Explore Cork City in Photos

Flickr has a wonderful mapping system that makes it super easy to view photos from a particular location. Unfortunately Flickr can’t automatically figure out where the photo was taken. That has to be done by the user but it’s as simple as opening the map in your browser and dragging it to the proper location.Read More »

This old skool Flickr user doesn’t care

From: FlickrHQ Subject: Update for Old Skool members Dear Old Skool Account-Holding Flickr Member, On March 15th we’ll be discontinuing the old email-based Flickr sign in system. From that point on, everyone will have to use a Yahoo! ID to sign in to Flickr. It seems that everyone is up in arms about recent changesRead More »

Why interestingness just got harder (to game)

It looks like Flickr have changed their algorithm to decide what makes an image interesting. I noticed this a few weeks ago when my number of interesting photos almost halved to 14 photos. What has happened is that Flickr doesn’t count views and comments from certain groups on the site. Why? There are many critiqueRead More »

Making the top ten of Interestingness

Making the top ten of Interestingness The Swan Gang, a photo I posted three days ago, became the 4th most interesting photo on Flickr two days ago. How? Nuggets of Gold Flickr Interestingness uses a secret algorithm to decide what is interesting, but is biased against users who consistently get a lot of attention. UpRead More »

Starting Photography, Digital Workflow, Orphans and Amazing Zooming Images

Starting out in Photography A few weeks back, Tom asked me by email about starting out in photography as he recently bought a Canon 350D and started posting photos online! Some people are born with a talent and an eye for photography, but for the rest of us, practise makes perfect. Bring your camera withRead More »