I’ve come across a couple of cool things on Flickr lately. First, user "aemkei" has created a cool new bookmarking applet that geotags photos. The interface is slick, and automatically creates the tags based on an address that has been input. The developer said that he is working on a way to generate the tags based on lat/lon coords, if those are available.
The second discovery was of a Flickr group devoted to kite aerial photography (KAP). Since I love both kite-flying and photography, this was quite a discovery. Actually, there are 58 different groups in Flickr devoted to the subject. Some are devoted to photos of the equipment itself, and some are photos of kites. This one seems dedicated to photos take from kites themselves. I may have to find a cheapo toy digicam and give it a try, if I can figure out how to do the shutter release. I’m certainly NOT going to send my D50 up only to come crashing down.
Finally, I have been following Darren Rowse’s Digital Photography School blog via RSS for awhile. Darren has created his own group in Flickr where he posts assignments based on his blog entries, and other Flickr users post their photos in fulfillment of those assignments. It’s a great way for beginners such as myself to learn new techniques.
[tags]photography, flickr, KAP, geotagging, digital photography[/tags]