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TPA Submission Guidelines

Wed May 15, 2013, 12:22 PM by MARX77:iconmarx77:
Submission Guidelines

Dear friends, acquaintances, daydreamers, colleagues, photographers,
interesting human beings, their pets and everybody else...
These general guidelines are here for you to understand what this group is about and what not.
It is to help you select the best gallery for your photograph and to avoid any disappointment,
so please take 5 minutes and read carefully...

     General rules :

  • As group name may suggest 'The People Avenue' is all about PEOPLE.
  • Nude people are people too, we know, however,  nudity is not allowed at TPA.
  • Excessive logos, large watermarks annoying signatures are not welcome.
  • We promote only quality photographs here, so NO snapshots please. 
  • Most importantly: PLAY NICE!!  


     Photojournalism  : 

     Photojournalism, reportage, documentary photos.
     ( A few explanatory lines, including location and date is encouraged )


     Street :

     Street and edge photos are also documentary types of photography,
     human interaction with other people or surroundings is expected.
     Selective coloring is strongly discouraged.


     Urban and Rural :

     Urban shots still must have people in them, focus more on city life.


     Posed Portraits :

     Posed, studio, setup portraits only.
     This would be the place for your conceptual photos as well, keep in mind: People.

     Un-Posed Portraits :

     Also called candid portraiture, stolen moments, faces, strangers or not: UN-POSED.
     If you intended to shoot street but framed too close it is likely to be a candid portrait.

    Children - Infants : 

    Kids and toddlers in any situations.
    Random baby snapshots are discouraged - we wouldn't recommend submitting those here.
    Facebook or family albums are more suitable for those.

You can upload 3 photos a week, 

I guess what  we  want to say here is: Make It Count ! !

Good luck and don't forget to ask questions if something's not clear... ;) (Wink)


#ThePeopleAvenue is the place to meet real people. 

As the name says: the focus of the group is on human beings, in all it's facets. 

The TPA Team :


Header Photo: back stage - by Jan Rockar - *lightdrafter

Exceptional Photographers on dA - Ed. April

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 8, 2014, 7:58 AM

Hello Everybody,

For this edition Anna a.k.a.  inktice :iconinktice: kindly accepted my request to be our next featured Exceptional Photographer of the month. She's a fine artist with creative skills. The main focus of her work is on children and I'm sure you'll like her gallery very much.


-Tell us a little about yourself.

 my sunshine. by inktice

My name is Anna, I was born in the Philippines and currently residing in the Pacific Northwest in Washington with my husband and my beautiful daughter, Keilani. Iced coffee, sunrises, and beautiful light always put me in a good mood! I'm also a photo-addict who is obsessed with tangible photographs, huge canvas prints, and beautiful art on walls!


-How did your relationship with Photography begin and how has it developed through the years?


Before I grew an interest in photography, drawing was the foundation of my passion for art. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. To be honest, I was not a fan of photography at that time. I always thought that photography was the most easiest form of art. You take a camera, press a button, and woohoo, a picture! (Anybody can do that, right?) To me, it wasn't as hands-on as getting your hands dirty, filled with paint, graphite smudges, etc. dA is a diverse art community with many talented people in different mediums of art and I've always loved looking at other people's artwork. In 2007, I became intrigued and inspired by some of the photography in the dA community. I decided to try something new and give it a try. I had a Kodak CD33 zoom digital camera that I used mainly for taking pictures with friends at the time. That's when I also began learning about Photoshop. As I wanted to learn more about improving my images, I bought myself an advanced point-and-shoot camera, Nikon Coolpix P80. I brought it with me everywhere and took photos of everything and anything I could find! It really helped me shape the way I saw things -- every detail, every angle, and lighting. That's when I learned that photography was not as easy as I thought it would be. You cannot just take a photo and call it "good." A photo must be created. It was a lot different from drawing, but I incorporated what I already knew about art into my photos; from colors, shapes, light, shadows, to composition. Nonetheless, it was the same thing -- you create art. Even today, I find myself learning the more I take photos. It's really a never-ending learning experience!

sand in my eyes by inktice


-Which photographers influenced you?


Honestly, I would say most of every talented photographer and artist here on dA! I was a very active dA member during the time I grew a strong interest in photography and I was always inspired by everyone's work. At the same time though, I wanted to explore my own vision and how I saw things.

 mother and child II by inktice

-What do you enjoy photographing most?


Ever since I became a mother in 2012, it has always been (and will always be) my daughter! Being a mom, I've always appreciated every little detail about her: from her newborn fingers and toes, eyelashes...and now she's running around making a mess of everything! But even so, I've learned that time goes by incredibly fast, and so does the growth of children. So it's important that I always document everything and anything I can to preserve these precious moments.

 Heaven Sent II by inktice

-What equipment do you use?


I use my Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100mm macro lens, Canon 50mm 1.8 lens, and Canon 24-105mm lens. And natural light, of course! ;)

 Lily Girl by inktice

-What is your favorite place for shooting photos? Name two or three places you would like to visit for photography.


Any place with a wide open field or a woodsy location with funky-shaped trees is my favorite place to shoot! I also love the fall season, so taking photos in a location filled with bright leaves is a must! And gosh, I'd love to visit any place with great views and beautiful sunsets. But if I could choose a couple places to photograph, it would be somewhere with green pastures with pastoral views, a field of flowers, or a simple room with tall windows that lets in a lot of natural light.

Daily Deviation: :clap:

forget the fork by inktice


-Imagine you have a day off and you decide to go shooting. Describe it.


My husband and I usually plan a day of shooting about a couple days in advance. If we decide to have a photo shoot with our daughter, I like to bring balloons and dress her up in specific colors! I usually bring all of my lenses, especially if we're shooting at a new location. You never know if there's a great view somewhere and you need your zoom lens!

baby lashes by inktice


-Choose one or two photos you have taken and explain why they are special to you?


The photo of my daughter in the middle of a pile of bright leaves "Golden Autumn" is very special to me and is, in fact, my favorite photo of her! It was during the middle of October and we decided to spontaneously take a road trip through Cascade Highway (since we've heard that it was beautiful there during the fall season). We actually found a gigantic pile of leaves during our drive and decided to have Keilani play in the leaves while I take photos. She just happened to look up at the falling leaves at the same time and it was  just the perfect shot. This photo is now hanging up in our living room as a huge canvas print. :)

 Golden Autumn by inktice

-What is your style and what tricks and tips do you use to get the right results?


I don't know if I really have a style, to be honest...but I'm always lured to take photos facing towards the sun! I love backlight, and depending on the kind of look I want to achieve, I also like to take a lot of silhouette photos. I've taken quite a few portraits of people outdoors and I find that lighting and where you are positioned to take their photo (or any subject) is extremely crucial to getting the results I want. For example, I would never take photos of people who are facing towards the sun with the camera in front of them -- the light would be too harsh. I like to wait until it's close to the golden hour (an hour after the sun rises and an hour before the sun sets) to take photos. This way the light isn't as harsh and you can produce images with more interesting hues and shadows. Shooting in RAW is also important! I can tweak and correct white balance and exposure if needed.

 the world through their eyes by inktice

-What kind of impression do you hope to leave upon others who see your photographs?


I love telling stories with my images. Especially when it comes to candid shots. I want the viewers to look at my images and be able to read that story through their eyes using their own interpretation. :)


-Any final thoughts for our readers?


Shoot, shoot, shoot! The more photos you take, the more you learn and the better photos you'll take! Try something new, challenge yourself to new concepts, different lighting conditions, take your camera everywhere and learn everything about your camera. Remember that just because you have a fancy camera, it does not automatically make you a great photographer. Be humble and embrace mistakes, learning, time, and experience. Like I said, photography is a never-ending learning experience. Have fun and make the most of it! :)

A Love Stronger Than Light by inktice



Journal made by :iconannieta-kr: on behalf of the 
TPA Team:

:iconmarx77: :iconnegative-red::iconlightdrafter::iconsabbelbina::iconsteppeland::iconnattygrego::iconsoulofnovember::iconearthhart::iconsogni-di-margherita:


Exceptional Photographers on dA - Ed. March

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 4, 2014, 11:17 AM
Logo Tpa Zebrapad By Annieta Photography-d5d77 by e-l-a-n-i

I've always wanted to discover more about him, the passionate artist whose works have been a great source of inspiration to me. 

This month, I present you Joël Sueur - SUDOR

         Last shot by SUDOR

    Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born in France in 1949 in a small provincial town near the Atlantic Ocean ; in 1955, I lived in the Pyrenees in a beautiful city, Pau ... primary school and secondary school until the age of 14 years . In 1964, with my parents we live near Paris, in Robinson, I'm always living in this town... I started working at the age of 15 years in a small printing of the Latin Quarter. At 23, I entered in the "Journal officiel", a very large printing press that publishes legislations and the debates of the National Assembly. I was typographer until 1987, after I was copy reader until 2007. Since I'm retired ...

Bad education by SUDOR

How did your relationship with Photography begin and how has it developed through the years?
My father sometimes practiced photography, he was a good photographer ; when I was 6 or 7 years, I started using his camera, but at this time I preferred painting and drawing...... I also made Super 8 films until my 20 years ... in 1970, one of my colleagues gave me a camera, I began to photograph my friends, Paris, street scenes, etc..
And since 1970, every day, I continue to photograph...
My only evolution is technical and, I hope, artistic...

Which photographers influenced you?
My favorite photographers !!! Cartier-Bresson, Koudelka, Doisneau... David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, Martin Parr, etc. etc. I'm very


Seventies - 515 by SUDOR

What do you enjoy photographing most?

I like (and I make) especially the street photography, but also portraits, erotic photography, surreal and... photography in the cemeteries !...

What equipment do you use? How important is equipment?
My equipment... When I was young, I always had a very heavy equipment, two or three Nikon, several lenses, etc.. Now, I give priority to the lightness ! Only one camera... I have three favorite cameras, Ricoh GR, Fuji X100S and Olympus E-M1...
But I also have a Nikon D3... 

What is your favorite time of the day photographing in the streets?
I don't have favorite time of day to photograph in the street... the weather is

important, no rain and not too much sun (too strong contrasts).

Candyfloss by SUDOR

What is your favorite place for shooting photos? Name two or three places you would like to visit for Photography.
My favorite place for shooting photos? Paris, Paris, always Paris. But I would also go to Roma and... Liverpool, the "city of the Beatles".

Imagine you have a day off and you decide to go shooting. Describe it.
I cannot describe a shooting day, because photography is my life, and every day, all situations are different... 

        Instant 323 by SUDOR


What are the most essential qualities of a photographer?
The most essential qualities of a photographer ?... humility, charisma (if possible), knowledge of the history of photography, know the work of great photographers, some technical, physical fitness (!), be friendly with everyone

(or almost) !...

Choose three of your photos and explain why they are special to you.

Difficult for me to choose only 3 pictures! ... The first ... In the seventies, souvenir of my work in a great printing in Paris where I stayed for 34 years. Two colleagues during a break in the afternoon, I love the atmosphere and the retro side of this photo. It's yesterday for me. 

Maurice and Gerard by SUDOR

The second ... one of my first street photos, I love the inquisitive gaze of the man and the curiosity of the child. I was lucky, this scene lasted only a short time ... In the seventies

Instant 267 by SUDOR

The third ... the greatest emotions, all photos with my wife, my muse and model ... she was patient with me, photo sessions lasted very long... I made a lot of pictures with Eve, I believe

that I have not seen the totality of these pictures... 1980s 

Histoire d'Eve by SUDOR

In a few words, what is Photography to you?

For me the photograph is an art of living, it is also my diary, I always have a camera with me! Finally, it's perhaps my drug ! Healthy drug !..."


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Ronald McNair: Eyes On The Stars

Sat Feb 22, 2014, 2:17 AM

He Walked Into A Segregated Library. He Wanted To Be An Astronaut. Mission Accomplished.


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The People Avenue is the place to meet real people. As the name says: the focus of the group is on human beings, in all it's facets. We are a photography-ONLY group.


This folder is for all pictures, that are made in a studio/studio performance/setting or for which someone has posed.
DA categories: Fashion, Glamour, Self-portraits, Classic, Emotive and Pin ups.
The legal definition of "child" generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.

- Children
- Infants: babies, toddlers.
-Teenagers/Adolescents (not yet coming of age)


This folder is for all photo’s that belongs in the following categories:
- Street Photography
- Photojournalism
- Urban and Rural Portraits

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY is NOT about streets. It's not about staged moments, people posing, friends acting cool in a back-alley.It's mostly about the correlations between humans and the environment. Between humans and other humans and other living creatures. How we function in society, how we stand, how we act, mainly how we act without being aware that we are being seen. Street photography heavily relies in the decisive moment. So timing = special.
More info here: Street Photography
PHOTOJOURNALISM: is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story.
Urban AND RURAL PORTRAITS: NO images of buildings, rural/city environment without the focus on people.

Candid Street Portraiture is a sub-category of Street Photography.

CANDID PORTRAITURE STREET: Working in the face of strangers, street portraiture pushes the boundaries of personal spaces and, for that matter, the photographer’s own comfort zone. It's all about candid shooting, getting in close to the subject with the subject unaware of the camera. The portrait can be just the face or whole body & all in between. Framing & composition are important but in a relaxed way.
The best of these portraits capture emotions as the story of the subject unfolds before you.
SPONTANEOUS PORTRAITS: not posed, but not candid either. The person is aware of the camera.

This folder is for:
- CONCEPTUAL: Contemporary artistic representations of a specific concept or idea.

Photos are welcome in b/w and color, digital or analog.
All submissions need 3 positive votes before accepted and must be submitted into the correct folders.
Members are allowed 3 images a week and they can also suggest 2 favourites (favourites must NOT be your own work).


What we want:

- WE GO FOR QUALITY INSTEAD OF QUANTITY! So, only submit your best :)

What is not allowed:

- Images with big and intrusive watermarks (including the DA watermark). You can add your signature instead on a discret place.
- Blurry/out-of-focus/soft images.
- Images which are of snapshot quality
- Horror, macabre and shocking images.
- Racism, hate or discrimination in any form.
- Embarrassing photo's of people.
- nudity in all forms.
- Suggesting to favorite must NOT be your own work. If so, it will be declined.


It would be great if you'd join us. Join-request are now automatically approved.:D

Of course you are also welcome to WATCH our group, if you like us and want to learn all about people photography, before you join us or you simply want to enjoy what's in our folders. Please do :)