Thursday, November 17, 2005

Fancy a photography project

ONE of the things that I really love about Flickr is the wealth of imagination of the participants. It can be really inspiring and has me carrying my camera with me constantly something I haven’t done in a long time, and I am loving it.

I have been giving myself projects and it has helped reinvigorate my love of photography which has taken a bit of a battering over the years.

One such project I enjoyed was the Day On Earth, Sep 29 project where people took pictures on that day all over the world resulting in a blog of the same name.

My shot (shown below) managed to work its way through the 300,000-odd pictures uploaded to Flickr that day into the 500 most interesting shots of the day, as did many of the other participants in that group.

Look Right, not wrong. (lunchtime, Dublin Ireland)

You can check out the Most Interesting shots here. But be prepared to lose an hour or two as you browse some of the amazing shots submitted by people.

So I thought about doing something similar and decided to create a St Patrick’s Day around the world 2006 group which will hopefully capture the buzz and craic of St Paddy’s Day. Fancy taking part?

It is very easy, just join Flickr if you haven’t already and join the group.

I have created a blog for the finished results and over the next while I’ll be thinking about how the finer details of the project and posting it to the group.

4 comments:

Sinéad said...

Being of limited techie sensibility, I have yet to take the flickr plunge as I'm just not too sure how the whole thing works.
Is it just a case of signing up and uploading photos?

Red Mum said...

It is pretty much sign up and upload, it is very easy to use. The only thing is that you need to have a Yahoo ID but that aside it is straight forward.

A free account lets you upload up to 200 pics and sure if you exceed that you can create another account. The pro account allows millions of pics and is quite reasonably priced.

And its great for blogging, there is a 'blog this' button which will send your pics directly to your blog. I havent used this, instead I get the html code, which is actually really easy.

Do join Flickr cos its great! and if you have any problems email me and if I know the answer I'll give you a dig out.

aoife said...

Just want to say congratulations & that it is well deserved - thanks for all the great photos you take, they remind me of what's great on a regular basis!o)

JL Pagano said...

Those "look right" markings always bring out the himbo in me.

Somehow, my brain always has me looking at the markings on the OTHER side of the road, even though they are upside down, and thus I look left! It could one day be my downfall!