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01/15/2009 02:33:24 PM · #26
Originally posted by karmat:

Do you actually have to be rejected to join this here rejection club?

I don't even have anything to try to get rejected!


"I reject your reality, and substitute my own."

There--you have a "rejection" now :-)
01/15/2009 02:35:00 PM · #27
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Personally, I don't like the fact that it has the potential to make people feel really bad about themselves, ... but if you are just having fun with it, all the power to you.

Fair warning - that is exactly what happened to me the first time. It really did make me feel very bad about myself and my (in)ability to succeed there. Very bad. But now I'm having fun with it. If I get rejected, ah well. I do like visiting there to see what's been published but I also very much enjoy visiting the "critique" section to see what wasn't. More my league there. :) And like here, there are gems that get overlooked. I think you do have to at least register to see the critique section, though.
01/15/2009 02:35:35 PM · #28
Originally posted by Melethia:

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I beg to differ.

Originally posted by Melethia:

My personal goal is 40 rejections by year's end

Good luck on your quest. I see it as a reverse-psychology type endeavor. :)
01/15/2009 02:43:58 PM · #29
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by violinist123:

Great site. I don't see it as a niche site really unless by 'niche' one means 'won't blindly publish anything that comes along'. Does have a certain look that tends to get published more often than not, but there is a wide variety of work on display and all of it is top notch.


Ursula would disagree with you. She considers it a "niche site".


Well there's my opinion and there's Ursula's opinion. Form your own and let's have a party.
01/15/2009 02:45:01 PM · #30
Originally posted by Melethia:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Personally, I don't like the fact that it has the potential to make people feel really bad about themselves, ... but if you are just having fun with it, all the power to you.

Fair warning - that is exactly what happened to me the first time. It really did make me feel very bad about myself and my (in)ability to succeed there. Very bad. But now I'm having fun with it. If I get rejected, ah well. I do like visiting there to see what's been published but I also very much enjoy visiting the "critique" section to see what wasn't. More my league there. :) And like here, there are gems that get overlooked. I think you do have to at least register to see the critique section, though.


Yea--rejection is fine, and the nature of what we do. Hang a print in a gallery--bunches of folks won't like it, some will.

I just learned about the site last week, and it has a different sort of appeal/intent than DPC. I do like the quality of work at both sites. The community/interaction seems more active here, from what I can tell. I do like that uploaded images there can be larger both in image size and file size (2MB) so the inherent image view quality is better there. In terms of "presentation" of images, I think it is a good place (once one has photos there) to refer folks to see one's work.

But I need to get off my keester (or on it?) and use this mac and either iPhoto/Aperture to produce my own web gallery! It is supposed to be so easy a door knob can do it. Once I pass the DKAATs (Door Knob Applicant Aptitude Tests) I shall be fully qualified :-)
01/15/2009 02:47:26 PM · #31
The first time I saw the site was last week when DrAchoo posted it, I think. Had a look at the photos and while I like some, I don't like others. They are dark and moody as someone mentioned. It's not the type of photos I tend to take but I just submitted something there for fun. I'm sure I'll be posting it here as a reject in a day or two. :)
01/15/2009 02:51:03 PM · #32
Originally posted by violinist123:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by violinist123:

Great site. I don't see it as a niche site really unless by 'niche' one means 'won't blindly publish anything that comes along'. Does have a certain look that tends to get published more often than not, but there is a wide variety of work on display and all of it is top notch.


Ursula would disagree with you. She considers it a "niche site".


Well there's my opinion and there's Ursula's opinion. Form your own and let's have a party.


Seeing as she is the "head screener" for the site I think she trumps you... ;)
01/15/2009 02:56:25 PM · #33
Based on this thread, I submitted two shots to 1X this morning. I had signed up a while ago and kept on forgetting to submit. I can see, it will now be a badge of honor to be rejected - ha!

How long does it typically take before you hear yay or nay?

01/15/2009 03:00:24 PM · #34
I wonder if they'd take my seashell shot
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Somehow, I doubt it....
01/15/2009 03:06:27 PM · #35
Originally posted by IreneM:

I wonder if they'd take my seashell shot
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Somehow, I doubt it....


actually...I think it would be accepted. But what do I know? I've only had one rejection.
01/15/2009 03:07:44 PM · #36
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by violinist123:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by violinist123:

Great site. I don't see it as a niche site really unless by 'niche' one means 'won't blindly publish anything that comes along'. Does have a certain look that tends to get published more often than not, but there is a wide variety of work on display and all of it is top notch.


Ursula would disagree with you. She considers it a "niche site".


Well there's my opinion and there's Ursula's opinion. Form your own and let's have a party.


Seeing as she is the "head screener" for the site I think she trumps you... ;)


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01/15/2009 03:10:20 PM · #37
Originally posted by redjulep:

Based on this thread, I submitted two shots to 1X this morning. I had signed up a while ago and kept on forgetting to submit. I can see, it will now be a badge of honor to be rejected - ha!

How long does it typically take before you hear yay or nay?


Took about an hour for mine. Not a lot of head scratching there, I fear.
01/15/2009 03:12:22 PM · #38
Originally posted by redjulep:

Based on this thread, I submitted two shots to 1X this morning. I had signed up a while ago and kept on forgetting to submit. I can see, it will now be a badge of honor to be rejected - ha!

How long does it typically take before you hear yay or nay?

Day or two on average. If it gets rejected, go to your "Uploaded Photos" in your "Account" tab and click on the photo - you'll see a little gray line that shows accept level and some text with the reasons people chose to not publish while it was in screening.

Message edited by author 2009-01-15 16:29:44.
01/15/2009 03:13:05 PM · #39
Originally posted by raish:

Originally posted by redjulep:

Based on this thread, I submitted two shots to 1X this morning. I had signed up a while ago and kept on forgetting to submit. I can see, it will now be a badge of honor to be rejected - ha!

How long does it typically take before you hear yay or nay?


Took about an hour for mine. Not a lot of head scratching there, I fear.


I submitted 3 at the same time: about 12 hours later the first rejection (direct by screener) occurred, and the other two went to the more open screening review, and within 24 hours of initial submission they were booted, too. :-)
01/15/2009 04:16:41 PM · #40
I have to try it as well. It won't be worse than being rejected in the "delete me uncensored" flickr group :)
01/15/2009 04:27:36 PM · #41
I thought this might be a fun game to play. I just uploaded one photo, a couple more to follow. I will let you know when I have been rejected.

PS This is a photo I love.
01/15/2009 04:29:17 PM · #42
Ursula is gonna kill me. :-)
01/15/2009 04:35:00 PM · #43
The site is highly competitive, but what I do think it offers a challenge of it's own and an opportunity to meet other artists from all over the world. In addition, the recognition brings not so much a validation (although I'm sure all the 1x snobs will enjoy that) but more importantly, the site offers the opportunity for artists to gain EXPOSURE for their work to be seen in a professional and a virtual gallery setting. I don't see it as any different than being part of a typical art association which decides which paintings will hang every month and get the premium positions in the gallery.

Just my two cents...carry on!
01/15/2009 04:38:23 PM · #44
Originally posted by Melethia:

Ursula is gonna kill me. :-)


Hehe...somehow I think she would enjoy a discussion about the site and people's interest in something close to her heart. But, the only gallery I belong in is the Peanut Gallery! So...just my third cent.
01/15/2009 04:43:58 PM · #45
Thanks for opening old wounds Deb (GRIN!)

I've been rejected 5 times and swore I wouldn't do it again ... but you've provoked me, I've loaded one, will let you know.

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Message edited by author 2009-01-15 16:55:52.
01/15/2009 04:49:27 PM · #46
Someone needs to submit an Ansel over there... ;)
01/15/2009 04:52:40 PM · #47
I've only had one rejection so far but I haven't submitted that many. This is the one that didn't pass muster and frankly didn't expect it to:

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1x and DPC are not all that different. Both have mechanisms that breed conformity. 1x has the screening process, which for the most part filters out the images that lack technical brilliance and DPC filters those images out via the challenges by rewarding/encouraging compliance to theme relevancy and great technicals. The only reason 1x's images look better on average is because their process of refinement is quicker and more efficient because there are fewer people steering it unlike DPC which has the voting mass steering it along with the admin and the theme selections made for the challenges not to mention they allow any image to be uploaded which waters down the instant wow factor on the site.

As for the substance, the creativity, the authenticity, I don't see that much of a difference between 1x and DPC. Both have very creative peoople with unique voices who produce beautiful work and both have their charlatans.

Message edited by author 2009-01-15 16:54:55.
01/15/2009 04:54:43 PM · #48
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Someone needs to submit an Ansel over there... ;)


Well?!!! What's your camera doing this weekend?! Get busy! ;-)
01/15/2009 04:54:49 PM · #49
Originally posted by yanko:

I've only had one rejection so far but I haven't submitted that many. This is the one that didn't pass muster and frankly didn't expect it to:

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1x and DPC are not all that different. Both have mechanisms that breed conformity. 1x has the screening process, which for the most part filters out the images that lack technical brilliance and DPC filters those images out via the challenges by rewarding/encouraging compliance to theme relevancy and great technicals. The only reason 1x's images look better on average is because their process of refinement is quicker and more efficient because there are fewer people steering it unlike DPC which has the voting mass steering it along with the admin and the theme selections made for the challenges.

As for the substance, the creativity, the authenticity, I don't see that much of a difference between 1x and DPC. Both have very creative peoople with unique voices who produce beautiful work and both have their charlatans.


I agree. The only other difference i noted was that 1x seems to really like bw, dark, etc. whereas dpc really digs bright blue and orange. :P

I signed up, but I'll just look at all the purty pictures.
01/15/2009 05:01:36 PM · #50
What were you thinking on that shot Richard?!? ;)
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