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  1. What to expect?

    I’m a new contributor to Alamy (with a whopping three images added so far!) and was looking for some advice as I start diving in more and creating a portfolio of images here. (Hopefully this information is useful to Alamy veterans too!) How many total images do you have in your library? About how many images do you sell on an average month? What’s the average sale price for your images? Do you list your images as RM, RF or a mix of both? Are your images exclusive to Alamy? And finally, what do you know now about the submission process that you wish you knew when you were just starting out to make your submissions as successful as possible?
  2. Advice for a newbie

    Hi everyone, After 5 years of light dabbling in selling work on Getty, I've decided to branch out and take stock photography a bit more seriously. On Getty last year, the average sale price for the month was wildly different, ranging anywhere from pennies to $25 or so for the highest month. With around 150 images in my portfolio (I added a bunch mid-year) my total sales of just over $500 averaged out to about $2 or $2.50 per image for my entire portfolio. I've just started a portfolio on Alamy this week (with a whopping 3 images so far!) and was wondering if I could ask some advice on what to expect and how to get the most out of the site as I start to submit more regularly. Here are my questions: How many images do you have in your entire catalog? Do you have a sense of your average number of sales per month? Are your images listed as RM, RF or a mix of both? Do you list them exclusively with Alamy (and if so, do you earn more if they are?) What's to be expected for an average per image sale? (Judging by the conversation in the forum, it looks like somewhere between $30-$50 per sale. Does that seem about right?) And finally, anything you know now about the submission process that you wish knew when you were just starting out? Thanks everyone! Brian Eden Brooklyn, New York brianedenphotography.com
  3. Whats Good Fellow Photographers?

    Whats up everyone! I have been running through my photography and realized I have over 20,000 photos offline. And in my completely unbiased viewpoint, some of them seem to be worth selling. I have pulled up a site that walked through the top 10 sites to use for this type and Alamy came up high in the rankings. Heres the thing, I have very little idea what I am doing. I learn fast though and I don't want to waste a ton of time. Is there a top tricks and tips forum to help me get started on this process of getting my pictures past Quality? Also, editing, how important is this? Would you recommend I spend a lot of time editing photos or should I just place them out as is and hope for the best. Any of your advice would be awesome. Thanks and look forward to speaking with you all!
  4. Selling Pictures HELP!!!

    Hey, So I recently started selling my photographs on Alamy about a week or so ago. So far I have not sold anything. I was wondering if there are any tips or guidance that anyone could offer to help me out? I currently have 17 pictures for sale.
  5. Hi everyone. I am relatively new here. I joined around April this year. After a few weeks I had my first sale for a total of $134, and since then nothing. I have also noticed that the amount of zooms I am getting is very low. This month so far 0! For you more experienced contributors, what am I doing wrong? It may also be nothing, but I would really appreciate some advice. http://www.alamy.com/stock-photography/C2D9A136-7CF6-4E3E-916A-A8BFE487D575/Stephen%20Allen.html Thanks for your help, I think I need all I can get Steve