Paul Richard Jones

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  1. This was my dream camera...sadly, it was not a 35mm film or digital equivalent...it was a 16mm motion picture camera with a 25,000mm lens the size of a cigar box and accompanying parabolic microphone. No problem at all in photographing a cigarette pack at 1/4-mile and hear the 'match' strike to light the cigarette. Great for wild life photography and other purposes. Only dealt with one such camera. Manufactured by the National Security Agency.
  2. First, welcome to SHUTTERSTOCK. There is a 'drop-down' window on the page where you up-load your images for submission. At the bottom of the list is 'keywords.' Click on that box and a series of images similar to your up-loaded submissions will appear. Click on each image that is similar to yours until you have at least 3 and more. At the end, follow the prompts and a box will appear with words to describe your image. There is a second box below that one that offers additional words. Edit out words from the top list and add words from the bottom list until you have no more than 50-words that best describe your images. When there are stem words such as balloon, balloons, or ballooning, edit out the words that least describe your image. Another example, history, historical, historic...again, edit our the least descriptive words. Read SHUTTERSTOCK's rule on 'spamming.' Be patient. If you are stumped on anything you see or read and do not understand, you are on the right page to ask. Someone will help. When not up-loading images, suggest opening up 'drop-down' windows and see what is there. And, you can call-up similar images to what you shoot and see what is out there. Again, welcome to SHUTTERSTOCK. Cheers, Paul
  3. A quick GOOGLE of their name will show reports that are negative. You can draw your own conclusions from there.
  4. Just tell'm the road was bumpy.
  5. I nominate three more photographers from the past whose work mattered in my opinion: William Henry Jackson for his Yellowstone National Park and Mathew B. Brady for his U.S. Civil War and Jacques Cousteau for his bringing the oceans to the world.
  6. Now that would have been a photo-op: dental patient with close-up of an assortment of dental tools (re-labelled as 'automotive tools' to thoroughly express your anxiety about the whole scene of metal objects in your mouth) taken from the patient's point of view...of course, you will need some releases from you and anyone's hands not yours in the photo. I can empathize...a not so good day.
  7. First of all, welcome to SHUTTERSTOCK. I like the picture. Should you get the chance to make this photograph again, perhaps a full picture of the whole tree would help. Or, crop down to just the sun, trunk of the tree and some of the leaves. Horizontal is another opportunity to capture the whole tree, sun and even the fencepost and wire. It appears to be a photo from a smart phone?
  8. Laurin, you might appreciate this story about lens from the late 1960s for a 16mm film motion picture camera equipped with a parabolic microphone. The lens was 25,000mm and about the size of a cigar box. Could easily photograph a package of non-filter cigarettes at 1/4-mile and also 'hear' the match strike. Manufactured by the Defense Intelligence Agency/National Security Agency. Worked great for long-distance wild life photography and other purposes.
  9. As each of us reflects on this title and the comments that followed: Brutal Truth: Nobody Cares About Your Photography Jun 28, 2016 Michael Zhang, perhaps we should consider that photography-even when meticulous planned to the very moment the shutter is clicked-provides surprises…those totally unexpected serendipity moments where you took a picture that matters…first, the picture matters to you and then to others who see your passion. We will always have days that are diamonds and days that are stones…it seems to follow the photographers lot. Here are three such photographers, in my opinion, whose work mattered: Ansel Adams: Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico is a black and white photograph taken by Ansel Adams, late in the afternoon on November 1, 1941,[1] from a shoulder of U.S. Route 84-285. (Wikipendia) Iconic image of a sailor kissing a nurse during V-J Day celebrations in Times Square, August 14, 1945. Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945, which depicts six United States Marines raising a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi,[1] during the Battle of Iwo Jima, in World War II. While not a photograph, how many of us remember the name of the person who took the JFK 8mm movies in Dallas, TX? This movie mattered. In less than 1-minute, his 8mm color film mattered: “for a total of 26.6 seconds, exposing 486 frames of standard 8 mm Kodachrome II safety film, running at 18.3 frames/second”
  10. In taking a look at SHUTTERSTOCK contributors for Munich, there are few images of the Hofbrauhaus outside and none inside...restrictions perhaps on photography inside the garden area with the Chestnut trees, tables and wonderful food and bier. Editorial submissions would be an opportunity to add to the few images for that wonderful place. Is the Donsl still there? Dined there in 1990 and again in 2000 while my family and I attended the Passion Play. Of course, there is the Oktoberfest (SHUTTERSTOCK has 727 images...not that many in competition) and the photo opportunities there...again, probably Editorial submissions. Photographs along the Izar River are few on SHUTTERSTOCK. In 1990 and again in 2000, I remember an open-air market not far from Marienplatz, is it still there...Viktualienmarkt perhaps (SHUTTERSTOCK offers but 255 pictures of Viktualienmarkt...a small collection that 25 accepted pictures from you is 10% of the total available increasing your opportunities for a buyer to select your work for food displays of vegetable and fruits...description and keywords are important)? Regina, your opportunities are unlimited to fulfil your passion for food, travel and people photography in a wonderful part of Germany-Bavaria. Munich's Marienplatz is a wonderful place for lunch. Yes. I loved my time in Bavaria where I lived for 2-years (Dec. 1967 to Nov. 1969) in Bad Tolz and worked in Lenggries (even SHUTTERSTOCK has a few photographs of Bad Tolz). I bought a used Taunus with a sun roof and put 1000s of kilometers on it traveling by myself to every place close to Tolz and then to Salzburg for breakfast, Wien, St. Anton, Kitzbuhel, Berchtesgaden, Nurnberg, Augsburg, Fussen, Oberammergau, Mittenwald, Chiemsee, Belgium, Nederland, Denmark, France, Luxemburg, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, and more... I came home poor in money but oh how very rich in memories and small photographs and many rolls of Super 8 film now on 5-CDs; memories of castles, Oktoberfest, Fasching and lakes and snow capped mountains and skiing and food and 5-antique wall clocks with two having 3-weight Vienna regulators circa 1850. I was fond of goulash soup, a small bier and bread for lunch. Schnitzel for dinner if not brats. Cheese for dessert. In the winter, gluhwein. Again, welcome to SHUTTERSTOCK. Cheers, Paul
  11. Caption: "That nectar was here yesterday!"
  12. A bit out of it would add 'action' to this table-top set-piece.
  13. Caption: "Some days, I sit and think. Some days, I just sit."
  14. The caption that came to mind: "Now, where did that bug go?"
  15. Placement of a basketball under the basket would change the meaning of the whole scene.