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About ChrisC

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    11 Oct 2011
  1. Just came across this in The Guardian from 31/08 by Marka BABE3E although there are two that look identical on my phone so may be the other one BATREE, what’s that rule about similars? The musical wild west ... Scrolling through LimeWire. Photograph: Marka/Alamy heres The Guardian page link to the full article
  2. This may seem like a stupid question..

    I'm no expert, but for me, I had about 270 images added in my first full year, I'm not sure about zooms as I didn't really keep a record, but I had no sales. It took me three years to have 700 images, by that time I had 5 sales. I did read a year or so ago on the forum that over 2,000 images would give you a couple of sales per month, the first year U went over 2,000 that year I had one per month, but it was later in the year that I had 2,000 images. That was the end of 2016, since then I've only added just under 600 images, but since March 2017 I have had on average a couple of sales per month & apart from may this year at least one per month. It does seem to be a long haul thing and there are easier ways of making money, especially when you factor in editing & keywording, but some people seem to do quite well with large portfolios, yet others don't. As for keywording, as you are just starting, take the advice on here and you may get there faster than some others and faster than me, as mine especially the early ones are't great, as I didn't know what I was doing, I thought keywording was like tagging, which it isn't, then it all changed with AIM, so I need to re-do many, but it's all time consuming. Good luck!
  3. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    It's a Cob! Thanks
  4. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    Thanks I found that when I saw it had been zoomed, at the time, invoiced Friday my first RF sale, not very much though, on a par with most sales since April
  5. Trafalgar Square Photographer

    Brilliant story, meeting completely deluded people can be funny afterwards, but as you said later, often when confronted with things like that, you think eh? is he right?....probably never sold a photo ever. Chris
  6. Complicated captcha?

    I agree! Absolute pain in the butt! Hardly ever get through first time, waste of time
  7. That explains it! Mine main one had gone too, after finally having a decent CTR of 1.2 last night, down to 0
  8. Can't log in to Alamy site

    Me too! Can log in here, but not my dashboard
  9. Can't say on saleability, as if I knew that, I'd be selling more! But for me & on my screen, it's a mixture of the two, as the right hand one is too light and the left too dark, for me, bringing out the shadows on the one of the left would be easier, I think. Chris
  10. Ha ha it looks like, is this a new post bank holiday phenomenon?
  11. Before I risk an upload

    On my daughters laptop, the 2nd doesn't look sharp or in focus, but as they are on Flickr, Flickr could be adding sharpening to them, if in doubt don't upload unless you know them to be sharp
  12. Exactly Mark, The other thing to remember about QC is that if your image, has a fault in it and it actually manages to get through QC, then a customer buys it, as soon as they see the fault, they obviously won't pay and will return the image as faulty, What does that do to the photographers reputation and more importantly to Alamy's reputation, whilst initially some things from Alamy may seem strange, quality control isn't one of them. Like most things, it is all down to experience and like most things that are done in error, you take it on board and learn, or if you don't you start banging your head against the wall. Chris
  13. What's the strangest photo you have sold?

    Brilliant, what was it used for?
  14. What's the strangest photo you have sold?

    Now that is strange! LOL