Is it really all about Flickr these days?

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  1. PerfectlyFlawed

    PerfectlyFlawed TPF Noob!

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    Not even sure that the site 'Deviant Art' is near comparable to Flickr.(Quality or reputation wise) or if it is even in the same category..However, I do know you can make your page, as well as selling your work there (last I checked). Just curious if anyone on TPF uses this site, as I have never seen it in anyone's signature or even brought up since I've joined TPF.
    I know people join a large variety of sites to sell and buy ( not saying I'm considering selling any of my own) Guess it just came to mind...
    What's the scoop on deviant art as far as to benefit photographers?

    ....Just curious.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Deviant art has tended to be more attracting to those who are artists with either more traditional or digital drawn art rather than to photographers. I suspect its title as well as target audience is slightly different to that of flickr.
    Flickr however is not about commercial interests - in fact you can't use flickr to host photos for a commercial site nor make any sales from prints on their site. It is there simply to facilitate a photographic community and to also host images on the net for none-commercial purposes. Flickr also has well written terms and conditions which keeps it a step above the like of imageshack, photobucket and facebook - however if you are after selling your photos then places like smugmug and other sites are what you need
     
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    I started out on DeviantArt. It seemed to me like a great place to see other people's work, and share your own. At some point, though, I wanted my own space, so I moved over to a custom website. dA has the reputation like most of the internet: Lots of crap, but some absolutely fantastic stuff.

    I definitely learned a ton looking at some photographers there. Actually, I ran a group page for TPF for a while (TPFers.deviantart.com), but it hasn't been updated in yeeears!
     
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    I've never been a fan of Flickr. I find their layouts and overall gallery appearance to be to bland.

    While I have an account, I don't think I have really uploaded too much to it, definitely not like my Smug Mug (which is worlds better).
     
  5. PerfectlyFlawed

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    Bump.


    Thanks for the input guys!
    I've always been intrigued by the photography and digital art and such on there. Definitely some cool stuff... I was really into that site before I got too into photography stuff--thought it was the 'place to go' for photogs...But like I said, I never heard it brought up much. Guess flickrs where all the 'cool kids' go. Haha.

    I'm going to check out this smugmug site see if I like it better than flickr.
     
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    I use flickr all the time. i love it.
     
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    mooney101 TPF Noob!

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    I'm think I'm one of the few that never uses flicker. I think your time is better spent using a facebook page and Twitter account to help get your work out there for people to see.
     
  8. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    There are a ton of people who have never used Flickr.

    I laugh out loud when I see people refer clients to their account at Deviant Art. Think about it!
     
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    Yep, I hear nothing but good stuff from Smug Mug users. Zenfolio too is worthing checking into. Both used to have free trials. I ened up with Zenfolio myslef (for various reasons) but find them both very attaractive and well done.
     
  10. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have both, Zenfolio and Flickr. Flickr is free (unless you want pro acct) and is great for showing off your work, ZF and SM cost $$ and I believe are nice for selling work.
     
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    I was just looking around to host some images, and was on Flickr, but was not impressed. I also checked out Photobucket, but have heard a lot of bad things about that as well.
    So far Im leaning towards Smugmug. From what I have read and heard, it all seems like a personal preferance.
     
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    :lol: well yeah. I agree, Like i said i dont "plan"on selling anything or using it for a "portfolio" by any means...

    I just wondered if it would be beneficial to create one to have as another site to show or offer ones photog work.

    Im getting used to flickr...:thumbup:

    Was so used to photobucket..(barf)
     

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