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  1. I understand from a post on here that  poor discoverability is not something I should be worried about.

    However because of this I have been checking on some of these in Image manager.

     

    Perhaps somebody can explain why all the keywords for an image to the right are greyed out? Including the blue starred Super tags? many of these are not relevant and I have no idea why they are associated with a particular image. So what do I do, click on all the relevant and hit save or do nothing?

  2. I did an event shoot of a cycle sportive, paid for by a company that sells the images back to the riders. The same event was being used by a TV company to film some of the footage for Tour de Celeb, a rather down market reality TV production. I was told by my client that the TV company had said under no circumstances was I to photograph any of the "Celebs". (Yeh right) well my client (who is a photographer)  wasn't too impressed with that and said I could do what I want of course on a public road.

    The same TV company asked if I would go to the start and get some stills of the "celebs" as they got ready for the ride. I told them my fee which was actually very reasonable and never heard from them again. I targeted the "celebs" and they went on sale here. They never did sell though haha

  3. Rather blatant breach of copyright on a few Alamy images here including one of mine. I doubt anything will/can be done but I have sent it in.

    http://www.pulauubinstories.com/tag/panoramic-viewpoint-definition/

     

    Not quite sure the purpose of the website, unfinished WordPress template with random non nonsensical paragraphs

  4. Im not sure it is financially viable for stock alone when you consider the costs of everything, I do some construction photography and it may have its uses, just now it is just for fun really, I did take some drone shots the other day during a commercial job as I got permission to do so but all I did was show them what was possible and did not allow the shots to be used.

     

    With amateur use being virtually un-regulated there are sure to be cowboys coming in attracted by cheap drones but not sure what impact they will have.

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    If you ask me I would not rush out and buy right now, wait for the fixes or alternatively there will probably be some great new drone out later this year

     

     

    I now have done even more research and am finding a lot of negative comment on the image quality of the small sensor.  I will do as you suggest and wait for something with better image quality.  I plan to do some serious stock shooting and patience would seem to be the best course of action at this point.  Flying a drone appears to be quite easy with these advanced drones so  that's not the problem.

     

    Indeed, I am hoping that Yuneec will sort the Typhoon H camera out, it is such a good platform it would be a shame to let it fail for a poor camera. I will give it some time and if nothing happens will look at a pro level aircraft. The Yuneec Tornado looks good and has three versions, one of these has a zoom camera and the other can take a Sony A7. However for the price it needs an update to allow waypoint flying.

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    I submitted an image taken with a Typhoon H, image quality is certainly no better than a phantom, perhaps a little worse.

    I submitted just one image to make sure it was the one checked by QC, I was a little nervous but it went through just fine.

    I did reduce the image size a little from Just under 4000px longest side to 3000px

     

    This is interesting.  I have not run across the Typhoon H in my research.  I took a quick look at their website and see that I might do more research before making a final decision.  How was it that you came to decide on the Typhoon H?  Was the Phantom 4 out yet?  Any insight you or anyone else could provide would be appreciated.

     

    Is there a photo forum specifically for drone photographers?

     

    There are a few things that influenced my decisision. I am completely new to UAV's.

    DJI make some great copters but their customer service and support has a terrible reputation whilst Yuneed have an excellent track record.

    The Typhoon H is a Hexacopter and can still fly if you lose a rotor.

    It has retracting landing gear and has a 360 rotating gimbal allowing for very smooth panning.

    CCC mode allows you to fly a route and enter points and then fly that route autonomously allowing you to focus on the camera

    The price point.

     

    The Typhoon H flies amazingly and handles well in fairly strong winds I was on a ridge the other evening and it was gusting 20 knots, the H just hovered steady as a rock and is very easy to land.

     

    However, the H does have it's issues, the camera in all honesty is not up to scratch and there are some focus issues, it was supposed to be a Phantom killer but the phantom 4 images are a little better. However they are supposed to be working on this, it may mean a new lens and it definitely needs a firmware update as it is having wifi disconnect issues, Hopefully this will be addressed shortly.

     

    All in all it is a good UAV that will be great if they can sort the problems.

     

    If you ask me I would not rush out and buy right now, wait for the fixes or alternatively there will probably be some great new drone out later this year

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    Yes but you see I wouldn't personally know how to search for capitals

     

    Goodness....

     

    In the Alamy image search box, type a keyword (e.g. a major city name like "london") without using any capitals. Check how many images are returned. Now try the same search with appropriate capitalisation (e.g. "London"). You will find the same number or images returned. Try all in capitals if you like, or even with incorrect capitalisation. You will always find the same number of images returned, and I believe they appear in the same order. i.e. capitalisation makes no difference to the results from Alamy's search engine. Not sure if the same applies to the results from Bing, Google etc.

     

    Thank you

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    I am one who likes it when people post questions that can easily be looked up, because often, it forces other questions and dialog and during that process, people learn things they never thought about before.

    I agree and replies like the one you are referring to are unnecesary and unhelpful really, most things can be answered by 'googling' but if that was the only correct way to do it then forums like this would be fairly sterile places.

     

     

    Disagree . . . and as I steadfastly refuse to dole out cowards' arrows, I'll explain why.

     

    First up, and I'm assuming it's my post that's pushed your button, I never once suggested using Google, so we can dismiss that argument.

     

    However, my response ultimately did prove to be most necessary and helpful .  . . I suggested testing the use of capitals as, I believe, it would be quicker to do a test than ask here and wait for a reply . . . and guess what? The person I suggested that to did exactly that and got his answer . . . luckily too, as the forum still hasn't answered.

     

    You know, when it's obvious someone is truly misunderstanding something despite trying to do otherwise, and/or trying to educate themselves with their own effort (as against feeding off the efforts of others), then I at least will (and so very often have) assist . . . as I did to the OP of this thread. 

     

    It's a bit like the folk who post the most basic questions here without bothering to RTFM . . . they usually get, and I hope will continue to get, short shrift.

     

    dd

     

    Yes but you see I wouldn't personally know how to search for capitals and in fact I was wondering the importance of using capitals in keywords just the other day. If your reply had stated how to test this yourself it would have been more helpful even if this is very basic. Regarding the use of red arrows though, I never have hit that button.

  9. I am one who likes it when people post questions that can easily be looked up, because often, it forces other questions and dialog and during that process, people learn things they never thought about before.

    I agree and replies like the one you are referring to are unnecesary and unhelpful really, most things can be answered by 'googling' but if that was the only correct way to do it then forums like this would be fairly sterile places.

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  10. Or . . . you can take a quick look by clicking on the blue number next to where you see "Images:" on your forum post. In fact you can see anyone's collection by clicking on their blue number.  :)

    Thanks Ed, but as only an occasional poster, that takes too long to find one of my own posts ;)

     

    On your My Alamy Page scroll down to Link to Your Images on Alamy and follow the link there.

    By which you mean embed a link in my webpage? I may do that once I have rebuilt my commercial website 

  11. I'm using Chrome with their Image Search plug-in. Just right click on an image, choose "search Google for Image" and the results appear in a separate window. 

     

    BUT, I don't actually search for infringements. More often I just search for images that have sold or images that show a number of zooms to see if I can find out where they've appeared. Sometimes they're obvious infringements but sometimes they're just unreported Sales. If the image is on what appears to be a legitimate site and isn't reported in a month or two, I'll contact Member Services.

     

    Other times I'll try a simple Google Search on my name. I've come across a number of infringements where photos have either been lifted from a legitimate Alamy client or even hot linked from my PhotoShelter site.

     

    fD

    Thanks Stacy that works well for me 

  12. If you use Chrome:

    1. make bar with favorites visible on top of page (see Chrome settings)
    2. drag the src-img link among the visible favorites 

    Now every time you go to another page with images, you simply click on the src-img favorite and all images show the src-img logo ready to be investigated  ;)

    Doesn't show wonky in Chrome. Depends probably on the browser you use.

     

    Cheers,

    Philippe

    I am using chrome, what is happening is if I do the above procedure on the first page of images then all is fine, I have just realised that what is happening is when I go to the next page of images the same src-img logos remain in place and if I click on src-img logo on favourites bar I get the  correct logo's as well as the last page logos. I have to refesh the page each time and then it works

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    I would be interested to know the quickest or easiest way to do this, in order not to be dragging hi res images into google images which can take a while I tend to save as a low res and then drag it in but this is creating extra work I could do without. Is there an easy way?

    Yep! src img is what you need.

     

    Cheers,

    Philippe

     

     

     

    Does not work for me.

     

    Allan

     

    In what way does it not work?

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