As for July 1, 2012, these are the new submission guidelines for our three galleries.
(a) All images require 5 yes or no votes to be allowed, regardless of who submits it.
(b) Members can submit up to 6 images per week, BUT only two galleries now: Digi and Filmie.
Edge is like Lighthouse, only the Curators can move work there. So, 3 submissions each gallery, 6 in total.
(c) Admins including Senior Members (Boatswain) can submit up to 9 images weekly, but only 3 to a specific gallery.
***The Featured Gallery – Formerly known as the Select Gallery
(a) No member can submit to this gallery.
(b) Once per month each GM team (Filmie, Digi, Edge) will select 5-10 images that will go the Featured Gallery.
(c) Shots that are featured in the Featured Gallery will also be Featured in The Yard's Journal + at off DA site Yard pages! Please be aware, that we assume that you agree, once you submit a photo in our group.
(d) If your image gets selected, you have a possibility to ask The Admin team to link your image on off site pages to your URL of desire.
***WHY THREE DIFFERENT GALLERIES (not counting the featured gallery):DIGI
Surely there are many that enjoy street images as much as the people in the Filmie Gallery, but use modern day equipment. So did Henri Cartier Bresson when he was starting out. Therefore we have a Gallery called Digi Gallery [link]
. A gallery that looks for classic street picks taken with digital equipment.
- Headed by the wonderful Stam FILMIE
Well many photographers are genuine film enthusiasts, and why shouldn't they be? Why not allow them to congregate and show off their work in a gallery of their own? Well we do, and that is why the Yard has a Filmie Gallery [link]
- Headed by the gifted Anja EDGE
Then we have the trouble makers, The Edge gallery [link]
. A gallery that explores, and probably often falls over the edges of what is street photography. On the other hand, the genre has undergone changes and moved from a branch of photojournalism to a specific genre of photographic fine art. Gone from a view that content and decisive moments are what it is all about, to images that have just a high degree – or sometimes higher – of form than content. - But then you people of the Edge gallery: do not think you know better than the rest. Most of your experiments are certain evolutionary dead ends, perhaps all of them are!
- Headed by the most traveled man alive, Lukas
THE YARD’S SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES
(a) We like better street shots from close, which put one right into the action, without totally rejecting shots from far, which showcase a carefully composed scene pleasing to the eye.
(b) We believe that B/W helps in a better composed picture, without the colour that sometimes is very destructing. Without rejecting street shots in which colour rather adds than subtracts from the picture.
(c) We are not fond of beggar and homeless shots, from people who just sit still, or from shots of people just passing in front of a poster. As a matter of fact, we don't like "just" shots! (Just another guy, Just another pretty girl, Just another back shot, just another street musician etc.) but are seeking for those special moments that take place out in public places with people interacting with their environment in a special, unusual, unique way which forms a story worth telling by an image.
(d) We are not fond of pictures of people shot from the back, unless we're talking about very special images.
(e) We believe that a good street shot needs nothing more than minor adjustments in contrast and sharpness.
(f) We like shots where even if one thinks one is close enough, one gets even closer!
(g) We believe that a shot is street, when one can smell the street in it, knowing that there are very different kinds of noses and that many street shooters if not all, smell with their hearts.
(h) We know that the street genre is a very misunderstood one, a very broad one, almost with no limits and is highly subject to each one's personal tastes. Some people's taste stink, some people's taste is excellent, some people's taste is getting better with time.FILMIE
(a) As the title says, these are guidelines, not rules.
(b) Obviously, as the name of our gallery suggests, we only accept pictures taken on film (that means only film, as stated, no digital shots with added grain or else that just make the shot look like it was taken on film. There is a digital gallery to submit to if you take pictures with a digital camera!). We accept both colour and black and white film.
(c) To make it possible for us to tell if your pictures are in the right place (Filmie Gallery) - that means if your pictures are really taken on film, please include information on the camera, lens & film you used to take the picture. If no information is provided, we will ask you to edit your deviation and provide us with what we want to know in order to approve your picture.
(d) We don‘t mind if pictures are taken with Dianas, Holgas, Polaroid film or else - whatever the camera or the film - as long as it‘s street (and taken on film), it falls into our guidelines.
(e) We won‘t accept any heavy post-processing, apart from contrast/curves/leves adjustments.
(f) So much for the technical side. - What is even more important, we look for pictures that suggest a story, show uncommon or funny situations, catch the viewers eye. We don‘t look just for any picture of people in the street, we want a decisive moment well caught, interaction between subjects and their surroundings, we want to see emotion - in a nutshell anything that would make us stop and look again.EDGE
(d) - EDGE FOLDER - no member can submit directly here anymore.
This is the place to Feature the best unorthodox work, known until now as “Edgy”, and will have curators to assure awesome quality, promote experimental kind of work, making it even more inspiring and appealing. So, from now on, all submissions can only be made to DIGI Folder or FILMIE Folder, making it easier for the Yard member, who´s only concern now is to shoot and upload.
Please feel free to watch the Edge gallery and draw your own conclusions if it has got a chance to make it in there! July 2012