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  1. London, UK. 2nd June, 2020. MP's return to Parliament for the first day of new new "non-virtual" session Vicky Ford, Ian Davidson/Alamy Live News - 2BWMNK2 Bryan Thanks for both spots. Couple in The Mirror as well. ian
  2. Alamy does not take any liability. It is only an agent to sell your photographs on the terms laid out in the contributors contract. Taking out insurance is a matter of your attitude to risk and how much money you have. If you have enough money to buy/repair your kit when it is damaged and to pay any damages if you are sued by the increasingly litigious public then, no. if you are, like me, poor and risk adverse then insurance is a good idea. Having said that, 1, I have paid insurance for about eight years and never made a claim and 2, having worked in insurance in the past, the
  3. In my view is at best you end up spanning keywords and at worst are useless. As colblimp states, just look at the picture. If you get really stuck you can use a Thesaurus Many years ago I used a systematic approach with keywords obvious from the picture and then drew a mind map with similes, concepts and metaphors
  4. I got a copy of the "new" rules this morning. They are undertaking the counts here (and I know it is different elsewhere), in parts. County Council elections tomorrow from 10pm then the district council the following day and then the Police and crime commissioners count - but that is someway from where I live and not of great importance to me. I saw a tweet from Hartlepool saying the journalists have been put in a tent.....
  5. I was sent rules that were two years old.... Apparently the guidance has come from the electoral commission, (but I should not speak I’ll of the dead). Local returning officers have absolute discretion.
  6. Any other news contributor covering local election count? The rule have been changed here making it difficult. I can only cover the count from a viewing gallery yards away from the count. Good job I have a 600mm Lens! Also new vetting regime. I was never sent a notification and when I chased I was told that registration closed last week but an “exception” would be made. I also had to provide a copy of my passport... it is easier to get into Downing Street. Given there are never more than three of us media types at the count it all seems a little extreme Also anything which restric
  7. Telegraph Digital 2nd May LISBON, PORTUGAL - JULY 4, 2019: The Elevador or Ascensor da Bica is a popular tourist attraction in Chiado District, Lisbon. Tagus river on backgroun Contributor: Tetiana Vitsenko / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2BWMM0F Havana, Cuba: Salsa band and dancers at the Cafe Taberna (Cafe Beny More) in Old Havana Contributor: Terry Donnelly / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: H922FN Senior man taking selfie at poolside while his wife is playing the guitar Contributor: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: M0NE
  8. Telegraph Digital 1st May 2021 A Lobby with seating area. Cumberland Place, Southampton, United Kingdom. Architect: O'Connell East Architects, 2019. Contributor: Andy Stagg-VIEW / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2BM0HHF Miniature Labradoodle stands in a forest of Bluebells Contributor: Tim Jones / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: G1APT9 Spain, Barcelona, smiling young traveler sitting at the beach Contributor: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: HJJ5E7 Florida, FL, South, Flagler Beach, pier, waterfront, Atlantic Oce
  9. Chuck You are of course, absolutely right. It is always a balance. I have been caught, more than once, filing in Downing Street when someone arrives and I miss the shot. I am always careful with captions to be both as accurate and as contextual as possible. It is about experience and what decision to make at what time. In my world I am in competition, (and one I can’t really win) against PA, Reuter’s, EPA etc who file direct from camera to the picture desk. I value your opinion we both know really the only way is to go out and do and learn on the job.
  10. Karlis, your question is unclear. Do you mean how to submit photos or do you mean what pictures to take? As noted, if you have permission to submit to live news you can either use the ftp route or the web uploaded. I use the web uploaded as I feel I have more control. You should submit quickly. Alamy expects live news photos within one hour of taking them. You need a slick workflow. Some people file from their phone. I use photo mechanic to title, caption, keyword and cull photos. (I wish I knew about photo mechanic when I started.) Then Lightroom for some simple edits th
  11. Telegraph Digital 24th April A horse-drawn hearse outside Frinton Free Church by William Hayne, 1911-1935, Italianate style, Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on Sea, Essex, England Contributor: Mark Dunn / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: MJ7XN3 Horsted Keynes Railway Station on the Bluebell Railway line, restored to 1930s period, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, England, UK Contributor: Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: F4P5HY England Berkshire Streatley Swan Inn & River Thames Contributor: Rolf Richardson / Alamy Stock Photo Image
  12. Thanks for pointing this out. I know Stefan well and work alongside him in Downing Street. You could not meet a nicer guy! I know it is a bit niche but I would like to see more blogs about the Alamy live news desk. They are a great bunch of people but I would like to know more about how they work and what is key in getting images into news media....
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