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  1. Tourists walking on Chinese Hat Island, part of the Galapagos Islands. Editorial to UK Newspaper - inside and on-live, low $$ Kumar
  2. "So long as you have annotated that the image contains people/property, and that there are no releases, the onus will be on the customer to clear the image for commercial use if that was what they wanted to use it for." This is a quote from the original Alamy advice as quoted by Shergar above (thanks for that) The only problem with this is that people who are trying to sue tend to employ a "spatter gun" approach, in the hope of spreading the net far and wide. What Alamy's advice is suggesting is that if the image is annotated correctly, and then used inappropriately, th
  3. Glenn, Really sorry to hear this is happening to you. I had some worries about this about 7-8 years ago. Can I recommend you get hold of this book? "Legal Handbook for Photographers". by Bert P. Krages . It is an american book. Krages is "an attorney who specializes in intellectual property matters, and is nationally recognized as a public advocate for the rights of photographers to document what they see in public places." (taken verbatim from the "About the author". He also used to be a stock photographer. I have the 3rd edition, pu
  4. Apparently both normally carry epipens. I don't think we know what type of allergy they have, but at the moment at least, all people with a record of very severe allergic reactions have been advised not to have the Pfizer vaccine (at least in the UK) Kumar
  5. Grrrr... 2 tiny sales for virtually nothing, and Two refunds for medium $$ 😒
  6. Extreme sports in Africa - White water rafting beneath the Victoria Falls Bridge, with a Bungee jumper jumping from the bridge; Zambia, Africa. Country: GermanyUsage: Direct mail and brochuresMedia: Travel brochuresIndustry sector: General business servicesPrint run: up to 20,000Placement: InsideImage Size: Full areaStart: 01 November 2020End: 01 November 2021Germany, Travel brochures, Bulk discount, flat rate, in context web usage included Low $$ Kumar
  7. It seems to be widespread and "normal" behaviour. Doesn't seem to be much Alamy are able to do about it Kumar
  8. Hi Mick! Good to hear from you - I will likely get L type RF lenses, or use my EF ones with the adapter, but for my usual images which are for stock will be well-served by the 24-240 which, from what I have been reading, produces exceptionally good images for it's type and price. Clearly I will want to look more into it, but if I was not going for this I would stay with the EF L 24-105, or maybe look at the RF 24-105 as I have the mark 1 version of the EF lens. Shall also have a look at the Z6 with 24-70 .... Cheers Kumar
  9. I am presently shooting with Canon full frame - 5D3/5D2 plus several EF L lenses. However I am finding that quite often I am just not taking the heavier lenses with me (specifically the 70-200 L f2.8 II) as its just too heavy for the odd occasion that I might use it. The 100-400 f4-5.6 just comes out for special occasions; so my usual lenses are the 24-105 f4L and the 16-35 f4L. I am seriously considering changing to the new R6 with a couple of RF lenses - specifically the 24-240 which would cover quite a range of focal lengths. Anyone else looking at this camera?
  10. First of all, thank you for doing this. It is, to quote Geogphotos, "A reminder of what is best about Alamy" Very much looking forward to hearing about your vision for Alamy in future years. My interests: 1. A clarification on "ranking" - how much is it weighted to the contributor, and how much to the image/s? 2. I agree personal/presentation use should be limited to low resolution images, or charged more if full sized images are wanted 3. Please update us on what is happening/how effective are the Alamy outlets in other countries -
  11. These days I think that would not affect your ranking in the way it might have done 4 years ago. And the fact that a purchaser has specifically searched all your images is a good thing - may result in future sales. Kumar
  12. Thanks for the competition title Wim, delighted to make the cut given the number of excellent entries! Kumar
  13. Fairly stable figures for monthly sales/income for Covid-ridden 2020. 56 licences for $1224 gross. Only 1 in the low $$$ bracket. If December continues in the same vein I am heading for approx. 2014 final sale numbers, and 2012 final income amounts Kumar
  14. Sold an Image on Saturday and one on Sunday - probably the first time that has happened Kumar
  15. Have been in newspaper scheme for a while, and at the end of this month there has been a drop in my views and zooms. Losdemas must have nicked them! 🙃 Kumar
  16. Ed - I also did B&W darkroom stuff for about 10-15 years prior to digital - had a (very) brief fling with colour darkroom work but was not worth the hassle Kumar
  17. I quite enjoy all aspects of the image production as they involve different skills, but the part that takes me longest is the Image captioning and tagging. I also have a lot more of this to do - several hundred images which have passed QC but not tagged yet.... Kumar
  18. Hi Patrick, I tend to agree with you - seems the only thing in the last couple of years that changes image positions is new images being added; and there perhaps may be changes in position when an image has been purchased, if the next search uses the same keywords again (ie an image purchased moves up in search position if the same search words/phrase is used again) Kumar
  19. Going back to Ian's question 631 sales so far in 2020 2 to the United States; an advertising sale in June for my highest fee ever, and a reasonable $$ sale for TV use in November. Thats that for the USA (and I do have about 2000+ images taken in the USA) Kumar
  20. Views, Zooms and sales all down by a similar proportion, to about 66% normal. CTR therefore approximating to normal; - but mainly a travel-biased portfolio. Kumar
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