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  1. I d be pushing up daisies..I m pretty sure one of my listed sales was in perpetuity 😂😂 Mixed vibes about the experience ranging from wondering if I must be hallucinating or had wandered onto a Monty Python set.ðŸĪ” 😂ðŸĪĢ
  2. Same here, I opted to maintain content with Alamy. At one time I did begin uploading to a couple of other sites though pretty much abandoned adding anything more outside of Alamy. I have only been here for a gnats whisker compared with some contributors I suppose. I had a couple of decent sales November and December with Alamy and other nice sales prior to this but nothing really in New Year . Mildly depressing if Alamy end up losing what is unique in the sense of this business they built up and for Alamy contributers, if this takeover leads to drastic changes. This forum and community is a positive. There are personal projects that I d like to spend time on that I have neglected. Other than that, I think I d be inclined to wait it out and hope for the best.
  3. Hi I'm seeking tech advice. Lightroom appears to be reducing file size from megabytes to KB on export. I found a rather laborious solution in the interim via exporting each file to email and selecting preset to highest quality. However this form of torture is akin to being locked in a dull room watching paint dry. ðŸ˜Ŧ There has to be a more efficient solution..can anyone provide any suggestions? 👀
  4. It would have been far better to just apply account bans on users who abuse live news rules. As it stands I wonder if there is a reduction in total image uploads as not everyone will put in request to upload to the feed. Does anyone have figures since this system was introduced? It seems a bit like sledge hammers and walnuts.. However I have only been a contributor for what seems comparable to a nano second compared with some of you...
  5. Yes it does help Allan, thanks. I think it won't hurt to get it looked at either way. I know it's an old camera and a tad clunky and I have a back up but I'm still quite sentimental and attached to her. 😊
  6. It seems to be performing this morning, managed to take some photographs.. but I may take it somewhere in next few days to have the camera looked at to be on the safe side. I have a backup I can use for now if it is heading down the tubes. Thanks again everyone. 👍
  7. Thanks everyone.. I ll check the link. I have tried with different lenses, and have latest available firmware. I have tried wiping over battery contacts. It appears to be intermittent but rather concerned it might be going down the tubes..
  8. Hi, Has anyone had similar to problem outlined below ? On the glum side I think my old 5D II camera is on its way out, plus experiencing other problems, shutter jamming, shutter release sometimes not functioning at all. Is it worth taking it in for repair? It is years out of warranty period. I have already tried unmounting then remounting lenses, it appears to be intermittent however I wonder whether its a matter of time and an indication of a downward slide to the scrapyard?Any suggestions? ðŸ˜Đ
  9. Hi Kevin, so that feature is already in there along with other default options too. That's great thank you! I guess I really should have gone to Specsavers. ðŸĪĢðŸĪĢ 😊
  10. More default options - particularly a setting so that image sales for 'personal use' can be by default blocked off if contributer wants to apply it. Currently it seems that personal use can be deselected via an option, however it might be nice if contributers could apply this as a by default setting for all uploads if they wished to. Default options could be useful in other instances too. Is that viable?.. answers on a postcard .. to all fellow contributer insomniacs out there? ðŸĪ”
  11. Thanks all, sorry guys, I have been fiddling away with my camera and checking histograms. I have also checked my LCD which I found was set way down & turned to the darkside . ðŸ˜ĻI have decided to begin on a mass trawl and culling of specific existing content ( although I note 90 days lapse period before deletion). I will continue uploading to existing account however I will keep quality in mind for upload. I have started re-reading old photography content for review. Thanks for all the suggestions, including those on lenses and equipment. That Fotodiox Pro adapter sounds interesting. With one exception, I have always purchased secondhand . There are so many suppliers out there. I have been speaking to one of my friends, who is recommending prime lenses over telephoto. I will need to continue saving for a while longer and I might possibly try hire before I commit.I may need a longer prime as well, if I want to capture particular wildlife in detail. There are a few companies hiring out even taking into account deposit fees, insurance could be better option. I will retain reference to this thread as well for all your suggestions, thank you all very much. I do like abstracts you are right about that, impressionist filmy, arty stuff, nature, natural world subjects. The techniques used by some macro photographers are very impressive indeed. I watched this guy Thomas Shahan - An Introduction to High-Magnification Macro Photography a few months ago there are so many inspiring photographers out there. Also with the internet now plenty of tutorials and information. I found out why the dedicated use clamps on plants etc when I tried using my raynox 250 on a breezy day ( it operates a bit like a magnifer) however not without its problems. Back on point - I will discard the image review flashing on my old lcd which always seems to bear no resemblance to the final image. I think the best course of action is to pay more attention to my histogram, making timely adjustments in camera more appropriate to lighting conditions.
  12. Thanks Steve , Harry & MDM I will certainly look at other materials, online magazines for guidance on what is selling as well and check out that thread on tagging. I will amend re- misspellings, MDM thanks. I currently use a Canons, I have a 5D II, a CANON ZOOM (albeit an old beast) LENS EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 usm, Canon EF 50 mm 1.8 STM Lens, also have a crop sensor camera with Canon EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS lens. I m after something along lines of 400mm prime (ef 400mm f/5.6l usm, for macro Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro IS usm, so currently saving. I shoot Raw + JPEG, no longer have software subscription to Lightroom ( although I found it useful) there are alternatives I know. I shoot manual. I think my subscription ended after my mass uploads of the Trump visit to UK last year (2018) . Harry - I had this switched from cloudy /overcast on foggy dull days, sun etc to AWB. Schoolgirl errors. There are a lot which are underexposed which I need to review particularly looking a range of them including WW7EH4 (that was on a bright sunny day at the airshow) I will look at the monitor and pay more attention to the histogram in future, check my exposures, so thank you all for the feedback guys. It does help, as it goes some way to explain why my sales are very low. So far only four sales since joining. Its helpful to have the opportunity to ask forum members for insights on this. Helen
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