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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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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 2021 in reverse chronological ...
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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 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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Please stop downvoting perfectly good questions about actual photography

Arrrgh. How to decide whether a portrait should be in color or black and white? is short and has some degree of subjectivity, but it's worded well¹, is on-topic, and is perfectly answerable. Yet, it ...
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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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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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Why aren't people voting?

There is one key principle upon which this site (along with its sister Stack Exchange Sites) rely upon -- that is namely, voting. Voting is important to establish who knows their f-stops from their ...
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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 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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Can we have a migration path → superuser, graphicdesign, and video, please?

A lot of "how do I use photoshop" questions are off-topic here, as they are not really related to photography per se. (See site definition.) On Serverfault, when I vote to close a question, I see a ...
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I was a Pro Photographer for over 40 years

Could you use help answering questions? I was a pro photographer for over 40 years shooting the Oscars, The Emmy's, weddings etc etc.... I was taught that if you truly are a photographer you should be ...
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I'm tired of whining about copyright violations. Can we get an official solution?

Can we get an official action of some sort to deal with photos uploaded to stack.imgur where the poster clearly does not own the copyright? As discussed before with no response, the ease with which ...
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Having LaTeX added to our Markdown?

Despite the fact that we are a side dedicated to photography, there are two fundamental halves to the discussions here: the artistic, and the scientific. As we grow as community, we are gaining more ...
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Questions about the *business* of photography: on or off-topic?

I'm curious to hear whether folks think questions about the business side of professional photography would be on- or off-topic. A few hypothetical examples: a magazine wants to buy a photo, how ...
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Do we need to clarify that photo-SE 'best practices' may be different than those of other stacks?

Over the past couple of weeks I've started noticing a disturbing (to me) trend in our little community and I wanted to get the ball rolling on what (if anything) to do about it, or (entirely possible) ...
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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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How can we get more questions about photographs?

When I look at the front page of questions right now, I see a lot of questions about camera electronics and mechanics, about how lenses and focus work, mount adapters, artificial lighting, and photo ...
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Giving rep for featured image?

How does the community feel about giving a rep bonus to the winners of the Weekly Featured Image thread?
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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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Photography swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you have at least 950 reputation and are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://photo.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be ...
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Can we get the image upload form to include some license text?

When someone uploads an image, I'd like to see something like: When you upload an image to this site, we encourage you to release that image (at the resolution uploaded), under the Creative ...
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Why do so many questions lack images?

This is obviously a photography site. Most(if not all) of the users here have the images they ask questions about in digital form, that can easily be uploaded to this site(unless I am missing ...
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Is the Photo-SE community effectively dead?

I've noticed a gradual decrease in participation amongst the top 10-15 or so active contributors here on Photo-SE, in the past ~6 months (roughly since June 2019). Coincident in that timing is the ...
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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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New Photography Blog @ BlogOverflow.com!

Its finally here, after all the mild teasing and bated breath, Photography @ StackExchange now has a blog at photo.blogoverflow.com. (In fact, thanks to @ElendilTheTall for the first post! Check it ...
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Picture of the Week no longer requires a funky aspect ratio

This is really an announcement. Thanks to work from @Jin and I believe, @balpha, next week's contest will no longer be restricting the picture of the week to an 'odd' aspect ratio. You will be free ...
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Review queue: if you don't want to fix it, Skip instead of No Action Needed

I'm seeing a lot of questions with obvious grammar errors like "geotagging aerial photo's" passed through the review queue. If you are looking at the queue and see something like this but don't feel ...
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Can we get rid of "& Photographic Editing" or change it to something else?

It seems like once a week we get someone in here asking about "How can I do this non-photo-related thing with Photoshop?" It appears to come from the name of the site, "Photography and Photographic ...
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Let's change the Photo-SE badge icons to something specific to photography!

Some of the Stack Exchange communities have custom badge icons (skeptics is the first one that comes to mind). I think it would be really neat if we replaced our generic copper, silver, and gold ...
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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 to move from a "camera club" to a "photography club"?

This answer points out that currently we are more of a "camera club" rather than a "photography club" - in that the questions so far are more orientated towards equipment and technical aspects rather ...
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Do we need a 2017 moderator election?

Long-time moderator Joanne C recently (and, I think sadly and to all our loss) noted in her profile that she's leaving all of Stack Exchange, and I notice that she's no longer in the moderators list. ...
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PotW Theme: Christmas and the Holidays

Many of us have discussed the option of having "theme" weeks for the Picture of the Week contest. It was recently proposed that the next two weeks after the current contest be themes for Christmas and ...
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships -- 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the photo community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in advance....
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Stepping back after a decade — see you all around!

As I write this, my profile says "Visited 3361 days, 3353 consecutive". (I guess it took me a couple of weeks to get going.) Over those nine-plus years, that's an average per day of 1.1 helpful flags, ...
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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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Should we value rules over content and members?

This question about an image and how it was created surprisingly (to me) caused the photographer Brian to answer the question himself. As can be seen in the edit history, he later reduced his answer ...
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Design for Photography Site

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, all ...
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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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Rename Chat room

A quick suggestion to possibly rename the chatroom to something like "stackexchange photo chat". I think having one chat room called "photographic memories" may put people off visiting if they think ...
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What is the license for featured photos?

What is the license for photos published as the weekly featured photo? Do they become CC-by-SA like everything else on this site?
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A possible shorthand for equivalent focal length

There are issues about how we talk about the focal length of lenses that often lead to confusion - see this question for example. I recently read, and agree with “35mm Equivalents”: A Plea For Clarity ...
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Congratulations, @rfusca! Welcome our new Moderator!

Well, our recent moderator election is finally over! It was a rather long process, and one which I believe many of us were worried would end without any nominees at all! :o First things first, I ...
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Heads up: new spam tactic

Well, not necessarily brand new, but we're seeing a spate of it. Spammers are creating questions copied from Reddit, DPReview, and other sites, and then coming back a few days later to edit spam links ...
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Changing Colours of meta

Looking at the bar that comes up when a question has new activity in meta, I became annoyed that I couldn't read it. I have also noticed that the same colours are used in several places around the ...
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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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How can we improve the voting on the photo competitions?

On the most recent photo competition, All Blur, there has been a comment: Has anyone else noticed that the "winners" of these are always among the first half dozen "answer" posts? ...
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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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"Ask question" button hard to find

I found it easier to find the "submit yours [picture]" link than the "ask question" link. The former is where I'd expect the latter to be. The former is larger and more prominent than the latter. I ...

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