> @vegasphotog , how do you use Flickr?
I am a noob to Flikr (lol, typo for Chris's humor). I have been a previous paid Smugmug user when it was just easier to post on ADV with SM embeds. I actually used some custom CSS that was made available and was pretty stoked with my custom smugmug look for my website.
As FB came along and I swore that uploading photos to FB was an insult to my images, my intelligence and YOUR intelligence it just ended up being easier. This was back before FB was 100% evil. I am sure the evil groundwork was being laid, but, it was still innocent. But, as FB ramped up (along with IG which I am not a user of), forums lost much of their attraction and traction which also most required some sort of image hosting platform to share images.
Once I got hip to how evil "tagging" and checking in with photos is, I went ahead and purged probably 4000+ posts and deleted 1000's of photos. This took me many months. Also, part of the personal privacy issue I unfriended and blocked over 1000 people and now as Facebook tries to con me to become friends with your friends with your friends with your friends I BLOCK all those requests as well. This probably consumes a total of 60 minutes per week. I must be vigilant.
Ok, to @Chris 's question - I went to Flickr mostly to find EXIF data of legit photographers about their cameras and mostly lens used for any particular shot.
In my 3+ months of pro membership I have noticed a few things to be expected with a community this large:
1) I developed an almost hatred for people posting Artificial Life compositions. Not sure why it bothers me so much but it really does.
2) As with anywhere, the rampant PORN (not artistic nudes) is also more prevalent than I would have guessed.
3) The same desk jockeys that derived their own self worth by trying to making something viral and basically create these fake awards are obnoxious. I have now learned how to spend another 60 minutes a week BLOCK those profiles.
In regards to @kwthom comment or my interpretation....I manage quite a few FB business pages for clients and I try to convey to them that 50% of my time (that they pay me for) is liking other pages and comments as that business. Same with Flickr....I am not on a mission to really get more followers, but, as I find images that I like and make a comment and then follow that particular person, there is usually a reciprocol effect.
In short form though, I would say I am using Flickr to see other camera EXIF data and also discover locations based on the image taken if the photographer makes the effort to add that location to the image posted.
But, just for the helluva it, today I was trying out my new Sony FE 24-105 needed to shoot NYE fireworks on the strip. This is my first year shooting FF so I needed different optics.
We got some snow a few days ago so here ya go.... :)