Alex Todd

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About Alex Todd

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    29 May 2006
  1. New Professional Stock Photography Facebook

    At least I am first in something, even if it is the second hundred. Allan You will be pleased to know that you are in the top 500. First time I have been too
  2. Eclipsed

    Lovely sunny morning in Edinburgh with a few clouds so got some straight shots and also some atmospheric with the clouds as well.
  3. Alamy blog - Why we love Microstock

    They just need to increase the $ and volume coming in otherwise the % they contribute each month will drop to a point that it won't be cost effective to supply them. At that point I'd have to remove my port. If it's after April 1st it may be too late if you decide to remove your images. Your whole portfolio could be downloaded by various customers and therefore 'in the system' and Alamy can claim to have been in negotiation with the customer so can grant a license. CLAUSE 1.3.4 Delete any Images after one hundred and eighty (180) days notice. On image deletion Alamy will cease to grant Licences for the Image so deleted (but without prejudice to any Licences which may subsequently be granted for Images already downloaded, or where any Image is re-used or where Alamy entered into negotiations to licence an Image prior to deletion).
  4. Alamy blog - Why we love Microstock

    There's definitely stuff going on behind the scenes with the new contract and now this alignment with microstock.
  5. Infringement Question

    Yeah I know. My feeling is he hasn't made anything like that kind of money but have the screenshots of his website with prices to back up my claim. I've terminated with Alamy so I'm likely to be removed from here soon. I'll post on the facebook page and someone can post it here.
  6. Infringement Question

    Yes it is under but not by much. I wanted to keep it to small claims.
  7. Infringement Question

    Yeah I understand that but it's not a small infringement. He was using it commercially in a way that stood to earn him well into 5 figures so my claim is fairly high.
  8. Infringement Question

    Well done. My latest infringer has invited me to take it to court so that's what I'll be doing. I think he thinks he's calling my bluff His best offer was less than half the price of the license fee a legal customer would have paid. If the infringer doesn't put up a defence you can have the case heard on papers so you don't have to attend in person.
  9. New Professional Stock Photography Facebook

    Not everyone is going to agree about everything but as long as disagreements remain civil, as if talking to someone face-to-face in the pub, then it will be a good source of information about agencies, infringers, etc. I've already learned more about my fellow photographers over there in a week than I knew about them here over the last couple of years.
  10. +1 as I use varifocals too. X-T1 is no problem for me.
  11. Infringement Question

    You do realise this is a public forum? You are showing your hand to the infringer. I always send a letter to be signed for. It costs less than a couple of quid each time and can be added to the costs due by the infringer.
  12. Sorry, we don't have a budget for photos . . .

    Most charities use volunteers but have executives on high salaries. You should do some research on the charity to see what it pays directors before deciding. A lot of professional photographers won't just give the images for free because that gives the impression they are worthless. What they do is charge the charity a normal fee then donate it back if they feel inclined.
  13. New Professional Stock Photography Facebook

    Lots of good discussions already and good advice we couldn't discuss on here due to it concerning Alamy's competitiors. It's good to read the introductions of people who I've known for ages on here as usernames but only just finding out their photographic history.
  14. Contributor contracts - changes

    If they are rewriting it then it's too late for me and a few others who have terminated now.
  15. Top 10% Trending-CTR

    If there are 37,000 Alamy photographers then that means there are another 3,699 with that email No, I wasn't one of them.