A subreddit about photography techniques and styles. Post your work here to ask for critique, or browse the submissions and learn how photography techniques are achieved.
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- No paintings, illustrations, AI generated images, or screenshots. No heavily altered photographs or composites. No photos of other traditional art, where the subject will draw more attention than the capture approach.
- As an exception, an all-black image may be posted in protest of the reddit API changes, as long as the title and comments are used to discuss the changes reddit announced.
- You must be the author of the photos posted. Plagiarism is not tolerated and any suspicions should be reported to the mod team directly.
- Each post must consist of only one photo. No collages or albums are allowed as posts, but they can be shared in the comments.
- Panoramas, panographs, stacked photos, and multi-exposures are allowed if you are the author of every photograph.
- No snapshots or low effort photographs. Your photo should be thoughtfully composed, have an obvious subject in proper focus, feature intentional use of color, tone, texture, lighting, and make purposeful use of depth of field.
- Submitters must participate in the comments section and are expected to keep the conversation on topic to the photo. Posting a starter comment is a great way to demonstrate effort and interest in the discussion by describing your gear, settings, intention, and/or thought process.
- Mundane photos of interesting subjects (views out of plane windows, sunsets, the moon, eye close-ups, pets, food, or similar) will be removed. Feature a novel photographic element, technique, or style to help them stand out from the rest of the photos of the same subject.
- The title should accurately set expectations of the photo’s main subject with viewers. Titles must be a literal, concise, and objective description of the subject or scene without intention, reaction, interpretation, backstory, or lesser known names/acronyms. Do not use clever wording or phrases to draw extra attention to your photo.
- Titles should not include equipment, process, social media info, clickbait, memes, emoji, hashtags, when the photo was taken, or references to any other posts. Any additional information should be added in a comment if you'd like to provide it.
- Photos of people, or where the image aims to capture the personality, essence, or classic beauty are limited to Mondays (midnight to midnight - UTC timezone) and must include the [Portrait] tag in the title. If you're uncertain, assume it's a portrait and only post on Monday.
- Dynamic photos that depict people in action, in a unique setting or exceptional scene, or featuring unusual/atypical styling (such as hair or makeup), or photos that demonstrate distinctive photography techniques, are not considered portraiture under the rule described above. These types of photos are allowed to be posted throughout the week. Please refer to the Rules FAQ on the sidebar for examples.
- Nudity and sexually suggestive content will be strictly regulated. Images that contain nudity or are considered NSFW but lack photographic techniques, or pictures that use nudity or sexuality as their key appealing element will be removed at the moderators' discretion. No advertising of third party NSFW websites is allowed.
- Portrait submission titles must include the [Portrait] tag.
Portrait Monday is currently not active.
Portrait Monday will begin in about 3 days, 10 hours.
- A photo may be submitted to r/itookapicture only once.
- Constructive criticism is what this subreddit is here for. Structure your feedback on what you like about the photo, what you don’t like, how you would improve it. “Great Photo” may be a nice compliment, but it does nothing to help the submitter or other readers.
- Don’t take offense to negative feedback. Understanding your mistakes and shortcomings is the best way to overcome them in future work.
- Off-topic comments unrelated to the photo will be removed.
- Abusive language will result in a ban. This includes insults, swearing and sexual comments.
- Use reddit's own upload feature or imgur as they are RES friendly. Link directly to the image URL.
- Avoid URL shorteners and personal blogs/websites if you want to skip reddit's spam filter.
- If you want others to look at, vote and critique your photo, you need to make an effort to engage with commenters, answer questions and respond to criticism.
- By submitting your photos to /r/itookapicture, you are implicitly consenting to allowing your photos to be submitted to our Instagram account (@itookapicture.art). However, if at any time you do not wish to have your photo shared on IG, you may opt out by stating so, whether it is at the time it is posted on ITAP, by contacting the mods directly, or in the comments on either the Reddit or Instagram posts.
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- Want to see behind the scenes of what the shot looked like unedited? Visit /r/editvsraw
- Lacking inspiration? Why don't you take a look at /r/PictureChallenge?
- Love pictures of our beautiful Mother earth? Check out /r/earthporn
- Check out light painting done right at /r/lightpainting
- Looking for others doing Project 52 challenges? Check out /r/project52