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  1. Putting a copyright notice in your metadata is not the same as registering your images with the US copyright office. I forget the details but copyright infringement of registered images offers the photographer higher compensation for the infringement. You can duckduckgo the details... I'm a BIG advocate for putting as much metadata onto your RAW files as practical. Besides the Alamy required fields of Description and Keywords/Tags each of your RAW images should also have your contact info and copyright notice. Unfortunately US copyright office has made registering images more tedious and costly. You can only register 750 images at a time for a cost of $55.00. You also need to make an Excel spreadsheet with the names of the images... I'm sure there are online resources for a step by step walk through of the process. Even with all the hassle and cost I always register my images. Hope this helps, David
  2. Regardless of what software solution you choose I think it is VERY importation to have as much metadata attached to your RAW files as practical. The RAW file is the source for all processed images so having the metadata inputted at the beginning saves you from needless redundant tasks later on. As for the metadata I first start by inputting my contact info (name, address, phone, web site, email) and copyright notice. With Adobe Bridge this can be done with a saved metadata template and done in batches. The two must have fields for Alamy are the Description and Keywords (Tags) fields. As far as I know these are the only two fields Alamy uses. But I also include a title and origin info such as city, state/province and country. This is more for finding/sorting images in my DAM Hope this helps, David
  3. I would go with your gut feeling and donate the images to a worthy cause. Don't worry to much image theft, its going to happen. I register my images with the US copyright office and think of documented commercial image theft as an income opportunity 😀 I would draw up a simple image usage rights, terms and conditions paperwork spelling out what the donated images can be used for (advertising, editorial...) for how long, you retain the copyright to the images and that the images can NOT be sold or licensed to anyone. Hope this helps,
  4. Back to Ireland, one of my favorite places!
  5. I got this shot while waiting to pick up my Japanese rail pass, looks like a staged shot...
  6. IMHO, Unless you have an offsite backup you are not backing up at all... I use "Just a Stack of HDs" methodology, meaning I clone each on my 9 HD's and SSD's drives (not all images) on to hard disks that I store in a padded metal watertight surplus 50 cal ammo can. I have three sets of these that I rotate with one set always at my wife's office. I rotate them about once every three months. My Blu-ray archive is onsite, something I need to fix. I have read of cloud storage companies going belly up with subscribers losing their data, rare for sure but something to worry about. another factor with cloud storage is the time and bandwidth to upload gigabytes of data. Hope this helps,
  7. Nio-mon two-story gate is the main entrance of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan Male performers carrying the Seiryu blue dragon on the stone steps of the Sai-mon West gate during the Seiryu-e Festival, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan Restaurants along the Pontocho overlooking the Kamogawa River at dusk, Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan
  8. When you spend countless hours looking at a computer monitor... When your mood is effected by your Alamy Measures CTR...
  9. Wim, Thank you for the info on mounting a filter to the RX100. The size of the RX100 is just right. I still would like to see a tube that encapsulates the telescoping elements of the lens as this is the biggest point of failure on these types of cameras. Sure it would add to the size, but for the protection I would take the trade off. A polarizing filter is the only filter that can not be duplicated in post. A polarizing filter does more the darken the sky it also saturates the image by removing glare/reflections/haze. David
  10. Congratulations! Job well done! I remember that milestone... took the wife out to dinner.
  11. Thomas, Gambo makes solid kit, I used their old gear head back in the day with a 4x5, it worked well and was rock solid. The PCH looks very interesting. What camera are you using it for? Medium format? Please lets us know what you think about if you get it.
  12. Sorry to hear about your bad experience with the Lumix LX3. For me the LX3 is the perfect size for backpacking and it has a filter adapter ring so I can use a polarizer filter, a must have. Granted I only use the LX3 on sunny days but once you profile the sensor using a Color Checker the output is quite good. I have many sales with the LX3 here on Alamy. I have been looking for a replacement for the LX3, but all the very compact cameras don't have a filter adapter ring to mount a polarizer filter and protect the telescoping lens elements. I can highly recommend the Fujifilm X100 now replaced by the X100F. A fixed focal 35mm equivalent FOV with very nice analog controls and great user interface.
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