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Image of the week "hall of fame"

You may know that Photo SE (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of 2022 in reverse chronological ...
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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

After a continuous run of almost a decade, contest participation has gotten extremely low. See Contest is definitely dead. Now what? for more, and for possible next steps to revitalize it. Also, you ...
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Photo of the Week Theme Ideas

This is the official thread for submitting theme ideas for the Photo of the Week competition. Whenever a new photo contest rolls around (currently they are running bi-weekly) we will take the top-...
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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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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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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" (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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Can I ask Videography related questions?

Can I ask videography related questions on Photography Stack Exchange?
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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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Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site

The consensus of Contest refresh suggestion: let's take entries on the *main* site appears to be that taking the contest to the main site and attempting to expand on critique is something that we ...
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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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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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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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Why are printers, earplugs, and shoes on topic, but not video, graphic editing, or computer vision?

We have this question about earplugs What kind of earplugs are best for concert photography?, which has remained open by consensus despite some interest in closing it as off-topic. There's also this ...
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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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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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Contest is definitely dead. Now what?

So.... we had an idea for revitalizing the contest by moving it to the main site but the moderators (who of course need to be on board for it to work) didn't like it. We've had plans to inject some ...
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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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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

As Stack Exchange plans to expand advertising to this site, staff says: Thanks entirely to the efforts of your community, this site has become an amazing resource on the internet. Generating ...
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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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Weekly Featured Image: Week of September 10, 2012

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 10 Sept 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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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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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 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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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” (2015 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 2015 in reverse ...
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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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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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Weekly Featured Image: Dec 19, '11 (HOLIDAY THEME!)

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 18 December to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Weekly Featured Image: Nov 28, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 28 November to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill ...
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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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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2016 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 2016 in reverse ...
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Photo of the Week Theme Ideas Archive

This thread contains all past ideas for the Theme of the Week. Ideas submitted by members in the PotW Theme Ideas thread will be copied here, and any ideas created by a moderator if there were no ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2017 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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Photography Gear Lending Library - brainstorming

I'm in the process of trying to put together a sort of "lending library" of cameras and other photography equipment. The basic functionality is: one of you wants to test out a piece of gear, but can't ...
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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: Wrong ...
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New Photo Contest

Announcing the new Photo Contest! Rather than maintain a long ongoing contest in Meta as was done for nearly a decade, we have shifted to periodic themed contests over on the main site. Submit a photo ...
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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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Weekly Featured Image: Jan 23, '12

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 23 January 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 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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