The New Photo Challenge : “Abstract Nature”

“berry dance” – © **aorta besler

Abstract Nature – looking into details

Our new Photo Challenge sets a focus on nature in detail – close enough to hide the origin.

Its very interesting, especially in macro photography, to focus on a part of our world, we do not recognize in normal life. You see the tree, but have you noticed the slender vains providing the leaf with power? You see the beach, but have you noticed the fine lines, the wind carves into the sand?

Look for the details in nature, get close to an abstract, but fascinating world as main motive and upload your photo to participate in our Photo Challenge.

Get inspired by your own creativity!

This is your chance to participate in this Photo Challenge!

Structure and stages of the Photo Challenge:

Upload & Voting Phase until 24. October 2019

Extended Voting Only Phase until 30. October 2019

Announcement of the Results: 31. October 2019

How to participate:

  1. All registered photographers of fotocommunity are eligible to participate. (Register now)
  2. Each account may participate in the Photo Challenge with 3 different pictures.
  3. All premium members of fotocommunity are eligible to vote.
  4. Please no copyright notice in the photo and in the title!
  5. Photos that do not fit into the competition will be removed.
  6. The photos are anonymous during the upload and voting phase.
  7. Failure to comply to the rules will result in administrative removal of the photo.

Interested? Upload your photo here !

The first three winning photos will be placed in the Gallery.

New Photo Challenge: “Urbanites – people´s life in the city”

happy monday –  © Manfred Juengling

Urbanites – People´s life in the city

Our new Photo Challenge will set a focus on people.

For that we decided to set a focus on people living their life in a city. Watching people doing their job, relaxing, making fun or just enjoying a moment, this could lead to interesting photos.

Pick up any situation of people in a city as main motive and upload your photo to participate in our Photo Challenge. All photos will be voted by members to find the best.

Show us situations within or around a train station!

Get inspired by your own creativity!

This is your chance to participate in this Photo Challenge!

Structure and stages of the Photo Challenge:

Upload & Voting Phase until 21. August 2019

Extended Voting Only Phase until 29. August 2019

Announcement of the Results: 30. August 2019

How to participate:

  1. All registered photographers of fotocommunity are eligible to participate. (Register now)
  2. Each account may participate in the Photo Challenge with 3 different pictures.
  3. All premium members of fotocommunity are eligible to vote.
  4. Please no copyright notice in the photo and in the title!
  5. Photos that do not fit into the competition will be removed.
  6. The photos are anonymous during the upload and voting phase.
  7. Failure to comply to the rules will result in administrative removal of the photo.

Interested? Upload your photo here !

The first three winning photos will be placed in the Gallery.

New Photo Challenge: “Train Stations”

At Swanage Station

At Swanage Station (photographer: markkeville)

Train Stations

Our new Photo Challenge will set a focus on train stations.

This is a place that could be very a remote, lonely place but also a site crowded with busy or waiting people. Different trains, older ones and modern arrows coming in and going out.

Pick up any situation on a train station as main motive and upload your photo to participate in our Photo Challenge. All photos will be voted by members to find the best.

Show us situations within or around a train station!

Get inspired by your own creativity!

This is your chance to participate in this Photo Challenge!

Structure and stages of the Photo Challenge:

Upload & Voting Phase until 26. June 2019

Extended Voting Only Phase until 3. July 2019

Announcement of the Results: 04. July 2019

How to participate:

  1. All registered photographers of fotocommunity are eligible to participate. (Register now)
  2. Each account may participate in the Photo Challenge with 3 different pictures.
  3. All premium members of fotocommunity are eligible to vote.
  4. Please no copyright notice in the photo and in the title!
  5. Photos that do not fit into the competition will be removed.
  6. The photos are anonymous during the upload and voting phase.
  7. Failure to comply to the rules will result in administrative removal of the photo.

Interested? Upload your photo here !

The first three winning photos will be placed in the Gallery.

New Photo Challenge: “Bicycles”

A lady riding a bicycle in Barcelona

Photographer: Manfred Juengling

Bicycles

Our new Photo Challenge will set a focus on bicycles, which are not only used as means of transport, but sometimes also transformed into a piece of art. Or they get lost – and are found somewhere else.

Pick up any situation with a bicycle as main motive and upload your photo to participate in our Photo Challenge. All photos will be voted by members to find the best.

Show us bicycles in specific situations – or abstract? Get inspired by your own creativity!

This is your chance to participate in this Photo Challenge!

Structure and stages of the Photo Challenge:

Upload & Voting Phase until 08. May 2019

Extended Voting Only Phase until 15. May 2019

Announcement of the Results: 16. May 2019

How to participate:

  1. All registered photographers of fotocommunity are eligible to participate. (Register now)
  2. Each account may participate in the Photo Challenge with 3 different pictures.
  3. All premium members of fotocommunity are eligible to vote.
  4. Please no copyright notice in the photo and in the title!
  5. Photos that do not fit into the competition will be removed.
  6. The photos are anonymous during the upload and voting phase.
  7. Failure to comply to the rules will result in administrative removal of the photo.

Interested? Upload your photo here !

The first three winning photos will be placed in the Gallery.

Constructive feedback – that´s how it works

A practical guidance to use the function constructive feedback

fotocommunity photographers have already activated this feature for their images. This clearly shows that there is a need for constructive feedback. Its not enough for these photographers to present their pictures beautifully, they are also interested in honest feedback on their pictures.

Successful constructive feedback

To ensure that you will not be disappointed, we will tell you a few tricks at this point, with which you can successfully adopt the new function for your use:

1. Think carefully about which picture you activate the new function

Much helps much is the wrong decision. If you think carefully, for which image you have questions, you are uncertain and specifically want to have feedback, then you should activate the function exactly for this photo.

2. Ask questions in the image description

In this way you help the commentator to recognize your needs and to be able to help you more concretely.

3. Do not activate a series!

It does not make sense to enable “constructive feedback” on all photos in a series. Since the pictures are usually similar and created under the same conditions, it is sufficient if a photo of the series is active.

4. Respond to feedback that other members give you!

If you have received feedback on your photo, it means that other people have worked intensively on your photos. They share their knowledge with you and want to help you. Give something back by responding to comments made by others in your photos!

5. Exchange is mutual!

Here to: tit for tat. You have received constructive feedback? Then give feedback to other photographers, who tagged their photo for constructive feedback.

You think you can not criticize constructively? Far from it! Constructive feedback is often just a description of how a picture affects you or what you might have done differently. It’s never about “good or bad”. How constructive criticism can look like was explained in this help article.

fotocommunity thrives on a constructive exchange. Of course, it is not enough to simply activate this option and wait. It’s important that you also help other photographers who want constructive feedback. Because the basis for a healthy constructive-critical debate can only be a good relationship between give and take.