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Rules for submitting:

1. The photographs MUST have been created by YOU.
If you submit images of a person that is not you, you MUST have a signed full release before you can put their image in such a resource.

3. Blurry images as well as very small and grainy pictures will not be accepted.

4. Images that you submit here will be considered public domain.
If you don't want the images to be public domain, but for example use creative commons license, then the wiki or the photos have to be clearly marked as such. (Non-free images will only count as 1/10 of a free images for the photograph badges.)

Users are encouraged to link back to this wiki-page and credit the creator of the things they are using. This is not essential. Other than that it is absolutely free to use these images.

5. Upload your Photographs to Elftown.
The images must be uploaded to Elftown. To upload directly to the wiki you need priv (privilege) 99. Ask by commenting here or on privs and you'll generally get it. However, because Stock Photographers usually upload photos by the bulk, it is generally better to use the "Upload a Folder of Images" feature located on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files in their original size to a wikipage.
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.

6. Remember to follow the Uploading Art Rules.
If you are unsure, ask one of the Photo Reference Bosses.

7. Formatting
Please place ALL photos you wish to submit into a wiki with a related name to the photos you're submitting. All photos should be high-quality. Please place your submissions onto this page using this format:

Username: Wiki : Image Count

Obey other Elftown rules. For example it mustn't be offensive, made for spreading hatred and other obvious things.

The Photo Reference Bosses will help you get your page tip-top, merged with others, split, linked to, more commented and what ever is appropriate.


Feel free to comment on this wiki-page with your questions!
See also: Elftown Photo Reference Marathon
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 Place links to your photo-page here, separating your submissions from other submitters' submissions with the <hr> tag:


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2007-10-10 [Cia_mar]: jitters.. i have ALOT of pics to donate, but i just made a wiki and put them all there... instead of taking up space here... i have exported the page and it is freely editable...
if you would still like for me to post them here i will, but like i said, there are alot....

Cia's Stock Pictures

2007-10-10 [Jitter]: Ok great :) Will check it as soon as possible!

2007-10-10 [Cia_mar]: thanks no prob

2007-10-10 [Synsae]: seems like me and you have the same idea [Cia_mar], I am putting all the photos I want to share in my own wiki

Dave's Random Photos

2008-12-02 [FamousPanda]: what happened?

2008-12-02 [Jitter]: Err the images were processed? :P

2008-12-02 [FamousPanda]: oh lol hehe

2008-12-12 [FamousPanda]: So what is going on with my pictures?.. =D Cause I'm not familiar.

2008-12-13 [Jitter]: What do you measn what's going on?<img:stuff/quesN-gif.gif>

2008-12-13 [FamousPanda]: i submitted pictures and i wanted to know what was going on

2008-12-14 [Jitter]: I told you. They were processed. You got a badge, didn't you?

2008-12-14 [FamousPanda]: no I haven't received a badge, and I didn't know they were processed, sorry =[

2008-12-14 [Jitter]: Hm but you have a badge :o

I might have forgoten to leave a gb message :/

2008-12-14 [FamousPanda]: oh.. sorry

2008-12-20 [Chimes]: Thank you for your submissions, [Tynuka-Rhytishy] :] We'll look through them ASAP.

2008-12-21 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: Welcome, take your time. =D

2008-12-21 [Hedda]: As written in the crew forum, but I'll continue here so that everyone can say something about it:

" First the Pictures will be moved to a private wiki where the Reference Pictures Group will discuss them. "

I don't think this is a good procedure at all. You should discuss it openly and together with the submitter, otherwise the decision will not be understood and it might become a worse decision.

2008-12-21 [Chimes]: By 'openly' do you mean in public? Or are you thinking something along the lines of within messages?

It would be a good idea but if you do it on a public wiki and you're having to tell someone that you're not accepting their submissions for whichever reason at the time it might be a little bit embarrassing for the submitter, depending on the reasoning behind the rejection.

I do think it's a good idea, though.

2008-12-21 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: Within messages would be nice. That way you know the reasons and maybe could if discuss with them while the decision's being made. Publicly. I don't think so. Some people do get embarrassed and could keep them from entering more photos.

2008-12-23 [Hedda]: It can't be avoided that someone else notice that they don't get accepted. Just state on their submitted page what's wrong or missing and I don't think it will be a problem.

I personally hate it when bosses take me aside to talk and it feels like the boss is ashamed of what they're doing if there is no reason to take it privately. And in this case there are strong reasons to not take it privately as it makes it possible for others to help out.

2008-12-23 [Chimes]: Very true, though we could do this the easy way... and ask each person whether they want it done via comments or messages :P

2008-12-23 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: And if they dont state it, assume public to make it easier for the crew.=D

2008-12-24 [Hedda]: I don't think "Can you explain what kind of dogs there are in the pictures?" is really fit for a private message.

I'm not sure how to handle too blurry or small photos though. I generally think we should sort them out and put them on pages with low-quality warnings. Many of my own pictures should be moved from the main page to a back-page maybe. Lots of boring work though.

2008-12-24 [Chimes]: Well, it wouldn't be too boring. :] I'll look over it after Christmas. :D

2008-12-25 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: When I think of the private messaging part, I think of like, 'sorry, but this picture pretty much stinks and it's just no acceptable under our terms' kinda thing.

2008-12-27 [Chimes]: Tynuka, are these your first submissions or have you submitted before? (Just so that I can make sure your image count is right... I am confusing myself. XD There were 24 on here ... I moved them to their proper places...)

2008-12-28 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: My second time posting.

2008-12-28 [Chimes]: I know Jitter just told me, I updated your image count over at Reference Photographers. :]

2008-12-28 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: Why thank you.

2008-12-28 [Chimes]: Welcome. :)

2009-01-13 [Feasting on Needles]: I read through the instructions but I don't want to jump the gun or anything. I should upload my images on a separate wiki and link to said wiki here? :)

2009-01-13 [Chimes]: That depends how many images you have. :) If you have lots separate wikis would be good but I don't see the problem with just putting them here if you only have a few. :]

2009-01-13 [Feasting on Needles]: Well, they're already in a separate wiki. :p 

2009-03-24 [Lothuriel]: I placed them in the proper category [Feasting on Needles] and [HardRockAngel]'s will have to be divided up into different categories. I can do that later [Chimes] or if you get to it before me, that's fine.

2009-03-24 [Chimes]: Alright. :]

2009-03-26 [Hedda]: I rewrote the rules. The older ones were obsolete, had repeated and pointless information and didn't mention the most important thing about how the submitted wiki-page should look like.

Please re-read!

2009-03-26 [Hedda]: And on submission-pages: The place to submit stuff should be at the bottom. No need to make it harder than needed for confused newbies.

2009-03-26 [Lothuriel]: gotcha;)

2009-03-26 [Lothuriel]: I noticed, [Hedda] when you added some of your photos to the proper categories, that you only gave some samples of them and then wrote "from (name of wiki)". Should we do the same for wikis with huge amounts of photos in them when we categorize them?

2009-03-26 [Hedda]: If it's a good idea there. I'm not going to make some rules that must be followed everywhere. It's good if things are done in similar ways everywhere, but it doesn't have to be like that and I can't think of every possible situation now.

2009-03-26 [Lothuriel]: I suppose what I am asking mostly is, do you think it is a good idea. I don't expect you to have all the answers all the time, although it is quite nice when you do :)

2009-06-24 [Lothuriel]: Forest Nymph is an empty page

2009-06-24 [Cillamoon]: Strange, fixed now though. Thank you!

2009-08-29 [Cillamoon]: Just a note [Lothuriel], I removed the Nymph one, will be submitting something different shortly.

2009-09-08 [Linderel]: Hmmmm. Question: If I was the model but not the photographer, may I still submit? The photographer himself has not logged in for ages.

2009-09-08 [Chimes]: So long as the photographer says it's okay, then I don't see why not.

2009-09-08 [Linderel]: Goodie.

2009-10-15 [Lothuriel]: i will do my best to organize these and put them in the proper wikis tonight. Or at least by the weekend. 

2009-10-16 [Lothuriel]: Ok, I added all the ones with the line through them. I left them up in case someone else wants to double check my work, as I am a bit rusty. I also updated [Cillamoon]'s and [Nioniel]'s numbers in reference photographers. I also badged [Nioniel]. 

2009-10-16 [Cillamoon]: Thank you!

2009-10-16 [Lothuriel]: bout time I started pulling my weight around here again, lol

2009-10-16 [Cillamoon]: Glad to see you are around again! :)

2009-10-16 [Lothuriel]: ^___^

2009-10-16 [Nioniel]: Wooohoo! Thankies muchly [Lothuriel]!!
*loves her new badge*
Just one I am a master reference photographer now, is there any way that it could say it in the badge area of my house? I'm pretty proud of the "Master" part...


2009-10-16 [Lothuriel]: Sure thing hon.

2009-10-16 [Cillamoon]: Lothuriel, I added another one and went ahead and removed the ones you already added for me. Hope you don't mind! Thank you so much for adding them! I was wondering if they would ever be approved. <img:61691_1126352591.gif>

2009-10-16 [Nioniel]: Thank you muchly, you made my day!

2009-10-17 [Lothuriel]: Not a problem [Cillamoon]. I will get to the rest asap. 

2009-10-17 [Lothuriel]: You are most welcome [Nioniel]

2009-10-18 [Cillamoon]: Thank you!!! You totally rock!! ^_^

2009-10-18 [Lothuriel]: <img:stuff/sh-gif.gif>

2009-10-19 [Nioniel]: As you were so efficient last time with the adding of submitted images, I'm submitting another 864 for your approval, [Lothuriel].


2009-10-19 [Lothuriel]: Sweet! I will get to it asap!

2009-10-19 [Nioniel]: Thanks dear!

2009-10-20 [Lothuriel]: No worries. Eventually, I would like to completely revamp Reference Pictures by adding new categories and reorganizing some of the larger wikis. That is if I ever catch myself with about 4 or 5 hours of spare time...*sighs*

2009-10-20 [Nioniel]: If I'm ever made council, I think that this is something I'd love to help out with.

2009-10-20 [Nioniel]: I've got another couple hundred that I'll be uploading here either tonight or tomorrow.

2009-10-20 [Lothuriel]: have you applied to the council? 

Wow, you guys are going to keep me busy for quite some time, hehe.

2009-10-20 [Nioniel]: Lol, yup!
A Phoenix Rising for Council!

2009-10-21 [Nioniel]: I'm striking out those that I've moved and will update the count as I go along. If it's alright for me to remove the ones I've completed, let me know. I'm starting with the obviously easy ones.

2009-10-21 [Lothuriel]: Oh and just so you guys know! I am working on the Pixish stock wiki. I am just a bit slow at it. :P

2009-10-21 [Nioniel]: Ok.

2009-10-21 [Nioniel]: Actually Loth, may I remove the ones I've done so that the page is less cluttered?

2009-10-21 [nehirwen]: Sure, you can remove stuff you've finished. :)

2009-10-21 [Nioniel]: Gracias!

2009-10-21 [Nioniel]: [Cillamoon], your Attempts At Bad End Up Windy is an empty page.

2009-10-21 [Cillamoon]: Fixed

2009-10-21 [Nioniel]: Thank you, adding them now...

2009-10-22 [Nioniel]: Done for the evening, but I think we made pretty good progress in the past few hours.

2009-10-22 [Lothuriel]: Holy crap girl! 0_0

2009-10-22 [Nioniel]: :)
I'll work more on it today, right now I'm on a shoddy connection at home, but I'll be able to help out more in a bit.

2009-10-22 [Nioniel]: [Lothuriel], I'm not sure where to put [Cillamoon]'s photos, so I'm leaving them for you, I did as much as I could today including [*Phoenix*]'s and updating the counts.

2009-10-23 [Lothuriel]: Ok, that'll work....

2009-10-24 [Lothuriel]: Still working on the last two there for [pixish] and [Cillamoon]. I am very tired and I keep messing up so, I am going to take a break.

2009-10-25 [Cillamoon]: Thank you Lothuriel!

2009-11-01 [Nioniel]: I'll get to [sweet.tx.tea]'s tomorrow. :)

2009-11-01 [sweet.tx.tea]: Thanksies! XD

2009-11-02 [Lothuriel]: I'm sorry I'm slacking guys. My kids were sick most of last week, which is really no excuse but now I have the creeping crud. My brain doesn't function well on cold meds, hehe. As soon as I get back on my feet, I will get back to work.

2009-11-02 [sweet.tx.tea]: Daaaaaaaaaaaaaw! Get better, Lothuriel! I hope your kids are well. I know the feeling! I had the ick about 2 months ago and am still stuck with the gross aftermath.

2009-11-02 [Lothuriel]: Thanks! ^__^

2009-11-03 [Cillamoon]: Hope you feel better Lothuriel! Jane and I just got through being sick so we know how much it really takes out of ya!

2009-11-10 [Nioniel]: [sweet.tx.tea], yours are all taken care of and your count has been updated at Reference Photographers.

2009-11-10 [sweet.tx.tea]: :] Thanksies!

2009-11-18 [Cillamoon]: Any updates?

2009-11-18 [Nioniel]: Well Loth, we got through two people's submissions, horrah!

2009-11-18 [Lothuriel]: I am working on adding [Cillamoon]'s submissions so I removed them from the list to avoid later confusion. I added her numbers to Reference Photographers

2009-11-18 [Cillamoon]: Thank you Lothuriel! You are amazing!

2009-11-19 [Nioniel]: O.o

new photos, yay!
annnnddd done!

2009-12-03 [Hedda]: [Lothuriel], what happened to [Cillamoon]'s images? We can add them if you're too busy, but it sounded like you had some plan for them.

2009-12-05 [Lothuriel]: Here ya go...
Trees & Bushes, Oh My!
Flowers & Backgrounds
Assorted Background Images

Each wiki needs to be sorted into several different categories. It has taken me a while to get to them, as I've already told her many...many times, because the photos of each wiki can fit into several different categories. I wanted them to have the attention they deserve and i didn't want to rush it. There is no need to add her numbers to Reference Photographers because that has already been done. 

2009-12-06 [Hedda]: I rushed it. It's better to add stuff badly, than not at all. The pages need comments though and see my comment on Trees Reference Pictures for suggestions of how to split the Assorted Background Images.

It's easy for anyone who is a little bored to go around and clean pages up, but it can't be done if the stuff isn't even there.

So when ever you're ready, you can give those images the attention they deserve, but I've at least added them somewhere now. <img:stuff/dand-gif.gif>

2009-12-06 [Nioniel]: Thanks for adding them, but I would also prefer to have things added correctly and receive the time and attention that they deserve than to just throw them at the bottom of the pages. I can get to it in the next few days probably, but it's more frustrating to have to search for them through the wikis than to grab them from here and split them up properly.


2009-12-06 [Nioniel]: Also, if you added all of her wikis, or only some of them, could you remove them from the submission area so that we know if anything else needs to be added or not? Thanks!

2009-12-06 [Lothuriel]: Thanks [Hedda]. After the holiday, I will have a little spare time on my hands. I will have a few days off from work (all three jobs). I plan to go through all the Reference Pictures eventually and give them all a once over. I would like to add several of them, not just [Cillamoon]'s to different categories. 

2009-12-07 [Hedda]: [Nioniel]: I forgot to remove them from this wiki-page.

They are "properly" added, but not perfect.

2009-12-07 [Nioniel]: Thanks [Hedda]!

2009-12-07 [SilverFire]: Does this page need a banner? *notices the little dash up top*?

2009-12-07 [Lothuriel]: Yeah, I guess it does. I hadn't really thought about that. 

2009-12-07 [sweet.tx.tea]: Phoenix, I loathe you and your snow. :/ Stupid Texas.

2009-12-07 [*Phoenix*]: lol. I'm sorry. It even snowed today. :)

2009-12-07 [sweet.tx.tea]: Noooo! :/

2009-12-07 [*Phoenix*]: Yes. :D

*throws a snowball at [sweet.tx.tea]*

2009-12-08 [Lothuriel]: We got our first snow here in KY on Saturday. It was so pretty, about 3 or 4 inches. We don't get much snow here but, when we do it seems to always come in tons. :P

2009-12-08 [Nioniel]: Our first snow is happening right now! We've got a few inches already!

2009-12-08 [Nioniel]: Yay, a banner!

2009-12-08 [*Phoenix*]: coolio. we just got a slight dusting this's gone now.. :-(

2009-12-08 [Lothuriel]: Wowzers girl! You don't waste any time do you? STOP!! Yer making me look bad LOL....

2009-12-08 [Nioniel]: ;)
a) I want that fully coloured council badge!
b) I like my work and I'm good at it!

No one could make you look bad!

2009-12-08 [*Phoenix*]: lol.

Hey. Where'd my submissions go?

2009-12-08 [Nioniel]: [Lothuriel], may we remove [Cillamoon]'s from the page? I've been going through and cleaning up the reference pictures pages one by one, I'm sure that one of us will remember to fix up the submissions at some point, though it probably needn't be top priority. What say you?

[*Phoenix*]: added already, hun.

2009-12-08 [*Phoenix*]: oh. Thankies! *hugs*

2009-12-08 [Nioniel]: You're most welcome.

2009-12-08 [*Phoenix*]: :-]

2009-12-08 [Lothuriel]: *hugs* [Nioniel] You might get it sooner than you think!!!

I don't see a problem with removing them. I only left them up until we knew exactly what was going on. Now that we do, I guess there isn't really a need for them. I will take 'em down. :)

2009-12-08 [Nioniel]: Thanks Loth! *huggles back*

I sure hope so!

2009-12-14 [Hedda]: Are there some of the photos from Ryd Winter Photos that might be generally interesting?

2009-12-14 [Cillamoon]: Oooo I really like those Hedda! Snow! ^_^

2009-12-15 [Nioniel]: I say sure, I like the tracks in the snow and the lights on the tree.

2009-12-15 [Nioniel]: Added yours [*Phoenix*] and updated your count.

2009-12-15 [Hedda]: OK, if you can fit them in somewhere, then feel free, because I don't know where to put them! I don't need any image-count, so it's less work in that way <img:stuff/cheshmak.gif>

2009-12-15 [Nioniel]: Sure, no problem, it'll be done later today. I don't mind updating your count when I do so, it only takes another two seconds.

2009-12-24 [Nioniel]: [*Phoenix*]; yours are all added and your count and your badge have been updated.

2009-12-25 [*Phoenix*]: Yay! Thankies!!! *huggles*

2009-12-30 [Nioniel]: [Cillamoon] & [sweet.tx.tea], your images have been added, your numbers have been updated and [Cillamoon], your badge was updated as well.


2009-12-31 [sweet.tx.tea]: Thanksies!

2009-12-31 [Cillamoon]: Thank you, much appreciated.

2009-12-31 [Nioniel]: Sure, no problem. I do appreciate you totaling up your images for me as well, while I do generally count them, when there are mass photos, it does make it easier to add the images quickly.


2010-01-02 [sweet.tx.tea]: I really should start counting mine. >.<

2010-01-02 [Lothuriel]: Nah, it's ok when you only have a few. But, if you are going to upload a crapton (say 100 +) I wouldn't complain if you tallied up you own, hehe

2010-01-05 [Nioniel]: ooohhh yeaaahh...

2010-01-05 [Nioniel]: [sweet.tx.tea], all of your photos have been added and your count has been updated.

2010-01-05 [sweet.tx.tea]: Thanksies! More will be up tonight.

2010-01-07 [Nioniel]: got called into work (ew), I'll be able to add more photos tomorrow.


2010-01-07 [Nioniel]: [Cillamoon], your photos have been added and your count has been updated.

2010-01-07 [Cillamoon]: Thank you

2010-01-07 [Cillamoon]: Did I not look in the right place for States of Snow 2? I looked under the Nature reference page, as that is where the States of Snow is located, but I didn't see it there. Am I missing it somewhere?

2010-01-07 [Cillamoon]: Nevermind, I found them. Thanks!

2010-01-08 [Nioniel]: [Cillamoon], you're a member of the group here, so, if you want, you can move the wikis to the same page. I hadn't realized that your first one was placed in the nature section, I've generally been placing the snow reference pictures under the "ice" reference section. :)

2010-01-08 [Cillamoon]: No worries, and thanks.

2010-01-11 [Nioniel]: [sweet.tx.tea], your photos have been added and your count has been updated.

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