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  1. My first - from April 2008. Look what Newspapers paid at that time!

     

     

    AT2B2M          

    Country: United Kingdom
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Newspaper - national
    Industry sector: Media Industry
    Sub-Industry: Publishing
    Print run: up to 1 million
    Placement: Inside
    Image Size: 1/2 page
    Start: 25 April 2008
    End: 26 April 2008

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  2. I've been with Alamy for 14 years now and business was slow until four years ago. Since then sales and revenue have, on average, increased quite significantly. This year to date my sales are up 29%, revenue up 152%, and average sale price per image has doubled over the previous year. This is my best year yet. Whether or not it will continue is another matter.

    I do note in the various threads that there are other contributors who are experiencing increases in sales and revenue so all cannot be doom and gloom. And, yes, I too have had some of those 'won't buy a coffee' type sales which I don't like either, but conversely some good higher prices have crept in this year.

    jim :)    

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  3. 4 hours ago, Bryan said:

     

    Could be the time has come to buy an even smaller, lighter camera!

     

    It's this age stuff, Bryan! I have had problems with back and upper body and I made a conscious effort to lighten the load. I bought myself a light EOS M which I carry on longer treks and the tripod, lenses and all the other gear are locked in the car boot and only come out on the shorter runs. Needs a bit of planning but I found it helps.

    Jim :)   

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  4. 51 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

     

    The thing is to try and enjoy being a stock photographer and just keep going, and going, and going. Not sure where that eventually leads to be honest but at least you keep going.😏

     

    Shoot what interests you and takes you to places you enjoy being ( Melksham!!), set your own goals, don't get despondent that others are doing better ( it is probably because they ARE better!), and just keep on going.

     

     

     

    A couple of good points! I've been doing stock since 2005 and have kept going mainly because I love photography. I haven't got as many images as some but should crack the 10K by the end of this year.

    And yes, I shoot what interests me, including some oddball stuff, and after all these years the last four are now providing some fair returns. I always had a sort of target to make one sale per week and this year so far I'm slightly ahead.

    So, in my case, it's been a patient game and I guess, as geogphotos says, just keep going at it. Unfortunately success isn't always instant but, hey, enjoy what you're doing!

    Jim :)  


  5. Arrived back from the north of the UK on Thursday night and only discovered this tragedy yesterday. I am still shell-shocked. I'm sort of an Alamy oldie and have always taken note of his very good advice and comments over the years. For those who are familiar with his words and philosophy it would be a nice tribute to move forward with these in mind to help make us all better Stock photographers.

    My sincere condolences to his family and close ones.  

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  6. 46 minutes ago, NYCat said:

    Today I reached the same number of sales I had in all of last year. Revenue lagging but three months more to go.

     

    Paulette

     

    Well done, Paulette. Would you believe I've also reached the same number of sales today as I had all last year too! Bit more successful on the revenue front -  I'm already up around 40% thanks to a few $$$ sales creeping in.

     

    Jim :)  

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  7. Another septuagenarian at 74! Started photography in the early 1950's when I ran around with my Kodak Brownie 127 and have been obsessed ever since. After a reasonably successful career in the oil industry I took early retirement at age 52 and worked my way into my own small photography business which is something I always wanted to do. Stock eventually became a part of it and I just caught the tail end of good prices when I joined Alamy in 2005. Have achieved some 'letters' and have managed LRPS, CPAGB, BPE3 and AFIAP with the last two being the result of entering National and International Salons which I still enjoy. Retirement on the business side may be looming again!!

    Jim :)

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  8. For the first 8 months of this year my sales quantity is at 88% of last years total which was my best year. Most positive for me is the revenue side which has already surpassed my previous highest annual total in 2016.

    An interesting point is that my average per sale (gross) last year was $18 and this year to date has risen to $31. 

    Jim :)

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