What Makes A Picture Popular On Flickr

Through The Coffee Cup

Playing with my Fuji X20 in Starbucks coffee shop

It still amazes me that some images are way more popular than others, despite sometimes having very little thought put into the concept. While other images clearly have taken much more effort, yet much less views or likes. Take for example the image above. I shot this the very first day I got my Fuji X20. While unboxing it in the local Starbucks I began playing around with it and happened to capture this shot of fellow customer pondering the meaning of life.

Yesterday - #FlickrFriday No.24

Starbucks, yesterday and today through the Fuji X20

 

Here is another image that I enjoyed taking, again in Starbucks to capture the retro style of the shop and again see what my new Fuji X20 could do. Again this was very well received on Flickr and even was ‘Explored’. I can not explain the popularity, although I do like it myself. However, many other images that I might have expected to get more attention did not make much of an impact on the Flickr community.

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Just the two of us

 

Take for example the picture above of two lovely teddy bears out on a date. One might have expected there to be some activity in number of views or comments. Yet not so much.

Life is like a box of chocolates

Life is like a box of chocolates

Another image that I thought was quite interesting or at the very least thought provoking was this image I shot of a take on the movie Forrest Gump. Again there was interest, but nothing like the two images above. Then again there have been images that surpassed my understanding of why they are my most popular images of all time.

The fab four has received over 20,000 views in only a few months on Flickr

The fab four has received over 20,000 views in only a few months on Flickr

London Calling is my second most popular image on Flickr.

London Calling is my second most popular image on Flickr.

I would love to hear what other Flickr users think. What type of images do you usually find are grab attention or cause people to comment? Do you find that it is not the image concept that is interesting but when you upload the picture or have you found certain themes are big hits (like sunsets)?

Anyway, feel free to check out the images on Flickr by clicking on the images and if you are part of the Flickr community do connect. I love to see what others are doing and get inspired by their work.

 

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Afternoon Tea For Two

An excellent way for me to develop my photography has been through participating in #FlickrFriday weekly themed challenge. Resulting in me trying out new things or finding better ways to express these themes when I’m out and about. This Saturday I visited coastal old town Whitehead and while taking photos, I looked for a way to help this couple become my theme submission.

Click the photo to see the final entry and more image from Whitehead in my photostream.

My Most Popular Images 

One of the interesting features of #Flickr is discovering which of your images are most popular. FlickRock streams these images in a lovely black presentation. Click the image above to view my most popular images by the Flickr community.

Heroes Assemble

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I took this picture for a weekly Flickr challenge of superheroes. The image of collectables suggests to the imagination, what if all these characters came together in the one storyline? A cross over of universes and powers. Anyway, a fun image to set up.

Spring Time Arrives

Yesterday the sun came out and the world looked different. Proof that spring has arrived was all around me so I captured a few snaps. Click the image above to view the rest in my photostream.

Glorious Morning On Flickr Blog

Such a lovely way to wake up and to discover your #FlickrFriday picture has been featured on the Flickr blog. I’m very pleased as this is the fifth images to be selected by Flickr among some very excellent work.

To see my previous submissions click the link below or press the picture above to read the latest FlickrFriday blog post

http://www.flickr.com/photos/derekhall/sets/72157632724384807/

A Geneva Photo Experience

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A Geneva Photo Experience – http://fp.mu/d5QL1J some images submitted to Fotopedia Reporter.

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