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  1. Just as a footnote, did anyone notice in AoA for the weekend period only 5 sales were logged? Normally there is at least 6 pages totalling around 120 sales against the Search Terms. Something not quite right here too. Jim.
  2. For me, views are well up this month but zooms are another matter. In 15 days of data I've only had 4 zooms. As a matter of interest, in Alamy Measures one of my Pseudos had no zooms against the Search Terms for me but in addition there were no zooms in the Total Zooms field either. I do get the feeling that zooms are generally on a slow decline Jim
  3. Thanks for spotting this, Clare. Like Pearl's, it was also recently zoomed. Jim.
  4. Well done up there! That's something to put a smile on a lot of faces. The sun has just come out down here in Norfolk, so I'm going out to sit in it and I'll still be smiling!! Jim.
  5. Allan, I may just have squeaked ahead of you on this one! I joined in November 2005 and my first sale was April 2008. Although this is only part of my business I've never thought of giving up. It's took a while but 2016 and 2017 so far have been my best years. If only the prices now were what they were then. I believe it was around a couple of hundred dollars for a country church. We won't see that again! To be precise, $172. Jim.
  6. At the end of 2015 my image total stood at 6,280. During 2016 my annual sales quantity rose by 161% which is being maintained during 2017. My normal target is to upload around 1.000 images per year. Just hope sales quantity keeps at this level and will be interesting to see what happens when I reach 10K images, on the assumption that age doesn't get in the way!! Jim
  7. I always carry a camera. You never know when opportunities can present themselves. For specific stock shoots, I am a compulsive planner. I target specific subjects/themes and plan a route accordingly so I achieve my targets and no journey is wasted. From my point of view, I just can't go out to shoot stock by starting out not knowing what I am going to do. It wastes too much time and don't we just need the time for post processing and tagging!. Travel costs don't concern me that much as they are booked as an operating expenditure on the annual tax return. Jim
  8. When you posted the thread I was in my back garden photographing the Red Arrows. I live close to Norwich Airport and the Arrows were based there for their part in the Clacton Air Show. It's always quite spectacular when they return as they do their vertical climb and splay out on the way down and circle the Airport prior to landing. This day was great - a clear blue sky and lots of fun if only for a short time. Jim
  9. Oh dear! Thanks for the forewarning, Bryan. I'm not set up for sound either. I prefer to work in peace and quiet. I wonder how many others!!! Jim
  10. Hi there Sparks, I have to admit being way past 'retiring age' but I haven't retired! As far as stock goes, Alamy is still part of my business and this activity is far more relaxing than most of the other stuff. So, yes, still going with Alamy. Regards painting, I did get as far as purchasing a basic set of oil paints, an easel, and other equipment, a few years back, but this resulted in my not attaining the standard I would like. Other members of the family now make use of it and I stuck with my core business. However, I do enjoy art and frequently go to exhibitions where you can get ideas. I do have an artist friend (mostly watercolours) who has requested using some of my images for that type of work - seems to work both ways! Whatever you do, enjoy, Jim.
  11. Don't worry Southpole, there can't be any rain left after today and the water levels will be up! Jim
  12. Quite agree, Kathy. I notice it's been going for a few weeks now - hope it's permanent. Well done to Alamy. Jim.
  13. Saved by the Newspapers during July. 5 sales for $100.32 gross with a couple of disappointing prices but still on target to overhaul last years record quantity. Views well up at 3,986 but only 12 zooms. CTR continues to decline! Jim
  14. Bryan, Agreed here too. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and listings as text is just fine. Jim .
  15. Compared to the first six months of 2016, sales are 15% up and revenue 13% down for the same period this year. Interestingly, there were no distributor sales last year but I've had six in the same period this year which has contributed to revenue downturn. Jim.
  16. Bryan, Thanks for spotting F4XJRX. My Scotland pictures seem to be doing much better than my Norfolk home patch images at the moment! Jim
  17. Best wishes from me in the UK too. Reminds me of a wonderful time in the Canadian Rockies in 1997!! Great hospitality. Jim.
  18. A bit better for me - more signs of recovery! 6 licences for $249 gross. Included here were 2 distributor sales and a Personal Use but total helped along by a 3 figure TV licence. Hope it continues for July. Jim.
  19. Betty, when you were uploading was your cursor residing on the image where the X appeared? This has happened to me before and hasn't seemed to affect the upload. Jim.
  20. Disappointing. Two sales for $44.00 gross. Up 50% on previous month but still waiting for that recovery! Jim
  21. Graham, thanks for spotting the Buddy Holly sheet music cover in the Radio times. Jim
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