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Dave D

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About Dave D

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  1. That's the Essex model. Oh well! I have 3 of them, so thats all good
  2. Are the stars suppossed to be gold or anything? I have 3 white ones?
  3. Just the one for $36, but from what has been a relatively small portfolio for most of the year. Onwards and upwards
  4. Well, as this is my first year, and not a full one at that, I'm still happy to have opened my Alamy account with 3 sales in the past 4 weeks, worth just over $65. These are all from images uploaded in April. A coincidence I'm sure?! I spent the best part of the year with around 200 images in my portfolio but have got that up to over 600 in the past month with another 150 gone through QC and waiting to be keyworded etc. Here's looking forward to a productive 2017. Happy new year to you all Dave
  5. I've just had this sale come in. (only my 3rd, but i've just started to get going) Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Editorial website Industry sector: Media, design & publishing Image Size: Any size Start: 30 December 2016 End: 30 December 2021 Archival rights included in perpetuity Its the first RM i've had, so i have a few more details to view than i did with my other RF sales. So the question is: I assume the sale was made today, Dec 30th? When would you guess that the payment would be cleared (there's no rush!!) Is the sales figure given gross or nett? And what exactly does 'Archival rights included in perpetuity' mean? Thanks for your help, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year Dave
  6. I came back into photography after a number of years away. My cameras when I quit were canon EOS 5 and a bronica SQA, all which I sold in a moment of fury! Coming back to photography my first choice was canon again, and a 1200D kit was my budget. I soon realised the direction that I was looking to take, and that this budget kit wasnt going to be my best choice. So opted for full frame with a used 5D mkii, a tamron macro which I bought from a pawn shop, and a used (although you'd never know, it was immaculate) 24-105 from eBay. I'd looked at lots of kit before, but I didn't need 7fps, 64 focus points, 4K video or whatever was on the latest model. Most of what I'll be doing in the coming years will be plant and flower photography, so I'll be taking single shots in manual focus anyway. So my strategy will be to keep my current canon kit until it dies, at which point I'll look around to see what fits the bill and budget. I'm happy to buy used every time, although I admit to being overly cautious sometimes. Like most high priced items, they're worth more to the owner than they are to a buyer so I won't be selling. The original 1200d and kit lens was given to my daughter so that she can join the local camera club. She'll also get the tamron when I find a used canon 100mm macro for the right price.
  7. Do their prices include VAT? They are incredibly cheap if they do but there is nothing that I can see that says either way. I think that the big brand items are grey imports, so still a genuine piece of kit but manufactured for a market other than the U.K. This would mean that it wouldn't have a manufacturers warranty in the U.K. But great savings. It wouldn't stop me from purchasing from them. I actually have a couple of things on my wish list to buy from them
  8. Bill, I get what you are saying about "agencies". However, let's not forget that Alamy uses the term "agency" liberally in its About pages and elsewhere. It's not just the photographer's thinking: "A stock photo agency represents photographers and agencies who want to sell their imagery. Clients buy from stock agencies because they are specialists or aggregators of imagery, with specially designed websites dedicated to providing fast search and a wide choice of fresh stock images. Stock photo agencies are often best placed to negotiate with a range of customers from a range of industries, and provide a trusted and secure way to purchase images." - Alamy Regarding submitting to other agencies/libraries, I don't do much of that these days, simply because it's now so easy -- with all the overlapping networks -- to inadvertently start competing with oneself, often for lower fees. That was my main concern John. On another library I have over 50 sales which total much less that my first 2 on Alamy. It's nice to see emails every day telling me of another sale but I'm getting over the honeymoon period now and quality is better than quantity.
  9. Thanks Bill for the information, although I'm well aware of the literal difference between agencies and libraries. My choice of terminology has no impact on how I view the businesses that I choose to submit my images to. I may be reading your reply totally wrong, but I'm feeling like I've been told off. Not a nice feeling. I'm not really sure I want to ask any more questions in case I'm reprimanded again! Thank you
  10. That's not exclusive. It's image exclusive, which is the more common model of exclusivity, though some agencies have artist exclusivity of some sort. Yes, that's what I meant. Thank you.
  11. That's not exclusive. I apologise if I've used the word exclusive in the wrong context.
  12. So do you pretty much send the same images to all, or are you selective, Philippe? Now, I submit the same images to all the agencies I work with, with a few exceptions like those that are nature specialists which - of course - only accept nature images. Now that most agencies cooperate with one another, the trick is to select carefully those agencies whose networks don't mingle. Cheers, Philippe Thank you Philippe. My main interest is nature (plants and flowers) so I'll be looking to be exclusive with these next year. I've upgraded my kit recently so I'll be adding images at a higher, steady rate over the coming months. Dave
  13. Is the price they pay worth it? Do they sell a lot? You have to make the calculations whether or not it would be more profitable to earn perhaps a little less per sale but have a whole lot more sales by submitting the same images also to other agencies. Cheers, Philippe Do you think that having the same image on many agencies would put you at risk of selling it at the lowest price each time? I'm guessing that buyers would search on a couple of sites before making their choice? Having said that, some of the sites that pay just a few cents per image for the majority of the time, do have the occasional 3 figure sales
  14. So do you pretty much send the same images to all, or are you selective, Philippe?
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