Using FlickSquare To Share Your Photographs

Do you love checking in with FourSquare? Want an easy way to share your check in photographs with your Flickr account? Then you’ll love FlickSquare.

Head over to Login with your FourSquare account information. Connect up with FlickSquare. Access your Flickr account. And you’re ready to go.

Instead of just checking in, you can now add photographs easily as well.

What Would Happen If Your Pro Flickr Account Was Deleted?

How are you marketing your photography business online? Are you relying on social sites?

Social sites are great tools, and we’re relying on them more every day. Most social sites are free to use, have a ton of features. We use social sites to share ideas, thoughts and connect with our friends and colleagues and post our latest creations. We view the latest post or image and comment to share our opinion. Mobile devices like smart phones allow interactivity while we are away and on the move. Social sites are well, amazing.

We’re even seeing some sites begin charging for an upgraded account, offering us even more benefits and features. Even with the pay accounts, you signup, agree to a laundry list of terms and services, and assume you can now use the account in any way you choose. And in some cases, photographers are using these tools as their sole way of connecting up with prospects and clients.

Now imagine having a vast library of images stored onto an account, large numbers of interactions and friendships, all created over 3 years of time,  removed with a simple keystroke! Recently this unthinkable act happened to one of our fellow photographers, Deepa Praveen. Her paid Pro Flickr account with years of work, lots of images, connections and interactions was recently deleted.

While social accounts seem like magical places to post and hang out, they also control each part of your online persona. If you rely on one source, what would happen if that one source suddenly vanished? How would it impact your business?

The reason you have a website, a blog, a Flickr account, a Facebook account, etc, is to connect up with different people in different ways. Branding is important. And so is covering what you do.

If this has struck a nerve, there are a couple of things you can do right now.

1. Build on multiple platforms, and never rely on once source to showcase what you do. Websites, blogs and social profiles are too easy to get to rely only on one.

2. Back up your social accounts. Search for ways to backup every social site you use. For Flickr, there is Flickr Backup, Flump, or Backupify.

image by Deepa Praveen

first read about on Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection

Want Free Publicity? Join American Photo Flickr

Want to showcase your photography in a magazine? How about American Photo.

American Photo has decided to start featuring the work of up to three photographers in their bi-monthly magazine. Want to gain some free publicity? It’s easy to do.

american photo flickr

Start by joining the American Photo Flickr stream. Then post your favorite photographs. If they choose your work, you’ll be published in their next magazine.

Three ways this can help you grow your business.

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So You Have A Flickr Account; What Can You Do With It?

Maybe you’ve been adding your photos to Flickr for awhile now, and you’re wondering what else you can do. Check out these Flickr tools – and have fun adding them to your blog, website, or just using it to make your Flickr experience better.

Travelr A tool that allows you to display your Flickr photos geographically on a world map. Perfect for the destination photographer.

Flickr Slideshow Generator Choose your favorite photos, put them into the slideshow generator, and copy the HTML into your blog or on your website.

Big Huge Labs An amazing resource area giving you a ton of things to do with your photographs.

Bubblr Turn your photos into comic strips, and then publish them.

flickr and webimager Allows you to screen capture images and upload them easily to your flickr

PicMarkr Allows you to create a custom watermark and place it on your Flickr images

Want to know what’s the most popular camera on Flickr?

flickr camera popularity

Looks like by a fairly wide margin it’s the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi