Richard Gray

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={9C805C72-ED49-4E5E-811D-60F3C5690DAE}&name=Richard+Gray
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    18 May 2016

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  1. Contributors playing the Live News system?

    That's a bit of a theoretical situation. Another theoretical situation might be where the second image that you delay submitting because you wanted to send in your first image quickly is the one that the Sun editor would have chosen before the deadline, but didn't because he didn't see it in time. Lots of ifs, buts and maybes. My main point is the clutter it creates, which is not good for Alamy and so not good for everyone else.
  2. Contributors playing the Live News system?

    Even accepting that getting one image in early might improve your chances very fractionally, isn't this at the cost to customers not interested in that particular story and to fellow photographers because it clutters up the news feed and makes it more difficult to find other images. In other words, it's probably not good for Alamy (which is why they aggregate them later), which in the end is not good for everyone submitting to Alamy.
  3. Contributors playing the Live News system?

    If they are two different angles, then that's fine, they deserve two different headlines. I do the same when I'm covering music events with two bands: I post two sets for the two different bands. That's different to my question. I noticed it last week with multiple single-issue "weather" shots. And these are not that time sensitive. Yes, I've been seeing stray images lately too, which again clutters up the system and makes it more difficult for customers to see good news images.
  4. I've been wondering this for a while, but just checking the Live News photos now, aren't some contributors playing the system a bit by submitting single photos from the same event in independent submissions, knowing that each photo will get its own feature on Live News? This obviously clutters up the feed so other sets of photos perhaps get overlooked.
  5. Sales numbers?

    Thanks guys, yes, I was expecting that was the case :-(
  6. Sales numbers?

    This is probably a massively basic question (but I checked the FAQ etc and couldn't see it) but could someone tell me if the sales numbers shown in My Alamy are the amounts that I will receive, or the amounts that the pictures sold for, of which I would receive only a percentage? Many thanks.
  7. Sync keywords?

    A spreadsheet? Wonder how that works. I'm just over 5000 images now, so maybe I'll ask. I do like the new AIM - it's a pretty neat tool - but still no full syncing. Thanks for your help Wim.
  8. Sync keywords?

    I mean transferring keywords, captions, etc to another photo or photos with one key stroke. In LR you choose one photo and then choose various others, hit sync settings, and all the photos take the settings of the first photo. I'll take a look at the AIM manual on p. 19. So, you can do that by making uncommon tags common. But I can't see a way of doing it for captions and other data?
  9. Sync keywords?

    I mean transferring keywords, captions, etc to another photo or photos with one key stroke. In LR you choose one photo and then choose various others, hit sync settings, and all the photos take the settings of the first photo. I'll take a look at the AIM manual on p. 19. So, you can do that by making uncommon tags common. But I can't see a way of doing it for captions and other data?
  10. Sync keywords?

    When captioning and keywording, is there any way of syncing various photos. I know this is possible in Lightroom and Photo Mechanic, but I can't see a way in Alamy's native system. Maybe a workaround? Thanks.
  11. What are super tags?

    What are "super tags" and how can I add them to my photos? Rich
  12. Online model release form?

    I'd like to send models an online form to fill out. I've looked online and the best I've found seems to be Formstack but it's very expensive for my limited purposes. I've created a Google form, but it only generates an Excel-like table of responses. Would this be good enough to submit to Alamy as a model release? Or can anyone recommend another option? Thanks for anyone's help.