Michael Ventura

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  1. 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!
  2. Your highest sale

    Mine was $1770 for Consumer Goods Packaging (2009)
  3. John, not sure if this provides any helpful info. I let Alamy do my DACs and last year I received $200 and this year I got $250. I have never done it myself so no clue if I would do better or worse.
  4. Have you Found any Alamy Photographs October

    USA, The New York Style Magazine, "The Greats" Issue. October 21st 2018 issue Pg. 78, Vintage photo of actress, Monica Vitti, Pictorial Press
  5. Seems like half the time it didn't properly...at least not for me.
  6. Have you Found any Alamy Photographs October

    USA, Food Network Magazine, November 2018 issue All photos are credited to Alamy only Pg. 24, Photo of toast with butter on a white place and Photo of cranberry sauce in a white bowl (both I could not find) Pg. 38, Photo of old napkins with sage (could not find) Pg. 38, Clock, Mark Baigent Lifestyle In a Makers Mark supplement. Pg. 3 A prohibition poster from 1918 USA, Everett Collection Historical
  7. If you really want full frame but want a "cheap" used camera, I would consider a Nikon D700. They were my workhorses for about 8 years and still working but have switched to the D850 for my assignment work. I use a mirrorless Sony for my walk around stock shooting.
  8. DACS showed up in my account yesterday too. Thanks Alamy!
  9. Favourite photos in October '18

    Got a friend with his son to come to an aviation museum with me for some photos.
  10. Favourite photos in October '18

    For some reason, this photo took days for it to finally become added to the Alamy site.
  11. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    I like the name of the bar in the middle photo!!
  12. Images Sold in October (one per day per contributor)

    NCAA headquarters. Japanese Television use.
  13. Have you Found any Alamy Photographs October

    The New York Times, Book Review section, Oct 14th 2018 issue Pg. 12, Portrait of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Interphoto (credit to Alamy only)
  14. Images Sold in October (one per day per contributor)

    I do the same as Sally, I just paste the link in the post and it becomes the photo automatically.
  15. Images Sold in October (one per day per contributor)

    Sort of depressing that my last three sales, all with a five year web use duration, do not even add up to a typical Personal Use sale. This is one of them. A concert in Bethesda, Maryland.
  16. AIM update notes - Oct 2018

    Very grateful for the copy and paste function for keywords!! Looks like nice improvements!
  17. Favourite photos in October '18

    A couple of photos from recent shoots Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial, Washington DC The Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland
  18. Exclusivity

    I have one other agency but have not submitted to them in many many years, so probably 90% of my photos are only on Alamy.
  19. October Challenge - "You Wear It Well"

    Very fun challenge! My three 1) Believe in Santa 2) Venice Beach Character 3)Venice Beach Freak Show Guy
  20. September Challenge - The Winner

    Congrats TeeCee, a smashing photo!
  21. Have you found any Alamy images September 2018

    USA, Consumer Reports magazine, Nov 2018 issue Pg. 14, Argus C2 camera, Marc Tielemans
  22. How was your September 2018?

    A very average month, 15 sales for $731 gross.
  23. Have you found any Alamy images September 2018

    USA, Parade magazine, Sept 30th 2018 issue Pg. 2, The Sapranos TV show, Photo 12 Pg. 4, Neil Armstromg Portrait, IanDagnall Computing Cover inset, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball (cut out), United Archive GmbH Pg. 9, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, Tsuni/USA Pg. 9, Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection
  24. September Challenge - Think Local

    Thrilled to make the short list, thanks!
  25. Images Sold in September (one per day per contributor)

    This one might also work in the thread "What Sale Are You Most Surprised By"!