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Sprouts Divider by Kawiku
Our amazing group icon was made by the wonderful xChikushodo

:spotlight-left: Welcome to best-dogs! :spotlight-right:

Want to Join? Just send a join request! But before you start submitting, lets cover the ground rules...

:damphyr: First off, this group is for domestic dog photography only
:damphyr: Also, this group is for your best photographs only so please don't get discouraged if one of you deviations gets declined
:damphyr: You are free to ask questions regarding why a deviation was declined, I would hate to leave anyone without an explanation. But don't throw a temper tantrum or you will get kicked out immediately
:damphyr: I've listed all the reasons why a deviation may be declined below these rules, please read over them!
:damphyr: We are very lenient with submissions whereareas some other photography groups are not. Just make sure your photo is decent and has the correct asthetics
:damphyr: There is no submission limit at the moment, so feel free to submit as many of your best pictures as you wish
:damphyr: This group is NOT exclusively for pure-bred dogs, mutts and wolf dogs are allowed as well
:damphyr: We accept ALL dog photograph submissions to favorites despite quality
:damphyr: Just follow these simple rules and guidelines I'm sure you will have a great time in this group!

:spotlight-left: Reasons why a submission may be declined :spotlight-right:
Lets face it, Everyone hates getting their submissions to groups declined. But since this is a photography group called "Best-Dogs" we try to stay true to our name and have the best photos we can. So here are the main reasons a deviation my be declined:

:bulletblue: Blurry:bulletblue:
Blurry photos aren't as visually appealing as a clear photo, try and keep your photography as clear as possible.

:bulletblue: Unnecessary Background:bulletblue:
Sometimes there is far to much background visible in the picture. An example of this would be if the background takes up about 90% of the photo and the subject only takes up 10% and is hard to see. If the extra background adds to the photo, keep it. If it takes away from the photo, crop the picture.

:bulletblue: Glares and Red-eye:bulletblue:
When a flash is used, it can sometimes cause a glare on the dogs eyes, or red-eye. It may even cause something in the background to glare, like a window for example. This really detracts from the photo, so try and avoid this issue! And keep is mind that natural glares, such as those from the sun/lens flares, can actually add to a photo and make it more original.

:bulletblue: To Dark, Bright:bulletblue:
If a photo is to dark or bright (as in you can't see the main subject of the photo appropriately because of the lighting) it will be declined. The #1 exception to this are silhouette photos. Its also okay to have a very dark or very bright photo, just make sure its a good photo and most of the subject is visible before you submit it to the group.

:bulletblue: Noisy or Busy:bulletblue:
When taking a good photo, make sure your main subject(s) are the focus point of the picture. If there is a person or something else in the photo with the dog, make sure your attention is mostly drawn to the dog, or equally between the dog and person/object. Its also important to make sure you don't have anything random in your photo like someones knee. This severely detracts from the photo and should be avoided at all costs.

:bulletblue: Other:bulletblue:
Time stamps, a key part of your canine cropped out of a photo, etc...there are several other things that I did not mention here, but I made sure to list the main problems. Feel free to ask the founder any questions regarding why a photo was declined, or anything else your curious about.








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Meemzer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Thank you for accepting me as a member. ^u^
Cobalt-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Sure thing! We're happy you wanted to join :>
Unkopierbar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for the request! :)
Cobalt-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Your welcome! Im happy to have your photography featured in my group :D
Ryoo-09 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
aww, thank you for asking me join to group ^^
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