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About CarloBo

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  1. Sorry no allowance for comments based on prejudice and ignorance. China has been my second home for the last few years. While I have some reserves about their government, it's the only country who's helped Italy so far. US? a Tweet.
  2. Hopefully Alamy will close this thread soon so that we won't have to read such ignorant comments from Mrs. 2nd amendment.
  3. You're spreading fake info about an important matter on a public forum.. There is no scientific evidence that the virus will reappear. Au contraire, it is a fact that lockdown has worked in China and it is working in Italy (ZERO new cases in the town where it all started and was first locked down). And for your info (but it seems you are not that familiar with the word "information"), the countries that most helped Italy are China, Cuba and Venezuela.
  4. Stefano, don't wait for the governement or airlines to tell you what to do. Everyone must do their part, if that means staying home, canceling a trip etc it's a small sacrifice in the big scheme of things. Un abbraccio anche a voi. Ca
  5. We're not even allowed to go out unless necessary here...stock sales are the least of our worries.
  6. It takes a lot of naivety to be optimistic with Alamy. The company that donated 6M to charity and cut contributors commission to finance their US office. At least the other agency whose name cannot be made here, made it clear long time ago that they are just Corporate America, without hiding themselves behind a "we're proud of doing things differently".
  7. Chinese are criticized today for bad behaviour as Americans, Japanese and Northern European people have been in the past, when they were enjoying new wealth and travelling abroad for the first time. I still remember German women going topless on South Italian (very conservative places) beaches in the 80s, but would anyone say today that they have not respect for where they are?
  8. How about posting that masterpiece that licensed for 180k? Just to provide a better teaching experience...
  9. Prices have nothing to do with image quality. Whoever has done stock for more than few minutes knows that.
  10. Funny story, so much anger against the photographer and not a single word about the pathetic apologies of BI. Does he know that he "grants to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Site in any media"? He's lost all my admiration.
  11. I haven't said it's healthy indeed, sure it is not for the photographer but it is for these MS sites. S****K revenue is up every quarter, while Alamy had to cut our commissions..
  12. Do not forget what have been the latest changes at Alamy, they first allowed RF editorial and then cut our commissions by 20%. Now look at their main competitor (S****K), they have 290M of RF photos both editorial and creative available at subscription rates and pay photogrphers 25 cent a download. Can you see a pattern there? Yeah you can still hit some decent sales here, i also had a 9k sale few months ago on G, but I believe RM is dead.
  13. It's just language barriers, people are vey friendly with newbies here But the second you mention microstock some experience a sudden involuntary contraction of muscles, some start playing (red) darts. I believe your work here is salable, i would just pay attention to some keywords. You have some selfies with keywords more suitable to a couple having cyber-sex? (Trying to help not to attack) Good luck!
  14. I accuse no one of anything . . . but I do express an opinion . . . I'll repeat it, verbatim: "It's probably just me, but I reckon identifying an image then criticising that exact image in public (here) is very, very poor form". All I feel inclined to add is this: . . . the phrase "stones in glass houses" returns just 5 images. There's obviously an opportunity there . . . dd I have a good understanding of the English language, you, au contraire, have a bad understanding of poor forms...I do express an opinion too. I've given a couple of (what I believe) helpful advices based on my experiences and on Alamy guidelines (if some content is not suitable there's a good chance it doesn't sell, right?) Your only contribution was to express your obsession with bad forms. Bye again!
  15. It's probably just me, but I reckong identifying an image then criticising that exact image in public (here) is very, very poor form. I mean, it's not like someone couldn't post an image of . . . just plucking this out of the air mind you . . . say a young woman, head and shoulders . . . with cut-and-past keywords indicating she's standing near a fence . . . but . . . ummmm . . . she's not, but the keywords were obviously copied from other images where she WAS standing by a fence . . . hey, it happens eh? :-) EDIT: Totally irrelevant to the main point of my post, but . . . who said glamour shots are very poor sellers? I know one contributor from a little while ago now who apparently did rather well from glamour . . . dd Thanks for the red arrow mate, I was just trying to be helpful. Alamy consider glamour as unsuitable material, not me. Cheers. You also need to be mindful that it's also very poor form to make accusations, even if it's just about the coward arrows. I do not dish out red arrows. Alamy see who do, and I can assure you, they don't see me doing it. EDIT: and just for accuracy sake . . . you didn't say glamour was unsuitable, you said it was a very poor seller here . . . again, who said it's a very poor seller? dd Sorry I might have seen wrong with red arrows but you are accusing others of using poor forms just because they are direct. Shall we make a poll and see how many time we have sold glamour shots and how many times street signs? Bye!
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