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About DCSmith

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  1. I was sad to see this the other day. Met him a couple of times over the years and he was a pretty nice guy. His long time printer, Sid Kaplan is a friend of mine.
  2. Anyone know what the status of video submissions is? Alamy still has some footage available for license, so their not out of it entirely. Making plans for a long stock trip in a year or so and I want to cover certain areas with stills, video, drone and timelapse and have all the material available through one agency. Pond5 would be my other option, but I'm not thrilled with their stills terms.
  3. Alamy is my only stock agency. That being said, I market some images for sale as prints or on products on the POD Fine Art America. I have restrictions set personal use and consumer goods. Does that negate the Alamy only exclusivity for those images?
  4. Actually, I called Alamy and spoke to someone at the news desk who said if I provided them with a list of magazines in advance of the event that they would try to contact any that are not already on their list.
  5. They're sailing magazines specifically, but I'm just trying to get a sense of how Live News works. Do newspapers or periodicals have to subscribe to it? Can you link to the feed or more specifically your images in the feed?
  6. I wasn't considering newspapers, more the 10 or 15 relevant magazines. Plus, I don't want to spend time negotiating, invoicing, chasing payment, etc. That's why Alamy gets paid.
  7. I'll be shooting a week long sporting event in March and was planning on uploading through Live News. Does anyone know how and to whom Alamy markets the images? Does it make sense to reach out to photo editors beforehand to give them a heads up?
  8. Just pointing out the possibility of abuse. I used to photograph charity events, before they started using amateurs from craigslist for free, and the amount of graft and skimming was astonishing. A lot of c suite execs. are routinely able to write off $1000 meals, airline travel, hotel stays, etc under the guise of soliciting donations. It would be much easier if the "donations" came from a source that you control and not able to exercise any oversight. Most charities that have large outside donors get audited regularly also.
  9. Really? Then make the charitable contribution optional. Let each contributor decide if they want a percentage of their sales going to the charity. Does anyone know how much the executives running the charity get in compensation?
  10. Is Alamy still making those charitable contributions that they've bragged about in the past? If so, what percentage of the operating budget does that entail?
  11. So what happened to targeting the US market? Virtually everything location specific is in the UK.
  12. You might not like it if you print black and white. Pretty bad metamerism under fluorescent and LED lighting.
  13. I know this is a year old, but if anyone from Alamy is still monitoring it. When you put out the picture needs list they should be accompanied by info on the number of requests that were made for that subject. No need to have 100's of people chasing a subject that has only been requested one time for a $19 use.
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