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Bill Kuta

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  1. My CTR had dwindled too, but it's well up now due to a sudden rash of zooms. They're all on the same subject, but hey, they all count the same.
  2. Last year I got an a6300 and 18-105mm Sony for my wife for when we're both shooting--she prefers a little longer than my 16-70. So far though, we've just used it for a granddaughter's track and cross-country. Good image quality for that. And it has internal focus and zoom.
  3. This subject can be confusing because some of the words are used for different purposes; the essence of the confusion is that "image size" is not necessarily the same as "image file size." If you open an image in Photoshop, there is a note on the bottom left margin, "Doc: nnM/nnM", that gives you the uncompressed image size. For instance, I just opened one of my 12.7-megapixel images, and that marginal note says "Doc: 72.8M/72.8M". So the uncompressed image size for that one is 72.8 megabytes. To add to the confusion, Photoshop calls that "Document size." For the same image I'm using as an example here: raw file size = 14.8 Mb jpeg file at PS baseline standard = 3.59 Mb 8-bit TIFF file = 72.8 Mb --This will also give you the uncompressed image size 16-bit TIFF file size is twice the 8-bit file size. Or as Mirco points out, 6 megapixels or more will do it.
  4. GoPro cameras have point-and-shoot size sensors. That's likely the problem here. Images from some higher-end small-sensor cameras used to occasionally get accepted (e.g., Canon G series and others that had good lenses). The current consensus seems to be that anything under a 1" sensor will probably be unsuitable.
  5. Same here, I've never downsized, only occasional cropping. Usually shoot 24 mp.
  6. Mine is to figure out the best times to go to the gym to avoid all the new people who will be there for 3-4 weeks on account of their New Year's resolutions.
  7. Hey Ed, I'd like to hear you sing "Johnny McEldoo" after you've had a jug of punch yourself.
  8. I had one this month for print and digital, one-time use only, with a duration of 50 years.
  9. And here around DC it's going to be an unseasonably pleasant near 60 F tomorrow (53 today). Been cold otherwise, though.
  10. +1 It took me a good while to figure out in which quarters I had taken shots in the Old City in Jerusalem, or sometimes what the heck I was looking at. While shooting, I was hanging back or drifting off to the side rather than listening to the tour guide. (also sometimes found out what he had not bothered to show us )
  11. When you do that look-ahead, you can see a sale a few hours before it's posted to Account Balance or Sales History. It still works, if you choose the last available date (and also select Date of Invoice in the dropdown). One of many obsessions you can get into around here.
  12. My 2017 has now exceeded my previous best year (2008) for number of sales. On the gross revenue side, I am at 39% of my best year for revenue (also 2008).
  13. I have not done any legacy work, but this year I've sold more A images than any other, as usual pretty much in line with the distribution of my collection.
  14. Now that you mention it, I see that I've had five Presentation Use this year, all for the same price, except for the one that came in yesterday at about half the others.
  15. Also, your results do not mean that the other 74 images are perfect. When QC encounters unacceptable images in a batch, they stop checking at some point. You should check the other images in the batch for the errors specified by QC.
  16. Compared to all of 2016, 2017 so far has about 25% more sales and almost the same gross $.
  17. It also says I (default) opted in on the day I joined Alamy-- so it will cover all of your images if you don't opt out?
  18. Ah, another thread I am glad to see--I also am waiting on a submission from Saturday. Hoping to keep my long streak alive.
  19. If it happens more on weekends, maybe that's because: 1. Alamy's not watching 2. The perpetrator finally has time off from a dispiriting day job 3. It's Russian trolls with time off from their day jobs, taking a busman's holiday trying to sow chaos here 4. ..............
  20. So glad to see this thread--I thought my zoom streak was faltering.
  21. Have you done a keyword search to see if Alamy already has images of this place?
  22. If you go to My Dashboard/Account Balance, it shows "DACS Payment 2017".
  23. OK, all good now, some weird hiccup on my end. All the images of places would benefit from identification of where.
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