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  1. Thanks everyone for your very helpful comments, I've been in contact with the person responsible and it's all in hand. She played dumb, claiming she thought it was OK to use watermarked images on the web, but not to print. She was shocked when I told her what I'll be invoicing her for, but she's assured me she will pay and lesson learned. Thanks again, guys.
  2. Might be worth seeing if they also have a website separate to Facebook and if they do, if they are using the image there too. I've searched the website and it's not on there.
  3. Alamy has come back to me and said it doesn't chase usage on social media pages. Do I now contact Facebook, or go straight to the image thief?
  4. Thanks for your reply. A film festival has taken it, I can't believe how blatant the festival has been. I'll contact Alamy straight away.
  5. On the day I made my first sale, I've found one of my images used on Facebook, with all the Alamy watermarks proudly on view. What do I do next - contact Alamy? ANy advice would be great. Thanks in anticipation.
  6. Congratulations! Hopefully your second sale will come faster than my second sale (I'm still waiting... ) Thanks Matt. I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed! Hope you have at least one image of each of the three . . . concepts really do sell. dd :D
  7. Congratulations! Hopefully your second sale will come faster than my second sale (I'm still waiting... ) Thanks Matt. I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed!
  8. I made a sale, I made a sale, I made a sale!!!!!!!!!!!! For $11... But it's my first sale - I'm chuffed to bits!
  9. As a newbie, I originally wanted to upload 100 per month, but that's dropped to 75. However, I'm constantly shooting so that will increase again going forward.
  10. It's ATFCFR by MNPhoto.i used https://www.tineye.com/ to find this. Thanks Matt, appreciate that. :-)Edit: Tried that search and got completely different results than I should have. What did I do wrong?! There were several pages worth of results and I eventually found the Alamy reference on page 3 or 4... So maybe you needed to step through the pages? Ah, OK, makes sense. Does one just type Alamy in the search box? No... you have to type (or paste) the web address of the image. I use Google Chrome as my internet browser and in Chrome, I can right-click on an image and select "Copy image address". I then paste the address into the tineye search (hit CTRL+V or right-click in the search box and choose 'paste'). OK, that makes more sense. So how does one find oodles of images like Brian above?
  11. It's ATFCFR by MNPhoto.i used https://www.tineye.com/ to find this. Thanks Matt, appreciate that. :-)Edit: Tried that search and got completely different results than I should have. What did I do wrong?! There were several pages worth of results and I eventually found the Alamy reference on page 3 or 4... So maybe you needed to step through the pages? Ah, OK, makes sense. Does one just type Alamy in the search box?
  12. It's ATFCFR by MNPhoto. i used https://www.tineye.com/ to find this. Thanks Matt, appreciate that. :-) Edit: Tried that search and got completely different results than I should have. What did I do wrong?!
  13. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3536873/Teenage-girl-raped-six-jeering-men-dosshouse-migrants-lured-friend-group.html?ito=social-facebook Found an Alamy image in this article but have no idea how to get the pic on here, the ref., the photographer etc. I'm useless!
  14. QC would NOT fail such an image, what you've described is basic photography.
  15. Although I'm still to make my first sale, this thread is extremely positive and is encouraging me to keep going! Well done all and keep it up!
  16. No, it's in my collection. I'll have to throw it up on my website. Thanks, Wim.
  17. Simply, what the title says! I'm trying to upload a picture of a plant in an attempt to have it identified by you wonderful forumites, but I'm clueless as to how proceed. Any help would be great. Thanks!
  18. I'm on Firefox and haven't had to sign in to My Alamy or the forum since I registered a few months ago. Now I've typed that, I'll probably have to start signing in all the time!
  19. I have to disagree with the last statement. Firstly, I do a lot of my own printing (Epson SC-P600 A3+ printer at the moment) and you would be getting to the limit of the D700 uncropped and not upsized even at A3 size). A3+ prints from a D800 have a medium format feeling in terms of detail whereas the D700 is pushing it at that point. Secondly, there is little room for cropping with a D700 whereas a larger MP size is more than very useful in that regard - portraiture and flower close-ups are two areas where I find the larger pixel size indispensible. I loved my D700s but I would never want to go back to 12MP. The detail on the D800 family with good lenses is astounding. As for lenses, the Tamron 24-70 2.8 is very good to excellent on the D800 and has image stabilisation whereas the equivalent Nikkor with VR is almost 3X the price. The older Nikkor did not have VR and was nearly 2X the price of the Tamron when I last looked. In all fairness, that's a ridiculous comment. The D700's file size is perfectly fine - only amateurs think they need a gazillon MP cameras; the only caveat to that is if images are being printed billboard size. I've printed as big as 30"x 20" for clients from my old D700 and there's been absolutely nothing wrong with those prints. Who wants to deal with 75mb images from the D800/810? Definitely not me!
  20. # Marianne, is Easy Release an app for IOS or a computer program? From what you've said, it seems really easy to use.
  21. Thanks for your reply, I want to go down the iPhone route for ease, instead of the whole printed thing. I'm guessing I need to have the mobile version of Alamy on my phone? I am not aware of any Alamy app except the Stockimo thingie. You should be able to do it from the browser on the iPhone, but I am quite sure you'll get some really good advice on this from users of the iPhone app in this forum. Thanks guys.
  22. My first ever DSLR was a Nikon D90 which was superb, but I quickly outgrew it. I then upgraded to a D700 and, like other posters have stated in this thread, it was an amazing machine. I used it when I turned pro for 2 years, before I bought a second hand D3 and then, most recently, a D3s. I was devastated when I had to sell my D700, but I simply couldn't afford to hold onto it. Rest assured, I will buy another 700 when I have the means. In terms of new vs second hand - of my 2 bodies, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 50 1.4, Tamron macro, SB900 and SB910, everything apart my 14-24 was bought second hand. If you know what to look for, buying second hand is a fantastic way of kitting yourself out. In answer to the OP's question, I'd go for a D700, get rid of your two lenses and buy the 24-70 f2.8, whether that be Nikon (the best) or the Tamron (95% as good, for a whole lot less money). As for MP size - no-one needs more than 12MP, indeed I had an image from my D700 printed on the side of a truck! Hope this helps.
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