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Phil Robinson

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  1. I know what I think it means. Many ranges of travel guides - Eyewitness, Rough Guides, Lonely Planet etc - publish foreign editions. Some do it themselves, more often they are handled by a foreign partner publisher. Go into any bookshop abroad and you will find lots of very recognisable books that look the same as the English version, except they are in a foreign language and tend to have different publisher on the spine. If these foreign editions are taken into account in the original deal (including, it seems, maximum total print run) then that is fair enough, though of course the fee sh
  2. After submitting images to the Newsfeed quickly, with minimal Photoshopping to get them on sale, I often have another go at them a few days later giving a lot more care to the quality, uploading them as normal and deleting the 'news' version when they go on sale. I don't think I have had a live news sale either, yet, with one possible exception, though several of my news pictures have later sold to illustrate stories, especially about Len McCluskey. I always try to get shots when covering news that will also make good stock later, such as portraits of politicians and celebrities. I'd certain
  3. I started submitting to another library (one I think you know, Mirco) in January this year. My first two sales came in August, both of images submitted in January, seven months earlier. In September I had three sales - of submissions from January and February, seven months earlier. More sales in October - images sent in Jan, Feb and March - seven months earlier. There seems to be a pattern emerging. I have had sales on Alamy much quicker than that, - and of course here sales are reported as they happen, not when the money clears - but I think the above shows there is definitely a delay to e
  4. It's great the discoveries you make on here. Forgive my ignorance - he's new to me, but just a quick look at a couple of galleries on his website and I'll +1 that! Danny, DAH is a Magnum shooter so you can see his work on the Magnum site. (Do street shooters have to have three names?) Yes they do - as does the best ever beyond any doubt, Henri Cartier Bresson.
  5. I think what looks like the tail is actually the wingtips - which suggest herring gull to me. If it is a glaucous, I may have to do some re-captioning.
  6. It looks like an immature herring gull to me. I think the wing tips rule out the glaucous variety.
  7. Does anyone know how often Imagerights do reports? I signed up with them a few months ago and uploaded a selection of images I know have been stolen, found with a simple Google image search. So far I have heard nothing and had no reports at all. They claim to have clever software to track down image uses but it doesn't seem to find what Google Images can.
  8. I suspect rather more that £150 has been paid before now for grainy, out-of-focus pics of Diana or Catherine on holiday.
  9. I would consider using both when shooting news so the JPEGs can be uploaded quicker via the live news feed, but I would always want the RAWs as well.
  10. I wish I was on Safari.......
  11. You've finished? really? DEM22G -Statue of historic king at the center of Prague, Czech Republic which king? DEM22M Big cathedral with many people standing around it in the center of Prague, Czech Republic which cathedral? basic info missing and that's just from the first 6 of your images slow down, do it better, do it once.. km The cathedral certainly is St Vitus. And the 'historic king' is actually St Paul, in the outer courtyard of the castle, not really the centre. DEM21X is the Schwarzenberg Palace / Schwarzenbergski palac, again up by the castle. I l
  12. Never mind that... Have you seen the mickle/muckle exchange rate? Currently, I believe, at many : one
  13. Does anyone know if a translated book has the same ISBN number, or has a different one? Funnily enough I was reading just this morning about ISBN codes, in a book called 'The Art of Science'. It analyises its own ISBN code; 978-0-330-49075-7 and states that the fourth digit '0' identifies the book as being published in an English speaking country. The code for the Netherlands is 90, so if you know the ISBN code for the English version perhaps you could substitute the 0 for 90 and do a search. Somehow though I doubt if it's that simple. You're right to doubt - it's not that
  14. I can't honestly see a problem with waiting a week for a submission to clear. By the standards of other libraries, a week is very quick. We have been spoiled in the past with 'delays' of one or two days. The other library I contribute to takes about a month. Live news gets passed within minutes. Stock isn't generally urgent. If it clears on a Saturday, waiting until Monday to do the keywording really isn't the end of the world (or even the end of the week, if you are away taking more photos) .
  15. I had three uploads pass today. Total images - 17. First upload - 11th this month. That's six days. I think times are getting longer in general - not a complaint, but it is a relief when they go through.
  16. I had a newspaper sale the week before I joined the newspaper scheme and several more since. The first one got about 3 times the money of the scheme sales. But, on the other hand, I have had far more news sales since joining, and I know there are more in the pipeline.
  17. Looking through the All of Alamy searches, the vast majority of searches including 'portrait' seem to be looking for pictures of people's faces. With 'Landscape' its harder to tell, but I think it would make everyone's lives much simpler if we all stuck to using them to describe content. A search for 'landscape' certainly brings up overwhelmingly pictures of landscapes, some of them vertical (with the exception of a portrait of a landscape painter - but there's always one!)
  18. Mine was of a prehistoric fly preserved in amber. Spot the theme.........
  19. I have today sold a photo to the Pitcairn Islands for use in a textbook. Print run - up to 5,000. Population of the Pitcairn Islands - 48. That's optimistic. Has anyone else ever had one of these? Perhaps the entire population is employed at a textbook publisher.
  20. The funniest thing is the difference between the new and used prices.
  21. Just found 'Betjeman' underlined. Suggested replacement - 'Beatlemania'. Perhaps it's Liverpudlian, not American after all.
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