Wow Flickr now offers video! You can upload video clips up to 90 seconds in length. If you’re a pro member that is.


But Why only 90 seconds?

While this might seem like an arbitrary limit, we thought long and hard about how video would complement the flickrverse. If you’ve memorized the Community Guidelines, you know that Flickr is all about sharing photos that you yourself have taken. Video will be no different and so what quickly bubbled up was the idea of “long photos,” of capturing slices of life to share.

I think it's a great way to get more exposure if you're a photographer. Bring along your video camera on your next shoot and film yourself taking photos. I can definitely see videos popping up with wannabe models posing, covert product endorsements, etc though.

Video on Flickr is going to be defined by our incredible, diverse, far-flung and fabulously talented members. Some answers that we’ve come up with:

  1. A long photo
  2. Personal
  3. Simple – not overproduced or slick
  4. Possibly the best answer so far: The Great Unknown


Hmmmmmmm. I can already see this as not good for Flickr. Hopefully they can keep it under control.

Check out the Flickr blog and also their video faq

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