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Rolf Richardson

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About Rolf Richardson

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    21 Feb 2001
  1. So all you QC moaners think YOU'VE got problems! I've been with Alamy since Feb 2001, until 2012 a 97% pass rate. Since Feb this year, 7 successive fails, total of about 143 days in the bin. Is this a record?!! Still selling OK, but workflow came to a complete stop. Finally got to talk to someone. Told that anything taken with the canon 7D stopped down under about f11 will probably be failed for "soft". So uploaded a batch of 109 images taken with the older 5D, which doesn't self-clean the sensor. Was eventually given a "partial", 2 out of these 109 with "dust" marks, so difficul
  2. QC Conundrum. Any clues anyone? I now have a 100% failure rate since February (4 out of 4), with a likely 5th, languishing since 21st. Serves him right, you'll say. Useless beginner, should learn his trade. OK, so let's look at the plus side. Been earning money from stock since the early 1970s, Alamy since 2001, told I'm in the "top 500" of Alamy sellers, which puts me in about the top 2%. March sales $1211 gross, April to date $1353 gross. But now in danger of having my "account terminated for 6 months", as the agreement says, for inability to pass QC. So what's happened?
  3. QC has got MUCH stricter, no question. So all you nervous QC-ers are not the only ones. My first submission was in 2001 and for years passing QC was no problem, but recently I seem to have spent most of my time in the sin bin (where I now languish!), even though I'm now paranoid about quality. Usually my sin is "soft" images, which frankly I can't see (I've got excellent eyesight!). Once in the bin, you have "form" and getting out is a hell of a problem. I've got 9136 images in the bag, good equipment, and Alamy tell me I'm in the top 1% of their sellers, but I'll probably soon get the
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