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  1. I've had these up on Alamy for a while and realize that I never identified the species of sea star (or starfish to us old-time beachcombers). I did a ton of research and I mean I spent several hours searching online scientific databases as well as Alamy and SPL and other reputable sources and some of what I found must be wrong because these have been identified as a common sea star, which is apparently the same species as a Northern sea star, Asterias rubens also known as Asterias vulgarus a Forbes sea star, Asterias forbesi. The description of the Forbes sea star seems to be closest, but from the photos on sites I trust it is hard to be sure because they show them alive in the sea and not dried as this one is. They also show the same sea star with varying id's. These first two species are among the most common in the North Atlantic Ocean. Although I usually do my own beach combing, I purchased it in a store in Newport, Rhode Island, so while it's more likely to be from the Atlantic Ocean, it may not be. I was told it was a "sugar starfish" which seems to be more of a decorator's term than a scientific one, although again I've seen it applied to both common and Forbes sea stars as well as to Ochre sea star, Pisaster ochraceous, which is a species found along the west coast of the US and Canada from as far north as Alaska down to Southern California. In the photos I've seem both live and dried, this seems like the most likely culprit, but I'd love input from those with more knowledge. Help much appreciated. Thanks! I'm attaching 3 photos. Here's EFWGW4
  2. Hi. I'm wondering if any of you can id this tree and the lichen growing on it? I took the shot on a cloudy day this past Sunday on my way home from opening our family cottage near the beach in Connecticut. It is growing by the backwaters, a tidal salt marsh fed by the Long Island Sound close to where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Rhode Island. (We used to "surf" on a friend's canoe where the waters would get rough when I was a kid - a bunch of us balanced on the benches, winner was the last one standing). Anyway, I think it could be a fruit tree of some sort - the leaves are barely sprouting. If you can ID the lichen, but need to see the leaves, I can take a look later this summer (in a month or so when I'm back- late May or early June) and see what the leaves and buds look like and post a new photo. I loved the gnarled bark and lichen so it would be great to id them. I'm reprocessing the photo because I realized my last pass with chromatic aberration reduction made a mess leaving a border around the branches that I missed. Anyway, here's the link - if you need to download a large size image, lmk. I'll set it up and leave the password here. I think you can see enough online with the full size image at PS. Public Link It's a Tiff so it takes a few seconds to load. If it's too slow, I'll upload a jpeg. Thanks much!
  3. Hello everyone, Am I missing something , because looking at this it looks that I am really bad in math.... I was paid for my sells in feb. Last Paid was: February 11th Still I had a sale 28 February + March I asked alamy what happened with my payment . Here is the answer. You have made sales in March, but we can only pay you when these sales clear and your cleared balance is over $50.. What I don't understand is that when I look at sales, I think there is more than €50 (50 dollars/ 44€) So can anybody tell me if am going crazy here or if I am really miss understanding the way Alamy pays. thanks a lot for your feedback f 28 February 2019 €125.00 alamy commission 50% Debits €62.50 01 March 2019 € 54.55 alamy commission 50% Debits €27.27 01 March 2019 € 26.85 alamy commission 50 % Debits €13.47 18 March 2019 € 250.00 alamy commission 50% Debits €125.00 25 March 2019 € 7.62 alamy commission 30% Debits €2.29 Distributeur commission € 3.05
  4. I tried to piggyback onto an older thread but that didn't really work, so here's my query regarding upgrading my computer to deal with the 42MP Sony RAW files and the latest versions of LR & PS CC. I have a late 2013 13" MacBook Pro Retina, 512GB SSD with an Intel i7 processor and 8GB RAM (not upgradeable) and a late 2011 iMac (128GB SSD & 1TB HD), with an Intel i5 (I think) and 4GB RAM upgradeable to 16GB. My iMac is still working well enough, though it's slow, but my MacBook Pro is just limping along. I can't replace them both at once so I am going to replace that laptop since using one on my lap is easier on my neck and back than sitting at a desk with my iMac. I also travel fairly often and I like to be able to work at a local coffee shop for a change of scene. I'm headed to the Apple Store to look at laptops tonight - I've done some research online and they cost nearly twice as much as I thought they would (hopefully the deals available as an ASMP member through their vendors will help) but I really want to see them in action first. I didn't want to succumb to the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness, but wanted to give it some thought. It's a huge purchase. Probably close to $4,000! (I was thinking $2,300) Hoping if I purchase a new maxed out MacBook Pro with 32GBRAM and a fast processor, it will last me at least another 5 years (or more I hope). I'll keep my iMac since I can add RAM and get a monitor when it dies on me. No way am I buying two computers again, especially since the newest generation of MacBook Pros are nearly as powerful. For those of you with newish Macs, any suggestions on what to look for? Is the upgrade to 32GB RAM rather than 16GB worth the difference, especially as a way to future proof it? I'd love to get a 13" since it weighs a pound less but the processing power does not seem like it will be enough to replace a desktop especially down the line. I hear the 6-core i9's run hot but even my current i7 runs hot - I think that is just a function of these machines. The 13" is a perfect size for travel but the real estate is small for even reviewing photos if it is going to be my main computer - so going back to a 15", even if it weighs more, has other benefits besides speed. So - I'm thinking of getting a 15" with an i9 processor and 32MB RAM and a 2 or 4TB SSD drive, so I can use it on my lap without the need to keep it attached to my backup drive all the time. I have super fast internet but using a networked drive is a non-starter with my lightroom catalog and defeats the purpose of having an SSD drive. At night, I can put it on my desk and back it up to my two large hard drives. What are your thoughts? I have a Sony a7rii - 42MP and an Olympus OM-D 1 - 16MP but with the latest update it lets you stitch a ton of photos together - something my current computers aren't up for. I don't see going beyond the 42MP Sony and over the next five years plan to buy more lenses for both of my mirrorless cameras, so those needs shouldn't change, although I may dabble in video too - not sure. I just bought a new thunderbolt 2/USB-3 6TB G-Tech drive to replace a 4TB drive as my main photo library early last year (which gets backed up to a thunderbolt 1 RAID array and various firewire and usb-3 hard drives) and I know that I will need all kinds of pricey adapters to use with the new laptop. It's part of what kept me from upgrading earlier but I just feel that my current setup is keeping me from working efficiently and I worry every time I see that beach ball of death, babying this thing along as much as I can. Right now I feel stymied since working on my files is so very slow, especially with the latest upgrades to PS and LR. I also constantly find the 512GB SSD filling up and it drives me crazy - the idea of a laptop with enough room to carry around a good chunk of my portfolio no matter where I am is appealing. With my iMac, the 1 TB additional hard drive also fills up too fast. I work on large layered files a lot and also kept so many uncompressed tiffs - many of which I finally deleted just to pare things down. I didn't realize until some time last year that I could losslessly compress the tiff files using zip compression, so I have been going back through them as time permits. I have many old files that need to be worked on and many new ones on my current SD cards, so having a large hard drive on my laptop is worth the cost to me. I find wires attached to my laptop defeat the comfort of working on it. Wim - I saw what you said about Eizo monitors in the "laptop or desktop" thread and I will check them out assuming that they work with Macs and are available here in the US. Thanks again for any advice.
  5. Hi Guys I ve just joined the alamy community and I would like to share with you my portfolio (I know there are only few photos at the moment, I just started ). My dad passed me his passion for photography and I m so excited to share my snaps with you. Feel free to have a look at my portfolio, any tips or suggestions are more than welcome! https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/mattlod Cheers
  6. Hi all. i am a member since last year. but i couldn't sell any images here. please give your ideas to sell my images. thanks
  7. I just started using Alamy, and after passing the test submission I submitted several submissions with about 50 photos in each one. On the first 4 submissions all of the photos were taken with a Nikon D750, but on the last couple there were a few photos mixed in that were shot with an iPhone and a point and shoot that I accidentally submitted. All of the photos were rejected the next day, including the first 4 submissions (that only used Nikon D750). In the email saying that the submissions failed QC, the reason was for a photo using the point and shoot in the third to last submission that the camera was not suitable for Alamy and that the image was too noisy. I agree and did not expect the image to pass, but all of the other submissions, including the ones only using the DSLR, were failed. I know that one submission fails if one photo does not pass QC, but does Alamy reject all of the submissions awaiting QC if one image in one submission fail? Thank you -Tomek
  8. Hi everybody, I have got into stock photography about 8 months ago. I have joined Alamy and several other agencies since then. Even though I have made many sales on every single agency I have uploaded to, I still haven't made a single one on Allamy. I have only had 4 zooms in 8 months as well. I don't seem to understand what is the issue? Is it just really hard to sell on here or am I doing something wrong? Thanks to you all!!
  9. Hi Everyone Can anyone please take a look at my portfolio and just give me some idea where im going wrong. Ive been submitting now for 2 months and not had one single sale. I sell to other microstock sites and do ok, why I am not getting sales here. Is my portfolio just not good enough or is what I photograph more related to microstock and shall I stop wasting my time submitting here Thank you in advance - Steve
  10. Hello! So I have had several photos on Alamy for around a year now and even though all of them are on sale and optimised, I still don’t get much exposure at all and no sales. Does anyone have any tips for people like me or could help my photography get noticed? Thanks, -Dylan
  11. Hello! I just started uploading photos and want to say Hi! I'm new here and would love and appreciate any tips or feedback. I have seen experienced members critiquing new members on their portfolios to help guide them accordingly. I am wondering if someone might critique mine and be so kind to direct me on the right path. I'll start reading the forums too, but if anyone has any words of wisdom, newbie mistakes to avoid, I'd love to hear it. Thank you so much!!!, Felicia
  12. Hi Everyone Ive just joined up and really interested in making a go of it in the stock industry. I know we are all potentially competitors and I never really ask for critique on my personal photography as I find there is too many conflicting opinions out there, but as this industry is new to me and I have lots to learn, I was hoping you could look at what I have uploaded so far and let me know what you think, are my images good enough for stock, what can I do to improve. Many thanks in advance Steve
  13. Hello there, Roughly 30 minutes ago, I received an e-mail that my photos have passed through QC (this is my first time). I filled in the required title and tags for these photos and now they are marked as 'On Sale'. But when I go to my dashboard, these same photos are still marked as 'Not on Sale', neither can I find these photos on Alamy. Does Alamy need some more time to process them to put them the website and everything is fine or am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance. Robbe
  14. Hi, I'm Robbe Nagel and I'm new to this platform. I'm a student who loves to shoot with analog camera's (using film of course). I notice that this platform is naturally dominated by digital camera's but I was wondering whether or not I can sell my analog photos. Can anyone help me out here? I use a very high end photoscanner, so when it comes to quality of the image there must be no problem whatsoever.
  15. I've recently purchased a Sony A7r and am now considering lens options. My main interest is FL 35/50mm with 75mm occasionally. The Zeiss "top of the range" selection is out of my budget and I wonder what would you consider a suitable quality lens (or two) within the "more affordable" bracket. Maybe a zoom, maybe primes. I have no idea of Sony lenses and your advices would be most appreciated. Thanks Ray
  16. hola soy nuevo, subi mi primeras tres fotos y me dieron fallo y luego sin querer subi las mimas tres y ahora no me deja cambiarlo ni subir otras y no se si me bloquearon o que paso? si alguien me puede ayudar
  17. When you are preparing your DACS claim and your image has been used in both hardcover and paperback books with different ISBN numbers, do you count each as a separate use or as one use? I've been counting them as one, but I think I'm wrong. With the deadline approaching hope someone can help. Thanks!
  18. Hi all, I've joined Alamy for a while now (since late 2013) and have slowly posted slightly over 1000 photos. Have always been wanting to seek advise here but decided to do it only after I have enough photos. Really appreciate if you could take some time out and take a quick look and see where I should work on and improve further. :-D I am not quite sure if I am moving along the right track. I suspect my keywording can be improved further and maybe also my photos need some culling? My ranking also does not appear to be very high. From the forums, I gathered that it is probably a lot more important to work on the ranking than just number of photos? On keywording, when I 1st started, I tried to be as comprehensive as possible. Moving forward I am thinking perhaps I might want to keep the key-wording as direct and short as possible? As for photo quality, I am still torn between post processing or not. And if yes, how much? My argument for minimal processing is because at its original form, the client can decide how he/she wants to process the photo. However, my counter-argument is that if the photos are not visually attractive, the clients will not even look at it further? And that clients in general might prefer buying something they can use immediately? Most of my current photos have been worked on. Not sure if I should tone back or continue to submit photos processed the way I like? As for subject matter, my photos are mostly of Japan and some Singapore. For Japan for example, should I continue to post photos of places and events that are very local with little tourism potential? Or it's best to concentrate on better known cities like Tokyo, Osaka, etc. As for pseudonyms, am still trying to figure that out. But I am leaning towards having a pseudo for all photos, something akin to a holding account, and another for photos I think might have higher sales potential. For the latter, would it be better to further split into country specific or all under the same pseudo? Really, any comments, feedbacks will be most appreciated. :-D
  19. How do I upload an avatar to the forum? Can I do it via dropbox somehow? At one point I had two accounts on Alamy - one for reportage and one for commercial way back when they required me to do it that way, and I had an avatar in the forum. When Alamy later combined the two for me into my reportage (newer) account, I had to re-join the forum and haven't been able to upload an avatar. Thanks for your help!
  20. I just joined Alamy last month and have been very busy uploading images so thought it was time to stop by and say hello to everyone and try out this discussions page. Not expectantly I haven't made a sale yet but these are early days and my portfolio is still building. Any suggestions or advice on the way ahead would be appreciated. Already having a problem with this post, tried to add an image but 'My Media' only has an attachment section so help please, how do I add an image?, can't find any guidance on the searches.
  21. Hi to all, i am new to this site. Photography has been a hobby for a long time and has started to consume my life more and more recently. Now i am getting invited to places and offered money to take pictures and i am still getting use to it all. Stock is a new subject for me and I am selling in Shutterstock rather successfully for last few month. I was advised to sign up also here. I have uploaded over 300 pictures but have zero response and starting to give up hope... any advice to a newby? what am i missing? i appreciate any input thank you in advance best katie
  22. Hey, So I recently started selling my photographs on Alamy about a week or so ago. So far I have not sold anything. I was wondering if there are any tips or guidance that anyone could offer to help me out? I currently have 17 pictures for sale.
  23. Anybody has any idea what it could be? The wild plant grows in the city (park mostly), max 50cm high, usually next to the ponds...
  24. I researched this extensively but cannot be sure if this is winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum), which is native to the Narragansett, Rhode Island coastal area where I took this photograph, or purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) an invasive plant that has taken over many areas where native wildflowers grow. I've gone with Lythrum sp. to be safe, but wondering if any of you can id it? Thanks! http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-loosestrife-lythrum-sp-growing-along-the-beach-in-narragansett-rhode-104265077.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=33596076-EB7D-494C-B961-E17B1338E72A&p=94148&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d1%26qt%3dG1HK4N%26qt_raw%3dG1HK4N%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d%26cutout%3d%26tbar%3d1%26et%3d0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3d0%26loc%3d0%26imgt%3d0%26dtfr%3d%26dtto%3d%26size%3d0xFF%26archive%3d1%26groupid%3d%26pseudoid%3d%26a%3d%26cdid%3d%26cdsrt%3d%26name%3d%26qn%3d%26apalib%3d0%26apalic%3d%26lightbox%3d%26gname%3d%26gtype%3d%26xstx%3d0%26simid%3d%26saveQry%3d%26editorial%3d1%26nu%3d%26t%3d%26edoptin%3d%26customgeoip%3dUS%26cap%3d1%26cbstore%3d1%26vd%3d0 Spellcheck keeps wanting to call it Lythrum alarm!
  25. Hi: I took this photo in Rhode Island last summer. Any idea what this flower is? I can't seem to find it though it doesn't seem like anything too rare. https://www.dropbox.com/s/w1ls82zifwex12u/RI15-61559-copy-test.jpg?dl=0 Thanks for any help. Also, is there a way I can save a photo for an Avatar in my dropbox account and somehow link it to here? Thanks for any help.
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