John Mitchell

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  1. Sony has come out with a new 18-135 zoom for its APS-C mirrorless cameras (NEX, a6000, etc.). Sounds like it may be worth a look: https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-e-18-135mm-f3-5-5-6-review/
  2. Never on Monday (or Friday)?

    I almost never get sales showing up on Mondays or Fridays. They pop up midweek, except for the odd PU or Presentation sale on the weekend. Anyone else notice this? P.S. Could be a time zone thing, I suppose.
  3. Never on Monday (or Friday)?

    Yes, but backwards maybe. Actually, looking back at my stats, I now see that I have had some sales show up on Mondays and Fridays. However, well over 90% get reported mid-week. I guess there's probably nothing mysterious or conspiratorial about this. Mondays and Fridays are not usually the most productive days of the week for anyone.
  4. Never on Monday (or Friday)?

    Sounds as if you might have to move to an eight-day week.
  5. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Good going. I submitted a few of those last summer, but no interest shown (yet).
  6. 79 pages viewed & ZERO zooms

    Thanks. Good idea. Probably best just to leave things the way they are for the time being. Better the devil you know ...
  7. 79 pages viewed & ZERO zooms

    Interesting. I've always used my three pseudos strictly for organization purposes. However, I don't like the name I chose for one of the pseudos. Does the search engine change mean that if I create a new pseudo to replace the one I don't like and move images into it, my rank and/or search results won't be negatively affected?
  8. 79 pages viewed & ZERO zooms

    Sounds like a question for Robert Mueller, but he already has his hands full. If the views are mostly of the same or similar subjects / locations, then Jill's lightbox theory seems pretty good.
  9. ALAMY stats usage..How do you use them

    Yes, I knew it was a wildcard. No doubt wim the wizard (sorry, wim) can enlighten us.
  10. Never on Monday (or Friday)?

    So perhaps it's a Canadian thing then.
  11. CTR

    Hope things return to normal on the home front soon, Betty. My CTR has been rising steadily since I started going back and reworking and repairing tags on old images. It is currently holding steady at 0.66, highest that it has been for a long time, and I'm showing 45 zooms for the "rolling" month, 11 during the last seven days.
  12. ALAMY stats usage..How do you use them

    I often put % signs before and after search terms -- e.g. %vancouver% or "british% %bulldog% -- for reasons I'm not sure of.
  13. ALAMY stats usage..How do you use them

    Same here. I get overwhelmed by AoA and tend to use it mainly for specific %...% searches. I do check my own stats every day, though, to see which of my images are being zoomed and what keywords searchers are using. No doubt I could be making a lot better use of all this data...
  14. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    That was very canny (as in: having or showing shrewdness and good judgment, especially in money or business matters) of you. I wasn't aware of the other meaning either.
  15. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    Thanks for the breaking news. Congratulations. You can feel a little less grumpy now.
  16. Stock photography - how (not) to get rich quickly (video)

    True. We're all laughing thru the tears.
  17. Stock photography - how (not) to get rich quickly (video)

    Hard to tell. Perhaps he'll stand on his head in his next video.
  18. Stock photography - how (not) to get rich quickly (video)

    Don't forget the big white sneakers.
  19. Stock photography - how (not) to get rich quickly (video)

    After watching the video, I think that I finally understand what "lifestyle" images are, which alone was worth the price of admission. Also, I really liked the gentleman's accent.
  20. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Editorial website, BBC
  21. SERIOUSLY???

    This is a good question. I've had a few "microstocky" images license on Alamy, but most are just gathering dust (unfortunately).
  22. Fund-raising use

    Artist long gone, but I have indeed passed. Interesting to see lots of images of this artist's murals available for free via Creative Commons, though.
  23. Fund-raising use

    Someone has contacted me about using one of my images as a mural backdrop (indoor display) for a fund-raising event at a school. Does anyone know if this would be considered "education use," "promotional use," or some other kind of usage? I have the image set for editorial use only, so I'm wondering if licensing it for a fund-raiser -- even if it is for a school -- would be an appropriate thing to do. Tough question, I know. Thanks.
  24. Fund-raising use

    Sorry to confuse. The image is indeed of a mural, and the buyer also wants ( or wanted) to print the file mural size. I too am careful with shots of murals, which is why I made this image "editorial use only." Thanks for all the helpful replies. I always learn something new...
  25. Fund-raising use

    Yes, I realize that. It's interesting, though, that stock agencies with edited collections have made the images I'm referring to available for editorial use only. They obviously want to protect themselves no matter what. Leaving things up to an inexperienced photo-buyer seems a bit iffy to me, so I'm probably going to err on the side of caution and pass on this one.