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Journal Entry: Tue Apr 19, 2011, 1:32 AM


What is STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Yard Collective features 4 main Galleries


1. The Street Photography Gallery (where everyone is welcome to submit their photos)
2. The Featured Gallery (where once per month, administrators of the group will select 5-10 images that will be showcased in the Featured Gallery and will be featured in a special Yard feature)
3. The Crew's Collection Gallery (where the admins of the group, suggest images from dA's street photographers)
4. The Street Basics Gallery (where you can find info, tips and tutorials about street photography in general)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


(a) Images submitted to the group's Street Photography Gallery are accepted after the administrators vote on them.

(b) Everyone can submit up to 2 images per week, except from the crew of the group who can submit up to 1 image only.
   
(c) You may ask for a critique if your image is not accepted on the group and if time permits, you will get one.

(d) All images should be submitted to the "Street Photography" gallery.

(e) Only admins can submit street photos that caught their attention to the "The Crew's collection" gallery.

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:icondurgatruex:
DurgaTruex Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
One question, due to the predominance of b+w in your group, are you not in favor of color images?
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:iconmyraincheck:
myraincheck Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
no, it is just that a lot of street photographers convert their images in b/w :D
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:iconikarisou:
Ikarisou Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
street photography has a tradition of black and white, but there are lots of street photographers who shoot predominantly in colour - we don't favour any of them. some pictures work better in b/w, some in colour...
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Turin231 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lately there were more declines than usual because of the standard changing but all those declines are done without any comment...I would be nice to have at least a brief comment on why that is. How are the submissions going to improve if people don't know why they are declined. And i know if it is requested it is done but this I think should be the default, unless some one says he does not need a comment on the decline...
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Managing a club is already a significant effort on behalf of those volunteers involved. Much as I take your point, as you say anybody can request an explanation if desired. A brief comment is not always possible as accept/decline is the result of the votes of 5 people, who often disagree.
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:iconmyavatar:
myavatar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This may seem contradictory, but my personal opinion of the digi classic guidelines is that it is too much of a personal opinion.
Saying how you prefer black and white, and for people to get closer, if this group is about street photography it should accept all street photography not one narrow branch of it.
I think the most important part is the quality of the photo which.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Photographer
(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.
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:iconk-tones:
k-tones Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Reads like an improvement to the guidelines before. I hope colour(ed) streets are still going to be accepted from me every now and then ;) ...
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
l e t . s e e . w h a t . h a p p e n s ...
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Clear & precise :nod:
M'Lord Tam knows what's what :#1:
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:iconnunocanha:
NunoCanha Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
"Great rules, Great"... guidelines. :)
Clear, fair, and protective of the "street style".
Keep up the great work, i´m a fan.
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
:boogie:

Stam is the Man! (H ewrote the digi classic rules)
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:iconnunocanha:
NunoCanha Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great.
You guys make me want to grab my camera and go outside!
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
>>>>> > > > > > GO!

:)
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Photographer
Can we submit other photographers works?
If yes, can we submit non-member works?

You know I like to introduce photographers I can discover when I feel they suit for the group perfectly.
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I liked the ability to show in "featured" some good works from around the place.

What I didn't like about it was that in the end non-members got better exposure than people who joined the group, which didn't seem very fair.
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Photographer
I understand the point about the exposure.
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Can we submit other photographers works? YES, but if you are not at admin level it will lessen the amount of your images you can propose to a gallery per week.

If yes, can we submit non-member works? No, but invites to the club can be sent!

You know I like to introduce photographers I can discover when I feel they suit for the group perfectly. - I like this about you!

Hmmm

Pelle
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Photographer
Great! :boogie:

For knowing who's member or not, invitations is a good tool ;)
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
please explain, I am half chimpanzee (Ruotsi) you know...
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Photographer
Oh, and what's your other half?

I don't have other tool for knowing who is member and who isn't and not everybody has a list of their groups in their main page.
If the artist is member I'll get to know it when I try to send the invitation.
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
So either you find out that they aren't a member when the request is sent or if it gets rejected then you know they aren't.

Clever!

Will steal your method!

PS. Well I am 100% svenskjävel, which automatically infers that I am 50% chimp! :lmao:
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Photographer
:lol:

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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
:lol:
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Photographer
Long time I wasn't active in the Yard, so I came in to check on the present submission rules, and I must say: Very well done... can't be clearer, really :) - Good job and thanks for all the work you people do for this club.

One question still - to me it would be helpful how you count the weeks: Sunday to Saturday - Monday to Sunday - [...] ?
I mean: it's Sunday today, and I submitted one photo yesterday - so... would today's one be the second of last week, or the first of this coming week?
Nothing as simple as counting to two, isn't it LOL :lol:
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Thanks. And I wish I knew :D Hope someone else has the answer!
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Photographer
LOL - I hope so too! :D
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:iconfripturici:
fripturici Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
you know you can set the number of submissions possible for the member :D
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
One of us is clearly missing something. Maybe you should read it over once more ;)
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:iconfripturici:
fripturici Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I'm pointing out the fact that I can submit more than one pic per category :D and I'm just a member :D
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Can you? As I recall you submitted one to portrait and one to monthly, which is in accordance with the submission limits as published :)
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:iconfripturici:
fripturici Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
i've submitted about 4 images, but have withdrawed them after reading the rules..:D
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks for the info. I'll look into it

And thanks for reading and following the submission guidelines - that must be worth a prize ;)
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:iconnirka:
Nirka Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
The last sentence said it all: "If you break the law, your submission will be cast into the Fires of Decline... unless enough admin really like it."
And that's true. Art depends so much on subjectivity of the viewers. It's a long time debate.
Thank you for clarifying the rules, thank you for your involvement, and thank you for doing this job so well.
:clap:
Long live to The Yard Collective club !!
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
there are more than a few get through on a majority vote :nod:

thanks for the support. we do what we can :)
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
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:boogie:
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:iconkel-----bel:
Kel-----Bel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
:nod: Well said! Rule are a good thing! Keep up the great work!
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:iconthe-invisiblefriend:
The-InvisibleFriend Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
hahahaha. so well written.

"(a) Shots shall not have selective coloring"
Laughed so hard! i'll get never bored of that.

I still dont understand the "street portrait" category though.
To me, it just looks like people stalking strangers using zoom lenses. I always thought "street portrait" was about meeting someone on the street, saying hello, then, taking the photograph. so in other wards, there is a greeting somewhere in between. I am wrong about this?

I dont think these rules work:
(c) Shots shall be of a person, and not some kind of animal, domestic or wild. Animals can be quite interesting in the city which is completely out of their normal context. animals in public? whats wrong with that!

(d) Shots submitted to monthly gallery shall contain something interesting this is just really subjective and vague.

e) Shots submitted to monthly gallery shall not be of people randomly walking :confused:

anyway, its all up to the admins, and thats all good. all these rules might scare new commers though. sweet.
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
"I am wrong about this?"

Depends who you ask!

I think it needs to be polled, but that's my personal view, not the club's

Most of the rules are subjective. Not much can be done about that apart from having admin voting where we will undoubtedly question each others taste and sanity daily :D There are people who believe there are absolute rules in street, but they are all delusional (ehhh, my own personal view again ;))
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:iconthe-invisiblefriend:
The-InvisibleFriend Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
:faint:

god, I left out some words.
please ignore that first paragraph :no:

suppose to say "I understand. there are no "absolute" rules, except, since the genre is a sub-categoary of photojournalism, I think you guys should be strict on fake images.
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
On postprocessing everybody has a different lines. And on "faked2 shots that's a whole other thing - some say a shot's posed, others say no, the deviant says it's not, and blah blah blah

We all have other things to do in our lives than worry about whether a "fake" shot gets through once in a while ;)

If you don't like a shot, hit "x" - job done :)
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The-InvisibleFriend Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
hahahah. ok ok ok. true, worrying about fakeness is ridiculous.

on the whole, im happy to see the (updated) "guide lines". :peace: I also love the discussions this club, so keep it up!
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:iconthe-invisiblefriend:
The-InvisibleFriend Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
*strit* = strict
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:iconthe-invisiblefriend:
The-InvisibleFriend Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I understand. there are no "absolute" rules, except, since it the genre is a sub-categoary I think you guys should be strit on faking images.

I think some more emphasis need to be placed on "Shots shall not have excessive post-processing"

I've seen way to much of these types of things lately [link] and yuh, fake depth of field, is....pretty uuuh....well lets just say its not very nice.
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ali is doing a hell of a job!!!
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Awwww, :blush:

:)
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010   Photographer
:nod:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010   Photographer
One thing is missing, I think...
How many submissions per day/week/month are allowed?
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
old guidelines:

[link]
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:iconcheekymonkeyali:
cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
The old guidelines did have a 1 per week from senior to select gallery (I never knew it either!). As far as I know that was the only submission limit.

I'm in favour of having some, but they need to be discussed I think
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