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Orange Elephant

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  1. @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?
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.....
  7. 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 senso
  8. 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 mi
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. Thanks for your reply & yes I have now managed to see the search bar. I use NoScript in my browser & it seems that the forum is now an Invision system, necessitating some more whitelisting at my end.
  13. Sorry if this has been asked before, I can't seem to find a forum search feature. Can the Olympus OMD EM1/5/10 or Pen-F camera be used for Alamy image submissions?
  14. I would agree that this is some processing issue going on. Checking the linked image & clicking on the full size button, the dog's hairs are lost in a mush of processing artefacts. Maybe the image was enlarged or perhaps a lot of noise reduction applied? As Spacecadet mentions, an idea of your work-flow would be helpful.
  15. Hi Nastassia Not sure why you changed your password? Have you successfully sent files via FTP before? 530 is usually the final message after something like below: Status: Resolving address of ftp.xxxxx.com Status: Connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.xx:21... Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...> Response: 220 FTP Service Command: USER xxx Response: 331 Password required for xxx. Command: PASS *************** Response: 530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible. Error: Critical error Error: Could not c
  16. The OP seems to have been successful & now has 3 images uploaded. Nice pics Jupiter!
  17. As far as I understood it, the Alamy minimum uploaded JPG size is the expanded JPG - not the original RAW? To check the expanded JPG size, I open the finished JPG image in Photoshop & the size is shown in the lower right.
  18. Just joined & posted a link to Mick's blog. Let's see how long I last....
  19. Hi Toby My wife (also an Alamy contributor) has Nikon D610 & the quality & performance of the camera is excellent. The main difference between the D600 & D610 was a new shutter due to oil contamination on the sensor as as mentioned by fotoDogue. Once Nikon accepted the oil issue, they offered D600 owners a free shutter upgrade & if you do buy a D600, I suggest that you look for evidence that this has been done. A D600 with an upgraded shutter would be an inexpensive, but excellent quality full frame DSLR. Very suitable for weddings, portraits, landscape, macro & clo
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