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Image of the week “hall of fame”

You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of the current year in ...
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Official: Picture of the Week Themes

Current theme: none this week During the Christmas of 2011, PhotoSE introduced themes for the Picture of the Week (PotW) contest. Themes were an idea that had been floating around for some time, ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Ongoing Contest

This is the place to submit and vote on photos to be featured on the the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill with a camera and a ...
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Picture of the Week Theme Ideas

This is the official thread for submitting theme ideas for the Picture of the Week. Generally speaking, there will be about 11-12 "open" theme weeks a year. Some theme weeks will be predetermined, ...
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Can we re-open the door to something a little like photo critique?

See How can we do photo critiques? and Should Photo Critiques be allowed? for previous discussion. It's generally been the consensus in the past that this is outside the charter of the site. But our ...
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Can I ask Videography related questions?

Can I ask videography related questions on Photography Stack Exchange?
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Should Photo Critiques be allowed?

Should photo-stack allow posts asking for photo critiquing? Perhaps limit to X number of images, and make the page community wiki.
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Image of the week “hall of fame” (2010 Archive)

You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning in reverse ...
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Please put your answers in the answers section, even if they're short

It's sometimes tempting to put short answers into the comments section of a question, rather than putting them as answers. Stack Exchange site guidance discourages this. Instead, please post answers ...
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Image of the week “hall of fame” (2011 Archive)

You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning in reverse ...
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Important information for asking “What's this effect?” questions

If you are asking a question about a visual effect in a photograph, in addition to posting a sample image or a link to one, it is very, very helpful if you describe your impression of the effect ...
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Image of the week “hall of fame” (2012 Archive)

You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning in reverse ...
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Call for participants in Photography Gear Lending Library

Update: Four users have been selected for the beta round. I have emailed everyone who filled out the Google form expressing interest in the beta program. If you filled out the form and did not ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Sept 5, '11

Change this week: We no longer require the odd aspect ratio. Normal ratios may now be used. Please read the rules below for details. This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of ...
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What should we do about very person-specific [equipment-recommendation] questions?

We get a lot of equipment recommendation questions on this site; it's currently the 2nd-most popular tag, behind the lens tag. Many of these questions seem to start out as something vague and hard to ...
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Equipment recommendation questions

Are equipment recommendation questions on topic and how should they be presented to be relevant? There was a brief discussion about recommendations in answers in this topic: What is our view on ...
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Call for Photography Gear Grant applicants: April 2012

We're wrapping up a trial run of this program, so I wanted to get started on the next round. My goal is to select a new group of 3-6 people every month. The purpose of this program is to generate ...
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Picture of the Week Theme: Classical Elements 'Fire' for week of April 2, '12

Picture of the Week Theme Announcement The first community-elected Picture of the Week theme will be running for the week of March 12th, 2012. The theme is The Classical Elements, 'Air', one of a ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2013 Archive)

You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of the current year in ...
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How can we do photo critiques?

Ok, so I understand that we don't want to have critiques in PSE. I think I can even get my head around why. ;-) Nevertheless, I'd still love to tap into this community (and this software) to do ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Aug 29, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 29 August to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill ...
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What's the best way to ask a “How do I achieve this effect?” question?

I imagine a lot of the questions on photo.se are likely to be "how do I achieve this effect (with my camera settings/post-processing)?" questions. That's certainly something I'd like to do. Such ...
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How do we promote photo.SE?

One of the 7 essential questions is: How do we promote our site? This is rapidly becoming a hot issue across the entire network: how to promote your site and how to reach out to the experts ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Jul 11, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 11 July to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill with ...
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Is it poor etiquette to downvote without leaving a comment?

This is mostly an attempt to make the unwritten principle a written one. The principle, I think, is that we want to help site members improve their questions and answers, so if someone leaves an ...
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Do Photos Uploaded Here Have to Be CC-Wiki Too?

Since everything on StackExchange sites are licensed with cc-wiki, does that affect photos which are uploaded using the new upload tool? For instance, if someone were to upload a photograph they took,...
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Why is there so much hostility to 'what should I buy' and 'shopping' questions?

I run a photo society. Most of the questions I am asked in Q&A are related to 'what should I buy'. In person, those type of questions don't bother me and I don't see them as a problem. People are ...
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Time for a pic-of-the-week theme?

There are a lot of theme ideas queued up. Maybe we could start having a theme the first (or second) week of every month?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 Very little mileage was gotten out of our previous thread. Let's begin the new year with a fresh start and renewed interest, neh? What are ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2014 Archive)

You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of the current year in ...
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Time to propose a Camera Shopping Stack Exchange?

Background: Do we scare off new users? Shopping questions are generally off topic here -- see Why is there so much hostility to 'what should I buy' and 'shopping' questions? for ...
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Useful data.stackexchange.com queries for regular users of the site.

There's a web site at http://data.stackexchange.com/ where one can run SQL queries against the database to make some interesting reports. Some of these are things like "What do I need to get a certain ...
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What should the domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Nov. 4, '10

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of Nov 4. to be featured on the main site (Where "Morning of Dec. 22" by Grant Palin currently sits) Rules: Limit one photo per person per ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Aug 1, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 1 August to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill with ...
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Chat Critique Sessions

Background There have been several different requests for photo critiques on photo.stackexchange.com. In the past, we (as a community) have generally not been inclined to allow critiques here, as ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Jun 6, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 6 June to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks ...
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How Do I “Refresh” a Question?

I am interested in software to stitch JPEGs into a movie and found the year old question and answer Recommendations for time-lapse photography software. I would like to essentially "Reopen" this ...
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Should edits which add the accepted answer to the question be reverted?

It's common on many BB-style discussion boards to edit the top post once an answer has been found, because in that sort of system, useful answers are inevitably buried in the middle pages of the ...
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'Art' questions: how subjective is too subjective?

I think the mixed reactions to my recent question on vignetting raise an important topic--one better suited to Meta discussion than to a comment area. As has been stated before, we here at Photo.SE ...
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Please don't use community wiki as a flag for more-subjective questions

There are several questions on this site, like Will point-and-shoot cameras be able to compete with camera phones? which have been made into community wiki questions. Presumably this was because ...
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Is there any hope for making this site about photography?

We sure are good at getting questions on what camera is better than what other camera, and we're perfectly great at answering questions about optics and mechanics and how buttons and dials work. We're ...
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Is photography for technical documentation and/or measurement off topic?

I've volunteered to have this question closed (and leave the substantial answer rather than delete it) because indeed it is an XY question. I proposed to post a substantially improved new question, ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started:...
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Amusing 404 Page Not Found Image?

I don't know if you've noticed, but each SO "Trilogy" site's 404 (Page Not Found Error) has its own on-topic amusing image. This site currently has the boring "PAGE NOT FOUND :(" that every beta SE ...
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What are our core values?

I think it's useful to define our community, not just in terms of content and procedure, but also by defining who we are and why we are here. I propose that we address the latter goal by articulating ...
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Do we scare off new users?

I'm a young member (as of April 15, 2015 I've been here for 45 days) and I've noticed a lot of questions that get closed for being opinion based or off topic. This is especially true with shopping ...
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What should we do with Photoshop questions?

We get a lot of questions about Photoshop or other image editors that don't really relate to Photography. The standard practice with these seems to be to close them. This might provide resolution to ...
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Site Attribute Questions (Top 7)

OK, so as the beta testers we're supposed to work on key aspects of the site's attributes. Taking a cue from other betas, I've made this list so we can easily find them all. I've made this a CW so ...
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How should we handle community wiki pages which are a big mess?

(This is unrelated to my ongoing Thing about community wiki for subjective questions. I promise!) Specifically, I'm talking about What tools are available for RAW image processing in Linux?. I went ...