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Bob J

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  1. I had no sales but had a refund for $330. Not my finest month ! Never mind.
  2. Ok. I might win this one. I had an eye exam about a year ago and an optician (with a rather poor bedside manner) told me that it looked like I had early-onset macular degeneration. So I was preparing for early age-related blindness. That was tough. Today I had a very thorough eye exam at the hospital and was told .... You have an extremely mild eye defect that has been there since birth. Your eyes are fine - go home and stop worrying. So, that was nice!
  3. I noticed the image inside the airport terminal (all chrome and glass) that had the keyword " autumn leaves". I tend to agree that this has every indication of a large 'dump' of images - perhaps there is an intention to clean the mess up later.
  4. Yup - that says a great deal about the low light capability. Thanks for the stockis tip as well.
  5. Thanks Jonnie; funnily enough it is now the Mk4 that I am seriously leaning towards having played with the 5Ds and also a 6D mk2 in the last week.
  6. Thanks guys. I have now had the offer of a loan of a 5Ds so I will play with that for a while and see how the responses above play out.
  7. I currently shoot with a trusty old 5D Mk2 and its fine but I was wondering about my next purchase and I am comfortable with Canon menus and I have the canon flash system and lenses that I am loathe to change. I was considering the 6D Mk2 (nice and light) but also considering if there was any real value to having the extra pixel count of the 5DSr. My main thing is travel, landscapes and city images.
  8. Great news. It's a timely remeinder for me as well to get some more concerted efforts going!
  9. Likewise - I had a note in my diary to do so...
  10. I need to look at FTP although I confess not knowing how to go about it. In the end, I moved the images onto a stick and uploaded through a windows PC - very frustrating.
  11. I am having a real problem with web based uploads. Using a new mac with Mojave and trying both Safari and Google Chrome. Anyone else experiencing this at the moment?
  12. I have used TOPAZ for a while and I have the whole suite - weirdly though it is the plugin that I use least. The noise reduction tool is pretty good but I agree with Carol - go slow!
  13. Is it the novel use bit that is causing these low value sales - I am getting quite a few of these and frankly I am not keen on the whole microstock thing. Is this the part that I should opt out of to get rid of these $5 sales?
  14. I hope that this is the case going forward as this is exactly the camera that I want to purchase as a walk around one and for street images - I would have to do a complete re-think if the images will not be accepted.
  15. I photographed a wedding for a friend one time and although they were happy enough with the images (there were some nice ones) I have to say that if they were of my own wedding I would not have been that impressed. There is certainly an art to it and you can see why people specialise.
  16. So I sold a couple of photos this month - yay! They were both refunded - booooo How does this work? Is this a regular thing? It's rather disappointing.
  17. Thanks Guys; I have not tried Zerene but might try it out although not sure what it would offer beyond PS. Mind you, it's free for a month!
  18. So, I have been experimenting with image stacking in photoshop and it has been a tad hit-and-miss. I know that this is used to great effect by macro photographers and I did have a bit of success with this but I hoped to use it more for landscapes and my theory was that it might help get some really sharp details in the foreground in particular. It seems however to be a difficult one to master - the slightest change in sun or shadow and the whole thing gets a bit rubbish. I did find that results imroved by keeping down the number of images to about 3-5 (I started with about 15 per shot and it got really poor). Any top tips for using this technique for lanscapes or is it just not meant for that? Bob
  19. Thanks guys, appreciate the responses and, yes, I think I do need to use a bit of fill flash on some of these - just bought a new canon 430 EX 3 - RT so hope to improve this aspect. Lisa - I am on the second video already - many thanks ! Bob
  20. So I have been a contributor for a while now although not in a big way. I subscribe to the view that I probably need to get a few thousand images on the site before getting any 'real' results. Nevertheless, I have had three sales and very grateful for them. I have been doing a few courses and reading some books and articles and I have come to the conclusion that my images are perhaps a bit too 'busy'. The problem is that I have been staring at them so long that it is a struggle to remain objective. I would appreciate some input if you could spare a few minutes. very best Bob
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