March 29, 2007 10:45am CST
Well then, I'm apparently the only person who's currently admitted to submitting photos to Alamy. For those who stumble upon this, Alamy is a stock photo organization. You submit 10 images on CD/DVD to apply, if they like what they see, you get approved and can submit more images on CD/DVD. They only review a few images per batch after you're approved. The images go into their stock library, from which a client can purchase the rights to use the image. I only have my initial submission available at present, but have a number of submissions awaiting quality control. If anyone is interested in stock photography, I highly recommend Alamy. It's a great site, and you can certainly see a great return on your photography.
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• United States
31 May 07
I actually belong to Alamy although I need to get on submitting more images. I got my first 10 QC'd and approved the first time around but then I made the mistake of sending a CD with 47 images but about 5 of them were shot with cheap consumer film that I scanned. Thus, all 47 images were denied because of the few reason being "too much noise". Well, then I was broke and now I am just slacking. I did, however buy a DSLR so as not to have to scan so much dang film. GOOD LUCK! Hope you get some buyers and thanks for reminding me to get back to work!
• United States
31 Jul 07
Well, an update since my first posting: I submitted a dvd with a number of images shot at the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships in Ontario. Those were the shots awaiting QC. All passed! Since then, I waited until my upload was enabled, and have recently just submitted another 60 or so images. I'm hoping to have my entire stock collection up by the end of the year (~5000 images). For now, just taking my time and making sure I don't submit something that's going to get my entire batch failed out of QC. The new 'zero tolerance' policy will scrap an entire QC stream for just a single bad image. Essentially, if you had 6 batches of images waiting for QC, and just one failed, the entire 6 batches fail.. even if it was just one image out of 10,000. Bummer. How have you been doing with them since your post?