OneWay

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About OneWay

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Alamy

  • Alamy URL
    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={BC261713-8726-44AF-AD02-0F619A655A98}&name=David+Wei
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  • Joined Alamy
    15 Aug 2007
  1. First Sale! Excited...but curious.

    I've found a number of educational sales just by putting my name with Alamy in quotes in the Google search engine. Congrats on your first sale.
  2. Says it it all really...

    Here's something else to stir the pot... http://www.businessinsider.com/selfies-and-2013-2013-12?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29 What's a few million images on Alamy and other stock agencies? Scads of citizen-photographers out there... Dave
  3. This could be why many of us are drawing blanks and low prices... https://medium.com/p/62ae4bcbe01b Sigh! Dave
  4. Finding my images on Alamy

    Did you try clicking on My Alamy Homepage? Or just click on the number 312 under your forum avatar above. Dave
  5. Using one's own children as models

    Yes. Be sure to look at Alamy's model release form as a parent if you want to use the photo commercially. http://www.alamy.com/contributors/Alamy-stock-photography-model-release-form.pdf Dave
  6. First Sale, but can't find it.

    Finding out where your image was published requires a lot of luck. Have you looked to see if anyone reported it in the Forum: http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/1121-have-you-found-any-alamy-photographsoctober-2013/ ? Otherwise, it's ilke finding the proverbial needle... Good luck. Dave
  7. I travel less out of town specifically to shoot. Most of my money-making, educational images are found right in my own home or within a short distance of it. Have a look in school textbooks for ideas of what sells. IMHO, making money in stock photos these days has come down to severely reducing costs and getting the best ROI. Dave
  8. A GOOD DAY

    Sorry to hear that three of the sales were refunded. Look at the good side of things, one image was licensed. Better luck next time, Liam. Dave
  9. A GOOD DAY

    It's been a while, but I've had multiple sales like that Liam. The image could be used to illustrate the topic, used again in the table of contents, the teacher's edition, and in the on-line version. Consider yourself lucky that it sold separately four times. Lately, many of my textbook sales have been all-inclusive use, licensed for 25 years, and for far less than you received separately (see below), Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Textbook - print and e-book Print run: Unlimited Placement: Inside Image Size: 2 page spread Start: 01 January 2014 End: 01 January 2039 Re-clearing of an existing Edition/ Program. All terms and rights granted as per the Alamy Preferred Vendor Agreement dated 26th January 2010 prevail. Flat rate per image, license period 20 years. For $90. Nice eland! Dave
  10. How long for initial approval

    When did you submit your four images? For some of us, QC was a bit slow last week; be prepared to wait at least a week. If your submission has errors, it may take longer as each faulty image will have reasons given on your initial submission. Good luck, Dave
  11. I just bit the bullet and signed up for Skrill. Dave
  12. Payment threshold - more news

    Thanks, Ed. I've just signed up for Skrill. I'll see how that works. Dave
  13. Payment threshold - more news

    Alamy has lowered the payment threshold to $75 and no fees, but how will Alamy remove the $15 fee that Canadian banks charge for wire transfers to banks in Canada. If I get a $75 payment from Alamy, I only receive $60. It only look good until you examine the details. Dave
  14. PC users seem to find the background "desktop" a strange concept. On Macs, just consider the Finder screen as you would the top of a desk where you place "things." In the File menu, you can create a new folder anytime on your Finder desktop, name the folder as you wish, then drag and drop the folder into any active hard drive you want (the hard drive icons will also be on your desktop), or within any folder you want, move it whereever you want. Now one thing. All external drives should be Mac formatted for best efficiency. Be sure to back up all files in another hard drive temporarily before reformatting, then drag all the files you want into the newly formatted drive. In about a week, you'll know why Mac users are such happy lot. Yes, Macs are worth the premium price. Dave
  15. Thanks for letting us know, David. And for the demo! Just downloaded the app! Neat! Dave