Flickr.com is too often overlooked in favor of other online photo share sites and social media when it comes to sharing and showing our photography. It shouldn’t. It is a good friend to any photographer. Flickr is very powerful, honors and preserves your copyright like few share sites and almost no social media sites, and is a great place to get feedback on your work from Flickr members worldwide.
Flickr is also a great learning environment, sharing camera settings and allowing informative searches on topics and future travel locations. Flickr gives us another web presence, a way to share our work with potential buyers, and is good place to find new buyers of our work. Finally, Flickr is a great teaching aid for any photographer offering online, hybrid or in-person programs.
Explore the power and many advantages of Flickr. Learn about how to realize the potential of Flickr, including copyright protection, text and geographic “tagging” (aka keywording), including scientific names, setting up and using groups for your teaching, creating albums for your clients, and researching the wealth of photographs posted by other members. The presentation is accompanied by an illustrated handout.
Ray has worked in photography for over 20 years – as an educator, agent, editor, and photographer, in NYC, CA and WA.
He teaches youth, adults and retirees with Pacific Northwest partners like the University of Washington, Bellevue College’s Tombolo Institute, Bellevue Botanical Garden, the Seattle Public Library, Seattle Chinese Garden and Vashon Center for the Arts.
He is a Fellow and Board Member of the North American Nature Photography Association. His photography, which is most often used to advance conservation and environmental issues, is represented by Getty Images.
Ray’s passion for photography is exceeded only by his passion for teaching – and for sharing his photography to make a difference.