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Alan Beastall

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  1. Many thanks Michael for picking one of my images from all the other great shots.
  2. The fog drops over the British countryside on New Year's Eve. Happy New Year to all Alamy image shooters.
  3. My grounded images from Friday have just passed Q.C. Must have been a Random check on ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating. I'am now Supersonic once more.
  4. My supersonic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Q.C. rating seems to be grounded. One upload from friday and two from yesterday are still waiting, were they normally fly through.
  5. Bergie, here are three examples of my intentional blue effects, what I call my Monet images which is a technique of very selective focusing to represent impressionism very simular to the French painters. No problems passing Q.C. Or again, three further example of intentional blurred images from the Great Noth Run
  6. The sun sets over 100 years of the Forestry Commission.
  7. My Christmas stocking is getting full, what with oranges and chocolate and now two more images.
  8. One more dropped into my sales for this month which I shall donate to the Poppy appeal.
  9. I know he is not everybodys cup of tea but political images do sell well.
  10. Well Done Michael, and the three from me. Festive bird feeder. After the celebrations. Double take
  11. An afternoon's stroll in Sherwood Forest now that it as stopped raining for a change.
  12. Just heard the sonic boom from my office. Uploaded 19 images and within seconds they had passed Q.C. Supersonic
  13. Dam good show. Just recieved my ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ today and the images uploaded this afternoon have passed Q.C., but the ones uploaded last Friday are still in Q.C. May be they still have the ⭐⭐⭐ tag. Should pass in the next day or so. Looking on the bright side, sometimes when I have a load of keywording to do and my brain is getting a bit tired I may play a game, one of which is "Battle Supremacy" in which you are a tank commander and at the moment I'am a ⭐⭐ General with 10 million points. To get to become a ⭐⭐⭐ General requires 20 million points and by some rough calculations it should take me about 6 years to recieve this additional ⭐. So all is not so bad in the Alamy Q.C. world.
  14. Some brill images to pick from, and by the way thanks for choosing one of mine.
  15. Two more this morning. Both british political figures which is not suprising when we have a General Election.
  16. Covered a Live news political event this afternoon which finished at 3:10. Walked back to the car and uploaded 200+ images onto the macbook. Selected 17 and processed them and added headlines/captions then saved all in L.R. Logged onto Alamy Live News using my iphone, then just before you press the upload button panic sets in, have you got a good WiFi connection, is it quick enough in the remote area, is it going to stop half way through, but no zip, zip, zip, zip, zip, zip, went the images and all completed for 3:30. Thanks Alamy,😀😀
  17. Single use runners. Hello, Live music now playing No riders at the fairground.
  18. Used in a calendar for $$. Could be used in this months comp. 'Empty'
  19. Karl, some good images but far too many similar ones. For example there are about 80 images of the sea crashing over the sea wall on a stormy day. I always work on the principle of only selecting about 10% or less so these 80 can be easily reduced to 8 of the best. It is a learning curve for all of us even for me 40+ years trying and still learning. Look at other photographers work and be inspired. Alan
  20. Photojournalism is about telling a story through images and giving out a strong message.
  21. Ian, like you I shall be covering the General Election mainly on a local and regional level, i.e. East Midlands over the next few weeks. You are right it can be difficult in knowing when and where an event is taking place and obtaining media accreditation. For me Ian its trade off and trust. Let me explain. Firstly I got to know your my local candidate that was campaigning in the area, door knocking, leafleting, etc explaining who you are and where the images are going to be used, offering few free © images as a trade off. Most candidates are fine with this even better, if there is a high political figure with them also promising to supply the regional office with similar images for use in their campaign material. This approach lead to my first major political event, the launch of the labour Party 2017 election campaign in Leicester with Jeremy Corbyn obtained a media pass from the regional office with on problem. From this approach I’am now invited to cover not only to local events but major launches, speeches, annual conference etc. but also private functions with the main leader or senior shadow cabinet figures and in doing so gaining their trust. Yes there are time you are asked to cover a launch in which the P.A., Reuters, etc are invited. My method in these cases is by all means is take images from the launch but then follow the politician to smaller meetings afterwards, in which the press are not interested in covering. At these meetings because the person is more relaxed and comfortable and are familiar with you, you are more likely to get more intimate shoots than otherwise be possible at the major event and in sometimes help you with the shoot. See images below taken when the main press have go home and where a lot of my sales are generated from. Ian, I hope this is some help and do not forget the local count. P.S. it also lead to my first music gig last summer.
  22. Below is an image I have uploaded twice to Alamy, first as a Live News and second after deleting from live news having noticing the purple banding. I checked my image file on my computer with no banding showing. The Image as now passed Q.C., I cannot see how and is now waiting for some keywords. I have emailed Alamy (see below) regarding this problem. Any ideas what could be causing this purple banding? Image 2A6C79G which is waiting in Q.C. at the moment appears to have a purple banding making up about two thirds of the image. I first notice this in a batch of 7 images I uploaded on the 23rd Oct. ( uk weather Alamy Live News) Alamy I.D. OL9210605, which I deleted in AIM. This banding only appears on this image and thinking it may have been an upload error I again uploaded just this image on the 25th.Oct. Alamy I.D. OL9223629 for the banding to reappear. I have no issues with this banding on my computer files. By all means delete this image but can you through any light on what is causing this problem.Many thanks Alan
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