For The Love Of Creative Commons

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Real Estate Services with RealSatisfied

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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Rainer
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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
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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
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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,
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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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Wow, a comment after two years. :)

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