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Photography Equipment / Re: Nikon D800 and 256 GB Memory Card
« on: February 05, 2019, 05:10 »
I think a few posts got lost when the server moved.  I'm guessing the card worked in your camera?

Yes, that's true.

I was wondering what happen to all the post replies! there were like 3 more under my original question. and suddenly, nothing!

Photography Equipment / Re: Nikon D800 and 256 GB Memory Card
« on: February 05, 2019, 04:15 »
Err you are answering your own question  :o

But anyway why would you want such a large storage card?

If you lose the card or it gets damaged or corrupted you'll be really down in the dumps losing thousands of images :(

I did answer my own question as a courtesy for other photographers that might be searching for answers to the same question.

and why would I want such large card?

My camera has 35mpix and single average RAW file about 80mb. I'm shooting raw+large jpg. So that fills the card pretty quickly.

So let's say I go for a 2 weeks holiday to Asia and will do some shots there, and I won't have the option to upload or download these images, so I need to have fairly big storage to be able to shoot.

Plus if I needed to do some timelapse or videos, I would need not just one but a couple of such cards.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: help identify what's the problem???
« on: February 02, 2019, 07:57 »
Actually replying to say thanks for the kid app!
You earned me some no "peppa-pleeeeeassseeee boo hoo!!!"
 arguments! Well ....for a day or two...

How about the mobile?
The CMD key? Identifies Apple.
This bag? Is it unique design?
Sorry, not really an observer, i cannot thing of anything else...

Thank you, didn't even think about CMD key. Hope your kids will enjoy the app :)

iStockPhoto.com / Re: help identify what's the problem???
« on: February 02, 2019, 07:51 »
My guess is that steel wrist watch. Looks like a Submariner?

Could be the brand name on the watch.

hmm, you might be right. this is 1:1 crop, it's quite hard to read but perhaps still recognisable. well, live and learn.

Thank you all for your input!

iStockPhoto.com / help identify what's the problem???
« on: February 02, 2019, 06:12 »
Hello fellow microstockers.

Got this lovely note from gettyimages | ESP :

File was returned for revision on December 17, 2018
Revision Reasons

Legal: Identifiable
This file contains legible information such as names, signatures, license plates, phone numbers, identification numbers, etc. Due to concerns relating to privacy and related property rights, we cannot accept this file into the creative collection unless this information is removed, or a property release is obtained. Please remove these details and resubmit.
Retouching: Logos

Retouching required - Remove logos.

my problem is... I don't see any logos?? There was an apple logo on the MacBook which I removed, and there was a logo on the coffee cup that I removed as well.

So what's the issue here? Is Apple hardware not allowed even without logos? or is it watch?

I REALLY wish they would be a bit more specific!

MicrostockSubmitter / Re: Upload editorial image to Adobe Stock
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:49 »
You missed your chance - it was last year, and you had to have at least 300 images accepted with an overall acceptance over 50% or make more than $500 during the year.  Not sure how many activation codes they gave out but I'm sure it was quite a lot.

*, that's a shame!
Anyway, thanks for this info, good to know, maybe something like this will happen as well, so will keep my eyes open!

How did you hear about this? on this forum or FB/Instagram etc?

MicrostockSubmitter / Re: Upload editorial image to Adobe Stock
« on: January 25, 2019, 04:55 »
Hi, is there any way to upload editorial image ti Adobe Stock using Stocksubmitter?

What would be the point of that??? Adobe does NOT accept editorial. They will be rejected outright.

I made that mistake (submitting some editorial to see if they would slip through) about a year ago.  Not only did every one get rejected, but that also dropped my overall acceptance rate well below 50%, which meant I did not qualify for the free year of Lightroom/Photoshop.

In my case, I stopped doing such foolishness after only a couple hundred images. When I returned to only submitting commercial images, my acceptance rate rose over 50% again, and I got the LR/PS coupon...

Wow, I didn't know you could get free year of PS/LR just for good acceptance rate?

Please do tell more! I have subscription to Adobe CC, but it's quite expensive, and really only use PS/LR these days, so this would be a massive saving!

MicrostockSubmitter / Re: ESP key and secret
« on: January 04, 2019, 07:43 »
You cant sibmit to getty with stocksubmiter , there was problem regarding keywording  as getty is complicated and keep pushing deepmeta. What im doing ( becouse deepmeta is crahshing all the times on my laptop) is keywording in stock submiter like for all other agencies. After saving i upload on esp panel, correct keywords and submit there. Its ok if you have bach whit similar items but if you have lot of diferent things it can be pain in the ass as it take a lot of time. You dont need APIs (that is a way that developers use to access data in other apps)

The Stock submitter does seem to have a capability of editing these terms though? so in theory I could upload it with pre-corrected metadata, and THEN submit via ESP site.

And since there ARE those 2 fields in the config (Key / Secret ) it must be possible to obtain them from ESP - I just don't know how...

Without filling them in settings,  the ESP terms keywording won't work!

MicrostockSubmitter / ESP key and secret
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:25 »
I wanted to keyword properly some images for iStock, and got message about missing ESP API key / secret, I can see it needs to be inserted into the Sites settings box here:

But where do I find these values (key / secret ) on the esp site? I did look everywhere... :(

Or I shouldn't even bother with iStock and Stock Submitter, as I read the other post saying they don't accept stock submitter photos? Or I can still manually upload everything, just not submit it automatically

MicrostockSubmitter / Re: Christmas promotion for StockSubmitter
« on: January 02, 2019, 14:33 »
I've written a few blog posts about StockSubmitter, starting with this one:

The easy answer is, yes it does, but it is worth reading about the other things you can do as well. I swear by it!


Thank you Steve, will check it out!

MicrostockSubmitter / Re: Christmas promotion for StockSubmitter
« on: January 02, 2019, 09:25 »
Just a quick question re StockSubmitter,

I have came across this software today, have been using the LR > xpiks workflow to add title, desc and keywords and upload (via ftp) to the following agencies:

Adobe Stock
Getty / iStock
pond 5
Deposit Photos

That certainly help to streamline the workflow, however, even after this tedious process, there was still quite a number of steps required to submit these to agencies, like category selections, clicking on various checkboxes confirming there are no people etc, or assigning model releases etc, had to use the deep  meta for iStock, since the metadata from xpiks didn't worked very well, and for Pond 5 had to use Firezilla to upload to ftp etc... So far from perfect.

My question is this. Does your software allow multi submission to the above, without the need to open uploads on the respective sites and edit them there?

Photography Equipment / Nikon D800 and 256 GB Memory Card
« on: December 23, 2018, 14:54 »
I'm thinking of getting a new memory card ( SanDisk Extreme PRO 256 GB SDXC Memory Card Class 10 ) fro my trusty Nikon D800, however, when I look at the list of officially approved compatible memory cards,
they go only up to 128GB. 


I suspect this might be just the case of the Nikon not updating their list regularly enough,
but it would be nice to get some confirmation from people having this camera and using this memory card!

Anybody tried this combination?

Thanks for the reply @PhotoBomb

Might drop them then, not sure if they're worth the hassle!

Newbie Discussion / Pending status on 123RF for almost 2 weeks now
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:02 »
I've uploaded my first 15 images to 123RF and status is showing as Pending. It's been more than over week and a half, had contacted them about it , as I was not sure if I need to do anything on my side, to move it along across the submission process, got no answer.

Is this normal?

Newbie Discussion / Generic model release form?
« on: December 03, 2018, 06:39 »

newbie here :)

I want to upload some images with people to some stock photo agencies, already had accepted non model photos, and  my question is this:

Is it possible to create a general model release form? Let's say a family member or a good friend that doesn't mind having his picture uploaded / sold.

My 2 main concerns are fields on the Model release form (Shutterstock for example)

Date of the Shoot, and Description of the scene.

They seem to limit time and place this form can be used.

Have anybody tried to leave these blank? or write something like "Any" or "N/A"? This release forms are major PITA, so any help on this would be appreciated.

Many thanks

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