Here I was, agonizing over the decision to renew my Flickr account for two years. Now I’m glad I did. Welcome back, Flickr. We missed you.
Did something last week that I know most of you will think is crazy: I bought two more years on Flickr. Trust me, I think it’s pretty crazy, too.
I used Instagram for a while, but I realized those pics are trapped in an ecosystem that’s just as complicated as Flickr, but without sets and at much lower resolution.
Privacy is important, too. Flickr offers me options. I don’t need to broadcast everything. If I want to share, I’ll twitpic and be done with it. Filters are nice, but a bit gimmicky and square photos have meant that more than one great image of my son crops his head off when I try to print. Bummer, that.
To top it off, I have a ton of photos hosted on Flickr, going back six years. Do I wish I’d snagged my real name instead of my ’00s alias? Yes, but they’re memories, no matter how silly the permalink.
Am I afraid of what might happen in the near future at Flickr? Of course. The Delicious spinoff went about as badly as possible. But I have to believe that Flickr can be adapted to a more social mobile experience that still delivers what people loved about the service when they first bought a pro account. At least I hope so.
So ‘fess up: who still uses and enjoys Flickr? Let’s connect!
Marisa’s pictures are so gorgeous. She shoots a Nikon D90. Her pictures are to me the quintessence of great photoblogging — making the ordinary extraordinary! I peeped her camera on Flickr and now I want to get one for myself.
I’ve spent so much money over the years on mediocre point and shoot cameras, as well as one phony DSLR-style camera way back when, that it might make sense to actually buy some equipment that I could use and enjoy, no?
This is where I implore all of my favorite Philly photog types to tell what I should buy and where I can find a deal. Talk to me, people! While you’re at it, recommend a good spot to learn a thing or two about digital photography. I want to take the best baby pictures possible, okay?