Stephen Dwyer

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About Stephen Dwyer

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    Sydney

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={7F2049E2-6669-4699-8070-DC8D1922B7AB}&name=Stephen+Dwyer
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    03 Apr 2015
  1. February 2019 Challenge: "What is Love?"

    I have been having this trouble for some time and have been in touch with CS about it. They tell me its a bug and they have referred it but still no answer I'm afraid.
  2. Hi Kumar and team Many thanks for this excellent update and thanks to James for making the effort. This forum has been a game changer for me and provides me with a genuine feeling of community despite the distance between us all. I spent over an hour adding the word People and Person into my key words last night. Every little bit helps to increase chances of a sale and the generosity of knowledge shared here is remarkable. Stephen
  3. Keywording is exhausting

    I agree with the comments on the importance of key wording and describing what's in the image but i also try to think about what a Google Searcher might type in. sometimes querky phrases like "show me the money" or IFRS-15 generate views that I wouldn't otherwise get. In short, my point is that key wording is your sales line to get people to look at your product.
  4. Meet and Shoot - Sydney

    Hi DHill (David) and Ilya Genkin Looks like this will be the best place to Meet and Shoot,the event starts at 10.00am but I'm planning to be there a little later, It may be quite hot so if you are coming do take usual precautions, "Slip Slop Slap" etc. I have spoken to David and he is planning on coming in the afternoon but Ilya if you see this and are coming maybe give me a call 0418 11 88 42. Of course anyone else that's in town is welcome to join us. thanks Stephen
  5. Meet and Shoot - Sydney

    Hi Folks Sorry for the slow reply but i have been down the coast near Bawley Point and the only coverage is when you stand facing east on the boat ramp. its so bad for non Telstra users that the local cops drive down there and hang out on their phones! Anyway, i have a suggestion for a potential meet up event http://www.mardigras.org.au/events/fair-day This ticks quite a few boxes, its newsworthy, its topical - LGBTIQ etc and its central to Sydney. We can meet and then cover the event and perhaps catch up later for a refreshment? Have a look and let me know your thoughts. Obviously Im open to any other suggestions for photo walks that you guys might have so feel free to offer alternatives especially if the date doesnt work. thanks Stephen
  6. Meet and Shoot - Sydney

    Ok sounds good, im based in Gordon but flexible for locations South or North. give me a call on 0418 11 8842
  7. Meet and Shoot - Sydney

    Yes, quite understand but you or Regis do get in touch if you are down this way.
  8. Meet and Shoot - Sydney

    Hi There, I have been thinking about suggesting this for some time but the California shoot has pushed me into action. Is anyone interested in joining in a photo walk or attending an event together to shoot it. My January is booked out but there is always something on in Sydney, markets, locations, events etc. Meeting up with a fellow Alamite would be great so let me know if you are keen. Stephen
  9. One possible option is to use non specific phrases in the key words like Homelessness. I would however steer clear of drunkenness.
  10. sharpening by downsizing

    Im wondering if we can get some feedback from Alamy on this question. My output JPG's generally run between 8 and 15mb in size and if i could limit the bigger files and improve sharpness at the same time then it would definitely speed things up for me.
  11. Property Release Question?

    I think this part of the Alamy blog sums things up best: "If you have annotated the images per the above, customers are notified with the following; “If you want to use the image commercially, you might also need permission from the model, artist, owner, estate, trademark or brand”. This puts the onus on them to ensure that should they wish to use an image commercially, they will need to seek releases themselves." I find that my images with releases sell far better but sometimes its impossible to get one so shoot and load up and let Alamy Sales team do the rest
  12. AIM update notes - **Updated Jan 2019**

    Just want to add my vote of thanks from the Southern end of the world, definitely looking forward to these improvements. regards Stephen
  13. Discoverability

    I think it depends on the image and the amount of time you are prepared to put in. For some of my images 50 is not enough, for others 16 is a stretch. As long as you are covering the "key words" in your description and wording area you will be fine.
  14. You also want to think about following Alamy on Twitter, they are repetitive but do post helpful hints and photo needs of clients. And finally when you post shots of flora try to also include the botanical name as lots of clients only search with these names and may not know the local name like Stripper Gum! Stephen Agree with all above, a property release on a hospital is almost impossible to get so just tick the no release box. The only time i have blurred number plates is if i think the image might be a little controversial for instance i recently shot some waste that had been dumped on the footpath in Chatswood (Sydney) and blurred the plates on cars in the background.
  15. Agree with all above, a property release on a hospital is almost impossible to get so just tick the no release box. The only time i have blurred number plates is if i think the image might be a little controversial for instance i recently shot some waste that had been dumped on the footpath in Chatswood (Sydney) and blurred the plates on cars in the background.