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John David

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    Photography, travel, motoring, music, computers & technology.


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    05 Feb 2013

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  1. National Trust? Bah Photographers standing on legal common land know this as the National Truss.
  2. I like this. So, in order to get my cut of this payment, I have to do absolutely nothing other than be the photographer of the photograph? So, I just sit there and the 10 percent of the money rolls in? err, yep. So, if I upload a photograph to Alamy and to nobody / no other stock site / else, Alamy will keep track of that photograph and protect my income? That is what I call a "no shit sherlock" situation.
  3. As I understand it, an image can be either "rights managed" or "royalty free", but it can NOT be both. So, if you upload your image to several stock websites, then it can not be "rights managed" on one website and "royalty free" on another website. Unless you've got deep pockets and are friends with a solicitor.
  4. Here is my experience with printers. Having once been a "computer engineer" I would never ever pay money to buy anything with Packard in the name. Looking at the printers owned by professional photographers, both Epson and Canon seem to be very popular. I once owned an Epson colour laser printer. The prints had a shiny, semi gloss appearance and were, frankly, superb - even when printed on sheets of £2.49 per ream A4 paper. Personal experience of Epson and Canon printers - if you don't print a photograph every day, the print heads soon clog up, they've got a life of about 12 months
  5. A photographer has been arrested in Kent whilst photographing things to do with asylum seekers, Kent and burning flames. Comments on the "story line" welcome.
  6. To be fair, I have used google reverse image search to find quite a few uses of my photographs. It even found a photograph which had been strongly edited and showed less than two thirds of my original photo - even to me, it looked nothing like my original photo. Technology does have limitations. My very first sale on Alamy was of a local church, used on a page per day calendar. Typically, a calendar publisher wouldn't bother putting each and every page of each and every calendar they sell onto the interweb. Also, reverse image searches run into problems if they have to reverse search pdf o
  7. It's earned me the cost of petrol and the cost of a burger sandwich lunch for my afternoon spent in and around this location. Other photographs have been sold. Criticism welcome!
  8. Geometric minimalism - I'm relatively new to photography and I am certainly no expert. However, as I'm in the learning stages, I often look to beginner tutorials. It seems that geometric minimalism is about having strong "lines" obeying many of the simple photographic composition rules? I'm thinking "rule of thirds", "fibonaci spiral" etc.
  9. Thankyou, Ian, Space and Harry, for the valued replies. I know this thread / topic is quite old now, so I won't labour things by replying individually with separate quotes. Ian, again, thankyou for the valued reply. I have heard of Keith Morris, and I have previously taken on board his theory about staying local. I used to travel Europe. I've traversed the Milau viaduct, I've been to the Ronchamps Chapel, the Cite de l'Automobile in Mulhouse, I've spent dozens of weekends in Amsterdam, I grew to know my way around Paris better than my own home town. Yet despite all this, my very
  10. Thankyou for the great answer. It's good to receive some first hand experience from yourself. Your comments do suggest the importance of carrying a Press Card. Yes, I was basically asking about the likelihood of being stopped and the consequences. I certainly don't earn enough income from my photography to qualify for a Press Card, but of the sales I do have, my editorial photographs are definitely the best sellers. I do know that several have appeared in "coffee table" magazines and I do have some timely newsworthy photographs which have appeared on websites and in print. But, does that ma
  11. I cared to look, and that is why I am here. Fair answer, but not the answer we want. So, if my local Police force have correctly and legally licenced from me, in exchange for money, one of my photographs, I can claim to be a professional photographer? So, when stopped entering into Dyfed, how would you explain to the police man that you are there?
  12. It all depends on where you draw the border between artistry and actuality. I have spent over 5 years living within the shadow of Flint Castle. Did JMW Turner really just happen upon that glorious, orange sunrise which he portrayed on his watercolour which hangs in the National Gallery? Did John Constable include in his famous painting, the passing dog which widdled upon the wheel of the Haywain? Did he?
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