Welcome & Becoming a Member
Welcome to CloseToNature, a group for people who love nature and getting close to it!
This group will focus on "close-up" photographs of flowers, mushrooms, insects, animals, snowflakes, water drops, etc, and is for everyone, every kind of photographer: beginners, pros, amateurs, hobbyists, etc.
Anyone who wishes to join is free to do so, just click the "join this group" button (found at the top of the page) and wait to be approved.
Be sure to thoroughly read the rules/guidelines before joining and/or submitting art.
Please be kind and polite to one another, follow the submission guidelines, share your art, make friends, and most importantly - enjoy this group!
And if you're unsure about anything or have any questions, be sure to ask!
Accepted / Not Accepted Media
This group is specifically for photography, be it digital or film. No heavily-edited photos, digital or traditional art will be accepted, sorry.
As long as the rules are followed, I will accept any/all photos EXCEPT: landscapes, skyscapes, waterscapes.
While this group is for nature photography, it focuses on being "close" to nature; such as getting down & dirty to get that flower or insect shot, or having the chance to be up-close-and-personal with a wild animal. Not shots of entire fields, sky, lakes, etc.
A photo of a tree branch with leaves/ice or texture/bark would be accepted, but a photo of the entire tree (especially at a distance) would not be accepted.
A photo of a single flower or a group of flowers where they take up almost the whole image would be accepted, but a photo of a field of flowers would not be accepted.
A photo of a water droplet(s) on a flower, leaf, feathers, etc will be accepted, but a photo of a water droplet(s) on a non-nature object such as paper will not be accepted.
Rules / Submission Guidelines
Submissions must be of "close-tonature" photography.
No heavily-edited or manipulated photos, object photos, or land/sky/waterscape shots will be accepted.
You may submit two (2) photos per member per week.
Please submit into the correct gallery folder; if you're unsure, ask first.
Submissions will never be declined due to "lack of quality" or personal taste/preference, only if the above rules are not followed. I greatly believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; this group is for all artists/art, not just for the "best" artists/art.
And again, be kind and polite, and enjoy the group! If you have any questions, feel free to ask by comment, note (to the group or me personally).