||[Jan. 24th, 2006|11:51 pm]
I got Flickr Pro today and while I'm not exactly regretting the long-overdue decision, I'm pondering what this really means for my presence on the web. First of all, I'll be able to have an off-site back up of most of my digital photographs. Seeing how I have 60-some-odd GB of digital photos, it'll take me a good 3 years before I'll have all of them up on Flickr.|
I'm a bit weary of diluting the quality of the photos I have online, though. With Flickr Classic, I've carefully chosen the photos I've uploaded, reserving the honour for photographs of the highest calibre. With Flickr Pro, it's all about quantity, and everyone gets to see all the ugly photos that I take too. While I recognize the fact that I can easily mark all of my less refined work as “private”, it seems to me that it’s against one of the major tenets of holding a Flickr account. Besides, there are often times when my non-flickr-account-holding-friends request that I share all of the photos I’ve taken from particular events with them, because I’m always the designated photographer.
It’s also going to be a whole lot easier to cyber stalk me now. If pictures are worth a thousand words, any visitor will have access to countless volumes of my autobiography. I tend to be quite open about who I was in the past, but there’s a significant delay before I publicly reveal anything about myself in the present. It seems to be that it will be a good idea to start locking up older photos after a while so that my entire collection cannot be accessed simultaneously at any given time.