Once you've taken a few photos you can upload
them to the Web. There are many Web
sites offering free and paid space where you can upload
your photos. One advantage of doing this is that you can
show your pictures to friends and have them critique your
Gradually you'll learn what doesn't work and how to improve
your results. Also, friends and visitors on these sites
will comment on the next step you have to take, the type
of equipment to use and give you tips and techniques of
the trade. Take these suggestions with humility and humour
and don't be disheartened by rude or unpleasant comments.
Some people take advantage of commenting to try and provoke
you. The best way of dealing with this is to use of the
delete key. Responding can create a flame war and those
situations are best avoided.
owned by Google and
offers 1 GB of free space to upload your photos, videos,
etc. There's the added facility of making slideshows, which
is a cool feature for uploading a series of pictures. It
comes in handy when you have to put up pictures of an event
and don't want to flood your blog with it. With a few clicks
the user can create a slide
show of the pictures in a given album, post it to
a blog, or send it by email to
Flickr is a photo
uploading site owned by Yahoo. You can sign into Flickr
using your Yahoo login identity and password. Flickr has
improved a lot as of late, and has easy uploading features.
Once uploaded, photos can be added to blogs with a few
clicks. The text that will accompany the photo can also
be added on Flickr, thereby avoiding additional work. Flickr
offers a free uploading tool that which is a good add-on.
Flickr has also gone multilingual and is available in English,
Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Italian and
another photo uploading site with simple interfaces. You
can create albums and upload movies on this site, but the
size of the movie should be below five minutes' duration.
It also displays the URL of the photo. In case you would
like to display the photo elsewhere, copy the URL and paste
it where you want it to appear and the photo will be displayed
there as well. This obviates the need to upload the photo
to the site manually.