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:bulletred: Welcome to Stand-Out-Shots :bulletred:

Welcome to Stand-Out-Shots where you will find some of the best images on DA! :D

:bulletgreen:Submitting to the group
There are a few rules that need to be followed when submitting to the group;

:bulletblue: Submission Limit: 2 per day
:bulletblue: You must be a member in order to submit your work.
:bulletblue: Make sure to submit to the right folder, otherwise your photo will be declined.
:bulletblue: Please submit your best photographs.
:bulletblue: If your photo hasn't been accepted, don't be upset. Please try again with another image.If you wish to understand why it was declined, please feel free to leave a comment on the submission process and we will gladly tell you why.

What we are looking for in an image

:bulletblue: No blurry or very grainy photos.
:bulletblue: No highly overexposed or underexposed photos. (Like every rule, there are exceptions that can be made)
:bulletblue: No snapshots.
:bulletblue: No DA Watermarks.
:bulletblue: STRICTLY NO PHOTOMANIPULATIONS - We are a photography group only.
:bulletblue: While you don't need to have the most expensive equipment, we are looking for high quality shots with good technical aspects (IE: good composition, correct exposure, interesting subject, focal point/s, creative lighting etc)
:bulletblue: While editing is part of the process of photography and we love it, we generally wont accept over processed images that have lost their connection to real life.
:bulletblue: All deviations must comply with DA's rules and regulations.

If at any time you have any questions or suggestions as to how we can improve the group, please feel free to send a note to the founder: LydiaRhianne or the Co-Founder: WindInTheCoffeeCup or alternatively, you can note the group directly.

Disclaimer: Stand-Out-Shots reserves the right to decline any submission subject to the admins decision. While we will try to be as fair and unbiased in our submission process, there will be times when your image gets declined. We will provide a reason if requested. However don't take it as a stab at your ability as a photographer, rather see it as an opportunity to further grow as a photographer

Gallery Folders

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Urban, Rural and Cityscapes
Contest - "The Moment"
CLOSED: Spring and Autumn Contest










Group Donations

Help us renew our Super Group status, which expired on January 18! :(

:iconteamoplz: Go here to our donation pool: :iconteamoplz:


Donators will be featured in the pool gallery, have access to the Donator's Folder within the group, and be featured in a group journal. Points will also be used for contest prizes and other group activities.

Thank you so much and we appreciate every single point!

:love: :icondonatepointsgreenplz: :love:

:bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletblue: Contest Update :bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletblue:

In the interest of getting more contest participants, we've decided to remove the 10pt entry fee, in case this was deterring anyone.  Those that had already contributed 10pts will have it returned to them.  We need a minimum of 10 participants for the contest to take place, so there can be a fair amount of competition.   The journal with the updated requirements is here:

Spring Contest + Admin CommissionsHappyDance SOS Spring Contest HappyDance 

It has been quite some time since our last contest and we're going to try something a little new this time!  So here's the idea:
Blue Square Bullet Theme: "The Moment"
Blue Square Bullet Deadline: Sunday, April 27th (Midnight CET)
The theme is open to a lot of interpretation, so get creative!  We hope to see many different ideas.  ;)
Purple Square Bullet Main Prizes Purple Square Bullet
1st Place: 750 pts
2nd Place: 350 pts
3rd Place: 150 pts
Blue Square Bullet Conditions Blue Square Bullet
One entry per member.
Your photo must have been taken this year.  If the date is not visible in the EXIF data, please include it in the

There's about two more weeks left for the contest, so you still have quite a bit of time!  Remember, it doesn't have to be a new photo either, just one taken this year.

:bulletpurple: :bulletpurple: :bulletpurple: March Member Feature :bulletpurple: :bulletpurple: :bulletpurple:

:iconmekemee: chose:
Dance of spirits by Trichardsen another world by KariLiimatainen
Chaos by DMMDesign Sugar Coated by Roses-to-Ashes
P.I.L.L.A.R.S by WTek79 Breath of Berlin by PhiGun
Val d'Orcia/Tuscany by JPawlak Valley by ldinami7e
Pieniny Mountains by PawelUchorczak Kingdom of Secrets by RaphaelleM

:iconolideb08: chose:
Smile by ChlorineDream86 Kasia by Grymin
Above the Roofs of Venice by GsanePhotography City of Arts and Science by PhiGun
On The Road by aFeinPhoto-com Untitled by sxsvexen
The mirror by Aphantopus The silent sunset by LinsenSchuss
Greenpoint, Cape Town - South Africa by hessbeck-fotografix Bending The Light by Trichardsen

:iconwindinthecoffeecup: chose:
Fu Bao by werram Grand Godafoss by Dani-Lefrancois
Golden Empire II by Bethem Skyfire by transkendium
Pink snow by Donna-Lynn Fairy Grass by DemonMathiel
Light Through The Dark Clouds by Nichofsky Voyage to Lilliput Continues by alexgphoto
406 by Nigrita Hers and His X by EffysPhotos

:iconryanwaff: chose:
...trakoscan castle VII... by roblfc1892 autumn beauty by Maaira
Shooting Magic by jkrab The Deep End by erezmarom
07:13 | Bread and Wine by OlivierAccart Red Alert by insolitus85
just the way you are by riskonelook ''fox'' in the forest by Partridge-PetPics
* by derlevi hyla II by lisans
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Thank you very much for the request :sun:
Thank you for the request! :aww: :sun:
CarlosBecerra Apr 8, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much...! :hug:
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Pajunen Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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 thanks for the request!:)
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JakezDaniel Apr 3, 2014   Photographer
Many thanks for the request!
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alexgphoto Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the request! :rose:
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peterle28 Apr 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Many thanks for the request!
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thanks a lot!
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Thanks for the request! ^_ ^
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