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Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls


It's headshot heaven over at Flickr's Strobist Group. True to form, the procrastinators are coming through in spades at the 11th hour.

Take a look at the group's effort thus far if you haven't, and see what a broad and hard-working bunch you guys are. I am heartened to see such an enthusiastic response and am looking forward to the follow-up discussion and the more challenging assignments.

Remember to drop them in before midnight tonight. And don't forget the tags.

There are quite a few headshots in there without the necessary tags. I hope these are dupes from people who have already entered their first choice. Please take a moment to check your photo.

A reminder - the tags for this asignment are:

• strobistbootcamp (one word)
• headshot (one word)
• pro (or amateur)
• (your country)
• (any additional tags you would like)

EDIT: Someone in the discussion section brought up a good point. Please remember to post some info in the comment section (of your own photo) of just how you lit the headshot, too. That is, uh, sort of the point here...)


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Anonymous Peter Cull said...

My one and only photo in Flickr is an entry for the bootcamp project. It's tagged and appears in the group. It doesn't appear under a tag search and the reason is given below quoting from Flickr's FAQ


Why aren't my photos showing up?

When you sign up for Flickr, your new account is marked as 'pending', until Flickr administrators have reviewed it to make sure you aren't posting offensive images, or junk downloaded from the web. You have to have uploaded a few public photos before your account enters the queue, so if your photos aren't showing up, upload some more!


I will take their advice and add some more but for now when the bell tolls will you count me in(and anyone else in this predicament)


June 28, 2006 5:48 AM  
Blogger rye man said...

In order for me to see most of the entries I go into see more photos in the strobist group and at the bottom there is a list of most popular tags, I click on strobistbootcamp and that pulls up all the entries (I hope). If I just do a search for the tags it pulls up a lot less entries.
Rye Man

June 28, 2006 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Spots Stoddard said...

I'm in the same position and I suspect others are too. I don't know how you find them, though.

June 28, 2006 9:45 AM  
Blogger Spots said...

What Rye Man suggests does include my submission and also Peter Cull's, so my guess is it gets 'em all.


June 28, 2006 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't envy you the task of going through all those photos... 141 photos as of 12:49 on the last day...

June 28, 2006 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang. My photo for the bootcamp doesn't seem to show up in the pool when I'm not logged in, but when I _am_ logged in it does show up -- how's that for usability?
IMHO Flickr should add some indication of this situation - but that would probably generate to many complaints... ;-)

June 28, 2006 5:57 PM  
Anonymous brentj said...

Same thing for me. I can only see my photo when I am logged in. Can anyone else see my photo? My flickr username is brentj. The model is wearing a pink shirt. I think it is on page 3 of the photo pool. Anyone?

June 28, 2006 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I had a look and I can't see it even when I'm logged in.

Chris (PIXIllate)

June 28, 2006 10:01 PM  
Anonymous TJ Asher said...

I'm in the same boat as several others. My images don't seem to show up at all even though tagged properly.

I uploaded them two days ago.

June 28, 2006 10:55 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hmm. I do not know what to say as far as those of you who are not having their photos show up in the pool.

I certainly do not want to miss them, so I will place a discussion thread in Flickr to act as a holding bin. Please place the full Flickr URL ( of your photos which are not appearing. I can pull them up that way.


June 28, 2006 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Jeffffd said...

I was in the same boat, so based on the Flickr FAQ ( I decided to upload more pictures last night. I now have a total of 20 pictures in my pool and, this morning, I can see my entry when search for the key words in the Strobist group. I'm not sure if the magic number is 20 or if it is always that quick, but it worked for me.


June 29, 2006 6:50 AM  
Anonymous Keith Lamond said...

When I first uploaded my headshot I had the same situation with it not showing in the stobistbootcamp tag group. Like Jeff, I uploaded more pictures to Flickr and it seemed after I uploaded 5 images the account was reviewed for content and my headshot showed up in the pool.

June 29, 2006 9:11 AM  
Anonymous brentj said...

Ok! I am ready for the next assignment. Maybe you could give us a little hint as to what it is going to be. I am chomping at the bit here!

June 29, 2006 12:34 PM  
Anonymous TJ Asher said...


I appreciate that discussion thread. Looks like lots of folks are in the same boat.

June 29, 2006 2:18 PM  
Anonymous brentj said...

Yeah, I added 5 photos to my account, and my photo seems to be showing up now.

June 29, 2006 2:26 PM  
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June 30, 2006 3:33 AM  
Blogger kegsofduff said...

This is probably not the problem that is affecting most of the people but I thought I'd post the problem I had. The problem I had was I was too damn stupid to complete the last step. I had all the tags but... when I viewed my entry on my page, I didn't click "add to group".
I posted the shot before the deadline but I don't know if it got to the group thing before the deadline.

I had all the tags, and thought that would just translate automatically to the group as I was a member, but um no. I even posted to the "not showing up" discussion.

Then I realized that there is a button above the shot, when viewing it logged on your page. I just had to click that and as soon as I reloaded the Strobist page my shot was there.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.

June 30, 2006 3:39 AM  

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