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  2. Nothing to stop you uploading images after the first day and then more after the second day, if you have Live News access. If I go to an event and need to use burst mode I can end up with many hundreds of images. If you don’t have the wherewithal to select, process and caption (which can be done in advance) quickly, then Live News isn’t for you and you will have to settle for the usual delay uploading stock. Contributions on the other sites were presumably via their live news equivalent. I really don’t see that you can complain. I wonder, too, how you managed to get a press pass without the facility to upload news images, although it could be you didn’t realise you no longer had access to it.
  3. The Sunday Times - Online 19/05/2019 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/populist-surge-sinks-tories-and-squeezes-labour-as-european-elections-loom-x6x20jwjs T6GANW Dinendra Haria Westminster, London, UK 1 May 2019 - Brexit campaigner placards outside Houses of Parliament. Credit: Dinendra Haria/Alamy Live News (credit Dinendra Haria only so may not be from Alamy) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/foreign-trees-to-help-british-forests-survive-heat-srxskqtvc BFENTF Paul Weston Linley Beeches on Linley hill, Shropshire, England UK https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/gas-distribution-giant-cadent-to-cut-400-jobs-dnwhxfvzm P9F0WM Lawrence Looi/NexusPix Birmingham, UK. 17th July 2018. General view Cadent employees operating a vacuum truck to suck up soil as they prepare to replace old iron gas pipes with more durable plastic yellow pipes in Birmingham, Tuesday July 17, 2018. Cadent, formerly known as National Grid Gas Distribution, are carrying out essential gas maintenance in the road. Motorists have been warned to expect delays and to find an alternative route if possible. © Lawrence Looi - All rights reserved Credit: NexusPix/Alamy Live News https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/banks-get-cold-feet-over-shopping-centres-svndjd8fx F54TPK David Kilpatrick Cameron Toll shopping centre, Edinburgh, winter night https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/facebook-pays-interns-twice-the-average-uk-wage-wz7g3n5rj P1152T Geoff Smith Silhouettes of a couple of people using the Facebook app on smartphones. 2 people chatting and meeting on Facebook. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/royal-mail-to-deliver-investor-gloom-s7b9gl2bx DH1RFR ipm royal mail postman on his round carrying a post bag https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/travel/hanging-out-in-the-dizzying-dolomites-q6t6l8jbj KFGREE Dalibor Brlek Picturesque alpine village of San Cassiano view, Dolomites Alps in South Tyrol, Italy https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/travel/follow-the-cleveland-way-g6s9009nl PTJJ61 Loop Images/RJB Photograhic Afternoon at Staithes village from Penny Nab. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/travel/kenilworth-great-british-breaks-tm92g7prg DP3J7K ImagesEurope elizabethan gardens kenilworth castle warwickshire england uk https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/sillars-snubs-snp-in-european-elections-mwnzrqrrc DYTYJM Steven Scott Taylor Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 25th April, 2014. The Memorial Service at the Assemble on the Mound for Margo McDonald. Pictured Margo's husband Jim Sillars. Credit: Steven Scott Taylor/Alamy Live News (credit Steven Scott Taylor only so may not be from Alamy) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/scottish-police-stations-set-to-cop-400m-facelift-pwmrg5m8r M8JE9R David Grimwade Police vehicles outside police station, Oban, Scotland
  4. $211 for a calendar sale to Japan - distributor sale, unfortunately, but still Alex
  5. Live News is not feasible for me. It takes no less than two full days to cover the Venice Biennale. Thereafter you have to develop and edit each photo, check image quality, prepare captions, keywords and so on... 48 hours are not enough to post a significant number of images this way. Furthermore, I used to post Live News pictures in the past and I didn't sell a single one of them, perhaps Alamy is not considered a reference in the LN market, who knows... What I tried to say is that, In today's world, Saturday is a working day for many of us, including me. To rent someone to do the QC on Saturdays doesn't look a big effort IMHO, and would make Alamy more competitive in the Stock Photo market at a reasonable cost, arguably. To wait from Friday morning to Monday evening (or even Tuesday) from uploading to having your images available for keywording is too much, in the current World Wide Web ecosystem; or, at least, I believe it is.
  6. Thyris and Mr Standfast are correct in pointing you towards Live News of Reportage. However, you need to be aware of recent changes to Alamy's policies on who has access to Live News and/or reportage. You will find discussion in this thread.
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  8. Some can be surprising. I photograph a lot of politicians, as do a lot of other people. The ones everybody's heard of are very well covered buy I am frequently surprised, when I get a back-bencher wandering around Westminster, to discover that Alamy have no/very few images of him/her, even moderately well-known ones. The best way to find niches is to photograph EVERYTHING and find out what sells because nobody else has photographed it.
  9. Guardian online... https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/may/19/magic-of-cape-clear-island-county-cork-ireland empty roads and blooming verges on Cape Clear. Photograph: Bernard Golden/Alamy a stone cottage on the island’s coast. Photograph: Jackie Ellis/Alamy boats at Schull Harbour. Photograph: Andy Gibson/Alamy https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/may/03/locanda-on-weir-porlock-weir-somerset-restaurant-bed-breakfast-review Dunster Castle. Photograph: Shaun Davey/Alamy .......................... Telegraph online... https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/05/19/regulators-high-alert-ailing-thomas-cook/ Passengers boarding Thomas Cook Boeing 757-200, Arrecife Airport, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Greg Balfour Evans ........................... 😃
  10. They used to say a Cockney was someone who lived in the hearing of the Bow Bells and can spit into the Thames. A Geordie is someone who lives Tyneside and can spit into the Thames.
  11. I use Filemaker but it may be easy with something like Access but I've never used that. You can certainly get it for a Mac, it goes back a long way and was only available on a Mac to begin with however a current version is pricy, I'm using an old version. Filemaker is very powerful but actually quite easy to use if you're doing this type of thing. This page should tell you how to do the same in Excel but I haven't tested it with commas: https://exceljet.net/formula/count-specific-characters-in-a-cell It should work, it's a formula that compares the total length of all the characters in the cell with the total length when all the instances of the specified character (a comma in this case) has been removed, the difference would be the number of characters that had been there. Someone that uses Excel may be able to give you a better method.
  12. Feature request: ability to exclude pseudonymous photos. I use my name for most of my photos on Alamy, but also use a pseudonym. On portfolio pages, all photos show...kind of defeats the purpose of pseudonyms in my view. I contacted support, they confirmed there's currently no way to do exclude pseudonym photos.
  13. Daily Mail online 18th https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-7044423/Great-British-Boltholes-review-Seven-Hotel-Southend.html M4AHPM Trevor Chriss
  14. Hard to tell from here, the sound's turned off . . .
  15. Thank you kind sir; I don't always believe what I find on the internet, so I like to make sure from a photographer.
  16. Yesterday
  17. I had the same problem - I eventually had to go via Google Image search! The Alamy display no long threw up the i mage location option on right click. I suppose it reduces risk of theft but with high resolution screen a screen grab will do, but not, of course, for adding an image to a fourm post. Drag and drop did not seem to want to work either.
  18. But you are just uploading your images as stock. And they are taking the normal amount of time to go live. It looks to me as though you should have applied for live news access.
  19. Joined in 2014 but just started adding more images recently. Advice and tips welcome.....thanks. https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/greenburnphotography
  20. Thanks Avpics been trying to post a photo could not get the URL.
  21. Well done on saying the same thing in triplicate. Maybe you should contact Alamy directly: contributors@alamy.com
  22. I am a photographer mostly focused on contemporary art & architecture. Last week, I went to the Venice Art Biennale, three days before the grand opening with my very special press pass (it took me five years to get the Wednesday pass, while the exhibition opens to the public on Saturday). I shoot about 700 pictures, developed about 100 of them, and started uploading to Alamy on Friday. Thereafter... I started to wait. Processing stage, evaluating stage, database update... No one single image by me was available to customers before Tuesday. Meanwhile, many similar photos were already available (and searchable on Google) on two other "first tier" stock photo agencies (guess you all know whom I am speaking about...). What the hell, Alamy! Instead of dreaming about opening foreign offices and the like, have you ever considered renting some guys to review contributors' pictures in the weekend, just to compete with your rivals? Today I added about 50 new (news?) pictures; yet, I'll arguably have to wait until Monday afternoon to see whether they were approved or not. Meanwhile, I am seeing a gazillion similar pictures featured on the Guardian, the Telegraph, the BBC, the NY Times and so on they've bought from agencies which we all deem they were Alamy's competitors (are they?). And I'm not happy with that, definitely. That's a waste of time and money, for both me and you. Alas! You can do much better than you are doing. You can be quicker and more efficient than you currently are... Editing and reviewing at the weekends are mandatory for Alamy too, now!
  23. I am a photographer mostly focused on contemporary art & architecture. Last week I went to the Venice Art Biennale, three days before the grand opening, with my very special press pass (it took me five years to get the Wednesday pass, while the exhibition opens to the public on Saturday). I shoot about 500 pictures, developed about 100 of them, and started uploading to Alamy. Thereafter... I started to wait. Processing stage, evacuating stage, database update... Meanwhile, many similar photos were already available (and searchable on Google) on two other stock photo agencies (guess you all know whom I am speaking about...). What the hell, Alamy! Instead of opening foreign offices and the like, have you ever wondered about renting someone to review contributors' pictures in the weekend, just to compete with your rivals? Today I added about 50 new (news?) pictures; yet, I'll arguably have to wait until Monday afternoon to see whether they were approved. or not. A waste of time and money, for both me and you. Alas! You can do better than this. You can be quicker and more efficient than you currently are....
  24. I am a photographer mostly focused on contemporary art & architecture. Last week I went to the Venice Art Biennale, three days before the grand opening, with my very special press pass (it took me five years to get the Wednesday pass, while the exhibition opens to the public on Saturday). I shoot about 500 pictures, developed about 100 of them, and started uploading to Alamy. Thereafter... I started to wait. Processing stage, evacuating stage, database update... Meanwhile, many similar photos were already available (and searchable on Google) on two other stock photo agencies (guess you all know whom I am speaking about...). What the hell, Alamy! Instead of opening foreign offices and the like, have you ever wondered about renting someone to review contributors' pictures in the weekend, just to compete with your rivals? Today I added about 50 new (news?) pictures; yet, I'll arguably have to wait until Monday afternoon to see whether they were approved. or not. A waste of time and money, for both me and you. Alas! You can do better than this. You can be quicker and more efficient than you currently are....
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