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  1. RM vs RF

    Hello everyone. Back on the forums after several years of absence. This has probably been asked dozens of times, but here goes. 100% of my images have been RM since 2008, and I've always been reluctant to offer anything as RF. Am I being too cautious? I understand that RF gives the buyer unlimited use of my images, but to be honest, some of my RM sales seem to have a very long rights period for the buyer, with very little revenue coming my way anyway. I think we're all generally seeing sluggish zooms and sales, but I was wondering if they would improve if I offered at least some images as RF? Your thoughts and experiences would be appreciated.
  2. Some of the photos I submit have members of the public in them, they aren't models and are often in the background, although some shots are candid. It isn't feasible to run around with loads of model release forms. Am I disqualifying myself from Royalty Free commission by saying there are people in the image, who may even be facing away from the camera or it may just be part of a crowd of shoppers or something. Building releases is something new to me. I don't know if a building needs a release or not and as I live in Spain and many buildings in my photos are from here and elsewhere, I don't know what I'm supposed to do.
  3. Hi Guys, About to do some model release photos in studio and got thinking how pedantic we are supposed to get with the model and property releases? What really got me thinking was I have no problem getting the model release but what about the clothes she may be wearing? Do I need a release from River Island, M&S, Next? Also what about jewellery? Make-up? Surely these all come up as property? Tell me to get back to key wording and stop thinking so much and creating problems that are not there Happy Easter Regards Paul Thompson Edit No it is not an excuse to ask her to remove all of the above, lol
  4. To RM or RF? What is the Answer?

    I'm a newbie with Alamy and getting my first 4 images ready to upload. Been reading through the various topics here and what a wealth of information. I've learned a lot by just reading through. However, I have a question about RM & RF. I have uploaded some pics in another agency that is RF only. I do understand about model and property releases and editorial use. I work in China and my work takes me to very rural areas around China with great people and fantastic landscapes. Most of the people in my photos are from villages far from cities. Most don't even have televisions or access to current media. The likelihood of seeing themselves in any publication are astronomical. I have gotten model release when I am able. But my question about the RM and RF which one would give me a greater chance of making a sale?I know that with Alamy with no model release only RM is available. I just want to know if making every effort to get a model release is worth it. Thanks for your insights.
  5. RM vs RF

    How do you all choose between RM and RF when submitting images to Alamy? Which have you had more success with as far as sales?
  6. RM vs RF

    I'm a new contributor and am wondering what I should consider when selecting either "Rights Managed" or "Royalty Free"? For example, should I make all my images to default to RF, but select RM if I feel the image has potential for advertising or magazine use? What experiences have you had? Upsides and downsides?
  7. Licences

    I'm a newbie to stock photography, so please excuse the naivety of this question. Having read into the differences between rights managed, and royalty free images I'd thought it best to set my default licence to rights managed. I happened to be in a dialogue with a really helpful lady at Alamy member services who mentioned as I had the relevant releases for a particular image that RF might be the best option. What are your experiences of royalty free v rights managed? Do you usually get the volume of RF sales on Alamy to justify the lower prices? I'm now really confused. I have another 18 images awaiting key-wording etc, and am not sure what to do with them licence wise. I have far more images that I'll be uploading over the next few days. I have the property release forms for these images. Any advice would be welcome.