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Hello, dear members of :iconcompelling-photos:! :dummy:


We want you to know that we do not accept every picture here. Think about your submissions and only submit your best ones. That's why we reduced our
submission limit to 1 deviation per week.

Second, READ about what picture belongs to what folder! Pictures not being submitted to the right folder will be declined!


:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Featured:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Our 'Featured'-folder is not a 'well, I do not know where to submit to.. I'll submit to Featured'-folder.
Our featured-folder is for the best of the best. So please do only submit your pictures if you really think your picture is worth it!

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Surreal:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Pictures submitted to the surreal-folder are on the crossover of reality and surrealism.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Animals:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
As the name says it, pictures submitted to this folder contain animals.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Nature:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Nature pictures can be landscapes, waterscapes, sky pictures, flowers, trees etc.
It's widely spread.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Conceptual:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Important: Some people submit a flower picture and say 'the birth of life'. That's not a great concept. We search for well-executed concepts.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Macro:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
We do not look at the official macro guidelines ("The classical definition is that the image projected on the "film plane" (i.e., film or a digital sensor) is close to the same size as the subject." wikipedia.org) which means that also 1:4 or 1:2 pictures can be a macro shot.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:People and Portraits:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Everything concerning people photography is welcome here.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Still Life:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Same as 'People and Portraits', but only with Still Life. That can be fruits, necklaces, clocks, etc.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Mature Content:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Pictures which are signed as 'Mature Content Pictures' (no matter if +18 or lower) MUST be submitted to this folder. No matter if it has got a concept or is monochrome or is square. It has to go there.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Others:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Submissions to this folder do not fit into the other folders.

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We abolished the "Square"- and "Monochrome"-folders, because they were quite confusing.






If you are unsure about where to submit to: Look at our gallery.

Submitting to the right folder does not mean that your picture is automatically approved!
We have got a high level and want to exhibit only the best ones.
But please do not feel offended if a picture of yours is declined. Ask why it has been declined and we'll try to give you a little feedback.
When you're asking about why your picture got declined:
*Be polite!
*Ask with a full sentence.
*No commands like "Tell me why".

*Please also remember that we have a lot of pictures to look at everyday (most of them are not accepted) so don't spam the group with questions if all your pictures are declined.


Have a great day! :heart:

dragonfly-oli, founder of Compelling-Photos

Massive community project: What makes you special?

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 9:42 AM


Hi guys! 
This journal deals about YOU, yes you! You, a small part of the deviantART community, yet so shining and unique.
We all, we are the ones who make deviantART what it is today. All the shining artists creating diamonds and droplets of life and sharing them in a loving and caring community..

I want to unite all of these lovely artists. Please share what makes you special. Why do you love your kind of art? What art do you do? What is your passion? Share your personal story. Introduce yourself! I will start so that you can see what I mean..


I am Olivia, 21 years old and I am from Germany.
When I got a little digicam in March 2010, I never thought I would want to continue photography, but when my granddad died in April 2010, I realized that life is too short to let it simply happen, but also too long to remember every part of it. A photograph would capture the feelings, the moments, the thoughts behind these moments. And that was when I started photography.
I worked hard in summer 2010 to achieve my biggest goal: I bought my first DSLR. It is the only DSLR I ever had, and it still works great, although it looks like an old grandma now (many scratches): my Nikon D5000.
Of course every artist has to find his kind of art for himself, and so I started spreading my interests. First I totally was into Portraits, but I quickly knew this would not be the sector of photography of my preference. Then I tried out landscape photography. It was great to use the 18mms of my kit lens, but I did not know anything about composition, so my landscapes looked quite dull. Additionally, I never found any great locations. 
Then, in February 2011, I found my first ladybug. I always liked them, since I could put them on my finger and help them fly away. Additionally they were tickling so nicely. So I thought: You tried so many sections of photography, why don't you try the macro section? So I tried to catch the ladybug in the best macro-way possible. Of course kit lenses cannot achieve a great magnification, but then I realized the bokeh, and fell in love with it immediately. I still love bokeh and try to always use it in my images. 
So what makes me special? I think it is my passion, my will to create a new world. I want to make people see what they normally cannot see. The little things in life people oversee or things people do not even notice because they only look into the air, where the birds fly. Or look into their phones, because they got a new facebook notification. I want to create my own little fairytale, and I invite every watcher of my pictures to dream with me. I want to make a little flower a special guest in my fairytales. I want to show the beauty of nature. And I want you all to realize the beauty in nowadays world.


I hope you will enter my challenge. Be positive, and praise your positive traits!

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:iconmj-magic:
mj-magic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for accepting my photo! :heart:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for declining my photos with no reason given.
Bye!
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: ty for accepting me :)
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your group was mentioned in this journal: mrs-durden.deviantart.com/jour…

Just thought I'd let you know :D

Regards
Nina
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings!

Prettyflour here from :iconstunningphotography: 

We are hosting a contest and are asking our affiliates to help us with prizes. We were wondering of there is any chance your group would be willing to do a Feature for our winners?

Anything you could do to help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your time!
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