A little over a week ago, I started participating in the 365 Days Flickr group, which is a group where you take a picture of yourself everyday for a year, and post it to the group. The picture has to be one that you take yourself, and it must contain at least some part of your body. One lady who made a comment on my very first pic, who is also in the group, also started doing head shots of herself, and is keeping those in a separate set of pics. You can only submit one pic per day, so make sure it is a good one. Oh, and porn is not acceptable.
I think the idea of taking pictures of yourself over a year, is a pretty cool idea. It will allow you to take pictures of yourself, and after a year, you can look back and see how you have changed over the year. It will also be a good record of some of the things that you have done over that year.
I think it would be a great idea if some of the people that visit this blog, would do this as well. But hey, not everybody minds having their picture taken and posted online.
Well how about this, if you don’t want to take part in the 365 days group, how about posting a single picture of yourself here, as I think it would be pretty cool to place a face with the comments. If this is something you are not opposed to, please use img tags and post a pic in a comment below. <img src=”url”> is the code to use if you are willing to post.
If you join the Flickr group, let me know as well.
So what about you, do you mind having your picture taken and posted on-line?
The other day I found out about Flickr is now allowing video posts for Pro Account holders. They can can now upload up to 90 second videos with a size limit of 150mb per video. Flickr does not want professional quality videos, but wants users to post clips of their lives, much like photos but videos. Also if questionable videos are uploaded(porn), Flickr will notify the user and remove the videos.
I found the ijustine video ranting about Flickr whiners and I thought it was a much better video than mine, so you get to see her rather funny video instead. If you want to see my Philly Beer Fest video, click the link.Above is the first video that I posted on Flickr, which is a video note I made to myself about the Philly Beer Week which I only participated in by enjoying a Yuengling Lager at one of the local Boyertown establishments.
I don’t think I will be using Flickr for video hosting, especially since they limit it to 90 seconds, and Viddler, the video hosting service I use, which has so many cool features like video commenting, commenting within the video stream,and much more.
Apparently there are many Flickr users who are very irate about the use of video on Flickr. I really don’t see a problem with it, as you can chose not to view videos on your profile. I also noticed today that there were some groups that were not allowing videos.
What Do You Think of Flickr Video? If you feel like participating, check out TechCrunch’s post to voice your opinion about Flickr video.
The Library of Congress is doing a pilot program with Flickr, which is called The Commons, and involves having Flickr users go through over 3000 photos from the Library of and tag and make comments. The photos have a unique copyright called “no known copyright restrictions.”
Got some time? Go check out the Library photos, and add some tags,notes, and comments.
One of the Flickr groups that I belong to, Landscape and Seascape (Com. 2, Invite 1), is having a Favorite LandscapePicture contest and this Pic entitled “7449 Reflecting On a River-Scape” would be my current favorite. With the bright colors it just seems like such a festive picture.
Stop by the group to see some really beautiful landscape pictures. Got a picture to add, join the group, comment on two and invite one picture to the group.
To use the service while using Flickr, you must be signed it to your Flickr account, and then when viewing your photos, click the edit button at the top of one of your photos. You are then taken to Picnik where you see all the editing options that are available to you from a Picnik’s free account.
Its a pretty simple interface that includes such options as cropping, red eye reduction, color adjustments and more. There are plenty of advanced features available as well, but many more features can be obtained by upgrading your free account for a little less than 25 bucks a year. For someone who does not want to make the purchase of Photoshop, this might be an awesome tool to use for editing of photos. I will probably continue to use Photoshop, but I can also see myself using Picnik while using Flickr.
Also, while surfing the net, there is a Firefox addon, that lets you edit graphics online through the use of your right click menu. There is also an extension for IE if that is your browser of choice. Here is the Picnik tools page for a list of available photo editing tools .
In addition to Flickr, Picnik can also be used with Facebook, PhotoBucket, Picasa, and Webshots, and it’s API is available for others to use and develop for other applications.
What do You Think?
This is the first Internet based Photo Editing site that I have used or reviewed for that matter. While doing the review I was exposed to several other sites. Does anyone have any experience with any other photo editing sites? What do you think about PicniK?
The other day I posted my 2000th Flickr pic which ended up being the tin penguin you see to the left. Lizzie and her friend, who is acting as our Real Estate Staging Professional, were out shopping for staging props, and this little guy was one of the finds.
2000 pictures on Flickr just seems like some sort of milestone that I should remember in some way. I know that I did not mark my 1000th picture, and really don’t want to try and find out, because the only way I know of finding out is by counting back through all those pages.
Currently, I have 2024 pictures and 42 different sets of pictures. All of my pictures together have recieved 6,692 page views.
I have been selected!
In addition to my 2000th Flickr pic, I was also informed that three of my pics were selected to be in the fourth edition of the Schmap Philadelphia Guide:
A picture of art work in the Philadelphia Convention Center .
A shot of the top of a Cuba Libre, a restaurant/club in the art district.
Since the majority of my pics are travel related, I guess it was a matter of time until some of them were picked up by a travel site.
Where are your photos?
Stop in and check out all 2000 of my pics(just kidding). Well take a look at a few and let me know if you find any you like. Do you have a Flickr account or pictures hosted somewhere else? Let me know, I’ll try and check them out.
Flickr related posts:(will add to this list as I find good Flickr posts)