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jean
jean

Let’s start another Micro Monday roll call: photography enthusiasts, click reply to this post to add yourself to this informal list. If you also share photos to Glass and/or Flickr, let us know that too! 📷

jean
jean

@jean Tap, tap, tap. Is this thing on? I usually have at least one person for roll call by now. I’m worried because I initially posted this during our server hiccup earlier. I know we have folks passionate about photography out there!

Gaby
Gaby

@jean Count me in!! :D I use both Flickr and Glass, but mostly Glass these days

pratik
pratik

@jean 🙋🏽‍♂️

jean
jean

@pratik @Gaby Thank you! I might be a little paranoid about whether people can hear me or not, after technical difficulties during our first live Micro Camp session. 🤣

pratik
pratik

@jean Thought you posted just as the server went down. BTW I post on Glass & Flickr too. Flickr is mostly my DSLR dump. I curate on my photoblog and now Glass and may crosspost

patrickT
patrickT

@jean Planning to post more photos here (on micro.blog) but for the most part, I'm still most active on Flickr. Flickr was my first "web 2.0" love.

Miraz
Miraz

@jean 🙋🏽‍♀️ I enjoy taking photos with my iPhone or my Fuji X-T2. Most simply stay in Photos app; some reach Micro.Blog and a very rare few are printed and put on the wall.

maique
maique

@jean You can definitely count me in on this one. Still using Flickr, and trying Glass but seriously doubting I'll stick around. And, sorry, still on Instagram....

jemostrom
jemostrom

@Gaby @pratik so ... since your using Glass (means ice cream in Swedish), what's your impression? What sets it apart from for example Flickr, Instagram, micro.blog, etc? Why would I start using Glass? Who are the intended users, other photographers?

I'm a bit skeptical about yet another photo sharing site and I haven't really understood what "problem" Glass tries to solve.

samgrover
samgrover

@jean 👋 I've been a practicing photographer for a long time. I'm on Glass and Flickr. The latter usually only gets photos once in a while these days. I like Glass and the promise of a photography focused community. A few days ago I made this twitter thread with videos of what I like about Glass.

ndreas
ndreas

@jean 🙋‍♂️

odd
odd

@jean I have been, but not lately. Please add me anyway! 📷

toddwachob
toddwachob

@jean ✋using a 10 year old DSLR and an iPhone 12 Pro Max.

toddwachob
toddwachob

@toddwachob Oh, and I’m on Glass as well.

chadgmoore
chadgmoore

@jean I just realized yesterday that I haven’t taken many photos this year, relative to previous years. So I’m looking for more opportunities and to optimize for serendipity around photos. Long story short - I’m in!

jessekelber
jessekelber

@jean Here! Been shooting on and off since taking photography in high school and developing my own b&w shots. At this point I'm using a Fujifilm X-T4 and absolutely loving it. Hoping to get up into the mountains and out to the beaches this fall for some longer excursions, but for now I'm loving exploring my neighborhood through the lens.

pratik
pratik

@jemostrom I think @gaby had an excellent long-form post about it yesterday or day before. I recall seeing a post in the Discover section too. Both captured my thoughts well. I still have some concerns about it but the presence of an Export All Photos in Settings makes me feel better.

jean
jean

@pratik @jemostrom It has a very nice interface for just looking at photos, swipe right if you want to see who the photographer is, tap to see EXIF and comments, if you care. Very uncluttered. I really like the way they display people you can follow with little thumbnails of their photos.

jean
jean

@cm Glass has encouraged me to post the photos that I’m proud of. Since I began the big moving and sale process, almost everything in my Photos library is utilitarian records of furniture, rooms, items for sale, new apartment photos, and screenshots of stuff I need to buy. I had to go pretty far back to find something worth showing to strangers. I’m going to be looking for more photo ops again. And of course, cross-post back to Micro.blog, where my fun and silly stuff will still reside exclusively.

dejus
dejus

@jean While I don't consider myself a photographer, I do enjoy taking lots of pictures of my homestead and elsewhere, and doing daily posts on my personal blog and (for a little while longer) weekly posts on my homestead blog… and soon on my full-time motorhome travel blog.

jean
jean

@samgrover Good thread. You describe well why it’s a nice experience.

odd
odd

@jean I’m number 4800-something in line…

cliffordbeshers
cliffordbeshers

@jean I post on micro.blog and repost for my friends and family on Fb. I gave up on Flickr, 500px, etc. I just like to post for people to enjoy, and the others seem so competitive to me. And the bulk of my photos come from dSLR -> Linux -> website. Apps almost never fail to disappoint me.

thedimpause
thedimpause

@jean I'm a photography enthusiast! On Flickr and also trying Glass and Gala. 📷

pratik
pratik

@jean @jemostrom. Yup! I love it too. They need to make it better to view landscape-oriented photos but I like that you can't add any filters or do any editing. It's just upload and write a short description, no tags or hashtags. I think Bokeh has missed the boat.

rom
rom

@jean am here! :)

rom
rom

@cliffordbeshers w00t! Linux user in the house! how do you manage your photos? Curious as I want to do the same but on the Raspberry Pi. ;)

Cheri
Cheri

@jean I recently dug out my old DSLR and I’m enjoying taking photos with it. 📷

issimonwoods
issimonwoods

@pratik “Bokeh has missed the boat”

In what way? Why is there a boat to be missed?

odd
odd

@Cheri I just did tonight, but I can’t find the Sd->Lightning adapter… @jean

rom
rom

@jean I think I am on day 3 or 4 of the free Glass trial. I still prefer Flickr - for the price, it still has more functionality, not to mention that it has a web-client to make it easier to manage your albums, groups, collections and your community as well. :)

pat
pat

@jean I've been a hobbyist photographer for over a decade now. I used to post my photos at flickr.com/patdrybur... but I lost my credentials when the latest acquisition happened. Now I post them on my blog and Instagram.

pratik
pratik

@simonwoods Aren't the people who are on MB more likely to sign up for Bokeh? It hasn't released yet.

cliffordbeshers
cliffordbeshers

@rom Corel’s AfterShot Pro. It is a reasonable substitute for Lightroom and the like, as long as you dont want to do too much editing. They have the standard level controls, but the clone an healing features arent great. Recently, it doesnt seem to like my external drive, but that might be the drives fault. All in all, it is fairly effective.

issimonwoods
issimonwoods

@pratik Right, yeah. I don’t think it’s a zero-sum situation. Instead, I think there is more than enough room for multiple indie social networks and that the “missed boat” mentality no longer reflects the way people approach these things.

pratik
pratik

@simonwoods Ok. I just might be underestimating the demand for paid photo sharing sites.

maique
maique

@dejus Added the motorhome blog to the feed reader. Will be a pleasure to follow along.

pimoore
pimoore

@jean I’ll add my name as I want to get into photography, so might as well start following the masters of the craft!

rom
rom

@cliffordbeshers interesting. Did not know Corel has software for Linux. ha! :)

nickkaczmarek
nickkaczmarek

@jean 🤳

Munish
Munish

@jean 👌🏽🙏🏽👍🏽📷

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@jean Flickr. I can't use Glass because of,... well,... No one likes Android.

hdc_digital
hdc_digital

@jean discovered Glass from this post, thanks. I’m on waiting list for access now !

sherif
sherif

@jean I was taking a break from Micro blog but getting back into it now, and yes, I'm @sherif on Glass and pretty jazzed about it :)

keithpound
keithpound

@jean Add me to the list. On Glass (@keithpound), but just closed my Flickr (and Instgram) accounts. 📷

RossA
RossA

@jean count me in for Glads as well - @rossa

spratte
spratte

@jean Yes? Yes. Right now it's more editing, big trip last month (2,600+ photos). Plan to share here and on my site.

Bluetrainers
Bluetrainers

@jean photos in all formats - iPhone to pinhole - visualisation doesn't require any kit - extensive Flickr