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General Stock Discussion / iStock 1099
« on: February 09, 2017, 17:22 »
I looked on other iS threads and don't see this addressed. How are we supposed to get our tax forms? My tax appt is tomorrow and I don't see any online links to download a 1099. Anyone know?

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General Stock Discussion / Photoshop in the News
« on: May 09, 2012, 21:27 »
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/strange_anomalies_in_the_famous_situation_room_photo.html

Be sure to read the reader comments for many other found issues.

You can find high-res images of the Situation Room at the link below.  I've spent quite a bit of time delving into them today, and I've found many more curious issues than even addressed in the article. 

http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2011/05/osama_bin_laden_killed_-_obama.html

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http://www.btlnews.com/crafts/camera/act-of-valor-immersive-filmmaking-with-the-canon-5d/

The movie was shot with a dSLR, with real U.S. Navy SEALs, no computer graphics, and live ammo.

At a mere 2.5 lbs. the greatest strength of the 5D was to be able to move like no camera has been ever been able to move before. The low cost of the camera also allowed the low-budget production to have multiple cameras and to replace any damaged ones as easily as going down to the local Best Buy. The downside of the camera included moir issues that had to be painted out and rolling shutter issues. Also, with the particular sensor on the camera, finding focus was very tricky. The assistants had to re-teach themselves how to pull focus. They could not lay marks down; they had to feel the distance. Hurlbut confirms that, Working with the 5D, the most important person is the focus puller.

Official trailer here:

Act Of Valor (2012) Official Trailer - HD Movie - Navy SEALS

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General Stock Discussion / Online Backup
« on: February 20, 2012, 19:57 »
OK...I'm not a techie so please be kind if you choose to reply.

I have over 350,000 images on my 3 hard drives. I have an external hard drive as a mirror back up.

For the past few years, I've been using Carbonite for extra insurance...offsite backup...and it has saved me 2 or 3 times.  But as the size of my backup increases, they have reduced my bandwidth as "punishment" so it's taking a very long time to get my files backed up now.  But it was still bearable since the bulk of my images were already backed up.

I just upgraded to a new computer and my computer guy transferred all of the data from my 3 internal hard drives to my new computer.  I then go to re-install Carbonite and it tells me that since I didn't do a system restore, they are going to delete my entire backup and then they will re-start a new backup (which will take months!)  They think I am trying to be sneaky and use them as additional external storage.

So, I am looking for a new offsite storage option.  It seems like the ones out there aren't robust enough to handle such a huge backup as I need, and then you jump up to the offsite storage for small business and it's cost prohibitive.

I would love it if I could find an offsite storage geared towards professional photographers who have a huge number of files (that are large) that can be backed up safely and doesn't break the bank. 

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General Stock Discussion / Photography Cartoon
« on: February 06, 2012, 19:30 »
My first time trying to upload an image...my apologies if I don't do this correctly.  (The preview doesn't appear to function when uploading an image.)

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General Stock Discussion / Nikon D3S Focus Issues
« on: January 17, 2012, 16:34 »
I just bought the Nikon D3S body and the was having focusing issues.  Called Nikon support and explained my problems (outlined below) and they told me to return it to seller.  I did.  Received a second body a few days ago from a different vendor.  Same problems!!!  I even took the body to our best local camera shop to try out the Nikkor 70-200mm and not only did it have focusing issues, but the AF stopped working completely after firing off a few test shots! I had to reset the camera body to factory default and start over.

I went through Ken Rockwell's custom settings item by item and reset the camera a third time.   I'm still having issues where focus isn't tack sharp, and when shooting on S mode (to control focal point) the camera keeps trying to focus on its own and fires off shots even when I haven't depressed the shutter.

I've been reading and reading forums all over and am finding all kinds of focusing issues with the D3S.  I am thinking I need to stick with my D300s as this camera simply isn't performing correctly in MY hands, anyway.

So...in reading even more just now as a last ditch effort, I saw a comment about watching out for the AF-ON button on the vertical.  I just picked up the camera as I would to shoot and I realize that the palm of my right hand has been depressing that button inadvertently!!!!!!!!  That explains A LOT!  I am a female shooter and I think maybe this body is too hefty for my hands because in order for me to have a good grip on the D3S my palm does often settle on the AF-ON button in the lower right corner of the back body.

The AF-ON Vertical button does not have an "off" feature...you can only customize it as to how you want it to work, so I think I am toast.  At this point I am either going to have to retrain myself on how to grab and grip the camera body, or else send it back. 

I'm very sad (and frustrated) because I do a lot of low light commercial shooting on the fly and the ISO range is what made me invest in the camera...if it worked as advertised (in my hands) then it SHOULD have been perfect for me. 

 >:(

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