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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={F3496A54-636A-4C1E-ABE6-87C9543BDFEB}&name=Paul+Thompson
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  1. For an editorial stock tog - nothing IMHO For a specialist subject tog - has chance of preple finding you I suppose I just do it because the vain side of me likes to see nice (or not so nice) comments. I dont monetize my photography anymore though so thats not my aim anyway.
  2. I have one too at https://www.instagram.com/paulthompson.th/ BUT I dont use it for stock images, its for my better images which I don't sell.
  3. I just opted out of everything except Japan, so its just Alamy and whoever does Japanese distribution now for me. I kept Japan because they seem to have a very active book publishing market that pays OK prices.
  4. Yes I have been with them since 2006 - thats who I am worried about.
  5. HI - I am presuming this is an OK topic to discuss here, but if not the moderator can delete. I am using a service for my personal archive and online image galleries. I don't sell through the service (never had any client interest really) but I do distribute images with its download links, lighboxes and preffered client abilities. I am now worried the service may be in financial trouble. They have not updated their service or templates for a few years now. Last week they announced they had taken $8M in investor funding to do some updates, add some technical staff and update some templates (all operational issues rather than expansion opportunities). This has me seriously worried as it would imply they are not solvent enough/able/willing to invest in the business themselves and have just, essentially, sold off part of the company to another entity. My guess is that they were slowly sinking and this is an act to keep afloat. So my question is, can any one recommend good alternative personal archive-web gallery services that have image distribution systems? Similar to "PS".
  6. Wow interesting thread! Photography elitism is alive and kicking amongst the Alamy contributors which is a surprise because all Alamy wants is a file that meets a simple tech standard achievable by the camera rather than the person who bought the camera.
  7. I did a similar thing about 4 months ago. I had a Mac airbook and an iMac - I swapped them both out for the top spec 15 macbookpro with 1TB, a Benq 4K monitor (about 1500 USD) and a WD array of disks (which ultimately I would like to replace) and a backblaze account. I had to buy an OWC thunderbolt hub as well. Now I use the same computer for everything which I find much easier than using two setups. I much prefer it to my old setup. Photographically and video wise it has been able to easily handle anything I can throw at it. I just have two minor annoyances I have is the 1) the trackpad - its great for images and video but drives me nuts when typing in the field - I wish the would put a disable button on the keyboard for it and 2) the need to the use the USB dongles - it does not really affect operation just aesthetics and a more bulky cable bag on the road. Most of my time is in national aprks so I only have internet when I am at home or a hotel. I use it with D850 files so same size as your sony and often make big panoramas. I do not regret it at all and it has made my life easier - although the expense was a bit hard to swallow at buy in.
  8. Where does this "50%/exclusive" idea come from? Is it a forum thing or did it come from an Alamy communication/conversation? I've gone back through the posts but can't figure out where it started?
  9. I tried Copytrack. After a year I just deleted my images with them. If you search their name in the forum you will find a thread with my experience with them.
  10. After reading this page I think a couple of you have really gone a bit too far. You are contributors, what business is it of yours if Alamy funds charities, none of you own or manage Alamy. If you don't like contributing to Alamy then just stop doing so but smearing them with such comments is too much.
  11. I appreciate that you share this information but I fear many here are so dyed in the wool anti-M'Stock that they don't listen or maybe won't listen. I know you have shared similar details before and I just wanted to say thank you for being so open about this (M'Stock earnings being higher on a particular collection). We all need to read posts like this and learn because the whole market has changed a lot since the beginning of M'Stock. I think if we all take anything away from this whole issue, at present, its that everything changes.
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