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  1. ISBN Search Website?

    I don't know if it's just me again, but I have problems inputting the ISBN numbers. Anyone else? DACS have told me that the site is really busy, but I'm struggling big time.
  2. February 2019 Challenge: "What is Love?"

    Here's some of my pictures. Love Bones not Bombs Pigs in Love The Courage to Love
  3. February 2019 Challenge: "What is Love?"

    Thanks, Paulette. This seems to work.
  4. February 2019 Challenge: "What is Love?"

    I used to go to copy the link address and then paste it into the post via Insert images from URL. Don't find this is working anymore. How do you get to post your pictures? I'm on Google Chrome, also tried Firefox. Nada.
  5. How was your January?

    Much better than December which was the low point of the year. No refunds (yet)! Zooms are on the up. To sum it up: better start to the year than anticipated.
  6. No sales after a half year

    The German name for marmot is Murmeltier and one of the English translations for Murmeltier is groundhog.
  7. No sales after a half year

    Ooops, just realised that EOL has changed a lot since I last used it ...
  8. No sales after a half year

    Some people might just search for a groundhog and don't know that they're really marmots. Put the correct version in the caption and add anything else in the keywords. It's also a lot about scientific and common names. So check EOL.
  9. No sales after a half year

    Schöne Fotos. Bear in mind that it's not just a marmot, but an Alpine Marmot (Marmota marmota), put in Groundhog as a keyword and put in the captions, where the photo was taken. Check on EOL for common and scientific names http://www.eol.org What breed is the calf? Why just put in Canal Grande? In English, it's Grand Canal. Etc. be as precise as possible. Keine Angst, das wird schon. :-D
  10. I remember it well. And the long wait if you'd made QC ...
  11. What price range for TV use?

    Check the Alamy calculator as if you were buying the image and take it from there.
  12. Hahaha. The person concerned was actually Mary Berry - which should have been (if done properly) translated as Maria Beere. But Berry was not translated.
  13. Hmmm, time to slash my image collection

    I once got the advice from an agency owner who basically said "if you're shooting stock and the image has a grey sky, delete it". Mainly because, there will be stock photos on sale with blue sky backgrounds that simply look better. And he also said "if the weather's bad (e.g. grey skies), spend time editing your images instead of taking new ones".
  14. Don't remember what I was looking for, but I noticed that names of people e.g. celebrities called "Mary" are translated as "Maria" on Alamy's Spanish and German language sites. Personal names should never be translated.
  15. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/04/how-to-make-a-carbon-tax-popular-give-the-profits-to-the-people AXT00T Bert Klassen G0PRPP Vibrant Pictures