When to use the Miscellaneous People & Portraits Gallery
This week we've put together an article that explores when to use the miscellaneous category within the People & Portraits Gallery . It's a tricky topic, but one that can quite easily be defined in many ways. Here we've got some examples that will hopefully help you understand what does fit in the miscellaneous portraiture gallery.
This piece by `IsacGoulart is a classic example of when it might be correct to use the miscellaneous category. This work could quite easily fit into a sky scape gallery or indeed water scapes within Animals, Plants and Nature. However in this case, the person in the shot is important and it's what makes this portraiture as well as anything else. But when looking at the sub-categories within the People & Portraits Gallery, there isn't really anything that it completely fits with.
When there is a lack of focus in your image, there is no clear cut emotion showcased or explored, and it doesn't follow something similar to the classics, it is likely that you could utilize the Miscellaneous category. The bonus to categorising your work properly is that you get more exposure if it's in the right place. Taking a few extra seconds on submitting to consider where your work should be, is honestly worth it. Plus when awarding Daily Deviations we make sure that anything we choose to feature is in the right category first - so getting it there yourself is worth the effort.
Remember that there are other gallery categories around. Your work might fit better into the Conceptual photography gallery. It could be Fashion photography or Pinup & Glamour. If a pet is featured and it takes up the majority of the frame it could be under Domesticated Animals. If you really are unsure, then please do get in touch with one of us and we'll do our best to help.
~ ^Kaz-D | ^3wyl | `IsacGoulart
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