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Orange Elephant

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  1. I use Alamy Measures daily to review & adjust my image tags to make the more relevant. The page however has not updated since 7 February. Is there something I need to do to force an update, or has the page now not used?
  2. Indeed, however a Lightroom import preset gives a few more entry options. Also if you have an Olympus, you can use a preset to zap the stupid Olympus caption. (grrrr)
  3. If to Alamy, perhaps you could tell us the error message, the file size & what upload method you are using?
  4. Ouch, seems a bit harsh! What was the reason for the rejection (I wonder if they may have felt that whole batch warranted the naughty step?)
  5. Interesting topic. For the past few years, I've been using backup to USB drives (1 offsite, 1 onsite) & also Crashplan. Within the past few months, Crashplan pulled out of the consumer market & now only offer their business version. Which seems basically the same, except 3 times the price. They offered an upgrade process which didn't work at all for me & that, combined with my findings that Crashplan had a drain on my pc performance & also the security risk of a Java app, made me drop Crashplan. I tried Backblaze, but didn't like the lack of granular control. I tried to test Carbonite, but it wouldn't install - it seems that if your use Dreamweaver then this affects the install scripts for Carbonite. So I'm back to just using USB drives at the moment, I'm still keeping a watch on the market. It may be worth a mention that backup is not the same as synchronisation. Dropbox, Onedrive etc are synchronisation. Get a virus, accidentally delete a file, the change is synchronised to the cloud & then to any other devices you have. Backup keeps a separate copy, but you need a backup system which keeps maybe 3 versions of the file. (Carbonite does this) Otherwise a virus or corruption could simply overwrite your good backup copy.
  6. Tim, I wouldn't base any calibration issues on Photobox results, we've found them to be poor. Just a small step up from Boots really. We use Loxley Colour for all client work & find them to be excellent.
  7. @Atko I have a couple images along the lines of your KCNX1A process. I had assumed that Alamy would not accept it. Do you upload KCNX1A as a regular photo, or as an illustration?
  8. Hi John, much as the others have said really. The Pap image is a little blurred on the subject, so that's not going to get through a regular QC. News, maybe. The other portrait images have a lot of noise. Looking at them all in your link, noise is the main issue on all of them, with some of your portraits up to ISO 3200 & very little if any noise reduction. Your D3100 is a fine camera, the 18-135 zoom is acceptable, but it's worth bearing in mind with a consumer zoom that they often loose image quality at their max zoom length. With a crop camera, diffraction starts to creep in after f11, & you have a few shots at f14 - which with the noise & max zoom, only adds to the softness. Nice lighting though. As Geoff mentioned, just mask the sharpening & deal with the noise & they may be ok.
  9. Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm about to upload my first Olympus images, I'll be biting my fingernails! Have a good bank holiday everyone!
  10. I don't think I've ever done a selective-colour image before, but I have a street image where I've made the surroundings de-saturated to draw attention to the subject. Would this be acceptable to Alamy?
  11. I still have my Eizo 10 years on. It doesn't "hold" calibration for long though now. I saw a rather nice HP Dreamcolor (?) a few months ago which looked rather nice.
  12. Yikes! I just got the crummy photo captcha thing. Maybe Alamy are getting some brute force forum login attacks? I'd really prefer not to have to login every time I come here though.....
  13. Hi Larry, welcome to Alamy! Disappointing that you didn't get an email, I find that generally Alamy are very good with notifications, although sometimes they may look like spam & get blocked somewhere along the way. The Olympus VG120 is a lovely point & shoot camera, but I'm really not sure that it's a suitable professional camera Larry, the sensor size is a little small. Perhaps you'd like to post one of the images here, so that we can check & give some thoughts & advice? Olympus camera & lenses are very good, perhaps something with a larger sensor such as an OMD EM10 might be worth a look? It's a great camera for the money. If you're in the UK, Olympus offer an excellent "Try & Wow" system where you can borrow a camera free for a day. Check their website.
  14. I have a D810 & don't have any big sensor spot problems. If I've been shooting with a zoom lens on a windy day, I may notice a couple of spots here & there, but I just clean the sensor. I use Photosol swabs & eclipse fluid. My wife's D610 gets less spots, but she generally uses primes. My sensor cleaning process takes about 20 mins with before & after test shots - not a big deal. I have to clean about every 6 months or so. Interestingly, a friend has a Nikon J5 & she managed to put a finger print on the sensor while changing lenses. It seems easier to do on a mirrorless if you're not careful. The fingerprint was pretty hard to clean.
  15. I've been thinking about this too. Would something like a Microsoft Surface Pro be viable? Also, could a surface pro be used for tethering?
  16. Steve, are you still having issues? I also have a D810 & use Photoshop/Lightroom CC which costs about £7 per month. The Nikon software is very basic. I'd be pleased to help if you still need it.
  17. Thank you all for your replies. Andreas, you mention no dust issues. I don't really have dust issues with my D810, but if I did - I'd just clean the sensor. Do you mean that with MFT the sensor doesn't get dust at all? I'd have though that with no mirror, there is actually more chance of dust during a lens change?
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