New Snapshot Policy

Submitted by caedes 01/11/05 6:10 PM GMT

It has been (wisely) brought to my attention that the policy change concerning "snapshot" images needs to be clarified. The purpose of the policy change is to make members a little more selective about the images that they upload. For that reason I have decided to only discourage members from uploading snapshots. We will not be rejecting them when they are initially uploaded. In the future we will probably slightly change the procedure so that snapshots are tagged as such when they are uploaded and then will be automatically deleted after two weeks. I hope that this compromise will avoid as many violent uprisings as possible. =)


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01/11/05 6:22 PM GMT
I like the last part about violent uprisings... lol. Glad you guys found a compromise.
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01/11/05 6:55 PM GMT
This sounds like it could be a good idea...but what exactly is considered a "Snapshot"
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01/11/05 7:01 PM GMT
I think that's an excellent compromise, Caedes. Very Solomonic.
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ж Regmar ж
01/11/05 7:41 PM GMT
Woohoo, sounds perfect, thanks caedes
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"Then as it was, Then again it will be. An' though the course may change sometimes, Rivers always reach the sea."
01/11/05 11:09 PM GMT
I like all pictures except people photos. People pics do not really mean much unless one knows the ones in the photo. Persons in nature photos should be cropped out.
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01/11/05 11:11 PM GMT
^ Yes I agree (mostly).
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01/11/05 11:17 PM GMT
I also agree (mostly). Most images with people in them are probably "snapshots", however there are times when having people in the image add to the artistic expression. They can help set moods; give a sense of time and place. See one of my postings tonight for an example. Having spoken my mind, I'll return to my corner of relative obscurity.
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01/12/05 12:21 AM GMT
That is a great idea... \
I notice a lot of pictures of random stuff, like a rocky hillside from a car window, all washed out and out of focus, are completely ignored by everyone, because they just aren't very useable.. and I don't mean to put down people's work that is a form of art, but I know a lot of these are just .. well snapshots! they shouldn't be allowed on unless they are good enough, imo.
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01/12/05 2:27 AM GMT
I think it is a very great idea, and it also allows those who have really put forth effort on their work to get more recognition.
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01/12/05 5:17 AM GMT
On the whole I'd rather not see true snapshot photos uploaded here. You can easily identify such an image as one you'd immediately associate with the family album.
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No need to light a night light on a light night like tonight.
01/12/05 10:25 PM GMT
good idea
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"let's see colors that have never been seen, let's go to places no one else has been" -u2
01/13/05 6:36 PM GMT
Great idea. Feel free to delete anything in my gallery that's looks like a snapshot Caedes, i trust your wisdom and your mods. Dwight.
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01/22/05 11:18 PM GMT
would this not be considered a snapshot?

Im not picking on the guy, but if where going to have a policy, i think it should be inforced
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01/23/05 2:28 AM GMT
Well yes, however right now the only enforcement is going to be removing it after two weeks.
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01/23/05 2:35 AM GMT
ok. sorry if im sounding like a whiner, i just am not 100% clear on the boundary between photo and snapshot.
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01/23/05 2:42 AM GMT
That's ok, neither am I. Its a fuzzy boundary.
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01/24/05 1:03 AM GMT
I agree with photoimagery about use of people. There are times that people photos ooze character and personality, lifestyle or culture that has a wonderful artistic or storytelling quality.

I think that the difference (when it comes to people images) is whether the identity of the individual is the main merit of the image, if it relies on this then in my thoughts it is "snapshot" (which is probably agreeing with camerahounds family album comment)...

Public online gallerys draw images from many people with different skill levels, I like the idea of temporary hosting of "snapshot" images, as peoples skill and interests develop so will their imagery. I have seen the works of many individuals improve in huge leaps and bounds over the past 4 or 5 years. I think the new snapshot policy sounds an ideal solution.

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01/26/05 2:15 PM GMT
I also would like to say that I agree strongly with ::photoimagery. Sometimes people give photos a certain character that would be impossible to achieve otherwise... If you doubt this then please take a look at barkoman's Moment of Silence or samarn's href="">Fisherman or any of the other top 20 in the Photography -> Poeple Gallery.

I just don't think that "People" photos should be sterotyped as being bad or as being all snapshots. On the other hand, I would not call them "bad" but yes "difficult". I, for one, have learnt to truely appreceate good "People" photos becuase I know how difficult they are to take...

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02/02/05 12:34 AM GMT
That's exactly why we created a 'People' gallery!
Amen :-)
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02/08/05 10:06 AM GMT
"Moment of Silence" is in no way a snapshot. But if you took a snap of the same fireman at home, in his pajamas, grabbing a beer from the fridge...
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03/05/05 5:12 AM GMT
I know I'm new here, but what's up with all the snapshots of peoples cats?

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