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will perrett

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About will perrett

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    29 Sep 2006

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  1. Anyone else's sales fallen off a cliff this month? Mine have been quite buoyant this year, despite Covid. Until September. Suddenly nothing at all. Nada. Zilch. Is it just me, or have others had the same experience?
  2. You're right of course. Maybe I'm just resistant to change....
  3. Thanks Mark: I think you've cracked it. Don't suppose there any way to change the Alamy algorithm back to how it was! It would certainly explain the grouping of images that I'm seeing, as all the Norway lot, for instance, were all shot over the course of a few days, although uploaded in a staggered sequence over many months...
  4. Well, until a couple of weeks ago, I could search on my name and quite reliably and accurately, all my images would appear, in the order in which I had uploaded them, batch by batch. Not any more! Something's changed. My images do not all have identical tags or captions, though of course some tags are shared as appropriate (all are tagged "Will Perrett" for instance). So, a search for "Will Perrett", with "new" chosen, no longer shows my most recent uploads first. In fact I have to go to around page 6 or 7 to find the latest uploads. In other words, "new" seems to be kaput...
  5. Thing is, when I use my name as a search item (I've included my name as a tag on all my images), and search on "new", the order is still jumbled, and big time. And rank can't come into it, as I'm only looking at my images. (If you want to try it, put in Will Perrett Photography) The Alamy software appears to be attempting to group images by subject: thus a whole bunch of Norway images appear together, same for Cornwall, Croatia, etc., even though this is not the order in which I uploaded them. (For variety's sake, I upload 20 images per subject per upload and rotate them, so that 20 Norway pictures, say, come round every 10th upload or so.) Odd business...
  6. But all 20 images were uploaded in the same batch, i.e. identical uploading date! And uploaded within the last week. Thus I would have expected to see them together, and, if not on page one, then certainly not far back. (Incidentally, the date taken would have been the same as well.)
  7. Not for me. I tried a search for "Richmond, North Yorkshire", as I'd recently uploaded a batch of 20 images from there, all with those tags. Sure enough, 1 appeared on the first page, but none of the others. I gave up searching for them on page 6. Given that they were all submitted at the same time, I would have expected them to appear pretty much together, for a search based on "new". What happened to the other 19?
  8. When buyers search for an image, they are invited to choose in what order they wish their selected images to appear: newest first (even I understand that), creative or relevant. I'm not at all clear how the images are ordered in these latter two versions (especially creative: does the software have some sort of aesthetic criteria built in?). But that's not my main issue currently: instead, "new" seems to have developed gremlins, and for the last two or three days has been offering images in random, not newest first, order. I know because I use my name as a tag (though I believe this is frowned upon) in order to check my images' visibility: they are there all right, but definitely not in "newest first: order. Anyone else noticed this phenomenon?
  9. When buyers search for an image, they are invited to choose in what order they wish their selected images to appear: newest first (even I understand that), creative or relevant. I'm not at all clear how the images are ordered in these latter two versions (especially creative: does the software have some sort of aesthetic criteria built in?). But that's not my main issue currently: instead, "new" seems to have developed gremlins, and for the last two or three days has been offering images in random, not newest first, order. I know because I use my name as a tag (though I believe this is frowned upon) in order to check my images' visibility: they are there all right, but definitely not in "newest first: order. Anyone else noticed this phenomenon?
  10. Been a 5-star contributor for several months now, but still often finding uploads stuck in QC, sometimes for a couple of days. Is this normal? Will
  11. Thanks, I'll do that. Hoped there would be a way that didn't involve a 6 month wait! Will
  12. Can anyone tell me how to delete a pseudonym and its (not very extensive) contents? Will
  13. Time was when I tagged certain images with "no people", but I was warned off doing so, because the search engine would pick up "people" and therefore generate a lot of false positives, apparently harming my Alamy ranking. My question is whether the tag "WOP" (which it seems Alamy use as an abbreviation for "without people") is a suitable replacement, as part of a caption, a tag, or maybe both. Will
  14. Yes, I fear that may be a problem. I've been uploading, thinking that it's a numbers game, and that I should add as many as possible. Similar images and similar tags in too many cases I reckon... Will
  15. Chuck I will admit that not all my images are out of the top drawer, but the one you select for particular disapprobation is emphatically a strong one, and indeed has won an exhibition prize. The face fills the frame, has searing eye contact and a winning expression: what's not to like? You may have heard of street photography. Strangers, whose likeness you grab à la sauvette. Thus, almost inevitably, no model release. As for the lack of information, there were 50 relevant tags and geographically specific caption. Simple really. Will
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