Keith Douglas

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  1. Have you found any Alamy images in April 2018

    Thanks for the spot Nigel - Venus and Cupid sculpture on Morecambe Promenade.
  2. February over already?

    6 sales for $129 gross. Hoping for better in March (although there's no sign of it yet!)
  3. January

    6 sales for $81 gross. Disappointing, particularly as 4 of them are single figure $ sales.
  4. So how was December?

    7 sales in December for $259 gross. About average for me.
  5. 2017

    84 sales for $2064 gross. Volume up 8% from 2016, revenue down 9% I'm reasonably pleased because moving house , and to a new area, has caused some disruption and a need to generate new contacts, find new locations for images etc. Feeling positive for 2018.
  6. News images

    You can find them in Image Manager as soon as they are on the Live News Feed, and make sure that they are ready to go live. I think that just adding keywords is the minimum you have to do as the other mandatory fields (Title, Caption, Pseudonym, Licence type) will already be filled. Because of the way that Live News images drop off the page, and the fact that images only get transferred over to be available as stock once a day, I think there can be a gap of a few hours while the image is in neither view. I had a request from a local newspaper for an image (I suspect they wanted it for free) so I wanted to send them the link to buy it from Alamy. It was no longer on Live News, and I had to wait until it appeared under stock a few hours later.
  7. Older Images selling very well.

    If you have been contributing images at a regular rate for many years then you will have far more images beginning with D than you do images beginning with, say, J. This is because the later letters are being used up much more quickly as the rate of addition of images to Alamy has increased over time. Therefore, if sales are distributed evenly by age of image you would expect to see a much higher number of sales of your images beginning with D than you do sales of images beginning with, say, J. The corollary of this is that if you are seeing the same number of sales of your images beginning with D as you are of your images beginning with J, your older images are actually doing much less well than your newer ones! I estimate the D to J ratio to be roughly 4:1
  8. How was your November?

    4 sales for $62 gross. A poor month after my best month of this year in October. That's how it seems to go.
  9. GDPR - impact on photographers?

    General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Strengthens data protection for individuals. Comes into force on 25 May 2018. Although I am aware of GDPR because of some other work I do, I'd not given it much thought in relation to photography until I saw this: According to the European Commission "personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address." Note the inclusion of "a photo" (my highlighting). Thinking about it further, a photo, and its associated metadata, can contain a lot of personal information - where someone was, when they were there, what they were doing, who they were with etc. Add keywords and a caption and there's potentially more data. As in most things, these regulations will have no impact in the vast majority of cases. But will a disgruntled person in one of my photos, taken in a public place, be able to use GDPR to get the photo removed or worse?
  10. November Challenge :: Iconic

    Vulcan - last tour of Northern Britain Gentlemen and Players Thinking Soldier
  11. Reporting in on RF

    If you changed it to RF, it wouldn't surprise me if it was snapped up pretty quickly and the (one off) RF price would be lower than the (multiple) RM price you've received to date !
  12. Have you found any Alamy images in November?

    BBC News website. "Automated checkouts 'miserable' for elderly shoppers" Image ID: ECFD1B , cropped Photographer: Justin Kase zsixz
  13. October Challenge :: Winner!

    Well done Steve and Kumar, two great images and a close contest.
  14. Sony RX100 mk i in 2017

    Yes, I downsize most of my images to have the longest side 3600 pixels.
  15. Sony RX100 mk i in 2017

    I'm still using a Mk1 RX100 that I purchased 4 years ago. Great little camera and I haven't had a QC failure with it during that time (that's probably tempting fate!). I use it as a general purpose camera that I have with me if I'm not out specifically to shoot photos, and I don't really test it at the extremes of settings of ISO, aperture etc. I have a Nikon DSLR that I use for more challenging situations or where I prefer having a viewfinder, e.g. for sports or action photographs.