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Nick Jenkins

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  1. I'll take a look at that idea Geoff - not a big player on here yet but certainly putting a lot more photos up now.
  2. I would very much like to see an enlarged image - when keywording I really can't make out how many people, for example, are in the photo!! And my screen is full of nose smudges
  3. Optech for me too, and has been for years. Comfortable, with decent give and..........for those who have an aversion to advertising free for the manufacturer, ideal!
  4. Thanks for the helpful advice Robert. I guess I am fairly familiar with my work but good to be reminded!
  5. This so very much depends on WHAT you shoot. Some are very comfy with current/contemporary whilst others are equally at home with travel etc - I will be honest and say I would find it very difficult indeed to swap mindsets/disciplines. So maybe my op needed to refletc that - we all are apples/pears/oranges etc - with different contributions in different disciplines. To throw out generic questions won't really earn meaningful results - just a general trend (which, for what I shoot is downwards). Maybe kewording might help - I revisit every month or so but to little avail. NJ
  6. Keith has been very helpful to me in the past and yes, his focus is on "stuff that sells" - but to a specific market which I admit I don't do as I don't believe I have that skillset. It's a bit disingenuous to say it's not rocket science as different folks work to different strokes. I am not complaining about lack of sales on that basis - I am just saying that whareas my work DID sell better it isn't now - same work, different result. Well done Jools!
  7. This time I am NOT giving up on Alamy but Alamy sure has given up on me. I checked daily. Then I checked weekly. Then I checked weakly. Now I might check once a month, if I remember. For what? Sales. Any sales. Some sales?
  8. You don't have to be born and bred in the Lake District tha knorrs. You CAN actually have been born in Yorkshire and moved? Grey skies? If that's what they want...............
  9. I have a fairly small number of shots here on Alamy and therefore, although slowly building it up, have no expectations of great things. That said, even those have all but vanished. Very few views, currently two, and no sales since ...(a while ago). I subscribe to the view that 45Mn photos whilst offering a very wide and varied selection, also, to a degree, works against itself. so, what do I do? What I always do. Carry on...............!! It costs me little (I don't shoot stock for a living) so my minimal returns aren't drowned in cost. Head->Brick Wall->Head.
  10. Mark, doesnt' the OP say from 2013 to 2016, leaving it open for multiple usage or do I need to take my tablets?
  11. Well Mirco - you have obviously thought this through and not just woken up and said THAT IS IT!!!! Very best wishes with the other agency and with being a father too - lots to keep you busy. Best, Nick J
  12. How very odd, and NO, absolutely not. Maybe the main difference is that you HAVE a classic car and they are being ultra cautious, rather than penalising you because you are a photographer?? I have used Churchill, The AA and Direct Line with no such issues over the last 11 years. nj
  13. The press must have thought all their Christmasses had come at once when this deal/these deals were signed off. Guaranteed quality, via the QC mechanism, dirt cheap prices.....................and, lest we forget, the Daily Fail is the holder up of all that is good and virtuous in the UK! The press/media lead the pack in low/no repro rates so don't be alarmed when it goes squiffy! And, on that note, may I wish all contributors and Alamy staff a happy and healthy 2014. (that should send my currently stuck green arrow into orbit!!). Best wishes all, nj
  14. I'm with Mark! Help me but I won't help you seldom works well!
  15. I am a sole trader and my wife has full access to my business account - best I remind her some time! nj
  16. Which is another thread? Do you deliberately add in typos and spelling errors to cover off any researchers who might do likewise? AARRGGHH!!
  17. I used to worry about trying to second guess what the buyer might want. Even limiting my response to Natural History, Alamy must have hindreds of World Wide buyers of NH - either for advertising or specialist NH publications. So, I don't second guess all these buyers any more, I just make the very best and most realistic end product I can and pitch it through Alamy. It is all too easy to sweat and groan over stuff like this and, I suspect, it makes not a jot of difference in the end. As long as it safely gets past QC that at least gets it out there (and, of course, with good keywording). I do
  18. I suspect that if you tie in an unusual angle/take on an iconic spot/site with carefully thought out keywording and some unusual light you stand a very good chance of a sale. May be a bit of a buggeration factor if your previous zooms/sales history is not too good and has forced you down the ranking - always a downside - and forced your gem onto page 93 but always worth a go. Not to will guarantee no sale nj
  19. We saw that off Chris with the advent of internet shopping!! I used to always buy buy my gear in a camera shop and chat to the guys behind the counter. PART of the trouble was/is that we try the camera out in one of the few remaining high street shops, like it and then go buy it cheaper off the net. We reap what we sow I guess. nj
  20. Thanks Paulette, I have been religiously completing this field. No longer! nj
  21. No positive reply to this yet - 5th October??
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