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. 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 [I am currently on hiatus from Wikimedia with other projects, so replies might be belated.]
FYI, I nominated one of your pictures as a Featured Picture candidate. The nomination is here. The list of current FP candidates is here. Nice work. Jbarta (talk) 19:59, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the support! I just realized that I could retake that picture since I've got my camera set up at the moment, so it was a good initiative to do so.Evan-Amos (talk) 04:09, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
... for your good photos and also for putting them in the public domain instead of using complicated licenses! :-)
TwoThree other things: I noticed the addition of your info templates - fine generally, but don't you think that the PD template gets pushed far down by those big templates? A suggestion: put the PD template directly in the permission= field.
I have given you auto-patroller rights. I think you will not vandalize or upload copyvios. :-) You're edits do not need to be patrolled anymore. Do you think differently?
You have no SUL account ("There is no SUL account matching the name "Evan-Amos"."). Go to Special:MergeAccount to merge your enwp and Commons account to one global account (under which those both continue to exist). That way you will be able to also easily contribute in other Wikipedias and only have to sign in once.
Thanks for all of that! Looking at it now, I agree on the PD license field thing, so I'll be sure to do that. I'm still working on revamping the format of my pages and fields, so I'll be continuing to fix and tweak things over the next few days. I can only edit one photo at a time, so it can be a bit slow going, but I plan to get them all formatted the same.
I'll be sure to do the SUL thing, because I do have to sign in separately now, so having something simpler is good to know. I still feel like I'm fumbling around a lot when it comes to this whole Wiki thing, so any guidance or help always means a lot to me. Thanks again! - Evan-Amos (talk) 12:43, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Okay! SUL worked - your account is global now. Starting at the next sign in you will be logged in everywhere (if it doesn't work already). Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 22:16, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your amazing pictures! Americanplus (talk) 19:17, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the generous licensing on your photos. You are a hero! --184.108.40.206 19:15, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
Hi Evan, I was wondering if you had uploaded a jpg version of File:Super-Famicom-Console-Set.png. I just nominated your picture of the SNES for FP at Wikipedia, and I'd like to have the Famicom to compare it to (like a set). Great works, by the way. Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:13, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for the support and interest! I uploaded a jpg version of the file. I usually have both ready when I do it, but sometimes I just haven't uploaded the second file. Evan-Amos (talk) 04:58, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
You're very welcome (I nominated three today; we'll see how they do before I nominate any more). After seeing how the Commodore did a couple weeks ago, I decided to take a look at some of your other pictures; I have a special place in my heart for the SNES, having cut my teeth on it back in the early 90s, so I nominated it right away. Thanks! Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:05, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Would it be possible to touch up the shadow under the barrel in File:NES-zapper.jpg? It seems to have disappeared. The camera picture has essentially passed, but the video game ones are at a deadlock. Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:47, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the update and letting me know what's going. I'm currently away for the holidays so I don't have access to my computer and files for a few days. I could always retake or re-edit the picture of the Zapper when I get back, but it wouldn't be until Monday.
Also, I had looked over the pictures that have been put through to featured status via the community. Part of me has held back nominating my own stuff since a lot of the pictures that I see make featured are of animals, scenic vistas, marcos, etc. I've had the feeling that my product photos of video games and candy could been seen as more niche than that, especially to people who didn't play them. If the photos make it through the process then that's great, but it not I don't see it as a big deal. Evan-Amos (talk) 15:56, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
No problem, we could always renominate if necessary; admittedly some users are strongly against product photos, but since File:Nail-clippers-variety.jpg passed in October I've figured that, community wise, there's nothing wrong with them. Enjoy the holidays! As a side note, there's nothing against you voting on them if you want. Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:33, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
A quick question: Is the black bulge in File:SNES Edit.png from post-processing or ...? A couple of opposes have been based on it. Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:01, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Uh, it could be from shadows? At the time I wasn't using plexiglass to take pictures, so the edges can look sloppy because of the heavy shadows. I could take the picture better now since I could do a more competent job of photoshopping and actually taking the picture. A lot of my older pictures are on a to-do list because they can have problems like this. For the SNES specifically, it's a little bit harder to take a picture of it because the one that I own is heavily oxidized (the same as in the oxidized SNES picture), so it takes a bit more effort than the other console pictures. Evan-Amos (talk) 01:29, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
That's what I suggested at the nomination page. Thanks. Regarding your images... fantastic work, no matter whether its featured or not. Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:44, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
I did some retakes of the SNES and the Zapper. I should be getting those ready in the next few days. Evan-Amos (talk) 03:30, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
Hey, that's cool with me. Thanks! I don't really know how to do stuff with vectors or SVG files, so I would never have been able to do that myself. It should come in handy at some point. Evan-Amos (talk) 05:24, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Hey Evan, you know that an SVG vector picture has a smaller file size than the same photo in another format? That will be useful if you want to keep your page free of other clutter!
This is for the Bandai Playdia pic. One of the rarest consoles ever. Period! KiwikidCP7 (talk) 14:21, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for being behind on thanking you for this. Yeah, I was really excited to be able to get a picture of such a rare console. I really lucked out by finding someone with it. Evan-Amos (talk) 03:22, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Would there be any possibility you could get your hands on a PlayStation Vita? There's not any good photos around right now, one of yours would be appreciated. Kyores (talk) 11:15, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
The current SVG file is pretty good, so I don't know if I'd be in a rush to replace it. I'm currently on a bit of a hiatus from pictures, and I also don't have a black Vita. If I run across one, I'll be sure to get a picture of it for the gallery and the Vita page. Evan-Amos (talk) 03:50, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi Evan, Thank you for your great photographs. I edited and resized a lot of your food and candy photographs with photoshop so that they could become my dock and file folder icons. I was wondering if you'd be interested in sharing them; they're all about 500 max width/height. -Sara
Hey, thanks for the interest and sorry for the late reply. Using the pictures as dock folders sounds pretty cool. I don't know if I'd be able to upload them to them to any of my galleries as that falls under personal use rather than encyclopedic value. If you have any personal site of your own, you can feel free to distribute them, though! Evan-Amos (talk) 03:48, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Hello there. Wow, I've just looked through your video gaming images and you're a top-class photographer. Well done!
I have a request: you made two images of the Xbox 360 Elite: one with a controller, another without. I've just seen that you also have an image of the 360 Arcade (File:Xbox-360-arcade.jpg), however you didn't make a image of it without the controller. Could you please make one?
Another request: could you please make a professional photo like these for the 360 Pro? You haven't got it in your collection and all others on Wikipedia and Commons are not so good. What I'm trying to do is to replace the Elite console (on the left) of the 360 infobox image (File:Xbox-360-Consoles-Infobox.png) with a Pro model, as the current image does not look so well on the Xbox 360 Wikipedia article (the Elite looks too similar to the S on that image, and multiple other reasons). So could you please, make a photo of the Pro model? Thank you and keep up your brilliant photography work! --Gaming&Computing (talk) 15:39, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
The only 360 console that I currently own is the original arcade version and I've never had the opportunity to take a picture of the Pro. I don't have a picture of just the Arcade in my archives, though, so at some point I'll need to take one. The pictures that I took of the Elite and 360 S were from other peoples collections so it's not something that I have on hand. Ideally, I would need to own five or six xbox 360s just for all of the variants. It's something that is feasible in the future, though. I really want to be able to take all of combination photos at some point so I'd want to try and make it possible. - Evan-Amos (talk) 00:49, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
Okay, got it. If you know any friends who have those consoles you may borrow it and take the pic! The thing is, you are BY FAR the best photographer of consoles, or just simply any kind of consumer electronics, so I'd really like to see those 360s from you. --Gaming&Computing (talk) 17:52, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
I do own a 3DS XL, so when I'm able to get my studio set up again I'll be able to get a picture of it. Evan-Amos (talk) 05:42, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
Wikipedia in every language needs the 3DS XL image, so do it quick. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Your photo are wonderful and useful. Hope I can learn how to take these games images.--Sponge123|留言 09:10, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
I've just read an article about your incredible work on PetaPiwel. Good job, congratulations and cheers! --Myrabella (talk) 08:38, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
I second the congratulations :) good job, man! --Helios (talk) 13:44, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Hey everyone, thanks for this. It blew up like crazy overnight, but it's amazing the support the project is getting right now. This is going to mean so many photos! Evan-Amos (talk) 14:25, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
I just backed your Kickstarter project. Honestly, I don't care all that much about the history of video game consoles, but I wanted to thank you in some small way for the many high-quality images you have contributed (and continue to contribute!) to the public domain. You've nearly doubled your goal! That's awesome. Please keep us in the loop about how you plan to spend the excess. All the best, – Quadell(talk) 14:20, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Congratulation Evan for surpassing your kickstarter goal! I would have donated but didn't know about it in time. Anyway, awesome work, and good luck! Ross Hill (talk) 00:57, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Ross and Quadell! And all the money is still going to hardware. There's plenty of systems out there, so I had other areas and systems of gaming set to stretch goals. I'll certainly be able to get a wide variety now! Evan-Amos (talk) 01:40, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm curious if you need some more used Nintendo gadgets for the museum. I have a used grey Nintendo Gameboy Advanced SP and a used white Nintendo DS Lite that I no longer use. Also I have a lot of GBA, and DS game cartridges that I'm no longer using. Ross Hill (talk) 01:59, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Hey Ross, thanks for the offer! I actually could use the grey Game Boy Advance SP and white DS Lite, so I would gladly take them. Color variants are something that I really want to document, but they come last in terms of my buying priority because of how many original consoles I need. I could also use any extra games for turning into dummy carts, so I'd be happy to take them, too. Anything that you send will be credited to you on the photo infopage, and I'll also be sure to get you some backer rewards as well.
You are in Brooklyn? Have you ever said hello?Edit
I just found out about your Kickstarter now that it is over. Have you ever said hello to anyone at the Wikipedia Meetup in NYC? I did not even know you were here. Would you come to one of our meetups sometime and chat with us? Could I meet you individually? This is great! I am so happy for you! I wish that I would have known about your Kickstarter - I would have shared it with other Wikipedia people.
Congratulations on getting the recognition that you deserve for your good work and for making so many people happy. I wish you success in whatever you attempt for the future. Thank you for doing what you do - I hope that you start a trend in the way you photograph. Blue Rasberry(talk) 16:23, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Hi Lane, it's great to meet you and thanks for all the kind words! I actually have not been to a Wikipedia meet-up before. I've pretty much kept to myself since I started uploading to Wikimedia, but I think that will be changing because of the Kickstarter. I want to make an effort to be on social media and reach out with other members of the community. I'll email you back with more info. Evan-Amos (talk) 18:23, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Hello Evan-Amos, I am sorry if this has been brought up before. But I was wondering if you had gotten your hands on the DualShock 4, and whether or not you'd be interested in producing the same pose and image as you have done for the original DualShock, the DualShock 2 and DualShock 3. I would like to request this only if it is possible on your end. Thank you for reading this message. --Phailin1 (talk) 05:28, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
I'll be getting a PS4, so it's just a matter of time. I don't have a preorder, so we'll have to see how difficult they are to get before Christmas. I will be taking a picture of the DS4 though, in the same style as the other DualShocks. Evan-Amos (talk) 07:10, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
I see, I've actually got one here on my desk. I wish I could lend it to you, haha. Thank you for the response, I'm relieved to know you were planning on it. Cheers. --Phailin1 (talk) 05:40, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Dear Evan-Amos, Thank you for creating a PlayStation 4 image. If possible, could you please upload four new photos: 1. Xbox One - If you could upload a transparent photo of the Xbox One console, controller and Kinect, specifically for the Xbox One page, that would be great. 2. Xbox One Controller - Very much like your DualShock 4 controller image. 3. Xbox One Kinect - Just the Kinect on its own, please. 4. If you could add the new Xbox 360 E to your current Xbox 360 photo (the one that is on the Xbox 360 page), that would be great too. Thank you, --220.127.116.11 15:49, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
I thought it would be useful to point out that if an image belongs to two categories, one of which is a child (or descendant) of the other, then it should *only* go in the more specific child category. For example, Category:Nintendo 3DS is a child of Category:Handheld game consoles, so anything in the 3DS category doesn't need to (and shouldn't) be in the more general parent category as well.