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KerinF

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About KerinF

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  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={7BA5BB0D-2F66-43B8-9337-3B5FC44F0150}&name=Kerin+Forstmanis
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    3456
  • Joined Alamy
    29 Dec 2013
  1. Definitely agree with the 'select all' feature, and ability to re-order tabs. Set up a couple of galleries to play around with it, but didn't realise they would be locked in that order
  2. Here is my work-in-progress https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/forstmanis
  3. Thank you everyone for your suggestions! Very helpful.
  4. Hello all, hoping some of you in the U.K. can offer suggestions here. My daughter has settled in London for a few years. For Christmas, looking at getting her a gift voucher that can be purchased online to a good camera store, preferably one with a few outlets in London so she can choose one near her home or work. Any suggestions?
  5. Seems so http://www.microstockgroup.com/alamy-com/rf-editorial-coming-to-alamy!/msg450683/?topicseen#new
  6. Two more sales for me reported in past 24 hours. Both of them editorial/RM images - i think all the rest of mine have been RF/released to date
  7. There is quite a good article on this topic from the NYT a couple of years back: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/23/paris-city-of-rights/?_r=0 (Apologies if it was already posted, have come into the discussion a little bit late, but on a quick scroll, couldn't see it.) Personally, over the last 4-5 years, I would say I have been leaning more and more towards Bill's views on this one, irrespective of the strict legal position. Perhaps it is the rise of Facebook/Instagram/Etc, but I do believe that people have become more cautious (or even hostile), and as Bill's example shows, with good reason.
  8. I like TPE but have recently discovered PhotoPills http://www.photopills.com- more expensive than TPE but has many more features, plus they have quite good video tutorials.
  9. Agree re Mail. Image used in April 2015, reported June 2015, still waiting to be paid. ????
  10. Sorry to hear of your injury. I know you mentioned that a strap won't assist right now because of the difficulty lifting your shoulder, but when you are on the mend, I would recommend it. I recently bought a Black Rapid sport strap and it has made a huge difference in terms of neck, shoulder and upper back pain. (They also come left and right handed). I was getting to the point where I really couldn't wear the camera around the neck except for short stints. When going hiking, I was fumbling around with camera, neck straps, backpacks, etc. I recently had a few days away with the Black Rapid strap, and didn't even notice the camera hanging by my side all day. So while it may not help now, it might assist in minimising any residual pain. Not pushing Black Rapid, I know there are other options out there, it just happens to be the brand I bought. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
  11. On the topic of selfies - this is a hoot!
  12. I just noticed that about 181,000+ EyeEm marketplace images have gone live on Alamy. Not sure how recently this happened. For those that are EyeEm contributors (including myself), we have known this was due to happen for a little while now. EyeEm previously had an exclusive distribution arrangement with Getty, but with Alamy coming on board as a partner, the Getty arrangement is no longer exclusive. EyeEm is predominantly, though not only, phone images. So while Stockimo images continue to be added Shutterstock, EyeEm images are also now competing with Stockimo images on Alamy. Swings and roundabouts. Like many microstock and some other RF agencies, EyeEm tends to take a more liberal view of when a release is required. For example, crowds, parts of people, unrecognisable faces - are all acceptable as commercial RF. Likewise, incidental use of trade marks and other property are OK. Now, here is the question part of this topic: do you think it is time for Alamy to become more flexible on its approach to people and RM/RF? Should every unreleased image which happens to have a person in the distance, or a crowd, or a body part be designated RM? (I know the answer is "yes" under current guidelines, but interested in whether others think it is time for a change.) Most importantly, are direct Alamy contributors disadvantaged by the fact that we are limited to RM in these circumstances, when so many similar images from agencies like EyeEm are designated RF? Particularly when often hear that clients prefer RF more and more? I know this is irrelevant to many people, because they won't touch RF, but I thought I would throw it out there to see what others think. I am a bit ambivalent I have to say. I still prefer to designate true editorial type images as RM, but I am playing around more with RF elsewhere, and I tie myself in knots deciding what to do with those "incidental" people/property images, i.e. whether to place them as unreleased RM here, or unreleased RF elsewhere. Thoughts?
  13. And here's a thought: is the Stockimo / Shutterstock distribution deal the thin edge of the wedge? Will the Corbis / Getty deal prompt Alamy and Shutterstock into a merger / larger distribution deal? Is everything headed towards 3 mega agencies - getty/corbis, alamy/shutterstock amd fotolia (adobe)? And then some niche players.
  14. Anyhow, on the historic archive point, an article in the Time states that Getty will manage Corbis physical archives on behalf of VCG, and continue to look at ways of digitizing / commercialising that content
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