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Ed Endicott

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  1. I like the idea of meeting up with others - and suggested a "travel" category specifically for this on the forum. TABan - I would join the ASPP but I am already a member of the NPPA and the ASMP (and formerly with Editorial Photographers prior to the merger with ASMP).
  2. Congratulations! I don't have a book cover but one of my images did make the cover a report published by the American Meteorological Society last month http://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/assets/File/publications/BAMS_EEE_2013_Full_Report.pdf
  3. From your dashboard, click on the grey/gray box that says 'build a downloadable sales report' which tales you to 'net revenue'. In the 'from' and 'to' boxes at the top put in today's date (or change it to the 1st of the month) and a date at the end of the month or later (I just change 30/09/14 to 30/09/15), then change 'date paid' to 'date of invoice', press 'go' (do not collect £200/$200) and it will show you any sales that day. I must check 20 times a day and I only average 6 sales a month! I've had a sale this morning the first time I checked but I've still been checking all day - no more sales though! Hope this helps. John. Wow! Thanks for that info.
  4. I had the similar experience as you with that lens. I've owned two copies (and sold both) for the same reasons you state. With relation to Canon, if the lens isn't f/2.8 or faster, I generally won't buy it. Walking around downtown Denver in the mid morning, I've found the lens is too slow mostly because of the long shadows between buildings....that's not an issue I've had with faster glass like the 24-70. The only "slow" Canon lens I own is a 100-400L and I'm equally disappointed with its performance. I don't know anything about Nikon.
  5. Nice tip! I'll have to keep that in mind. Thanks for sharing.
  6. Ha! My images have just appeared as well....the two seperate batches I sent that had not appeared have been combined as one. Now....about all of those reported sales that I'm missing
  7. Edo - my subsequent uploads since Friday have not shown up. Measures was also not updated over the weekend. It would be good to get an update from Alamy about this.
  8. Hmmm....two more uploads today. Today's uploads and last night's upload still aren't showing. Friday's upload of 44 images is showing. I checked using Firefox and Chrome and Internet Exploder with same results.
  9. LOL Thanks Edo! It's been an hour and 15 minutes and still nothing. I'll wait until morning. Edited to add: twelve hours and 15 minutes...yep, there's something definitely amiss happening.
  10. Hmmm....uploaded another 10 this evening and it's been 40 minutes. Still haven't appeared in 'Track Submissions'.
  11. I uploaded 44 last night and they showed up within the following hour in 'Track Submissions'
  12. John, it seems it's all things pumpkin this time of year. I have images of pumpkin beer in my port - there were two searches yesterday for pumpkin beer and pumpkin ale. Today, I bought another six pack figuring it wouldn't hurt to drink more of it in hope of a few images being licensed.
  13. Geoff, I'm not sure how it is in your area but in the U.S. at least, it is indeed a contract. In fact, for the contract to be enforceable, there needs to be a quid pro quo arrangement (something of value needs to be exchanged between both parties - whether it's cash or images or services rendered). The ASMP goes into this a bit. http://asmp.org/tutorials/whats-release-language-law.html I'll point out the first paragraph...
  14. Isn't Thanksgiving on Monday for you John? Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend!
  15. I read through the Photoshelter announcement again this morning. It sounds like this will be rolled out in phases (with room for improvement would be my guess). When I first read the announcement yesterday it sounded to me more like a light box that buyers can use. the announcement does state that only select folks will be accepted as "users" first. I'm going to wait and see how it evolves. I was very surprised to read that there are over 200 million photographs in the collection.
  16. The model release is a contract between the photographer and the model. If they want to specify that on the release then they can certainly do that. What that means, however, is that you can't upload those images to stock agencies where there is a possibilty that the images can be used in that manner. In other words, you can't guarantee Alamy can live up to those restrictions so you can only license the images via your own website or through your own marketing efforts.
  17. Images passed review this evening. Hopefully I made the cutoff to have them live when I wake up in the morning. Mark and John, I'm sorry you've been having so much trouble. Hopefully things will turn around.
  18. I disagree - many of us years ago created images with cameras that couldn't produce a 24 megabyte size (or 17 megapixels) so we were upsizing our images prior to submitting them via CD or DVD. That actually decreased "quality" and sharpness in the images when they were interpolated up from 8mp or even 6mp. When Alamy began accepting images online, that standard was dropped to about 9 mp (where it was last week). So our 8.2 mp images were still being upsized but not as dramatically. This change will allow us to upload images here on Alamy, at their native resolution (even if they are cropped from that native resolution) so it raises the bar with relation to sharpness and quality. Because of the lack of decent film scanners out there, this also allows a wider acceptability of film scans at that resolution (better quality). Previously, our only option was to market those images via our own channels or through microstock (where images down to 3mp are accepted). This gives a lot of us more opportunity with relation to marketing images from cameras that we had at the time.
  19. I uploaded Sunday evening, Monday Evening, and yesterday evening (Denver time) - on the 5th, 6th, and 8th Alamy time. Still waiting for QC. I have been having trouble with the regular uploader using Firefox...am thinking there may have been an issue with that first batch upload - I had to upload using Google Chrome....had the same issue yesterday. Aside for a couple of occasions where I've had images reviewed within a day, my usual wait when I upload on Sunday is they pass usually pass on Thursday evening. I've had them take until Saturday morning though. If there were errors on server side with the upload then it will probably be Friday or Saturday morning.
  20. I don't want to do just images that have sold because... 1) I'd like to encourage folks to upload new stuff and fill holes in the collection if they'd like 2) As per the results of the image from the last voting contest, sometimes unsold images can be viewed differently with feedback from other folks. I'd like to limit it to one because it's tough to edit our own work (I have a lot of difficulty with this myself) and it might be good to provoke some thought.
  21. OK - I'm new at this...I guess I need to be more specific. LOL No table top - the spirit of it is the immediate environment and the immediate world around you (your family, your friends, your neighbors, the places in your neighborhood, etc.) and to fill holes in the library. An example - this time of year there are many street vendors around my home that sell (and roast) hatch chile from New Mexico along a main street about 4 blocks from my home. "hatch chile street vendor" - 0 results "hatch chile" - 125 results "New Mexico Chile - 894 results" I think old and new material would be good. New is always better, but old sometimes helps us dig through our stuff and inspire the new.
  22. This morning, the Alamy content team and James Allsworth posted a new blog about "shooting local". http://www.alamy.com/blog/2014/10/stock-photography-shoot-local I'm going to make that the October challenge - your image posted must be your favorite image you have captured within 5 kilometers of your current home (that's 3.10686 miles for those of us in the U.S.). One image - captured within 5 kilometers of your home. That's the challenge (you're on your honor to be honest with relation to the distance for this challenge).
  23. Wow! Thanks. I'm going to have to think for a couple of hours on this one.
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