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Welcome to Naturally-Beautiful! This is a group for SOOC (straight out of the camera) photographs. Editing is an art form in itself no one can deny that. Sometimes though it seems to be a bit too much. Sometimes you just want to see the world as it is. While editing is a great tool and skill you can't get the perfect end product without a good origional shot. The photographers eye and camera is enough to capture the beauty of the world. If you are an amateur (lover of) photography or a professional who captures the world as it is, in all its beauty without editing you have found the community for you.
Here your work will be noticed and you can accumulate more favorites and watchers. You can get constructive criticism to better your photographs. Here you can show the natural beauty of the world that photographers seek to capture that some others have forgotten exists. Please Join and Watch. Thank you very much for viewing and considering this group.
Founded 4 Years ago
Jun 22, 2013


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92 Members
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Gallery Folders

The Grand Hotel by Gatesigirl
Chalets by Gatesigirl
Jellyfish by Gatesigirl
Summer Fun by nikongriffin
Those Hands ( by AngieMarieDreams
Nikki by nikongriffin
Sunset Dancer by nikongriffin
Forest Beauty by GakuenFox
Photojournalism Street
October Night IX by ionWill
No Societal Cares by AshleyWass
Over Time by AshleyWass
Umbrella War by AshleyWass
Buttercup Peoney by AncientEchidna
Daylily by AncientEchidna
Red Rose by Gatesigirl
Red Roses by Gatesigirl
Like a furnace burning... by cricketumpire
Gallop by nikongriffin
...but which end? by cricketumpire
Seek and find... by cricketumpire
Ozzy Mandango by AncientEchidna
Frosty the Albino Squirrel by AncientEchidna
Cheers... by cricketumpire
Squirrel by Gatesigirl
Angel of the North 2 by Gatesigirl
Angel of the North by Gatesigirl
Gateshead Millennium Bridge 9 by Gatesigirl
Gateshead Millennium Bridge 8 by Gatesigirl
Landscape waterscape
Sunrise at Beau Vallon by nikongriffin
A Night on the Town by The-Transport-Guild
Smooth sailin' by nikongriffin
Daybreak by The-Transport-Guild
I'm every nightmare... by cricketumpire
Lest we forget... by cricketumpire
Today I saw the dragon fly... by cricketumpire
IN70621 by ionWill
Orbs ( by AngieMarieDreams
My Head's In Mississippi by nikongriffin
Truth by nikongriffin
025 by FilthyPicturesLtd
Lincoln Continental by AncientEchidna
Marble by nikongriffin


Requests to join and watch the group are automatically accepted.

You can submit 2 photos per gallery folder per day.

To submit - You must be a member to submit photographs. After you are a member to submit you click on one of the folders either in the gallery tab or front page. On the top right side there will be a contribute button, click it. It will take you to your own gallery. Click the photos you want to add, be sure it is in the right folder, then click submit. There will be a message saying your picture is awaiting approval. Repeat.

All submitted photographs must be SOOC (straight out of the camera), unedited. This being said they also should be decent quality pictures, meaning they shouldn't be unbareably pixelated or blurry. Watermarks, framing, and minor cropping is allowed, but if you use software to recolor, sharpen, blur, or any other edit that dramatically changes the origional it is not allowed. If a software program does show up in the software listed I will send you a message asking what was done to the image. If you use the same software to add a watermark or something to each picture I will only ask once and will assume all others are unedited as well. Please don't submit edited photographs, most of this is on a trust system, but I do view each picture before I accept. All submissions must be your own photographs. Do not steal from others, it benefits no one. Thank you.

Featured - You can not submit to this folder. If it is a great photograph it will be put here in time.
Portraits - Staged pictures of people. Photoshoots, pictures of friends, etc.
Photojournalism/Street - Pictures taken of passers by, strangers in the street. Usually they are candid pictures of people in natural situations. Street photographs can also be a portrait of a stranger that you asked to take.
Plants - Self explanatory. Pictures of plants... if it is an extreme closeup it is to be put in the macro folder.
Sky - Another self expanitory folder. Here you submit your pictures of clouds, stars, the moon, sunsets, and sunrises.
Animals - Pictures of animals whether they are your pet, a wild animal, or a zoo animal. Insects also go here. Macros of a specific part of the animal goes in macro.
Architecture - Buildings, bridges, cityscapes.
Landscape/waterscape - rolling hills, fields, mountains, ocean, lake, etc.
Macro-Closeup - a close up picture of something showing a part of a whole. Tip: If your macros often come out blurry or pixelated get physically close to the object instead of zooming in on it.
Mature - Anything with a mature tag on it. Usually this would be artistic nudes. If it is extensively gory it would also go here or if it has sensitive subject matter.
Transportation - Trains, planes, and automobiles. Any form of transportation other than walking.
Miscellaneous - For anything that does not fit into another folder. If you feel a folder should be added please comment on the front page or leave a note.

Thank you for reading. I hope to see your submissions soon.
Hello. First off I am sorry I have not been giving this group the attention I should be. It is not dead members are still submitting and I'm still accepting. I am turning submissions to auto-accept for now and I will go through them periodically to add works to featured and be sure everything belongs in this group. Please submit only unedited photography and be sure it is going into the right gallery. Sorry for my absence. Thank you very much.
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Thank you very much for the request!  :hug:
Weissglut Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Many thanks for the request !
G-ong Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Thank you for requesting my photos, think I'll join this group and watch ;D
AshleyWass Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Thank you very much! I look forward to seeing more of your unedited photography here in the future.
ntpdang Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, thank you for the request and invite, but after reading your rules, I should tell you that the picture you requested Paper Cranes is edited as I've brightened it and changed some tones. I'll understand if you want to remove it from the group because it's not SOOC. I probably won't be able to submit any of my other pictures as all of them have gone through editing, but I will stay in the group to enjoy the works of other people if that's ok. ;)
AshleyWass Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I'm sorry for the error. The software didn't pop up so I didn't know. It is a great photo though. Thank you for telling me. I would love for you to stay in the group. Thank you very much.
BelovedWithKindness Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student
Thank you for requesting my photo :)
AshleyWass Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
You are welcome. Please consider joining and adding more of your unedited photos here in the future. Thank you.
ArtyCheese Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What do butterflies go under? Close up or animals?
AshleyWass Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
If it is the entire butterfly it goes into animals. If it is a part of a whole it goes into macro. Thank you for asking.
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