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  1. ...and be sure as hell to be ready with your camera when it does. Alan
  2. Yes indeed you have and it looks exactly like the section that I posted, just a bit larger. I've now decided that you're deliberately winding us up, so I'm out. Alan
  3. Just to emphasise what I posted above, this is your image. Notice the "100%" at the top of it? Alan
  4. Then there is something wrong with either your software or the way you are using it. I have downloaded the full size file from the link you posted here, and at 100% in Photoshop Elements it is EXACTLY as the crops that Alamy has posted. Sorry, but you are wrong and Alamy are right. 100%. Alan
  5. I didn't click on them, if that's what you mean. But Bridget had already said that was disabled so I assumed you meant that the thumbs would not be visible. Alan
  6. Not true Allan. I can certainly see them. Alan
  7. "For use in a magazine or book (print and/or digital), placement inside, print run 2500, worldwide for 5 years (no advertising)." Alan
  8. Ranking is a complex thing and I still haven't worked out all the mysterious ways in which it moves after 10 years. I keep a list of possible and likely searches that people might make to find my pictures and I used to update it every time there was a re-ranking, but it seems that regular wholesale re-ranks are a thing of the past. But just to illustrate how difficult it is to determine what you're worth in Alamy currency, on one search term the last time I looked (which happens to be "Devizes") I was at 907 out of 3781, whereas on another search that I won't quote but which is a very popular
  9. CTR is the ratio between pics that are viewed and pics that are zoomed. As someone said earlier in this thread, a 'view' is simply an instance of your photo appearing on a search page, regardless of whether the searcher actually noticed it or not. Alan
  10. And in that respect CTR is irrelevant in terms of your Alamy rank because you're being measured against your peers, not against a fixed standard. I was very exercised by this when I first joined Alamy (as I imagine many new contributors are) because my pics of Salcombe Regis kept turning up in searches for Salcombe, but after a while I just accepted it as the way things are and concentrated on taking photos that would sell. Since I moved north I've now got my photos of the Rochdale Canal cropping up in searches for Rochdale. Years ago Alamy promised us that they would implement multi-word key
  11. Up here in Yorkshire the quality is often very good. I often wonder why people would give such good quality photos away for free. Alan
  12. Inchiquin


    I like contrast too, but the way I deal with it for stock (assuming you're using a variant of Photoshop) is to use the Levels sliders. First I use the outer sliders to make sure that the histogram covers the full dynamic range. Then if the picture looks a little dark I adjust the mid-range up a little until there is some detail in the mid shadows. Finally I may add a little more bottom end just to intensify the blacks but not at the expense of the mid-range. For images with a lot of intense shadows I might start with the Shadows/Highlights settings before turning to the Levels. Ala
  13. As a vegan I've often posed this question to myself. I've decided that photography neither endorses nor condemns anything, it merely documents. I've never photographed in zoos and I'm not sure I would want to, but I've photographed victims of abuse in sanctuaries and also "happy" cows (who are usually anything but) in fields. If I earn money from it then I have just a little more to spend on things which will help to promote veganism. Alan
  14. It's certainly spawned a lot of comment in the past. Alan
  15. As one who used to live in the Devizes area it's certainly of passing interest to me. Alan
  16. In my 10 years with Alamy I've had a great many Worldwide sales, but only ever one specifically for the USA. And that was a photo of Canada. Alan
  17. If they're 3000x2000 they should be just about big enough for Alamy as they are. If not, they would only require a tiny amount of upsizing. Alan
  18. Have you ever thought about setting up as a competitor to Wikipedia, Wim? Alan
  19. Well done. I've had just one during that period. Alan
  20. We usually just delete the contents of the message and replace it with "deleted". Alan
  21. My advice would be to get lots of photos uploaded, for editorial use without releases, and worry about the question of releases when you have a better idea of how Alamy and the market work. Alan
  22. You don't need to worry about releases unless you want your photos to sell for commercial use (e.g. advertising). For editorial use, which is what Alamy is mostly about, all you need to do is tick the correct boxes in the Image Manager. If there are people, or even tiny parts of people, in the photo enter the number of people and answer "No" to "Do you have model releases?". The same goes for property releases. Because it's often hard to determine whether there is property in a picture (most things, from buildings to fields have an owner), personally I always err on the side of caution and say
  23. From tests I did a year or so ago, it appears to have diddly squat effect on the positioning of images in searches, so as far as I'm concerned it's a complete waste of time to add less relevant keywords just to achieve a green bar. Alan
  24. I like it. Varied subject matter, colourful, a good eye for composition. They look saleable to me, if someone is looking for pics of Brazil. Alan
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