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  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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  6. 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 ........................... 😃
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Daily Mail online 18th https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-7044423/Great-British-Boltholes-review-Seven-Hotel-Southend.html M4AHPM Trevor Chriss
  11. Hard to tell from here, the sound's turned off . . .
  12. Thank you kind sir; I don't always believe what I find on the internet, so I like to make sure from a photographer.
  13. Yesterday
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Joined in 2014 but just started adding more images recently. Advice and tips welcome.....thanks. https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/greenburnphotography
  17. Thanks Avpics been trying to post a photo could not get the URL.
  18. Well done on saying the same thing in triplicate. Maybe you should contact Alamy directly: contributors@alamy.com
  19. 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!
  20. 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....
  21. 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....
  22. What program do you use? Is it something I can get for a MAC? And, if not. lmk anyway. My husband uses various database programs, I might be able to have him run it for me if it's something he knows.
  23. I don't know what the artist is trying to say, but here is a link with the artist's name (may be handy for keywording if not inserted).
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