Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I took your advise and shot some people today (shot some photos of strangers).  There is a strike just starting and it's effecting lots of families so I think I have two photos that are news-worthy.

 

But the news box is greyed out.  When I read about it, I have to have experience shooting good news photos that are used before I can apply for that box to work.  This makes sense.

 

My question: can I still upload the news-worthy pictures to alamy but not click the news box?  

 

Am I right with this?  Mark as editorial.  Say number of people and that I do not have release.  Because there is a bycicle and building and other stuff in the background that isn't mine, I would say "property" yes, no release.  Keyword as if the news media is looking for the picture instead of a blog, book or magazine publisher. 

 

Is Alamy the right place to upload photos of current events?

 

(again, sorry for the grammar/spelling not working.  I am woefully dependent on my checker but the plugin isn't agreeing with this forum.  Please ask if I wasn't clear.)

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, CrowingHen said:

I took your advise and shot some people today (shot some photos of strangers).  There is a strike just starting and it's effecting lots of families so I think I have two photos that are news-worthy.

 

But the news box is greyed out.  When I read about it, I have to have experience shooting good news photos that are used before I can apply for that box to work.  This makes sense.

 

My question: can I still upload the news-worthy pictures to alamy but not click the news box?  

 

Am I right with this?  Mark as editorial.  Say number of people and that I do not have release.  Because there is a bycicle and building and other stuff in the background that isn't mine, I would say "property" yes, no release.  Keyword as if the news media is looking for the picture instead of a blog, book or magazine publisher. 

 

Is Alamy the right place to upload photos of current events?

 

(again, sorry for the grammar/spelling not working.  I am woefully dependent on my checker but the plugin isn't agreeing with this forum.  Please ask if I wasn't clear.)

 

 

 

 

yes you can upload newsworthy image through normal channels,  they will however go through the QC process before they go up for sale.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have images you think have immediate new value, email Alamy (news@alamy.com ?) and describe what you just took (two hour window?) and see if they'll give you temporary access to news uploading.  When you have some news sales, ask Alamy for permanent access. 

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advise.

When I looked closer, I only liked one photo enough to upload it.  I need more practice.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, CrowingHen said:

Thanks for the advise.

When I looked closer, I only liked one photo enough to upload it.  I need more practice.  

 

don't only trust your tastes, let the customers decide.  I just sold an image last week that i thought was a failure, but because the subject was not well covered, i uploaded

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.