Do we need a macro sub-section

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Overread, Nov 11, 2008.

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Do we need a macro subsection?

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  2. No

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well I forget who suggested it, but I have noticed a lot of macro work appearing round the site - hiding in the different sections we have currently, but I feel that macro is a strong enough field of photography to have its own separate area. Remember macro is not just photos of flowers and bugs, but the whole area of closeup photography in general - from toys to pens to water-drops.

    Note I used the word closeup since whilst true macro is 1:1 magnification many shots taken at 1:2 of subjects such as dragonflies also get counted by many to be macro work.

    but what are other peoples opinions? We already have 7 dedicated subsections - do we need an 8th?
     
  2. matt-l

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    Yes, and i know it may be a bit of work, but i would like to see sub forms for the following off of the Nature section or just simply new sections.

    Birding and Wildlife(other then birds) obv. It might not happen, but a suggestion.

    wouldn't this be better in the suggestion forum to?
     
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    I am also agree with matt-l.
     
  4. Overread

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    This isn't in the right section... but...

    YES!
     
  6. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I moved the poll from the Discussion forum to Feedback and then merged the two threads to keep it all together.

    Now I am tired. :mrgreen:

    I only see a dozen or so positive responses to this. Also, it isn't clear what it is you're asking for: a complete stand-alone Gallery for macro or an actual sub-forum, which is attached to a parent forum similar in content or theme?
     
  7. Phranquey

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    I'll put in a vote for a macro sub in the photo galleries section.
     
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    Yes, I'll vote for a macro section :)
     
  9. Overread

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    sorry Terry - I meant a macro subforum in the sense of a stand alone gallery - much like we have landscape, people, nature etc in separeate galleries. Giving it a gallery in this style I think keeps it open to other uses of macro baring insects.
     
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    How do we vote ? Anyways, I would say yes. It may not be used as much as the others but there is always going to be macro photography so why not!
     
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    I would absolutely LOVE a macro section!
     
  12. Battou

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    I won't complain about a Macro forum.


    I understand why it's iffy but I think it would get put to use with some frequency.
     

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