Big landmark moments

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A big moment that I have been building towards for years. No doubt unspectacular compared to others but very pleasing for me.

Unfortunately, Alamy have recently announce a commission decrease for contributors from 50% to 40% for direct sales. This is an instant 20% cut in revenue. So, my future uploading to Alamy is unclear. Actually, the future of stock seems very unclear now.


Always a little thrill…

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 11.14.21….to be lazing around the house not doing much, then have a casual look at the internet for nothing better to do and….find one of your pictures being used on the home page of the BBC news site!

Not the one of Mrs May and, actually, a sad story. Mine is the one of Temple Meads station in Bristol used to illustrate a story about a woman being killed on the train between Bath and Keynsham – the police think by her leaning out of the window and being hit. The same picture ( above) is used larger size with the story itself,

Obviously, this wasn’t the train and I wasn’t in Bristol yesterday. This is another example of a stock image being used to illustrate a news story and shows what stock photography is about. That same image could be used in lots of other ways related to transport, architecture, history and travel.

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Black poplar tree

Found this Alamy sale reported today and then using Google Image search tracked it down to the Telegraph. The black polar is a native tree but now fairly rare. This one is in Suffolk and has been quite a good seller for me. I had better not say exactly where it is! Screen Shot 2018-11-28 at 13.05.11


Country: United Kingdom
Usage: Editorial
Media: Newspaper – national
Print run: up to 750,000
Placement: Inside and online
Image Size: 1/4 page
Start: 28 November 2018
End: 29 November 2018
Any placement in paper and online. One use in a single editorial or advertorial article used within print and /or web versions, with re-use of the article in other titles or web versions within the same newspaper group. Digital use includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article.