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Introduction to OPF
Ricoh’s GR Digital II Review
by John Nevill
Nicolas Claris featured
Sinar Photographer for 2008
by Asher Kelman
The Hard Side of Beauty
by Asher Kelman
Canon EOS 1D Mark III Report
by Arthur Morris
Seeing Like a Master
by Alain Briot
Photography As Art Series
by Asher Kelman
The other migrant mother
by Michael Stone
Fast Yachts at Sea, The Journey
of a Captain & his Wife
by Asher Kelman
Rainer Viertböck’s Travel
Photography: Exposing for the
soul! by Asher Kelman
Tips for getting a human figure in
a location shot by Edmund Ronald
Stephen Eastwood an interview
by Edmund Ronald
Read TOS & Register
To offer services
© Michael Tapes
Obviously you know all about the forums, but I would like to specify some answers to your possible questions...
1- Why should I register?
Because we'll make you a happy photographer. Anonymity is not fitting for an open photography forum!
2- Who owns this forum and why?
I am the owner, publisher and principal author of this site. Other guest authors will be featured. Editors-At-Large will contribute too.All writings and posts and images are owned by their respective authors or creators (authors) and will never be deleted, rented or sold without the consent of the respective owners. Publishing material in OPF does not give anyone else the right to exploit this material in violation of the author's inherent rights. Notwithstanding, all authors give OPF an irrevocable use right in this forum and its natural successors. Should this not be possible, the open access files will be transferred to a site, which must maintain these conditions. A separate policy on whole portfolios is being developed
3. About the publisher Asher Kelman:
Ultimately, I'm a Fine Art Photographer. However, I’m also busy with pro-bono events for large Los Angles Charities. During and after my training as a physician in the U.K., I found excuses to photograph and learn about the town and village life in various parts of Africa. My Ph.D. research at Boston University evolved to teaching and heading a cancer research team for 15 years. I returned to clinical medicine as a Radiation Oncologist. After a further 20 years, I have come back, full circle to my photography, writing and fine art. I am 64, By birthday is May 19th! I am grateful for those who inspire me in photography and who shared methodologies, traded lenses and showed humor in so many www photography sites, especially dg28.com, fredmiranda.com, theLuminouslandscape.com, robgalbraith.com and Outback Photo.com. Now I wish to give back and do so by implementing open photography forum initiative for Professional Photography.
Requires registering with full names and information so we can assure that the nature of the community is honest, open and professional. Please don't use an alias or "handle" as this diverts effort to correcting that. In any professional activity, one knows for certain the identity of one's colleagues.
Guests have read only privileges. You need to register to post!
Members Anyone serious about the best quality photography and who do not necessarily have expertise in any particular area of photography.
Members* Photography Professionals who already are involved or on their way to working as Professional Photographers or Artists or who use expert, professional or advanced photographic resources in their professions.
5. Moderators Function: Monitor and Participate in a Area of Interest
6. Editors at large Function: Contribute from their own area of interest a Meta.Editorial™ see
7. Posts Just write in your area of interest, but only for articles and images for which you have the natural or given rights to publish.
8. Edits Posts can be edited within 30 minutes by author. Also for brevity.
9. Deleted Professional posts will not be deleted.
10. Meta.editorials™ New posts (with attribution to any sources) can have a much more substantive foundation. These are a special effort by the author. They can be submitted at any time and will be given a priority. One can post anyway, of course without submission to review. However, Meta.reviews are included as special editorials by members and receive attention and recognition.
In fact, some people might receive multiple awards if their contribution is particularly worthy. I have purchased a number of very special gifts to celebrate my birthday and the opening of the forum. These are all paid for personally and are fine, but modest, additions for any photographer. I have hidden this announcement here, so that only people who would bother to read about meta.editorials would get to know!
Now, one doesn’t need to write an academic document. Just a great post might do it too! This is not a reward or bribe! It is not taken from a sponsor. They are however, serious things I have also purchased for myself. Just a gift because I’m happy you would come to this new site and participate! I have a right to celebrate!We want to encourage using the vast store of hard work that was involved in writing so much for the photographer. Search out according to your interest, summarize it, add a comment. We might too! Then it is a meta.editorial. We hope that as a result, more people will know of the resources waiting for you in so many sites especially in those works of devotion by Michael Reichmann, Nigel Turner, Uwe Steinmueller, Fred Miranda, Rob Galbraith and so many more to be added if I do justice to but a fraction of them. If you use them, reference them and donate if you learned something. You will be helping to maintain the wonderful resources of this interconnected community. Now, nobody suggested I ask you to do this; I just think it is in our self-interest to keep these websites strong and always renewed.
11. Any Rules / Behavior
Ownership Comments and images are owned by their respective authors/creators.
TOS Be nice to the other people in the tour bus. Tone: Considerate and collegial
Attribution Where at all possible.
13. Donations Appreciated and valued but not required.
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