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  1. I remember it well. And the long wait if you'd made QC ...
  2. What price range for TV use?

    Check the Alamy calculator as if you were buying the image and take it from there.
  3. 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.
  4. Hahaha. The person concerned was actually Mary Berry - which should have been (if done properly) translated as Maria Beere. But Berry was not translated.
  5. 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".
  6. 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
  7. Changing currency

    I think everyone has sales reported in USD.
  8. January 2019 Challenge: Happy New!

    Gung Hay Fat Choy - Happy Chinese New Year.
  9. I sold a panto image today. Oh yes, I have! Still - worst month of the year with no $100+ sales.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Don't forget to blow away you audience with your lovely pictures. 😉 BTW, I don't use Tiffs but PSD files for layers.
  14. Could you put it as a signature in your emails?
  15. A very quick edit. https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/111689.html
  16. November Challenge

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

    Tried to upload some images, but it doesn't seem to be possible to paste the links at the moment.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Thanks for sharing. Fabulous pictures.
  23. 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".
  24. Your highest sale

    I had one that got me 22k in total (but spread over 4 years). Need one of those right now. Badly.
  25. Question about out of focus dancers

    Dancers can be a nightmare to photograph at the best of times. Don't worry too much about it.