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Keith Douglas

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  1. 9 sales for $178 gross. My best month this year. Nothing in the first half of the month, then a few repeat sales at low prices. In the last week I had two $60 sales which pushed my figures up. Both of them for images from 6+ years ago.
  2. Thanks for that spot Bryan. One of those images where I was in two minds whether to upload it as I expected the subject to be already covered.
  3. 20 miles circular walk - see the legislation. Yes. Curtain-twitchers - yes, a lot of them about. Give it a few weeks though and the tide will turn.
  4. "I don't see anybody arguing with that and the News photographers, we all understand, are getting on with they work reporting what is happening and no doubt trying to keep themselves and everybody else safe" Presumably they fall under 'reasonable excuse' 2 (f) (f) to travel for the purposes of work or to provide voluntary or charitable services, where it is not reasonably possible for that person to work, or to provide those services, from the place where they are living;
  5. Not sure if this has been posted on here already, but this is the legislation that came into force at the end of last week http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/350/pdfs/uksi_20200350_en.pdf Section 6 for Restrictions on Movement.
  6. It's not about letting things become more critical, it's about lowering the peak of cases to a level where (hopefully) health services and others can cope. The experts are saying that shutting schools down is symbolic but not effective in controlling the spread. In fact it may make things worse by exposing more vulnerable groups. What would you suggest we do instead?
  7. …. or the shop workers, the delivery drivers, the people who keep the electricity on, the phones working, and the internet running, and everything else that we just take for granted. My understanding is that we're 10-14 weeks away from the peak, so if drastic measures are implemented now they'd have to be in place for 5 or 6 months. On that timescale, many things that can be put off for a few weeks become more critical. The virus hides away infecting other people before showing signs of any symptoms in its victim. Keeping it out of the UK would have required truly draconian measures that would not have been accepted by the general public. Just think of the way the media reported hard done by passengers stranded on a cruise ship out in Japan.
  8. Nothing this month until Friday and then 3 sales arrive at once. $9.39 gross - that's the total for all three by the way!
  9. 4 sales for $26 gross. Another disappointing month.
  10. A 'surge' of 3 sales on the 26th. One for $10, two for $5. Disappointing month.
  11. Thanks Craig. Not the first time this photo's been used, but it's not one of the branches listed for closure. Keith
  12. Hi Allan. I'm still up North! I keep an eye out for the date of the next Cambridge meetup in case I am in the area, but so far the dates haven't been in synch. I have made a few posts on the forum, but Alamy and stock photography has taken less attention from me over the last few months as I've had some non-photography paid work to keep me busy! Keith
  13. 84 sales for $2186 gross. Slightly down in revenue from 2018 but that's the 6th year that my gross sales have been just over $2k. I increased my number of images by 21% in the year. I had intended to do more, but a fall in my sales from August onwards, combined with time being spent on a couple of more lucrative, non-photography income streams, led to a reduction in my submissions in the last 4 months of the year. Happy New Year!
  14. It seems to me that the Alamy Stock business on its own is doing OK despite the pressures that we know about. Of course, with a turnover (and cost of sales) that's relatively flat and with the number of images continuing to increase that isn't great news for contributors. But it could be worse. It will be interesting to see what happens with Videoloft. Can it be turned round into a profitable business? How much more money will Alamy have to put into it, and are they prepared to do so?
  15. I see taking photos with my phone as a complication too. Mainly because there's still no support for Android phones.
  16. I think you need to get a pension forecast which will tell you how much you will get as a state pension at retirement age, and whether that is the maximum that you can receive. It's not just based on the number of years that you have paid NI. The maximum state pension you can receive is not the same for everyone either!
  17. 7 sales for $149 gross. About what it has been since Feb, apart from July.
  18. But you can't simplify it with a minimum of 3000px on the long side. Some images that pass the test will (correctly) fail the Alamy criteria. And some images that fail the 3000px test would have passed the Alamy test. And we're not just talking about at the margins of a few pixels. 2450 x 2450 would pass the Alamy test. 3000 x 1500 wouldn't pass.
  19. I don't understand why it's so problematic either. Perhaps Alamy just need to say that the image needs to have at least 6,000,000 pixels and forget about the confusing 17MB requirement. There again, it may not stop this still being the number 1 FAQ! There is no fixed relationship between image size in pixels and file size on disk for a JPEG, so anybody looking at the file size of an image they are about to submit is going to be little wiser about whether the image is big enough. On the other hand (in Windows) look at Properties -> Dimensions and it will tell you what you need to know.
  20. If the size constraint is more than 6,000,000 pixels, which I believe it is, then it's 3000 x 2000 (3:2) or 2450 x 2450 (1:1) or 2829 x 2122 (4:3)
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