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  1. Hey all you Yanks, Canadians, and other non-UK folks (i don't want to list everyplace and leave just one person out) - we can all apply for the German payback scheme via DACS if we have published work that is eligible. I replied to the DACS email I received and here's what they said: "Thank you for your email. Yes, you can apply for these royalties. I believe what the term UK-based on the information we provided refers to, is that the artist claims Payback through DACS, so is therefore represented by DACS – I think it has got lost a little in translation fro
  2. You know you get a greenie for that 😎 Hope the move goes well.
  3. I won't comment on how little I know about Canadian history, but I do recall being confused when we drove up to Quebec when I was a kid, not by Canada, but by the fact that there were so many farms, and mountains, and so much empty space in New York as we headed north for hours. Growing up in NYC, I was completely ignorant about what upstate NY looked like. So, there's a lot we don't learn in school... Anyway, the reason I'm replying is just to say I was happy to learn your were born on Antigua, reputed to have 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, and a magic green spark up i
  4. Thanks for the reminder! I got the email and I claim DACS myself, but I also read it as only being for UK photographers ... I meant to reply and determine if I was eligible (and had perhaps been mistaken) since I have at least one German publication (the Additional details are in German - I need google translate to read it but can recognize the language). I believe I also have had sales to a UK magazine publisher that also publishes in Germany (I think I saw this when I was searching for UK uses). And I've had images licensed from a German stock site but I don't have any info about
  5. A $245 sale dropped in at the end of the month, so I'm feeling happy about that. While # of sales is half what it was this time last year, gross revenue is actually up 20% from this time last year, making net revenue about even. If I add my iPhone sales, still below last year's numbers, but net revenue a bit higher than last year, so that's positive. But no way to predict how the year will end up. In May 2018 I had 4x as many sales as I did this past month, and I can't count on $$$ sales to make up the revenue difference if sales don't pick up, especially with the 20%
  6. Nice end of the month popped in $245. It's my hubby at the Grand Canyon so hoping I find it in use it would be fun to know where it ends up.
  7. So, it turns out that I think good ole Alamy made a mistake - seriously. The photo they rejected is of the Churchill Downs racetrack and the dirt is a yellowy color with specks of black throughout. I think they thought the black was noise. Have any of you ever questioned them before? Not really sure if I just leave it out and resubmit the rest or ask the QC folks to take a second look. Even if I shrink it down from 120+MB to 17MB those flecks of black still show. Passed elsewhere with no problems. Thanks Michael. Forwarded her the info but I know it's the middle of the night there
  8. MDM, can you give me your name & shoot me an email - I have a friend in the UK who was interested in buying my D700, but the hassle of figuring out overseas shipping and VAT or customs, etc. made it problematic to ship from New York. Not sure if your used D810 would be within her budget but if you shoot me an email mariannecampolongo at mac.com with your contact info and your asking price, I can get in touch with her and put her in touch with you if it's a go. Unless it's already found a home. Thanks.
  9. Well, I'm going to have to downsize some of my images. It's weird, it looks like the night photos I took at ISO2500 actually passed as at least some of them went through first but then one I took at ISO200 failed for noise. I'll have to look closer to figure that one out. Most looked clean to me at the full 7900+ on the long side, and the few that I took very late at night with a midnight blue sky, I knocked down to about 24MP and .they looked clean, I also cropped some down for verticals, and it was one of the daylight photos that failed for noise. Meanwhile they all passed in a few hours els
  10. Phil, I just had a 🤦‍♀️ moment. Yesterday, I uploaded a little over a dozen images, and only had one vertical that I shot and was happy with. I was wishing I had more. I know buyers can and do crop that way (I've had a few horizontals of 16MP shots cropped to verticals for 1/4 page magazine shots), but hadn't thought about doing it myself to make sure I had all my bases covered. With 42MP, I can double my shots when I forget to turn the camera on its side. And I can fill out that shoot. Duh! 🤦‍♀️ Thanks!
  11. Betty you were checking in an hour ago - it's 11:48 pm EDT, certainly would think that there are some late owls here on the east coast and others from the midwest and western US who are checking in, but I'm logged in and get a 0, so it's not even seeing me. Guess you're special. 😎 Too bad it's not working, it's nice to get a sense of who's around when you are interested in a topic and can get that nice back and forth convo going.
  12. No one's online at the moment, not even me. (Maybe they can't see me across the pond).
  13. My last license on there netted me $25, so not bad at all. Ey***m, which I'm not on, just stopped "subsidizing" sales (so people got $2/per sale) and now some have received even less than a penny. Gotta love the big G. The article reminds me of the time my daughter was all excited about the new show she found, The Brady Bunch. But she was 8, so it was an understandable mistake.I worry about the future of journalism even more than I worry about the future of photography!
  14. New cameras do have their charms. I just uploaded a batch taken at ISO 2500, 7600+pixels on the long side and I didn't downsize, assume they'll pass, even my D700 which I loved couldn't give me a clean image at that high an ISO. Also shot outside at night (after dark, not at twilight) at 1/8 to 1/20 second and the IBIS is a big help, I got a lot of detail, shooting at f/5.6 or higher. So, on the whole happy I switched from the 12MP Nikon to the 42MP Sony, more for the tiny size and clean high ISO images, than for the MP (checking for dust spots on such large images takes much longer) but yes
  15. Edo & Allan hope you are both feeling better soon. Edo, three bits of advice - first, see a doctor, if bronchitis goes into pneumonia, not only do you risk your life, but you will feel exhausted for months after you recover. The first time I had it at age 9, I still remember being wiped out after missing an entire month of school. I had been the fastest bike-rider among my friends, and turned into the slowest for what seemed like forever. For all of you over 65s (or those like me with compromised health who are younger), there are two pneumonia vaccines that you get a year apa
  16. Thanks so much! I'll give it a try soon! Very much appreciate your taking the time to help me out!
  17. Thanks. If I have 1083 images, I'll need to change the formula each time. so that it's D2, D3, D4 etc? So cut, paste, change, x 1083? So I might as well just count them. I'm not sure how this saves me time, but perhaps I'm missing something obvious?
  18. and EFWGWA (this one has a vintage processed look so it's a little darker than the sea star but the original may have been bleached - it's more the spiny pattern that seems to be distinctive here and this one shows the pattern well: Again. Thanks for any help! In terms of size, the tin buckets are those little $1 ones from Target, not the size of ones you'd use at the beach, so the starfish looks huge. The flip flops are normal ones, women's size 6. It's about 20cm or 7 3/4 inches from the tip of one leg to the tip of the opposite one.
  19. I've had these up on Alamy for a while and realize that I never identified the species of sea star (or starfish to us old-time beachcombers). I did a ton of research and I mean I spent several hours searching online scientific databases as well as Alamy and SPL and other reputable sources and some of what I found must be wrong because these have been identified as a common sea star, which is apparently the same species as a Northern sea star, Asterias rubens also known as Asterias vulgarus a Forbes sea star, Asterias forbesi. The description of the Forbes sea star
  20. Thanks so much Harry - but one important question! I saw this formula in the links posted but the dumb question I have is, do I enter this as a formula in an empty space at the bottom of the column with the supertags or where do I write the formula? I don't know what my first step is. Do I just substitute it at the end of a column where I'd normally have a SUM formula, or do I do something else? Thanks.
  21. What program do you use? Is it something I can get for a MAC? And, if not. lmk anyway. My husband uses various database programs, I might be able to have him run it for me if it's something he knows.
  22. If you download the CSV you can see if there are no supertags easily. Maybe there's a way in excel/numbers settings to see if under 10 in that column? Can someone tell me how to get the Alamy LR plugin please? Thanks!
  23. I agree it really stands out. Lots of excellent pix so far.
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