David Pimborough

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  1. Super black leopard photos

    The images do look queer slightly odd but he also has other animals on his blog http://blog.burrard-lucas.com/2019/02/black-leopard-in-africa/ http://www.burrard-lucas.com/collections/wildlife-at-night
  2. Is Alamy turning into a Microstock agency?

    True though the highest is $2.85 and of course the "so called" extended license" sale which used to get $28 sadly a thing of the past though single sales do appear in the $20 to $30 range quite often
  3. deleting images from review queue

    No you can't and having contacted Alamy in the past they advised it was not possible though the image can be deleted as soon as it gets through QC. Unless of course if it's rejected.
  4. Is Alamy turning into a Microstock agency?

    25 cents upto the first $500 the maximum is 38 cents for subs. But anyway $30,000 made on micros so far so I'll not complain. Small amounts sold frequently out pace what I earn on infrequent albeit higher earnings on RM
  5. Is Alamy turning into a Microstock agency?

    Mind blowing corporate speak going on there
  6. Keywording is exhausting

    Thanks for the heads up I've photos of lard I'll put it in as a tag
  7. Odd Alamy Measures

    It's the dollar to Welsh groat conversion rate it's not what it used to be
  8. Odd Alamy Measures

    65 cents nett by any chance? I had one of those about the lowest I ever had here And measures is still not updated
  9. Keywording is exhausting

    I treat keywording as a necessary job, and if you deal with clusters of similar images then the keywords can simply be copied and pasted in to batches of images via Adobe Bridge, Lightroom or Photoshop It's simple if you use a keywording tool like http://microstockgroup.com/tools/keyword.php It's also amazing how much history and general knowledge you can pick up through keywording
  10. poor discoverability photos

    You do not need 50 tags You just need relevant tags
  11. Any thoughts about what to shoot in Warsaw this Feb?

    Any nationalist rallies? It's a good news subject right now
  12. 500 sales

    Thats a really good result congratulations I thought I'd check mine 232 sales since 2011 but only $3550 sigh...
  13. Images not on sale yet.

    Usually an item doesn't go on sale unless it has a description. If that field is empty you'll get "Not on sale" in the image manager and it show it in red. However I saw one of your images has a title "Made from 7 light frames (captured with a NIKON CORPORATION camera) by Starry Landscape Stacker 1.5.1" You really need to change that to some thing a bit more about the location and subject. No buyer will get what you mean with all that "tech" stuff Also "Treasure Island" its too short to say anything. Where is it? Thats what I'd like to know. As mentioned above you need some more keywords to allow your images to be found.
  14. What does NU stand for? (ironic)

    I sense that Alamy's real reason for trying to cut our royalty rates from 50% to 40% is that they have "re-negotiated" sales prices to newspapers and other bigger users ~ so they'll be trying to claw it back somehow.
  15. Failed for Softness, Noise.

    Shooting RAW would not fix the basic depth of field problem I'm afraid. Just shoot at f8 or f9 probably max out at f11 you'll get more of it in focus before you hit the softness caused by smaller apertures.
  16. Failed for Softness, Noise.

    You mean the Cavern Club Any way I had a look and to be honest apart from softness at the edges which is to be expected it looked OK to me you focussed on the neon sign which is fine. However shooting at ƒ/3.5 is going make for a narrow depth of field which probably the real reason it got rejected I'd have probably gone for f8 or f9 to get more of the elements in focus. Noise? From that image I couldn't see any major noise issues
  17. Non Exclusive check box

    Trying logging out and clearing cookies then log back in again it'll probably show up, its right next to the exclusive tick box in the AIM filter ~
  18. How was your January?

    15 sales for $169 Including one on the last day 1 MB 513 x 769 pixels 108KB compressed China, Web, One month, Bulk Discount, Flat Rate ~ which came in as a distributor sale for $1.17 net
  19. Images sold in January

    RM image sold for an identical amount as a RF image sold the same day both to a newspaper for $ its lower than usual newspaper sales makes me wonder if they cut their prices Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editorial Media: Newspaper - national Print run: up to 2 million Placement: Inside and online Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 01 December 2018 End: 02 December 2018 Any placement in paper and online. One use in a single editorial article used within the print and digital versions of a single publication. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. The other one (RF) sold at the same time same price. 5 MB 1068 x 1602 pixels 99KB compressed Any placement in paper and online. One use in a single editorial article used within the print and digital versions of a single publication. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article.
  20. How to restore my deleted images

    You already asked this question check the reply https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/5955-delete-images/?do=findComment&comment=200416
  21. Delete Images

  22. Macs or PCs, Shutdown or Sleep?

    PC and a Windows laptop
  23. Macs or PCs, Shutdown or Sleep?

    Shut down always for both the laptop and PC PC's will continue drawing power so its a waste of electricity and money to keep them on standby Same goes for TV's and any other electrical device. Plus having them on standby is a potential fire risk
  24. Delete Images

    Email Alamy to see if they can re-instate them
  25. Favourite photos uploaded January 2019

    Thats no boat thats a work of art ~ I loved this shot as soon as I saw it