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  1. Upday is a “new” news app. It appears they are paying for image rights. This could, indeed be a new income stream. Interesting....
  2. Absolutely. Although it did strike me that there is an internal investigation into the situation she “may” have the same constraints. But I do take the point made by others that her record in the area of press freedom may be open to criticism The entire government media handling is, to say the least lacking in ambition
  3. Telegraph Digital Edition 11 February Young beautiful woman in morning bed at home. Bored female person hold remote control and switch tv channels. Alone in bedroom. Bowl with popcorn on Contributor: Vlad Dmytrenko / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2BC1079 Keats urn. Contributor: Shim Harno / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2DCE648. (Not entirely sure about this)
  4. My argument was very context specific. Before lockdown the vast majority of my images were from Downing Street of UK cabinet ministers. There could be up to thirty attendees at Cabinet. That means for a live news upload I was limited to roughly one picture per attendee. Also, on occasion I had to make a decision about not taking a particular cabinet minister in favour of submitting several of one particular minister. I would take between five and ten pictures per attendee depending on who they were and how much they were on the news agenda. An example of the issues this caused can be
  5. I have reportage privilege as well as having news access. I had to fight for it, but the main reason for me is that you are limited as to how many news images you can submit; but quite often I have taken other images, equally good and newsworthy so I can submit them via the reportage route.
  6. Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial, 550 images UK Based Websites & The House, Parliamentary, Civil Service World & Holyrood Magazines. Media: Magazine - print, digital and electronic Start: 09 February 2021 End: 09 February 2026 Not seen this before! Low $
  7. With respect (which means I am going to disagree with you), as Home Secretary she could make no other response. At THAT POINT IN TIME the tog had been arrested and charged. Any comment by Patel would affect any potential court case and even lead to the possibility of a mistrial. She would have had advanced knowledge of the question and the answer would have been written by a civil servant. I am not a fan of Patel, she is the cabinet member who is hardest to photograph and when she was Development Secretary she had a go at a number of togs in Downing Street, including me, asking w
  8. Telegraph Digital Edition 10 February Normanton Church on the bank of Rutland water. Contributor: Bill Allsopp / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: RT8YB0
  9. Telegraph Digital Edition 9 February Atlantic grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming beneath the surface, Lundy Island, Devon, England, UK. July 2010 Contributor: Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: E45X7G
  10. Telegraph Digital edition 8 February Sizewell B PWR, Nuclear Power Station on the Suffolk Coast, England. Contributor: BRIAN HARRIS / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: A5YR34
  11. It is a useful way to find a usage before it appears in the sales. I use my fairly frequent finds to support my marketing. I carry out the search because I quite enjoy finding Alamy images for other contributors (not to mention paying back those who spend time and effort finding mine). It is also an excellent way of looking closely at images in publications, what and how they are used to inspire new subjects to photograph. It is an example of altruism It does take a lot of time and effort but is for the common good. Many contributors, including myself, find it usef
  12. Telegraph Digital edition 7 February Horse sculptures are being removed from a storehouse in Bad Duerkheim, Germany, 21 May 2015. German police have retrieved two long-lost bronze horses sculptures commissioned by the Nazi regime to adorn Adolf Hitler's chancellery after conducting raids on eight suspected members of an illegal ring of art dealers. The masterpieces confiscated in 10 raids conducted in five German states included the life-sized horse sculptures, created by Joseph Thorak, and granite reliefs by sculptor Arno Breker, a police spokesman confirmed on 20 May. Photo: Fre
  13. Telegraph Digital edition Teenage girl during driving license test Contributor: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: EXNC4G Beautiful View Of Bahadurabad Chorangi, Karachi, Pakistan - Landmark Of Karachi Which Is Very Famous For Night Life And Food Contributor: Aleem Zahid Khan / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2BKXP0C Couple playing paddle tennis in blue court Contributor: Antonio Garcia Recena / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2CBE9N4 Close-up of man opening goose barnacle Contributor: MITO images GmbH / Alamy
  14. Telegraph online 5th Feb Illuminated Belfast City Hall. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Contributor: Henryk Sadura / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: HKXTR6
  15. Telegraph online 5th Feb Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Contributor: Geraint Lewis / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: BH2T9A
  16. Telegraph on line 5th February https://www.alamy.com/fresh-seafood-on-ice-at-the-market-image355165500.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=E49C0800-ABEA-45AD-8520-03B13663EA76&p=1273438&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=98&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3Dbar%26st%3D98%26sortby%3D2%26qt%3D%26qt_raw%3D%26qn%3D%26lic%3D3%26edrf%3D0%26mr%3D0%26pr%3D0%26aoa%3D1%26creative%3D%26videos%3D%26nu%3D%26ccc%3D%26bespoke%3D%26apalib%3D%26ag%3D0%26hc%3D0%26et%3D0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3D0%26loc%3D0%26ot%3D0%26imgt%3D0%26dtfr%3D%26dtto%3D%26size%3D0xFF%26blackwhite%3D%26cutout%
  17. The NUJ has just sent an email to all its press card holders reminding us of the strict terms for holding and using a press card. They also remind us that a press card can be revoked at any time. Here is a paragraph from a long communication “Remember only to use the press card on occasions when you are reporting an event. Do not use your press card when your involvement in an event is other than as a reporter and observational role – for example, you cannot use your card if you are organising an event orpresent as a protestor or activist”
  18. One of my HMD photos on The Sun online https://www.the-sun.com/news/2219755/holocaust-memorial-day-2021-light-candle-event-time/
  19. Bryan IAN DAVIDSON/ALAMY LIVE NEWS Mark Spencer - can't find it Thanks for the spot. It looks like 2E2566T
  20. Can I suggest you look at the work of the late Keith Morris on Alamy. He was a Welshman who took the vast majority of his photos within a couple of miles of his home. He was also one of the most successful photographers on Alamy, ever. Laying aside the issues around his death, many of us look to Keith for inspiration and what is possible. One of his driving forces was close analysis of what is being used in the media and how to supply that demand. He took pictures he knew that would sell rather than being “nice” - although most of his photos went far beyond nice. If I become one tenth o
  21. Space cadet is right. I doubt if any one has these statistics, you could try the NUJ. While covering an anti lockdown demo is Parliament Square everyone in the area was stopped and questioned. If you had a Press card you could stay, otherwise you had to move on. If you stayed after being told to move on you were either fined or arrested. I was asked for my press card eight or nine times and was threatened with arrest once. However, that is not normal. On a “typical” lockdown day in London I will be asked for my card once. In Essex, where I live, I normally preempt any request by produci
  22. Holders of Press cards are also subject to limited background checks, criminal records, intelligence databases etc. As PAL Media states it does allow, in certain specified circumstances, entry to restricted areas. It also serves a gatekeeper function for potential accreditation for media coverage of events such as Trooping the Colour (my favourite) the Cenotaph ceremony., non-public events and the Press Pens at cinema premieres- although I have never done this. My recent experience in Westminster and Essex, and discussion with officers is that, in their view the only acceptable cr
  23. Sold for personal use! Somehow I don't think Mr. Cummings purchased this....
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