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About dlmphotog

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  1. Art is in the eye of the beholder. There are many markets for photography and each market has it's needs we as photographer strive to fill in order to make a living. Striving for great can be daunting and crush your ego as you constantly fall short, as we all do. I like the "F8 and be there" mentality as working on the day to day or mundane can lead to good maybe great work, great work takes work.
  2. An old montage illustrating fear. Back in the film days, all done in camera on 6x7 cm roll film on a 4x5 shot for my portfolio at the time I was working in a commercial studio (early 1990's) Done on Photoshop 4.0! Brave new world of digital πŸ˜‚
  3. I'm aware Alamy removes my personal contact and copyright info/notice as per the contract paragraph you sighted. As far as I'm aware Alamy only uses the Description and Keywords/Tags fields. But regardless my contact and copyright info/notice metadata is always is included on the images I process as I value my work. I also include other metadata such as location as the image metadata is not just for Alamy's use, I use the image metadata in my DAM Digital Asset Management. I try to take the long term view and do a task once. As of now I'm happy to be exclusive with Alamy but that may not always be the case. If I apply comprehensive metadata to my RAW files I only have to do it once. Everyone has to find a workflow that fits their style, I just advocate for photographers to apply comprehensive metadata on their source images be that RAW/TIFF/DNG or JPEG. Hope this helps, David L. Moore
  4. Never mind, turns out to be my browser privacy settings. I just upgraded to windows 10 and I'm sorting out all the settings... Sorry and thank you! 😳
  5. Anyone not able to login to Alamy this morning? When I try to login the website just hangs, no signs of life... Hopeful this is just a temporary issue. I'm using Firefox, Windows 10
  6. Metadata is your friend ! I recommending adding metadata to your original image file, this is most likely a RAW file or it could be a TIFF, JPEG or however you have your work flow set up. The metadata added includes your copyright notice, contact info, keywords/tag, description and extras like location if you want. This metadata then stays with that original image file as you make JPEG copies or otherwise distribute the images to various locations. I'm a very bad speller so I use a word processor with spell check to enter a descriptive description that strives to included the 5-Ws, Who, What Where, When and Why. I then copy this description and insert commas to chop it up into keywords/tags. Thus the descriptive description becomes the biases of my keywords/tags list. I add plurals, synonyms, slang, alternative spellings... Making effective keywords/tags is a masterclass topic on it's own... I then copy and paste the description and keywords/tags into the appropriate fields in Bridge. Now when I develop my RAW image into a JPEG the metadata stays with the image. Hope this helps, David L. Moore
  7. 1 United States Navy Sikorsky SH-60R Seahawk pilot hugging his fiancΓ© who greeted him at a fly in to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, USA I have been volunteering my time and talent (what little there is ) to photograph "fly ins", where returning Navy pilots fly in or back to base from the ship at the end of a deployment and are reunited with loved ones. I got permission from this couple to use their images for stock (not their selects but the left overs πŸ˜€).
  8. @Sally I agree there is a time to relax, look and contemplate but there is also a time for work and effort. Being uncomfortable for me is more than a physical thing it it also a mental process of trying new things and accepting failure. Comfort is a trap that I am prone to default to... So being uncomfortable is my New Years resolution. Best regards, David L. Moore vibbily
  9. To be uncomfortable... Go early, stay late, explore, talk with strangers, be cold, be hot, get tired... but get the shot or at least try! Best wishes to you and yours for a Joyous New Year!
  10. Wait, what? That's almost verbatim the joke I tell in bear country πŸ˜›
  11. @Lisa Alamy meet up on Oahu sometime in April/May.... That sounds like a great plan! Shout-out to any Alamy photographers on the island of Oahu or in the State of Hawaii as well as any visitors planning a trip, watch this space for updates. @Betty LaRue Nothing better than having a Local show you their favorite places. My niece's friend took my wife and I of a wonderful walking tour of Florence, walked our feet off πŸ˜€ @Shergar Mahalo nui loa and a hearty Mele Kalikimaka!
  12. Not sure if this is the group to post this in... put here goes. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu and still live here year round. I have a deep love of my island home and enjoy sharing the island with visitors. So if any of the Alamy family find yourselves on Oahu or just need information about Hawaii please consider me a resource. If time and schedules permit I would be happy to take you and yours on an around the island car tour or a hike into the mountains. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Joyous Holiday Season! David L. Moore vibbily
  13. @Lisa My bad on the wrong date, Last few weeks the weather on Oahu has been Amazing! I did a hike up Kuliouou on Monday and you could see the islands of Moloka'i, Lanai and MAUI! A very rare occurrence! But before this stint of good weather it was a dreary soggy mess, The lighting storm above was taken on November 18th. The BOOMING thunder woke me up so what does a stock photographer do? ... πŸ˜€
  14. @Marianne Thank you! One of my favorites for sure.
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