For The Love Of Creative Commons

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I love taking photos and I love Flickr.

Bee In Flight By Jeff Turner, respres on FlickrWhat I love almost as much as taking photos is finding that someone has used one of my photos in their blog posts. All of my public photos on Flickr give you permission for use, so long as you give attribution. I do this via the Creative Commons license. If you take lots of local photos, it's a great way to get exposure beyond your blog.

Some of what I consider my favorite photos, like the one to the right, have never been used via the Creative Commons. And, I think you'll see from the uses below, the photos that were chosen by others to illustrate their posts are not "award winning" photography.

I've written before about using the flickr creative commons as a way to connect with local photographers. It's a way to put YEO in action. Anyone who sets their photos to this level of sharing is happy to see their photos used. Me included. I monitor the use of the my online nickname, "respres", via my Google feed reader so I can find as much of it as possible. Lately I've been getting a nice little surpise about once a day. I thought I'd show you how the creative commons process works when it is used correctly and give a few of these writers some AR link love in the process. :)

Here are a few places my photos have shown up in the past few weeks. It's interesting to see the different contexts in which the photos have been used.

A Photo Of A Foreclosure Sign

The Zoo: Sign Of The Times

Redfin: All Aboard The Foreclosure Bus

Get Home Denver Team: Demystifying Real Estate Investing

Consumerist: More Than 1 Million Homes Are Now In Foreclosure

The AM Law Daily: This Week In Law

FrugalDad: 75 Tips To Survive In A Down Economy

A Photo Of Hiking In Los Angeles

10 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

A Photo Of LA Traffic

Metblogs LA: Putting The Tiger In Your Tank On A Diet

The Good Human: Have You Started Turning Your Car Off At Red Lights To Save Gas?

A Photo Of My Shattered iPhone Screen

Consumerist: The New iPhone Is $160 More Expensive Than The $399 iPhone It Replaced. What?

Loquor: Shattered iPhone Screen

A Photo From An Internet Meetup

Douglas E. Welch: Join Us For Morning Tech Talk At The Doctor's Note Get-Together

A Photo Of Six Flags Magic Mountain Cybercafe

Andy.KBC.MY: I'm AT A Stupid Cybercafe

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UPDATE Friday, June 20: Here is one I was alerted to this morning. I'm posting it here because it's a topic close to my heart. :) This "photo" was actually a screen capture of my email restoring.

Could You Go Emai-Free Once A Week?

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Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

That photo is so distinct... it's like the bee is overlaid on top of the flower.  That is an awesome photo.

May 09, 2009 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Hill
Daytona Beach Real Estate
Florida Property Experts

I forgot about this post. I just posted a long list of web sites that are all Creative Commons/Copyright Free/Royalty Free. I should upload some of mine to Flickr though. I have a ton of them. Some I'll share and some I won't ;-)

May 15, 2009 05:48 PM
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Brett Lance
Dunes Marketing Group

Thanks Jeff! Great content!

May 28, 2009 09:53 AM
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Renee Marrs Caperton
Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate
Century 21 Marrs & Associates

Nice post.  I love the photos on Flickr!

June 18, 2009 08:53 AM
Rainer
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Yvette & Dennis Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC

I love this photo.  I'll have to check out Flickr.  Have a great week.

July 27, 2009 07:59 AM
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Angelica Blatt
Selling the Monterey Peninsula over 15 years!
DeLuca Real Estate

Even though I am frightened of bees and allergic to them, I love love this photo! I know we need the bees in our lives too. Thanks for the infomation. I will check it out. Angelica

October 26, 2009 03:41 PM
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Patty Hill, BS, CIAS, SFR
Hill & Associates Real Estate Team
Hill & Associates, LLC Prudential Southern Coast Real Estate

Jeff, thanks for this post.  I have not tried Flicker but will check it out!  Beautiful photo!

November 08, 2009 05:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

It's an old post, but I found it very useful still.  Thanks for everything.

February 16, 2010 04:08 PM
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Douglas Harland
Southern Oregon
Century21 J.C. Jones American Dream

Hi Jeff, Thanks for the post. I have not been to Flicker for awhile.

April 08, 2010 03:37 AM
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.

Man Oh Man Hubba...

You're like a spam magnet :)

Every single *term* spam is in my email :)

TLW...ROAR!

July 11, 2010 08:51 AM
Rainer
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Renee Marrs Caperton
Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate
Century 21 Marrs & Associates

Great photos & post! 

December 03, 2010 09:28 AM
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Joyce Herr
Lancaster County & Beyond
Prudential Lancaster Real Estate

Thanks for the post - love the photos on Flicker and the bee in this photo seems almost 3D!

December 29, 2010 06:40 PM
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Michael Delaware
REALTOR®, CRS
Troxel Realty Co. LLC

Jeff this is a simple, yet great article on the versitility of Flickr.  I love the bee photo, it is awesome!

February 01, 2011 08:21 AM
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Lauren Selinsky Perez
REO -CEO - CDPE - SHORT SALES - Woman Owned
CA Coastal Estates- Monarch Bay Real Estate DP

jeff, it is refreshing to read your blog about your photos and flickR. when i read people getting so P.O'd that their pix were used... i ask myself, well whyleave them on flickR type sites? and post them all over without copyright symbols or watermarks?... hello>?

great pic and i look forward in seeing more of your blogs>>>

March 11, 2011 04:41 AM
Rainer
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John Wingate
Salisbury MD Real Estate, 302.339.5185, Salisbury, MD Homes
EXIT Shore Realty

I am not a big fan of bees but they are fun to watch when going flow to flower in my flower bed. :)

November 28, 2011 07:08 AM
Rainer
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Virginia Cheezum
F. C. Tucker Company

Wow!  Just wow!  When I am fortunate enough to retire, I would love to take up photography!  Beautiful pic!

March 03, 2012 08:21 AM
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Kristin Hamilton
(909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
Keller Williams Realty

Hi Jeff,

I post pictures on Flickr but did not know we could get free images on their site. Interesting....thanks for the tip as sometimes I need something and do not have time to run out and shoot it. I love your bee photo. Perfect!

April 16, 2012 08:01 PM
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Roberta Kayne
CRS, ABR, SFR, RRS, Realtor, Re/Max Affiliates
Dublin & Central Ohio Homes

Hi Jeff, I see that putting photos on Flickr in the creative commons gets your photos used, but do you make any money doing it or does it lead to any photo jobs or money for you or is it just for fun for you?  great bee! Thanks, Roberta

September 15, 2012 11:22 AM
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Lise Howe
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
Keller Williams Capital Properties

wow - you are showing up in some very diverse locations! You are as busy as a bee! great photo

March 17, 2014 08:34 AM
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Jeff Turner
RealSatisfied

Wow, a comment after two years. :)

March 28, 2014 02:14 AM
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