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  1. 34 minutes ago, Avpics said:

    Nearly five months after the usage in a mainstream media, and probably a couple more months before payment, Alamy have asked me to re-send the link to the usages. I hope people can try to understand the frustration of contributors that have to take on the job of finding and keeping records of image uses that would otherwise go unrecorded and therefore stolen, and then having to hand over 50% or more. 

    I feel your pain, a never ending saga

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  2. 1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

    You didn't get it because you didn't opt out.

    I specifically opted out by email in response to the impending contract changes on that date. Alamy didn't reply directly to the email but sent out a confirmation on the 20th, which is why I've only just found it in my outbox.

    So unless you specifically opted out you are opted in and bound by the new contract.

    See above.

    That's why I said 'new', I have only been uploading since 2017 so I didn't know anything about this.

  3. On 08/12/2020 at 20:11, Betty LaRue said:

    I agree with some of the comments regarding refunds. But first, YES on low resolution 6mp files for both PU and Presentation unless size tiers for more money. Then considering those more or less private uses, there should be no refunds. These are images that we cannot check for unreported usages. So it should have a small notice on the sale page: PU and Presentation, non-refundable. After all, many things we buy on sale in stores say all sales final. I have bought things personally that I’ve had to eat because they didn’t work out. These aren’t buyers using the images for months-ahead mock-ups, like calendars, books and magazines.
    Betty

    UK: Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015

    You might be entitled to a replacement, repair or part-refund if something’s gone wrong with software, a download or an application you bought on or after 1 October 2015.

    You have legal rights if there’s a fault with digital products (or ‘digital content’) such as:

    • games
    • ringtones
    • e-books and online journals
    • in-game purchases on free mobile apps
    • film, music and TV streams or downloads
    • software you’ve downloaded

    The fault could be that it’s not compatible with your device (eg phone, tablet or laptop), even though it said it would be.

     

    Now, if the client finds a fault with the image they would be perfectly entitled to a refund. However they would have to convince Alamy that there is indeed a fault with the image and if Alamy cannot find it, NO REFUND.

    I personally would offer a 15 day refund policy as a goodwill gesture.

  4. 7 minutes ago, Doc said:

    I am presently shooting with Canon full frame - 5D3/5D2  plus several EF L lenses. However I am finding that quite often I am just not taking the heavier lenses with me (specifically the 70-200 L f2.8 II) as its just too heavy for the odd occasion that I might use it. The 100-400 f4-5.6 just comes out for special occasions; so my usual lenses are the 24-105 f4L and the 16-35 f4L.

     

    I am seriously considering changing to the new R6 with a couple of RF lenses - specifically the 24-240 which would cover quite a range of focal lengths.

    Anyone else looking at this camera?

     

    Kumar

    I have the tiny Canon M50 with kit lens and the image quality at low ISO is brilliant. I sometimes send out news with a mixture of M50 and 1DX images and you can't really see any difference (3000px wide images) so I would imagine the R6 to be excellent.

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  5. 39 minutes ago, Martyn said:

    Daily Mail online :

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9017493/Britons-including-large-swathes-south-wake-winter-scenes-THUNDERSNOW-hits-north.html

     

    Ashford, Kent, UK. 4th Dec, 2020. UK Weather: Snow has been forecast for the north of the UK however a light dusting falls in rural Kent in Hamstreet village near Ashford. Current temperature is 2°C. Photo Credit: Paul Lawrenson-PAL Media/Alamy Live News
    Contributor: PAL Media / Alamy Stock Photo
    Image ID: 2DFBJDD
    Ashford, Kent, UK. 4th Dec, 2020. UK Weather: Snow has been forecast for the north of the UK however a light dusting falls in rural Kent in Hamstreet village near Ashford. Current temperature is 2°C. Photo Credit: Paul Lawrenson-PAL Media/Alamy Live News Stock Photo
     
    Ashford, Kent, UK. 4th Dec, 2020. UK Weather: Snow has been forecast for the north of the UK however a light dusting falls in rural Kent in Hamstreet village near Ashford. Current temperature is 2°C. Photo Credit: Paul Lawrenson-PAL Media/Alamy Live News
    Contributor: PAL Media / Alamy Stock Photo
    Image ID: 2DFBJDC
    Ashford, Kent, UK. 4th Dec, 2020. UK Weather: Snow has been forecast for the north of the UK however a light dusting falls in rural Kent in Hamstreet village near Ashford. Current temperature is 2°C. Photo Credit: Paul Lawrenson-PAL Media/Alamy Live News Stock Photo
     

    Cheers Martyn.

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  6. 8 minutes ago, gvallee said:

     

    Thank you for your wise guidance. As most other contributors, I've been kicked out of live news. If I lived in a static place, I might be interested in giving it another go but being permanently on the road, it would be quite a challenge. As an example, tonight the Internet signal is 2 bars out of 4. And we are on an unpowered site. Not a complete no-no with solar but it gives you an idea. Also the Australian market is very small. I could be wrong.

    Weather related live news (Specially dramatic) has a worldwide audience. I think you are in an ideal position to do news.

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  7. body:

    t-shirt -> long sleeve thermal vest -> thin jumper -> thin down jacket -> thin Gore-tex rain jacket ( I use this setup in winter for stormy sea weather battered by rain)

    Legs:

    Camping Trousers -> Waterproof over trousers (zips all the way up the sides)

    If its colder but not raining

    t-shirt -> long sleeve thermal vest -> thick jumper ->  Waist Full length Jacket measured down to -40

     

    You need to try for yourself a few different combinations until it feels right.

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