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Joseph Clemson

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About Joseph Clemson

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    Bolton, Lancashire

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={53C86774-081D-43C5-8407-07630E3EC132}&name=Joseph+Clemson
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    11 Mar 2011

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  1. There is a contractural obligation to not mark an image as exclusive to Alamy if it is available for licensing as stock on another agency. You don't actually have to TELL Alamy you're going non exclusive, but they will know if you mark your images correctly and they care to look!
  2. I'm leaving my portfolio as exclusive, simply because they are not uploaded anywhere else and I see no prospect of them being uploaded anywhere else - I've not found anywhere which pays decently and has a good prospect of selling the generic editorial stock I produce. Or have I not looked hard enough? I never sell directly to clients so the issue of infringements being wrongly chased is, for me, nil. The actual benefits I can see of being exclusive to Alamy though are so small as to be negligible.
  3. Thank you, TeeCee for spotting this usage and for your ongoing sterling effort in trawling through The Times.
  4. For urban and landscape photos put more detail about the location in both caption and keywords. Include the names of buildings, businesses, street as well as town. Most images sold here are used to illustrate a very specific subject, general terms such as landscape, mountains etc may be searched from time to time, but you are more likely to end up at the top of the search result if you specify which mountain is in the picture.
  5. That looks quite frightening to me, the notion that a news photograph has no creativity or originality and is therefore not worthy of copyright seems to have the potential to blow out of the water the ability of freelance press photographers to earn a living from their work. Thank you for highlighting this, though I have no idea what can be done about it.
  6. Always be aware that Alamy only checks a sample of any submision made. They expect each contributor to strictly QC their own submissions and Alamy just examine a small sample this to make sure the contributor is doing this. Most images in any given portfolio have never been looked at by Alamy QC at all. This method of working trips up a lot of new contributors here, especially those who have moved over from microstock sites where all images are checked before acceptance. Also be aware that Alamy only checks for technical quality. Again, operating in a different way to
  7. For me the balance was restored to the correct amount automatically. I'd identified the sale which had lost its cleared payment as one made on 28th May 2021 and originally cleared on 12th July. I've checked that transaction this morning and the cleared date is again showing 12th July. I'm a little surprised more people who posted in the early part of this thead haven't reported in to say if their balance has been restored to the correct amount. Also, Alamy haven't given any further update, all of which makes me wonder if the issue isn't yet fully resolved. You might want to keep a
  8. Yes, Radim, not you alone! Joy abounding with highly polished brass knobs on. My cleared transaction which was lost is now found and restored to its rightful place in my cleared balance.
  9. Alamy QC don't work weekends or UK public holidays so adjust your upload patterns to account for that. My own pattern is to upload a batch of 20-30 at a time as that is also a batch size I can comfortably finish processing in a session once QC have given the thumbs up (captioning ,keywording, choosing supertags, filling in the 'optional' fields).
  10. Ah. I see. I was confused by the word 'Hi'.🙂 . Carry on....
  11. Perhaps while Alamy are looking for the missing cleared balances, they might at the same time look down the back of the sofa and see if any sales have dropped down there. I do seem to be a few short this month....
  12. You might like to start a welcome thread of your own. At the moment the thread title suggests you are based in Germany. While that is no bad thing, its a tad confusing.
  13. Uppercase and lowercase are ignored in searches of both captions and keywords. I make sure I use capitals and punctutation properly in captions simply to make the caption more easily readable and to maintain an air of professionalism.
  14. Same here, a modest $$ sale which cleared two weeks ago is suddenly owing again. Has a large cheque bounced? Has someone gone bust?
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