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About SCWLee

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    20 May 2010
  1. Put it into context of 'Cost of living', what we find as being a low fee, could well be a reasonable price for someone using an image in the Czech Republic or Slovenia. Globalization works both ways. It gives us access to a global market, but we have to value our work against each location it's being offered.
  2. I'm setting up a quiz for work colleagues. I'm thinking of doing a picture round where I show several images and ask for the common theme, or something like that. Looking at the pictures in this thread, I can see some of those images used for such a quiz. Admittedly, most people would probably just steal from where ever they find the appropriate image. Being a contributor, I understand the work needed to create those images, so I would be looking to licence those required images. But I'm not that well paid, so the £10 fee is very expensive for what I'm going to use it for,
  3. Been trying to get through to the US Copyrights office - visual arts division on +00 1 (202) 707-8202 all day, but only getting through to an answerphone. Trying to get permission to register copyright on published images, electronically instead of having to post it. Anyone know if they have allocated times that they answer the phones, or if there is a different channel available? Thanks, Simon
  4. 1 - Upload from mobile device 2 - Raw conversion 3 - Add info for newsfeed after the upload Why the above? Imagine your out on holiday, an hour away from the hotel, visiting the presidential palace. Suddenly, a fuel tanker charges pass the security gate! Your instinct takes over and you start to capture images of the tanker crashing into the front of the palace and subsequently exploding! Currently, you would rush back to the hotel, transfer the images to your laptop, convert to jpg, add metadata, upload to Alamy. [Oh no! The hotel does not have wifi! You spend 15 mins trying t
  5. How much does it affect sales on Live News, whether your in the UK newspaper scheme or not? Putting it another way, when UK newspapers use Live News images, is it part of their UK newspaper scheme package? Pondering, Simon
  6. No way! If I knew this, I could have taken more images at the Hong Kong protests! :-(
  7. I think you need a proven track record of sales - at least 10 sales. Is that just a guess or do you have some information? I had been on Alamy for a while before the News section was started. They sent me a letter giving me permission to upload news but I have no idea how many sales I had at that point. I do know I had a good record with no fails for a long time. An email to Member Services could give you the proper information. Paulette From my actual experience, you do not need 10 sales. I was able to use the news web upload for the Hong Kong protests. Simon
  8. Been fortuitous last weekend being at the right place at the right time in Hong Kong, on holiday. I have another unplanned day this Sat night/ Sunday. Have to decide if I should spend it in the protest areas or not. Questions I need answer to. - How long does news sales appear on account? - How much can I expect? - Anyone found any of my images being used? Thanks, Simon.
  9. From the other discussions, it would seem the version of Lightroom matters, so here is my understanding of where to put what when preparing images for the news feed using Lightroom 3.6 Any corrections appreciated. Opening the metadata for an image, -you get sections labeled "Basic Info", IPTC Content", "IPTC Copyright" etc. The caption for the shoot is entered under the "Basic Info" section, in the box labeled "Caption". The headline for the shoot is entered under the "IPTC Content" section, in the box labeled "Headline". The date of the shoot should pull correctly from your camera
  10. This tread reminded me of a FTSE company called Independant Energy Holdings Plc that went bust after billing issues. Luckily for Alamy, they are selling an intangible product which they only pay out once they themselves get paid.
  11. I would urge them to consult with a professional before they get themselves into more bother.
  12. This is a method for transmitting secret messages back to base. A set of images are loaded up onto Alamy, and when the agent needs to report back a message, they would keyword a particular image with the above keyword, with different images having a different message. In the above, base was checking their post so to say, and as there were no results, that means the secret agent was probably been captured!
  13. What is the criteria for happines? Rights Managed = Yes Charity activities = Yes Opportunity = Yes Actual sales = No Policy on image credits = No Sales not converted into my local currency upon sale = No (Means I need to do additional calculations at tax year end) 3 and 3 to sit on the fence.
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