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Flickr Release Notes, April 2022

Photo attribution: “The Computer Science Lab – Second and Third Iterations” by Reiterlied is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Greetings, Flickr members! Here’s what the Flickr team worked on and shipped out in April 2022. What’s new We added dozens of new camera models to Camera Finder!  We updated the Sharing & Extending page in settings....

Albert Dros: My Ten Years of Flickr and Photography

April 15, 2012. That was when I uploaded my first photo on Flickr. It’s almost my ten-year anniversary of Flickr Pro, too (July 2012) so I figured now would be a great time to look back. Not only on my work on Flickr, but on Flickr as a big part of the beginning of my photographic journey. My First Flickr Photo Let’s start by taking a look at my very...

16 Questions about One Photo with Taiwo Aina: The Women and Culture of the Osun Osogbo Festival

I had the opportunity to speak with Taiwo Aina on the day before International Women’s Day in March of 2022. This was also the eve of her first solo exhibition, Game of Confidence, where her photography shares the stories of women boxers in Nigeria. Taiwo and I spoke about how she captured this photo and why it’s one-of-a-kind. 1. Please introduce...

It’s National Park Week!

April 16th to 24th is National Park Week. It’s a time to explore, discover, help out, and find your park! Join us in celebrating as we highlight some of the national parks you can follow right here on Flickr. Whether you’re planning a trip, comparing your own photography, or in the mood for a visual journey through these parks, here’s where you can...

Update: Free account limit changes and enforcement start May 1, 2022.

Photo by ShareGrid   Last month we announced new limits for free accounts on Flickr to support our mission to create the safest, most inclusive global community for photography enthusiasts. Today we’re rolling up our sleeves and getting started with the hard work of making it happen. We’ll walk through what you can expect in the coming weeks, and...

Flickr Release Notes, March 2022

Photo attribution: “Ada Lovelace – Elf Programmer” by Reiterlied is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Greetings, Flickr members! Here’s what the Flickr team worked on and shipped out in March 2022. What’s new We added categories to our help center to make it easier to find relevant articles. The “Promoted Articles” section of the help center homepage...

18 Questions about One Photo with Shannon Bileski: The Peace and Beauty of Storm Chasing

I met Shannon Bileski virtually over Zoom on a Friday just before she was about to enjoy a long weekend of aurora hunting. Shannon updated her Zoom background to the spectacular, Your Best Shot award-winning photo that she took in 2021. Fun fact: Shannon’s cat, Storm, made a cameo during the interview. We discussed how Shannon got into storm chasing,...

Building a safer Flickr for generations to come.

Content note: This article contains mentions of child sexual abuse.   Millions of photos are uploaded to Flickr every day, and with those photos comes a responsibility: Ensuring the safety of our community and its most vulnerable populations. Our commitment to creating safe spaces for all kinds of photography makes this work all the more important. ...

16 Questions About One Photo with Mica McCook: On Seeking and Providing Constructive Feedback

1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? How long have you been into photography? I’m Mica McCook, a food photographer based in Austin, Texas. I’ve been taking pictures professionally since 2015, but photography has been a constant presence throughout my life. My first visit to Reading Terminal in Philadelphia catapulted me into food...

Flickr forever: Creating the safest, most inclusive photography community on the planet.

When Flickr was acquired by SmugMug in 2018, it was a mission of preservation: our tens of billions of photos, hundreds of millions of photographers, and millions of thriving communities were coming dangerously close to not existing online, and that was unacceptable. So we joined forces with SmugMug, and we’re all the stronger for it. Today we’re announcing...

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