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  1. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Ha! Pantiles, on the other hand, I think are magic.
  2. CTR

    Thanks for the fulsome explanation. I will just have to rely on having good saleable images (I certainly have a better idea about this than when I started) and comprehensive tagging. Yes, even with 3 QC stars, images generally pass around 5-6.00pm the next day, or at that time on a Monday if uploaded on a Friday. There have only been one or two instances when they were passed in the morning of the day after upload. I wonder if extra stars are earned from regular uploads, as I generally upload several times a week.
  3. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Edinburgh Lumens display
  4. CTR

    Ok, so I have clearly misunderstood. QC rank is different to Alamyrank? And how does one know what one’s Alamyrank is, or is that hidden?
  5. CTR

    That’s good to hear. As I have been growing my portfolio fairly quickly over the last year, my CTR has taken a dive, but my rank remains at 3 stars. I get lots of views and reasonably regular zooms, and it does seem that relevant images are appearing reasonably high up in searches.
  6. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Weird, because Lothian and Borders Police no longer exists. It’s all Police Scotland, now. So whoever bought it is buying an out of date image.
  7. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Good grief. You're in Canada. I should have taken that!
  8. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    Wow! Well done. It would be interesting to know what the kinds of licenses for a larger sale like that are. Is it things like calendar, billboard? Then I can dream.
  9. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Yes, so much to see. Not sure that my aim of getting through the many photos I took before I go away again soon will work out! I’ll no doubt have just as many photos of Chile and Easter Island.
  10. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Nile trip from Luxor, stopping off at places on the way to Aswan. Had been in Jordan before that.
  11. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Maybe I should ask people to guess where this was taken. No cheating and looking it up!
  12. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    You're ahead of me. I was there in October and still not got around to even processing my photos, let alone uploading them.
  13. But they will only go on sale if you add some tags.
  14. Keep safe distance from elephants

    Exactly so. If you haven’t already got the tag ‘elephant in must’ you can now add it. This is the same elephant as above doing it, too. Another sign I remembered is that they dribble pee (edit: see that’s already been mentioned) Perhaps we shouldn’t have photos of elephants doing that
  15. Keep safe distance from elephants

    Thank you. Not sold yet, however!
  16. Keep safe distance from elephants

    Yep, same in my photo. Another sign apparently is that they hold their trunk over a tusk
  17. Keep safe distance from elephants

    Depends if you are on foot or in a vehicle. Also depends on whether the elephant is female or a bull, and whether the bull is in must (and you need to know how to spot if it is). You really need to take local advice from a guide. Got pretty close to an elephant in must but the driver of our vehicle was ready to roll if he got agitated.
  18. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Some from a recent trip North
  19. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    Well done Sally. Your story echos mine to a large extent. I don't have a website or archive though. Well done, Sally - your hard work is clearly paying off. Wishing you an even more successful 2018. Many thanks for the lovely comments.
  20. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    I celebrated an anniversary yesterday - a year since I passed QC for the first time. So I thought I’d summarise my first year statistics, which I am more than happy with. I don’t need to make a living from this, and I don’t contribute stock anywhere else. I am a complete newbie as far as stock photography is concerned, but having put in a lot of time and effort, I’ve learned a great deal and also got much better at processing photos in the process. I have also taken the plunge and started my own photography website. I’ve got an archive collection (more on the way), and got to grips with Live News images. Most of the photos I have uploaded have been taken in this last year, since I’ve only had a proper camera for two years, and started completely from scratch. Despite the work involved, it’s great fun to see what sells and what for. Images sold are very varied, from World War II anti tank blocks to a puffin. All in all, being an Alamy contributor has been a very positive thing. Total number of sales: 21 (9 in 2018 so hopeful monthly sales will be more regular) Total gross sales: $625 Biggest sale: $52 First sale: May 2017 Most sales in a month : 6 only 1 sale below $10 Views: 34,000 Zooms: 119
  21. A question of size

    You can always use Alamy Sizechecker to check your photos before uploading to be sure
  22. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    Thanks for the info. They are also being constructed on the River Tyne. see page 2 of this thread
  23. Yes, I agree, I was simply responding to the question which was about the likelihood of getting into problems having already sold the image under a RF license.
  24. A road sign. Who owns a road sign? The local council? I doubt they will be chasing you.