How to sell Live News images on Alamy
- 1 Why Alamy is the best place to sell your Live News images
- 2 What images can I send to Alamy Live News?
- 3 Captions, headlines and dates for Live News images
- 4 How do I upload to the Alamy Live News Feed?
- 5 Quality Control for Live News
- 6 The legal guidelines for Live News images
- 7 When and how do I get paid for selling Live News images
What images can I send to Alamy Live News?
If you want to sell news photos you need to recognise what makes a good news, sport or entertainment picture: it should stop us in our tracks when flicking through our newspaper, but it is difficult to define. A news image could be a shot of a momentous event, an arresting image of a politician at an otherwise boring press conference, a celebrity in a marathon or of a beautiful sunrise. You will know it when you take it. The images all need to be of the moment and submitted to us within minutes of the event taking place.
Pick up a newspaper or switch on the news to see what news photography is all about. It’s not just scandal and disaster.
- JPEG images uploaded as soon as possible
Images older than 24 hours will be rejected (except in exceptional circumstances).
- IPTC headline, caption and date added before you upload
You need to add these in the correct IPTC metadata fields of the images before you upload.
- A true representation of what you saw
Nothing should be added, removed or altered (e.g. the image should not be lightened/darkened in a way that changes sunny clouds into thunderous clouds).
- Images of the highest quality possible
We understand that there are some occasions where they won’t be technically perfect.
For more information you should check out our Live News Policies.