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Community Recommendations: 100 Flickr Members to Follow

Last month, as part of our World Photography Day celebration, we asked our community members to share their favorite Flickr accounts to follow. We were overwhelmed with the response and decided to put together a list of 100 Flickr members to follow based on your recommendations. From architectural to portrait to landscape photography and everything...

The Library of Congress seeks photos of COVID-19 experiences in the US

Starting today, the Library of Congress invites all Flickr members based in the United States or territories to share photos of their experiences living through the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Whether you are a professional photographer or just someone capturing pictures for fun with your cell phone camera, the Library of Congress would like to see your...

Feeling Empowered as a Photographer without Going “Pro”

This entry is a guest post by Lou Noble, editor-in-chief of The Photographic Journal, and an active Flickr member for fifteen years. You can follow his work here. Friends and family told you your photos were excellent. They asked if you had considered doing it as a job. You got a lot of “likes” online. Your current job isn’t nearly as exciting as the...

The sparkly results of the latest Macro Mondays group challenge

Last week, we shared the theme for Macro Monday’s latest group challenge –– glass. From this challenge, participants shared stunning explorations of crystal, jewels, and glass, using light, color, and different angles and edges to create captivating photographs. To explore a larger selection of photos that were submitted...

The Stories of Our Favorite Restaurants Told Through Photography

Tell us a bit about yourself. What brought you into photography and specifically, food and restaurant photography?  14 years ago I was hired for a few jobs working with a small local publication called The Brooklyn Paper. My favorite assignments were the ones where I got to go into restaurants and photograph the food and chefs. I quickly got a job...

Join the glass macro challenge with the “Macro Mondays” group.

It’s time for another fun collaboration with one of the most engaging and well-established groups on Flickr: Macro Mondays. The theme for Monday August 24th is: “Glass” Starting now, take a macro photo of glass, and add it to the Macro Mondays group’s photo pool on Monday, August 24th, UTC/GMT. If you do not have a macro lens, a closeup image...

Congratulations to our Flickr x FUJIFILM “Shine a Light” contest winners!

Today we are in celebration mode at Flickr as our “Shine a Light” contest has come to an end! A big thank you to everyone who participated by submitting their fabulous photos and engaging in our group discussions. You helped us make this community celebration a success.  With close to 8,000 entries from members worldwide, the results were impressive,...

Lou Noble on Diversity in Photography

Representation, it’s essential to creating a better world. One where everyone can see themselves portrayed in public images, in films, advertising, in the images they see every day. Diversity in our media helps to foster a fuller, more authentic reflection of the world we live in. But what’s it do for the individual photographer? The enthusiast? We’re...

Wear a Mask – A Flickr Gallery

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many worldwide, wearing a mask is one of the most important steps we can take, along with physical distancing, to minimize the disease’s spread. Face masks have become an essential part of our daily lives, and even a “fashion trend” for those in favor of any accessory that makes a mask more appealing to...

Your photos of summer 2020

This summer is different than any other that we’ve had in the past. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life for many, social distancing and quarantine rules have put many of the usual summer activities on hold, and protests for social justice continue around the world. We’ve shared your photos of the impact of these life-changing events and today...

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