Sultanpepa

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  1. Slow month? 2018

    Thought I'd start a new thread for this too. There's been suggestions of an algorithm update and I don't know if there has been or not but after a good December for sales (17) we're now nearly half way through the month without a single one. It's quite depressing really. I haven't had a blank month in a few years when portfolio was smaller. I'm hoping this isn't the way it's going to be in 2018. Anyone else having a slow month? There may be a perverse satisfaction to be had if I know I'm not the only one.
  2. Slow month? 2018

    One can only dream.
  3. They're not in use yet but Alamy have indicated they will try them out in future. I too have difficulty choosing with certain images, so sometimes select only the primary option.
  4. Slow month? 2018

    I once sold three or four images to the same buyer, at the same time, just because of the small town they were shot rather than the subjects themselves. Food for thought?
  5. Slow month? 2018

    Hi Marb, You have some great shots which should sell but maybe your tags could be expanded to include place names like where KG2NPA was shot. Relatively speaking you've still got a small port. More work needed before the higher fees drop in regularly and that goes for me too. IMHO of course.
  6. Anywhere between 1(if it's news) and 30.
  7. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    Nice one ED.
  8. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    Did someone think they were buying a real futon and were to embarrassed to ask for a refund when they found out it was a image licence?
  9. New Year, New Lens

    I'm notorious amongst friends for being snail paced at buying stuff. It stems from me needing to be certain about a purchase. I had convinced myself that I didn't need such large files but I also see photographers like Chuck (the original one ) swear by their D810's. I do have good lenses for my full frame D610 but an interest in birds may tempt me to purchase the 500 mm Nikkor with maybe a 1.4 TC. Choices choices eh? I'm aware of all the pros and cons of each but I still can't make my mind up. Doh! If the gods are smiling maybe I'll win the lotto and buy them all.
  10. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    Sounds like she's a very capable photographer. Have you asked her why she's not on Alamy possibly making even better money?
  11. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    I'm sure there are a number of folk on Alamy making a living wage. Seasoned professionals that have chosen Alamy rather than "G" too. I guess it comes down to different markets and what type of photography you wish engage in. Personally I'd find Micro lifestyle smiley faced high key shots very boring and tedious to produce. Also, there are probably many like myself who just like photography and submit images here as a way to subsidise that interest as well as getting a kick out of seeing their images in print. Money aint everything you know. Sometimes it's the participating that counts.
  12. New Year, New Lens

    I like the fact that you've made the decision to buy the D850. I can't make up my mind between the D850, D810 or a used Nikkor 500 f4. There can be only one as they say in Highlander. Let me know how you fair with the large files.
  13. It seems that any perceived changes to algorithms coincide with my sales crashing, which makes me think you're right. 17 last month, Jan 2018 nil so far.
  14. Timeout

    Getting a number of timeouts on the forum today. Anyone else? Alamy having issues?
  15. color cast

    Definitely reds on my monitor.
  16. Camera Died

    That's a shame. You'd expect more use from an expensive camera than that. That's not fair use.
  17. Short term memory loss

    Did that today, stood for a minute like the floor had the answer, then realised I was in the wrong room. lol
  18. Timeout

    Thanks. I'll see if a comp restart will fix it?
  19. cyclic activity....

    Me too Betty but it's early days. Good things come to those who wait. I hope!
  20. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    I managed a reasonably good image of the moon after a mate phoned me to tell me about it. However one look at live images and I thought I'll not bother uploading as there were so many other shots of it and one or two others with additional interest which is essential if competing with others. I also have many images that I think will never sell and so far I've been right. So far I too have resisted howling, barking is what I'm known for. lol
  21. The Good Old Days

    I'm sure if Alamy sales team felt they were getting driven down on price because of the forum they would soon be letting us know and forbidding us from posting figures. Customers will ask a price, and I don't see the sales team entering into a barter over it. Maybe I'm wrong though, it wouldn't be the first time.
  22. So how was December?

    Exceptional volume of sales for the size of my port, 17 for the month, but every silver lining has a cloud and my cloud was most were newspaper deal prices so only $369 for the month. Almost like snakes and ladders CTR was it's highest this year so maybe there's more good news to come.
  23. 2017

    92 sales. About 15 less sales than last year which I reckon is down to the loss of DM. Newspaper sales make up most of my sales and I don't know what I'd do without them even if they are for such small amounts. It took till June before sales picked up for me after the algorithm change last year. That p'd me off somewhat and I didn't upload much until the later part of the year. Hopefully I can crack on again now. One large licence contributed to my BYE for revenue but without it I would have been trailing last years total. I'm not sure how 2018 will pan out but I'm hopeful that even if I don't get any very big sales I may do at least as well and to that end I'll keep uploading and plugging away at the legacy tagging. Good luck to everyone for next year and may everyone who reports in the "Have you found" threads get every little bit of luck that's going. Slange y va
  24. Should I be worried?

    Just got that. lol