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  1. Can I link to one of my photos on Alamy, instead of sending visitors to my general profile page?
  2. Hi Oidige, I think your title probably intended to say "Images for sale with poor DISCOVERABILITY" I've recently found the answer after years of guessing. 1. Put 50 keywords for each photograph - I think it starts getting into the green with two orthree less than fifty. You can't put in more than 50. 2. Star ten of the kewords. I think that will move your photo to the optimized category. That is what the computer thinks. I am hoping that optimized photos really ARE more discoverable.
  3. Does the stuff in the right column about Alamy pic needs mean what it seems to? If the middle of the tweet says fremantle, does that mean that I should take hundreds of pictures of fremantle? If that is the case, it could be very helpful indeed.
  4. Thanks for all the good advice. There's a realistic bit of graffiti showing a snake with all its scales that's about three or four stories high on a blank wall. So, that would probably be rejected. It's probably too late anyhow, because last time I passed there the cranes were there to create or modify buildings. Fremantle is stuffed with heritage buildings. But the ground floor has mostly been changed to modern rubbish. So I mostly photographed buildings to show the Victorian architecture top stories, avoiding the people teeming below. I've just submitted 75 photos, so here's hoping.
  5. Thanks Cryptoprocta, The Australian Copyright Council is as confusing as most legal documents - presumably because the legal matters need a court case to decide what they mean! Here is an extract: Do I need permission to photograph artworks displayed in public places? The generally accepted interpretation of the relevant provision in the Copyright Act is that you may photograph a “sculpture or work of artistic craftsmanship” which is publicly displayed “other than temporarily” without permission. There is, however, a technical argument that neither underlying works in su
  6. Many thanks to all of you who replied to my query. Especially Betty who gave such a clear explanation in such a way that I can apply it immediately. Ian McAllister
  7. Sorry Betty, I'm a beginner and don't know what RM and RF-editorial mean. I'll have to look up the Australian law again, but I think that anything that can be photographed from public property such as a road has no restrictions on photography. The same applies to sculptures, but not to paintings. My sister is called Betty. Ian McAllister
  8. I spent many hours taking some amazing photos of the new hospital buildings, then realized that they may not be usable. There are extensive car parks surrounding the buildings night and day. So, the buildings can not be photographed without including scores of motor vehicles, unless I photograph only the tops of the buildings. Am I right in thinking that this situation prevents me submitting photographs of the new buildings, or is it like crowd scenes where a release is not needed because the subject of the photograph is not the people? I've spent hours on Lightroom cleaning up
  9. I've a horrible feeling that I know the answer to this problem - the transmission cables under the oceans from eight time-zones away cause delays. Here goes. When I FTP 20 files to Alamy, about nine of them fail to upload. There is a red text message saying that it timed out. I wouldn't mind so much if there was some way to know which files had failed, because I could just resend them. Yesterday, I tried watching the green progress bar, noting the name which was nearest to 100%. Immediately the file reached 100% I checked if it had failed or succeeded, and wrote down the on
  10. When the submission form asks me if there is property, I've been filling in "no" for public buildings, and "no" for sculptures. But it seems that Australian law makes exceptions when things are photographed for commercial use. Should I fill in "yes" for all buildings-as-property questions without checking the law? Everything not human is property, so that means that if I photograph an expanse of fields, I should contact every farmer who has a field with a corner in the photograph. Apparently even graffiti requires a release! Here is some of the Australian law The recent settle
  11. Hi, I'm just waiting for my first three submissions to be accepted, and have been reading the release forms. Two things surprise me. Firstly, I like the way age is not blatantly in your face. That annoyed some people. The big thing is that no witnesses are required. A year ago, I missed a brilliant photograph of an old man standing proudly beside an antique His Masters Voice victrola - you know the one where the dog had its ear to the trumpet as it recognized his masters voice. The trumpet was gleaming, the tent was letting in just enough diffused light to show all the detail. T
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