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Rules at a glance

:heart:Hey all, and welcome to #Closeup-Photography

In this group members may submit their deviations that fall under the MACRO category.

:bulletblue: P L E A S E - R E A D :bulletblue:
all of the following may be found on our FAQ page here
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:bulletblue: To become a member hit the "Join Our Group" button.

:bulletblue: To submit your art, click the "Contribute Art" button.

Gallery submission rules:
:bulletgreen:Please only give us your best work.
:bulletgreen: Only members of the group may submit their work.
:bulletgreen: We now accept 2 submissions per user every Week!
:bulletgreen: The image should be technically spot on (good sharpness, focus, proper lighting, composition, etc...) (Obviously there are some exceptions for softness in an image, depending on the subject matter being shot.)
:bulletgreen: The image must be Macro or Close-Up. If the image does not seem to be "Close-Up" enough, it will be declined (judgement call by the admins).
:bulletgreen: You may submit any category of macro photography that you like using the 1:1 or 1:3 ratios. *this means that anything bigger than 2 inches (5 cm) captured whole in the frame may be declined for size alone.*
:bulletgreen: We DO Accept HDR Images Now!!! But they must be submitted to the HDR folder ONLY!
:bulletred: Images Must be submitted to the proper gallery folder or they will be declined!
:bulletred: Images with DA watermarks, or any watermark we think detracts from the image WILL BE DECLINED! Watermarks/signatures are fine as long as they do not take away from the quality of the photograph. (If you want to put a watermark on your image, but don't know how, view these tutorials: Creating a Signature in PS - and Creating a Signature in GIMP -
:bulletred: NO photo-shop filters that alter the essence of the image, NO collages, NO compilations, NO montages, NO textures, NO pictures of pen/pencil scribbles on paper, NO scraps.
:bulletred: Anyone who submits HATE art will be banned from the group.

Frames - We will allow frames that only add to the image and DO NOT overpower or distract from the focus of the image. While this is rule allows for manipulation with post photoshop tools, we understand that this minor addition can bring out the best in your art. Furthermore be warned that this rule opens your work to votes based on aesthetic quality.

Acceptance Criteria
:bulletblue: Images will be judged based on the above criteria, as well as:
:bulletblue: Whether or not the image is artistic and aesthetically pleasing.
:bulletblue: Whether or not the image is over-processed using Photoshop filters, etc.
:bulletblue: Each image now requires TWO Accept/Decline votes in order to be accepted into the gallery or declined. Each admin is required to full-view the image to ensure quality and determine if the image belongs in this group or not.

:star: We would like you to submit your best work to the club because we do reserve the right to reject any submission. if you have a question on why your piece was rejected feel free to ask us, otherwise an answer will NOT be provided.

:star: Please do not submit art if you can't handle the submission being rejected. We're not saying it will be rejected inevitably, but if you are going to get upset over the deviation being declined, please do not submit. If you leave nasty comments when your work is denied, you will be banned.

:star: Just because we deny your art DOES NOT MEAN we don't like it, and it doesn't always mean it isn't Macro either, see above for details, visit our gallery, or ask us for more information.

:star:Also if your piece was declined, do not resubmit it again and again, this only irritates us and you because we will keep declining it again and again. Ask us why is was declined instead of sending it back

Macro vs. Close-Up
Macro/Closeup photography is when you photograph something at a ratio of at least 1:1-1:4 magnification. Close-up photography is simply taking a picture "close-up" and filling the frame with that object.


Our icon is now our stamp, so just copy and paste
: iconcloseup-photography : without the spaces
:bulletblue:It would be great, if you could add "Closeup-Photography" in your journal somewhere.









Administration needed

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 6, 2013, 1:28 PM
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Hello Everyone,

Closeup is once again in need of help! We need voters for submissions. We have grown as a group and need more helpers to take on the task of voting. If you think you are dedicated to the task of voting on daily submissions or just want to take on a bigger role in general send us a request by note at closeup or to me personally amelie89

Look forward to hearing from you!


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Aenea-Jones Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why did you decline ?P U R E by Aenea-Jones
bexa Sep 17, 2013   Photographer
Thank you accepting petals and watercolours :)
The-Hollster May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not sure if my works would be accepted or not, my camera isn't majorly expensive but does have a Macro option. Works like this of mine: [link]
amarie28 Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer


The Winners of the FREE (without membership) 5 Photo’s being Feature in #QualityOverQuanity are:

amarie28 Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
voted :)
Orangutan-Klaus Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx for accepting my member request
alexgphoto Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the request :huggle:
NaomiiBoxPhotography Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey guys! Please check out my Photography page! [link] Thank you :D :heart:
pqphotography Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Submit your work to the group and if we like it maybe we will :)
Wonderful group! Thank you so much for the request and the invite!:hug:
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