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Alexandre Fagundes

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  1. Hi Betty I dont know, I used to be extremely active in the forums here a while ago, than I got bored... I used to be very active in social media, google+ and later on Facebook Lately I am just worried about taking pictures and uploading After reaching 6000 images here I started uploading in another agency, no, not Darrel's. And my firstan RF agency where I have 12000 images, constantly selling, but much lower prices of course, Thanks for being so kind
  2. I see Arletta, as I said, I am having one or two sales per month, certainly better than no sales last year. My CTR didnt change much since the begining, I have some zooms and views (54 zooms for the last 12 months to be precise). None of my sales have been zoomed. The one thing did changed was that I have now some images with high discoverability, I suspect this changed my ranking, this could be an explanation The other, as John Mitchel suggested is that the sales changed my ranking, Well, than it took a long time, even after my first sale last year. Anyway, I am content (not excited, but content) on having one or two sales monthly, because the prices have been better than I expected.
  3. This will definitely sound weird, but... I uploaded a lot of images and had only one sale. Than Alamy changed its interface and I realized all my images had poor discoverability. I was trying to use very relevant, but few keywords to increase my CTR. Well, I decided to add a lot of keywords to some images so get the status fully discoverable I didn't spam, they are keywords related to the images, but some a bit generic like picturesque, horizontal, traditional, etc. And the sales came, is not crazy number, but one or two per month. Now the crazy part, so far none of the sales are of the images with "enhanced" keywords... Dont know what to say, but I am seriously thinking about "enhancing" all my images keywords Have you guys had similar experiences? Thank you Alex
  4. I thought any images with a logo or the name of the hotel one would have to say that you dont have the property rights and would be sold as editorial, isnt that the case?
  5. Any basic DSLR will have enough quality for Alamy I suggest Canon Rebel line If cant afford a brand new, buy a second hand one
  6. Hi Keiko Welcome to Alamy
  7. Welcome to the forum Bert
  8. The human eye has a lot more dynamic range than your camera's sensor. When your eye can see details in both highlights and shadows, I want my shots to also show those details rather than details in the mid-tones along with complete white and complete black. HDR brings those texture details out in both cases on the same resulting image, when the difference in exposure between dark and light goes beyond the scope of a standard RAW file. That's when HDR is needed and is effective, so your image represents what the eye actually saw at the time. That doesn't mean you can't have shadows and highlights - It just means those areas have more texture and better colours, as those details are captured in the original shots and not lost. Geoff. I remember that I read it somewhere that the human eye has a parabolic curve dynamic range, therefore, we can see more detail in the shadows than in the highlights, not sure if that is scientific, though. The other thing that happens is that we usually scan the image looking at different places and combine the image in our brain, so, you dont even realize, but you look at the shadows, take a "mind" picture, look at the subject, take another "shot", than look at the, say, sky, and combine the three images in your mind in a "super realistic" HDR. So I think it makes sense using HDR techniques to try to have an image that looks like what you saw in your mind.
  9. Candomblé is a religion of the afroamerican culture in Brazil, "figa" is part of its traditions as "macumba".
  10. Welcome to Alamy Ann Best luck with your first sales!
  11. Welcome to Alamy Jan! I agree about the beer,....always good
  12. Welcome to Alamy IAMTDS You forgot to explain your code name
  13. As spacecadet I am usually with my camera taking pictures by the window so this would be a no brainer that I would take it with me. Would I take pictures and film inside the airplane? Probably not, survive first, than I would take pictures when outside in safety. I was in a plane from Emirates in that airport last November by the way
  14. Cleared sales, or, like Alamy, uncleared? dd Joe Gaul answered it for me, it is a different business model
  15. Bill I do understand the reasons of Alamy and I am not complaining of them. I just dont agree with image copyrights restricting historical buildings. In my opinion after a few years they should be public domain.
  16. Interesting that I can find Sanssouci images in almost all stock agencies. If you go to google maps there are hundreds of images of it. As I said, I dont understand what are they trying to protect here. Those images can only enhance tourism to the place.
  17. Alamy just sent me an email saying they heard about legal issues regarding copyrights of Sanssouci Schloss images in Potsdam and have removed my images of the palace. This is the second time it happened, first was with the british historical buildings some months ago. I am not questioning Alamy, just want to know your opinion about this. I don´t agree with that, public places, hundred years old. What exactly are we protecting here? It´s not an artist copyright (that, BTW, become public after 50 years, I think), but they can keep the copyrights, forever! Those palaces were built to show off, not to be hidden under copyright laws in my opinion. Eventually we won´t be able to take pictures of anything!
  18. I agree with Bill, should try to look the way people see the image with their own eyes I call this realistic HDR
  19. I don't have much experience here, but in my other agency (microstock) sales show up almost immediately.
  20. Hi manolobis, welcome to Alamy
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