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Published in 'The Daily Telegraph', May 28th 2010

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 31 May 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

One of my very early coastal photos from a couple of years ago was published in the Daily Telegraph newspaper yesterday.

They licensed its use from stock agency Alamy where I have a few of my photos - this is the second time that this particular photo has been licensed by Alamy. Maybe I should register a few more with them!

Here's the original photo when I posted it here at Aminus3 in January 2008:

NIKON D700 1/30 second F/11.0 ISO 500 50 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Wow - congratulations Ian! Alamy is a great resource (compared to the likely lads of Getty, Corbis, etc.) - but it can be very difficult to have your work found these days due to their change of direction (of letting lower spec cameras contribute) as there are very over=subscribed. I guess your pics are Rights Managed? A good source of income - so I agree that you should upload a few more.

31 May 2010 8:32am

@Ian Smith: Hi Ian....yes, they are 'rights managed'.

I initially registered with Alamy when I was still only using my Fuji f31 compact camera (like the one you use of course!) as an experiment to see if unprocessed low iso photos from that camera might be good enough to get through Alamy's notoriously difficult acceptance process. I was a little surprised in some ways to have my first batch of F31 photos accepted as, at the time, they were only supposed to be accepting images from DSLR cameras or higher.

I then registered a couple of my D40 photos like the one pictured but the whole process of upscaling the photos, keywording and describing them and then waiting to see if they get accepted or not is extremely time consuming (and boring!).

I'll try a few more now I've seen that I can actually get some sales there. I'll probably start with the few colour photos that I've got - maybe the offshore windfarm series.

Céline from Paris, France

Excellent! congrats!

31 May 2010 9:36am

@Céline: Thanks very much Céline!

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Congratulations! And I dont wonder why, your pictures are excellent! A great source of inspiration!

31 May 2010 9:59am

@Sonia Nansid: Thanks very much Sonia!

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Congratulations ! I'm very happy for you !

31 May 2010 10:47am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Congratulations!!! Most deserved!!! wonder, considering the quality of your photos!!!!

31 May 2010 10:58am

@Japanalia: Thanks for that!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

another great deserved success Ian ! congratulations*

31 May 2010 12:12pm

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!

Mags from Paris, France

Congratulations and yes you should definitely register more :)

31 May 2010 12:47pm

@Mags: Thanks Mags!

adebond from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Many congratulations Ian. An amazing photo & it looks great spread across the top half of a broadsheet like that. I take it you still get credited in print even though they license the image from a third party & do you get notified when an image rights get sold & to whom?

31 May 2010 6:38pm

@adebond: Hi Ade!....No, unfortunately they only credit Alamy rather than the photographer and I stumbled upon this one by accident whilst reading the paper!

Alamy tell you general info on the type of license rather than the actual user so, for example, for this one you might get told that it was a national UK newspaper with a daily circulation of 700,000 but that's it.

Nick from Los Altos, California, United States


On a separate note, I really like the composition of this image here.

31 May 2010 6:48pm

@Nick: Thanks Nick!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations! Yes, I remember this image from time ago..... Absolutely breathtaking!
And, your new website looks fantastic!

31 May 2010 7:43pm

@Magda: Thanks Magda!.....I'm pleased you like the website too!

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

it should feel amazing to be recognized for your work...congrats from me well deserved...

31 May 2010 9:07pm

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran


31 May 2010 10:20pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

Congratulations - well deserved recognition!

1 Jun 2010 12:42am

Babzy from Besançon, France

the shot is awesome and it deserves to be published , congratulations :)

1 Jun 2010 6:29am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

not sure they got the colour as good as yours Ian...congratulations, thoroughly deserved...I am sure that mojo is fit to burst now?

1 Jun 2010 11:52am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy


1 Jun 2010 2:04pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

That's great to see - and lucky you happened to look through the paper that day!

2 Jun 2010 7:29pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada


3 Jun 2010 11:24am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Very well deserved!

10 Jun 2010 2:46am

1/30 second
ISO 500
50 mm (35mm equiv.)