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  1. I also had my first failure for ages last week. However, it was for 'over manipulation' on a very obviously, deliberately, creatively (I thought) over-manipulated image. The failure came through in two days and all the re-submitted images passed two days after that. I think they were telling me not that I had failed the standards through sloppy workflow but it was the kind of image they just don't want. Wrist-slashing was not an option I considered and neither should you. Even if you are 'banished' it will be for a maximum of a month. Just keep working and submitting as usual and they'll
  2. Mine used to be - and James phoned me in person to ask me to change it! That was a long time ago (and he was phoning about something else, but still..)
  3. I don't look at All of Alamy as much as I should, but when I do I often find searches using keywords that I realise could apply to some of my images - often abstract concept words ('concept' for example) so I find the relevant images and add the keywords. But as I say, not as often as I should. I have just finished going through ALL my images, checking the keywords. I found lots of obvious (to me now) missing words and numerous spelling mistakes. It was worth the effort. I think. I hope.
  4. I've just checked a couple of screenshop pics of mine - eg lastminute.com - and that address is intact in the caption and keywords.
  5. Looking at two of his images, they give the photographer "Jeff Greenberg 2 of 6" and "Jeff Greenberg 5 of 6". I'm guessing he uses 6.
  6. It's basically swings and roundabouts. Some years ago I tried putting all my zoomed/sold images in one pseudo. That ended up near the top of page one, the other was relegated to the last page. That meant the minority of my images (the "best") got viewed more and the others (the ones that hadn't been sold/zoomed YET) hardly ever got seen. I gave up on that and now divide my images according to subject matter. I find it works much better for me. My studio images have remained near the top of page one for a few years, Travel images around the middle somewhere, nature lower down and new spo
  7. "The images are here with: Google images That's a bit much for me to report. wim" Great work Wim - I'll use that trick more often in future
  8. http://dktripplanner.com/ They do Barcelona (see below) and several other cities. A39X65 Richard Bryant C0BYDH Kevin George BNJXW7 and: Thomas Lehne DA32HF Jon Bower Spain AXJ25P Gregory Wrona DJ3XGA Stefano Politi Markovina D67166 Stefano Politi Markovina CPCMA3 Teithiwr I have one of mine on there via Alamy, plus three others through another agent. It will interesting to see how the fees compare. Interestingly that other agent has also sold some to them via Alamy - glad I'm not signed up to their distribution scheme. They also do
  9. Saleswise this is my best month for ages (numbers, not necessarily £££) and zooms are OK. Averaging two sales a day over the last two weeks. But the last 12 months have not been great - hopefully getting back to 2012 levels...
  10. Unless "looking a bit 1970s" is a new reason for failing QC, I don't see the problem.
  11. I've been doing a lot of that recently [DNB4AC, DP34XH, DM1HFF] and I mark them all as illustrations. The more important question is will they sell?
  12. Too bad. Sorry to see you go - but I think I know where to find you. See you there.
  13. I know they can sell, theoretically, as soon as they are uploaded - it was the reporting date that surprised me. Newspapers usually take months.
  14. This one wasn't live news - but at $24.24 it looks a bit newspaperschemy. Only in net revenue so far - I'll find out more details tomorrow.
  15. I've just had a sale reported from an image I uploaded on the 12th December 2013. From the subject and the price I suspect it is a newspaper. Is this a record?
  16. Many thanks for your replies. The website is down at the moment to frozen power stations or something, but I will certainly get onto them. Some of the infringers are bloggers but there are a few gold bullion dealers in there too - should be worth a try. The message when trying to access the website now says "security certificate expired". It's all looking good.
  17. Interesting, Ed. Thanks. I too was expecting more from their amazing search engine. You'd think it would be at least as good as Google image search, or why bother with it? I have found dozens of my photos being used but, like you, have never had a report from them. I have read good things here about them from some people. I'll reserve judgement...... One thing I am wondering about is the $50 fee for each case. If they take 50% of what's left as well, I'm wondering if it's worth bothering. Anyone else?
  18. Hello there I'd like to hear from anyone with experience of dealing with ImageRights for pursuing copyright infringements - I know you're out there. I have found multiple copies of my images on the web, from all over the world, from blogs to commercial sites. The so-called search engine they speak of has found nothing since I joined and I am planning to contact them with a long list of infringements I've found. Do I send them every example and let them sort them out? I know chasing blogs is a waste of time but sometimes there is a fine line between a blog and a commercial operation.
  19. I also think it was an odd decision to wind up your business, but presumably, if you sold it, you must have a fair amount of start-up capital. What you need in this business is time. Pictures you take now might start to provide actual income in 6 months to a year. Get some good enough equipment (it doesn't have to be top of the range, but it must be quality) and be prepared to spend a lot of time taking a lot of photos before you see any return. It'll be difficult to make any decisions about how well you are doing before the middle of next year. (and treat any advice from anyone with few
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