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2 weeks ago

My thoughts on Artistic Constructive Criticism (by David McCandless)

In short, It’s killing it.

What I’m getting at is, Art can’t be “perfect.” The point of constructive criticism is to gently guide someone from what they are doing (wrong) to what they should be doing (right.) Right? So who’s place is it to tell anyone else what they did wrong in their painting? or in their photograph? How many of the greatest artist in the world became legendary because they played it to the books? Ill make your research short, few if any! They became legends because they thought they could. They didnt care what anyone else thought. They marched to their own beat. Art is you, an extension of who you are. If you make something and you like it… well damn, that’s all that matters! Don’t let the snobs and critics make you think you’re anything less than a master. You are exactly who you think you are. Exactly who you want to be. So don’t ever post another picture asking for “Critiques? or CC?” because the only critique that matters is your own. 

David McCandless Photography

Lensblr Editors Note: Amen!

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                            Isn’t Tumblr slow enough already?

U.S. Cable companies are spending millions to gut net neutrality and slow your internet to a crawl. We can’t let them. 

                           Sept. 10th is the Internet Slowdown

Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers.

A dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo,…

We need as many people as possible to see this site, write Congress and the FCC, and keep fighting until we win. Can you post these images everywhere?

Find out more:

www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/ 

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I agree … 

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2 months ago

Trouble on Submissions Page

If you tried to submit a photo today, you most likely encountered an error. I apologize, there was a bug in a recent update to the page.

I believe the bug has been fixed, so our Submissions page should be working correctly now!

Please let me know if it’s not  :-)

P.S.  Thanks to everyone who wrote us an e-mail letting us know there was a problem!

Felix @ Lensblr

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We’re starting up a new project we’re calling Lensblr: Refocused

The goal is to bring our members and their great photos back to our collective attention, to refocus our gaze, especially back to some of our older members and lesser published members.

We will be hand selecting these photos from our member’s Tumblrs and will be posting a few per day over the coming months. Although we will not be posting members in any specific order, the general direction will be to start with those whom we find a bit blurry in our own memories, and begin to refocus from there.

We hope you enjoy these selections.  We’ve been having a great time so far digging up and rediscovering some of these older photos.

Stay tuned!

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3 months ago

Change in Submissions Policy

We’re making a small change in our submission policy, to only permit 1 submission per day, per tumblr.

Our current limit is 2 per day, with a maximum of 8 in 7 days — so this change only amounts to one less submission per week.

But will hopefully this will encourage people to think more about what they submit, and it will slightly lower the large amount of photos we review every day.

Also, don’t forget that we now allow people to submit photoset posts to us!  (photosets with up to 3 photos).


Finally, we are always busy watching the tags #photographers on tumblr and #lensblr, so please tag your posts. We find numerous amazing and unknown photographers every day this way.

Plus, a bunch of other great curators also follow #photographers on tumblr, so it’s kind of like submitting to dozens of sites featuring original photographers at once.  And recall if the tag is not among the first 5 tags on your post — it doesn’t count in Tumblr’s eyes and we won’t find your posts!


Your submissions are what power Lensblr and direct the content we reblog; so happy submitting!

—Felix

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3 months ago

Photoset Submissions are Here

As many of you know, Lensblr has never been able to accept Photoset submissions in the past.  The reasons were varied, but the biggest obstacle was rewriting our internal photo reviewing & publishing system.

Well, that’s all in the past!  Welcome to the future.

Starting today, you can submit photosets to Lensblr with a maximum of 3 photos.  (subject to change, let’s see how it goes)

Since this is a very new feature, it’s possible you may encounter a software bug or two along the way.  If you do, please let us know so we can fix it promptly.

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Thanks for everyone’s continued love and support!

Felix Bonkoski
Founder, Technical Director

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3 months ago

Seeking Volunteers, Seeking Lensblr…

The Lensblr-Network has immediate openings for three Volunteer positions. We need two “Curators” who will submit photographs for possible publication on Lensblr’s behalf from posts that we “track” on our administrative site. We also need one Volunteer that will help with our New Member Review Team. Details will be provided prior to acceptance for qualified applicants.

All Applicants will need:

  • Great critical eye for a broad range of types and styles of photography is a must!
  • Being a current Lensblr Member is a plus.
  • Need to be willing to commit to a possible long term gig.
  • Should have thick skin and be able to play well with other staff members.
  • Will need a minimum of an hour plus of free time per day to spend on critical job duties (but can be managed in sections).
  • Must have a good command of the English language.
  • May not already be associated with or volunteering for any other curated blogs on Tumblr.
  • Must have a broad view of photography and an appreciation for the art in all of its incantations.
  • Need to be able to view occasional nudity and other NSFW photographs that are submitted to us and must be socially tolerant of all walks of life. (No Haters Allowed).

Apply by submitting a brief bio that summarizes, using the above requirements, why you want to volunteer for the Lensblr-Network and why you feel you would be a good match for us.

Send bio via email to Staff@Lensblr.com and address it to the attention of “Volunteers”.

Successful applicants will need be able to participate in a brief (60 minute) Skype training upon acceptance to the Lensblr team.

Cpleblow,

Editor in Chief, Lensblr-Network

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Thanks to the Tumblr Radar Gods (whoever you are) for featuring these photographers on tumblr (who, yes, we just recently reblogged)

In order (left to right):

Nice work to everyone  :-)

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3 months ago

Seeking Volunteers Seeking Lensblr…

The Lensblr-Network has (3-4) volunteer positions open for our Assistant Editors team.

All Applicants will need:

  • Great critical eye for a broad range of types and styles of photography is a must!
  • Must be a current Lensblr Member in good standing.
  • Need to be willing to commit to a possible long term gig.
  • Should have thick skin and be able to play well with other staff members.
  • Will need a minimum of an hour plus of free time per day to spend on critical job duties (but can be managed in sections).
  • Must have a good command of the English language.
  • May not already be associated with or volunteering for any other curated blogs on Tumblr.
  • Must have a broad view of photography and an appreciation for the art in all of its incantations.
  • Need to be able to view occasional nudity and other NSFW photographs that are submitted to us and must be socially tolerant of all walks of life. (No Haters Allowed).

Apply by submitting a brief bio that summarizes why you want to volunteer for the Lensblr-Network and why you feel you would be a good match for us.

Send bio via email to Staff@Lensblr.com and address it to the attention of “Volunteers”.

Successful applicants will need be able to participate in a brief (60 minute) Skype training upon acceptance to the Lensblr team.

Cpleblow,

Editor in Chief, Lensblr-Network

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3 months ago

Seeking Volunteers Seeking Lensblr…

The Lensblr-Network has (3-4) volunteer positions open for our Assistant Editors team.

All Applicants will need:

  • Great critical eye for a broad range of types and styles of photography is a must!
  • Must be a current Lensblr Member in good standing.
  • Need to be willing to commit to a possible long term gig.
  • Should have thick skin and be able to play well with other staff members.
  • Will need a minimum of an hour plus of free time per day to spend on critical job duties (but can be managed in sections).
  • Must have a good command of the English language.
  • May not already be associated with or volunteering for any other curated blogs on Tumblr.
  • Must have a broad view of photography and an appreciation for the art in all of its incantations.
  • Need to be able to view occasional nudity and other NSFW photographs that are submitted to us and must be socially tolerant of all walks of life. (No Haters Allowed).

Apply by submitting a brief bio that summarizes why you want to volunteer for the Lensblr-Network and why you feel you would be a good match for us.

Send bio via email to Staff@Lensblr.com and address it to the attention of “Volunteers”.

Successful applicants will need be able to participate in a brief (60 minute) Skype training upon acceptance to the Lensblr team.

Cpleblow,

Editor in Chief, Lensblr-Network

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3 months ago

Submissions page is Back

After a little downtime, we’re happy to say our Submissions page is back up and running!

Please head over and submit some of your photos!  Because we lost a few days, I have temporarily raised the submission limit to 3 photos per day (or 11 total in a week)

Thanks for being patient with us   :-)

—Felix

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3 months ago

Server Migration in Progress

Lensblr is migrating its data base to a new server as we have been experiencing some internal technical issues which have hampered our ability to do our job in a timely fashion. As a result submissions, members pages and some other Lensblr features will be unavailable during this migration process which may take several hours. Please be patient this is pretty routine stuff (for a techie) and we will be back up very soon.

Cpleblow, 

Editor in Chief, Lensblr-Network

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unwrapping:

Finding Tumblr’s Featured Tags: 
GIF. LOL. Art. Featured tags are among Tumblr’s most popular. Curated by Tumblr’s tag editors, these select posts appear with a blue tag on the Dashboard. When Tumblr dropped its “Explore” page in March 2014, the list of featured tag pages also disappeared.

So here are 45 featured tag pages:

Advertising · Animals · Architecture · Art · Artists on Tumblr · Basketball · Black and White · Cars · Celebs · Comics · Crafts · Design · DIY · Education · Fashion · Film · Food · Football · Gaming · GIF · History · Illustration · Interiors · Landscape · LGBTQ · Lit · LOL · Long Reads · Makeup · Menswear · Music · Nail Art · News · NFL · Poetry · Politics · Portrait · Prose · Science · Sports · Tattoos · Tech · Television · Typography · Vintage

These tags change, so I’m also maintaining a Featured Tags reference page to show current and retired featured tags.

Here is something one of our Editors at Lensblr found on Tumblr and we thought our members and followers/photographers might want this information. -staff

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6 months ago

Seeking Volunteers Seeking Lensblr…

The Lensblr-Network has (4) volunteer positions open for our New Member Applications and Submissions Review team.

All Applicants:

  • Must be a current Lensblr Member in good standing. 
  • Need to be willing to commit to a possible long term gig.
  • Should have thick skin and be able to play well with other reviewers.
  • Will need about an hour plus of free time per day to spend on reviewing blogs (but can be managed in sections).
  • Should be able to write a concise (very short) review of the blog being reviewed.
  • Must have a good command of the English language.
  • May not already be associated with or volunteering for any other curated blogs on Tumblr.
  • Must have a broad view of photography and an appreciation for the art in all of its incantations.
  • Need to be able to view occasional nudity and must be socially tolerant of all walks of life. (No Haters Allowed).

Apply by submitting a brief bio that summarizes why you want to volunteer for the Lensblr-Network and why you feel you would be a good match for us.

Send bio via email to Staff@Lensblr.com and address it to the attention of “Volunteers”.

Successful applicants will need be able to participate in a brief (30 minute) Skype training upon acceptance to the Lensblr team.

Cpleblow,

Editor in Chief, Lensblr-Network

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6 months ago

LENSBLR SUBMISSIONS ARE BACK!

Go to members.lensblr.org/submit this is our new/old submission page!

No more email please! No more submissions to the ask box!

Thanks to a few miracles and a few miracle workers and the support of hundreds and thousands of our members, followers and others with big hearts we have our old main Tumblr page back up and working again!

  • Submissions are back!
  • Member page is back! 
  • Resources are back!

http://members.lensblr.org/submit

http://members.lensblr.org/submit

http://members.lensblr.org/submit

http://members.lensblr.org/submit

http://members.lensblr.org/submit

http://members.lensblr.org/submit

http://members.lensblr.org/submit

http://members.lensblr.org/submit

Book mark this now! 

REBLOG THIS NOW! 

Lensblr.com will also get you there with an extra click but the direct link is members.lensblr.org/submit. Lensblr.org will be the new domain used internally for our staff and administrative functions.

Cpleblow, (aka Chas)

Editor in Chief, Lensblr-Network

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