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About kensplace

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    20 May 2013
  1. thought it was never going to happen, had pretty much forgotten about alamy until I logged on today and noticed a sale! Only just under 7 dollars but its better than nothing. It was one of an ambulance outside the Winter Gardens in Sunderland.U Used by the daily mail (thanks washington imageing for spotting it and posting it in the photos used thread) in a sad story about some one who died waiting to long for an ambulance...
  2. "If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber." -Albert Einstein Wise words, that Einstein really knew his onions life wise.
  3. CCTV images,in the UK at least, if taken on a businesses property are subject to the Data protection act, which ensures the images stay private - they could not be used even editorially without your permission.
  4. The people in the rich could have deep pockets as mentioned, what if you captured someone having an affair...
  5. I did not even realise you could put the lens hood on backwards, learn something new everyday...
  6. I supsect that the ones that look better on the official website are actually down sized versions of the fuzzy out of focus originals. Take any high res slightly out of focus image, down size it enough and it will start to look *much* better.
  7. It possible the standards of journalism and photography might improve if the public write for them. I am frequently appalled at how terrible the quality of both are in my local paper - produced by JP. Perhaps they are going under, slowly - like a dinosaur becoming extinct. This is could be a last ditch attempt to try to modernise, but sadly one which I fear will fail, if they apply the same standards of management that JP usually applies.
  8. tend to just use a rocket blower for dust, and if its a stubborn stain or something I just dab on a bit iso alchohol and polish it off gently after a wipe. the sensor itself is protected by a robust enough filter, so not that scared of cleaning it. Only thing I am wary of is accidently knocking or damaging any moving parts/the mirror etc.
  9. I would be more impressed if they used the data collected to shut down the accounts of anyone who posted copyrighted images without permission, and at the same time informed getty - who then took action against the infringer.
  10. Im still at a loss as to what exactly people are saying alamy is charging for? Didnt they just say it was paypal taking the fee, not them?
  11. So, as I understand it, Alamy is not charging anything, its a paypal fee, and for some a bank fee? (or a skrill or whatever it is charge under some circumstances). It will be free fo uk customers who do bank transfers, and now we have the option of the money going straight into paypal? I buy a lot on paypal anyway so welcome a paypal option, not that I have had any sales yet lol.
  12. At a guess though, previous alamy contracts will have had a part in saying they can amend the terms of the contract with X days notice?
  13. I love it when a website hotlinks any of my images direct from my server, well I hate them doing it, but love the fact I can do something about it. I check who is requesting the image, and if its a site I know is stealing then I serve up a nice picture of dog dirt or similar instead of the real pic. Works a treat usually, as soon as the website realises their webpage is full of the wrong images, they sharp wise up.
  14. Before starting with stock, I used to still take photos but just for my own pleasure. I was taking photo's in a shopping center in the north east, I was stopped by a security gaurd and told photography was prohibited, I might be a terrorist you see. I went on my way, and when I got home, I sent an email to the owners of the centre, blasting them for their stupidity pointing out a) there were no signs prohibiting photography. there were no visible signs I could see relating ot their own cctv (which there should have been) c) if I was a terrorist I would not be walking around with a obvious camera taking photo's d) if I was a terrorist, I could use a covert camera e) If I was a terrorist, I could just get photos of the place from their OWN website f) if I was a terrorist I could go and get building plans anyway. They replied, apologised and told me I could take photo's any time I wanted, just mention the managers name if stopped by security. Shame its under new management now as far as I know. Was once stopped by a member of the public in the street when doing street photography, he seemed paranoid that I was taking pictures of him (with his child) and convinced I worked for the daily mail or similar. Relaxed instantly and spent ages chatting with me once he realised I was not gutter press following him around. The other day, I was out doing night shots (for my own use/flickr) late at night, with my dogs. The police pulled me over as I lett the beach area,I thought they were going to want to question what I was up to, but they saw the camera, and the backpack with tripod sticking out of it and said, you obviously have a camera bag, have you seen anyone shooting at us? Wanted to know if I had seen any laser lights, or heard any gun shots as someone was taking pot shots at them. Normally I am fairly shy, depression means I often feel uncomfortable in crowded places, talking to people, or even going out, but I get days where I can literally walk into a supermarket with my dslr and just not care, taking as many photos as I feel like.
  15. just started playing it, through the laptop speakers audio is virtually inaudible, plug a pair of earphones in and is fine.
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