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Participate in our Monthly Contest on the theme of Still Life for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership!

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The many ways in which we can help you!

:bulletblue: Gain Exposure by submitting to our favourites! Submission is open to all members, one photograph, per week. No photo-manipulation allowed. The best will then be submitted into our Gallery every month!
:note: Don't know how to submit? Check out our guide!
:bulletgreen: Receive Constructive Feedback through our Comment Month! One photograph, per month, for your art to be critiqued and commented on by many members!
Comment constructively on photographs and you may get some :points:!
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"discussion of photography is dominated by the concept of time. Photographs appear as devices for stopping time and preserving fragments of the past, like flies in amber"
-Peter Wollen

As 2014 comes to a close we are reminded of the passing of time. Another year has slipped through our fingers like sand through the cracks. Yet the new year will come rushing in to provide us with trillions of new moments and beginnings. It seems fitting for this month's edition of TTL to discuss time and its relationship to photography.

Freeze Frame

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” 
-Karl Lagerfeld

The camera's shutter has the ability to violently seize a moment in time and fix it in place forever. This is a particularly useful tool that photographers can use to see things that happen too quickly for human perceptions to fully grasp. Thus, the viewer is given the opportunity to study, be moved, and be entertained by images that we would never experience without the assistance of a camera.

Sarah Pickering

Naoya Hatakeyama

Tabitha Soren

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Grand Time

What the Stars Said
We are crossing the lake of violent time,
singing a little void-song for courage.
Come out and join us, heart that is wounded,
eye that beholds.
-Michael Hannon

We are limited to perceive time under the confines of our shallow ability to process it. We can observe the effects of time during our lifetime but struggle to visualize time on a grander scale. With the aid of photography we are given greater ability to visualize not only the passing of time but the creations of time.

Sally Mann

Linda Connor

Chris McCaw

Joyce Tenneson


“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” 
-Susan Sontag

Photographs are deaths of their own. Once a photograph is fixed, it is essentially dead. It can no longer grow. It contains no new possibilities. It is an ending. Then, time will instantly begin to work towards eradicating the photograph and provide a death to an already dead potentiality.

Sally Mann

Joel Peter Witkin

John Divola

Eric Baudelaire

A Fleeting Moment

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” 
-Marc Riboud

The hand, pencil, and paint were at one time our only way to counter the faults of our memory. Since the invention of photography we not only can beat our memories lapses, but we can partake in other people's memories. Those fleeting moments of love, triumph, and tranquility are no longer destined to slip into the ether. The human experience is memorialized in the photograph.

Elinor Carucci

Hannah Starkey

Nan Goldin

JH Engstrom

Recording Histories

“It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down....” 
-Kate Morton

Billions of people across the planet point a camera at a subject and record it. The sum of these seemingly infinite number of photographs could be stitched together to create a more vibrant, more powerful, and more tangible record of the history of our planet than any other medium. Photography has an inherent ability, or perhaps responsibility, to record the past, understand the present, and create the future.

Bill Henson

Song Dong

Ed Templeton

Cristina Garcia Rodero

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Welcome to CRPhotography!

CRPhotography is home to the Photography Community Volunteers and any other members who are involved or interested in photography.

You do not have to be a professional, or even a photographer, to take part in the masses of fun we have here in this group!

We aim to support members of the photography community in a variety of ways, through announcements, editorials, critique, contests, fun and games, promotion and much more!

So, if you are interested in receiving a lot from us, making a difference in the photography community or anything else, click the :+devwatch: button on the side and join right up! :dalove:

Photograph of the Day

Give some love for our Photograph of the Day!

If you would like to be considered, submit your own photographs into this folder!
(one photograph, per week)

How to Submit Your Photographs

1. Become a Member at CRPhotography to submit photographs to the group! Membership is automatically approved.

:bulletblue: Click the "Join our Group" button, on the left of our Home Page.
:bulletblue: A pop-up will open asking you to confirm your request, just click the "Submit Request" button.

Joining #CRPhotography 1 by WhenPigsFry Joining #CRPhotography 2 by WhenPigsFry
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Gallery vs Favourites
Our Gallery is reserved for photographs chosen by CRPhotography's Admins, but our Favourites are open to Members of CRPhotography to submit their photographs.
The best pieces from our Favourites will be featured in our Gallery, while other pieces will be featured on our front page, increasing exposure all round!
Option #1: From the CRPhotography Home Page
Use the pull down menu next to the CRPhotography heading and pick "Suggest a Favourite".

Submitting to #CRPhotography via Home Page by WhenPigsFry
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Option #2: From our Favourites Page
Folders you are able to submit to will have a "+" button on the right side of the heading for that folder. Select this and you can submit artwork to our Favourites!

Submitting to #CRPhotography via Favorites Gallery by WhenPigsFry
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Option #3: From our Favourites Folder
Select the folder you want to submit to, and click on the "+ Suggest a Favourite" button at the top right of the screen.

Submitting to #CRPhotography via Favorites Folder by WhenPigsFry
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Then What?
If you submit using one of the above 3 options, a pop-up like the one below will appear.

The Submit Screen by WhenPigsFry
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To Submit:
  1. Choose the "Your Gallery" tab.
  2. Select the photograph you would like to submit.
  3. Make sure you have the right folder from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click the "Submit" button.
Make sure you push "Submit" first, clicking the "Done" button will not submit your artwork! You'll know you've done it correctly when you see a green box saying "Your submission is being reviewed

Confirmation Message by WhenPigsFry
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Option #4: From the Deviation Page
Submit your photograph from the deviation page by clicking on the photograph you would like to submit.

In the right column of the page, there will be a "Submit to a Group" link. Clicking it opens a pop-up that should look like this...

Submitting to #CRPhotography via Deviation by WhenPigsFryThe Submit Screen by WhenPigsFry
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To Submit
  1. Choose the "Suggest to Group Favourites" tab.
  2. Select "Type a Group name"
  3. Type in "CRPhotography"
  4. Make sure you have the right folder in the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the "Submit" button.
Again, make sure you push the "Submit" button first, clicking the "Done" button will not submit your artwork! You'll know you've done it correctly when you see a green box saying " Your deviation has been successfully added to the group's favourites."

You did it! by WhenPigsFry
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We hope this will help you submit your photograph to CRPhotography!

If you need further help or have any suggestions for us, please feel free to send us a note! Happy shooting!

Comment Month

November Conclusion!

InterWhorl by Charmed-Ravenclaw Lake Panorama by Charmed-Ravenclaw The Kookaburra Labrinth by Charmed-Ravenclaw

Ebony 7 by EdgedFeather Zanzibar 17 by EdgedFeather Autumn 7 by EdgedFeather

Holding You My Son by hosagu Bedouine Hurghada - Egypt by hosagu Fragmented Life by hosagu

Autumn's Final Days by Luna1282 Twisted Metal by Luna1282 Mother Willow by Luna1282

Disco stars [07.2014] by SabakuNoShiGrass [oset] by SabakuNoShiCan 2 by SabakuNoShi

Free and Easy. by Sparkle-Photography Male Cardinal. by Sparkle-Photography Vacant World. by Sparkle-Photography

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Comment Month: November! We have already started our Comment Month: December, so please feel free to comment, comment, comment and spread some love around! :love:

Random from December 2014

Submit your photograph, one per week, to this folder to get some exposure!

The best will be submitted to our Gallery every month, so you really have nothing to lose.

Random from December Contest - Still Life

Participate in our Monthly Contest on the theme of Still Life for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership!

Suggest Still Life Photographs to be featured by the group! 

12 deviants said Send your suggestions (of other people's work) to Mrs-Durden via note!


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OlivierAccart Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Photographer
Kind of you for requesting, thanks :) !
djailledie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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EveVictus Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the request! :D
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niklin1 Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for requesting my "Umbrellas!"  :-)
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Mars-Hill Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you very much♪ :)
☆Have a good day♪
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