Photographer

Fernando H Costa

Posts: 20

London, England, United Kingdom

Who here has a Flickr account? if you do please share it. I would love to have a look.

I'll start.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fernandocostaphography/


Fernando Costa

Feb 19 13 07:47 am Link

Model

Retiredmodel

Posts: 7884

Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom

And a great flickr site it is too Fernando! Amazing series with the storm.

Mine is here. Though I use it for a mix of my own photography , my travel shots, and my modelling shots.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eliza_modelportfolio/

Feb 19 13 02:18 pm Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 7995

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Feb 19 13 02:37 pm Link

Photographer

Fernando H Costa

Posts: 20

London, England, United Kingdom

Thank you for the comment Eliza C. I would of thought more people would post their flickr account here.. maybe  most people don't use flickr or they dont want a slight bump in publicity?

Feb 19 13 05:26 pm Link

Photographer

Fernando H Costa

Posts: 20

London, England, United Kingdom

Thank you for the comment Eliza C. I would of thought more people would post their flickr account here.. maybe  most people don't use flickr or they dont want a slight bump in publicity?

Feb 19 13 05:26 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

don't really add often but yeah here it is http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdf_images_photography/

Feb 19 13 05:32 pm Link

Model

Retiredmodel

Posts: 7884

Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom

Fernando H Costa wrote:
Thank you for the comment Eliza C. I would of thought more people would post their flickr account here.. maybe  most people don't use flickr or they dont want a slight bump in publicity?

I think the problem is with flickr is several fold

1. that it is general public and you get all sorts of strange people commenting and favouriting. That doesn't matter to me I don't mind if I get 38 favourites and 32 of them are pervs. They are generally quite nice even though often their own ports are a bit odd. I am interested in the 4 that may come to something re a photography job or publication or some other spin off. And that spin off can come because someone notes that there are a lot of hits so even the perverts count. In fact the place is overun with them so they account for most of the hits! Tag a picture fashion and you will get some hits tag it 6 inch heels and watch the count.


2. Many get dissillusioned because it isn't such a good feedback system if you aren't doing a high hit rate subject like something sexy or animal shots or sunrises or bands as a professional oriented site like this one. And neither do you get the instant 28 likes in a couple of hours like on facebook.

3. People steal the images and upload them in their own ports simply because they like them. Often this isn't credited so you have to eep telling them off all the time.

4. Flickr is a share site for many. Just post them up add them to groups just to get your name around. few of the groups are active. It is however quite cool when you come across one that is and isn't just a dump or fap group. The images are often just to share and sometimes photographers are not interested in that prefering to keep them under wraps.

5. Because it isn't a professional site one tends to be experimental and use it as an image hosting site for a variety of purposes. So mine for example is a mixture of all sorts of stuff not just my modelling. I use it as a hosting site for linking direct on other sites where I network - my profile page here; competitons here etc where I put my own photos in etc. I also just put snaps up. Also my travel and horse racing images. Sometimes people just put their own snaps up of their family holidays etc in addition to their more artistic/commerical/model/landscape work. So they may NOT particularly want people HERE knowing about it as they have a similar mixture. So it is a low profile thing sometimes.

6. It is a good networking site for work. I know photographers organise get togethers with other photographers, share technical info and ideas, to shoot models or locations etc via there. Again not everyone will want others knowing that kind of thing if trying to promote an existing lone wolf professional profile as they may here.

So I think those are some of the reasons for reluctance to join , keep it up or share here. It is neither MM or Facebook and many can't seem to get the best out of it.

Feb 19 13 06:00 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Eliza C wrote:

I think the problem is with flickr is several fold

1. that it is general public and you get all sorts of strange people commenting and favouriting. That doesn't matter to me I don't mind if I get 38 favourites and 32 of them are pervs. They are generally quite nice even though often their own ports are a bit odd. I am interested in the 4 that may come to something re a photography job or publication or some other spin off. And that spin off can come because someone notes that there are a lot of hits so even the perverts count. In fact the place is overun with them so they account for most of the hits! Tag a picture fashion and you will get some hits tag it 6 inch heels and watch the count.


2. Many get dissillusioned because it isn't such a good feedback system if you aren't doing a high hit rate subject like something sexy or animal shots or sunrises or bands as a professional oriented site like this one. And neither do you get the instant 28 likes in a couple of hours like on facebook.

3. People steal the images and upload them in their own ports simply because they like them. Often this isn't credited so you have to eep telling them off all the time.

4. Flickr is a share site for many. Just post them up add them to groups just to get your name around. few of the groups are active. It is however quite cool when you come across one that is and isn't just a dump or fap group. The images are often just to share and sometimes photographers are not interested in that prefering to keep them under wraps.

5. Because it isn't a professional site one tends to be experimental and use it as an image hosting site for a variety of purposes. So mine for example is a mixture of all sorts of stuff not just my modelling. I use it as a hosting site for linking direct on other sites where I network - my profile page here; competitons here etc where I put my own photos in etc. I also just put snaps up. Also my travel and horse racing images. Sometimes people just put their own snaps up of their family holidays etc in addition to their more artistic/commerical/model/landscape work. So they may NOT particularly want people HERE knowing about it as they have a similar mixture. So it is a low profile thing sometimes.

6. It is a good networking site for work. I know photographers organise get togethers with other photographers, share technical info and ideas, to shoot models or locations etc via there. Again not everyone will want others knowing that kind of thing if trying to promote an existing lone wolf professional profile as they may here.

So I think those are some of the reasons for reluctance to join , keep it up or share here. It is neither MM or Facebook and many can't seem to get the best out of it.

NUMBER #3 happens here on MM ?.its the internet

Feb 19 13 06:06 pm Link

Photographer

Flair Photography

Posts: 287

Rochester, New York, US

Feb 19 13 06:13 pm Link

Photographer

Luzviminda Rivetz

Posts: 2

Ocala, Florida, US

Here is mine: Luzviminda Rivetz Photography, LLC.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lrivetz/

Feb 19 13 06:24 pm Link

Photographer

Art Silva

Posts: 9573

Santa Barbara, California, US

Feb 19 13 10:09 pm Link

Photographer

Art Silva

Posts: 9573

Santa Barbara, California, US

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Feb 19 13 10:10 pm Link

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Craig Talbot

Posts: 62

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Feb 19 13 10:20 pm Link

Photographer

fullmetalphotographer

Posts: 2797

Fresno, California, US

Try not to laugh at the family shots. wink

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fullmetalphotographer/

Feb 20 13 01:09 am Link

Model

Retiredmodel

Posts: 7884

Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:
NUMBER #3 happens here on MM ?.its the internet

True but it happens constantly on flickr because they are able to search images by tags. It isn't a problem for many because it can bring some work especially for models but for photographers who find it annoying when their work is copied Flickr can be a nightmare. While those trawling MM for images don't have a tag facility and those that do steal discreetly and post to special interest fetish websites etc...which again can bring work and niche fans. Flickr users can be a little more obvious about it and even stroppy when approached to take stolen images off their photostream and even add captions etc. I found myself alongside a load of Sardax images once with naff speech bubbles with femdom text added to my pics. Took me a week to get them removed. Then found the same person had posted them on a general porn site too.

Feb 20 13 03:22 am Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11896

Olivet, Michigan, US

Fernando H Costa wrote:
Who here has a Flickr account? if you do please share it. I would love to have a look.

I'll start.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fernandocostaphography/


Fernando Costa

Me.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/16842686@N04/

Feb 20 13 03:34 am Link

Photographer

Mark Harris Photography

Posts: 524

Edison, New Jersey, US

Mine is at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsphotoguy/

I agree that there are plenty of creepy people who troll Flickr searching for nude tags but, there are also many talented photographers who offer reasonable feedback.

Feb 20 13 03:40 pm Link

Photographer

COI Photography

Posts: 115

Lafayette, California, US

I've always liked flickr but agree its not the best place to showcase your photography especially if your income depends on it.

I enjoy flickr because well its fun, the comments are often rewarding, the groups have a good interest based community system, I like the stats to see what images are popular. 

Here is my link to the model examples I've worked with.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35423750@N … 882123974/

Feb 22 13 11:15 am Link

Photographer

The Alternative Image

Posts: 4129

London, England, United Kingdom

Feb 22 13 11:20 am Link

Photographer

Brian T Rickey

Posts: 4008

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Feb 22 13 11:26 am Link

Photographer

Perceived Conceptions

Posts: 3

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Feb 23 13 10:03 am Link

Photographer

udor

Posts: 22725

New York, New York, US

Apparently, I signed up for a flickr account last year in March... but I just uploaded my first images.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/udor/

Feb 24 13 07:32 am Link

Photographer

JSandersPhotography

Posts: 1385

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

Feb 24 13 07:44 am Link

Photographer

bw fotograf

Posts: 209

Plano, Texas, US

mine's been a repository for everything since i started shooting. i go back and look at some of the older stuff and cringe at my lighting and processing, but leave it up as a reminder of some of the mistakes i've made so that i don't do it again. smile

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chunkomatic/

Feb 24 13 07:46 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1911

Los Angeles, California, US

I found flickr good at the start but now I just use it to show models the shoot, having them become friends. I'm getting close to making all images just for friends. And that is what I'm doing lately. I like flickr's display in the slideshow feature. I like reviewing images there.

I'm concerned about traffic. I hardly visit the place anymore but I'm getting a steady stream of traffic due to tags. I started declining groups but in a few weeks I should have mostly everything limited to friends.

I agree that some of the photography forums are really good.

Feb 24 13 07:49 am Link

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GER Photography

Posts: 8137

Imperial, California, US

Feb 24 13 07:50 am Link

Photographer

Mike Adams Photos

Posts: 1217

Cleveland, Ohio, US

Feb 24 13 07:50 am Link

Photographer

technokid

Posts: 2

Lisbon, Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, Portugal

I try not to dump everything on flickr, but i think that we can agree that flickr is the equivalent of facebook (social networking site) ,but in photos/videos and with better quality overall.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/technokid/

Feb 24 13 09:31 am Link

Photographer

Nicholas Fischer

Posts: 41

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

I guess I'll throw mine up here http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholasfischer/

Feb 24 13 09:34 am Link

Photographer

J David Photos

Posts: 62

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Mostly some older stuff, but here it is

www.flickr.com/davebdc

Feb 24 13 09:44 am Link

Photographer

Chouseki Lab

Posts: 50

Los Angeles, California, US

I use flickr quite a bit, I love being able to search via tag to see how different camera gear I like looks. I tend to post a lot of landscape, cityscape, and pictures of my test model(my cat) http://www.flickr.com/photos/seven10/

Feb 24 13 01:15 pm Link

Photographer

Robert Patten

Posts: 5

Seattle, Washington, US

www.flick.com/robpatten/

Lots of studio shoots, events, etc...

Feb 25 13 06:53 am Link

Photographer

Cezar Banaszczyk

Posts: 12

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cezarscameras/

Only started using this more thanks to the limits going off

Jun 16 13 12:18 pm Link

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JAE

Posts: 2157

West Chester, Pennsylvania, US

Jun 16 13 12:27 pm Link

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Sarah Jane Photographie

Posts: 195

Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Jun 22 13 11:22 am Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7315

New York, New York, US

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennysphotos/

I use it for storage so please don't comment my bad stuff. LOL I don't treat it like a portfolio.

Jun 22 13 11:33 am Link

Photographer

kane

Posts: 1581

Albertville, Rhône-Alpes, France

Jun 22 13 11:36 am Link

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The Alternative Image

Posts: 4129

London, England, United Kingdom

Jun 22 13 11:38 am Link

Photographer

Blaneyphoto

Posts: 546

New York, New York, US

A mix of everything from my real work to simply snapshots... http://www.flickr.com/photos/blaneyphoto/

Jun 22 13 11:40 am Link

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Frank Lewis Photography

Posts: 12791

Winter Park, Florida, US

Jun 22 13 12:22 pm Link