Access at Everwinter

I’m rather late blogging today. Too busy to finger the phone.

I’m watching a film now so it’s weirdly relaxing to multitask and release this.

I was quite surprised recently as I’ve seen a number of comments on Facebook about Flickr. To be honest I usually don’t pay much in the way of attention to Flickr as I only use it because apparently we should when blogging.

To be honest I find it a bit of a chore, adding to groups etc because apparently it’s expected. However today after an alert from the Flickr about a landscape post being marked restricted. I decided I would look into what people are on about.

Usually I check Flickr via my phone app and look at comments via there as well. Amazingly when you check via the pc you see way more.

So yep a long list of groups that rejected pics and also groups who have changed their rules. Which in turn means they reject your pics. I’m very ok , so what. I just however think if I purchased your product shame on you.

Interestingly I was quite stunned by one I have purchased quite substantially from over the years and it’s rules are set to invite only now and only if your photos are extremely well done.

ie photoshopped to death so the product doesn’t look like it actually does. I quickly left that group and will not purchase from that creator again.

Why you may ask? Because customers love to add their photos to groups. It’s part of the whole Flickr thing and when you start expecting magazine standard photos only, and the average person isn’t a graphical artist you are basically insulting them. Yet they purchased your product and they’re your customers.

I notice quite a few of these groups are going down this road and I have only one thing to say and I’ll be brutally honest here.

If your product looks basic and you are expecting highly overdone pictures in your group only. You are misleading the customer. But you are also getting industry standard advertising for free!!

I like many other photographers in Second life are not graphic artists and we rely on taking the best shot we can. We don’t hide imperfections etc because for me personally I won’t blog a product to make it look better than what it looks. I will make it as real as it is in the world.

I totally understand groups rejecting photos as they aren’t a product for that group or they’re wanting couture photo and what they’re getting are pixel dick and titty pics. That I understand completely.

But this change in the expectations means Flickr to me is something I need to think about whether I want to bother using. after all it costs!!!

Now the other elephant in the room. Unsolicited invites to groups who are basically porn groups. Really? Please don’t. Get a grip!

Now to this pic of an outfit at the ACCESS Event currently. No photoshopping and just pure warts and all.



Yennefer outfit from [Eternus] at the ACCESS Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Melissa hair from Ade at the ACCESS Event

Liquid gloss lipstick from Nuve at the ACCESS Event

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Classic mesh body from Legacy

Image courtesy using Flickr

Shot on location at Everwinter

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