Stokie

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  1. 3 from me. John. A family enjoying the wintery view, Lake Bled, Slovenia A photographer taking a picture of the snow covered Alps from The Bernina Express train, Switzerland A woman sitting outside in the snow drinking a hot drink and warming her hands on a mug of tea or coffee
  2. You can change it from RF to RM in image manager if you prefer. I would also answer 'Is there any property in the image?' as yes, and 'Do you have a signed release for the property?' as no. John.
  3. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    http://discussion.alamy.com/topic/9075-images-sold-in-february-max-1-per-day/ As mentioned above by Cryptoprocta. John.
  4. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    An image sold to South Korea!! Country: South Korea Usage: Editorial Media: Book, print and/or e-book That is where I am sitting now typing this, at my rather untidy desk. This is my other job as an architectural designer, which pays a lot more than Alamy does! John.
  5. Sales not showing

    Make a note of the Alamy ref number of the images sold, and get a screen grab if online, then, after 3 or 4 months if they still haven't been reported, contact member services. John.
  6. AoA

    My only 4 figure sale was taken in a town about 5 miles away. I just happened to be there and took several general shots, uploaded, then forgot about them. The one that sold for 4 figures was not much more than a 'snap' of one of the buildings. You have an advantage that it won't cost you much to get to those local places, so the next time you are there, click away! You never know what is going to sell and for how much, but if you don't have those images you certainly won't sell them! John.
  7. Have you found any Alamy images Feb 2018

    Many thanks, as ever, Bryan for finding one of mine. Cheers, John.
  8. Photography on NHS property

    True, I wouldn't have deleted them if asked. John.
  9. Photography on NHS property

    I was challenged when taking photos of a local hospital and told to contact the press office. I was on a public footpath and the person didn't say I must delete any images. Similarly, I was challenged taking photos of bet365 HQ offices. I was on their property and agreed not to use those shots, but simply took very similar ones from the highway/public footpath and there wasn't anything that they could do about those. In both cases being friendly and showing a business card to 'prove' who I was and explaining what I wanted the images for and that I had nothing to hide diffused the situation . John.
  10. 2018 - is this what the future holds?

    January was my second best for revenue ever, only beaten by an exceptional month which included a 4 figure sale. So far so good with prices this year, even though it's still early. So from my point of view I hope it is what the future holds!! John.
  11. You have to search your images using 'advanced search' and then 'contributor name' You can also click on the blue number next to images on this forum. The blue number is in your name panel towards the bottom. John.
  12. January

    Marb, you have some good images, I know you were being sarcastic saying off to take thousands of 'snaps', but that is the way to go. Keep uploading lots of good, varied, high quality and well tagged images and sales will come. It's a slow process, but moaning about it all the time doesn't help your situation. You are constantly given well meaning advice by people far more experienced than me, but for what it's worth, I suggest you take heed of that advice. Best of luck. John.
  13. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Carbis Bay beach or Barrepta Cove near the mouth of the Hayle Estuary harbour town of St Ives, Cornwall South West England UK GB John.
  14. January

    Similar experience to mine. 8 sales by the 15th. gross $$ more than in each of 11 months of 2017, but then I had 5 more between 29th and 31st. Overall not a bad month. 13 sales for $658. Highest $194.97 and lowest $11.48. Prices not bad for me - had another $$$ sale and a couple of sales in the $60s range. Zooms doubled and views almost too. John.
  15. January Challenge: Music

    A busker plays in Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke on Trent
  16. How can I see the price of my images?

    Click on one of your images and a price list will come up. John.
  17. Releases for my own paintings' photos

    I just put no "release required" for my paintings. The subject matter of my paintings could not be used for anything dodgy, so I'm not going to complain if they want to use them for advertising! John.
  18. I just tagged 25 images with "St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly" from location. When I checked the location it said "st. mary's Hall", so I had to find the ones that were wrong, delete location, then reselect the correct location. Very annoying!
  19. Matt, I have found this too, very annoying!! Why would you want to move to another image when editing text for typos etc? How it's set up it doesn't make sense and is not intuitive - like a lot of AIM unfortunately. John.
  20. sale refunded

    Yes I had a refund of a sale in September 2017 on the 2nd. January 2018. It was strange because it was for the exact same amount and same details of sale. As Neils said, it's usually for a smaller amount. Barbara, you've done well to get a sale with 24 images uploaded! John.
  21. Slow month? 2018

    It's a weird month! 8 sales for pretty good money (second best monthly sum out of the last 12 months already), all these by the 15th - then nothing since. I've had a zoom for an image were mine is the only one, so i'm hopeful that will bear fruit. Not an Alamywhack as the search term was 4 words. Usually when I complain about sales one pops in........... John.
  22. There is another image from Alamy in the same article. Joachim Bago John.
  23. Should I purchase used equipment ?

    I'm using a Canon 5D Mk III bought second hand from Camera Jungle. It was in 'mint' condition and actually was like new. I also bought a second hand Canon 70-300 zoom lens from them, which I thought was soft so returned it to them and they had it back with no quibbles (nice word!!). John.
  24. DACs publication history

    If i'm understanding you correctly, once logged in you click on 'Publication history', view and edit claim. John.
  25. I've had a lot of problems signing in today. Then when I was in, sometimes, if I swapped between forums it kicked me out! I gave up at one point. Seems to be working now. John.