Shuttershy.org is a new community site dedicated to photography fans, which of course includes forums for members and photos. A little copy/paste from their welcoming page.
Welcome to Shuttershy.org! This site is intended to be a club/community for photography enthusiasts within the My Little Pony fandom, as well as serving as a fandom news site dedicated to photography within our fandom. We’re still working out a posting schedule that suits all of our writers, but you can expect posts at least several times a week. We also have forums, which anyone can join and participate in.
Why do we need this?
The main idea behind this site is to create a space dedicated to pony fans with an interest in photography as a hobby, artistic medium, or a form of creative expression. This fandom contains a huge amount of artistic and creative talent, covering almost every artistic medium imaginable, but photography is very under-represented, with no dedicated place for it to shine. We aim to change that by exhibiting excellent photographic work on a site built to cater to it, creating a sense of community among photographer bronies, and offering tips and positive, helpful critique to improve the work of those who need/want it.
Isn’t it boring to only look at photos of pony stuff?
Yep, which is why we’re not doing that. This is a community of photographers who are MLP fans, not a gallery solely for pony-related photos. Big difference.
How do I become a member? Do I have to be a photographer?
Details on how to join and participate are here. And no, you don’t need to be a photographer to be active here! Anyone and everyone is welcome to read posts, join the forums, and leave post comments. You can share your photos here too, if you like, even if you don’t want to ask for critique. We intend to offer something for everyone, whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro.
What kind of posts can I expect to read here?
Examples of future material can be found in the site archives, we added a few back-dated articles for that purpose. The following are some types of posts we plan to have.
Event Announcements – Posts about upcoming events, with a focus on anything that would be good to photograph (event policies play a large factor in determining this), and anything of interest to pony fans.
Event Photo Highlights – A sampling of some of the best photos we were able to find of an event, with a preference for photos taken/submitted by community members, but also incorporating shots we found in internet searches.
Event Reports – Write-ups of an event by staff or community members, with a preference toward interesting photography-related material.
Essays, Articles, and Editorials – Similar to material you’d find on other photography blogs, covering techniques, advice, news, and anything else of interest to photography enthusiasts. We’ll try to emphasize material that’s relevant to our fandom as well, including a copious amount of convention photography tips.
Photo Highlights/Critique – Pretty simple, we’ll go find a photo or photo set that’s interesting, and write about it, offering a breakdown of why it’s noteworthy, and if desired, positive critique. Photos for these posts can from from anywhere; if the photo is from a site member, the subject matter could be literally anything. If the photo came from somewhere else on the internet, we’ll usually aim to make it something pony-fandom-related, or at least make sure the photographer is a pony fan.
Contests – These will come later, but once we get enough members/readers, we’ll run contests. They’ll usually be pony-inspired on some level, but entries won’t have to be pony-related at all. For example, a “Running of the Leaves” contest could call for photos of autumn leaves that have already fallen. We probably won’t have much in the way of prizes, these will mostly be a way to get members shooting creatively.