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    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={EF3BB275-0177-4FFB-8ECB-441D357AE903}&name=Luke+Deaves
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    03 Jan 2017
  1. Ahh okay thank you! I don't mind in honesty. $12 is fine really I was just confused why I couldn't get it to equal that. And indeed it is, I thank Byran again for this as otherwise I wouldn't have had a clue! It seems a little bit dodgy that they can use it and 3 months later you have to find it yourself if they haven't reported it but there we are. Thank you.
  2. Hi, So I started with Alamy on the 01/01/17 and made my first reported sale two days ago on 30/03/17 of photo HGBFXM yet there was a reported finding of this photo in the February found an image discussion http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/6982-have-you-found-any-alamy-photos-february-2017/page-11 from the Sunday Times on the 19/02/17. The details given from the sale on 30/03/17 were: 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 February 2017 End: 02 February 2017 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 Which would match with the detail of the use in the Sunday Times from February, so is this just a late reporting of that usage? (The article and doctored image can be found: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-google-express-for-crewe-is-leaving-from-platform-2-jvts8kg7f). As a spin of to that question, when on my photograph's page I fill in the details as given above as if I were purchasing it and it states a price of £140 and Alamy is on a 50/50 profit share, so why/how was my reported sale of $11.93 - not sure I understand the pricing! Thank you for your help - I would just like to know where it was used. Thank you also to Bryan for posting in February's discussion.
  3. Don't worry unless you have been told its a fail, I've uploaded 3 batches this year all -30 images, the smaller with 15 took three days the next were cleared early next day after a post dinner upload. I've only ever had a couple of errors, the first time was a soft image a few years ago and one image last April year, which had Chromatic Aberation, the problem being the batch then failed, sometimes they seem to take longer, especially if you think I'll tag them later, like watching a boiling kettle, it seems to take longer :-) You're not notified of a fail in advance. You only find out when you get out of the fail queue. I'm not sure what you mean? You aren't told of a pass in advance either. Similar to the time for passing, for me it has varied, once it was the next day, once it was 3 days later Thank you all. I'll put it down to a busy week or similar then!
  4. I find that I gain at least two to three f-stops when shooting in low light with my Sony e-mount Optical Steady Shot lenses. Same was true with my Sony DSLR (sold it after I switched to mirrorless), which had in-camera stabilization. If you are shooting in "normal" light at average shutter speeds, then image stabilization isn't going to make any difference -- i.e. you won't see any changes in the results if you turn it off. That will be why then thank you! I always try to shoot in the best possible conditions. I'll using it less in the light to save battery and see if I can notice the difference in the dark.
  5. Alright, thank you both. It just seems odd that after 8 batches of next working day QC that this one is taking a lot longer. Oh well, I'll just wait and see then! :~)
  6. I'm not complaining or griping here but I am curious to know if anyone else has noticed longer QC wait times in the past week. Batches uploaded last week were reviewed within 1 working day. This week, I uploaded a batch on Monday (9th) and they are still awaiting QC (13th) which is (depending on my upload time on Monday) 4/5 working days. Thank you all!
  7. I always leave steady shot on (using Sony a350) but I did once try it without and I can't say it made a difference for me?
  8. I must have focused slightly oddly but it was an incorrect reason it that there was no reason for it fail. There's a bit more information why in the long post above. Thank you for your comment though - it's something I now know I need to work on.
  9. Indeed. Thankfully mine were trains which helps avoid slight confused! And that's just a shame when you cannot use your own photos because of reasons like that.
  10. This post will be a series of quotes from both the email sent to contributor service and previous posts in this thread for those interested. Again thank you all for your help and welcoming attitudes. Here begins the story of a mistaken reject... (Not to worry Alamy). I emailed contributors@alamy.com and within quarter of an hour received a response from Shelley. I guess you mean Contributor Service now - contributors@alamy.com - MS - Member Services is a bit yesterday and doesn't work any longer. Here is what she said: This supports both the suggestions from chrumu and spacecadet. [Wasn't there a british train station operator which doesn't allow photos taken on his premises being used commercially? I think I remember a discussion here a while age because many people had their photos removed.] - chrumu [They were reinstated. It's not a QC criterion AFAIK. or at least it didn't use to be. Wasn't there a british train station operator which doesn't allow photos taken on his premises being used commercially? I think I remember a discussion here a while age because many people had their photos removed.] - spacecadet And thankfully was nothing to do with the minor fringing etc as otherwise I don't stand a chance. While I will try to correct both of the minor issues below (which are quoted for interests sake), it is inevitable that I will not spot every case of minor fringing for example - no matter how hard I look! I am not quite sure the image is completely sharp / in focus in a logical area. So if failed, I would say it was the wrong key / reason. But do send them an e-mail and clear it up.Alright thank you, I'll be sure to query it then as there was one which did pass which I cannot tell my difference in focusing but then I do have to auto-focus as my eyes are blurry so maybe I could not tell when reviewing on pc. I use autofocus often, too, nothing wrong with that, but I have to use it meticulously to ensure the focus is where I want it to be. Please tell us the result of your e-mail contact, we are curious. I don't use greenies much, but I have to give you one for your extremely exemplary way of approaching and using the forum. Your openness and willingness to follow up on any suggestions from the forum is an absolute model for any newcomer to use. I cannot notice this on the roof vent myself, but can on the chimney. How would I prevent further purpling like that? Is it ISO related? Thank you. It relates to the quality of your lens, your focal length and the aperture you are using. This link gives a quick description: http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1795816&seqNum=2 I have a cheap Tamron zoom lens which gives me horrendous purple fringing... I have to make sure that I use it at small apertures and hence a tripod if I am anywhere near the long end of it's focal range. I guess boosting the ISO would allow me to use a small aperture and reduce the fringing... so your question about ISO might be pertinent in that respect. Depending on how bad purple fringing is, it can often be removed using appropriate editing software. For example, using Lightroom, I can usually remove purple fringing quite easily. But when I use my cheap Tamron lens at wide apertures, it can often produce purple fringing which surpasses the abilities of Lightroom's automatic CA removal tools. Apologies for the way some of the quotes are done (I used more than the allowed number of quote boxes).
  11. Yes it was their error I have no found out, but I do know why. Just typing it up as "the solution" now but more so for the interest of everyone who has helped with this query.
  12. I cannot notice this on the roof vent myself, but can on the chimney. How would I prevent further purpling like that? Is it ISO related? Thank you.
  13. I'm not entirely sure what counts as glamour, but they were pictures exclusively of a train and a platform.
  14. Isn't it law that you are permitted to take and use pictures for whatever purpose on from Network Rail property? As for the actual trains, this I don't know. The operators were First Great Western (defunct) and Virgin Trains East Coast. If you have a look at Network Rail's website you'll find (https://filming.networkrail.co.uk/home.aspx) extensive information on what is required for commercial filming (which I take to include photgraphy) at their stations. They backed down last year on removing all images taken on their premises when it was pointed out to them that these were not commercial but for editorial purposes. If you have any information on a law which says they are out of order in requiring fees and permission for filming, I'm sure that many on Alamy would be interested to hear more about it. The train companies are private companies and using their trains etc with their branding for commercial purposes which they have not sanctioned would open the possibility of legal sanctions. Editorial use, though, should not be a problem. Okay thank you. I'm sure it's not the hashtag as the two others which failed where not of that train and as such were not carrying the hashtag. That information seems to be for more commercial mainstream films but I definitely take your point. Although, it would seem odd to me if it failed due to that as they are other picture on Alamy (like the two posted earlier) which are taken from Network Rail property, so wouldn't understand some being allowed and not others. Again with the last point, why would my photos be declined for that when others already exist on Alamy - I suppose that's my main headache. I'll email them tomorrow. Thank you all.
  15. I am not quite sure the image is completely sharp / in focus in a logical area. So if failed, I would say it was the wrong key / reason. But do send them an e-mail and clear it up. Alright thank you, I'll be sure to query it then as there was one which did pass which I cannot tell my difference in focusing but then I do have to auto-focus as my eyes are blurry so maybe I could not tell when reviewing on pc.
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