Here are some action steps based on today's Photomanipulation Community meeting. We are looking for people to head these things up. If you see an activity or project below that you would like to take the lead on, please let me know. Please don't assume others will do it; if we want to get things done we often have to step up ourselves and get our hands dirty. If no one's name is next to the item, it's all yours!
Here are the activities:
Coaching competition - A coaching/mentoring contest in small groups.
Stock challenges with stock that is being underused (Elandria
) - Regular challenge series in partnership with the stock community to encourage manipulators to use stock that is rarely used to create something different.
DON'T COPY ME challenge - Regular challenge series in which you are given a list of really awesome photomanips. You have to choose one and use most of the same stock but use it in a different way to create something unique
Tutorial competition - Create a tutorial based on a new work using a single skill you feel people can really improve
Feedback Zone (CRPhotomanipulation
admins) -Turn CRPhotomanipulation
into a feedback zone where you must give feedback to submit
"Before and After" feedback contest - You obtain constructive critique on one of your works, then recreate the work based on the critique. We will include a bonus prize for best feedback comment/critique
On elitism and inclusiveness:
Inclusive group - Sacred-Seven
is a group run by manipulators of varying backgrounds and skill levels. We are opening our doors to all members during the week of September 22nd. We are a social group as well as an art group, and our purpose is to promote personal empowerment through art. Everyone is welcome.
Welcome group (RockStocks
) - A group for welcoming new photomanipulators to dA and helping them get settled in the community
- Anti-bullying group - A group that will provide resources for combating bullying and harassment on dA (Note: Bullying and harassment should be reported to the dA Help Desk as well).
To those present in the chat: If I forgot anything, please let me know, and thank you for being there!
I'm really excited about these projects and hope you will be as well. If you have other ideas or want to get involved, please let me know!