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Richard Tadman

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  1. Emily Shelley's blog post contains the following statement, "The changes we are making outside of that core rate will not have a significant impact on Alamy’s financial performance – they are not a short-cut to profit growth. " I find this disingenuous and misleading. It begs the question so "Why are you doing this?" If reducing the fees for the vast majority of contributors doesn't increase Alamy's profit, then there is something seriously wrong with their accounting system.
  2. Thanks for that. I thought I'd tried that without success, but website and codes are not my strongpoint. I'll try again. Cheers
  3. My current website has a small black Alamy logo that directs visitors to my Alamy portfolio if they click on it. I'm currently building a new website and can't find the link anywhere to install it on the new site. Can some kind person, please direct me to this. I'm sure it was far easier to find some years ago - or maybe it's advancing years? Many thanks.
  4. FotoArtist - just to add a note of positivity, I would be reassured that the quality of your images are not a problem, but as many others have said the subject matter and quantity of similar images is likely to be the reason that your sales are not forthcoming. Good luck
  5. Quite true. My point was that a potential client looking for a picture of a specific bird for example, is unlikely to be unduly influenced by the date it was taken and more so by the quality or suitability of the image for their purposes. I guess that the subject matter will determine how critical the 'date taken' is.
  6. A large proportion of my images are from the world of nature, animals, birds and landscapes and I regularly upload images up to 10 years old. A bird on a branch for example is not time relevant. I'm not aware of these images having any less prominence in searches than more recent uploads and many older images still sell. However if you are submitting scenes of towns, roads or railways then the older images will presumably be apparent due to models of cars etc. I guess it depends on your portfolio and target market.
  7. The first thing to do is to read the comprehensive guidance that Alamy provides. You can find all the information here: https://www.alamy.com/contributor/how-to-sell-images/best-place-to-sell-stock-images-photos/
  8. Sorry to hear about your problem. I hope you are able to recover the data. Without wishing to add to your misfortune, could you tell me how you managed to delete them all, if only to educate me and any others who are unaware from falling foul of the same problem?
  9. For really top quality Lab' prints that are professionally produced as opposed to mass processed I use Peak Images https://www.peak-imaging.com/ I find them excellent and generally very competitive. (no association)
  10. To me this is very simple. An "exclusive" image is by legal definition an image that is inherently unique. The subject matter is irrelevant. It is no more complex than that. If I take photo of Blackpool Tower and it differs in any way, however slight from any other picture of Blackpool Tower - then it is unique. Following on from that, provided I only make this "unique" image available to Alamy (with the permissible personal sale exclusions) then that satisfies the requirement of being "exclusive to Alamy" If anyone interprets that differently - speak to my legal team.
  11. I always understood that the issue of exclusivity related to a specific image that was only available on Alamy [personal sales excepted] and not offered for sale via any other outlet. How can any photographer ensure that a very similar image isn't available through another source?
  12. Is it me? - or has this thread completely lost it's way - and the contributors drifted off into flights of fantasy??
  13. Yes - that is normally the case with a going concern. My point was that it would be simpler for all parties concerned to accept or reject the new circumstances by their ongoing behaviour than for PA Media, Alamy and each contributor to separately have to renegotiate every individual contract. The unanswered question (without having trawled through the Alamy agreement) is how soon could P A Media amend the agreements by giving us notice, if they wished to?
  14. Typically this would be handled by a novation of existing contracts from Alamy to PA Media group. The simplest way for this to occur would be for PA to write to existing contributors and tell them that they are taking over Alamy's contracts. That would then enable contributors to accept, again in its simplest form just by continuing to participate as before or alternatively not consenting in which case PA Media would presumably cancel all affected contracts. Common sense suggests that they are unlikely to buy a business and simultaneously, in the short term alienate all the contributors, so
  15. I entirely agree with you. My point was that random speculation can be very destructive and the world & Alamy will move ahead irrespective of whether we like it or not. My plea was simply not to 'waste a good worry'!
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