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  1. Commission change - James West comments

    A lot of good suggestions in this thread. As regards foreign language sites. Listen to your foreign language suppliers very carefully before using any automatic translation programmes. Many of us have worked in this area before. Cut down on personal use and presentation use refunds. Genuine mistakes happen, but not from the same supplier... I had six of those last month. Every little helps. Award loyalty and offer a 50/50 fees share for exclusive images on Alamy and market them as such.
  2. Commission structure single thread

    When Alamy slashed fees to 50%, I remember them making a promise to contributers then that they would never go below 50%.
  3. Tree ID

    I've just returned from a trip to Mallorca and took a photo of this tree. I thought it could've been a Carob tree, but it was really small. Does anyone happen to know which species this might be? Quite a common one growing alongside olive and almond trees.
  4. How was your November?

    After two abysmal months, sales and revenue have picked up again - but only in the last two weeks. First half of the month was dire.
  5. Don't forget to blow away you audience with your lovely pictures. 😉 BTW, I don't use Tiffs but PSD files for layers.
  6. Could you put it as a signature in your emails?
  7. A very quick edit. https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/111689.html
  8. November Challenge

    Plaza de Armas in Cuzco, Peru View from Suicide Bridge La Paz, Bolivia Apologies, couldn't get the pictures pasted any bigger.
  9. November Challenge

    Tried to upload some images, but it doesn't seem to be possible to paste the links at the moment.
  10. Had an Alamywhack today

    Had one yesterday. Very specific query (with 4 words) and only 1 image on Alamy. One zoom. No sales as yet.
  11. Alamy in Spanish?

    The German site regularly asks me if I want the site to be displayed in German. I usually disable it, but sometimes, it just happens and my frustration is immense, as the German captions are stomach churning.
  12. Be careful with batteries & powerpacks. Most airlines prohibit them in checked luggage. Guess your hand luggage will already be maxed out. Have a great trip and don't forget a hat to keep off the wind.
  13. Expose to the right regarding the histogram. If it looks too dark on the screen, it probably is. But then, I tend to overexpose a little anyway. I've set up the highlight alert on my Canon. As I shoot in RAW, the proper adjustments only happen on the computer.
  14. Thanks for sharing. Fabulous pictures.
  15. Sale on Alamy

    In addition to what other Alamy contributors have said: Your captions need to be more descriptive - not just "new building site", but mention in the caption where it actually is: mention town and country in the caption. You overuse the word beautiful, especially when you describe buildings: a modern building is not necessarily "beautiful", instead go for "detail view of office block facade in XXX".