[tweetmeme source=”pagetx”]As many of you already know, I am a huge fan of Flickr. I use it personally to share photos from my life and my travels. I also use it professionally to help promote the Colorado River Trail region with our Flickr group. With this group, I’m able to get candid and often high-quality photos from people enjoying my destination. I’ve used them in blog posts, on Facebook and Twitter, and even in a publication (with the photographer’s permission, of course).
Finding these photos can be very time-consuming – especially when your destination consists of 11 Texas counties. Manually searching for town or attraction names is tedious at best. What if there were a way to have great photography delivered to you on a daily basis?
What if you didn’t have to hunt for them any more? What would that be worth to you?
Now. What if I told you it was free and just takes a few simple steps to get set up?
Well, wait no more!
- Visit http://www.flickr.com/places.
- Type in the name of your destination or town/state and click “Search”.
- Review the amazing information you can get from just doing this simple search.
- Popular tags, interesting and recent photo uploads, featured local photographers, and groups that contain photos from your destination.
- Check out what is circled in red in the 2nd photo below ==> You can subscribe to the geofeed via RSS!
- Click on the word “geofeed” to obtain the URL.
- The geofeed pulls photos that are geo-tagged to your destination either manually by you when you place your Flickr photo on a map, or automatically by your smart phone or digital camera.
- Copy and paste the feed’s URL into the reader of your choice (just like you would subscribe to a blog). I like Google Reader.
- Click the “Add” button to subscribe.
- You can rename the feed to something that makes more sense than “Recent Uploads”, as well as place your new feed into a category.
- Bask in the glory of your awesomeness as you watch those beautiful photos get delivered to your Google Reader every single day. Without even trying.
- Click on the photos you like. It will take you to the photo’s page on Flickr.
- Under the “Actions” menu, click on “Invite to/remove from group”.
- Select the group where you’d like to add the photo, and presto! The photographer will be notified that you’ve requested their photo be added to your group.
- They can accept or decline.
So what do you think? Will you do it?