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« on: October 11, 2012, 02:10:43 PM »
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I have had a request to set up a new area in the Lu-La Forum for Photography that is neither Landscape, Nature nor Pro.

This seems a reasonable request. My question is: what categories of Photography might have separate areas within an 'Other Photography' section?

Street/Documentary, Architecture and Copy/Recording are some that come to mind.

Is there a better umbrella name than 'Other Photography'?
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 03:03:08 PM »
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Maybe something like Local Photography or similar, or even Urban Photography or Close to Home.....

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 05:50:37 PM »
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Cell phone genre seems to be an interesting sub-group.
How about something down home, non-professional, non-aspirational - like " interesting snaps " or "experimental" to go with "the coffee corner".

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 06:27:17 PM »
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How about Abstractions and Design?
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 07:50:22 PM »
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I like "Other Photography" Or perhaps "Other Photographic Genres" because those titles are neutral.

I'd like to see a section for portraits.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 08:02:24 PM »
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How about one for cat photos?  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 08:08:42 PM »
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... Or perhaps "Other Photographic Genres" because those titles are neutral...

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 09:22:47 PM »
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I like "Other Photography" Or perhaps "Other Photographic Genres" because those titles are neutral.

I'd like to see a section for portraits.

Yes, I like Other Photographic Genres as a title too.

Portraiture should definitely be in the sub-sections. Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 09:34:09 PM »
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Black and White?
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 10:01:05 PM »
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Other Photographic Genre is probably a good option.

I would personally be interested in portrait/studio since I am spending more and more time with my Profoto gear, but it would be OK to discuss that within Other Photographic Genre.

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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 10:17:08 PM »
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Cell phone genre seems to be an interesting sub-group.

Uh no...please Chris, don't stoop to that. Look at the name of the website...do nothing to adversely impact the core group. "Other" is generic enough although unlikely to be a place I would spend any time in. Which is fine, there are many sub-forums I rarely visit here.
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 10:37:49 PM »
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How about Superfluous, Non-Landscape Photographs of Dubious . . . just kidding. Grin
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2012, 01:46:29 AM »
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I'm also for "Other Photographic Genres". My only fear is that yet another category leads to less traffic per topic. I have the impression that this is happening already. Anyone sees that? Maybe one could consolidate some areas like "Cameras, Lenses and Shooting gear" and "Digital Cameras & Shooting Techniques". Although I know what the difference between those is supposed to be, it doesn't really reflect in the topics. One could possibly also get rid of "Combocams" since the term has gotten a bit obsolete. Also there is now "Motion & Video".

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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2012, 01:57:59 AM »
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In order to create a name for a new category on the forum, lets consider all the categories of photography that currently exist in our imaginations.

We have Landscape, which is the main focus of this site, Portrait, Street photography, Architecture, Astronomy, Wildlife, Weddings, Religious Ceremonies, Models and Nudity, Sports, Musical Performances, Ballets and Stage Performances in general, Journalistic shots for the record, War scenes and other horrific scenes, Macro shots (let's not forget the world of insects), Abstract and fuzzy shots, and Candid shots of of people who could sue were it not for the editorial clause.

I'm sure there are more categories you can think of, and I might be able to think of a few more after a few glasses of wine. Grin
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012, 02:00:44 AM »
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Well, then the logical consequence would be to boil it down to just two categories: "Landscape" and "Lesser Photography"  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2012, 02:04:48 AM »
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Well, then the logical consequence would be to boil it down to just two categories: "Landscape" and "Lesser Photography"  Grin

That would be discriminatory.  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2012, 02:42:08 AM »
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How about Eclectic images, it works for me…

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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2012, 03:07:27 AM »
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Chris, I trust the idea was put forwrd in jest? Possibly the result of sipping some of those Californian vintages?

For my sixpence, we already have a well-functioning system that allows ready access to all the genres and sub-genres anyone here has ever proposed or submitted.

Regarding Cellpix - there's already one for that, and the fact that a special, independently suspended car section was created has caused a little confusion in my mind at least: I snap away at interesting vehicles (much like a stray dog?) and what happens now is that I wonder whether to post such shots under Cellphone or Vehicles.

As with government, I think we possibly need less pigeonholes rather than more! And Schewe doesn't need more stress.

The thing works beautifully already.

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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2012, 03:16:00 AM »
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I wouldn't bother because any new areas would swiftly become cross contaminated with other subjects. The poster above will testify to that. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2012, 05:30:24 AM »
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I have had a request to set up a new area in the Lu-La Forum for Photography that is neither Landscape, Nature nor Pro.

On a website that is here primarily for the purpose of landscape photography, how does such a forum fit into this website's raison d'etre?

Perhaps your confusion/indecision about how and where to place it reflects the problem that it doesn't really belong?
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