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  1. 2 hours ago, The Blinking Eye said:

     

    Does this mean less committed producers will get weeded out and more committed ones will get more sales, ya think?

     

     

    probably, but more sale is not really material for one individual contributor.  Look at the deal Alamy made with a certain travel website.  This has probably resulted in Alamy getting 100s of licence every months, but i might see one every few months personally.   

     

    So even if it meant an increase of 0.5% sales to regular contributor, you would have to be a massive account to even notice this. 

  2. 2 hours ago, sb photos said:


    I often wonder if the images from the big agencies who also license their photographers work through Alamy receive the same low rates as we sometimes do? Newcomers will contribute images to Alamy, but how long will they stay. We will likely never know as most likely don’t read the forum or participate in it. We certainly live in troubled times.

    i think the drop to 20% for many of them after one year will be a major moral hit

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  3. 4 hours ago, Marb said:

    I just made a relatively rare sale today for $1. You can’t blame microstock for these low prices as I am earning much better, and more frequent commissions on the main microstock site these days. I could live with $1 sales on Alamy if they were frequent but they aren't unfortunately. 

     

    Why can't you blame microstock for low price?  They pushed price downwards.   

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  4. 3 hours ago, Alamy said:

    Hi dunstun365,

     

    Our CR team replied to your email at 9.57am yesterday (13/10/21) letting you know that the images are being reinstated for you and should be back on sale shortly. 

     

    Best

    Corin 

     

     

    Hi Corin, @Alamy,  thanks for the quick reply.  Following the forum I find interesting how the form reply of "thanks for your query" seems to actually make people feel that they are not being helped, and actually only seems to add a level of dissatisfaction towards a team that is generally pretty responsive.  Maybe something that needs to be reviewed.  Looking at this case the team actually did well, and in a great timeline- the images actually would have been on offer continuously, but this end result add anxiety to the contributor that they were just "form e-mailed" and this is not the first one.  Again just a suggestion for the next team meeting.  

  5. 5 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

    And... If the image was downloaded by a customer for a specific use before deletion, Alamy can sell a licence to them for up to 2 years after deletion. Clause 3.1.1 is in both old and new contracts.

     

    3.1.1. Content relating to a specific use that has been downloaded by a Customer or potential Customer for such specific use prior to the date of deletion, provided always that Alamy will only be permitted to grant Licences in accordance with this clause 3.1.1 for a period of two (2) years following the date of deletion;

     

    Mark

     

     

    they still shouldn't be on line.  Something does seem weird.  My images are being removed from my portfolio 90 days after deletion as per the contract, even the ones i deleted in the interim.  Something does not add up

     

     

    that said, the named distributor is also a big issue, and that is not addressed by Alamy.  I have a licence downloaded in early July, and still no reporting.  Why does Alamy still allow such practice? 

  6. 57 minutes ago, kay said:

    my guess is a new typeface/rebranding (briefly visible at 0:02 in the video)

     

    nice spotting.   interesting that the typeface doesn't seem aligned to any of PA Images , wonder if they will also rebrand also.

     

    note that the PA Images twitter account, which is dedicated to Live News, and is being merged with Alamy LN mentions a "renaming of channel"  (i have added tweet to the Alamy announcement post.)

     

     

  7. 6 minutes ago, gvallee said:

     

    Emu, I assume that's because she deleted her port before the new contract.

     

    @ciasralbael It's a good idea to know your contract and rules before accusing Alamy of dishonesty.

     

     

    Actually even images that were deleted prior to the changes have been removed after 90 days- saw my number of images go down in August/September in line with my deletions of potential contentious images.   The new contract would apply effective July 23rd, there is no clause that differentiates when image was removed, and Alamy practice has consistently been effective date change, regardless of date of transaction, the new contract applies, see Commission charges.    Only difference would be someone who had "terminated" prior to new contract (not the case), but that's a 45 days period. 

  8. 1 hour ago, Alamy said:

    Hi Carla, 

     

    John and Mark are correct, images are available for sale for 180 days after they’ve been deleted in Alamy Image Manager. If log into your account, your Image Manager clearly states these images will be removed on 3rd November 2021. 

     

    If you have any further worries around this, please email our contributor relations team who are happy to help. Their email is contributors@alamy.com. 

     

    Thanks

    Corin 

     

    Corin. I thought this was changed to 3 months with he new contract? 

  9. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211011-the-inuit-knowledge-vanishing-with-the-ice

     

    Young Inuit boy jumping over a crack on ice floe, Ellesmere Island, Nanavut, Canada, June 2012. 

     Nature Picture Library - Image ID: W7N204

     

    INUIT WOMAN ARCTIC BAY BAFFIN ISLAND CANADA 

     Albert Knapp /- Image ID: F9HGG7

     

    Pond Inlet, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada 

     Image Professionals GmbH /- Image ID: BAY6FF

     

    Inuit children pose for a photograph during school recess, Iqaluit, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada 

     H. Mark Weidman Photography - Image ID: BK8NWG

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  10. 1 minute ago, sb photos said:


    The likely reason for most image requests is that Alamy have run a report showing they are under represented in certain subjects or formats. 
     

    Personally, when the subject is suitable, or with people, I always try to shoot in both landscape and portrait.

     

    i am forcing myself to think vertical more. 

     

     

    my issue with the Content team account is they also have things like "Picture of the month", putt "specific images".  For example this month "We want you to get creative by looking for lines. Horizontal, vertical, curved ",  but when queries of how much demand there is they just dismiss it.  It seems the role is not work on Content for what customers require, so not sure i see the point.  Since i now had to pay 20% more for these features, i want them to have value. 

  11. 1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

     

    I almost always have a Yankee cap on when shooting -- with the visor pointed forward. I'm wondering if you reach your elbow high when doing verticals? I don't. I keep both arms down and use my thumb on the release. I couldn't wear a helmet in combat though. 

     

     

     

    I will have to do some validations, it happens more when i'm doing high movement photo, like birds, so maybe there is issues in my technique in this situation.  going out to test now

  12. Just yesterday the Alamy Content twitter feed was asking people to produce vertical images

     

     

     

    One caveat, to date the Account has always refused to even address questions if their suggestions, requests or featured images have ever had success or demand from customers- they are in fact dismissive of such query, so make what you want. 

  13. 1 minute ago, Michael Ventura said:

     

    Hmm, maybe is was someone else but it had all the CT kind of language:

     

    Country: Worldwide ; Usage: Commercial electronic ;  Media: Website, app and social media ;  Industry Sector: Travel & tourism ;  Start: 11-October-2021 ; End: 11-October-2026 ;

       

     

    seems slightly different,  mine has "Usage: Editorial ;  Media: Editorial website "

     

     

    maybe they have two tracks, and pay more for usage beyond just website, since the dates are the same 

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