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Panthera tigris

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About Panthera tigris

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    https://paulthompson.gallery

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    UK

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  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={F3496A54-636A-4C1E-ABE6-87C9543BDFEB}&name=Paul+Thompson
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    3248
  • Joined Alamy
    01 Sep 2005

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  1. I agree with Ian, the new themes and improvements therein were due in July so they should be released anytime now. As the development time given for the themes was 6 months I am expecting (hoping) that they will be something special in them.
  2. I think we can forgive his bias Chuck as his website is called "selling stock"
  3. I can't disagree with anything he said but need to be pedantic on one point. Thailand is not a cheap country to live. Those days have long passed. I got a surprise when I got stuck in the UK for 3 months due to the covid lockdown - it was cheaper for me to live in the UK than in my home in Thailand ;+)
  4. Thanks everyone, the verdict seems quite conclusive. Cheers!
  5. Hi, Due to COVID I have been stuck in one country and all my camera gear is in another. It's been 6 months so far without a camera and I am getting bored. So I thought about looking for something that is small, not too expensive but capable of passing Alamy QC at say 400 iso (or 400 with limited post processing for noise). Something small I could just pop in my backpack during the day and could handle a little abuse. Just for general location shooting. I was looking at pics from my iPhone (10) and was quite shocked about how good the quality's in good light but am assuming they won't pass? Am not looking for anything big or expensive or necessarily with interchangeable lens because I will give it to a relative when I am back with my own gear. Any thoughts/recommendations are welcome.
  6. It took me that long to log back in to Pixsy :+) Old men and computers - not always a match made in heaven.
  7. Things must have changed because to create a case or even send a take down on Pixsy you need a paid subscription account now.
  8. Photoshleter sent out an info mailer on this a few days ago as well. It apparently needs two associative URLs lodged in the HTML associated with the image. One for the image location and one for contact details I seem to remember.
  9. Even though I am out of distribution, Alamy still occasionally contact me to ask if I would approve a distribution sale as a one off, when a distributor's client has seen an image they want but is not available to the distributor I presume. Its good because they also tell you what the fee is and then I can make a decision (which is usually no). My figuring is if they want it enough they will get it from Alamy UK. Theres very little percentage left for the tog after a distribution sale.
  10. I think to avoid some of the lower sales you need to choose wisely how you sell here ........ my last 8 sales .......200, 120, 41, 30, 45, 160, 22, 125. Alamy Uk only, no distribution, no options. Of course if I was in distribution and options I would have a higher number of sales. But I am happy with my morals this way.
  11. I gave notice on G about a year and a half ago. They removed my images within two weeks. It's a move I do not regret at all. Just Alamy now (a significant part of my collection is private and not for sale though, it is used to support causes) Dumped distribution and all the other add-ons, just have Alamy UK handle sales now. Am very happy with the license rates they have been getting me as well as the simple 2 way share.
  12. Although it completely pains me to say this, with Unsplash's latest image release of an additional 2 million full sized images it should be there. I hate the idea, but if MS started the devaluation of images, Unsplash may be part of the industries sad fatal demise (free images to be funded/supported by ad deliveries in the browser et al) in the future. I find the whole thing so weird I wonder if the company has been founded just to sell it to one of the big boys for closure. https://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2017/08/unsplash-ceo-tries-to-justify-copyright-grab.html https://www.dpreview.com/news/2164828014/unsplash-releases-massive-open-source-image-dataset-with-2m-high-quality-photos
  13. If one were to consider it correct, it just another thing that shows theres not many nails left. There must always be a "next thing" though, but I have no idea what form it will take, I probably will not be around for it at my age and with my values though.
  14. About a year ago I got out of everything including distribution and now just have Alamy UK as my sole licensing option here. I may have just been lucky but I am very (very!) happy with the sales amounts I now get, maybe less sales but sales prices I am happy with and I don't worry about being part of the moral decline of the industry anymore. I may be poorer overall (?) but I don't feel I am a victim anymore.
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