Phil Robinson

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  1. Periodic table homepage pic

    My dad still has that original 1959 'More Of Tom Lehrer' album - we grew up with it (and yes, I know all the words)
  2. Is Alamy turning into a Microstock agency?
  3. Is Alamy turning into a Microstock agency?

    Also 8 at 1.25. NU. To a commercial site with 20 million visitors a month. Opt out in April.
  4. deleting images from review queue

    No, I don't think you can. You could try contacting Alamy and asking them to do it.
  5. Interesting to hear that many clients get in touch with Alamy researchers to find images for them rather than searching the website - and that the categories in AIM are used mostly by those Alamy staff - I'll keep filling them in.
  6. Keywording is exhausting

    It's not much fun, but AT LEAST as important as taking great photos. You may have taken the best photo in the history of photography, but if nobody finds it, it's not going to sell.
  7. Have you found any Alamy images in February 2019? Steve Tulley x2 John Kellerman Peter Horree olrat x2 Ayhan Altun Godong Fabrizzio Robba Janet Ridley Perry van Munster me Ilyas Ayub Susan Montgomerie Jamie Gray Francois Roux VogelSP Andrea Izzotti Patric Schadler Chris Wilson Don't get too excited - despite being on the website of one of Forbes 'fastest growing companies to watch' who invested over $22million in the last two years, with over 1600 articles and 20 million visitors a month, these were sold as 'novel use' and you probably got your 62c on 31st January.
  8. poor discoverability photos

    Remember turning that bar green doesn't trigger anything that suddenly makes your image more discoverable or higher ranking. In itself, it means nothing. It is meant to be an indication of whether you have added enough stuff, but is, objectively, in the opinion of some, perhaps (definitely) almost meaningless. If you have a picture of a cat and add the names of fifty dog breeds as tags, the line will turn green. But is that necessarily a good idea...?
  9. I have often (too often) seen images, especially news, published that I thought might be mine but turned out to be taken by the photographer standing next to me. The images might be almost indistinguishable but my version is still exclusive to Alamy if I haven't sent it anywhere else. If I send two almost identical images taken half a second apart to two different agencies, however, that's a different matter.
  10. I'm going through mine by subject - best-selling subjects first. Search on one computer with a keyword on Alamy and use the same search on my laptop an my other (main) agent, then see what comes up on both. Select all, then go through unclicking the ones I find on the other site before chosing 'exclusive to Alamy'. I am planning to check everything that gets zoomed on an image by image basis as they are the ones you know might sell soon. With nearly 40,000 images it's a big job and I don't expect to be finished any time soon.
  11. People?

    Interesting question Using filters: 15,543 Using keyword 'people' : 1839 'person' ; 855 I've been adding it as a tag recently - looks like I didn't much in the past.
  12. How was your January?

    Brazil, again? A few years ago we had sales to Brazil written off because the distributor had gone bust / run away.
  13. Strange usage/caption

    Anyway it is good evidence to prove you should get live news rates and not $6.12
  14. Have you found any Alamy images in February 2019?

    Thanks again Bryan - you do an amazing job, much appreciated by those of us too lazy to do it ourselves.
  15. Favourite photos uploaded February 2019

    duplicated (if your post doesn't appear immediately, give it a minute...)