Paul Glendell

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About Paul Glendell

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={CD35A286-9F05-4521-B60B-A75785147339}&name=Paul+Glendell
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  • Joined Alamy
    25 Jan 2005
  1. Commission Change announced in email

    Just been through the link from the email, can anyone tell me if 'exclusive' to Alamy means that we can or cannot sell the images from our own web site ?
  2. Infringements - ImageRights Reach

    Imagerights worked well for me for about a year, it also happened to be while I was getting membership free through a third party. I don' t think the fee aspect had anything to do with the subsequent decline of income from imagerights. From memory they pursued about 15 cases for me and won maybe 8, the rest appear to be going no-where inspite of at least one of them being with an american government department. Payment has generally been £400 - £600 to me per infringement, so as far as I am concerned very good. However what appears to be happening now with not just imagerights but also copytrack who I have switched to is that infringers simply ignore the information sent to them from the collecting agency and I suspect that unless its for a very large sum its not worth the time going to court. If your images are registered in the US - see imageright for details, then I suspect you are far more likely to get US infringers to pay up. And to answer your initial question yes most of my payouts have been in the US. For UK infringers it may well be worth doing it yourself - assuming you are in the UK yourself. Its a lot of work initially but like so many other things in life get easier with practice I assume. I haven't done it myself though. Best of luck
  3. Acceptable Drones for Alamy Pix

    Thanks Spiegel, thats great to know. All I need to do now it buy one
  4. Commission change - James West comments

    Here is a link to a 'story' in the British Press Gazette about Alamy's wonderful new idea of reducing the percentage again. This will be the third time this has happened while I have been with Alamy and each time my income goes down. Alamy Press Gazette Story: https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/photographers-urge-photo-wire-service-alamy-to-reconsider-cutting-commission-down-to-40-per-cent/?fbclid=IwAR0aSZbU2zr0yuB5clS483SdgLZCaltasOM0KS8fRGt22qg7x2KXcXrKJ3Q
  5. Acceptable Drones for Alamy Pix

    Thanks that is a great photo, I didn't realise it was possible to do 360 degree pix with the mavic pro2 . I get the feeling that with a bit of work and the right light conditions it will pass QC perfectly okay. thanks again - paul
  6. Acceptable Drones for Alamy Pix

    Thanks that is really useful. I have just been having a play with the image and it seems okay after a bit of work in lightroom. Interesting that a file of that size looks similar in quality to my old Nikon D100 photos which I think would still pass QC even now, although its a bigger file.
  7. Acceptable Drones for Alamy Pix

    Thanks that is really useful. I have just been having a play with the image and it seems okay after a bit of work in lightroom. Interesting that a file of that size looks similar in quality to my old Nikon D100 photos which I think would still pass QC even now, although its a bigger file.
  8. Acceptable Drones for Alamy Pix

    Just completed my CAA Civil Aviation Authority course - just mountains of paperwork to send out now ! So now I have to make the final decision of which drone to buy I am hearing rumours that the Mavic pro 2 with 1" sensor is not as good as it claims - the story I hear is that it is not using the whole sensor area. Does anyone know if this is true or just a theory being spread around because the images need to be adjusted post shooting. If anyone has a Mavic pro 2 out there how big are the files on a still image when opened ?
  9. Acceptable Drones for Alamy Pix

    Well this has been a very interesting discussion I am very pleased l started it. I had no idea that it was possible to do long exposure pictures with a drone. This opens up some very interesting possibilities. Thank you all for the help
  10. Acceptable Drones for Alamy Pix

    Thank you to everyone who has replied its really helpful I'
  11. Acceptable Drones for Alamy Pix

    Yes thanks, its the tiny sensor the concerns me and why I was asking, the extra cost of the mavic 2 pro seems worth it. Yes I get the issue with uploading via news would not be a problem but sometimes if off for a few days its not always practical to upload each day.
  12. Acceptable Drones for Alamy Pix

    Many thanks Speigel, that is really helpful.. Any idea about the mavic pro ( not pro 2) as its cheaper but has a lower spec camera . Paul
  13. What drones are acceptable to upload still images to Alamy. I have looked at the Alamy info re drones but it is a long time out of date its basically saying DSLR or DJI inspire but things have changed a lot since the alamy info was posted. Is anyone getting images from the DJI Mavic Pro and/or mavic pro 2, or Mavic Zoom Drones accepted by Alamy. I don't need replies re the law or qualifications to do this, just drone camera quality. I have searched alamy forum but can't find anything within the last two years on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks Paul
  14. File Numbers

    Thank you MDM I have just done that and found the file number. Thats really helpful. I need the original file number to chase an infringer ( privately not via alamy ) and its a lot quicker for me to find the numbers via alamy than going through 5,000 photos every time on several hard drives I need an original file number.
  15. File Numbers

    Thanks john. I have just checked with a recently uploaded image of mine and you are right, my file number is visible but on a particular image that I am trying to get my original file number of it shows the caption in the place where newer images have my own file number. Perhaps I uploaded them without a file number but I am not sure that is possible.