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39 minutes ago, Grossinger said:

I hope this does not start an argument.
Good morning Shutterstock contributors, I wish you all well.
I am back from my trip to Yellowstone. I am copying my files (200+ video, 1600+ stills) to Blue ray right now.
Now comes the hard part of editing, describing and key wording the images and at the same time still going out and shooting more video and stills.
Cheers!
 

 

Good stuff! 

I would suggest to focus on this batch and get it to the best standard you can before shooting new content. I’ll help you if you want!

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So I have to assume that based on your recent string of posts that you are now well within your own new 24K per year threshold for being allowed to speak? Not that you yourself would be subject to any

Sounds like you haven't leaned much about stock photography with your time here.

Bad Idea. If you give Pete the chance to write something, you get "war and peace" in double size.  So better, if he keeps calm. 

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1 hour ago, Grossinger said:

I hope this does not start an argument.
Good morning Shutterstock contributors, I wish you all well.
I am back from my trip to Yellowstone. I am copying my files (200+ video, 1600+ stills) to Blue ray right now.
Now comes the hard part of editing, describing and key wording the images and at the same time still going out and shooting more video and stills.
Cheers!
 

 

I am sure you will have some impressive work there!

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3 hours ago, Grossinger said:

I hope this does not start an argument.
Good morning Shutterstock contributors, I wish you all well.
I am back from my trip to Yellowstone. I am copying my files (200+ video, 1600+ stills) to Blue ray right now.
Now comes the hard part of editing, describing and key wording the images and at the same time still going out and shooting more video and stills.
Cheers!
 

 

That's great Joe. Lots to edit now! Looking forward to seeing the results. Hope you had a wonderful trip 🙂

 

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2 hours ago, Grossinger said:

I got some images of Bison crossing in front of my car, I had to shoot thru the windshield. These beasts are something else.

We visited a place near here where the bison were walking right across the narrow one-way road that was so full of cars it was at a stand still. The fun part was we were on a motorcycle, and the bison were RIGHT there. had they become upset, we'd been toast. Of course I had my camera with me, but sadly the sun was on the worst possible side, and I never did anything with the pics.

That said, I've also been in the same small corral with a very very scared bison, on a very very green horse, and it was somewhat unnerving.

 

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3 hours ago, Grossinger said:


I got some images of Bison crossing in front of my car, I had to shoot thru the windshield. These beasts are something else.

Our car has a sun roof that's big enough for one person to stand up through it. I have held the camera up and used live view through the sun roof  in instances like that, but I imagine if your'e the one driving, that's not really an option. Hopefully you got some good usable images/video. I understand the park rangers are erring on the side of caution so nobody gets injured from the animals.

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56 minutes ago, Grossinger said:

A big sunroof like that would be great to have. Yeah, I understand their priorities, but when it comes to getting the picture I don't let much get in my way. The only thing that bummed me out was the stupid AX53 not working when I really needed it to. I got some great shots with my Nikon D75000 tho. It never fails me.
I know you have the Nikon 200-500 zoom. What an incredible tool! I took it with me but at Yellowstone you get so close to the animals my 18-300mm zoom was all I ever needed.

the 200-500 is best used with a tripod, so not the best lens to use from a moving vehicle. But yes, one of my favorite lenses. My main lens is a 28-300, which I have on my D810 body. And I have a 24-120 on my D800 (which I use more for up close, portrait, etc). I have a bunch of prime lenses too, but I hate changing lenses when I'm out shooting. If I don't have a press pass to get up close to my subjects, I tend to default to the 28-300 since it gives me the most versatility in terms of how close I can zoom in or out on my subject(s).

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2 hours ago, Grossinger said:

Hahahah! I love it. I love to tell guys carrying their Canon with a white lens that guys with Canons get the babes, guys with Nikons get the pictures.
Yes, yes, for those of you with a trigger finger on the butt hurt nerve, I'm kidding.

🙂 and because of the white lens I got both. They thought I was a pro. 

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8 hours ago, Grossinger said:

Annie, the trip was awesome. Just mindblowingly awesome.
I got pictures of a grizzly bear about 50 feet from me. It was a real beauty. The only wart on this adventure was the AX53 camcorder. It gave me a stupid "I can't take videos right now, I have a headache." I was under intense pressure because the park cops were yelling at me with a loudspeaker, so I only got about 8 pictures.
This was a beautiful bear. By the time I got back to the car is was complete bedlam. I took a picture of the traffic chaos. The park rangers basically forced everyone back into their cars and blocked access to the bear.
I got some images of Bison crossing in front of my car, I had to shoot thru the windshield. These beasts are something else.
I did get some beautiful bison videos.
I'm going to have to go back this summer and again in the winter. The park is just too huge to take in in two days. It took me 2 days driving the 1,100 (1770KM) miles one way from El Paso. Then inside the park, which is 3,472 square miles or about 9,000 km2.
I have to tell you, of all the places on earth, Yellowstone is God's country. His own back yard.
I did a lot more hiking than I planned on, so my feet are really mad at me right now and hurting.
I have to go back soon.

Wow, that's fantastic about bison and the bear. 

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3 hours ago, Grossinger said:

Judging from your port, you could be a pro.

 

😂 Thanks, not really. I just do what I like. I see that your port is coming along nicely, keep going, Joe.

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23 hours ago, Grossinger said:

Canon was smart going with those white lenses.

 

Actually those white lenses got me into places the 'normal' public couldn't get into, people stood aside for me so that I could get a better photo. They just naturally assumed I was a pro, didn't even ask for a press card or anything. And it was a really good commercial 'trick' of Canon to make those lenses white, whenever you saw a group of pro photographers together those white lenses really stuck out and you knew it was a Canon.

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a privately funded wall confused the "whatsits" out of me ... dont they have to get permission to build it ... not only that what good is it going to do if it doesnt join up to anything ....

Reminds me of a meme from years ago where the end of world preppers had filled the bunker with lots of canned food but someone forgot to pack a means of opening them ,,,

The wall to me brings up memories of the Berlin Wall .... and I dont need to be reminded of that!

Grossinger Well done on going looking for the story though :)

Simone .. I can understand being torn like that!

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3 minutes ago, Grossinger said:

The story gets weirder and weirder with weirdos on all sides and both sides of the border.
It's not pleasant.

it doesnt sound pleasant at all ...

as for your inadvertent crossing .... that could have had a bad outcome ... I hope you had good ID on you!

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7 minutes ago, Simone Hogan said:

Thank you, Brady.

 

The United States has a border with Mexico - there is a barrier with ports of entry which allow legal workers, vehicles and trade into the US. There are areas that don't have any barrier. The Berlin Wall kept East Germans in as prisoners. Seeing as how I walked over to Tijuana just a few months ago it certainly didn't appear to be some fascist built structure. Now if the President of the United States determines that mass migration of people from South America poses a direct threat to our National Security and installs AI controlled temperature reading and motion detecting auto-machine pistols with intersecting lines of fire every fifty meters I may change my mind about the purpose of the wall is at that point.

 

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1 minute ago, Simone Hogan said:

And then it would still not be like the Berlin Wall, unless all that nasty stuff was pointing toward the INSIDE.

For anyone still thinking they are even remotely similar, please look at and read this diagram.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_German_border#/media/File:System_of_gdr_border_fortification.jpg

Yes you are right. 

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46 minutes ago, Simone Hogan said:

As someone who actually grew up behind the East German wall, I kind of take offense at having Americans compare that one to the one Trump wants to build. I very much sympathize with the humanitarian crisis involved here, but there's quite a difference to having a border wall keeping people from coming INTO a country versus having a border wall with the mine fields on the inside, and machine guns pointed toward YOUR OWN citizens, to prevent them from leaving.    

I am not American, I live in Australia, I was born in the UK. The Berlin wall was very much a 2 way thing it stopped people leaving and it stopped people coming in. It is something that is causing a division between Nations.I never meant to cause offense, just saying what it looks like from the outside looking in.

Borders have existed ever since man started living in communities .... enough said, move on!

Whats everyone working on at the moment? For myself, I have had to put stock on hold to do work for my main job as carer for my father. This has seen me organising repair of a driveway and repairing my veranda so that it is safe for him to come home from hospital. I still have not given my new Sony a good workout.

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1 hour ago, Simone Hogan said:

Studying up on the carbon cycle, so I can quiz my kid, so she doesn't flunk her science final.

Also procrastinating on keywording and uploading last week's pics. It's so much more fun shooting them.

eek I am glad my kids are past that stage! I agree shooting is way more fun than keywording!

 

Grossinger I guess the reality is that many times shooting is a real adventure and we can get ourselves into predicaments!

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17 minutes ago, Scorsby said:

You could never have predicted how this picture would be bought and used. But there it is.

A very impressive example of how we can never take the perspective of potential buyers.

The always given advice "Think like a buyer, what could your picture be used for?" is certainly not entirely wrong, but perhaps unnecessary.

We do not know, we do not even have the slightest idea. ....

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22 minutes ago, geogif said:

A very impressive example of how we can never take the perspective of potential buyers.

The always given advice "Think like a buyer, what could your picture be used for?" is certainly not entirely wrong, but perhaps unnecessary.

We do not know, we do not even have the slightest idea. ....

I had this one licensed a year ago...

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