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David Pimborough

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    North Wales, UK
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    16 Sep 2011

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  1. SNAP! Also personal use someone likes putting gates on greetings cards ~ I doubt Country: Worldwide Usage: Personal use, Personal prints, cards and gifts. Non-commercial use only, not for resale. Media: Non-commercial, one time, personal/home use 69 MB 6000 x 4000 pixels 3 MB compressed Start: 05 September 2019 End: 05 September 2024
  2. Country: Worldwide Usage: Commercial electronic, Websites, apps, social media and blogs (excludes advertising). Worldwide for 5 years. Media: Website, app and social media Image Size: Any size Start: 03 September 2019 End: 03 September 2024 A couple of dollars $$
  3. Because newspapers, magazines and other publishers have credit accounts where they report usage to Alamy according to their contract with Alamy they then have extended credit terms which usually works out a paying quarterly. This is normal practice for Alamy, you'll need to check if the image shows as a sale over the next few months and if it doesn't then email contributor support with the image reference (ID) and the newspaper name and publication date.
  4. You have some nice images but I feel they are let down by poor key words (tags) from the few I looked at the titles are lacking too. You fail to mention where these photos were taken i.e. country or state or specific location. For example image WCCM4C petroglyphs in New Mexico? You need to add USA, United States of America as tags. You added the keywords volcano and volcanoes??? Are there any in New Mexico? Cones? Pecking? Chipping? Patina? What have they really to do with the image? What kind of petroglyphs who made them how old are they? You get the idea. Be concise with tags add locations and give some more detail in the descriptions. Drop the junk keywords as it only harms your image placement in the searches. You have to help buyers find your images.
  5. Quit distributor sales in April and got a distributor sale from Turkey four months later This month would have been ok were it not for 20% rate cut on none exclusive stuff. Selling more this year but making less money
  6. What you do is wait until it passes (assuming it doesn't fail) then email Alamy pointing out the technical error and ask them to remove the image they will normally do that in a few hours so you don't have to have it hanging round. If you want to replace it with a cleaned up image mention that too then just submit the revised image as normal. P.S. Don't feel embarassed it's not something to worry too much about. I've requested removal of a few images on with dust spots and a panoroma with incorrect stitching. It happens.
  7. I totally agree the current system just leaves everyone wide open for abuse. There's nothing to stop a buyer declaring "personal use" then using the image for whatever they like! Alamy don't appear to follow up and check on actual usage and I haven't come across any other agency that operates like this. Sell by image resolution is the only sensible course
  8. The quick answer would be no you can't mix licences most agencies don't allow that. However there is nothing to stop listing them as RM on Alamy and RM elsewhere. Likewise you can't put an image up for RF on another site and RM on Alamy.
  9. One of the oddest and smallest war memorials I ever came across "The Thunderbox room" in the Lost Gardens of Heligan a Living Memorial to the Gardeners of Heligan who served and died in WWI who had written their names on the walls in pencil" Poppy wreathes on a war memorial The Suez Canal Defence Monument at Gebel Maryam on the shore of Lake Timsah, Ismailia, Egypt one my grand father took in 1952 he'd served in 1939 to 1945 was at Dunkirk, fought in Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Italy then went back to Egypt during the 1950's
  10. How about scrapping it altogether and sell images based on image size/resolution like other agencies do.
  11. I'd try the vibrance slider as it makes colours pop you could also see about using the camera calibration selection in Lightroom if your camera is supported. Watch out for increased noise and shadow clipping in shadow and dark areas if you use too much clarity and contrast though
  12. It's odd but I don't see your images as over exposed as Ian reports they do seem underexposed and a little dull and lacking in contrast. What kind of post processing software are you using? While you improve your processing a quick fix might be to use the "landscape" option in camera (it will work for jpegs) and see if that adds more punch to your images and submit those jpegs.
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