Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Jools Elliott

Upload news images - how long?

Recommended Posts

Morning all!

 

As I have access to the News Upload in My Images I'm hoping to take advantage of it today.

 

If I upload something, how long does it take to get up online? I ask as The Tour de France arrives in my city today for the finish and I'd like to take advantage of that fact to get something up if I can.

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

Jools

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Morning Jools. Once uploaded via News (I use the ftp upload) images are usually online in 2-3 minutes. What will hold them up is incorrect labelling, so make sure you follow the guidelines.

 

I tend to upload an initial batch of 6 images to get things started then upload the remaining shots in batches if I have a large shoot. All the remaining shots in the batch will be attached to the initial images.

Edited by Malcolm Park

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"All the remaining shots in the batch will be attached to the initial images."

 

If, and only if, you have entered identical text in the 'headline' field in the IPTC. I do news all the time, and still i sometimes forget to enter the info in the blimmin headline

 

km

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks you two!

 

Hoping I can actually get near to the finish line but who knows. The city is expecting chaos today as many roads into it are shut. The same thing tomorrow as it leaves from here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Enjoy Le Tour (wave to TV camera, I’m watching it today). I shot the finish at our local village of Bourg St Maurice a couple or three years ago and also the Paris last day around 2 years ago. Get there sufficiently early to photograph Le Caravanne which comes into town in front of the competitors, usually very colourful. Take a fast lens!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Malcolm. I've got an f2.8 28-70L for my Canon so that will definitely be fast enough. And it is also nice weather right now so the light should be strong enough. I think it gets here around 5PM. The finish is about 1.5 miles away from home and it'll mean a swift walk to get there and wade through the crowds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to add, make sure the date is set correct in camera as this will be embeded and may put your images in the news but for the wrong day!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Paul. The date is definitely correct. I rely on that to help me organize my workflow:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best of luck Jools, I'll look out for your shots.  It's such an interesting sport to watch and photograph.  I've been to Paris for the final stage the last couple of years - last year I uploaded some photos to the news feed and although nothing came of it initially, once the photos entered the stock archive they've generated a lot of zooms and so far one decent sale (CMD69G).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool! That's what I want to hear Neville :D

 

What I'm wondering is the time delay factor. I believe the finalist should arrive around 5PM ish. If I was able to get back within an 1 hour or so is this too late? As well, the tour starts here tomorrow. Is it worth getting some general shots of the riders and will they be able accepted on the news feed?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think every minute counts so the sooner the better, but an hour after the event is better than 2 hours or never... And yes I believe rider shots before tomorrow's stage would also be accepted into the news feed - I've successfully submitted these sorts of photos for a recent cycle event in London.  I think there's a healthy market for "behind the scenes" shots, just look at the great work people like Sky's Scott Mitchell produce.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would think any images related to Le Tour would be acceptable for News. The whole world watched that event.

 

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve sold several Tour shots from the finish at Bourg St Maurice and also the final lap in Paris. Unless you have an official press pass and upload facilities on-site then the official shooters will have images on the wires almost immediately. The Bourg finish was an alpine stage so tail-enders were coming in around 40 minutes after the front sprinters. The crowds at Bourg, which is a relatively sleepy alpine village/town, were immense so difficult to move around near the finish line. Bourg was also a start the next day and it was easy to get up close to a number of the competitors prior to the race start, so worth getting out quite early again tomorrow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great! Thanks for all this. Looks like I have some work to do today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would try and focus on the unusual and stay away from the standard rider shots. The 'official' media will have it covered. They have photographers on bikes and they will be positioned on the finish line.

 

You, however, have the ability to focus on the crowd, banners, sponsors etc to get a good selection of atmosphere shots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting, thanks Andrew. But would they still be eligible for the news feed? 

 

I'm being cautious as I've never used it. Since I have it, i don't want to lose the right to it through stupidity.

 

Oh, and i remember the riders. Ignorant at that! Two years ago, I nabbed a place in a village to get the riders. What happens? A rider comes along and stands right in front of me! Completely balls'ed up what I wanted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting, thanks Andrew. But would they still be eligible for the news feed? 

 

Yes, there is always the need for GV (General View) shots. It helps to illustrate an article with more than just rider shots. For example, have a look at this article;

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2359055/Tour-France-Mark-Cavendish-insists-Tom-Veelers-stage-10-crash-fault.html

 

The shots of the riders across the field, the photo of Santa as the riders flash by.

 

Have a look at the Guardian / Telegraph / Mail website as they all have good coverage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool. Thanks a lot for that Andrew! I will do my utmost to make the best of the two days here in Tours :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"If I was able to get back within an 1 hour or so is this too late?"

 

for 'hot' news of the winners, yes - the agencies will have wired them off within seconds...

for gv's, possibly not

 

km

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"If I was able to get back within an 1 hour or so is this too late?"

 

for 'hot' news of the winners, yes - the agencies will have wired them off within seconds...

for gv's, possibly not

 

km

 

That is what I thought. Still, I'll make an effort to get out!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't forget that the newspapers have deadlines for next morning's editions. Most are around 17:30 - 18:00 the previous evening so you really have to hit those times to give yourself the best chance of a sale.

Edited by Alex Todd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's quite handy as although I may not get to the finish line due to the crowds I can certainly try to get other shots in of the riders etc and be back in time for those kind of deadlines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK? I got something!!!

 

Can anyone tell me if this caption is OK in terms of news: The front runners in the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2013 in Tours, France, on Thursday July 11th, 2013.

 

Headline is: The 12th stage of the Tours de France 2013 in Tours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good image! I would add the names of the riders and the exact location.

 

wim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK? I got something!!!

 

Can anyone tell me if this caption is OK in terms of news: The front runners in the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2013 in Tours, France, on Thursday July 11th, 2013.

 

Headline is: The 12th stage of the Tours de France 2013 in Tours.

 

Is it not the "Tour De France" ?

 

If you look on the live news feed, you will see other TDF pictures - see how the others have done it.

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
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • 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.