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weather pics are always popular. If you've been succesful in the past, then why stop?. 

 

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There are a whole bunch of weather photos in this Sun online item today....from all around the UK.

 

If it's a case of 'the same ones' getting their photos used all the time, the answer is because they are the ones who are shooting this stuff all of the time...

 

really, anyone can do this sort of imagery

 

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4497838/uk-weather-warm-rain-20c-sunny/

 

km

(nowhere near the sea)

 

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How early in the day do weather news images need to be uploaded to have a good chance of being used? Could that be your problem Geoff? Are you submitting early enough? I haven't had much success either with weather images.

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news happens at all times......no need to get up before sunrise

 

i don't

 

km

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10 hours ago, GS-Images said:

 

Early is better, but not essential. Generally though it gives you more chance. I've had sales from photos taken at various times of day. I used to often be amongst the first to upload UK weather photos, then one of the first to get particular scenes that happened later (such as a busy beach or sunbathers that you don't get much of early morning). That used to work out well for me. I was at the point where I wouldn't check to see if I had a sale online in a newspaper, but would check to see how many had been used, as I was that confident. One of those days I had 5 used in the same article. That's all stopped though. I did have the one day where 3 were used (in August I think it was) but that was it. It is partly because when the heatwave was on here, the sort of images I could easily get were wanted daily. That isn't the case as much now, so I know that's part of it.

 

I will still do Live News now and then, but I'm just not doing it every day and getting up before sunrise most days to go out and be first. I haven't given up completely, I'm just demotivated.

 

Geoff.

Shame we have no PM's but I think you need to start thinking about uploading to 2 or 3 more live news agencies at the same time, so if Alamy doesn't pick it up someone else may appreciate it more. Chin up moo man :D

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AlamyNews team actively send an edited set of images out to the newspaper picture desks - almost as soon as they come in from the phtotographers....the Twitter feed is just a bit of window dressing and general marketing.....

 

Come on my next Alamy workshop in Cirencester next April and you'll be able to ask your questions directly to one of the news team

 

km

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21 minutes ago, RedSnapper said:

AlamyNews team actively send an edited set of images out to the newspaper picture desks - almost as soon as they come in from the phtotographers....the Twitter feed is just a bit of window dressing and general marketing.....

 

Come on my next Alamy workshop in Cirencester next April and you'll be able to ask your questions directly to one of the news team

 

km

I'm sure they do for yours, and a handful of others, a lot of them ex press-staffers  I gather(and please don't take this in the wrong way, I have enormous respect for yourself and those other togs in question), but as to the rest of us poor buggers....it's a very soul destroying exercise.

 

Although I do agree on the twitter feed (but then it has preciously few followers, they should work on that)

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The hardest part for me is finding out about events and possible news items before they appear in online articles. Alamy have contacted me by e-mail a few times with news that they were looking for images, but in each case I was unable to help. Besides that and being lucky to stumble upon stories like hurricane Irma, which I got a sale from yesterday ($20), it seems to be preplanned (human interest) news shoots that make it online. If only I had a crystal ball or a police scanner. lol 

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In the last couple of months I have submitted 123 News images, plenty of interesting images (Southern rail strike, weather, events, etc) 2 sales! no retweets and a couple of likes from Alamy.

I can understand where your fustration comes from.

 

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On 20/09/2017 at 01:17, Sultanpepa said:

How early in the day do weather news images need to be uploaded to have a good chance of being used? Could that be your problem Geoff? Are you submitting early enough? I haven't had much success either with weather images.

I've had pictures used in the Sun online that I submitted about 4.30 pm, they sometimes update the weather page as late as 7.00 pm, though not often.

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What we need is a detailed article from Alamy outlining all that is required for shooting live news for those that are interested.

Time of day

What to shoot

How local?

What days are better, etc

From what I can see from this thread everyone seems to be muddling around in the dark, except for some.

If Alamy really does want to push Live News, I would like to see is a Free Alamy Open day (perhaps once or twice a year) where these issues could be discussed openly and for the benefit of all.

 

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3 hours ago, TeeCee said:

I've had pictures used in the Sun online that I submitted about 4.30 pm, they sometimes update the weather page as late as 7.00 pm, though not often.

 

Interesting. Thanks. :)

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My shot of the kids jumping off the jetty into the sea was made at 8.16 at night.. and was running in print the next morning...

 

km

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1 hour ago, RedSnapper said:

My shot of the kids jumping off the jetty into the sea was made at 8.16 at night.. and was running in print the next morning...

 

km

Good to know

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3 hours ago, RedSnapper said:

My shot of the kids jumping off the jetty into the sea was made at 8.16 at night.. and was running in print the next morning...

 

km

 

They must be hardy souls down there. :) It must be freezing that water.

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Today is Equinox......and the first day of Astronomical autumn.....
That's the hook for the weather images today

 

 

km

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On 9/21/2017 at 11:02, LawrensonPhoto said:

What we need is a detailed article from Alamy outlining all that is required for shooting live news for those that are interested.

Time of day

What to shoot

How local?

What days are better, etc

From what I can see from this thread everyone seems to be muddling around in the dark, except for some.

If Alamy really does want to push Live News, I would like to see is a Free Alamy Open day (perhaps once or twice a year) where these issues could be discussed openly and for the benefit of all.

 

 

This blog is a good place to start: http://www.alamy.com/blog/live-news-tips

 

For any other questions you have, feel free to email news@alamy.com - they're a friendly bunch and very happy to help with any questions.

 

Cheers

 

Alamy

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22 minutes ago, funkyworm said:

Equinoxes are probably one of most predictable occurances one could think of.

 

 

They do come around with alarming regularity

 

Social media are my eyes and ears....i use my networks to keep me informed of any likely events / sitiations ..  and i use them to confirm/deny stories that i've been told about.

 

km

 

well done on getting two shows Geoff

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On 9/21/2017 at 11:34, funkyworm said:

 

Tsja... not referring to my post but giving suspicions to boost my suspsicions.  Save your suspicions and turn down your boosters.

 

I am now on a trip cycling through the UK. Risk. I have had a lot less success selling through the news team than others. Risk. I sometimes have to jump through hoops to get the images to the desk. Risk. The more I know about buyer behaviour the better. Less risk. If anyone wants to share their knowledge, great. If not, dont. No traps, no need for paranoia boosts. Just a genuine question to increase mine, and maybe others, knowledge.

 

I unexpectedly (rain over the Downs) passed through Littlehampton on the way here and kept my eye open for yourself and I expect face to face we would have had a nice chat. I will be passing through Aberystwyth later this afternoon and will stop for some chips and will keep and eye open for Keith and I expect face to face we will have a nice chat. Forums tend to put people on their their toes... but there is not always malice intended.

 

Oh my goodness, you're on a bad weather image gathering trip? As if we hadn't had enough of that second hand British weather over at home, you had to look it up first hand?

I hope you can find some warm friendly forum  couches on your way.

Come on guys: volunteers please!

 

wim

(from a very sunny Stanford after freezing in Yosemite - not by bicycle this time but by Tahoe 2018 ;-)

 

 

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I feel inspired when it's terrible outside:

 

I love winter :)

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Deep freezing temperatures offer a great contrast in nature

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People don't enjoy clearing a driveway

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Pigeons get together

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Get out and shoot!

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From Superstorm Sandy's brush with Chicago in 2012.

 

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And the Halloween gale in 2014.

 

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