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Gervais Montacute

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  1. That's completely right. I wasn't trying to be funny with my original reply to this subject btw. As an analogy, I know way more about the music business than photography; specifically the tv and film music business. I can produce a fully orchestrated track played by an orchestra in a studio and all the time and money that constitutes. It will get paid exactly the same amount of royalties/usage/mechanicals as a track that some bozo that sticks his or her cat on a keyboard and the resulting recorded drone gets used on the same programme. The end result to anything qualit
  2. I wouldn't imagine many people get that forensic for stock photos. At 40% contributor commission? It's the kind of thing a hobbyist would be into or a full time professional. But for stock photos? Not unless you don't have a life imo.
  3. I only upload photos as a hobby so this doesn't bother me. It's happened here before and it will happen again. It's the same but in a different way in the music industry. That's called Streaming. And that does bother everyone. Apart from 4 photos, the last time I uploaded anything was 3 years ago.
  4. iMac Pro always shut it down at the end of working on something unless I'm going to start using again within a short space of time. MacBook Pro usually shut it down if I'm not going to use it for quite a while, or just close the lid if I'm going to use it say, in the next 15 minutes or so.
  5. Running 10.13.6 (HighSierra) on both Macs. Should be OK to go to Mojave for most photographic applications by now. I have problems and usually wait a while because of audio software.
  6. For grim death, especially if someone is going smash me in the face with their shoe.
  7. I have a Nikon D800 and the 3 holy trinity lenses. Awesome camera and even more awesome lenses. But most of the time I use either a Fuji X100 or a Sony RX100 MkII. Only get the the big Nikon gear out if there's something planned. Generally I'm not a planner when it comes to photography because there's not enough time in the day. I can't recommend either of those two smaller cameras highly enough. Easy to use, quirky in some ways and not that expensive in the second hand market.
  8. Well that's very kind Ed and Martin, but I am really not able to put the time in. It's a very hit and miss affair with photography. If I wasn't doing the other job, I would certainly go at it in a much more professional way. And get to travel! I do however understand where the guys that have an enormous library of images are coming from. The difference for me is when I get a photography sale, it's a fun surprise. It's basically like a little kid would be probably. With music sales I don't get that. I expect sales every day. I expect to see software show usages around the world every da
  9. I'm an amateur when it comes to photography here because I don't do enough or make enough money to be regarded as anything else. However, I get the rules and have 3 stars and treat the agency with respect. Ergo, in my case, photography remains more of a fun pastime as opposed to what I do for a job otherwise.
  10. When I read the headline I thought someone had been taking photos of that funny little pixie that runs the Green party.
  11. Noise will creep in with the RX100 if you're not careful. It's a quirky camera imo. I would just experiment a lot with settings.
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