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  1. In theory, the Presentation License should expire so the image would become eligible for an exclusive use. I've had this with a few previously published images. So far I've only seen Alamy license images for exclusive use for specific industries so if an image is licensed for exclusive commercial use, in theory it would still be available for editorial use.
  2. Adobe's new LR "strategy"??

    I don't really care so much about PhotoShelter for storage. If you've ever tried to restore your archive from there you'll discover it's a major pain and it's not that cheap. By comparison I pay $60/year for unlimited back-ups elsewhere. What I do care about is Photoshelter's searchable database for public images. If Adobe's websites are searchable that could put a major dent in PhotoShelter's business. EDIT: On the other hand, they probably won't have searchable websites because it might compete with Adobe S****.
  3. Adobe's new LR "strategy"??

    In theory, between Adobe Spark, Adobe Cloud, Adobe Stock, etc, it could blow a wide range of photo companies out of the water. If you haven't seen it yet, Spark appears to be some sort of web site designed for mobile devices.
  4. In the green

    I think I accidentally voted in the reverse and can't change my vote. It should be about 60%
  5. alternative ALT text

    It's left over from the early days of the web when people were using 56k modems over dial-up. If you've ever waited minutes for a Gif file to download from half-way around the world you'd understand why. Now that we have jpg and broadband connections images usually load so fast we barely notice alt tags.
  6. alternative ALT text

    Are you talking about HTML?
  7. First Personal Use Sale

    My experience while working for newspapers was similar. I'd often get requests for prints, sometimes more than I could fill. Most of them were people who had seen themselves in the paper and wanted a print. Not all that long ago I got a request for a photo I'd shot 20 years ago from a woman who had participated in a march and must've googled it. About a month or two ago I was contacted by a woman who recognized herself in a photo I posted on Instagram. I always wonder who buys PU images on Alamy. Obviously they're not always people who appear in the photo.
  8. Caption length - why so short?

    I just exceeded the 600 character limit with several Live News photos this week, so my captions spilled over into the More Information field. Only problem was, my photo credit was truncated once Alamy added the "CREDIT in "CREDIT xxxx/Alamy Live News" Fortunately I double checked this in the Live News feed and was able to eliminate enough characters to include the credit.
  9. There seems to be a time-out factor when submitting Live News. Images uploaded after a certain point will wind up in a different stack but I've never had one go to QC. Often times I'll make mistakes in the initial caption which I correct ASAP unless Alamy corrects them first.
  10. Stock vs Live News

    I see you have the C word as well as the G word in some on your headlines. That's not likely to earn you any Brownie Points with the Live News Team. Other than that, given your description, I would expect to see Jews in yarmulkes or more traditional orthodox attire observing their religion on a hot day, but that's not really what your photos show.
  11. If this can get through QC, why do we worry ...

    I could definitely see this selling for Personal Use where the buyer thinks s/he's buying the object in the photo.
  12. personal websites

    I've been on Photoshelter for about ten years now. I currently have their standard plan at $30 a month and each year they increase storage. I've made a fair number of digital sales to magazines, textbooks and catalogs, and a few personal use print sales over the years. All in all the site has paid for itself but probably not a lot beyond that.Whether or not a website is financially worthwhile depends on how much you spend on it in term of both time and money. They have tutorials on how to increase your SEO and the photos are indexed by Google. PhotoShelter allows you to set up automatic print fulfillment with online printers like AdoramaPix, or you can just fulfill print orders yourself. I agree that Facebook is pretty useless for a portfolio. I have a photographer's page but I seem to get more views via my personal FB page. People will share your photos and too many people assume they can use your images anyway they please. fD
  13. Seeking opinions on post processing

    I'd say somewhere in between. The top one could be sharper but the bottom is possibly too sharp.
  14. do you regret "goin' drone"?

    There are 9 Million Bicycles in Beijing