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Of Concern to Photographers...

This was written by Getty Images, but it's of concern to all photographers, especially professional photographers. If you live in Europe, you might already know the antitrust investigation there lasted well over two years -- and it ended in Google making concessions. I'm not sure they actually admitted wrongdoing, but concessions usually are an indication of wrongdoing whether an admission is outright or not.

"World Dominance" is never a good thing, in my opinion ... whether it's Google, Amazon, or "forced democracy" ... just sayin'. (I don't want a political debate, just making an observation.)

The following is a call for action, but it's the background info I wanted to share, not necessarily a request on my part for you to take action.

http://wherewestand.gettyimages.com/lendyourvoice-us/
http://wherewestand.gettyimages.com/lendyourvoice-eu/
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+Blake Zimmerman and +Alan Hearnshaw
Yes, Getty has a shady past. That's why I made that stipulation. However, this applies to all photographers.

Blake, that isn't what the document says at all. What it says is that Google's search is returning images that are "Google products" and eliminating others. To test this, I just did a search for one of my own images that is on Google Maps, using a private browser window and forced parameters (keywords). If I'm using a browser window and signed into Google, the image shows up in an image search. If I'm using a private window, the image does not show up in an image search even with forced parameters.

By "Google products," my interpretation, verified by the EU antitrust investigation, is products listed in Google Shopping. Not sure if you're aware, but it isn't possible to list any copyrighted work in Google Shopping without having each individual work approved by Google Merchant Services. There isn't even a category for photographs. Not that I would ever entertain the idea of paying for AdWords, because most people have ad blockers on their browsers nowadays, but I was curious.

I would encourage you to search for your own photos, but unless you are not signed into Google and have your cache cleared (ie, private browsing window), it is not a valid search.
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One World Observatory

...through the window of the Staten Island Ferry
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Thanks +Nick James! Sorry I've been absent for a while.
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Dancin' at The Park

Gina Pero and Angel Morales at The Park Vegas, under Bliss Dance, Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:45pm

Photography by Pam Boling Photography
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+Pam Boling nice pics, makes me wanna dance
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Center of Attention
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Thank you +Shelly Gunderson!
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'56 Caddy... oh, and Elvis. As seen at the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign a few years back.
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I read it, a woman won more than 10 M. at the Wynn.
I will give my best :-)
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Ghost Bike

#NYC #GhostBike

Spotted this Ghost Bike across from the Guggenheim Museum.
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+LUIS Sanchez It's NYC, across the street from the Guggenheim Museum.
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+Nick James Thanks! :-)
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Never Forget
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Classic Pepsi

Jake's Place, Bear Lake, Utah
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Thank you +TicketsFox. :)
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Electrifying...

I've got chills... they're multiplying...

Yep, this is what came to mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYQltuvKCD4
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لا تخافي من القشعريره انها شحنات كهربائيه مفيده للجسم.
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The Park
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Thank you +Priscilla Ballinger !
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Queen Kong...?

Admittedly, I have a very twisted way of seeing things. I saw Bliss Dance for the first time at The Park in Las Vegas on Thursday while out with +Alex Lapidus and +Linda Villers. Great fun, thank you again, Alex and Linda. It was good to see you again!
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Thank you +Conanfanta
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When I shoot you in the face, you'll be smiling!
Introduction

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. 

~Kahlil Gibran

MEET PAM

My passion is life, and I express that through my photography and occasionally through writing. And I happen to be very passionate ... about FAMILY (first and foremost!), life, friends, people in general. 

I'm a photographer who loves to write. I'm waiting for one or the other of those to become a profitable venture! I've been a bit lackadaisical about both, but I'm currently working on upping my game. I'm in the process of starting a boudoir business. Stay tuned for details.

Photography has been a passion of mine since childhood. Photographically, I have run the gamut from hobbyist to professional portrait and wedding photography to landscape/travel photographer. I’ll shoot (practically) anybody/anything anytime anywhere and have fun doing it! I have very few fears, so I have been known to take foolish risks to “get the shot.” I’ve threatened wild animals, climbed on all sorts of things, had rocks thrown at me from atop a mountain – all unscathed. I finally met my limit in July 2013 when I jumped off the wall surrounding the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, landing wrong and breaking my calcaneus. (Did I mention I was barefoot?)

If you like what you see, circle me! I'd be honored. If not, I'm glad you passed through and have a great G+ experience! If you love what you see, please comment and/or share. If I see you commenting, I'll visit your page! After all, that's what this social network is all about - networking and getting to know other people. I've met quite a few people face-to-face from the interactions online. You just never know.

Theme Page:

I started the Leading Lines Monday page, which kept me very busy on Mondays for about three years. I loved curating it, and I loved the theme. My co-curators - Andreas LeviDavid Murphy, Michael B. Stuart and Simos Xenakis - and I decided to end the theme in October 2014. It was bittersweet, but it was time to move on.

Photographic Things I Recommend:

Topaz Labs Software - use coupon code Boling15 for 15% off any purchase

Vü Filters - Available from Adorama or B&H

Camtasia - Best screen casting software for Windows!

Short List:
Very short list of people I most admire:
Helen Keller
Ludwig von Beethoven
John Nash
Nathaniel Ayers
There are many, many others, but these come readily to mind.
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I'm here, against the odds.
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Piedmont, SD - Yorktown, VA - Abilene, TX - Minot, ND - Sacramento, CA - Memphis, TN - Lake Cormorant, MS
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