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Mr Standfast

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={EC446E99-6B67-4A3C-8F8D-B0736B78BB1A}&name=James+Feltham
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  1. I have been adding iptc caption and heading before uploading, as the images are not going through the live news feed the caption does not have to comply with strict live news rules. If you upload without a caption, the images will sit in aim without a caption until you add one, same as stock would.
  2. I have been adding iptc caption and heading before uploading, as the images are not going through the live news feed the caption does not have to comply with strict live news rules. If you upload without a caption, the images will sit in aim without a caption until you add one, same as stock would.
  3. Hello Geoff, The potted history behind the archive/reportage email is this:- Alamy blocked live news uploads to some contributors who were not selling a lot of news pictures and bunging up the Live News feed. Much wailing and wringing of hands ensued. The blocked contributors said many things. Some best forgotten but a relevent point was:- The blocked news contributors said "Ok my news pictures don't sell as news, but they often sell as stock shortly after. If I can't upload my news pictures I will lose the incentive to shoot this stuff, and we both lose out". OK it's my quotation marks but that was the gist of many posts. If you want to read the +20 pages of the Live News thread, go ahead, but like Sean Bean said, "You don't just walk into Mordor"... Alamy's response was to make the reportage route available and get on with accessing the contributors who have re-applied for Live News. So the bottom line? It sounds like weather and the buxton festival are news, so you are probably best served by sticking with Live News. If you have archival you have access to reportage, it's the same button on the additional revenue box on the dashboard. Niels has covered the benefits of reportage. As for the weather? Rain on wednesday, no snow! Hope this helps. James
  4. Everyone (mostly) collects some QC failures in the early years, I think you've just ticked the "I don't believe I did that category"; don't worry. Thats one of the many milestones out of the way, but I'm looking forward to hearing about the next ones, first book cover, first magazine cover, first $$$ sale, etc. James
  5. Oh the one hour submission rule bites again. My understanding is that Alamy wants live news within the hour so it has a commercial advantage, but it will reject images which are over 24 hours old; so clearly there is a wider window than one hour. If your submission is for example, after 61 minutes the door is not slammed in your face, you just run the risk of not being the first in the buyers queue. As an aside reportage puts your images straight into the stock collection. Your earlier post implies your dissatisfaction with a lack of sales from live news rather than your interpretation of Alamys rules is one of the sources of your angst. Clearly you are frustrated but I feel self review of your workflow will be more rewarding than suggesting Alamy changes their business plan. May I also suggest that before your next big opportunity you ask for workflow suggestions on this forum. When asked a question you will be amazed at the generosity of the forum contributors, we will all learn something.
  6. Should there be any spouses, partners, parents, children, debtors or any other entity with an interest in a photograpers expenditure be reading this post, please be aware this of course was a witty and ironic throw away line simply intended to entertain and tickle fellow photographers. It is of course a well accepted truth that 2019 sensor technology with at least 4K video is essential for the 640X480 pictures we get published. Formerlysnappyoncalifonia should be commended on his frugality.
  7. Hello Julian, There's the makings of a mixed portfolio there, keep looking for variety. It's a crowded market, so your pictures have to pop out at the editors eyes. Some of them have a natural look to them, I think it's time to play with post processing a bit and wind up the saturation, and brightness a bit. Just turn it up to a level you are still happy with, your local subjects are always in the papers so there is plenty to compare with, and these are pictures that have sold. James
  8. Just looked at el pais the biggest Spanish newspaper, there's still a lot of people in the backgrounds, just like a uk paper. Did they all sign releases?
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