I love Flickr…

The images are pouring in by the dozens from today’s Dream Machines event. Steve Jurvetson (famous venture capitalist, he was the VC behind Hotmail, among others) and Jim Louderback (editor in chief of PC Magazine) have both posted images on that tag. Jim had his cute son along today and Thomas Hawk (Zooomr’s CEO) was managing to shoot with one hand and keep his two kids in tow with the other.

Why do I love Flickr? Because of the community of photographers that’s on there. I can quickly figure out a tag to find things and then hundreds of images show up. I just tried Zooomr and Photobucket. Only Flickr has images that come up for “dreammachines.”

Thank you Flickr for bringing me event coverage like this.

What about you? What’s your favorite photosharing site? SmugMug also gets high ratings, but its strength is more in its private groups than in its public sharing. But what do you think?

UPDATE: I do love Thomas Hawk’s Zooomr stream and he says that yesterday’s shoot was his favorite so far.

47 thoughts on “I love Flickr…

  1. flickr is a web-based Technology 2.0, many people utilize this site to share their photos. Indeed very comfortable to use all the facilities that exist in the flickr

  2. Hi there,
    I have to say that I really liked Flickr but since a few months I discovered the photo sharing service Joomeo.com (http://www.joomeo.com) I don’t know if you know it, I just came back from a field trip in France and I am enjoying it since then.

  3. Hi there,
    I have to say that I really liked Flickr but since a few months I discovered the photo sharing service Joomeo.com (http://www.joomeo.com) I don’t know if you know it, I just came back from a field trip in France and I am enjoying it since then.

  4. OH yeah- for those who were shooting- please send a CD with photos to me at:

    Rocky Barbanica
    c/o PodTECH.networks
    1801 Page Mill Road
    Suite 400
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Include your name and camera.

    I need these ASAP! Ok?

    Rocky-

  5. OH yeah- for those who were shooting- please send a CD with photos to me at:

    Rocky Barbanica
    c/o PodTECH.networks
    1801 Page Mill Road
    Suite 400
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Include your name and camera.

    I need these ASAP! Ok?

    Rocky-

  6. Ahhhh… my first photowalk. Loved it! Although, my dogs were TIRED! a LOT of walking. My first time hanging with uber-photo-geeks. Very insightful. NOW I HAVE QUESTIONS! I’ll be compiling a list- :-)

    Thanks for having me, gang- I’ll do the video justice- I swear!

    Rocky-
    Scoble Show Editor

  7. Ahhhh… my first photowalk. Loved it! Although, my dogs were TIRED! a LOT of walking. My first time hanging with uber-photo-geeks. Very insightful. NOW I HAVE QUESTIONS! I’ll be compiling a list- :-)

    Thanks for having me, gang- I’ll do the video justice- I swear!

    Rocky-
    Scoble Show Editor

  8. @13 “Your Camera Does Not Matter”. Required reading for everybody “in the market”. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm

    Why does it seem that the people who say “your camera does not matter” always seem to have expensive camera equipment? If the camera doesn’t matter, I wonder why Mr. Rockwell invests in such expensive camera equipment? I wonder why he doesn’t use a disposable camera for all his work? I mean, if the camera doesn’t matter it shouldn’t make a difference, right? ;-)

  9. @13 “Your Camera Does Not Matter”. Required reading for everybody “in the market”. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm

    Why does it seem that the people who say “your camera does not matter” always seem to have expensive camera equipment? If the camera doesn’t matter, I wonder why Mr. Rockwell invests in such expensive camera equipment? I wonder why he doesn’t use a disposable camera for all his work? I mean, if the camera doesn’t matter it shouldn’t make a difference, right? ;-)

  10. Faces.com is my favorite photo sharing site because it allows you to do so much more than just photos – you can share music for example. It’s a pity I’m in Australia – or I’d join you for a photowalk – perhaps you should come down this way sometime ;-)

  11. Faces.com is my favorite photo sharing site because it allows you to do so much more than just photos – you can share music for example. It’s a pity I’m in Australia – or I’d join you for a photowalk – perhaps you should come down this way sometime ;-)

  12. Photowalk9: A good time was had by all! Thanks to Robert and Thomas for another great photowalk. I will have some photos up soon.

    Camera: You asked what I was using on the walk – Canon Rebel Xt with the EF-S 17-85mm IS lens. I am happy with it and IS has saved the shot on many occasions. However, it is just a matter of time before I pull the trigger on a 5d. :)

  13. Photowalk9: A good time was had by all! Thanks to Robert and Thomas for another great photowalk. I will have some photos up soon.

    Camera: You asked what I was using on the walk – Canon Rebel Xt with the EF-S 17-85mm IS lens. I am happy with it and IS has saved the shot on many occasions. However, it is just a matter of time before I pull the trigger on a 5d. :)

  14. And thanks for another great day out yesterday. The lighting was terrific, weather nice and cool, and my macro lens definitely got a work out building abstracts out of the great (mostly) American automobiles of days gone by.

  15. And thanks for another great day out yesterday. The lighting was terrific, weather nice and cool, and my macro lens definitely got a work out building abstracts out of the great (mostly) American automobiles of days gone by.

  16. I think which system you go with is less important than the flexibility of that system to grow with you. Both Canon and Nikon have a broad array of lens from very cheap to very expensive.

    Personally I love Canon prime lenses.

    But both Nikon and Canon make some of the best lenses out there.

    The key is that you go with a system that has the breadth to grow with you. Personally this is why I mostly recommend Nikon and Canon vs. Sony, Pentax, or other DSLR systems. It’s not about what you end up wiht today, but what you will end up with in the future.

  17. I think which system you go with is less important than the flexibility of that system to grow with you. Both Canon and Nikon have a broad array of lens from very cheap to very expensive.

    Personally I love Canon prime lenses.

    But both Nikon and Canon make some of the best lenses out there.

    The key is that you go with a system that has the breadth to grow with you. Personally this is why I mostly recommend Nikon and Canon vs. Sony, Pentax, or other DSLR systems. It’s not about what you end up wiht today, but what you will end up with in the future.

  18. Oh my. If you thought the Mac vs. PC war was emotional, ask photographers about their stance in the Canon vs. Nikon “battle”. The differences are more religious than factual.
    Fact is: hardly anybody has both cameras; independent of which camera they have, people tend to like and “prefer” it.
    If you want a “real” recommendation: read the posting of Ken Rockwell (a very accomplished photographer himself), entitled “Your Camera Does Not Matter”. Required reading for everybody “in the market”. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm

  19. Oh my. If you thought the Mac vs. PC war was emotional, ask photographers about their stance in the Canon vs. Nikon “battle”. The differences are more religious than factual.
    Fact is: hardly anybody has both cameras; independent of which camera they have, people tend to like and “prefer” it.
    If you want a “real” recommendation: read the posting of Ken Rockwell (a very accomplished photographer himself), entitled “Your Camera Does Not Matter”. Required reading for everybody “in the market”. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm

  20. I love Flickr as well. I used to casually browse it, but only recently did I really start to become involved and discover all of it’s wonderful intricacies. Best of all, I’ve always been interested in photography but never pursued it, and lately Flickr has inspired me to work on my skills – so much so that I picked up a brand new dslr on Friday. I owe this to all of the great photographers on Flickr whose work I’ve been admiring, Thomas Hawk being one of them.

  21. I love Flickr as well. I used to casually browse it, but only recently did I really start to become involved and discover all of it’s wonderful intricacies. Best of all, I’ve always been interested in photography but never pursued it, and lately Flickr has inspired me to work on my skills – so much so that I picked up a brand new dslr on Friday. I owe this to all of the great photographers on Flickr whose work I’ve been admiring, Thomas Hawk being one of them.

  22. Robert, If you are looking at any Canon below the 5D compare it side by side with the Nikon D80. The Canon’s are great products but they feel cheap in comparison. That said I would love to get the new Canon Mark III.

    For my thoughts on photography and other things check out my blog. Not Trying to plug. Just went through the same decisions you are now a while back.

    With a new baby on the way make sure you don’t wait too long to get the new camera.

  23. Robert, If you are looking at any Canon below the 5D compare it side by side with the Nikon D80. The Canon’s are great products but they feel cheap in comparison. That said I would love to get the new Canon Mark III.

    For my thoughts on photography and other things check out my blog. Not Trying to plug. Just went through the same decisions you are now a while back.

    With a new baby on the way make sure you don’t wait too long to get the new camera.

  24. I see you are referenced in the Washington Post today about the harra–ssment of Female bloggers.

    Good show..

    rich

  25. I see you are referenced in the Washington Post today about the harra–ssment of Female bloggers.

    Good show..

    rich

  26. @met – if you want value, the Nikon D40 is stunning. Don’t bother with the Sony Alpha, a friend has it regrets purchasing it. I am looking forward to a Nikon D80 shortly, but the Canon XTi is a similarly powerful and full-featured camera.

  27. @met – if you want value, the Nikon D40 is stunning. Don’t bother with the Sony Alpha, a friend has it regrets purchasing it. I am looking forward to a Nikon D80 shortly, but the Canon XTi is a similarly powerful and full-featured camera.

  28. Which dslr are you planning to buy? I am in the market for one, too. The cheapest ones though. Have zeroed in on the Canon XLTi and Sony A100

  29. Which dslr are you planning to buy? I am in the market for one, too. The cheapest ones though. Have zeroed in on the Canon XLTi and Sony A100

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