Alex Ramsay

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  1. Understanding Exclusivity

    Yes, that was quite clear
  2. Exclusivity

    If I were a criminal, I could think of many more profitable activities than stock photography! Alex
  3. Glad not to lose you, Chuck!
  4. Exclusivity

    In that case Joe Bloggs is behaving dishonestly and will, sooner or later, be exposed. Most of us don't behave like that.
  5. Understanding Exclusivity

    Nothing could be simpler - it was clear this was coming, so I just emailed member services last night and asked them to switch all my images to 'only available on Alamy' - done by the next update Alex
  6. Excellent - thank you for listening, James, and a happy Christmas to you Alex
  7. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    Within a gnat's crotchet of last year's sales total . . . Alex
  8. Geared tripod head?

    Manfrotto 405 - have used mine most days for at least 20 years both on location and in the studio, no sign of the threads wearing yet Alex
  9. They do indicate the specific one that failed - at least, they used to
  10. Commission change - James West comments

    Just email Alamy, they'll do it for you immediately Alex
  11. Commission change - James West comments

    I'd be happy to stick with 50/50, with my images exclusive to Alamy (and my own website, of course) Alex
  12. Commission change - James West comments

    Others have suggested something similar, but it won't happen as Alamy's whole USP is that you can find pretty much anything in its collection. Who's to say what will and what won't sell, at some point? Alex
  13. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    $163 for a full-page magazine sale today - distributor, unfortunately Alex
  14. Commission change - James West comments

    Dear Mr West, Like the vast majority of your 40,000 contributors, I am extremely disappointed by your decision to cut the royalty we receive by 20%. I’m luckier than some others in that I work mainly to commission, and am not solely dependent on the modest income I receive via Alamy. Nevertheless the roughly 10,000 images I have with you represent a considerable investment in time and effort, put in with the expectation that you would sell my work for the highest prices you could achieve (admittedly in a difficult and changing market). I unwillingly accepted the earlier royalty cut in 2013 (even then, deceitfully presented as a 10% reduction - actually about 16.5%). I could accept that we were in a roughly equal partnership - my skill as a photographer balanced by your organisational and marketing talents. I now see that you regard us, our abilities and our experience (not to mention our loyalty) as disposable assets easily replaced from the vast global pool of camera-owning citizens. I shall reconsider my position if and when you bring in the new contract - I don’t look forward to withdrawing my images, but there are other libraries who will be pleased to accept them. Incidentally, I suggest you change your ‘Why Alamy’ page to reflect the new reality - it is deceptive, to say the least, to offer a 50% royalty when you know full well that is about to change. Yours sincerely, Alex Ramsay
  15. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    Same for me