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Jun 24, 2014 05:13 |  #16

Flickr.


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Jun 24, 2014 10:08 |  #17

Do people often post large res or reasonably large res to Flickr? Is 800x600 silly?

Do people ever stumble onto your Flickr page without any advertising for want of a better word?

Or if you don't say, link it is sigs or share your Flickr link online or to friends will zero people view it?


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Jun 24, 2014 10:29 |  #18

I use both. Sometimes the compression on Facebook pictures is painful to look at.




  
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Jun 24, 2014 17:24 |  #19

hello people wrote in post #16991502 (external link)
Do people often post large res or reasonably large res to Flickr? Is 800x600 silly?

Do people ever stumble onto your Flickr page without any advertising for want of a better word?

Or if you don't say, link it is sigs or share your Flickr link online or to friends will zero people view it?

I normally upload 960 on the long side to Flickr. Seems to work well for posting here on the Forum.

I get people looking at mine sometimes, but maybe people who clicked on the pic here on the forum, which took them to the Flickr image, then they check out my other images.

There are groups on Flickr that you can join, hundreds of them, according to what your interests are. That way, you can get dozens or more folks looking at your... macro, or birds, or street shots, or whatever. I used to be active in a few groups, but then got a little busy for that.


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Jun 24, 2014 18:40 |  #20

I use both. I have some followers on FB that I like to share with, and Flickr gives a great user friendly HTML/BBCODE interface for posting to various forums (such as, but not limited to, this one).


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Jun 24, 2014 19:06 |  #21

Ok thanks. I joined Flickr...see how that goes. I have a lot of pics to put up there I guess but I have to sort them all out.


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Jun 24, 2014 19:13 |  #22

A good website for independent photographers is yet to come. Flickr, 500px, tumblr, facebook - all have their own drawbacks. Using specific methods one can get his / her average quality pics to the frontpage of Flickr or 500px easily, after some time. If you are not willing to put your time and effort to promote your material on these two sites, your amazing stuff will most probably go unnoticed. So is tumblr, but it is foremost a social network. You have to get good followers and get reblogged by some of the most followed people there to bring attention to your work, and there are ways to do that too.

If your intention is to display your work / portfolio to clients, then go with 500px, it looks much better. If you are looking for private photoshoot requests, go with Facebook, since it is the most social of them. If you want to get critique on your work, you can use any of the above for storage except facebook and then post the photos on this board.




  
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Jun 24, 2014 20:26 |  #23

A good run-down Naji, thanks


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Jul 11, 2014 10:08 |  #24

Kwirk wrote in post #16991538 (external link)
I use both. Sometimes the compression on Facebook pictures is painful to look at.

Absolutely. The only way to get show able photos on fB is to upload full res and that is painful.
Facebook is your tool to sell your work to facebookers who can pass thru your fanpage. Flickr is a great online portfolio
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