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WordPress.comGrateful For My Home

2017-09-21T23:51:33Z

Today is World Gratitude Day! On Flickr, we are familiar with pictures that show beautifully intimate perspectives on the most unique things. With such members and diverse photos, we are often reminded of the many things in life we hold dear. (image)

Today is World Gratitude Day! On Flickr, we are familiar with pictures that show beautifully intimate perspectives on the most unique things. With such members and diverse photos, we are often reminded of the many things in life we hold dear. One of the most commonly posted sentimental subjects on Flickr is home. 

In honor of the deep and universal gratitude we have for our loved ones and the homes we have either created or been created by, we composed a gallery illustrating what it may feel like to be homesick, reminding us to be grateful for our loved ones and the homes we create for ourselves.

VIEW THE FULL ‘GRATEFUL FOR HOME’ GALLERY HERE

We hope this gallery serves as a small placeholder during your homesickness and helps you fight off the urge to buy a plane or bus ticket out of here.

While the sense and memories of home may look and feel different for everyone, missing it is familiar to us all. We hope you can take a moment to be grateful for someone that resembles all the sweetness of home to you. Share this story with a loved one to let him or her know you’re thinking about them. And of course, be grateful.


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Eight Cats & One Photographer

2017-09-19T17:29:07Z

Twenty-two-year-old photographer Felicity Berkleef takes meow-nificently lit portraits of domestic and street cats in their natural environment. Her series “Cats in front of the window” has accumulated tons of views on Flickr, catching the attention and interest of many pet lovers and drawing very positive feedback from other fellow photographers. Originally from Flevoland, a province of the Central Netherlands, Felicity grew up enjoying the outdoors. She was always curious of her surroundings and eager to observe and photograph every aspect of her life. It wasn’t until 2012, the year she started her graphic design studies, that she finally got her first DSLR camera and started to put her budding photographic skills to practice. “I used to take a lot of photos of different subjects: nature, people, street, families, architecture…” she said. “I started to focus more on cat photography two years ago.” Her interest in animal photography started with Tommie and Nero, her two cats. “Nero is sweet, calm, and loves attention, but whenever he’s outside he becomes very different. He runs away when I get too close. It’s easier for me to photograph him indoors.” “Tommie is a troublemaker and a bit more active than Nero. I prefer to photograph him outdoors because he follows me around.” Felicity is especially talented at capturing the personalities of her feline models: their habits, quirks, and expressions. While many people argue their pet is the cutest on the internet and the world must know about them, Felicity backs up her cats’ cuteness with the skills she’s developed with her camera. She also knows all of the neighborhood cats by name and likes to walk along the alleys near her home to discover new perspectives and interesting angles to shoot, holding the camera low to the ground, for example. “To get the results that I want, I get on their level. This means laying or sitting on the ground to also see the environment around them.” She pays special attention to the background, which she uses to create beautiful frames around her subjects with her Canon EOS 6D camera and 85mm lens. “There are at least eight cats living on my street, so there is always a chance that some of them will show up.” The majority of her post-processing work is done in Camera RAW, adding some small adjustments on Photoshop for sharpening and color-grading. “Most of the time I let cats do their own thing while taking photos.” Making noises and having cat treats also helps, but the most important piece of advice to become a successful cat photographer is patience, she describes. “Whenever I am impatient, they also get very impatient,” she explained. “Don’t force yourself, or them, to get good results. Let it happen naturally.” Although every cat is different, they all have something in common: they won’t sit still for pictures. “Mr. Jansen has no fear of anything or anyone, not even big dogs. He is my stalker. He is in my garden almost every day, sometimes on my roof.” “Bruce [below] is very active because he is still young. He lets me pet him, but only for a few seconds. He also loves to grab my hands and feet. I need to be quick to take photos of him.” “Taco is a goofy cat that doesn’t have very good balance. He falls almost every time he is on a fence.” “Jojo is a very shy cat that runs away when he doesn’t get your attention. He loves to fight my cat. I don’t get too close when taking a photo of him unless he lets me.” Cute cat photos make up some of the most viewed content on the Internet, and often the source of those images becomes unclear or gets overlooked. Felicity knows this reality very well because she’s had some bad experiences in the past with people stealing her work and posting it on their own profiles, which is why she recently decided to add watermarks and lower the resolution of the images she shares online. “Sometimes people forget that someone took that photo, or they just don’t think [...]



Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-09-18T22:30:26Z

It's that time, where at the beginning of each week we select two new photographs from our Flickr Heroes Group to feature as cover images on our social media profiles. It’s that time, where at the beginning of each week we select two new photographs from our Flickr Heroes Group to feature as cover images on our social media profiles. This week we are excited to feature ‘Horns‘ by Salman Sakib sun on Facebook & Google+ and ‘In the face of the setting sun…‘ by Nitin Chandra on Twitter & Tumblr. Some other honorable mentions from photos submitted last week include: If you want your photo to be featured as a Flickr Hero (aka Cover Photo) next week, submit your best image(s) to the Flickr Heroes group pool! Winners are announced in the Flickr Heroes Group, on the blog, and across our social media accounts! Be sure that your handles are linked on your profile so we can tag you with the feature. [...]



Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-09-11T23:14:05Z

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Untitled‘ by mengxu sun on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Repetitive‘ by chris van dolleweerd on Twitter & […](image)

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Untitled‘ by mengxu sun on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Repetitive‘ by chris van dolleweerd on Twitter & Tumblr.

Here are some Flickr Hero Honorable Mentions:

If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero (aka Cover Photo) feature next week, submit your best image(s) to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning! Winners are announced in the Flickr Heroes Group, on the blog, and across our social media accounts!


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NOW OPEN – Flickr Worldwide Photowalks Group

2017-09-01T20:28:21Z

We’ve just opened the Flickr Worldwide Photowalks Group to submissions and will be accepting your images through the entire month of September. We invite you […]We’ve just opened the Flickr Worldwide Photowalks Group to submissions and will be accepting your images through the entire month of September. We invite you to take photos of monuments and historic places in your city and add them to the group pool. Be sure to add tags to the photo with the city and monument names. Throughout the month we’ll be curating galleries of our favorite monument photos and featuring them on the Flickr Blog and social media. Remember, if there is not currently a walk planned for your city you can still organize one, but you don’t need to attend a photowalk to submit photo(s) to the group. We encourage everyone interested in coordinating one to create a Facebook or Meetup event for it (date/location) and share the event details in this Group Discussion. All organizers will receive a free 3-month Flickr Pro subscription. This year we are partnering with the Wikimedia community in support of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 (WLM) photography competition. To have your photos invited to the official contest at the end of the month, the images you upload to the Flickr Worldwide Photowalks group should meet the following criteria: Be self-taken and self-uploaded Uploaded in September 2017 Freely licensed: CC BY-SA, CC BY, and CC0 are fine. Licenses with NC or ND will NOT be accepted. The ‘Public Domain’ is incompatible due to copyright complexities. Contain an identified monument Tagged with country and city name (where the monument is located in), monument ID information (read section on how to identify monument ID here). You can also add the tags “FlickrPhotowalk” and “WLM2017” on your images. You can find more details about our collaboration with Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in this blog post. Still have questions? Read this FAQ section to learn more on how to organize a Flickr Photowalk or how to submit photos to the WLM contest. [...]



Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-08-28T20:13:51Z

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are “Walking in La Défense” by Zeeyolq Photography on Facebook & Google+ and “Abstract color” by luenreta on […](image)

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are “Walking in La Défense” by Zeeyolq Photography on Facebook & Google+ and “Abstract color” by luenreta on Twitter & Tumblr.

Here are some Flickr Hero Honorable Mentions:

If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero (aka Cover Photo) feature next week, submit your best image(s) to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning! Winners are announced in the Flickr Heroes Group, on the blog, and across our social media accounts!


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Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-08-14T21:23:39Z

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Colorful Squares‘ by Mai Son on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Nara Line, Kyoto, Japan‘ by Emre Çift […](image)

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Colorful Squares‘ by Mai Son on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Nara Line, Kyoto, Japan‘ by Emre Çift on Twitter & Tumblr.

Here are some Flickr Hero Honorable Mentions:

If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero feature next week, submit your best image(s) to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning! Winners are announced in the Flickr Heroes Group, on the blog, and across our social media accounts!


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Announcing 2017’s Worldwide Flickr Photowalk

2017-08-30T20:09:47Z

The time has come again, #FlickrFam, to band together with photographers around the world for a global photowalk. This year’s Worldwide Flickr Photowalk theme is “Monuments and Historic Places” and we’re working with our friends in the Wikimedia community in support of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 (WLM) photography competition in September.The time has come again, #FlickrFam, to band together with photographers around the world for a global photowalk. This year’s Worldwide Flickr Photowalk theme is “Monuments and Historic Places” and we’re working with our friends in the Wikimedia community in support of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 (WLM) photography competition. WLM is the largest annual photography competition in the world, but with a cool twist. All the images are freely licensed and can be used on Wikipedia or other free-knowledge projects. Given that Flickr is already home to the largest collection of Creative Commons works in the world (with 400+ million images), this seemed like a perfect fit for us! No matter where you are in the world, there are likely thousands of monuments to photograph near you. WLM organizers are setting up lists of monument IDs by country so you can find the officially recognized monuments in your area. If you don’t see a list for your country, you can still organize or participate in a Flickr photowalk; we’ll be sure the WLM organizers know there is interest in your country for 2018. Check the list of Flickr Photowalks in the group discussion thread here. If you don’t see one for your city or region, you can organize your own. Just start a Flickr Group, Facebook Event, Meetup, and/or Eventbrite, and post a link in the discussion comments. We’ll add it to the list and help publicize on the official Flickr social media accounts. To automatically add your photos to the Flickr Worldwide Photowalks Group and have them invited to the official WLM country competitions, use the tag #FlickrPhotowalk and #WLM2017 on your images. Be sure to also tag the monument ID, and the dataset (if applicable) for the photo. It would be useful to also geolocate the image on the Flickr map if your camera doesn’t automatically do this, or tag your images with country and city name (where the monument is located in). Important! For your photos to be considered for WLM, you will also need to set their copyright to CC BY, CC BY-SA, or CC0. You can do this on the Flickr photopage of the images you want to submit to the contest. Or, if you have experience uploading to Wikimedia Commons, you can do so directly there (for example, the cultural heritage sites in Balochistan, Pakistan here). The When: The Wiki Loves Monuments competitions are open for submissions throughout September 2017. The exact start and end dates can vary from country to country. We’ll provide more details as the contest approaches. The Why: The main idea behind Wiki Loves Monuments is to take pictures of monuments located in participating countries and to upload them during the competition to Wikimedia Commons under a free license for use on Wikipedia and its sister projects. Wiki Loves Monuments is a focused social formula for encouraging people to preserve cultural heritage. The Where: Over 35 countries have already organized competitions for Wiki Loves Monuments 2017. View the full list here and join a photowalk near you. If there isn’t one, make one! :) The How: During the month of September, take photos of monuments in your area and add them to the Flickr Worldwide Photowalk group using the tags #FlickrPhotowalk and #WLM2017. Set copyright on the images to CC BY, CC BY-SA, or CC0 to allow them to be invited to national competitions and for use on Wikipedia. Add the monument ID number as a tag for reference and cataloging. If you are interested in coordinating a photowalk in your country, create a Facebook even[...]



The Good Summer Vibes You Need Today

2017-08-01T20:49:39Z

We’re in the thick of it, the best months of Summer! Summer is the perfect time to recharge your batteries, get some sun, and take […]We’re in the thick of it, the best months of Summer! Summer is the perfect time to recharge your batteries, get some sun, and take it easy. To celebrate the joys of the season and the many fun activities awaiting us, we’ve put together a fun Summertime gallery from of our favorite Flickr photographers. Shut out the noise, stop, and take a minute to smell the flowers. Get outdoors with the kids and enjoy some sun! Pack the car and hit the beach! We invite you to create a fun Summertime gallery and share it with us via a link in the comment section. We’ll share/reblog some of our favorites. Happy summertime, FlickrFam! <3 VIEW THE FULL SUMMERTIME GALLERY HERE [...]



Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-07-31T21:45:42Z

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Geometria Organica‘ by Roberto Porcelli on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Beach Sunset #1‘ by Dan Khan on […](image)

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Geometria Organica‘ by Roberto Porcelli on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Beach Sunset #1‘ by Dan Khan on Twitter & Tumblr.

Here are some Flickr Hero Honorable Mentions for this week:

If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero feature next week, submit your best image(s) to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning! Winners are announced in the Flickr Heroes Group, on the blog, and across our social media accounts!


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Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-07-24T21:32:49Z

Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Dolomites: Burning Sky‘ by Frederic Huber on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Kirkjufell aurora‘ by Kevin Gorton on […]Our new Flickr Heroes of the Week are ‘Dolomites: Burning Sky‘ by Frederic Huber on Facebook & Google+ and ‘Kirkjufell aurora‘ by Kevin Gorton on Twitter & Tumblr. Here are some Flickr Hero Honorable Mentions: If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero feature next week, submit your best image(s) to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning! Winners are announced in the Flickr Heroes Group, on the blog, and across our social media accounts! [...]



Happy Moon Day!

2017-07-20T20:24:14Z

July 20th is Moon Day, an occasion to remember and celebrate the day man first landed on the moon. On this day in 1969, American […]July 20th is Moon Day, an occasion to remember and celebrate the day man first landed on the moon. On this day in 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set the first human feet on a surface other than Earth, and Armstrong spoke the famous phrase, “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” The primary objective of the Apollo 11 mission was to complete a goal set by American President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed landing on the moon and return safely to Earth. Additional objectives included photographing the lunar surface, deploy scientific equipment, improve designs for spacecraft and rocketry, and document the experience with still and motion picture cameras. In October 2015, Flickr became home to a collection of more than 8,400 un-processed, high-resolution images from the NASA moon missions uploaded by The Project Apollo Archive. The collection, available for viewing and for download, includes original scans from the Hasselblad cameras the astronauts used to document their missions, including some of the most iconic space photos in History. We invite you to enjoy Moon Day and relive this historic day by visiting the many Public Domain images from the landing available on Flickr! We’ve also created a commemorative Flickr gallery here. Tell us in a comment which photo is your favorite from the Apollo Mission! [...]