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Old 06-05-2007, 05:05 PM #1
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Welcome to ST Photo

pho[*]tog[*]ra[*]phy n.
  • 1. The process or art of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces.
    2. The art, practice or occupation of taking and printing photographs
    3. A body of photographs

Small Talk photo is just a small corner of the PbNation universe dedicated specifically to photography and the people who love it. This forum is here for the serious (and sometimes not so serious) discussion of photography and all it’s elements.

For accomplished photographers this is a place to show off and talk about your trade, your art, your passion. It is also a place to share your knowledge and experience with others who aspire to be better photographers.

For aspiring photographers, photography enthusiast and weekend shutter-bugs, this forum is a great place to learn, get C&C (criticism and critique), ask questions, and learn about all things photography related.

Please bare in mind that while anyone with a camera can take a picture, having a camera does not make you a photographer. The simple act of creating a snapshot by pointing a camera at something and pressing the shutter release button does not make you a photographer. Putting time and effort into your craft, studying, learning and striving to create the best photograph possible makes a person a photographer. You don’t have to be a photographer to post here but it is important for you to know the difference between a snap shot and a photograph that someone has put actual work and effort into making.

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    2. Absolutely no nudity. Images with obvious nudity, exposed genitals and female nipples are not allowed. Links to any site containing such images is also not allowed.

    3. No flaming or trolling. Critiquing a photo does not require flaming. Does this mean you can’t tell someone there photo sucks? Not at all. If you think someone’s photo sucks you are free to be honest about that. But keep it about the photo. Comments like “drink bleach” “you suck at life” “kill yourself” will not be tolerated.

    4. Don’t cry about C&C if you asked for it. If you can’t take criticism, don’t ask for criticism. Asking for C&C is basically giving someone a license to rip you to shreds. If you’re too sensitive to handle that… then don’t ask for it. C&C is rarely positive even for the best photographers here. But if everyone just told you your photos were great you’d never get any better.

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I'm not saying that stupidity should be punishable by death. But I do think we should remove all the warning labels and let the problem take care of itself.

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