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  1. Olympus has just announced they are leaving the camera equipment business completely. They are selling to a Japanese investment group. No way to know what this will mean for sure, but given how investment groups destroyed G I'm sad to hear this news. My very first SLR, a gift from my dad when I was a junior in college back in the late 1970s, was an Olympus OM-1, which my daughter used when she took photography in college. In fact, I still use the collection of lenses I got for that camera on my OMD E-1 and on my Sony mirrorless. To my surprise, even after buying my Sony full frame,
  2. So I often see people mentioning news and weather and affects, etc, so I think it's not just about headline bbc.co.uk news type stuff So, I'm not normally in a situation where anything remotely interesting happens right in front of me, but today as was waiting for train the heavy winds lifted a gazebo over a wall and on to the rail lines. I thought, well maybe this would be of interest to someone showing affects of current weather... But was rejected. Fine, but is there a list I can peruse somewhere as to what may be acceptable? Because trying to get that
  3. Over the past year or two, I’ve been selling Live News and news-y sorts of photographs (royalty, politics, that sort of stuff). A lot of my sales detail newspapers and magazines, and as a student photographer, it would be awesome to buy (or at least SEE) copies of the newspapers and magazines that have used my photographs to keep cuttings for keepsake/ my portfolio. But I have no clue where to find them? When I emailed Alamy Contributors team about it a few months ago, they said they couldn’t tell me due to “client confidentiality”, which is slightly annoying given a na
  4. Hi I started contributing to live news this year as an addition to my stock images. By no means professionaly, but when I happen to be around something newsworthy, then I will cover and submit. I have several images published which I am chuffed about, but there is one issue. It seems to me that Alamy has good relationship with jist a few titles, and all sales are limited to these only. I see my images in 3, maybe 4 titles over and over, but lacks the reach in terms of other titles. Is this only me or this is the case indeed? If it matters tyen I am based in Scotland, Glasgow.
  5. Choosing the final eight for this took me quite a while, the standard was really high. Some of the pics I wanted in the final eight which didn't make it were extremely good. Anyway, here's the eight, I personally think they're superb images, it'll be difficult to choose an outright winner, I'm interested to see who wins. 1.Anti Nazi Demonstrator by Abiyoyo 2.Fire in Glasgow by Sally 3.Mt Agung erupting by cbimages 4. Three car crash by aphperspective 5. D
  6. Hi I will be going to a speedway match with photographers accreditation on Friday, and thinking about uploading some live news for the event. Do you know of any UK daily press reporting on UK Speedway? I would like to keep an eye on them. Thanks
  7. I am asking as I am recently getting into sports photography, and having few live news images (non-sports related) sold recently I thought I could join these two and start uploading some live news sports images. However, i have never seen an Alamy sport news image printed/published anywhere. It is all... Well... Other agencies Have you ever managed to sell a live news sport image via Alamy? Thanks.
  8. Thanks for giving me the chance to set the subject, even though the other July pictures were so much better than mine! I've decided on NEWS as the subject as everyone has news photos and it's a nice, broad subject. Any News pics are acceptable, they don't have to have been published. A limit of 3 of your Alamy images per contestant. The deadline will be 31August at midnight BST. I will choose 8 finalists and set up the poll if I can find how to do it, I may need a bit of help on that one! Here's some examples... GOOD LUCK!!!
  9. Hi I am getting into news photography as a hobby, and i enjoy this a lot. I am slowly working out how to find out about events as soon as they happen, but i struggle a lot finding out about the upcoming events. Concerts etc are easy. But for example PM Nicole S was today in Glasgow, 5min walk from me and i did not know about it. I get alerts on twitter from city council, all local news sites etc, but problem is these report news after they happen. How do you stay ahead?
  10. Hi, If a news website shows a screenshot of my twitter post with n image on it, and they did not get a permission to use it, can I chase them for this? They did ask for permission but I directed them to Alamy News, they acknowledged my reply, and therefore I think they are using the twitter screenshot until they obtain the image from Alamy. Just in case I screenshoted (is this even a word?) they article to be able to chase them in case they dont end up purchasing from alamy. Is my approach correct?
  11. I always upload news images as unedited jpegs straight from camera, before i even have a chance to sit in front of the computer. Thinking behind it was that the sooner i upload the better. However, I look at top selling news images that papers print, and many of them clearly were beautifully edited in terms of contrast, color balance etc. What is tge best way: - fast upload but unedited images which dont stand out? - still fast upload with basic editing on the phone/tabletnto make them look "better than bland"? - slower upload but edited so that they stand out relally well?
  12. Hi I was extremely luck lately being one of the first people with camera on the scene of a fire in Glasgow, tye moment the emergency services were arriving. This allowed me to sell few images which were used for early news online. I know I was lucky, as i was there only because i was dropping my biy off at the nursery which was accross the road, and I am sure I wont sell any news images for a long time unless I found some luck again. But then again, i have a full time job and this is a hobby only, so I dont need to. This makes me think about how do professional news photographe
  13. Hi, I uploaded few news images this morning, and got asked by Daily Star on Twitter if it is available via alamy. I confirmed and heard nothing back. Now, I found that they used it on they website, crediting Alamy. Does it mean it was purchased? Any idea when I will now any details? https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/709569/glasgow-fire-gorbals-tower-block-scotland-thick-smoke-rises-top-floor-flat https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/974092/Glasgow-fire-Gorbals-smoke-scotland-news
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    Hi, Recently had this photo rejected because of noise. Doesn't look too noisy to me. What do you think ? Thanks.
  15. I've submitted a few news images in the last couple of days (the first for quite some time). I've noticed that they now appear as available for licensing as general stock immediately. Sorry if I've had my head in the sand, but when did this happen? Last I knew, they only went into general stock after the 48-hour news period has finished.
  16. I have started uploading to live news recently and placed some images on Christmas Day . I completed IPTC and keywords in Lightroom before submitting to the news feed. I got the usual QC approved message but today (Boxing Day ) when I uploaded more images to the stock feed, I noticed that the news feed images were marked “Not on sale” ....when I added key words in the AIM they want “onsale” .....did i do soemthing wrong in my news feed upload?
  17. HI Quick one. Do views and clicks on Live News images count towards CTR and show in stats? Thank you
  18. Hi i sometimes upload news images which go in unedited, straight from the camera. Later when these go back to stock, I often re-edit, re-caption and upload again. Now, do i simply delete the old ones? It say it will take 180 days before these are deleted. Some people here say to let Alamy know that I uploaded replacements. When/how do I do this? Thanks.
  19. Hi, will i know immediately if my live news image sold, or this depends on the buyer? What is the latest the Alamy may let me know about a live news sale? Other question, after 48hrs when a live news image goes back to the ordinary stock, do you re-caption it to suit more generic use, as opposed to a specific news on the day? Thanks. Pawel
  20. Hi, I am slowly trying to do some live news images, and currently working on streamlining the workflow to be able to submit within minutes of taking an image. As such, I would like to understand what is the difference between the Caption and Headline, so that I do not repeat the information where not needed. Also, do you keyword news images, or caption/headline only? Thank you
  21. Hi, I know that for the regular stock, Alamy does not accept images taken with mobile phones (at least mine - Huawei P9). Is this any different for Live News images? Thanks.
  22. This might suit some of you with news knowledge and alternative Sundays to fill. http://www.alamy.com/work-for-us/uk-jobs/news-shifter-oct-2017.asp Apply within. Richard.
  23. Over the last few months I've started submitting News images - mainly weather and a few 'events' - with a little bit of success here and there. A couple of things I'm not sure about if someone could help please? I've checked the Alamy advice pages and forum but can't find the answers so if I've missed them I apologise! I believe the images stay on the News feed for 48-hours and after that they are moved into 'normal' stock. At that point I've been adding keywords - I think that's when we're supposed to do it or can it be done sooner? But what about captioning (which is the News caption as
  24. Hi there I was wondering if there are vector and illustration-graphics allowed to be submitted for the live news?! I've made a testupload with an illustration about the terrorism attack in paris one day ago - uploaded today and received after some minutes an email which says: "illustration = stock"?! Does anyone have other experiences on this? Is it generally NOT allowed to submit live-graphics/-illustrations to alamy's live news? Thanks and regards imd
  25. I read the FAQ and tried searching the forum, but couldn't find the answer to this. Is it appropriate to upload photos of a public figure (well known or lesser known musicians, for example), shortly after their death? IOW, their death is breaking news, but the photos might be a few years old.
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