About Amazing Image: Event
This group is part of a series of more then 150 groups. Its admin team selects and invites the best photos found on flickr. About 50 of the groups are active already. The other 100 groups are still waiting for additional administrators to help with the necessary inviting of images.
Currently in almost all groups I am the only administrator. The complete group series will has more than 150 groups. I will need help to get all groups running at a more reasonable speed. If you want to join the admin team and help with the inviting send a flickr mail to Andreas Helke.
In contrast to a normal flickr group the administrator selection of all images in the Amazing Image group series makes sure that all the images in the group have almost the same high quality as the best photos of the group shown in the flickriver badges.
The interestingness sorted view of many of the group pools . This is a central feature of this group series. Check it out. The show is impressive if you select one of the large photo sizes inside the flickriver show. You can press the space bar to operate in its manual slide show mode. This avoids scrolling all the images. For some photos flickriver only shows the medium size. The flickr slide show is better at showing photos large because it ignores the size restrictions specified by the photos owner. It always shows the large size if it was uploaded at all. I try to avoid inviting photos that don´t show a large version in the flickriver tool. And particularly photos that don´t even show large in the flickr slide show.
Some of the more interesting groups are shown in the badges below:
This group is part of a new series that assembles some of the best photos found on flickr in a series of linked groups with a narrow topic in each group.
This group will only accept photos invited by its administrator. One of the places the administrator will check for invitable photos will be the submission queue of the group itself. So if one of your photos is good enough just try to add it to the group and see if it ends up in the group pool. If the group has no active moderation queue the group is not set up yet and the pool will be cleaned later.
There are no formal requirements for entry into the group pool. But I expect that the photos that have the required quality will have 10 to more than 100 favorites already. And a lot of comments and views too. But the main selection criterion is the simple question "Would I be disappointed if my invitation was declined?" So an amazing photo with just 20 views and nothing else gets invited if it passes the test of this question.
Frames should be minimal or better not there at all. A collection of images with different frames rarely looks good on a computer monitor.
I have created two special groups for the photos that are amazing but have a distracting frame.
The photo needs to show a large version the viewing tool from flickriver.com. Otherwise I wont invite your photo into this group series. I found that the large image view on flickriver to be one of the most important and impressive features of the group. I did not yet pay attention to the size for my first few invitations. So you´ll see some small images too.
If your photo does not show a larger version even in flickrs own slide show viewer your photo might be removed from the group later.
Photos with restrictions on showing larger sizes behave differently in those two players. The flickr slide show does not respect the members size restriction settings and always shows the large size if it is available on the flickr image servers. Flickriver currently is hampered by missing features of the flickr api and often shows the images of non pro members smaller than needed.
The latest feature of the group series is a Exhibition gallery group. Two full group pages of photos from each invited member create an exhibition.
If you are interested to present your own less spectacular photos join the Amazing Image: Photography Discussion group. The rules about lack of frames and allow to view a large enough size in the flickriver tool or at least in the flickr slide show still apply here.
This is a public group.
- Accepted media types:
- Accepted content types:
- Photos / Videos
- Screenshots / Screencasts
- Illustration/Art / Animation/CGI
- Accepted safety levels: