If you are an amateur photographer, you should do what I do: license your Flickr photos under the Creative Commons Attribution license. It is easily done; go to your account settings, under privacy & permissions, and change (under “details for new uploads”) “what license your content will have” to “Attribution Creative Commons.”
Changing this single option will make you immediately get boost in views, and thanks to the wonders of the internet, some of your photos may even end up in print. 🙂
Here are pictures of mine that have been used, that I know of, since I turned on CCA a few years ago:
|Spruce Goose Panorama 1
Printed in Leonardo Times, Sep 2007 issue.
Printed in Glimpse Magazine, Spring 2008 issue.
Printed in “ROY G. BIV”, via Blurb.
|Red Girl & Dead Japs
Used in Schmap for the iPhone.
|Go Speed Racer Go! 1(featuring James Wiley)
Used in a NowPublic post on the Speed Racer movie.