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☻M€rcỲ☺ ADMIN October 18, 2012
First, read the group description, rules as well as looking through the pool before you submit to the pool.

Don't submit:

* Naked/Half Naked women/men
* Isolated Portraits with no Film Noir theme
* Pets
* Most Children (depends on mood)

Find other groups for this stuff. Thanks!

Mood and theme is everything. Not everything stays in the pool once it's approved. Feel free to check out the "sticky" thread if you have any questions.

Group Description

"The term film noir means dark or black film. The French came up with the word in the late 1950s. The film noir style was developed in America in the 40s and 50s through dark crime dramas that were filmed with a shadowy type of cinematography."

Film Noir isn't just black and white photography, but a dark, gritty, moody feel. It's a time long lost. It's not just guns and girls playing dress up, but something far deeper than that. It's images that set up on the edge of your seat. They are mystery and something from the other side of the tracks. It's shocking just before you hit the horror wall.

For good examples of what belong in this group, please check out the Great Shots! thread. For examples of what has been removed from this group, check out the Pool Cleaning thread.

SOME TIPS:

* the photo should evoke a dark feeling - mystery, suspense, something sinister
* film noir is not horror or erotica
* black and white is very much preferred to color, but black and white by itself is not enough

THESE ARE REMOVED AUTOMATICALLY:

* isolated portraiture (portaiture against a solid neutral background)
* abstract images
* self portraits in mirrors where the camera is visible
* photos or screen captures from tv/movies.
* Pets, children, sunsets, & landscapes
* non photos (drawings, illustrations, etc)
* cheesecake/Beefcake shots
* Standard modern Street Photography
* Flowers, standard still lifes and anything that would fit on a hallmark card
* Pictures that you didn't take (family pictures, pictures of you taken by others, etc)
* Anything that violates Flickr TOS

We don't want similar shots that are already in the pool. We want something unique that is Film Noir. It can have the same subject, but please do something different with your shot that we haven't seen 400 times before. Give us quality, interesting composition and light, and mood. No snapshots. No simple desaturations. No pointless shadows. No blurry, boring same old stuff day in and day out.

This is a curated group. Not everything gets in and very few gets added to the pool. Feel free to check out the pool cleaning thread if you have any questions.


MOVIE REFERENCE

* The Third Man
* Touch of Evil
* Bunny Lake Is Missing
* The Killers
* etc.

Read here for further discussion.

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Group Rules

All these Types of Shots are not to be posted in the pool and will be rejected:

* Cheesecake Shots
* Standard Portraits
* Pets
* Standard Street Scenes
* Women or men scantily clad or even naked (that's more erotic than noir)

A black and white shot does not mean it will automatically be accepted into the pool.

Before you start posting photos take about ten minutes and check out the pool. Don't post unless you read the group rules and understand the group.

Not everything stays in the pool or is approved. Something may get approved, but later, removed in a pool cleaning.

We don't want shots that are already in the pool. We want something unique that is Film Noir. Please do something different with your shot that we haven't seen 400 times before. Give us mood. No snapshots. No simple desaturations.

No standard portraits of your family, girlfriends, children, yourself or boyfriends. If you take a photo of someone it HAS TO HAVE A FILM NOIR THEME.

This is a curated group. Not everything gets in and very few gets added to the pool. Feel free to check out the pool cleaning thread if you have any questions.

Additional Info

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