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#54911 an interesting day :-)

Posted by D700 Doug on 27 November 2014 - 07:23 AM

I am not sure this is the right forum area but .....

I have had an interesting 24 hours after discovering a camera shop had stolen my image of a smashed D200 and lenses and used it as advertising for their repair department on line.

Had they bought the image it probably would have cost them less than $50 
I sent an invoice for $695 last night and followed up today to ask how they would like to pay
( they had removed the image from their web page first thing this morning ) 

They did not reply so I gave the manager a call and was told rudely that they had removed the image and they had only used it for a few months anyway.

I thanked him for confirming the theft and asked how he would like to pay.

I then spoke to the accounts officer who told me my charge was unreasonable and I had to immediately send them a "Proper invoice at a reasonable price by registered post " before they would consider if they paid.

I made up a new invoice charging them $1,073 for time travel and postage.

They immediately agreed to pay me the $695 

I sent them a new invoice for $1175 for my time in making a new invoice and replying to their offer, I also got onto their head office ( Franchise owners ) and a photographers group on Face Book who bombarded the company FB page with comments about a camera store stealing photos and not respecting photographers.

The upshot was I got a very pleasant call from the General Manager  of the franchise saying they will be happy to pay  $1,200  and supply a written apology,
we agreed on that.

It was an interesting day.

If you find stolen photos it can be worthwhile following up 


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#104760 Have you found any Alamy Photographs August 2016

Posted by SShep on 18 August 2016 - 05:51 PM

Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p9, Australian shepherd dog, C4NEKH, Life on white
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p10, old road sign near Grasmere, ABBJP9, Ashley Cooper
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p10, Pavey Ark, AP0MNH, Michael Willis
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p10, Langdale, E699GM, Deeplyvibed
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p12, Thurne Mill at sunrise, DYDCD4, Loop Images Ltd
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p12, sedge cutting, AGX05M, Gary K Smith [Circular crop]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p13, otter, CNMR98, FLPA [Circular crop]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p16, Viaduct Cinc-Ponts in Mallorca, BF1C61, Matthias Scholz
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p22, walkers from Skirrid Fawr, BWR6N0, Chris Howes/Wild Places Photography
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p24, Pembrokeshire coast, EH6Y2R, Sebastian Wasek
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p32, Ribblehead Viaduct, BYBYA4, david speight
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p34, Pen-y-Ghent, E7W4A8, Mark Sunderland
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p34, Semer Water, EBFMR7, darryl gill
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p35, High Force, F3H2JF, David Forster
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p37, Wild Boar Fell, CP81FC, Stan Pritchard
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p43, Windermere from Orrest Head, ED6FDM, Stewart Smith
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p47, St Bega's church in Bassenthwaite, C4RX8W, Bailey-Cooper Photography [Circular crop]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p47, St Edmund Way waymark, E3XH2M, travelib [Circular crop]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p50, sunrise in Chilterns, AP6N64, Ernie Janes [Flipped L-R]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p50, Roald Dahl, CWA96N, Everett Collection Historical [cropped]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p51, The Quiraing, B82KRK, Steve Hargreaves
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p51, Angling Spring Wood in Chilterns, credited to CW Images / Alamy but I can't find it
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p51, Tenby, D8J457, CW Images
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p54, Largo Law in Fife, F1TN8X, Porridge Picture Library
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p54, Edward Whymper, BJW8XB, The Print Collector [Cropped]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p54, North Berwick Law, DDPETR, Howard Walker
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p55, Mount ST Helens, BMBEYY, Terry Donnelly
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p55, West Lomond, AHKM58, David Robertson [Cropped]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p56, Benarty Hill, BXGDX0, Phil Seale
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p56, Mount Teide on Tenerife, B2D0CT, World Pictures
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p56, Dumglow Hill, CFRJAN, Porridge Picture Library
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p57, Chimborazo, CNXHPJ, blickwinkel
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p57, Traprain Law, C06WT5, Linda Jones [Cropped]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p62, Ashford Hangers near Petersfield, CXGNW8, Duncan Vere Green
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p63, Duke of Burgundy butterfly, F4NJH2, Oliver Smart
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p63, Twistleton Scars, CMPPEF, robertharding
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p63, Pyg Zawn arch in Cornwall, DAXM50, Nick Cockman
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p64, zig-zag path at Selborne, BN44BR, Peter Noyce GBR
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p64, beech hanger, CX9HH5, RichardThomasPhotography
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p65, Jane Austen, C1A3MB, GL Archive [Circular crop]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p66, Stowe, ARDA2D, Bildarchiv Monheim GmbH
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p66, Chatsworth, EXX544, Matthew Taylor [Cropped]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p67, lake and parkland at Bowood House, EYJYNE, Anna Stowe Botanica
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p67, Capability Brown, B3KHJ6, Pictorial Press Ltd
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p67, Hampton Court, D94HHW, Greg Balfour Evans
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p70, Carrick-a-Rede in Co Antrim, E6KHJC, scenicireland.com / Christopher Hill Photographic
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p70, Bushmills whiskey, BYHFG3, Barry Mason [Circular crop]
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p70, Bushmills Distillery, B9CMM9, Ian Dagnall
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p71, Giant's Causeway, F24J0G, Brian Jannsen
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p72, The Gobbins in Co Antrim, FA8NX8, The National Trust Photolibrary
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p72, Carrick-a-Rede in Co Antrim, EMBX63, scenicireland.com / Christopher Hill Photographic
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p74, The Organ at Giant's Causeway, BGMG37, Jeremy Pembrey
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p76, Roseberry Topping, D1PFK2, : : David Taylor Photography : :
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p79, The Roaches in Staffordshire, BXPAW0, Ed Rhodes
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p91, Wharram Percy, F5F7F7, Mike Kipling Photography
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p105, landscape near Clipsham in Rutland, AJN3G5, Brian Lawrence
Sept 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p119, The Cobbler, AF3GHP, Peter Darch
 


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#82687 Have you found any Alamy images December 2015

Posted by SShep on 10 December 2015 - 06:33 PM

Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p3, Buttermere, ER2656, Craig Joiner Photography
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p4, Wastwater, BY59RE, keith taylor
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p4, Herdwick sheep, BB2EG8, Jack Hobhouse
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p8, Hadrian's Wall, BWCJNE, Rod McLean
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p8, Sycamore Gap, C4FG0A,  : : David Taylor Photography : :
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p12, Hasty Bank on Cleveland Way, BEBW7P, Mike Kipling Photography
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p12, red grouse, CRC1RW, StockStill
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p14, Ribblehead Viaduct, CXDY4P, robertharding
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p14, Pennine Way sign, E82CA5, CandyAppleRed Signimage
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p18, Mt Tryfan and the Ogwen Valley, BWB1AK, James Osmond
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p18, Dolwyddelan Castle, BHK8MA, Alan Novelli
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p24, St David's Head, BG7YHA, BANANA PANCAKE
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p24, puffin, B36D1J, The Photolibrary Wales
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p30, Loch Lomond, DGXME3, Rod McLean
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p30, Highland cow, CXCM0Y, UK City Images
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p32, Glen Dee, BEA1R0, Nature Photographers Ltd
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p32, ptarmigan, CWD1TY, David Chapman
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p36, Great Ridge in Peak District, BTMFYF, Alan Novelli
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p36, Monsal Dale, C4W5T8, richard wheeler
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p40, Herringfleet Windmill in Suffolk, CET1BN, Loop Images Ltd
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p40, great crested grebe, EHC6EY, KEVIN ELSBY
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p44, view from Pen y Fan, BGYK99, James Osmond
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p44, Sgwd-Yr-Eira waterfall, BMKT3A, JLImages
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p48, Beachy Head, C7C5RR, BANANA PANCAKE
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p48, Devil's Dyke, BMG98G, estock
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p52, Exmoor, DM2670, David Noton Photography
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p52, Exmoor ponies, BJA829, David Bagnall
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p56, Bowerman's Nose, AHP0KJ, Thomas Dobner - Dartmoor Collection
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p56, Hound Tor, C7C68T, BANANA PANCAKE
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p60, New Forest pony, A01GRG, dbphots
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walking Pages supplement], p60, red deer in New Forest, B4DGNH, Craig Churchill [Flipped L-R]

 

OK - that's it - I'm off for a beer!

Steve


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#28225 Alamy 'Giveaway' Helps Mail Shareholders

Posted by ManWay on 05 February 2014 - 11:17 AM

    Daily Mail shares at 13-year high after jump in online revenue

The publisher of Britain's Daily Mail tabloid and leading news website MailOnline posted a 6 percent increase in first-quarter revenue on Wednesday, boosted by a jump in online advertising  

 

C'mon Alamy - enough is enough. Start charging a fair price for images. I would think that there are few photographers who could boast a 6% increase in first quarter revenue? How does the mail manage this? Ever cheaper images I would suggest is part of the equation.

 

regards

 

Richard Wayman


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#121409 Proof- “Supertags” are not working properly - in fact they make image positio...

Posted by Doc on 17 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

Like many on the forum I have been looking at how the new IM and search engine is working.

 

I took 10 of my images which had been recently uploaded, and only keyworded in the new IM system, ie. No “legacy images”.

 

I used “real world searches” rather than bhz, and looked to see where each image figured in a search for which each image had a tag or supertag specifically for that search. (They were all also searches which figure in “All of Alamy” for the previous year)

 

Having recorded their position, I then looked at their tags for that search term. If it was a “supertag”, I changed it to a “tag”, and if it was a “tag”, I changed it to a “supertag”.

 

Having allowed the database to take this all into account, I then repeated the search for the images and recorded their new positions. I made no changes to captions.

 

One would think that changing a tag to a supertag and repeating the search would result in a higher position, and changing a supertag to a tag; a lower one. In fact the opposite was true.

 

Summary of findings:

 

1.       Of the six images which had a tag changed to a supertag, 2 had no change in their position whatever, and the other 4 all went down in searches, one from p4 to out of the top 15 pages (GOK where it ended up!)

 

2.       Of the 4 images which had a supertag changed to a tag, all 4 images improved their search position. One image went up from page 9 to page 1.

 

My conclusion is that supertags are not working – either they are not being registered properly by the new IM, or not being picked up by the new Search engine.

 

This probably explains why the captions seems so important – lets say, arbitrarily, that Alamy allocated an importance in the searches of  “3” to supertags (like the old Esskeys), “2” to the caption (maybe to thwart spammers), and “1” to tags. Then look what happens if the supertags are not working – the Captions become much more important.

 

In another test, the more supertags which were demoted to tags, the higher the subsequent position of the image resulted

 

Interestingly the old Esskeys on legacy images seem to have transferred across to the new system OK and are being picked up properly (I think!)

 

For info, all searches were done in the “Relevant” tab, RF and RM images, and all images used were newly uploaded and freshly keyworded using the new IM system.

 

If anyone wants to see the exact details of the images, searches and results found please contact me and I will let you have them!

 

I am sending this to CR for their comments – I presume they are already aware of this and hopefully they are working on it!

 

Kumar (the Doc one)


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#82686 Have you found any Alamy images December 2015

Posted by SShep on 10 December 2015 - 06:32 PM

Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p3, Yosemite, BWR7A4, Prisma Bildagentur AG
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p4, Bill Bryson, AH2M8X, Jack Sullivan
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p4, Ray Mears, BRT591, Allstar Picture Library
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p5, Julia Bradbury, EKTPT4, EDB Image Archive
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p5, Kate Humble, CR6FH4, Jeff Morgan 15
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p5, Clare Balding, CN09B4, Paul Harness
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p6, Aurora Borealis in Yukon, CFCYE3, All Canada Photos
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p6, Machu Picchu, A6N5M2, David Noton Photography
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p6, Everest base camp, C8HBN4, National Geographic Image Collection
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p7, sun behind Mt. Everest from Kala Pattar, CMRA1F, isifa Image Service s.r.o.
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p7, Grand Canyon from South Kaibab Trail, CX8MM1, Oleksandr Buzko
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p7, Arno at sunset, DFR847, AGF Srl [Cropped]
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p7, Mont Blanc, APBAAD, Gareth McCormack [Cropped. Credited to LOOK Die Bildagentur der Fotografen GmbH /Alamy]
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p8, Mont Kilimanjaro, C6RA2Y, AfriPics.com
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p8, climbers walking on glacier, F2H9T0, Anze Bizjan [Flipped L-R]
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p8, Matterhorn, BXWK66, Funky Stock - Paul Williams
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p11, walking in Austria credited to Radius Images/Alamy but I can't find it, or Radius Images.
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p12, woman hiking in Dolomites, D13BFY, Westend61 GmbH
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p13, twilight over Zermatt, C48656, Brian Jannsen
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p13, Jungfraujoch railway, AT714R, funkyfood London - Paul Williams
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p14, Banff National Park, APKBRJ, John E Marriott
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p15, River Aveyron, A0YDCP, robertharding
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p17, Urriellu Peak in Picos de Europa, DEWD8P, age fotostock
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p17, Denali, ACNKCY, Design Pics Inc
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p19, walking in Black Forest, BE4M50, imageBROKER [Cropped]
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p19, Lofoten Islands, CNW4KE, Richard Burdon
Jan 2016 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Walk the World supplement], p19, trekking in Nepal, BY1J1E, John Warburton-Lee Photography [Cropped]
 


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#64201 Contributor contracts - changes

Posted by DavidLyons on 15 March 2015 - 03:22 AM

 

Well - I am still hoping for a re-wording, it EPUK's legal minds are able to "misinterpret" Alamys meanings, then a court of law could to ......shame cos I could have sent a lot of news in the past couple of days.....

 

I think the outcome of this is that a number of professional contributors will leave and (until this all blows over) Alamy with will be left with mainly mediocre offerings.....

 

All that is needed is a form of words which are not able to be mis-interpreted... 

 

I was told by Member Services on Friday that the contract was not going to be amended. So the options are accept the new contract or leave.

 

What this means is many more serious experienced photographers will probably remain on Alamy but direct their best work to competing agencies.  Their rejects from those agencies will then be uploaded to Alamy further damaging the competitive quality level on Alamy as perceived by their clients.  

 

Is that what Alamy really wants?

 

Do they really care that little about experienced contributors who are seriously committed to successful commercial stock photography?

 

Overall, maybe it is time Alamy sat back and thought things through more intelligently.  People who maybe a few years ago were seduced by "disruptive" now see it for what it really means  -  market destructive and short term.  And ultimately self-destructive?  There is more to life and more to honest business than what the legal eagles and technical accountants tell us.

 

Priorities???  Sometimes you really can't have your cake AND eat it.  If you have a goose that lays the golden eggs then don't treat it like a turkey.  Rights erosion, arcane and disadvantaged subscription deals and fees dwindling toward vanishing point will eventually kill any agency never mind individual photographers.  

 

Before many of your contributors become charity cases themselves show us that you really DO care.  Show us some INCLUSIVE solutions with regard to fees, licensing models and infringement. Because that is what viable photographers are really looking for today.   Agencies who offer that will have the best photography which will command the best fees.  It's not complicated. It's that simple.  If Alamy don't have the people who can implement this then buy them in. Spend the money on THEM  -  not on the lawyers and accounts wranglers. The disruptive advantage of tech-based crowd-sourcing is nowhere near as monopolized or productive as it once was.  If the old path is becoming tortuously bent and suffocatingly entangled then there is no shame in cutting a clean swathe. 

 

It is really not surprising that photographers will prefer to send their pics to the agencies who can prove their duty of care and financial respect for their photographers.

 

I rarely post on this forum any more.  Since I joined Alamy I have grossed well over $300,000 through them.  So I have a serious vested interest in Alamy not failing.  In the last 12 months I have only uploaded 41 pictures here.  I work / have worked with several professional agencies.  I am sitting on 1000+ new pics from Russia, Finland, Turkey, France and Spain  -  travel, editorial and specialist subjects  -   currently trying to decide where to send them.  I KNOW Alamy can sell these more "efficiently" than some of the other agencies.  But can they get a sensible fee?  Can their licensing models protect my rights?  Can they treat me as a valued partner?  For me these are very serious questions.

 

I need some comfort here.  Not just in words but in practice.  I have no desire for Alamy to fall apart.  Perhaps divisive contract changes should be shelved in favour of a clear, positive, inclusive rebirth.  It's a decisive, perhaps a defining moment.  A recognition of maturity.


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#39313 Have you found any Alamy photographs June 2014

Posted by SShep on 14 June 2014 - 07:10 PM

14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Magazine], p61, silver nail polish, C8WJ1W, Lara Jane Thorpe [Cutout, cropped & rot 180 deg. Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Magazine], p83, corkscrew willow, ABH2X2, David J. Green [Cutout & cropped. Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Magazine], p83, picture of beetroot credited to Alamy that I can't find
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Review section], p9, capture of Baghdad in 1258, BFWPHH, The Art Archive [Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Travel section], p3, beach huts at Vouliagmeni in Greece, CR1MCG, MAISANT Ludovic / hemis.fr [Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Travel section], p4, Izmir in Turkey, DD5NTB, Martin Siepmann [Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Travel section], p4, Ataturk Mausoleum in Ankara, BNHDGF, Prisma/Raga Jose Fuste [Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Travel section], p9, rustic restaurant in Turkey, D7RXXW, Rawdon Wyatt [Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Travel section], p10, Plaka District of Athens at night, AA24CE, Ian Dagnall [Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Travel section], p16, Kabak Bay in Turkey, DAXXFC, Hackenberg-Photo-Cologne [Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p8, red squirrel on IOW, C0W9XD, Richard Parker Nature Photography
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p13, fallow deer in New Forest, BF25XC, Les Gibbon
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p15, New Forest ponies, BRDNYK, Dan Tucker Photography
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p15, cream tea, B40C6H, Noel Yates
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p16, Bridport West Bay, C7TGAN, Rolf Richardson
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p17, woman cyclist in Dorset, AFDK4P, David Noton
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p18, Bridport West Bay harbour, CXYRG5, ICP [Credit to incamerastock/Alamy]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p18, Durdle Door, BK9RBD, Ingolf Pompe [Credit to Look-Foto.De/Alamy]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p19, children cycling with dog, CFKWCC, Daniel Rushall
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p22, Corfe Castle, DYDE4F, Mark Bauer/LOOP IMAGES
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p22, Bournemouth Oceanarium, BNDN05, Glyn Thomas Photography
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p23, aerial view of Old Harry rocks, A2XCAM, Jinny Goodman
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p25, cycling on Isle of Purbeck, A5J08A, Seb Rogers
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p28, Bradford on Avon, DFG2F8, Joana Kruse
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p29, Lower Slaughter, C4MRFH, Tim Graham
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p29, Cotswold Water Park, AJ67PF, Images of Birmingham
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p30, Cotswold Water Park, B0R6E4, Anna Stowe
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p30, fish & chips sign in Milan, S01JEP, spironetti/Stockimo
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p36, River Cottage Canteen and Deli in Plymouth, CRNXNB, Nick Maslen
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p36, Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth, BYYFCG, Marc Hill
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p37, Ilfracombe, D6PN1A, Miles Ertman
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p38, River Exe at dusk, AMW526, Nigel Hicks
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p38, gate in Exe valley, D1FBPE, Jeremy Lightfoot
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p39, Exe Trail sign, DED6P7, Washington Imaging
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p39, Powderham Castle, DW4WN7, Arco / J. Kruse
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p47, Sherwood Forest, AEDN5Y, Michael Pearcy
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p49, Charnwood Forest, BCY558, Tracey Whitefoot
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p50, Sence Valley Park in Leicestershire, AJB6EH, Robert Morris
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p51, mountain bikers in Peak District, BP4DMT, John Coefield
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p52, mountain bikers in Peak District, BYHF1G, Seb Rogers
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p53, railway gradient sign, BP5H4F, Vincent Lowe
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p56, mountain biker in Gisburn Forest, DB8TAP, steve harling
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p56, Barnoldswick, C787TG, SBP [Cropped]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p56, Pendle Hill, CWFRBF, John Davidson Photos
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p56, Rufford Hall, BE7H9C, George Hopkins
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p57, twisted tree, B888XF, 80eight Photography & Design
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p58, Coniston Water, BKX2PD, Clearview
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p58, Herdwick lamb, BP02RX, catherine lucas
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p59, Coniston Brewery beer, DYXX8F, Jeffrey Pickthall
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p59, cyclists in Grizedale Forest, A30B0H, Dave Willis
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p63, Lake District Electric Bicycle, C5CHF7, Shoosmith Bowness Bay Collection
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p63, Bluebird Cafe in Coniston, DH9EK7, Rick Strange
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p64, oilseed rape, DYJRNN, Washington Imaging
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p66, making fire on bushcraft course, AYANER, Benjamin Stansall
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p67, mountain biking in Hamsterley Forest, AE5MA9, Mike Kipling Photography
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p67, Durham cathedral, CPFGWW, travellinglight
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p68, Tanfield Railway in County Durham, DHDD75, Roger Bamber
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p69, Lincoln Castle, C6981D, Shawn Hempel
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p72, bike & poppies, A0EJ0J, John Robertson
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p76, Lake Gormire, BCE3XJ, Mike Kipling Photography
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p77, Robin Hood's Bay, A4BBB2, Jim Nicholson
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p78, Finchingfield in Essex, DGXF6D, Greg Balfour Evans
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p79, Dunwich Dynamo bike race, BCK2RC, 67photo
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p80, Gruffalo in Thorndon Country Park, CP7298, Gordon Scammell
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p81, punt in Canterbury, B5PJY4, Peter de Clercq
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p83, Bedgebury Pinetum, AB1H34, travelib environment
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p87, St Huberts at Idsworth on South Downs, D7GWHA, Photovision town-country
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p88, otter, DH0EKH, Clement Philippe
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p89, South Downs, BAY5TG, Chris Warren
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p90, girl with ice cream at Brighton, AJ48WE, Martin Holtkamp
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p90, Brighton, CN9N4X, National Motor Museum [Credited to MPL/Alamy]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p93, cyclist at night, BPCK5T, Tony Watson
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p93, sheep at night, S0187N, mrbirkett / Stockimo [Cropped]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian [Cycling supplement], p98, Camp Here sign, E0485N, Ian Lamond
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian, p13, statins, C0W49N, Kumar Sriskandan [Cropped. Alamy credit only]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian, p17, sex education, A0XGJK, Florian Kopp [Credited to Imagebroker/Alamy]
14/06/2014, UK, Guardian, p17, early Miele advert, CPN5MT, INTERFOTO / History [Alamy credit only]


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#112730 Have you found any Alamy photos December 2016

Posted by SShep on 08 December 2016 - 09:19 PM

Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Would you walk here?], p7, Tianmen walkway, GGMC7W, epa european pressphoto agency b.v.
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Would you walk here?], p7, Machu Picchu, A03GPG, Kuttig - Travel - 2
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Would you walk here?], p10, Angel's Landing in Arizona, E6479R, David Wall
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Would you walk here?], p14, Tsingy-de-Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar, ER5PD2, LOOK Die Bildagentur der Fotografen GmbH
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Would you walk here?], p19, Krafla in Iceland, F4K53G, Gareth McCormack
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Would you walk here?], p21, Franz Josef glacier, credited to Aurora photos/Alamy but I can't find it
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Would you walk here?], p23, The Maze in Utah, EB2RPW, National Geographic Creative

Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p3, Thames Path at Lechlade, E1C9FG, Stephen Dorey - Gloucestershire
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p4, Malham Cove, C3DEYX, steven gillis hd9 imaging
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p5, Pen-y-Ghent, BCWYPW, Christina Bollen
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p7, Pennine Way sign, E82CA5, CandyAppleRed Signimage
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p8, Chanctonbury Ring, DWP0E5, Steve Speller
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p9, Seven Sisters, BWD2C7, nobleIMAGES
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p11, St Mary's Loch, BAPH73, Dmitry Guskov
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p12, Llyn Clywedog Reservoir, B3MBHH, Martyn Osman
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p13, Glyndwr's Way, AXJ3Y5, The Photolibrary Wales
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p13 & p14, Glyndwr's Way sign, CYKD4R, David Angel
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p15, Houses of Parliament, C0WRJ2, Helen Dixon
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p18, Hasty Bank on Cleveland Way, BEBW7P, Mike Kipling Photography
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p19, Hasty Bank on Cleveland Way, BDXMW6, Mike Kipling Photography
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p19, Staithes, E3C0DN, Richard Burdon [Incorrectly captioned in mag as Robin Hood's Bay]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p20, Glen Coe, CF660D, Loop Images Ltd
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p21, Beinn Dorain, AJ59W4, John McKenna
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p21, Buachaille Etive Mor, BD0Y8E, John Potter [Cropped]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p24, walkers on Cotswold Way, ATE8NJ, Adrian Sherratt
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p25, Coaley Peak in the Cotswolds, EWKJPA, James Osmond
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p25, Winchcombe in the Cotswolds, A0M4XE, Wayne Linden
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p27, Langdale Pikes, B4GH0R, incamerastock
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p27, Cat Bells & Derwent Water, CF0M0B, Dominic Jones
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p28, Hergest Ridge, E5E70C, Pete MacKenzie
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p28, Offa's Dyke Path in Wye Valley, CYBXY6, A ROOM WITH VIEWS
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p29, Hay Bluff, C8XDKX, Christina Bollen
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p32, start of Yorkshire Wolds Way, G27R4P, Jon Sparks
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p33, Thixendale, ABPHA1, Alan Curtis
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p33, South Heights near Thixendale, BCE49N, Mike Kipling Photography
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p35, Devil's Kneading Trough on North Downs, C5CBKK, Tony Watson
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p35, North Downs near Dorking, BC2GE3, Peter Lane [Credited to Tony Watson/Alamy]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p37, Burnham Overy beach, BY6MW6, Chris Herring
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p37, Castle Acre, BCWX45, adarch
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p38, South West Coast Path near Boscastle, BM5YR3, David Lichtneker
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p38, Durdle Door, DGKKN8, Loop Images Ltd
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p39, SW Coast Path sign, CENKW8, Jonathon Short
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p43, Urquhart Castle, C7332N, Ian Dagnall
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p43, Caledonian Canal, C5XTG, John Peter Photography
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p45, Uffington White Horse, A8A0TD, Neil McAllister
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p47, Hadrian's Wall, DYDC23, Loop Images Ltd
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p48, Pembrokeshire coast, FYGA7P, Drew Buckley
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p48, St Govan's Head, CXGE01, A ROOM WITH VIEWS
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p49, Solva harbour, EX01PR, joan gravell
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p51, Parrog Newport, CW38J4, CW Images
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p52, Rhossili beach, D3DTAP, Jeff Tucker
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p52, Lleyn Peninsula, D410MG, eli pascall-willis
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p53, Twr Mawr lighthouse, DPFEMT, Drew Buckley
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking [Long-Distance Paths supplement], p53, Wales Coast Path, credited to Graham Bell/Alamy but I can't find it
 


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#100264 No Sales. What can be the issue?

Posted by arterra on 23 June 2016 - 10:43 AM

If you took the time to reread your own captions and keywords, you'd know what the main issue is   :mellow:

Here's your problem:

people-working-at-florence-italy-fy28tm.people-working-at-florence-italy-fy28r6.
Caption: People working at Florence, Italy. "Working" ... ??? :huh:

tuscany-trekking-offers-beautiful-landsc
Caption: Tuscany trekking offers beautiful landscapes near the Chianti area, Italy. :huh:
Keywords:background, beautiful, beauty, chianti, europe, excursion, forest, green, hiking, holiday, italy, landscape, mountain, national, natural, nature, park, plants, sport, tourism, travel,trees, trekking, tuscany, wallpaper, wild

tuscany-cellar-typical-of-the-chianti-ar
Caption: Tuscany cellar typical of the Chianti area near Florence. Italy.
Keywords: alcohol, background, barrel, bottle, brown, business, castle, cellar, chianti, color, container, culture, drink, europe, field, food, indoors, industry, italy, medieval, oak, old,process, region, room, rustic, storage, tuscany, vineyard, wine, winery, wood

How about adding "bottles" :mellow:

florence-is-one-the-most-world-visited-c
Caption: Florence is one the most world visited city which has millions of tourists every year. Italy.
Keywords: architecture, basilica, beautiful, building, cathedral, catholic, church, city, cityscape, cupola, dome, duomo, europe, famous, fiore, firenze, florence, historic, italian, italy,landmark, maria, medieval, old, people, renaissance, santa, tourism, tourist, tower, travel, tuscany, urban, view

How about adding the keyword "horse"? :mellow:

tuscany-tools-used-for-years-in-agronomy
Caption: Tuscany tools used for years in agronomy to process and produce meal until the last century. Italy.
Keywords: agriculture, agronomy, background, beautiful, carrying, century, chianti, countryside, environment, europe, farm, field, grape, green, hill, italian, italy, land, landscape, last,lifestyle, machine, nature, plant, rural, scene, tool, tractor, tractors, transport, travel, tuscany, vineyard, wine, winery

How about adding "wheelbarrow", "barrow"? :mellow:

david-statue-placed-on-the-famous-piazza
Caption: David statue placed on the famous Piazzale Michelangelo. Florence, Italy.
Keywords: ancient, architecture, art, building, city, cityscape, culture, david, europe, famous, florence, historic, history, italian, italy, landmark, landscape, medici, michelangelo, piazzale,renaissance, sky, statue, tourism, travel, tuscany, urban, view

How about adding "campervan", "camper van", "motorhome", "traveling", "travelling", ..... :mellow:

Do you actually do the trouble to READ what you copied? :wacko: Totally irrelevant keywords do more harm than good. Describe in the caption exactly what you see in the picture. Remember that captions are also searchable.
Landmarks which have been captured already thousands of times CAN sell ....... IF you have a splendid ranking. In other words, when your images land on the first few pages of search results. And if it appears within the first three pages, is it at least as good as the competition?
You have several pictures of flowers. Some, very common and easily recognizable. You didn't do any trouble at all to mention their common names / Latin names. How on earth do you expect to sell those if they aren't searchable? :blink:
Captions and keywords have been done quickly, sloppy and without any thought!

I'll leave the remarks on composition, exposure, etc. to others. Sorry!

Cheers,
Philippe


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#98139 I am confused: over 600 pics and no sales at all

Posted by arterra on 30 May 2016 - 07:11 AM

Put simply, the impact of digital technology and Microstock has decimated the value of much published imagery in recent years. However, I'm blowed if I'm going to drill more holes in the bottom of the stricken stock photography ship by subscribing to the view that it doesn't matter if you go micro and sell images for a few cents as long as you get loads of sales.

I think it does matter because selling photos for cents accelerates the perceived devaluation of the photographer's skill, as well as the ability to invest in time and equipment. The time seems not too far away when there will be no professional photographers to undertake politically and practically challenging projects, because the images they sell no longer command enough income to fund them. In a similar way there will be no professional investigative journalists to hold politicians and all-powerful business to account, because quality newspapers are dying and nobody is prepared to pay for real journalism when the internet makes everything apparently 'free'.

I don't think it is a brave new world we are entering and I want to resist the transition as best I can. I learned how to be a stock photographer on microstock, but I now regret being part of the beast I participated in creating. I still have an archive of images on microstock, but I will not feed that beast by giving it more fodder. I'm a small voice, but I will not subscribe to defeat.


Very well said!

Personally, with the massive drop in prices - thanks to those microstockers - I don't travel overseas anymore, I don't bother to do time consuming projects anymore (like sitting days on end in a tiny hide waiting for a rare animal to appear).

I used to shoot for an editor of childrens' magazines. Was well paid till microstock popped up and then the sales stopped because they paid $1 per image instead of $100. I dropped my prices by 50% but while I used to have lots of sales per month, I only got a few per year, only for local subjects they didn't find on microstock sites. Last I've heard from them, they offered me $15 for a shot of a newborn elephant in the Antwerp zoo. I kindly told them to buy a camera and shoot it themselves, because $15 doesn't even pay for the entrance fee........

The photography job isn't respected anymore since microstock appeared. That editors don't bother to credit pictures with the photographers' names speaks volumes.

B.t.w. quite funny that people who support microstock - thus support ruining the photography business - now come here ......... and complain they don't have any decent sales. Yeah well, like kids who break their toys first and then wonder why it ...... :rolleyes:

Cheers,
Philippe


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#88768 A Couple of Tips

Posted by Ed Rooney on 11 February 2016 - 04:54 PM

Just thought I would share two things I learned along the way as a travel photographer and a general stock contributor. 

 

The first tip I got from an airline client of mine: "We prefer to use images that show sunshine and blue skies instead of those lovely twilight/night shots . . . because we want to send a subliminal message that the weather will be fair at this location." 

 

The second tip I got from the head of a stock agency: "Always watch TV commercials and take notes. The situations and the approaches you see can be useful when you're looking for stock photo images." 

 

If you are already aware of these things, great . . . some of you may not be.  :ph34r:

 

Edo


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#83660 A big THANK YOU to all "Have you found any Alamy images..." contributors

Posted by Archer769 on 23 December 2015 - 06:01 AM

Beeing not very activ anymore over the last couple of years, neither in taking pictures nor contributing lots to Alamy or participating in the Forum, I one in a while check in to see whether one of my sold pictures (yes, still selling :P) was found ...

 

And I wanted just to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you that take the time and effort to look for ALAMY Pictures in the various publications and on the web and then post them here :D. I have searched a coupe time myself and know it's time consuming. The more I appreciate all the work some of you put into this for the rest of us. THANK YOU.

 

And now I wish all of you a Merry Chistmas and a Happy New Year and health, luck and sucess  :)

 

Regards,

JH

 

 


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#35438 Have you found any alamy images April 2014

Posted by Jill Morgan on 24 April 2014 - 02:49 AM

 

Hi, 

 

I recently received a coffee table book as a gift that has many pictures from Alamy photographers in it.  The book is entitled "Off the Tourist Trail: 1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives" and published by Dorling Kindersley. 

 

Here's the link to Google Books: 

http://books.google....epage&q&f=false

 

If you scroll to page 336 in the preview pages, you'll see the Alamy photographers listed there.  You'll want to increase the magnification: the font is tiny!

 

Thanks for pointing this out Felix. I see many blurry Alamy Images listed in the credits. I can only make out that the back cover is Alamy Images: Blaine Harrington lll. 

 

 

Here is the list from the book. They are all alphabetical, so happy hunting:

 

Alamy Images: AEP 110cr; Arco Images GmbH/B. Boensch 143br;
Arco Images GmbH/R.Kiedrowski 60bl; ArkReligion.com 119bc;
Peter Barritt 300bl; Mark Bassett 277br; Bildarchiv Monheim
GmbH/Achim Bednorz 316bc; Jeffrey Blackler 274bc; blickwinkel/
Lohmann 168bl; blickwinkel/McPhoto/zad 196tr; Anders
Blomqvist 106bc; Tibor Bognar 38tr, 100cr, 293cr; G P Bowater
110bl; brianlatino 34tl; Lorenz Britt 115tl; Richard Broadwell 168cr;
Claire Broomfield 198cr; Sean Burke 15bc; Buzz Pictures 236–7t;
Felix Choo 16tl; TS Corrigan 90tr; Gary Crabbe 310cl; Chris A
Crumley 186–7b; CuboImages srl/Bluered 73bc; CuboImages srl/
Claudio Penna 72–3t; CuboImages srl/Federico Meneghetti 274tr;
CuboImages srl/Ghigo Roli 137br; Tim Cuff 187bc; Danita
Delimont/ Janis Miglavs 304bl; Danita Delimont./Charles Crust
74bc; Danita Delimont./John And Lisa Merrill 267tc; Danita
Delimont/ Cindy Miller Hopkins 101bl, 280–1b; Danita Delimont/
Kenneth Garrett 12–3t; Danita Delimont/Russell Gordon 313tr;
Dattatreya 244bc; David Noton Photography 219bc, 284tr, 306bc;
dbimages 13tc; dbimages/Allen Brown 61bc; dbimages/Derek
Brown 310tr; DC Premiumstock 92bc; Reinhard Dirscherl 228bc;
Eagle Visions Photography/Craig Lovell 35tc; Zeno Elea 176–7b;
Sindre Ellingsen 286cr; eMotionQuest 277c; Extreme Sports Photo
215tl; Michele Falzone 33bc, 33br; FLPA 168–9b; Ian Francis 254bc;
Michael Freeman 11br; Robert Fried 144br, 275tl; Johan Furusjö
135tc; Gareth McCormack Photography 238tl; angelo giampiccolo
194br; Artur Gora 166–7b; Tim Graham 149bc; Alex Griffiths 25br;
guichaoua 173cb; Nick Hanna 285cla; Blaine Harrington III 48–9,
53tr, 114clb, 233bl, 326–335t; Martin Harvey 113c; Hemis/Jean Du
Boisberranger 113br; Skye Hohmann 167bc; Andrew Holt 28–9b;
Jeremy Horner 83bc; Peter Horree 281bc; D. Hurst 24tr; icpix_can
68–9t; imagebroker/Fabian von Poser 10–1b, 11bc; imagebroker/
Florian Kopp 32–3t; Images of Africa Photobank/David Keith
Jones 194bc; Images&Stories 160t; Imagestate Media Partners
Limited – Impact Photos/Mike McQueen 58cr; INSADCO
Photography/McPHOTO /ZAG 155bc; Rainer Jahns 24t; Michael
Jenner 246tc; Andre Jenny 86–7t, 151tr; Joe Fox Motorsport 234–
5t; Inge Johnsson 308–9c; Jon Arnold Images Ltd./Demetrio Carr
258bl; Jon Arnold Images Ltd/Doug Pearson 110–1t; Bjanka Kadic
95tr, 176–7t; Kim Karpeles 128tc; Art Kowalsky 126br, 267tl, 300br;
Emmanuel Lattes 60–1b, 240br; Leslie Garland Picture Library
160cr; Yadid Levy 111bc; Jackie Link 311tl; Suzanne Long 255bc;
LOOK Die Bildagentur der Fotografen GmbH 224cr; Dennis
MacDonald 186tr; Alex Maddox 77tr; Manor Photography 15br;
Marka/Giulio Andreini 198bc; Buddy Mays 179clb, 250t; Colby
McLemore 250bc; mediacolor’s 94tl, 241br, 254br; Middle East
13cl; Network Photographers 218cr; Ron Niebrugge 176cr; Martin
Norris 40tr; Alan Novelli 138bc; Rolf Nussbaumer 177bc, 177br;
Bernard O’Kane 75cra; original images 234cr; Paul Panayiotou
36tr; David Parker 302cl; Parks/Tina Manley 130tr; PCL 79tr, 132cr,
309tr; Peter Jordan 93bc; Luke Peters 298bl; Martin Phelps 15–5b;
Photofrenetic 12tl; Picture Partners 125bc; Christopher Pillitz
204br; Chris Porter 175tc; Profimedia International s.r.o. 122tc; Rolf
Richardson 92bl; Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Upperhall Ltd
178–9t; Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Guy Thouvenin 18tr;
Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Jean-Pierre De Mann 145br;
Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Lee Frost 197tc; Robert
Harding Picture Library Ltd/Mrs Holdsworth 240clb; Robert
Harding Picture Library Ltd/Richard Ashworth 179tr; Felipe
Rodriguez 71cr; Roger Cracknell 14/Asia 70bc; Helene Rogers
190tl; Pep Roig 32cb, 35tr; Rolf Hicker Photography 115tr; Grant
Rooney 200tr; Kevin Schafer 179tc; Peter Schickert 66tr; Scott
Hortop Travel 316tr; SCPhotos/Dallas and John Heaton 192cr;
Leonid Serebrennikov 232cr; Zoltan Serfozo 220tr; Slick Shoots –
Russian Puzzle (aluminium) by Stuart Green 188–9b; Trevor
Smithers ARPS 209br; Steve Davey Photography/ Charlie Stevens
284tl; StockImages 63bc; Bettina Strenske 216cr; Peter Titmuss
14cr; Top-Pics TBK 22tr; Travelscape Images 178tl; travelstock44
323tr; TTL Images 170bl; Ariadne Van Zandbergen 29bc, 164tr,
252–3t; Toni Vilches 97bc; Matthias Wassermann 136cr; Ken Welsh
194–5t; Tim Whitby 38bl, 207c; Wild Places/Chris Howes 252tr; Jim
Wileman 82bc; Michael Willis 189br; World Pictures 195bc;
WorldFoto 74br; Alan Wylie 270bc; Mark Zylber 78tr; 

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#112721 Have you found any Alamy photos December 2016

Posted by SShep on 08 December 2016 - 06:56 PM

Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p9, mountain hare, A0ADK3, Avalon/Photoshot License
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p12, barn owl, GPHXXH, Toby Houlton [Cropped]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p12, barn owl, AG62P4, David Hosking [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p12, little owl, BJ3NC0, imageBROKER [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p12, tawny owl, A70J9F, Colin Fieldgate [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p12, short eared owl, B7NF02, Mike Briner [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p13, long eared owl, DYJY7K, Chris Hill [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p13, Alan Bennett, F40A93, Newzulu
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p17, walker above clouds on Grisedale Pike, BT27M3, Stewart Smith
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, pp28-29, Skiddaw from Cat Bells, AK91AN, Alan Novelli
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p34, Castell Coch in snow, H6WTCX, Billy Stock
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p34, Pen y Fan in snow, CNK2C5, Jeff Tucker
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p34, Grantchester in snow, BY59Y3, keith taylor
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p35, Bibury in snow, BXMACY, Stephen Dorey ABIPP
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p35, Braemar in snow, BNPN7Y, Jason Friend Photography Ltd
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p35, ski touring on Raise, BGGHP3, Ben Barden
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p35, frozen Kinder Downfall, D2J4F7, eye35 images [Cropped]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p35, Devil's Dyke in snow, BY8607, Helen Dixon
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p36, Ingleborough & erratic on Twistleton Scars in snow, D67FG6, darryl gill
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p36, mountain hare in snow, BP51N9, WILDLIFE GmbH [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p36, great spotted woodpecker, EGXEAY, John Gooday
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p37, Pavey Ark, AX0NCE, Ashley Cooper
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p37, Turton Moor in Pennines, CER9KP, Loop Images Ltd
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p37, food at Noma restaurant, A0Y3GM, Y.Levy [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p37, steam train on Glenfinnan Viaduct, D1WY3X, scottishcreative [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p37, Birnam Wood, A8KMFM, David Cairns [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, pp38-39, Beeston Castle in winter, AD0H12, Alan Novelli
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p41, Overton Hill, C404X0, Julie Edwards
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p42, Stanage Edge, DE9XMF, Alan Novelli
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p42, Garth Mountain, ECY820, graham bell
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p43, Llangollen Canal, F5H33W, Iain Pritchard
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p43, Stanton in Cotswolds, BJT9RM, Cotswolds Photo Library
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p43, Hardley Drainage Mill in snow, BJHHWE, Chris Herring
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p45, Buachaille Etive Mor in snow, F74E4F, Scottish Viewpoint
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p50, Leith Hill in winter, B586K7, robertharding
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p51, Monsal Dale, C4W5T8, richard wheeler
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p51, Bohemian waxwing, DENABP, KEVIN ELSBY
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p57, Galloway Hills, D1YH7X, South West Images Scotland [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p57, church on Brent Tor, AF6HWK, Derek Stone [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p59, Icknield Way in snow, B5BHYH, Gordon Morrison [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p59, Royal Ashbourne Shrovetide Football Match 2012, CERR6R, Ian Francis stock [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p59, ammonite, D0KTCC, Arterra Picture Library [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p61, Corfe castle, DYDE51, Loop Images Ltd [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p61, Woodhall Spa sign, CBPT3C, pabsigns [Circular crop]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p63, Rollright Stones in snow, ENK17H, robertharding
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p63, Stonyhurst College, CRP309, FLPA
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p64, sunrise at Filey Bay, ED92BP, Nick Cockman
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p64, Warwick Castle, AXD2PT, International Photobank
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p65, River Thame, AKWG8J, Holmes Garden Photos
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p66, Parkland Walk, B8WM41, Off The Roll
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p67, London Loop sign, EHGTED, Lankowsky [Cropped]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p68, sculpture of spriggan, B6DHX9, Paul Carstairs
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p68, Clissold Park, G0PP7J or G0PP7D, carol moir [Identical]
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p69, London Loop sign, C479H6, Julia Gavin
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p69, Grand union Canal, BBJ432, Kerry Dunstone
Jan 2017 Issue, UK, Country Walking, p84, Long Mynd, A8XCFY, the red house image library


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#63046 Contributor contracts - changes

Posted by Duncan_Andison on 02 March 2015 - 09:15 AM

I do not like at all the way Alamy assisted an infringer to gain a retrospective licence in order to avoid litigation from the photographer (details on EPUK website). They didn't even obtain the image from Alamy in the first place. They've crossed the line there and someone needs to provide some reassurance that this is not normal business practice. They have swung drastically towards assisting the customer at all costs no matter the impact on the photographer. They need to respond to EPUK addressing the issues/concerns highlighted. 

 

I like dealing with Alamy and want to continue but these ethics really worry me.


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#101253 Personal use is a joke

Posted by IDP on 04 July 2016 - 12:15 PM

I think a clear indication of abuse is the appearance of some of these personal use sales in Customer Search Activity (Measures). If these were genuine, one-off licenses by Joe Public, the data for searches and sales shouldn't be registering - not to mention the unsuitability of much of the content for personal use.

Ian D
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#99074 (20) most common UK-US word combos...

Posted by John Richmond on 09 June 2016 - 08:56 AM

Does anybody have the time to put all of these words into one posting? Yippee


Whoever does has _____% chance of getting _____ magnificent greenies...

100%, 10
75% 20
50% 30
25% 50
3% 100
Here you go. I was bored with image processing.

Airplane = Aeroplane
alfresco = al fresco
Aluminum = Aluminium
ass = arse
Bathroom = loo
Bill = Note
blind = hide
buddy = mate
Bumper = Fender
Capsicum = peppers
center = centre
chips = fries
Cilantro = Coriander
Color = Colour
cookie = biscuit
Diapers = nappies
donut = doughnut
Egg plant = aubergine.
Elevator = lift
Fanny pack = bumbag
flashlight = torch
Flashlight = Torch
Freight train = goods train
garden = yard
gas = petrol
Gesundheit = bless you
harbor = harbour
highway = motorway
hood = bonnet
jail = gaol
Kindergarden = nursery school
Line = Queue
lollipop = lolly
man = mate
Mobile = cell
mom = mum
muffler = exhaust
Neighborhood = Neighbourhood
pants = trousers
parking lot = car park
Popsicle = Ice lolly
Railway = Railroad
Restroom = Toilet
Rotor = Brake disc
Shopping cart = Trolley
Sidewalk = Pavement
sidewalk = pavement
sneakers = trainers
soccer = football
spelt = farro
Squash = pumpkin
Stoop = Steps up to the house
strobe = flashgun
Stroller = baby carriage / pram/ buggy
sweater = jumper
Theatre = Theater
trash can = garbage can / dustbin
Truck = lorry
Truck = lorry
trunk = boot
washcloth = flannel
Windshield = windscreen
Zucchini = courgette
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#93463 More interaction with Alamy in the forum

Posted by chrumu on 03 April 2016 - 12:56 PM

It would be nice if there was more announcements of and interaction with Alamy in this forum. On the microstockgroup Alamy forum there's much more activity and announcements from Alamy than here in their official forum.
 
Some examples:

  • Alamy will get rid of Flash in the new manage image solution. This is something contributors have asked for a while, e.g., recently in the thread http://discussion.al...of-adobe-flash/ . Yet, there's no confirmation from Alamy in that thread or on their blog, instead it's only announced in the microstockgroup forum.
  • Alamy will get rid of RM-E as license option to chose from and instead always ask the contributor if he agrees to exclusivity if the client requested it. How do we know? Again, the MSG forum.
  • RF Editorial coming to Alamy? MSG forum.

The primary source of official info and news about Alamy should be at alamy.com - either in the forum or somewhere else on the web site. 


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#29750 Stockimo now you can upload photos from your iPhone to sell on here

Posted by arterra on 19 February 2014 - 01:42 PM

The chorus of disapproval is depressing and predictable. Listen to yourselves, folks!

 

The world is changing, and the world of image-making and -selling is changing with a fierce velocity.

 

Feel free to bemoan the passing of the good old days. The past may be another country... but there's no need to emigrate there...

 

Point is (for me) that some guy at QC may fail your images because he noticed a purple pixel peeping from behind a tree trunk in a forest, photographed at 100 hundred meters away and at the same time, Alamy opens the floodgates for dross and they pass with flying colours AND they even seem to land on page one, surpassing the good quality pictures. THAT's what's making me angry :angry:

 

Cheers,

Philippe


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