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  1. I just had a random thought pop into my head while reading through this thread. Could the current U.S. government administration have an effect on our sales? I am not trying to be political, but it seems the U.S government has pulled back from the rest of the world. Would that reduce demand for certain types of imagery, especially travel related. Americans are traveling in record numbers and may even be regarded as a pestilence in some places, so it would seem there would be a demand for photos from all over the world. Time will tell I guess. Stock photography is a lot like farming in that you are providing a commodity, you have no control over the environment, and prices are at the whim of the markets.
  2. https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/40-hysterical-finalists-in-this-years-comedy-wildlife-photo-awards/ss-AAH9eUf?li=BBnb4R7
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/sep/10/robert-frank-american-photographer-dies-aged-94-the-americans-jack-kerouac-photography
  4. I did a search and it did not turn out like I expected and I don't know what to make of it. Washington D.C. 259,212 Washington dc 413,204 Washington D.C. or dc. 1,262,303
  5. Lightroom version 8.2 has a new feature called Enhance Details that will require a Video card with more processing power and Photoshop can already benefit more GPU power. Here is an article with some test results that would be a good guide to purchasing a new video card. https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Lightroom-Classic-CC-2019-Enhanced-Details-GPU-Performance-1366/ Here is an Adobe article on the feature. https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/enhance-details.htm You need the latest version of Windows 10 for this to work. Windows update tells me that my machine isn't ready yet (whatever that means) and all I have to do is wait. I built my computer back in 2012 so CPU and motherboard are antiques now. The nice thing about a custom built computer is you can replace things piecemeal without having to throw the whole thing in the trash. You don't have to worry about a lot proprietary components that could be expensive or hard to find.
  6. This photographer, Burton Fraser was the most respected photographer in the town I grew up in, we didn't know he had an entirely different business providing postcards to the rest of the United States of images taken all over the west. They seem pretty important now as many of these places and people are gone. View source image on the Online Archive of California. ow. https://calisphere.org/collections/7781/?q=&start=0
  7. Sony has a new 16-55 2.8 priced at $1400 have to run right out and buy one. https://www.dpreview.com/news/0416368993/sony-releases-two-new-aps-c-e-mount-lenses-16-55mm-f2-8-and-70-350mm-f4-5-6-3
  8. The idea of adding a good video card is to remove some of the burden off of the CPU. This is only if you are using the onboard video on the motherboard, adding more RAM first may not give you a big boost in performance. Here is a link to a list of recommended graphic processors (GPU). The best way is to figure out how much your willing to spend on a card and shop around. I am using and Geforce GTX 750 ti which is an older card. They come with varying amount of RAM, more RAM more cost. Suggested graphics cards Graphics cards released in the year 2014 or afterwards that meet the minimum system requirements (listed above) should work. AMD: For AMD cards, consider using the Radeon R9 series of cards, such as the R9 270 through 290. NVIDIA: For NVIDIA cards, consider using a card from the GeForce GTX 760+ line (760, 770, 780, or later) or from the GeForce GTX 900 series. Intel: For Intel cards, Intel HD Graphics 4400+, 5000+, 510+, P530, P630, Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 6100+, P6300, P580 or later are required. https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/lightroom-gpu-faq.html
  9. It looks like your motherboard will support generation 4 and 5 Intel processors. Your motherboard will also support an M.2 drive which would speed things up also. You can make the M.2 drive your boot drive and put your photo processing software on there too. I would install an Solid state drive or the M.2 drive and make sure I had a good video card before changing the CPU. Here is info on your MB https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-Z97X-UD3H-rev-10#ov M.2 drives https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=M.2+drives
  10. A book titled The Story of Food with many Alamy contributors listed. Looks like you can scroll through and see how your photo was used. https://books.google.com/books?id=ebqpDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA359&lpg=PA359&dq=
  11. I use Adobe bridge and filling in the Description and Keywords fields which will get your photos to automatically go live after passing QC. Keywords should be separated by commas. I also use Bridge to view my images and check for defects one last time before upload. It was a free download, but not sure anymore. Here is a link to try it. https://www.adobe.com/products/bridge.html
  12. Nice job. Now that you've done that think about doing the two versions without the face maybe with references to your originals to illustrate what could be done to customize the photo. I've had photos sell for an element in a book cover and another as part of a movie poster and DVD cover for $$$$. They used my photo of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  13. You can probably get at least a couple more years out of Windows 7 after Microsoft stops supporting it.
  14. According to this there are 500 species of bees to choose from in British Columbia. Good Luck. https://www.mgabc.org/node/2050
  15. If you could create a version in portrait orientation there would be many more uses for it. Cool photo.
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