Flickr is a photo-sharing platform and social network where users upload photos for others to see. Users create a free account and upload their photos (and videos) to share with friends and followers online.

I’ve used it for a long time and initially set it up to use with my work with teachers, which is why the address has a `primarygeography’ tagline.  I continued to use it for my own images as I pay the subscription fee, which keeps it advert free and allows me unlimited uploads.  

I usually upload smaller images, initially this was because my internet connection was poor, but also because it is easy for people to copy if you don’t set it up in the way that restricts that happening.  Some of my early images are shared under the Creative Commons Licence so teachers could download and use them.

My Own Flickr Site:  

The site is organised in several different ways.  The main ones I use are the Photostream, where images are displayed in the order they are added (or in date order – you can choose) and the Albums where I gather images together into sets.  

Albums can be gathered into collections but this is more of a hidden feature in the current site.

The Organiser feature is the most important one for setting up the site.  Its use is described on the Flickr help/ forum pages and I will demonstrate it in the ZOOM session I run on `creating albums’.

Penistone Camera Club – Photos we share 

Penistone Camera Club has a group page where 6 images per day can be uploaded.  At this time of lockdown it is one way that we could share our images.  Photos are uploaded from your own pages, so the first thing you need to do is to join Flickr.  

I’m happy to run a Zoom session on using Flickr to help people get started.

The Flickr Help pages are very good.  This one in particular on organising your photos would be a good place to start:


Monday, 13 April 2020 (updated 29/06/20)