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  1. 11 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:


    My cable provider has a few channels that are dedicated to showing old re-runs of those classic shows....when I have nothing better to do, I do find comfort in them.  Reminds me of the days of laying about watching those shows instead of doing school work!  Good thing I had photography to turn to when real life happened!!


    Find comfort in them? I sure do too. In fact, after a hard day, I typically fall asleep watching Leave it to Beaver on my laptop : ) 

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  2. On 11/02/2020 at 11:16, geogphotos said:

    Yes we contributors have concerns but.....thinking about Alamy staff and hope that their jobs and future are secure.


    It must be unsettling for them.


    I am sure that we wish them all the best.

    I'm with you in regard to Alamy employees. It seems that there will be some overlap of job positions and I always feel bad when mergers leave some employees without jobs. I've never had anything but pleasant experiences with CR employees, so I wish them the best. I also am hoping the best for contributors.  

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  3. For me, January was awesome with 3 sales and 1 during the first week of February. Since then, maybe 4 zooms and no sales. 

    Last year, I didn't sell my first image until April. I was so excited the first month or so of 2017. Been tempted to give up since then, but won't do it. Must have been a freak of nature with those early sales, a couple good $ sales too. 

  4. I haven't uploaded the archival route since the update. I always forget the minimum size (when opened in PS) for archival images. I remember it seemed quite low, but can't remember the exact minimum size. Before, when I would click upload, a message would appear at the top of the upload page stating the minumum size, but no longer does that appear. 

    All that to ask, what is the minimum file size for archival images? 



  5. 3 for 48.50 gross. But two of those were only because of a news event here in Dallas. However, they were stock sales, after the fact, not news sales.

    But I was especially wondering about this sale. Anyone know what this could be? Had any similar sales? 

    Country: Worldwide
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Editorial website
    Industry sector: Media, design & publishing
    Image Size: Any size
    Start: 01 July 2016
    End: 01 July 2021
    One use in a single editorial or advertorial article used within web versions of titles from the same group. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. Country: United Kingdom $ 5.12
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  6. I just searched the July images found thread and unfortunately didn't see any of mine. The images I subbed were news images from the aftermath of the Dallas police killings. They were in the news feed for two days and then I subbed some more last night. So if they will ever be sold and published, I figured that would be happening immediately. There were about four or five photographers who subbed images from the events that took place here. So I'm wondering has anyone seen any Alamy images from Dallas in any UK papers or via their online versions? Or is it just too early to know? I've searched some and couldn't find any. I've heard that sales reporting sometimes lags behind publication, so hopefully no sales now doesn't mean they didn't happen.  :) 



  7. I recently uploaded about a dozen images via Archive taken in Syria, Palmyra and Bosra, before the Islamist terrorists destroyed some of the buildings. Shot on Velvia, and probably wouldn't have got through the QC on Stock, but were accepted because of their potentially historic perspectives.

    Hi Rob, 


    But I was wondering (not that you were reply to me  :) ) about when you first gained access to submit via the archive route, how did you get approved, did you show a sample of your images on your website,  if so, how many images did they need to see before approving you? I would love to know how you were approved. 




  8. When applying for archival access, how many photos does Alamy want to see as a sample and do they want you to upload a minimum amount of images via this route?

    I have some black and white images I took at Texas ranches back in the 20th century (well,1999) and need to have them scanned and would like to upload them as archival images. I just want to know what the minimum Alamy may require as a sample for them to approve archival upload privelages. 


    I don't want to scan them all and then possibly get turned down for archival access. I'd prefer to scan a smaller amount to first show Alamy. 



    P.S. John Mitchell, I asked this of you in another thread before I found this one, sorry  :o

  9. I created a lightbox on my PhotoShelter website with some samples and sent Alamy a link with my request for archival upload privileges. It was accepted right away. Easy peasy, as they say. I was not asked to move my archival images to a new pseudo. Have made several archival sales, including one last month.

    John, How many photos did you use as a sample and how many archival images did you mention to Alamy you wanted to upload?


    I have some black and white images I took at Texas ranches back in the 20th century (well,1999) and need to have them scanned and would like to upload them as archival images. I just want to know what the minimum Alamy may require for them to approve archival upload privelages. 




  10. John, did you ever ask if you could change some RM to RF? If so, how did that turn out for you? 

    I'm looking to change some of my RM to RF too. Hope I can get them to do that for me. 

  11. You piqued my interest so I had to check Dallas, TX (next door to where I live) and I found one of my shots on the front page. But that definitely isn't winning at the Alamy game   :) .  I've never sold that photo, don't think it's ever been zoomed in the 3 or 4 years it's been online. It's just a picture of a sign for the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Not much need for that image, I guess.   


    I did notice that most of the images on pages 2 and 3 are of Olympic athletes which were in Dallas for a media campaign before the 2012 Olympics.  

  12. I've been looking into this lens, but in doing so, read some of the negative things mentioned here by some. I've heard some complaints about the 50mm 1.4 AF-S lens too. Some reviewers have said the older 50mm 1.4 is a better bet.

    I don't have a lot of money to spend, so when I do spend it, I want to make sure the prime lens I buy is helpful in passing QC. I defnitely don't want a lens that may have CA issues (aw DHill mentioned). Right now, I only have the 18-55 that came with the D5300 and a 55-200. 

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