And they are everywhere.
And they are everywhere.
It’s fitting that the photos being uploaded for 2011 World Photography Day are from (and of) photographic implements of all types. Digital cameras, film cameras, cameraphones, and apps.
Join in by uploading a photo you took on August 19th and tag it with worldphotographyday.
Photos from ryuheihotoke, Rantz, tania.neves, Sibokk, Hmoong [FILM only], Halloj världen! /Inger, SDN-Photography, WhishingOnAsTar!, The Original Trouticus, Beardie Dog, W.C.W.S., Eddy Rodrigz, and ashley.powershot.
“World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World.” (more)
Take a photo of your day on August 19th and share it here on Flickr. Make sure you tag it worldphotographyday.
The images above are all from previous World Photography Days and the image below is a daguerreotype from George Eastman House.
While having the reputation of being fierce and cruel, bull terriers really are courageous, scrappy, fun-loving, active, clownish and fearless dogs that become very attached to their owners. This can be clearly seen in many of the wonderful dog portraits all over Flickr. You can discover them all by doing a tag search for Bull Terrier.
The Oxford group is organizing their 4th Flickrnic this Sunday in University Parks. If you are in the area, it’s your chance to meet some fellow Flickr members and have fun together. For more details and RSVP see Upcoming and Jazza2‘s announcement in the group.
And if you want to meet some fellow Flickr members in your area, you can find a listing of Flickr related events in our group on Upcoming. Or you can check out our groups page and find one of your city, town, or area to see if there are any meetings taking place. If not, why not go start a new discussion and set one up by yourself?
"He who plants a tree plants a hope" — Lucy Larcom
We at Flickr love the many treasures that are uploaded by each and every one of you every day. Only last week we had the honor to announce the sixth billionth upload, and among that incredible amount of stunning photography, there is a significant number of photos taken in decades long passed.
Those gems, like the above photos of Tower Bridge in London from the last 110 years, can be revealed using the Search by date feature of our advanced search.
While The Commons already allow us to see beautiful and fascinating works from the world’s public photography archives, there are many members uploading their personal analog photos from all over the 20th century: There are photos from the events around the first man on the moon; the first decade of divided Germany; the last quarter century of Hong Kong as a British colony, Moscow and Washington from between 1980 and 1991 showing the two capitals during the last decade of the cold war; photos of the Woodstock festival in August 1969, the San Francisco Earthquake of October 1989, and many many more…
If you uploaded some of your photos from past times, when digital cameras and EXIF data were still Science Fiction, you can change their taken date by following the instructions in this FAQ. (Might as well come in handy when you forgot to set the date on your camera and it defaults your 2010 vacation back to 1/1/1989).
Today we’re launching a couple improvements to the Flickr experience. More views for your contacts recent uploads page and giving you a way to see all the shortcuts with the press of a button.
The first part of today’s launch adds a lot of new features to the Recent Uploads from your Contacts page.
Over the last year, we’ve been hard at work adding keyboard shortcuts to commonly used actions on the site. The photo page redesign alone introduced over a dozen shortcuts to make it easier to do things like navigate through a photostream and add a photo to your faves.
Starting today, you can press the ? key on any Flickr page to see what keyboard shortcuts are available.*
Different shortcuts are available on different pages (i.e. the photo page, a set page, photostream) and we show the shortcuts available for the page you are on. Fancy!
* No need to hold ‘Shift’ when you press ?. Just press it and we’ll give you the guide.
If you have any feedback or have found a bug with the new shortcut guide let us know in the forum.