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Lindsay

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={5ABDFE9D-4070-4111-8C77-DBBCB4DCA68E}&name=Lindsay+Constable
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  • Joined Alamy
    30 Jun 2007
  1. Hiya. Many thanks for reporting this Butterfly image of mine in the Independent. Cheers, Lindsay.
  2. Hi all. Firstly many thanks to all of you who have contributed to this forum over the past few weeks. FINALLY, after more than a year of trying, hassling, telephoning, and emailing, I have today had appear on my sales record the image used by the Times. A sale at $145.47. It just goes to show that perseverance - no doubt by both photographer and Alamy staff has finally paid off. But what a mission! Well done to all at Alamy for not giving up on this one. It does seem though that in this day and age, that Alamy could well do with reviewing and updating its online purchasing system. The fact that if I want to get an electronic copy of the Times today, I will have to pay up front £1 - All done there and then and paid for electronically, simple and effective. Lessons to be learned here perhaps? Regards and thanks again to all. Lindsay
  3. Hi all - many thanks to all who have contributed to this topic. Its all too easy for me to sit out there taking photographs on my own and to not realise that there are MANY other photographers who may be in the same 'non-payment' boat! So, its great to hear all your comments! Thank you. OK, so it seems that there are many instances of Alamy allowing an image to be used, but then not having in place a robust enough mechanism for tracking and obtaining payment. Good news I got an apologetic call from MS today - and they tell me that my sale of one year ago is in fact 'going through in the next two weeks'. Which is good news.... I think. I did press MS about all of your comments - and they say they are sorting them all out. However, I note, CandyApple Images (post above) that MS did 'not know of any issue with the Daily Mail'. Interesting. Personally, I think it would be best if we all contacted MS individually again about our image misuse(s). I had a couple of LiveNews news sales last week through ALN, and they have already appeared on my account. So maybe things are on the up. Here is the link to last year's image if anyone is interested. Its on the Times archive site.... http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00375/120149316_train_375471b.jpg You know guys, I suspect that like many of us, I run a small photographic business, nothing special - freelance stuff, all bread and butter, but I have in place a personal system that ensures payment electronically before any image from my site is downloaded or sold. Its not rocket science. And the irony is that if any of us want to see my (thus far misused) image in the Times today? We would have to pay the Times by credit card - electronically - right away - a quid or so for the privilege. So, as I have not yet heard from the Alamy CEO after twice asking in writing, I ask Alamy again, "why is it that the mechanism that Alamy has for images to be used and purchased is not sufficiently robust to ensure that mainstream newspapers like the Times, can use an image within hours of it being posted, but then take over a year - if at all - to be recorded and paid for" Surely this is something that James West would like to improve? Regards all, Lindsay
  4. On January 19th 2013 during the blizzards, I had a Railway image live news shot D2ANED used in The Times. It still appears in the google search for Orient Express. To date - one year later, and despite having had many communications with MS and Live News about this image, there is no record of this image being used on my account, and I nor Alamy have not been paid. I have regularly asked for this issue to be taken up, and am always assured that the sale will appear. But one year later, still nothing? My question is, why is it that the mechanism that Alamy has for images to be used and purchased is not sufficiently robust to ensure that mainstream newspapers like the Times, can use an image within hours of it being posted, but then take over a year - if at all - to be recorded and paid for. My last communication about this was to Live News and MS in the middle of December 2013 and I have not yet had a reply. Are there any other forum members out there having this sort of trouble?
  5. Hi all - interesting stuff - I am waiting for notification of sales to the Times in January 2013, the Independent in July 2013 and the RSPB Magazine in July 2013. It is only through the posting of the great members on this site that I even know about the pictures being published at all. Well done and thanks to all.
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