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  1. I only use a camera bag for transporting in vehicle. When wandering around, usually have camera slung from left shoulder, either under coat or gilet depending on weather. Out of view until needed and I've used the same technique for Nikon D40, D90, D500 and a Fuji FInepix 9600. Got down to one lens - 18-300 for the focal lengths I may cover. Got a 50mm 2.8 which I sometimes carry in a pocket.

     

    Krisken

     

  2. As a newbie joining a professional photography library, I was as nervous as a long tailed cat in roomful of rocking chairs when first submitting my images. (Still am). Never having been involved in the photography industry in any way, shape or form, in previous careers I made sure I didn't make an ass of myself or leave myself open to being flayed by those whose hard learned skills and expertise greatly surpassed mine. Every image gets a good, hard evaluation,  before submission and as Betty says, emotional attachment to an image can damage you professionally.

     

    (The Blinking Eye) 'The climb resumes.  (Am I on Everest?)'

     

    Nope. From my experience it's a vertical, perpetual motion treadmill...need a tissue, I've got plenty... :P

     

    Krisken 

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  3. Strange landmark to celebrate, I know. With health problems and a serious injury in the past, my upload rate petered out, and I was only taking a fraction of the shots I used to take. From carrying a camera on me at all times, even if it was only to the shops, there were long periods of time it stayed at home. Only recently started taking new images instead of trawling through previous ones taken with a variety of cameras, and I'm, hopefully, starting to get my photographic eye back in.

     

    Whoop! 1500!! Oh, hello nurse didn't see you there with that big needle...

     

    Happy snapping guys 'n gals

     

    Krisken

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  4. Thanks for replying, Doc.

     

    You're right and I panicked like a five year old when I realised I had missed a step in usual workflow routine. Mind, I'm at the coast for a week and found that they were having their annual Triathalon event the day after I arrived. Great shots of the cycling part of the event and that's when I found the withdrawal of the 'Live News Feed' facility a drawback.

     

    Still, the submission passed rapidly and I was able to upload some more after they did so.

     

    Take care,

     

    Krisken

     

     

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  5. Upgraded my camera last weekend, also added a new lens and a Nikon flash, supplied by Cotswold Cameras. Communication with the company was brilliant, regarding tracking, and an extra two year warranty upgrade on top of the firm's own three year one.

     

    All the items were Nikon gold boxed and I'm delighted with them.  Grey imports? Yes, I believe so and I'm not concerned about it. The price for the camera, lens and flashgun were just above what the camera alone costs by itself. I'm not a professional shooter and this new kit allows me to supply hi quality images to Alamy without sending the wife, children, grandkids down the mine or up chimneys. to offset the cost.

     

    If you're a contributor like me, then sourcing your kit from Cotswold Cameras is worth a look. They've got my trust and seal of approvel.

     

    Krisken

     

     

  6. One dropped in last night. Pint of beer just. Not complaining, just grateful that a five month drought is over. Alamy measures chart flatlined and not even a defibrillator would have helped,  I thought. Who to blame? Me. I seriously need to retag most of my images in a different way, not just the recent uploads.

     

    One sale per thousand images? (Oh Lawd, I'd sell your grandmother and her little dog to reach those dizzying heights of success.)

     

    Krisken

     

  7. I think that somewhere along the line I earned a short stay in the greybar hotel. I much prefer this new method of one of the staff popping round and giving you a kidney punch, instead. Once the liquid turns back from red to yellow, usually 2 to 3 days, one is all set again.

     

    Krisken

  8. Bit confused by the hoop jumping you are mentioning. I know what is being referred to, as I have done it myself, mainly, when forgetting to tick the 'automatic log'-in box on the sign in page.

    Do those of you having to sign in not have this option on your systems? I'm using Firefox on a Windows OS.

     

    Ah, brain cell just sputtered, Firefox. has a, 'save password for this site?', option I'm using, which prefills the required fields and lets me in on tapping the sign-in button. 

     

    Krisken

  9. Have to agree with Mark about file sizes. They do seem to be large for a compressed JPG. (Not a Canon user, so have no idea what size the uncompressed size, RAW or JPG, the camera produces).

     

    If it is not a technical problem with the camera itself, are you upsizing the images submitted?

     

    Krisken

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