Michael Ventura

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  1. Instagram

    Hi Bob, I usually do 1000px wide so that will hold up on an ipad or computer screen. These are for non iphone pics, ones shot with my regular cameras.
  2. Instagram

    So funny, I was just about the post the same thought! I think it was done a while back but I am sure more people are on there now. Would gladly follow any of the fellow Forum mates! Mine is: michaelventuraphoto or https://www.instagram.com/michaelventuraphoto/
  3. Images Sold in July (one per day per contributor)

    Well the dam finally broke last night and some nice value sales came in, 3 over $100! July has been saved! Here is one of them for an educational use.
  4. Still all zeros today.
  5. Going back to PC

    I have an iPhone and an ipad but when it comes to working on photos on a desktop, I have a very powerful PC that my son's friend built, last year, for me for under $1000. It handles full resolution files from my D850 with ease and speed. To get a Mac with similar power would have been way out of my budget.
  6. It's oh so quiet...

    A slow first half of July for me. Some sales but below average for sure.
  7. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    USA, The New York Times, Book Review section, July 15th 2018 Pg. 10, archive photo of Laure de Sade, Historic Images (credit to Alamy only)
  8. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    USA, The Washington Post, July 15th 2018 issue Travel section Pg. F6, Seville, Spain, Antonio Violi Arts & Style section Pg. E3, "Akira", AF Archive
  9. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    USA, Parade magazine, July 15th 2018 issue Pg. 7, Billy Joel's Piano Man album cover (just the cover was used), CBW Pg. 7, Billy Joel, Pictorial Press LTD
  10. Images Sold in July (one per day per contributor)

    Sculpture outside the Paris opera house. Book use
  11. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    USA, The Washington Post, Local Living section, July 12th 2018 issue Pg. 8, Boy in pool, Sakkmesterke Pg. 14, Couple walking barefoot, Image Source
  12. Images Sold in July (one per day per contributor)

    House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, "Fallingwater". For an Italian book use.
  13. July Challenge FUN

    Congrats Paulette! This challenge looks like FUN! 1) Egyptian boys having fun on a bicycle 2) Father and son fun 3) Bar fun in Key West, Florida
  14. Images Sold in July (one per day per contributor)

    Egypt, Web use sale
  15. Images Sold in July (one per day per contributor)

    Finally a sale after a super slow start to July. Two actually popped in today, looking like they were for the same client. Here is one of them, taken in my home state of Maryland. Editorial print and electronic use.
  16. Pride in London – are you one of the 500 accredited media?

    I hope some of you London based Live News togs plan to cover the Trump protests this coming week.
  17. Pride in London – are you one of the 500 accredited media?

    I don't know, maybe Thong would be more appropriate for a Pride Parade!
  18. How was your June?

    I have to agree that posting gross totals is not helpful. But what is helpful is to know if the month was average, above average or below average (for each contributor)....we can better gauge if there is a trend happening. I know that is not scientific but maybe more helpful than knowing the $$$.
  19. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    USA, The New York Times, Book Review section, July 8th 2018 issue Pg. 15, Beatles' Abbey Road album cover (no vinyl, just the cover), Difficult to tell which contributor this one was, Alamy credit only, so it may not be the one below.
  20. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    USA, New Yorker magazine, July 9th 2018 issue Pg. 12, Movie still from "Such Good Friends", United Archives GMBH
  21. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    So in theory, we just need to keep up with the overall growth of the whole collection (or better) with our own collection. If Alamy adds 100,000 images a day to 140,000,000 photos, that is about a .00073 % growth per day. So for my collection, I would need to add about an average of 8 photos a day to keep up with the agency growth. No wonder my income and sales are slow to climb. That along with sales prices dropping.
  22. Refunds!

    My first and only (so far) sale of July was promptly refunded. I sort of figured that was going to happen since it seemed to be a duplicate sale of the same image from June sales.
  23. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    And there is always Eeyore
  24. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    USA, Travel + Leisure magazine, July 2018 issue Pg. 48, Cuba, Michele Burgess Pg. 72, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Waterframe Special advertising supplement for California, package with this issue of Travel + Leisure Pg. 30, Bowling Ball Beach, California, USA, Bildagentur Geduldig
  25. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    USA, Smithsonian magazine, July/August 2018 issue Pg. 102, The Spanish Cival War, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Pg 102, The painting, Guernica by Picasso in the Museum of Modern Art, Madrid, Spain, Peter Barritt Pg. 102, Portrait of Franco, World History Archive