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How to use Flickr Groups

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editing: Responsible Travel Photography

Essay

Those using Flickr are able to share photos in groups. It's a great way to develop social web skills.

Flickr groups are an excellent example of documentation and visual storytelling. They can also be used to show behaviors we'd like to see -- eating more healthy, respecting city parks, connecting museum staff and the public, for example. No one person can be expected to do this alone and groups are a fun way of collaboration.

Several of these groups have developed critical mass including World Museums, World Mountains, World Food, Oaxaca Trees, World Parks and City Parks. Join us!

Tip - Check out Flickr's official group guidelines.

Twitter Tip

If you are a fan of a certain group, mention this on Twitter and include the link!

Challenge
http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/6855258726

2012 News

http://blog.flickr.net/en/2012/05/24/groups-a-new-view-new-api-methods-and-add-from-uploadr/


Buzzword Bingo

Add Photos - Administer - Approve - Contributors - Cover Photo - Creative Commons - Deny - Discussion - Edit - Flickr - Flickr Groups - Group - Group Rules - Map - Members - Photos - Queue - Share - Social Web - Tags - Yahoo

Directories

Photo
Group Info
RSS
Slideshare
DSC05348
Workshop 21 compliments Planeta.com's World Travel Directory and show eco practices, including biodiversity conservation, recycling, environmental education and outdoor travel!

Wiki
Workshop 21 Pool
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Frida Khalo (Noche de Rábanos) #oaxacatoday
Taller 21 compliments the Directory of Spanish language schools featured on Planeta.com. Of particular interest are eco practices, including biodiversity conservation, recycling and environmental education.

Wiki
Taller 21 Pool
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Conscious, Local, Foodie, Responsible Travel and Ecotourism Around the World

Photo
Group
Wiki Info
RSS
Slideshare
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Ecotourism Europe
europe
Ecotourism Europe Pool
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Ecotourism Africa
africa
Ecotourism Africa Pool
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Ecotourism Asia
asia
Ecotourism Asia Pool

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Ecotourism Oceania
oceania
Ecotourism Oceania Pool

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South American Ecotourism
southamerica
southamerica
Re-Imagining South American Ecotourism Pool

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North American Ecotourism
northamerica
Re-Imagining North American Ecotourism Pool


Featured Groups

Photo
Group
Wiki Info
What we're looking for ...
Slideshare
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World Climate
World Climate
Book covers and presentations about climate change
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City Parks
City Parks
Pocket parks and urban ecotourism (hiking, biking, bird-watching)
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World Parks
World Parks
Parks and protected areas, biodiversity, conservation
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World Crafts
World Crafts
World Crafts Pool
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World Food
World Food
Spotlight on local food

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World Market
worldmarket
Markets around the world

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World Museums
World Museums
Favorite museums and behind the scenes tours provided by museum staff
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World Mountains
World Mountains
Mountain culture and conservation
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Local Groups

Photo
Group
Wiki Info
RSS
Presentations





Bring your hat! Multilingual Monte Alban Photo Safari in Oaxaca #rtweek2012
Oaxaca Today
oaxacatoday
Oaxaca Today Pool
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Árboles de Oaxaca (Oaxaca Trees)
Oaxaca Trees
Native and exotic trees in Oaxaca, Mexico
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More Topical Groups

Photo
Group
Wiki Info
What we're looking for ...
Presentations
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Birds of the world
Birds of the World
Birds in their natural environment, conservation measures

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World Trees
World Trees
Notable, historic and beautiful trees

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Rural Tourism
rural tourism
Travel in rural communities

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World Deserts
world deserts
Desert wildlife and conservation

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World Energy
world energy
Spotlight on renewable energy!


World Water features
water conservation and recreation
World water


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Accessible Travel

accessible travel
infrastructure and signage related to accessible travel

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World Astronomy
world astronomy
Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy.

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World Signs
world signs
Signs and signage

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World Sports
world sports
Sports and sporting events around the world


Slideshare



Artwork / Cue Yourself

How to put your photos online Flickr

La Hora Magica = The Magic Hour

volantes

Magic Hour = La Hora Mágica
A Particular Time, around an hour before sunset or after sunrise, when light is at its most golden and details emerge across the spectrum.
Un momento determinado, alrededor de una hora antes del atardecer o al amanecer, cuando la luz está en su más dorado y detalles surgen en todo el espectro.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/magichour/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_hour_(photography)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/6806348532/

Benefits

Photographs and discussion can be encoded in RSS!

Promotion

To Flickr's credit, there's promotion of groups from the Groups page --http://www.flickr.com/groups -- but it's unclear how the groups are selected or how a group creator might suggest to Flickr, hey, have a look! I've gotten more promotion for my Flickr groups from Slideshare than from Flickr and that just seems odd.
Promoting Groups

Country Essays

Australia Flickr
Ecuador Flickr
Mexico Flickr
New Zealand Flickr

Featured

Day of the Dead around the WorldThe focus of this group is the Day of the Dead holiday (November 1-2). Show us the altars and preparation for the Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos holiday. Photos need to be specific to this holiday. If you are taking pictures of people, please ask permission and if you can, give them a copy of your photo.


Day of the Dead Around the World - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

Developing

http://www.flickr.com/groups/quito2
http://www.flickr.com/groups/monterrey2

GROUPS (Stats as of December 2008)


slideshare



ecotourism photography

More Groups (talking points about Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and Sports Tourism)

After Wilma
Mexican palette
West Coast New Zealand
Si Mas Bicicletas
Sustainable tea and coffee
Flickr Hacks
Dogs on Roofs
Monthly moment in time
http://www.flickr.com/groups/lovesouthafrica

Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town - Please only post your best pictures, and do not post pictures that are very similar to one another, or they will be removed by an admin. Please also note that by joining this group you give permission for any photo added to it to be featured on the official Two Oceans Aquarium website, with no payment (though accreditation will always be given). We assure members that we will not use their images for any commercial purposes other than to showcase the Two Oceans Aquarium on the web.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/capetownliveitloveit - This is the official Cape Town Tourism Flickr group. We welcome images of the world's most beautiful city. In particular, we welcome images of people enjoying the world's most beautiful city.
http://www.capetown.travel/blog/entry/go_awol_in_cape_town_ndash_flickr_pic_of_the_day
http://www.capetown.travel/blog/entry/walking_the_streets_of_cape_town_ndash_flickr_pic_of_the_day

Museums

OurSpace

Sports

World Rugby Cup 2007 - BBC

Tourism

My Australia Holidays
We Visit Mexico

Editing

The Value of Collaboration
Responsible Travel Photography
Fair Trade in Travel Writing and Photography





Moderated Groups

Photos submitted to a moderated group generate the following automatic announcement
OK. That's been submitted the group. If is approved by the group administrator, it will show up in the group pool.

Questions

If you administer a group with pending photos, is it possible to receive an email stating the group has pending photos?

Are there suggestions of how to nicely let contributors know that their photos have not been accepted in a group?