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Dan

« on: December 05, 2012, 07:48 »
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     It  took  me  5  tries  but  i've  been  accepted.  Won,t  be  ale  to  uploade  anything  till  next  week  (several  doctors  appointment  and  other  urgent  matters.
     Anything  specific  that  i  need  to  know?  Like  what  type  of  pics  would  be  best  for  my  1st  submission.  Any  help  at  all  will  be  appreciated.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2012, 08:27 by Dan »


« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 07:52 »
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Upload anything you want.  I find it impossible to get a rejection.

« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 07:53 »
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hey Dan, well done on getting accepted at Alamy.

Tip No.1

When you upload a batch at Alamy try and make sure the images are all fit to pass Quality Control. This is important because if one image fails then Alamy fails the entire batch and you have to wait 28 days minimum before you can submit again.

I'm sure other MSG members will have other tips for you too.

In the meantime, good luck with your Alamy journey....

« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 07:57 »
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I may be wrong but as far as I know their review process is automatic, done by software, not by humans.. so as long as you meet the technical requirements, you are bound to get accepted..

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 08:05 »
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I may be wrong but as far as I know their review process is automatic, done by software, not by humans.. so as long as you meet the technical requirements, you are bound to get accepted..
No, it's done by humans, but I think after you've been submitting for a while a sample only of your images is manually checked.

« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 08:09 »
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Bravo !  And good luck in future.
No problem for pics, I wish You all the best at doctors.
 :)

Enjoy.


Dan

« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 08:44 »
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     Thanks  everybody  for  the  help.  Have  a  few  ready  to  upload  on  Monday.  May  be  able  to  get  a  few  more  while  i'm  busy  this  weekend.
     I  have  a  few  of  a  house  being  demolished  that  i  want  to  upload  as  editorial  (1  of  my  4  test  images  was  from  this  set.  Also  part  of  my  test  set  was  one  of  mailboxes.                 I  have  a  few  new  ones  here  including  one  decorated  for  christmas.
  Also  some   of  horses  on  a  farm.
  Am  i  on  the  right  track  here  and  would  these  be  okay?
  Also  hoping to  get  one  of  haybales  around  a  pond.
    Some  more  from  the  golf  course  (carts  /  with  and  without  people.)
     May  be  able  to  come  up  with  a  few  more.  Time  is  very  resticted  so  some  may  have  to  wait  untill   next  week.

Poncke

« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 08:58 »
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Dan, get your around the Alamy rules of RF and RM because its a pain in the hole to figure that out and to follow Alamy rules.

Also prepare yourself from loads of abuse on the forum from the trad togs who despise anything micro

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 09:27 »
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Some of the more obvious RF/RM rules:
If you have a file anywhere else as RF, you can't have it RM on Alamy.
However:
If you need a PR or MR (and haven't got one), it can't go RF on Alamy, so if you have an editorial file elsewhere as RF it can't go on Alamy.
i,e, there is no current RF editorial at Alamy (though there is current debate about a micro agency being so mirrored - forget it, that doesn't apply to personal uploads.)
Anything that needs a PR or MR must be RM at Alamy.
Anything which is a hint of a person must be declared as a person and you need an MR. Even just pixels in the background. But IIRC not a photo of a person (which might require a PR, but say you had taken a photo of someone and used that in another image, e.g. a framed photo on a wall, that wouldn't require an MR).

Unless things have changed, your submission photos will go straight into the collection, so if you haven't already done so, you can look forward to sampling the delights of the 'Manage Your Images' procedure. Bear in mind that Alamy's weird search engine can pick out words from any of: Caption, keywords, location, your name. So for example, if you used 'Dan' as part of your name, and had a photo of a house keyworded 'house', your image would get searched on for a hypothetical person called 'Dan House'. I had a location in a Mulberry Street searched on for Mulberry. Famously, I had the Head Office of a political party searched on for Office Party.
You have to be careful about writing your captions, as a random word from your caption can be taken out of context and searched on. I must find time to review my earlier captions with that in mind, as I didn't think of that at the time.
I'm certain this must annoy the h*ck out of searchers, but it's worse: if you get searched but not zoomed, it can affect your Alamy Rank, which is their default search.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2012, 16:24 by ShadySue »

aspp

« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 13:22 »
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Upload anything you want.  I find it impossible to get a rejection.

If you upload stuff which is unlikely to sell you reduce your chances of selling your good stuff. Alamy is worth sending your best stuff too. Good useful compositions, strong themes and the best of the shots. Nobody wants to waste their time browsing through poorly edited content.

« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 13:27 »
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Upload anything you want.  I find it impossible to get a rejection.

If you upload stuff which is unlikely to sell you reduce your chances of selling your good stuff. Alamy is worth sending your best stuff too. Good useful compositions, strong themes and the best of the shots. Nobody wants to waste their time browsing through poorly edited content.
I disagree.  Alamy sometimes sell images the other sites would often reject.  As you can put all your best images in a separate collection under a pseudonym, there's no reason for the lower quality images to hurt search placement of your best stuff.  And who knows what a buyer wants?  I'd rather let them decide than try and guess.

LSD72

  • My Bologna has a first name...
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 13:32 »
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At one time a had a few Pseudos but I just cut it back to 2. 1 for RM and 1 for RF. I have an idea which might bring me up to 3 but waiting to see if I really want to do that.

Tip... Shoot, Shoot, Shoot... if your doing RM. Go somewhere... take a camera and shoot. Even if it is to a Store or going to get gas (Petrol).

« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 13:39 »
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At one time a had a few Pseudos but I just cut it back to 2. 1 for RM and 1 for RF. I have an idea which might bring me up to 3 but waiting to see if I really want to do that.

Tip... Shoot, Shoot, Shoot... if your doing RM. Go somewhere... take a camera and shoot. Even if it is to a Store or going to get gas (Petrol).

sorry but you cannot shoot at a gas station ;D

tab62

« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 13:45 »
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The first few batches play it safe and submit only pics that will fly- don't gamble until you establish a good record than take chances later on...

Dan

« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2012, 16:19 »
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     tab62  sounds  like  good  advice  -  thanks.
     Thnks  to  everybody  else  also.  Looks  like  i  got  my  work  cut  out  for  me.

Dan

« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2012, 07:44 »
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     Taking  tab62  advice  i  have  2  (out  of  a  dozen  that  i  think  could  be  summited.)  Nothing  wrong  with  the  other   10  but  2  that  really  stands  out.

Dan

« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2012, 05:41 »
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     I  took  tab62  advice   and  played  it  safe  with  my  first  submission  after  approval.  1  pic    uploaded  and  1  approved.   Next  sumission  will  be  more  than  one  but  still small  enough  to  play  safe.


 

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