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  1. I had 2 identical sales to yours this morning Chris. Suspect the buyer got a special deal on a block purchase. As Robert said, let's hope that the next sale is far more substantial and that such sales do not become the 'new normal'.
  2. Allan. I agree that Stockimo queries are normally (and rightly) strictly forbidden on this forum. However, I think that my query is pertinent here as it is specific to Alamy contributors and it does relate to the contractual subject under discussion. Also, I don't think that there is a forum for the 'S-word' but I stand to be corrected.
  3. I can only concur with the vast majority of the adverse comments that have already been expressed, particularly with respect to your lack of loyalty to the majority of contributors who have worked so hard to ensure that their images are genuinely exclusive to Alamy. However, I do have one question. The Stockimo commission rates for those who were Alamy contributors before the Stockimo launch date of 4th Feb 2014 were set at the same as we currently have with Alamy (50% compared to the Stockimo standard 20%). This rate is reflected in the current Stockimo contract and on the Stocki
  4. First ten: $815 (Feb 08 to July 09 - I was a slow starter) Last ten: $192 (Jan 11 to Apr 11) Quite a few 'Personal Use' sales for peanuts popping up these days. However, I was delighted to get a $1600 Exclusive sale last year so the incentive is still there.
  5. I went through a bad spell of few zooms and sales towards the end of last year. I then started uploading images from my backlog (I tend to upload during the colder months when not travelling or gardening so much) and things picked up nicely. I think it was David Kirkpatrick (?) who recommended uploading 'little and often' to keep your CTR etc at a reasonable level. It seems to work for me.
  6. Hi Mark. I've just received my personalised version of the email and suspect all contributors will get theirs unless they've 'unsubscribed' from such updates. So, no, I'm sure they are not expecting any replies. Having recently discussed the perennial issue of street art images and re-annotated such photos as 'Editorial Only', I was interested to note the following in the email: "If your collection contains images of artworks these can never be marked as Exclusive to Alamy, unless you're the artist." It's probably been mentioned before and I missed it
  7. Joseph - many thanks for the link to Alamy's advice on street art. Like you, I think that the term 'wider context' is open to interpretation but I suspect that it probably always will be. However, the requirement for selecting Editorial Only is obviously clear.
  8. I noticed the following comment by Alamy's sister company (the S-word) on Twitter yesterday at the end of a post extolling the virtues of street art photography; "Remember to tag your photos as editorial to avoid any copyright issues". This was seen as a big issue by Alamy a while back, and I was one of many members who had some photographs deleted. There was also guidance on what street art photos could be included (eg. as part of an overall scene) but I don't recall a recommendation to use the 'Editorial Only' button as some sort of magic wand for acceptability. Has
  9. It's also worth bearing in mind that the QC team's only interest is in technical perfection, particularly for your first upload which they will examine in great detail. They will have zero interest in the image content, regardless of your obvious enthusiasm for it. Far better to upload any images with perfect exposure, focus etc etc until you are used to Alamy's QC requirements for an acceptable image. Once you are passing QC successfully, then reevaluate your Paris shot with a clinical 'Alamy QC' eye. In addition, for a 1992 shot, I presume you are probably talking about digitising a film ima
  10. I was shocked and deeply saddened by this tragedy. My sincere condolences to Keith's family and to all those close to him. RIP
  11. Many thanks for listening James. Merry Christmas! ps. I don't suppose you could sort out Brexit as well?
  12. 5 in the last week if that counts as a surge. OK amounts and no Distributor sales - it's the future...:)
  13. Ref Mark's post above, it's probably worth noting that DxO's 50% offer includes the Nik Collection (which I bought at full price a few months ago - doh!). Cheers John
  14. That was my concern as well. Plus, my 2 'one pic per day' sales had identical usage for the same photo (which I raised with MS before seeing this thread).
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