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About Michael_Jacobs

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  1. Is there such a document as a property release for editorial use only? If a place is willing to give permission to sell the photos for editorial use but not for commercial usage? They don't want pictures of their place - for example church, museum... - to have commercial products...
  2. Good morning, I set the number of people and check that I have a release the next field where I should select the release is greyed out? When I click on the release button, up right in AIM I don't see any way to upload a release? Checked the help files etc... Thanks in advance for your help, Michael
  3. Ikea uses a lot of 3d renders for their catalogues, instead of photography... Creating photorealistic renders nowadays is getting more and more democratic: hardware is the same as a good gaming pc and for software you have so many options free (unreal, unity, blender...) or for reasonable prices... assets (3d models of people and whatever you need to create a scene) are readily available... I know a bit on his subject as I’m an architect doing archiviz... Will stick to photography though, as it much more pleasant to discover places and being outside...
  4. 2018 has been a rollercoaster for me in terms of views, zooms and sales, but with a downwards trend... views and zooms have plummeted the last 6 months of 2018... views are still much lower, but zooms and thus ctr better so far in January than last months of 2018... will see in the coming 2-3 months if the zooms became sales...
  5. You need to be much more specific about what is expected, imo. 100 images seems a lot for an arxhitecure office to put on their website, is it 100 pics to chose from? If not shooting 100 quality pics of a shopping mall can be huge job, considering selection and pp... I suppose they want facades + some interior shots to showcase the architecure, maybe a few shots to show the ambience and maybe a few details... To make a long story short: - architecture shots takes a lot of time to shoot and pp... in a mall that is functioning might be difficult to have the perfect shot... - interior shots even more - details too - lifestyle a bit less maybe, but you then you can spend a whole day finding interesting scenes? so calculate how much time you will spend to cover all topics that are expected... but I think you might consider asking for more info before starting such a job, my two cents
  6. December was a bit better than average for me, even with only two sales. In 2018 I have earned 25% less than in 2017, with the exact same number of sales and over 3.000 uploaded in 2018. Am very disappointed.
  7. I've used a MBP 17" for many years... now that I have a PC with 27" screen, wouldn't go back. Never used the trackpad for editing, and frankly for anything else, but a normal mouse... Not only the screen size, but also the speed (even with similar specs, a desktop will usually have better performance due to better thermals) and having large internal drives to have all my data avaible are also factors...
  8. Personnaly, haven't seen any website that use them... 3D artistst (mostly in architecture) use half-domes or domes (360) to create the environment, and have reflections in windows... but usually HDRI ones. The HDRI's take even more effort to make... Frankly, I have a few horizontal pano's on Alamy and they don't seem to have much success...
  9. I had until beginning of 2018 a catalogue of over 225.000 pictures, although workable... not fast enough imho... so I started a new catalogue for 2018 and have around 33.000 pictures... Frankly, as much as I like using LR and it’s workflow, it’s painfully slow batch editing, switching between pictures etc... and I have, I would say a pretty powerfull machine i7 6700k, 16gb ram, os and software on a m.2, LR catalogue and recent pictures on an SSD, gtx 1060 6gb graphics card etc all in large case that’s well cooled... and reinstalled the all system recently... normal resolution monitor... yesterday I moved a bunch of folders from the SSD to an archive drive (internal WD black...), took about 10x the time it would have taken Windows to move the files... and it scattered my files all over the place, some files where not copied (had alot of error msg’s), other well but not in the right folder... a real nightmare... not even close to have solved the issue... spend too much time with adobe customer care who couldn’t help me... anyway, seriously disappointed....
  10. Yuri, A non stop city indeed ;-) Thank you very much for your reply! greetings, michael
  11. Indeed, Alamy will confirm that there was a download and notify when you can expect a sale popping...
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