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Intro[edit]

You can leave a message here. I am usually pretty good about getting back to notices and messages, but if I'm not it's because I'm not currently doing anything with Wikipedia at the moment. I'm always available through email, and you can email me through Wikipedia or you can do it directly at evan.amos /at\ gmail.com.

Talk Archive[edit]

Various photo and article notices are put here

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/PlayStation 4 (redux)[edit]

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Clean Xbox One Controller Picture[edit]

I request one from you when you get the time. Please place here when ready. Thanks. Zero Serenity (talk - contributions) 00:06, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day 2015[edit]

Wondering if you could poke your face in Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia Day 2015? — Dispenser 17:02, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for coming. The Entex Adventure Vision was the obscure console that's left out most "encyclopedia" books. — Dispenser 15:53, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Request for you to take photos of the Super Slim PS3[edit]

The Super Slim PS3 is released 3 years ago. So I wish you can take photos of a Super Slim PS3 you wish to buy. SuperArticleGuy (talk) 10:30, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Product photography (part 2)[edit]

A "Red Rafflesia" ring

Okay, I know I need a light tent for something like this. My question is: do you know if a polarizing filter would stop the room from reflecting in the stone? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:05, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Curved, glossy objects can be very difficult to photograph without the reflections. Most of the time, it's a case-by-case basis on how to solve it. I usually employ large reflector boards near the object or stitch together two different photos in Photoshop. A polarizing filter can help, but I've always found them to be annoying and somewhat hard to use when taking product photos. I tried it a couple of times, then fell back onto other methods. Evan-Amos (talk) 18:08, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Stitch together two different versions... what's the difference between the two versions? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:02, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
With reflections, normally you'd build something to block the reflections all around the object, but sometimes you can't because of space or lack of materials. In that case, you can cover half of it, then the other half, then stitch those two photos together in Photoshop. Evan-Amos (talk) 13:33, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Congrats Evan...[edit]

You have your own article on Wikipedia. Evan Amos. Cheers. GamerPro64 18:10, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

@GamerPro64: Sorry for the late reply, and thanks for giving me the heads up. Huh. I don't really know what to think about it, to be honest. Evan-Amos (talk) 13:33, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Tape recorder 2[edit]

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SG-1000[edit]

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Award for you[edit]

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S BLACKBELT
Hi Evan-Amos, Photographers Blackbelt award for you. DreamSparrow Chat 19:04, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

File:3-Musketeers-Mint-Wrapper-Small.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:3-Musketeers-Mint-Wrapper-Small.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Marchjuly (talk) 00:54, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Sega Nomad[edit]

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Lighting[edit]

Hello. I was admiring your photographic work and wondering if you would be willing to give me some tips for achieving such even and pleasant lighting. I'm very new to photography, but I'm already quite hooked. I wanted to try my hand at some products and coins and whatnot, so I'd love to know how you make such lovely images. RO(talk) 15:23, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

I mostly use "copy lighting" and shoot on glass. It's an easy enough system to replicate, but you do need softboxes and strobe lights. Evan-Amos (talk) 10:38, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Apple Bandai Pippin[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Old-Faithful-PC-Wrapper-Small.jpg[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Evan,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Magnavox-Odyssey-Console-Set.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 27, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-09-27. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:57, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Game.com[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:27, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Joystick port images[edit]

The editors at VG suggested I ask you directly: would you mind providing some images of the Atari joystick port itself, both the plug on the sticks as well as the port in the console? I'm writing an article on its many uses, including AtariLab, but I cannot find any free-use images. Maury Markowitz (talk) 20:13, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

  • I took these, which could be suitable if a higher quality replacement cannot be provided by Evan in the short term. Let me know if you want them up on Commons or if you'd rather wait on Evan to provide actual quality pictures (which would be my recommendation). :)  · Salvidrim! ·  15:18, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Left a message on your page, but I took a dedicated DE-9 pic. Evan-Amos (talk) 05:08, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Xbox One[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Evan,

Just to let you know, the Featured Pictures File:Sega-Mega-Drive-JP-Mk1-Console-Set.jpg and File:Sega-Genesis-Mk2-6button.jpg are scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 12, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-02-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:32, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Milk-Duds-Box-Small.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Raisin-Bran-Box-Small.jpg[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Evan,

Just to let you know, the Featured Pictures File:WonderSwan-Black-Left.jpg, File:WonderSwan-Color-Blue-Left.jpg, and File:SwanCrystal-Wine-Left.jpg are scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 20, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the captions at Template:POTD/2016-06-20/1, Template:POTD/2016-06-20/2, and Template:POTD/2016-06-20/3. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:51, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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Hello, Evan-Amos. Please check your email; you've got mail! The subject is PLEASE READ: GLAM Boot Camp information.
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Please introduce yourself to the other GLAM Boot Camp attendees tonight! Dominic·t 19:20, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to participate in Wikipedia mini summer program[edit]

Greetings Evan-Amos:

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It appears you have participated in an editathon in the past. We are doing a mini research study involving past editathon participants to transform and improve Wikipedia. If this sounds like something quick you would want to do this summer, please sign up to our mini summer research program.

You can read more about our project here.

Together we can revolutionize Wikipedia!


Thanks & Cheers

Wiki crowdresearch (talk) 15:50, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Game Gear[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Evan,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:ColecoVision-wController-L.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 24, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:15, 9 August 2016 (UTC)