Welcome to Capture Dallas

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Welcome to Capture Dallas, folks! We certainly hope you enjoy your time here. Capture Dallas is all about finding the best photos of the Dallas area and we're asking for your help. If you're a photographer, upload your photos and see how they measure up. Top-rated photos and editors' picks will be featured in digital publications called showcases and the best of the best could be selected for publication in potential real-world products like books and calendars (assuming you opt-in to allow your photos for such use). If you're not a photographer, we could use your help too! Vote for photos to shape the best of the Dallas area. Your photos. Your votes. The best of the Dallas area, by you!

Surrounded by Texas by Ben O'NealAs you poke around the site, you'll note we have a bunch of features to enrich the experience. Be sure to check out the how it works page for a full rundown on how to use the site. There are a few features we'd like to draw your attention to:

Share Photos: You can show off your photos, or share unique finds, on Facebook, Twitter and via email. On any photo page, enter an email address in the email box or click the the tweet, like or send buttons to share photos with your friends and family. Help spread the word about Capture Dallas! Invite your friends and family to submit their photos and vote for the best of the Dallas area.

Connect with Us: We have a Facebook page and a Twitter profile. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see quick photo features, project highlights and news.

Clouds over Campus by Ian AberleChallenges: To help focus submissions into particular themes, we'll run challenges from time to time. Challenges are a great way to get everyone out there taking pictures of the same types of things, then seeing how everyone's photos rank. It's fun! Plus, we'll have some prizes to give away for challenge winners. One of our first challenges is all about summer scenes across the Dallas area. Capture what summer looks like in and around Dallas, then upload your best shots to the challenge!

Currently Voting: You can lock your voting flow to photos from a particular photographer, a certain category, challenge photos or photos from a specific place. To change what you're currently voting for, click the Currently Icon icon wherever it appears. Also, pay close attention to the currently bar.

Follow Users: We've done a lot to add to the user interactivity of the site. Take a peek at your dashboard (logged in) and you should get an idea of our efforts to encourage users to interact with one another. One way to interact with photographers you love is to follow them. Any time they submit a new photo or love others' photos you'll see it right on your dashboard. It's a great way to explore photos of the Dallas area.

Community Forums: To help you connect with other Dallas area photographers and photo enthusiasts, we built community forums! Check out the forums to get to know other Capture Dallas users, get photo critiques on your photos or learn about upcoming events!

We hope you find these features useful. As always, please search the help and contact us if you have any questions. Now... fire up your cameras and get out there and capture the Dallas area!

Chris Fenison

posted by Chris Fenison

published about 6 years ago in Capture Dallas News