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Rudy Umans

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  1. To differentiate themselves from kindergarten, the early pioneers in this field called them Composites or Photomontages. Not Collages (even though there is obviously a huge overlap) Hell, we still call it "cut and paste"
  2. with 5222 Panama Flag images there is a better than average chance it is allowed No guarantees. Nothing is for sure anymore in the world and especially not on SS
  3. That's right! The Original Cheesehead! Nothing like that fake Wisconsin cheesy chewing gum stuff! (Just kidding!!!! my brother lives in Williams Bay- on the other side of Lake Geneva)
  4. Yes there are rules and restrictions. There is just no guarantee that everybody abides by it and if somebody doesn't there is not much you can do about it and even if you can do something about it, the harm is already done. Besides there are a lot of goods and subjects in advertising that are not desirable for children, or anybody for that matter, but would be perfectly fine and legal such as condoms or whatever I don't think you would be happy if you drive down the road and see your niece associated with an advertisement like that. or worse than a billboard, on television or
  5. Absolutely! And maybe "disappointing " because it sure was when we got there. At least for a cheesehead like me.
  6. Maybe I didn't explain it clear enough
  7. Now if people would only use their brains as well as their cameras, they wouldn't have had any problems figuring out that Tim was talking about composites when he said collages as opposed to straight photography. Collages is a term used in the art world other than photography. Composites is a term used in the photography world, but it is all semantics really. The first "collages" in photography were made in the mid19th century by hand (obviously) by a guy named Oscar Rejlander, Shortly after that, it was made famous by Henry Robinson. Since they were done by hand, one piece of paper comb
  8. That's why I suggested to try MSG. You have a better audience there People will take you seriously when you act seriously and come up with something constructive. @Elliott Cowand Jr and I (and others) tried to help you with that despite everything, but what do we know with our meaningless ports............... All you do is piss people off with all that yelling and screaming,. The same people you need to support your cause mind you. How about that? You think that will work?
  9. I agree and there is plenty to worry about. Even with a release. A release is just to protect you legally. Nothing else
  10. That's Ok. I left for a while in 2019 and now it says I joined in 2019, but that's only for the forums obviously. He/she didn't know (if somebody asks, I was never really here.............)
  11. Ok let me help you out here a little bit First, it you accuse SS and MS in general of unfair business practices (not sure if you do or if it is all wishful thinking), you better have a solid narrative and the numbers to back that up. (it's a legal thing) Second, come up with solutions so you get what you want while the agencies still have a better than average chance to survive so contributors can survive Third, approach the major photography advocacy and associations such as ASMP, PPA, and PSA. Don't forget the ones for designers and illustrators and the international on
  12. Yes I mentioned that in my reply SS's philosophy is "don't let the door hit you in the rear tootsie" and so was IS's a number of years ago and so will be everybody else's
  13. Boycotts have been tried, unions have been tried (The last seven months and a number of times prior) Not just here on these forums, but also on MSG and social media. Everything under the sun has been tried, but as long as there are hundreds of thousands of contributors (Whatever the number is) and only a handful are here on the forums or on social media and as long as the vast majority doesn't care what the payout is ("It's just a hobby and something is better than nothing") nothing will happen and all mutinies to overthrow the crown will be in vain. If you would have paid attention since
  14. Not enough colors. Probably an 8 bit image. it can be fixed by starting over and process and save the RAW file as a 16 bit image . Going easy on the saturation slider wouldn't hurt either, but with 16 bit you would have a lot more leeway
  15. Elements doesn't? Well I think for half the price of Elements you are better of with a full featured program like Affinity Photo anyway.
  16. Lonndubh confused you with Steve. That thread Steve started is a good thread and was started before the $0.10 disaster. Either way, it is a good thread to encourage people. I think that LonnDubh doesn't know what these forums were (and should be) all about before all this recent bitching started about the obvious and what everybody already knows and realizes
  17. I did. Dec. 15: "in the toolbar on top you click on the icon that looks like a tic tac toe board."
  18. Don't worry Evgeniia. It a phase on the way to new avenues I rediscovered pinhole and vintage cameras. Do I think these shots are perfect? well I don't know, but some seem to think so. Microstock? Not even close and cold day in hell before I sell these for $0.10 or $10.00 Those pinholes are perfectly in focus, but not sharp and that would drive the AI crazy anyway 1938 Agfa Isolette. The back side of an historic theater in Miami (always go where no one wants to go) pinhole on film Everglades. Notice that the horizon is smack in the middl
  19. I couldn't agree more. I also think that shot is perfect!! (for a variety of reasons)
  20. not conflicting. I was referring to this: "Answer is: in Lightroom it's Grid View, Photoshop View>Show>Grid" (your post) I don't know about lightroom nor Elements. I don't use those
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