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Dave Colman

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About Dave Colman

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  • Location
    China
  • Interests
    Photography and miniature wargaming

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={9A5FA40C-00B1-49A3-B576-007C2BD470E9}&name=David+Colman
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  • Joined Alamy
    03 Jan 2021

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  1. Panic over, QC passed and i'm ready to crack on with the tagging. Might have just been a bottle neck and it's all cleared now.
  2. I haven't had a single failure so far. As for the stars there are only 3 on my dashboard and 2 are black as they have been since I started in january.
  3. erm, 2/3 stars if that's what you mean. I don't mind how long it takes, just going by previous submissions
  4. Just checking if there are any delays or if it;s my terrible internet here in China. My images usually go through in between 2 and 5 days but currently I have some from 25th feb uploads still awaiting QC.
  5. Just checking if there are any delays or if it;s my terrible internet here in China. My images usually go through in between 2 and 5 days but currently I have some from 25th feb uploads still awaiting QC.
  6. I used to own and run a camera shop and would give customers the same answer every time. What suits you? It's not what gets the best reviews or the one that Bob down the road uses, or Mary in the next street. It is what you need and what does the job you require. Cameras and equipment are tools, they are not a fashion accessory (unless you are Chinese, they love brand names here), remember you take the photo and the tool just records it. I suggest you go in to a shop and try them both, play with the controls and get a feel for what is right.
  7. thanks for the heads up, some sneaked in as a copy/paste. its a tourist hidden gem in the city and character always relates to Chinese writing, it's not words its characters. I have adjusted accordingly. I will have to go back through everything, so many mistakes and errors in my rush to get uploaded before the new year when the internet dies for about 2 weeks with a quarter of the worlds population online.
  8. Thanks, will give it a try, it's not like there's a shortage of people here.
  9. Some advice on my strategy and if you agree with my thinking. I have uploaded a fair few images from my time in China, most of my work is on drives back in UK, and because I have them on another site they are not exclusive obviously. Work I have taken from this week onwards will only appear on here so will be alamy exclusive for that potential few extra pennies. Try to vary my work, take image horizontal and vertical whilst looking for unusual views or subjects. Sensible tagging with variable spelling options. I go through alamy lists every few days looking for views and if the tags are
  10. Thanks, so am I right in thinking RF for my images as they are available on another site. But for images I upload from now on they will be Alamy exclusive so I can make them RM
  11. I'm a bit confused about the RF vs RM, so for now I have left it on the default. Could someone give me a brief explanation of when I should change or select it differently to the default please.
  12. I have only just started my stock 'journey' by uploading here. Prior to that i used another company but can't easily get on to their site from here in China. So far no sales and very few views which I appreciate is down to my limited range of images although a lot will be unique. If I got a very small sale I would be happy, it's an acorn, a start for me but I can see the frustration of others. If you want to make lots of money it's not a help. Last year I entered 2 photo competitions in China, first in Shenzhen where I lived and got to the finals, netting me around £100. Next I moved to Jia
  13. I know it's very early days for my uploads and as most are in and around China will be limited in popularity but what should I consider average views? Is there a rough average per month 100 images for example?
  14. Interesting read. I like to think I have my own style and it's very similar to how I paint. Basic, clean and neat. I rarely use photoshop, don't own lightroom so I suppose i'm old fashioned. I have however had to adapt my shooting, not style, in recent times. My preference was always landscape work, anything up to and including 5x4 cameras stood in the countryside for hours waiting for the light to change. Once I moved over to digital the travel bug caught me and I found more interest in cultures unknown but of course the world virus has kicked that in to touch. I moved to China in early 201
  15. thanks, sounds like it will help. I will also need to source some more unusual and specific words to stand out a bit I suppose, although a lot of my images are of the more unusual places anyway.
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