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MOEVIEW is Aaron Molina 6:29pm, 11 August 2007
I changed the amount of photos one can post in a day from 8 to 4. Not that there has been a problem with any posting but it will result in better thought of what work we do post to the group? Please let me know if this is wrong or what you may think. Personally I think I need to limit some of my posting to my better more interesting work.

We should address the question ....

Is DPG a place for all and any posting or should we focus on quality not quantity?

Please let me know what you think... This is everyone's group. Let democracy begin... Aaron...
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I think that postings to the pool should be focused on quality, but with an understanding that if someone wants to share a photo that is fun, interesting or whatever, but maybe not the best quality, that that is okay. The awesome thing about this group is that it is small, it is local, and some of you know each other personally (and hopefully more of us will be able to meet in person eventually). So as a group that in many ways are more than just internet acquaintances, I think it is fun to just share work that is maybe fun, but not our best stuff necessarily. That's just my opinion though.
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edgeways 11 years ago
I've a bigger concern that this will just turn into another flickr group for people, and they won't actually interact. I'd support a mandate that members must be active somehow in DPG other than just posting pics over trying to objectively judge what is good enough to stay in the pool.
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maxcaven 11 years ago
I like the group for the discussions.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
i agree w/ max on the discussion

and i do think about which pics i post to the group, even though i post a bit. if somebody likes the one picture out of a seires i post in the group, they'll probably check out the rest of the pics in my photostream so i don't fill up the group pool. recently i've started to go through and filter out some of the pics i have posted to the group pool in the past.

sure i post a bit of pics to the group, and i'll look though the pool at others pictures, but i come here to discuss stuff w/ people.

and as a group of this size, i don't think we should need to worry about how many photos people post. as long as we continue to keep the discussions active (all 10 or so regulars lol) i think this group will be just fine.

just my thoughts
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duluthiscool 11 years ago
quality seems to be a good idea... and so it seems does limiting the number of posts... to something reasonable... so that one "poster" doesn't overwhelm the other images with just their own...

i like the discussions of course... we could also request and/or require that for every X number of photo posts, you must comment on Y number of other images? although... i am not really interested in policing such a policy... so maybe a "request" that you do some form of interacting with other photo posters is a nice and good thing to do? well... even if we didn't request it... it is still a nice thing to do...
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Karl W. 11 years ago
I see to many words....
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duluthiscool 11 years ago
i see *too* few letters ;)
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Yea the main reason I was thinking about this topic was over posting and not seeing everyone's work. If anyone is like me they don't dig for the photos as much as I should. So if Karl posts a killer shot and then Granitoid posts 10 shots I may just miss out on Karl's shot. So thats why I was thinking about a limit and quality. I think if we keep those things in mind there would be no reason to make any changes at this point. By the way I posted another invite on PDD for the group today. So invite your friends to join up.
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what's PDD?
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Perfect Duluth Day. www.perfectduluthday.com/
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Karl W. 11 years ago
I just got that......
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edgeways 11 years ago
I think if we went that way, and I guess once it is explained out I see where you are coming from, we should even cut it further, say to two a day. force us to make conscious choice about what to post.

Have I said recently that I am slowly coming to favor the "constrained conditions" ethos? It makes things more difficult, but has the potential for better, more mindful work.
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Karl W. 11 years ago
two a day is good, sometimes is hard to pick between two photos
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Sweetlake 11 years ago
I'm for the 2 a day limit. I agree w/Moe that you miss good shots if there are too many at once.

I also like the idea duluthiscool put out there about comments. There are a few groups out there like that.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
the comments is a good idea, except i don't want people to comment on my pics only because they have to
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 11 years ago
Commenting is important, not only for the photographer to get feedback and advice to learn more, but for the commenter as well. Learning to critique an image will allow you to look closer at how you photograph your images.
If you can look at a pic and say Wow, if you had stopped down a couple more stops you would have nailed the DOF and had your image sharp from front to back. If you can recognize those types of things, you will be learning more before you know it.
I know, being a member on a couple photo forums and getting critique, reading what others have posted about images has helped me immensely.
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edgeways 11 years ago
Ok, I changed the posting limit down to 2 a day, if there is a rebellion it can be adjusted again.
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