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Recommended Flickr streams

I’m surprised by how many of you tell me you look forward to my Saturday roundup of good blog posts. So I’m sorry to have to disappoint you today: I gathered no posts to recommend. I returned from vacation yesterday and while I was gone I decided I was not going to work on this blog at all, except to reply to comments.

Instead, let me recommend some photographers through their Flickr streams. They post regularly and appear to carefully select what they share. (Unlike me: I dump almost everything into my Flickr stream, good, bad, and ugly.) Some shoot film, some shoot digital, some shoot both.

My usual blog roundup returns next Saturday!

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19 thoughts on “Recommended Flickr streams

  1. Great idea for a twist to the usual weekly roundup Jim! And thanks for the mention, much appreciated. I’m off to check out the others I’m not familiar with.

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  2. Thanks for sharing that list. I’m always on the lookout for people I feel have something to teach me. I like Flickr and post to it pretty regularly. The site enables me to organize and display my work in albums, which is a lot easier and cheaper than maintaining a web site. It is a mystery to me why most of the discussion groups collapsed about five years ago. It seemed to me that the discussion areas presented a great way to exchange information on specific topics like cameras, films, processing and photo technique. It makes me wonder where everyone goes these days for information on those topics.

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    • Mike, have to echo much of your thinking on Flickr. I too use it extensively still to archive my photos and it’s easy to then display photos in my WordPress blog without having to upload the image to WP and use up storage there too.

      Agree about the conversation on Flickr generally though. Two or three years ago where I hung out still felt pretty alive. These days I do still follow a few people who upload regularly but the conversation has all but dried up. I think many have moved elsewhere, like Instagram, but I’ve found that and similar sites too superficial and fiddly to use.

      Which is why having a blog and being part of a small connected network of similar blogs is so valuable – it provides that interaction and sharing that’s lacking elsewhere.

      There are still old groups with info on Flickr that I’ve learned plenty from and are still worth exploring for those interested. The M42 group comes to mind –
      https://www.flickr.com/groups/m42/

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    • I like Flickr too. A lot.

      I never got into their discussion groups, though. I found the format to be hard to navigate.

      It seems like discussion groups collapsed across the Internet five or so years ago. There are exceptions, but all the forums I used to follow are wastelands now.

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  3. jon campo says:

    Thanks for the suggestions Jim. I am one who also enjoys your blog round-up on Saturdays, but this is good too. I enjoy Flickr quite a bit and would be very sad if it went away. I really like seeing photos from distant lands that I wouldn’t otherwise get to see.

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  4. Andy Umbo says:

    Interesting, lots of classic photo op spots from Milwaukee on the e50e site. Beautiful Oriental Theater (the local Landmark Theater, which is why I could never get used ot the one in Indy being at a shopping mall), Ray’s Liquor on North Avenue (near my parents house)…fond memories…

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  5. Morning Jim and thanks for the mention. In addition to the photo sharing, I’ve made quite a few new photography friends via Flickr and even scored a great camera from one!

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    • I haven’t really made a strong effort to participate in the Flickr community. I follow a bunch of people and sometimes comment on their work — that’s as far as it goes. Perhaps I should be more intentional about this.

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  6. SilverFox says:

    Thanks Jim, I do look forward to your recommendations; I often find a new website or blog to look at. Selfishly I also ho[e tp sometimes find myself on there :) it’s an achievement to make Jim’s list

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