Tuesday, July 15, 2008

FireFlickr - Where Firefox meets Flickr

This is wild, I do agree that Flickr is perhaps one of the best sites out there to share, post, and learn about photography, but getting around it and actually 'getting in it' can be a tad hard, especially for new people. One thing I always hear from people on other photography sites such as deviantArt is that always find artwork being 'ripped' (stolen and posted) on Flickr. My take---if it's posted, someone's probably already grabbed it, sadly. However with a community that is the largest on the net for photography, it stands to reason that it is also one of the best places to get your work scene, too....look what is happening with Getty Images and Flickr, if that doesn't speak volumes, I don't know what does.

So I happened upon this in the "flickr hacks" group I am in. No questions, Firefox 3 has made some innovation, bringing us now a second browser that can read color profiles (finally!) but...this side shoot spin off of FF3 is unique, it is a flickr based FF3 browser! Still being beta tested, this could really be something unique for Flickr users and the photography community as a whole.

Check it out!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Tales of Insomnia, Photography sites, and Postwork

Sigh....so here I sit again, my sleeping hours these days are now fully dysfunctional it seems. Thought I will say this, it has allowed me for some more time in getting work done. Not that I don't mind, but I would rather be sleeping I think. If anything it has certainly made photography interesting at higher altitudes! I thi9nk I get the lack of o2 effecting me more and more....Anyways, back to processing...

I am seriously behind though in processing my work. It's hard trying to keep up on all this stuff, between DA which basically drowns me, RedBubble, and Flickr has become totally ignored. I think I need a game plan to balance things a lot more. Add in that mix submitting to stock agencies and it is a full time job. And therein lies the problem...

I think I need a change of direction and need to start concentrating more on my work and really getting it out there instead of worrying about catching up on comments and so forth on deviantArt. Granted I love DA, but it doesn't pay my bills, and I wish to see my work published in greeting cards, on calendars, etc...I do sell a few prints here and then on DA but my stock sales run circles around it over and over. So with that in mind I am going to write an agenda out for myself and do my best at sticking to it.

Afterall I don't shoot just to my work on photography sites, I shoot because I love it, and also because I wish to sell my work and make a good living at it. Yet I process all these photos, post them around at various sites, and other than that, don't do much really. Time to have it start paying off and getting my rear in gear and writing query letters to publishers I think!

Anyways, that's my story and I am sticking to it!