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About bgolden

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    www.bgoldenphotos.com

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    Ireland or Peru mostly

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  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={1B043996-7D77-4DF6-ABCA-991F8F5375D0}&name=Bernard+Golden
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  • Joined Alamy
    06 Feb 2014
  1. So I went to share the portfolio on my facebook as suggested by Alamy .. problem for me is that when I share, I don't see my name as the contributor on the post .. just Alamy's. I thought this feature was to highlight one's own work on Alamy ( a win-win for both) but it seems to just highlight Alamy through the contributor's social media. Although there could also be something wrong with facebook sharing and that's why my name doesn't show up .. but I don't think so. Anyone else notice this? Seems similar on Twitter too.
  2. Hi MDM .. I may have passed you on the road in Beara so as I was there too for the last week of August. You have some lovely shots there of the area .. I hadn't been in Beara since I was a kid and it was stunning .. definitely we were lucky with the weather .. if you get a chance to visit the region again, I recommend Cape Clear Island where I spent the last few days of the trip. Glad to hear you had a great trip. Bob
  3. Thanks Michael - that's what I would have thought but the image seems to have been used many times by the same newspaper group in various titles. I think I'll refer the issue to Alamy now. Many thanks again. Bob
  4. Yes there seems to be Mark .. the image that was licensed under those terms ended up in multiple newspaper titles within the same group .. like you, I would have understood 'single issue' as referring to a title but the licensee seems to understand it differently. Though as a relatively new contributor, I thought maybe I had misunderstood and wanted to check with others here. Thanks for your, albeit sarky, reply.
  5. Hi there, I had an image licensed last year with the following terms: "Usage: iQ sale: Magazine, Editorial print and digital use. Any size. Any Placement. Repeat use within a single issue." I don't understand what the term 'single issue' refers to. Is that 'within a single issue' of the licence? Or 'within a single issue' of a publication? Thanks for any help. Bob
  6. Thanks Paulette! I'm going to have to do a bit of researching so
  7. Not sure why you'd have to buy a new camera, and a particular type of camera at that, to help with volume . . . And there is an alternative to wandering around shooting what you just happen across . . . some advocate actually having a plan (or plans), following ideas and concepts and attempting to predict what may interest buyers in the near future, and then actually seeking the content to expand / represent / explore those ideas. The thinking is that will result in a more targeted collection, with a higher chance of having images that would be sought by buyers than a collection comprised of shots of randomly found subjects. dd Thanks dd .. that's certainly something I'm going to look at .. I need to focus (no pun intended!)
  8. Not sure why you'd have to buy a new camera, and a particular type of camera at that, to help with volume . . . And there is an alternative to wandering around shooting what you just happen across . . . some advocate actually having a plan (or plans), following ideas and concepts and attempting to predict what may interest buyers in the near future, and then actually seeking the content to expand / represent / explore those ideas. The thinking is that will result in a more targeted collection, with a higher chance of having images that would be sought by buyers than a collection comprised of shots of randomly found subjects. dd I am really bad with expressing in English i guess. When i read what i wrote then it sounds indeed harsh . Dustydingo i agree with you. What i meaned is sometimes when you have the camera always with you, (i am very lazy carrying larger camera so maybe thats why i mentioned mirrorless) you will find some subjects that where not in your plan and helps to add more images. I dont mean mainly but just helping . Thanks for your correction and avoiding Bob Golden buying a new camera to shoot everything what crosses his path . Mirco P.S. i hope no popcorn needed.... Phew .. I can cancel that Amazon order now! But thanks for the input anyway Mirco!
  9. Thanks John ,, I appreciate the encouragement .. and I'll be reviewing my keywords! Best wishes, Bob
  10. Thanks Jill .. I really appreciate the suggestion .. the vignette's thing is something that I've recently realised I've been doing a lot .. I'll be taking your advice!
  11. Hi everybody, I'm new to the forum and relatively new to Alamy and stock in general - I've only been uploading for about a year - and would like some advice on my collection. I've had a good read through many similar posts and understand that I don't have a large number of photos and that to some extent stock is a numbers game. So I have increased the rate of my uploading new shots but my performance of sales and zooms after a good start has become almost non-existent. By the end of last year (after my first 10 months) I only had about 300 shots uploaded but I did have 3 sales and significant zooms. This year with over 600 shots, I have so far since January 1st just 2 zooms in total and no sales. I'm beginning to feel like the 'invisible man'. Can anyone advise? Take a look at my shots and offer critique? Maybe my stuff just isn't the stuff of stock or maybe not good enough (although if there's no zooms, I don't know how they're being assessed). I am getting views so I guess I'm appearing in searches but that's it. All comments would be very much appreciated. Bob Golden
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