Jill Morgan Posted September 16, 2013 Share Posted September 16, 2013 And to Jill, I helped bring one image to market that was taken with a "one-touch" disposable film camera and it made over six figures in licenses on the first day. Not all great Photojournalistic images were shot by guys with top end cameras hanging from the shoulders of bush jackets. I do not have anything against nonprofessional photographers, unless they are standing in my way or asking unintelligent questions (I am not saying you have or accusing anyone of that). I've worked as a photographer for publications since I was 15 and I am now past those numbers when reversed and I would not call myself a current "working photographer." A couple of things I would point out to you, based on posts you have made on other threads. 1: Never let an image out of your hands (computer) without all of your contact information in the IPTC fields (file info in Photoshop). 2: Do not sell an image, license the limited reproduction of an image, unless of course someone offers you a large truck of large denomination bills (USD). 3: Really learn how to work with digital images, it is a lot more difficult than the film days. Best of luck to you on Alamy, it is one of the best photo organizations I've contributed to and don't pay too much attention to posts on this forum..... Thanks for the advice. Not sure why you got a hit on that post, but I evened it out for you. I am slowly learning to master my digital images. Photoshop has quite a steep learning curve and I have mastered all the basic stuff, and am slowly working through some of the more detailed and creative areas. Thank God for Google. There are a couple of photos I may re-edit and the resubmt. I find the hardest is removing my personal artistic taste and replacing it with a commercial slant Both in taking the photos and editing them. I don't worry about forum posts. If everyone said the same thing the same way, man, who would read any of them? And I have learned a lot here and will continue to ask some of my under experienced (I won't say stupid) questions because you learn a lot more when you ask. Most people here are quite helpful and I find it interesting that there are so few of the thousands who contribute to Alamy who also contribute to the forums. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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