do you know that flickr is becoming a paid service? they blackmail users, say that if you don’t pay to them, they’ll remove all your photos, and leave only 1000 photos.
i was searching in the net, what people think about it? and i am so surprised that mostly people compare flickr to other clouds to store files. and say - i will store my files there or there.
because flickr is so much more than a photo storage. and i don’t need a photo storage, i have own server.
flickr has so many groups, there is a group about every lens, every film, every camera, every theme - like ‘dogs on film’, and i follow a number of amazing people from east, who make film photos, and i like to follow them so much.
so what i want, but i don’t do, is to write each of them, and ask - ‘would you stay at flickr?’. because if they stay, it worth staying. if they don’t, then i need to accept, that i don’t have this any more. i liked so much to view the flickr stream. always good colours on my stream. always photos that i enjoy. it is so relaxing.
some of the people i follow on flickr have instagram streams. but, i checked, their instagram streams are not that interesting. they upload there only, as they think, more successful images. while i like to enjoy their more banal photos as well, this gives me more understanding about the context.
and i think, if i register instagram, i will follow only and only photographers i like, and no local people. if i upload photos, i will never tag them, so that no local could find them. because i don’t want to follow them, and see those colours on my stream. no, i don’t. if i end up using instagram, i’ll find those film photographers i follow on flickr, and find some other photographers to follow. only photographers i like. and it would not be a social platform for me. i just need a good photo community.
i guess i panick a little in background, by knowing i won’t have flickr any more. #flickr #photography