Steve F

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  • Alamy URL{9F72B5E4-D4DF-486A-98BB-885B2F0EDCD8}&name=Stephen+Frost
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  1. Hi from Germany

    Gruß Gott Eloise! Welcome to Alamy. I was expecting to see photos of Germany; more fool me! Just to let you know, we can see your photos by clicking on "Images" under your profile so no need to post a link. So..... Good pictures, I particularly like the camel riding shot .Pictures of people doing 'stuff' sell well on Alamy. 'Temple of Hercules' and 'Wadi Rum' look underexposed. Also "pink flowers"; you really need the latin and common name. There's a lot of flower pictures on Alamy and no one will find this picture. Also, what story is this telling? There's just sky as a background. If it had a castle or market or people in the background, it would be a lot better. Hope this helps. Steve
  2. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Well... Alamy have confirmed it is an infringement. But, that it's also a website based in a territory they can't chase. Hey ho....
  3. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Thanks! Wow, that is a dodgy copyright notice if ever I've read one. What am I supposed to do, report this? I see that all the watermarks are on the image still but the suggested "free" uses include non-commercial and educational purposes!!
  4. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    I think it's supposed to be modern art
  5. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Used in a "presentation" for....something? Answers on a postcard please!
  6. Slow month? 2018

    Well, yes and no. I had no zooms, no sales and very low views this month until the 11th. Then I had 1 zoom and 3 sales at the end of this week?! It never rains but it pours.... Not paying too much attention to zooms to be honest, most of my sales aren't zoomed first.
  7. Camera Shopping

    Hi Jaimie, Alamy no longer has an approved camera list. They simply state that they require " Photos from a DSLR (or equivalent) camera that has a minimum of 6 megapixels Cameras with less than this won’t be able to produce a good enough quality to pass QC, or for us to sell." I think the main question for you is whether you buy new or second hand and what budget as per the posts above. And also a major question these days is whether to go for a DLSR (digital single lens reflex) or a mirrorless system. Mirrorless systems are more compact, but the latest models can be pretty expensive. I think judging from recent posts, a lot of contributors these days use mirrorless. Mirrorless camera don't have an optical viewfinder, but an electronic one. I assume these are pretty good on the latest models. p.s. Just to confuse you, I have a digital viewfinder on my Sony A77 DSLR. I quite like it, it shows all the effects/adjustments you make in real time so you know what the picture will look like before you take it.
  8. Keywording exhaustion

    I never thought about using LR for keywording, but will try with my next batch, good tips everyone thanks! Keywording is... I look at people with thousands of pictures and the mind just boggles at the hours spent. I am not a fast keyworder
  9. Steep drop in zooms this month?

    And on the subject of zooms, mine dipped dramatically from summer to September and since then they've been on an upward trajectory. Still waiting for sales to follow suit!
  10. Steep drop in zooms this month?

    Hi lisah, Zooms are on your dashboard, and shown under the 'Alamy Measures' tab near the bottom
  11. Hi Marb, No idea how secure Alamy is. Was this however, a genuine hack of Shutterstock, or was it people trawling Google for thumbnails and trying to sell them on? If it's thumbnails, then they can do that with Alamy too, but I can't see many people wanting a watermarked thumbnail that will look pixelly at any decent size.
  12. Colour calibration

    Hi Tim, Most of the pictures look ok, some are a little dark, such as: I agree with MDM about investing in cameras and lenses and then perhaps not getting the best outcome by using an older uncalibrated monitor. It's quite easy to do and not too expensive to pick up a colour calibration kit, e.g. X-Rite ColorMunki. Hope this helps.
  13. Live news newbie - first time experience

    Hi everyone, just an update. Have successfully got pictures on sale on Live News at the second time of trying. Thanks for all your help, much appreciated! Steve
  14. Can you see if your photos have had views

    Aha, I thought my collection was just really unpopular at the moment!
  15. Can you see if your photos have had views

    Hi there, Welcome. Yes, once you've got some images shown as being on sale (you've submitted to Alamy QC, they've approved (hopefully) and you've keyworded your pictures), then if you go down to "Alamy Measures" near the bottom of the dashboard, views and zooms are there. Steve