Still life


10 Jan 2016 2:43PM
Please can we have a dedicated still life category ?

Never sure how to classify mine...

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DaveRyder Plus
5 3.7k 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 2:59PM
You could start a group.
Ross_D Plus
5 840 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 3:04PM

Quote:Please can we have a dedicated still life category ?


Good idea, afterall it is a very specific genre............. I think it has been suggested before.
10 Jan 2016 3:16PM

Quote:You could start a group.


Yes, I suppose I could, but what I really hoped for was to be able to classify photos as still life in the main gallery.
saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 40 Norway
10 Jan 2016 3:26PM
This quote from David (ePz staff) will perhaps explain how the tags are organized. This is the reply he gave me a while back when I asked a similar question of him:


Quote:The category/main tags are ordered by most popular. Still Life is still there, but due to it not being so popular, the user will have to type it in. As more photos are tagged still life, the more popular it will become and thus up the list it will go.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4066 Canada
10 Jan 2016 3:27PM
Contact support and submit a suggestion. One of the IT folkd will respond to you. Its a good ies, - what you are looking for is an additional category for uploads.

Link is at bottom left of the page.
10 Jan 2016 3:28PM

Quote:This quote from David will perhaps explain how the tags are organized. This is in reply to my question about making Still Life one of the main tag categories:


Quote:The category/main tags are ordered by most popular. Still Life is still there, but due to it not being so popular, the user will have to type it in. As more photos are tagged still life, the more popular it will become and thus up the list it will go.



That explains it ! OK will type it in.
Nick_w 12 4.3k 99 England
10 Jan 2016 6:48PM

Quote:This quote from David will perhaps explain how the tags are organized. This is in reply to my question about making Still Life one of the main tag categories:

The category/main tags are ordered by most popular. Still Life is still there, but due to it not being so popular, the user will have to type it in. As more photos are tagged still life, the more popular it will become and thus up the list it will go.



The problem is you have to select the main tag from the existing list, so unless everyone remembers to type in the same tag it will never get there and they will all be classified as macro, flower or general. After all how many people actually type in their own tags.

I know tags are how the team would want everyone to go, but if you present a predefined list people will always chose from it as
a) that's what they think they have to do, and / or
b) they can't be bothered

The other major sites you have to type in your own tags - up to 30, and Ivey prompt similar tags eg blue will give sky, sea water etc, etc and they all have still life's as a category on its own.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
10 Jan 2016 9:48PM
Surely it's more popular than photojournalism and specialist/ abstract?
10 Jan 2016 11:59PM
I've been typing BIF as long as most folk have been posting cat pics, but it's not going to happen, wouldn't it be easier just to create a new category for still life, they do appear very regularly
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.8k 58 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 1:40PM
Bird In Flight ? - i'd have never thought of that as a category to search for.
BOT - on Twig
BS - Standing
whipspeed 15 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2016 10:00PM
Another yes please, I'd like a still life main tab.
15 Jan 2016 9:11AM
The principle of the main tags being the most popular is fine in theory, but since I suspect no-one knows how it works and one is obliged to select one of the existing main tags, the system is self perpetuating.
That is, the current main tags will always be the most popular because you are obliged to select one of them.
davidburleson 13 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2016 2:57PM
While the existing tag filtering system works off tag popularity, we will be updating this with a tag list which is better defined to hopefully make it possible to select a main tag which is better suited to any type of photography. With this, we will also be including Still Life.
15 Jan 2016 4:00PM

Quote:While the existing tag filtering system works off tag popularity, we will be updating this with a tag list which is better defined to hopefully make it possible to select a main tag which is better suited to any type of photography. With this, we will also be including Still Life.


Great news, thank you !

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