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    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={4B9DE45E-8ED5-4F82-BAA3-AD0BFDE6BACA}&name=Barbara+Luke
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  1. Well guys.. thanks for all the advice....I have also had advice from someone who is self employed "not in photography" .. I showed him the forum on how much members are earning on this site... the outcome was.. If I am not going to join a number of stock sites and put up a few 1000s images very soon its just not worth employing an accountant to sort my income out.. ""yes what income" . Some of the members who have been doing stock for years and have 1000s of stock on this site and I suppose others sites as well are only topping there full time wages up... well I don't want to go dow
  2. OMG what have i started, I have taken Davids comment personal .. I have never deceived anyone and have payed all my taxes during my working life and claimed not a thing...I may have got this thread wrong but is some one implying that I am that I am trying to defraud the "taxman" ... That is not the case I wouldn't have asked a question on here if I didn't want to pay tax on any income I might earn on this site.. "fat chance of that tho" .. you have made me feel very uncomfortable now..... I don't want know if I want to sell any images or even carry on with this site .. How can I be judged w
  3. I will have to get this sorted ...Now I need to get in touch with the tax office soon....I have tried to phone them .. .. Cheers Guys,,,
  4. Ahh.. yes it's a hobby at the moment...I don't have any other income ..It will get sorted and I don't intend to claim on any of my equipment... Thanks for all your help guys.... http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/guidance/selling/examples.htm
  5. .. I don't want the taxman knocking at my door...asking for something I haven't earned yet.. and not lightly to earn...
  6. O right I will ask my other half to look into it...he sorts all that kinda stuff out...thanks for the info....
  7. If I am ever lucky enough to sell a photo.. do alamy take tax from my earnings ...
  8. Wishing you all the very best on the arrival of your baby... good luck for the future as a Daddy and family man... Barbara
  9. Hi Paulette I know it might look like a false economy but I've just spent nearly £500 on camera and tripod and the thought of spending another £100 makes me nervous, especially as I already have Photoshop Elements 9 on the computer. Will muse on it. Thanks for the link. Jan I downloaded the Lightroom free trial but I can't find my way around it at all. I can't find my way around my camera, either, and I'm beginning to wonder if I've made a huge and expensive mistake. The few pictures I took are dreadful at 100% (and not, come to that, I can't seem to set it up properly).
  10. Hi Paulette I know it might look like a false economy but I've just spent nearly £500 on camera and tripod and the thought of spending another £100 makes me nervous, especially as I already have Photoshop Elements 9 on the computer. Will muse on it. Thanks for the link. Jan I downloaded the Lightroom free trial but I can't find my way around it at all. I can't find my way around my camera, either, and I'm beginning to wonder if I've made a huge and expensive mistake. The few pictures I took are dreadful at 100% (and not, come to that, I can't seem to set it up properly).
  11. O John I didn't take it personal. .but I do tend to put silly captions on my images...but then I am a little flippant about myself and my work...I don't take things too serious... All the best... B
  12. O yes I just might be the one with .. "church on a hill" or "big fish" But you guys are teaching me and I tend to learn all about the keywords ..O god I know I will never catch up to you John and the rest of the experts but I hope to have fun while learning ... .. and yes that's what its all about...enjoying what you do and not to take life too serious .... best wishes,,,
  13. Thanks Philippe.. Normandy sound a great place to go... I do need advice as I am not sure what images to post that might sell...I do believe every thing has been done and my work would have to be exceptional to get even a zoom never mind a sale... We have just had 2 week in the Caribbean on a cruise.. now there is not many things to shoot for stock on there is there... O yes there were ships and bigger ships and clippers more clippers big one small ones.. O yes beaches and blue water, sun bathers and swimmers...O did I say yachts ...O yes I missed out sunsets and sunr
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