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Everything posted by Barking

  1. Wouldn't it be cheaper to employ interpreters and then both Alamy and the photographers get a bigger slice?
  2. No expert, but a Google image search throws up a few.....Golden Ragwort? Packera aurea.
  3. After my first payout last month (finally reached the threshold) I had a sale posted this morning for $86 ($25 to me) .....mine too was a distributor sale in France, book usage...image taken in Peru some years ago now.
  4. I've had my camera (Nikon) cleaned twice now...on both occasions the `bunnies' were caused by sand dust (must be a lesson in there somewhere!!!! ). Tried the self cleaning but found it very time consuming and frustrating.. Decided to use a professional service and used Calumet. My local is in Belfast, but they have an outlet in Manchester...charged around £40 if I remember correcty..but it is worth it
  5. My first sale of 2015...yippeee!!! $57...less 70% comission....but it should just push me over the $75 payment threshold...
  6. Barking

    Manage Images

    The non flash is well overdue. So frustrating not being able to manage from different platforms
  7. Alamy is not a place to learn it is a place to sell images that buyers can be sure are up to a certain standard. If an image fails QC it would have let us all down if it had slipped through and then been purchased, by a subsequently unhappy customer. Would you be happy to supply a substandard image direct to a client. I am guessing you would not. I wholly agree...but I had done my pre upload checks and was happy with the result....but now I won't know what is wrong for another month. If I have missed something, then it would be good not to replicate the error? What would be wrong in re
  8. you're lucky, my last email took 5 days....and then my next batch failed....another 28 days in the clink...is it really that necessary to ban people for that long,,,better to tell me what is unacceptable (so that I can improve) than to `punish' me...not sure Alamy is worth the hassle....very few sales anyway...ok moan over
  9. But ...... when you look for "police helicopter" your picture ED6WF1 lands on page 4 (90 images/page) on a total of 32 pages. And that ........ isn't bad at all. Cheers, Philippe Wow! Thanks, Philippe...didn't realise there was such a market for `police helicopters'
  10. Did what was suggested and I'm on Page 19!!!! Whoop de do! At least it's a start point...the only way is up? :D :D
  11. Thanks, Doc...will give it a try...suspect I'll be on page 101 at least
  12. For those who are relatively new to this 'game'how do we mere mortals calculate our ranking?
  13. Point 1 surely they should make a counter complaint for foul and abusive language likely to cause a breach of the peace? Point 2 these by laws were clearly written to stop 'semi permanent' structures being set up and would not apply to a tripod point 3 the by laws must be clearly advertised, I doubt that's the case a set up ifuyou ask me
  14. I, too, had problems this pm. Got there after about 3 attempts
  15. You need a slice of 'remorse' pie topped with humble custard!!!!!!
  16. My three pennorth. 1 Ability to delete in QC waiting list. 2 remove need to determine how many 'people' ( i.e. either people or no people) if model releases are available, allow separate upload facility 3 allow default options e.g. photograph, not digitally altered, pseudonym etc 4 predictive keywording software
  17. Thanks, Jill..rather confirms what I thought...we're all human, except the computer!!!!!!!!
  18. Try sending in the exact same files with the exact same names, but now corrected. Maybe with the headline and keyword corrected. And let us know if it has worked. wim but, I assume, my account will be locked for 28 days and any subsequent uploads would fail?
  19. After trying really hard to review my images before uploading, I rushed a batch and as soon as I had hit the key I knew they would fail. Couldn't there be a way of accessing the batches to delete them before they get near QC? I'm now back in the sin bin again. Aaaaaargggghh!
  20. From the horse's mouth:- Captions always need the following and in this format please: *Full location ( town and/or city, ALWAYS the country as “UK”) * Date in words (25th September 2013 not 25/09/2013 or 09/25/2013) *What you can see happening in each image? *Who is in the image? *Why is it happening? Background info * “Credit: YOUR NAME/Alamy Live News”I got this advice from the Live news team a while ago:- I have the Lightroom plugin for direct upload...but this doesn't seem to include 'live news'. Do I have to edit the plugin, or is there a separate one?
  21. I had a great month...one sale..that's a 100% improvement. But only $21..still not enough to get paid out...but just enough to keep me interested :-)
  22. Thanks for the feedback....just have to learn to live with it ....
  23. Probably been asked before, but not recently. Just been notified of a sale $20.85 (Wheyhey!!!!) but then I'm hit with two commissions...Alamy's (30%) and a Distributor's (40%) - (so have lost 70%)...hardly seems right..is it?
  24. one of my favourite Italian locations....brings back fond memories...the point is well made
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