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  1. My guess is that Alamy isn’t going to change their policy mainly due to the app. That said, I bought an iPhone 12 Pro Max a year ago. I was using a Canon G16 that I picked up on eBay as a carry around just in case camera. This is one of the few small sensor compacts that was on the old suitable cameras list and it generated several image sales. But, the iPhone simply has better image quality. Better dynamic range, better exposure metering and better color, even with the two cameras other than the main camera. The main camera has a sensor about the same size as the G16, the other two are smalle
  2. Well, this is weird. I was thinking of starting a separate topic, but then I saw this one. I'm having a sales spike, volume wise. I had one last August as well. I don't know why this would be.
  3. All image in my portfolio are exclusive, but obviously this doesn’t make sense going forward. I haven’t waded through the comments, so I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned this, but you can have Alamy mark all your images non-exclusive, at least I assume so, since I had them mark all of mine exclusive. But since there is no benefit to this, I will start marketing these images through my Smugmug site in addition to Alamy.
  4. Listen to Brian. He's been providing wisdom since AOL photo forum days.
  5. The answer to the question, "What happened to your face at the block party?"
  6. Wow. I wouldn’t even cross Lake Michigan in November on that ship.
  7. November & December were a bit slow. But, four have come in so far this month, one $$$ and one that just missed $$$. Zooms have shot way up as well, so this bodes well.
  8. Nice. A loser carrying the loser battle flag.
  9. Best year volume-wise but revenue is about where it always has been for the last several years, with the exception of 2018 when I had a $$$$ sale. It reminds me of what the Red Queen said to Alice. I’m probably going to switch from shooting with stock in mind to concentrating on my commercial work as well as fine art. I was going through images yesterday and realized I have a huge backlog of stock appropriate images to upload, so getting those up will be the majority of what I do stock-wise.
  10. I figured a couple of folks would find my opinion triggering. A stopped analogue clock is correct 2922 times in four years, so I’ll give him his one.
  11. This has been in the works for quite some time. It finally passed and the President-reject signed it. https://www.slrlounge.com/copyright-small-claims-system-case-act-for-photographers-officially-signed-into-law/
  12. I had them withdrawn when they went to the upload within 24 hours rather than 48 hours limit as many others did. Then I received an email stating that since several of my news images sold for stock use fairly soon after, I was being granted upload privileges to the Reportage/Archival route. So I'm pretty sure Alamy is okay with it.
  13. That's not exactly true. It's Archival/Reportage. And three images I recently uploaded through that route sold pretty quickly. I'm pretty sure I'd get called on it if it was a problem.
  14. If they're appropriate for this, meaning they're topical editorial and of decent quality, it shouldn't be a problem. For example, I just uploaded a couple of images from the 12 Pro Max of people queued up wearing face masks and holding packages outside a UPS Store. I used to have Live News privileges but was granted the archival route when that was culled because several of my live new images sold for stock later on. I wouldn't use it to upload photos of cute cats, etc., though.
  15. News/Reportage phone images can be uploaded through the Reportage/Archival portal if you have that privilege. I just bit the bullet and bought the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Image quality from the Max’s main camera, which uses a fairly large sensor for a phone, is comparable to images from the Canon G16, which was on Alamy’s old suitable camera list.
  16. A frog and insect shot with the tables turned. I didn't see the mosquito until viewing it on my computer.
  17. I’ve been using Luminar 4’s sky replacement for some images I have on FAA, but I’m up front about it and call it digital art. It’s an amazing tool. I would say it’s probably fine for stock. Alamy used to have a check box for digital manipulation in the image manager. I’d probably include a notification about it. Also, Be careful with using the provided skies. I saw a landscape image posted on one of the photo forums that had a Luminar canned sky that I recognized immediately. The big issue was the sky has the sun shining through clouds, but the landscape was lit by the sun coming from behind t
  18. Even the forum is slow. Also, I just clicked on Notifications and got a bad gateway error.
  19. Some autumn foliage in a local forest preserve just the other day.
  20. Some images of LaSalle Canyon Falls at Starved Rock State Park southwest of Chicago that I took earlier this year and just got around to uploading.
  21. Kit lenses tend to vary in quality more than higher end lenses. The Panasonic app works fine if you can’t use a cable release.
  22. Salvador. James Woods is a great actor, but not one of my favorite human beings.
  23. Yes, that's Cosmos. I've not seen a white one before though.
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