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AM Chang

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  1. I completely agree with Richard T. The business will move forward and we cannot control that much. I do not like being pessimistic, but I am a worried optimist, although I do not consider myself a regular forum contributor, but maybe we can see a new platform to continue the camaraderie, in case this forum is deactivated. I hope it doesn't happen in the future, just in case. I don't know if there is already one. andre
  2. I have tried with blogspot (blogger), tumblr and wordpress ".com". In my opinion, blogspot has a more friendly environment to work with pages/post updates, more easy to customize. And, according to my tests it has better SEO in google search engine. IMHO Although I don't update it regularly, due to lack of time. I keep tumblr and wordpress platforms with links to blogger, where I use it as a portfolio presentation. andre https://arduopress.blogspot.com/
  3. I still have old three stars. I uploaded a batch of 6 images yesterday and they passed the QC queue today. It seems normal here, nothing new. andre
  4. David, Yes, you're right, I didn't notice that detail. Thank you, andre
  5. When I check Alamy Image Manager > Filters > Attributes > Non Exclusive Alamy check box The results also include: Submission failed (Failed QC) images, deleted and processing errors images. Anyone else? andre
  6. I think there is not much to worry about. Most of the pictures with blue sky I saw on the Alamy website, including mine, depending on the blue tone, they look "chunky" in the Alamy preview. At least on my laptop screen. andre
  7. Sad news. The Alamy community will miss such a dedicated photographer. Condolences and love to his family and friends. R.I.P. Keith Morris
  8. 1. The "easy" way is to add "attach" an image (from your local PC, laptop, etc.) when you post a twit. 2. Twits with auto preview image, well it may depend on how the sourced web page is structured, the image will or not appear automatically with the link. IMHO Andre
  9. The Sunday Times, September 1 2019 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-week-in-pictures-ktk02g2vm The week in pictures Pic#5 - Notting Hill Carnival in London, Image ID: WB7YAM [Credit: Guy Corbishley/Alamy Live News] cheers, andre
  10. Now, returned to normal. Hi, I'm trying to visit the Live News Feed page (https://www.alamy.com/news/newsresults.aspx) and just shows: "No images to display. Please come back later." Sport, Entertainment feeds are ok. Anyone else? andre
  11. Days ago I took a brief look about darktable and RawTherapee, both installed on Linux Mint. Differences at a glance: [darktable] IPTC metadata editor panels: - Title, description, creator, publisher rights, tagging, geotagging. Lack of "headline" tab Development settings: - Simple raw development settings [RawTherapee] IPTC metadata editor panels: - More complete meta tabs (compared to darktable) Development settings: - More options, but I found it a bit confusing Cheers, andre
  12. 23rd August 2019 https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20190821-why-so-many-young-swedes-live-alone Scott Wilson, Image ID: PX8M8M [Alamy credit only] Chad Ehlers, Image ID: EY8BA2 [Alamy credit only] cheers, andre
  13. Log in with https://www.alamy.com/myalamy-aim.aspx?login=1 and ok. Andre
  14. Maybe young crust fungi (Kretzschmaria deusta)? https://www.mushroomexpert.com/kretzschmaria_deusta.html andre
  15. I take my hat off to Wim 😉 andre
  16. I don't know any agency - at least with those that I have worked - that provides that "complete" information (clients information). If a photographer uploads a photo for Agency "A", at the same time "A" provides to another partner distributor "B", and "B" provides to distributor "C" and "C" licenses to client "D". Agency "A" will go crazy to look for that publication/tear sheet/client. Imagine "A" asking "B", "B" asking "C" who is "D". And have to consider that the license date may not be the publication date, and it can be magazine, newspaper, internet, internal brochure, powerpoint presentation, etc. I prefer that the agency's staff work for marketing and selling my images, instead of looking/searching at the publication/tear sheets, which will surely cost time and money for human resources. The agencies do not work with a single photographer, not mentioning they have partner agencies, etc. It seems to be simple but it is complex.
  17. Looking at a miniature car 😉... It seems like a SsangYong Rexton first generation - Rexton W second facelift. Detail: Boot spoiler, rear quaterpanel, C-Pillar, rear light, front grille light. Alex's image: https://c7.alamy.com/comp/T5C7BG/car-driving-on-a-road-beside-a-frozen-lake-in-iceland-T5C7BG.jpg I have used Firefox, Ctrl+ (Maximum zoom level until 300%), helps to look at the details more quickly. Compared with: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SsangYong_Rexton -> Rexton W, second facelift (Rexton 2016) Andre
  18. Just received a QC passed email, all images in AIM now 'really" passed QC. I hope that the other togs have the same favorable email. Andre
  19. Me too... I had an email 19hrs ago. Last submission was April 19, all images still in QC. Andre
  20. In my case, upload them with the right tags (incl. caption and keywords), also tick the checkbox "I've covered this pic need". I've seen some photographers also "notify" Alamy via Twitter. Andre
  21. I completely agree. I think that the discussion of whether the "weather" is newsworthy or not, it's a "misunderstanding" consequence of what was already mentioned (surprise e-mail), from one day to the next for some togs who shoot "weather" it remains "newsworthy", for another who also shoot it is no longer (just because the lack of upload route, etc.). "Live news (platform)" should be separated from photojournalism which is much broader and more interesting. (And, please, it's nothing special with anyone, it's a general point of view, everyone has my respect, the "original main problem" is not you, lady or gentleman "togs". To say, "we" are the consequence of a "ill-advised/imprudent" action).
  22. (As Russell said on the list of agencies...). It is well known that most are distribution partners among them, at the same time as with Alamy. Each mentioned agency has local/regional contributors or staff togs in where their headquarters are based, and in most cases also directly contributors from abroad (I have contributed with one of them). But, the most important thing is, in some way the "world map, especially those big/important cities" are covered. The live news was in a certain way out of control, because it was "allowed", but to say a great part of the "problem" wasn't a mistake from "we" the contributors. Now, the land was cleared, many times "demolishing an old house is easier than repairing it". Simply, this is part of the harsh reality about running a business. IMHO (I mentioned before about my disappointment on the way it was done) After that "surprise" e-mail and the re-applying, I did not stand still waiting for a response whether favorable or not (so far just silence), so once again, I began to invest more time in upgrading my blog/site portfolio, at the same time contacting with a few of more news specialized "heavyweight" agencies. So far, at least I have received specific feedback (or convincing answers) about projects in the medium term, from professionals who have worked in the front line. Fingers crossed. On the other hand, "breaking news" images are always "newsworthy", but "newsworthy" images are not necessary "breaking news". Have a nice weekend! Andre
  23. A quick review from a general point of view: Case 1: Photographers (A) who only shoot news. Case 2: Photographers (B) who shoot most news and occasionally stock. Case 3: Photographers (C) who shoot news and stock by 50/50. Case 4: Photographers (D) who shoot most stock and occasionally news. In a safe position (As normal): (A) and maybe (B): main sales on live news and "regular" on stock. Uncertain position (Rejected): (B), (C) and (D), always focusing on "news images", assuming they sell occasionally as news images, or just as stock images. Independent of how many togs were revoked, will (B,C,D) shoot "newsworthy" images to upload as stock? These "newsworthy" images must pass technical QC, with the risk of images coming from less favorable shoot environments and unfavorable timing. If the doors are closed in this way, there is no possibility of any sale. IMHO Andre I am not discussing whether or not news images sells quantity via Alamy implies that are photojournalistic work or not, because maybe it can be sold through other sources, obviously, depending on several factors (Geography, etc.), better for another topic.
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