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longhairbroad ADMIN April 14, 2014
So many inappropriate images are submitted daily, it has become necessary to remove members in an effort to make them reread group rules before rejoining. Please see examples in the Hall of Appropriate threads or simply study the pool to learn what THIS group is about. Repeatedly rejoining and attempting to add non abstract, framed or signed images, etc. Will result in a ban.

Group Description

This group is dedicated to Abstract Photography.

It's about using a camera not to represent something but to create a feeling or sensation through the use of shape, color, texture, light and shadow.


PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

Inappropriate Images
NO iphone apps (See below)
NO heavy, (obvious), software editing.
NO heavy hardware editing. (abstracts created in the darkroom are not accepted)
NO photos of abstract paintings ( e.g., simple documents of an existing abstraction are not abstract photos ).
NO photos of art installations/sculptures ( ditto ).
NO superimposed signatures or copyrights ( use meta data please ).
NO borders or frames, (unless a very subtle one to define white area from surrounding, e.g.)
NO dead animals or road kill.
NO people.
NO pornography - if it qualifies as porn, it can't be abstract as well. If you have to ask, you're definitely in the wrong place.


For your convenience you can copy and paste the following code to leave a comment::
Admired at <a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/abstractphotos/">Abstract Photos</a>
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Need more help with posting images to threads? Please consult flickr help

Still perplexed?
- For more information READ THE THREADS and BROWSE THE POOL.
- Join the ongoing discussions in monthly "Is this abstract?" threads or just browse through the pool to see what this group is about.
(taking a look at the previous discussions before joining the new ones may help all the debaters.)

Warnings
Admins reserve the right to remove photos deemed unsuitable and post them in the related exposure threads.

About Banning
Membership is deleted only when felt necessary.
- if you can't distinguish a portrait from an abstract,
- if you have posted non-abstract images to the pool, and a review of your photostream shows no understanding of abstract as this group defines it
- if you disregard the rules and norms listed above.
-You continue to post photos that have been deleted from an administrator.
You're probably not welcome here!

Group Rules

This group is dedicated to Abstract Photography.

It's about using a camera not to represent something but to create a feeling or sensation through the use of shape, color, texture, light and shadow.


Participation Guidelines

Inappropriate Images
NO heavy software editing. (For example, obvious photoshop effects, multiexposures, computer generated graphics...)
NO heavy hardware editing. (abstracts created in the darkroom are not accepted)
NO photos of abstract paintings ( e.g., simple documents of an existing abstraction are not abstract ).
NO photos of art installations/sculptures ( ditto ).
NO superimposed signatures or copyrights ( use meta data please ).
NO elaborate borders.
NO dead animals or road kill.
NO people.
NO pornography - if it qualifies as porn, it can't be abstract as well. If you have to ask, you're definitely in the wrong place.

Here are examples of what should not be sent to this group:
Hall of... "Inappropriate" + Hall of... "Inappropriate" part deux

Appropriate Images
Here are some examples (click to go to the photo page) :
reinforcement Time and tide 1 unsync Thirtythree of Approximately Eightyfive
Dragonfly on Fire scratched iron I IMG_7682 urban bizarre 854
From Airplane to San Francisco LA1998 summer rain. Vases On A Store Shelf
There are many other excellent abstracts in the pool. These are highlighted in the monthly "Hall of Appropriate" threads.

Monthly Contest Winner's Gallery


Group / pool / discussion norms
Please do NOT do the following:
NO medium or large size images in threads - use SMALL size please.
NO re-posting of images removed by the admins & moderators
NO posting an image to the monthly contest if at the time of posting it is in question ("is this abstract" or "inappropriate")
NO posting "is my image abstract?" as new threads. These "look at my photo" threads will be closed/deleted. Use the current "Is this abstract?" thread instead.
NO starting new threads about "definition of abstract". Instead, please find an appropriate existing definition thread to add to.

Need more help with posting images to threads? Please consult flickr help


Additional Info

  • Members can post 1 thing to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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