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WordPress.comWorld Wildlife Conservation Day 2016

2016-12-02T22:09:22Z

World Wildlife Conservation Day is celebrated this year on December 4th. It began as a call to action in 2012, to raise awareness regarding the devastating effects of illegal poaching of our precious, endangered wildlife. World Wildlife Conservation Day is celebrated this year on December 4th. It began as a call to action in 2012, to raise awareness regarding the devastating effects of illegal poaching of our precious, endangered wildlife. At Flickr, while we love photos, we don’t want them to be the only thing remaining to remember these amazing creatures. It is our hope to help with this effort to raise awareness and contribute to the conservation and protection of endangered species everywhere. All sea turtles, including leatherbacks and green turtles, find themselves on the receiving end of poachers’ deadly attention. The reason this poaching is potentially catastrophic is that the animals take so long to reach breeding age — more than 30 years, in some cases — that many are killed before they ever have the chance to reproduce. Up to 35,000 African elephants were killed last year alone. The illegal demand for ivory is the biggest driver of elephant poaching. In Africa, due to recent habitat loss, many lions live close to humans. They are killed by farmers in retaliation of preying on livestock. Humans are the sole predator of snow leopards. Hunting, habitat loss and retaliatory killings are the main reasons this beautiful, big cat is now listed as an endangered species. There are fewer than 900 Mountain Gorillas remaining in the African wild. A 2010 United Nations report suggests that gorillas could disappear from large parts of the Congo Basin by the mid-2020s. Red Pandas are poached for their distinctive pelts in China and Myanmar. Red panda fur caps and hats have been found for sale in Bhutan. To learn more about the threats to endangered species and how you can help, visit the World Wildlife Federation website. And please visit the complete gallery to learn more facts about wildlife conservation, and how you can be part of the solution to end wildlife crime. [...]



Flickr Friday – Christmas Market

2016-12-01T22:59:55Z

It’s December 1 and we can finally come out of the holiday closet. The tree is out, lights are up, ornaments hung, menorah’s ready, and […](image)

It’s December 1 and we can finally come out of the holiday closet. The tree is out, lights are up, ornaments hung, menorah’s ready, and we’re good to go. With just a couple weeks until all of the holiday gatherings begin we’re gleeful to announce the Flickr Friday challenge for the week. This week it’s all about the #ChristmasMarket and where you’re holiday shopping!

Even if you aren’t shopping, show us a market or place that represents your holiday, food shopping, etc. by adding your photo to the Flickr Friday Group Pool by Thursday afternoon next week. Be sure to also tag the photo with #ChristmasMarket.  We’ll publish a selection of our favorites next week on the Flickr Blog and in a Flickr Gallery.

Original photo by Christian Philippe.


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NOW OPEN – Your Best Shot 2016

2016-12-01T01:50:50Z

We’ve just opened the Your Best Shot 2016 Group to submissions and will be accepting submissions through January 7th. Please upload your favorite photo to […] We’ve just opened the Your Best Shot 2016 Group to submissions and will be accepting submissions through January 7th. Please upload your favorite photo to the group and share with the Flickr community as we celebrate the best photography from the past year. As a reminder, please ensure it is a Safe image uploaded to Flickr in 2016. As the pool fills up, we encourage you to make galleries of your favorite photos and to create galleries fitting particular themes. You can share them in this discussion thread in the group and get further inspiration from your Flickr Fam. Flickr staff will begin publishing galleries of our favorites in the next few weeks and throughout the new year. We’ll promote a number of the photos on the official Flickr account and on our social media channels to get more exposure for your work. We hope you enjoy and we look forward to seeing what you share in the group. Here are some of our favorites from Your Best Shot 2015: YOUR BEST SHOT 2015: LONG EXPOSURE GALLERY YOUR BEST SHOT 2015: PANORAMA GALLERY YOUR BEST SHOT 2015: MACRO GALLERY YOUR BEST SHOT 2015: PATTERN GALLERY YOUR BEST SHOT 2015: PORTRAIT GALLERY [...]



Top Tag Tuesday

2016-11-29T21:54:30Z

Flickr tags were created to categorize, search for photos and curate collections of images around particular events and topics. They also help other users discover […]Flickr tags were created to categorize, search for photos and curate collections of images around particular events and topics. They also help other users discover your work and help you increase the engagement and views in your profile. If you are ever wondering which are the most popular tags from photographers around the world on Flickr, here’s the top 5 trending tags for the week of November 28th, 2016. The list changes every week so be sure to regularly check out Flickr’s Trending page for the latest updates! Blur There is a place for movement in photography, a way to make scenes come alive, and these images illustrate it perfectly! Leica A good number of Flickr photographers are using Leica cameras for their street shots and documentary works, and for that reason, they have created multiple Flickr groups dedicated to sharing images, tips and information on different Leica models. Check out the Leica and Leica M Photography groups for more Leica photographs! Decay Another popular keyword on Flickr this week is “decay,” where abandoned buildings, crumbling infrastructure, and nature’s resurgence dominate the visual tag. We suggest you to take a look at one of the most popular urban decay photographers on Flickr, Thomas Mueller! Frost Winter is coming and our users are getting excited about it! So what are you waiting for? Tag those frosty landscape photos! Macro Mondays The Macro Mondays group tag made it to the top 5 again! This week the theme was “Beatles/Beetles” and the images of insects, Volkswagen cars and discs of the British rock group took over Flickr’s Explore page today. [...]



Flickr’s Your Best Shot 2016 Group Opens Soon!

2016-11-29T01:22:32Z

Flickr family! It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Your Best Shot! Just as we’ve done in years gone by, we’re going to open […](image)

Flickr family!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Your Best Shot! Just as we’ve done in years gone by, we’re going to open the Your Best Shot 2016 group for photo submissions on December 1st and we hope you’ll add your best and most favorite image from the year.

You can join the group now, so go ahead and click that button! Submissions will be accepted from December 1st through January 7th 2017 (to give you time to edit those photos you took in the last couple days of the year). You can only add one photo to the group, so be sure it’s the one you most want to symbolize the past year. Just to be clear, the group is for photos uploaded in 2016 — it doesn’t matter when the photo was taken.

What qualifies as “best” is surely in the eye of the beholder (or the shooter), so we leave themes entirely up to you. That said, we’ll begin sifting through the awesomeness in the group pool in early December and publish a selection of our favorites on the Flickr Blog and our social media channels. We’ll select photos from various themes starting in mid-December and continue highlighting our favorites through January or February.

Please note in the Group Rules that by submitting your photos to the group, you are granting us permission in case we use your images to celebrate the group on social media, such as in Tweets, Facebook posts, Tumblr, etc. We won’t use your images to make money or for commercial purposes, but we include the legalese so that you are aware of the rights you grant us for this event.

So check out your portfolio and dust off those hard drives. We can’t wait to see the amazing photos you share in the Your Best Shot 2016 group starting December 1st.

Thanks,
Flickr Community Team


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Flickr Heroes of the Week

2016-11-28T19:27:44Z

It was a particularly active week in the Flickr Heroes group pool and we were very impressed with the quality of your submissions! This week’s […](image)

It was a particularly active week in the Flickr Heroes group pool and we were very impressed with the quality of your submissions!

This week’s Flickr Heroes are ‘Sophie‘ by Yuliya Bahr on Twitter and Tumblr and ‘Singing in the light‘ by Evgeny Ivanov on Facebook and Google+

Flickr Hero 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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Culinary Perfection at 100mm

2016-11-23T22:30:34Z

When it comes to food photography, a 100mm macro lens is among the favorite primes for professionals — often offering the perfect slice of selective focus for our eyes to dwell on. When it comes to food photography, a 100mm macro lens is among the favorite primes for professionals — often offering the perfect slice of selective focus for our eyes to dwell on. We hope to whet your appetite with this selection of culinary perfection at 100mm. Please enjoy the spread, and click on the links below each photo for a deeper experience of getting to know your food groups on Flickr! 100mm prime lens Food porn The breakfast club For the love of bread Cheese! Pancakes and waffles Roots The light fantastic To enjoy more of this this visual feast, please visit the complete gallery here. [...]



Push An Image To Its Limits

2016-11-23T21:00:59Z

“I’ve never struggled so much to capture one picture,” Matthias Dengler explained. “This adventure was the starting point of my photographic career.” He dreamed of photographing the unique overlook for quite some time. During a six month stint living in Norway he knew he would have few opportunities to reach his destination. He made it part of his morning routine to check weather reports for the perfect day. One morning it was clear. The rain would break for about a day. This was his chance!Matthias, a 25 year-old German photo-retoucher now living in Poland, knew as he crested the mountain after an exhausting day that his timing couldn’t have been more perfect. After four bus transfers that day, followed by hitchiking with a couple of German guys he had to ditch on the trail because of their slow pace, ultimately running the last few kilometers of the 12km trail (with full camping gear on his back) to reach the Trolltunga overlook near Odda, Norway just as the sun began to set on one of the only clear days of the season. “It literally rained every single day for months. I was afraid I’d never make it to Trolltunga,” Matthias laughed. He did make it, all in the quest to get a different shot. That’s when he realized dedication was worth it and a new outlook on his photography career was born. Matthias Dengler’s Fear of Settling “I’ve had a lot of jobs – accountant, translator, tour guide, journalist, retoucher – but I’ve also learned a lot.” With the goal of becoming a full-time photographer and earning brand sponsorships to assist with his travels, Matthias currently shoots a combination of city, fashion, and outdoor photography. Matthias grew up in Germany and lived in various parts of the country. After two years of studying in Frankfurt he left for Poland, where he continued to explore the most beautiful parts of the country while living in Gdansk, Sopot, and Gdynia. Currently back in Gdansk after six months in Norway where he makes his living as a retoucher for a fashion retoucher and is a freelance editor. “For me living abroad lets me feel alive,” he explained. “You meet so many people and learn so many things no university could ever teach. I can settle down when I run out of power one day, but I want to see the world and capture all its beauty on my way … want to inspire people to find what makes them happy … to travel and push themselves.” Where he grew up in Germany, and even more so in Poland, there is an intense pressure to follow a standard path (or rather a complacency to): graduate high school, study, master, start working, get married, and after getting an unlimited employment contract have a child, buy a flat, settle. “Most of the time people go the direct way of life without even thinking about another way. I don’t get it. The fear of settling down drives me to travel.” Matthias’ drive to travel is equally as strong as his desire to improve his photography technique. Knowing all the ins and outs of editing, the bigger challenge comes in “pushing every image to its limits” naturally, a photography approach he has studied from Elia Locardi. “On Flickr you find so many different and much more creative approaches to photography. And when you show positivity you gain positivity,” he explained, a lesson learned from the people in Norway. When Matthias finds new places from Flickr or travel blogs he maps them out on Google and adds them to a shortlist, researching various great shots that have been taken there on Flickr and what could be taken there. Other platforms frustrate him. They’re “full of pictures taken at the same prestigious place from the exact same position and with the same composition. So it’s absolutely boring. That’s why I love Flickr so much!” Recently he’s begun sharing more of the day to day and behind the sc[...]



Top Tag Tuesday

2016-11-23T01:58:25Z

Welcome to Top Tag Tuesday! – a look back at the week on Flickr and a window into what tags our community are using in […]Welcome to Top Tag Tuesday! – a look back at the week on Flickr and a window into what tags our community are using in the past week. Every Tuesday, we’ll highlight some of the best photos for each of the week’s top-five trending tags and post an update on the Flickr Blog and social media channels along with a few of our favorite images. Be sure to visit the tags page on Flickr for more photos, trending tags and groups related to those trends. Adding tags to your images is a fast and easy way to ensure they can be easily found, invited to groups, and favorited by photographers with similar interests. Here are some of the week’s trending tags for November 22nd 2016! Stitch “Stitch” was the weekly theme on the Macro Mondays Flickr group and the response to the challenge was so positive that the tag became a top tag on Flickr! Storm Autumn is a time of harvest, beautiful contrasts, and wild storms. This week the Flickr Fam captured many unique and beautifully stormy moments around the world. Downtown Another popular keyword this week illustrated cities with beautiful street photographs and urban cityscapes. Holiday The fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving in the US … and Christmas is almost here too! Get your seasonal settings ready for great “Holiday” photos! Depth of Field A hugely popular photography technique had to make it into the list of trending tags! We’re glad to show some of the beautiful #DOF from this week here. [...]



Once upon a Supermoon in 2016

2016-11-22T01:01:29Z

Did you have the chance to see the so-called ‘supermoon’ on Sunday and Monday nights last week? We hope you did, but in case you […]Did you have the chance to see the so-called ‘supermoon’ on Sunday and Monday nights last week? We hope you did, but in case you missed it, here’s a compilation of 25 stunning images taken by Flickr community members. See a sneak peek here and visit the Supermoon 2016 Gallery for more. This November’s supermoon was special because it was the closest the full moon was to Earth since 1948, a phenomenon we won’t see again until 2034. At its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth, the point of perigee, the moon appears brightest and largest, a difference hard to perceive by the human eye, but perfect to capture in photographs. Most of these images capture the moon with reference to some landmark or land object, so that you can get a better sense of its magnitude. This Monday’s moon was the second of three supermoons in a row -the full moons of October, November and December-, so you still have the chance to photograph the last supermoon of 2016 on December 14. To see more stunning images of this supermoon and share your future shots, visit the Supermoon 2016 Flickr group by NASA and feel free to upload any other moon shots to our Moon Lovers group! Be sure to enjoy the full 2016 Supermoon Gallery here! [...]



Flickr Heroes of the Week

2016-11-21T21:20:38Z

We’re very happy to announce the newest Flickr Heroes cover photo winners of the week: ‘Pano Traenheim 180mm’ by TOM on Facebook and Twitter and […](image)

We’re very happy to announce the newest Flickr Heroes cover photo winners of the week: ‘Pano Traenheim 180mm’ by TOM on Facebook and Twitter and ‘Untitled’ by Mundl_Photographie on Google+ and Tumblr. Congratulations!

Every Monday, we select one photo to be the cover image on Flickr’s Facebook and Google+ pages, and a second photo for Twitter and Tumblr. We’ll announce the winners on social media! To learn more and get a chance to see your photo as the hero photo of the week, join our Flickr Heroes group!

Honorable mentions:


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Flickr Friday – Silhouette

2016-11-18T17:24:42Z

After seeing the heartfelt work for last week’s Flickr Friday challenge we know it’s time to adjust the lighting a bit. This week it’s all […](image)

After seeing the heartfelt work for last week’s Flickr Friday challenge we know it’s time to adjust the lighting a bit. This week it’s all about the #Silhouette so work that back lighting!

Be sure to take a photo and show us interesting silhouettes or get creative with the scenery. Tag the photo #Silhouette and submit it to the Flickr Friday Group Pool by Thursday afternoon next week. We’ll publish a selection of our favorites next week on the Flickr Blog and in a Flickr Gallery.

Original photo by Juan Ramírez.


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