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About I love Photography

The I Love Photography group is for people who love taking pictures. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced professional photographer. It is not important if you use a point and shoot camera, a DSLR, or even your cell phone camera.

We share photography tips and inspiration, along with some weekly (or monthly) photo challenges.

Out of respect for the wide range of skill levels in this group we do ask that we all use great caution with our feedback for the images of others. We have a strong focus on positive encouragement in this group. If someone has not specifically requested constructive criticism for their photograph, then please do not give it. When members do request constructive criticism or feedback, please do so in a kind and respectful manner.

Please feel free to start new threads in the I Love Photography group with tips that have helped you along the way or to offer links to related articles and tutorials! You should also never be afraid to start a new thread to ask for help when you are struggling with photography concepts or just need some inspiration! These types of discussions help all of us and are always encouraged.

As our group as grown we occasionally find that we do need to make adjustments now and then concerning how we do things. However, adjustments will never be made that impact the personal way in which we interact with each other. We have been so very blessed to be much more than just another Facebook group. We have truly become a community with members who have become friends who love sharing and encouraging each other.

One adjustment that needs to be made is how we handle thank you comments when someone clicks the “like” button on your image in the group.

We do respectfully ask that you do not respond with a new thank you comment for each individual “like” as this just creates a long list of thank you comments with no actual discussion taking place.

Don’t get me wrong here. It is certainly okay to say thank you when people take the time to click “like” on your image but it just makes sense in a busy group to try to combine the responses to thank everyone all at once. This ONLY refers to responses to members clicking the “like” button without leaving a comment. This does NOT involve thanking people who leave comments. I encourage that. We also do not limit discussions within those comments. You should always feel free to have lively discussions and interact with each other. That’s what a community is about.

Y’all absolutely rock. I cannot begin to tell you how much this community has meant and continues to mean to me.

Thank you for being a part of my life and for allowing me to be a part of yours!

J. Cricket Walker

 

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” Ansel Adams

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” Ansel Adams