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ManWay

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  1. Hi All, It's interesting that amongst all our debate about low fees for image use that this post hasn't even been viewed yet. Let alone replied too. Of course one may enter and not win the award - I've done so on many occasions - but I feel that often the energy of entering such things generates a good work vibe and positives come from the process. I'm no fan of Tim Hetherington's work - which is not to say I don't admire his courage - but I find his work banal - maybe that is just because war is banal these days. However this is a good opportunity for the reportage/photojourn
  2. I would agree with the above. Maybe the best thing you could have done (20/20 with hindsight) would have been to give this image/s to Alamy and told your work colleagues to 'take a look at this great set of images'. You could file it under a different pseudo so they probably wouldn't even know you had taken the pictures. Downside to that, of course, is that they only used your image because they thought it was for free and wouldn't have wanted to pay you or Alamy anyway. Too many of these charlatans about nowadays Best Richard Richard
  3. Hi All, Anyone into this? Dear............. We would like to invite you to apply for the 2013 Tim Hetherington Grant, a joint initiative by World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch in remembrance of the late Tim Hetherington. The annual grant, worth € 20,000, will be awarded to a photographer to complete an existing project on a human rights theme. Applications can be submitted by any photographer who has participated in a World Press Photo Contest (Photo or Multimedia) between 2008 and 2013 which, according to our administration, inclu
  4. Hi Paul, You have to see a website as a modern day 'calling card' or 'business card'. Essentially it is essential. My website really needs updating/grading but it is something that in these days is inexpensive to run and potential clients always ask for this be it weddings or reportage type work. Must say that I'm pretty slack in this department but that's because I rely on a stable of clients who have known me for a number of years. For you young jocks (and good luck to you by the way ............ you're gonna need it!) it is an absolute primary important thing. Best
  5. I opted out of all distribution scheme options after the Alamy (shall we say 'undemocratic' to be diplomatic but I'm sure more forceful language may be used to describe the theft of another % a while back) new 'arrangements'. Must say I didn't see any change in net income. However I have just joined distribution scheme (all options) again to see if it really does make any difference. It's hard to tell on any statistical basis as number of images on sale continues to rise. Would agree with dov though as, for many of us, a quickly shot 'seen image' is often of no consequence financially to
  6. Hello All, Interestingly enough, or not, but for me it is, my 12 year-old son can pass Alamy QC pretty easily on his own......... in fact he has never failed QC. True enough I have looked at his submissions (as one of my pseudos ) just make sure but he has 'got with the program' and has no bother with it at all. Maybe this is just that people of his generation are more 'with it' or not I don't know but his old man has been in the game on a professional level for thirty years and can still fail QC on occasion. I put this down to being too 'creative' with my images but could probably be clas
  7. Same thing happened with me. All now present and accounted for. I'd not seen this happen before either. Best Richard
  8. Furthermore..... This from Alamy yesterday; "We've got a client working on a project where they specifically need images taken with either a Nikon D600 or D800. If you have images online with us taken with this camera then let us know here and we will point our client at your work. There are no guarantees of sale but your images will be looked at and considered." They are pointing out specific images to a client, this is the work of an 'agent' and 'agency' not a mere 'image libary'. Alamy also use their staff to help clients in picture/image research. Regards Richard Ric
  9. Furthermore..... This from Alamy yesterday; "We've got a client working on a project where they specifically need images taken with either a Nikon D600 or D800. If you have images online with us taken with this camera then let us know here and we will point our client at your work. There are no guarantees of sale but your images will be looked at and considered." They are pointing out specific images to a client, this is the work of an 'agent' and 'agency' not a mere 'image library'. Alamy also use their staff to help clients in picture/image research. Regards Richard
  10. Alamy is an Agency and they act as our agent.......... "Alamy Rights Managed End User License Agreement (EULA)This is a legal agreement between you or your company, firm or other organization ("you") and Alamy Inc. ("Alamy"). Alamy has been appointed agent by its Contributors to grant this License on their behalf." This from Alamy site terms and conditions. Regards Richard
  11. Short answer is no. They used to keep most people (contribs) happy enough when they were 'growing the business' but now they have become greedy and cynical. It does of course make business sense in that they can sell OUR images for peanuts whilst still pulling in a handsome profit - due to the number of images on sale. However, I would qualify that statement by saying that they are 'the best of a bad bunch' when it comes to this type of 'all inclusive' agency. I'm sure that many image providers are happy enough to get the occasional payment but then many are happy enough just to se
  12. "someone screwed up" ??? Hopefully 'someone' realised that those prices were daylight robbery and acted in our interests.
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