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  1. Ah, thank you Michael! That makes sense. The terms bilinear and bicubic etc were a bit confusing to me.
  2. Thanks so much Tony about the owl picture! Yes, there are so many options in Affinity. I know what you mean about having the time to learn everything. I think I have to just take one step at a time, learning task by task. I think once you have learned how to do something everything speeds up, but the initial learning can be a slow process. All the best with it and happy to share knowledge on it at anytime. And yes, it is nearing the end of the day here, coming up to 8:20pm Perth time.
  3. Thanks Mark. When they talk about shrinking and enlarging images, I am not sure if they are meaning going from a more detailed file to a less detailed one, such as TIFF or RAW to JPEG and vice versa, or exactly what they mean? The bilinear option seems to have worked fine and produced good JPEGS anyway. It also showed as the default option on an Affinity tutorial I watched on exporting. So maybe I'll just stick with that for now but research a bit further as well to confirm.
  4. I love all these images. It was hard to pick just one to vote for. Well done to the finalists!
  5. Hello Affinty Photo users. I've just started using Affinity Photo which I like so far. I've been using it for perspective correction (I will be using it for other purposes too but not up to that yet). I just went to export my first JPEG from a TIFF file to which I have applied perspective correction. Several options appear for the kind of resampling to be used. The one for Bilinear resampling was already ticked and the quality option already showed as Best Quality. The options that appear for resampling are: Resampling methods The following resample set
  6. I already found a couple for March, so here goes... Scientific American March Issue 2021 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pilot-whales-show-possible-orca-mimicking-repertoire/ Long-finned pilot whales surfacing in the outer Beagle Channel of Argentina Contributor: Michael Greenfelder / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: KH1EBN Sail-World 1 March 2021 https://www.sail-world.com/news/235572/Adventure-with-the-RYA-Dinghy-Cruising-Trails Red sailed boat sailing near Wall Holm island. Ullswater, Penrith, The Lake District National Park,
  7. Thanks Gen. That's really nice to see your montages. I used to write music myself and from a young age I actually thought I'd love to write music for films. So I've always been interested in audiovisual combos. Yes, doing something with my brother would be good. He is the expert on the technical side of sound stuff. Timelapses are something I'd like to try. My Nikon D5200 does actually do them but I've never gotten around to giving it a go.
  8. Thanks John. That's interesting, the whole area of psychogeography, including the feeling and history of places. I once visited a large shopping centre I didn't know well. On leaving the building my car was in the carpark in front of me. However, all of a sudden I found my legs turning left instead and I was drawn along a different path. It was a walkway with vines growing over it. It then went through an area of more shops and businesses. Then I found myself going down steps, and then all of a sudden I was at a lake with a waterfall that I had no idea was there. I thought, "Why was I drawn he
  9. Aww thanks Gen. I'd love to meet if you ever make it here to WA. Yes, having a meaningful, creative hobby is so important. I just had dinner with my brother earlier and I was saying I think about photography everyday and even if I don't have my camera with me I'm looking at the light and the things around me in terms of photography, and he said he thinks about sound recording and mixing everyday, because that is his passion. And yes, it helps to remember that the sun will shine again, even if it's a bit of a struggle at times. I'm glad you have been able to enjoy all the twists and
  10. I started such a list when I first started doing stock photography. There were many ideas, from events, locations to still life ideas. Now the lists are in my head. However, if I think of a location I will do some research. Sometimes I use google street view to get a sense of the orientation of things relative to where the sun will be or what are the best angles and subjects based on different weather scenarios. However, when I get to a place sometimes things seem different, and what I thought would be a good photographic opportunity doesn't seem so good after all. Instead I find o
  11. New Scientist 26 February 2021 https://www.newscientist.com/article/2269410-what-you-eat-is-influenced-by-the-food-choices-of-people-you-dine-with/ Students at lunch time Wantage Hall Reading University student self service restaurant Contributor: Peter D Noyce / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: C4YA55 New Scientist 25 February 2021 https://www.newscientist.com/article/2269131-woolly-mammoths-were-hit-by-climate-change-but-humans-wiped-them-out/ Wooly Mammoth Contributor: Science Picture Co / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: D79R9E
  12. Welcome Kris. I'm on the other side of the continent. It's always nice to see images from all around Australia. All the best for your images on Alamy.
  13. Inside Story 18 February 2021 https://insidestory.org.au/death-taxes-and-the-strange-history-of-rebel-micronations/ Australia, Western Australia, Principality of Hutt River, Nain, the Prince and farmer Leonard George Casley Contributor: Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: B9N4C0 Photographer: DOZIER Marc / hemis.fr
  14. Love the GoPro images Gen. The colours are fantastic. Yes it is a shame you can't upload them to Alamy. The story about the sea cucumber and its tenant is hilarious 😂
  15. Thanks for the info Olivier. Being vertically challenged (short) I think I might get squashed in the pit at a big gig 😬 Although, as you say, it is nice if the photographers have got to know and are respectful of one another. I think I'll just practice honing my skills but won't get up to your level of professionalism anytime soon. If I was to be carrying gear around at a festival I would definitely consider the harness. I've seen a bird photographer using a harness before for a telephoto lens. It must be tough if you know you only have 1 to 3 songs to get some decent images and it would make
  16. Your concert images are outstanding Olivier! Sharp and clear with no visible noise and capturing fantastic expressions and actions. It makes you feel part of the action looking at the photo, almost as if you could walk into the image and actually be there. Having had a go at it recently I can really appreciate that it isn't easy to achieve those things in concert situations with often limited light. I can see why the harness is a good idea and having two camera bodies. Great to know about your different lens options for different scenarios. But yes, not much opportunity for this ki
  17. I love your live concert images Olivier. It is something I would like to try more of. Do you have a particular lens that you use most often, such as a 70-200mm? I actually used my Tamron 90mm macro lens to take some recently as it is a fast and sharp lens, but need to do more work to get up to your standard of images. I'm dreaming of a Nikon Z or similar in the future. There is meant to be a very good 70-200mm f2.8 for the Z but also very expensive!
  18. Thanks Allan. I'm sure the surprised expression is him or her seeing their reflection in my camera lens. I took this image 10 years ago. I had been through a very bad time and meeting this owl felt like encountering a guardian angel. Then following my Mum's death last November I had a family of them come and roost here for weeks. One was calling last night so they are still around but the noisy babies have finally grown up and are making adult noises now. They seem to always appear in my life just when I need comforting 🦉
  19. I find I can just pick it up in one tab and then drag it to the other, if that makes sense? So when I first pick it up I'm only looking at the Alamy website. I drag it into the next tab and then put it where the cursor is in the forum post. So you don't have to be seeing both windows simultaneously. You just have to keep your finger on the mouse and then drop it where you want to put it.
  20. Sydney Morning Herald 22 February 2021 https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/glistening-beaches-and-luxury-resort-belie-systemic-issues-at-indigenous-bodies-20210221-p574dy.html Coorong National Park, South Australia Contributor: Bart Pro / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: BJBPGX
  21. Anand, you have some beautiful wildlife images in there. Three that stand out for me are the two bee eaters, the jungle owlet and the two African elephants fighting. I agree with Steve and Ed's comments. What you could try to do if it interests you is to get some more images of people doing things in non-staged settings such as street scenes, local events, that sort of thing, which seems to fit with the kinds of editorial images that can do well at Alamy. You could have a look at the Images Sold thread which can give an idea of what is selling. Edit: Actually, looking a
  22. Two birdie images I took a while ago but only just got to uploading them. A juvenile Bridled Tern A Southern Boobook Owl
  23. I recognise this spot Gen. Greens Pool in Denmark, Western Australia. It is a beautiful spot and you've captured it really well. Makes me want to go for a swim! Was briefly in Denmark for a day in December but didn't get to Greens Pool unfortunately.
  24. Hi John, I'm not sure the method you are using, but the easiest way for me is to just drag and drop from the Alamy website. However, I do this in Google Chrome. It won't work with Safari. I know there is another way to do it from Safari but have forgotten it, but I'm sure it's in other threads. If you drag and drop, you can enlarge the image first on the Alamy website if you want to display it as large, otherwise you'll get a smaller image. If you want to make sure the image dimensions don't distort, you can click on it in your post and there is a box that appears where you can click to keep t
  25. Australian Geographic 22 February 2021 https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2021/02/the-hunt-is-on-for-australias-most-vulnerable-birds/ Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster), Tasmania, Australia Contributor: Minden Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: H83TRA Photographer: Jan Wegener/ BIA/ Minden Pictures
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