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  1. I had one cleaned: only 65 euros at the official Sony repair center here. wim
  2. Absolutely! But a bit sparse with keywords describing the children. Age? Ethnicity? Diversity? Also be sure to check in All of Alamy what clients are looking for when they use the keyword marvel. (It's pretty easy to guess, but I had no idea it was that clear.) In https://www.alamy.com/Customersearch/Customersearchhistory.aspx set the date back as far as possible; use %marvel% as the search term; click on UCO to see the most used keywords / search phrases first. While you're at it, try %child%zoo% and %zoo%child%. Ouch! - I would have thought it would be a wonderful subject too. So maybe the conceptual keywords learning and interacting will have to do the heavy lifting. Try them in AoA to see how clients use those. Hmm. Ok on the plus side there has been 1 search for zoo polar bear children in AoA for the running year. And this little series of three do stand out. However this specific image somehow is the last of the three. Still on 5th row (@100/page @10/ row) which is not too bad. There are one or two strong contenders on the page though. Only 219 images of polar bears and children in a zoo anyway. Wow! And not all images show polar bears of course. Nor are all images showing children. Like also on that first page: First page for zoo polar bear children remember. AlbertSnapper, Chuck, great image but keywording this one is not easy. wim
  3. From my last 100: 50 brilliant light (can be bad weather though); 8 bad light or bad weather; rest indoors or details in flat light. NL - US - UK - UK - UK (hmm looks like a pattern 😁) wim
  4. https://www.alamy.com/alamycontributorreports/Reports.aspx?Rep=2 This link is under that button Download sales report on your dashboard page. Which doesn't download right away (which is good), but leads you to a page where you can download the Net revenue sales report. Set the dates to today and 3 or more months back and play around with the Date paid; Date of invoice and Date cleared setting. Usually I find Date of Invoice most practical. (You have to be logged in.) wim
  5. NU Indoor display. That's a new one for me. Fee: ehmmm. My mantra for today will be that old Sinatra song: This I tell you brother You can’t have one without the other. Now something to fill in for the love and marriage bit. Novel use and covers? wim
  6. wiskerke

    similar stock images

    Next time you try this, make a note of which keywords you have used as search term. 10 to 1 it's those that are bringing up your own similars. For instance: search with 6 of your own Alamy ref ## and click on one of them. The other 5 will appear as your similars. wim edit: so maybe that's all there is to it with the population of the ordinary similars too: just search term and keywords. 🤦‍♂️ edit2: strike that: supertags or caption are still my best bet.
  7. First 10: 171.48 142.18 105.88 220.00 200.00 330.40 101.01 92.59 320.00 114.48 all gross $ These my latest 10: 29.66 50.00 19.99 19.99 125.00 25.00 10.70 1.61 42.84 57.29 wim
  8. wiskerke

    similar stock images

    But near indestructible subject matter. (OK I'm a bit very biased here.) When I looked at that first page of Visually similar results again I noticed that on the 5th and 7th position there are images of Honfleur. A bit further on Venice makes an appearance and even Verona, St Petersburg and New York pop up. However when you click on that thumbnail you'll notice that all Similar stock images underneath are in fact from Amsterdam. Which means populating Similar stock images is still done by keywords and/or captions. My bet now: it's done by supertags. wim
  9. There's one more important new feature on the VII: the video barrier of 5 min has been broken. Someone reported having been able to capture 4K for an hour I think. However cannot find the link. wim
  10. wiskerke

    similar stock images

    Google and TinEye use image recognition. As you probably have seen, Alamy now has search by image as well. Where this function is being used we don't know yet. Maybe it is indeed used to populate the Similar stock images. And maybe we did witness some trial runs. When I used the new function to see if the original of this one (found here) was on Alamy also: I got this page. Very impressive. However it says: Visually similar results (100). But also: Page 1 of 621. So yes it was on Alamy too. My birthplace is just outside of the frame, 3 houses to the left. wim
  11. Same error here. Only tried Firefox and Chrome. wim
  12. What Ed(o) said. However I try to stay below 800 ISO. As a remedy for high ISO hand held, I use image stacking. This is helped enormously by the 24 fps. If you can live with jpg only, the Hand-held Twilight function does the same with only a few images (4 or 6 -not sure) in-camera. Multi frame NR again does the same AFAIK, however you have to manually change to jpg only in the menu first. wim
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