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About TokyoM1ke

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    http://www.maudric.com

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    Japan

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    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={8C4E7EC8-C840-4886-8832-14467FC56D7F}&name=Michael+Steinbeck-Reeves
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    20 Aug 2014
  1. Something from the city... B Thanks, Mike
  2. The power of the bicycle or of the written word? By the way, he carried on for a mile or so beyond me still texting and didn't crash or fall off...
  3. Tokyo suspension bridge cables Temple and Tokyo Tower Tokyo crane
  4. Surely, as with other copyright material, editorial use is fine? Obviously you can't use a bank note in advertising or your company logo.
  5. A Tokyo festival Tokyo Diet (Parliament) building after a small typhoon. By the way, the sky was really like that, no enhancement. Tokyo Metro I may change some, depending on rules clarification.
  6. Congratulations - good win! Not that it matters too much for this one but Alamy only or any photograph?
  7. Crikey - not a place I would have chosen to be, especially after Halabja in 1988... I presume there's a story behind you being there? It was a self-financed operation though I did get film/processing from The Independent and in the end The Independent got me a flight home on BA as the ticket I had was for Turkish Airlines who decided to go on strike when I needed to get home. I did send four images back on the wire machine from Reuters in Istanbul - this took an incredible (looking at todays technology) 20 mins per B/W image - and obviously one had to process the film and make a print first. It was worth it though as I had several page one images in the UK and International press. Also, in those days the fee paid for an image was much higher than todays rates. I think I got about £100 for a published image in The Guardian then and my rent for a flat in London was £45 per week. So for one publication in UK National press meant that one could live for a week. As I was young, idealistic and pretty naive in those days I didn't really think of the potential dangers all that much - there's no way I would do such a trip today - not for any money. Brilliant story. In today's money what would that be? On a rental basis... say £2,000 per image? Perhaps I'm over egging it a bit. Must have been a really amazing trip. Tough way to make a living, even if powered by idealism!
  8. CC monthly (because that's what I do)! Really though, it depends on what you need and your workflow. Hard to answer for you. I do 99% of my post processing in LR, only using PS when I need to do something special - particularly any touching up or cloning out of anything more than a dust spot. PS is just so much quicker and easier than LR for that kind of thing and transparency just doesn't exist in LR. Maybe if you say a bit more about your workflow and what you are trying to do we can offer opinions but ultimately you're probably the best judge. Oh yes, the big question is: do you care about the cost of a CC subscription?
  9. Crikey - not a place I would have chosen to be, especially after Halabja in 1988... I presume there's a story behind you being there?
  10. Large format (8x10) camera with Alvan G. Clark, the first double Gauss lens. Belongs to a friend who was taking some street photographs in Ginza ( http://www.maudric.com/blog/2016/02/06/photographers-in-ginza-2/) and I got to have a go!
  11. A good thing then that I did not add something like back to the future ;-) wim Everyone will have known that anyway, 2020 is summer, not Winter Olympics (in Tokyo).
  12. Work in Adobe RGB and convert/downgrade to sRGB if you have to: https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=srgb+vs+adobe+rgb&espv=2&biw=1555&bih=773&tbm=isch&imgil=qf1PIPU3KNA6OM%253A%253BYTs1hNSruws6HM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Ffstoppers.com%25252Fpictures%25252Fadobergb-vs-srgb-3167&source=iu&pf=m&fir=qf1PIPU3KNA6OM%253A%252CYTs1hNSruws6HM%252C_&usg=__9DhVZanXKI2E-N5VTyHRzEli7-o%3D&ved=0ahUKEwjIy-K8quDLAhVJG5QKHalWBq4QyjcINQ&ei=I4r3VoiuMMm20ASprZnwCg#imgrc=qf1PIPU3KNA6OM%3A
  13. I have to disagree with your printing analysis Mike, I use a well known Pro UK lab they print up to 60" x 40" and do this from their recommended 8 bit colour file, so their is no "protection". I agree to a point - all I'm saying is that if you want maximum quality you need better than 8 bit colour. My monochrome images are very different at 8 bit than they are at 16 (12 really) or, with HDR, full 32 bit. So, depending on what people are after, it may or may not make a difference.
  14. You really need to look at similar threads that have gone over this before - a quick search in this forum should do it. Also, look at the instructions that Alamy have put out - very good and detailed. You're arguing a case that shouldn't be argued. QC is what it is. You just need to read the requirements in detail and do what they ask. I only have a small number of images but have never had a fail, so it can't be that difficult! Good luck and let us know how you get on.
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