I think I’m in Flickr phase. I’ve had my Blue Period, and now I’m in the middle of my Flickr Period.
Today’s obsession will focus on Groups. There are so many interesting, sometimes strange, and varied groups on Flickr. I’ll give you some examples:
Photo by splintered
Prints of darkness A place where darkness comes to light, a place for smart photos that aren’t too bright…
Photo by Prudencebrown121
Vanishing beauty As my father would say, “old things, falling down”
Photo by suspiciousminds
In numerical order In Numerical Order, photographs are posted to the Group in numerical order.
Photo by vin60
Film noir mood ;
Photo by Sanchi Saez Agurto
I crush your head “Inspired by Kids in the Hall, these will be pix where you take your fingers and squish the head of someone else.”
Photo by Jeff the Trojan
Social documentary photography A place for professional documentary photographers to discuss emerging technology, marketing and the impossible act of making a living through photography.
Photo by Andrew.David
Visit the world travel guide
Photo by Quejaytee
Gossamer glimpse “this group is intended to showcase photos of (and through) transparent stuff. delicate fabrics, screens, dirty windows and other such veils will ideally fill our photos’ frames.”
Photo by ratsbeyfus
The secret life of plants
Photo by Sammie Lynne
Graves, tombs and cemeteries
Photo by njpara31
Flickr fan art “or any kind of artwork featuring the letters ‘F-L-I-C-K-R'”
Photo by alleluja
Photo by jamesdunbar42
Rural decay Rural Decay, Pictures of Barns, Silos, Farms and other Rural buildings decaying.
Photo by Mattreynolds
Green is beautiful
Photo by Peter Hajas
Tell a story in 5 frames
Photo by Robx
Colour and colours
Photo by edi.peck
Whatever the weather picures of cloud formations, weather patterns, rough seas, etc.
Photo by johnstravel
Photo by _kriebel_
Apart from wasting (no! it’s not wasting; but it does eat up time) on these quirky little groups, I do believe that a little ingenuity in conjunction with these groups will lead to some interesting classroom projects.
Some of them leap out – Tell a story in 5 frames
There’s no need for me to spell out the possibilities for an enjoyable project involving choice, creativity, visual literacy, storytelling skills, etc.
What about Rural decay or Flickr fan art for art students?
Lots of photography ideas for sure. And don’t disregard the quirky ones, eg.
In numerical order and I crush your head.
There are many more groups and definitely many more ideas to be gleaned from these groups. What are your ideas?