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will perrett

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About will perrett

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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. Thanks, I'll do that. Hoped there would be a way that didn't involve a 6 month wait! Will
  4. Can anyone tell me how to delete a pseudonym and its (not very extensive) contents? Will
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Hello Chuck Can't find the specific image you refer to. But at a guess I'd say I posted it because I thought it was good enough. Will
  9. Thanks for the feedback. I must say I was under the impression that having "UK" and "red telephone box" as separate tags worked just the same. Re the number of images, Chuck certainly implies that less is more, though my experience is that often an image that sells is by no means the one that I would consider the best from a particular shoot, so these days I tend to put all the technically acceptable ones up. BTW, I'll bet I beat you in the time spent researching and captioning images!! Even if I don't always get it right! Again, thanks for your time. Will
  10. I'd happily analyse my AIM data, but can't seem to find it. When I click on "Download your data" in the r/h column in AIM, I get the following gobbledygook: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at ASP.myupload_metadatadownloadhandler_aspx.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) Is it me being incompetent, or is it broken? Will
  11. Thanks, Paulette. I'll address my supertags and captions (though I often run out of caption space!) Will
  12. Hi Allen Yes: I'm uploading 80 - 100 images each week. Got a big back catalogue! Will
  13. I've been active on Alamy for about 3 years. I've now got over 10,000 images up there, and have sold some 100+ images in that time. But...quantity over quality? Is my tagging up to snuff? Too many similar images? Any comments/reactions/advice gratefully received! https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/114375.html
  14. I'm aware that a contributor's rank is not normally made public by Alamy; nevertheless I have a question! I've been an active contributor for about 3 years now, with a portfolio of over 10,000 images, and a QC rank which has been 3-stars for nearly all that time. My sales have been steady for a couple of years, averaging 4/5 sales a month. Recently however sales have dropped badly, and when I search for my images, I'm often struggling to find them, as they are buried, often many pages down the search engine. I pretty sure my tagging is up to scratch. So my question is: how can I try to improve my ranking? Any hints and tips to get my images more visible would be really appreciated. My pseudonym is will Perrett, by the way!
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