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Mr Standfast

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    28 Jan 2003

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  1. Good question. Edo, I sometimes think I know what picture buyers should buy, but I honestly don't know what they are going to buy and when. It's hard to gues what will sell but just as hard to guess what won't. A 7 year old and a 10 year old picture returned their first licences last week, could I have culled them? I think if you're happy with a picture when you submit it, then stick with it. James
  2. There's little to be gained in worrying over the lowest price that you get. There are just too many factors involved. The 2 dollar sale is annoying but it's the overall value of a portfolio that counts. My worrying over low prices energy is directed towards revisiting old captions and key words, especially the ones that zoom but don't sell. All the best. Ps It's low fat cholesterol reducing spread in our house...
  3. Only way to find out is to ask the cheeky question. They'll all be different! There is one thing I am certain about and thats the ability of a security person to define what they think constitutes a professional camera from 100 metres. I think it's a super power they get as soon as the hi viz jacket goes on. I was asked what film I put in my fuji X-Pro 1 once.
  4. Hello, AIM is an abbreviation of Alamy Image Manager Nice pictures. Cheers
  5. Looks like an infringement or un-authorised use John, if you fill in the form on the dashboard Alamy will pick up the issue. However it's anybody's guess how it will pan out. This happens to all of us at some time, shame they got you so early. T55J89 still makes me smile!
  6. As an alternative to upgrading is to convert your fuji .raf (raw) files to .dng then your LR 5.7.1 will be able to read them. I did this for a year before bitting the bullet and buying LR6. The dng converter is free from Adobe.
  7. Good questions, I have no answers only guesses. Some examples are here:- https://www.alamy.com/category.aspx I've just gone through my old 2008 to 2010 submissions, applied some very broad categories. I'm working on the basis something is better than nothing and if it's wrong I've jeopordised a distribution sale, so not much lost.
  8. I honestly don't know the answer but Michael Caine said he aims to be too busy to be able to pick up his awards, if it works for an actor it should work for a photographer.
  9. Harry, this is the gist of the e-mail. I'm guessing it only went out to peeps with 1000's of un categorised images. "How can I increase my sales potential? ...by adding categories to your photographs! You could be missing out on potential sales by not having categories assigned to all your photo's. Our distributors in particular have expressed how much this will help the visibility of your images on their sites. You can set categories in the Alamy Image Manager under the optional tab, if multiple images come under one category, remember you can do them in bulk."
  10. I'm off to the flying in day at Fairford Airshow next week. I thought I'd read the T&C's and I saw this change for 2019. 7. The Ticket Holder shall not without the Organisers' prior written consent sell, license, or otherwise exploit, or attempt to exploit, any material whether written or in the form of digital or photographic film, sound, video including livestreaming or other recording or computer software obtained or made at the Showground or within the Park & View areas. So, with fingers crossed, I emailed asking permision to take photographs for a stock photo service. This is the reply I got:- Thank you for your enquiry. We are more than happy for you to take photos for a photo stock agency. Kind regards Richard Arquati Thank you Fairford!
  11. Lots of info on this topic in the forums. Search for "live news". Good luck
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