto
Light Weaver by EarthHart
Nikita Gelis by Anhen
Ruslan Ivanov by Anhen
Both Women and Men
your weakness by Enaston
Green Garden by Lorelyne
Ever Fit the Frame by Lorelyne
Could I Have This Kiss Forever by waudrey
Children Portraits
My Warm Autumn by RenataRetouch
Goofy Girl by quasi-Virtuoso
Handsome Boy by quasi-Virtuoso
Sunshine1 by EricHalle
Group Portraits
For Vivienne by FlexDreams
Alice: In Her Room by Anhen
flowers by DanHecho
Fashion in Wonderland III by Santa-Evita
Spontaneous Portraits
Look at the Time. Gotta Go by EarthHart
Neela by EarthHart
David Responds, in Black and White by EarthHart
OY! by EarthHart
Artistic Nude Portraits

Mature Content

Nadya by DanHecho
Nastya by DanHecho

Mature Content

Julie by SuicideLass

Mature Content

:P by NaPaulU
Animal Portraits
Tarantula by allison731
All Other Portraits
Horned miss 5 by Estelle-Photographie

Newest Members

Hello everyone!!

   I am very happy to report that dA has sorted out whatever issues they had going on because everything button wise here on dA that went down for me in the start of February- started working again, randomly, around the start of April. I couldn't use any buttons, as in clicking "Accept" or "Deny" here, to submitting photos into the groups by clicking "Add to a Group", from buttons on my own page not working. It was really hard not being able to accept things as easily as I should. Even though the site gave me issues, I worked through them and discovered a loop-hole to still get my jobs done in my groups. In the start of April, I believe, I just tried the normal way of accepting pieces and boom it worked like it should. I was so excited and won't take nothing for granted, things are working as they should. All around. Due to these issues though, I became very inactive here on dA, it made me sad to be away but I couldn't do much while I was here which made me even more sad. Lol.

Since everything is back to normal, I wanted to update everyone to let them know work will be flowing stronger than before due to not being able to at all.

   Plus, I wanted to give a BIG thank you to everyone who stuck with me through this bullshit. I had a lot of group members leave, (from each of my groups) after my last update- even having a loop-hole people were pissed. I got notes where people were pointing the finger at me, like I was lazy or something. So, it truly means a lot that most of you stuck around with me. I knew the issues would clear up, they were on dA's end, they must be waited out. I think I did a pretty good job keeping the work flowing even though it took several minutes to accept/submit one piece. I love & adore my groups and this community, good things are worth the trouble and stress.

Bring on the ART!! :heart: :thanks:
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Group Info

Portraits that show a lot of love, attention to detail, beauty, and most important passion went into the photo. Everything just comes together beautifully. Sometimes from a lot of work and planning. To days where things fall together as if on their own. Be it a self portrait or a portrait of a friend, something that has true feelings. Passion to create a beautiful portrait on all levels.

Our group Icon is by: :iconsollenafotografie: I asked for her permission before using.
And her photo can be found here:
Founded 5 Years ago
May 3, 2012


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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's getting on for a month, and still no action on submissions.
I feel I'll have to withdraw them before they expire.
EarthHart Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yuukon Featured By Owner May 8, 2017   Photographer
Thank you!
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome!!
Lissou-photography Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the request :)
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
You're so very welcome!! :D
EarthHart Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the acceptances, m'deer :hug::rose:
GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!!
EarthHart Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
an shanks agen :drunk:
emptymemories321 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hiii :wave:

thank you for the request La la la la La la la la La la la la :happybounce: :happybounce: 

have a nice day Hug :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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