Michael Ventura

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  1. I am starting this today because I get part of Sunday Washington Post, a day ahead (the none hard news parts). The Washington Post, Travel section, July 1st 2018 Pg. F2, Los Cabos, Mexico, Lindsay Lauckner Gundlock Pg. F4, Pete's Tavern, New York City, Robert K. Chin-Storefronts White Horse Tavern, New York City, New York City (credit to Alamy only)
  2. It's oh so quiet...

    A slow first half of July for me. Some sales but below average for sure.
  3. 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)
  4. I thought I would be good to start a new thread, the old one was close to 50 pages deep. I hope it is a good omen that my first sale of 2018 was a book sale for $250! I want to be hopeful that these will be more commonplace in 2018 for all!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Images Sold in July (one per day per contributor)

    Sculpture outside the Paris opera house. Book use
  8. 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
  9. Images Sold in July (one per day per contributor)

    House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, "Fallingwater". For an Italian book use.
  10. 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
  11. Images Sold in July (one per day per contributor)

    Egypt, Web use sale
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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 $$$.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    And there is always Eeyore
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    I am just about halfway to both sales and revenue totals of 2017. I guess better than heading downwards!!
  24. How was your June?

    June was a pretty average month for me. 16 sales (assuming nothing pops in today) for $1039. The only thing odd was that 9 of the 16 sales were A series images! I seem to be on track to match last year's number in both sales and revenue. I keep uploaded but not getting much upward traction!
  25. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    USA, Parade magazine (comes in many USA newspapers on Sundays), July 1st 2018 issue Pg. 2, Jaws movie poster, Archive PL (i think) Pg. 2, Top Gun movie image, Pictorial Press