John Oram's articles with the keyword: ipernity

  • How To Be Less Dull

    - July  2, 2014
    Ipernity has proved to be a welcome safe haven in the face of what, at one stage, looked like the implosion of Flickr. However, it has remained impossibly dull. No-one, no refugee at least, wanted it to become what Flickr had but the migrants had at least the benefit of seeing what works and what does not - although opinions on which features fit those categories will vary. For some reason, pictures on ipernity seem to get very little exposure even when added to the modest number of groups. I…

  • Driven to Distraction

    - August 23, 2013
    It is, perhaps, not the ideal motivation to use a site because another is so awful. I have tried very hard to retain Flickr as my primary site for uploads although I am very comforted by the availability and relative simplicity of ipernity. Flickr has, of late, become beset by bugs which receive attention only slowly and then with partial effectiveness. Tonight then, when it became temporarily impossible to upload, I turned to this site as a first place to upload today's simple photographs of So…

  • Black & White it Isn't

    - June 26, 2013
    Say 'Black & White" in the context of photography and you'll immediately be marshalling your views on the subject of endless debate. I used to be of the opinion that 'life is in colour, so why b&w?' I can say I have changed my view considerably to accommodate within my work a number of b&w shots with which I am very pleased. However, that it not why I am here today. The photographs we produce today contain infinite variations of colour (or not) and composition and deserve to be viewed in opti…

  • Living in a Village

    - June 23, 2013
    I am not sorry that I moved to ipernity although, for the time being, it is only my second home. A city boy will always be initially uncomfortable living in the country and Flickr's London still has an allure not matched in every way by the Cotswolds of ipernity. Although Flickr has its nosy neighbours and even, occasionally, burglars, it has community too in a way that large populations strangely do. Intuitively, the country should be the friendlier, safer place but, in the ipernity village, ev…

  • Familiarity Breeds Content

    - June 13, 2013
    As I get used to ipernity, it becomes easier to add content at the same time as I am using other sites but still creates quite a workload. However, one begins to notice the little quirks, lack of refinement which I think ipernity could improve without spoiling the site. When I type in keywords, I want them to appear in a particular order because there is a logic in that order which takes the viewer through the elements of the photograph. When I type in several during the upload preparation, they…