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Photography forum recommendations

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ingenious, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any recommendations for a good photography community, one with some good expertise (I have some lens and DSLR video questions) but also newbie friendly?
  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I wish I could say mine... but there are only about 2 users registered on it. :(
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/ seems pretty busy.
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  3. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

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  4. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

  5. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Have you come across DPReview.com? http://www.dpreview.com/forums After working with XF you'll hate the bespoke forum software they are using but there is some good knowledge transfers in there.
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  6. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    My photography forum used to be pretty busy, but it's going to be replaced by a custom site... when I get round to it.

    The funny thing is I thought running a photography community would be fairly easy, but it proved to be the most challenging - it's very difficult for people to take (and sometimes give) criticism of work.

    I would just google photography forum and read a few - the culture will be quite different on them, some will be more welcoming of newbies than others..
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  7. Allen

    Allen Active Member

    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ is pretty good.

    I use DPR pretty much daily and I've always wondered what forum script they were using. I think the way they display EXIF data on mouse overs, etc. for pics (since the site is photo centric) is (or maybe was) unique and apropos.
    However, I could not find info re: 'bespoke forum software' that you mentioned above. Do you have a link?

  8. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    "Bespoke" is not a name, it is a description. The forum software they are using is something they wrote themselves.
  9. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    It's not a common word in America. Most people don't know what it means. Tell someone you purchased a pair of bespoke brogues from Foster and Son and they'll look at you as if you just grew a third eye. Tell them you had custom, hand-made shoes made for you they'll understand. At which point they'll think you're insane for having spent about 2800 quid for a pair of dress shoes. They last for ages.

    Custom; custom tailored; tailored; unique; etc., would be more common words the average American would understand.
  10. Allen

    Allen Active Member

    Yeah, sorry... had to look it up.
    a : custom-made <a bespoke suit>
    b : dealing in or producing custom-made articles
    dialect : engaged

    So you're saying the software's spoken for then?


    As I said, I make use of the site pretty much daily, but it can be scut work separating the wheat from the chaff.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2014
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    No, but dealing with IT folks from around the world for so many years it has entered my vocabulary as the default word; makes life much easier online.
  12. Allen

    Allen Active Member

    Eschew obfuscation, I always say! ;)
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  13. Crazyfruitbat

    Crazyfruitbat Well-Known Member

    You can always say hello in mine! See sig!

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