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Stephen W

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  1. Congrats to you Bear I am still trying to get my head around the whole licence/release thing. It does appear to be a little bit complicated. I have been through some of my photos over the weekend and uploaded a batch more, currently with QC, although with some of these they are castles, so I've also asked the various castles if I can use their photos for sale, so waiting on a reply for those. I'll add these as editorial for the time being until I hear more. I'm still a bit new to this - joined in July - so still a fairly small portfolio. I have just stretched up into 25 photos - I think!
  2. Thanks NYCat and Starsphinx. I think I've got the wrong end of the stick. haha. So this would mean the uncompressed file - the original RAW file - should be over 17mb, but once I've then converted that file into a JPEG format it would be less that 17mb but the correct amount of pixels of 3000. I'll get there I'm sure.
  3. Yes. I did read up on the size of file rather that the size of photos. So the photos from my holiday were around about the 6-12mb in size, and I knew from that they wouldn't accept them at that size. I'm now using the RAW image file which is approximately 30mb or more. Thanks for pointing that out though. It can appear to be a little bit confusing if not read through thoroughly. 😄
  4. Good day to you all, I just thought that I'd take this quick opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Stephen and I'm new to Alamy and the whole process of uploading photos to sell from stock. I live in South Wales, UK in a little village a short drive away far from the beautifully picturesque Brecon Beacons. I've been into photography since I was a child and had my first SLR when I was 10 - ahh the good ol' Praktica days - before moving onto a DSLR about 10 years ago. I've recently purchased a Canon 750D earlier this year, so able to take a good quality set of photos with. I'd guess my subject for photos are predominately wildlife and alike and also landscapes and castles (I'm on a voyage to visit all the UK castles in my lifetime), but I'm trying to take random pics just for.... well for the randomness really! I am yet to submit my first three photos, but I've been able to take some pics over the weekend. Unfortunately when on holiday in June although my camera takes 23mp, the files are not big enough for Alamy and it wasn't really until I was reading a money advice website suggested Alamy as a place to sell photos, that I looked into it further. I'll have a browse through the pics I've taken and see if any of them are suitable to submit for my first submission. I know that this is all still a bit new to me and even though I've been taking photos for many years, I'm hoping to pick up some tips and advice and to hopefully improve my hobby a bit in the time. I'm still a bit unsure if my photos are going to be good enough, but in reading through some of the articles and some of the suggestions on the forum and it does seem like a good place to assist or get assistance from. The one article I read was suggesting that if I took photos, then worth signing up, so here I am I've waffled on a bit long now, so thank you for taking time to read my post, and if you can give me any quick tips or advice that you may have learnt from using Alamy, I'd love to hear. Stephen
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