photoSIG is a community of photographers and photography enthusiasts, ranging from amateurs to working professionals. photoSIG members who submit photographs are expected to write critiques for others .
photoSIG is designed to be self-maintaining. The worthiness, or unworthiness, of photos and critiques submitted by users is determined by the user community. Users have the opportunity to comment and critique, favorably or unfavorably, on photos and on critiques submitted by other users. In addition to the editorial control exerted by the community via the rating system, photoSIG itself also attempts to encourage high-quality critiques by only allowing critiques that conform to photoSIG's quality standard to affect a photographer's rating.
photoSIG opened to the public on December 7, 2001. It is the sister site to artSIG, but while artSIG covers all types of visual art, photoSIG deals exclusively with photography. Information on photoSIG can be found on wikipedia.com.
Who's Who on photoSIGWillis Boyce is the President of SIG Networks Corporation and is also the developer of the photoSIG software. He is 35 years old and lives in New York City. He has been writing software since grade school. Currently he spends most of his time either awake or asleep.
Sheena Wilkie is the photoSIG sheena_wilkie/Administrator. Sheena Wilkie is a professional photographer, you can view her work at www.sheena.ca and her courses and workshops at www.photogurus.ca. If Willis is the engine behind photoSIG, Sheena is its spirit, its enthusiasm, its voice of reason, and occasionally the firm hand that keeps it in order. If sometimes it seems that she likes dogs better than people, well, you've seen what kind of people you are. Contrary to popular opinion, she'd rather be nice to everyone. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Thanks to Marshall for this description.)
Del, an engineer in his full-time career, is developing his photography business to keep him in film and electrons in retirement. His work is primarily landscape and nature, developing his skills in studio still life and color night photography. He edits assignment submissions and keeps the assignment area on track.
SupportphotoSIG would not have been possible without the support and assistance of many friends, relatives, acquaintences, and others that I barely know, including
Standing on the Shoulders of GiantsphotoSIG consists of about 450 Java source files and JSP pages containing about 50,000 lines of code. However, photoSIG also incorporates or utilizes millions of lines of code written by other people, many of whom are better programmers than I am. Here I attempt to give proper credit to at least some of them, such as
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