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Paul Mayall

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About Paul Mayall

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    Overlooking the Bavarian Alps Germany


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    04 Aug 2008

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  1. Uploaded 1 small batch yesterday, they went into processing, I went back to them several hours later to find them missing, I re uploaded them last night only to find them missing again today. I am sure there is a glitch that Alamy will sort out soon.
  2. Thanks for your answer Chuck, I was living in hope that Alamy may have made stronger stipulations on personal use, it seems that offering our work for personal use is asking to have it abused, I will have to re-think and perhaps go through most of my work and change it back to non personal use.
  3. Hi everyone, I have recently been making a few sales as personal use since removing all restrictions. I can be happy for the increase in sales although no more than $10 or less per sale, My question and concerns is how the material is being used and if these personal use buyers have a contract with Alamy stating the material cannot be used outside of personal use. Any experiences or views on this, would be appreciated. Thanks everybody, Paul.
  4. Many thanks spacecadet, since posting the question Alamy has contacted me and will notify me if they can do it, if not i will try with your advice.
  5. I would like to remove all restrictions on my images, i have over 16,000, is it possible to do this in bulk. Thanks to all. Paul.
  6. Many thanks for your input, it would seem it does not make a large difference to sales. Question answered: Have are nice weekend. Paul.
  7. Can anybody explain the benefits of having a Pseudonym. My main concern! will having Pseudonym's help increase sales? Thank's to all, Paul.
  8. I have always said it is a numbers game, unfortunately we photographers don't sell thousands of images per month at $1.25. Like many i had the idea many years ago to have a great deal of images online for this to happen, as time went on i could see the future as we see it today and lost interest in going mad uploading as if my life depended on it. I am happy to be past the challenge and just calmly upload a few images here and there as some kind of interest outside my normal life.
  9. you and many others Kimba, unfortunately the industry is where it is now and we can be sure it won't change. The question is if one should accept receiving small rewards for our efforts or give up on supplying images and do something else, the contributors who just like taking photos and feel they are doing something with them and not worried about a substantial reward for their images should find Alamy and other distributors ideal, it is what it is!
  10. Alamy without question was once the best image suppliers to be with for the individual photographer. Slowly over the years prices have been dropping at the contributors expense and will keep dropping, i cannot help but have the impression Alamy dose not care as they now have a very large archive and now one of the big players thanks to the hard work and expense of their contributors "both individual and partner agencies" and of course the recent change in commission dose not inspire us. I know there is nothing we contributors can do accept complain and get some satisfaction to
  11. I am sure somebody will correct me on this. From my understanding from the past, exclusive images were sought after by exclusive buyers, e.g. i am a publisher wanting to licence a image for a book cover, not wanting this image to be licensed elsewhere for any other purpose for a period of 5 years, so Alamy offers me a higher fee than non exclusive from $300 to $500, the deal is done. The contributor gets $250 but the image cannot be re-licensed "locked away for 5 years" along time before the image is back on the market. Well that is how i understood the ga
  12. Exclusive, been there done that! locking images into exclusive just to get 10% back dose not work for me, i prefer to have my images out there being seen and licensed by many others.
  13. +1 As much as we don't like it Alamy has made there decision and has informed us with suitable notice of the change in commission. Realistically there is nothing we can do about it, except vent our thoughts here, smearing is not a good way to go about trying to get Alamy on our side.
  14. Same here, however i have seen my work from other agencies on Alamy being submitted without my knowledge, i really think we photographers have lost control of our images as we have lost control of what we receive for them, it is a crazy business to be in where we supply material then are dictated to in regard to how much we will receive financially, recently my lowest fee for 1 image from elsewhere was 27 euro cents. Our financial reward can be so low yet we still get screwed down on commissions, i ask myself can it get any worse, i am sure it will in 10 years as commissions will probabl
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