Brasilnut

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About Brasilnut

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  • Website URL
    www.brutallyhonestmicrostock.com

Alamy

  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={D9B6B2FA-6F1E-41B1-88EC-1EA1EC7764C6}&name=Alexandre+Rotenberg
  • Images
    9950
  • Joined Alamy
    03 Nov 2015

Profile Information

  • Location
    Italy
  • Interests
    Touring cycling

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  1. Subscription Sales?

    I'll remember that one!
  2. Favourite photos in October '18

    Excellent capture of the moment. I have a question. Would you consider a tighter crop in these situations? Do you think it would have more value than a wider angle?
  3. Subscription Sales?

    I take your point. Mine was an extreme example. Perhaps they're trying to tap into the small web-usage, repeat editorial market for those bulk buyers.
  4. Subscription Sales?

    Sometimes the fear is overblown. After all, 500 sales at $1 or 10 sales at $50 both = $500
  5. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    Meanwhile, I've visited 7 countries so far this year already and still trying to recover some of my costs lol Shooting locally is the way to go!
  6. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    That's a beautiful part of the world
  7. Favourite photos in October '18

    Wouldn't want to be her ex-husband...
  8. Post Editing

    Yeah, by all means go crazy on commercial shots. Less crazy on editorials.
  9. Favourite photos in October '18

    Friendly Portuguese lady
  10. 8 months and not a single Sale HELP!

    I quoted James so those were not my words, but what I think he means is that the real value for customers come from the subscriptions, 30 images a day for $150/month or whatever. However, this is for quite basic usages, mainly for digital....max 72 dpi and 1200px, etc. For one-off Extended Licenses for merchandising and large-scale reproductions, the cost can be quite substantial and over and above what one may pay on Alamy, generally speaking. Need to see on a case-by-case basis. The subs are the backbone of the business model and what differentiates between a "microstock" agency and one that is not. Such stock agencies which don't offer subs should not be considered microstock.
  11. 8 months and not a single Sale HELP!

    We must be careful when advising newbies on what they should or shouldn't do. I feel that much of the evidence presented above in regards to the reason why someone may not be getting as many sales here if they have duplicated in micros are worded as if they were "facts" when they are just opinions. Not meaning to boast but few have done as much research as I have into this matter and I have seen little evidence of buyers searching elsewhere. I'm of the opinion that it's a complex issue and price differentiation is only one factor which perhaps isn't even the biggest factor when deciding where to shop for same/similar images. As Alamy's own James Allsworth quoted on my blog: All swans are white, the Earth is flat and micro duplication affects Alamy sales....those are dogmatic arguments. If someone can present me clear facts that duplication directly affects sales here I'm all ears. Link to blog post and interview with James here.
  12. How was your September 2018?

    4 for $124, slightly disappointing but 38 zooms in Sept so there must be some unreported sales somewhere there
  13. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    Tiny Town pays big bills
  14. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    No whining from me, only winning
  15. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    These guys in the 100k club seem to be doing alright and not by luck...but by sheer hard work & dedication. Loads of money depends on contributors' individual circumstances. I'd be happy with at least $3k/month net income from all agencies + private client work & other photography-related gigs.