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On Behalf of Grand-Photography, I'd like to welcome everyone to this international group. We are not only here to bring artists who are photographers together but also to show our love & passion for photography!

Sponsorship Opportunity: take part in our contests by helping raise prizes and rewards for winners. Be presented and promoted by having your names/thumbnails advertised on contest pages and winner blogs. For more information contact the founder by sending a note

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Works of art are only accepted if:
:bulletblack: they are photographies of high quality/focus/clarity
:bulletpink: they have great framing/interesting focal point
:bulletblack: they have a composition balance: contrast/lighting
:bulletpink: they have a proper saturation/vibrancy

We take your submissions very seriously and are using a voting system of three to determine whether your work gets accepted or rejected. Each rejection receives a structured justification of our actions for your information.

Members are allowed to submit up to 1 work per week (assignments and contests are individual). They are allowed to participate in all assignments and competitions that will be taking place. Everyone is welcome!!

Contributors are allowed to submit up to 4 works per week (assignments and contests are individual). They are allowed to participate in all assignments and competitions that will be taking place. They have exclusive access to the group's information and direct submission when uploading their works to dA. They also get to vote on submissions and promote works to the featured folder. Currently this position is open, if you're determined to help out and be responsible it would be a pleasure to have you as one of our contributors and be part of the Admin family!

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Note: Each folder has 12 different interesting facts!!
Check Them Out!! (All In All 168 Interesting Facts)

:bulletorange: Featured: randomly best works chosen
:bulletgreen: Abstract+Surreal: creative art + beyond reality
:bulletgreen: Animals: all forms of living nonhuman creatures
:bulletgreen: Architecture: buildings, bridges, & monuments
:bulletgreen: Commercial: advertisements, business, and fashion
:bulletgreen: Conceptual: photos of all sorts with thinking aspects
:bulletgreen: Macro: close detailed shots
:bulletgreen: Miscellaneous: unspecified photography
:bulletgreen: People: modeling, portraits, nudes
:bulletgreen: Plants: all forms of trees & flowers
:bulletgreen: Scapes: landscapes/waterscapes/skyscapes/cityscapes
:bulletgreen: Transportation: anything used to get around
:bulletred: Assignment: Birthday: opens shortly
:bulletred: Contest: once we become a super group

Key:
:bulletgreen: Currently Open For Submissions
:bulletorange: Currently Open But Restricted
:bulletred: Currently Closed For Submissions

Assignment: is a regular homework on a given topic that will be given monthly and will be rewarded by a special blog feature.

Contest: is usually a seasonal competition where you get up to 4 months of preparation and will result with a winner getting a variety of awards including points, features, and others.

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We are always open for suggestions and your ideas. Hence, don't hesitate to contact me or any other admin staff member.

Thank You,
Matus Majer

Group Info

Grand-Photography is not just a group for photographers but a community for artists to come together and share all kinds of photographies from around the world.
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Founded 1 Year ago
Jul 25, 2012

Location
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Group Focus
Art Collection

Media Type
Photographic

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On behalf of Grand-Photography, I'd like to invite you to get to know our admins. We all aim to work together to make this a wonderful community for our members. We are always open to suggestions, and if anyone has any thoughts/ideas then feel free to send us a note.

Founder MatusMajer "Photography has been a big part of my life for the past number of years. I've worked with a number of societies, groups, and photographers around the world to capture beauty. Photography is a very subjective topic; nonetheless, any good piece is meant to have that energetic impact."

Co-Founder Smurfage "I have a natural eye for design. My experience in art spans 10 years, including a degree and certification, and includes knowledge of art history, critique, color theory, design and composition, and fundamental photography. I believe in fair play and honesty, bringing those roles to the table as an admin."

Contributor NB-PhotoArt I'm not a pro, but I have been taking pictures since I was 14, with a Practica SLR owned by my Dad. To take pictures has been an important way of connecting to the world around me ever since. Although I have not specialized in any genre, cats, big or small, are the love of my life. I'm also interested in photographing anything (or anyone) else that comes my way and has beautiful shapes or colors."

Contributor ateist-kleranty "Nothing professional, nothing special. I'm self-taught, I got everything from the newest bible - INTERNET. By reading, viewing websites with information about photography. Self-improvement by taking a large number of photos, tests, treatment, tons of hours spent with the camera and the computer. I have won few internet competitions. My shots have been published in both US, UK independent magazines."

Contributor DaisyDinkle "I'm a hobbyist who has been studying photography casually for about 2 years now. I have always had a love for it. Being an admin in over 4 groups has taught me so much about how to judge the quality of a photo, and that knowledge has helped me with my own images as well. It has also given me the ability to work and talk with some amazing artists."

Contributor DanOstergren "I picked up my very first camera in March of 2010 hoping to find a new hobby, but it quickly turned into a passion and obsession. My goal as an artist is to inspire others to be optimistic and to follow their dreams, and to encourage other artists to take chances; it's what got me so far in such a short time. Be grateful for your struggles, and ALWAYS strive to take a better photo than your last one."

Contributor JoycelynSiew "I've been a photographer for over 3 years specializing in nature photography. It is a creative expression of my love for adventure that expresses a world departing from our normal city life. I have been an admin in 3 photography groups focusing on quality."

Contributor KirkEllertPhoto "My name is Kirk Ellert. I run workshops in my area to help photographers hone their craft. I have been a Professional Photographer for four years now, but have always been interested in photography. My biggest inspiration has always been my music, I tend to get most of my ideas when I am listening to my music. I am a portrait and wedding photographer. I also own a media company called Live Art Media where I do DP work. I love it, it is photography in motion!"

Contributor lexxii "I'm a fun loving and 'free~spirited' girl who models occasionally and is working on a communications degree looking forward to working in broadcasting. I have great passion for photography and music as it has a deeper meaning to it."

Contributor monikamolnar "I've always been interested in photography, it has been my hobby ever since I got my first camera. I shoot various topics, for me it's not the theme but the feeling that matters. I love how a good photo can create such an awesome atmosphere. As an admin, I believe it's important to judge fairly and give chances for everyone to improve."

Contributor Neaffka " For over a year, I've been regularly taking photos that are specialized in the macro department. I own two photography groups, and I'm a contributor in 4 other groups. The key in my opinion for any good piece is quality, and that is what I look for. As an admin I'm honest and active enough to help in getting the best works out there."

Contributor NicoleNudes "I'm a professional freelance nude model and having been modeling since 2008. I have a passion for creating interesting and new photos that will make people stop and think. I want to create something that is going to last forever. I also love getting into weird and interesting poses."

Contributor sAARGe "I was watching a documentary on photography one evening and the next morning I decided to get a dslr. I've been playing with it from over 2 years and have fallen in love with macro, architectural, landscape and night time photography."

Contributor sizuka-90 "Photography is all about capturing the right moment and having chances to explore a lot of interesting places. Photography and modelling has already been my life ever since I can remember"

Contributor TimiGL "Photography is the beauty's proof. There's no word to describe the meaning of photography. With it you can capture important moments of our lives. Simply said a photography can worth more then a 1000 words. That's why I love it. "

Contributor WorldII "I'm Andy Brotherton from Wales, UK. Been a professional photographer for over 10 years. I shoot mostly fashion and commercial photography. I live and breath photography. I am also a member of the Royal Photographic Society here in the UK where I judge and enter shots into National and International contests. I was the winner of the best digital shot of 2010."


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MatusMajer

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Dear Members,

We are pleased to announce an update to our submission processes. Please understand this is to keep our admins efficient as with growing numbers we are seeing more submissions.

We want to prevent any works from expiring, and therefore I'd like to introduce you to a new system where our admins will provide you a feedback only if you kindly request one. Do note, our professionalism is greater than ever before as admins are required to communicate with one another to discuss your works. Likewise, we use a voting system of 2/2 so a minimum of 2 admins always look at your work to prevent biases.

We thank you for your cooperation.
Best Regards,
Grand-Photography Team


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July 25th 2012 is the day that I've started this group to raise awareness about high quality photography. It's almost been a year, and in a few days we're celebrating the big day.

I'd firstly like to thank our hard dedicated admins for their time and effort. Many of you might not realize it but we do often spend a number of hours per week discussing the submissions. Just like any community we had our fair share of conflicts, but we are happy to be standing right here today motivated for the future successes of this group yet to come.

Secondly, I'd like to thank all of our members, all of the submitters of their beautiful works of art. Photography is art, and we appreciate every single submission as it's an honor seeing your high quality photos.  

We'd like to share this piece of cake with everyone:



P.S. We accept gifts too ;) if you'd like to get us a gift simply donate a few points to our groups donation pool. We'd really appreciate it. Thank You

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NB-PhotoArt Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks again for accepting another shot of a "German" tiger. I hope it isn't boring.
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Smurfage Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Boring? Never!! =P
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NB-PhotoArt Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so flattered
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Smurfage Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm flattered that you're flattered! :iconhurrayplz:
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NB-PhotoArt Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for accepting my shot of the tiger from Wuppertal Zoo!
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