Flickr and the VCC

VCC is using Flickr Groups to provide an additional venue to showcase our members' photography and allow members to see other members' images with EXIF, comment, fav and discuss. This capability is not currently present with the website galleries. The website galleries remain the primary place for the Club's field trips, SIGs, Monthly images, etc. Please note that you can view the groups on Flickr without signing up to Flickr.

Flickr is a photography-oriented social media sharing site from SmugMug. It provides a full range of privacy and copyright settings, including right-click download blocking. The Free account will likely meet most member's needs, however there is a Pro option – the choice is yours. The Flickr Help pages are extensive and easy to read and understand, and you can always ask another member.

  1. Join Flickr

    VCC Members must be invited to join the VCC Flickr group(s). In order to join a group you must have a Flickr account. VCC does not require members to have a Flickr account, participation is voluntary. See the Flickr website ( to set one up.
  2. Email Flickr Group Admin

    Once you have a Flickr account, email the VCC Group Administrator (see the table below) and identify yourself (real name) as a VCC member and give them your Flickr account name (NOT password). They will invite you in. You can also search for "VCC" under groups (you will recognize our logo) and send a message through Flickr.

  3. VCC Members Only

    You can leave the group at any time. Please remember to do that should you leave the club. The group(s) will be reviewed occasionally and those persons no longer members of VCC will be removed.

  4. Flickr Settings

    Have a close look at your Flickr account settings to ensure you have set the privacy and copyright options to your liking. Be aware that if you put a private image in a public group all members of that group can see it and comment on it, but it will not be seen by the Public.


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Free Flickr account

  • Flickr was purchased in April 2018 by professional photo hosting service SmugMug.  Users, with free accounts, are now limited to 1,000 pictures on the photo sharing site, instead of the free 1TB of storage that was previously offered.
  • Upload photos of up to 200 MB each
  • Upload videos of up to 1GB each (not on VCC Groups though)
  • Video playback of up to 3 minutes each
  • Limitlessly download your original photos

VCC Flickr Groups:

  Open Photo Share: 

  Creative Photo Share: 

  Nature Photo Share: 

  Monochrome Photo Share: 


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