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Kansas
Kentucky
Louisana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington D.C.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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Welcome to US50!

IT'S ABOUT US:

US50 is a collection of quality fine art and documentary photography within the United States of America. We invite you to submit photographs that reveal unique portrayals illustrating the diversity and commonalities about the 50 states, whether it's where you live, where you're from, or where you travel.

SUBMISSIONS

You do not have to be a resident or citizen of the United States to be a member, that's just silly. Members are allowed 3 deviations per week, contributors 5 deviations per week, and members of affiliates 2 per week (this is subject to change).

All deviations submitted by members will be voted on by the administration before inclusion in one of our galleries. We have 51 folders for each state and Washington DC. We may add more U.S. Territories pending on member and watcher demand.

THE VOTING PROCESS

Our group's administration is composed of serious amateurs to working creative professionals with a critical eye for the visual arts and documentary photography. Similar to an art gallery or magazine, we reserve the right to be selective in what we present for our watchers. We're busy people, therefore declined submissions will not receive critique. However, if you seek to understand why your submission may have been declined, feel free to respond with your submission or in a private note and we will respond when we can.

Reasons you may be accepted or declined are a combined matter of technique and personal taste. We respect that you may disagree with our decision. Here are some things to take into consideration:

  1. Proper composition, technique, and exposure will be expected at a minimum.
  2. We are looking for photographs that explore the United States and reveal what's unique within the boundaries of each state. Pictures that could have been taken anywhere will likely not be included in our galleries.
  3. All environmental and street photography with people as subject matter will be considered, but be very selective when submitting model photography. The same thing goes with macro photography. If your image reveals something distinctive about the location it's taken in, the image will be considered. Simply because a picture was taken within a state isn't enough and most studio photography will be rejected.
  4. Obvious rule violations and wrong categories will be rejected.
  5. HDR and other alternative creative processing techniques (film or digital) will be given equal consideration to traditional work. However, ensure that you are adding to the impact and meaning of your photograph - not subtracting from it or simply covering up that it was a bad capture.
  6. Photomanipulations will be rejected (i.e. adding foreign elements and/or removing critical parts of a photograph)
  7. Photos with large intrusive watermarks will be rejected. That includes that awful DA watermark.

Finally, we're looking forward to seeing what you submit! Have fun!
Since I'm shutting things down on DA, US50 will need a new founder.  If you're interested, please note us.  Otherwise, I'll be shutting down the group by the end of the week.  Thanks!
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:iconlust0fadeeperpain:
Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Is this group still an active one?
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prettyprincess45 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Can I join??
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LauraMartinArt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a cool idea for a group! Kinda reminds me of National Geographic ^_^
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artistcallybeautiful Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
photographers check my profile please
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Soul2Take17 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't join this group. It keeps saying "This group is no longer accepting admins", and there is no distinction between the two like there should be
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Alex--Torres Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I got the same message. I tried to join as member, but got the "no longer accepting new administrators" message. Can somebody help please?
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Alex--Torres Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi again. Reading the reply below for GregHodge, I wonder how do you join as a member using the same "Join our group" button? There is only one single button. No distintion between admins and members... Anyone could help please?
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:iconalex--torres:
Alex--Torres Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry I completely missed the invitation to join in my mailbox. Could you send it again please?
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:icongreghodge:
GregHodge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I get this message when I click to join:



Request to Join this Group

Sorry, this group is no longer accepting new administrators.
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:iconeddie-tk:
eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hmmmm - "not accepting new administrators" - try joining as a member - i had people join recently so - or add it as a watch.
i'll try to figure out whats going on.
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GregHodge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
:thumbsup:
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:iconeddie-tk:
eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
good
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:iconyadiyada27:
yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Excellent group and thanks for requesting my pic, I'm honored. :iconbowplz:
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swoofus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for adding my buckskin gulch pix for utah!
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:iconeligit:
eligit Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for adding my NYC photo [link]
to your gallery!
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BonnieWoodson Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so honored for your request to add my photo [link] to this impressive group. Much appreciated. And what a brilliant idea for a group!
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:iconscartographer:
Scartographer Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks for adding my work to the gallery! :D
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YaakovHirshiv Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Awesome group, my friend. :iconclapplz:
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knightstrobe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
i love the all the different types of photos here
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pepperpizzapal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta say, seeing all these professional-quality photos this group hosts has scared me right out of ever even trying to join or submit something.

But that won't stop me from watching you guys. These are incredible pics. Good job.
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Wow, great group :thumbsup:
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luminaeus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I'll be driving from California to Texas to Nebraska soon. Looks like I joined this group just in time :D
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funygirl38 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request to use one of my photos in your galleries, happy to be here!
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Polypureheart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Clearly a closed club.
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tangledweb Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Clearly you have not taken the time to read details about the club or the photography that is accepted within it as detailed "in the voting process". If you would like specific reasons why your photos were not accepted (the most prominent being that huge DA watermark), feel free to note me at anytime. Otherwise, you are more than welcome to leave flippant comments. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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