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  1. Since there were only about “20” of us according to yourself, I am not understanding why my account is not showing the correction. Have any of the others on the forum who are part of the “20” received the correction yet? Again, for my photo, it was sold on June 17 using the correct commission model, then Alamy showed a return and resale on September 20th with the sale price the same but with the lowered commission. like you graciously pointed out it was a misunderstanding but I don’t understand why, if there are only 20 of us that were cheated in this way, don’t have the corrected amount in
  2. I don't know about others but I was very hesitant to continue with the new contract. After months of not adding photos, but instead deleting many of them, I finally decided to give it a go. That was this past weekend. I submitted a lot of photos in-waiting and then this happened yesterday. This really makes me very, very uncomfortable. Many years ago I had a blog that I worked on for years and one day I received an email stating they will no longer be hosting the blog site and all of that work just disappeared. One person on this person really helped me by finding a portion of the blog b
  3. Same thing happened to me today except when I look at the numbers I actually PAID 9.50 for the photo to be used. I hope I am missing something. The first sale shows the 50 percent commission (thus the logical assumption was that it was sold prior to the contract changes but I was never informed of the sale until now). 20/9/2021 JKM6RR Lincoln Electric sign 2 RM -89.00 44.50 -44.50 20/9/2021 JKM6RR Lincoln Electric s
  4. Tom.....in my case it has/had nothing to do with the Novel Use as I am opted out of it along with being opted out of distribution sales. The plethora of low $ I recently received were RM and have had more low $ in the past month than I have had in the five years with Alamy. As each of our cases is unique, it would be interesting to hear from others as it would paint a better picture overall.
  5. I rarely have had small amount sales but over the past couple weeks all have been $. Like this one (note the last line that says inside or cover….,cover of a magazine for 1.82???) where my take was 1.82: Rights Managed Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editorial Media: Magazine - print, digital and electronic Print run: up to 500,000 Placement: Inside Image Size: 1 page Start: 01 June 2021 End: 01 June 2026 Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover.
  6. This is in response to the original post at 11:47 on Sunday as well as the quote from Steve: I too have had photos over the past 5 years sell for different prices but to go from high $$$ RM to $ for the same photo makes me question why we, the photographers, are getting a 10 percent cut in our commission/20 percent in net income and seeing photos that could sell for much more be sold for much less. In other words, if Alamy wants to find an additional source of revenue, instead of cutting the photographers commission and increasing the liability we take on, they should look at how
  7. In 2016 I sold my first photo on Alamy for very high $$$. I was convinced this would be the best fit for my photographs. This week the very same RM photo sold for $ direct. Don't they look at the past sales of photos before pricing them when RM? It is almost like full circle for me with the exact same photos acting as bookends to my time here. I saw the sale this week of the $ photo as a sign that Alamy is not going to make the effort to sell photos at prices they deserve. Not sure if I am going to remove my portfolio as, like with others, we have invested so many h
  8. another month of zero sales....no sales since May 11 and it is now July 9......used to be that every month I had sales and usually a payout. In the past year the majority of months had zero payouts. There are many forces working together, imo, some that can be mitigated by Alamy while some being societal. I have lowered my expectations (and submissions) but hope for better months to come. July 9th marks another full month of zero sales and uploading of more photos. It was never like this. My first two years with Alamy were incredible where I cannot recall a month going by with
  9. I take care of my elderly parents who are 77 and 84......this has been my main concern and was why I worried about going down to the protests to take photos. This is why I still feel I made a mistake by going down there. Cleveland has had 259 deaths and nearly 5000 cases so as the crowd got tear gassed consistently for well over an hour, this meant masks (if they had them) were pulled down, people were yelling, etc.. When I leave the house whether to take photos or otherwise, I am always thinking of my immunocrompromised parents and what the potential is that I get them sick. Lastly, I no lo
  10. This is a great thread and appreciate the comments. Yes, covid-19 is a major issue obviously and while many protesters had masks, as the day wore on and the screaming and shouted escalated the masks seemed to come down. Much of the police force, if you look closely in some of the photos, don't have masks on either. I was scared shtless to go to the protests as I have been VERY careful until this point. I even told some friends it was a slip in judgement to go. I have self quarantined since. As for obesity, as one who has lived overseas on and off for many years, it is a major problem not
  11. Thank you. I see my role as documenting society thus while I am not out there protesting I see myself doing my part in helping document in a world in which truth is seemingly becoming non-existent. While photos, such as those of the protests, have bias as we determine what is in and outside the frame, they provide a somewhat objective of truth in what is happening. On another note, the Cleveland police have put a call out to those who have videos and photographs of what they have termed 'riots'. What do we do as photographers? Do we contribute to potentially giving evidence and ultimately
  12. Really impressive post you have written. I agree with you. This past weekend here in Cleveland, Ohio I was photographing the protests in downtown which after a couple hours turned violent. Much of downtown was vandalized, looted, etc. resulting in a curfew until Friday......seven days later which gives insight into the damage. As I was uploading photographs I was wondering who will use them. Will the police in Cleveland use them to identify protesters? The last thing I want is for people to be identified and then potentially falsely accused of doing something that may not have. For examp
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