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  1. Yeah mine was Central Copenhegan, certainly wouldn't pay for a full Smørrebrød, sandwich, especially "in perpetuity"
  2. It certainly was when it's a photo of cyclists taken in central Copenhagen
  3. I think it's time Alamy had a minimum price banding for contributors to put their images into, ie over x amount of dollars per sale. I've just had this one for a gross less what you'd pay for a coffee in most high street coffee shops....in perpetuity! Since being kicked off Live news & the 20% deduction in commission, I've hardly uploaded, at these prices it does seem pointless, spending time on stock, even though I have loads of images I could upload, but perhaps I can do it when I retire, if the stock industry is still going Country: WorldwideUsage: EditorialMedia: Editorial websiteIndustry sector: Travel & tourismImage Size: Any sizeStart: 10 January 2020End: 10 January 2025Editorial website and app multiple use, in perpetuity
  4. local magazine article, the scheme might not apply to you, but :- https://theguideliverpool.com/this-new-scheme-helps-over-3000-people-in-liverpool-with-essential-furniture-for-their-homes/
  5. I think they might be a bit more corporate now, looking at the website, but they started off recycling furniture and helping people, but give them a call and if they don't do furniture etc for sale, just ask do they know any other charities or places that help with furnishings Chris
  6. No problem, The Furniture Resource Centre is based near Brunswick Dock, so you should take a walk there, 15-20 minutes from the centre of town I'd guess, they are a social enterprise, they used to be brilliant, but I'm not sure now, website is here https://www.furnitureresourcecentre.co.uk but you have to go and look, but obviously you can call them for advice By the way Aldi & Lidl are very similar sorry TK Maxx Chris
  7. Hi Ed I presume you are somewhere in the tone centre and close to St Johns Market, seeing as you have discovered M&S, inside St Johns you also have Home Bargains (Scousers call it Home & Bargain by the way) for general cheap homeware stuff & Aldi is also in there for cheap food, TK MAXX on Church Street has almost everything for the home at reasonable prices, along with clothes and many other itiems Chris
  8. I have, Mine is also in under the Net Revenue sales report with todays date
  9. Only just seen this via the blog after trying to find the discussion page, for a catch up, but found this. This is really shocking news, my condolences to Keith and his family and friends, I don't know the circumstances, but obviously Keith was a master at stock and live photography with Alamy and was an inspiration to anyone who wanted to do get into stock & live photography. To do what he did for Alamy and photography in a small town in West Wales is incredible. RIP Keith
  10. LOL! I was just being jovial, generally people will like you and seeing as you are a New Yorker, you'll understand and spot any issues, when we went to New York, we didn't have any problems a lot of people didn't get our accent, but I never felt in danger,. As usual and especially nowadays, the internet does make things seem worse, instead of going on positives and people do like to slag Liverpool off and blame the whole City if anything happens, but such is life. I'll keep an eye out seeing that you have put a photo up. I haven't been on here for ages, but didn't you lose your home, so are you just touring the World and seeing where life takes you? Chris
  11. Unfortunately Ed, the Adelphi is easily the worst hotel in Liverpool, so sorry to hear this is where you stayed, it is handy for the City centre, but not to be recommended, as a local, obviously I don't stay in one, but that is one to avoid, so Im glad you escaped. It was a Grand Hotel back in the day, but as others have said the chain is dreadful and it doesn't ever have any improvements, if it isn't knocked down sooner or later, it may well end up looking like the Overlook Hotel in The Shining! If you watch DA Pennebaker's Don't Look Back the story of Bob Dylan on tour in the UK in the 60's he stayed at The Adelphi, and there is a shot of him on a balcony taking to fans below, I seem to remember, most big acts stayed there, that was probably it's dying breath, unfortunately once the 70's came and shipping declined, and the UK went into recession, Liverpool suffered as a result, it's taken a long time for its to improve and started to move forward as a City once the 80's had finished. RE Homeless on the streets, this is now the state of the UK and is a country wide thing, the fact is mental illness isn't being addressed and the economy and jobs market is rubbish. I was in Harrogate a few weeks ago and even in a nice Northern English town with money, the city centre has homeless people living in the city centre, which is hard to believe, as especially in 1980's, even in Liverpool at it's worst economic decline, you never saw things like that, you would see the occasional, what we would call in those days "a tramp", but not young men or women that you see now. it is truly shocking. But her is a couple of things to say when out shopping:- It is THE Asda, NOT ASDA ie "I'm just going The ASDA" and complete the sentence with "to get me messages" (buy some food, groceries etc) Home AND Bargain, not Home Bargains Also throw the word "Like" in at the end or middle of sentences, ie "I like The Beatles, like and Dylan like", but no Pink Floyd for me, like mate!'" The you should be ok Chris
  12. Sorry, but...amended, seeing as Alamy have closed the thread so I can't reply direct. You know you are only a stock photographer.....when the people in the live news upload circle, tell you Alamy made a great decision by "(cleaning up the news feed) so that they can spend more time on getting the good images out to buyers". (c) Keith Douglas NO! Sorry, all they had to do Keith was to send an e-mail along the lines of....."from the end of the month we are closing live news access to those photographers who regularly sell images" Simple, end of rant Chris
  13. I'm not saying I will, I was thinking maybe? The way Alamy has been doing things over the last few months, seems to be all about making decisions of some sort, ti I guess improve the business model and grow sales and profit, but it seems like they gave found the ideas in an ideas manual, having not though out how to implement them, nor the repercussions, or what it may mean to the people who supply them with everything they need to run their business model. Maybe it's an accounting way of running the business? I've seen a few people say that they think people were gaming the live news stream to bypass the QC for stock upload, but like a number of other people who have said this, I also used the same Alamy QC upload criteria for Live as for stock, so I'm not sure if that is true? But if it its true, Alamy should have targeted these people directly, a couple of times, I didn't title correctly for live news, I did get an e-mail to say so and change it, which I did. The new reportage way of uploading, sounds ideal for those who do want to bypass QC, which is a bit odd! Chris
  14. No probs, I had the e-mail too and just happened to be checking the thread for what it actually means in reality, I'm still slightly confused, but as someone else said, if I do a concert, as I have done in the past, it can work for that, I guess it's also ok, If I see something slightly or possible newsworthy. A young lad was knocked off his motor bike by my house as I headed home, I could have taken some photos of the aftermath, but like a lot of others, don't have "live news" access, but I guess this could be a way to put such like online, then ask Alamy to look at them, & perhaps they can then be syndicated? Chris
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