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Panthera tigris

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About Panthera tigris

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    https://paulthompson.gallery

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    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={F3496A54-636A-4C1E-ABE6-87C9543BDFEB}&name=Paul+Thompson
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    01 Sep 2005

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  1. https://petapixel.com/2021/09/21/photographer-sells-her-widely-stolen-photo-as-nft-for-300k-makes-it-free/ Another interesting story but it does makes one wonder if these sales are genuine or just market making.
  2. Thats a major point, you need at least 125. I was happily going along, seeing the occasional 60-90 USD sales and thinking all was not so bad. I started to do some math and realised that my average sale at that time was $30, still not shabby but the very most I could get out of that was $12. To me even $12 is not enough as sales are quite far apart comparatively. Since that my average has gone down further due to an onset of sub 10$ sales. I wish Alamy's back end would just show me the "my cut price" I don't need to see what they and other make out the deal. If anything I think it obscures r
  3. I have not uploaded since the new contract. I had a rash of small prices and when I actually calculated my cut rather than the reported sales price I got quite despondent about the whole shebang. I am still photographing in my chosen genre but not submitting anything for stock. The new contract is not my issue its just the whole decline of the sector financially for the contributor, its just not worth the effort for me anymore.
  4. I only got mine this morning - 14 days after it was initiated.
  5. Safari caches quite aggressively, it causes me many issues especially with dynamic sites. The keystroke command (I know by heart) is OPT+CMD+E
  6. Last year I had a coffin and a pile of nails, my pile of nails is down to just a couple now.
  7. I am sure they do but be careful on what you buy, off the shelf trail cams produce notoriously poor image quality compared to say even the cheapest DSLR or pocket camera, especially in low light. I build my own (but dont sell the images I produce from them) DSLR camera trap rigs and I can tell you its an expensive activity.
  8. I had a long look at NFT art sales a few months ago. What scared me off was it was a certain genre of art and mixed media that was selling and the buyers (collectors as they are called) were few and far between but were making multiple purchases - seemed like market makers to me. I am still not sure it will ever be an outlet for non-art photography. You also have to "pay to play". I still am following the whole thing. Theres a very interesting Damien Hirst project called "The Currency" you should look at (its on YouTube as well) whereby I think he is mocking the NFT and art worlds
  9. I am having the same battle with myself at the moment. Mine is about falling prices. I have made the same amount of sales as last year already but actual income (to me in cash) is not much more than half. It can only go further south from here. I feel I am clinging to a log that has already sunk for me.
  10. Latest from PS is that the have just hired a new lead developer/programer. I don't think we are going to see anything from them this year in terms of the update - at least.
  11. So to clarify? a) Photographer notified cases - standard fee minus 60%? b) Contractor identified cases - 5 x fee minus 50%, then minus 60% of remainder My average fee is about 30 USD I would say, so (I am extrapolating to work out a probable average outcome for myself)..... a) 30 USD minus 60%, so would be 12 USD to me? b) 30 USD x 5 = 150. 150 minus 50% is 75 USD, so my 40% of that would be 30 USD to me? Thank you for starting a conservation about this James, this is the first time Alamy have actually given us any real i
  12. Anyone having any issues seeing their account balance? I just see an unpopulated page now with no details.
  13. I have not used their payed service. My experience with claims was the same as yours though i.e. "they just seem to send an email asking for payment and then give up." In addition it took me 6 months to get an answer that the offending parties (3 cases) had simply not replied to their emails and the cases were thus closed. In addition I sent them numerous emails to get that out of them. What I still find intriguing is their results (hits) are quite different to Pixys for me, they often flag what Pixsy does not and visa versa.
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