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#21 John Richmond

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Posted A week ago

I just had my third sale from pics of the same mushroom - one was a book cover. And I got to eat the subject matter (and claim it as a taxable expense)

Magic!


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#22 Betty LaRue

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Posted A week ago

A poor shot (I thought) that I very nearly didn't submit - it sold for $423.08 for a book front cover.  It's the only time it's sold and I've never been able to track down the book.
 
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Edit - I have no idea why the text has turned blue.!

I have one of those. The image was severely underexposed (backlit) and when I corrected it, the colors weren't good, (autumn) but it was of a place I spent the day driving to and was desperate to save it. I did selective noise reduction, uploaded it, but then came close to deleting it.
It sold for a decent price. I was not only surprised, but shocked. To this day I'm not proud of it, but stay, it does.
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#23 chris24

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australian-census-form-for-9th-august-20Bored with this census form last year decided to photograph it. Sold it last week.  Hit a big chunk of concrete on the road last night so I'm going to photograph the smashed tyre.


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#24 Thyrsis

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Posted A week ago

Sold this yesterday..........
For PU...........
After a zoom..........

that was unexpected!



Now, I have to agree, THAT's unexpected :D
A PU after it's been zoomed .... that is ;) (zoomed images are only reported by registered customers b.t.w.).

Cheers,
Philippe
Our last sale was a PU that had been recently zoomed....

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#25 arterra

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Posted A week ago

 

 

Sold this yesterday..........
For PU...........
After a zoom..........

that was unexpected!

 


Now, I have to agree, THAT's unexpected :D
A PU after it's been zoomed .... that is ;) (zoomed images are only reported by registered customers b.t.w.).

Cheers,
Philippe
Our last sale was a PU that had been recently zoomed....

 

 

Just curious, but what was the subject? 

 

PS: personal use is meant for non-professional use by non-professional buyers who don't have to register. You only see the zooms of registered professional buyers. So, when you notice a PU sale got zoomed as well ......... that's rather fishy  :ph34r:

 

Cheers,

Philippe


Edited by arterra, A week ago.

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#26 Webby

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Posted A week ago

My email to memberservices is already in! Zoomed and invoiced on the same day. The only zoom of the search term. Not a pretty picture. Too many coincidences.
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#27 MariaJ

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Posted A week ago

I hadn't realized that PU buyers didn't have to register with alamy.  I'll have to take a look at my PU sales now.

 

Maria


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#28 funkyworm

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Posted A week ago

I am sometimes surprised by usages I hadn;t anticipated. A while back I was watching a comedy show on TV when I saw one of my backgrounds behind the stand up comedian whilst he was talking about ebola. I made the design to put on duvet covers on POD's. Similarely some of my best sellers on POD's are images I made with text books in mind. 


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#29 vpics

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Posted A week ago

I am sometimes surprised by usages I hadn;t anticipated. A while back I was watching a comedy show on TV when I saw one of my backgrounds behind the stand up comedian whilst he was talking about ebola. I made the design to put on duvet covers on POD's. Similarely some of my best sellers on POD's are images I made with text books in mind.


Suitable for isolation wards. ;-)
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#30 Joe

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Posted A week ago

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Sold back in 2008 for $693: Textbook front cover. A drive by shot of a roadside shrine in The Azores in 2007.


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#31 Steve UK

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Posted A week ago

I recall David Kilpatrick advising that you should shoot whatever you buy, something that I normally forget to do until the item is well used and covered in decomposing human tissue, resulting in ages spent cleaning up the image. (Come back David, you are sorely missed).
As for surprising sales, my best one off $ photos generally surprise me. They are rarely those that I personally rate, and I find myself thinking "Why did somebody pay that amount for what is a run of the mill shot?". Not complaining though, it's all part of the game.

David Kilpatrick advice was always interesting and spot on as you say very sorely missed, I haven't looked but has he got a Facebook page
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I heard a radio piece last year about the portrayal of mental health in the media, particularly cliche shots of anonymous figures at a table with head in hands.
I added mental health keyword to a couple of shots of my then teenage daughter anonymous on a stormy winter beach. Now a regular seller.
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#33 John Mitchell

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Posted A week ago

I hadn't realized that PU buyers didn't have to register with alamy.  I'll have to take a look at my PU sales now.

 

Maria

 

Not long ago, a client licensed two of my images for editorial use and then (apparently) a third one from the same set for PU, so I guess registered clients do sometimes buy images for personal use as well.


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#34 Thyrsis

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Posted A week ago

Sold this yesterday..........
For PU...........
After a zoom..........
that was unexpected!


Now, I have to agree, THAT's unexpected :D
A PU after it's been zoomed .... that is ;) (zoomed images are only reported by registered customers b.t.w.).
Cheers,
Philippe
Our last sale was a PU that had been recently zoomed....
 
Just curious, but what was the subject? 
 
PS: personal use is meant for non-professional use by non-professional buyers who don't have to register. You only see the zooms of registered professional buyers. So, when you notice a PU sale got zoomed as well ......... that's rather fishy  :ph34r:
 
Cheers,
Philippe

It was an image of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.
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#35 arterra

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Posted A week ago

 

 

 

 

Sold this yesterday..........
For PU...........
After a zoom..........
that was unexpected!


Now, I have to agree, THAT's unexpected :D
A PU after it's been zoomed .... that is ;) (zoomed images are only reported by registered customers b.t.w.).
Cheers,
Philippe
Our last sale was a PU that had been recently zoomed....
 
Just curious, but what was the subject? 
 
PS: personal use is meant for non-professional use by non-professional buyers who don't have to register. You only see the zooms of registered professional buyers. So, when you notice a PU sale got zoomed as well ......... that's rather fishy  :ph34r:
 
Cheers,
Philippe

It was an image of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.

 

 

Thanks. Will most probably be used editorial  :rolleyes:

 

Cheers,

Philippe


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#36 Foreign Export

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Posted A week ago

all my personal use sales this month have been searched and zoomed !


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#37 arterra

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Posted A week ago

all my personal use sales this month have been searched and zoomed !

 

Someone must have found the open backdoor  -_- Perhaps time, Alamy closes it.

 

Cheers,

Philippe


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#38 Marianne

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Posted 4 days ago

Mine too - they all also show up as sales in measures which means it's a regular client. I need to keep looking online.


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#39 Webby

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Posted 3 days ago

Mine was zoomed as a client, then bought by a "guest" logon on the same day. Alamy are looking into it.
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