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Your Photos are Private on Photobird.com

July 29, 2009

“Home Impressions #5″
© Copyright Rafa Torcida

Most of you want to keep your photos private. You don’t want your photos exposed so that anyone on the Internet can see them. You only want your family and friends to see your photos.

Fortunately, Photobird.com, the easy way to share your photos, was built with exactly that idea. When you sign up for your Photobird.com account, your photo albums are automatically private. There’s nothing you need to do to make them private. No one knows about your photo albums until you start telling your family and friends about them.

On the other hand, a relatively small group of people want to share some of their photos with the world. People like Vicki Tinnon, David Cresine, Robert Romero, Mark Prinz, and Rafa Torcida to name a few, enjoy the exposure of sharing their photos and getting feedback. They all have submitted photos for the Photobird Photo of the Hour, which is your opportunity to share your favorite photos with the rest of the world. Rafa Torcida’s photo “Home Impressions #5” is shown above.

Fortunately, Photobird.com allows you to do it all. You can keep your photos private, or you can share your photos with the world, or you can do a mixture of both. For example, you can see my photo albums at photobird.com/ekrimen. But what you can’t see — unless I tell you about it — is that I have a hidden album with pictures of Florida in it. If you look at my photo albums, you won’t see my “Florida” photo album shown there. But if I give you the direct link, photobird.com/ekrimen/Florida, you can click on that link and see my Florida photo album. It’s a secret, hidden photo album that can only be seen if I give you the link. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have known it’s there.

Another option you have, in case you think people might be able to guess the names of your hidden albums, is to password protect one, some, or all of your photo albums. When you password protect your photo albums, you require your visitors to type in a password to view the photos in your photo album.

To make all of this even easier, for both hidden albums and password protected albums, and even for things like comments and ratings on your photos and albums, you can set up one album with password protection, for example, and all of the albums within that album will also be password protected. It’s a clever feature that makes it easy to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world. You can read how easy it is in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

All of these options are included at no additional cost when you sign up for your Photobird account. There are no extra fees, no gimmicks, no ads, no spam.

If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below or send me a message directly and privately.

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“I See You” by Vicki Tinnon

July 23, 2009

“I See You”
© Copyright Vicki TInnon

I like this photo shown above entitled “I See You” by Vicki Tinnon. Prince Frog may think he’s in stealth mode, but we can see you too. I like the vibrant green, the clarity and exposure level, and how the frog is positioned towards the top of the frame using the Rule of Thirds.

You can see more of Vicki Tinnon’s beautiful photos in her Photobird photo album at photobird.com/vickitinnon. Vicki Tinnon won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for May 2008 with her photo “Moving In“.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world. You can see the Photo of the Hour on the Photobird.com home page and on the Look at Pictures page.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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“Sunset surfer 7″ by David Cresine

July 16, 2009

“Sunset surfer 7″
© Copyright David Cresine

I was in the mood for a nice sunset photo today, so I picked David Cresine’s “Sunset surfer 7“, shown above. Gorgeous colors and I really like the texture of the water on the sand and its reflection of the sunset colors. The surfer is well positioned using the Rule of Thirds.

David Cresine’s photo “Sunset surfer 7” is one of the photos chosen for the Photobird Photo of the Hour. You can see more of David Cresine’s beautiful photos by visiting his Photobird photo album at photobird.com/davidroy.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world. You can see the Photo of the Hour on the Photobird.com home page and on the Look at Pictures page.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private

July 7, 2009

“Blue Windows”
© Copyright Rafa Torcida

I know it’s important to you that you want to show off your favorite photos with the world here on Photobird.com; but on the other hand, you also have some photos that you’d like to keep private, such as family photos.

Fortunately, it’s really easy to do both on Photobird.com.

One of the best things about your Photobird photo albums is that they remain private until you tell people about them. When you sign up for a Photobird account, you are the only person who knows about it. We don’t tell anyone, and no one can find your photo album. But the whole reason why your photos are on Photobird.com is to share them with someone.

Here’s how people will find your photos on Photobird.com:

  • Tell your friends and family. When you tell your friends and family about your photo album, they will know where it is and how to find it.
  • Post links on websites, blogs, and forums. If you, your friends, or your family post links to your photo album or one of your photos on another website, blog, forum, or somewhere else online, other people who you may not know will be able to visit your photo album.
  • Submit photos for the Photobird Photo of the Hour. If you submit some of your photos for the Photobird Photo of the Hour and your photos are selected by us, then when just one of your photos is shown on the Photobird Look at Pictures page, all of your photos displayed in your Photobird photo album will be available to anyone who visits Photobird.com. More information about submitting your photos for the Photo of the Hour is here.
  • Search on Google and other search engines. If your photos are shown on the Look at Pictures page, Google and the other search engines will find them too. Then, when someone searches on your name or a word in one of your photos’ titles or descriptions, it’s quite possible that they will find your photo album on Photobird.

Some people definitely appreciate the exposure provided by the Photo of the Hour and People, Places and Things. They want as many people as possible to see their photos.

If you want to keep your photo albums private, that’s the easiest thing to do because you don’t need to do anything special to keep your photo albums private on Photobird.com.

If you want a combination of the two — show off your favorite photos, but keep some other photos private — here’s how easy it is to do both without sacrificing the privacy of your private photos:

  1. Make an album called “family”, “private”, or anything you want. Just be aware that even if an album is hidden, people can still guess the name and see the album, so be creative.
  2. Make the album hidden. Click the Edit Album Options button and check the “Do not display…” checkbox.
  3. Put all of your private photos in this hidden album. You can even create more albums within this album and they will all be hidden.
  4. If you want extra protection on this private album, you can require that people enter a password to see the album; you can set this up easily in Edit Album Options.
  5. Then, create all of your public albums, the ones you want the world to see, at the main, top level of your album, just like you already have.

Here’s one example. You may have already seen my photo album located at http://photobird.com/ekrimen/ . But what you don’t see there is an album called Florida. It’s there. It’s just hidden; it’s not displayed in my album. Your hidden albums will be similar. No one will know about it unless you tell them (or they guess correctly; if you think they may be able to guess it, then put a password on it or choose a name they can’t guess). You can see my Florida album at http://photobird.com/ekrimen/florida. It even has an easy-to-remember direct link, just like your other albums that aren’t hidden.

The beauty of having your photos on Photobird is that you can easily set up which photo albums are public, which are hidden without passwords, which are hidden with passwords, and to make things even easier, you can put all of your hidden albums without passwords inside one album, and your hidden albums with passwords inside another album. Or multiple albums of each. There’s no limit. If you decide you want to add or remove a password within one of those hidden albums, that’s easy too: Just click on the album you want to change and click the Edit Album Options button to add or remove the password, regardless of where the album is located.

We’ve made this easy for you because we know it’s important to you. We like things to be really easy too!

Please let us know in the comments below or contact us directly if you have any questions about this functionality or anything on Photobird.com. We’re happy to help!

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“Golden Glory” by Vicki Tinnon

July 2, 2009

“Golden Glory”
© Copyright Vicki Tinnon

I really like this stunning photo of a gorgeous, majestic golden eagle by Vicki Tinnon. It’s one of the many beautiful photos that Vicki Tinnon has submitted for the Photobird Photo of the Hour. You can see more of Vicki Tinnon’s inspiring photos in her Photobird photo album at photobird.com/vickitinnon. Vicki Tinnon won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for May 2008 with her photo “Moving In“.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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“Are You Nuts” by Vicki Tinnon

June 18, 2009

“Are You Nuts”
© Copyright Vicki Tinnon

This is a cute photo shown above entitled “Are You Nuts” by Vicki Tinnon, taken on the campus at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. Vicki Tinnon submitted the photo for the Photobird Photo of the Hour.

Is the squirrel posing, or is it admiring the camera Vicki Tinnon is holding, thinking it’s actually a really large nut?

What’s quicker than a hungry squirrel with lunch in its mouth? Vicki Tinnon’s shutter button trigger finger. Click the photo to see a larger version.

You can see more of Vicki Tinnon’s Nebraska photos in her “Nebraska Life” photo album on Photobird.com and more of her beautiful photos in her Photobird photo album at photobird.com/vickitinnon. Vicki Tinnon won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for May 2008 with her photo “Moving In“.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world. You can see the Photo of the Hour on the Photobird.com home page and on the Look at Pictures page.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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“Merced River, Yosemite Valley 2”

June 11, 2009

“Merced River, Yosemite Valley 2”
© Copyright David Cresine

David Cresine has a lot of beautiful photos of Yosemite in his “Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras” album here on Photobird.com. I especially like the photo shown above entitled “Merced River, Yosemite Valley 2“. This photo was chosen for the Photobird Photo of the Hour. Click the photo to see a larger version.

I like this photo for a number of reasons. It’s clear with good sharpness and color saturation. The clouds in the blue sky complement the earthbound objects nicely. There are a lot of things in the photo that one associates with Yosemite Valley: mountains, a waterfall, tall trees, a meadow, and a river.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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“Blown Away” by Robert Romeno

May 28, 2009

“Blown Away”
© Copyright Robert Romero

Blown Away” is an attractive photo by Robert Romero of an unusual flower. What makes this flower unusual is that it’s not a real flower. As Robert Romero explains in the description of the photo, he noticed this pretty flower on the grass at a park, which is kind of odd to see a large pretty flower growing in the middle of the grass at a park, and then he figured out that this flower made from cloth had been blown off someone’s nearby patio onto the park grass.

I really like the vibrant colors, the clarity, and the composition of the photo. Click the photo above to see a larger version. Be sure to see more of Robert Romero’s beautiful flower photos in his “floral beauty” photo album here on Photobird.com.

Robert Romero won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008 with this photo, “Just Peachy“. You can see more of Robert’s photos at photobird.com/theshootest.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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“Hiking in the Bells” by Vicki Tinnon

May 21, 2009

“Hiking in the Bells”
© Copyright Vicki Tinnon

Vicki Tinnon knows where the picturesque outdoor locations are and how to turn them into beautiful photos. Almost all of her photos in her Photobird photo album are shot outside while hiking or traveling.

Her photo shown above, “Hiking in the Bells“, is one of my favorite photos of the Maroon Bells Wilderness in Colorado, and it’s been selected for the Photobird Photo of the Hour. Click the photo above to see a larger version. I especially like this photo because it shows the narrow hiking trail in the foreground. The trail twists and turns just slightly and then disappears in the lush, green groundcover. It leads our eyes and points in the direction of the mountains in the background. I like the effect and the composition.

You can see more of Vicki Tinnon’s photos of the Maroon Bells in her Colorado photo album on Photobird.com. I also wrote about a couple of her other Maroon Bells photos last year. You can see more of Vicki Tinnon’s beautiful photos in her Photobird photo album at photobird.com/vickitinnon. Vicki Tinnon won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for May 2008 with her photo “Moving In“.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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“St. John Sunset” by Rafa Torcida

May 14, 2009

“St. John Sunset”
© Copyright Rafa Torcida

This beautiful, serene photo entitled “St. John Sunset” was photographed by Rafa Torcida. Even though it’s a sunset photo, which is usually filled with reds, oranges, and yellows, nearly everything in this photo has a shade of blue in it. Rafa says that he was “so amazed with these sunsets that I could barely use my camera” and that “Nothing that I saw in the LCD panel was near the beauty of the moment, but I had to try to capture it.” Looks like he did an excellent job for this Photobird Photo of the Hour.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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