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Everything posted by TABan

  1. Is ftp upload available to everyone now? I don't recall getting any notification of this.
  2. Evidently, Flash vulnerabilities are popping up all the time. Maybe it's time for Alamy to change with the times. http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/07/13/its-time-to-uninstall-adobes-flash-from-your-mac---heres-how
  3. Just tried to upload stock images using Firefox on a Mac and got a Flash plugin security warning in the upload files window. Anyone else see it?
  4. I don't think any camera with a sensor as small as 1/2.3" is acceptable to Alamy for anything other than Live News, or Stockimo in the case of the iPhone.
  5. If you're on Yosemite, there is a check box in the Shut Down window and text that reads, "Reopen windows when logging back in." It might have been there in Mavericks too.
  6. I had five weather images license through Alamy News last Halloween: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2816880/65-mph-winds-creating-freak-waves-slam-cars-Chicago-early-snowfall-Sierra-Nevada-Wacky-weather-greets-change-season-clocks-weekend.html First five stills are mine. Of course it's not everyday we get a storm surge of several feet and waves this big. A side note, Jim Cantore and a team from the Weather Channel were not far from me. It's been said that when Jim Cantore shows up, it's time to evacuate.
  7. I just sent a note to member services asking why this Word doc form can't be a "Report Infringements" page on My Alamy. I also suggested that when an infringing link is reported, their team check it out and take the screen grab. It would simplify things immensely. Using an emailed form is silly and out of date.
  8. http://onemorepost.com/famous-photographer-portraits-behind-photographs/
  9. Good luck Linda. Maybe I'll run into you here in the Big Windy sometime. I wonder how long before this thread disappears.
  10. One thing I've noticed about Canon is that their Digital Photo Professional does much better conversions of their raw files than anyone else, especially when it comes to shadow noise. DPP isn't as easy to use though, which is why I've settled on a jpeg profile adjusted to my liking, which deals with the shadow noise just as well. I only shoot raw if there is a good reason too, since most of the time what I end up with from a jpeg isn't much different from what I end up with from a raw. With the 5DIII, which I used to have until I realized it was overkill for almost everything, it's not so
  11. It might be helpful to know what lenses you're using. A 450D shouldn't have any trouble producing acceptable images. I had one (Rebel XSi) several years ago and even with the kit 18-55 IS lens, it produced more than acceptable results, many of which are on Alamy. Check all your images at 100% and don't submit any that aren't sharp.
  12. Some from Chicago, the first just last Sunday. The following two from the pride parade a few years back. Irony. Love. Hate.
  13. I just noticed this story is from back in November. It's still dark at 8 pm though.
  14. Yes, but 8 pm at this time of year is long after dark. The fountain also isn't running, so there probably weren't very many people around. 8 pm in June is far safer. I wouldn't walk through any Chicago park alone after dark and I'm a pretty big guy.
  15. I'd say Canon may want to be concerned. Four days and not a peep from anybody. I have a 70D and it's a nice camera and I'll stick with it as it's not overly heavy and the image quality is fine. The 7DII is overkill for stock, in my opinion, unless you go places where you need the weather resistance and ruggedness. Otherwise, it's too heavy. Seems to be a nice sports and wildlife camera from what I read around the web. If what you have works for you, save the dough.
  16. I have a couple in the set similar to this, but there weren't as many people. Also, I neglected to mention that mine are from January of '12, so they found them in the general collection. I can see a scenario where someone was doing a search for something else and one of my images popped up and they'd been a participant. The interesting thing is none of them show up as a zoom.
  17. Here's a new one on me. Four $15 sales, two yesterday, two today: Country: Illinois Usage: Personal Use Media: Non-commercial, one time, personal/home use Start: 13 December 2014 End: 13 December 2019 Originally News Feed images. I've never had sales post on a weekend, but I have a feeling these were credit card sales and the customer(s) is/are in the photos and must have stumbled across them. Or it's something I've not thought of. It was a polar plunge for charity. Luckily for them it was a rather mild winter day.
  18. Brings to mind Patricia Routledge. "It's Bouquet."
  19. The problem with U.S. copyright law is you can only collect statutory damages if you register your copyright. If you don't, you can only collect actual damages. We're the only signatory of the Berne Convention that does this as far as I know.
  20. What's needed is a way to mark images as digitally altered before uploading rather than after they've passed QC.
  21. Alamy credit only: http://time.com/money/3529276/iowa-city-iowa/ Prisma Bildagentur: http://time.com/money/3529595/runner-up-manchester-new-hampshire/ Todd Bannor (Me): http://time.com/money/3592980/best-cities-getting-older/
  22. Here's a pretty good rundown of this: http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/privacy.asp Facebook doesn't own anything you post, you just grant them rights to use it, which is why I never put up anything important back when I had an account. Their little behavioral experiment was the last straw, so I left.
  23. Maybe we need a thread on photos of national celebrations the world over. As for Thanksgiving being a great family occasion, it is. But then again, the late Johnny Carson said, "Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often."
  24. I don't play the game. I just occasionally do searches on what I shoot and my position doesn't change that much over time. If someone does a search on my home town, they'll see my images on the front page and see that I have more than anyone else. It doesn't necessarily mean I have what they're looking for, but I'll bet they click through to see.
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