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  1. A favourite style of photo from me, I have far too many like this in my collection!
  2. The GoPro is on the unsuitable camera list: http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/unsuitable-cameras.asp I have a GoPro Hero 3 and even if it was on the accepted list of cameras I'd never submit any of the photos I have taken, the quality really isn't up to the standars required- videos on the other hand are very good (although maybe because I've learnt to be more self-critical over my photography and I am a total novice with videos). Interestingly I find the fact that its images are unsuitable quite liberating - I can use it purely for the enjoyment of photography/videography without concerning myself with worrying about QC. Neville
  3. Not sure if it's bad form to report your own photos, but I had a photo in the Mail on Sunday on the 3rd November, cropped and perhaps unsurprisingly uncredited: Really rather pleased as it's my first Live News sale and the fact it was chosen over some Getty/AP images, who I believe almost have the monopoly on sports images.
  4. Jeff, I hope you took a shot of the billboard and submitted that, licensing a photo of one of your licensed photos would be a great story
  5. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10204896/Night-owls-more-likely-to-have-Dark-Triad-of-personality-traits.html B7GYGK Hispanic senior man dancing in nightclub Blend Images http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10203046/Annuities-Live-to-83-to-breakeven-or-100-for-5pc-returns.html CRGXWN Birthday-anniversary cake with candles showing Nr. 100 efesan http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/10203829/History-hints-at-euro-survival-so-time-to-buy.html BT2N5G Euro's, depicting 50, 20 and ten Euro notes. European currency DAVID BARRETT http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/10202408/The-worlds-great-diving-adventures.html C91878 Cuttlefish (Sepia sp), Papua New Guinea...C91878 Cuttlefish (Sepia sp), Papua New Guinea Steffen Binke / redbrickstock.com http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/10203020/The-Bush-Telegraph-what-to-pack-on-safari-him.html No Alamy credit but exif data shows Alamy © C5T7FH Africa, Botswana, Okavango Delta, Man looking through binoculars Westend61 GmbH http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/10204105/Taiwan-The-last-outpost-of-old-China.html D2DAA5 Taipei, Taiwan famed cityscape. Sean Pavone http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/epic/mrw/10204819/Morrisons-buys-banana-ripening-factory.html BRBAX4 Morrisons’ trolleys Marc Hill
  6. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2378822/Sperm-donor-fathered-30-children-pay-paternity-costs-court-decides-mother-affair.html 0EP7F The Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand in London UK DBURKE ANYP47 Sperm approaching egg Cre8tive Studios http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2377755/Rise-feminist-wedding-No-veils-engagement-ring--dont-DARE-try-away.html MXY4M [cropped] man proposing and putting a ring on a woman's finger Catalin Plesa http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2378083/Lawyer-doctor-told-committing-financial-suicide-rack-850-000-divorce-bill.html A0EP7F The Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand in London UK DBURKE (again) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2378746/Mexican-hot-sauces-contain-high-amounts-lead-study-finds.html AXE9E7 Dishes Health Lab Medical Petri Research Science acestock Plus one of a toddler with food around their mouth and hands which I cannot find http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2378814/British-schoolboy-16-feared-drowned-swimming-father-extremely-dangerous-seas-French-coast.html ATM9E9 French life guards on the beach at messanges south west france with a 4x4 car David Rowland http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2378340/Its-firms-duty-employ-Britons-says-minister-Taking-migrant-workers-easy-option.html A5CG80 People in the queue for european passport holders at a British airport david pearson http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2378417/Computer-childs-bedroom-disturbs-sleep-lead-memory-problems-poor-marks-school.html APM1F6 rear view of a child using a computer I. Glory
  7. These inspirational women feeling the heat in the 2011 London Marathon. At this point they'd already run 23 miles in this costume Slightly tenuous but topical... 35 degree heat on the Champs Elysees last weekend and these guy still power on And perhaps an obvious and popular shot of a match being struck
  8. Many congratulations, my first sale was also of a meerkat and I remember how pleased I was seeing that little underlined number 1 in Alamy Measures To be honest, as an infrequently licensee I still get a little smile when I see a number in that column! I too had some meerkat photos sold yesterday. In fact I get little batches sold every few months - they end up in a small page-per-day desktop calendar so keep your eyes peeled. Neville
  9. I think every minute counts so the sooner the better, but an hour after the event is better than 2 hours or never... And yes I believe rider shots before tomorrow's stage would also be accepted into the news feed - I've successfully submitted these sorts of photos for a recent cycle event in London. I think there's a healthy market for "behind the scenes" shots, just look at the great work people like Sky's Scott Mitchell produce.
  10. Best of luck Jools, I'll look out for your shots. It's such an interesting sport to watch and photograph. I've been to Paris for the final stage the last couple of years - last year I uploaded some photos to the news feed and although nothing came of it initially, once the photos entered the stock archive they've generated a lot of zooms and so far one decent sale (CMD69G).
  11. Personally I'd say 3. The question about number of people serves two purposes. Firstly if you say anything other than zero people it prompts the question about model releases. For this purpose it makes no difference if you say 1 or 3 (if you do not have model releases). The second reason is to assist image buyers in their searches - for this reason I would put 3 in the field as there are distinctly 3 people there. All my own opinion of course, I wonder what MS would suggest?
  12. In my opinion Paulette I think you've got it spot on. I actually quite like the higher than average payment threshold (as highlighted by Jools) - for contributors who sell lots they most likely pass this threshold most months anyway so it becomes irrelevant, but for occasional sellers like myself it doesn't really matter if I get $50 every 6 months or $175 every 18 months - in fact I prefer the latter as it's a nicer reward which I don't just fritter away. But I do agree that the option should be available to withdraw funds if no new sales have occured in a particular timeframe, say 12 months, to avoid the situation the OP described. Neville
  13. Thanks Andrew and Phil, I've just uploaded some photos to the newsfeed and put my favourite at the top of the uplaod list - it does indeed use that. Can't believe I never thought of or realised that!
  14. Hi Alamy, I appreciate the news team monitor uploads to the news feed and manually select the cover image for the batch, correct any issues with captions etc. But for those times when the news team are not available is there a way which the photographer can stipulate which photo they'd like as the cover photo? Perhaps an applicable IPTC field could be populated with specific text for a particular photo which then prompts the system to promote it as the cover image? Neville
  15. The first is quite a topical entry from me - a photograph of a very happy Laura Trott after winning the elite women's race at the London Nocturne event on the 8th June. A brilliant day out for cycling fans, which culminates in the elite men and women's race after sunset. A pretty commonly taken photograph of the London Eye And finally a carousel in London
  16. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337158/Cashpoint-card-snatches-treble-Romanian-crime-gangs-responsible-92-thefts-cash-machines-police-believe.html AHEX4M - Paul Doyle [Credit to Alamy] AJFH4T - Image Source (cropped) [Credit to Alamy] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2337371/Jane-Austen-right-Her-characters-known-falling-ill--historians-say-19th-century-people-WERE-prone-disease.html BPPHM3 - AF archive (cropped) [Credit to Alamy] Plus a portrait of Jane Austen credited to Alamy, but there are many similars http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2336912/Young-mother-stand-trial-Lostprophets-singer-Ian-Watkins-child-sex-abuse-pleads-guilty-sexually-touching-baby.html C6TRMG - AlamyCelebrity [Credit to Alamy] D7W10D - Matthew Horwood [Credit to Alamy] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337208/Speed-cameras-increase-risk-fatal-crashes-New-RAC-investigation-raises-doubts-usefulness.html B09A48 - Justin Kase zsixz [Credit to Alamy] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337322/Waitrose-staff-refuse-fillet-trout-elf-safety-grounds--deemed-TOO-SLIPPERY.html CMNNT1 - Sean Spencer [Credit to Alamy] CWG0ME - Ros Drinkwater [Credit to Alamy]
  17. 5th June, Daily Telegraph. p26 C441GT Greg Balfour Evans [credit to Alamy] 5th June, Daily Telegraph . pB3 BA9360 Golden Pixels LLC [credit to Alamy]
  18. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10097896/A-guide-to-the-great-British-outdoors.html BE7T1E James Osmond [Not credited to Alamy] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/10095362/Travel-premiums-may-rise-over-EHIC-problems.html C5XAKT AKP Photos [Credit to Alamy] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/10097499/Airlines-make-just-2.62-per-passenger.html AM1G4F Roger Bamber [Credit to Alamy] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/10095830/Heathrow-is-too-expensive-crowded-and-one-of-the-biggest-airport-problems-say-aviation-heavyweights.html AD3A58 David Noton Photography [Credit to Alamy]
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