Stephen Dwyer

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About Stephen Dwyer

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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. One possible option is to use non specific phrases in the key words like Homelessness. I would however steer clear of drunkenness.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. AIM update notes - **Updated Nov 2018**

    Just want to add my vote of thanks from the Southern end of the world, definitely looking forward to these improvements. regards Stephen
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Best tool for the Job

    Colin, agree totally with you, i use a D750 with a 70-200f4 and a 16-35f4. Both are beautiful lenses that cover almost all of my needs. I dream about a 300mm or a big zoom for bird photography but cant justify it yet.
  9. How was your July?

    Just one sale of gross $75 so a quiet month but suddenly in August my views have exploded. Normally on any single day i will get one or two pages of views but today i have 16 pages! my graph has exploded and I'm a little suspicious that Alamy has just solved one of those little software glitches and found a bunch of views. Has anyone else experienced similar?
  10. Selling photos

    Hi Richard This is an excellent guide, thanks.
  11. Who Are We?

    Ok, I am a Finance Manager (Accountant) by day and an amateur by night and weekend. I get a miserable income from doing this but love it all the same. It continually forces me to lift my game and learn about photography which i have loved since i was 12 with my Dad's AGFA rangefinder and Sekonic light meter. This is a numbers game and i need to keep working on getting my numbers up. My most important discovery in recent times has been the fabulous font of advice and info that comes from these Forum discussions so thank you one and all.
  12. Show your newest image

    For some reason i cant add any images?
  13. Before I risk an upload

    Thank you all for the feedback, the images have been binned.
  14. Before I risk an upload

    Thanks folks, you have confirmed my thoughts. Appreciate the help.
  15. Before I risk an upload

    Hi gentle folk I want to load these two images but am worried they will be rejected for "movement" in the image. They were shot at 1/50th and 1/40th of a second and were opportunistic shots late in the afternoon. Im keen for some feedback from your experienced eye's https://www.flickr.com/gp/131759323@N02/6B76m8