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About Andreas

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  1. I switched from Nikon (D800/D300) to Olympus in 2014. The advantages of DSLM are pretty apparent - less mechanical parts, true live view, IBIS (very useful). While the quality of Olympus is pretty good and cameras offer nice features like stacking, live composite/live bulb I would not recommend it today, as the future is at risk, imaging business sold to a new OMDS company, and developement on camera side stopped in 2017. Looking at the shrinking camera market today I would only buy either Sony, Canon or probably Fuji, high chance they are in business in 10 years as well.
  2. I never had a QC issue with files of the M2Pro. With the Mini 2 I will used stitched images.
  3. Hi, you refer to my typo angles/angels, or anything else that sounds strange ? Btw, low flying angels might get covered
  4. I have couple of drone images on sales, dont sell well, started now with an agency specialized on aerial/drone. Financially its not worth the effort, but fun factor is high, finding new angels of common subjects. In the EU we have common rules now that make it easier to fly - but restrictions e.g. in Germany continue, not in nature protected areas, 150 m from people, 100 from railway, highway. The new DJI mini 2 might be a good option to start, with a weight < 250 g you are less limited. I plan to buy one in addition to my Mavic 2 Pro.
  5. Question to ranking/display algorithm: - why does Alamy alway return nearly the same search results for a given phrase ? If I looked 2 month ago or now, results look pretty much the same. Means a buyer alway just sees the same pages. Other agencies reshuffel the results to give better chances to new contibutors/new pics, and more variety for the customer. - Whats the impact of Brexit for contributors in the European community ?
  6. Why does Alamy sell High Res for nearly nothing ? Presentations never need 20 MP or more. Why cant we opt out of presentation under these circumstances ? Will Alamy add some usefull restrictions to uploads ? Some contributors upload tons of similars messing up search and user experience. Any change to expect for non-GB contributors after a hard Brexit ?
  7. I received the mail as well, and looks like most people didnt read the important sentences at the end. "This will significantly boost your sales " is the key message. Alamy knows whats good for me and you. Like good parents. I just wonder which new gear I'll buy next year, a fullframe Sony probably, couple of lenses. But - sorry, sentence above is not complete ....... " This will significantly boost your sales potential "
  8. Hi, I used the color filters 'tonal contrast' and 'detail extractor/enhancer' years ago with good results. Stopped the usage for multiple reasons (crashes while saving, additional steps and file duplication to Tiff). I found the free old version from the time when Google had taken over in a german PC magazine, download section, and, unexpected, works without any issues with Win 10 Pro, I can select any module in LR for processing, no crashes while saving any more. Ok, question: have there been major improvements to the color module/filter results in the DXO version ? And,
  9. Looks like standard subjects sell ..... low $$$ Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Book, print and/or e-book Print run: up to 100,000 Placement: Inside Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 16 September 2020 End: 16 September 2025
  10. Often photographed, second sale of this subject. Presentation use in this case.
  11. I can give an update on this - Alamy took care and checked with the bank, it was an error by the bank. They used WIRE instead of SEPA, the latter still without charges. Alamy was customer oriented and booked 23 USD on my account to cover my loss. I appreciate that contributor service picked up my questions and arguments.
  12. I received the payment on Consorsbank. And they state they didnt receive a SEPA transfer, which, according to my info, should be possible in 2020 transition period. The combination of less sales, higher Alamy comission on non-exclusive and fees like this are not really motivating.
  13. -- my original post got deleted without notification, probably too many trolls hijacking the topic. Strange anyway - freedom of speech ...? Hi, I received a payout on February 6th, and, same day, a fee of 19,95 Eur was charged by my german bank. My suspicion was true - Brexit fee, as GB is no longer in the EU my bank charges this amount for any transaction outside EU/in foreign currency. In detail: my bank told me the transfer method of Alamy was changed from SEPA, the free transfer method inside EU, to SWIFT. Alamy contributor service told me they didnt change anyt
  14. "Nobody has the intention to build a wall". Walter Ulbricht, leader of the German Democratic Republic,1961. Two month later the wall that divided Germany for 28 years was built. Lets see how plans will change - I expect a commission cut, pressure on conditions like force to exclusivity.
  15. Having uploaded some pictures today I noticed a duplicate - and I could delete it from the upload, prior to QC. Did I miss any announcement ? Hope its not a test only. Andreas
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