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Paul Glendell

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  1. I have been with Alamy since 2005, through many years of self employment, which Alamy has greatly helped me with. Fortunately I now work full time as a photographer for a regional newspaper in Scotland so Alamy had become extra income for me which has helped. Over the years the income from alamy has fallen steadily due almost entirely to the contract changes. I am comfortably above the $250 per year income so will be on the 40% commission but like so many feel it has become a waste of my time. The total income from my photos is well over $100,000 since I joined, alamy and I have worked
  2. The reason you don't get lots of photos of Wrens at garden bird feeders is because they don't come to them - wrong sort of food. With wildlife knowing your subject is as important as being able to take good photos . Okay so now someone is going to find me a photo of a wren at a garden bird feeder aren't they !
  3. there is a lot of it about: I pulled several hundred images from an agency so that I could offer them as exclusive to alamy. the Agency had sold about 6 images over the last year ( and not informed me ) for very silly money through sub agency use via Getty. something like £5.00 per sale and I was getting 10% after distributors took there cut. This sort of fee sadly is the norm these days for some situations!
  4. I haven't read every post here - I do have a life - so can anyone that was taken off the live news list and that has since applied to join has been accepted or declined. I see many people complaining that they have been taken off the list, even those with press cards but have they applied to see if they can join. I applied last week and am waiting to see the result.
  5. I haven't read every post here - I do have a life - so can anyone that was taken off the live news list and that has since applied to join has been accepted or declined. I see many people complaining that they have been taken off the list, even those with press cards but have they applied to see if they can join. I applied last week and am waiting to see the result.
  6. Thanks for this Bryan, was it in the paper edition or on line, do you know / remember. This is better news for me than you know as I had a photo of weather up here in the previous days print edition of the Times as well. Two days in a row is a first for me. Many thanks for posting this Paul
  7. 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 ?
  8. 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
  9. Thanks Spiegel, thats great to know. All I need to do now it buy one
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ?
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Is there any way I can find my original file number information on alamy in Alamy Image manager? This used to be possible before the last set of changes to to image manager but I can't see it now. Help anyone ?
  22. I have used Imagerights for over a year now and have had three payouts between £100 and £400 for each one with another £300 payout due next month - I know I will get that money. They take a long time to get payment sometimes up to a year and sometimes they give up on infringers who should be chasable but all in all I am happy with them. I have not gone to them with an image that has Alamy plastered across it so obviously so I don't know what the response will be, maybe they will suggest I go through Alamy. I must mention also the apparent USA infringers seem to pay up much more quickly. Im
  23. Hello Geoff, I am sure you are right but have you every tried to get compensation for such usage? If I don't get anything useful back from member services I'll pass it on to imagerights who have recovered substantial amounts of money for me from other stolen images paul
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