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About cbimages

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  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={E0F99E75-6A62-4E52-81F8-929EF89BCDF3}&name=Carol+Buchanan
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  • Joined Alamy
    05 Mar 2003

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  1. How many did you upload in 2018?

    191 from me - which is more than usual. I've been trying to concentrate on poorly represented underwater subjects the past couple of years. Sometimes I take days, or even weeks, to get an ID on many of the subjects. It's time consuming to say the least!
  2. How was your 2018

    Copied from the other thread. 2018 - number of sales up over 40% from 67 in 2017, to 94 in 2018. Sadly, gross revenue only $59 better than 2017. $4,087 in 2017 increasing to $4,146 in 2018. Average licence fee 2018 $44.10, down from $61.00 in 2017. 191 images added in 2018.
  3. How was your 2018 (and December!)

    December - 6 licences for $530.30, including 3 over $$$. 2018 - number of sales up over 40% from 67 in 2017, to 94 in 2018. Sadly, gross revenue only $59 better than 2017. $4,087 in 2017 increasing to $4,146 in 2018. Average licence fee 2018 $44.10, down from $61.00 in 2017. 191 images added in 2018.
  4. here's a not so inspiring story

    I saw this story and thought it read as a bit suss! I reckon the guy is just looking at ways to get more mileage and money from this. Firstly SS require 10 images to pass before accepting a photographer, not just 1"randomly uploaded". Secondly, as commented all the other things as per Wim's comments. Really, he has a business degree and doesn't read a contract, nor bother to find out what he'll be paid for his product. Thirdly, bad reporting - "It turns out a Newfoundland-based company called Islandwide Distributors (IWD) had licensed Stemm’s photo royalty-free from Shutterstock for just $1.88". This is not correct, the buyer would have paid more, it's just that the photographer only got a pittance for the licence. Fourthly, the text under his video " Walmarts Selling My Picture Without My Permission" is so obviously not the truth. Especially as he'd already admitted it was licenced from SS. Fifth, it may be different in Canada, but the withdrawal amount from SS is $US35, not $US50. Sixth, there is an image taken apparently by this person still on SS - which was shot in August 2018. Seems like he is still uploading there.
  5. Images sold in December

    Second licence of this image in 2 months. A mid $$ distributor sale Country: JapanUsage: EditorialMedia: Book, print and/or e-bookPrint run: up to 5,000Placement: InsideImage Size: 1 pageStart: 01 November 2018End: 01 November 2023Bulk Discount, Flat Rate
  6. Favourite photos uploaded December 18

    After a few tough months with 3 operations between hubby & I, we are soon to be off to our favourite slice of Paradise for some diving. So I dug out a photo from one of my favourite dive sites.
  7. Images sold in December

    A nice sale, $187.50 Country: WorldwideUsage: EditorialMedia: Book, print and/or e-bookPrint run: UnlimitedPlacement: InsideImage Size: 1 pageStart: 18 December 2018End: 18 December 2028Pick-up discount. The terms of the preferred vendor agreement dated 06/27/2008 (“Agreement”) apply in lieu of any terms set out in this invoice, and no such other terms that may be set out in this invoice are enforceable against Publisher.
  8. Images sold in December

    Yes, these were the days! The cost of getting underwater imagery is so high, and because of time constraints underwater, so difficult. And lets not talk about the cost of the equipment, I've been looking at upgrading my equipment, and just the housing alone, without camera, lenses, lighting, ports, arms etc will be setting me back around 5,200 euro. Since the Alamy announcement of the commission cut, I've lost heart, so went out and booked a holiday with the money!
  9. Commission change - James West comments

    If 50% cut is offered for Alamy exclusive images, then 45 days notice is not enough. Many (most) of us have our images elsewhere as well, and it will take months to get them removed. And even then, we can't be 100% sure they have been due to distributor schemes. When I joined Alamy, there was no incentive to keep images exclusive, nor any way of even notifying Alamy that they were. If the goalposts are going to move, we all should be given the courtesy of time needed to organise our images should we want them to be Alamy exclusive. I would also be looking at some kind of guarantee that exclusive images were not disadvantaged in the searches, because non exclusive images would make more $$ for Alamy.
  10. Images sold in December

    Thanks Losdemas. It must be so hard for you not being able to dive, and I'm glad that I can bring a bit of the marine world for you to see. My diving is very important to me, and I needed to make a hard decision earlier this year after being diagnosed with breast cancer. In spite of having a very aggressive grade 3 tumour, I declined radiation & chemo as both had the potential to stop me diving following treatment. I've been diving for over 39 years now, and still feel privileged to be underwater every time I dive.
  11. Images sold in December

    Thanks to both Starsphinx & AlbertSnapper for your kind words. I do work hard at getting the very best images, and am very selective in what I process. Hence my still small port.
  12. Images sold in December

    RF sale lower end $$$ Usage: Single company - multiple use editorial only
  13. Images sold in December

    Low $$ distributor sale Country: PolandUsage: EditorialMedia: Book, print and/or e-bookPrint run: up to 5,000Placement: InsideImage Size: 1 pageStart: 01 November 2018End: 01 November 2023Bulk Discount, Flat Rate
  14. Vanished Alamy PayPal Payment (will be found)

    InTokyo, I answered on your other thread.
  15. PayPal registered address

    When you're in your dashboard, click the right tab - Account Settings. There is a box called "Your Payment Info", and you click the edit button and go from there