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Off Topic / Re: Happy New Year
« on: January 02, 2013, 12:45 »
May 2013 be the best year ever for everyone-except for the bad guys.

Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
« on: December 23, 2012, 11:01 »
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and may all your winds be tailwinds
Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Stephen Strathdee aka sharply_done RIP
« on: December 19, 2012, 17:24 »
I was originally drawn to Stephens posts on MSG because of his interest in aviation. However. I soon discovered that not only where his photos "sharply _done" but his opinions and help in his post "sharply_done" and laced with good old commen sense
A sad loss
Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: What are your goals for 2013?
« on: December 02, 2012, 13:01 »
Since I just turn 86yrs. old, my number one goal is to survive another year.
Also it would be nice if I could continue to fly and take aerial photos.
Making a little more money from my microstock port would be icing on the cake

Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 23, 2012, 17:51 »
May everyone have-" SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR"!

Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: The end is nigh. What will you do?
« on: November 23, 2012, 17:48 »
The only thing you can say for certain about the future-"IT WILL CHANGE". So all you can do- Is try to catch the wave.

Smiling Jack

And airplanes spoiled the train bussness

Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Funny
« on: October 21, 2012, 09:44 »
Good one.
Smiling jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: Attracting more customers myth
« on: September 18, 2012, 09:55 »
Hi- Leaf said it all. Hit the nail on the head.
Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: What a nice gesture!!
« on: August 21, 2012, 23:42 »
Yes that is how it was in the 'good old days".It wasn't your photos- it was who you knew or how good you where at talking some  body in to giving you a fat commission or paying your way to some far off place to take photos. If you weren't part of the "Pro-Club"- you where beatring you head against and unclimbable wall. Well the micro have proved there was some great shooter out there beside the "So called Pros". It has torn down the wall. but to be successful in the new market you still have to take photos that the customer wants or needs. I work in all markets that need aerial photos,be it micro, trad or commission. In the end that is what is inportent-what ever works for you and makes you the most money or makes you happy.

Smiling Jack     

General Photography Discussion / Re: Glider Pics
« on: August 01, 2012, 23:40 »
Hi Warren
 My camera is a Pentax K10D. I use straight 35mm and 50mm lens at 500 shutter speed if the alt. is 500ft. or less(above ground). My aircraft is equipped with a door i can open in flight so, I don't know about shoot thru the canopy. I would suggest trying to find as flat a spot on the canopy as possible.
Good luck
Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Congratulations to Tyler (Leaf)
« on: June 30, 2012, 08:16 »
Congrats- Tyler. Good for you.
Smiling Jack

On the question of quantity or quality -I believe in both. Quantity in the number of photos i shoot- Quality in the  number photos I submit.
Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: Dreamstime Notice
« on: April 04, 2012, 16:50 »
Good one!
Smiling Jack

You don,t have a spot for me,since you don,t have a 80+ group. While i don,t make all my income from microstock-I do make most of my income from aerial photo+ S.S.

Smiling Jack

41 / Re: One Thousand Images
« on: December 29, 2011, 11:36 »
Congratulations ! I hope having 1000 images brings you a lot of excitment(sales).
Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: Your plans, for 2012 ?
« on: December 26, 2011, 11:23 »
As I said last year:

1. Keep breathing

2. Enjoy work and life
Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: Lovely X-mas present!
« on: December 26, 2011, 11:18 »

Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Happy Christmas Everyone!
« on: December 22, 2011, 23:31 »
Merry Christmas everybody!

Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Happy Holiday photos 2011
« on: December 18, 2011, 20:52 »
Great photos! Madelaide
Smiling Jack

46 / Re: Ridiculous rejections
« on: December 18, 2011, 18:18 »
Cars are just to get you to the airport.  Although i parked my airplane in my back yard, for a time. My airplane cruises 95 mph and get about 24 mpg. It is 65 yrs old and still going strong.
Smiling Jack

Cameras / Lenses / Re: Cameras are too good!??
« on: December 01, 2011, 10:31 »
I am with leaf-I must be getting old. OMG -I am old!
Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: No-Cost Aerial Photography
« on: November 03, 2011, 10:53 »
Yes Stepheng 101 friend is right.Once the aircraft is trimmed up, flying with your feet is easy. If the aerial photos are in places with congested aerial traffic , I take along another pilot mainly to watch for traffic.
Smiling Jack

Off Topic / Re: Worlds finest Whiskey? which one?
« on: November 03, 2011, 09:54 »
Nothing beats-good old "Moonshine" straight from the still in the Blueridge Mountains of "Virginie"

Smiling Jack

General Stock Discussion / Re: No-Cost Aerial Photography
« on: October 30, 2011, 20:32 »
Hi Stepheng 101
I also take aerial photos. The ones I take for microstock, I take on the way to and from aerial photo assignments or mapping projects. That about the only way i think you can make money selling aerial photos for microstock. As To what aerial photos sell best- I am still learning. As to how many photos it takes, I have heard the figure of 500 to 1000 before you can expect steady sales.Leaf has done some surveys that have some interesting figures.You  can see my photos on DT under jackA. Good Luck!
Smiling Jack

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