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  1. I thought I would start a new thread for favourite images taken this month. I’ll kick off with a couple from a glorious Scottish weekend (Live News photos). Jousting and all things Medieval at Linlithgow Palace Edinburgh Ironman 70.3
  2. Instagram

    I’m with you. I don’t know what FB is either. But I have recently started using Twitter.
  3. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    A few images here, several by River Gaisford. Funnily enough I had posted some photos of beautiful sunshine just a little earlier than these and only about 20 miles away from the reports of downpours.
  4. Panasonic GX80

    All my Panasonic lenses do a great job and I’ve had no fails apart from one at very beginning when I was less sure about what I was doing. I use the 12-35, 35-70 and 70-100.
  5. Discoveryability
  6. Favourite Photos in July

    Working my way through photos of Egypt.
  7. I’m overwhelmed to have just had a wonderful book sale for one of my inherited archive images from my great grandfather’s photographs. Hopefully I can find out what it’s been used for eventually. Country: Worldwide ; Usage: Editorial ; Media: Book, print and/or e-book ; Print run: Unlimited ; Placement: Inside ; Start: 18-July-2018 ; End: 18-July-2028 $250
  8. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    Woohoo! A book sale for $250.
  9. Panasonic GX80

    I don’t know if that Panasonic is the same as the G7, but the base ISO is really 200. Although it’s possible to set it to 100 (though I cannot now remember how as it’s not just a question of turning the ISO button) it’s not advised. Someone told me today in fact that’s it’s an in camera adjustment which doesn’t work well
  10. Well, even if Alamy Measures still isn’t working, at least the sales are showing up.
  11. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    My image in The Times on July 14th apparently. Alamy sent me a clipping. Very nice of them. Shame it’s elapsed Live News

    Alamy’s home page. B&W photo of tree branches. Very clear purple fringing bottom left.
  13. Today this was refunded, then sold again at exactly the same price. Why would that happen? it was for Usage: Newspaper Editorial print and digital use. Any size.Any Placement. One time use only.
  14. Have you found any Alamy images in July 2018?

    Also found this one, but I can’t read the article (without a subscription) to see if there are any more. Ian Dagnell C62DDT
  15. It’s certainly looking weird today. Most of my zooms are missing and searches for pseudonyms.
  16. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    Ditto 41 sales for just under $1,500 during 2018. Live News helps, though.
  17. I shall try them for my Xmas cards this year. I was very disappointed with the ones I sent off for printing last Xmas, so much so that I asked for a refund. And happy to give work to a Scottish business
  18. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    My CTR remains stubbornly low - lower than most of yours. That, in itself won’t predict sales. There are so many factors that affect whether you get a sale or not. If you are getting lots of searches but not for what is the main thing in your images, then you may benefit from re-examining your captions and keywords. If you are getting a lot of appropriate searches, but no zooms, then either you may have too many similars, or poor images in comparison to others. Doc points out that you should look at which of your images are zoomed, to see what people are interested in, though not all sales are zoomed beforehand. A thorough analysis of your images and the plentiful stats that Alamy provides may give you some clues. Then, again, you may just be unlucky for these few months.
  19. Are alamy thumbnails a free for all?

    Yes. Sorry should have been more specific.
  20. Are alamy thumbnails a free for all?

    Yes, I have copied some of my own images for a presentation. I discovered that the website only allows you to do this up to a limit on any one occasion.
  21. Thank you. I just hope they ended up without any photos, or at least poor quality ones. A bit precious, if you ask me, to object to the possibility that I *might* make some money out of photographing them by increasing their publicity.
  22. Are alamy thumbnails a free for all?

    Agree with all of that. There are tons of these websites. However, if they use Google’s Adsense to generate income, then I think the best thing to do is to report the abuse of copyright through Google. The only downside is that (I’m told by my son - a software engineer) that these sites are probably automatically set up so it’s easy for another one to be set up.
  23. I tend to agree. I was offered the opportunity to take photos of an event which would have provided free photos for those in the event and allowed me to upload to Alamy, but at the last minute one of the participants wouldn't agree to the latter part of this. It would have taken up the best part of three days of my time and I could have done it "for the experience", but I decided not to do it. I'm not a professional photographer, but I still value both my time and my (developing) skills.
  24. I found this video useful