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  1. It's always a good idea to email them a few days ahead of any events so that they know you will be covering it. Also send an email to them once you have uploaded images. Saying that, I had some images rejected and moved onto reportage through a newsdesk mistake, but I don't want to go into it.
  2. Three from me: Camel feeding Feeding time Getting there
  3. No worries. However, one of the first things I was told when I started out in stock photography: take all declarations of (fabulous) sales with a grain of salt. We don't have many photographers boasting about their sales on Alamy and those on the forum are all very genuine about their ups and downs. But, to be honest, I rather have one $100 sale than 400 poxy little ones.
  4. Maths isn't your strong point, is it? Look at the question you asked.
  5. I had an exclusive use request yesterday which might net me 2000 EUR. It may never happen, but still: how many MS pics would you have to sell in order to reach this amount?
  6. After an abysmal December, January picked up nicely. February was even better both in number of sales and revenue. However, no sales for March as yet, so I'm on the edge.
  7. 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.
  8. Here's some of my pictures. Love Bones not Bombs Pigs in Love The Courage to Love
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The German name for marmot is Murmeltier and one of the English translations for Murmeltier is groundhog.
  12. Ooops, just realised that EOL has changed a lot since I last used it ...
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Check the Alamy calculator as if you were buying the image and take it from there.
  16. Hahaha. The person concerned was actually Mary Berry - which should have been (if done properly) translated as Maria Beere. But Berry was not translated.
  17. 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".
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. vpics

    Changing currency

    I think everyone has sales reported in USD.
  21. Gung Hay Fat Choy - Happy Chinese New Year.
  22. I sold a panto image today. Oh yes, I have! Still - worst month of the year with no $100+ sales.
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