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phlewte ADMIN September 21, 2011
Please review the Group Posting Guidelines before making new submissions to the group. Got a picture that doesn't quite fit within those guidelines? Try one of our "sister" groups! Milwaukee Strobist and People of the Cream City, Milwaukee, WI

Group Description

Photos from metropolitan Milwaukee and surrounding counties thereabouts, Wisconsin, USA
(See the Group Rules for posting)

QUICK LINKS
Group Rules
Thread for any questions about the rules
Previous Meetup Events
Previous Cream City Weekly Contests
For Sale: The Official Thread

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We do a weekly contest among members. The winner receives the dubious honor of choosing the theme for the next contest. Entrants and voters must be members of this group. Voting begins on Saturdays at 5:00 pm Milwaukee time, and closes at 5 pm on Sundays. Please post your entry using the 500 pixel size.

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We used to hold monthly meetups. There aren't as many active members these days, but if anyone would like to do it again, speak up!

Here are a few group photos from some of our meetups:

Group Shot Cream City Photowalk Group Milwaukee Flickr Meetup II Cream City Photowalk

The Very First Flickr Milwaukee Meeting, in August of 2006!
Milwaukee Flickr Meeting I


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Cream City:: Milwaukee, Wisconsin - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

Group Rules

With membership in this group busting at the seams, your Admins believe it's time for a little reminder about the purpose of the Cream City group. There are many great groups on flickr, and we'd like to think our little group is one of the best photo communities on the system.

How did it get that way? For starters, many of us have become good friends through the monthly photowalks and other group shoots. We also support each other by turning up in numbers at each other's exhibits and events so as to impress gallery owners. Cream City is a friendly, helpful group of people, and many are willing to lend a hand with opinions and advice. It's a cooperative group, and now we need your help.

The Admins believe that the pool has strayed from its original pupose. We've noticed a strong uptick in non-Milwaukee-related submissions. So for starters, let's review the purpose of the group.

“Photos from metropolitan Milwaukee and surrounding counties thereabouts, Wisconsin, USA”

The Admins interpret this statement of purpose to include publicly accessible areas and events in the greater Milwaukee area. In other words, your Cream City pool submissions should have some identifiable Milwaukee-area public location or event, or the shot is probably best left for another group.

Let's look at a few practical examples.

1. A photo from your sister's baby shower taken at a private party in a private apartment is a “no thank you.” However, pictures of people at the Polar Bear Plunge or a parade are a "yes."

2. A perfect still life of pretty flowers (or pretty models for that matter) taken in the Milwaukee area that is so tightly cropped it could have been taken anywhere in the world is a “no thank you,” while a still life of pretty flowers (or pretty models for that matter) with The Domes structure in the background is a “yes.”

Please title and copiously tag your photos. This should help you decide if the Cream City pool is right for your photo. If the title is simply a woman's name or a type of flower, maybe the Cream City pool isn't the place for it.

If you are submitting your photo to multiple groups, please take a moment to consider if submission to the Cream City pool is the right place for your photo. In general, if you're simultaneously submitting the photo to “Model Mayhem,” “Strobist,” “Black and White Models,” “Women In Lingerie,” “Women In Hotel Rooms,” and "Hot Blondes," maybe the Cream City pool isn't the right home for your picture, even if your model is smoking hot, and you totally nailed the light.

Now, here's the fun part. Rather than the Admins having to police the pool 24/7 and make admittedly subjective choices about which photos belong in the group, we're putting the burden on you, the proud members of the Cream City group. Please do your level best to adhere to the above guidelines.

Rules are a funny thing when applied to something as subjective as what one sees through a lens, aren't they? The Admins aren't here to crush your artistic soul, but we do feel a duty to maintain the group pool and keep it consistent with its founding principles.

Now, get out there, and have fun!

For those users in the CC:MKE group looking to share more of their photographs with friends from Milwaukee, please also check out these groups:

People of CC:MKE - www.flickr.com/groups/peopleofccmke/
Milwaukee Strobist - www.flickr.com/groups/milwaukeestrobist/

Additional Info

  • Members can post 3 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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