Gage Skidmore: How one teenager gives the GOP its Flickr close-up

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You don’t know him, but you’ve seen his work: The rise of Creative Commons has leveled the playing field for bloggers, giving many the opportunity to illustrate stories with free-to-use images that are at times comparable to wire photos. But the quality varies, and it’s rare to find someone sharing high-quality pictures consistently — but Gage Skidmore pulls it off. The 18-year-old photographer, who shoots celebrities and conservative politicians largely as a hobby, has uploaded nearly 9,000 photos to Flickr since early 2008, and thanks to favorable licensing, finds his photos of famous and important people in use all over the Web — including such sites as MSNBC, Fox NewsThe Atlantic and Mashable. What drives his work? Click on to see his take on the matter.

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FJP: Over at ShortFormBlog Ernie Smith interviews Gage Skidmore about the photos he’s been taking of political candidates. Definitely worth the read

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  1. joshsternberg reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Interesting look from ShortFormBlog...distribute political pictures. Highly recommend
  2. atomicphoto reblogged this from futurejournalismproject and added:
    Undervaluing his work and devaluing the industry at the same time…
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  6. futurejournalismproject reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    ShortFormBlog Ernie Smith interviews...he’s been taking
  7. lilyb said: I say this with love, but there are many of us who are quite certain nwktumblr is still not 18.
  8. king0ziam reblogged this from newsweek
  9. newsweek reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    You don’t even want to know what nwktumblr was doing at age 18.
  10. bryanthephotogeek reblogged this from imwithkanye
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  12. kkprins reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This post 1) is really interesting and 2) points to a great resource for Creative Commons images that you could reuse in...