20171004: A Little more like Home…

I have been busy, as you can see, I can now cook food in a semi kitchen area.

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Yes, that cooking hot plate arrangement is wired together to keep it stable, but to be able to cook and have room for doing so & a place to clean dishes is very nice.

Shelves on the wall even to keep things out where I can see them instead of having to hunt around in this box or that box.  I grew up sailing and did consider sailing around the world solo. So yes I can use my laundry hanging system, the wet stuff goes over the sink till it stops dripping. Also I have the water cooler set up so I don’t have to try to filter my  tap water any more. (just behind the stove)

I also have my wire rack set up for going outside and selling on the street. I did this the other day and spent several hours out there. I did not sell anything, (did not expect too), I am just getting people use to seeing me out there.

The people who did stop and look or read my sign over the doorway made the day worth it and a success. I have owned a dozen businesses, never expect to be an overnight Success. But build it up by being there. I have run business for others some of whom never learned that lesson and complained that running a business was too hard…

I will start being out on the street outside the building several hours a day, on at least Thursday thru Sunday when the main tourist days are.

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So, while life is not great, I do survive. One step after another gets you to the end of the journey…

I hope this helps others to understand & survive their struggles in life.

The flavor in life comes not from always getting your way.

But from being able to say “Wow, I survived once again!”

What an adventure life is when you live it!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170918: A calendar for the Scorpio in your life!

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Yes, Mexican Scorpions on a pile of “Escorpion”, the Spanish word for Scorpion.

I will also have the English version ready soon.

This is the graphic I did just for fun that is now a calendar for sale.

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Again, I can mail it from here myself so I may set up my Zenfolio to accept the orders or you can place them here on this website. International mailing from here will vary in costs, but I do have the “PayPal Donation Button”, so if you want a 12 x18 inch poster sent to you worldwide, comment to me below or send me an email with you Country & mailing zip code so I can figure out the postage cost. It currently takes somewhere around 25 days of mail travel time to send a package to the USA, so all orders will be filled and shipped with at least 30 to 40 days before arrival at your door.

Contact email: vanderhoofpeter@yahooo.com

$9.95 (US$) PLUS postage ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170319: Music Video, new editing before meeting with client who “Loves It”. “Astronaut”

I did some more editing to clean up some of the stuff inside this video.

Still learning with only 2 months of trial & re-trial to create this video.

All video creation copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

All music copyright 9 Fathoms

20170315: My FIRST Adobe After Effects Creation! So close to what I wanted!

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OK, I started to study ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS in January 2017. I had a conversation with a person about doing a music video. I got a vision of what I wanted to do.

This is the DEMO release of it. I need to go back and adjust the timing of some images and smooth out some motions & transitions.

However, this is about 90% plus of that vision in action. Totally self training here, I have no one to confer with on this. YouTube has supplied me with the training videos and MY own get in there and PLAY around, trial & re-try attempts after attempts….

Enjoy the show folks!

ALL MUSIC COPYRIGHT 9 FATHOMS

All video artwork copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/l5gKIbbroak

 

20170226: Graphic Power Play… just a few toys…

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To give people an idea of the graphic elements and power in a graphic design house, here is a collage to show the wide range of stuff, I can play with to make a postcard or a billboard graphic.

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Creative shooting folks. I’m internationally available as a “Remote contractor”.

2017, a new Year & looking for more “REMOTE” graphic design or Photo editing work.

OK, while my roommates got evicted by me, I did decide they needed to work on helping me pay rent. Playing with new fonts.

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I am looking for “REMOTE” Graphic Design or Photo Editing work. Or a big enough job to move me to a new country & continent.

Decades of doing this stuff, Adobe Suite CC talented, creatively dyslexic silly person to boot.

Drop me a line of what you need & what kind of budget you have, quite willing to discuss things.

vanderhoofpeter@yahoo.com

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20160929 Spotlighting Vanderhoof Photography International Services.

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I am just doing a post here folks to let you all know what I do and offer.
Vanderhoof Photography is a one-person mobile business.
I have no home office.
I am international traveling, and a Jack-of-ALL-TRADES.
I do photography, in a variety of styles, photojournalism, product, portrait and my favorites landscape & night photography, light painting.
As a light painting night photographer, I have a deeper understanding in lighting moods than most daylight photographers.

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As a Photo Editor of 6 weekly newspapers for 9 years, I have an eye for what sells as well whether hard news or advertising.
Since my product to invent was at age 4 years old and that item in 1962 became a Fad for over 10 years, I have a long history of making sales and knowing market direction.

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I have background in writing and my best piece of writing was the single page letter that outlined the creation of the International Space Station. A long story but NASA has not tried to challenge me story.
It is a previous blog post. Written in 1983, I turned the NASA and world around in about 4 months.
In 1975, I wrote a high school paper on Karen Silkwood, in 1983 Karen Silkwood was featured in a major motion picture as the title & about the nuclear industry bad behavior, just as I had pointed out in my High school report.

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Karen Gay Silkwood (February 19, 1946 – November 13, 1974) was an American chemical technician and labor union activist known for raising concerns about corporate practices related to health and safety of workers in a nuclear facility. Her mysterious death received extensive coverage and was the subject of a victorious lawsuit against chemical company Kerr-McGee. Silkwood was portrayed by Meryl Streep in Mike Nichols‘ 1983 Academy Award-nominated film Silkwood.

She worked at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site plant near Crescent, Oklahoma, United States. Silkwood’s job was making plutonium pellets for nuclear reactor fuel rods. This plant experienced theft of plutonium by workers during this era. She joined the union and became an activist on behalf of issues of health and safety at the plant as a member of the union’s negotiating team, the first woman to have that position at Kerr-McGee. In the summer of 1974, she testified to the Atomic Energy Commission about her concerns.

For three days in November, she was found to have plutonium contamination on her person and in her home. That month, while driving to meet with David Burnham, a New York Times journalist, and Steve Wodka, an official of her union’s national office, she died in a car crash under unclear circumstances.

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My 1st front page photo as a freelance photographer, yes a night shot. The shot of Steve hanging on a rope is AM…

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I have background in graphic design, painting with oils & acrylics and studying the “Old Masters”, plus my 1st darkroom was at age 16 years old. 1974. In 1976 I had my 1st front page freelance photo. Yes, it was a night shot too.

In 1983, a roommate asked a question, that lead to my creating the International Space Station. That story is also in a previous blog post
In 1988, the newspaper I worked for held the company wide meeting  and laughed at me for suggesting that the internet & computer graphics was something to think about getting into. 1992, I was helping install computers networks & teaching the use of modems & Mac computers based on my home screen printing business for that SAME newspaper publisher.
In 1993-94, I released 3 postcards, that were still on sale in 2007. I had only a “Photo byline” so the company had to be making money off the postcards to still be selling all 3 postcards 14 years later.

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I have something over 50 different job titles in 7 fields that I have collected pay in or done as a personal business.
There is not too many things you want photographed, I haven’t got a clue of what the customer wants.
I DO NOT do weddings, birthdays, politician parties/celebrations/events or religious ceremonies, unless I want to cover the photojournalism story for myself. I don’t care about big egotistical people.
I do cover hard factual evidence photojournalism.
I have a Spiritual mark that is the highest mark on the planet as it is given by a God, not a human. Bible Revelation 2:17.This is from a Study Bible, red ink means it is Jesus Christ spoken words and can NOT CHANGE FROM ONE BIBLE TO THE NEXT. Note the plural on churches, the lack of Who’s church being named and no human can over ride “Christ’s” decision. It is a true “God Object” no human being can change it & so far no Spiritual being has been able to offer any suggestions of anything else changing it. It will remain on my soul forever.

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I do NOT BELONG TO ANY RELIGION, as this is a requirement of my keeping the Revelations 2:17 mark, which is a spiritual energy mark on my soul. I MUST HEAR ALL SPIRITS that want to talk to me. You must go to the Spiritual Realm to see it or look “with spiritual sight” at my right hand. If I belonged to a religion, it would be necessary to LIE for that religion.
It can’t be a physical object because someone could steal it or I could drop it out of my pocket thereby losing it and the someone could learn the “Unknowable name”.
I have studied advertising since 13 years old and understand what sells and how to sell products, using the principals of psychology, and knowing how the human person looks and sees things to buy.
I offer my services over the internet through a varieties of websites that allow me to make your files available to you from anywhere in the world where internet is available.

Just playing around,

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and from a posted article of “how a photo or graphic piece works” Leading lines,

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While almost everything in the photo leading the viewer’s eye to the city is a random movement element, the directional leading lines are there. Norway 2015, Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

I don’t like rich fancy living quarter when I am somewhere on site doing jobs. Simple means and close to ordinary people of than land. Vegetarian foods, with a little fish or fowl. No Beef, Pork or other red meats, I am allergic to it.
I also have a special enjoyment of First Nations, native spiritual rites. Not of tourist performances, but talking to and being around the elders & ancient ways. Because of my spiritual connections these people mean the most to me.

I have and offer a large variety of skills. These different sites are maintained by me as I travel internationally.

I offer custom made tee-shirts on Vida.com

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My LinkedIn Profile

https://mx.linkedin.com/in/petervanderhoofartist

 

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http://www.vanderhoofphotography.zenfolio.com marketing & Client site:   My products are available from vendors in Europe, North America and Australia. E-books are also available for download off my site. Client access is world wide.

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I answer questions on Quora.com

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I write for Medium.com

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I am also on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram

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So if you have need either by internet or a future on site photographic job, I am available.

All images copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016