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I have started this topic because I would like to reach out to all the photographers out there looking for something to take pictures of.

What we need is pictures like on this page: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/10174 that Doc_Brown took for the site of Dairy Queen. Here is another that Doc sent in for Starbucks http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6021

Please do not use pictures that you find in google or other places. I would like pictures taken by members of the community.

So if you are planning on taking some pictures for me they need to be 200X400 pixels or less and please log in your places in this forum so that others are not duplicating your work. Make sure to check the POI Packages also to see if there is already a Picture featured.

I would like to have the company sign featured in the picture.

Send all submissions to photos@poi-factory.com
Thanks everyone,

Miss POI

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Bump

I went out today and took a bunch of pictures for the site. I would still love to get some pics from the community.

Thanks,

Miss POI

pictures taken today

Here are the files that I got pictures for today:

Red Robin
Texas Roadhouse
Ross Dress for Less
Walmart

Miss POI

Do you want pictures of say

miss poi wrote:

Here are the files that I got pictures for today:

Red Robin
Texas Roadhouse
Ross Dress for Less
Walmart

Miss POI

Any starbuck, walmart or coscoe as an example...

I have a picture of McDonalds in Moscow... wink

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

I think I understand..

The pictures that you mentioned are the photos at the poi download? So you only need one picture for each poi.. Correct?

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Yes, you will want to check

Yes, you will want to check the page before taking a picture so that you can see if there is already a pic. Starbucks has been covered. I also did Cracker Barrel the other day.

Miss POI

Got it...

wink

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Photo submitted

Bob's Big Boy

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Photos Emailed

I just emailed the following photos:

Chili's
Sun Trust Bank
McDonalds
Target
CVS Pharmacy
K-Mart
Radio Shack
UPS Store
Bank of America

More to follow.

NOTE: Be careful when photographing banks. As I was taking the pic of the Sun Trust Bank, the bank manager came out and asked me what I was doing and why I was taking a photo of the bank building. I had to explain and reassure her that I wasn't casing the place. I think she took down my license plate. grin

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Believe or Not

I got the same thing at Cosco.. After that I was more secretive.

I see you beat me with BofA.. razz

I emailed the following:
Ca Observatories
Bank of America
Citibank
Albertsons
Circuit City
Baja Fresh
Toys R Us
Cosco
Best Buy
Arco

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

More Photos Emailed

I just sent in this group:

Walgreens Pharmacy
Blockbuster Video
Belk Department Store
Quiznos Subs
Moe's Southwest Grill
Wachovia Bank
Washington Mutual Bank

I still have more to upload onto my PC from my camera and resize for sending.

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That's Funny

Gary A wrote:

NOTE: Be careful when photographing banks. As I was taking the pic of the Sun Trust Bank, the bank manager came out and asked me what I was doing and why I was taking a photo of the bank building. I had to explain and reassure her that I wasn't casing the place. I think she took down my license plate. grin

Now that's just funny! Were you taking the picture while sitting in your car from a distance? grin

Photos in a free country

Gary A wrote:

As I was taking the pic of the Sun Trust Bank, the bank manager came out and asked me what I was doing and why I was taking a photo of the bank building. I had to explain and reassure her that I wasn't casing the place. I think she took down my license plate. grin

I wouldn't even have bothered to try and reassure her. I would have simply stated I was taking a photo and left it at that. It isn't any of her business anyway and you were within your legal rights to do so.

Then I would have taken a picture of her just to rile her up. wink

It is getting worse and worse in this country practicing amateur photography taking legal photos in legal locations. Photographers are getting harassed everywhere now. Take a picture of a bridge, Train station, mall, airport terminal, outside a bank, etc. and someone is bound to get all worked up about it, especially rent-a-cops.

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS) & 780. And a Mac user.

Last One's For Today

aophiuchus wrote:

I see you beat me with BofA.. razz

Miss POI picked up on that also. I figure she can pick the one she likes laugh out loud

I just sent her these:

Regions Bank
AutoZone
Advance Auto Parts
Dunkin Donuts
Taco Bell
Arby's
Sonic Drive-In
Burger King
Subway
Kohl's
Pier 1 Imports
Publix Supermarkets
Steak 'n Shake
Panera Bread
Chick-fil-A
Bonefish Grill
Outback Steakhouse
GTE Federal Credit Union
7-Eleven
Hess

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I'm not to sure about that...

I wanted to take a photo of a statue in a public location while there was an amber alert on, and the police stopped me, said no photos permitted. Since 911 there are some weird things going on with our "rights". Probably still are... As posted above a security person told me I couldn't take pictures of Cosco because of terrorists, without permission of the store. I just said o.k. as I had already snapped the photo that I wanted.(With him in it... wink )

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Since 911

You're right - since 911 we are living in a different world. Even at some of the shopping malls where I was taking pictures this afternoon, customers going in and out of the stores were giving me long stares.

Its a shame, yet, I can understand the concern.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

photos

Gary A wrote:

You're right - since 911 we are living in a different world. Even at some of the shopping malls where I was taking pictures this afternoon, customers going in and out of the stores were giving me long stares.

Its a shame, yet, I can understand the concern.

i am a realtor, i take photos all the time of homes business, banks as long as you are on public property they cant do anything about it NOW with that said, once you are in there private parking lot , they can cause you a ton of grief! smile i have it down to an art, i am in front of a property less than 10 seconds, and have a half dozen shots of the place, have i been chased sure, have i sat in the back of cop cars yeppers, but as LONG AS YOU ARE ON PUBLIC land there isnt anything anyone can do! AS FAR AS CHARGING YOU

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Everyday is a GREAT day :)

No Cop Cars, Please

werskine wrote:

...have i sat in the back of cop cars yeppers...

I really didn't want the hassle of calling my wife to come bail me out and getting my name on some watch list. mrgreen Some of these mall parking lots are big and the stores are set back off the road. Its hard to get a good picture without standing in their parking lot. A lot of the bank buildings were outparcels in the parking lot.

I'm learning.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Make them think you are crazy...

Gary A wrote:

edit; Some of these mall parking lots are big and the stores are set back off the road. Its hard to get a good picture without standing in their parking lot. A lot of the bank buildings were outparcels in the parking lot.

I'm learning.

Just tell them you are trying to find evidence that the earth has shifted on it’s axis and that you think your gps may be incorrect…. wink

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Would that really be better?

aophiuchus wrote:

Just tell them you are trying to find evidence that the earth has shifted on it’s axis and that you think your gps may be incorrect…. wink

Telling them that may keep me from being arrested, but I'd probably be committed instead. laugh out loud

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Pictures for POI's

Miss POI it might save you and everyone some time if you made a list that showed what pic you have and then eveyone could check if before sending in dup's. Just a comment.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Good idea

johnm405 wrote:

Miss POI it might save you and everyone some time if you made a list that showed what pic you have and then eveyone could check if before sending in dup's. Just a comment.

Great idea, I will work on making a list and linking it to this thread.

Miss POI

This post is getting a little cluttered..

Maybe miss poi could split it up although some of the info is useful, but at any rate this is suppose to be where you list the photos you have sent in...

There are several posts by Gary, Gary and miss poi listing photos that have been submitted...

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

I will clean it up first

I will clean it up first thing in the morning smile I am so excited about the improvement that these pics make to our site.

Miss POI

Koo Koo Roo Chicken added

Just one for today...

Koo Koo Roo Chicken

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Today's Photos

Just emailed photos for the following POI files:

San Francisco
Lake Tahoe
Badlands National Park
Oregon Parks
Shenandoah National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Yosemite National Park
Glacier National Park
Wendy's
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
Ruby Tuesday's
Applebee's
Lowe's
Home Depot

Didn't get hassled today grin I did a quick in-and-out.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Also added today

99 cent only store
Baskin Robbins
Frys electronics
Ralphs Grocery Market

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Also added

Petco photo for petco poi file I submitted/w bmp

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Just added

2008 Tornado Storm Data

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Just added

Macy's
California Pizza Kitchen

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Four More

Ace Hardware
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Buffalo Wild Wings
Five Guys Burgers

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Dagwood's

Sent in one more,

Dagwood's Sandwich Shoppes

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The Latest Batch

Sent these to Miss POI:

Cici's Pizza
Pizza Hut
Big Lots
Goodwill Stores
TGI Fridays
NAPA Auto Parts
Michael's Arts & Crafts

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Another Group of Pics

Sent these to Miss POI this morning:

Race Trac
Bob Evans
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Staples
GNC
Borders
Barnes & Noble

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Photographer's Rights

Here is a link to your rights as a photographer:
http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm

Just because you are harassed about taking photos doesn't mean you have to accept it. Knowing your rights is important. Carry a copy of these rights with you when you plan on taking photos of structures and businesses.

Just Submitted & Thanks

Just submitted:

Papa John's Pizza
Sweet Tomatoes
Bed Bath & Beyond
LA Fitness
JoAnn Fabric
Tire Kingdom
Harley Davidson Dealerships
Beef O'Brady's

And thanks DrewDT. I downloaded and printed a copy. I only had that one problem with the bank, but you never know. I try to be as quick as I can, but sometimes, I get stares from inside.

If I need to photograph a bank again, I decided to do it on a Sunday.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I just want to say....

Would you belive that I use to be in the USMC and for b1 yr worked for the base newpaper taking photos, Gary A, you are out there every day and shooting and uploading all these great photos. I am very impressed and I knowe you got the COW award already ( as myself) I want to re-nominate you again for you hard work and deceation to the wonderful site to be at.

Keep up the great work Gary!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"

Today's Crop

Photos just submitted:

Caves In The US
Red Lobster
CompUSA
IHOP
Motel 6
Einstein Bros Bagels
Lighthouses East Coast

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

A Few More,

just emailed to Miss POI:

Albertsons
Salvation Army Stores
Linens N Things
Roadhouse Grill
Bennigan's
Roller Coasters
Batteries Plus

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Its Getting Tougher

Emailed these to Miss POI:

Macy's (Oops, looks like this was a dup - sorry)
Kinko's
Domino's
Dillard's
Rocky Mountain National Park
Kennedy Space Center

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Awesome

Gary
You are positively awesome, thanks for your hardwork.

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Having Fun

Whenever I have errands to run or appointments to make, I just take my camera and maybe adjust my route slightly to drive past needed storefronts. At almost $4/gal, I'm not just running out to snap photos.

I got a couple of unexpected ones yesterday and today that I have to crop & resize before sending to Miss POI. Plus, a couple bad ones that will never see the light of day. The delete key is wonderful! Now, if I could just find the DWIM key!?!

Besides, I'm having fun and hopefully helping the site at the same time! smile

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I just submitted a few also

I thought it was just supposed to be chain stores but I guess individual POI locations are OK too?

Troll Bridge, (Seattle, WA)
Seattle Space Needle (Seattle, WA)
Squaw Valley Entrance (Lake Tahoe, CA)
Pebble Beach 18th green (Carmel, CA)
Cypress Tree (17 mile drive, Carmel, CA)
Hilton Head Lighthouse (Hilton Head, SC)
Point Lobos Lighthouse (Pacific Grove, CA)
Atlanta Tornado downtown site (Atlanta, GA)
Stone Mountain (Stone Mountain, GA)
Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
Louvre (Paris France)

More Than Storefronts

PaulATL wrote:

I thought it was just supposed to be chain stores but I guess individual POI locations are OK too?

Alright, Paul! Let's keep Miss POI busy. smile

While a lot of the POI files would require storefront pics, there are other categories. I just scanned down the sizeable, alphabetical list to see if I had or could get a photo that would go with the subject. A lot of them now are regional, so it will take members who live in or have visited the area.

After that, I let Miss POI decide what she wants to use. She has very high standards! mrgreen

But, with what we submit, she is building a large library of stock photos. She may even be able to rotate photos for certain files.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Make it easy on my please

PaulATL wrote:

I thought it was just supposed to be chain stores but I guess individual POI locations are OK too?

Troll Bridge, (Seattle, WA)
Seattle Space Needle (Seattle, WA)
Squaw Valley Entrance (Lake Tahoe, CA)
Pebble Beach 18th green (Carmel, CA)
Cypress Tree (17 mile drive, Carmel, CA)
Hilton Head Lighthouse (Hilton Head, SC)
Point Lobos Lighthouse (Pacific Grove, CA)
Atlanta Tornado downtown site (Atlanta, GA)
Stone Mountain (Stone Mountain, GA)
Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
Louvre (Paris France)

Just make sure to include a link to the page you would like to see this picture on please;)

Miss POI

How About the Original Location?

One thing that might be cool and unique is to submit the "original" store, restaurant or cafe that started it all. Like the first McDonald's or first Starbuck's etc...

In case you happen to live in one of those areas and the place still exists just snap a picture and send it in!

What do ya think?

Now that is a cool idea

Now that is a cool idea Paul.

Miss POI

Just One Photo Today

Just sent Miss POI a photo for Grainger Industrial Supply along with a Grainger - Florida POI file.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2015.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

just sent...

Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits
Longhorn Steakhouse
Boston Market
Ramada Inn Hotels
Holiday Inn Hotels
AAA
Winn Dixie
Office Depot

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Why the need for pics? Just

Why the need for pics? Just curious.

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Chevrolet, an American Revolution.

Because Miss POI Asked

Did you read Miss POI's opening post for this topic (Ctrl-Home)? She asked for them. To go on POI Factory web pages like here - http://www.poi-factory.com/node/12848

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