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Hey- I've been busy the last few days weeks months and have been lousy at responding to messages. Most messages are just asking about using photos. ...And so to that I say: read below ↓↓↓

Licensing

What licenses do I use? - Some photos are fully copyrighted, but most of my photos are licensed cc-by-nc-sa. "cc" means it's the Creative Commons license, "by" means that you must provide attribution, "nc" means that commercial use is prohibited, and "sa" means that the photo & any derivatives retain the same license at all times. Fully copyrighted photos generally include photos in my gallery & photos of people... check toward the bottom-right of each photo's page to see what the license is. Note that photos with people as a primary subject are inherently forbidden from republishing without explicit authorisation & model release.

General Use - If the images are cc-by-nc-sa & do not contain anyone as a primary subject... read on: to comply for non-commercial use, include a caption, endnote, footnote, etc. reading "Photo by Andrew Bossi, Flickr". That's it... easy. Linking back to my photo would also be much appreciated, and since I love to see where my photos end up: feel free to leave a link or note on the photo's page of where you use it.

Commercial Use - I only have the non-commercial restriction in place to prevent people from selling my photos directly. I'm OK with commercial usage so long as my photo isn't the primary product -- just message me for such usage.

Wikipedia - For anyone that wants to use my photos on Wikipedia (which last I checked, requires that photos permit commercial use): just message me and I'll see about dropping specific photos down to cc-by-sa.

Paid Use - If you wish to use my photos without attribution, use any fully copyrighted photos, use any photos with people as a primary subject, or sell my photos as a primary product: send me a message to discuss compensation.

Change of License Notes - All cc-by-sa licenses were changed over to cc-by-nc-sa on 14 March 2010. Any commercial usage in use prior to this time continues to be permitted.

My Photos

When it comes to photos, I am by no means a pro. I'm an engineer, so my artistic talent is befitting of our stereotype. I primarily use Flickr as a place to store my photos. So if you find a good one among the thousands, I'll be more than happy. My style is generally of landscapes / city scenes or transportation photos I take for work... I do some stuff for local theatre groups, and through it all I try to be the least invasive I can be -- I rarely use flash. In the most narcissistic manner there is, I keep a gallery of the images I believe to be among my better ones:

Cameras:
- 2013-present - Canon EOS 6D
- 2010-present - Canon SD4000 IS
- 2011-2013 - Canon EOS 60D
- 2009-2011 - Canon EOS Rebel T1i
- 2007-2010- Canon Powershot A650 IS
- 2005-2007 - Canon Powershot A95
- 2005 & earlier - Canon Optura 10
- Even earlier - Unknown film Olympus

Lenses:
- 2011-present - Canon EF 24-105mm IS Lens
- 2010-present - Canon EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro USM
- 2010-present - Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens
- 2010-present - Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
- 2011-2013 - Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens
- 2009-2011 - Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Flash:
- 2013-present - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
- 2013-present - Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
- 2011-2013 - Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash

Filters:
- 2010-present - B+W 77mm UVA (Ultra Violet) Haze MRC Filter #010
- 2010-present - Heliopan 58mm Graduated ND 4x Neutral Density Filter

Software:
- 2010-present - Adobe Photoshop CS5
- 2008-2010 - Adobe Photoshop CS3

About Me

I am 30 yrs old and work as a transportation engineer / planner. My long-term goal involves becoming a partially-benevolent Emperor of Earth.

My roots are in Lancaster County and Philadelphia, PA, as well as on and around Long Beach Island, NJ. I lived in Maryland for 5 years before moving into DC, where I am now. I currently work in Maryland. Ho la doppia cittadinanza-con l'Italia.

My blog of crazy transportation ideas
My travel journal, for better or worse




Past & Future Treks

I take month-long treks once per year, as well as smaller trips around the USA & Canada during some holiday weekends.

199x - Bahamas
1998 - Aruba
1999 - Japan
2000 - Spain, Morocco
2005 - Hungary, Italia, Turkiye
2006 - England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, N. Ireland
2007 - Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
2008 - Russia, Ukraine
2009 - New Zealand
2011 - Iceland, Greenland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway
2013 - Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Iceland
2014(?) - Japan or Bhutan


Languages

Fluent - English
Speak - Spanish, Italian, German
Read - German, Italian, Spanish, Scots, Dutch, PA Dutch, Swiss German
Little - Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Hungarian, Turkish, Portugese, Latin

Fun languages when angry: German, Japanese
Spectacular co-ed accents: French, Italian
Who needs words when you have hands? Italian
Alphabet I read/write with the zeal of a kindergartner: Cyrillic
(И лике то рите ин сириллик)


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Miscellany

Group Invitiations - If you would like for my photos to be added to a group, please provide that "Add It" button in your comment on the photo. I haven't the faintest idea how to easily go about adding them manually.

Personal Sociability - I don't comment often... I'm trying to do that more. We'll see how that goes, but my lexicon consists of engineering terms; not artistic adjectives. So forgive any comments that sound repetitive.

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Joined:
April 2008
Hometown:
Lancaster County, PA, & Long Beach Island, NJ
I am:
Male and Single
Occupation:
Transport Engineer
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