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The EXCLUSIVE GALLERY ("PEG") at PentaxForums
Posted By: Adam, 08-05-2010, 06:05 AM

Hello everyone,

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I am very happy to announce that an idea we've had in the back of our minds for a good while has finally been brought to life! Today we're officially unveiling the PentaxForums Exclusive Gallery, which is conceptually similar to Pentax's PPG. At first, we wanted this gallery to also appear fancy and have cool effects, but we found that other solutions wouldn't offer the level of integration that this one did. So, let's jump right in to what we're looking at here.

Our Exclusive Gallery will become a collection of only the best photos taken by our users. Only PentaxForums.com users will be able to submit to this gallery. We will also be imposing certain quality standards to make sure the photos are at their very best.

To submit a photo to the gallery, simply click the 'upload' link in the upper gallery toolbar, or click here. The submission form is the same as that in our other gallery categories, so you should already be familiar with the controls. The following will be required of each photo:
  • JPEG format and compression at 90%-100% (9-12).
  • A resolution of at least 1024x700 (WxH or HxW) pixels; preferably around 1500 or 2000px on one edge
  • Full EXIF left intact in the file, if digital
  • Manual addition of EXIF metadata, if film
  • A photo description and complete camera/lens fields
  • If you choose to place copyright text in your photo, please do so in the lower-right or lower-left corner only
  • No added frames, borders, or drawings
  • Taken with a Pentax camera (no exceptions)
  • Limit 2 submissions per user day (to be fair to our judges)
If your photo conforms to these regulations, it will then be evaluated by the site staff. If the photo is good enough, it'll be approved into the gallery; if not, we'll simply move it to a regular category. You will be able to submit as many photos as you'd like until 10 have been approved in the gallery. This limit is currently going to be in place so that every photographer gets about equal exposure, but may increase in the future.

Why this is going to be better than the PPG:
  • Not a slow flash-based gallery
  • Large resolutions will be available for your viewing pleasure
  • Comments can be made
  • More great photos will be posted!
  • Feedback on your photo will be e-mailed to you once a decision has been made
  • The approval decision will be made within 1 week at most (apply to be a judge)
  • Status tracking at https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/galleryapprove.php?do=status and updates on status via e-mail
  • It's integrated with your favorite photo forum
And, best of all:
  • If 5 or your photos get approved into the gallery, you will be invited to become an Exclusive Gallery judge
So, why wait? Upload your best now!

A note to newbies: the gallery is accessible through the 'photos' button in the navbar. Simply click it and then select 'User Photo Gallery' from the menu.

Enjoy, guys! I'm very excited to be bringing you this.

Photos accepted into the gallery will also be tagged as "exclusive" in gallery searches and listings, and within the exclusive category, supersized thumbnails will be shown!

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09-20-2014, 01:57 PM   #601
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Yep, my Flickr stream has the usual flowers and waterfalls and stuff, but sprinkled in are dead birds, tortured teddy bears, and frantic drizzle-soaked hula hooping...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28796087@N02/


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You've managed to out that Arista EDU to good use. Do you have any other photographs using it?

09-21-2014, 07:16 PM   #602
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There are too many galleries on this forum already, it is getting real confusing....
09-21-2014, 08:00 PM   #603
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QuoteOriginally posted by MD Optofonik Quote
You've managed to out that Arista EDU to good use. Do you have any other photographs using it?
Not a lot. I shoot the Arista.EDU Ultra on the view camera and it has been languishing


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Just wondering if the gallery has died. No new photos added since since 2014?

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No, but there are fewer entries and those that were submitted weren't accepted.
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No, but there are fewer entries and those that were submitted weren't accepted.
Ahhh! Thought as much.
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entries are gunned down with unrealistic expectations.
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entries are gunned down with unrealistic expectations.
Didn't want to start a flame here, just wanted to know if it had become defunct while I was away.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dtmateojr Quote
entries are gunned down with unrealistic expectations.
I think there has become a feeling that after the standard of the PPG went to the wayside the PEG needed to fill the niche of only accepting the absolute crème de la crème of images.
I see many images around the forums that would be candidates for PEG but they rarely get submitted.
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I suggest that submissions should be anonymous (if it isn't already). I feel that acceptance and rejection are partly influenced by the name behind the shot.
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I'm pretty sure that the judges do not know who submitted a photo as a PEG candidate.
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that's good to know
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How does one re-sumit a photo? Is it just going to show up as a new (and duplicated) entry if re-submission doesn't pass the requirement as well?
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it show up as a new entry and all the judges are going to judge again
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Thank you for those - who are judges for the PEG - and wrote feedback on my entry, I really appreciate it!
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