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    My Favorite Moses Byrd Quotes
    b.July4,1876 d.July4,1976
    (Undisputed Father of Stock Photography)

    "Stock shooters with no backlog have no backbone."
    "Quality is the brain of stock, variety is the mind."
    "Photos you ne'er take reap profits you ne'er make."
    "More photos than books in libraries is to come!"
    "Man or Woman, get thyself to a photo opportunity."
    "Shoot critics from all angles, with a gun, too."
    "Selling is our religion, licensing is our hymn."
    "To make captions a passion is to make a fine future."
    "Art is important to stock if Art is your bank teller."
    "Call them Key Words, they are a key to selling."
    "Take what swells the wallet, not the head."
    "Nudge up thy fee bar, avoid financial fubar."
    "Moaning nor wringing hands ne'er tripped a shutter."
    "Full-time fools be swayed by part-timers moaning."
    "Subject, show thy face, and blink not thine eyes!"
    "Stock shooters are cats, licenses are catnip."
    "Scavenger hunters we are, compositions our quarry."
    "The Subject was an idiot, horizontally and vertically."
    "Stock is what you shoot, not what you shoot with."
    "Less clutter clears the path to more licensing."
    "To catch more licenses, capture bigger emotions."
    "Shoot first, apologize second, ask permission last."
    "To optimize thy bankroll, compromise thy workflow."
    "Pretty is for club contests, salable is for stock."
    "Perfection reaps ribbons, reasonable reaps income."
    "Make more exposures than minutes wasted."
    "Key words our scripture, licensing our salvation."
    "The only good Canon is Pachelbel's Canon."
    "Principal is the principle of stock."
    "Be focused young stocker, sharp shooter you'll be."
    "The tripod of stock is quality, quantity, variety."
    "Shoot volume to pocket profit."


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  1. Black and White

    You want to weaken your "black white" tag strength as much as possible without getting totally out of "black white" searches because, we assume, your actual black and white images are niche enough to appear on page 1 in their correct searches. So how is this accomplished? Using Bayes' Theorem & anecdotal evidence we might try changing all "black white" to "white black"...? What if that does NOT weaken enough? We might try a string of nonsense words that will NEVER be searched in front, such as, "woeiru viprew xcpofq cdfjso white black" What we are ultimately seeking the answer to: what is the very WEAKEST a tag can be made whilst still being a searchable tag???
  2. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    Does Alamy own condo balcony overlooking event? Or a window that opens? Still time to fly over...
  3. has Alamy issued GDPR white paper?

    My prediction: GDPR will be abused by a small percentage of people that imagine they have gained tremendous power over people taking their picture in public... they will pay less attention to those taking photos with smartphones & will express their outrage at being photo'd without permission by those with "pro-looking" cameras... but it will die down in a year or two...? OH WAIT. THAT ALREADY HAPPENS...
  4. ID workflow: HammerFall or not?

    Well done!!! Wonder if I've missed any "Forgotten Tales" searches over 11 years...? Were you in that Jul 2007 audience near stage? You may see yourself in one or more of my images!!!
  5. Taken Jul 2007 in Quebec; had info in past they are HammerFall but wiki doesn't show any female singer in this heavy metal band's history, so...??? fall jgjg not ( fan or fans )
  6. Old guy, new stock shooter

    Who can take a red oneKick its arse goodbyeSoak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pieThe Greenie ManThe Greenie Man can
  7. Old guy, new stock shooter

    Use Alamy's FTP instead. Bid those upload issues adios...
  8. All of Alamy since May 1, 2017 The 33 0 0 0 0.00
  9. has Alamy issued GDPR white paper?

    how will GDPR affect future editorial licensing? disruptive for correct or incorrect reasons? will vast numbers of editorial licensors think wrongly or rightly that they should only license released editorial? its not about what GDPR changes, its about what behaviors GDPR causes, right? LET'S DELVE INTO THIS PRONTO!!
  10. a.>What is wrong with having a 'weakest' pseudo? b.>Isn't it inevitable that you are always going to have a weakest pseudo? c.>Why is it a concern for you to identify the weakest pseudo/pseudos - > if you were to elevate them in searches would they not then compete with you and damage your higher pseudos? ===== Can answer these: a. nothing b. yes, unless two or more are tied for weakest c. my pseudos exist amongst hundreds or thousands of other images; is it not possible that one's weakest pseudo can be reintroduced as a NEW neutral strength pseudo without pushing down one's next weakest pseudo??? Which analogy better describes what will happen: I am a juggler of, say, 10 pseudo balls; am I standing on ground & lowest pseudo ball always at same height (as you suggest) or am I slowly ascending a set of steps leading to a ceiling (top half page 1) & therefore lowest pseudo ball is always rising until highest pseudo ball is bouncing off ceiling & I elect to go no higher....?
  11. if subscription service was introduced...

    NOT TRUE, IMO. An earlier "Novel Use" was opt-out & therefore a pool of NU images existed. Current UK-newspaper scheme is opt-out & therefore a pool of UK-newspaper images exist. There are many other pools: RF, RM, MR, PR, etc., excluded countries, excluded distributor-licensing
  12. > why do expect to see a similar order? Note: I asked about WEAKEST pseudo(s). My STRONGEST few pseudos are apparent, always appear before my other pseudos, despite my images being distributed randomly amongst pseudos. Its determining the weakest of my weak that I seek, to possibly replace them with FRESH neutral strength pseudos...? (or if ranking strength is now associated ONLY with images, not pseudos, then...) > My guess is though that this will just replicate your BHZ result I wonder if BHZ ranking would more accurately show one's pseudo ranking strength if one had only BHZ as supertag & had NO OTHER supertags or tags or caption? Right now I have BHZ as the only supertag, but have true tags & true captions for my BHZ images as I still want some chance of them licensing...
  13. ...what would you want? It has been stated pricing is a result of not wanting to lose market share. Some market share is being lost by fact that other agencies offer subscription services...? If it were introduced here, what would you want? a. that it be optional, as in, opt in to have one's images included in subscription pool b. that it be tiered, say buyers paying $250/yr or $500/yr or $1K/yr or $2K/yr & contribs who "opt in" choose at what tier their images become part of pool which determines their subscription-net$$? c. ______? d. ______?
  14. If one has multiple pseudos, say 6 or 10, & all appear in several searches, one would expect them to always appear in returns in similar order, but I don't find that to be true -- do others???!! So how to determine one's weakest pseudo amongst many pseudos? Ranking by CTR doesn't match search returns either...? Clearing out all fields & insert multiple nonsense words, same order, in one image per pseudo & then search each nonsense word? So how? HOW?!!!
  15. Images sold in May (one per day per contributor)

    Chuffed to license (7) Buenos Aires images same day this month. Especially since they were taken & submitted just months ago! Maybe Date-Taken used in search was a factor???