Ilya Genkin

Quality vs Quantity (once again)

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1 minute ago, andremichel said:

But are you selling more with your small portfolio?

First of all it's not a question about me. :) I just happen to have a couple of friends who are doing really good. As I said I started uploading good photos to Alamy last November. Will see how it goes. I've got nice income (could be better, but cannot complain) from my site and I'd like to compare it with Alamy.

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15 minutes ago, Ilya Genkin said:

First of all it's not a question about me. :) I just happen to have a couple of friends who are doing really good. As I said I started uploading good photos to Alamy last November. Will see how it goes. I've got nice income (could be better, but cannot complain) from my site and I'd like to compare it with Alamy.

Why does it show you as joining Alamy in 2006?

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40 minutes ago, Ilya Genkin said:

First of all it's not a question about me. :) I just happen to have a couple of friends who are doing really good. As I said I started uploading good photos to Alamy last November. Will see how it goes. I've got nice income (could be better, but cannot complain) from my site and I'd like to compare it with Alamy.

With me enough, propaganda without me.
If I had enough, I would not be here.

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Quality and quantity and a mix of subjects is the way I roll! (Does that sound young and hip? Or more like someone trying to sound young and hip?)

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1 minute ago, Ed Rooney said:

Quality and quantity and a mix of subjects is the way I roll! (Does that sound young and hip? Or more like someone trying to sound young and hip?)

 

You could sing that to yourself like a mantra.

The tune of Ebony and Ivory would work.

;-)

wim

 

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In my opinion, it is all about the image.  I am a huge fan of Alamy and again in my own opinion it is all about the image

and the IPTC information.  "Stock" is not an easy way to make a buck or a pound or a yen.  Stock is a way to see a return

on work done over decades. 

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6 hours ago, andremichel said:

Why does it show you as joining Alamy in 2006?

Because that's the time when I joined Alamy and uploaded my microstock RF portfolio. Then in 2011 I stopped uploading anything and decided to start uploading again my RM images last November. So I had 6-7 gap at Alamy. 

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2 hours ago, Ilya Genkin said:

Because that's the time when I joined Alamy and uploaded my microstock RF portfolio. Then in 2011 I stopped uploading anything and decided to start uploading again my RM images last November. So I had 6-7 gap at Alamy. 

So no track record of success on alamy or ms, yet you critisise other contributors strategies and sales records.

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33 minutes ago, andremichel said:

So no track record of success on alamy or ms, yet you critisise other contributors strategies and sales records.

Not even started criticizing :) Just questioned. Huge difference. :) 

Simply because I see people here are so afraid of ms yet following ms approach. That surprises me. 

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21 minutes ago, Ilya Genkin said:

Not even started criticizing :) Just questioned. Huge difference. :) 

Simply because I see people here are so afraid of ms yet following ms approach. That surprises me. 

 

 

You used me as an example of somebody who is failing compared with your friends at micro stock. I do not know how you reached that conclusion because I am perfectly happy with my income from stock.

 

If you think I am following a similar strategy to ms it just shows how wrong you are - I would say that most of my pics are editorial, illustrative and specific.

 

I would suggest to you that you should worry about yourself and get busy adding more content if you want to make sales. And try to get away from the micro stock mindset. 

 

You don't feel it a little insensitive to start a thread naming people and using me as an example? I'm not particularly bothered but it seems to lack politeness. 

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How on Earth does my comment deserve a red negative? 

 

If you disagree with what I say - about being used by somebody I don't  know, in a public forum, as a named example of a failed stock photographer-  then please do have the decency to simply post your thoughts. 

 

What is there in my post that you could disagree with so strongly? 

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@geogphotos, I'm sorry to say, but I haven't touched your comment at all. If you got a negative one then someone else did that. You might not believe me (you've got all rights to do so), but it wasn't me. I rather decided not escalate the topic for obvious reasons.

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14 hours ago, Ilya Genkin said:

@geogphotos, I'm sorry to say, but I haven't touched your comment at all. If you got a negative one then someone else did that. You might not believe me (you've got all rights to do so), but it wasn't me. I rather decided not escalate the topic for obvious reasons.

 

Thank you Ilya. 

 

Next time I would prefer if you don't single me out for discussion especially as you don't know me, or anything about me, let alone know my stock photography income.

 

For your information, I distribute non-exclusively 100% RM. I make more money from other sites than I do at Alamy. Deciding some years ago to distribute more widely was the best decision that I ever made. I would add that Alamy gets higher prices than other agencies on average.

 

Finally, I have absolutely no interest in micro-stock and could not care less what other people are making. That is none of my business. 

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1 hour ago, geogphotos said:

For your information, I distribute non-exclusively 100% RM. I make more money from other sites than I do at Alamy. Deciding some years ago to distribute more widely was the best decision that I ever made.

 

 

How did you find these other non exclusive RM libraries that are a good fit for your Alamy images? When I search for libraries via google I just get swamped by info on the microstock sites.  

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12 minutes ago, andremichel said:

 

How did you find these other non exclusive RM libraries that are a good fit for your Alamy images? When I search for libraries via google I just get swamped by info on the microstock sites.  

 

Can't really name competitors here....one begins with A and is based in Spain, another is a mainly editorial supplier to G

 

 

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1 minute ago, geogphotos said:

 

Can't really name competitors here....one begins with A and is based in Spain, another is a mainly editorial supplier to G

 

 

I know A, I noticed you are on there (me too, sales taken a drop in recent years). I don't know who the second one you hint at is. 

 

I just found BAPLA site and looking through their list of suppliers. 

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20 minutes ago, andremichel said:

I know A, I noticed you are on there (me too, sales taken a drop in recent years). I don't know who the second one you hint at is. 

 

I just found BAPLA site and looking through their list of suppliers. 

 

I feel as though I've had enough public scrutiny for the time-being so won't provide a direct link, but they are listed

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Just now, geogphotos said:

 

I feel as though I've had enough public scrutiny for the time-being so won't provide a direct link, but they are listed

Thanks for the details you supplied. 

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2 hours ago, geogphotos said:

 

Can't really name competitors here....one begins with A and is based in Spain, another is a mainly editorial supplier to G

 

 

And what is the second and third letter?
:)

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On 11/01/2018 at 22:23, Matt Ashmore said:

I think an analogy made by Philippe (no longer on the forums at the moment unfortunately.. so I'll borrow his analogy) is that there are two approaches:

 

1. The bonsai approach

2. The fishing trawler approach

 

Both strategies work for different people.

 

It is also possible to spend most of your days on a trawler, but occasionally devote an evening or two to tending your bonsai collection.

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1 hour ago, Gennadii Rybalov said:

And what is the second and third letter?
:)

 

After A there comes B and then C....:)

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On 1/12/2018 at 10:40, spacecadet said:

I think you'll find that's a right-handed British sink. The water goes round a different way.

 

Hey, wait a minute! That's my sink here in New York City. My landlord buys his sinks in Chinatown, I'm told.  Imported perhaps, but from Asia, not the UK. 

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