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#442463 Fancy asking the CEO of a huge photo library a direct question? Here's your c...

Posted by Alamy on 12 June 2013 - 03:21 PM

Hi Everyone,

I hope I'm posting in the correct section! My name is James Allsworth and I am a Content Executive at Alamy - one of the worlds largest online photo libraries.

We are looking to interact more with existing and potential NEW (eg you!) photographers and we'd like to give you a chance to ask our big boss a question, it can be on any subject to do within the business of selling imagery. Next week, we will be recording a video to answer as many of the questions put to us as we can and hopefully this could become a regular feature if it proves popular.

To submit a question, just visit the link to the blog post via the link in the "for sellers" area of our homepage, or tweet @alamycontent with the hashtag #askjames. Questions must be submitted by Monday 17th June!

Many thanks for your time!

James Allsworth
Content Executive and Social Media Manager

#8472 Does anyone use filters anymore?

Posted by bsdunek on 03 November 2011 - 07:09 PM

The one effect that HAS to be done with a filter is polarizing. You can't do that in Photoshop. A polarizer would be the first filter I try.

#596 How to capture movement?

Posted by pinkribbon on 30 December 2006 - 05:52 PM

This is probably pretty basic information, but I'm interested in hearing y'all's thoughts.

Last summer, we took our kids to the zoo, and they were entranced by the carousel there.
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But the image I saw in my head was the children in blue overalls standing still and the carousel in-motion... only I couldn't get that image for love or money!

I realize now that a tripod would've helped a great deal, but what settings do I need to use to capture movement as a blur while still keeping the children in blue in-focus?

Thanks in advance! :)

#528948 Ok, It's Really Getting Freaky

Posted by Tony B on 27 September 2015 - 10:01 AM

Thank you for responding Admin. As a matter of fact a few of the regular members do report images that are inappropriate. I think the frustration comes from the amount of time it takes for these images to be removed. We had the pee pee photos up for an extended time. We will continue to report and we will continue to contribute to this site. It is a fantastic opportunity for artist to have the world view their images.

#528931 Ok, It's Really Getting Freaky

Posted by Tony B on 11 September 2015 - 11:13 AM

Have you noticed lately that the quality of photos have changed? I think I see a difference with more people advertising and penis photos. At the top of this forum post I see an advertisement for Uncle Ben's Rice, I wonder if that is Uncle Ben's wiener I am seeing in the "Latest Photos".

#528926 New And Dropping By To Say G'day

Posted by Sweetpeas PhotoGallery on 21 July 2015 - 06:44 PM

Hi there, I am new here my name is actually Sweetpea (legal name), therefore all of my photography has SweetpeasPhotography on it as my signature mark. I live in Ohio USA. 


I enjoy photography so much that I practically have my camera attached to my hip everywhere I go :)


I am not a professional, but I do have a love for photography. No matter what troubles come my way, photography is my safe place. It is something that gets me through anything, I can shut the whole world out when I am so involved with my photography. I find healing in doing what I love.


It gives me peace and happiness when I get lost in doing what I love doing the most. Photography is my number one hobby. I also like to sing, write songs & poetry. I have a great love for animals and nature. In my spare time I also like to sketch, paint, do crafts, write short christian stories, sculpture, and sewing.


I love tyo share my photography with other photographers mainly because I truly respect and appreciate good advice, tips and positive critique from others who also enjoy photography. So please if you have any positive critique on my images than I would love for you to share it with me.


 I look forward to meeting and making some new friends on here.


Have a great day and God Bless.

#528877 Dark Thoughts

Posted by rsmithdigital on 20 February 2015 - 06:37 PM

Very nice piece.

#528868 The Most Expensive Photograph

Posted by Pierre on 29 January 2015 - 11:04 AM

Hi Tony,


Even if it's still a catchy picture, it's true that this is a lot of money for it !

I wonder how other images that meant a lot more to the history of photography (first picture, documentary picture...) could not compete with it !

All the best,


Pierre - Paris Photographer

#528858 New To This Blog...

Posted by Kelly Normandeau on 18 December 2014 - 06:17 AM

I'd like say "Hi" to all and look forward in browsing other members captures.
I'm a freelance photographer... I enjoy feedback and am always a willing learner of those who've mastered areas in which I lack... Look forward in learning.

Cheers :)

#528841 Dark Thoughts

Posted by Tony B on 18 September 2014 - 11:23 PM

Excellent, I just found out everything that kills me makes me feel alive

#528802 Dark Thoughts

Posted by carol227 on 05 July 2014 - 01:37 PM

My own self composition displaying my deep reflection of thoughts and feelings...



#528765 Hi From Sunny Florida

Posted by Nevin San Jose on 03 March 2014 - 10:45 AM

hi :)

#528761 A Study In Light

Posted by Tony B on 22 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

In order to become a good photographer one must study light and how it reacts in certain situations. With the proper light you can make the most ordinary image an extraordinary one.


My studies took me to the early renaissance period painters, viewing the masters such as Raphael, Botticille and of course Leonardo, their creative use of light is very effective, rendering such depth and detail.


As a result, I never shoot at noon, either, early morning or late afternoon, that is when the light is most effective on your subject. I find that the winter months present a more dramatic image because of how low the sun lays on the horizon.


Some subjects I will shoot, twice a day, one in the morning and in the late afternoon, you would be surprised the different the morning or afternoon makes on your image.


#528756 Hi From Sunny Florida

Posted by Tony B on 01 February 2014 - 01:28 PM


Glad to have you on the site, everyone has gone to sleep for the moment, we will be with you shortly ~

#528753 Hi From Sunny Florida

Posted by Carola on 20 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

I just wanted to say hi to the many wonderful members and photographers on here.  I'm strickly a amatuer weekend photographer. I enjoy taking nature and wildlife photos and dable in nudes. Mostly my own nudes and self taken.  Hope you enjoy my future posts and would love to hear your comments, good or bad...  Have a great day...  C 

#528741 Does anyone use filters anymore?

Posted by Tony B on 25 December 2013 - 12:17 PM

I agree with Bsdunrk, I just recently repurchased a polarizer and I forgot what a difference it does make. My first time back using one is on my post “Reflection”, the color saturation in this $25 piece is well worth the small investment.

#4432 Selling your photos to make money

Posted by mimime on 24 December 2010 - 08:37 AM

I don't. I do have a Web site where I display some of my best work and if people write to me to use them, I charge them for it.

But basically, I have my own photography service, and I take pictures of events and people. That's how I make money out of this hobby :)

#17594 picture frames

Posted by Dave on 27 November 2012 - 02:06 AM

I have started a picture framing business and need to take pictures of work I have already completed to upload onto a brochure.I tried using a basic 8.2 meg Kodak but had problems with glare and reflections as I had expected. I took the pictures in a small room with bright lights facing the back of the room and did not use the flash. The shots I got were not of the quality I wanted.

I am thinking I may go to a local professional to take my first batch of pictures and maybe buy the equipment I will need to do it myself after I get established.

Considering I will need the digital image and not just prints, how much do you feel is an appropriate cost to be charged per picture? Also, if I try to do it myself, what equipment would be best and how should I set it up?

#12361 Tony B here...

Posted by Tony B on 15 September 2012 - 10:35 PM

Hello everyone, I have been a member here for the past year, I have been away for some time and just came back. I guess one of the reasons I did leave was the inactivity of this site. I see that there are not a lot of reviews for posted photos, any reason why?
I would love to hear your feedback and perhaps give this site a new level of interest. I think this cyber artisit community is a valuable learning too. :cool:

#11409 Im new and here`s some pics

Posted by Geo1062 on 22 June 2012 - 04:31 AM

most look a bit over exposed, what were your settings when they were taken, the Blue Rose awesome !