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About rickboden

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    Bragg Creek, AB Canada
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    Photography, flying, hiking, climbing.


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  1. I'm very impressed with the way it looks and functions but to be honest, I don't use it. I bought it when it first came out a few years ago (when they had a low introductory price) as insurance for when I wanted to drop out of Adobe's subscription program. The short amount of time I've spent with the app makes me feel it is second only to Photoshop for image editing. I am also impressed that they have not come out with a paid upgrade version...contrast that with Luminar with a paid update every year.
  2. Thanks for letting us know about that. I have Photo and Designer and this is a great opportunity to add Publisher...not that I'll know what to do with it, just a sucker for a deal. 🙂 Rick Boden
  3. I may have missed it but haven't seen this answer yet. In Lightroom's Develop module, hit the "R" key to enter the crop tool. Then click the "Command" key on a Mac and drag a line along the horizon or a vertical line along a pole or building edge near the centre of the image. The image will automatically straighten without any white areas. Not sure what the Windows key for Mac-Command is but should be easy to figure out. Rick Boden
  4. luminar is a new kind of subscription software where they bring out a new version every year at an upgrade price that is probably 75% of the full price. Forget about bug fixes for the old version or any support. Usually you will find the older version for sale for a couple of dollars at an online bundle store. I base that on my experience with a sister app called Aurora HDR which I buy every year. Having said that I recently purchased Luminar only for the sky replacement module which works very well, but I only use it as a Lightroom or Photoshop plugin. If you're looking for a
  5. I'm sure this topic has been covered but I haven't been able to find it.* Going though some of my older Alamy images, I see many that I could have done a much better colour and tone editing and I am wondering what options I have to replace the image other than delete and upload anew. *OK I have found some threads from just over two years ago and it seems the way to do this is to upload the new image and then send Alamy the old reference number and they will delete. It doesn't seem ideal and I'm wondering if there is anything new on this subject. Thanks,
  6. Yes, although I have moved most to RM, in the end my solution is to not submit my highest res photos and go with a maximum of 5500px or less. Not a real solution as the presentation buyer will get a high-res file but at least not as high as possible. I doubt Alamy has a problem with me submitting this way and they are welcome to ask me if I have a bigger file if a sale warrants it. Rick Boden
  7. Anyone into architecture photos might be interested in a lens/adapter combo I put together for my a6500. I bought a Laowa 12mm Zero D lens and a Fotodiox shift adapter (canon/sony) and the result gives me pretty much the shift I would get with a 17mm Canon TSE on a full frame Canon...maybe even a bit more shift. Although I have used it for extreme shifts photographing high buildings, here's a couple samples on single story structures. This, by the way, is a sample of the sky replacement feature of Luminar 4. It works pretty well. https://www.workabove.com/WG/skyswit
  8. Thank you, I did not know that although I should have. But I wonder if clients will also make that mistake when searching for images from Mexico? Rick Boden
  9. At least I didn't see subscription pricing. That would worry me. Those images look quite dull and lifeless, maybe on purpose. Rick Boden
  10. Thanks, yes I've been doing this over the past while. Still I'm scratching my head over why they are doing this and I'm wondering now because of the recent sale of the company, perhaps quantity of sales was a goal for them.
  11. I didn't read that was the reason for the acquisition, only that the diversity would make them better. Let's hope they can expand sales in this area.
  12. Perhaps this P A Media Group is aquiring Alamy because they want to expand beyond News imagery. That would be my hope.
  13. Thanks. Sounds like an interesting past in helicopters Ed. I am trying to avoid helicopters in this weather but I have one monthly job where I get to fly with the door off and I hope it will be closer to zero then, not the -30 we're currently enjoying.
  14. When I mentioned this 360 degree image sale was a first for me, I missed the fact that it also contained another first...a 50 year license! Alamy licensed this image from 2020 to 2070. I may have had these before but I don't remember seeing any. I just looked back at a few recents and they all end in 2024.
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