Famous via Flickr?

September 29, 2008 at 12:40 pm (photo_sharing) (, , )

To my delight, I received the following message this morning:

You’ve been sent a Flickr Mail from Emma J. Williams:


:: Schmap: San Francisco Photo Short-list 

Hi arllennium,

I am writing to let you know that one of your photos has
been short-listed for inclusion in the fifth edition of our
Schmap San Francisco Guide, to be published at the end of
October 2008.
Clicking this link will take you to a page where you can:
i) See which of your photos has been short-listed.
ii) Submit or withdraw your photo from our final selection
iii) Learn how we credit photos in our Schmap Guides.
iv) Browse online or download the fourth edition of our
Schmap San Francisco Guide.
While we offer no payment for publication, many
photographers are pleased to submit their photos, as Schmap
Guides give their work recognition and wide exposure, and
are free of charge to readers. Photos are published at a
maximum width of 150 pixels, are clearly attributed, and
link to high-resolution originals at Flickr.

Our submission deadline is Sunday, October 5. If you happen
to be reading this message after this date, please still
click on the link above (our Schmap Guides are updated
frequently – photos submitted after this deadline will be
considered for later releases).

Best regards,
Emma Williams,
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides

This is actually the second email that I have received in a week regarding my photos on Flickr.  And, of the almost 50 San Francisco photos that I have uploaded on Flickr, I received positive praise from Syria, one requested permission to use it in an ad / website and the third is part of the final selection phase for Schmap San Francisco Guide!

I’ve always enjoyed photography and digital allows you to take many more shots to get just the right one without any added expense.  I have learned to only upload the best photos to Flickr.  As I was viewing them today, it was interesting to see how many times each photo has been viewed.  I assume that there are many things that influence this including topic, title, description, tags, specificity, subject, etc.

If I don’t hear anything further, at least it was an honor to be nominated!


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