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CMEckert

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  1. I've been getting nothing but discounted distributor bulk image sales. Has Alamy gone MICRO?
  2. Anyone else in the US seeing an incredible rise in spam ( like from an average of 2/day to 15-18)...mostly from the UK? Makes me wonder.
  3. Out of 30 images clicked on last month, 28 were orange and considered "undiscoverable". I think Alamy needs to rethink this concept.
  4. IMHO, there is absolutely no consistency in licensing and pricing with Alamy. It's all over the place. IQ to me, euphamistically means the contributor gets the short end of the stick. How are we to make a living with micro pricing? I read of certain contributor's occasionally making 3 digit sales but the climate has certainly changed for the worse since joining Alamy 12 years ago. All I'm asking for is some consistency in licensing and especially pricing.
  5. My upload also keeps sticking at around 6% of first image. Must be something wrong with the servers.
  6. I feel your pain Linda. It's as if they took their toys away and ain't playin with you any more.
  7. Ironic how Vermont's neighboring state to the East, New Hampshire, state motto is " Live free or die".
  8. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-nike-michael-jordan-photo-copyright-20150123-story.html
  9. No Mark…you started it and BTW what the heck is this suppose to mean "This is a british forum."? I thought Alamy was an international corporation with a longterm business scheme. As an Alamy contributor, have I not the right to express my opinion on an open forum? It's no wonder most contributors avoid this forum like the plaque. "The reference was a reminder that Alamy is in law a British company" "This is a British forum" THERE YA GO!!!!!…This is a perfect example of the possible bias that I was discussing on Jeff Greenberg's thread regarding BHZ and the ranking of Bri
  10. No Mark…you started it and BTW what the heck is this suppose to mean "This is a british forum."? I thought Alamy was an international corporation with a longterm business scheme. As an Alamy contributor, have I not the right to express my opinion on an open forum? It's no wonder most contributors avoid this forum like the plaque.
  11. I'm not going to get sucked into a gun control discussion but currently the only people with guns in Chicago are the criminals and cops…. and the cops are rarely around when you need them. This is all about to change as Illinois has finally passed a concealed carry law (restricted but better than nothing). If the criminal punks think that a potential victim MIGHT be armed, they're probably less likely to want to carry out their criminal act. Here in America our constitution gives us the right to own and carry firearms for protection…and what better a time to exercise that right than now.
  12. With all the police protests occurring here in the US over the recent spat of shootings, I think it's quite possibly even more dangerous for photogs than before (especially NYC). The police aren't responding as aggressively to crime the way they used to and I don't blame them. I would think that if it was considered to be high priority ( photog's and news crews being robbed at gun point ), that the police would be setting up sting operations to catch these brazen punks. At the risk of sounding like an alarmist, it's almost coming to anarchy. Might be time to either purchase some insurance or p
  13. From the Chicago Tribune…. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-tourist-robbed-at-gunpoint-near-buckingham-fountain-20141122-story.html You have to be careful no matter what large city you visit.
  14. My question pertains to Royalty Free. How are we to know if a RF sale is World-wide or sold in Britain when Alamy doesn't provide us that information. Would it benefit one to have Alamy make the claim based upon their knowledge of the RF sales?
  15. I had 3 of those sales too Linda…it really bummed me out!
  16. Like most contributors, my revenue has also decreased. I had a nice large corporate packaging sale come in this morning and it was heavily discounted. A large corporation with lots of revenue is going to purchase the image they feel is best suited for their packaging. I really doubt they care about whether it's discounted or not. I think Alamy is obsessed with discounting and thus our drop in earnings. Please lighten up on the discounting Alamy. We contributors are struggling to make ends meet. Thanks.
  17. Reminds me of text book runs of 5,000 copies. It's not even worth while to set up a print run of 5k. It should be removed from the useless calculator. This is truly a sad state of affairs. Alamy should step in and correct this misfortune.
  18. Rather than giving out full sized high res images for $15.00, if a client wants a cropped section of an image, then Alamy should do the cropping as per instructions and allow for the smaller sized website download... not the whole ball of wax!
  19. 4 sales so far at $465.00 gross with no Distributor sales. Knock on wood.
  20. I had the same double sale. One from yesterday and one today. Let's hope they stick!
  21. I received one as well. it's too bad that a brand new D-610 isn't included along with it. That would put an even bigger smile on my face!
  22. 6 sales $500.00 gross. I hope it gets better for all of us!
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