********FOCUS and LIGHTING******** Straight photography without excessive post processing.

We want members to learn from other Photographers. We want to create a great community that is helpful and a learning tool

Recent Work

  • Forget-me-not   by Jim Key
  • Homeward To Roost by byronbackyard
  • Southern Cross #6 by Anthony Davey
  • Days End Egret  by byronbackyard
  • Reaching out by emmelined
  • Cliffs of Aran Island by emmelined
  • A Sunny Day on Tolsta Beach by MidnightMelody
  • Passing Beauty  by Lanis Rossi
  • I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down by Heather King
  • And the Band played on by George Salazar
  • Boat Reflections - Stornoway Marina by MidnightMelody
  • Immaculate Sands - Western Isles by MidnightMelody

About This Group

We are hoping to give members a showcase for the best of their photography, and also have a group that assist other members in improving their talents.
We are all about the image with particular interest to the qualities of Focus and Lighting.

Challenge winner
Focus and Lighting is a group to highlight your mastery of camera and lens. We seek to spotlight the great photographic accomplishments of our members. Selecting appropriate aperture, focal point and shutter speed are the hallmarks of an accomplished photographer. We feature the artists who can get the most from a camera and lens. At F&L the image is king.

Our gallery will be reserved for the best examples of traditional and experimental camera and lighting technique. While digitally manipulated images are very popular we are about the camera and lighting, not the keyboard and mouse. So our moderators will begin rejecting, with no reason given;

Images that appear to have elements “cut and pasted”.
Heavy use of any special effect such as HDR, Orton, etc.
Images with frames.
Images with type.
Multiple images such as diptychs or triptychs.
Obvious snapshots.
Nudity, or images glorifying, or promoting hate, violence or abuse.
Continued submission of similar pieces.

No graffiti or street art, that is posting someone else’s works.

If your work is rejected for a technical reason. of exposure, focus, depth of field, movement or processing, you will receive the following standard RedBubble notification; “We think elements of it could be improved. These may be issues with composition or framing, excessive noise or soft focus, or excessive post-production. However, we encourage you to contribute other work to the group.”

As we also hope to create a learning environment for all, we would ask that you include the EXIF data for the photo within the description. If you use a special technique consider explaining the technique within the description or in a separate journal linked to the photo.

If your works are rejected please look here first for an explanation.

See the group rules and join this group here

Membership of the group is by invite only.

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