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  1. Here in New York City, city parks are public property so no property release is necessary. Of course this could be different in Vancouver.
  2. Adobe often has Black Friday sales - at least for those of us in the US. Unless you're in a hurry to upgrade it may be worth waiting until November 24th.
  3. I was under the impression that ethyl alcohol was preferable to isopropyl alcohol for cleaning computer cable connections. I don't think I'd want to use either one on a sensor. Plenty of photo supply shops sell kits for cleaning sensors but I have no idea what might be in the cleaning solution. If you don't have a shop nearby you could get one online. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Sensor-Cleaning/ci/18805/N/4077634546
  4. I've heard people also work long hours in Germany. True?
  5. Brits seem to work longer hours than we do in the States. We only work 8 hours a day including lunch. An 11 hour day, 10am to 9pm, would not only include lunch but dinner as well.
  6. In theory, the Presentation License should expire so the image would become eligible for an exclusive use. I've had this with a few previously published images. So far I've only seen Alamy license images for exclusive use for specific industries so if an image is licensed for exclusive commercial use, in theory it would still be available for editorial use.
  7. I don't really care so much about PhotoShelter for storage. If you've ever tried to restore your archive from there you'll discover it's a major pain and it's not that cheap. By comparison I pay $60/year for unlimited back-ups elsewhere. What I do care about is Photoshelter's searchable database for public images. If Adobe's websites are searchable that could put a major dent in PhotoShelter's business. EDIT: On the other hand, they probably won't have searchable websites because it might compete with Adobe S****.
  8. In theory, between Adobe Spark, Adobe Cloud, Adobe Stock, etc, it could blow a wide range of photo companies out of the water. If you haven't seen it yet, Spark appears to be some sort of web site designed for mobile devices.
  9. I think I accidentally voted in the reverse and can't change my vote. It should be about 60%
  10. It's left over from the early days of the web when people were using 56k modems over dial-up. If you've ever waited minutes for a Gif file to download from half-way around the world you'd understand why. Now that we have jpg and broadband connections images usually load so fast we barely notice alt tags.
  11. My experience while working for newspapers was similar. I'd often get requests for prints, sometimes more than I could fill. Most of them were people who had seen themselves in the paper and wanted a print. Not all that long ago I got a request for a photo I'd shot 20 years ago from a woman who had participated in a march and must've googled it. About a month or two ago I was contacted by a woman who recognized herself in a photo I posted on Instagram. I always wonder who buys PU images on Alamy. Obviously they're not always people who appear in the photo.
  12. There seems to be a time-out factor when submitting Live News. Images uploaded after a certain point will wind up in a different stack but I've never had one go to QC. Often times I'll make mistakes in the initial caption which I correct ASAP unless Alamy corrects them first.
  13. I see you have the C word as well as the G word in some on your headlines. That's not likely to earn you any Brownie Points with the Live News Team. Other than that, given your description, I would expect to see Jews in yarmulkes or more traditional orthodox attire observing their religion on a hot day, but that's not really what your photos show. http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-tel-aviv-yafo-israel-30th-september-2017-yom-kippur-rehov-dizengoff-162612799.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=04AB195E-B1CF-4AFD-9DC0-64F70E67D56C&p=180847&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=12&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d12%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d3%26resultview%3dsortbyRelevant%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3dKCT8F1%26qt_raw%3dKCT8F1%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d%26cutout%3d%26tbar%3d0%26et%3d0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3d0%26loc%3d0%26imgt%3d0%26dtfr%3d%26dtto%3d%26size%3d0xFF%26archive%3d1%26groupid%3d%26pseudoid%3d%26a%3d%26cdid%3d%26cdsrt%3d%26name%3dMichael%20Jacobs%26qn%3d%26apalib%3d0%26apalic%3d%26lightbox%3d%26gname%3d%26gtype%3d%26xstx%3d0%26simid%3d%26saveQry%3d%26editorial%3d1%26nu%3d%26t%3d%26edoptin%3d%26customgeoip%3dUS%26cap%3d1%26cid%3dQZ6LRWR2ALBGF2UJHVRWVHEL96KD7AKSFZJJLNK945KAPZ8VBY42W8RV9W8VUPE2%26vd%3d0%26lb%3d%26fi%3d2%26edrf%3d0
  14. I could definitely see this selling for Personal Use where the buyer thinks s/he's buying the object in the photo.
  15. I've been on Photoshelter for about ten years now. I currently have their standard plan at $30 a month and each year they increase storage. I've made a fair number of digital sales to magazines, textbooks and catalogs, and a few personal use print sales over the years. All in all the site has paid for itself but probably not a lot beyond that.Whether or not a website is financially worthwhile depends on how much you spend on it in term of both time and money. They have tutorials on how to increase your SEO and the photos are indexed by Google. PhotoShelter allows you to set up automatic print fulfillment with online printers like AdoramaPix, or you can just fulfill print orders yourself. I agree that Facebook is pretty useless for a portfolio. I have a photographer's page but I seem to get more views via my personal FB page. People will share your photos and too many people assume they can use your images anyway they please. fD
  16. I'd say somewhere in between. The top one could be sharper but the bottom is possibly too sharp.
  17. Didn't we just do this? http://discussion.alamy.com/topic/8260-what-was-your-original-equipment/
  18. I just had a similar experience that totally confused me. A sale dropped in Friday and was followed soon after by a refund for a few cents more. After I wrote to CR i discovered the image had been licensed in December and then refunded in August. It was licensed relicensed the same day and refunded a few days ago. Then it was licensed again. It's like getting nearly one free year on a 5 year license.
  19. You can go back and change your captions and keywords at any time. fD
  20. You need to work on your captions. Some of your photos captioned "White Chocolate Cake with Fireworks" don't actually show any "fireworks." Others captioned "Sunset over the fields" aren't really of a field. Including the location in the keywords is always helpful since clients are often looking for specific countries and the location field in AIM isn't searchable. fD
  21. But if you live in Africa, and presumably shooting in Africa, will your new images continue to sell at the same rate as when you were living in the UK or US?
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