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tumblr anyone?
Liam Richards, Photographer
Saskatoon | SK | Canada | Posted: 4:43 PM on 11.19.11
->> Hey all, i know that very few of you have clicked on this already, but for those of you who have, i am not looking for followers i swear, i am looking for people who are using thumblr, i have really enjoyed how easy it is to post a fast image, it is about as much energy as i have for blogging. Just wanted to know if anyone else is using it, i find tumblr pretty much useless for finding people to follow. please post links to your account so i can have something to follow other than animated gifs of macho man
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Eric Seals, Photographer
Detroit | MI | United States | Posted: 9:30 PM on 11.19.11
->> Hi Liam,

I use it and post some pictures and some of my video storytelling from time to time.

http://ericseals.tumblr.com/

Eric
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Armando Solares, Photographer
Englewood | FL | USA | Posted: 9:58 PM on 11.19.11
->> Hi Liam,

solaresphotoblog.com

I use it as my iPhone photo blog. It's easy to post to right from the phone.

Post your info too.
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Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 5:43 AM on 11.20.11
->> I have a photo blog purely based on my love of espresso and cappuccinos.

http://espressonic.tumblr.com/

I drink a lot of espresso...
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Dirk Weaver, Photographer, Assistant
Charlotte | NC | USA | Posted: 12:34 PM on 11.20.11
->> Nic, I'm diggin' your blog! I like a good cup of Joe as well. I'll be sure to tune in...
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Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 1:48 PM on 11.20.11
->> @Dirk Thanks! I just got an iPhone and now it's much easier to snap and upload.

It's funny, shooting the same subject every day, it really helps to force creativity.
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Michael McNamara, Photographer, Photo Editor
Phoenix | AZ | USA | Posted: 2:17 PM on 11.20.11
->> Sports Illustrated has one.

http://siphotos.tumblr.com/
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Liam Richards, Photographer
Saskatoon | SK | Canada | Posted: 11:13 AM on 11.21.11
->> Wow, thanks guys, pretty excited, nice diverse group of new blogs to follow. The SI one is a great follow, been on that for awhile. this is mine http://www.tumblr.com/blog/liamrichardsphotography i warn it is a strange time, as i am working on a movember project, photo a day for the month, so following now means lots of photos of me and demands for for donations, apologies in advance, ha ha.
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Joshua Brown, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 11:19 AM on 11.21.11
->> My personal tumblr is kind of all over the place, but for the most part its just my Instagram shots and shared Google Reader items.

http://joshuabrown.tumblr.com
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Francis Specker, Photographer
Riverside | CA | USA | Posted: 11:46 AM on 11.21.11
->> I use tumblr for my instagram photos. Random photos. It is good when Facebook or my personal blog is not the right fit.

http://tumblr.francisspecker.com/
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Kenneth Armstrong, Photographer
Sault Ste Marie | ON | Canada | Posted: 12:23 PM on 11.21.11
->> I signed up over a year ago but never posted anything until I saw this thread. Thanks for the kick in the pants.

http://kennetharmstrong.tumblr.com/
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Matthew Jonas, Photo Editor, Photographer
Evergreen | CO | USA | Posted: 1:18 PM on 11.21.11
->> Ok. For all you tumblr users, what is the advantage of using it over wordpress? Been thinking I need another place to post photos.
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Jeff Gammons, Student/Intern, Photographer
Niceville | Fl | USA | Posted: 1:31 PM on 11.21.11
->> Don't forget to follow F&^$ yeah sports shooter...
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Frank Niemeir, Photographer
Woodstock | GA | usa | Posted: 3:23 PM on 11.21.11
->> http://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/terms_of_service

"...but hereby grants and agrees to grant Tumblr a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable right and license (with the right to sublicense)..."
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Lyle Aspinall, Photographer
Calgary | AB | Canada | Posted: 9:12 AM on 11.22.11
->> Make sure you read that section Frank is citing. Any time you rely on a social media outlet for showcasing your professional work, you need to be aware of that outlet's "right" to steal your stuff. That said, I do use Tumblr, but mostly as a quick way to post Facebook and Twitter (beware the ToS with those, too) updates from a single app. If I'm showcasing work, I only post links.
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Clark Brooks, Photo Editor, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 1:45 PM on 11.24.11
->> The ToS statement Frank is referring to in its entirety is:

"Subscriber shall own all Subscriber Content that Subscriber contributes to the Site, but hereby grants and agrees to grant Tumblr a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable right and license (with the right to sublicense), to use, copy, cache, publish, display, distribute, modify, create derivative works and store such Subscriber Content and to allow others to do so (“Content License”) in order to provide the Services."

The only part that I have a problem with is "...create derivative works and store such Subscriber Content and to allow others to do so..." The remainder of the clause is necessary in order to legally display content on their site. If they were to license for a fee a photo from you as an individual photographer, depending their usage as the client, most of the clause would be included in your licensing agreement anyway.

The transferable right seems troubling at first, but is necessary in case there is a transfer in ownership of the site. This is the second most photographer friendly ToS I've seen lately. The best goes to HP's MagCloud site (
http://www.magcloud.com)

What makes tumblr a good choice is unlike facebook and many of the other social media outlets, they allow the use of iframe and img tags to link photos into a post rather than forcing you to upload photo and video content to their servers.

That said, I just started a tumblr blog today (
http://iphotonews.tumblr.com).

What I do like is rather than uploading photo content to their server, it allows you to link to content on your site via html img tags and you can use frame tags, both which most social sites disable because they do want ownership of your content.

The somewhat annoying thing with Tumblr is there are no text or image alignment tools and the html tags for doing so are ignored. Everything is justified to the left.

I like Google's Blogger (
http://iphotonews.blogspot.com) a little bit better, because it allows you to use tables to make someone who wants to liberate the images you might post work a little harder. There are better tools for alignment of the content within the post area. Plus Google indexes their entire blog network on a regular basis and posts (at least in my case) show up in the Google's searches within 24 hours.

Tumblr's html interface removes all table tags from a post. Since they promote the fact they are "...Tumblr's creator-friendly Terms of Service means you keep your copyright." Who knows, we might be able to get them to reconsider and add the ability to use tables if enough people petition them. Otherwise, it looks to be a very good service, especially with their attention to SEO, that is worth investigating.
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Andrew Richardson, Student/Intern, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 11:37 PM on 11.25.11
->> I use it for my personal blog http://blog.andrewrichardsonphotography.com/

I also link my images from zenfolio to avoid the usage issues from uploading directly to tumblr.
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Frank Niemeir, Photographer
Woodstock | GA | usa | Posted: 5:26 PM on 11.27.11
->> tumblr's ask me anything function does not allow the adding of URL's which is just plain annoying if you're wanting to share something with someone.
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Jacob Langston, Photographer
Orlando | FL | | Posted: 7:50 PM on 11.27.11
->> I just started with the tumblr.

http://jacobmlangston.tumblr.com/
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Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Sycamore | IL | USA | Posted: 9:45 PM on 11.27.11
->> Facebook no longer allows updates via RSS or blog feeds:
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=206051139465982#My-blog-isn't-importing-to-Facebook.

You have to paste the URL into a wall update now.
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Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Sycamore | IL | USA | Posted: 8:30 AM on 11.28.11
->> Oops sorry that link doesn't work, try this one:
http://tinyurl.com/7aqcjjj
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Radu Rosca, Photographer
Tirgu Mures | MS | Romania | Posted: 5:14 AM on 04.12.13
->> Just started my own tumblr blog a few days ago, i never understood this a while ago but decided to give it a shot eventually. I'm loving it so far, so easy to use and customize, is anyone else using it strictly for sports?

http://radurosca.tumblr.com
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 2:52 PM on 04.12.13
->> What am I missing about Tumblr? All I see is a gazillion people with blogs full of stolen images re-posted from God-knows-where without permission. Perhaps I stand to learn something, but what with the ToS and stolen images rampant, I would tend to stay away.
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EJ Hersom, Photographer
Glen Burnie | MD | USA | Posted: 2:03 PM on 04.15.13
->> I like Tumblr because it incorporates Twitter, which allows me to send an image to both feeds in one click. I'm looking for something that will do three or more places with one click unless it's for Facebook, which I don't want. http://www.ejhersom.tumblr.com/
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor, Photographer
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 4:19 PM on 04.15.13
->> Phil,

I haven't updated it recently, but it's what you make of it:
http://markloundy.tumblr.com

--Mark
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Jeff Gammons, Photographer
Destin | Fl | USA | Posted: 5:26 PM on 04.15.13
->> http://pjproblems.tumblr.com
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Steve Boyle, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | USA | Posted: 6:01 PM on 04.15.13
->> I chose tumblr over wordpress to host my blog

http://steveboylephoto.tumblr.com
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Derek Montgomery, Photographer
Duluth | MN | USA | Posted: 10:47 PM on 04.15.13
->> Then there is this one...

http://[profanity]yeahsportsshooter.tumblr.com/

No idea who is behind it, but it's fun to read.
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Derek Montgomery, Photographer
Duluth | MN | USA | Posted: 10:47 PM on 04.15.13
->> Oh and pardon the language!
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