Monday, June 8, 2009

Spread the Word – Part 4: Photo Sites

In this part of the Spread the Word series, we’ll take a look at what you can do with photo-sharing sites.

There are many photo-sharing sites out there and it really boils down to personal preference.  Instead of covering the many aspects of each site, this article will give you ideas on what you can do to “spread the word” at the site of your choosing.

First, in case you do not currently use a photo-sharing site, or if you want to explore other options, here is a list of the most popular:

  • Flickr – This Yahoo! service allows you to upload and share 100MB of photos and videos for free.  Unlimited uploads available with a paid subscription.
  • Picasa – This Google service allows you to upload and share 1024MB of photos for free.  Paid subscription options allow additional storage space.
  • Photobucket – This site allows you to upload 1GB of photos and videos for free.  Paid subscription option allows for 10GB of content.

So what can you do with photo-sharing sites to help spread the GYR word?  Quite a bit, actually.

Profile – Some photo-sharing sites allow you to create a profile.  Here, you could include that you are a member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits.  I would highly recommend this especially if the site you are using is solely dedicated to graveyard and/or genealogy-related photos.

Albums – For site where you can create multiple albums, I highly recommend creating an album either specifically for cemeteries, or break albums down by the cemetery itself.  Also, consider adding that you are a member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits to the description of any album related to cemeteries.

Tags & Photo Descriptions – Be sure to include a brief description of the photo.  Also be sure to include tags (if the option is available), such as cemetery, graveyard, and gravestone.

Groups & Galleries – A few photo-sharing sites have groups or galleries that are collections submitted by multiple users for a particular category or topic.  Following are a two to explore:

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Are you currently using a photo-sharing site to store your graveyard photos?  Feel free to post a link to your profile or album(s) in the comments so others can find you and take a peek.

Do you have a favorite photo-sharing site?  What is it and why?  Post your answer in the comments.

5 comments:

Dorene from Ohio said...

While I don't use it for cemetery photos, I keep my extended family up to date with family photos on Dropshots, at

www.dropshots.com

You can store up to 500 photos or
videos free, and unlimited storage with a paid subscription.

Robin said...

Because I am starting to acquire so many photos, I am going to start using my flickr account for my graveyard photos.

Anonymous said...

I've got acccounts with both Photobucket and Flickr. But I'm having trouble with the former as it won't recognize my password most of the time. Plus, it is very slow. I have posted a lot of cemetery photographs to my account (Pan-Zareta) on Deviant Art. This site also hosts some clubs dedicated to cemetery art, like Gravewalkers, which has members from all over the world.

Jean B. Duncan said...

I prefer Picassa at the moment. I've been using it for personal images and started recently adding photos I've taken of New Sweden, ME headstones.

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Thanks for all of the additional information, everyone!