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Mirco Vacca

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  1. Hello dear Alamy Team :) ,


    I heard that for RF images it happens that clients try sometimes to find your images on microstock in case you have images there. Maybe it is a good idea to have the possibility to mark your RF images as exclusive. Especially for the contributors that delete RF images from Microstock in order to have them only in Alamy. Then the chance that clients jumps on microstock sites will be even less i guess.


    What do you think?




    Mirco Vacca

  2. The best is to take a walk to the store and hold the camera and see what suits you best. In these thays if you have a Sony, Fuji, Olympus or whatever will not make much difference in the image quality. Just check what for you is important. Do you need viewer? Does it need to be very small or do you want camera that fits good in your hand. All this question you can let go through yourself and make a right decision.  Image quality is a matter of small differences as long you stick witt micro 4/3 or APS-C.

  3. Arterra,

    I know that it is not personal ;). I will not wine :( . I like open comments. And i know that people from Belgium are very open people in a positive way. I lived for 20 years close to Belgium. My living place was in Maastricht.

    But actually i like critics. Thats why i start this topics. And i have to say that it gives me much thinkings to read all your comments. There are things that i dont see but others can.

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  4. With 100K various quality images like Jeff for sure you will cover many clients needs. Of course i never tought about 10.000 of trees images.



    Yes indeed i have full time job next to photography. But the way how i shoot let me produce like at least 250 images per week. I am just trying to be at many events and being outside with my small mirrorless camera to capture interesting subjects. For me it is working very good. Like i said before i have relative big portfolios on microstock sites and i think that my images dont look like low quality. Everybody is working in different way and on the way they fit more. The fact for me is that it is working. On Istockphoto i have for example a 93 percent acceptance rate. It is just about to respect the Alamy requirements and doesnt matter how you do it. As long the outcome is the same.

  5. Hi Niels,


    In general you are absolutly right. I agree that without processing it will harm your quality. I learned a lot about it after spending almost 4 years with microstock and having 4000 images online. It is just about how i do the processing. I like to shoot authentic images. My processing is normally to adjust the contrast, white balance, colors and brightness. Instead of processing after i do it allready before since i can see the results directly. I take care that the settings for brightness, colors and white balance are correct what i can see through the viewer + good composition, i shoot and it is ready.


    At the beginning you have of course to get used this constantly change setting for as example the sun goes behind a cloud and you need to adjust the white balance again. But once you are in the ritme it will go fast.


    So again i understand post processing is nescessary because the camera is still not human. The only difference is that i do it allready before i shoot.

  6. Hello everyone,


    After checking many portfolios and reported sales of the photographers the way to be succesful here in Alamy is having a huge portfolio. And i dont mean 5000 images. My goal is for now reach the first 10.000 in half year combined with quality of course.


    I am qurious if somebody follows the same workflow like me. Since 1 year i am almost not touching anymore Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. Only in cases when it is nescessary. My images are anyway like for in average 75% accepted by microstock agencies. It saves me a lot of time to not spend time with Photoshop or Lightroom after shooting. This makes me able to deliver high amount of images. What is the key? Electronic viewfinder of my mirrorless camera and years of experience with camera function. I shoot directly in JPEG from the camera and make sure that the image is right in camera. This is very easy since the new cameras have electronic viewfinder where you directly can see how the whitebalance, colors and brightness are. So when i come home with 100 images i only check them quickly for sharpness again on bigger screen and if ok i send them for approving. I have minimal rejectjons on Istockphoto or Shutterstock for example.


    I am always trying to make my life easier :). You can check my portfolio. There are all for 90% shoot directlty from camera with almost no post processing after since i do it before i make the shot. The results are the same with the only difference that i do the settings before the shot and that i save much time.


    I hope i could give some Alamy colleagues a tip.





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  7. Nice topic. Reading the tile i expected some criminal issue in the streets but suprisely this is a verry positiv topic :).


    If this is the way to attract animals then i will think aboout it if i would be losed in the forest with my tripod. When the hunger comes i will leave my tripod. Hope my is also so interesting as yours.

  8. In these days this cameras are getting even very fast and i know that many photographers are making the transission from DSLR to Mirrorless. I found many professional photographers for example using the Sony Nex 7 or the Olympus OM-D as main camera. Important is the sensor. Just look for camera with at least a micro 4/3 sensor and you can not be dissapointed with image quality. Like i said my sony nex cameras are carrying exactly the same sensors that the Sony Alpha 77 or Alpha 65 have.

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