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  1. 30 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

    I've just looked at the 3 pics and if they were mine, there's no way on this planet I'd take them down/edit out the name and resubmit/etc.  Fight this 'til the end because if those pics are taken down, editorial photography as we know it will be gone...  In my opinion, of course.

    100% agree


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  2. 8 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

    I think I would be referring them to Alamy. There's rarely any legal basis to object to images taken in public in the UK, especially if they are in context of a street scene and not concentrating on the logo. Steve mentioned privacy but there's no right to privacy anywhere in the UK, especially not on the street.

    Can you point us to one or two of the images? It's not obvious which ones they are from your port.

    On a wider point, we do need to defend our right to take and use images.



  3. 5 hours ago, dlmphotog said:

    I would pay a lot for a self-contained 6cm x 6cm digital back that fits on a HASSELBLAD 500 SERIES camera.


    For me the ergonomics of the Hasselblad 500 CM is near perfection and the leaf shutter is great for outdoor flash work.


    Otherwise not much I need or want... GFX100? maybe?

    Must admit I do regret selling my 1960's 500C, and 150 lens. Made some beautiful portraits with that combo....

    So if I could get that again and a digital back that would be on my wishlist.

    And for 35mm a Leica M6 with a couple of lenses, and if it really is money no object I'd have the M10 R.


  4. On 16/07/2020 at 14:42, Tincup005 said:

    Just wondering if anyone else's dashboard does not appear to be updating?  I have not had any zooms in the last couple of months and the right side tweet column still says to upload images for June.  Maybe its ok, but was just wondering....(it does say that it updates at the top left, but nothing on it has changed)



    Tweet thingy has been stuck for ages!!!

    My dashboard is otherwise updating ok.


  5. Agfachrome 1000RS! E6 process, shot in the early 90's, scanned a couple of years ago.



    This was a new film when I shot it, I think it was a freebie I picked up at a launch and shot it alongside some B&W which was what I was commissioned to shoot to see what it was like...

    I like the results here, and used it a few more times on some nighttime reportage stuff but those trannies are lost now.


  6. Not a good month!

    4 sales...I've been averaging 10 over the last year.

    2 direct for low $

    2 Distro for mid $$


    However I had more editorial uses reported in the sold thread than ever before so at least there are those in the pipeline, though probably for lowish ¢


    I've added a lot of images in the last few months due to shooting lots on the effects of Covid 19 on the tourist resorts, which I'm continuing to do, and am hopeful that

    some of them will get picked up in the next few months...



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  7. 10 minutes ago, Futterwithtrees said:

    Agreed, there's nothing to fight. I was just really amused at the petty approach to an image that has no commercial value to anyone in terms of trademark copying. The image was marketed clearly as editorial only.

    It's happened to me a few times and it seems the bigger the company the pettier they are....

    At the end of the day it's not worth the trouble to argue. They lose some potential publicity and we lose the price of a coffee😁


  8. 1 hour ago, MDM said:

    I have not tried this upgrade but I did buy version 2 in a Black Friday sale back in 2018 (partly on your recommendation as well as Phil Crean 😀). I have been getting emails urging me to upgrade but it doesn’t look to me like there is a big benefit to the upgrade reading the blurb on the website so I will resist for now as I don’t use V2 enough anyway. There doesn’t seem to be a lot that is really new in V3 as far as I can see. I bet they will extend the sale or have another before too long anyway. If they could be used for actual raw editing then I would be more inclined to use them more but I don’t think they can. 

    I had a look also at V3, but it doesn't seem to be worth the amount they're asking for an upgrade... In my opinion they've overpriced it.


  9. 14 hours ago, shearwater said:


    Phil Crean A Thousands of local residents take to the beaches on a hot sunny day marking the official end of the state of emergency lockdown due to covid 19. The island airport reopened to European and UK flights and tourists are expected to start returning for holidays. Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. 21st June, 2020. - Image ID: 2C3T3WW 

    Phil Crean A Beach bars are now opening with strict hygiene controls to cater for the few residents, Playa Fañabe, Costa adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. - Image ID: 2BYN19N

    Many thanks 😁


    This month I've appeared more times in this thread than ever, yet reported sales are down by 2/3rds! At least I know there's some in the pipeline


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  10. 1 minute ago, Jansos said:

    I just had a refund from 25/6/2019!  It strikes me as odd that a photo can be potentially used for a whole year and then the client expects and gets a refund. Something quite wrong here IMO. I don't really understand the logic of allowing refunds after such a long period of time. Citizens Advice recommends the following:

    Getting a repair, replacement or refund

    • Bought within the last 30 days - you can get a refund on a faulty product.

    • Bought within the last 6 months - you are entitled to have it repaired or replaced once. If the item still doesn’t work you should get a full refund.

    • Bought more than 6 months ago  - you may still get a repair or replacement but you will only get a partial refund to reflect the use you’ve got out of the item.

    Ridiculous... This should not happen. 😬


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