Baco

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    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={47FE1A36-C33C-4C53-BD4C-A76C81B41F20}&name=David+Ribeiro
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    29 Sep 2016

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  1. PS - very jealous of your football pictures. Being on the pitch watching the king sport and photographing it must be heaven, at least that's how I imagine it. Sad to see Robben retire, what a legend.
  2. Cleared Balance

    As I thought. Thanks John.
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    Going slightly off topic, but is there a way to see who purchased the image, other than having luck finding your image with a reverse image search? Thank you for your reply. Back home, the worst client when it comes to paying fast would be the government Nice one. I'll be patient then, have to adjust to this reality. Thanks for the reply Rick.
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    Not on this field I wasn't, hence I asked the question. Thanks for the reply.
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    Sorry, what does mean? Buy now, pay later? Like old school food markets where one would note it down on a paper and collect at the end of the month?
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    Thank you for the reply. I assume the latter could be months and months? Seems odd to me an online purchase could take so long to clear.
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    Good afternoon, If there anywhere where one can find out when a balance will be cleared. Made a sale over 1 month ago and still waiting for it to be cleared. Thank you.
  8. Pictures do seem to be updating in the gallery at least, but not on the dashboard.
  9. I guess it's the same for all then, regardless of having the new image manager or not. Thanks.
  10. Good morning, Anyone still using the old image manager noticing that images are taking quite a long time to appear online (for sale) on the gallery after having been categorized, keyworded etc? On the dashboard page, the images on sale, images not ready etc is also not updating.
  11. Good Morning

    Stunning pictures you have.
  12. Should we switch to RF editorial?

    @tarsierspectral (I quoted just that part as the text was getting long) You have a point, but that's assuming the same picture would sell here just as well. Of course from a buyer's perspective 25c is more appealing, but who's to say they wouldn't search for a similar picture to keep it at the 25c price? I'm new at this game, and I'm still trying to understand the needs of the different sites, etc. I'm not in it for the money, or I'd be going crazy. With all respect, but if you're not here for the money, why are you here? This is not a photography club. Cheers, Philippe Let me rephrase that, I'm not obsessed with it, nor do I depend on this to make a living. Is that better? Baco - it's a sensitive subject around here. Think about your day job - if people started doing the same work for very little money - a job you've invested years of your career in - and said 'the money isn't so important to me' - and wages in your industry started going down dramatically as a result (down perhaps 80% or so), that's a similar situation to what many here are facing. I hope this goes some way to helping understand the sensibilities of the topic ;-) David. Absolutely, but I'm not insulting anyone, but it seems someone is having a go at me for not taking this as serious as them, or up to their standards. As for the changes in the industry, that can be said about pretty much everything, not just photography. People tend to get too stuck in the past. It was great, yes, we get it, but those times are gone and now it's different. Let's adapt to the change and try to stand out more, instead of just complaining and feeling nostalgic about what's no longer here. Anyway, if this is such a sensitive subject I'll just avoid posting altogether.
  13. Should we switch to RF editorial?

    @tarsierspectral (I quoted just that part as the text was getting long) You have a point, but that's assuming the same picture would sell here just as well. Of course from a buyer's perspective 25c is more appealing, but who's to say they wouldn't search for a similar picture to keep it at the 25c price? I'm new at this game, and I'm still trying to understand the needs of the different sites, etc. I'm not in it for the money, or I'd be going crazy. With all respect, but if you're not here for the money, why are you here? This is not a photography club. Cheers, Philippe Let me rephrase that, I'm not obsessed with it, nor do I depend on this to make a living. Is that better?
  14. Should we switch to RF editorial?

    @tarsierspectral (I quoted just that part as the text was getting long) You have a point, but that's assuming the same picture would sell here just as well. Of course from a buyer's perspective 25c is more appealing, but who's to say they wouldn't search for a similar picture to keep it at the 25c price? I'm new at this game, and I'm still trying to understand the needs of the different sites, etc. I'm not in it for the money, or I'd be going crazy.
  15. Should we switch to RF editorial?

    I think it's more likely down to the fact that you only have 154 images. There are some 94 million images on Alamy. It's quite possible, though the site where I have those 57 sales claims to have 100 million pictures. I'll keep on uploading and see what happens. Thanks again. Don't want to be rude, but what did they pay per image? ...... .... .. No need to answer. Cheers, Philippe No offense taken, and I'll answer anyway. Most were sold for 25c, and others more. My point was not the amount of money I was making, only the fact that it was actually selling. That's why I asked those questions - what am I doing wrong to have zero sales. This business isn't about having a high number of sales, it's about having "serious" money in the bank. Of course you have many microstock sales ........ you give them away for ...... FREE (or do you call 25 cents "selling"?) This is the main reason why the stock market has collapsed and prices are in a downward spiral like Manfred von Richthofen's triplane on 21 April 1918. Your images don't sell because your port shows typical microstock stuff of which the market is totally over-saturated. Alamy is mainly editorial. Cheers, Philippe Depends on how many times one sells for .25. Like you said, it's about real money. "Alamy is mainly editorial." - I get that now, but I have also sold editorial images on other sites, not just the typical stock photos. As for the comment about the market collapsing and being over saturated, those that know what they're doing and are good at it will continue being so. With the advancement of technology of course more and more people want to join in the ride. The stock market has suffered terribly in recent years, entirely due to people being willing to "sell" photos for 25 cents. Despite that, the average sale here on Alamy remains at (approx) $50.00. This is down from ten years ago, when my average sale was about $175.00. It's the very existence of microstock sites that has created that situation...... The main difference between Alamy and microstock sites, is that this is where some people actually do make money. For me, it's a small percentage of my photography work, for others, it's a very large and highly profitable one. If you are to sell on Alamy, you'll need to produce regular submissions of highly saleable work, at which point, your sales value will increase by around 2000% Not a bad increase, eh? It's quite a motivating picture for sure I'll keep at it and one day that turnaround might appear. Cheers.