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Phil Crean

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  1. Just had one lot 6 days(Includes weekend), uploaded 18th went to awaiting QC today....
  2. Great value.... However I do prefer a backpack type as many years of carrying bags over one shoulder have given me some back/neck problems which have lessened since I started using backpack with heavier loads, I do use a small shoulder bag for my little go everywhere Fuji, and sometimes the 5D with 50mm and 24mm lenses, but nothing heavier.
  3. The mention of Conns Cameras rings a few old nostalgia bells. I used to buy darkroom chemicals and paper there years ago. Just had a look at their website and it looks like a very good shop in fact. Price of the Lowe Pro is reasonable at €99 (about £70 here from WEX before post and packing), factoring in the exchange rate and the higher vat in Ireland. Enjoy Dublin. I'm hoping to be enjoying the visual and other delights of La Gomera and La Palma soon. Conns is a great shop, on a par with any of the ones I used to use when I was based in London. If you stop off in Tenerife get in touch and we can meet up for a coffee, or something stronger!
  4. After a bit of online research and thanks to suggestions I've narrowed it down to either the Lowe Pro Runner 300AW or the Think Tank airport Essentials. I'll be in Dublin in august so a visit to Conns cameras is on the cards to see both models and make a final decision. Also whilst researching on the web I found this blog: http://snapperstuff.wordpress.com and coincidently they've just posted some very interesting comparisons re Airline carry on bag sizes. Thanks again for all the input Phil
  5. Fortunately I can manage within 10kg for most of my kit, bodies, lenses, flash. Tripod, reflectors, and a few other accessories go in hold bag. With Ryanair you can't get away with carrying camera around your neck, they insist everything has to be in the bag...Big pockets can be a help for some items
  6. Thanks for the replies guys... Got a few options I didn't know about to consider. Phil
  7. Thanks Jason...Missed that one when I looked at the site... I'll check it out. Phil
  8. I do like Think Tank bags, Got the speed belt and pouches, and also a Retrospective 5. But the Airport security is too big: "Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 22” H x 9” D (35.6 x 55.9 x 22.9 cm)" Also too big are the Airport Accelerator and the Commuter, and The Essentials comes in under Ryanair specs but I'd like something a bit bigger, to try and get the max possible. So if anyone can recommend a bag that is up to the 55 X 40 X 20 size.......
  9. Looking to get a new backpack style bag that will fit in with airline carry on sizes, particularly Ryanair. They say max size is: 55 X 40 X 20cm. What do you use and recommend? Thanks Phil
  10. And every time an image sells for peanuts, a fairy dies... But a monkey somewhere is happy
  11. Just tried it here and got the same...No results with just name, but plenty with name + keyword... Something's not right
  12. Not essential. I've successfully used IR without registering with USCO. However, if infringement is by a US company/person & the image is registered then you stand to get a lot bigger payout.
  13. I assume that the entry point is the same for either stream, and the choice of stream is solely down to the AlamyNews team? How would you know if Alamy has pushed out your photos to picture desks?
  14. Yes...But check them carefully at 100% first to make sure they have no problems
  15. So far they settled 1 for me and have 3 more ongoing. All are infringements that Alamy did not want to follow up on as they consider them to be third party infringements and they won't chase them, don't understand why, but as the first payment exceeds what I would have received from Alamy thats ok Phil
  16. How did this one get through? Focus point on the hand seems somewhat wrong to me...Please Alamy if you're going to showcase an image make it a good one!
  17. After a quick look I would reject more than half for submission to Alamy. There are I think maybe 15 - 20 which should pass. My judgement being made on the size as viewed on the link at a size which is obviously smaller than 100%. If they were mine I'd go through them carefully again and only submit the ones which have a sharp point at a place of interest. The rest may be acceptable elsewhere, but we all know how Alamy QC rules work! My 2cents worth! Phil PS: Love the dress photos, and the boots, and typewriter!
  18. My first darkroom instructor said on my first day in the darkroom..."The secret is that it's called Black & White. You need to see both." I think the same applies in colour...there are two opposite ends of the tonal scale from pure white,(could be blown out hilights) to pure black, and the strength in a lot of images is in having both. There will always be the exception, but blown out hilights never bothered me unless they detracted form the image.
  19. If you don't mind some counting, you could use Track submissions (http://www.alamy.com/royalty-free-images-my-submissions.asp). ( -royalty-free-images ? - must be a very old part of the system ) wim Didn't think of that... So a quick calculation shows a 12% increase in images from Jun to Jun. So am I right in saying that I should expect a 12% increase in sales by number of images? Or is there a different calculation I should use?, maybe somehow factoring in the fact that the images were added gradually? Any statistics experts care to comment? Phil
  20. Sales in number of sales Jan-Jun 2012 exactly equals 2013; however number of images increased...Don't know by how many as I can't find a way to see how many I had up a year ago???? Nett fees - 35%. So allowing for loss due to commission cuts actually down about 18%. So overall worse off. However, things are better at other places, and on commissioned work, so overall business is heading in the right direction for me. Phil
  21. Re the Exclusivity bit... Would it not be better to make a positive move: ie a search filter that only brings up images that are exclusive in any given search, then we would have an incentive to give Alamy exclusivity? It would also make our life easier when trying to find out where an image came from when we find it in use if we knew it could only have come from Alamy. Phil
  22. First sale Oct 2007.... Country: Worldwide Usage: Non-Editorial Electronic and web uses Media: Corporate website, single design Industry sector: Shipping Sub-Industry: Commercial Shipping Placement: Secondary screen Image Size: Icon Start: 15 October 2007 End: 15 October 200 $ 439.06 Sold again in 2010 for a travel guide at $93.47. 1/4 pg 10 year licence!!!! Gimme another Icon size any day!!!
  23. Normally I don't get into all this statistical stuff cause I don't really know that it provides anything really useful... However, I've had a look and I'm in the average region at 4.2:1...
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