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Author Topic: Confusion about submitting to Alamy - question, please?  (Read 20567 times)

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lagereek

« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2008, 11:25 »
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It will be good to have you at Alamy!! We need competition. RT needs FIERCE competition.

Thanks Christian, now where's my nearest oil refinery  :D


OH! thank God !!!!!!!!!!!  Lisa doesnt photograph these things.  Joking apart shes gonna be one hell of a competitor.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 11:26 by lagereek »


lisafx

« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2008, 11:50 »
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Wow, thanks for the warm welcome and the great advice!  I am actually joining based on your kind encouragement Christian :)
(sorry RT, LOL)

I got overly ambitious with my first batch and sent 118.  It failed QC. 

My second batch of only 25 passed though, so it looks like the advice here to take my time and do smaller batches is right on the money.

Actually, I am really excited about this!  Happy about having someplace to upload the concepts concepts and editorial images I don't want to put on the micros.  Wow, it opens up whole new vistas!!

If I can only manage to come up with the time to devote to building a portfolio there....

Thanks again for the help guys! :D

« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2008, 12:02 »
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I got overly ambitious with my first batch and sent 118.  It failed QC. 

My second batch of only 25 passed though, so it looks like the advice here to take my time and do smaller batches is right on the money.

From what I read on Alamy forum, they suggest batches from 10 to 20/25 images to minimise QC fails. I usually submit 8/10/12 cause my production is very small. I find the QC process of Alamy pretty easy to pass once you follow the few rules.

lagereek

« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2008, 13:40 »
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Youre more then welcome Lisa! we can keep an eye on you there. Glad you got accepted and RT is really happy!!  Right now hes looking for an oil-refinery for you.

all the best  Christian

RacePhoto

« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2008, 02:10 »
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I got overly ambitious with my first batch and sent 118.  It failed QC.

My second batch of only 25 passed though...
 

Wow that was fast on both accounts.

Let me guess, "sharpness" as in they thought something was soft or out of focus? Just wondering.

vonkara

« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2008, 20:59 »
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I'm pretty curious on how you do things. You all shoot RAW images and then convert them to TIFF and to jpg. But do there's a way to upsize a JPG isolated shot of 4mb and achieve the 48mb limit???

« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2008, 21:17 »
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I'm pretty curious on how you do things. You all shoot RAW images and then convert them to TIFF and to jpg. But do there's a way to upsize a JPG isolated shot of 4mb and achieve the 48mb limit???
they mean the uncompressed file size should be at least  48mb. your 4mb file size its compressed  jpg's file size. so if you open it in photoshop and go to image size menu on the top of the dialog box you will see the uncompressed file size, which  should be higher then 4mb.I usually up size my   8mp files  about 45%  to achieve the required  file size.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2008, 21:19 by stokfoto »

vonkara

« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2008, 21:45 »
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Hey thanks! Now it make sense

DanP68

« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2008, 06:39 »
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Glad to see many of you are already in Alamy, or headed in.  I have had an empty account there for about a year, and I am finally getting around to doing something with it.  I believe I will start with editorial sports, and then start testing concepts once I've passed the initial QC and gotten a few batches online.

Racephoto, are you doing RM or RF for your editorial sports?  And could you lend some advice to me on keywording editorial sports properly for macro?

Much obliged!
Dan



RacePhoto

« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2008, 01:28 »
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Glad to see many of you are already in Alamy, or headed in.  I have had an empty account there for about a year, and I am finally getting around to doing something with it.  I believe I will start with editorial sports, and then start testing concepts once I've passed the initial QC and gotten a few batches online.

Racephoto, are you doing RM or RF for your editorial sports?  And could you lend some advice to me on keywording editorial sports properly for macro?

Much obliged!
Dan




Oops, just caught the message, you can PM me for more and I'll give you my email address and some links.

Bottom line, everything racing is Editorial.

Drivers right to his or her own image, car design, all logos, advertising signage, sponsors names, service marks, trademarks, sanctioning body rights, track or facility rights, if there are any workers or spectators, and probably more reasons, you can't sell copies of the photos you take, to anyone, anywhere. (except those uses that fall under editorial, educational, news Etc.)

I put in the racing series, event, the location, track name, drivers name, make/model/year/color of car. (or whatever vehicle sometimes cycles or go karts) Unlike micro, it's data intensive more than descriptive. Talk about keywording, I have files and stacks of printouts and have to wade through them for each event. Something to keep in mind while you are at the event, because it's much harder to find some things on the web. Over ten years worth of race results filling a filing cabinet and I don't really know why?  ;D

One years media guides and results will fill a legal size bankers box maybe a couple of them with the team guides, programs and promotional materials.

The usual, you'll need a request for credentials on a letterhead or at least have an accredited website or publication, faxing in a request, to get you into the hot areas beyond the catch fences. There's much more but that's the basic info. Most tracks and events, more and more because of liability and people who just try to score a free ticket, Freelance Photographers are refused access. Some points around the track are limited to media outlets that qualify, not all photographers get all access. Pits are limited the same way. Then victory lane is more restricted to the need to be there because it's small and crowded.

Photo meetings are usually at 7:30 am, even if the race is at Noon or later. If you don't attend you don't get the vest or tag for that day. There's talk that certified fire suits will be required in some areas for 2009 for some events, so that's tightening up. ALMS already required them for the pits during races, the IRL is very likely to do this according to a safety source. They had virtually no access during races because it's way to dangerous. I don't do NASCAR which means I don't have a clue about their standards or requirements, but I expect it's even more difficult to get media access because of the higher demand.

12 hour days are not unusual, three day weekends not uncommon, sometimes editing until Midnight (sometimes in a tent!  :D) up again at dawn. I can't be sitting inside editing during the day, if I'm going to be outside shooting. Some publications want photographers to write articles also, race changes and laps for passes, which is a good trick being in three places at once.

It's really something I enjoy. I love it and it's great fun.

« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2008, 16:50 »
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What I still don't understand about Alamy: are you allowed to upload microstock RF images to their RF category? I have a few images there already but those are completely different images and they are in the RM. But I would be happy to upload my RF images as well.

« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2008, 19:28 »
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Valaaami,

This has been discussed in many other threads already, such as these three:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?topic=6311.0
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?topic=5738.0
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?topic=5092.0

Many people do, many people don't and won't do. Alamy doesn't say you can not do it, I think it's up to you to do it or not.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2008, 20:48 »
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What I still don't understand about Alamy: are you allowed to upload microstock RF images to their RF category? I have a few images there already but those are completely different images and they are in the RM. But I would be happy to upload my RF images as well.

 You will be despised by all the original and most other Alamy contributors, if you do.. Up to you =)..


 

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