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About JGantar

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  1. Got my very first sale today (a colorful summer sunset at Rock Harbor on Cape Cod). Thank you Alamy. This initial sale gives me the motivation to work much harder and upload a lot more of my better landscape and nature photographs. Jerry
  2. Skyscraperfan, followed your suggestion and searched Alamy using the keywords, “daylily + closeup”. Six of my photographs appeared on page 1. Maybe that’s a hopeful sign. Also, after looking at dozens of Alamy stock photographs of daylilies, in my judgement, a high percentage of them are just awful -- distracting background, poor composition, too much contrast, lack of sharpness... Can’t understand how they were ever accepted. I regularly discard these kinds of images -- would never consider submitting this kind of stuff to ANY stock agency. Someone searching Alamy looking for a really go
  3. Wanting to thank everyone who responded to my initial post regarding lack of sales on Alamy…your comments and suggestions are appreciated. Although I thoroughly enjoy landscape and nature photography, apparently these kinds of images sell much better on Shutterstock, iStock, or Adobe. At this point in my life (turned 80 two months ago), I can’t produce enough good images to generate sales on Alamy. For me, photography remains a wonderful HOBBY that has given me much joy and satisfaction. Stock agencies provide an outlet for sharing my work with an international audience…while makin
  4. I’ve been uploading my better photographs to major stock agencies for a little over a year. I’ve had good success with Shutterstock, iStock, and Adobe Stock (more than 260 sales of so far). However, I’ve had ZERO sales from Alamy. What’s up? I not expecting to generate a huge number of sales from Alamy, but nothing at all! Have other contributors experienced similar results? Jerry
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