So I am guilty of stealing from Mr Shakespeare with that title. This blog entry references an interesting article on Photo.net that is one of the most comprehensive articles on Flickr and why you might want to use it that I have found. The article, which can be found at the following link (http://photo.net/column/harolddavis/finding-an-audience-for-your-photography/using-flickr-for-marketing/), is written by Harold Davis and features discussion and comment from Jeff Clow, a local DFW photographer.
I happen to enjoy Flickr as a way to put my photos out for others to look at and comment on. I also get great ideas looking at the photos other people put out there in the same categories that I tend to shoot. Harold says there is great opportunity for those interested in marketing some of their work with Flickr and explains how and why.
I think it would be great if most if not all club members had a Flickr account so we could all see each other’s work and comment on it. I am curious to hear your opinion after you read the article.
In the meantime, keep on shooting.
Mark, great article. I had no idea of what Flickr could do for a photographer. Seems to be a great tool. Thanks for the enlightening information.
Hey guys, I use Flickr a lot. I think it is the best on-line photo sharing site available. I get honest feedback from other photographers who are never afraid to express their opinions. I actually met a Flickr friend in England who I had shared photos with for over a year. He happened to live near a town my wife and I visited in England recently. He is an outstanding photographer and I really value his friendship. Also, Flickr has great facilities and they can handle large photo files with no problems. I highly recommend. Thanks Jim
We used to have U-Verse and you could view your Flickr account photos on your TV just by going to channel 91. If any of you have U-Verse, you might want to check it out.
Definitely Flickr. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s educational. I am daily inspired by what the photographers I see on Flickr are doing. And they are so generous, telling you how they did a particular technique.
I have made many friends on Flickr and and have even had the opportunity to shoot with two of them as we travel around the United States.
Try it. What do you have to lose?