Octavio Campos Salles

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About Octavio Campos Salles

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    03 Jul 2007
  1. Quiet out there

    Very weak begining of the year for me. A few sales, but very small ones... I mean, the last one was $6 dollars! And the one before $11! This is micro stock level for Rights Managed images, hardly worth the time to upload and keyword....

    With prices like this, and I've been getting some very low sales as well, I do get discouraged to keep uploading and keywording images on a regular basis. It's just not worth the time.
  3. Favourite images uploaded in October 2017

    Having a bad day huh?
  4. Favourite images uploaded in October 2017

  5. Tips on photo equipment care in the tropics

    Yes I live in the Mata Atlantica of Ilhabela, another island about 300km north of Ilha do Cardoso
  6. Tips on photo equipment care in the tropics

    I live on the coast in SE Brazil, in and around the Atlantic Rainforest. You do have to take precautions with humidity otherwise within a few months all your lenses will have fungus. What I do is probably the cheapest yet an effective solution. Just get yourself a large transparent plastic box like the one below and put in the blue silica gel and a simple humidity clock to monitor it. Don't cover your lenses, light is your friend. Ideally you should glue eva foam on the edges so that you don't have a lot of outside air coming in. You will need to recharge the silica whenever the humidity gets over 45 or 50% more or less. In my case it lasts around 3 weeks. An even better solution is if you can find one of these dry boxes designed just for that: Another alternative that I also do with part of my equipment is to use a Pelican case. That is completely air tight and the silica will last longer, the drawback is that it's not transparent, so you must open it to monitor the humidity. Also it's said that the darkness is a friend of fungus as well.
  7. Your favorite blurry image

    No, it was in Brazil.
  8. New dedicated language sites

    I already use some portuguese keywording on my images, as I have a few regular brazilian buyers (normal, since most of my work is here). Looking forward to a portuguese version of Alamy, it should increase the reach for the brazilian market. However, I keep my portuguese keywording just to the basics, like the subject name. It is still an english-speaking site so I expect buyers to search mainly in english.
  9. Show the latest image that you sold on Alamy in October. (1 per day)

    Had 3 sales today, quite small sales but happy with it! This is one of them, a pit viper snake from the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil.
  10. (100) of these daily = happy camper

    Thank you, but it wasn't really confirmed by Alamy. Here's what they said: "As we stated, it's not currently possible to opt out of personal use sales whilst at the same time guaranteeing that the same images will be available via distribution". So what they are saying is that maybe your images won't go for the distribution scheme. That's pretty vague IMO. However I'm thinking this whole discussion is kinda of a moot point as you can cancel the US$ 19,99 for personal use, but someone thinking on buying the cheapest license regardless of the use still has the option to pay the same US$ 19,99 for "Presentation or newsletter", and you can't opt out of that.
  11. (100) of these daily = happy camper

    Would be nice if someone from Alamy comment here and confirm that by opting out of personal use you are also out of distribution scheme. I find it weird because there's no mention to it and I can't find it in the contract as well. I believe you guys saying so, but would be nice if Alamy came here to clear things up and explain why this happens.
  12. (100) of these daily = happy camper

    I don't see any of this in the contract, that's why I asked. If you could point out where you saw/read it we would appreciate. Or is it just your impression??
  13. (100) of these daily = happy camper

    Micro stock is even worst, cause the person not only can print it for his wall but put it in a Coca-Cola ad worldwide
  14. (100) of these daily = happy camper

    Correct. I would opt in if the price was realistic with other art sites.