Welcome! Equinephotography, this group is trying to collect the very best photographs of the most fascinating and exquisite animal - the Horse. It is our goal to collect an impressive gallery filled with the most inspirational and gorgeous photographs of equine.
Here are some rules of the group.
There is a sumission limit of 2 photographs a day.
This group is collecting the most fascinating, gorgeous and special photographs on dA. So it is possible your photographs will get declined.
If you would like to know why your work was declined, please ask. There is alot of submissions to go through, so we don't tell everyone why we declined their work, UNLESS asked. When asked (on the submission process please, not in a note, or on our profile page), we try our best to take the time out to respond. Please be patient, as we like to provide constructive criticism.
There has to be an equine in it.
We do not accept photomanipulations with many images complied into one.
We do not accept photos with nudity, macabre, or violence.
What we look for in photographs:
COMPOSITION: Does it follow the rule of thirds? If not, have you at least framed your subject so it stands out, or leads the eye onto the focal point? It should not be cut off at the side/top bottom if trying to capture the whole subject. Horizon lines on your landscape/waterscape should actually be horizontal, not sloping off. Backgrounds should be simple and not distract the eye from the focal subject
LIGHTING/EXPOSURE: Does the lighting match the mood/emotion you're trying to capture? There should not be dark lighting when trying to get across a happy/love/summer picture, or bright lighting when trying to get across a sad/dark/winter photo. Did you set the correct exposure levels? There should not be 'blown-out' sections.
COLOURS/HUE/SATURATION: Colours and lighting should be natural-looking. Adding that 'haze' effect to photos subtracts from an image's real, raw feeling; these are almost always declined.
DEPTH OF FIELD/NOISE/SHARPNESS/BLUR: Probably the first most common reason why photos are declined in this group - images need to be sharp! It's ok having depth of field where the background will end up out of focus, but if taking a photo of, say a horse's face, and having the eyes out of focus and blurry will just not be accepted! Precise depth of field, sharpness and clarity of the focal subject is absolutely paramount. Similarly, there should not be grain or noise in the photos as these take away from the clarity of the image.
ORIGINALITY: This is probably the second most common reason why photos are declined. A stunning image should capture one's eye and imagination. For this reason, there needs to be originality and creativity with your photographs. Photography is, afterall, an art form. Originality is the key for your equine photograph to make it into this group.
You can also check out the gallery to see what photographs got accepted before. And if you feel that your photographs belongs in the gallery as well, we are looking forward to seeing your submissions!