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  2. There are a number of ways to make an image (s) "Editorial" You just need to see all the details and to understand them. Chuck
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  4. Having trouble posting an old link since the Forum format changed. If you google 'https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/8759-does-it-have-to-be-editorial/, you will find the answers to your question. I hope it works.
  5. I just went through about 10 portfolios, all photographers with thousands of photos and all more experienced than I, and only one was marking photos as editorial when they include recognizable faces and logos in them. None of them had model or property releases. It was very surprising and made me wonder why others aren't worried about legal issues or if I'm being way too paranoid about marking "editorial" for photos with people and brands.
  6. My keyword for subs is "AlamySubs" in Lightroom. Things being selected for submission go into a Lightroom collection "Possible for Alamy."
  7. Second time sold in 8 days. No idea why... Royalty-free Usage: Single company - multiple use editorial only Editorial print + digital use. I don't know how you define $ or $$ or $$$, but this one probably falls in the $$ range.
  8. Yes, we seem to be going down the same spiraling path to riches. 🙃
  9. This is what your https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ says about the Super Seven: Vehicle details Vehicle make: WESTFIELD Date of first registration: March 2017 Year of manufacture: 2017 Cylinder capacity (cc): 2000 cc CO₂Emissions: Not available Fuel type: PETROL Euro Status: Not available Export marker: No Vehicle status: Tax not due Vehicle colour: RED Vehicle type approval: Not available Wheelplan: 2-AXLE-RIGID BODY Revenue weight: Not available Actually even in this resolution the brand name Westfield can be read on the front. My guess: a Sport 250, but these things can be kitted out in so many ways, it's difficult to pin down without actually looking under the hood. Anyway the engine is stated as a 2000 cc, so it's not a Hayabusa/Megabusa motorbike engine based model. Both the Mega S2000 Honda and the Sport 250 Ford engine based models have 2000 cc. And have the same air intake. The Honda often, but not always, has a flat triangular screen in front of the intake. The S2000 can come with either windscreen, the aero or the full width one from your image. Roll bar seems to be the same: one can order any of the models on any of the cars. wim edit: I forgot to mention that before you decide to caption it a super seven, take a look at the Caterham-Westfield wars/courtcase about the Lotus heritage. I would definitely keyword it a super seven though.
  10. This just licensed for a princely mid $ to a UK magazine (inside or cover) with a circulation of 500K. At least I didn't have to venture farther than my own backyard to photograph it.
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  12. Didn’t take any pictures of the peach cobbler. While it was fresh out of the oven and still bubbling, I filled two bowls and dashed over with them to share with my daughter. She lives about 3 miles from me. I looked, and I already had shots of a previous peach cobbler. So what...I’m lazy today. Maybe just tired. Or....maybe I forgot in my haste to eat it! 😏 Betty
  13. Snapping in stores can definitely pay off. This one from Montreal licensed (not for a great sum, though). In Quebec, maple syrup is almost a separate food group.
  14. I'm guessing that the feedback doesn't apply to you, therefore no email. Perhaps your captions are spot on then! My take on the feedback is that I might not have put my best pictures in the first upload once or twice. I'll take it onboard, making a tighter edit has been mentioned a lot on the forum recently. I've been thinking about this since Chuck and Bills earlier endorsement of a tighter edit. Obviously you've not seen the picture in the email. It's W9RTX9, it's a good example of needing a very full caption.
  15. Neither have I - maybe they've just given up on us (I just looked at two of mine from Tuesday and noticed I managed to misspell 'MP')
  16. Guardian online.... https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/aug/22/working-ae-see-sharp-end-homelessness-crisis-uk A man and woman walk past someone sleeping rough in a shop doorway in Glasgow. Photograph: Findlay/Alamy
  17. Andy, this is really useful. I do, most of the time, stick to these guidelines. I need to check my “location in headline”. I note this is a long caption but I suggest the contex need more information. Thanks again
  18. I find it rare to have an opportunity like that, Bill. And I use 24mm to do a lot of my tabletop pics. I do shoot a lot of alfresco stuff. And snapping away in supermarkets is surprisingly worthwhile.
  19. Cheers Andy 👍 just a quick skim through today . . . . . The Times - online 23/08/2019 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/flights-cheaper-than-trains-for-majority-of-long-distance-uk-trips-hfvzxbwtg G195K2 Alex Ramsay Bristol Airport, Somerset, UK. Passengers boarding an Easyjet aircraft https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/ditch-the-ninjas-and-open-kimonos-jargon-confuses-graduates-fg6lfskkw G9A0GX Hazy Pics A parade of students from Newnham at Cambridge University pass by Kings college on their way to graduation at the Senate House https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/al-rayan-bank-investigated-over-money-laundering-controls-w3pc5d08r KR2T1H CAMimage Al Rayan Bank branch on Edgware Road, London, UK https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/more-migrants-come-to-britain-to-learn-than-earn-7cgl709dc B22FX9 David Bagnall Overseas students pose for a photograph on Graduation day at Birmingham University https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/sewage-drinking-water-charity-accuses-water-companies-of-treating-rivers-as-open-sewers-gmfnz0lbh GDME16 Ian Redding People swimming in the River Avon. Hundreds flock to Warleigh Weir 3 miles from Bath, on the hottest day of the year https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/royal-mail-to-face-strike-in-lead-up-to-christmas-bcvslblq7 DH1RE8 ipm Royal Mail post man and his van https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/youtube-not-doing-enough-to-protect-children-z30ckz9bl HGNW19 kevin nicholson Children sat at home looking at a computer laughing at a TV show https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/tribunal-rejects-trans-discrimination-claim-nwsmrls9q W5K6JF ifeelstock Paris, France - Jul 24, 2019: Boris Johnson appears on cover page of the British The Times newspaper as he becomes UK United Kingdom Prime Minister https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/register/balmy-bank-holiday-predicted-for-most-wklj95hzj EN9RH5 Angela Hampton Picture Library field of foxtail lilies (aka desert candle, Cleopatra Eremurus x isabellinus), Holbeach St Johns, Moulton Fens, Lincolnshire https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/edinburghs-house-hunters-flee-capital-for-wider-horizons-on-the-coast-ztjj8lw0d JFY1AA Ernie Janes Victoria Harbour, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/hospitals-told-to-ditch-risky-water-coolers-rh8l98mmw JH4737 gerard ferry Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,Glasgow busy Lizzie or death star has the unsafe cladding of Grenfell tower fire tragedy disaster https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/vital-spark-historic-puffer-ship-faces-uncertain-future-t7p9kcqnp MAPK59 David Grimwade mv Vital Spark moored at Inveraray, Scotland https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/ireland-must-deal-with-more-of-its-hazardous-waste-f0099kvc2 D2TCB7 Dwight Cendrowski Industrial barrels holding toxic waste
  20. I think the biggest problem with labels, ratings and flags is that they are so easy to change accidentally whereas it is very unlikely that one would lose a keyword. I use the keyboard for all of these and it is not difficult to hit the wrong number. I am not just talking about my Alamy work here. I use labels and ratings when I am going through a batch of images from a shoot but, once I have finished with them and uploaded them to Alamy or to a client, I make sure I add a keyword to the final image which also travels with any exports. I am not terribly worried about compatibility with other programs as I am deeply embedded in Adobe but using keywords does give some extra future proofing as well. The main thing though is that it makes things more stable.
  21. Thanks, I also have been using green to tag my submissions...I tag them red when they've been captioned and keyworded and green when they've been "colour" edited. I think that may be a good option to keep but I have been using colours for other purposes as well so I think in my case a keyword or other text metadata might also be good.
  22. I take MDM's point that there might be life beyond Lightroom and an Alamy specific code would work, maybe added after upload, maybe even before. Even so I still use a Collection Set for Alamy uploads and then each upload is a separate batch within that Collection Set, then for good measure I label them all green. I find that label particularly handy when going back through folders to see if there are any in a particular folder (I use Date Shot) that I might reconsider for upload, easy to see in grid view which have gone up already. I actually have two collection sets, in effect those waiting to be uploaded, separated into potential upload batches, and another for those that have gone through QC. Easy then to check the totals in Lightroom and the total 'for sale' on Alamy. And yes, you can still make mistakes, I've uploaded two images twice, but I knew because the total in Lightroom was 2 less than the total for sale on Alamy. Of course the colour label system only works because I don't otherwise use colour labels!
  23. In my experience, stock photographers are very superstitious. You might want to get a lucky charm of some sort in order to keep your streak going.
  24. Thanks for reporting SShep; this image is only on Alamy like the majority of my photos.....and 3 reports by you in one month....although sales are good I've not had one listed here since April, so thank you. Kathy
  25. Technically, though, there is a difference between commercial and editorial photography. However, I suppose a lot of places don't differentiate between the two. I wish that museums, wildlife parks, etc. would be more specific about what they do and don't allow when it comes to photography. My guess is that most of them don't know what to say. That said, in the past I have signed agreements with a couple of museums saying that my images would be used for editorial purposes only.
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