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  1. 12 hours ago, MDM said:




    EDIT - if anyone has an explanation as to why and when a newly opened raw file gets a normal rather than a background layer, then I am happy to be corrected. That is the way to learn.😀

    When I'm doing property shoots I often use Merge to HDR in Lightroom on the RAW files which then produces a DNG.

    I save the DNG as a PSD and if I open it in PS it shows as a normal layer.

    I then use the Create New background from Layer command to make it a Background....


    Don't really know if that gives much insight into the workings of Layer/Background as I've absolutely no understanding of why it should happen this way but it is consistent.



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  2. 9 hours ago, John Mitchell said:


    I use similar tags to yours. However, I also add math/geometry-related keywords to abstract images such as the one Edo posted as they are sometimes used in math textbooks. I enjoy shooting "pure" abstracts but only a couple have licensed. Unfortunately, microstock seems to have cornered this market. I'm glad that Alamy seems to be pushing abstracts, but it doesn't appear to have helped much so far. Perhaps Alamy puts so many abstracts on its homepage mainly because these types of images usually have a lot of visual impact and they crop well.

    Geometry is definitely a good ref with strong lines, also using minimalistic, minimal, on some...

    Visual impact is should be an important consideration for front page, especially the way it gets cropped on different devices.


  3. 13 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

    Yeah, it is a puzzlement. And why Alamy is pushing them is another mystery. 


    I hope the fires have not been bad to you, Phil.



    I'll still keep shooting them and hopefully a few will fall into place...


    Fires this year were mostly on Gran Canaria, so not directly affected. The few that started on Tenerife were dealt with quickly before getting out of hand...



  4. Tricky issue and one that I also struggle with...

    I use tags like; texture, abstract, background, light, shade, pattern, (describe colours), shape, form, line, concept, focus, blur, contrast,...and any others that I can think of; (obviously when I think they are suitable). However not sold any pure abstract images...yet🤔


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  5. Don't know when exactly this was published...



    Illustrations and Photo Credits

    Agencja Fotograficzna Caro / Alamy Stock Photo: 5 Anthony Collins Cycling / Alamy Stock Photo: 12 Barrie Harwood / Alamy Stock Photo: 33
    Bernd Mellmann / Alamy Stock Photo: i, iii, 35 Bildarchiv Monheim GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo: 34 Bill Grant / Alamy Stock Photo: 15

    Don Smetzer / Alamy Stock Photo: 32 EyeEm / Alamy Stock Photo: 8b GOODLUZ / Alamy Stock Photo: 30
    Hero Images Inc . / Alamy Stock Photo: 27 Hero Images
    / SuperStock: 10

    Jimj0will / Alamy Stock Photo: 6
    Kuttig - People - 2 / Alamy Stock Photo: 7b Lumi Images / Alamy Stock Photo: 13

    Malcolm Fairman / Alamy Stock Photo: 28a Maskot / SuperStock: 25
    Mike Kemp / Blend Images / SuperStock: 1 OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay: 7a

    Paul Doyle / Alamy Stock Photo: 4
    Phil Crean A / Alamy Stock Photo: 29b
    Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo: 31 Robertharding / SuperStock: 28b
    Roman Kosolapov / Alamy Stock Photo: 8a RosaIreneBetancourt 6 / Alamy Stock Photo: 2 Stephen Dorey ABIPP / Alamy Stock Photo: 11 View Stock / Alamy Stock Photo: Cover D, 3 World History Archive / SuperStock: 29



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  6. 1 hour ago, SShep said:

    Sept 2019, NFU Countryside, p61, Roald Dahl, M5992P, Phil Crean Archival [No credit - poss not via Alamy]


    ISSN:  1462-0839


    Thank you muchissimo😘


    Via Alamy alright as it's not anywhere else...it's become a best seller for me since I scanned it last year, wish I'd done it 10 yrs. ago.


    What's NFU Countryside? Book/mag/other?



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