Rubens Alarcon

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  1. In the green

    Over 60%. Maybe this is what we should be looking for: - Do the "in the green" images proportionally generate more zooms? - Do they proportionally generate more sales? So, if you have 60% greens, and 70% of your sales are from green images, that would be an indication that they are more efficient in terms of generating income. My portfolio is fairly small, and I know zooms are not directly related to sales. So far my "in the green images" have proportionally generated more zooms, but odd enough, proportionally less sales. These are early results, so someone with a larger portfolio might have more reliable numbers.
  2. Favourite images uploaded in October 2017

    Oregon coast road
  3. personal websites

    I've been considering Photoshelter and Photodeck for my site. Based on what has been said here, it appears that Photoshelter is going in the wrong direction. I'd be interested in knowing what others have to say about this and if anybody has any experience (negative or positive) with Photodeck.
  4. Favourite images uploaded in October 2017

    Hellnar, Iceland
  5. New dedicated language sites

    You can configure your keyboard for "English-International Keyboard". That way, you only have to type: ' + c = ç ' + e = é ` + e = è ' + a = á ~ + a = ã ^ + e = ê and so on...
  6. New dedicated language sites

    If the user is accessing the Spanish site, it is reasonable to assume he/she is a Spanish speaker, so the use of the comma is correct. A comma replaces the decimal point in Spanish, and in many other languages, including Portuguese, my mother tongue.
  7. Favourite images uploaded in September 2017

    Have you ever felt intimidated by a fellow photographer?
  8. Post some of your Fall Autumn photos

    Central Park, NY Bridal Veil Falls Trail, Oregon London, Ontario, Canada Central Park, NY
  9. Show the latest image that you sold on Alamy in September. (1 per day)

    Editorial - Education
  10. Favourite images uploaded in September 2017

    Tiradentes, Brazil: Dusky-legged Guan:
  11. September Photo Challenge - Critters

    Three from me: A not so lucky critter: An adopted critter: A critter taking a selfie:
  12. googleads........

    I'm not sure if it will help on this case, but extensions like this one - that I use - ( are a good way of minimizing intrusion on your browsing activities. I also have a VPN app installed in my computers and other devices. I use this one:
  13. Favourite images uploaded in September 2017

    Lookout over the port of Santos, Brazil.
  14. July Challenge - Street Art

    Three from me.
  15. Alamy Measures - inconsistent?

    My zooms have also declined considerably, but none of my sales are for images that have been zoomed. I'm just worried about my CTR...
  16. Pool for June 2017 Challenge - Festivals

    Congratulations, Stacy! Well deserved. By the way, congratulations also on the great portfolio you have at I really enjoyed seeing the shots you posted.
  17. Pool for June 2017 Challenge - Festivals

    Thank you for including one of my images.
  18. Favourite images you have uploaded in June 2017

    Mariachi singer
  19. XT2, possibly

    Right now half of the images I uploaded to Alamy were taken with the X-T2. 100% approval rate. I have no issues with the images, colours or otherwise. I do not sharpen them in Lightroom or in any other software as I think the RAW files converted in Lightroom are sharp enough for Alamy. I was able to get sharper results with Iridient, but have not spent much time playing with it.
  20. Favourite images you have uploaded in June 2017

    Mexican folk dancer
  21. Sale yes, zoom - no....

    I had two sales in May, none of the images were zoomed. Also, none of the zooms I ever had resulted in sales... so far...
  22. June 2017 Challenge - Festivals

    Holi Festival in London, Canada. Fiesta Mexico!, London, Canada.
  23. XT2, possibly

    Alex, I have a Nikon D700 that I mainly used with the 24-70mm f2.8. That camera has not seen the light of the day since I got the X-T2 at the end of 2016. The Fuji will probably feel "strange" at the beginning because it is much more compact, but that is true to all mirrorless cameras. Due to its size, it is easy to press buttons that you did not intend to press. When I’m shooting handheld I setup the camera in advance and tend to lock all the command buttons at the back to avoid pressing them by mistake when holding the camera. All the lenses I have are very sharp. The 35mm f2.0 makes the camera very “crowd friendly”, making it great for street photography. I also have the 16mm f1.4. It focuses very close to the subject, it has very little distortion and it is extremely sharp. It is great for landscapes, architecture, and low light situations. The only zoom I have is the 50-140mm f2.8 (equivalent to 70-200mm). It is really sharp. Because it is smaller and lighter than the equivalent DSLR lens, your hands will not get tired even after a full day of shooting. The VR on the lens works very well (you can read the reviews online). All these lenses are weather sealed, allowing me to shoot in light rain. If you buy the Fuji, make sure to get at least a second battery because they don’t last long. I’m not sure about Lightroom 6. I use CC. All shots on my Alamy portfolio posted since end of December were all taken with the X-T2 and one of the above lenses. Before buying, go to your local camera store and test the camera and lenses. Fuji has a program in Canada where you can borrow the equipment for a couple of days before committing to the purchase. I’m not sure if that is available where you are. Good luck on your quest.
  24. Favourite images you have uploaded in May 2017

    Someone should've warned him...
  25. Favourite images you have uploaded in May 2017

    Sweet. Allan +1 Really nice Thanks. They are really fragile at this age, and very photogenic.