As it stands at the moment there are 189 members but I’m hoping as this grows it will expand quite rapidly. Slow start then if they inspire 2 and those two inspire another 2, you get the idea!!! For those that aren’t aware of Flickr (where have you been hiding???), Flickr is a photo-sharing and hosting service with advanced and powerful features. It supports an active and engaged community where people share and explore each other’s photos on and off the site (features are provided to share on Facebook and other websites). You can share and host hundreds of your own pictures on Flickr without paying a penny. There’s also a pro service that gets you unlimited storage and sharing for about £32 per year (£2.66 per month).
Flickr was created by a small Canadian development team in 2002 before being acquired by Yahoo a year later. Many other photo sites (including Yahoo Photos) are easier to use, but none offer Flickr‘s interesting features or its cohesive community of enthusiasts.
Sharing photos is neat, but half of the fun of these photo-hosting services is seeing what other people are taking pictures of and interacting with them. The biggest draws to Flickr’s community are groups, which let users create and contribute to themed groups. Each group has a shared pool of pictures that any of its members can contribute to. There could be a theme, or maybe no theme at all; it’s up to the user. Each group gets its own forum for chatting about topics or individual pictures. It’s almost like book club, but for pictures. To join any group, just click the Join this group button on the right side of the page.
To contribute your own photos, just click the Send to group button above a picture (just like adding it to a set). You’ll then get the option to select whatever group you’re a member of in a drop-down list.
Participating in forums and group discussions also is really easy. If you’re signed in to Flickr, just click the “Post a new topic” link. You also can reply to someone’s topic by typing in the reply box at the bottom of the discussion. If you find a particularly amusing or noteworthy post you want to send to someone else, click the permalink at the end of the post. You can then copy this from your browser’s address bar, or just right click the permalink and choose Copy link location.
Stand out from the Crowd’s member Zed Saeed has contributed over 200 images to the group and is the highest contributor but also the stand of their work is super high!! I would highly recommend that you take a look at his work.
If you feel you can take on the challenge and contribute some outstanding work, join the group. No excuses!!!