• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

552 Forum reputation = excellent

About fotoDogue

  • Rank
    Forum regular

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    New York City


  • Alamy URL{79C8B5B7-B5FE-4493-8E02-0D2EB54D1B1D}&name=Stacy+Rosenstock
  • Images
  • Joined Alamy
    30 Jan 2004

Recent Profile Visitors

2,423 profile views
  1. Updating Restrictions in AIM

    Last night I came across a wallpaper site, in Australia, that's offering 880 of my Alamy photos for wall murals. I presume the site is legitimate, in part, because it says the Alamy watermark will be removed from the final product. Most of these images are unreleased and really shouldn't be offered as Consumer Goods. At the time they were submitted I presumed lack of model releases would prevent them from being sold as Consumer Goods. With all the concern over marking some images "Editorial Use Only" life would be so much easier if we could do a quick search in AIM to find images that either do, or don't have, restrictions and need to be updated.
  2. Where in the US are they located? I'm not a lawyer but.... if it's only for a few hundred dollars you could file a non-payment case in Small Claims Court. You wouldn't need a lawyer but you'd probably have to be here to file and appear in court.Small Claims Court in New York goes up to $5000. If you want to bring a Copyright Infringement case that would probably be heard in Federal Court where you would need a lawyer. Oftentimes photo thieves will grab an image from elsewhere knowing that it's too much trouble for the photographer to pursue. You could contact the company's website provider and issue a DMCA take-down notice.
  3. Length of licence

    It's certainly confusing. If Alamy asked me about an exclusive where the image had been licensed previously this way, I'd have to send it back to them for an explanation.
  4. What do you do for storage?

    When I was looking around foe storage I tried a 90 day free trial with Amazon. I think it was unlimited storage for $12 a year, specifically for photos.. The downside was that you had to upload the photos manually, while I prefer something that works in the background. I don't know if the $12 deal still exists but they still offer free photo storage with Amazon Prime.
  5. Do You Shoot Street Art and Murals?

    At the time it was submitted, prior to AIM, it was marked RM "No Property Release, no People" and the usual Alamy disclaimer appeared beneath the photo. I don't think "Editorial Use Only" was an option at that time. Now that we can, I've set "Editorial Use Only/ No Personal Use" as a default.
  6. I thought I had already placed Editorial Use restrictions on all of my "art" photos. I'm currently using Editorial and No Personal Usee as a default. I wonder if Alamy checked to see what restrictions were in place before resetting them? One of the problems I’ve found when Alamy resets restrictions on images is that the process seems to remove any restrictions that were already in place. Last year I asked Alamy to add Personal Use restrictions to all of my images but today I see some of them are now gone. Unfortunately I don't have time this afternoon to go through them. I just hope they're not licensed for Personal Use until I can get to them. fD
  7. Ed, If I had time on my hands and nowhere to live I'd spend time in Puerto Rico photographing the recovery. Maybe not the ideal vacation spot these days but the weather is good and there should be plenty to photograph. I think I may have missed your Housing Interview. Is it online? Stacy
  8. Do You Shoot Street Art and Murals?

    Ed, ironically many of the murals you and I have shot in the Noho, East Village, Little Italy area were done in conjunction with the L.I.S.A. project - It's a not-for-profit whose mission is to create a mural district, attract tourists and encourage people to photograph the many murals. I don't know what their agreement in terms of copyright might be with the artists, but restrictions would seem contrary to L.I.S.A.'s mission. The artists themselves have seemed flattered and quite happy to pose for photos and sign autographs when I came across them.
  9. Do You Shoot Street Art and Murals?

    As I mentioned in another thread, I received email this morning informing me that restrictions have been placed on about 7 more images. Most of these, if not all, are actually billboard advertising, including this sexy Calvin Klein billboard. I guess I should be glad they weren't deleted.
  10. I just got another email today with a list of images, mostly billboard advertising, that have been set to "Editorial Only." This is an ad for Camel Cigarettes, featuring Joe Camel, that was painted over sometime back in the 1990s.
  11. Could be a mixed breed or it could be some sort of hound. The ears look a bit short for a Black and Tan Coonhound.
  12. I think I would sooner leave New York (temporarily) than go into a homeless shelter. Use this as an opportunity to live elsewhere. Chicago and Austin seems more affordable than New York. Or you could spend some time outside the continental US where the cost of living is lower.
  13. What do you do for storage?

    My Crashplan subscription is paid up until September. Once that's up, I believe I get something like a 50% off the following year. I'll probably take a look at Backblaze after that unless Crashplan comes up with something more affordable in the meantime.. Backblaze seems to be pretty much the same deal as Crashplan was a couple of years ago. I need to replace my local back-up drive. For whatever reason I've found back-up drives seem to fail more often than my main drive.