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  2. The idea is awful but if the decision's already made I'm sure it would do the job. Ours is only a smallish domestic type but it still munches up a 6' branch 2" thick in about 20 seconds. Just taking 400000 slides out of the sleeves would take an age- I agree it would be nice to save the sleeves but thin plastic is always a problem- qv. carrier bags. Somebody else is going to have to chuck mine away though- I can't do it.
  3. Many UK newspapers have operated self-reporting and even self-invoicing schemes for many years. An extraordinary way to run a railway as anyone with experience doing business in the the more traditional world would say. Alamy are being taken over by PA, this may get interesting!
  4. Personally, I couldn't countenance anybody "collecting" my old slides, not even the duff ones. My mate with the spike method only did them in modest batches, but you know what they say about how do you eat an elephant? A little bit at a time! Rather like my project of scanning my archive; I just got stuck in and did little else for two years. I like the idea of a garden shredder! A cheap one would do, or you could hire one for the week-end if you don't have space to store one. That would certainly make a mess of slides, say a hundred or two at a time. You might take a few hanging sheets along to your local recycling centre and ask if they can take them. The metal bars for hanging them would certainly be OK in the metal disposal skip. Agencies like Robert Harding got rid of an awful lot of files when they closed up their central London offices. Sending the originals back to photographers was a huge project for many agencies! Some just chucked them and moved on.
  5. Interesting point. Alamy's original strategy was clear. A "quasi-premium"service (something halfway between G and SS) aimed to quasi-premium clients which, compared to MS agencies, provided, on average, better-quality pictures by pro/semipro/advanced amateur photographers (attracted by more convenient commission rates), lenghy terms of payments, and so on; the cost clients had to pay for that were higher prices per photo (again, compared to MS). Now, how this fits, today, with full-res photos sold "in perpetuity" for $3 gross or even less?
  6. I'm of the same opinion...best to concentrate our community efforts in photo business 📷
  7. Country: Worldwide ; Usage: iQ sale: Editorial web and social media, single article ; Industry Sector: Media, design & publishing ; Start: 18-February-2020 ; Duration: Unlimited Another waving goodbye:
  8. and the book store had your book on their table for people to read in that comfortable chair drinking coffee they bought there and store got a cut off. and the art gallery had use of your painting to attract clients... i even bought from a gallery that let me take work home for 30 days, see if i like it. if not, full refund.
  9. I like your images, and see that you are using scientific names for your plants along with common names. Excellent! One suggestion which will help your images get better search positions is to also flesh out your caption with common name, scientific name, also. Betty
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  11. Well I am back in the position where not only am I seeing a greater total figure from figures from those each month than Alamy provides but the highest single sale is more than the highest single sale here. I am not convinced here does charge more than the current industry standard when a smaller percentage in other places returns a larger chunk of money on a single image . (oh and in tune with the thread it was paid on the spot)
  12. Uh I meant they never paid for it in the first place in order to get the refund. I know the theory that it can sit on an editors board for 12 months and not really be used but the fact is for those 12 months that editor is benefitting from the work - even if it is just as a comparitor for other work. I accept that is how things are - does not mean I dont thing there might be a better way of doing things.
  13. Have a good look on Ebay. One individual slide sold for £7.50 a few days ago - I missed out at the last second and am still kicking myself - I should have bid £20 Max and I would have got it! 200 themed slides for £10- £25 is normal. A jumble of 500 leftovers that have been picked through for the best subjects might fetch £20. Who knows? People sell old slide boxes, certainly the plastic slide holder sheets sell. The older and more 'retro' an item is the more there is demand. Old 1950s Kodachromes with the red border are very saleable as are old yellow Kodachrome cardboard boxes. You would be throwing away a lot of money and also a lot of history. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TWO-HUNDRED-35mm-SLIDES-COUNTRY-LIFE-PHOTOGRAPHER-CAPTURING-HUNTING-FISHING/303489516948?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D96d5b50195c54f96b5f4f44b2e74a54f%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D163794322032%26itm%3D303489516948%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2045573&_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042 "This large collection of TWO HUNDRED 35mm slides came from a professional photographer and they date from the 1970's through to the 1990's. Many of his assignments related to rural and coastal life and nature within the United Kingdom. His well taken pictures could be found in such magazines as Country Life and Horse & Hound etc"
  14. Thanks so much everyone for the feedback. Doesn't sound like switching to RF will make much difference, and I'm glad for that, I like having my images RM.
  15. yes... this is my last RF sale Country: WorldwideUsage: Personal use, Impressions, cartes et cadeaux ou référence aux artistes. Usage non commercial uniquement. Non destinée à la revente.Media: Non-commercial, one time, personal/home use69 MB6000 x 4000 pixels4 MB compressedStart: 10 February 2020End: 10 February 2025
  16. Hello everybody, My name is John and i am from a wee city called Glasgow. I,m new to the world of people looking at my pictures, so i would love some feed back from people with experience, as i have none ( lol ) All input will be greatly appreciated. thank you for your time and i hope to chat soon.
  17. this one in particular is RF, however, I have sold seven images and all have had at least a tiny bit of information (even the RF ones), that is why I thought it was strange
  18. Guardian Online 18/02/2020 https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/18/portugal-uk-tourists-post-brexit-healthcare-ehic Dave Saunders Narrow streets of Baixa district such as Rua Portas S Antao crowded with small restaurants where people eat at tables on street - Image ID: C2CEXA
  19. Thank you, 😊 yes, I've heard 40 is the new 30. I like being in my 40s despite feeling 90 today (everything aches lol). have a great day
  20. Alamy Photograph in the Telegraph https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/snakes-bag-dumped-sunderland-fire-station-farringdon-a9341326.html Photographer Papilio Found by Rob Cook
  21. I lived there for 15 years and if I had not moved to Quebec I would be there still. Its gorgeous and to my eyes, alongside Cumbria, England's loveliest county.
  22. My offerings: Youth Strike 4 Climate: Promoting cycling: Jo Wood modelling fashion created using plant waste from Prince Charles' Highgrove Estate, which you'll all be wearing this season:
  23. Out of date profile from 2015: https://thefsforum.co.uk/author/emily-shelley/
  24. https://www.alamy.com/blog/emily-shelley-appointed-managing-director-of-alamy
  25. Then I'm a bit surprised you don't get it, but maybe that is the point- it's not your business, it's Alamy's, on Alamy's terms.
  26. Not sure if this would work for you but a photographer friend of mine donated his collection of film images to a college...not sure what the college will do with them but they took them!
  27. 400,000 holes is a lot of holes! Although you could do them 20 at a time I suppose Our domestic shredder will do credit cards, so presumably slides would go, but only one or two at a time. I think the ebay route only works for found collections. I don't think I'd sell my slides on- if the OP has decided they have to go then presumably he's considered that route already.. There could be half a dozen different materials involved and that's the problem for recycling. I had to bin VHS cassettes recently. The tip could have coped with the cases, and the labels, and the shells, and the metal bits- separately. Together, they had to go in the mixed materials, and that means landfill or incinerate, alas. I think our garden shredder would do them- is there a friend or neighbour who has one?
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