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About andremichel

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  1. No sale!!

    I am asking so I can better appreciate what you are advising. Are you unable to illustrate what you say with one or two of your own images? I am not challenging anything of the sort.
  2. Very disappointing

    An average of 4083 images per year. So (if I've understood correctly) you appear to be saying that you've had very few sales this month from the 40,000 images submitted in the last 10 years, with the bulk of your sales coming from the 9000 images loaded prior to 2008.
  3. Hi All, How do restrictions on selling photographs on POD (Print on Demand) sites compare to the restrictions of licencing images for either commercial or editorial? Would I face the same problems with recognisable people, property, logos etc.? Thanks Andy
  4. No sale!!

    Can you refer us to some of your images that illustrate your point?
  5. You get what you pay for?!!

    My wife's niece got married recently and they were OK with paying £1300 for their photography. She said that was one of the cheaper prices she came across. She and her new husband are young professionals.
  6. Very disappointing

    That is extraordinary. How many images have you added in the last 10 years?
  7. No sale!!

    Your photos look good to me. Many strong images. They are dominated by London which is a highly saturated subject area with 4.8 million images on Alamy. You need a strong rank to compete on the better known sites, so if the last re-rank did affect you negatively even slightly, it might have been have been enough to impact sales. I too am having a disappointing start to 2018, failing to keep up with 2017 with 1000s more images.
  8. Quiet out there

    So there is still life in certain specialised areas. Showbiz maybe? My third sale of the month dropped in today. Distributor at $5-80 gross.
  9. April 2018 Challenge: On The Water

    This thread is a constant reminder of how talented alamy's photographers are. Great images - and I am not one to give praise lightly.
  10. I don't think covering both bases is the same thing as jumping ship.
  11. April 2018 Challenge: On The Water

    Lifeguard Bondi beach Big waves on a stormy day at Manly beach. Saltwater crocodile in Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia
  12. Quiet out there

    2018 still quiet for me. Only 2 small sales so far this month.
  13. Hello from SoCal, USA

    Welcome. Good start. Add as much variety of subjects as you can.
  14. A dollar per year for each image

    Where did you get your $1 (gross) per image per year for an "average" editorial collection from? I think it is way off the mark. It may be close for the average long term forum member, but I can't believe it is accurate across all contributors (currently active or given up) on Alamy. I am earning $0.60 currently on my 10,000 images. So you are suggesting I am way below average. Maybe you are right but I doubt it. I know people with good ports earning a fraction of that. With 125 million images, an average of $1 would mean Alamy's turnover would be $125 million when in fact it is only roughly $28 million per year (based on £20 million turnover from 2016 year's results). See thread 'Alamy Financial Results for 2016 now available'
  15. A dollar per year for each image

    It is a business for you, but not for the majority of Alamy contributors. What I find impressive with your performance is not your total sales, but that you can continuously find new saleable subjects to photograph close to home, while keeping costs low. Andy