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Is it normal business practice for a contest site to solicit submissions and then, later, ask for a fee?

Legit contests which have entry fees have those fees because they get too many entries. Sure, they may offset some expenses, but basically the payment exists to make people think twice about entering. ...
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Can I use my work photos on my personal website?

You added probably the most important piece of information in a comment. You are in the UK. The UK government has a website about this: https://www.gov.uk/intellectual-property-an-overview It quite ...
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Can I use my work photos on my personal website?

Simply put, NO; it is not OK for you to use the images. You own no rights to the images/videos you create as an employee; the employer owns them. And there is nothing in your contract about it because ...
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Is it normal business practice for a contest site to solicit submissions and then, later, ask for a fee?

It's a scam. They're trying to get you to pay them money for giving your images to them. Not only are they trying to bilk you out of some cash, the mere act of sending them your image(s), and ...
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Is it normal business practice for a contest site to solicit submissions and then, later, ask for a fee?

Is this normal business conduct and am I safe to consider participation? I'm sorry, but why do you want to win this "competition"? You received an unsolicited message, asking you to upload one of ...
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Can I use my work photos on my personal website?

They're owned by your employer, so not without their explicit permission.
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Move uploaded photos from library to profile in 500px

in manage page, there is a menu in the left side of the webpage. You can see 3 items: All Photos Public MarketPlace When you are in All Photos, you can see the private uploaded photos which are in ...
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Zoom out a picture on a social media website

As it stands (08:00 BST) the question is a bit too specific, but there is a photographic publication question hidden in there, so I'll answer that. Many publishers (including websites) have a ...
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Newspaper tweeting pictures with 1px black line

This seems to be related to an aberration added due an “optimization” process occurred while the jpg file was uploaded to the CDN (content delivery network) in this case “https://pbs.twimg.com/media/...
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Adobe Lightroom 4.4.1 publishing to flickr

It's a Flickr API problem that crops up periodically. There's nothing you can do except wait for Yahoo (owner of Flickr) to fix the issue. It seems the fix usually only takes a few hours to a few days....
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What is considered as "unpublished" on usual photo contest rules?

You will most probably find some explanation to that in their terms for the competition, as it is a matter of interpretation. For example, the ...
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How to designate a photo as non-fiction

While there are clear conventions and expectations of photography conducted as "journalism" and as "art", personal/amateur/hobby photography is much more amorphous and hard to pin ...
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Is replacing images on Flickr (via Lightroom) possible in 2021? If so how long does it take?

TL;DR It works and is virtually immediate. Tested with the "jf Flickr" Lightroom plugin, the official one should work too. The "Mark to republish" feature doesn't republish images ...
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Is replacing images on Flickr (via Lightroom) possible in 2021? If so how long does it take?

No idea about this process really, but I just googled it. Adobe's online help says... Upload to Flickr Photos waiting to be published appear in one of two queues: New Photos To Publish or Modified ...
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What are my model rights about paid photos?

Just because you've paid doesn't mean some automatic rules come into force. As mentioned in the comments above, it depends on the specific agreement between you and the photographer. So, what did you ...
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Canon auto ftp upload

Are there any Canon or Nikon camera models other than the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that can upload to ftp automatically after a photo is taken? We are trying to build a custom workflow. Currently we are ...
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Am I legally allowed to publish my own photos of commercial products on my website and social media?

I am not a lawyer and any advice or opinions I give are my own. You should neither act nor refrain from acting on any information provided by myself or others. Indian law is largely based on British ...
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