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#1 t_harris01

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:37 PM

I wanted to inform everyone that I have started my own business. Its called Buses Through The Lens.

I am taking HD quality videos and pictures of transit vehicles, terminals, etc...and I am also selling merchandise: DVD's (HD Quality), mousepads, tshirts,etc.

If interested in making a purchase. Send me a PM or check out my website
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#2 D40LF

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:43 AM

I wanted to inform everyone that I have started my own business. Its called Buses Through The Lens.

I am taking HD quality videos and pictures of transit vehicles, terminals, etc...and I am also selling merchandise: DVD's (HD Quality), mousepads, tshirts,etc.

If interested in making a purchase. Send me a PM or check out my website

http://www.wix.com/b...hroughthelens/1

Just to let you know that there are transit agencies that dont allow photography for commercial purposes. You selling your photos could cause issues down the road.

#3 t_harris01

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:40 PM

Just to let you know that there are transit agencies that dont allow photography for commercial purposes. You selling your photos could cause issues down the road.



1) thats if im selling to media...which im not... my videos are like home videos that I am only selling to other transit buffs...they are not to be used for commericial purposes and I have advised the transit agengcies that any buses filmed would not be for commericial purposes....its just like a home made movie featuring buses....So I believe there wont be an issue...again as I said IT IS ONLY BEING SOLD TO TRANSIT ENTHUSIASTS ONLY...No one else...I have done my research
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:58 PM

1) thats if im selling to media...which im not... my videos are like home videos that I am only selling to other transit buffs...they are not to be used for commericial purposes and I have advised the transit agengcies that any buses filmed would not be for commericial purposes....its just like a home made movie featuring buses....So I believe there wont be an issue...again as I said IT IS ONLY BEING SOLD TO TRANSIT ENTHUSIASTS ONLY...No one else...I have done my research


...but it's still FOR SALE (no matter to who), which constitutes as "commercial purposes".

#5 t_harris01

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:17 PM

then what do you propose...people have made transit dvds before....people do it for trains all the time,...I will take my chance...I have asked always for permission...if i find a transit authority that says no...then I wont film them or take any photos....if they say ok then i will video and photo their buses....i have always asked for permission and usually i do get permission
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#6 RailBus63

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:49 PM

Just to let you know that there are transit agencies that dont allow photography for commercial purposes. You selling your photos could cause issues down the road.


The transit agency has nothing to say about the matter if the video or images were taken from a public street.

#7 t_harris01

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

Mine were mostly taken from public street except subway shots
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#8 Guest_NiagaraRailfan_*

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:03 AM

The transit agency has nothing to say about the matter if the video or images were taken from a public street.


Amen, its public property so they cant do anything I could imagine on private property of course he will ask for their permission.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:14 AM

Living off the avails of Bustitution? :P

I'd be careful, the transit companies won't like you making money off this. Unless you donate the money to their 'Donate - A - Ride' or some similar campaign.

Anyhow, tread carefully, you may be getting yourself in some tangled overhead.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:59 AM

I'll stick to youtube thank you very much :P
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#11 t_harris01

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:39 AM

well 50% will be going to a charity here in Durham Region just dunno which one yet...so there are good intentions
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:04 PM

again as I said IT IS ONLY BEING SOLD TO TRANSIT ENTHUSIASTS ONLY...No one else...I have done my research

So you put your customers through a screening process before you agree to sell them anything, to make sure they're "real" transit enthusiasts?

The transit agency has nothing to say about the matter if the video or images were taken from a public street.

I was asked by an industry coworker several weeks ago if I had ever considered using my photos to make money in any way, shape or form, even something as subtle as putting Google ads on my website. My reaction to this was that I didn't want to run the risk of ending up in a "gray area" between personal and commercial use, or to have any of my photos be subjected to a judgment call (which may differ between myself and other parties) as to whether they were taken on public property or private property. My issue with the latter is that I have shot many photos and videos on both public and private property, and that judgment call could be made for any single one of my thousands of individual works. That's something I'd rather not have to deal with.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:49 PM

So you put your customers through a screening process before you agree to sell them anything, to make sure they're "real" transit enthusiasts?


I was asked by an industry coworker several weeks ago if I had ever considered using my photos to make money in any way, shape or form, even something as subtle as putting Google ads on my website. My reaction to this was that I didn't want to run the risk of ending up in a "gray area" between personal and commercial use, or to have any of my photos be subjected to a judgment call (which may differ between myself and other parties) as to whether they were taken on public property or private property. My issue with the latter is that I have shot many photos and videos on both public and private property, and that judgment call could be made for any single one of my thousands of individual works. That's something I'd rather not have to deal with.


Okay to put this straight everyone. I am a professional Rail photographer, I sell and record and make dvd's I sell them to train people, railfans, conductors and engineers all over Ontario and USA. I know what you guys are going not getting Trevor into trouble but really hes doing the same thing as me, CSX, NS, CN, CP, UP, BNSF never have a problem with them, GO I still sell them. I cant be on a platform according to GO Officers but out in the country sure I can take as many as I can because was taken on public property. They cant take these away. They said ask GO to sell them when really you dont have to because I am not on their land they owned. Sure some companies are really B*tchy about this topic but really I think its perfectly normal to take videos and photos and sell them, doesnt everyone do that, take pictures or videos and sell them?

I dont wanna be kicked off for this but its the truth, I sell my stuff to railfans and Trevor who is my wonderful fiance is amazing at this and he deserves to sell them. Non of the videos you can see the faces of the drivers or at least 1 spit second of seeing it but its all like dark as heck you cant see them just the mouth like thats it.

This picture I find is fine I am sharing no picture of the bus driver

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:28 PM

This doesn't pass the smell test.
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#15 t_harris01

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:47 PM

Well I will figure out something to sell only to transit fans
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#16 t_harris01

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:32 AM

An update...I still have Vol I of my dvd in HD..Transit CANUSA available featuring buses that are on the road and vehicles that are now retired...foootage is from Erie,PA,Buffalo,NY,St Catharines,Niagara Falls, Burlington, TTC, Mi Way,DRT, GO Transit and Sault Ste Marie....featuring GMC New looks, MCI Classics,etc...the DVD is $5+tax with free shipping (paypal accepted) also Tshirts are $15 (S,M,L)+TAX and $20 for XL,XXL +TAX...PM me with your email if you would like photos to choose from for a Tshirt including a 1968 GMC New Look from NFTA-Metro


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

An update...I still have Vol I of my dvd in HD..Transit CANUSA available featuring buses that are on the road and vehicles that are now retired...foootage is from Erie,PA,Buffalo,NY,St Catharines,Niagara Falls, Burlington, TTC, Mi Way,DRT, GO Transit and Sault Ste Marie....featuring GMC New looks, MCI Classics,etc...the DVD is $5+tax with free shipping (paypal accepted) also Tshirts are $15 (S,M,L)+TAX and $20 for XL,XXL +TAX...PM me with your email if you would like photos to choose from for a Tshirt including a 1968 GMC New Look from NFTA-Metro

http://www.wix.com/b...hroughthelens/1

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nice website. BTW you spell the word "accepted" wrong on http://www.wix.com/busesthroughthelens/1#!merchandise

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#18 t_harris01

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

oops...your right...ill fix it tonight LOL thanx for the point out...
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#19 t_harris01

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

Update: Currently working on the 2nd DVD....this will feature Hamilton, GRT, Guelph, Sarnia, London, Port Huron, MI, and during the summer will be going to Erie, PA (again) Hershey/Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and Rochester to get their systems in photos and videos. The DVD will be high quality.

I am having a quarterly newsletter...If interested PM me or email busesthroughthelens@hotmail.com

My 1st DVD is still available for sale $5+TAX (Free Shipping to Canada, $5 to the US) PAYPAL ACCEPTED...
Tshirts are also available: $15+tax S,M,L and $20+tax XL,XXL,XXXL...PM me your email for the ppictures you can choose from for a tshirt... The vehicles that you can choose from are Orions, New Flyers, Gilligs, MCI and Nova Bus Classics, Nova Bus LFS...


or like up on facebook: Buses Through the Lens
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

Just curious here, but do you know what kind of imprint method is used for your t-shirts?

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