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#21 Sultanpepa

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:18 PM

Here's another bit of general positivity. I just noticed that my gross income has passed the $50,000 mark. Given that photography is a part-time pursuit for me, I'm very happy about this. When I started submitting over seven years ago, I didn't think my images would do nearly as well as they have.

 

Thanks, Alamy.

Congratulations John. Good shooting. 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:42 PM

 

Here's another bit of general positivity. I just noticed that my gross income has passed the $50,000 mark. Given that photography is a part-time pursuit for me, I'm very happy about this. When I started submitting over seven years ago, I didn't think my images would do nearly as well as they have.

 

Thanks, Alamy.

Congratulations John. Good shooting. 

 

 

Thanks for the kind words, but it has been mostly good luck. My images managed to fill some existing gaps.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:37 PM

Nice $180 text book sale showed up today. After over a year and a half on Alamy, beginning to see which of my images are the money earners and which are just me taking images of things I want to take, not ones people actually want to buy.

 

Also, as to the saturated images of landmarks, I have sold the CN tower, and almost didn't bother. As Phillipe once mentioned, as long as your image shows up in the first few pages, it doesn't matter if there are 20,000 images behind you.

 

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:59 PM

OK. Awful first two weeks of April BUT (this is the positive bit) much better in the last few days.

I too had one of those $180 textbooks sales - a pic I took at this year's New year's day Parade in London, where I nearly froze, so that has made the trip worthwhile.

Two weeks ago I bumped into George Galloway in Westminster and got a couple of good portraits of him. I put one on twitter that evening and he saw and retweeted it. Yesterday two of the images sold, (one of which, a cut-out, I had only uploaded seven days before) to the same customer. The licence was "Marketing package - Small business". I suspect it was him or his party.

 

EJG0P1 and EKF3J7


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#25 Ed Rooney

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 02:01 PM

Hello fellow photographers.

 

I know that there is not always easy to make sales but lets for the change be positive. You had a good month? Or you made a high sale? Lets put in this topic all your good results.

 

New people should be encouraged. :) :)

 

Mirco

 

Hmm.  And why do you think I should share that detailed information, Micro? I come up with an idea for a subject; I go out at the best time to shoot it, capture the image . . . and then tell everyone here, my competition, what that subject is that sold?  Don't think so.  :huh:


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 02:48 PM

 

Hello fellow photographers.

 

I know that there is not always easy to make sales but lets for the change be positive. You had a good month? Or you made a high sale? Lets put in this topic all your good results.

 

New people should be encouraged. :) :)

 

Mirco

 

Hmm.  And why do you think I should share that detailed information, Micro? I come up with an idea for a subject; I go out at the best time to shoot it, capture the image . . . and then tell everyone here, my competition, what that subject is that sold?  Don't think so.  :huh:

 

 

Ed,

 

I didn't mean and don't mention we should share the images we sold. It is just about some small numbers to not forget also the archievements besides the slower periods :). No need to add any images, secrets or whatever.......  You have a anyway a great portfolio Ed, you dont need to be afraid for "steelers". 

 

Mirco


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#27 christian58

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 03:39 PM

I have a PPL, ( private pilot license).  flying on a commission in the North sea, shooting one giant oil-rig, possibly the biggest in the world. All of a sudden there are these giant whales surfacing beneath us, incredible sights!

I asked my pal to take over and started to shoot like mad. I am far from a wildlife photographer but of all the pics I took in the panic, at least I got a dozen sharp ones, one classic with the giant tale-fin splashing down in the water. 

This happend in February and it was freezing cold and I mean freezing.

The experience alone, well I never forget it!


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#28 Michael Ventura

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

I have a PPL, ( private pilot license).  flying on a commission in the North sea, shooting one giant oil-rig, possibly the biggest in the world. All of a sudden there are these giant whales surfacing beneath us, incredible sights!
I asked my pal to take over and started to shoot like mad. I am far from a wildlife photographer but of all the pics I took in the panic, at least I got a dozen sharp ones, one classic with the giant tale-fin splashing down in the water. 
This happend in February and it was freezing cold and I mean freezing.
The experience alone, well I never forget it!


Christian, if you can post one, it would be fun to see!
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#29 Betty LaRue

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 04:51 PM

Received a nice calendar sale today for $150, gross.


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#30 Sultanpepa

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 04:57 PM

First time I've had three sales come through on the same day. Heading in the right direction at last. :)


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 04:57 PM

Bravo Betty. I hope it was just for one month and that you still get the other eleven.

 

Nice to see that we are using this thread :).

 

Mirco


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#32 Rolf Adlercreutz

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 11:10 AM

I have recently seen some sales at even numbers in usd, like 100 or 90 usd which probably have been sold by Alamys us office. I like that, but I also had one sale for 15 usd. I don't like that number but it was refunded the very next day! Great.
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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:39 AM

Just found a front cover of a magazine show up in my 'Summary of Items Sold' for $550. 


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 12:07 PM

Just found a front cover of a magazine show up in my 'Summary of Items Sold' for $550. 

Excellent! 


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 03:40 PM

Just had another $180 text book sale. This of an image from my early Alamy days that now I probably wouldn't have uploaded. Dark and of a subject that is saturated, so ya just don't know.

 

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:05 AM

Glad to see the good news posts!

 

:) 


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:05 AM

Just had a sale for $1174 pop up in net revenue!!!

 

I've taken a screen saver shot of the page as i'm sure it will be refunded tomorrow.

 

Fingers crossed that it won't!

 

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:29 AM

John,

 

I remind you your given sentences on other thread. See underlined :)

 

"1091, so a 27% increase in images over the year but an 87% increase in sales.

 

I'll probably sell less this year now saying that!

 

John."


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:31 AM

Ssh!

Don't jinx it.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:36 AM

John,

 

I remind you your given sentences on other thread. See underlined :)

 

"1091, so a 27% increase in images over the year but an 87% increase in sales.

 

I'll probably sell less this year now saying that!

 

John."

 

True Mirco!

 

If the sale goes ahead it will almost equal the value of all my 30 sales so far this year!  :)

 

Ssh!

Don't jinx it.

 

I've got my fingers, toes and eyes crossed just in case!

 

John.


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