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About rickboden

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    workabove.com

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    Male
  • Location
    Bragg Creek, AB Canada
  • Interests
    Photography, flying, hiking, climbing.

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={9D276EB6-2F0D-40CA-B564-6486C1CB0C08}&name=Rick+Boden
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  • Joined Alamy
    16 Feb 2004

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I haven't seen this but it sounds dangerously close to subscription pricing.
  4. On the subject of minimum pricing, I'd much rather see maximum sizing.
  5. What subjects in winter... Any thoughts on what subjects when it is extremely cold like the -30ºC temperatures we'll be experiencing for the next week or so? BTW, I think Calgary is the same Latitude as London. What a difference a bit of altitude and having mountains for neighbours make.
  6. I promise this is the last time I will mention NeoFinder...today. But reading through the manual I see I can easily catalog my Lightroom images. Why would I want to do this? Well it's nice to have a backup, especially if I someday move away from lightroom. But also NeoFinder has a built-in Adobe XML editor so you can add captions, keywords, etc. in NeoFinder and they will show up in Lightroom and vice versa. Not sure if the keyword editor in NeoFinder is better but it is different. In the Mac version, you also have access to addition ways to tag images by Label, Comment, and Tags. I think I am going to buy this app as it looks very useful. They do have a very good non-expiring demo. https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/3/3.14/catalog_lightroom.html
  7. I don't think anyone can control the race to the bottom when it comes to pricing but photographers should be able to get a fair royalty split. For me the good thing about Alamy is not the pricing but the fair sharing of royalties. The other companies have really suckered their contributors.
  8. Marianne, I agree with you. Other than being locked into the Adobe subscription service, I think Lightroom is as good or better than any. My interest in the iView alternative stems from having a bunch of DVDs cataloged with it prior to my switching to LR. But I've since decided to move all my DVD's to Hard Drive and will re-catalog them in LR. Incidentally a lot of the apps mentioned in this thread are good image management programs but only a couple are actual cataloging apps.
  9. I mentioned NeoFinder earlier. It is for the Mac but they make a similar app for Windows called abeMeda. The reason I'm bringing it up again is because I have been playing a bit with it today and wanted to share a couple of things. First of all, to me it is very similar to the old iView Media Pro software based on what I can remember...and it is definitely a cataloging app. Unfortunately while it advertises iView compatibility, it does not import the iView catalogs directly. Apparently you have to export XML files from iView and then import those which is something I can't do with my current Mac as I don't have iView and it's 32 bit. If you liked iVew Media Pro, you will probably like this application as well as it seems to have the same features and adds more.
  10. Thanks, I used an APS-C Sony (I think I had an a5100 at the time) and 8mm Rokinon fisheye using AutoGigaPano to merge the images. AutoGigaPano is not supported any more unfortunately.
  11. I don't want to get into an argument about Adobe and I don't like subscriptions myself, however my LR subscription has to be the bargain of a lifetime because of the amount of time I spend in LR and PS and I definitely use the new features a lot. Contrast that with my mobile phone subscription which costs four times more and I use a fraction of the time. Saying that, if Adobe increased their subscription pricing it might stop being a great bargain and I would seriously think about moving to another platform.
  12. Wondering if anyone else has uploaded 360 degree images and had any luck with sales. I think I only have 3 online but just had a sale of image R13A02 which is a photo I took on top of Mount Temple, an 11,000 foot mountain near Lake Louise, AB. Not a huge sale but nice to see there is a market for this. Rick Boden
  13. You might check out an app called NeoFinder which has the ability to open iView files. I downloaded it for this purpose and then couldn't find my old files to try. :-)
  14. It seems to me if Alamy priced the same but charged more for higher resolution, we could all make more money. The way it is now, for example, $14 for a 2MB image and $14 for a 120MB image doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Rick Boden
  15. There were a couple comments earlier in this thread about "photographer-friendly" agencies. My standards are simple. A company that pays the contributor 50% rather than 20% scores a lot of friendly points for me.
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