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About marc

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  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={15F70076-D178-45CB-92A7-3E95F2126716}&name=marc+zakian
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    5696
  • Joined Alamy
    19 Jul 2002
  1. Rather than spend time trying to correct the skin tones, why not just gel your interior lights (providing they are not too hot) and then white balance the camera https://www.stagedepot.co.uk/lighting/lighting-gel/high-temperature/65-daylight-blue-lighting-gel-sheet-1?gclid=CjwKCAiA5o3vBRBUEiwA9PVzandAFiOs0Qxtz4f_UBgTTZJp_xpH5FP3JdPYnIEDvC8cgt9Zw1p0pBoChAIQAvD_BwE Or block out the natural light, and then white balance Also, if you are looking to sell these images, I would get a manicure.
  2. The Savile Row gig was the last time the Beatles played live together: 1969. They only managed one song, Get Back, as the police were called to stop the noise. Did your Dad end the Beatles?
  3. I am also a writer and make a small distribution magazine (about 7,000 per issue). We often featured film, TV and theatre stories, and when I need an image to illustrate the story I will go to the relevant press and PR company and get the images I need. In the case of the War of the Worlds I would go the BBC. Newspapers and magazines will all have images ready to go.
  4. I am also a writer and make a small distribution magazine (about 7,000 per issue). We often featured film, TV and theatre stories, and when I need an image to illustrate the story I will go to the relevant press and PR company and get the images I need. In the case of the War of the Worlds I would go the BBC press department. Newspapers and magazines will all have images ready to go having been sent them along with a press release.
  5. If you had read it, you would have found that it is not only about microstock sites.
  6. I thought it was a very interesting blog which any photographer could learn something from.
  7. You need more specific captions. Which canal in Venice? Too many similar shots, so while you have 1400 photos you actually have maybe 400 different subjects. Your photos are good, but there are thousands of generic shots of the canals of Venice and you are in there with the rest of hem. Remember to shoot stock photos for newspapers which is Alamy's key market.
  8. My zooms started crashing in December and then sank to nothing at the start of January. They have picked up from about a week ago, but the crash two months ago seems to have led to very low sales this month so far.
  9. Actually I have 7 zooms remaining from last month, so after 4 working days it should have shifted from zero if it takes an average over the last month.
  10. 1354 images. Been aiming for over 1000 a year, so am happy with that. Target 6000 by end of 2019.
  11. Yes, complete collapse in the last month to the extent that my CTR is now stuck on 0 and I have no zooms at all this month at all and barely anything in December. For the last four years my CTR has been above Alamy average so something has changed. I have little confidence in the Alamy's tinkering with their ranking system as it does little to reward regular contributors as far as I can see. You would assume that unless there was a radical change in a portfolio content (or in buyers) the last four years should be a good way of indicating the strength of an individual portfolio.
  12. Total Sales: 106 up around 30% revenue up by 30%. Around 1000 images added.
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