Charles Stirling

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  1. How was your 2018

    Sales up a little, revenue down a little with a slow increase in total numbers by about 10 percent.
  2. Commission change - James West comments

    Like most here I feel the 50/50 split should stay, it's already difficult to even cover costs at the photographers end so driving the market photos taken as a bi-product of another activity. The last reduction from 60/40 was supposed to bring benefits; it may have but only to Alamy not contributors who generally didn't see much of an upturn in either prices or quantity sold. So will this 20% reduction to contributors see major sales increases? Last time I hoped it would, now more dubious.
  3. Do You Shoot Street Art and Murals?

    Some of mine don't have the work "mural" in them nor any actual artwork such as: so it does seem a bit over the top.
  4. New GDPR legislation

    The video is alarmist maybe right, but remember the German situation where they couldn't show the face of the wanted person due to personal privacy issue and data protection. The concept in France that need permission to photograph anyone. Maybe we do need to keep a watchful eye on this legislation.
  5. What do you do for storage?

  6. What do you do for storage?

    I use IMatch to catalogue my photos and keep a working copy of all of them in work machine plus a backup in the same machine. Then have a 3TB USB external hard drive that that stays near the computer but is disconnected when not actually backing up. Then have a 6TB disk which plugs in to a port to take backups. This goes to another building periodically and backs up a hard drive in computer there. I use a free File Sync program to do the backups. This will compare all the files just backing up ones which have changed. If the backup has ones which are deleted on the main drive I leave them in the backup for at least a few months (or till disk space runs out). Reasonably quick doing it this way, keeps the same file structure eveywhere, can be totally independent of any single computer (unlike RAID systems). Online would just take to long.
  7. Meet up at The Photography Show in March.

    I'm hopping to go on Sunday.
  8. Have you found any Alamy images Feb 2018

    Thanks. Just saw your post.
  9. Have you found any Alamy Photographs during September

    Jansos and York Photographer, Thanks for finding this.

    7 sold for a total of 383 with one just a bit over 100 and one a little tiny one which was a distributor sale.
  11. Uploading photos get split into multiple Alami ID's

    Yes of course its normal server assignment, just interesting that it has changed from keeping alive an upload process to allowing it to split into multiples which it didn't used to do. Would think it adds a bit of administrative burden on Alamy.
  12. More of a minor annoyance than real problem but if I upload say 20 photos then end up with a split between a number of Alami IDs. This is both with FTP and Alamy upload. Before all the changes this was never happening. I don't know if its my relatively slow upload speed from the ISP as I see a lot of Alamy server timeouts in the logs, if its some setting I have wrong, or if it is now just the norm. What are others seeing?
  13. How was your July?

    11 sales for 578. About recent average, nothing very high value.
  14. I still have mine showing the date of modification not the date image was taken. Means every date has to be individually manually changed, really tedious or just leave with maybe very misleading date.