PID Digital Study Groups: About the Groups
There are normally 6-8 members in each group with a wide range of experience and many with international members from around the world. Groups vary somewhat to accommodate member’s needs and Interest. The groups operate on a one, two, or three-month fixed schedule with members submitting 2-4 images depending on the group. A member submits images, along with a description of how, when and where the image was taken and technical data, f-stop, shutter speed, lens focal length. lighting and hardware used, via email.
After the images and descriptors are all collected by the Secretary they are posted and then available to the group.
The Review and Visual Feedback process then begins, all images are reviewed by each member of the of the group. When felt necessary and helpful, the images may be altered to more define and display the effect of the reviewers' comments and submitted as Visual Feedback. This allows full explanation of how different perspectives actually appear.
Only after all the reviews and feedback are submitted will the Secretary post the images to the submissions page for all to see at the same time. This keeps each member from being influenced by what others think and so they must act independently.
Complete information and a "Study Group Preview" is available at http://www.cpid-study-groups.com.