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Alexandre Fagundes

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  1. Also the polarizer vignettes the image many times with the wide angle.Nowadays I am rather editing the sky darkening the blues instead of using a polarizer.
  2. I didn't remove the cloud, it comes from the head of the angel to the sky.Interesting thought, noise reduction instead of mask and sharp, you don't think the noise reduction would loose more detail than the mask? What software are you using for processing your images? I understand what you mean about the lantern, you don't know if it's the photo anchor leading to the building or if it is the subject because it's so prominent in the image.
  3. Point taken Bill, you like simpler, more focused on the subject compositions, did I got it right?
  4. Hi folks, This is kind of an exercise on what decisions we make when taking and processing an image, so I hope this helps not only me, but also you on the way we all process and take our pictures. Kodakovic didnt like 3 of my images processing as he said in another post. Since one of them I am fond of I decided to ask what you guys think of my decisions when I took and, in the end, if you would upload this image or not. I have uploaded this image to my microstock agency 4 years ago, but it never sold there. So I deleted it from their database and decided to give it a try here just a
  5. Sorry Kodakovic, but this is a professional business for the best photographers so you need to do your best (you are competing against millions of images). That means a good camera, RAW files and a good processing software. Yes, you will need to invest time and have tons of HD space not to mention SD/CF cards in your camera to fit the extra memory. And besides that lots of time studying and perfecting your processing skills. Alexandre i AM a professional photographer and i KNOW what a business it (not only photography). I HAVE a "good" camera , raw files vs jpgs is something forum
  6. Hi Koorush Welcome to Alamy!
  7. How old are the desktops? How much RAM do they have? 4Gb of RAM on the oldest one, a Pentium, but its used for office work, no photo editing there, but the important thing was that its performance improved when we upgraded. (even though I wouldnt suggest at all this for photo editing). Photoshop runs pretty well in another desktop we have at the office which is an i3 with 8Gb of RAM with a video PCI board. Of course on my main desktop, an i7 with 16Gb or RAM its even better. All and all, what I find out was that the performance improved in all versions of computers. I dont know
  8. Just one last comment and I am gone from this thread For this image, G42E5T you dont need RAW, The exposure is perfect and the light doesnt create much shadows and lights so the normal "latitude" of the sensor is ok. For this one G4P2WE , though, you have a dark foreground where you lost details, but, on the other hand, the sky is too bright. It is that impossible situation to have a perfect exposure, either you loose detail in the sky or you have the foreground too dark (or a mix of both, which is what you did). It is a nice vivid image that could have much better impact if you wou
  9. Hi I have 3290 views and 18 zooms, getting close to 4000 images. If you have 10000 views and 17 zooms (3 times more views than I have, but the same amount of zooms) It might mean that you have some misleading keywords or uninteresting images so people view your images, but dont zoom (or buy). I didnt look at your portfolio yet, sorry, but for the comments of the others seems like you should take a look at your keywords first. G5598K , G55984 , G644R2 just took 5-minutes 3 samples of your recent uploaded images. Is that what you mean by shooting and processing with a professional w
  10. Sorry Kodakovic, but this is a professional business for the best photographers so you need to do your best (you are competing against millions of images). That means a good camera, RAW files and a good processing software. Yes, you will need to invest time and have tons of HD space not to mention SD/CF cards in your camera to fit the extra memory. And besides that lots of time studying and perfecting your processing skills. Alexandre i AM a professional photographer and i KNOW what a business it (not only photography). I HAVE a "good" camera , raw files vs jpgs is something forum
  11. My very first response gave a reply to your question. it might not be very helpful but nobody can really tell you what will sell. Some will try and can make a guess based on experience, but all sorts of things CAN and DO sell. You have a larger port than me so probably know that anyway. Geoff. Yes, thank you Geoff, the other guys are the ones who switched to another subject, I will let you know if the image sells. My only concern is that it might get outdated after a while, because nobody will be talking about it. On the other hand, I think this subject will be popular for some
  12. How old are the desktops? How much RAM do they have? 4Gb of RAM on the oldest one, a Pentium, but its used for office work, no photo editing there, but the important thing was that its performance improved when we upgraded. (even though I wouldnt suggest at all this for photo editing). Photoshop runs pretty well in another desktop we have at the office which is an i3 with 8Gb of RAM with a video PCI board. Of course on my main desktop, an i7 with 16Gb or RAM its even better. All and all, what I find out was that the performance improved in all versions of computers. I dont know
  13. I have upgraded my desktop and 14 notebooks in my company and even two old desktops there. Windows 10 is a good upgrade. Microsoft gave it for free because win 8 was a big failure so, yes, I think you should upgrade. Old versions of windows run very well than you start adding new fixes and it start to get slower until you beg for an upgrade. This happened to me in all later versions of windows. It is running very well with photoshop, it recignized my Bamboo, my display and my colormeter. So, my answer to you is dont fight with it, but embrace it.
  14. Hi Dyn Lun, congrats and wish you the most successfull exhibition!
  15. Well, I havent altered neither of the 4 images, FotoDogue is right though, that I painted the mask of the 3 photos on top of the background, but I wouldnt call that digitally altered. It would be nice if someone from Alamy could help us here. Of course the 4 images together have a different meaning than each one individually. Anyway, my question was not that, was if this type of collage could sell.
  16. Hi guys, I was shocked with the results of the Brexit vote and decided to go for this collage. Do you think this could sell?
  17. Sorry Kodakovic, but this is a professional business for the best photographers so you need to do your best (you are competing against millions of images). That means a good camera, RAW files and a good processing software. Yes, you will need to invest time and have tons of HD space not to mention SD/CF cards in your camera to fit the extra memory. And besides that lots of time studying and perfecting your processing skills.
  18. Hi I have 3290 views and 18 zooms, getting close to 4000 images. If you have 10000 views and 17 zooms (3 times more views than I have, but the same amount of zooms) It might mean that you have some misleading keywords or uninteresting images so people view your images, but dont zoom (or buy). I didnt look at your portfolio yet, sorry, but for the comments of the others seems like you should take a look at your keywords first.
  19. Whenever I see a photo captioned "a beautiful woman" I pause for a moment and wonder is this woman truly beautiful? For some, she may be. For others, not so much. For what it's worth, "Beautiful Woman" returned over 2 million results. "Ugly woman" only returned about 2500. Just plain "Woman" returned nearly 7 million results. There you go. I will focus on ugly people pictures and be rich!
  20. Wawa one thing you should do to keep the longevity of your images is take them in RAW I have seen a lot of improvement in the software that processes the images so I can revisit my old files and process them better from time to time. I believe an old 8Mpixels file will still be useful for a long time, but of course you should use the maximum resolution your camera can offer. And Chuck is right, in the end it is the Image that counts, like an old song, we will keep hearing it no matter the quality of the recording equipment that was used at the time.
  21. I've read in another post you could expect one sale/month/1000 images, but that's obviously not a rule.
  22. Maybe they have had their Brexit long ago. wim Now is my turn to ask what Brexit means. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_withdrawal_from_the_European_Union wim You are a bit right, in the old days of the military government, Brazil closed itself from the world.Its been a very slow opening process since than, but somethings remain even 30 years later. Its very hard to open a foreign subsidiary company in Brazil, for instance, very hard to immigrate, hard to open a bank account if you are a foreigner, the list goes on. PS: wow, the vote is next 26th of June for the Brexit!
  23. Hi Jake, A lot others have already said a lot of things, so I will try to focus on other aspects. Your portfolio looks very artistic and I actually liked it very much. Art and stock is not exactly the same thing though, that´s why the tips about the dark images make sense. In some situations you can use B/W, even though one can always supress the colors of a color image to get a B/W, the visual impact of a B/W image can make the sale, but you have to wonder if you are not loosing appeal by uploading a B/W image instead of a color one. I wonder if the spider wouldn´t be more interesting in
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