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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.

: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 or cell phone photos that are small little boxes.

: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.

: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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Hello everyone!! :D

So this is the comment on declined photos that I get the most.

And it's a very simple question to answer, does your photo match
up with others in the gallery? Quality etc? Then the problem with your
photo was with which folder you submitted it to, in your case, the wrong one.

I think a lot of you think that it's easy to run a group and it takes no work at all.
Because SO MANY people submit to the WRONG FOLDER every time they submit,
no matter how many times I comment explaining why, they keep doing it. And then
they leave the group because they simply cannot submit to the right folder.

When I first started this group, well, all my groups in fact, I let the folder thing slide
and I would accept the photo and switch the photo to the proper folder myself, this is
just way too much work on my end. So it is a must to be able to place a photo in the
proper folder in which it belongs to. So, with this I will explain the groups folders and
which photos will only be accepted within them. Even though EVERY folder has a
description inside of it as to what you should submit to that certain folder :shrug:

Lets start....

: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 :nod: 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. Plus, the model must be showing nudity. If they are clearly nude but everything is innocently covered it is not a nude portrait, on the brink for sure but it doesn't belong in this folder just yet.

: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. 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.

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So, I really hope this helps a lot of people out. Because this group has been becoming a stress to me because of how people are submitting so carelessly to the group and THEN I get mean comments on denied photos when it's not my problem, it's the problem of whomever is submitting without caring.


Thank you to every single who member who cares and respects this group enough to read the rules, journals and even my helpful comments on denied photos. You are the members who make running groups a breeze. And you all know who you are :nod: :heart: :thanks: If it weren't for members like you, I'd close every one of my 4 groups.
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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.

Group Avatar/Photo is a photo by one of our very own Contributors cbyn!
I asked for permission before I ever did anything. Original photo below :]
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stevenfields Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Thank you very much! Hug 
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome :D
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D
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xc222 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D
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Elysium6 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :rose:
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome :D
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DawidRayFriebe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for submitting my portrait to your gallery ;)
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome :D
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