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  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={A4B1D0B5-FE74-4DE1-8FEF-3B1FD20BA082}&name=Human+Golmohammadi
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    29 Dec 2014
  1. I don't know if anyone has already mentioned this but a true backup should be kept elsewhere than where your actual files are stored. If you only have an external drive as backup at home then everything will be lost in case of a fire or burglary. You should use a cloud service or other solutions in addition to your external storage at home. I use Flickr Pro for my original JPEG files since it's the cheapest service for just storing photos.
  2. I have the same question but my image is used for electronic commercial. It's a five year old image (FAB4GA) of a Swedish singer. My first thought was who uses such an old image for commercial use? I am also confused about the time period. First it says from 2019 to 2024 but then it says "duration in perpetuity"?? Country: Worldwide Usage: Commercial electronic Media: Website, app and social media Industry sector: Entertainment & Leisure Image Size: Any size Start: 01 March 2019 End: 01 March 2024 Single placement and design, duration in perpetuity
  3. I totally agree. That's what is wrong with many companies. They just chase profits and lay off people despite of good profits just to maintain high growth for no good.
  4. Thanks! Here in Sweden there are similar sites too but they only publish the link not the whole article including the photos. I got this answer from Alamy: The other usages are not covered by a download but unfortunately, we can’t chase them for you as it looks as though they’re lifted uses. A lifted use is when an entire article including the image has been copied from another website who have licenced the image. We’ve licensed the image to a customer; if another source copies this usage from the customer without their permission then you’re free to follow this up yourself, but we cannot get involved.
  5. Hi! Found my photo KCXGXW on several news sites. I guess it was sold to The Sun but I’m not sure about those three other sites. I’m planning to contact those who have not bought the image but I'm waiting for an answer from Alamy. By the way aren’t they obligated to give the photographer credit? https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/6219990/married-brendan-cole-tour-dancer/ https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/6267949/brendan-cole-wife-orders-dump-jenna-lee-marriage-over/ https://theworldnews.net/gb-news/married-ex-strictly-dancer-brendan-cole-cosies-up-to-tour-singer-and-touches-her-bum https://publicnewsupdate.com/brendan-coles-wife-orders-star-to-dump-jenna-lee-or-their-marriage-could-be-over/ https://mfitv.com/verheiratet-ex-streng-taenzerin-brendan-cole-cosies-up-auf-tour-saenger-und-beruehrt-ihr-penner/
  6. That's great. I applied for becoming a TT contributor last year but got rejected. I'm gonna apply again this year.
  7. You are to be congratulated. Alamy now has over 100 million images online (I'm old enough to be able to imagine this as a pile of 35mm transparencies and it would be bigger than several Volvo's stacked on top of each other, I guess.) To have 4 sales with only 615 images contributed is nothing short of miraculous. We probably need a new metaphor to describe your contribution in the greater scheme of things, as "a drop in the ocean" doesn't come close. My advice is to concentrate on building up your collection of images (at least try to put a 0 on the end of your total) and let Alamy get on with selling them, for now. You may not feel so cheated when you're selling 4 a week. Yes you could look at it in that way. I just reacted to the difference in price. I know what your concern was, but my advice is to get more images online and then the smaller sales will be compensated for by the bigger ones. My lowest so far is €4 and my biggest is €1100. Yes, I was encouraged by the recent sale. More are on the way.
  8. Well, the agency is IBL and they are in competion in the race to the bottom. They have a deal with the news-paper Expressen that gives the paper a no-limit access to the IBL files for a fixed sum per month. This sum is then divided up among all the photographers whos pictures sold that month. Not a very good idea, I think, so I'm out of distribution and please note: it is only during the month of April that that is possible. Rolf Stockholm, Sweden Yes, It's IBL and I found out that the buyer is Dagens Nyheter. Their monthly edition is about 280 000 so I've asked IBL why the usage info says 10000. Since I haven't sold other images I have to stay with the distribution deal until my sales go up someday.
  9. You are to be congratulated. Alamy now has over 100 million images online (I'm old enough to be able to imagine this as a pile of 35mm transparencies and it would be bigger than several Volvo's stacked on top of each other, I guess.) To have 4 sales with only 615 images contributed is nothing short of miraculous. We probably need a new metaphor to describe your contribution in the greater scheme of things, as "a drop in the ocean" doesn't come close. My advice is to concentrate on building up your collection of images (at least try to put a 0 on the end of your total) and let Alamy get on with selling them, for now. You may not feel so cheated when you're selling 4 a week. Yes you could look at it in that way. I just reacted to the difference in price.
  10. I tried to find out who the customer is but Alamy refuses to give such info. I contacted the agency and they gave me the info in a minute. I found out that the buyer was a newspaper not a magazine. Maybe they used the images for a montly magazine that comes with the newspaper. The price makes more sense.
  11. I've been with Alamy since 2015 and sold only 4 images. The last two were sold recently by a third party agency and one of the major ones here in Sweden to a magazine. The sales info says Country: Sweden Usage: Editorial Media: Magazine - print, digital and electronic Print run: up to 10,000 Placement: Inside Image Size: 2 page spread Start: 01 March 2017 End: 01 March 2022 Duration: 1 month Alamys's price for such a usage is £ 150. The images have been sold for $ 21. I get $ 6. I understand the deal but I find it very strange that the third party agency is allowed to set its own prices and give away my images to such a low price compared to Alamy’s prices. To get $ 6 for two images in a magazine that can be sold for 5 years feels like being cheated. This is the answer I got from Alamy: "This sale was made through one of our Distributors and they’ll charge what they think to be a competitive price in their market. It’s in everyone’s interest to get the highest price for each sale as the money is split three ways, but sometimes these prices look small when compared with similar licenses in the UK & US. Remember these are customers we wouldn’t normally reach as it’s a sale through our Distribution scheme and an “Additional Revenue Option”."
  12. I really hate that you can't see who your customers are. I just saw that I have sold two images of Zara Larsson to a Swedish magazine but there’s no information about the customer. I publish my clients on my website and I would like to buy a copy of the magazine. I have asked Alamy for help and I hope the magazine appears on the web soon so I can google it.
  13. Have you tried this: http://www.alamy.com/royalty-free-images-my-submissions.asp You have to be logged in. wim Thanks but yes! That's where I can't see today's submission. I guess it was some kind of a delay. Today I can see the submission in my track list.
  14. Have you tried this: http://www.alamy.com/royalty-free-images-my-submissions.asp You have to be logged in. wim Thanks but yes! That's where I can't see today's submission.
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