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John David

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About John David

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


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    05 Feb 2013

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  1. Oh, my image? http://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?Imageid=63444113-A477-4FD9-B40A-7784DA491425 Thankyou!
  2. Chesterfield? _ Oh poop, I moved to North Wales over 3 years ago. Maybe I should look at updating my profile? Anyway, Legend has it that whilst cruising around the doughnut (that is a Chesterfield "thing") the devil took a wrong turn, reached out and pulled the church spire into a twisted, immoral shape. <------ dashes off to update profile. <---- thinks 'so what was my password'?
  3. Oh no.... it's another of those "I got my first sale" kinda posts! Well, of course I'm proud and dead chuffed about getting my first Alamy sale. Of course I'm dancing on the ceiling even though I've spent more than my earnings on a bottle of wine to celebrate! But, I do have a couple of questions. Now before I ask the questions, I'll take the opportunity to mention that I believe that Alamy is a decent company with good morals, ethics and beliefs. I'm not here to pick fault. I'm curious to understand just how this thing works. I'm wondering about the fine details of the lines under the Details column in my sales report. I'm seeing:- Country: WorldwideUsage: Consumer goodsMedia: Calendar - page-a-day onlyPrint run: up to 10,000Placement: InsideStart: 01 January 2018End: 01 January 2019Print run: 20,000; Includes thumbnail use on the back page So, taking this one line at a time, I guess Country means that my photo can be sold in a worldwide marketplace by the licencer? I guess that Usage: consumer goods means that my photo is gonna appear on goods that can be bought in shops etc? I guess that Media : calendar means it's gonna appear on a calendar? Page-a-day only - now I'm not too sure about that. So my photo won't be on a "monthly" calendar? Print run: up to 10,000 well this is a "no Sh*t Sherlocker" for me, I guess my photo can appear in a maximum of 10,000 printed calendars? Placement: Inside, so I'm not the January cover shot then? I'm happy that my photo is appearing in a calendar, I'm certainly not gonna kick up a fuss because I'm not January! Start 01 January 2018 End 01 January 2019 Does this mean that my photo is in calendars already on sale? Last line reads Print run: 20,000; Includes thumbnail use on the back page. Is this a "comments from the buyer" line? just curious! Okay, so I admit, I'm trawling every single shop that I pass with calendars on sale in the hope that I drop lucky enough to find my photo in a calendar! Mwaaahhhh.... Dead chuffed anyway! (Yorkshire for "happy")
  4. Having seen today's (or was it last week or perhaps last year) news headlines.... Yellow car owned by old man who lives in a privately owned cottage, which just happens to be next to the most photographed row of houses in the world. He has no garage, no back yard and I doubt that the local council would grant planning permission for him to build a pre-fab concrete garage next to his house. So, he parks his car, legally, outside the front of his home. It seems to be upsetting a few people, especially a local semi-pro photographer who is indignant about the amount of extra working time he has to spend "photoshopping" the car out. A local photographer comments that "The National Trust isn't entirely happy about it, but they can't do anything about it". Now all this Ker-fuffle gave me an idea. Since the NT charge photographers and inordinate amount to obtain a licence for editorial photography on their property, which includes hundreds of miles of British coastline, thousands of acres of British landscape, countryside and properties,..... Wouldn't it be fun to photo bomb NT properties by taking photographs of ugly cars which are parked legally, and photographed legally from a public place, which just happens to have an NT property in the background....
  5. The caption reads as follows:- "Alamy Live News. EAFHX2 Wimbledon, London, UK. 14th Nov, 2014. Pedestrians and commuters struggle on a rainy day in London © amer ghazzal/Alamy Live News This is an Alamy Live News image and may not be part of your current Alamy deal . If you are unsure, please contact our sales team to check." Found lower down below a report about the M25 pothole. Perhaps today is the proof readers day off?
  6. Bizair, I see people like you in my own industry. Coach driving. We get retired coppers, retired architects, retired concert musicians. All these are retired people who are "just earning a bit of pocket money whilst enjoying life & seeing a bit of the world" and of course "not wishing to take the livelihooods away from those who do the coach driving job full time". So, Bizair, in which industry did you make your fortune? I'm sure that you will be finding your fellow professional photographers on this forum are willing to share the secrets to their success...... Bizair, would you care to return the compliment by telling us 'togs how to get rich?
  7. Ooh.... Just found out that from Saturday, I'm gonna spend a week in Paris. Already packed my DSLR, monopod AND tripod. I'll let you all know how I get on........ unless I get arrested.
  8. If it helps anyone, I uploaded a batch on Monday. They've only just passed QC this afternoon (Thursday). I guess they've perhaps had a big back log with the Bank Holiday. I DID expect a delay, what with the fabulous sunshine we've had, I guess there'll have been many people getting some good shots!
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