Once you get comfortable using the basic functions in the Flickr environment, you might be ready to take advantage of some of the advanced techniques. Even though they are powerful, these enhancements are easy to use. For example, I've developed a workflow that integrates Flickr with the whole of my photography. Learn more about these by watching this video.
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- [Voiceover] I'm going to talk a little bit about how I use Flickr, in part to show you how important it is to me then also to help you get the juices flowing to how you can apply this to your photography. We have a lot of options these days. We have social media in all sorts of different forms ranging from Facebook to Instagram to Twitter to Flickr, it goes on and on, Pinterest, right? So the way that I've decided to use Flickr is as a place to show photos that represent what I like to take pictures of.
Instagram is more my daily life in action. Flickr is more here's what I enjoy about photography. So what we're looking at right now is my blog, The Digital Story, and you'll notice that up here in the nav bar I have all sorts of different things. One of the things that I have is Photo Gallery right here. Now if you click on that it takes you over to my Flickr page. This is my Flickr site. So I am using Flickr as my photo gallery, connected to The Digital Story.
So these images are a bit more curated. I'm not saying that they're the best shots that I've ever taken but they represent the kind of photography that I enjoy taking. I love travel, I like analog photography, I like a mirrorless photography in micro four-thirds. I like all these sort of things. I like shooting with my 75 millimeter f one-eight, on my Olympus mirrorless cameras and dropping out the background.
These images of Crystal we're using on our other Flickr site, I like portraiture. All these sort of things represent the kind of photography that I enjoy, and those are what I make active on my photo stream. Now I also use the camera roll aspect of Flickr. Let me click on that right now, take a look at it. So obviously you haven't seen these shots in the photo stream because they have the little padlocks on them, and that means that they're private.
These just came in to my camera roll from either my iPhone or another digital camera. So for example, this was a shot that I put on Instagram yesterday, captured it with my iPhone and I'm just talking about, it's a beautiful spring day and I love running errands on my bike, I love having that opportunity when the weather is nice. So that was my Instagram shot. It's not going to show up on my Flickr site per se, because this is more of my daily life kind of thing, right? The reason why it's in my camera roll is because I have all of my iPhone shots, plus other shots that I'm taking, show up here to use that one terabyte of free storage.
I love redundancy, I love having my shots in two, three, four places if possible. just in case something goes wrong or just in case they happen to be a bit more accessible at a particular moment, let's say when I'm using my iPhone or on a friend's computer, whatever the situation may be. Same thing with this shot here. This was not taken with my iPhone, this was taken with a digital camera but when it went into my computer I have, it automatically backed up to Flickr in my camera roll.
And if I wanted to, I could unlock them and make these shots available in my photo stream. This one I did, I unlocked it and put it in my photo stream and it got a few views. And I may decide to do this or that also. So I like having this option. For the price of a Pro account, which we talked about way up front, I have a terabyte of space, I have stats, I have automatic camera roll backup, and I have some flexibility to move things around.
And this is the kind of stuff that I enjoy, I like having options and I particularly like having options with my photography. So, how are you going to use it? Well, you know that depends on what your needs are. This is one way to do it and there are many, many others. I hope you find a place for Flickr in your photography life because I think it has a lot of value, I think the price is right, and I love having the flexibility of being able to use it on virtually any computer or mobile device.
- Why use Flickr?
- Using Photostream vs. Camera Roll to view Flickr images
- Setting up and customizing a Flickr account
- Uploading photos and videos from various sources
- Viewing larger photos and slideshows
- Editing and tagging photos
- Participating in the Flickr community through comments, contacts, groups, and more
- Exploring Flickr's vast ocean of images
- Enhancing photos with the adjustment tools
- Watermarking photos
- Uploading video