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  1. I shoot mostly for stock with a Nikon. I bought a Lumix DMC-ZS60 (18 mps with Leica zoom) 'travel camera' to use when I am on vacation and also for casual use as I run errands about town when I don't want to lug the Nikon. I uploaded a few photos from a recent foreign vacation and had few or no issues with Alamy. I recently uploaded a batch of nine local shots (eight shot with the Nikon and one with the Lumix) and the entire lot was rejected due to the the quality of one shot from the Lumix. I am aware of Alamy's policy of rejecting one/rejecting all (which seems unfair). The Lumix is said to not be a good low-light camera and I agree with that. When this batch was rejected Alamy did cite noise as one reason for rejection but they also cited the rejection as being taken with a "digital camera not suitable for Alamy". As a result they revoked my upload privileges for 10 days. Has anyone experienced this same rejection reason with a Lumix and does Alamy in fact have a published list of cameras they automatically accept content from?
  2. Hello from Manchester

    Hi I am new to the forum and this is my very first post just to introduce myself. I started with photography since 2008 when I got my first digital camera but first uploaded on stock around mid 2012. Like many photographers I shoot almost anything but my interest lies in travel, destination and landscape photography. Initially Alamy sales were far and few but now I have started getting fmore requent sales, almost 1-3 sales every month. I am hoping for many more sales as my portfolio grows. Wish a best of luck and many more sales to all the contributors . Shahid A Khan
  3. Hi, a question to travel/outdoor photographers - how do you plan your trips to a country and save your research ? I use multipe sources - (paper) maps as an overview to get a feeling for distances and areas worth to visit - web research for hiking trips / blogs on regions - paper travel guide - look up pictures in tour books to get an idea of an area I'm looking for an easy way to collect this information, my favorite would be - an electronic map where I could add points of interests/link related web pages/hiking info. - usable by PC and Android - not forced to store this in a specific cloud (would use my current online storage provider) . I would really prefer something where I could add my information as layers/POI on free maps like Open Street Map. Looks like Google offers tagging on own maps, but I'd like to avoid Google for this. Any tool you know that fits for these requirements ? (My currrent favorite: One Note from Microsoft. Plus: free, allows to embed URL's, pics and more. Minus: Microsoft cloud. Map screenshots need to get manually added. ) Andreas Andreas
  4. Seems Australia is in Demand

    Just took a look at the Alamy Blog and have discovered, for 2018 at least, Australia will be in high demand for travel images. Take a look at the list: Australia Victoria Heathcote Sandy Point Swan Bay Western Australia Como Kimberley Perth (Marina and Rottnest) Tanilba Bay and Taylors Beach Kings Park and Botanical Garden The Swan River Matilda Bay Fremantle New South Wales Sutherland Shire Heatherbrae Port Stephens Alfords Point Anna Bay Bangor Barden Ridge Boat Harbour Bonnet Bay Bundeena Burraneer Caringbah and Caringbah South Corlette Cronulla Dolans Bay Engadine Fingal Bay Fishermans Bay Grays Point Greenhills Beach Gymea and Gymea Bay Illawong Jannali Kareela Karuah Kirrawee Kurnel Lemon Tree Passage Lilli Pilli Loftus Lucas Heights Maianbar Mallabul Menai Miranda Nelson Bay One Mile Oyster Bay Port Hacking Salamander Bay Shoal Bay Soldiers Point Sutherland Sylvania and Sylvania Waters Tanilba Bay and Taylors Beach Taren Point Waterfall Woolooware Woronora and Woronora Heights Yarrawarrah Yowie Bay Other Australian territories Norfolk Island @gvallee it looks like a very good year ahead for you and the other Aussie shooters. Sadly, nothing to note about south central Alabama. LOL Rick
  5. Hi there, I joined Alamy over a year ago and uploaded about 10 images but never got more involved than that until today :-) Any advice to someone starting out with online stock photos would be much only aim is for non friend's and family to see my photos and maybe make a buck or two down the line. Antony
  6. Thanks to all those who contributed their images for the September 2016 Challenge. All submissions were superb works, making my choice of the finalists just that much more difficult. Here is the poll-page anyways. Voting closes October 5 midnight, the winner picks the next topic. Good luck & best wishes to all here. The finalists : 1. DickJ : B4EF5B : Desert View. Grand Canyon, AZ 2. vpics : EA9X44 : The former Berlin Wall with a mural of Honecker and Breshnev kissing. 3. Olivier Parent : E9NKK8 : Paris - La Seine river and the Eiffel tower seen from Alexandre III bridge 4. Broken Pixel : EY1N0X : View of Moscow Kremlin in winter. All the colors are real. ) 5. wiskerke : GGN9WP : And we love to party now and then... 6. John Richmond : G517KN : Towering cliffs of Lower Jurassic Bridport Sand formations at West Bay, Dorset, UK, loom over walkers on a misty June day 7. arterra : BGPAH1 : Tourists and illuminated mediaeval façades of guildhalls at the Graslei at night, Ghent, Belgium 8. MDM : BMWJ2M : Ireland 2: Connemara, County Galway - stacks of hand-cut peat (turf in Ireland) drying on a bog, to be used as fuel for heating, with the Twelve Bens mountains in background Kumar, India
  7. Hope for the future

    With lots of doom and gloom around in the market maybe a glimmer of hope. Yesterday I found myself on a big blue jet coming home to some decent cheese (hurrah for cheese!) from a trip to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Quite a few striking things on that trip. But one which may hold hope for the future. Whilst a number of years ago it seemed that everyone one met was a photographer... now, the only photographer I met was the lady who rented me a room in Lima. SLR's? I saw a couple... but very few and far between. That may be camera snobbery on my part... and I know that some agents do accept images taken on a telephone... but only a few. And it seemed like the vast majority were taking photos on their phones. There is also the fact that price developments have made many professionals risk averse in making such investments. But could it be that a large part of our competition has ebbed away? And whilst the images which they took before are still on the shelves ... the world still turns and those images become dated. Or maybe I am just kidding myself to justify my risk.
  8. Find out about the places that top travel photographers recommend you visit. You may have heard of some of these, but there are some real gems and surprises too… Read more...
  9. Maybe interesting for travel photographers: The TOP 100 sights and attractions in Germany Die TOP 100 Sehenswürdigkeiten in Deutschland