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  1. Likely, but i have a feeling batch for Alamy are based on times through QC. What i mean is that a one day batch of five images, would likely have the same impact as five daily submission of one image, as they are all combined from Alamy's QC perspective. Same would go over week-ends, all going through on Mondays..
  2. Those results are for searches that START with that/those words. For searches including them you need to put them between %%. For example %computer% gives 41 pages of 100 searched terms worth of results
  3. if different images sell at different places, isn't optimal to actually put the images where they have the best chance of selling for the highest Amount, and periodically revise?
  4. a grainy image like this should go easily through the reportage option
  5. for once they show an image in line to what they sell, not some geometric corner of a building, i think it's intriguing plus it's a great story.
  6. i see what you mean. to be honest, i just remembered the image from Alamy News twitter feature, and was surprised that it was used as the cover image, since they usually go for more artsy images... for those interested, from the image caption, this is the story or the lady: "Nor "Phoenix" Diana, 20, Malaysian female wrestling champion and the world's first hijab-wearing professional wrestler makes her debut UK match at ‘Wrestle Queendom 3’ event in West London, taking on British professional wrestler Zoe Lucas. Nor "Phoenix" Diana wins her match after forcing Lucas i
  7. manipulation? the image was from live news. Explains the grain, but there should not be any manipulations.
  8. news, converts as is to stock with the caption. actually one of the issue is you get much more chance of false positive search from the extra info. so it's probably better to adjust, and have the full original in "other info"
  9. oh for any of these meeting attended by Alamy to be not in the UK.😉
  10. the issue is that Toronto Blue Jays probably has many entries coming from Live News, and not sure if they are indexed as equal, plus i presume agencies don't spend much time on supertaging and KW for Stock purpose. I actually notice last year how some of my images of subject i did as Stock ranked higher than much more accomplished News photographers entries.
  11. How are you getting that. All I've seen is an average of $20-30 per download, so not sure how you are expecting more and justify expense to get to these "rarities". this is made worse by fact that "what should you shoot" is not even only based on customers actual requests
  12. if you look at the first page of results for Gatwick Airport, most of the images have older ID, many starting with A and B. So i would guess there has been enough great images added and sold that these will always dominate the subject. If customers over and over purchase these, why would Alamy alter the offering. Doesn't even seem that longer submitters get to break this first page (looked through the New submission (also please don't as some of the results will make many furious)). I know taking images of Gatwick airport is easy, but as Ian mention, i think having my generic im
  13. i actually love the idea of someone on Twitter, that for historical purpose, Both images should be kept, with note about the modified one. https://twitter.com/jmwhit47/status/1218617557541720064
  14. or like a certain MS does Signature - Best Quality Essential - Lowest Price (and if you are not exclusive with them all your images are not best quality)
  15. hopefully he doesn't go by his initials, as this could create a bunch a false positive results..😉
  16. i agree the images all deserved to be there (and i still think when you have all the versions, it's still close enough to an Alamywhack) don't stop on my account (though in fairness i've been stalking your portfolio since you came back. ) Taranaki, Ruepahu or Ngauruhoe?
  17. :-). I only mainly noticed as it was an addition the second time i visited... by the way, had you only uploaded one, "Masonic Martini" would be an Alamywhack. 😁
  18. i do think there is some rarity in the Travel spectrum... If we look at the "what should i shout" 39% of the requests are listed under Travel. So there does seem to be some "rarities". Am i'm going to go out of my way for a potential $10 to capture them, no. i have events and circumstances specific travel images, that can only be reproduced once a year (and yet i'm the only one who has taken them, yes i'm maybe weird). So yes if someone wants that image they can wait for someone to copy what i did next time- but will anyone go out there for a potential $, i am not sure, but at
  19. One question on categories, is the category "News and reportage" specifically for images that were uploaded under these upload Options? If yes, what should images that are more of that sort but uploaded as regular stock be marked as?
  20. hence the issue with anything about categories.... i have a street entertainer dressed in a Panda suit at a major touristy spot in London: Travel, Occupation, Lifestyle, Animal, Entertainment are all viable options...
  21. sadly recycling is not enough. reducing packing has to come first... great image for that illustration... why do bananas with their own wrapping need more? could be great use for image...
  22. same here (though the 14/15 for me reads as : 92, 03, 04/05, 08, 15, 16 i love the country). one of my perverse joke comment as a Canadian from Brexit move was that it would force a form of free movement within the former empire , and i'd move tomorrow...
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