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Sue Heaton

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  1. Alamy is certainly not dying in my experience, as far as number of sales are concerned. Since January 1st I have sold 23 images (not included 2 refunded) so almost 4 a month with 2,300 images. What has shrunk of course is the price - I have been on here long enough to remember when the price of a pic was something to get excited about. It has been obvious for years that contributers to microstock agencies have been cutting all stock photographer's throats, not just their own, so my images are exclusive to Alamy and mostly RM.
  2. Thanks everyone for your replies - although it is rather distressing to find out it is so widespread. I contribute to one other agency and will just have to concentrate on uploading to them whilst I see how things pan out here.
  3. Is this as low as we can go - I have had some cheap sales but these take the biscuit - I have had 3 sales today all with the following details: Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Magazine - print, digital and electronicPrint run: up to 500,000Placement: InsideImage Size: 1 pageStart: 01 December 2018End: 01 December 2023Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover. Full page - not sure where - it says placement: inside then lower down it says 3 months inside or cover. Magazine for five years, full page, so are these newspaper sales? I did think only personal use could have such a low price (all 3 for same price just over $6 each gross).
  4. Mine was 22nd February last year $240 for a picture of a puffin - those were the days. Practically paid for my trip to the Farne Islands. Country: Worldwide Usage: iQ sale: Single company - multiple use editorial only Industry sector: Education Start: 22 February 2016 Duration: Unlimited
  5. I have occasionally had a sale refunded and then replaced by the same image selling under a slightly different licence or price. The only ones which have been refunded and not resold have been personal use and all images of drugs. On April 1st a photo of Lansoprazole was sold for personal use and refunded on April 28th. On 1st July I sold three pics of Tramadol for personal use and all were refunded on the 5th. These are the only personal use pics I have ever sold! I don't believe for a minute that these pics were for personal use.
  6. I passed last years total sales in numbers a couple of months ago, which I should be really pleased about. However, average price per sale has dropped from £71.34 in 2015 to £34.60 this year - under half! Mainly due to 4 three figure sales in 2015 and only one so far this year. Fingers crossed!
  7. BME for me with 6 sales for £387.20 gross, largest $240 smallest $5.32 RF distributor sale. Zooms well up in past few months but many sales have never been zoomed.
  8. I too have had a $240 gross sale for worldwide iQ educational use this month - zooms and sales up dramatically in the past few months.
  9. The colourful village of Tobermory on the island of Mull. Tea Toast and Post, in Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire And Tarbert Harbour on the shores of Loch Fyne. Sue.
  10. DAILY MAIL WEEKEND MAGAZINE 8th August C4EH87 Luise Berg-Ehlers - Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex - home of the Bloomsbury Group (page 70). DPD2HB Oleksiy Maksymenko Photography - 2013 Infinity Red Bull F1 race car cut out (page 78). B5X3F9 D. Hurst - Tropical cocktail cut out (page 78). DAILY MAIL 8th August (Print) DB9A4A Kuttig-Travel 2 - Harbour Veli Losinj Croatia (page 58).
  11. Daily Mail 1st August Print Page 80 A60HXG Phytophora infestans (leaf infested with potato blight) Dave Bevan (Alamy credit only).
  12. Daily Mail Weekend Magazine 1st August Page 69 - AR7HTF A Moscow Mule cocktail by ANDREW CARRUTH just credited to Alamy (cut out and put with a bottle of Fentiman Ginger Beer. Page 71 - B90FXT Dahlia David Howard by REDA & CO SRL just credited to Alamy (Monty Don's plant of the week).
  13. Hi, I sold one of my images at the end of June to a newspaper, who used it on lots of different web pages. It has also appeared on a site which has no right to use it (presumably they have obtained it from the newspaper web site as it has no watermark). I was going to send them an email re deleting my image from their site, but when I read further they say they do not "host or upload any pictures or images other than indexing them". They are therefore "not responsible for the accuracy, compliance, copyright, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content from the scraped sites". I am not very technical. Does this mean that they are saying my image is not on their site, they are just providing a portal so the image can be seen on the original site and therefore I can do nothing about it? They are also inviting people to download and share with others on twitter, facebook, and other forms of social media. It is only a small file but it still makes me mad - has anyone else had this problem?
  14. My upload of 20 images on the 11th registered as 18 for a few hours before correcting - still waiting for QC. Hopes of not being in the naughty queue are fading fast!
  15. After a disastrous year so far my 2 June sales were welcome - one day after another! One for $67.50 and the other for $163.80 gross, so net $115.65 - started uploading again after a couple of years away, so lets hope its onwards and upwards.
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