Photo Update

November 1, 2008 at 9:59 am (photo sharing) (, , )

A couple weeks ago I received an update on one of my photos that I wrote about when I last posted.  I have pasted an update below. 

In addition, yet another of only 49 San Francisco photos that I posted to Flickr has been added as a favorite at Open Shutter Project’s Favorites.  That’s the fourth one to to receive feedback or be linked to.  That’s almost 10% of the photos that I uploaded!  I figure that’s pretty good odds in the world of the internet!

:: Schmap San Francisco Fifth Edition: Photo Inclusion 


I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo
has been selected for inclusion in the newly released fifth
edition of our Schmap San Francisco Guide:

Golden Gate Park

If you use an iPhone or iPod touch, then this same link
will take you directly to your photo in the iPhone version
of our guide. On a desktop computer, you can still see
exactly how your photo is displayed and credited in the
iPhone version of our guide at:

Golden Gate Park

Finally, if you have a blog, you might also like to check
out the customizable widgetized version of our Schmap San
Francisco Guide, complete with your published photo:

Thanks so much for letting us include your photo – please
enjoy the guide!

Best regards,

Emma Williams,
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides


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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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