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Mirco Vacca

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  1. Alamy is a UK company and much of its business is in the US so why should it bear the cost of paying into euro accounts?

    Another thing, it's rather bad form to run down your agent on a public forum. Alamy is not our employer and we don't have to use it. If we do, we abide by the contract.

     

    Pfff..... i tought i was the only one here that things this way. Everything can be discussed and i dont think that Alamy want to punish the photographers. I would never send images here to Alamy if i dont like "their way". Business is business and nothing is a gift. To have more at the end we need all to participate. Nothing dramantic happend i think.  But maybe it is better to not add oppinion anymore in this topic :). I respect anyones oppinion here.

     

    I give spacecadet with pleasure a +1.

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  2. All Alamy seem to want to do these days is take, take,  take from us the suppliers of their wealth. The gigantic cut in our share to finance New York office - why couldn't Alamy use their own money rather than take more from us?

     

    Yes I would like to invest in my future with new equipment etc. So Alamy give me another 17% of revenue I generate!!! Notice I am not saying 'please' here or putting it to a vote as that is the way you like to do business with your suppliers. Cynical and greedy.

     

    Now this new 'cost' to bear for EU account holders. Why lower the threshold anyway? Why not make the threshold amount 'selectable' by the contributor? Why do those who are happy with the $175 threshold amount have to subsidise those who rarely reach such dizzy heights and want paying at $100. 

     

    Regards

     

    Richard

     

    About this i think that for sure Alamy used most of their own money for the USA office. I dont think it is bad that we contribute for it also since it will generate us at the end more sales to have an extra office.

     

    Mirco


  3. There are indeed many things that you can do. I was for years as example on Microstock selling hundreds and hundreds of images for RF use. I sold so many that you can not even have a small bit of control. So leaving microstock and entering "traditional stock" is allready a first step to not make your images look like discount products and have more control.

     

    Thinking as a client i believe that Alamy or similar sites has also big advantages to microstock. It is not only the other way. If i would be a client and i look at a image at a RF Microstock image i would directly think that i am sharing this image with hundreds of other people. Buying a image on Alamy gives a feeling of originality. Especially because of the 40 million images and higher price and RM possibility. Cheaper doesnt mean always more attractive to people.

     

    Mirco


  4. Mirco you've done well with 4000 images to pass all the time. I reflect on what was said earlier about focussing on Alamy to build a portfolio and I think that's where new folk go wrong. I've just been flooding the site with nonsense and when I struggle to keyword the nonsense I'm left wondering why I went gung ho on the uploads of people walking in the street lol. 

     

    Never mind, we learn the hard way sometimes. 

     

    Paul, i really think you are beeing hard to you. I really dont see the nonsense on your image. I can imagine on almost every image a article from the last pages. I dont understand wich images you call nonsense :)


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    After almost 4000 passed images i got today my first rejection :(. I checked and i just made a stupid mistake. The images was not sharp. I still dont understand how i could miss it. But this shows it doesnt matter how confident you are it can happen always. Therefore check and check.

     

    I deleted the rejected one and checked all others just to be sure and submited the images again just now. I expect them to pass.

     

    Mirco

    Mirco, how long did you have to wait to hear about the failure? The full 28 working days or less?

     

    Hello John,

     

    I waited exactly 3 days. So it makes sense i guess.

     

    Mirco


  6. After almost 4000 passed images i got today my first rejection :(. I checked and i just made a stupid mistake. The images was not sharp. I still dont understand how i could miss it. But this shows it doesnt matter how confident you are it can happen always. Therefore check and check.

     

    I deleted the rejected one and checked all others just to be sure and submited the images again just now. I expect them to pass.

     

    Mirco


  7. Good morning,

     

    Again it shows that many things that you would not expect can be sold. I have regulary some strange searches. For example i put a time ago a image of an Samsung smartphone with broken screen. This is one of the search therm what i see regulary. I dont know if it is sold yet but i comes along with only 6 other images every time. I am sure that there are even in Alamy many things that clients would like to have but not covered in the database.

     

    Mirco


  8. Anyway the name "street photography" is very general. The one makes sales with that and the other not. It is about the topic. For example a love couple you can capture in the street but also in the mountains for example. You can take a image of a reading person at the bus stop or on the balcony.

     

    So go to the streets and find the right topics.


  9. I my opinion more chance for sales with street photography then macro. Go for it.

     

     

    Worth a shot, I've sold quite a few street photographs over the years, just remember they'll have to be L if there are people or registered logos in the shots, which you don't have releases for

     

    Maybe stupid question but what you mean with "L"' ?


  10. Just read Mirco Vacca's post - In have recently returned from Poland - Krakow - and photographing people was NOT a problem. Sure, I asked, nodded to the camera and/or whatever means I had at my disposal (not polish!) and there was not the tiniest hint of an issue...

    nj

     

    Nice to read that other people experience the same. I am waiting for your images :). I went for example many times to a shop in Poland and when i want to make pictures i have a idea that the Polish store owners are proud to be photographed. There was even a man that started to take all his products out just to show the quality and waiting to be photographed. And this with a big smile on his face.


  11. On hind from me. The image below ohas a really bad shadow over the subject. This is not acceptable. The subject should be clear and visible in this case. This is some standard thing that you have to feel in stock photography. It is like anybody say not a attack but just a honoust truth. Would you download this image for a good looking magazinge?

     

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  12. Hello Gangoo,

     

    Some look saleable and other are not really belonging into stock.

    Just like mentioned there is not really a specific rule. Sometimes the great looking image is not downloaded and the lessed expectd four times. This i saw from experience. Variation, volume, keywording, patience and quality is the way. Just keep on going with a good spirit and dont break just because the sales are not coming inmidiatly. Before you see regular sales it can take many uploaded images and months. Even if you would have a download today in many cases you will see it reported afer couple of months. The biggest step you take at the beginning. When you see the first sales coming after some time then you know that you are on the right way.

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