Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by christilou, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I've noticed that one old photo of mine from 2010 has suddenly had 166 views yesterday.... does this mean that someone has posted it somewhere? It's on my flickr page. I notice that this happens from time to time and rather curious. It's not a particularly good picture either!

    Also, I seem to attract a lot of followers from Russia on Instagram for some reason!!!
  2. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Could just be that something about it is "trending" as they say - a tag or group or whatever. It happens to me sometimes too. Very strange.
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  3. Ditto. I find it doesnt mean much. I've had a slew of half naked women following my old ones lately, they are just looking for followers of their own. Then their friends all do the same thing. Nutz.
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  4. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    I have had a few "ladies" (all very nice looking) follow me on flickr. Their own photo stream is full of pics of themselves, they all joined up the previous day and they all have a Russian email address. I'd be very flattered to think they were interested in me or my work, but being an ex-fraud squad man I smell a gigantic smelly rat. I block them before I find out what they are really after.
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  5. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Hmm, yes, I've had a few "models" touting their wares on Instagram and I always block these, same for anyone who "follows" me on Flickr and treats me to a view of their particulars lol! I have a lot of blocked followers now. The Instagram Russians seem to be genuine photographers to a greater or lesser degree. I'm just curious as to what sparks their curiosity... surely not dog pictures!!!
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  6. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    If you think someone might've posted your image somewhere, here's what you can do to find out:

    Go to google
    Search for something (anything - i usually search for "a")
    Click on "images" in the top bar above the search results
    In the search bar, next to "a" (or whatever your search term was), there's a camera icon. Click on it.
    Upload your photo, or enter the photo's url (on flickr, you have to click "view all sizes" first in order to get a url ending in .jpeg)
    Hit enter

    Now you will see all the places where your photo appears. I once found out that one of my Barcelona photos was used on a Russian travel company's website...
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  7. Aushiker

    Aushiker Top Veteran

    May 25, 2015
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Another option for those of us who use Chrome is to right click on your image (say at Flickr - need to do this via View All Sizes but) and then select Search Google for Image. For non-Chrome users there is also the website Tineye which searches for images.
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