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General Photography Discussion / Re: Timewarp-water
« on: May 30, 2009, 20:33 »
Smiling Jack

General Photography Discussion / Re: I'm in love.
« on: May 28, 2009, 14:53 »
Happy Birthday!
Smiling Jack

128 / Re: Gone exclusive
« on: May 23, 2009, 09:55 »
Hope it works for you. Good luck!
Smiling Jack

I would agree with what batman said when he quoted sharply _done-"keyword,keyworld and keyword". Unfortunately I have been unable to figure out what are the right keywords.
Smiling Jack

General Photography Discussion / Re: now that's fast
« on: April 30, 2009, 20:53 »
Smiling Jack

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Off Topic / Re: :)
« on: April 25, 2009, 22:15 »
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Thanks Leaf - for a very good and informative survey
Smiling Jack

Thanks sharply_done for bringing to our attention that interview of Ellen Boughn. I am to new at this game to inter in the discussion,but she is a veteran who's views i respect.Also I learned from the other interviews you guided us to.
thanks Smiling Jack

I don't know what mine is called. It is a Pentax K10D
Smiling jack

136 / Re: SS rejections explosion!!!
« on: January 30, 2009, 12:11 »
I get a lot of rejections for "composition".From the reviewer or agency point of view what does the word "composition"mean to them.Not complaining just trying to understand the term as used in microstock.Thank you.
Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: Get Paid Shooting Nothing
« on: January 29, 2009, 18:21 »
Well put Whitechild! A lot of the people complaning about competion remind me of how the  old macrostock photographers cried about what microstock was doing to their earnings.Seems the "shoe is on the other foot".
Smiling Jack

about 80 of my very small portfolio are scanned 35MM slides. They account for over half my small amount  of sales. I use a Epson 3170 and Scan in at 3200 dpi.I then  change to 300 dpi TIF and then down size and change to JPG. I do get quite a few rejections.Most rejections are for composition and poor lighting.Considering most are aerial photos in available light I guess that is to be expected
Smiling Jack

Reply to RT
1. I always visually clear the area before shooting photos.
2. In high traffic areas I always have an observer.
3. The aircraft I use is very stable and slow.After owning and flying this plane for 60yrs(1949-2009)-I just whisper to it and it goes where i tell it.
P.S.-Thanks for the suggestion of the company  in the UK that specialised in airtaxi photos.But unfortunately I haven't taken any aerial photos in the UK.4 continents but
not the UK Thanks just the same.
Smiling Jack

I want to thank everbody who have posted helpful hints for newcomers. They have been most helpful to me. THANK YOU! As for being competition -unless "yu-all" fly airplanes and take photos from them - I am no competition to anybody.
Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Happy New Year
« on: December 31, 2008, 23:55 »
Happy New Year everybody! May this year bring only the best.
Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Hey Merry Christmas, everyone
« on: December 24, 2008, 09:45 »
Merry  Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Rocky Mountains of Montana
Smilling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Share your weather
« on: December 21, 2008, 12:51 »
Hi: 14" to 24" of snow depending on what part of the valley you measure it in.Right now it is -7F snowing and blowing. Hope to put skis on my aircraft if it warms up a little. Oh foregot to mention this is in Western Montana.
Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Hey Merry Christmas, everyone
« on: December 16, 2008, 12:59 »
Merry Christmas everyone- from snowy and cold Montana. -9 F.
Hope every body has smooth takeoff and happy landings
Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: What's your niche?
« on: December 10, 2008, 00:21 »
Mine is aviation and how this old earth looks from above.  I Don't know if that is a good selling niche in microstock - but it is what i know and like to do.
Smiling Jack

Site Related / Re: site down
« on: November 16, 2008, 23:13 »
I was afraid the site had been shot down or something. I have learnd so much from this site.Thanks everbody. Glad the site is back
Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: Do you chimp?
« on: November 09, 2008, 20:54 »
No I don't chimp. Not beacuse  I think I am professional or extra good-but because in a moving aicraft you don't have time- things happen to fast for that.It better to keep shooting and weed it out later in photoshop.Also when doing mapping photos the camera is triggerd by remote anyhow.However this did add an new word to my vocabulary
Smiling Jack

Adobe Stock / Re: GOLD member
« on: October 29, 2008, 19:06 »
Sorry for being so  slow in saying this- "Congratulations Peter! I am sure you earned it"
Smiling Jack

Cameras / Lenses / Re: What was your first camera and the next?
« on: October 13, 2008, 17:11 »
 1.- a Greman camera-don't know the make.Took my first aerial with it in 1935
 2.- Was a Kodak bellows camera -my dad gave me.Earned my first money from  photos with it.Sold a photo series of the flood on the ALcan Highway in 1943
  3.-A Fairchild K-20
  4.- Two Fairchild K-17-one 6" focal length the other 12" focal length ( 9"X9" negs.)
  5.- Pentax MX- 35MM
  6.- Pentax K10D- Still learning on it

Smiling Jack

Site Related / Re: Adorama discounts for Microstockgroup members
« on: October 07, 2008, 23:12 »
Thank you for your work-Leaf. While I might not join in I appreciate your effort
Smiling jack

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