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William Caram

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  1. Thanks Wim Well have tried Baseline Jpegs version uploads and maybe a fraction better...the contributing problem is that my upload speeds are very poor indeed...so if i have to continue to nurse images through one to two at a time πŸ™„πŸ˜ƒ then i still move forwards.....Slowly PS..I did try FileZilla...but it would randomly duplicate images and i spent a lot of time deleting multiple copies of images
  2. Hi Wim, have i missed something here regarding whether images upload better if the Jpegs are set to Baseline Standard? i have been using Baseline Optimised for years..does it make a real difference...I have been using the Alamy uploader and it is so slow.
  3. Nice one πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Congratulations Enjoy your good fortune...Cheers
  4. Yes i have only contributed to Alamy, but like many that put a lot of time and effort into Alamy i still get a small return...Yes i would have liked the commission split to have stayed at 50/50...Even though the recent reductions in commissions, there are some reporting more sales albeit at the reduced photographer commissions...It is really difficult to assess what's going on regarding the change of ownership and outright sales performance because we are in the middle of a Global Pandemic and it may even out again once things eventually pick up? time will tell as the saying goes...
  5. Hi Guido, how is your uploading going now that you're using Firefox instead of Safari as a browser on your iMac? I have just uploaded one image using Safari and the Alamy uploader and it took ages to upload.. I have just gone through a bit if a nightmare with my iMac 21 inch computer when i decided to upgrade my operating system to BIG SUR and my computer just froze and would not finish the install...I could not even reboot! Ok well after 2 weeks in repairs ( having now found out that BIG SUR can be problematic ) the technician managed to install BIG SUR on my internal SSD
  6. Hi Ed, Yes i bought into the Canon R5 mirrorless system with a bunch of the new RF lenses...I just had to try it first hand and bought the Rf f2 / 28 to 70L zoom which is a heavy lens, but yes it's very sharp and having that f2 aperture throughout the focal range is nice! The other RF lenses i owned were also great... Now coming from the Canon 5D3 and 5D4 to the Canon R5 was interesting in that it took me a bit to get used to the EVF viewfinder...but i got to like it for being able to review a shot in the finder, plus there was a lot of viewfinder information that was a bit di
  7. Stunning photography as usual..the colour in the top image is wonderful, you have such a passion for underwater photography and it shows.. Sorry to hear about your health situation, best wishes going forward for recovery..
  8. Great news that assignment work is back on for you Michael πŸ‘ you will enjoy the photography challenges and also some cashflow again..i know it's stressful when the work dries up especially when it's no fault of your own...That's a win win with your son being your assistant..Yes life may even seem to be normal once again β˜€οΈ ATB Cheers Bill
  9. Thanks Genevieve, it looks like this current outbreak has spread over multiple locations and the talk is that the lockdown may be extended beyond the this 7 day period..hope not! I do have things to do keep me occupied at home, but of course i will miss getting out photographing and of course prospecting for gold.. You certainly cover some territory with now being situated in the North Western Australia...Take care out there and keep snapping, Ahh watch out there goes another Victorian πŸ‘€πŸ˜‚ ATB William
  10. Just started a 7 day Covid outbreak LOCKDOWN in Victoria Australia...The bad Getting ready some photography gear for sale on Ebay after buying into Canon RF gear...The good
  11. Yes a generalist also...i like to shoot a variety of subject matter and sometimes you win the lottery πŸ˜€ and your image is selected for sale...and sometimes you think i need more variety....yes i need more variety that sells πŸ˜‚ .....Just adding it's enjoyable to shoot a varied range of photography topics to challenge and stimulate your creative interests which also increases your sales potential..When i worked as a professional photographer you had to supply images that the client asked for, but of course you would also supply other versions that the client might like also..The subje
  12. A lot of contributors are not happy with Alamy's proposed new contract...that's a given! I also am not happy and also disappointed that they treat us like sheep just to be farmed and show us that we have no real value except for the cash we can make them.. All we ask for is a fair deal..you don't have to squeeze us like lemons until we've got nothing left to give, or treat us like morons.I have since the beginning of shooting digital images chose Alamy as my sole image seller, and sure the Stock Image market does change and evolve and now the owners have changed..
  13. Ahh very good πŸ˜ƒ We are but sheep...bleat bleat bleat...just here to be farmed....so don't be alarmed....or Alamy charmed....but alas life goes on...and it used to be fun with Kodachrome and the sun β˜€οΈbut these are dark days...living with Covid and malaise....So pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile smile smile... Ahh.... Bleat bleat bleat πŸ˜„
  14. THANKS ALAMY β˜€οΈ......really pleased to see this new direction in chasing and billing infringers! This is a win+win for both contributor and seller, there are a lot of loyal contributors big and small who will hopefully benefit from the extra royalty income received.. I think it's a positive step for most contributors and great news in these troubled times of 2021 β˜€οΈ *** Update 28/05/21 *** Ahh i spoke too soon.....Surprise surprise with a New Contract looming.....Equals Photographers commissions going down...photographers rights going down...phot
  15. Ahh the old Dung Heap of History....now there's a Crappy story πŸ˜€ Thanks John we can only keep making images and hope they rise above the Dung variety....BTW your images are great.
  16. You sound a bit Elitist Bill....surely not ? so glad you're not editing my images as mine could end up on the Dung Heap πŸ˜ƒ.....just tongue in cheek mate....come to think of it i would then sell more🀣
  17. Great combination of camera and lens...quality and versatility, happy to see that you got what you really wanted..Creative and fun times ahead for you, enjoy.
  18. Firstly congratulations Kumar on your Canon R5 it's a superb camera and you are obviously enjoying the advantages of this new technology... Ahh photography gear, so necessary to take pictures ( yeah i include mobile phones )...but lets's stick to cameras and lenses...Like Chuck i loved the Olympus OM series OM 1 / 2 / 3 and 4..with Zuiko 24 f2 / 100 f2 / 180 f2.8 and so on...Then to Nikon's great offerings...Ok back to the present and i have also bought the Canon R5 after owning and using all the Canon 5D series cameras.I really felt that the Canon 5D3 and 5D4 were the best from
  19. Thanks Michael for your help, much appreciated...I am one of those who hasn't yet mastered this feat of posting an image to the forum thread...I did manage last month and again this month to finally at least post the URL link πŸ˜ƒ Hopefully next month with another sale, i will sing out help and learn to be able to post the pic myself...I am running an iMac with Safari...Cheers Bill
  20. Only one this month...but one beats none eh πŸ˜„ Just.. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-geelong-australia-colourful-painted-buoys-on-the-geelong-waterfront-20897543.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=EE7AAE2F-54FC-4F5F-99E3-AB4D0B5D1B56&p=21217&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3d%20B5YY0R%26qt_raw%3d%20B5YY0R%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d%26cutout%3d%26tba
  21. https://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?Imageid=9C3ED2D7-8337-49A3-861C-019124940473 Well finally paddled into 2021 sales with this opener πŸ˜€ A P.U. Sale for $19.99 happy that i got the full price on the image for a change.
  22. Good architectural sale Dom..and a great start to the year, I'm still waiting to open my 2021 ledger πŸ˜€
  23. Well done on your sale...that egg is turning into the golden egg...πŸ˜€ as it looks like it will keep selling for you..nice one
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