Arlin Photography on mastodon


I have been taking photos since the early 2000s and always struggle with where to post them. Social media is dying, so why not host my own data?

Right now I mostly photograph birds with a Fujifilm X-T20 + FujifilmFujinon XF70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR + FujifilmTeleconverter XF 1.4x TC WR. Occasionally I’ll post photos taken with my iPhone 14 Pro Max. I have a GoPro Hero 8 Black that I use for video, but it recently took a drink and is currently out of commission.

If you want permission to use my photos and would like higher resolution version, feel free to contact me at

Note to Self

I’m never going to remember some of this, so why not put it here.

  • Optimize images for roughly 4K resolution
    • 4096 x 2160 maximum pixel size
  • Use the original aspect ratio of the camera
    • 3:2 aspect ratio is standard for most SLRs
  • Keep file sizes relatively small
    • 1 MB if possible, 2 MB hard limit
    • JPG quality 6 will usually achieve this
  • Images must be set to be the feature image
    • This ensures ActivityPub support