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  1. Thanks Betty, Yup, looking back at all my images, I do agree that some human elements / interest are missing from my images. Noted on that, will try to shoot with a slightly different approached from now. Cheers everyone..
  2. Dear All, Thanks very much for the valuable insights. I am also new to Alamy and have yet to sell a single image. However and with only 79 images up for sale, i do not expect any sales to come up anytime soon. Browsing on other contributors images, I can't help but noticing that my current batch of images are slightly different from what is being put up on sale by other contributors. Should I change my shooting style? Thanks and appreciate any comments that you all can give. Cheers!!
  3. Yup, I got exactly the same message from a "Miss Rosine". Didn't bother replying. Thanks for the warnings.
  4. Hi Zain, Add me on facebook : Amril Izan Then we can share our photography adventures together.
  5. Hi CJ, Nice to meet you. Yes, I am based in KL too.. and you?
  6. Thank you very much all for the kind welcome and comments! Good to know and see all your wonderful images.
  7. Dear All, Just to provide an update since my last posting. I have since resubmitted the image which was previously failed by Alamy's QC due to "Soft Due to Size". Glad to report that this image had passed Alamy's QC and is now accepted for sale. Just to recap on what had transpired: - I had initially shot the image using the 50.6 mp EOS 5DS R. After doing my normal editing, I had submitted the image to Alamy for their QC. However, it was rejected due to the above reason - Soft Due to Size. I was initially perplexed as how could an image from the 5DS R be "Soft Due to Size". Thinking that it had something to do with my conversion settings in the new DPP 4, I had relooked at all the settings (and my workflow) to ensure that I had not accidentally set any settings to automatically up-size or interpolate the image during the RAW conversion. After checking all the settings in DPP 4, I can confirm that none of the settings had caused the RAW image to be up-sized or interpolated. FYI, I was shooting at the highest RAW settings which would give me the full resolution that the camera and my lens would allow me to (although, I do not think it will give me the full 50.6 mp). - After reading some of your comments above, I was convinced that the problem is not due to the software or my editing workflow - as neither any of these actions had interpolated the image during the RAW conversion. I then decided to downsize the image using the steps below: - Highest RAW settings from the 5DS R would give me an image size of 8688 pixels (Width) X 5792 pixels (Height). Since this image size was "Soft" according to Alamy, I had resized the same RAW file to 5616 pixels (Width) X 3744 pixels (Height) which is the same image size that my other camera, the 5D Mk II would give. - this image had passed Alamy's QC earlier this evening. I have yet to prepare this image for sale at time of posting these comments. Therefore, I can conclude the following: 1) As Bill Brooks had correctly pointed in his posting above, the problem of diffraction magnifies in a 50.6 mp file. It is not too obvious in a 21 mp file. I read somewhere that diffraction kicks in at f/8.0 in the 5DS R. I was using an aperture of f/20.0 when shooting this image. 2) Lens choice - I was using the 24-70 mm f2.8 (L) lens (Mk I) for this and not the Mk II version. As Canon had pointed out, you will need the Mk II version or newer L lenses to realise the full resolution of the R. The Mk I lens had caused some image softness in the 50.6 mp file. 3) You will need to downsize the RAWs from the 5DS R to avoid "Softness Due to Size" issues, unless you are using the Mk II L lens, primes or the OTUS lenses. 4) Having said that, I will try to upload another batch of images taken using the 5DS R later tonight using the downsizing method above. Thanks a million guys!! :) -
  8. Do not give up. Most would fail in their first few tries. I failed three times before being accepted. Good luck!!
  9. Hello fellow photographers, I am a freelance landscape photographer based in Malaysia. Just joined Alamy a two weeks ago after reading about Alamy in Practical Photography magazine's July issue. Alamy has just accepted a batch of my images but I guess there will still be a long way to go to really make some pocket money out of this. But good to meet fellow photographers all over the world. Besides Malaysia, I do spend some of my time shooting in Perth, Australia as well as I have lots of family members there. Most of my images are uploaded in Flickr and 500px as well. Feel free to have a look. Please let me know if anyone of you are coming down to Malaysia. Can show you lots of interesting places to shoot. Thanks and keep on shooting ya..
  10. Thanks very much for the comment. The 5DS R is a fantastic camera if you can control and managed the Dynamic Range (DR). Having said that, I do not bracket any of my shots. I tend to rely in the histogram when shooting my images.
  11. Dear All, Once again, thanks very much for all your comments above. Having said that, I am now convince that the fault lies somewhere in my workflow. One reason I suspect is because I am now converting my RAWs using the new Canon's DPP 4 which was bundled together with the 5DS R. I was previously using DPP v1 which was bundled with the 5D2. I guess I had set the conversion settings in DPP 4 to automatically resize (interpolate) the images when converting the RAWs into TIFFs. That could be the reason why I do not face these problems with the 5D2 since most of the RAWs was converted using the earlier version of the DPP software. I am now relooking at the conversion settings in the DPP 4 to see where the fault lies. Sincerely apologies if this topic seems to suggest that Alamy is biased towards the 5DS R. Not my intention at all to suggest that. As a new contributor in Alamy, I do appreciate all your comments and assistance. Some of my images can be seen at my Flickr site - www.flickr.com/photos/amrilizan Very much appreciate your kind comments.
  12. Dear all, Thanks very much for your replies. I can assure you that the soft images were not caused by camera shake. All my shots were shot using a very sturdy Gitzo tripod. As per Alamy's reply, all my failed images were: 1) Soft due to size for images between 120 MB - 130 MB. These were the images that was shot using the 5DS R. The images were initially uploaded to Alamy's QC unsharpened and not upsized or interpolated. After the failed QC due to "Soft Due To Size" reason, i then submitted another batch of images (also shot with the 5DS R) with slight sharpening. These images were then failed due to the "Excessive Sharpening". 2) I then selected another batch of my images shot with the 5D 2 - all unsharpened and not resized (downsize or interpolated) and resubmitted to Alamy. These images had all passed Alamy's QC without any problems. Due to reasons still unknown to me, I think the files of the 5DS R is too large to produce a "sharp" image at the particular file size. In my next submission using images shot using this camera, I will try to select the Medium RAW or Small RAW settings to get a smaller file size. Any comments regarding the above method greatly appreciated. Anyone else in this forum also using the 5DS R?
  13. I have recently acquired the EOS 5DS R camera. However, all images that I submit using this camera will always be rejected by Alamy's QC stating the reason "Soft Due To Size". I have never interpolated the image file nor have I increased the file size. Similar images submitted using my existing EOS 5D Mk II (21 mp) will always pass Alamy's QC. My questions: i) Is this camera allowed by Alamy? ii) How can an image shot by this camera be "Soft Due To size"? iii) Any ideas what should I do next if I want to submit images using this camera?
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