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WordPress.comFlickr Available In 130 New International App Stores

2017-04-27T00:01:44Z

Everyone has a visual story to tell. Up until now, many of Flickr’s members around the world have been limited to sharing their photographs and […]Everyone has a visual story to tell. Up until now, many of Flickr’s members around the world have been limited to sharing their photographs and stories on Flickr via desktop, and only desktop. We’re excited to announce that the Flickr App is now available in dozens of new App stores across the globe, for both iOS and Android. Now, even more, photographers worldwide will be able to upload their photos on-the-go and put their 1000 GB of storage to use. Whether they’re using their tablet to document their travels to a new country or snapping photos with their phone in their hometown, sharing photographs with friends, family, and the Flickr community has never been easier. We’re thrilled to invite Flickr members in the regions listed below to enjoy the app experience. The most recent 4.3.0 release gives you the ability to add a photo to multiple groups, making it much faster and easier to get more eyeballs on your photos. All you have to do is select the groups you’d like to add the photo to, and as long as it fits the groups’ posting rules/limits, it will be added to all of them. With this release members also gain the ability to add tags to others’ photos, granted that person’s settings allow it.              Go here to download the Flickr iOS App or Flickr Android App. The next release will introduce a whole new dimension to the mobile experience for Groups! Keep an eye out for the 4.4.0 update! :)   New Countries Where Flickr for iOS Is Available*: Albania Algeria Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Armenia Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Barbados Belarus Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Botswana Brunei Darussalam Burkina Faso Cambodia Cape Verde Cayman Islands Chad Congo, Republic of Cyprus Dominica Fiji Cambia Ghana Grenada Guinea-Bissau Guyana Kazakhstan Kenya Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic (aka Laos) Liberia Macau Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Micronesia, Federated States of Moldova, Republic of Mongolia Montserrat Mozambique Namibia Nepal Niger Nigeria Oman Pakistan Palau Papua New Guinea Saint Lucia São Tomé and Príncipe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Solomon Islands St. Kitts and Nevis St. Vincent and The Grenadines Suriname Swaziland Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Trinidad and Tobago Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Uganda Uzbekistan Virgin Islands, British Yemen Zimbabwe New Countries Where Flickr for Android Is Available*: Albania Algeria Angola Aruba Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Belize Benin Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Burkina Faso Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Côte d’Ivoire Fiji Gabon Ghana Guinea-Bissau Haiti Iceland Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic (aka Laos) Mali Morocco Mozambique Myanmar (Burma) Namibia Nepal Netherlands Antilles Niger Nigeria Oman Papua New Guinea Rwanda Senegal Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Togo Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkmenistan Uganda Uzbekistan Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe * Languages Supported: English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese [...]



Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-04-24T20:20:13Z

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Western Green Lizard’ by Wouter Marck on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Mandala in 4 Drops‘ by Yasmine […](image)

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Western Green Lizard’ by Wouter Marck on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Mandala in 4 Drops‘ by Yasmine Hens on Twitter & Tumblr. Congratulations to the winners!

Flickr Heroes Honorable Mentions:

If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero feature, submit it to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning next week!


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Happy Earth Day!

2017-04-21T21:53:17Z

April 22nd is a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection across the world! On this day, billions of people participate in environmental education activities […](image)

April 22nd is a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection across the world! On this day, billions of people participate in environmental education activities and march to demand responsible practices from business and governments. The goal for this year is to start a global campaign to achieve climate and environmental literacy by Earth Day 2020.

Flickr is home to many thousands of nature photographers who dedicate their efforts to raise awareness about the value of our wildlife and the global challenges affecting our environment: degradation of ecosystems, mass extinction of species, pollution of air, water and soil, and many, many other issues. In their honor, and in hopes of encouraging others to become aware of the fragility of our planet, we’ve put together a gallery with some of our favorite nature images from the Flickr community. Click here to see the full showcase and to add your photos and comments. Let’s not take this planet for granted!


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Making Flickr Fully Responsive

2017-04-18T20:47:10Z

After nine years of diligent service, it’s time for us to bid m.flickr.com adieu and say hello to the mobile-ready www.flickr.com! The mobile web has […]After nine years of diligent service, it’s time for us to bid m.flickr.com adieu and say hello to the mobile-ready www.flickr.com! The mobile web has come a long way since we first introduced m.flickr.com, and nowadays there are better ways to build web pages for mobile devices. In fact, the pages we’ve redesigned in the last few years have been mobile-ready from day one. Streamlining the existing mobile pages lets us improve and enhance our mobile web experience at a much quicker pace.   With this update, when you visit Flickr on a mobile device, you will now see all the pages you would have accessed through the pared down m.flickr.com as a fully responsive experience. Instead of small thumbnails and text-heavy pages, you’ll get a much nicer layout scaled to fit your device. All of your old bookmarks should work normally, as should links around the web. Anything anyone shared with you over time will remain intact and function as intended. We hope you’ll like the new mobile experience and we invite you to share your feedback with us in the Help Forum. [...]



Shopping in Surrealism

2017-04-18T19:05:12Z

As part of her 365 days self-portrait project, Philippine-based photographer Katrina Yu creates conceptual photographs inspired by the whimsical illustrations and stories of her favorite […]As part of her 365 days self-portrait project, Philippine-based photographer Katrina Yu creates conceptual photographs inspired by the whimsical illustrations and stories of her favorite books. Sketching and shooting are her way to escape from the constrictions of ordinary life. “I do everything myself. That’s why I struggled for two months when my [camera] remote broke. Manual self-timer shooting is very hard,” said Katrina, who admitted this 365 photo challenge has been an “eye-opening, self-learning process.” By pushing herself to produce quality work, Katrina has learned a lot about the technical side of photography. She uses Photoshop to turn her artistic vision of a particular theme into a surrealist scene that often contains some hand-crafted elements too, like drawings and origami figures. “I like looking at something and imagining what would make it pop out from the ordinary.” Katrina says the most significant image she has created so far is Before you turn to stardust [209/365]. “I dedicated this picture to one of my closest friends, who passed away that day. I shot this right after I received the news, and was in shock the whole day. I think this shot solidifies my love with surrealism. It’s like being able to do the things that you want to do in a parallel universe.” Less than a hundred days away from completing her project, Katrina doesn’t see her image number 365 as the end of her Flickr adventure. She loves the support she’s gotten from the community. “I just want to turn my ideas into something tangible and feel alive in the process.” Explore more of Katrina’s work on her Flickr Photostream and let her know which of her photos is your favorite with a comment. [...]



Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-04-17T18:00:55Z

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘8 x 2′ by Karsten Gieselmann on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Sentient‘ by Matt Garbutt on Twitter […](image)

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘8 x 2′ by Karsten Gieselmann on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Sentient‘ by Matt Garbutt on Twitter & Tumblr. Congratulations to the winners!

Flickr Heroes Honorable Mentions:

If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero feature, submit it to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning next week!


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Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-04-10T20:27:36Z

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Autumn [Stranger #34/100]’ by Vijay Britto on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Ray of Light‘ by Foteini Zaglara […](image)

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Autumn [Stranger #34/100]’ by Vijay Britto on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Ray of Light‘ by Foteini Zaglara on Twitter & Tumblr. Congratulations to the winners!

Flickr Heroes Honorable Mentions:

If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero feature, submit it to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning next week!


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Shooting Peacocks & Sausages in Edinburgh

2017-04-07T01:16:26Z

There are surreal qualities and innate intensities that become part of a photo when you get in someone’s face to capture the shot. Much like celeb paparazzi, street photographers carry an internal drive to capture candid images of unique characters and places. Gareth Bragdon, a 27-year old photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is a street photographer worth watching.Along with his older brother Gavin, 32, Gareth roams the streets of Edinburgh with his camera in one hand and flash trigger in the other. The Bragdon Brothers, both photography students in their last year at Edinburgh College, have developed a unique style to their street photography that has started getting the attention of major brands across Europe. Edinburgh Hunting Grounds Edinburgh is a special place for the Bragdon Brothers. “We fell in love immediately. Edinburgh is like going to Disneyland with less cheese (read cheesiness).” Like a hunter leaving his den, Gareth ventures out to two main locations in town to search for people to shoot. Princess Street, a long avenue of shopping malls and retail stores, is one of his favorite venues to shoot. “That’s where you get your character crowds. It’s ideal … where the magic happens.” His other favorite place to find characters is the Royal Mile that connects many of Edinburgh’s iconic and historic landmarks. The tourists are particularly fascinating for him to find. It’s along the Royal Mile Racetrack that Gareth captured what he calls his “best mistake.” The ‘Red Line Woman’ was a perfect storm that led to a photograph he didn’t think was worth anything until he saw it on his computer later. A sudden downpour, quite a common experience in Scotland, forced a fashionable young woman to run into a phone booth. Gareth saw her from far off and, almost instinctively, he ran towards her. “You know a photo when you see it. She was a bit shocked when I shoved the camera in her face. I thought the shot was a bust, though, because my flash didn’t go off.” Only later did he see that it wasn’t a dud. Though most of his photos feature dramatic contrasts in color and lighting, the softer tones caused by the higher exposure made this photo a stand out from the rest. This photo also drew the attention of curators in Italy prior to Venice Fashion Week and earned the Bragdon Brothers an invitation to run a street photography workshop focused on fashion week and carnival. Becoming A Streettog Getting in people’s faces with a trigger flash wasn’t something Gareth naturally took to. Though he began his street photography on vacation in Malta with a disposable film camera, it wasn’t until he joined Flickr that he began to find confidence in the community of streettogs. Paul Cruickshank, a friend Gareth has made through Flickr, has been an advocate that helped Gareth push his style. “I originally had a huge confidence issue … Paul’s work is confrontational. He gets in really close [to his subjects]. That look really really grabbed me.” Gradually, as he experimented and practiced more, Gareth became more confident in his technical capabilities. “I got more comfortable getting in people’s face. It’s a weird, surreal thing to view how they change before and after the flash. After I overcame that fear I caught the bug. I felt alive, like I was doing something [that mattered].” The ability to control light and change shadows is what adds to the contorted, surreal look Gareth goes for. Eventually, he bored of simply shooting in black and white. With fashion and unique street characters, it wasn’t until finding an older lady’s scarf/hair contrast that he knew he couldn’t edit it to black and white. A new dimension to his photography was born. “My online community of street photographers pushed me. Shooting in color, however, is different. To shoot in color[...]



Welcome the Halifax Municipal Archives to the Flickr Commons!

2017-04-06T21:02:39Z

Halifax Municipal Archives is a historical research center for the region of Halifax, Canada, which stretches along Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast from the rural communities […]Halifax Municipal Archives is a historical research center for the region of Halifax, Canada, which stretches along Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast from the rural communities of Ecum Secum and Hubbards to the urban core of Dartmouth, Bedford, and Halifax. Focussed on the records of city and county governments from 1841 onwards, the Halifax Municipal Archives also has records from families, businesses, and community organizations going back to the 1790s, which complement the municipal government records. The Municipal Archives shares the responsibility of caring for the region’s documentary heritage with other local archives and museums. “We are very excited to bring our photographic gems to the wider world through the Flickr Commons,” said Municipal Archivist, Susan McClure. They have chosen samples from a recent mass digitization project funded through Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage Provincial Archival Development Program. This treasure-trove of photographs was produced by the City of Halifax Works Department during a period of intense urban renewal: 1958-1969. The images speak to the city’s history of commercial development, slum clearances, and social housing as they were taken by Building Inspectors who were documenting unsightly premises in an effort to implement the City’s plan to clear the central core for redevelopment. The Halifax that is documented in many of these photos no longer exists, but viewers may recognize locations, construction sites, or even people, as the photographs also capture everyday life in the city. Some of these photos portray daily life with children playing in the yard or street, pets, neighborhood shops and restaurants, construction workers, and people who happened to be passing by. They’re truly unique moments of in the history of Halifax. The Archives is featuring albums such as: Halifax scenes: children playing, 1950s-1960s Halifax scenes: laundry on the line, 1950s-1960s Streetscapes and views of Halifax, 1950s-1970s Halifax’s urban renewal projects during the 1960s: demolitions in the downtown, Scotia Square construction, and the Cogswell Interchange construction. All in a day’s work: glimpses of Works Department employees, 1958-1981 Viewers are welcome to add their memories or more details about what they see in the photographs. “We are delighted at the opportunity to learn from Flickr’s audience and to show them more of Halifax’s history.” Be sure to check out its collection on Flickr and contribute your knowledge through constructive comments on their Photostream. [...]



The Best of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Photowalk

2017-04-05T21:13:52Z

On Sunday, April 2, photographers from around the Bay Area came together for a ‘Spring’ themed photowalk at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden […]On Sunday, April 2, photographers from around the Bay Area came together for a ‘Spring’ themed photowalk at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park. The group meandered through diverse biomes and photographers mingled while photographing the plants, flowers, and scenes. In the days after the walk photographers have uploaded nearly a thousand images with the tag ‘SFBGPhotowalk’. Though there were many great photos, Flickr Staff felt three images stood out above the rest. Congratulations: Other honorable mentions include: VIEW THE FULL SFBGPHOTOWALK GALLERY HERE [...]



Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-04-10T20:21:49Z

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Prague: Charles Bridge in the Mist’ by Roman Boed on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Kro-Kuss (5)‘ by […](image)

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Prague: Charles Bridge in the Mist’ by Roman Boed on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Kro-Kuss (5)‘ by Karsten Gieselmann on Twitter & Tumblr. Congratulations to the winners!

Flickr Heroes Honorable Mentions:

If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero feature, submit it to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning next week!


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Introducing Flickr for the Future (April Fools!)

2017-04-03T20:33:42Z

As part of our mission to provide a legit visual experience for our members, we’re introducing the first new Flickr for the Future feature: Reaction GIFs. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a GIF has to be worth at least 5,000. Right?The internet is an ever-changing world, and as technology products become increasingly interactive, text fields are falling by the wayside. With over 12 billion photos on Flickr, we are excited to announce that we are doubling down on the visual Awesomeness™ of our community. As part of our mission to provide a legit visual experience for our members, we’re introducing the first new Flickr for the Future feature: Reaction GIFs. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a GIF has to be worth at least 5,000. Right? In lieu of text comments, reactions also eliminate the need for translations. Now members from all over the world can come together through reactions to each others’ photos. The introduction of Reaction GIFs in the comment section will be the first step towards an image-only version of Flickr, because words simply aren’t enough anymore. Here’s How Flickr Reaction GIFs Work Click Click on the ‘Post A Flickr Reaction’ button at the top of the comment section. You will need to allow access to your computer’s built-in camera. React When the popup window comes up, a 5-second countdown will begin. Hurry up! Get ready! You will have 3 seconds to react while a video records. Once the video records, it will automatically process and post a GIF comment, saving the photo privately to your Camera Roll. Lol* Enjoy the reaction! Show just how much ‘wow’ or ‘awwwwwwww’ someone’s photo leaves you with. If you wish to redo or replace the reaction, simply delete the comment and create a new one. Whether you’re a Flickr power user or a noob, we know you’ll enjoy the GIF update. Everyone loves updates! Feel free to send us any feedback you have so we can improve the transition to Flickr for the Future. Love, The Flickr Community Team *Reaction GIFs are subject to the Flickr Community Guidelines and our Terms of Service. Update: April Fools! We take ourselves super duper seriously at Flickr. [...]