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Rudy Umans

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  1. 12 minutes ago, Linda Bestwick said:

    Conspiracy theories are just click bate these days.

    Not exactly!  Not in the US. Conspiracy theories can be very dangerous 

    What happened in the US on January 6th and for a great deal what led up to it, was caused by conspiracy theories (look up QAnon)

  2. 17 hours ago, Wendy Townrow said:

    Sari even the newspapers cant be trusted now ... they are as prone to misinformation and half truths as the social media.

    Ever since the invention of removable type, you never could trust the newspapers. Not by a long shot

    The medieval troubadours were probably not all that reliable either

  3. 25 minutes ago, Jeffrey B. Banke said:

    Wendy, you island suggestion is what the Brits tried back in the 1800's sending all their criminals to Australia 🙂

    Then they realized what a nice place it was LOL!

    You mean after it was discovered by William Janszoon? ("Bill-Son of Jan) and James took credit for it? (Well the indigenous people at the time told him, didn't they?

    The Spanish called the island later "  "Austrialia del Espiritu Santo" - "Southern land of the Holy Spirit"  Maybe some on that Island need to be reminded?

    I have a number of Friends and relatives there and it has been on my bucket list for some time now but it will probably stay there for a little while longer. (If my dogs can't go, I don't go)

  4. 24 minutes ago, HodagMedia said:

    Yes you do, if you think about it? Reputation and the buyers bragging rights... "I hired Anne Geddes to shoot my baby photos." I'm sure she got to where she is with style and quality, but after that,  public recognition, popularity, from marketing, is the biggest step for anyone getting famous and making top money.

    Reading too fast or too slow again?

    It is not the price for the customer, it is her cost for a shoot.

    “The thing that people don’t seem to get is that it takes about $250,000 to $350,000 to produce the kinds of shoots that I do,” she says. 

  5. 1 hour ago, Firn said:

    Thought the same.
    Looking at her photos I think, costs for camera equipment excluded, I could assemble her photo props for under $100. I have no idea what makes her shoots so expensive.

    I seriously doubt that even Annie Leibovitz 's elaborate shoots cost that much

    The price of babies must have gone up tremendously ................

  6. 1 hour ago, Emily Veinglory said:

    The net worth site is wildly inaccurate, generally over-estimating.  That said, I am sure she is poor for someone used to being rich, rather than poor poor.

    and you know that how? 

    Either way. I think that net worth is in Australian dollars and even if only half or even only 25% is true, she will be fine methinks

  7. it turned out that I have 3 drops of blue blood (could be 2, but I stick with 3)

    I am a Descendent of the Count Dirk van Brederode. This line started in the 12th century, but stops for me with my great grandmother on my father's side 

    The maiden name of my great grandmother was still Van Brederode, but she married a Smit. They had a daughter, my father's mother, who married a shoemaker named Umans.


    Dirk's place (of what is left of it) built in the 13th century


  8. 3 hours ago, HodagMedia said:

    Well oddly enough I live in Belgium, which is 6 miles South of Holland, at least locally? Belgium was supposed to be named Luxembourg, but there was a clerical error when registering the name of the post office.

    You might guess what nationality settled much of this area. The Luxembourg American Cultural Society & Center is located there and we don't have a Christmas parade, it's a St. Nicholas parade first weekend in December.

    As far back as roots go, my family, we don't know much but one theory is, Flanders. Someone is doing research again, maybe we'll find something new, or accurate, this time. Grandpa Klinger listed his occupation on the papers entering the country as Tinker. It fits? The grandfather on the other side, the Italians, was a Tailor. We still have cousins over there.

    No one with money in our ancestors except all those people from Nigeria who keep dying off? 😉


    That's interesting. Let me know the outcome.

    If you happen to have Belgium/Dutch (Flanders/Vlaanderen) blood, I can teach you some dirty words ... :)


  9. 22 hours ago, Fixazh said:

    is this a collage or a composite?

    To differentiate themselves from kindergarten, the early pioneers in this field called them Composites or Photomontages. Not Collages (even though there is obviously a huge overlap)  

    Hell, we still call it "cut and paste"

  10. 1 hour ago, HodagMedia said:

    No, all the way from FL and you're a Green Bay Packer fan?

    Or did you mean the real thing?


    51 minutes ago, Thijs de Graaf said:

    Rudy is  a Dutchman. And that are cheeseheads (kaaskoppen) 

    That's right! The Original Cheesehead!

    Nothing like that fake Wisconsin cheesy chewing gum stuff! (Just kidding!!!! my brother lives in Williams Bay- on the other side of Lake Geneva)


  11. 3 hours ago, Jeremy Lopez Foppiani said:

    So when someone buys a license for a photo or video, are there no rules and restrictions for that buyer in the use that he can give it?

    Yes there are rules and restrictions.

    There is just no guarantee that everybody abides by it and if somebody doesn't there is not much you can do about it and even if you can do something about it, the harm is already done.

    Besides there are a lot of goods and subjects in advertising that are not desirable for children, or anybody for that matter, but would be perfectly fine and legal such as condoms or whatever 

     I don't think you would be happy if you drive down the road and see your niece associated with an advertisement like that. or worse than a billboard, on television or social media. Some people are ruthless 

    Not saying that any of this bad stuff will happen, but it could and do you want to take that chance? Your sister doesn't and, as you have figured out by now, I agree with her and so do many others here.

    So, if you want your nephews and nieces to grow up as normal children and if you want to keep a loving relationship with your sister, Respect her wishes!!



    Clause 1.2 outlines these restrictions

    Shutterstock Terms of Service & License Agreements


  12. 23 minutes ago, HodagMedia said:

    It's not even semantics, it's language: I don't see anything from @muratart that looks like a collage

    Composite (as in photographic or artistic)

    When photographers say “composite” – they refer to an image that was constructed from two or more different photos. Most composites these days are done by layering images one on top of one another and then masking out the unwanted pieces using different methods.


    1. a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing.
      • the art of making collages.
      • a combination or collection of various things.

    Maybe I didn't explain it clear enough

  13. Now if people would only use their brains as well as their cameras, they wouldn't have had any problems figuring out that Tim was talking about composites when he said collages as opposed to straight photography. Collages is a term used in the art world other than photography. Composites is a term used in the photography world, but it is all semantics really. 

    The first "collages" in photography were made in the mid19th century by hand (obviously) by a guy named Oscar Rejlander, Shortly after that, it was made famous by Henry Robinson. Since they were done by hand, one piece of paper combined with another piece of paper, they were technically Collages, but they called them composites or photomontage. If anybody really wants to know what it is, look up Man Ray or the German Dada movement.

    but like I said, it's all semantics

  14. 6 minutes ago, blvdone said:

    It's very disappointing to see some fellow contributors want me to just say "OK, I quit".  I just ignore them.  And I'm not taking any of them seriously either.  Why should I?

    And none of them have any meaningful portfolio here, but talking loud like they are some major force.  lol  Sad.

    I see that pattern everywhere though.

    That's why I suggested to try MSG. You have a better audience there

    People will take you seriously when you act seriously and come up with something constructive. @Elliott Cowand Jr and I  (and others) tried to help you with that despite everything, but what do we know with our meaningless ports...............

    All you do is piss people off with all that yelling and screaming,. The same people you need to support your cause mind you. How about that? You think that will work?

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