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Keith Douglas

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  1. Yes, I'd find it useful, so let me know if you find one / create one and I'd be keen to join.
  2. I can't remember asking to be able to submit to Alamy News, so I went back through my emails, and the mystery is solved! I must have just joined at a time when they were actively seeking new contributors - April 2012. "Dear Contributor, We are expanding the number of contributors who are able to submit images to the Alamy News Feed. Because of your good QC record and recent activity on Alamy, we have switched you on for the web upload route for news, sport and entertainment images. .. .."
  3. Actually if you are registered for News upload (even via web news upload not FTP) you have 600 characters for Caption and very specific IPTC data requirements (completely different to stock). I use the web news upload frequently as I haven't asked for FTP yet but I am registered for News - see My Alamy for those that haven't registered. News guidleines including metadata: http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/news-picture-guidelines.asp Do you need to be registered for News Upload via the Web Interface? Don't you just caption the images and upload them in a similar way to Stock Uploads? Not certain what you are asking but if you click the UPLOAD button you will get a choice of news upload or stock upload. That's if you have been approved for news. The more serious news reporters can get the use of FTP. Paulette That was my understanding, but some people seem to suggest, on this and other threads, that to do News Uploads via the normal Web Interface you need to apply and be accepted. I didn't apply, it was just available!
  4. Actually if you are registered for News upload (even via web news upload not FTP) you have 600 characters for Caption and very specific IPTC data requirements (completely different to stock). I use the web news upload frequently as I haven't asked for FTP yet but I am registered for News - see My Alamy for those that haven't registered. News guidleines including metadata: http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/news-picture-guidelines.asp Do you need to be registered for News Upload via the Web Interface? Don't you just caption the images and upload them in a similar way to Stock Uploads?
  5. Richard, I think you are perpetuating the confusion! Julie said: "I thought it was clear from the start that only images taken on the phone should be filed to stockimo..." to which you replied "Looked pretty clear to me Julie, i.e. we want pictures taken on an iPhone please" Isn't the correct statement that i) Images should be taken on a mobile phone and ii) Images should be uploaded via the iPhone or iPad App... ... which opens up the possibility for us 2nd class Android phone users to contribute to stockimo, albeit by jumping through a couple of hoops!!
  6. Three slightly different takes on the visit of the Tour de France to the UK: Awaiting the start in Cambridge (taken on 1 July) On the road to Paris. Early morning, stage 1, Grinton Moor near Richmond, before the crowds arrived. A policeman tackles stage 1 on his mountain bike, with support from the spectators on Grinton Moor:
  7. 7 sales for $688 gross. Mainly due to some Live News sales going back to April. Amazingly I've made the top 500, although I expect it to be a brief visit!
  8. I had one as well last month About £2 to me after deductions! Country: Czech Republic Usage: Editorial Media: Magazine - Print only Print run: up to 10,000 Placement: Inside Image Size: 1 page Start: 01 April 2014 End: 01 May 2014 Online Rights Included.
  9. I had some Newspaper sales (my first ones) at the beginning of April. The Times and Daily Telegraph sales were reported within a month.Sales to 4 other papers haven't shown up yet, but it sounds like I am doing well to have received what I have!
  10. Ride a door's width from parked cars ... or on the pavement! Please adjust your dress before leaving. Canada Only:
  11. Best ever month by far for Stock (3), Live News (4) and by value, with more Live News sales still to be reported.
  12. I think there may be two separate aspects to this. The store is privately owned, which allows the owner to decide who is allowed to enter and on what conditions. That might be why the press pack remained outside. The second is the question of whether members of the public have an expectation of privacy when in the store. In that context is the store a private or a public space? I'd say it was a public space.
  13. So far, my best month ever by far! Things do seem to be picking up for me. Three sales so far this month, after 5 sales in 2 years, so hopefully I've reached the turning point. I'm also looking forward to the sales from a dozen images that made it to national newspapers from Live News earlier this month.
  14. I had previously submitted News photos successfully, but I was doing a test upload last week from another device and with some different software and I got the "Unable To Process - resubmit media" message. I'm pretty sure that it was because I only had the caption field filled and not the Headline field as well. I copied the caption to the headline and it went through fine. I've found Alamy to be very helpful on this. It might be worth doing a test submission of one or two images, as they suggest. I just put the date and then "Test Upload, please ignore" in the Caption and Headline fields, so it doesn't end up on the Live News page!
  15. I now understand what you are saying Linda, and I agree with you. The section at the top under Releases, and the link off to another page, says what I'd expect it to say, and puts the onus on the user of the image to ensure that they have the necessary clearances. But that statement "A company with more than 10 people can use the image in marketing materials..." seems to say that Alamy are granting permission for marketing use, when they have no control of what that use might be.
  16. I'm no expert in this, but isn't it the responsibility of the publisher of the photo, not the photographer, to determine how they can use the photo? After all, as soon as our photos are available to other people we have lost control of how those photos are used. I can see that restricting photos to no advertising use may appear to give some additional protection to the photographer, but in reality does it actually add anything? If the photo is clearly marked as 'Model Release - No', then it's up to the publisher to decide whether their particular use is covered, or, indeed, if they want to take the chance anyway.
  17. Do you not have the Options "Overwrite", "Skip", "Use Unique Names", "Cancel" ?
  18. I just had some images accepted that were shot at ISO 1600 on a Sony RX100. I shot in RAW, processed in Lightroom, very carefully used the noise reduction features, and then exported the images as JPEGs at just above the minimum acceptable size (3600 x 2400). They looked OK to me, but I'd prefer to be not quite so close to the edge of what I think is acceptable! e.g. Firefighters at Grand Central Terminus, New York City DY1Y9R
  19. Thanks Lisa. I did know about the photos in the UK newspapers. Once I discovered that the photos had made it to the Daily Telegraph I went out and bought all the other daily newspapers that I could!. But I didn't know about the pressdisplay.com site, so thanks for pointing that out as well.
  20. What did we used to say? f8 and be there. You deserve your luck (unless it was you who cancelled the bowser )... Not me . But I owe a pint or two (of beer) to the person who did!!
  21. Thanks Bryan for spotting those in the Metro. I got lucky with a local sporting event turning into a National news item! Otherwise it would have been a photo of the winner and some runners in funny costumes! I also got some photos in The Times (p6), the Daily Telegraph (p13), Independent (P12), Daily Express (p5) and Daily Mirror (p17). My first Live News success, as far as I know.
  22. Much less than that. wim My recent QC record is my last failure (a single image) September 2012. Since then 174 uploads containing 1904 images, so I think not too bad. In recent days, average time to clear QC has been 3 days. Usually a couple of hours. Occasionally a day. wim You must be one of these then: "Most contributors see their work available and ready for annotation and keywording within an average of 24 hours from the date of upload." How do those of us who consistently average about 3 days turnaround, with no QC failures in over 100 submissions, break into the 24 hour club?
  23. That's not what we're saying. If you were a member of Alamy when Stockimo was launched, then you will be able to still get the special Stockimo rate for Android that iPhone users took advantage of. Basically, you won't be missing out on the introductory rate if you have to wait for the Android version. How long will we have to wait for the Android version though?
  24. I'm OK with the way that Alamy do the QC and put the onus on the photographer to submit work that meets the published standards. They're not going to be checking every single image to make sure that we've done it properly, so if a fault gets picked up in one photo, I should expect a longer 'time out' than perhaps a fault in a single image would justify. The one thing I'd like Alamy to change is to provide feedback that a batch has failed as soon as they know. That way, the longer period for QC that happens sometimes, and appears to have become more common recently, is no longer so much of an issue. If it says 'Awaiting QC' then that's what it means and I don't have to spend a week progressing through: 'Awaiting QC' 'they might have failed' 'they have almost certainly failed' 'spending 3 weeks redoing my keywords might improve my sales after all' 'I knew all along that they would pass'
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