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Open House

Competitions, games, Q&A, learning and sharing for all ILP Members. New threads by paid members only, replies by all

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Groups & Projects

Fun Weekly and Daily Photo Challenges, all welcome to join in. New threads by paid members only, replies by all

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ILP Showcase

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Image posting by Advanced, Pro and Gold members; all members may reply with questions and comments. No in depth critique please.

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Essential Tutorials and Shares

Some basic tutorials, actions and templates available to all ILP members. Shares are for personal use or to support client work only. Not for resale or reshare or use as part of a larger template package.

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TradeShow @ ILP

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Film - Color & B&W

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Basics & Beyond

All your general questions and discussions about photography. Image sharing is welcomed, no critique please.

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Constructive Critique

Give and receive honest critique about how to improve all aspects of an image from exposure to tonal harmony

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ILP Project Shoot Out

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Portfolio Building

Discussions having to do with building your portfolio... what to know, how to proceed when conducting PB sessions.

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ILP Cover Image Challenge

Your mission: To post an image good enough to be selected as the ILP cover image.

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Pixels & Chips

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Photo Equipment Discussion

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ILP Advanced Readiness

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Nature, Macro, Pets, Scenic, Food, etc.

Photograph sharing, cc and discussion about non-portrait related photography.

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    I'm a little overwhelmed to be back here on ILP. Grateful, but overwhelmed. I've posted a GTKY in the Enthusiast section. Would you please stop in and say "Hi?"

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    Anyone here from Nashville? My nephew is moving down there and looking for a nice/safe area to live!

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    Exactly one week from now, I will be lined up in Hopkinton, ready for the race I have dreamed about.

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    The Potter's Hand

    Just picked up an Argus c3 Rangefinder from a relative…looks to be in great shape…can't wait to grab a roll and experiment with this vintage brick beauty!

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    Got to spend part of my afternoon on the other side of the camera. Thank you so much Beth Russell for coming over to shoot photos of me with my horse before I take her to her new home. I am forever grateful!

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    Shannon Stroubakis

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    Kind of really thrilled that "Break the Rules and Find Your Style" has totally sold out. Let me know if you want me to contact you when the next iteration of the class is scheduled.

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    Shooting an 7 hour wedding with a cold is no fun.

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