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  1. It would have made sense if it was 1988-1971 BC but I don't think that she was quite that old! Thanks both - I did mean it to be 1888. Proof-reading was never my strength.
  2. Thanks for your feedback, I will have to go back over them all and add in more detail then! I was thinking with the military badges they might be used for historical themed articles or maybe books on the regiment (and it is a good excuse to go through my collection), I see your point about the sun pictures (I shall leave these untill my skills improve) and the countryside shots. Thanks again for your time.
  3. Hello all, I have been uploading images for almost a year now and I would appriciate some feedback on how to improve. I have just read about the changes to the commision fees and I am rather disheartened by the prospect of dropping to 20% commision, as I am nowhere near the $250 minimum, and this will likely stiffle my enthusiasm for it all. I am realistic about my photographic skills as I am in a very early novice stage but I aspire to improve with time. I think I have a tendancy to photograph objects rather than concepts which might be limiting. After some very helpfu
  4. That seems a good call, thanks. I have tried to apply for archieval uploads but it asks for "Website or portfolio" - I dont have them uploaded anywhere and Im not sure what they are expecting. Any ideas?
  5. Thank you, thats helpful. What about later pictures and illustrations - say from the 1940's? I think the copyright lasts for 50 years from the death of the photographer/creater - is this true? Most of the things I'm considering would be very difficult for me to find out the creater let along when they died!
  6. Hello all, I am looking to add some historial pictures and would like to check the right process for this. I have a couple of newspaper cuttings relating to the Boer War and some historical slides on glass plates including First World War images. Is there any legal issues about uploading them? I own the artifacts being photographed but not the rights for the origional pictures/photos. They are over 100 years old. Also, is it ok to upload pictures of illustrations in books (from the 1870's so again well over 100 years old) as I have some nice ones of Peninsular War battle maps.
  7. Great, thanks for both of your advice! I shall give it a go.
  8. Ah, it sounds like I should be getting into editing then, thanks! Do you know of any novice-freindly resources I can use to start me off?
  9. No, I'm just starting outin stock photography. My photography experiance is all amiture wildlife stuff to record species and personal amusuesment. I have read posts in the forum saying that photo editing should be kept to a minimum and let the customer make any alterations. What editing should I be doing?
  10. Hello all, I stuggle to get the horizon level "in the field" so a few of my pictures need to be rotated ever so slightly. I have just tried using Fotor but it seemed to reduce a 13.9MB file into a 1.92 file - so I assume this would fail QC. What is the best way for me to slightly rotate my pictures without affecting the quality of the picture? A free option would be best. Thanks.
  11. Thank you for your new comments, they have been helping with my decision. They are very nice pictures Sally, they suggest the new camera will be many levels above what I have now! Cal makes a very good point about falling into a cycle of spending way too much. I have been swaying back and forth but I think I have settled on the longer lens. It will give me more options and scope before I will feel the need to get a second lens, I wont mind the extra weight (I need the exercse to work off my lockdown-related gut), and any reduced techinical befits caused by choosing the longer lens will be more
  12. I bet Wildlife photograpy from space needs an expensive lens! I think I have settled on a D5600, hopefully I wont have any issue wityh QC with that! Next decision - which lens? Will 18-55mm be ok or is it worth splashing out the extra for a 18-140mm?
  13. Thanks for all the input guys, it's appriciated! So you all have convinced me to go for one with interchangable lenses. I will try to get the camara itself new as I would feel more comfortable in taking in back/complaining if something went wrong with it. I think I will leave the fancier lenses (like the macro stuff) until I have improved my craft (and saved up some more money!). So the two candiates I am looking at so far are: Nikon D5600 Sony Alpha 6100 These seem to fit the bill don't they? As Nikon seems to have a great reputation here I am leaning towards that one.
  14. Yeah. After a day or two of sulking I'm sure my enthusiasm will be renewed! I have been looking at some of the ones with interchanable lens and its just opened up a whole new world of confusion, which leads me back to the comfort of a simple camera with a single lens. My current one is not anything special and I still enjoy photographing things with it. Maybe just general suggestions for the most appropriate fixed lens camera and I can worry about changing lenses once I get a better understanding with all of the technical sides of things? There are some free photography courses onl
  15. Thanks for the comments so far people. I'm not looking to make a career out of photography, I just like taking wildlife pictues and think it would be nice to get paid to share them and hopfully make it self funding. I see you point about too high an expectation from a single lens camera. I shall have a look at some Nikons, Olympus or Panasonics......
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