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John Morrison

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  1. Guardian Online, Aug 20 Young couple in park, AY2BKB, Scott Hortop/Alamy Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, AEBTJY, Gavin Hellier (Alamy credit only)
  2. I told my online friends that I'd bought a new stapler, and they were thrilled. Actually, I tell a lie. I don't have online friends; I have real friends. Y'know, people who'll lend you money and forget to ask for it back. Actually, I didn't tell anyone about my purchase. OK... cards on the table: I didn't buy a stapler at all. Times are hard. Now, there must be a reason why I wandered into this forum, but I can't remember what it was. Time for my nap, I think...
  3. It's hard to justify spending big bucks on photo gear, especially for stock, so my Nikon D200 will probably have to last another year...
  4. Guardian Online, Aug 20 Wearmouth bridge, Sunderland, ANR6JF, Roger Coulam/Alamy Birmingham night, AP2EBG, Images of Birmingham (Alamy credit only) Man floating in pool, A176D4, Bill Bachmann/Alamy
  5. Guardian Online, Aug 20 Walker, Angelsey, A730J8, Mike Dean (Alamy credit only) Lynton cliff railway, B34TX0, DWImages England (Alamy credit only) Beach at Robin Hood’s Bay, C830X4, Alan Keith Beastall (Alamy credit only)
  6. Guardian Online, Aug 18 Fox, B67685, Fran Walding/Alamy Flower (Tagetes patula), CE5JH0, Sharon Pearson /Alamy Camel, BC6XRE, Matthew Taylor (Alamy credit only)
  7. Alamy's software 'reads' whether a pic is tall, wide or square...
  8. Guardian Online, Aug 18 The Hotel Portmeirion, CE8819, Martin Twigg (Alamy credit only) Restaurant with tables in the street, Peter Grumann/Alamy
  9. Three pseudos for me... but, for a reminder of what's selling (and what ain't), I just scroll through the Summary of Images Sold... with time-frame set to 'all'...
  10. Guardian Online, Aug 17 Porlock beach, Somerset, DAK42B, Martin Brayley/Alamy Sand dunes, Balmedie, Scotland, C34C0X, Robert Kerr/Alamy Balmedie beach, ADEX5X, Simon Price (Alamy credit only) Wigwam Village Motel, Cave City, Kentucky, AT1EBM, M&N (Alamy credit only) Buford Pusser Museum, Adamsville, Tennessee, A804KX, Walter Bebikow (Alamy credit only) Houses at night, A993DA, flab (Alamy credit only) Dryad's saddle fungus, DAGRFH, Blickwinkel/Alamy Seville, Spain, CPRNF7, Images & Stories (Alamy credit only) Village fete in Burton Bradstock, Dorset, AB4HA1, Dan Atkin/Alamy Corn sal
  11. Because buyers may be looking for a pix that contains 1, 2, 3, 4 or more people in it... Next question...
  12. Guardian Online has a slideshow of UK beach pix (it's a quiz... so uncaptioned), all from Alamy... http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/aug/16/uk-beaches-picture-quiz Ah, you can click a button for the answers...
  13. Guardian Online, Aug 16 Start Bay Inn, Torcross, Devon, DAXNHG, Nik Taylor (Alamy credit only) Donkey rides of Barmouth Beach, D8G4J6, AzureRepublicPhotograph (Alamy credit only)
  14. They were good times. I arrived in Peterborough (where EMAP was based) on the day that Italy won the World Cup. The town centre was full of jubilant Italians, driving round the square, waving flags and honking their horns. Peterborough seemed a wild and wacky place. Well, until the following morning. Camera magazine was on the same corridor as Practical Photography (though we maintained an air of effortless superiority), some mag about steam trains (open mockery) and Motor Cycle News (they used a Sinclair C5 to visit the typesetters). I nearly won EMAP's Journalist of the Year Award. I ca
  15. Guardian Online, Aug 15 Brain scan, AMW82D, Black Star/Alamy Stockton-on-Tees market, C2N3CK, Peter Jordan (Alamy credit only)
  16. I was recently rereading some 1980s magazines (Camera/Creative Camera) Look at the contents page... and see who was on the staff...
  17. If you can describe your workflow - step by step - someone might be able to spot the 'spanner in the works'...
  18. We're not the only ones facing diminishing returns for our work. For example, the farmers who supply the supermarkets are having their margins squeezed, and squeezed again. The supermarkets screw the last penny out of their suppliers. That generous 'two for the price of one' offer is more likely to be coming out of the supplies' pockets. Cheap food comes at quite a price...
  19. I try to take the rough with the smooth: not getting too elated by a good fee (like yesterday...) or depressed by a low fee (like today...). I average things out. Alamy haven't changed the goal-posts. I knew, before I uploaded my first pic here, that a shot that was hard to take would not attract any price premium over a shot that was easy to take (though it might prove to be a regular seller). The internet has made it possible for me to sell my pix to buyers around the world: something it would be difficult to do myself. The irony, of course, is that thousands of other photographers c
  20. Guardian Online, Aug 14 Luther burger, D8E93H, Rawdon Wyatt/Alamy Chicken sandwich, CCYGBG, ZUMA Press/Alamy Deep fried Coke, AK3B7J, Richard Wong/Alamy Lycian rock graves, Dalyan, Turkey, BP55AR, Mark Bond (Alamy credit only)
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