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About Stokie

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    Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
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    Apart from running an architectural design company....Photography, Football (season ticket holder at Stoke City), watercolour painting, butterflies (I do a weekly count for Butterfly Conservation during the summer), walking, gardening, nature, travel, wildlife, music, beer..........and sleeping!


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  1. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    I'm about 2 years behind with domestic shots!!! They keep getting put off after i've been somewhere exotic! Enjoy your next trip! John.
  2. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    That's a great photo! John.
  3. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    I did similar: 2 days in Cairo then Nile cruise to Aswan. I'd love to do it again!! John.
  4. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Sorry to hijack the thread! Where did you go to? John.
  5. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Despite it being obviously sunny, this shot didn't have much colour to it. I tried it in B/W but it didn't make it any better, so I thought sepia toning might help. I'm quite pleased with it as I liked the composition but not the colours. Not sure it will sell - who knows!! John.
  6. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    A couple from my trip to egypt in November. Haven't got round to tagging them properly yet!
  7. 3 from me. John. A family enjoying the wintery view, Lake Bled, Slovenia A photographer taking a picture of the snow covered Alps from The Bernina Express train, Switzerland A woman sitting outside in the snow drinking a hot drink and warming her hands on a mug of tea or coffee
  8. You can change it from RF to RM in image manager if you prefer. I would also answer 'Is there any property in the image?' as yes, and 'Do you have a signed release for the property?' as no. John.
  9. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :) As mentioned above by Cryptoprocta. John.
  10. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    An image sold to South Korea!! Country: South Korea Usage: Editorial Media: Book, print and/or e-book That is where I am sitting now typing this, at my rather untidy desk. This is my other job as an architectural designer, which pays a lot more than Alamy does! John.
  11. Sales not showing

    Make a note of the Alamy ref number of the images sold, and get a screen grab if online, then, after 3 or 4 months if they still haven't been reported, contact member services. John.
  12. AoA

    My only 4 figure sale was taken in a town about 5 miles away. I just happened to be there and took several general shots, uploaded, then forgot about them. The one that sold for 4 figures was not much more than a 'snap' of one of the buildings. You have an advantage that it won't cost you much to get to those local places, so the next time you are there, click away! You never know what is going to sell and for how much, but if you don't have those images you certainly won't sell them! John.
  13. Have you found any Alamy images Feb 2018

    Many thanks, as ever, Bryan for finding one of mine. Cheers, John.
  14. Photography on NHS property

    True, I wouldn't have deleted them if asked. John.
  15. Photography on NHS property

    I was challenged when taking photos of a local hospital and told to contact the press office. I was on a public footpath and the person didn't say I must delete any images. Similarly, I was challenged taking photos of bet365 HQ offices. I was on their property and agreed not to use those shots, but simply took very similar ones from the highway/public footpath and there wasn't anything that they could do about those. In both cases being friendly and showing a business card to 'prove' who I was and explaining what I wanted the images for and that I had nothing to hide diffused the situation . John.