Luke Parr

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About Luke Parr

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  • Location
    Colorado

Alamy

  • Alamy URL
    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={D42B5964-2A52-4B89-96EC-CD09A327C09F}&name=Luke+Parr
  • Images
    199
  • Joined Alamy
    25 Jan 2011
  1. Your First (D)SLR?

    First SLR: Canon Elan IIe First Digital Camera: Minolta Dimage 7i First DSLR: Canon 20D
  2. Favourite images uploaded in October 2017

    This was one of my favorite photos from a trip to South Dakota a couple years ago. We were there just after Labor Day and in early morning, so I was able to get a shot of the state flags with hardly anyone around. Just a couple hours later when we were done looking around this area was packed with people.
  3. Punch the Air Moment (noob perspective)?

    Congratulations! I have been submitting photos since the end of August and have a whopping 40 views. Still not much, but any day that the number goes up I go into the measures tab and look to see exactly what they looked at and how it was searched. I'm still waiting on zooms or sales as well, one of these days...
  4. Sales floor?

    I agree that a lot of the resources out there seem to talk more about learning how to take photos, or how to run the business side. It can be more difficult learning exactly how to hone your skills towards either shooting stock in general, or more specifically I am still trying to figure out how to take more editorial pictures as that seems to be what is suggested for Alamy. If you are just trying to make some money on the side it is easy to just assume that you can just upload whatever you have on your hard drive that is high quality and not have stock specifically in mind when you go out to shoot.
  5. Sales floor?

    I think when you first sign up to sell photos through a site like Alamy there is a lot of excitement about the possibility of making money with your photography and being able to buy gear, travel or just live off of a passive income. It can be frustrating to learn that it takes time and those that are successful have worked very hard and put in a lot of time to finally get to that point. Especially when you look at the huge portfolios of images available from those top earners vs what a beginner is likely to actually start with. I know I went through that in 2011, I started at other sites, joined here, but never got images for sale and was quickly frustrated by low sales from a very small portfolio at those sites. When I decided to get back into it now, I have been approaching it with a much more realistic expectation. (But it is still difficult not to log on a couple times a day hoping to see that first sale pop up...)
  6. Sales floor?

    I haven't picked myself off the floor yet... Even though I joined way back in 2011, I didn't get anything up for sale until about a month ago. So at one month and 83 images I'm sure I have some time and additional uploads to go before that first sale.
  7. What was your original equipment?

    I started shooting with my dad's Pentax K1000 that he hadn't been using for a few years. When I got a job as a teenager I decided to upgrade to a more modern SLR and bought a Canon Elan II that still sits in my closet.
  8. Search by contributor name

    I have noticed that searching by your name will also show images in Stockimo if you have those. When I click from the forum I only see those that were submitted specifically through Alamy.
  9. Hi from South Florida

    Welcome! I'm in the US and just building up a portfolio on Alamy, so I can't tell you how the market is here, but we will find out.
  10. Hello from Colorado

    Good luck to you!
  11. Hello from Colorado

    Thanks for the advice! I didn't upload a lot of microstock and it was mostly white background type shots. I doubt I will bother transferring that over here. It will definitely take me a long time to get to thousands of images, but I will try to upload as much as I can. The patience part I can do, I have dabbled in micro for years and never really made anything, so what's a little more waiting...
  12. Hello from Colorado

    Hello! I'm from Colorado and just got approved to contribute. I actually joined way back in 2011 and my initial submission failed QC. I didn't really try again, but tried microstock at other sites for a little while and never really got into that style of shooting. More recently I have been wanting to get a little more serious and finally decided to resubmit and give Alamy a little more attention. I just had a couple images accepted and need to start shooting and uploading a little more seriously now.