Bill Kuta

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  1. Commission change - James West comments

    Been too busy tonight adding more images to a POD site Taking action my way.
  2. Commission change - James West comments

    Looks like I'll be shifting focus back to the POD site.
  3. AIM location entry

    Not often the case that there's only one here. Wiki says there are 16 Durhams in the US. We even have at least two Hells (not a political comment).
  4. November doldrums?

    My slow November started in October.
  5. BHZ

    I don't do BHZ anymore, but my test searches have about the same results
  6. Payments

    In my account here in the US on the 6th. They use a US bank to make ACH payments.
  7. Home page image

    Same here (well, my download speed is "only" in the 80's)
  8. Thanks for that inspiration, John. I already have the Sigma 60mm and have been looking for an excuse to get extension tubes for my Sonys.
  9. Sigma has a new 70mm macro available for Sony e-mount. Put that together with a Sony a6xxx and you're in business with a 105mm-equivalent f2.8. It's a Sigma Art lens, so presumably excellent.
  10. Changes to Alamy Contract

    Yes, I'd like to hear more about this too. How much has it been done, are there newer plans to do this on a bigger basis, will we at least be notified if one of our images is used in this way?
  11. Exclusivity

    They said that an image on a POD site would be considered on sale elsewhere. I have about 600 images on a POD site, and might want to put more there, so I don't think I'll go the exclusivity route. Unless some benefit to it arises.
  12. Exclusivity

    I asked Customer Service if exclusivity gives me any advantages in placement or sale price. The answer is: At the moment there are no benefits to your images being exclusive, it’s just useful for us to know whose images are exclusive or not. Now I'll ask about POD sites, as I have a few hundred images on one.
  13. Approved cameras

    Hi Alan - This sensor size chart has been useful for explanations: Your Lumix camera has a 1/2.3" sensor, which is in between the 1/1.8 and 1/2.5 on the chart. Currently, 18mp on such a small sensor doesn't cut it for Alamy. On the other hand, I suspect that some were surprised (OK, I was) when 1" sensors produced Alamy-acceptable images, so who knows what future models will bring? Fifteen years ago, we were saying that digital cameras weren't good enough.
  14. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    Just got a Saturday sale, which put me over my 2017 revenue total. Number of sales is at 81% of 2017 total.
  15. How long before you sold your first stock photo?

    After five months, with 174 images, which had been added 10-13 images at a time from March to August--of 2004, that is, when we were mailing in CD's containing TIF files of at least 48Mb each, which were produced from scans of slides, and possibly upsized. So things have changed a bit, and your results may vary. There's enormously more images to compete with, but at least you can add them more quickly and easily.