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MariaJ

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  1. Both. Large customers, especially newspapers, have more or less free access to the images and report uses by themselves. This can take up to three months, or even more. Some have a tendency to forget. This is why you should keep a record of your found images, screen dumps, links, tearsheets, etc. as evidence in an e-mail to Member Services if not reported as a sale after three months. More unpaid work for the modern and low paid slave - the photographer. The most general use of the term unreported sale is to describe the waiting time for the sale to be reported, though. Most uses are r
  2. I don't have any sales here yet, but I'm curious as what you mean by unreported sales. Your image is licensed to a client without any record or payment? Or is there just a delay for some reason?
  3. Nice photo. I'm fairly new here but I've learned from the wise folks on these forums that keywords are so important and I think you could use a lot more to help customers find your images. For example, in the main key words, you could add the following (among others): young elephants closeup trunk eating Africa savannah grassland safari wildlife animals No commas are needed. You need to include the plurals of words as well as singular.
  4. Relaxing with the newspaper. Or maybe forget that and take a nap instead.
  5. What exactly does it mean if Google is given the photo credit? Where is the photo coming from?
  6. Well I discovered something my iPad mini is not good for, managing images. I am away and don't have a laptop so am using my new iPad mini. Some images submitted before I left passed qc but I can't keyword them because you need flash.
  7. Being relatively new here, I was surprised to see how many "fine arts" style images were found in Alamy's featured images page. Makes me wonder if I should upload some of my more artsy image. http://www.alamy.com/lightbox/viewlightbox.aspx?LB=1140569
  8. I've run across these images via the Alamy facebook page and many seem to be post-processed with clear colour alterations and so on, yet any I've clicked on say NO to being digitally altered. So I'm finding this a bit confusing. http://www.alamy.com/lightbox/viewlightbox.aspx?LB=1139910
  9. It looks soft to me, especially when I got the full screen in the flickr slide show mode. As Paul reported, the aperture setting is wrong for the shot. I took a quick look at some of the other images on the flickr account, very nice!
  10. I've wondered about the definition as well, as the examples given of digital manipulation show highly manipulated images (very unrealistic). But from what's been mentioned above, adjusting the focus/dof post-processing would count as digital manipulation, even though nothing else was added or removed. Correct? Also I recently cleaned up some bird poop from a pier (thankfully only through photoshop). I'm assuming I don't need to declare this as manipulated? Thanks for any suggestions or clarifications.
  11. I have used the one posted on their site (memberservices@alamy.com) and it worked fine. Perhaps there's just a temporary glitch.
  12. Thanks Nick, Ed R, John, and Ed E. for your further comments on the issue. From what I'm gathering then, as long as the cake (or any other food item) isn't really distinguishable from those made elsewhere I don't need to worry about property releases. Or indicating that a property release would be required. Is that correct? I have seen images in some contributor's collections that have been taken in restaurants with the restaurant identified in the description. So that is OK as long as it's noted that you don't have the required property release for such, and it's automatically assig
  13. Thanks Vlad. Could the store bought cake (or other type of food) be used as RM with restrictions against advertising and consumer use?
  14. Hi, I'm pretty new to this and want to make sure I have things right regarding the need for property releases. I have a photo of a lovely birthday cake which was purchased at the grocery store's bakery. As it was designed and created by the bakers in the store, would it require a property release to be an RF image? And in general, for photos of any prepared foods and beverages - purchased either in stores or in restaurants - do they need property releases? Thanks for your help.
  15. There's mention of copyright for murals (and many other types of creative works) in this link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Copyright_rules_by_subject_matter#Murals
  16. Thanks very much Paulstw, Paulette, and Alex. I just ran across a page that discusses the usage of square brackets that was mentioned, and other annotations: http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/annotation-options.asp
  17. Hi, Newbie here again. I was wondering about keywords that are in pairs, like "family dog", and especially place names that are two words (e.g., British Columbia, White Rock, New Westminster to name a few around here). I understand you cannot group these pairs together using quotation marks when entering keywords. Is there some recommended way of keywording two-word terms/places to help searchers find the correct images (and get yours when they aren't looking for them)?
  18. This is a very interesting discussion, and I've had some similar questions come up. In particular, I have a photo of a lake in the distance and there is a speck in the lake which is a teeny tiny boat, either a kayak or canoe, it's too small to tell. If I zoom in quite close I can see that (obviously) there's a person in the boat, but cannot tell any features other than they appear to be wearing something white light coloured. From your discussion above, I will need to indicate there is one person in the image and that there is no model release and it can only be RM. Is that correct?
  19. K_M I'm in the same position at the moment. Monday night I also uploaded 5 images in my 2nd batch ever and am still waiting. EDIT - I just checked again now (5:30 PDT) and my second batch has passed. It's a (happy) surprise because I thought there wouldn't be any more processing until the Monday business hours.
  20. Thanks Dave. Seems like there are a few West Coasters here on these forums. Some of my missing thumbnails are starting to appear, good.
  21. I recently got an ipad mini and was thinking of getting Pages, but I'm also curious about how well it transfers documents to my computer. In the video above, the fellow is transferring to Word in a Windows system. I'm wondering if there's less of a change in format if you're going to a Mac.
  22. To cure that: log out then log in again. Thanks. I have tried that, and it keeps showing 0 images, although my first 4 were approved and are for sale.
  23. I also cannot see the first 4 images in Kathy's link. The rest show up fine. I'm having the same problem with my images. I wasn't sure what the norm was since I'm new here. And the image number to the left here is incorrect too.
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