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William Caram

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  1. When you just have to have that new lens! ...dreaming about it...you bully yourself into buying it....because you know ? you are going to make MEGA stock sales from using this lens πŸ˜€....In hindsight and after owning said lens for some time you sell it, realising that you did not need it after all.....It was just lens lust! Ha
  2. Even though you make more money from digging up gold nuggets, found with a metal detector in the Victorian Goldfields...than shooting stock!..And yet you still persist in shooting pics for pennies...Ha that's Stock Fever πŸ˜³πŸ˜„
  3. Betty, strength to you and your family going forward..sorry for your loss.
  4. Well done to you... nice saleable images....ATB
  5. Congratulations John, that's a great effort...I really like your Egypt shots and so had a quick visual holiday away from Ballarat..πŸ˜€
  6. Thanks all for the information! It has taken me quite some time to finally change over to FTP uploading πŸ˜€This method will save me heaps of time and not to mention the added frustration of uploads freezing...I kid you not that i was down to upload batches of 5 images using the Alamy uploader, and still had uploads freeze on me!! Thank you, i can be more productive now instead of babysitting every upload.. Cheers Bill
  7. All i can say Ed is that when viewing your images, I'm drawn into the images that tell a great story..or captures a moment that one can easily relate to..I like what you see and it shows that you are enjoying your photography and the world around you....Keep doing what you're doing,as you inspire some of us younger folk ( I'm 66 ) to do more... ATB Cheers Bill
  8. Life's one big struggle!....we have to deal with the cards we're dealt....and play the best hand we can, and yes that may prove difficult when you have no hands!.....People can amaze you on how they rise above adversity....so find time for a good laugh, laugh at yourself and lift your spirits...and do the best you can...yeah life will really suck sometimes.. ATB to you Mark and the others doing it hard, i hope your situations improve. Cheers Bill
  9. Great story telling...your passion for image making shows....very nice work there
  10. Let's keep it quiet the cake is good...just no good for my teeth these days...so i stay out of the joint
  11. You have to work 40% Harder for 60% less pay and if you fail your submission... they make you eat Betty`s rock cake
  12. Nice one.....Christmas present on your birthday Happy Birthday $$$
  13. Well i've had 2 PU sales only for this month...both were distributor sales and $11 gross total before deductions both images were more suited to a commercial use being a cement truck..and a shipping container on the back of a semi trailer....Ahh well no real joy in those sales for me, just hoping something better will happen soonish
  14. Thanks David, i can make Melbourne in September...maybe a few others down here in Victoria can catch up too....My number 0418 535 136 *** Thanks to Stephen Dwyer for the Starting the ball rolling..***
  15. Have a good meet up guys, i'm way down south in Ballarat but hopefully will plan a stock shoot up your way later in the year... ATB Cheers Bill
  16. Yes agree that a direct sale comes up trumps Well i am still to have some pocket money for this month, but it will happen soonish..This year i am making more effort to build my folio as i have more time and i want some more pocket money.. I see that you specialise in architecture James and i like the way you go about it...great images too..There is quite a lot of new building projects proceeding in London and surrounds, as i love architecture as well i enjoy seeing new designs and building styles, and there is a lot happening in your neck of the woods...across the huge pond from where i live. I used to live in Melbourne and now live in Ballarat for the last 8 years, and will be getting down to Melbourne to photograph more architecture as the city has some great new completed buildings...I know i have plenty to photograph here in Australia, but i know i would have a ball in a city like London with my camera!...Ahh keep dreaming Bill...and clicking away
  17. Food, glorious food....You've put a lot of work into your great images Marina, hope they sell well for you...Hello from Australia Cheers Bill
  18. Well done Gen, your success does give one the incentive to shoot more variety and of course get the image numbers up..( great portfolio BTW ) Bill
  19. Good on you Andrew...and i do like your portfolio, and you deserve the success from your talent and effort....Every photographer here has choices...We all want the same thing to be rewarded with sales for our efforts....We all have varying degrees of talent, and we all have reasons that motivate us to shoot stock...but in the end we still have the choice to do it or not.. I hope that things improve for us all in 2019...in whatever we choose to do...The business of Stock Photography rolls on and is ever changing, i personally will endeavour to allocate more time to my hobby...But collectively we just have to do the best we can, and i do feel for working professional that needs to live off their chosen profession... Best Wishes to ALL in 2019
  20. I don't really understand why you had to make this comment.....There are always costs and whether you're well off, or a pensioner or other ....you still consider the costs...If you are a professional (as i have been ) then you have to work harder if your chosen income market is drying up....or find other markets....Do you resent hobbyists or part timers taking a slice of the pie?.....just saying
  21. Totally agree!! You have celebrated your great sale...spent the money and then wham...( like in Pearl's case ) you have to pay it back after 6 months....ridiculous!
  22. I feel your pain,i think many of us have experienced the high sale value being refunded and then resold at a lower price...One does wonder if in some cases the buyer is dishonest ,freaks out at the higher price for image use criteria...and then rebuys at a lower price but still goes and uses the higher value licence use...Very hard to keep track of this type of thing happening..
  23. Well done Martin nice to hear that prices have risen for you..This year the number of sales have dropped for me but i know i need to increase image numbers and content variety...
  24. **** Best wishes to all **** Tall short fat or slim ....rich or poor....or just perfect Have a good one....and find time for a laugh Cheers Bill
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