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Mirco Vacca

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  1. Thanks mentioning me Philippe . I see i am a hard worker..... But it is true what you say. I worked much for that and reward is still less.....but it doesnt mean that i am giving up. I am still constantly shooting and uploading. Not everything here perhaps but i general i am active. It is indeed a hard business and i feel it works only with lots of energy. I agree again with Philippe. He is a realist and tells what he really thinks. Mirco
  2. Hmmmm.... John... i have to say that it is quit a hard job to keep track with Sony. They are adding cameras every two months to their collection. On the move all the way. You remember the Sony A3000? Now i saw the official statement of the A5000. It looks totaly different then the A3000 and has even no electric viewfinder. It is very similar to the Nex-5. Poor Alamy if they have to track them haha. Mirco
  3. Thanks for the nice replies..... I will try to explain. My point is that i am photographing many Polish subjects. I just look at views and zooms for example. Last week i made indoor photos of a shopping mall in Poland. I upload them to the agency where i will go exclusive with and i allready have several sales from this shoot. This are Editorial RF licences. I have more Polish sales there then Polish views here. So after 1 month seeing this difference i really feel that the images here should be there. It is not allowed in my case to have both. I think i am missing many sales. It is not fault of Alamy because it is a great source for many other photographers. But in my case.....maybe because i life in Poland the other agency fits me better. Also in Poland economy is far different then for example in the UK. 100 dollars for UK feels for Polish like 350 dollars. This is my only reason.
  4. Thanks MDM . Paul.... you also thank you very much. I understand that you wish me many sales.... It is not that i think the sales will not come....it is more that i really want to be exclusive and i have to choose one agency. The agency that i choosed for is one where i allready get regular good sales and being exclusive they will give me many attractive extra revenues. It is the only reason. Like i said it was not that easy for me. It also means that i will have all this images here on the other site. So it will be amount of extra images. I just feel to have one so i can make good balance and not spend to much time behind computer. But i appreciate your words very much. Nice to hear that you have 2 children........... I really thank you for your kind words and i feeled really stupid to leave without saying anything....... so again it means that i really was pleased here. The great advices of Philippe....the good words of Paul......the back and forth discussions with MDM....the monkey of Craig and so on.
  5. Hi John, Yes..... I was struggling with that........ but this is how i am. I do a lot of things on the same time.....and many times i do to much things. 4 months ago i was not sure about decision so i tried many possibilities. All the keywords are saved in the images so it was not really a struggle to upload here. How crazy it sounds but i will really take 5000+ images out. I tried to optimalize my workflow and especially now. 40+ hours job and first child coming. I will have time for one agency only. So i choosed my main stream site and add exclusivity on it to have most from it. I calculated it and in my case it will make sense. Mirco
  6. Hello fellow photographers, After 1 month of considering..... i made a final decision. Like i said i will be father in one month so i will not have time to upload to multiple agencies anymore. So i decided to go exclusive with the agency where i have the longest history and also to get the most out of it. I know that i did much effort to upload here but it was worth trying it. Also i had a very nice time in this forum with a lot of nice people. Still i find it the best stock forum that i saw arround. I started the deleting process today and i want to thank you all for your friendly support and advice. It helped me a lot. I wish you all good luck and succes in 2014!!!!! for the case my email adres is mircovacca@live.nl
  7. Also what i found scary is a situation that i had last week. A person that i know and knows that i am doing stock asked me he can get images for a regional magazine that he wants to publish. I showed him Alamy but his reaction was that the prices are quiet high. And then i had to show him some microstock agencies..... and what can i say then . The quality of the microstock agencies in these days are equal to Alamy. Also there the images should be techincally correct and have sometimes even the feeling that they are less tolerant since they have enough contributors. I am really afraid that this will affect the future of "traditional" stock even more. I really love Alamy like i said and am just concerned. Like i said ... the numbers of new users on microstock is growing fastly. I really dont see why a new costumer would like to spend 180 dollars when he can get same quality for 3 dollars. This really worries me. . Mirco
  8. It is a difficult adventure indeed. I am a newcomer also. I am here because i love photography and i have a reason to take images for. But over 5000 images going to 6000 and being here for 4 months it is still not like it goes as on other agency where i started in 2009. Far different results between this two. On that other one i have 4000 images. Also i think microstock is taking more and more from the market. There is one microstock agency that has allready 6,5 million costumers. This is a mega great number and it is growing every month. I think it is like Philippe said. But anyway you should always try. You can submit to Alamy and a few others. So still dont loose hope......
  9. No problem Maria . I give you a green one for your honousty..... Have a great day. Mirco
  10. There are so many agencies out there that i want to take any chance i can to get an image sold. If my image is not at the Turkish distributor the Turkish client will but an other similar one the the distributor. 0 revenue for me. If my image would be there i will have maybe 10 dollars but it is always a extra amount. In my perspective i would never resign from that. Anyway we have the choice to opt in or out.
  11. Hello everyone...late but i wish you also great holidays....dont photograph to much and spend time with family ....thanks everyone
  12. I still think that a magazine publisher will still not go himself out with the smartphone to take a image he needs for a magazine. Time is money so stockphotos will be still bought. My thinking..... correct me when i am wrong. Mirco
  13. I think there shoud be nothing to worry. People that take such a image from a google streetview would anyway never pay many dollars for a image. I dont think that a company with good name wil just put a google streetview on their website, magazine or whatever. Mirco
  14. Mirco, the first NEX cameras (NEX 3/5) didn't have in-camera llens corrections listed as options in their menus. I believe they were first added to the NEX 5n. That's why I found it odd. Also, I've only just started experimenting with RAW+JPEG. Thanks for your update John. I am indeed talking about Nex 5n and more. Sorry being to quick. Mirco
  15. About high volume. I think i would love to have a agency that can give me a large choice. If everybody only uploads images that has high searches there will be a lack of less popular images. All the clients that are looking for a subject that is less popular will go out with empty hands. But if you are the one that has the image you will get the sale. Also what if a super photographer has 100.000 superior images with different subjects? He should only upload 20.000 because volume is not ok? More good images more sales. Mirco
  16. Hello Semmick.... I did not choose a direction because i realize that i helped traditional stock down. Me alone will not make any difference. It is more because i would like to sell RM images and i can not put it on both. I have editorial on microstock and on Alamy. I was doubting at the beginning but now i see my first sales here coming and also zooms are coming in faster. I see a growth in my traffic here. So it makes me believe that it just needed some time and i am positive about it. This 3 sales made up for 60 microstock sales. So i am want to give it a try and go on. And to answer your question...... Yes i did start removing images from Microstock. It is just not going that fast because different agencies have different procedures. But the ones with the lowest fees i am allready out. Mirco
  17. I feel so guilty ......... I am also someone that started wit microstock on a day that i just wanted to earn money from my images. Microstock was the easiest way to do so on that time. Now after 5 years doing so and helping traditional stock going down i have to say with the small experience i would start directly with Alamy and some others in the same range. Prices went down here.....but the same happened with microstock. I used to have sales 3 dollars per image. Now the general sales are like 0.25 or maybe 0.75. Gongratulations you just sold an image for 1.20 dollars. Again i am not a hypocriet. I was a microstocker. And i would choose different if i where smarter on that time. On this moment i am not submitting to microstock anymore even if it will be difficult over here. I want at least give it a try and i realize that it will be a hard way. Even with over 5000 images there is no reason to complain for me. It is like Philippe said .... it is not that easy this days to start and i feel it. Not being happy with the sales doesnt help so i go on photographing instead of checking regulary my account. Mirco
  18. Hello John, Yep i noticed that. Basically on every Nex depending on the lens. I have the 1.8 50 mm where the disortion is less then the 17-50 for example. When i shoot Raw i have to adjust it manually to get to the same results as on JPEG. Mirco
  19. My first two zooms ever that where in August also resulted to sales. I hope the zooms after also. Mirco
  20. Photography is vision and not talking. You can say much things. You can say your images is perfect and QC did anyway not let it pass. So show us that you are right indeed. Anyway looks like this topic should be close by the admin. Goes to nothing. Lets talk about beer images again . Mirco
  21. I dont like sliming but my fingers are moving automatic to the keyboard to say that many photographers on this forum have some big experience with many images online, people that dont need to be jaleous about anything here, and sharing their knowledge with us and giving much advice. Even sometimes things that you "dont like" to hear. If you take this advice as a postive information you will learn from them and you would see that nobody was attacking you. Alamy has a great forum community that is one big reason that Alamy is my favourite Agency. Mirco
  22. Thanks you colleagues for your input . I will see what will happen in future and looks like maybe my portfolio ranked up.
  23. Yes indeed.... very good images. Poor sales is wrong title. It should be "poor" portfolio in terms of quantity. 3000 of this great images and you will consider your topic . Mirco
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