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Make sure before you submit that your photo is GOOD, if you dont think it's good, we wont either!

The standard of work here is very high, if your work isn't accepted it is because either:
- The image isnt regarded to be of a sufficient standard (that doesn't mean that your photo is bad)
- A similar image or location is already in the gallery
- You have too many images in the gallery

If you wish to know why an image is rejected please politely request feedback. You will not get feedback otherwise, not everyone wants their images critiqued. Some requests for feedback may still go unanswered if the contributors are busy.

- Please keep the number of similar images you submit down. For example I could submit 150 Dartmoor images, but 5 would be more appropriate in ensuring that other areas of our landscape arent drowned out!

- Try to submit images of locations where possible. Wider views are preferable to silhouettes of trees for example, but if you think an image is of a high enough standard and belongs here, please submit it.

Above all, this group is for sharing art, it is not a venue to boost ego's or show off, so please treat the group, members and contributors courteously.

Here are some examples of why images are rejected:
- They are over edited
- They are underexposed
- They are snapshots of sunsets
- They are poorly composed/arranged/balanced
- The light is not suited to the subject
- The subject itself is not interesting or does not represent the British landscape
- It's a good shot but its a heavily over photographed location and your image doesn't stand out.

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SvenMueller Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
May I ask why do you accept pictures that weren't captured in the UK?
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
I just had to take a quick look through the submissions to see which shots were not UK based and noticed the first ones to jump out at me were the groups founder, so i'm guessing thats why their there :)
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cannibalmoth Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hi :) just wandering if you could tell me why my 2 photos were declined... i am not offended, i understand you have a high standard in the group but i am only a beginner in photography and would take advice or constructive criticism happily. 
the links to the photos :) 
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Hi

Please do not take offense at the following (I'm bad with words lol).

I know what beginning photography is like.  It takes a lot of reading and researching and learning the tools of the trade. You really need to understand light and exposure and how your camera works.

With nature photography its also about understanding natural light and the weather as well as the dedication of scouting out a spot and returning to it numerous times to catch it at the right moment. (If you've ever heard the phrase right place at the right time you'll know what I mean:)).

In relation to why your shots were rejected from the group, for my part these shots are run of the mill 'snapshots'. There's no fantastic natural light to make the scenes, the shots are slightly underexposed and the composition of each could be improved.

When working with nature - the best light of the day is the first hour after/before sunrise/sunset. This is called the 'golden hour' where light is soft, warm and shadows are softer, (not so dark that it ruins the contrast of the shot). You also get added effects such as mist and fog depending on the time of year which can add atmosphere, mood and feeling to the scene.

My advice would be to practice getting out and about and revisiting the scene in better light conditions after learning about exposure and how to use the natural light :)
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cannibalmoth Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the feedback and no, i take no offence. 
i will take everything you have said into consideration on my next trip... thank you for the advice. :) 
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
anytime. just whistle if you need any tips!
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younghappy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have an image taken in the Republic of Ireland I'd like to submit.  It's not in the UK, but is in the British Isles, can I still submit it?
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Personally i'm inclined to say no as if we make one exception, we'd have to make it for everyone. Ultimately Alex has the final say :)
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younghappy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh absolutely, I understand :)  I had it in the back of my mind somewhere that I once read that this group accepted photos from the British Isles, of which Ireland is a part of.  But no worries if that is not the case; most of my pictures are from Scotland anyhow :)
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Might be an idea to IM Alex the founder. I'm not sure about the British Isles bit - I can't see why not.
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