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December 28, 2019

Flickr and Creative Commons

If you have been reading or Googling me, you may know that photography is a hobby of mine.  I'm not particularly interested in making money off of it, as I have a day job that pays the mortgage and consumes most of my time.  That being said, I've been on Flickr since 2006 and have put my public photos online with a Creative Commons license.  What does that mean?  My photos, with permission, end up being used in a significant amount of web content. There are rules to usage and you can look them up from the link provided if you'd like, but overall my images have been used in context and in tasteful ways. 

My wife often asks me "why do you take so many pictures of random things?".  This is why.  Who else is going to create random pictures of breast pump bottles arranged in a smiley face?  Who is going to take high resolution pictures of local artisanal beer cans?   Who is going to take pictures of electrical boxes that are painted with colorful murals?  That answer to all of these questions is: Me.  

A simple Google image search will show you all the images or articles with some of my images that are used.  I can't vouch for the content of each of them, but I'm happy that my seemingly random images find use.  https://www.google.com/search?q=aaron_anderer&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwifmZiWu9rmAhXKuZ4KHWB9Cg8Q_AUoA3oECAsQBQ&biw=1280&bih=910#imgrc=_

December 22, 2019

New Project - ADVENTURE45

I've wanted to do something different to record the 45th year of my life.  I have a love of photography and recording what is happening around me, so I figured I'd do a photo project.  Originally it was a project where I would use film expiring or manufactured 45 years ago, but it has been too cumbersome or costly to get enough film to pull this off, so I'm going to default to just analog film.

That being said, here are the somewhat flexible constraints of this project:

  1. Record the world through the analog eyes of Aaron for his 45th year of life.
  2. Photos taken from February 2020 to February 2021 will be included in the scope of this project.
  3. Photos will not be exclusively taken on analog cameras during this time period, but only analog pictures will be included in the project.
  4. Generally film that is 35mm (C41, B&W, E6/XPRO) will be used, but other formats such as 120, 110 and Polaroid/Instax might be used as well.
  5. Try to shoot at least one roll of film per calendar month, but endeavor for much more.  Try to evenly distribute the photos over the full 12 month period versus having an uneven distribution.
  6. Post photos to Flickr account and possibly blog during the process.
  7. Tag photos with metadata, record the specifics of what was used (e.g. Location, Dates taken, camera used, film used). 
  8. Use the metadata tag ADVENTURE45 and hashtag #ADVENTURE45 to share with people who like my boring life journey.
  9. At the end of the 12 month period, curate the most interesting photos and put together a book to share.
  10. If it turns out to not be incredibly boring, maybe make some large prints and show it somewhere.

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