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  1. What about phoning out of hours - 8am or 6pm. The lawyers may answer the phone themselves.
  2. Looking at the page source data and searching for 'www' brings up some text for a person who is possibly the web designer: www.broofa.com mailto: robert@broofa.com. Copyright 2010 Robert Kieffer
  3. It depends how people think. "I'm using this image myself therefore it's personal use". "I'm using this image for a commercial project I'm working on therefore it's commercial usage". There's also been plenty of research done on the way people choose based on the selections available.
  4. Yes, it's easy to have a series of pre-recorded actions set up in Photoshop. Unless it's an image that you think will warrant spending more than 5 minutes to correct then I would just do a few clicks on some actions to see if it's an easy fix and then decide if I should just move on to the next image or not. However, different judgements apply for Live News where content can be more important than quality.
  5. What size is the file? If what you're showing is a 100% crop from a 50mb+ file then reduce it down to the minimum size of 17mb and see if the noise is still too much.
  6. A couple of years ago I was commissioned to photograph a new infant school that was an addition to a big private school I’d been working with for over 10+years. The new infant photos were to be used for PR, marketing and a new prospectus but I had to leave my phone at reception while I was on site because it had a camera in it. You couldn’t make it up!
  7. Also, in many of the photos she is actually wearing a hat and not a hut.
  8. If you click on the image and then click on the 'Visit' link it takes you directly to the Alamy page for that image. Google will argue that using an Alamy image within their search results will be good for Alamy.
  9. You need to try and replicate it. Set your camera to it's lowest ISO, lens to f16 or f22 and try and get a shutter speed of slower than 1/15th with the metering showing about 1/3rd of a stop underexposed. Then set the focus to manual and turn it out of focus. Photograph the sky with the camera at a 45 degree angle while panning quickly. If the effect isn't there then your original post is showing a cloud formation. If the stripe is there then it's a camera issue.
  10. Bear in mind that Lightroom CC can only be installed on 2 machines at a time so if one of those machines dies then you need to contact Adobe to get it 'removed' from that computer in order to install it on the new one.
  11. You would think that if he's gone to the trouble of registering the name as a trademark then he'd also register the web addresses hyperzoom.co.uk and hyperzoom.com but both seem to be available.
  12. I find that I can quickly get into territory that only lawyers can navigate!
  13. Adding the letters 'TM' after a word doesn't seem to make the term legally protected. The word would need to be fully registered with the appropriate body and then the letter 'R' in a circle can be used. There would also be a legal difference to the terms 'hyperzoom', 'hyper-zoom' and 'hyper zoom'. More info here: https://www.lawtrades.com/blog/answers/intellectual-property-differences/#
  14. I don't see 'new zealand', 'no date', 'no location', 'pls buy', 'michael deng', 'illustrator michael', 'old', 'cars' or 'coool' [sic]. As often happens with these types of thread, the OP asks a question and then completely disappears from the forum while we all try and be helpful.
  15. This type of behaviour gets reported so often that it's never a surprise anymore, regardless of the size of company doing the infringing. If only they could see the PR benefit of admitting their mistake straight away and doing the right thing by paying the artist. The default response to being caught out always seems to be something along the lines of 'your work isn't any good and not worth paying for'. It might be time to watch the Harlan Ellison Pay The Writer video on youtube again!
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