Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this for?
OnShutters is for professional and enthusiast photographers, people who take photos and critique on them because they love the art form. If you have taken photos that you really like to share with fellow photographers, you are in the right place !
Why is it useful?
Unlike mass photo storage sites like picasa or flickr. OnShutters serves a different purpose of facilitating photographers to share their best with their peer, to exchange ideas and learn on the fine art of phoptographing.
How does it work?
OnShutters makes it very easy to post photos either by uploading a file, or by importing it form an existing URL from other photo sites. Tools are at your finger tip for voting, critiquing on, and bookmarking your favorite photos. The simple basic rule below allows the community to run the site.
- Top voted photos comes up first
- Top voted critiques comes up first
- Users with most voted photos and critiques come up first
What kind of photos can I post here?
You should only post awesome, amazing or striking photos that you own or have right to, for the community to share, appreciate and learn.
What kind of photos should I not post here?
To prevent your photos from being flagged and possibly removed, and your account from being banned, avoid posting photos that are .
- offensive to any group
- pornographic (result in immediate and permanent ban on the account and IP address)
- copyrighted to somebody else
- out of focus, poorly composed, improperly exposed, or just plain subprime
Keep in mind this is a place for sharing your very best with your fellow photographers, not another dump site for the memory cards, or for entire albums of photos.
What happens to the right to my photos
You own the right to your photos. By posting them on OnShutters.com, you allow us to display and link to them. Please see the terms of service for details
How should I critique?
Give disciplined, systematic analysis of the photo. Critique is not just fault finding and negative judgement, it is also merit recognition. A good photo conveys certain perceiption or emotion of the artist on the subject; a good critique recognizes and respondes to the artist. It may also suggest alternative composition or handling of the subject.
Do I need to have an account?
You don't need an account to browse through the photos, critics and artists. However, if you decided to become an active member of the community, you need an account to post photos and critiques, and to vote on them.
Be nice. Treat others with the same respect you'd want them to treat you. We're all here to learn together. Be tolerant of others who may not know everything you know. Bring your sense of humor.
Is it free?
Free as can be. But if you break the rule (be nice), you'll be banned forever.
Please don't use signatures or taglines in your posts. Every post you make is already signed with your standard user card, which links directly back to your user page. Your user page belongs to you. Fill it with information about your interests, links to stuff you've worked on, or whatever else you like!