Michael_Jacobs

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  1. Zooms into sales?

    1) I’m wondering how stats are kept. Let’s say a customer clicks on one of your images and then decides to see similar results and browses through your photos, are those views and possibly zooms also counted in the stats? 2) Had 9 sales pop up this month, different buildings in Antwerp, all with same description in the sales report... no zoom as far as I can tell, but since through a distributor I assume the distributor made a selection for the customer... and probably not acciunted for in the stats???
  2. Have you found any Alamy images in June 2018?

    Plenty of unauthorized uses of Alamy images on this site: http://ttnotes.com/city-antwerp/2/ (including at least one of mine...)
  3. Have you found any Alamy images in June 2018?

    http://www.traveler.es/viajes-urbanos/galerias/las-ciudades-mas-caras-del-mundo-2018-worldwide-cost-of-living/1932/image/99001 10 photos from Alamy wihout further credit. Tel Aviv is one of mine... Sale hasn't popped up yet...
  4. Backup camera body?

    I do carry two bodies with me most of the time, not so much as backup but with two different types of lenses... Fortunatly I never had problems with bodies or batteries.. but having two lenses ready to shoot at any given time is very usefull... i usually carry a tilt and shift lens + either 24-70 or 70-200, sometimes 24-70 and 70-200... If I only need one lens for a particular shoot, I might make an exception... but will always travel out of town with two bodies. Very heavy though... usually between 4-5 kg of gear... A few years back I travelled in Madagascar , at the time I had only one body... but being there with friends photographers we travelled with 4 bodies, with a dozen lenses and would switch cameras by replacing memory cards, was very convinient...
  5. So how was your May, eh?

    Only one small sale :-( 2018 is terrible for me both in sales and views... After a descent 2017 where my efforts in uploading where rewarded, I am really dissapointed. I did find two usages of my images, sales who didnt pop up in my sales yet... so there is a bit of hope...
  6. Portrait verses Landscape sales?

    50/50 approximately, a few square ones too... but since I sell mostly architecture photos, makes sense probably...
  7. Images sold in May (one per day per contributor)

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1959/03/14/defender-of-the-faith The photo was converted to B/W by the authors. Wasn't reported yet, so no data about the price.
  8. How long for payments to clear?

    You can use: “your name alamy” -alamy.combin google, bing... or you can reverse search with google images and/or tineye, select your sales, zooms and right click google search
  9. Question about license and rates...

    Is it a distributors sale? They tend to be be very liberal with usages in my experience...
  10. How long for payments to clear?

    A few months is not exceptional! if you think about it, a client downloads an image and uses it... confirms usage 3 months later, the distributor confirms the sale to Alamy another 3 months later and they get (sometimes) months to pay the bill... At least 3 to 6 months, in my experience sometimes up to 7-8 months after usage??? Still don’t understand why Alamy doesn’t allow downloading watermarked images and only fuml size image w/o watermark on sale???
  11. The size of your portfolio when you made your first sale

    I started end of may 2013 and had my first sale in July, so a bit more than a month after my first successful submissions... by then I had 178 photos online. The next sale was January the following year.
  12. Contributors playing the Live News system?

    From my experience even if you submit your live news pix in different batches, they will be merged... as I use the same caption for all images of the same event. I usually send a few images as soon as they have been processed in LR and then sometimes add a few, if I feel they add to the story. As said a few minutes later they are merged with the first submission. This is imho the way it should be as I don’t believe having several batches will benefit myself or Alamy...
  13. 5000 Milestone at last

    Well done!
  14. if subscription service was introduced...

    If I can sell 100 images for 1$ or 1 image for 100$ I would’t mind... but these subscription models certainly don’t guarante more sales... as we can see from other models. With novel use, newspaper scheme and through distributor the only thing I sell are the same amount a month but at (near) microstock prices... my thought is if a buyer is willing to pay 1$, don’t except him to search on some agencies where photos are priced well abive his budget... if a buyer gets the opportunity to pay less, he will do so... my two cents ofcourse ;-)
  15. Dust on sensor...

    What do you regarding dust on the sensor of your camera? Removing dust from photos my biggest pain in the processing of photos... I'm using a Nikon D750 and have a huge amount of dust spots on my photos... (I did changed lenses to check...)... The dust removal obviously isn't enough in my case... 1) use a kit 2) use compressed air 3) regularly bring for service ... ? Thanks for your input
  16. Dust on sensor...

    Thank you all for your replies!!! Very usefull. On average how much time between dust removals?
  17. Dust on sensor...

    Thank you Spacecadet for elaborating!
  18. Dust on sensor...

    Thx Stan! Good point my D3 and D700 where indeed nightmares, I thought the D750 would be much better... will bring it for service...
  19. Dust on sensor...

    Thx spacecadet... Should I be brave for this specific brand or all similar solutions?
  20. Dust on sensor...

    Thanks for you input...
  21. Lightrrom missing folders

    Thx for your reply! Did exactly that, but the button show missing folders is greyed out...
  22. Lightrrom missing folders

    Today, working on my website, noticed that several folders where missing in my Lightrrom library... the folders are still on my hard drives though (had a stressfull 15 minutes there...) Did I accidentaly deleted the folders from LR or is it a bug? Did it happen to anybody else? In my case it is about different folders by date (a folder per day) spanning several months? Win 10, latest version of LR Classic CC With so many recent updates of LR in the past months, I’m starting to wonder if my library wasn’t corrupted... as said might be my mistake...
  23. April up or down?

    Down :-( 4 last months actually 50% less than average of 2017! Last 12 months around 30% less than past 12 months... ...
  24. $400k threshold...

    Congrats!!!
  25. Which Shooting Format

    If I should break down time working on pictures, removing spots is the most time consuming and captioning/keywording. I have just two presets for stock photos... and import with one of them and usually tweak exposure and crop/rotate if needed... So, in my case it would’t matter much, timewise... jpeg’s do have the advantage of taking less space on the HD... was in Paris a few weeks ago 1500 pictures x 20mb/file... independence day last week another 1500 shots!!! Was also thinking about switching to jpeg for at least more casual things in decent light...