Friday, August 29, 2008

Surfing the web

Gotta love the community at Flickr. I posted this photo last night with the rather lame title of "Spidey." One of my Flickr contacts left a comment on the photo that this spider was surfing the web. Instant title change.

If you're looking for greater exposure (no pun intended) for your pictures, it's hard to beat Flickr. You can explore for other great photos via tags, keywords, photo location or "interestingness." You can comment on pictures, receive comments on yours, post to various photo groups and add people as contacts and build a network of photographer friends.

Once your photos reach a certain level of interestingness, Yahoo! (the owner of Flickr) begins to help out and your photos begin to appear on Yahoo! image searches and on various Yahoo! news pages, further increasing view counts. I'm currently getting about 800-1000 views a day on Flickr and have been contacted several times in the past month by publishers looking for photos. I've been fortunate enough to sell a few for publication.

Make like the web surfing spider and head over to Flickr. Wander around. Check it out. The only thing you have to lose is several hours browsing some great photos.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

Wonderful Photo.... and I like the title change!