When I first started using Flickr, I only had one camera - the one in my phone. I didn't feel any need to create an album for all photographs made with that phone, or tag the photos for a similar purpose. Because all of my photos were made with the same phone! However, a few… Continue reading Why I Need To Know Which Camera Made Each Photograph
Our recent conversations around Flickr - especially with Frank - have really got me thinking about how and why I use the platform, and how much I rely on it. With any online site or platform, I've always had the perhaps cynical, perhaps entirely healthy view, that sooner or later it will let us down.… Continue reading Hiding In Fear Behind A Wall Of Tags?
When I was heavily into film, and using a number of cameras, lenses and film emulsions, I would tag religiously by each on Flickr, as well as having an album for each. This helped me sort the wheat from the chaff and hone down (eventually) to my favourites. Having the tags and albums to search… Continue reading Who Cares Which Camera Made The Photograph?
I don't know about you, but I love being organised. Order brings me satisfaction and calm, whether it's finding a way to arrange physical items around me, or the thoughts in my head. Losing things, forgetting things and being late, all frustrate me greatly, so I do all I can to avoid them happening. By… Continue reading Why I’ve Abandoned Categories On My Blog
Once you've made more than even a few hundred photographs, it's very useful to have structured ways to look back through them and find ones you remember, as well as gathering together particular themes that develop in your photography. After tens of thousands of photographs, tagging is absolutely essential. Otherwise the tendency is to just… Continue reading The Five Best Ways To Start Tagging Your Photos Today