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Old 22-03-2007, 05:17   #1 (permalink)
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Flickr advice?

I'm using flickr and with my pro account I've decided to back up everything (80% done or so) I haven't lost over the years. So here's my question, what's the best way to set up Flickr so people see my photography while my family and friends can still see a decent number of photos without requiring them to sign up for Flickr?

I'm organizing the sets so that the photos I'd like people to see the most are on the top of the set list, but the recently uploaded photos will often be stuff that I just want family and friends to have access to without needing to create a Flickr account.

With my Hawaii folder, I uploaded the photos I liked most first, so that way they're the first photos people see. (Hawaii - March 2007 - a photoset on Flickr) But my wife and I want the other photos available for friends and family.

So my question is this, what's the best way to create folders/sets/collections/pages for my photography? Would I be better of creating a set or a collection for "photography" photos, and then use that link when talking about photography? Maybe I could make a "public group" of just my non-personal images that I enjoy? (Not even sure if that's possible.)

If someone else using Flickr has found a solution to the same issue, please let me know!

Edit: stepheno, thanks for the helpful move. I didn't know exactly where to ask these questions, and I appreciate pointing me in the right direction.

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Hi Peteer - I'm going to move this into the General Q & A forum where you will get a more appropriate response. The Photo Sharing and Critique forums are intended for comments on photographs. If you want to show a few in the Photo Sharing you can host them in your own Members Gallery in Pixalo - members like to see the photo not a link to it. Thanks for understanding
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I'm organizing the sets so that the photos I'd like people to see the most are on the top of the set list, but the recently uploaded photos will often be stuff that I just want family and friends to have access to without needing to create a Flickr account.
The weakness of Flickr is that your photostream is in chronological order only. Sets are there so you can work round this to an extent. If you are using your Flickr account to promote yourself as a photographer then you really should keep a seperate account for this as visitors will tire of a mixture of family and pro work.

You could always create your own website. It is not that diificult and costs are really just down to hosting as you can use open licence php software such as gallery or coppermine to organise your layout.

Hope this is on track with your question. I am not sure if that is what you want to know but assuming when you ask here rather than on a Flickr group that you are looking for alternative suggestions.
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The weakness of Flickr is that your photostream is in chronological order only. Sets are there so you can work round this to an extent. If you are using your Flickr account to promote yourself as a photographer then you really should keep a seperate account for this as visitors will tire of a mixture of family and pro work.

You could always create your own website. It is not that diificult and costs are really just down to hosting as you can use open licence php software such as gallery or coppermine to organise your layout.

Hope this is on track with your question. I am not sure if that is what you want to know but assuming when you ask here rather than on a Flickr group that you are looking for alternative suggestions.
That is very helpful advice, and was along the lines of what I was looking for.

Unfortunately, I was hoping there was a way to sort images other than just chronologically, and sets aren't quite the solution I was hoping for.

The other solution that I found in flickr is that I could make all my family photos "family and friends" only, and then send guest passes for "friends and family" sets...but that's more trouble than it's worth as well.

Thanks for confirming what I already suspected, and I'll consider creating a photography page if I do get more serious.
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