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Everything posted by Brasilnut

  1. Thanks! I try to spice things up with the "Turd Agency of the Month Awards". Alamy has so far escaped this coveted club.... Agree about the modest returns 😕 I'm cautiously optimistic on the 4K video sales.
  2. Alamy doesn't exist in a vacuum in this industry. In other words, what's going on elsewhere, including microstock-land, has a direct impact on results here.
  3. Should have placed the "begging" in the end of the report Perhaps the Alamy Personal Usage update would be of interest.
  4. Yes, give it some more time. Video accounts for only about 1/4 of my income on that agency but rising every month.
  5. Looks like I won't be seeing any donations from you for my premium content? Bet you still read it towards the end though and picked up some valuable tips!
  6. 14 item(s) totalling $362.58 For my full brutally honest stock income report, see my blog post.
  7. Yes, perhaps I was a bit premature to criticise (especially publicly on Twitter), but you know what I feel like so many of these agencies are taking the piss. Canva, Getty and SS come to mind. Won't get into details here on shady dealing, as well as I look at Alamy in a much more positive light, but we must hold all agencies accountable and encourage others to also publicly call out bad behaviour. Will comment if/when the sale is re-instated.
  8. Just had a refund, which is no big deal, but the pic has obviously been published! wtf! https://www.ft.com/content/be8052f8-6db8-11e9-a9a5-351eeaef6d84 Santa Lucia station, Venice © Alamy
  9. Been trying for 6 weeks (following up once a week) to get some straights answers for some suspicious PU licenses...
  10. Having a nightmare time lately chasing very very very suspicious PU licenses of beggars on street, etc Anyway, as much as I would like to opt out, Alamy has indicated that you may only opt out when licensing as RM which is pretty much no go for me since I’m duplicating most images everywhere. Frustrating.
  11. Yes, @Reimar is having success. Very happy to see
  12. Post is 1 year old. Stocksy, in hindsight, wasn't / isn't a good fit for me...I'm not a lifestyle photographer and probably never will be. I do travel, so decided to dedicate my "premium" images to Robert Harding and having some success. RH have a large collection on Alamy, so think it's OK to mention them on here with no fear of censorship. I think we're moving towards more of a "death of RM" than "midstock vs microstock". I see no more benefits in having images as RM/exclusive for the most part and I'm sure that many buyers feel the same way in terms of wanting a more simplified way of sourcing.
  13. It's human nature to be fearful of what we don't understand! Glad we're having this discussion. RM old-timers on here used to be very dismissive of microstock and entertained no such open discussion, even referring to such agencies as "cancer".
  14. I did the research, interviewed James and published the blog post - thanks for the mention. This article is already a few months old and would like to do publish a follow-up. There is certainly much to discuss and obviously interested parties. I'm increasingly convinced that buyers do not search around that much. The evidence I have is that, even though fees at Alamy are on average 10x higher than what I receive from micros...the same image can, has and will be licensed on Alamy for 10x less than on micros on certain situations - this defies any logic but I have many examples. This strongly suggests that there are many others factors at play than merely pricing points, as discussed. . I would like to also analyse the correlation between zooms here and sales there on same day / following days. Last time round, I found almost no links. Yea yea, not all zooms are recorded and stuff but I have to work with the data available. To be continued....
  15. 10 sales for $400 gross. BME Now if only Alamy could sort out their PU license mess I'd love them even more...
  16. Oh I updated my username. Here it is: https://www.instagram.com/brutallyhonest_alex/
  17. https://www.instagram.com/brutallyhonest_alex/
  18. Just had a low 3-figure sale pop in this morning on here despite the image being widely available on 14 other agencies....for as little as 2cents. Do Alamy buyers shop around...most don't and won't for many reasons and some have nothing to do with price points. I tried to answer this crucial question on a blog post.
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