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  1. for the release to be valid, you need to pay. pay outright and that's clean and businesslike.


    I totally understand doing things clean and businesslike, but I am confused by the first part of this statement.  I don't understand how "you need to pay" for a release to be valid.  A release is a release, isn't it, whether money has been exchanged or not?  Again, not disputing whether one should pay or not, just trying to understand how pay is tied to valid releases.

  2. I am still so very new at stock photography, but I have an opportunity to do some shoots with a local gal who is interested in modeling for stock photography.  I offered to her that I would give her a percentage of all sales of her photos as pay, but now I think I probably messed up with this.  While I don't intend on going back on my word to her, I would like to know what is typical for the rest of you when using models?  How do you pay them?  TFP/TFCD? Cash?  If you actually pay them, how do you go about determining the amount?  While I don't mind paying a model for their time, many recent threads here indicate the profitability is not particularly high per image, and I don't need this to be a costly hobby.  Any thoughts, suggestions, or even discussions on this topic would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

  3. I wasn't saying that I thought Alamy QC should check every submitted image, just that they might at this stage of the game rethink the long notification/waiting periods (i.e. the proverbial "Sin Bin") -- that was my "radical" suggestion. But this has all been debated before, and Alamy has spoken. I rest my case.



    I hear you John, and I agree.  

  4. I have to chuckle at this a little - I really thought I might have figured it out - submitted eight images with what I thought was the creative look they were after.  Seven of the eight were rejected.  Back to the drawing board.

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  5. Dave, I couldn't agree more.  I am finding it very hard to hit the target when I am not sure how I missed it.  At least revealing the numerical rating of the failures would give some insight, and that doesn't seem to hard to accomplish to me.

  6. Not sure about the saleability though


    I totally agree - didn't really take this one with the expectation that I would put it on Alamy, but it illustrated my point well.  I might still submit it if it is sharp upon closer scrutiny, but that wasn't the intent.


    Thanks everyone for helping this thick-headed photog understand.  :)

  7. One thing I really struggle with when submitting photos is selective focus/larger aperture/bokeh.  It seems as if I often see how the photos should be sharp everywhere, and a small enough aperture should be used to ensure that this is so, but there are times I think it adds to the photo.  For example, here is a shot I took this morning (not sure I would submit this, but it is a good example):




    Would a photo like this likely be rejected based upon the selective focus?


    I ask this today because I have encountered another image on Alamy that seems to have nothing in focus.  Truth is, I quite like the image, but it is not sharp; however, it doesn't seem to be intended to be that way.  I don't mind sharing the example, but I don't want to point out someone else's image if this is not appropriate to do.


    Thanks in advance for helping me to understand.

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