Open to the general public
(I made a separate Flickr account for this class from my personal account which has hundreds of my pictures on it)
I took this photo while visiting San Diego a little over a year ago. The bird was following me down the pier and just kept posing for my camera. I really like how this one turned out with San Diego (Ocean Beach) in the back ground.
I personally am a great fan of sites such as Flickr. I admittedly have spent many hours tagging my photos, looking at my friend’s photos and just generally searching through the millions of photos on the site. I think creating communities of images (such as Flickr) that can easily be sorted by a key word(s) is awesome. I am a very visual person and love to have a place where I can easily look up images; I put pictures on pretty much everything I do and before Flickr it could be hard sometimes to find that perfect image. I like that on Flickr you make the decision of who can look at your images, whether only by people you select or by everyone. There are definitely some pictures on my main Flickr account that I wouldn’t want just anyone to see. I am constantly going through my pictures for various reasons (and I have hundreds of them on here) so I love how easy it is now that I have almost all of my pictures tagged. I do think it is important for everyone to keep in mind that the images put on sights such as Flickr can easily be used by anyone for anything. As an amateur photographer I keep my prized photographs off sights such as these so they aren’t used without my consent. I also think it’s important to understand that you are voluntarily putting your photos on these sights and it is at your own risk.