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About Stokie

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    Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
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    Apart from running an architectural design company....Photography, Football (season ticket holder at Stoke City), watercolour painting, butterflies (I do a weekly count for Butterfly Conservation during the summer), walking, gardening, nature, travel, wildlife, music, beer..........and sleeping!


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  1. My latest sale was a rubbish photograph!! Country: Worldwide Usage: Educational book, editorial print + digital use, inside, one time use only Industry sector: Media, design & publishing Start: 17 August 2018 End: 17 August 2043 Mid $$. John.
  2. Hows your CTR doing from 1st August?

    My CTR has nearly always been below average, but it hasn't seemed to affect the number of sales. Don't bother about 'discoverability'. As you say, you are probably making your images less discoverable due to spurious keywords/tags affecting your ranking and making it worse. John.
  3. Hows your CTR doing from 1st August?

    Mine's gone from 0.57 on the 1st. to 0.78 today (20th.) I was only thinking this morning that it was quite high for me, i've usually got a CTR of 0.4 - 0.5ish. Looking back it was Jan 2017 when it was higher. John.
  4. Expert or novice

    I would hazard a guess that about 75% of Alamy contributors aren't pros ie earn more than half their income from stock. And plenty of those have sold images, me included! John.
  5. Lightroom purchase

    I went the full CC route. There was a discount (don't know if you can still get it) for 12 months from a Canon user site. I didn't have to provide any proof I was using Canons, although I was, and that was £6.98 for 12 months. Even if you paid full whack, which I am now, that's only £9.98, so you could get the 'all singing all dancing' PS, LR, Bridge, & camera raw for 14 months for the price of just LR. John.
  6. Favourite Photos in August

    Taken at Blenheim Palace butterfly house. John.
  7. Zoom ratio cumulative scores

    Mine is 9497/295 = 32.19 John.
  8. My first print sale! Country: Worldwide Usage: Alamy Prints – Framed Ship to country: United Kingdom 11x14 POD Size This image was also sold 2 days earlier for personal use. Country: Worldwide Usage: Personal prints, cards and gifts, Personal prints, cards and gifts. Non-commercial use only, not for resale. Media: Non-commercial, one time, personal/home use Start: 12 August 2018 End: 12 August 2023 Maybe the same person? John.
  9. Re-rank

    Stil on page 1!! (Smug smiley face)! John.
  10. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    I was just bemoaning the fact I hadn't had any sales in August yet (average 14 per month) when 2 dropped in - 1 for $100 and the other for $119!!!! John.
  11. Purple Fringing

    A method I use in Photoshop is: Layer New adjustment Layer Hue/Saturation In the properties popup box select 'master' Then red or magenta (whatever colour you want to remove) Then use the eyedropper to select the fringing Then use saturation to reduce the colour to grey Sounds complicated but it's really simple. If the fringing is large you will be left with a grey fringe, which sometimes doesn't look too good, but for most CA it's fine. John.
  12. How was your July?

    12 for $367 - just about average/below average. No surge of last day sales, in fact none! Views way down, zooms low too. Onwards and upwards!! John.
  13. Yes, you have to pay a joining fee to all contributors called John. John.
  14. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    Davidhu, many thanks for reporting this. John.
  15. QC

    Not all failures get a 10 day ban. Have you also failed recently with an earlier submission? John.