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Old 09-02-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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Photo Sub Forum

Any thoughts about adding one?

I take a ton of photos on the water and elsewhere. Other forums I am on have a dedicated section which is quite well used. Lots of photos, but also info on cameras and other equipment. Also folks post photos and ask for suggestions/criticism.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:36 PM   #2
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Thanks for the suggestion. You might consider adding an album or two to your profile...

You can add several albums on various topics if you like, document a refit or post great location images, etc. You can also control privacy on your albums. Those images are now displaying at the top of the page in a random rotation.

To add an album: >usercp >> Pictures and Albums
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:43 PM   #3
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menzies,
You mean something different than "boat pics" and "interesting boats"?
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:06 PM   #4
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menzies,
You mean something different than "boat pics" and "interesting boats"?
Absolutely.

Here:


Quiet weekend anchorage [first three]

Last weekend with niece and boyfriend from Ireland. [next three]

Trip two months ago to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons [the rest]
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There can also be more creative stuff like:
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Is there any limit on the number of gigabytes or whatever of pictures that this forum can support. The OP just posted about 2 Mb of pictures. If all 11,000 members posted 2 Mb each that would be 20 Gb.


I belong to another forum that ran out of allowed storage data and had to stop pictures other than urls to outside cloud storage.


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Is there any limit on the number of gigabytes or whatever of pictures that this forum can support. The OP just posted about 2 Mb of pictures. If all 11,000 members posted 2 Mb each that would be 20 Gb.


I belong to another forum that ran out of allowed storage data and had to stop pictures other than urls to outside cloud storage.


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That is one of the things that they are checking.

In my experience today's storage capabilities are unlimited. So it should not be a problem. These days we deal in Terrabytes.
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When I was on the Mod Squad we used to tell folks not to worry, there's more than enough bandwidth. Andy(owner) can buy more if it's needed.
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That is one of the things that they are checking.
The answer is in. (See post #2). Janet H is our Site Administrator and offers alternatives to a dedicated sub forum in her post.

Thanks for the suggestion though!
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On a similar note - would anyone be interested in an informal member run forum photo competition. Another forum I'm on runs one. Usually each one runs aboiut a month. Once one is run, the winner of each comp starts the subsequent comp [thread] and pics the subsequent comps theme/topic. Start a new thread titled "TF Photo Challenge 1, 2, 3, 4 etc" cut and paste the rules and past winners list, add yourself as the latest winner and post... new contest started. After designated time, OP chooses finalists and posts a poll. Winner is obvious (pol results) and takes a bow - then that winner starts the next comp [thread]. Ad infinitum. On the other board, each months winner doesn't enter his/her own competition (not a rule - just a sort of unspoken convention that's happened). They usually will post a pic or two to start the thread (illustrating the theme) but don;t enter the contest as such.

For interests sake - I'll paste what each winner is required to cut and past at start of each.
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This Months topic is "<insert topic here>"

*RULES*

1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!

2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The judge will take either his favorite images, or those most praised throughout the submission phase, and place them in a poll. The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and passes on the baton to the new champion.

3. Try to take the photo after the contest has opened. The entire point is to get us out into the world taking current pictures and sharing them. This will however not be enforced to a high degree. Ample time will be allowed to take the pictures. Archive photos can be no older than 90 days.

4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.

5. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

6. As host, please add the name of your challenge to the bottom of the list.

7. If you wish to modify these rules for any challenge you post please bold the rule variants so that we can tell that the stipulations have changed.

8. Do not quote someone else's photo. This confuses people and is annoying. Instead refer to the photo by user name who uploaded it and photo name. If you need to quote a photo remove the IMG tag so that it shows as a link. Then modify the link so that the text displayed reads, "This photo belongs to *User who uploaded it*."

9. Originator WILL be entering his own photos. Subsequent winners may also do so if they wish. Please make it clear via this rule number when doing so.

Guidelines:

1. When posting your picture, you can change the Subject of your post to display your picture title.

2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).

3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~1024 pixels on the longest side works best.)



Past winners:
I. Macro – winner, Nash
II. Sky – winner, Daff
III. Portrait – winner, Oz
IV. Light - winner, Kokpit
V. Transportation – winner, Aircav
VI. Street Scenes – winner, Daff

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The answer is in. (See post #2). Janet H is our Site Administrator and offers alternatives to a dedicated sub forum in her post.

Thanks for the suggestion though!
How do members know photos have been posted in these albums?

What about posts on equipment, techniques, critiques etc? Do they get posted to the album?
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On a similar note - would anyone be interested in an informal member run forum photo competition. Another forum I'm on runs one. Usually each one runs aboiut a month. Once one is run, the winner of each comp starts the subsequent comp [thread] and pics the subsequent comps theme/topic. Start a new thread titled "TF Photo Challenge 1, 2, 3, 4 etc" cut and paste the rules and past winners list, add yourself as the latest winner and post... new contest started. After designated time, OP chooses finalists and posts a poll. Winner is obvious (pol results) and takes a bow - then that winner starts the next comp [thread]. Ad infinitum. On the other board, each months winner doesn't enter his/her own competition (not a rule - just a sort of unspoken convention that's happened). They usually will post a pic or two to start the thread (illustrating the theme) but don;t enter the contest as such.

For interests sake - I'll paste what each winner is required to cut and past at start of each.
Any interest?
Hmmm, any idea which screen name started that competition?
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How do members know photos have been posted in these albums?

What about posts on equipment, techniques, critiques etc? Do they get posted to the album?
Menzies,

Check out your profile album. Any pics posted will be there.

If you want to discuss equipment, techniques etc, feel free to start a new thread in Off Topic. No doubt there are many folks here with similar interests.

My daughter shoots for Getty Images as a side job in DC. (Time Mag and NY Times in last couple of weeks) It's fascinating hearing her talk about the various shoots and personalities.
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No sir, no photos in my album. I think any photos uploaded in normal postings go to a general server location.
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Have you tried uploading to USER CP / PICTURES AND ALBUMS?
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Have you tried uploading to USER CP / PICTURES AND ALBUMS?
What is the benefit of doing that? I will just be using them in one post, not referring to them or pointing to them from other places?
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What is the benefit of doing that? I will just be using them in one post, not referring to them or pointing to them from other places?
The TF Site Team is just trying to help you find the place to post your pics for others to see. We also placed the photo display on the top of the main page for you. If you post your pics in the album, they will rotate through the display on the main page.
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The TF Site Team is just trying to help you find the place to post your pics for others to see. We also placed the photo display on the top of the main page for you. If you post your pics in the album, they will rotate through the display on the main page.

I understand that, no complaints. I just don't see the value of maintaining an album. My suggestion of a forum was for conversation around photos, cameras etc. etc. not as a mechanism for any storage, I already have accounts for that.

But thanks for the consideration anyway.

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Here is an idea.


Start a thread about photos.
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Here is an idea.


Start a thread about photos.
...called 'Photo Techniques'.

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