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Imagery by Charly

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  1. I think you have me confused with someone else, as I've not complained about low sales. Being a realist, I am fully aware my sales would be small due to the quanity of images and I not being as good as other photogs. Not to mention, I take few images of people. I agree Alamy is one of the few good ones, but their latest hit to contributor's was enough for me to leave them too. This is a major reason for deleting my images and am ok with losing all the hours I put into submitting images. Sometimes the price of learning is wasting time.
  2. 100% of nothing is still nothing - ... I reckon one would need to ask themselves; is receiving nothing better than giving away my work? My answer: Yes! I'm passionate about photography, perhaps will never be great at it, but I'll be capturing till I die. Like many, I'd love to make a living at something I love, but I refuse to put in the time, effort and money only to have others want my work for pennies to use for 5 yrs. Honestly, I'd rather no one have it, if that's the case. I don't begrudge anyone that is ok with giving away their work. Though I think perhaps along with
  3. I had been gone for awhile and when I returned, I noticed this and thought, 'What the heck has happened to Alamy?' $29 for 5 yr license? Have they gone micro after I left all micro's to be with Alamy? Have to agree.... Although the last thing I want is more work to build a site of stock images and keep up with licenses, I'm going to seriously consider bailing. Sure I want to sell images, but would prefer not to be r***d in the process and make a mere pittance on my work; Hell $14.50 won't give me a tank of gas to last 5 yrs.! Not that my measly amount of images will hurt Alamy when remove
  4. Now I'm really confused. lol If you have an SLT A55 how can you say it has a fixed mirror and is mirrorless? I have an A33 and have used the A58, A66, A77 which I was lead to believe were all mirrorless. That's what I get for taking one's word on that and not doing the research. My bad!
  5. I know as I did say I bought a Sony SLT mirrorless and I only dislike the lightweight to them.
  6. I'd never use my cheap windows laptop for any PP! Though when I get a Mac laptop and calibrate it, I'd probably use it when on the road/traveling. Kind of hard to walk away from my 27" iMac for PP, so majority of my work would be done on it.
  7. Snacking on green leafy vegetable Healthy or not healthy that is the question.... Did you hear about the teacher that ate every meal at McDs and lost 60lbs? Civil War hospital
  8. Three years ago, I walked into a store to buy my first DSLR. A Canon was the planned purchase, but the salesman asked if he could show me another camera. I said sure and he pulled out a mirrorless Sony, telling me all the advantages compared to a mirrored camera. Not knowing anything about DSLRs, I wound up buying the Sony SLT and not a day has passed that I've regretted that decision. Though I've gone through many a times being told I should've bought a Canon or Nikon. lol I did find it too lightweight, so was glad to find out the old Minolta film lenses fit on my camera to give it some weig
  9. Sunset over Vernazza Horse watching the sun set 2012 eclipse at sunset
  10. That is correct. While in Lr, click on File then Plug-in Manager. That will bring up a window and you'll find the Alamy plugin. There you will put in your Alamy username, password and license number.
  11. I don't have a NEX, but do have a Sony SLT A-33. I use mostly old Minolta AF film lenses and personally keep the IS turned off all the time. If this was happening with all images I'd say a back focusing issue in camera, but that's not the case. Then again take what I say with a grain of salt.
  12. Update: Unless I'm missing something, once "Ready" images are deleted, you cannot change pseudo or keywords.
  13. Thanks Bryan! So if I move the images to be deleted into another pseudo, they won't be seen in my main one correct?
  14. Thanks David. Yeah, I'm still not "really" comfortable shooting people, but I shall overcome. My cameras are extensions of me and rarely am I without them. A tad off topic: I deleted some of the ice images and a couple of duplicates I found from Manage Images v2.4, yet they aren't gone. Do I need to contact MS for them to be deleted?
  15. Dang I hadn't had my coffee yet and this thread totally confused. LOL At first I thought it was about the December Challenge and knew you didn't have this months.
  16. How very kind of you to say. Honestly up until recently I could only name 3 photogs: A. Adams, W. Eugene Smith and Annie Leibovitz. My photography Professor brought Eggleston, Brown, Imes, Graham and others to my attention upon seeing some of my work. Saying this is like so and so's work, which still baffles me as I'm not "that" good or even close. Thanks for the info on Forbes. Like some of his work a lot! Ed, thanks for the link. That was a good read over morning coffee. As I said, of all I've sold 1/2 have been B&W. I think the reason is B&W conversion is tricky and hard
  17. I personally am not a fan of google and do all I can to stay clear. With all the infringements from them, who on earth would want to sign up for this? Also found it very odd when I clicked on their Privacy and Terms it was in Spanish, not English. Perhaps a honest mistake but not good for any company to do...
  18. Feel free to take what I say with a grain of salt, as I'm very new to Photoshop. In my Digital Imaging class at university I had to do a presentation on an Adjustment, which was HDR Toning. Image > Adjustments > HDR Toning Not one I cared to do, but really learned how it can at times help within the edit process. Like most adjustments a little goes a long way and this one is no different. Plus I'd not recommend using it solely, but to help out where needed in PP.
  19. Thanks Phil. In the case in point, it seems Alamy accidentally double charged a sale and to me that is not a sale nor should it show in sales column.... but it does.
  20. Thanks Ed! When I saw the Cobra through the fog driving down the highway, I turned around. Was surprised to see it was for a Viet Nam War Memorial, as I only really associated Huey's with the era and usually see them mounted. Thought Cobra's didn't come about till mid to late '70s for some reason. Love learning new things every day!
  21. I've heard December is the worst month for most, but my zooms/views seem to be up a tad
  22. Indeed Allan! One thing I love about Mac is most shortcuts are 2 keys instead of like Alt + 1 + 5 + 3 + 4 or some such thing on PCs. Somewhere on the net is a printable shortcut list the most commonly used for Mac's. Personally, I don't change them for the most part. Edit: Forgot, if you hold the Shift key and hit the number keys that too will give you what is above them on the keyboard. Just like an old electric typewriter.
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