May 14th, 2007
In the first day we’ve gotten a bunch of great twilight photos along with a bunch that aren’t twilight photos. I notice that most of the participants at this point are folks that are already familiar with flickr.com so I thought it would be useful to run through the flickr basics for flickr newbies. Here’s how to get started if you haven’t used flickr:
- First of all you can view the photos posted in the Photography For Real Estate group without joining Flickr. There is much to be learned by just looking at the photos and reading the comments about the photo setup etc. If you want to leave comments, participate in discussions or post your own photos for feedback you need to sign up for a flickr account.
- Go to www.flickr.com and register for a free flickr account. Flickr is a photo sharing and discussion site. You will need to get a free Yahoo Id in this process because flicker is owned by Yahoo.
- Once you’ve registered go to your flickr home page and upload some photos that you think you might want to share with others.
- To join the Photography For Real Estate group go to the group page and click on the “Join Group” link along the right hand side.
- Once you are a member of the group you can post a photo to the group photo pool by viewing the photo full size (double click on the thumbnail) and then clicking the little “Send to Group” icon.
There are two great benefits I see having a group flickr associated with this blog:
- Being able to participate in individual photo discussions. On flickr you can carry on a public discussion on any image. This can be extremely educational because there are a huge number of talented photographers out there to give you feedback or you can “listen in” on the feedback that others are getting.
- Being able to initiate a discussion of your own in the area of real estate photography. Carry on a discussion in the comments area of the blog is not ideal for discussion although it does work where as the discussion area of the flickr group is more like a forum and better for discussions.