organising yourself in Flickr

rockmeister

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I have no idea what Im doing...I upload them all, then sometimes organise them into 'sets'. No idea why. What's a batch? and mostly, why do I rarely get any views (sob)??

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Vinyl Art

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Sets are good,, just a simple filing system really and makes them easiers to find. Galleries allow you to group yours and others photos together for ease of use.

As for views, join some groups that have similar photographic interests. There are thousands of them from camera brands to regions to genres etc....

Batching alllows you to apply the same properties to lots ofvpics at once, although sets can also be used for this.

If you have lightroom you can set it up to automatically convert from raw to jpeg as it uploads to flikr, you can also replicate your sets in LR so your pics upload to the right set.

Cheers

 

Sumdumgi

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I have no idea what Im doing...I upload them all, then sometimes organise them into 'sets'. No idea why. What's a batch? and mostly, why do I rarely get any views (sob)??help
Upload them and keep them in sets if you want to group subject areas. Join groups and post your images in those groups as Bob has said. Groups include camera based, lens based, location based etc. All my stuff for example would normally go in a couple of D7000 groups, the NE Photographers group and I'm in a couple of Scotland and Fuji groups too. Sign up as contacts those people who post stuff you like, most of the Wigwam guys have Flickr so sign up with them as a contact. Contacts are likely to look at your pics as it's only natural to look at a contacts favourites. Look at Flickr Explore - 'favourite' photos you like and people will normally look at your page/images. You have some great stuff on Flickr John, it should have a bigger audience but it needs a bit of work to generate traffic. Look and see what other people have done with their images, once you have joined groups you can load them to multiple groups as part of the basic upload process.

 

mollydog

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Just had a look at your flickr stream. It's a travesty that it doesn't get more views and comments. It's packed full of great pictures and deserves to be seen.

As above really, get yer pictures into the relevant groups where they can be seen and enjoyed. Enjoy and comment on other users pictures. Search for relevant groups using the search feature under the communities tab.

Your 'small whites dancing' picture is in no groups whatsoever, search groups for 'moths and butterflies', 'natural history' or even 'motion blurr' turns up dozens of potential groups your picture could be seen in.

It takes leg work to generate traffic through your stream. Anyone who comments on your pictures you don't recognise or regularly comment on their pictures (contacts), go check out their stream. It's a huge community there to be enjoyed and add contacts so you can be kept up to date with their stream.

 

rockmeister

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thanks chaps...I wasn't fishing! But will follow advice. Obviously more arse getting off to be done:)

 

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