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  1. I search on Google and then do an "advanced search" and change language... Besides: Bing actually gives me the same results but in a more relevant order... Yahoo, msn don't give me better results...
  2. When searching for publications I use the following: "my name alamy" -alamy.com I then do a general search, look into google images, news and books. I also noticed that doing an advance search in google, changing language will give you very different results, and thus found a publication in French, for example... Do you have any other tips for searching???
  3. Top 10 Israel and Petra https://books.google.co.il/books?id=28o5DwAAQBAJ&pg=PA124&lpg=PA124&dq="tel+aviv"+"michael+jacobs"&source=bl&ots=03mKIy_Npi&sig=ai6cbysCQk1obRxh-UEXjGOifSk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjx9_ii2_zXAhXGwBQKHR3ECHw4ChDoAQhSMAk#v=onepage&q="tel aviv" "michael jacobs"&f=false A few Alamy contributors... Can't buy the ebook in my country... If one of you buy the ebook, I would appreciate a screenshot of my photo...
  4. No sales at all :-( Views/zooms where average compared to previous months in 2017 - but much below 2016, even though I uploaded many photos in 2017...
  5. Didn't read all the replies... Had the same a few months ago, but I did get a mail from the live news explaining why... Basically I messed up with the captions... From what I understand: - photos have to be news worthy - uploaded within 24h - keyworded as usual, but Title and Headline should - besides to the potential buyers - also give the news team enough info to decide if its newsworthy
  6. At first I was surprised by the last version of Lightroom - CC Classic, at last the switching between pictures and even between Library and Develop module was swift... But soon after I discovered that it is unstable and full of bugs... I'm running it on a fairly new PC... Latest bug: can't see the photo in the develop module??? Anyone, same experience?
  7. I also think it would be very useful to have a way to append text to metadata. If for example you have a caption 'Country, City - date: subject..." I would like to be able to add (Photographer/Agency) with a preset. Not sure if Metadata presets add keywords or if they overwrite...
  8. Had a few of those lately... And the buyer probably has used the images for 3 months already and pay 1-2 months later...
  9. Ian, Well done! What do you mean by 1. We need an easy way to combine/merge keywords – yes it is possible at the moment but it is convoluted. For: 8.Keyword sets should not be limited to 9 keywords each. It makes no sense. Allowing those sets to be of variable length would make a huge improvement to the speed in which we can keyword. I use Metadata presets
  10. Shop that sells boutique beers in Jerusalem. The beer on the left side is called The dictator...
  11. Photoshop: Just noticed that Photoshop 2018 was installed on my computer... I have the Adobe "photo whatever subscription"... BUT strangely, the previous version (Photoshop CC 2017) wasn't deleted??? Lightroom CC classic: Updated automatically... previous version WAS DELETED... I was asked to upgrade the Library, which I did... seems to be a tad faster? Or just my imagination? (All on a year old pretty descent PC running Windows 10...)
  12. Kukkudrill, I realize that my description wasn't complete. I've only send a few batches to news... didn't now they required lengthy descriptions. In the future if I send something to news I will. But: 1) this thread is about difference between whats news and what is not? 2) if Alamy news decides that captions aren't sufficient shouldn't they ask for a correction? 3) and shouldn't they ask the contributor if they want to send it to stock QC?
  13. The first SLR I used was my fathers Pentax ME with a 50mm lens. The first SLR I bought was a Nikon F80, and still own it. First DSLR: Nikon D70 Then I upgraded to a D700 and now a D750. Still use the D700 as a second body. And I really want a D850 even though I don't need one...
  14. Matt, You're right on both points. I hope in the future Alamy news will ask me to clarify my captions and in case they feel it's not news, will ask the contributor if they want to send the photos to QC... As said, I treated the pictures as any other submission and they did pass QC...
  15. I had the following mail communication with Alamy news team (I put the mails in order and removed names & emails, but the content is unchanged). Still not clear to me what the difference is: From: news@alamy.com [mailto:news@alamy.com] Sent: Saturday, September 30 To: Michael Jacobs Subject: Alamy Live News: Stock Images to the News Feed Hi Michael, Thanks for the images you have uploaded to the News Feed. However, we feel these are more suited to the general stock collection than news. Please review our news guidelines regarding uploading to the news feed and our requirements for a news image. http://www.alamy.com/contributor/how-to-sell-news-images/best-place-to-sell-live-news-images/ We will remove these images and put them through the Quality Control queue. If you continue to upload stock images to the Live News feed, we will revoke your news privileges. If you ever need a bit of photo inspiration you can check out our News lightbox bit.ly/1pveK8L. You can also find us on twitter @alamynews we regularly tweet picture needs. Kind regards, Alamy News Team From: Michael Jacobs Date: Saturday, 30 September 2017 To: Alamy Live News <news@alamy.com> Subject: RE: Alamy Live News: Stock Images to the News Feed This is news? http://www.alamy.com/news/#BHM=foo%3Dbar%26qt%3D%26pn%3D1%26ps%3D120%26aoa%3D1%26news%3D%26sports%3D%26entmt%3D%26Videos%3D%26bb%3D1%26md%3DOL5836054%26dt%3D%26gid%3D{0FC50BAB-14EC-4C41-98B7-9407E72B84A3}%26destxml%3D%26imglst%3D%26orderby%3DDT%26newsseq%3D%26userid%3D%26rand%3D1506776197369 My pictures depict what is happening on the holiest day of the year, for Jews, in Tel Aviv. Isn't that news? What, if I add "weather" In the description, it will become news? You can send them to QC, I'm confident they will pass. I treated them like any other stock image. From: news@alamy.com [mailto:news@alamy.com] Sent: Saturday, September 30 To: Michael Jacobs Subject: Alamy Live News: Stock Images to the News Feed Hi Michael, Weather is always in the news It was not clear that these pictures showed the holiest day of the year in Tel Aviv, as the caption only stated the name of the building. It’s your image so you know what it’s about, but a picture editor seeing it for the first time will be completely lost unless you help them out with accurate captions which answer the basic questions: • What is happening in the picture? • When did it take place? • Where did it take place? • Why did it take place? • How did it come about? The caption needs to be in this format: town/city, country, date (in format 01st April, 2015.), description, credit. For example: Los Angeles, USA. 1st Apr, 2015. Elton John trips over as he walks along the red carpet at the 101st Grammy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, USA. Credit: John Smith/Alamy Live News. Kind reards, … Alamy News Team From: Michael Jacobs Date: Saturday, 30 September 2017 To: Alamy Live News <news@alamy.com> Subject: RE: Alamy Live News: Stock Images to the News Feed Hi Alamy News, Thank you for your reply. The phrase in your mail "If you continue to upload stock images to the Live News feed, we will revoke your news privileges." disturbed me a bit. I have *** on QC – more than 6000 photographs and the few Live news submissions also passed (except on one occasion, where I had to update the titles). So I wouldn't like to have a bad record because of this submission. I do feel that my description was accurate: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. 30th september 2017. Yom kippur - Ayalon highway. Michael Jacobs/ Alamy live news. Yom kippur is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_Kippur I do feel the photographs can be regarded as Live News, but if you feel otherwise it's your call ofcourse. Kind greetings, Michael
  16. I'm so depressed about september that I can't talk about it. Terrible! I really hope that october will help me believe it was just a bad dream!
  17. Noticed this usage back in June: https://meduza.io/atlas/paris/place/biblioteka-mitterana, so not sure when they downloaded the picture. I notified the contributor team end of June... Was invoiced today for the fantastic price of... 5,81 $, which leaves me, wawawiwa... 1,75 $. And the usage is: Country: LatviaUsage: EditorialMedia: Magazine - print, digital and electronicPrint run: up to 10,000Placement: InsideImage Size: 1/4 pageStart: 01 August 2017End: 01 August 2022Online magazine. Duration: 1 year. ???
  18. I made some 3D renderings of sci-fi things and thought putting them on Alamy. Does anyone has good experience with illustrations/3D renderings? Thanks in advance for your feedback...
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