Ilya Genkin

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About Ilya Genkin

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia


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  1. Anyone here used the Fuji 18-135 zoom

    I'm using 18-135 all the time - my go everywhere lens on X-E2 (and 10-24 on X-T2). If it's too slow then just crack ISO a bit - shouldn't be a problem. Fuji has really fine naturally looking 'grain' and QC accepts even ISO 3200. CA and distortion can be really easy fixed in LR/ACR/etc.
  2. Sale Price vs Quoted Price

    @Rico, @John Richmond, thanks for the clarification, guys!
  3. Sale Price vs Quoted Price

    Just had a sale and the sale price was $25.21 (top part of the image below) while a quote for this image and same usage is $180 (bottom part of the image below). Am I missing something?
  4. I didn't use any NR software or technique at all. I've got Nikon D800 and ISO 3200 and 30sec exposure are accepted by Alamy without any issues. I'll try to post 100% crop later when I get to my computer. On a side note - ISO 3200 but just a handheld shot from Fujifilm X-E2 was accepted as well. If I need to reduce the noise I'm using Dfine from Nik Software (free software right now). In your case I'd try to use something like 30secs shots and then stack them in one of the apps available: (depending on your OS etc)
  5. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    @geogphotos, I'm sorry to say, but I haven't touched your comment at all. If you got a negative one then someone else did that. You might not believe me (you've got all rights to do so), but it wasn't me. I rather decided not escalate the topic for obvious reasons.
  6. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    Not even started criticizing Just questioned. Huge difference. Simply because I see people here are so afraid of ms yet following ms approach. That surprises me.
  7. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    Because that's the time when I joined Alamy and uploaded my microstock RF portfolio. Then in 2011 I stopped uploading anything and decided to start uploading again my RM images last November. So I had 6-7 gap at Alamy.
  8. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    First of all it's not a question about me. I just happen to have a couple of friends who are doing really good. As I said I started uploading good photos to Alamy last November. Will see how it goes. I've got nice income (could be better, but cannot complain) from my site and I'd like to compare it with Alamy.
  9. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    @Gennadii Rybalov, @andremichel, you simply forgot how he got to that success. Everyone started with a small amount. The point is - he was uploading not only sellable subjects, but very high quality. Sure over the years he created enormous portfolio... But he quit his daily job long before that.
  10. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    Exactly! Hence was my initial question. If sales a low even with large portfolio then...
  11. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    @Gennadii Rybalov, you probably never heard about Yuri Arcurs and a few people like him, do you? That's not the person I'm talking about, but you will get the point. "In 2007 he was the top ranked selling contributor at Shutterstock, Fotolia, Crestock and BigStockPhoto. In 2008 Arcurs sold 650,000 images per year through 16 different microstock agencies. A 2010 vote by readers of PDN Magazine ranked Arcurs among the "30 Most Influential Photographers" of the decade. In 2011 he was considered to be the best selling microstock photographer in the world, selling more than 2 million images in a year and in 2012 it was reported that he sells 450 images per hour."
  12. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    Fair question. I don't know. I guess there should be some common sense and self criticism. I know that potentially anything can be sold. But for me I cannot (at this time at least) cross some line and upload total garbage. But that's me. And balance is the key. Enough quantity and good quality. And diversity as well. All three. Together. Not sacrifice one for other.
  13. Planning travel/outdoor trips

    Why... don't really know. Probably because of the way how I organise notes for my itinerary. I usually have a spreadsheet with rows for days and columns for info per day. Similar to that: Day 1, Date, Sunrise Time, Shooting location for sunrise, Daytime shooting location OR/AND travel to another far destination, Sunset time, Sunset Location, Hotel info Here how it could look for Sydney for example: Day 1, 13/01/2018, Sunrise: 5:57am, Location: Sydney Opera House from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Day Location: The Rocks. Then drive to Katoomba, Blue Mountains (1.5h, 100km), Sunset: 8:09pm, Location: The Three Sisters, Palais Royal Boutique Hotel. It's nicely formatted in the spreadsheet so it's easy to read. Then for each location I can have another page in the spreadsheet with more info on hotel location, cafes, detailed shooting locations etc. if required.
  14. Images Sold in January (max one per day)

    A very old and not my best image. Yes, I agree - sells everything.
  15. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    Well... If a person quits his daily job and starts doing microstock full time... well... Can you do that? You've got 57K images... More than he has on microstock with microsales. Can you do only stock photography? I guess not. He can. Counting he has family and two kids so it's not an income for a single student living in a dorm. PS. Nothing personal...