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Etiquette for Photographers in Social Networks

Posted on: 27 October 2007

If you post your photos online in any kind of a group where others can not only view them but comment on them, then there is surely some kind of etiquette that one must follow. Epic Edits Weblog has a few “guidelines” that are worth noting.

What I plan to present in this article isn’t a set of hard rules that must be followed on Flickr. Martin said it nicely yesterday: Flickr isn’t about cramped “have to” habits. 100% true — It’s supposed to be fun, not work.

I’m not Yahoo, so obviously I can’t censor regulate what people do on Flickr, but I’ve used it enough to know that there are certain things you shouldn’t do and tons of things you can do. So here are the guidelines that I live by on Flickr.

I think these are good “Guidelines” and apply not only to Flickr, but to others online photogroups such as Zooomr, Photo Shelter, SnapFish, Shutterfly, SmugMug, or any other of the many hosts out there.


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