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  1. As the year approaches its end, I thought I would undertake some statistical analysis of my sales for the year. · The single image that made most money was just under 5% of my total annual sales · Three out of my top four images, by value per image, were taken within a mile of my home · The most popular image (highest number sold of a single image) was 5% of the total number sold but only 1.4% of revenue · The top 31% of my images by value is equal to 80% of the total sales value · Average gross image value was $25 · The politic
  2. I am going to break my self imposed exile on here as I believe this is most important It would appear that Twitter has banned the use of images of individuals where the tog does not have the permission of the individual Twitter said ‘Beginning today, we will not allow the sharing of private media, such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent’ and an additional Tweet states ‘Sharing images is an important part of folks' experience on Twitter. People should have a choice in determining whether or not a photo is shared publicly. To that end we are expand
  3. That is an excellent idea. Access to the PA news diary, for example, would be a great help. I spend many hours just standing in DownIng Street on the hope of “catching” events. There are no toilets, refreshments or shelter. Quite often I do catch visits etc bt I miss far more than I catch and I could be much more productive if I had a news diary or listing. As Phil said this is quite London centric but there is a vast amount of national news activity in Westminster and the surrounds.
  4. The Telegraph print and online 16 Nov 2021 Malcolm Park 2H6DT15 The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery
  5. I note your comments. My post was based on both Matt Granger and Ricci talks you tube videos on the subject of the Z9, memory cards and various tests.. Clearly these are pre production Z9 bodies. Until we have production models in a real world environment all we have to go on are these tests. My post was also written in the context of the original post about failing CFexpress cards. Also I would guess that when you say you have used XQD cards for video in various Nikon cameras you are not referring to the Z9? Also, and I will admit that my statistics knowledge is a little rusty
  6. CFexpress card failure is a concern as this is the recommended card for the Nikon Z9 which I am planning to buy in 2023 when it will actually be available in the UK. I know it takes XQD cards, which I use all the time with no issue, but, apparently, they are not fast enough or overheat when used for video or the full 120fps for low res jpegs. Although I cannot see that I would be using 120fps...
  7. Telegraph online 13 Nov 2021 harvested Broad beans close up shot outside in trug on garden chair variety Aquadulce UK June Contributor: GKSFlorapics / Alamy Stock Photo Sparrow bird feeding chicks, McCarthy, Alaska, United States Contributor: RooM the Agency / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: HNBY11 Brilliant autumn colour surrounds the lake and Palladian Bridge in Stourhead Gardens, Wiltshire, England, UK Contributor: Christopher Nicholson / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2BAE3XD Strasbourg, Alsace, France. Traditional half timb
  8. I take photographs that I hope will sell. They are not great, some are even not good. The final and true arbiter is the market. As some economist said, “the value of anything is the price someone is willing to pay”.
  9. Telegraph Digital 17 July2021 Farmer hands in rubber gloves holds chemical fertilizer to give it to a rose bush in the garden. Contributor: Vitalii M / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2D141PM 15 View of the River Bure with the Ferry pub in soft focus in the background Contributor: Chris Yaxley / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2BW4R38 A young couple, man and woman in a pale blue convertible on the open road Contributor: Mint Images Limited / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: FN95CX July 2018: Bude, Cornwall, UK - Crowds enjoying s
  10. Telegraph Digital 10 July2021 Allan Bank at Grasmere in sunshine under dark skies and Helm Crag, Lake District, Cumbria Contributor: Simon Whaley Landscapes / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: DJC3R6 Cordemais power station Contributor: Andia / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: BNCFDX A cluster of vibrant purple sweet pea flowers, wet with raindrops and surrounded by green foliage, growing up a rustic wooden trellis in summer. Contributor: Laurie MacBride / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2F5FJPP Landscape with turquoise ocean water
  11. Telegraph Digital 3July 2021 el cosmico marfa texas Contributor: ilana_r / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: S382X3 The National library of the Argentine Republic. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contributor: Nicholas Tinelli / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: J607XF Canoeist on Lake Eibsee, Bavaria, Germany Contributor: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2CCK7H5 Munich, Germany. 21st Sep, 2019. People drink beer in a festival tent during the first day of the Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich, Germany, Sept. 21, 2019. Th
  12. Cal, that is exactly what I use on a daily basis. One other approach is to use a reverse image search on any photos zoomed. Google images works OK. Alternative, as a news photographer I use “Matt Hancock Alamy” -Alamy.com (for example) to see if any of my Matt Hancock pictures have been used. These techniques don’t always work if the picture is behind a paywall and it does , for some reason, throw up some false negatives.
  13. Telegraph Digital 26 June 2021 Fresh Florence fennel bulbs or Fennel bulb in plate on wooden background. Healthy and benefits of Florence fennel bulbs Contributor: Viktoria Kondysenko / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: RY7T6J Asparagus growing in the garden Contributor: Nancy Kennedy / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: J8MM81 Interior of Geejam Recording Studio, San San, Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica. Contributor: Anthony Pidgeon / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: C35YXC Young couple walking on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path at Port
  14. I don’t know, The picture sold recently, (21st May 2021) although it was taken in June 2019. The usage has only just shown up in my search algorithm on that website. Perhaps a relaunch/rebranding? I got paid (a pittance) so I not really bothered….
  15. Several Alamy images here Trooping The Colour – The Sussex Team including one of mine
  16. There are a number of Alamy images here Trooping The Colour – The Sussex Team including one of mine Country: WorldwideUsage: Editorial, Editorial website and social mediaMedia: Website, app and social mediaStart: 21 May 2021Duration: In perpetuity low $
  17. Telegraph Digital 19 June 2021 Woman bathing in the sea at Draceva beach, Murvica, Bol, Brac island, Split-Dalmatia county, Croatia, Europe Contributor: robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: T808RB Telegraph Digital 20 June 2021 A single Dunnock, Prunella modularis, or hedge accentor, hedge sparrow, or hedge warbler in a tree in the UK Contributor: Robert Thorley / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2BXC1AB Beautiful Aegiali beach,view with turquoise sea,white houses and mountains,Amorgos island,Cyclades,Greece. Contributo
  18. Exactly right. As a largely news shooter I have bad days (most of the time) and good days. I enjoy what I do, I have a fair understanding of what sells and plug away week after week. On occasion I get a surprise when I get a reasonable fee for an old news image. When I stop enjoying it then I will give up.
  19. Country: Worldwide Usage: Advertising and promotion, For use on online and print marketing and 6 images can be used for merchandise use Media: Promotional brochures/ leaflets/inserts Start: 08 June 2021 Duration: In perpetuity Low $$$ : Worldwide
  20. Telegraph Digital 6 June 2021 Overlooking Pentire Steps Beach looking towards Bedruth Steps near Newquay Cornwall England UK Europe Contributor: ian woolcock / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: F9BC9Y UK, England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, River Cam, King's College, Punting Contributor: Alan Copson Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2AKF9BX
  21. Telegraph Digital 5 June 2021 Burnet Rose, Scotch Briar, Scotch Rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia, Rosa spinosissima), rose hips on a bush. Contributor: WILDLIFE GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: BWG3XK A young girl jumping for joy in a sunlit forest. Contributor: Loop Images Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: JJHAGB Campervan, camping in the mountains at lake Stavatn, Telemark, Norway, Europe Contributor: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: CR3NDW (this picture has been flipped) St Peter's Collegiate Church, Ruthin,
  22. I am with you on this. I am shooting much the same news as I always have and it is more difficult to find. In addition, in my world the newspapers don’t appear to be buying as much and paying less.... My issue is do I continue with what I have always done, and until recently judging by sales, quite successfully, or do I push myself into new stuff without knowing it will sell? I did a gallery shoot today, but so did a lot of other Alamy contributors. It is about finding a new area, time to get creative I guess...
  23. Telegraph Digital 30 May London, UK - November 2017. A choir practicing in the Southwark Cathedral during the Christmas advent. Landscape format. Contributor: Paolo Paradiso / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: P3N9JR Workington, Cumbria, England, UK. 20th November 2020. A wet late morning in the north west town of Workington as England endures Lockdown 2.0 during t Contributor: Chris Strickland / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2DDRM7G park, animal, dog, one, german, shepherd, pedigree, alsatian, park, animal, Contributor: Panther Media GmbH /
  24. Telegraph Digital 29 May Greenhouse in back garden with open door Contributor: Virginija Vaidakavičienė / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2DCTDNC Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Contributor: Nature Photographers Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: DFDDT9 Roman Colosseum with Domus Aurea in background Contributor: Sérgio Nogueira / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: JEJN5Y Sun is setting over a beautiful purple lavender filed in Valensole. Provence, France Contributor: Prochasson Frederic / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: G7N
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