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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by hector, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. hector macrumors regular

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    How come some photos get so many comments on Flickr? Do people just post them to a million groups and hope for the best? Some very very average photos seem to get so much credit...
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Some people have many friends and their friends come back once in a while to comment on their photos.
     
  3. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    If you invest the time to comment on other people's photos eventually many of them will return the favor. That's really the key. Personally, I don't have that kind of time. Comments are always nice but it can be a lot of work.
     
  4. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I have a friend who doesn't tag her photos yet she gets loads of comments. I tag mine and I hardly get any, that means:
    • Her photos are more interesting than mine
    • She has more friends

    Saying that I haven't looked at her friends list
     
  5. danco macrumors newbie

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    Also, the attractiveness/singleness of a photographer will affect how many comments he/she gets.
     
  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Hehehe... unfortunately you're right; I've seen that happen over there.

    On a more positive note - if you participate in groups, that will get people to your photos. However you can't be thin-skinned. If you ask for people to critique your photos, you've got to be ready for a mix of comments. Some people give valid criticism (sometimes in a supportive way, sometimes in a harsh way), while others will just be jerks.
     
  7. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Very true, my flickr friend is a girl.
     
  8. tonyeck macrumors 6502

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    Very true - especially if half their photo stream is of themselves in various self portrait shots...
     
  9. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    My friends flickr account has views over 1 Million. They do feature his wife in PVC gear though. Though I'm sure many view purely for the artist qualities of the images.
     

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