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Phil Preston

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  1. I have noticed within Alamys Image Manager that there is now a checkbox for imagery within the 'public domain', so that might (???) explain some imagery on Alamy that does not appear to conform to the guidelines. Still suggest you look for the Alamy guidelines on their Blog or Twitter pages rather than asking in the forum, and if you still have any doubts, go direct to Alamy and ask them for clarification. It does seem to be a slightly grey area.
  2. I believe Alamy has issued guidelines about submitting such imagery (don't have the link though), saying it is OK, providing there is additional context within the image. So a photo of an artwork just by itself is not wanted by Alamy (copyright violation etc), but a photo of such artwork with, for example, people viewing it (perhaps a tour group) is acceptable. Suggest you do a search on the Alamy blog or Twitter pages for further clarification. Also, I think Alamy suggest any such submissions from photographers should be marked as for editorial use only, ie, no marketing, commercial use.
  3. Same for me too, except Slovenia rather than Czech Republic, low $sale.
  4. Nice to get an early sale at start of the month. Cannabis products in an Amsterdam store window, mid $$ sale.
  5. What is the point of making a comment like this on the 4th day of a month that contains 31 days?
  6. I don't know about the OP, but I had exactly the same price sale today and mine was NU. There were others reporting the same as me in another thread today too. I'm opting out of NU in April.
  7. This came in today. $1.25 gross. Country: WorldwideUsage: EditorialMedia: Editorial websiteIndustry sector: Travel & tourismImage Size: Any sizeStart: 11 February 2019End: 11 February 2024NU Editorial website and app multiple use, in perpetuity With my relatively small portfolio and sales, I used to think any sale was beneficial, ie, good for Alamy rank, so better search placement, so perhaps better sales numbers. But at 62 cents net for a sale, I would rather not sell in the first place (and dissapointed that Alamy sells such licences at these prices). Come 1 April 2019, I'm out of Novel Use, its just not worth it.
  8. FYI - we are not allowed to discuss other stock agencies / Alamy competitors in this forum. Re income, you might find it informative to look at the monthly posts 9n this forum on sales/revenue that some contributors report.
  9. Country: WorldwideUsage: Magazine, Editorial print and digital use. Any size.Any Placement.Repeat use permittedIndustry sector: Media, design & publishingModest $$ sale
  10. I had to identify images with buses in them, so at least Alamy give us variety in what we have to look for (meant as sarcastic humour). First time had to do this though for quite some months.
  11. I would start by looking at the titles you already have, eg the word tomato used to describe cloth, elastic bands described with the word architecture.
  12. That's exactly the response I got yesterday from Alamy re a similar situation for myself.
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