I've been watching the Flickr slideshow of Northern Voice
which is taking place at the moment. I know some of the participants,
and was at one point thinking of going myself, but the ability to read
the various blogs covering the event and watching the Flickr images
pass by is really not a bad second best - if in fact second best it is. [Euan Semple - The Obvious?]
The slideshow is pretty cool. There was no way I was ever going
to get to NV although I certainly would have liked to go and try and
catch a Tanglao
(amongst others) in his native environment.
However there are a couple of pieces of Flickr related advice that I think are worth
bearing in mind:
- If you're going to take pictures of the great food it helps to take them before
you ate it. Pictures of half eaten somethings spilled over the
table -- well, not so much. Unless that's the message?
- If you take a blurry shot which nobody can make out you don't have to upload it to Flickr. Maybe try again and get it in focus this time?
I think Flickr need to invest in some kind of "blurry shot detector"
(maybe with a sliding scale so each person can choose their own
standard of acceptable blurryness) and allow you to filter them out.