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  1. There's a brand of sock in the UK called "Heat Holders" - I was working at a showground all day on cold concrete floors, put some of those on & had an instan transformation - warm feet! They are quite bulky though, but way better than the usual 2 pairs of socks. Disposable gloves with fingerless Thinsulate over the top, batteries in an inside pocket. And a hat! Never ceases to amaze me how many people in the UK walk around in quilted jackets, gloves, scarves, and no hat!
  2. That's useful to know, thanks. Didn't realise he was a 'repeat offender'... Really grates as I like his work, and no doubt he would be outraged if someone ripped his work off. I already got screencaps of the relevant pages and sent them to contributor relations. He's got a book out apparently - with a signing in Bristol on election night, at the MPF forum for "providing a platform for emerging photographers to share and discuss their practice" Maybe I should turn up and discuss image payments with him in front of the audience 😂 https://www.martinparrfoundation.org/events/cold-war-steve/
  3. OK, Update - been in contact with Alamy and they have said: "I can confirm there is a relevant licence by this customer, but the licence they have purchased doesn’t cover how they are using the image. I am therefore going to pass this onto our infringement team who will contact the customer and ask them to purchase the correct licence." The site in question is "Cold War Steve" - website is coldwarsteve.com He's a "collage artist and satirist". I suspect there could be more Alamy images on the site, it shows several of his creations being sold as prints. He also has Twitter and Facebook pages.
  4. Thanks. Going to email Alamy with screengrabs etc of his web & twitter. It's been used as a background for a photoshop montage, so not as a standalone image. Though I'm rather confused by the apparently RF not RF T's & C's in the help section. The sale conditions are restricted to web & social media use for 5 years but the help file says "You can use the image across multiple projects, forever" Now changed all my stock to RM for the moment. Obviously won't stop this sort of thing but should make it easier to control? I'm still unsure which one is most likely to result in higher sales/greater revenue though... But from reading other posts on here it's not all that cut & dried.
  5. One of my images was sold to someone earlier this year for low ££ online only licence, 5 yrs worldwide web & social media. Fair enough. I actually like what they do. However I've just seen they're selling prints on their website of the same image and charging £200 for an A2 limited edition print. I'm assuming that this isn't covered by a standard licence and I should be contacting Alamy to get them to chase it up. They've sold quite a number of prints by their own admission, and especially for someone who's supposedly a designer, creator and somewhat 'anti establishment' to be behave in this way grates somewhat...
  6. I used to work in Audio visual hire, but it was 15 years ago, though I expect many aspects are the same. If its a one-off gig I'd just hire one. If it's something you will be doing regularly look at purchasing something. For hire I'd google "audio visual hire" in the area you will be doing the show. The size of prejection screen (what do you mean by a normal sized screen - many options) and the darkness - or lightness - of the venue need to be taken into account. If it's in a darkened auditorium you won't need as powerful a projector (expressed in Lumens) as if you're trying to project in a room where daylight is coming in through uncurtained windows. There are usually several hire companies in reasonably sized towns and cities, often they will deliver - for a fee. Also bear in mind the size and wight if you end up buying one and need to carry it around. Some of the Ebay offers on minature LED projectors look tempting but they aren't up to much in a non-darkened room.
  7. Guardian Online billionaires article: Aviva III, owned by the businessman Joe Lewis, moored on the River Thames. Photograph: Robert Evans/Alamy Stock Photo https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/01/viral-billionaires-super-rich-exist
  8. The site automatically rejects images that aren't large enough even before the QC team sees them. Had a couple rejected that way when I've taken my eye off the ball... I've found that uploading by FTP is far more reliable than the built in upload tool on the site, which has never worked properly for me.
  9. Guardian article on Giant Sequoias: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/06/california-giant-sequoia-grove-alder-grove 3 Alamy images, 2 credited just to Alamy, one to Jeffrey Schwartz/Alamy
  10. Same story here. his article convinced me to join Alamy. Sad news.
  11. Looking at your list, did you have any question/issues in China & Vietnam at customs? Most of my gear looks 'used' as well... In & out of the US & Canada several times, I never had any issues. UK to Ireland several times, never bother to check bags most of the time, just walk straight through. One ferry trip back from Netherlands, myself & OH bought Dutch bikes, cycled off ferry soon as the ramp was down and disturbed customs guy who was reading his paper in the booth, feet up, "morning" I called as we cycled past, he jumped up "oh ferries arrived then he said" 😁
  12. Always nice to find your image in unexpected places: Country: WorldwideUsage: Commercial electronic, Websites, apps, social media and blogs (excludes advertising). Worldwide for 5 years.Media: Website, app and social media32 MB4100 x 2728 pixels1 MB compressedImage Size: Any sizeStart: 17 September 2019End: 17 September 2024 $$ The end product is err... 'heavily photoshopped' by Coldwarsteve.com https://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?Imageid=9C994BA4-3730-47C6-8B39-476894B3F321
  13. Do be careful with cheap inverters, I blew a laptop power supply up a few years ago by using a cheap inverter. Better quality ones produce a pure sine wave as opposed to the modified sine wave of cheaper models, and sensitive electronics prefer the pure sine wave. Better quality inverters will also use less energy. Alwasy buy a bigger one than you think you need. I can recommend Bimble Solar, had PV panels and inverter off them for several projects including when I lived off grid.
  14. Ok that's really useful, thanks. I've read various bits about keywording, and have tried to include what I thought was relevant, as well as detailed captions - I've noticed quite a few images on Alamy where the captions are really vague, and tried to not do the same. I have found that you can get a few useful bits of info from the DVLA vehicle check website, namely make and year of vehicle, if you have the reg number.
  15. OK, good point, thanks, will do. Personally never enjoyed darkroom work, though I know many people do.
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