Are you tired of seeing "crop this" notes on your pics? Do you like those photos the way they are? Do you enjoy the fun challenge of previsualizing (composing and cropping in your mind) before you shoot and do not want to photoshop it? If so, please share your uncropped & non-photoshopped (or other computer mannipluated) photos with us! Don't get me wrong; I enjoy cropping and altering some pictures but I also prefer keeping certain images untouched and unmanipulated after I photographed it. It's my humble attempt to transfer what I saw or envisioned with my mind to paper (or screen) with as few in-between steps needed. OK, now I have to put on my "controlling" hat and list some technique and subject matter guidelines: TECHNIQUE: WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED * No cropping. Full frame images only. * No dark room or photoshop (or other computer software) manipulations such as solarization, desaturating color, toning, masking, diptychs, tritychs, collages, any posters using those nifty flickr toys, etc. I enjoy those images using flickr toys as well but I do not post those here. TECHNIQUE: WHAT IS ALLOWED * Pre-Photographing and previsualizing filtering and applications. Camera techniques such as intentional blurring, long exposures, moving the camera while shooting, applying color or other filters in front of the lens (or thru your digital camera setting). Infrared film use is acceptable. * Slight contrast adjustment. Our eyes process light differently than what the camera meter reads so a little dodging and burning for contrast adjustment or red eye reduction is permitted No one has red eye in real life except in illness or an alcohol induced stupor. BUT NO EXTREME contrast changes for stylized effect. * Spotting. For the same reason, spotting of photos to eliminate white spots (dust particles in darkroom enlarger lenses which created white spots when one processed prints back in the film days) is also ok as that just helps the finished photo resemble what the photographer saw in his or her eye. Digital spotting to correct a bad scan is ok. SUBJECT MATTER: WHAT IS ALLOWED * Most subject matter should be fine; street photography, still life, travel, kids, sports, documentary, fashion, humor, portraits, abstracts, "those cute pets", self portraits, vegtables, etc. It could be posed or captured in an instant...meticulously arranged or impromptu. * But is it art?. While I would like the submitted photos to have been taken with some artistic thought I will not delete pics based on my own artistic tastes and filtering. This isn't a "delete me" type of group. I understand each person has a different interpretation on what they think comprises a good photograph. So, if you see what you may think is a simple, throw-away snapshot please don't sniff at it as your more "artful" contribution will not be everyone's cup of tea. :) SUBJECT: WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED * NO nudity (even fine art nudes). I want to keep this group open to as many people as possible. Some of us (myself included) enjoy the fine art of nude photography but we all know flickr has lots of other groups for this. (Pssst! You may post your uncropped/unaltered tasteful, art nude images to Purists (that's where I post mine). If you have nude or implied self portraits you may apply to the Ourselves group). * Please use good sense and common decency. I don't like deleting photos (and looking at the pool it contains a wide variety of images) but I reserve the right to remove, without explanation, any photo which I think might be tasteless, pornographic, just rude & invasive (like those "stalker" cleavage shots). I will also remove a photo if I think it does not fit within the no cropping/no photoshop guidelines. DO I NEED TO TAG MY PHOTOS OR POST REQUIRED COMMENTS? No. I use a html text-only tag on some photos I comment on from this group BUT this group does not have any shiny, animated gifs for commenting nor are there any required commenting stipulations. But please take a moment to comment on someone else's pic in this group rather than post and run. If you do wish to let someone know you saw their photo in this pool here is an optional comment tag: <a href="http://flickr.com/groups/whatyouseeiswhatyouget/">What You See Is What You Get</a> Which should look like: What You See Is What You Get Or if you want something less wordy and more vague and mysterious you can try <a href="http://flickr.com/groups/whatyouseeiswhatyouget/">YSIWYG</a> which will come out as Which should look like: WYSIWYG Photos which don't fit the guidelines will be removed from the pool. If one of your images has disappeared you may find the explanation in the group description/guidelines above. If you don't understand why your image has been removed please Flickr e-mail.the group admin. I won't be able to tell if all these shots have had no post production but let's go with the honor system. Thanks!
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