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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={FB697A9A-235F-4C49-B877-8FD8E39E3B04}&name=Anna+Stowe
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    10065
  • Joined Alamy
    14 Jun 2004
  1. I know you are right Sally. And as a mainly landscape tog who spends a lot of time by a tripod and then converting RAW files to get the best out of an image, it was wonderfully 'releasing' to shoot jpegs on the March, not have to process them and do the minimum of keywording (captions etc having been done and saved the night before). And I was considering occasionally joining the 'weather watchers' for the very reasons you mention - I was only intending to do that when more amazing/unusual weather conditions prevailed, and therefore I am disappointed at being locked out of Live News. I have looked at the application and can't see how I would qualify - that pdf is the main issue.
  2. I know you are right Sally. And as a mainly landscape tog who spends a lot of time by a tripod and then converting RAW files to get the best out of an image, it was wonderfully 'releasing' to shoot jpegs on the March, not have to process them and do the minimum of keywording (captions etc having been done and saved the night before). And I was considering occasionally joining the 'weather watchers' for the very reasons you mention - I was only intending to do that when more amazing/unusual weather conditions prevailed, and therefore I am disappointed at being locked out of Live News. I have looked at the application and can't see how I would qualify - that pdf is the main issue.
  3. Maybe they have been listening to MPs!! 😮
  4. I hardly ever submit to Live News - have done maybe 4 times - the last being two weeks ago because I took part in the People's Vote March. I have had no sales of those images so far and in fact any sales have ended up from stock rather than while still in Live News. But my recent upload explains why I received the 'you're fired' email. Now - I can quite understand that Alamy want to tighten up what gets uploaded to Live News and I have sometimes suspected that in some cases it is seen as a quick way of circumventing QC and increasing image numbers - I mean everyday weather pictures as Live News - really? However - what if you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time as a breaking news story unfolds? And you happen to have your camera and the presence of mind/courage/stupidity to stop and take photos? Alamy will miss out on all those kinds of (usually sad) stories. The one hour upload, is not mandatory but obviously the sooner the images are available the more likely they are to sell, but I am not techie enough to know how to do that - need to be back home at my PC to know what to do. But OK that's my problem.... So - really I think Alamy should tighten up their criteria as to what qualifies as Live News, not tighten up who can contribute to it.
  5. Rather belatedly (been distracted by the tennis ) but thank you for the find - the image has been zoomed a lot lately so nice to know it was finally used! Only ever spent one night in York so at least that may go somewhere towards paying for ...... the coffee on the train . Anna
  6. Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine - October 2018 (SW) p.26/27 Realimage: HRRDTW Menai Suspension Bridge at night. p.28 Michael Olivers: BY1A9K Mountain Biking in Wales p.76 Can't find it - a sunset over Cardigan Bay, Wales credited only to Alamy with no photographer's name which is unusual for this magazine. So maybe not Alamy?
  7. Me too - I found 16 of mine just from your link - I will not attempt to work out how much that would pay in the old days compared with what I will get from Alamy . In my 'heyday' I earned nearly 2k one year from sales to them alone - which came in very handy when refurbishing the long-neglected living room! Ah well - c'est la vie.
  8. Hi Pearl, They also used to buy from me direct but I noticed from looking at the credits of the freebies they sent me that more and more were from Alamy. Unfortunately, what we get paid once Alamy do their deal and give us our 50% is not nearly as much as what we got directly from them. I can't blame Carousel Calendars for needing to go for the cheapest deal, but it does make a difference to our income (mine anyway). When I approached them and asked if that was their policy for the future (to buy from stock libraries rather than direct) they said no, but I am not so sure. At least they are using Alamy, which is something I suppose.....and give full credit which many calendar companies do not do.
  9. Anna Stowe Landscapes UK Sunrise over the Cobb at Lyme Regis in Dorset. - Image ID: KH8KWY Thanks again Bryan! This is starting well!
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