You’re invited to visit and enjoy NGC’s new public Flickr site (or “photostream”) at www.flickr.com/nationalgardenclubs. The recently launched site--designed to create and nurture a photo archive for garden club members nationwide--showcases award-winning gardens, floral arrangements, conventions, news and projects. Anyone can view the NGC site simply by going to the link listed; you do NOT need to be a Flickr member. Photos on the official NGC photostream are licensed appropriately through Creative Commons; this allows the images to be used for publicity purposes in the news media as well as by NGC-affiliated clubs.
In addition to the official NGC photostream, the Flickr site features several affiliated “groups.” The groups, which can be public or private, offer garden club “photobugs” an easily accessible channel for uploading, pooling, categorizing and displaying their own photos. A major goal of these group pools is to make a wide variety of images available to garden club members everywhere for use in local, state, regional and national newsletters, brochures and websites, as well as educational demonstrations and training. High quality photos from the groups may also be selected for inclusion in the main public NGC photostream site and digital archive.
Initial groups include:
Additional groups will be created as interest in garden club photo sharing grows. Group rules and licensing information are available on the group sign-up pages.
To join a group and contribute photos and comments to the group pool, you need to have both a Yahoo!® email account (Flickr is affiliated with Yahoo!) and a Flickr account. Both are free, quick and easy to set up, and accessible on the Flickr sign-up page at www.flickr.com.
For more information on photo sharing through Flickr, please contact Robin Pokorski, NGC Photo Archives Chair, at email@example.com.