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  1. 14 hours ago, dlmphotog said:



    I agree there is a time to relax, look and contemplate but there is also a time for work and effort. Being uncomfortable for me is more than a physical thing it it also a mental process of trying new things and accepting failure. Comfort is a trap that I am prone to default to...  So being uncomfortable is my New Years resolution.


    Best regards,


    David L. Moore


    Ha sorry I meant that to be my resolution.

  2. 2 hours ago, Thyrsis said:


    I wonder?

    When we first saw the news article in the Oxford Times about this innovative new photo library on our doorstep that was going to give photographers 90% of every sale we signed up immediately.  Having many, many catalogues of old images it seemed like a winner.  All our original submissions were scanned film images sent in on cd’s. But the payout was worth it.

    Nowadays with digital it is so easy to submit but the returns are minimal. We only have a relatively small collection on Alamy because we soon realised we could make a much better living from our limited edition print website.

    Sales on Alamy are now few and far between and payout times get longer because Alamy seem unable to make their customers pay up! 

    I can’t see a future with them, sadly.

    I can’t comment on the key kernel of this as I am relatively new to stock, but it seems to me that Alamy has been doing much better of late get invoices cleared.


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  3. 4 hours ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

    The biggest blow for me was the huge drop in price for live news online use sales, how do you go from $50-55 an image to $12!!!???

    I use to make regular trips to Hastings, a 45 min drive, as with the sale of a couple of images it would cover my fuel costs.

    I don't bother any more.

    I'm hoping one day SS and Getty will implode then we might see price rises again 🙄

    Totally agree. I don’t bother with the weather shots as much as I used to unless I happen to be somewhere for another reason.

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  4. 3 minutes ago, Starsphinx said:

    Oh goody

    I suppose I better remember to keep an eye on it lol

    If it was used within a 2 day period of you uploading it, it qualifies as Live News, but if it was used after this period it is a stock sale.  If the former, you have to wait 4 months before reporting it to Alamy (assuming it hasn't been reported by The Mirror before then), and if the latter, then the wait is 3 months. Don't expect a big sale, though, whichever it is.

  5. 1 hour ago, Bryan said:

    Times online 14th




    Oleksiy Maksymenko Photography  People entering Tokyo Metro subway train on a platform. Tokyo, Japan. - Image ID: E03543




    John Richmond   Red hairs adorn the white winter stems of the hardy deciduous ghost bramble, Rubus thibetanus - Image ID: T8NHWG

    Holmes Garden Photos  Salix alba 'Britzensis' - Image ID: APAH8E

    Deborah Vernon   Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'. Clematis Freckles, an evergreen winter flowering climber, flowering in an English garden, UK. AGM - Image ID: R50YG2

    Matthew Taylor  Clematis 'Wisley Cream'. Pale cream flowers of Clematis cirrhosa Wisley Cream in late winter - February, UK - Image ID: T101CE - possibly a couple similar

    Deborah Vernon Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Lansdowne Gem', a winter flowering, evergreen climber, flowering in an English garden, UK - Image ID: R50YHC

    Christopher Burrows  Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica. Old man's beard, Traveller's joy, Virgin's bower - Image ID: A8P8B3

    Matthew Taylor   Clematis x cartmanii ' Joe'. White spring blossoms of Clematis 'Joe' - April - Image ID: TCXHRW

    katewarn images Grass seedheads in Winter - Image ID: AR6YWW




    Frank Fell  Beach and red telephone box, Dickenson Bay, St. Georges, Antigua, Leeward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America - Image ID: DWN6WX

    Michael Runkel  Trafalgar Falls, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dominica, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America - Image ID: D6KD34

    devi  Aerial from Manchebo beach on Aruba island in the Caribbean - Image ID: GFEY6Y

    Ahmet Gül  Sleight on frozen Cildir Lake in Ardahan City of Turkey on winter time, Horse and human on natural life, survive on difficult conditions of winter - Image ID: PH6FCR

    Alpineguide   Cappadocia, Turkey. Amazing and idyllic Love Valley in natural park, landmark of Goreme with fairy chimney - Image ID: F97PKY

    muART The young people who flocked to Kars with the Eastern Express have consumed their 2 month tickets, and the new social media was Van Lake Express. - Image ID: M5KC8T




    Realimage  British UK money sterling £10 and £5 notes GBP and a pile of new issue pounds one pound coins cash. Saving money savings concept. England UK Britain - Image ID: KB914P

    Alex Segre  Terraced houses on Ilchester Place, Holland Park, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, UK - Image ID: H4F9HE

    Simon Belcher  Offshore Wind Farm, UK. - Image ID: BXN3PH

    Deborah Vernon  New homes constructed on UK building site, Derbyshire, Britain - summer - Image ID: E5XABC




    Neil Woodford has moved to Oakley Capital where he has launched his own fund called Woodford Investment Management. Photo by Michael Walter/Troika - Image ID: KG3K3C



    A few Alamy images here - not sure if this is pay fenced?

    No I can see the majority of it. One of mine, one of Iain Masterton’s, Steven Scott Taylor, Craig Brown and Gerard Ferry.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Colblimp said:

    I can't remember - goldfish memory


    Or set up a keyword hierarchy in Lightroom. There is also a plugin for keywords and you get 30 free credits if you use Alamy Lightroom Bridge. Its here



    I haven't used it except once just to test it so cannot vouch for it.  I have spent a long time creating and revising a hierarchy. It's worth knowing the basics of how this works before you start doing it, but it is a definite time saver in the long run.

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  7. 1 minute ago, AlexG said:

    Did you come across one of your images having been stolen and then try to declare its value in your claim? I think using Alamy pricing is not necessarily it's value as the same image could sell much cheaper or much higher elsewhere, depending on the licensing method.


    But it seems like if they won't pursue what you are paying them for, then it doesn't make sense to continue paying for no service.

    There is no charge for using Copytrack.


    I had this problem as I rarely sell images directly. There are two options to calculate the possible fee and if you do not sell directly and therefore cannot prove value of past direct sales, then simply choose the mfm rather than the manual fee calculation. 




  8. On 30/11/2019 at 22:19, DJ Myford said:

    Wood Blewit (Lepista nuda) would be my guess also, especially if they were in woodland. Lepista sordida is similar but smaller, forms clusters, and is usually in more open areas such as roadsides. Cortinarius camphoratus is a possibility, but the cap and cap/stem proportions don't look right. It also has an unpleasant smell, while the Lepista smell sweet. I'd rule out the Russulas as they usually have white stems: the closest would be Russula sardonia, but again it doesn't look right and isn't really dark enough. That's all I can come up with.

    Thank you indeed.  It was actually on open grassy ground on the top of Lamb Island out in the Firth of Forth. It seemed an unlikely place for fungi.

  9. I don’t think this added benefit to contributors has been well managed. No announcement or indication of the criteria for Alamy. Surely something as momentous as this deserves an announcement? 

    The rest of us still with 3 stars and a good track record will just have to be patient.

    It’s a staggered roll out, we want to make sure the system works before releasing to everyone eligible. If you’ve got a good QC record just continue to do what you’re doing and your rating will be increased shortly.”

  10. 3 hours ago, Harry Harrison said:


    There's absolutely no reason why I would get this and you not if I'm right in assuming that you are still on 3 stars, it must surely be just a matter of the system getting round to it. Like you I had a few fails early on until I learnt to look at my skies a bit more closely (!) but I've only been here for 18 months or so.

    I asked Alamy. Here is the reply. Note the use of the word “may”. I have had 1,307 submissions since end of February 2017, though admittedly some of those are news, especially in the last year. Just did a quick count since January 2019 and I made 170 photo submissions versus 207 news submissions. Maybe that’s my problem.  

    “QC time is based on your QC history, the more frequently you pass QC the less time you have to wait. If you keep passing QC then your QC rank may increase to 5 stars.“

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