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Rob Walls

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About Rob Walls

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    Hobart, Tasmania
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    Brewing, gardening, cooking and travelling


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  • Joined Alamy
    21 Feb 2001

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  1. These "jokes" aren't laughing matters anymore. Had one of my Alamy pictures published in The Guardian last year, all properly credited, so I thought I'd wait and see what came through as payment. Country: WorldwideUsage: EditorialMedia: Editorial websiteImage Size: Any sizeStart: 22 January 2020End: 22 January 2025One use in a single editorial article used within web versions of titles from the same group. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. Country: United Kingdom The licence fee: $5.01 That's $1 a year for a 5 year lice
  2. Using a first 10 sales, last ten sales comparison as some have used here, I come up with these rather totals: First 10 2003 = total $2134 Average $213.40 Last 10 2021 = total $254 average $25.40 The latter compounded with two .25 cent "any size, any placement, in perpetuity", editorial licences this week. Depressing! Rob
  3. Hi all... I almost never post here as I find stock photo industry now just too depressing; but two .25 cent licences, this morning, made me sit up and take notice. At first thought this might be something to do with Novel Use. Checked and found that I had opted in to the scheme back in 2018, but these don't appear to be novel use. Still it coincidentally being April, I took the opportunity to opt out again immediately. Significantly, both licences are listed as editorial Country: WorldwideUsage: Editorial, Single use across website and/or digital publ
  4. This is obviously the end for stock photography as many of us have known it. I've been a contributor to Alamy since February 2001, when it had just a few hundred thousand pictures. Sales in the hundreds of dollars were quite common, so I devoted a lot of my time to increasing my collection. Despite falling prices and falling revenue, I had recently resolved to work on optimising my keyboarding and had, after a hiatus, begun contributing fresh material again. This cynical commission grab, has now put paid to that. If I could be bothered, I would close my account, but even that is not worth the
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