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« on: April 24, 2010, 11:02 »
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for news hounds with the latest scoop photo, you can now bypass regular alamy qc and get it quicker to buyers. it will also accept min 5 mb (uncompresses) images. how does this translate into mp?

http://www.alamy.com/Blog/contributor/archive/2010/04/23/4812.aspx


« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 14:30 »
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roughly 2MPix

ap

« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 15:00 »
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roughly 2MPix

 :o from 18 to 2 mp, wow! i guess i can use my camera phone then.

thanx.

« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 20:41 »
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It's probably more like a preview to be seen by prospective buyers. 

Citizen image had a similar service, you would send images to an email they would check on cell phone and would offer to buyers.  At least this is what I understood.

« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010, 01:15 »
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I had a 2mp file printed in a paper at quite a large size and it looked OK.  They could get a few million great images that other sites would reject because they are too small.

« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010, 13:21 »
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Given what sells in micro for me (mostly XS,S,M), and what I've sold in macro (mostly 1/4th page), 2MPix would suffice for most applications.  Even a bookcover, if the original image is good, would print well.

But then here, in this case, it's not general editorial images, right?  It's photojournalism.  Sports events fit in this, I guess, but not a school basketball tournament.

Dook

« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010, 13:25 »
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Every newsworthy picture is photojournalism. The school basketball tournament is newsworthy for a local newspaper.
There are some smarter people than me :
http://www.mediacollege.com/journalism/news/newsworthy.html

« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010, 13:46 »
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Dook, I don't think Alamy is aiming the local newspaper, but things that can interest worldwide buyers. You know, Tiger Woods playing golf, not your neighbour. :)

Dook

« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010, 14:07 »
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I think you are right, but it is worth to try  with uploading a few local pictures if you have some on your hard disc, or if you shoot local news.

« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010, 14:10 »
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for news hounds with the latest scoop photo, you can now bypass regular alamy qc and get it quicker to buyers. it will also accept min 5 mb (uncompresses) images. how does this translate into mp?

http://www.alamy.com/Blog/contributor/archive/2010/04/23/4812.aspx


Thank you so much for reporting this here!
Being in Manhattan/Long Island, NY area, I'm often photographing news events and contribute a bit to Alamy. Last night I took photos of astronaut Fred Haise and former Grumman President Joe Gavin at dinner for 40th anniversary of Apollo 13 mission, and was all excited I could submit them this way, but the application process doesn't seem to be in place quite yet.

« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2010, 14:29 »
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Great development . It levels the playing field for all those film premiers which need to be seen by picture desks ASAP. Unless you are a macro agency or are savvy about how to supply news pictures directly yourself, then this is great.

I also like to historical pictures / archival pics from 5mp upwards. It open's up a new channel for those older pics lurking scanned into a hard drive.

Oldhand

RacePhoto

« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 15:44 »
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Thank you so much for reporting this here!
Being in Manhattan/Long Island, NY area, I'm often photographing news events and contribute a bit to Alamy. Last night I took photos of astronaut Fred Haise and former Grumman President Joe Gavin at dinner for 40th anniversary of Apollo 13 mission, and was all excited I could submit them this way, but the application process doesn't seem to be in place quite yet.

Go to: "My Alamy"

(look down the page a little on the right)

"Additional revenue opportunities"

"Apply to join the Reportage/Archival upload route"

You need to apply and be accepted to get access to the upload path for News. It's not automatic.

« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 20:44 »
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You need to apply and be accepted to get access to the upload path for News. It's not automatic.

They ask for a website, and I don't have anything newsworthy at mine. I guess I have to upload some, I have several sports events photos - the latest was the Red Bull Air Race last weekend.

ap

« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2010, 20:59 »
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They ask for a website, and I don't have anything newsworthy at mine. I guess I have to upload some, I have several sports events photos - the latest was the Red Bull Air Race last weekend.

let us know how it goes!

« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 04:58 »
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You need to apply and be accepted to get access to the upload path for News. It's not automatic.

They ask for a website, and I don't have anything newsworthy at mine. I guess I have to upload some, I have several sports events photos - the latest was the Red Bull Air Race last weekend.

I've never had a website, just sent in news pics by FTP / Email for 10 years. I am not sure why a website would be a prerequisite for supplying news material. I'd investigate further as my guess is that they are just they are interested in what type of news pics you can supply.

They still make wads of money from red carpet arrivals for anyone living near civilisation, unlike me who has the odd stray sheep. Bizarrly though, the Queen is heading over my direction for a visit, come to see the commoner's and check on her estates. I'll keep my camera handy, if I can avoid the crowds and press with Royal rota passes.

Oldhand

« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2010, 05:37 »
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I think I tried last week without a website address and the form didn't accept it.

« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2010, 06:42 »
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I think I tried last week without a website address and the form didn't accept it.

That's the problem with forms, no intelligence!

I will have the same problem as you, so a quick email to their support could be an idea. Hello, lots of newsworthy things happen near me, my portolio is full of great stock, however I am a technophobe with websites I have to run by myself. What should I do with me wonder newsworthy images as your editors will love them. Lot's of love etc.

Oldhand

« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2010, 10:08 »
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I used my alamy portfolio link as a website :)

Cannot tell whether this works or not, no reply from them

Modified. Posting here was sufficient to get instant rejection. Do not use my approach :)
« Last Edit: May 11, 2010, 10:55 by UncleGene »

« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2010, 11:35 »
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They ask for a website, and I don't have anything newsworthy at mine. I guess I have to upload some, I have several sports events photos - the latest was the Red Bull Air Race last weekend.

Though I shoot newsworthy events regularly, I didn't have any of those pictures in my online porfolio until recently. So I added a "reportage" gallery with carefully selected images and sent my submission form around the end of April.

Just received my approval email one hour ago  8)

The new upload for reportage/archival is a Flash application, but I still haven't tried it.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2010, 11:39 by ErickN »

« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2010, 15:57 »
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Congrats, ErickN.  I have several sports images - surfing, marathon, the panamerican games, the air race - and a couple of other events - New Year's fireworks, Christmas parades, even a protest in Riga.  I'll select some and put them on my website too.

ap

« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2010, 16:56 »
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anyone has a problem with filling in info for both 'your website' and brief statement? they keep rejecting both with red asterisks.  ???


 

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