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  1. Looks good though thinking I'll probably have to go back to old ones if things like New York City end up as separate tags. I like the idea of "supertags" and it will finally put to rest the old do we use [ ] or "" to get them to work. Still, a welcome change - it should make keywording easier and better, IMHO. Also glad about the editorial RF. Being in the US, it's been hard deciding if my work should go to a US-based site that only permits RF or Alamy which only permits RM so this is a change that I'm happy about. I've had work split between the two and it will be nice to just upload to both. Thanks Alamy. Will we get an email when the new system is ready?
  2. Since I'm 98 cents short of $75 at the moment, happy to see the change moves my next payout to December 1. Sorry that it may be a reflection of lower prices, but it could also mean they are carrying more debt with all the new first-time contributors who have joined this year. In any event, it works out for me this month so I have to
  3. You can pick any folder you want to import them to. Just hit "Import" and then on the right side, choose the folder you want to put them in.
  4. I have the OMD EM-1 and am planning to sell my Nikon kit - a D700, D5100 and many lenses and get a second OMD - probably the MK2 - as a second body. Love the lightness, excellent quality images. Haven't had a fail from this camera in the two+ years I've had it even shooting in adverse conditions with a high ISO.
  5. Congrats on your win last month - great idea for this month tough competition already! Beautiful images!
  6. Art.com has really low prices. I have a few stock images that I sell often on POD sites for far more, so I'll be opting those out. But I recognize it's a good concept as another means of revenue. Just wish the prices were realistic instead of so low. I wouldn't mind getting 50% of Alamy's cut if the prices were high enough.
  7. It took several months, 150 images, but that was back in 2009. Different time. I have had such a wide assortment of images sell here for prices all the way up to $400 (last year), so as Mirco says, one good sale can top what you make in a month or so on other sites.
  8. 3 sales, best $50, $94 slightly above average monthly earnings (since I had $0 in September that killed my average). Down from this time last year. Added new work but also deleted a lot from my portfolio. This could be the first year since I started here that my income goes down or remains flat. Interestingly, the two RF sales are limited to 5 years. And they include UK magazine use so that will be good for DACS.
  9. Most of mine were for pennies but I got one novel use sale a few years back for $50 which was novel indeed! I also shot a set of concept images where one sold for $250 and another as NU for pennies a month or so later. I haven't seen one in a couple of years. Once I was something like 35 cents short of a payout and an NU sale nailed it for me. Glad it doesn't affect your rank.
  10. Indeed it was very difficult. I could have easily added another 10 including yours of the lighthouse. Thanks! Love all your choices on this one and the subject of the contest.
  11. It looks like art.com sells prints 30" x 32" for about $35. I make more than that on a small print on most POD sites and split 3 ways it seems like our cut would be little more than the PU price for download now. Their prints appear to be posters, rather than actual fine art prints, but I'm still hoping the new tools let me bulk restrict the images that I sell as fine art. I understand that Alamy is looking to new markets so I can't criticize them for trying.
  12. You're lucky you could pick 8 - narrowing it down to one was really tricky - beautiful work!
  13. Not the best month for $$$ but so far October has seen the highest number of sales in one month for me here this year.
  14. Sold two today - one was a B, one of my very first images and the other was a C. Sale earlier this month was an F. That's about the same average for the past year - about 2/3rds older images, B & C and the rest E & F (mostly F). Alamy also collected on some infringements, but I'm too lazy to try and figure out those Letters. Nice to know the old stuff is still selling, and just as nice to know new stuff is selling too.
  15. Congrats Edo and you go girl Betty! - sure you'll make it! I'm within easy distance of 1,000 at last - a goal I've missed for too long now. I deleted 70 images this year and was afraid I wouldn't make it, but with 2 1/2 months to go I'm just 11 images short of my goal (if I counted my Stockimo images, I'd already be there). Betty, take pix of shoes and justify the purchase by how much you'll make on the pix? I just started a diet using an app on my iPhone that encourages me to take photos of the food I eat. A new direction for my photography? Following in Edo's footsteps?
  16. A bunch of Alamy photos here - I didn't have time to locate them but if you have photos of American small towns, check it out: http://www3.forbes.com/investing/25-best-places-to-retire-in-2016/2/
  17. This image has been in four gallery shows, was on loan to the NY State Thruway Authority, and I just delivered a metal print to a buyer last week, so it's out for personal use, but the Tappan Zee Bridge will be gone in the next few years, so given the historic significance, it seemed like one that should be on Alamy, and this contest spurred me to finally upload it, so thanks. I love lighthouses but hadn't visited this one although it's about 20 minutes from my home, until two years ago. I always think of lighthouses on the sound or ocean, but this one is on the Hudson River. Pulteney Bridge in Bath has been standing strong since the 1700's. Gorgeous image deserving of a greenie! The Tappan Zee Bridge was built in the 1950's and it's in such bad shape that it is being replaced at a cost of $3.9 Billion (if it stays on budget), then the old one will be taken down. So much for modern engineering - or was it the builders who cut corners? The State that neglected it for too long? The battered little Tarrytown Lighthouse is also slated to get a facelift soon.
  18. OpSail 2012 Connecticut (More than one image, but they are all mine - did you mean just one image or that all results for a specific search are yours?)
  19. Great idea - so many terrific images so far. Tough competition, but I may as well throw my hat in the ring. I just uploaded one more today that will be my third. Have enjoyed seeing all those uploaded so far. Thought my British pals here would enjoy this view of the Thames River in New London, Connecticut : Gullfoss Waterfall on the Hvita River, Iceland:
  20. The scariest thing is that, not surprisingly, many people believed the story! Too hard to call is right.
  21. Thanks! Sometimes it's hard to stay positive about the future of stock photography so those good days certainly help! Encouraging to see good prices Alex and Abiyoyo. Wish this thread was busier!
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