Place to store the best photos in web

Updated on November 22, 2017 in Photography
12 on November 19, 2017

I would like to have a place to store my the best street photos and a place for long living street photo projects. Also I would like to have ability to share my photos for critic and follow some good street photographers too.

Currently, it looks like the most popular place for sharing photos is Instagram. But it looks not convenient for some reasons: 

  1. it doesn’t allow to share and view full size photos
  2. it looks like a one place for any kind of photos. Meaning, selfies with friends, funny photos etc. So real interesting street photos will be drown there very fast.
  3. no ability for photo grouping

Flikr looks good but how about 500px.com or even dedicated page at Facebook (separated from the main Facebook account)? WDYT? How do you prefer to share your best street photos?

 
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4 on November 20, 2017

flickr 🙂

I have flikr synced with my wordpress site. a little button sits next to all the typing tools I have allowing me to click and embed photos directly to my site. Flickr provides 1tb of free space so its perfect

 

on November 20, 2017

What is your web-site url?

on November 20, 2017

http://hobotographer.com its a custom wordpress theme I programmed 😀

The thing with Flickr is its older then many other sites, which means better cross platform support.

on November 20, 2017

Great site! ‘Need money for Ferrari’ photo is awesome 🙂

on November 21, 2017

thanks… after I took the photo he said “wait wait wait” he flips his sign and it says, “need money for insurance for my Ferrari” 😀

 

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0 on November 21, 2017

I used to use Instagram but I removed my account a few months ago and set up my own WordPress-based site.  Now I have complete control over my content and don’t have to abide by Instagram’s terms of use.  I found this portion of their terms particularly disturbing:

By displaying or publishing (“posting”) any Content on or through the Instagram Services, you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Site in any media formats through any media channels.

Setting up a WordPress site is very easy and pretty inexpensive.  My site is here:

http://projektnine11.com

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1 on November 22, 2017

Flickr currently best; but I see it going away soon (bought out by Yahoo, now Yahoo being bought out by Verizon, who knows the future).

I would consider paid options like smugmug.com, photoshelter.com, or format.com

on November 22, 2017

There’s no guarantee that any of the paid options will be around forever either. 

In reality, it doesn’t really matter if these sites go under if you’ve got proper (redundant) backups of your photos offline.   The part that I find troubling is that most of these sites reserve the right to use your content (for free) in any way they see fit for the advancement of their business.  So if anyone is thinking about uploading their photos to a commercial photo sharing site, just make sure to read the Terms of Service and know what you’re agreeing to before using the service.

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3 on November 22, 2017

last resort option… buy a server and host your own photos (Expensive…)

 

on November 22, 2017

Not sure why anyone would choose that option.  There are many good WordPress hosting sites that offer inexpensive hosting packages without the hassle of maintaining your own server.

on November 22, 2017

if you work in the industry and have TB’s of data (I am coming from a music background), having your own server makes sense.

 

on November 22, 2017

Ahh got it. The context of the thread was photo storage but for music and video I can see the argument for having your own server.

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