Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by shotokan101, Dec 9, 2017.
None of my shots made the Top 15 - 'Nuff Said ?
These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017
I'm surprised at that Jim, I really am. I was certain that at least one of your pussy shots would have been top 5. I could look at them all day long, so I could! Further evidence that there's no accounting for taste.
Some fantastic photos there. Unfortunately it also shows that (for the most part) you have to be a whizz with photoshop to be popular. I’d love to know how many hours people spent processing some of these. One day I’ll pull my finger out and learn PS, out of curiosity as much as anything to see if I could possibly make any of my shots magazine/book publishable like these.
None of mine there either, my fave' was the mono staircase with the priest at the bottom. The way things are heading up I will probably be concentrating more on video next year.
Some amazing pictures in there - slightly puzzled by the appearance of the castle with scaffolding on it?
Some amazing locations and some impressive nature shots too.
Probably due to this:
Don't get me wrong, there are some amazing shots there but they are the "most popular". In other words, you could have an amazing photo that anyone would rank higher than those 25, but if it doesn't get noticed!
At least no Barbie or Bus or Lego Figure shots made it in
That's what I don't get - you have an algorithm to pick the original sample but a human "curated" that particular shot. I'd be surprised if there wasn't another chocolate box picture of a snowy castle that didn't have scaffolding on it somewhere in the sample.
Perhaps they chose it because it's quirky?
The breakdown of photos posted to Flickr is also quite intriguing:
Smartphones dominate a lot more than I thought as while I realise they're popular in general, I thought a service like Flickr would be more used by dedicated cameras. The mirrorless camera market share is less than I thought but I guess they're still quite new in the grand scheme of cameras and there's still plenty DSLRs being sold.
No out of focus bus shots there? Can't be Flickr then
Thanks to TP I accidentally learned about the safe search filter I'd been using all these years without realising - I now know about a whole other side of Flickr I was blissfully unaware of until now
Won't be seeing much of you for a while then....
Put it back on, nobody wants to see the stuff Jim posts on there
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