/r/photography is a place to politely discuss the tools, technique and culture of photography.
This is not a good place to simply share cool photos/videos or promote your own work and projects, but rather a place to discuss photography as an art and post things that would be of interest to other photographers.#### Description /r/photography is a place to politely discuss the tools, technique and culture of photography.
This is not a good place to simply share cool photos/videos or promote your own work and projects, but rather a place to discuss photography as an art and post things that would be of interest to other photographers.
1. No Image Link Posts
Posting images is only allowed as self-post using the photo as an example for the discussion, to either begin a conversation about aspects of the example or to ask a photography-related question. The image should be used to support an overall broad and nonspecific topic/question rather than the focus of the post.
If you just want to share an image you've taken, you're welcome to post in /r/photographs, our sister photo sharing sub. Feel free to check out the many other photosharing subreddits available on Reddit as well.
2. Questions Should Be Directed to the Question Thread
Questions asking for help (including equipment purchasing advice) should be posted as comments in the most recent Official Question thread, stickied at the top of the subreddit. Before posting, please check our extensive FAQ; your question may already have been answered! When seeking purchase recommendations, please be specific about how much you can spend. (See here for guidelines.)
If you do not wish to post your simple questions to the Official Questions thread we cordially invite you to post your question to /r/AskPhotography instead. They love questions as standalone posts!
Interesting discussion/questions on broader topics may be permitted as self posts at the discretion of the moderators. Post titles must include details as to the subject of the post.
3. Community Threads
Want to talk about some fun or interesting projects you're working on? Got some new (or new-to-you) gear you want to share? Looking to bounce some ideas off of other people for things you want to try? Post in the most recent Community Discussion thread (Wins Wednesday, Anything Goes Monday, etc.) most appropriate for what you'd like to share.
4. Lost & Found
If you've lost or found a piece of photography equipment, please head over to the Lost & Found.
5. Sub-Related Meta Posts
If you have questions or want to have discussion about the subreddit itself, you can either message the moderation team or direct your questions to /r/MetaPhotography.
6. No Classified Ads or Job Offers
If you want to sell a photography item to redditors or want to buy a photography item from a redditor, please use /r/photomarket. If you just want to share some great photography-related deals, please use /r/PhotographyDeals. If you are looking for a photographer or retoucher to do a job for you, head over to r/PhotographyJobs.
7. No Spam or Self-Promotion
Any self-promotion content must constitute no more than 10% of your submissions to the sub or Reddit as a whole, per Reddit's site-wide guidelines. No direct for-profit advertising or self-promotion of any kind is permitted outside of the relevant weekly community threads. Otherwise please instead buy an ad. We do not allow any blogspam, advertisements, shortlinks, seeking votes for contests, referral links, crowdsourced funding links, circlejerking, karmawhoring, surveys and/or market research, or DAE/ITAP posts.
8. No Rants
This is not the place to have non-constructive rants about photography or photographic trends that you happen to dislike—for those, we invite you to use the recurring Salty Saturday thread.
9. No Personal Attacks
No personal attacks of any kind. Violations may result in a ban.
10. Flair is for Portfolios
Use the flair system only for your portfolio and nothing else! Not allowed for example: Gear, blogspam, shortlinks.
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