Photo Message: Flickr Experiment

Post answers to these questions here on the public class blog in a post titled “[Your flickr ID] Photo Message.”

1) What is the title or tag line of your photo?

2) What action links will you use? What concrete, specific, measurable actions do you want people to take after seeing your message? For example, visiting a website, volunteering, donating money, buying a product. Did I already mention be specific?

3) What is your specific, focused message? (One or two sentences.) Do not post this to flickr. This will strongly inform how your photo message is graded however. How well does your image live up to its intended message and effect?

“While [a brand] needn’t be aggressively polarizing and may be popular with a huge global audience, it is never for everyone.” –JDK

4) What kinds of people or audiences do you intend to reach? Who are some of the people that your message won’t appeal to? Again, do not post this to flickr. This will also inform how your photo message is graded.

Post answers to these questions here on the public class blog with your image and on flickr with your title/caption, action links, and a full list of relevant key words.

I would also urge you to try promoting your image using flickr groups– or any other means of online promotion. The success with which you promote your image will be the primary grading criteria (measured by flickr views and Google rank).

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About Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor teaches photography, graphic design, and visual art in a wide-variety contexts from Burlington City Arts, to the Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center, to Green Mountain College and Castleton State University. In 2005 he was selected as a University of Vermont Teacher of the Year. He has been a working graphic designer since 1993, and a photographer and visual artist since 1995.
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2 Responses to Photo Message: Flickr Experiment

  1. kuruyawaj says:

    1) What is the title or tag line of your photo?

    “Innocence”- Through a child’s behavior we can conclude that they do not have to worry about or what life has installed for them e.g bills, food, necessities etc.. Children are all free from these problems which on the other hand these elements have created a burden on us adults. I want to remind us adults when the tough gets going we should learn to enjoy and appreciate the finer things in life by bringing ourselves back down and view things through innocent eyes.What if there was “No Nature”?

    What action links will you use?

    A link to an article from a newspaper article concerning the need of preserving our environment. (http://www.themountaineer.org/2011/03/appreciating-green-mountain-college/)

    What concrete, specific, measurable actions do you want people to take after seeing your message? For example, visiting a website, volunteering, donating money, buying a product. Did I already mention be specific?

    When people see my picture I want them to be filled with emotions such as happiness, caring, love and maybe have words in particular to describe the picture-one of them being “Innocence.” I can see this picture go into a children’s magazine, a picture hanging in the house or as mentioned in a newspaper article or journal entries.

    3) What is your specific, focused message? (One or two sentences.) Do not post this to flickr. This will strongly inform how your photo message is graded however. How well does your image live up to its intended message and effect?

    “While [a brand] needn’t be aggressively polarizing and may be popular with a huge global audience, it is never for everyone.” –JDK

    I think when people see this picture they should be able to alter their behavior towards the environment and stamp their mark by making a difference while studying here at Green Mountain College. I think GMC offers a lot of opportunities for students to show case their capabilities especially in communities and around the natural environment. Along with the article presented students should be able to pinpoint the many opportunities their is around GMC and not hinder or underemphasize these options,but apply it and exploit these possibilities to the fullest.
     
    What kinds of people or audiences do you intend to reach? Who are some of the people that your message won’t appeal to? Again, d o not post this to flickr. This will also inform how your photo message is graded.

    The message is intended for current students who are attending Green Mountain College and for future prospects who wish to join this environmental institution. I think this article might not be appealing to people who are not environmentally conscious or willing to change/care for the natural environmental.

     

  2. Nate Higgins says:

    1) What is the title or tag line of your photo?

    Tag Line: I am an online gamer!! So in other words you don’t know who the F!%K your playing with!

    2) What action links will you use? What concrete, specific, measurable actions do you want people to take after seeing your message? For example, visiting a website, volunteering, donating money, buying a product. Did I already mention be specific?

    I would like to see this be a little bit of a wake up call to go outside add experience nature. Youth of today spend all their time indoors on computers and gaming systems. This picture should stir up emotions that it is still fun to go outside and commune with the great outdoors.

    3) What is your specific, focused message? (One or two sentences.) Do not post this to flickr. This will strongly inform how your photo message is graded however. How well does your image live up to its intended message and effect?

    Man is part of nature not part of the world wide web!

    4) What kinds of people or audiences do you intend to reach? Who are some of the people that your message won’t appeal to? Again, do not post this to flickr. This will also inform how your photo message is graded.

    This photo message is intended to reach teens and parents of teens who spend way to much time on their computers and gaming systems while the world is being stripped away of all of its natural beauty without them ever seeing it. Demographics would be parents of 7 to 23 year old’s that have a hard time reaching their children through non-shocking communication channels.

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