|Welcome to #ZooPhotographers|
Though a relatively new group, there are some initial ground rules that you should follow.
Everyone is allocated a submission limit of 1 deviation to each folder each day, this may change in the future, but for now I consider it reasonable for a new group. Also we expect photos to be of a certain quality, not an unreasonable level but good, clear focus and some talent present, not a phone-snap.
What's NOT accepted:
• Humans in photos. (at all, even a body part like a hand, finger, etc.)
• Wild animals (this is a zoo/reserve photography group)
• Dead animals (with the exception of prey being fed)
• Blurry images
• Grainy images
• Near identical images (i.e. two images submitted of the same shot, just the tiniest change present)
• Big, over the top watermarks/copyright. A stamp is ok, but it should not take up more than 1/8 of the image and not be directly on the focus point unless subtle.
• Vulgar content - mistreated animals and sexual content (i.e. mating) is not allowed.
• You must be a member to submit content.
• Submit your shot into the right folder or it will be declined.
• No visible bars, glass reflections and try to avoid artificial backgrounds (i.e. painted walls with mock scenery, more bars), this is acceptable if the background is out of focus.
• Though we are a photography group, hyper-realistic animal drawings/artworks will be considered, but the standards will be high.
• Dogs/cats/hamsters/domesticated animals of all kinds are not accepted, this page is for wild animals in captivity.
• If you wish to know why your submission was declined please send us a note.
If you are confused regarding which folder your image goes into please read this thread for definitions of each group and examples of animals: click.
Note: We are no longer looking for any additional staff for the time being, however exceptional applicants will always be considered! Once the group has grown we will be on the look out for further contributors.