Tag: flickr

Nothing is for free

By now everyone interested in photography has probably heard that Flickr will soon be downgrading its free plan. Since Verizon sold Flickr to SmugMug in April of current year, it was clear that things would change. SmugMug is after all a photo hosting and sharing platform which doesn’t offer a free plan. Those who can’t ...

Sigma sd Quattro RAW development: what’s better, SPP or Lightroom?

I’ve tinkered with Sigma sd Quattro’s DNG support for quite some time now. On paper it’s great to have the option to develop Sigma RAWs in other programs. But what can you expect if you shoot DNGs with your sd Quattro and subsequently develop them in Lightroom? Is it silly to expect an equivalent output ...

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When an algorithm rates photos – Flickr photos of the year 2016

Who of us doesn’t know Flickr? – With about 5000 uploads a minute and almost 77 million users Flickr belongs to the 50 most frequented internet websites. Of course this incredible amount of image material uploaded every day makes it hard to find the best photos. Still the image hosting website has selected the “Top ...

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Have you noticed the markedly increased image compression on Flickr?

Since the last big overhaul in the second half of May in 2013, Flickr users have one terabyte of digital storage space for photos and videos at their disposal, for free. This is quite generous and should accommodate even the biggest private collections. The saying goes don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, however, ...

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Over 100 Photos with 5000+ Clicks each!

Several months ago I’ve created a photo set on Flickr named 5000+ Clicks. At the time I was happy that at least some of my photos were attracting this much attention. As I went through my Flickr stream today, I discovered that there are now over 100 with more than 5000 clicks respectively. On the ...

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I got an Invitation from Getty Images on Flickr!

A few days ago, I got an invitation from Getty Images on Flickr! 10 of my photos have been selected to demonstrate which ones are good enough for commercial use. On the one hand, I am overjoyed and feel honored that someone in this legendary stock photo agency sees potential in my photos; on the ...

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My most-viewed Photos

Time flies so incredibly fast. It is almost a year ago that I immigrated to Serbia, but it feels as if it was only yesterday. Not only did I make many new friends, learn a new language (more or less well 😉 ) adapt to a new profession, environment and culture during this time, but ...

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Flickr 2 0: How do you Like it?

Almost a week since the big Flickr-update has now passed; time enough to face up to the aggravations of the photo-platform. Besides user surface and presentation, usage guidelines have been updated as well. Furthermore, a curious statement by the chief executive caused a stir. Flickr after the Update Image: Screenshot Personally, I like the way ...

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The incredible photos of George Eastman House Museum

The internet keeps amazing me every day anew. For a hobby photographer, it is just like a river full of life to an angler. No sooner than the fishing rod is tossed, a catch is made 😉 . Thanks to a short article on popphoto.com, I took notice of a stunning Flickr-collection by the George ...

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Pinterest: The next big thing?

Being the fastest growing social network, Pinterest is on everyone’s lips. It has reached me too and for a few weeks now I’ve been part of this photosharing platform. I am still getting used to the user interface and the concept of “pinning“. I can tell you one thing, Pinterest is far from being „better ...