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    where partly cloudy becomes cloudy almost instantly...
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    Worldwide Urban Explorations

    My Favorite Moses Byrd Quotes
    b.July4,1876 d.July4,1976
    (Undisputed Father of Stock Photography)

    "Stock shooters with no backlog have no backbone."
    "Quality is the brain of stock, variety is the mind."
    "Photos you ne'er take reap profits you ne'er make."
    "More photos than books in libraries is to come!"
    "Man or Woman, get thyself to a photo opportunity."
    "Shoot critics from all angles, with a gun, too."
    "Selling is our religion, licensing is our hymn."
    "To make captions a passion is to make a fine future."
    "Art is important to stock if Art is your bank teller."
    "Call them Key Words, they are a key to selling."
    "Take what swells the wallet, not the head."
    "Nudge up thy fee bar, avoid financial fubar."
    "Moaning nor wringing hands ne'er tripped a shutter."
    "Full-time fools be swayed by part-timers moaning."
    "Subject, show thy face, and blink not thine eyes!"
    "Stock shooters are cats, licenses are catnip."
    "Scavenger hunters we are, compositions our quarry."
    "The Subject was an idiot, horizontally and vertically."
    "Stock is what you shoot, not what you shoot with."
    "Less clutter clears the path to more licensing."
    "To catch more licenses, capture bigger emotions."
    "Shoot first, apologize second, ask permission last."
    "To optimize thy bankroll, compromise thy workflow."
    "Pretty is for club contests, salable is for stock."
    "Perfection reaps ribbons, reasonable reaps income."
    "Make more exposures than minutes wasted."
    "Key words our scripture, licensing our salvation."
    "The only good Canon is Pachelbel's Canon."
    "Principal is the principle of stock."
    "Be focused young stocker, sharp shooter you'll be."
    "The tripod of stock is quality, quantity, variety."
    "Shoot volume to pocket profit."


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  1. Trafalgar Square Photographer

    Probably most delusional about many people wanting to have coffee with him !!! Or tea... Just found this at "The safest strategy, therefore, is to avoid copying (even partly) another work altogether. It’s simply best not entering into the muddy waters of Fair Use" Image is copyrighted "work" moment it is taken? Even if its in camera unviewed by others its protected? But what about city skylines, statues, etc. photographed millions of times? Are they considered differently than subjects that are rare-or-one-time-unique like OP images...? Then there's "exactly the same", very similar, somewhat similar, not similar... Its not infringement AFAIK if there are several unique elements between compositions...?
  2. Images sold in August (One per day per contributor)

    Space Cadet said: > But it never did ===== He went a fortnight further. Which brings up: if its :02 past the hour around the world, is it :02 past the hour on the moon? everywhere in The Universe? inside a Black Hole? on a man's watch running the speed of light around the world?
  3. ...takes ~15 sec per image to focus pixels. Any way to speed that up? Am using newish Lenovo P40 Yoga with decent processing power...
  4. Re-rank

    WAIT !!! Alamy tells us repeatedly: BHZ use-less... What is the convincing counter-evidence???
  5. How was your July?

    No, let's go at it in depth. Meet me at Waterloo Station around tea time...
  6. How was your July?

    Please. The prices contribs report ARE the prices Alamy offer. How would a buyer, by visiting this forum, get the idea that they can demand a lower price than what Alamy offers???? If someone reports a PU for $19.99 gross, how is a buyer going to use that info to license a PU for $18.99 ??????!!!!!! Please provide evidence buyers even visit this forum... (a buyer-contrib one-off is possible...) Regardless, greenies or reds, get me to 666 asap !!!
  7. Valencia, Spain?

    Valencia on fire = Live News licenses RIGHT NOW !!!:
  8. Govt website stated payments must be in US $$, hence my assumption. Forgot Peru used $$ to indicate their money, too... ...but looks like "S" not $: But my OP is about moderate payments shrinking competition, e.g., $5 entries to secondary attractions, not $50 per major attractions... Say, 20 x $5 entries adds $100 to shooting trip overhead, do resulting licenses, on average, profit...? If no one keeps data on this, all we have are educated guesses... Like mine, in which I believe it can compensate + profit...
  9. Looks like $152 per foreign adult...?:
  10. UK police advice wrt photography...?

    am not in UK, but found this link in a travel forum; am curious if UK stockers think it accurate or not...?:
  11. assumption: more stock is available for subjects that have free access assumption: less stock is available for subjects that charge admission, the greater the charge, the more dear the stock available (world class major attractions somewhat of an exception...?) possible strategy? concentrate on new images that require reasonable entry fees because those images are dearer aka niche; one will make back payments plus profit via licensing that has less competition...? anyone collected evidence to support-refute this...?
  12. My processing now much better than years ago. Am doing ongoing replacement of old versions with new versions when caught up on new images to process... (my file name stays same) Once a batch of new versions passes QC & I have OL#, I send IM email with Excel doc attached, asking them to merge & replace OL# old with new... If someone wanted to have umpteen exact copies of an image for sale online (despite being against rules), it might happen by always changing Contrib-ID for that image... But OP assumes it will happen by mistake with unchanged Contrib-ID...? AFAICT, there is mechanism in place to block 2 copies, same Contrib-ID...
  13. Actress identification

    Upload via FTP.
  14. what is your ISO 3200 workflow?

    DxO Prime applied to my image improved sky "smoothness". But in this 100% JPG crop I noticed ?artifacts? in sky that seem to echo person's hair, swirling around head. Don't know if this kind of thing risks QC fail...? (maybe I get them via CC, too...) Here is my own 8bitTIF 100% crop:
  15. what is your ISO 3200 workflow?

    Looking thru NR software comparisons, e.g., also testing applying CC NR filter on 16bitTIF after applying CC DNG NR = 2 step noise reduction...? but keeping DxO Prime forefront !!! is that a subscription or one-time purchase...? NOTE: PRIME IS NOW CALLED LAB ELITE $199.00?