Patrick Cooper

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About Patrick Cooper

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={74397C6C-B424-4526-ABE4-F0A6C2B790EC}&name=Patrick+Cooper
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    16 Oct 2017
  1. First Sale

    Congratulations!
  2. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    Excellent point!
  3. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    I guess you could always climb a tree if you're allowed to!
  4. No Sales - Please help

    A very useful resource, thankyou. It's interesting going through all the subjects that are being searched and it's so random - 'vintage newspaper', 'naked woman', 'fidel castro', 'storm sun sea.' By the way, what does UCO stand for?
  5. That happened a few times with my Canon AE1 (while exposing slide film.) Though I'm sure I didn't have the Depth of Field Preview button pressed so I don't know what caused it. I also had a Canon A1 for a short time and the internal light meter developed a fault, causing extreme overexposure. I couldn't believe the meter readings I got at a rodeo on a sunny day with the A1. I thought surely this can't be right but foolishly I placed my trust in the meter. As a consequence, my rodeo images were ruined.
  6. If you don't mark the images as "editorial use only", then they would be available as commercial. Though if that's the case, wouldn't Alamy, the photographer and the client who purchases the license receive legal action from Land Rover? I'm not sure if Land Rover would be happy about one of their cars being used to promote a product or service without a property release - in other words without their permission. Correct me if I'm wrong. Unless it's up to the client to organise a property release? I come from the world of microstock so I don't know all the finer details of midstock.
  7. You get what you pay for?!!

    Good points regarding the use of negative film for weddings. Yea the Koni is rather clumsy and clunky. The camera was designed in North America and built in Japan. It was aimed at aerial and newspaper / press photography markets but became popular with wedding photographers. I think this may have been due to the fast winding action. The way you wind film with this camera is a little strange - there's this long mechanism that you pull out and then push back in. I did have a very annoying problem with using cable releases with this camera. Often, a new cable release would work fine with the Koni for about a week and then after that, it would work only sometimes (very randomly.) Once I hiked uphill before sunrise to photograph a landscape at first light (carrying a tripod etc) and the cable release refused to work ( I tried again and again but no luck.) Back to weddings, my brother got married last year. The wedding photographer produced some beautiful images but it would have been nice if she was a bit more thorough with her editing. She also included some photos that were a bit average and had distractions in the background. And I recall at least one image which had tilting vertical lines (which she could have easily corrected in Photoshop in less than 5 seconds.)
  8. You get what you pay for?!!

    That's a nice bit of equipment you got there. For a long time, Ive lusted after a Mamiya RB67 but never owned one. I do have a Koni Omega Rapid which Ive heard was a popular medium format camera for weddings during the 1970s and thereabouts. Though I used mine for landscapes. Out of curiosity, did you shoot on slide or negative film for weddings? I'd imagine that a lot of wedding photographers would choose negative for the extra latitude. I'm thinking of getting into wedding videos myself.
  9. Just made my first sale

    My comment relates to timing. I was under the impression that students were only accepted when they signed up as such initially - when first joining Alamy. I didn't think it was possible for a student to register after they had joined. If they accepted me into the student program after that point in time, it would be down to luck. Though regardless, it looks like I can't join anyway because I'm not a photography student.
  10. Just made my first sale

    I am a student.
  11. Just made my first sale

    Sounds like a great experience - teaching and travelling, and also adding photography into the mix. I did part of a practicum in my course and although I enjoyed some aspects (like interacting with the students) I found it incredibly stressful, overwhelming and I made heaps of mistakes. Plus I have an introverted personality so it's hard for me to be a 'people person.' Nerves were an issue too.
  12. I'm curious about just how large different contributors' ports were when they made their first sales on Alamy. I keep hearing that you need a huge number of images before you can make any sales on this platform. And I guess that's mostly true. For me, I had accumulated 113 photos after several months when I made my first sale here.
  13. 5000 Milestone at last

    An amazing achievement. Well done!
  14. Just made my first sale

    Thankyou Kat for the info. Oh darn, I'm not a photography student. Though I was many years ago. Currently studying TESOL - teaching English to speakers of other languages. Oh well....still happy I got a sale regardless. Edit: Ive read the info in the link provided but couldn't find any text that specified that you have to be a photography student to receive the 100% sales. Is this mentioned elsewhere on the site?
  15. Just made my first sale

    Thankyou Maria! Oh, by the way, how do I contact Contributors Service? I did a search around the site as well as google but didn't come across any specific contact information for CS.