Come Hang Out With Me at photophlow

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Here’s an announcement for anybody interested in having a little social gathering this Saturday (01-12-2008). I’ve been messing with photophlow for a little while now, and I think that it’s the perfect place to get together and interact.

More specifically, I was thinking about using photophlow to go through our Flickr group images in the pool as I make my selections for the weekly PhotoDump. The interface is perfect for wading through lots of photos, so I figure I’ll give it a try. I’m inviting anybody out there with access to photophlow to join me as I go through the photos, add my favorites, make my selections, and leave my comments. As I go through the photos, I encourage others to make comments or chat about them too. So here’s what I’m thinking:

7PM PST (GMT-8), SATURDAY JANUARY 12

I’ll probably show up to our group room about 15-30 minutes early to chat about whatever with whoever else shows up early. But at 7:00, I’m going to start running through the images. We usually have quite a few images each week, so it takes some time to go through them all. You can stay as long as you’d like, or you can leave early — it’s up to you.

For those who don’t know what photophlow is, you can read up on it at the following links.

This get-together is extremely experimental on my part and I’m slightly hesitant about it. I don’t want to hear any belly-aching if I don’t pick your photo or add a star to it! You guys need to understand that I’ve got upwards of probably 150-200 images to sort through and reduce down to 30 or 40. So try not to give me too much of a hard time about my selection process, otherwise I’ll go back to doing it solo!

Other than that little tidbit, I hope to see many of you in the room with me and I look forward to some fun and insightful discussions! If things go well, maybe we can do this every week or every other week. We might even shift the times around so the same people aren’t left out each week due to time differences.

12 thoughts on “Come Hang Out With Me at photophlow

  1. Ryan Dlugosz

    Sounds cool though I haven’t gotten around to checking this whole photoflow deal out quite yet!

    In the future it’d be cool if you did this on a Sunday night or something… not sure what your schedule is like, but I’m not typically around at that time on saturdays.

  2. Brian Auer Post author

    For the purpose of going through photos for the photodump, Sunday night might be too late since I post the selected photos on Sunday morning. But we can certainly get a group together just to talk about various topics.

  3. Neil Berkman

    Hi all – Neil from photophlow here.

    Brian – we’re really happy that you’re doing this! We’re very interested in making photophlow work for different purposes, so we’d love to get your feedback afterwards.

    As I’m sure you’re aware Flickr is down at the moment. Current estimate is that they’ll be back up at 6:50PM PST, although there’s no guarantee. We’re going to make a small change on our side once they’re back up, so we’ll need to stay down for a few minutes afterward (and by the way you’ll likely need to re-authorize photophlow as we’ll be switching to a new Flickr API key). If Flickr is really back up at 6:50 we’ll try to get through our changes quickly but it may still be a few minutes after 7PM. Brian – I’ll Flickrmail you right when we’re up again.

    Thanks, see you on photophlow!

  4. Brian Auer Post author

    Thanks for the note Neil! This week might be a little skimpy on participants, but I hope to try this out for a few weeks to feel it out. I’m actually planning on doing a write-up of photophlow and it’s uses as a social site. I might even plan on guest-posting it to the digital Photography School.

    Thanks for the heads-up on the site updates. Regardless of when it happens, I’ll be getting in there to go through the photos as planned.

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