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My 10 Flickr Favorites in 2014

After being an avid Instagram user for several months and over saturating my account with numerous photos I decided it was time to try another photo sharing social network, Flickr.  I was starting to become more serious about my photography and I was tired of seeing scantily clad females, photos of over-priced gourmet coffee from across the country,  #ootd (outfit of the day), and shameless selfies to name a few.  I thought that creating a Flickr account would help inspire me to grow as a photographer, which in turn it did.

At first glance, many of the images posted on Flickr are really well composed and edited as well as have a slightly more professional feel in comparison to those on Instagram.  Some of the photographers I follow are present on both social media sharing sites.   Other photographers still have a preference to only one specific photo site.

Here is a list of my top 10  favorite Flickr photographers:

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Shooting in Groups | A New Experience

When I first starting shooting on somewhat of a regular basis, it was all done with my iPhone 4s and alone.  I was living in Paris at the time and would be walking around and see something that would catch my eye and I would quickly capture the moment.  The more I would photograph, the more I was determined to improve my skills and learn how to properly use a camera.

I did some research and decided to purchase a Canon 70D just last September.  I have used a Canon many years before but only used it in fully automatic mode. I had no real technical background or an understanding of photography whatsoever!  I would encounter difficult situations that I didn’t know how to perform and decided it was time to get a better grasp on the basics of photography.  I enrolled in few beginner courses to educate myself enough to become familiar with my camera and the basic tools necessary to achieve my desired vision.

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Glasgow, Scotland | Shot with iPhone 4s | October 2012 | Taken by Alyssa Black |

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