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Get Your Instant Cameras Ready for ‘Roid Week 2021 October Edition

Fall is here and that means it’s time for another edition of Polaroid Week! What is ‘Roid Week? Polaroid week is a celebration dedicated to instant film (whether it’s Polaroid or any other instant film brands) that started in 2006, with the goal of sharing new and interesting photos never posted to Flickr before. ‘Roid Week is a community-run...

Partnering with Black Women Photographers to Further Photography

(Photo taken by Wild Gina) Today, we’re excited to officially announce a new grant in partnership with the Black Women Photographers community. With this grant, we hope to help one photographer that is part of both Black Women Photographers and Flickr further their photography practice. The grant includes funds of $1,200 to be used by the recipient...

Geometric Photography Inspiration and Tips from Members of Flickr Social

Look for lines. Find patterns in everyday things. Seek out angles and shapes. Get inspired by nature. These were a few of the responses from Flickr members when we asked how they define geometric photography. Is geometric photography one of your favorite subjects? Enjoy these photos and points of direction from members of the Flickr community. ...

Announcing the World Photography Day 2021 contest winners!

Thank you to the 14,418 Flickr members that participated in the World Photography Day contest. Together, you submitted 33,214 photos in our first multi-category photo contest, celebrating the themes of nature, objects and structures, animals, and people in your photography. We’re thrilled to announce the winners! Please get your comments and faves ready...

Join the Flickr x LEGO® Build and Capture photo contest and win a LEGO Art kit!

Photo by Flickr member Andy Ziegler Flickr has long been home to a large community of LEGO fans. Whether shooting minifigures in surprising scenes, or showing off large-scale builds, the many Flickr groups devoted to LEGO are a constant source of delight and inspiration. So it only made sense that we’d team up with the creative minds at LEGO for a...

Halifax Municipal Archives — Preserving Local History In a Digital World

The Halifax Municipal Archives—a historical research center for the region of Halifax, Canada— joined Flickr in 2017 to open its images to public view and public input. In their album “Can you help us identify these photos?,” the municipal archivists share the pictures that have an unknown location or time period. Historically, Flickr members have been...

Five Tips to Make the Most of Flickr’s Notifications Center and Settings

  Since we launched the new and improved Notifications Center and Settings, we’ve received and responded to lots of questions from the community to help folks adjust to the new system. Here are five frequently asked questions with some suggestions to help you use the Notifications Center to keep up with your favorite people, conversations, and photos...

16 Questions about One Photo with Regan Hinton: Conversation in a Hallway

  1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? How long have you been into photography? My name is Regan Hinton. I fly for a U.S. based airline. I’ve been into photography for about 20 years, but I’ve only taken it serious for the past 10 years. 2. In one sentence, please describe what you captured in this shot. An older gentleman...

13 Astrophotography Tips and Stories to Inspire your Next Shoot

As the Perseid meteors went by, we asked Flickr members to share their favorite astrophotography captures and what tips they would give to folks taking their first attempts at photographing the sky. Here are their suggestions and photos to inspire your next photo of the stars, moon, or cosmos. If you have a question or a tip related to astrophotography,...

A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Creative Commons Licenses on Flickr

The Creative Commons licenses were added to Flickr in 2004, two years after the nonprofit Creative Commons released its first set of copyright licenses. As of September 2021, nearly two decades after their introduction, Flickr has the honor of being home to more than 500 million Creative Commons licensed works, making Flickr one of the largest repositories...

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