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  1. 1 hour ago, Betty LaRue said:

    Very true. That’s why I don’t do professionally set-up food photography, or portraits unless it’s family, or any of those things. I don’t work well under pressure, never have. When I made good grades in school, I barely passed timed tests. My brain would freeze. The one wedding I did was a nightmare for me, and the most exhausting I thing ever did with photography. 

    I’ll take stock and creative works for POD. Solitary, and the only pressure is if I put it on myself.

     

    I could never do a wedding, or portraits for that matter, ,<shudder> - too many people, too much pressure. if i take 1000 images and drop my card somewhere i’ve noone to answer to except myself.


  2. 24 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

    I may be totally wrong with this thought, but here goes. I think photographers, especially stock photographers, tend to be content with their own company. I don’t mean we’re not social, or need people,  it’s only that we contemplate our day of work and are happy to go about it without saying a word to anyone all day if that’s how the day goes.

    We can spend hours squirreled away, concentrating on developing and tagging without feeling lonely. Before my husband passed, I would tell him I was getting ready to work and tended to bark at him if he interrupted me with inconsequential matters too many times. It caused me to lose my train of thought, especially if I were tagging.

     

    It helps to be a bit of a loner, even with a family. I always craved my “alone time” and was unhappy if I didn’t get some, even while raising three children. 

    So...my point being I think there’s a bit of a personality type required to maintain this business for years. I think that’s why people try it for a while, then drop out. They aren’t the “type.”

    You?

    Betty

     

    13 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

    I sold a few images taken with my Canon Sure-Shot film camera long before I got into stock, besides being published in two different mags. That was fun.  Unlike you, it didn’t make me a pro, it only made me lucky.

     

    24 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

    I may be totally wrong with this thought, but here goes. I think photographers, especially stock photographers, tend to be content with their own company. I don’t mean we’re not social, or need people,  it’s only that we contemplate our day of work and are happy to go about it without saying a word to anyone all day if that’s how the day goes.

    We can spend hours squirreled away, concentrating on developing and tagging without feeling lonely. Before my husband passed, I would tell him I was getting ready to work and tended to bark at him if he interrupted me with inconsequential matters too many times. It caused me to lose my train of thought, especially if I were tagging.

     

    It helps to be a bit of a loner, even with a family. I always craved my “alone time” and was unhappy if I didn’t get some, even while raising three children. 

    So...my point being I think there’s a bit of a personality type required to maintain this business for years. I think that’s why people try it for a while, then drop out. They aren’t the “type.”

    You?

    Betty

     

    Wow Betty that struck a chord with me. I spend hours out by myself with my camera and I get completely absorbed in what I’m doing. The exception recently has been photo trips out with a friend who i introduced to Alamy who is equally enthusiastic. 

     

    Angela

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  3. 11 hours ago, Phil Robinson said:

    I still do invigilating at the school where I used to work full-time. GCSE and A Level Photography are now exams in Photoshop - the kids hardly go near a camera. It's all rather depressing.

     

    I’d like to give the class a 24 shot 35mm film and say “right, you’ve got to make that last a week and you have to get them processed at Boots. All creativity done in the camera. No post-production tinkering allowed. Oh, and you’ll have to wait two weeks to see what you’ve got”. 

     

    OK, i’m a dinosaur.


  4. 6 hours ago, Harry Harrison said:

    I suspect that Alamy's sister Iphone upload library might have a younger demographic. We're not allowed to discuss it here apparently but those that have mentioned it in passing seem to be doing well. New members to this forum often have technical questions about pixels, dpi, file sizes etc. - none of that matters over there, you just need an Iphone 4 or later.

     

    Then there is also the 'Beautiful Free Images & Pictures" so-called community 'sharing' website and its ilk, I'm certainly not going to mention them by name but they may have more immediate appeal to those growing up in the social networking age.

     

    Why should we not discuss Stockimo here? It’s another arm of Alamy isnt it?

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  5. I’m 53. I did O Level photography at school and have loved it ever since. My daughter is doing GCSE photography and has spent the afternoon preparing “contact sheets”. . She looked blank when I explained how negatives (wot?) used to come into CONTACT with the photographic paper. Her teacher might not even remember that.

     

    Started on stock 6 years ago failed and gave up. Restarted when Alamy relaxed on which cameras were acceptable. I work full tine, this is just a hobby, and when I get a sale (1 or 2 a month) it feels like a small lottery win 😄.


  6. 18 minutes ago, ACC said:

    From a data analytics point of view it’s very easy. I think the question is whether or not Alamy think thats a service they want to provide. If you want some XL type coaching I’m just across the river! I don’t know the Numbers spreadsheet though.

     

    Ian i’ve just done it in Numbers. Different to Excel but I got there, same COUNTIF function. Unfortunately no way to attach a screenshot. Email me if you want to take this offline before Alamy notice we’ve turned this board into an IT helpdesk!  (sorry Alamy)    ange.chalmers@btinternet.com 

     

     

     

     

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  7. 4 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

    I'm overwhelmed.

     

    Would this be something that Alamy could easily do and then inform those contributors who ask?

     

    Or would it be a lot of work?  How easy is easy?

    From a data analytics point of view it’s very easy. I think the question is whether or not Alamy think thats a service they want to provide. If you want some XL type coaching I’m just across the river! I don’t know the Numbers spreadsheet though.


  8. On 05/08/2019 at 12:36, Avpics said:

    The race to the finish line of a top level cycle race as far as a photographer goes is a few milliseconds of blind panic, of jostling elbows and trying not to photograph an elbow, of trying to pick out the rider likely to win from the pack and then hoping the lens does its job. For the winning rider to [appear to] look down said lens is pure icing. Image uploaded immediately but as yet I don't think it's had any takers.

     

    w72mty.jpg

     

    cracking shot 👍


  9. 3 hours ago, NYCat said:

    It would definitely be helpful to be able to keyword in the Image Manager. I find it very tedious on the phone. Maybe that's why Stockimo images tend to have few keywords.

     

    Paulette

    Yes I agree, having to load 1 by 1 is tedious too, It’s almost as if these are deliberate tactics to make people really selective about what they post. Having had alamy upload rights for a long time I find that a bit annoying. Anyone from Alamy going to comment here?


  10. On an ipad in Safari go to the image in Alamy (not your dashboard) . Pick “Download preview” and copy the link that comes up in the address bar. Paste the link into the forum post. You’ll get the image appear not the link. That’s how i do it.


  11. On 26/06/2019 at 17:17, Lisa said:

    Is anyone interested in meeting in London sometime in August? If so, where is a good place to meet? 

    City of London around Lloyds building/ Gherkin and also there’s a free rooftop garden at 120 Fenchurch (not to be confused with the skygarden at 20 Fenchurch which is also free but you have to book.). City good for old and new buildings, skyscrapers, leadenhall market. Tends to be quiet at weekends as the workers arent there. 

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