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About British Gent

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    Cardiff, South Wales, UK

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  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={83904E5A-E9DA-434A-B8DB-1EE66391E2D0}&name=Richard+Downs
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  • Joined Alamy
    16 Dec 2009

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  1. In my ignorance I thought Hokkaido was under ten feet of snow at this time of year - ? (It's on my bucket list, but may need to revise if there's no snow in winter!) Edit: Silly me - you clearly mention 'autumn' in your comment.
  2. Very happy for a rare January sale for mid $$. Single company - multiple editorial. Suspect it might be the Beeb since it's their new HQ outside Cardiff Central Station.
  3. I was prepared for a zero sum January this year, as per the past two Januaries, but discovered a sale this morning for mid $$.
  4. Photo opportunities not far from, if not actually in, Liverpool my vote would go to New Brighton. It was my Disneyland growing up in Wallasey in the sixties and subsequently made somewhat famous by Martin Parr (The Last Resort). I know Parr has come in for some criticism for those images, arguably demeaning his subjects and 'stylising' his depiction of the less well-off. I suppose, but I feel nothing but nostalgia when I look at them (which I frequently do). Book a ferry ticket! Haven't been back for decades, but I'd be surprised if it disappointed.
  5. Another Bar Luce sale taken from a seated position. I'm going to start attracting comments from Australian photographers soon (Beijing Olympics joke). Retail book. Editorial print + digital use. inside.One time use only, Discounted re-use mid $$
  6. I stumped up the $30 a couple of weeks ago on FAA, on the basis that doing it a month before Christmas was probably the best time to do some serious uploading. On the plus side I made a low $$ sale quickly, but on the downside it was one of my original 25 images from the free account days. It had sold before so I don't consider my return on investment to have begun yet. It's a twelve month 'project' so we shall see. There's no doubt marketing and other types of targeted activity seems to breed sales which in turn breeds more sales and credit to people who have broken through (like Marianne and my pal in North Wales). I've paid my dosh so it makes sense to give it a proper go.
  7. Punting on The Cherwell, Oxford. Taken while I was also punting (in a seated position while someone else did the actual work). Image use: Editorial Details of use: Travel guides -print and/or e-book Image Size: 1 page Print run: up to 3 million Placement: Inside Duration: 3 years Country: Worldwide Additional Details: Online PDF Rights Included ; Duration: 7 years. Low $$
  8. 1 sale for $30 right at the death. To be fair, that's about average for me (sigh). Didn't help when I heard from a friend who largely gave up with Alamy a couple years ago and switched to creating art work for Fine Art America. By half way through the month he had made $2k worth of sales and that's not unusual...
  9. I haven't used the your_pseudonym Alamy -Alamy.com method before and it's instantly led me to some old sales. Delightful. Thanks for the tip.
  10. This is the fourth sale of the interior of Bar Luce in Milan, all four shots being taken from the same vantage point - my seat! Surely some kind of record (albeit a weird one...)!
  11. With a maximum focal length of 105mm, I needed a friendly robin and some cropping to get a picture. My own personal concert for several minutes. Enchanting.
  12. The weird and wonderful Castell Coch. Just down the hill from my home and taken from a garden centre car park. Crazy that it's taken so long to shoot what's on my own doorstep.
  13. The Water Tower by the Wales Millennium Centre, aka The Torchwood Tower after its use in the TV series.
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