Atsme welcomes you!

Hopefully, you are here to share good news or make a friendly request but if not, that's ok, too. We all have our work to do, so don't hesitate to tell me if there is anything I can do to help make your work easier. I can only hope that your request is within the realm of possibility...at least from my perspective...and almost anything is possible. 😊 Atsme Talk 📧 23:20, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

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I also wanted to add that I'm a member of the OTRS team, so if you need any help relative to uploading images, verification of an OTRS ticket, or anything that might be related to images on en.WP, don't hesitate to ask me, or you can simply post a request at Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard. I also work with Photoshop, so if you need help improving an image, let me know. Atsme Talk 📧 14:35, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is on!Edit

You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 an international photography contest organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage from different regions, including, folk creative activities and many more. It is held every year from the 1st till the 28th of February.

You can help in enriching the folklore documentation on Commons from your region by taking photos, audios, videos, and submitting them in this commons contest.

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:04, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Reminder: Commons Photographers meeting tomorrowEdit

Just a quick reminder: the meeting with large format-photographer Ben Horne will happen tomorrow, Saturday, March 20. If you haven't done yet, please consider signing up for the event and add your questions to this page. This will be our first virtual meeting in 2021 and I'd be super happy if you could join. All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 17:00, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

File:Surfing whitewater.jpgEdit

Hi Atsme. Since you seem to be the OTRS volunteer dealing with this file, you might want to look at User talk:Marchjuly#Have submitted Email permission to use Surfing Whitewater jpeg from Terri Denning because it’s related to the email that was sent in. — Marchjuly (talk) 02:47, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi, Marchjuly - thank you. I already asked the uploader to have the photographer send us the copyright release. I added the ticket to my watch list and now we're waiting for a release from the photographer. Atsme Talk 📧 02:58, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Sound good. Thanks for clarifying things. — Marchjuly (talk) 03:41, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Atsme, thank you for the information. I am reviewing what you wrote and will update the image. I own this image. This image belongs to me and was taken by Terri Denning for my usage. I'm learning the system here - a bit confusing, and will update the information. Appreciate the followup from Marchjuly. Thank you, Navymom9194surfer (talk) 15:53, 29 March 2021 (UTC).

Hi, Navymom9194surfer, I realize it can be confusing, but copyright laws state that the photographer is the lawful owner of the copyright unless they relinquish or transfer those rights. We need a legal copy of that release, and cannot accept forwarded emails. We do accept scanned copies of work-for-hire agreements, which includes companies, organizations and individuals who hire a photographer, a studio or simply ask a stranger to take the photo. We need a signed & dated copyright release wherein the photog acknowledges that they have no claims to copyright and have transferred all the rights to a named company or person. Another option is for the photographer themselves to use the Release Generator and submit a full release of the image, either under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 international, or if they prefer, a full public domain release. They simply provide the file name of the uploaded image so we'll know which image has been released, or they can upload the image themselves. Please remember to use the ticket number issued for this case on all future correspondence. Atsme Talk 📧 19:37, 29 March 2021 (UTC)