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3 minutes ago, Richard Tadman said:

Is it me? - or has this thread completely lost it's way - and the contributors drifted off into flights of fantasy??

 

Looks like it but a lot of what went before was fantasy as well - trying to predict the future and all that. It looked to me like it was fading out as there was nothing new on the original topic since yesterday. Anyway sorry for contributing to the diversion. 

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12 minutes ago, MDM said:

 

Looks like it but a lot of what went before was fantasy as well - trying to predict the future and all that. It looked to me like it was fading out as there was nothing new on the original topic since yesterday. Anyway sorry for contributing to the diversion. 

 

20 minutes ago, Richard Tadman said:

Is it me? - or has this thread completely lost it's way - and the contributors drifted off into flights of fantasy??

 

Perhaps it's nicer to chat about movies and tv than to keep speculating and worrying about what's next for Alamy?

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1 hour ago, Richard Tadman said:

Is it me? - or has this thread completely lost it's way - and the contributors drifted off into flights of fantasy??

 

It's guaranteed any thread on the Alamy forum will lose it's way and drift off the subject 🤣

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Given the global situation, retreating into a world of fantasy sounds quite attractive.


As for favourite TV, there's one word: Farscape. If you haven't visited the Uncharted Territories, Scorpius wants to know where the hezmana you've been.

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7 hours ago, John Morrison said:

Yes, I do. Maybe it's time I was put out to pasture...

 

Just reading these posts...and drifting drifting off topic as i hear a song playing from way back on my radio......The Beatles " Across the Universe " Oh and i still like the song....

I'm out to pasture Mr. Morrison too...Moo 😁

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1 hour ago, William Caram said:

 

Just reading these posts...and drifting drifting off topic as i hear a song playing from way back on my radio......The Beatles " Across the Universe " Oh and i still like the song....

I'm out to pasture Mr. Morrison too...Moo 😁

 

 That's drifting around in my head now. A candidate for the most profound song ever written for me. Thank you from the far side of the Earth 😎

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If a thread can stay on point for more than two or three pages, that means breaking news, big time news. Those just take a few pages longer, but it will happen. That’s kind of what makes this forum family. 
I’m pretty guilty of going off-topic. 🙄

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5 hours ago, Richard Tadman said:

Is it me? - or has this thread completely lost it's way - and the contributors drifted off into flights of fantasy??

You and I both Richard,

 

Can any of you stay on the subject?  This is more frustrating than me trying to setup FileZilla.....

 

Chuck

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3 minutes ago, Chuck Nacke said:

You and I both Richard,

 

Can any of you stay on the subject?  This is more frustrating than me trying to setup FileZilla.....

 

Chuck

 

OK. Here is a summary. Alamy has been sold to PA Media Group. Nobody has any definite idea of what is going to happen. The future might be dark, bright or somewhere in between. It might be good for some people, bad for some people, indifferent for some people. It is all pure speculation and there is not much more to say until further developments occur at some unknown point in the future.

 

Meanwhile words are flowing out like endless rain ....................................................

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9 minutes ago, MDM said:

 

 That's drifting around in my head now. A candidate for the most profound song ever written for me. Thank you from the far side of the Earth 😎

 

Your welcome MDM....Glad to hear that this great song still strikes a chord with you...music and film including still photography  plays such an important role in our lives....We photographers portray our visual take on the world...and here at Alamy we are part of the collective who are wanting to have our images seen, and of course also being reasonably paid for the licence uses..

 

Well we've been told that it's business as usual with the sell off to PA Media Group....so time will tell if we as individual photographers and the whole collective prosper...Surely a diverse collection of images such as Alamy's can really find its niche in the market and win a better share of the worldwide total sales revenue?...There are a lot of photographers from all skill levels trying to make money from their images....We can only hope that the new direction of this business looks after it's suppliers ( photographers ) and gives us the incentive to keep supplying images, by not eroding our return for effort further..

 

So yes congratulations to the PA Media Group, i'm just one of the many small contributors hoping that the future will see the Alamy collection prosper along with its loyal contributors.

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11 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:

 

My cable provider has a few channels that are dedicated to showing old re-runs of those classic shows....when I have nothing better to do, I do find comfort in them.  Reminds me of the days of laying about watching those shows instead of doing school work!  Good thing I had photography to turn to when real life happened!!

 

Find comfort in them? I sure do too. In fact, after a hard day, I typically fall asleep watching Leave it to Beaver on my laptop : ) 

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Sorry Chuck, but MDM check on Youtube or Spotify for the Laibach version of Across the Universe. Gorgeous.

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21 minutes ago, Colin Woods said:

Sorry Chuck, but MDM check on Youtube or Spotify for the Laibach version of Across the Universe. Gorgeous.

 

Yeah very nice rendition too Colin ...Mmm yes Gorgeous 😀

 

OK ...back on topic

 

1 hour ago, MDM said:

The future might be dark, bright or somewhere in between.

 

So...many hedge their bets....take a walk on the wild side....and are smiling more for it....and others like me are doomed to cling to the rope behind the boat hoping i can pull myself aboard..by shooting more images that is....Ahhh you gotta laugh...all is not lost...keep shooting guys and gals...there's still sales to be made...Ahh i'm trying to lift the tone...What's that song I'm hearing...Telegraph Road...Dire Straits.....😀 Just keep shooting ....Good Day Sunshine... 

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It takes a lot of naivety to be optimistic with Alamy. The company that donated 6M to charity and cut contributors commission to finance their  US office.

At least the  other agency whose name cannot be made here, made it clear long time ago that they are just Corporate America, without hiding themselves   behind a "we're proud of doing  things differently".

 

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7 hours ago, MDM said:

 

OK. Here is a summary. Alamy has been sold to PA Media Group. Nobody has any definite idea of what is going to happen. The future might be dark, bright or somewhere in between. It might be good for some people, bad for some people, indifferent for some people. It is all pure speculation and there is not much more to say until further developments occur at some unknown point in the future.

 

Meanwhile words are flowing out like endless rain ....................................................

 

Hey, that's life on Planet Earth . . . my life.

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5 hours ago, Colin Woods said:

Sorry Chuck, but MDM check on Youtube or Spotify for the Laibach version of Across the Universe. Gorgeous.


Thanks Colin.  Will check that out. 

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5 hours ago, William Caram said:

 

Yeah very nice rendition too Colin ...Mmm yes Gorgeous 😀

 

OK ...back on topic

 

 

So...many hedge their bets....take a walk on the wild side....and are smiling more for it....and others like me are doomed to cling to the rope behind the boat hoping i can pull myself aboard..by shooting more images that is....Ahhh you gotta laugh...all is not lost...keep shooting guys and gals...there's still sales to be made...Ahh i'm trying to lift the tone...What's that song I'm hearing...Telegraph Road...Dire Straits.....😀 Just keep shooting ....Good Day Sunshine... 

 

Keep on truckin 

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1 hour ago, MDM said:

 

Keep on truckin 

 

Cheer up.

Always look on the bright side of life
If life seems jolly rotten,
There's something you've forgotten!

 

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15 hours ago, MDM said:

 

Who's a clever boy?

Serious question, I wasn't trying to be clever, just wondering if there was any conflation in anyone else's mind. There isn't in mine.Since you mentioned cinematography and photography separately I wondered what you were thinking of, especially in Psycho. It isn't clear, to me, what you mean.

 

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

Serious question, I wasn't trying to be clever, just wondering if there was any conflation in anyone else's mind. There isn't in mine.Since you mentioned cinematography and photography separately I wondered what you were thinking of, especially in Psycho. It isn't clear, to me, what you mean.

 

 

OK. I am no expert on this (my expertise is in stills photography) but I tend to think of the cinematography as the whole visual experience of a film of which the photography is a subset. So in my mind the term cinematography covers all the visuals including titles, special effects, CGI (not relevant to old movies obviously) and so on. This is a purely layman's view and I may be wrong. I have not checked it out before writing this. 

 

If that is correct, then I should not have said cinematography and photography as it was unnecessary given that the photography is already covered under the more general term cinematography. Perhaps it would have been more correct to say something like I love the cinematography, especially the photography. To me, Psycho is a particularly brilliant example of amazing use of lighting in black and white motion photography. 

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Yes. I was going to use the word "subset" myself. I would have said pretty much the same. As it's my "thing" I'd use "cinematography" in the wider sense and "photography" just for what goes on the film sensor.

I miss the stuff. Except paying for it.

I'm not interested in pulling apart what it says in the dictionary. Americans have used "director of photography"  since, what, the 50s. In the golden age it was usually just "photography" but I still somewhat prefer the older British term "lighting cameraman"- it's still widely used here, although I think it was originally a trade union term to demarcate them from the camera operator.

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13 hours ago, Chuck Nacke said:

You and I both Richard,

 

Can any of you stay on the subject?  This is more frustrating than me trying to setup FileZilla.....

 

Chuck

 

Chuck would you contact me email, about keywords suggestions. I found no way to find you, no PM here. I'm easy just search for Hodag Media. I can also discuss the change from ws_ftp to Filezilla. 😉

 

Not wanting to go off topic, I've read just about every release and news story on this, including PA and their divisions, I didn't read the politics of major stock holders and owners. The summary was enough, " a private company with 26 shareholders, most of whom are national and regional newspaper publishers ". Makes for an, apparent, perfect fit to their business group.

 

Que Sarah Sarah, whatever that means? Something about translation to English or is it just me? I'm now in wait and see mode, as the No Changes Planned, only means, they haven't arrived yet. There will be changes, but speculation isn't going to predict or change anything.

 

Officially Watching and Waiting.  popcorn.gif

 

 

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14 hours ago, Chuck Nacke said:

You and I both Richard,

 

Can any of you stay on the subject?  This is more frustrating than me trying to setup FileZilla.....

 

Chuck

It's worth the effort- it's a breeze when it's going. Never fails.

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Cheer up.

Always look on the bright side of life
If life seems jolly rotten,
There's something you've forgotten!

 

And thats to laugh and smile and dance and sing

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On 15/02/2020 at 14:25, spacecadet said:

Yes. I was going to use the word "subset" myself. I would have said pretty much the same. As it's my "thing" I'd use "cinematography" in the wider sense and "photography" just for what goes on the film sensor.

I miss the stuff. Except paying for it.

I'm not interested in pulling apart what it says in the dictionary. Americans have used "director of photography"  since, what, the 50s. In the golden age it was usually just "photography" but I still somewhat prefer the older British term "lighting cameraman"- it's still widely used here, although I think it was originally a trade union term to demarcate them from the camera operator.

 

Interesting. I have often seen the term lighting cameraman but never thought to check it out.

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