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  1. Carla, to sum up, if you want to make regular sales, with 255 million images already in the collection, you need thousands of precisely keyworded images of a large variety of subjects that buyers might be interested in and which do not have too much competition.
  2. Skip The Use performing live : singer Mat Bastard Ben Harper performing live in 2018 Garbage performing live : Douglas "Duke" Erikson The Dø performing live - singer Olivia Merilahti
  3. Kobushi star Magnolia - Magnolia Kobus - photographed just before sunrise.
  4. Allan, I have to disagree with you on this particular point. You could say the same for any technological progress that had eased the taking of pictures, like Autofocus for example. Digital cameras have been an opportunity for photographers, allowing them to get better images, to see the results on location, to experiment all sorts of things at no cost… Digital cameras never forced their users to sell their images for peanuts… When I get a low fee for one of my images, I do not blame the camera… I blame: • contributors to microstock who have been doing all they could
  5. I have been using both DSLR (well, DSLT… Sony A99ii) and mirrorless (Sony A7riii) side by side since december 2020. Both cameras share a similar 42 Mp full frame sensor, similar menu system, and essentially the same lenses (via LAEA5 adapter). Most of the time, especially in decent lighting situations, I have to say that the A7riii tends to give better results with moving subjects because the AF system really shines in that area, even with the adapter. Also, the silent shutter is a real bonus sometimes. So, the mirrorless camera could be considered a better camera overall.
  6. Thank you Colin! This will be informative about the value of a pixel today… But I suspect that it will not be reassuring.
  7. Hi Colin, This clearly goes nowhere and I am very disappointed to hear that Alamy is following that path. May I ask what kind of license that was?
  8. If you are willing to work for free, you will never run out of clients… 😉 I guess the "philosophical reasons" start with flattering one's ego by being published, even when the "client" has so little respect for the work done that he is not ready to pay a penny to acquire it. 😂 The fact that people submit their images to this platform only proves how little respect they have for those who make a living from photography. I fully agree with your analysis. I cannot think of any other reason for them to acquire that platform.
  9. As far as I am concerned, it seems like the average price per sale is now almost 10 times less than the average price per sale when I started here. My last 3 digit sale was a year ago so I do not care that much about stock photography anymore and I do not think I will be uploading much new content from now on. I spend more time here on the forum than on my account, which says it all 😉.
  10. Worldwide, Commercial electronic, Website, app and social media, Any size, 5 years, $$ Aerial view of the Gresivaudan valley near Grenoble (Isere - France) and Chartreuse mountain range in the background Worldwide, Magazines and books, Use in a magazine article (print, digital, electronic), 2,500 circulation, 5 years (excludes advertising), $$ Star Wars : Darth Vader
  11. Koh Phi Phi (Thailand) Deserted Maya Bay, on Koh Phi Phi Le island, recovering its resplendent natural beauty. Loh Dalum (Dalum Bay), on the north-facing coast of Koh Phi Phi Don. Loh Lana (Lana Bay) on the the northwest coast of Koh Phi Phi Don, reached by long tail boats.
  12. Rurutu island (French Polynesia) at sunset Bora Bora (French Polynesia) : picnic table and sunshade prepared for a delicious lunch on a private motu with Mount Otemanu's silhouette in the background
  13. Same thing here, reworking old stuff reminding me better times…
  14. Worldwide, Magazines and books (print, digital, electronic), 2,500 circulation, worldwide for 5 years (excludes advertising), mid $$ whale shark - Rhincodon typus
  15. Thanks a lot Sally! Most of the time, we are allowed to shoot during the first 3 songs without flash, that's the general rule. Sometimes only the first song. And sometimes only one specific song during the body of the show. You may drive/walk/wait for hours and only get 2-3 minutes of shooting so it is important to know how you are going to make the whole thing profitable. Capturing fast moving subjects in very low light can be tricky but that is part of the fun! Full frame sensors really shine in that area. On the other hand, capturing a decent image of someone standing behind a micropho
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