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Ilya Genkin

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About Ilya Genkin

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    27 Apr 2006

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  1. A few years back I said here that Alamy is becoming a microstock agency (both in terms of quality of the images and in $$$) like SS etc.. Here we go...
  2. When I year or so ago I mentioned that Alamy is becoming a microstock agency and we are contributing to it I was "hissed off". But the truth is: 1) Alamy is becoming a microstock agency by dropping prices. Just got two sales for $3 each... RF, full size. Really? $3 for a full size image? Tell me that's not microstock prices. 2) We are contributing to it by uploading tons of mediocre photos. Yes, yes, I know that famous story about kitchen sink photo. But in fact - that's a typical microstock approach, whether you like it or not. You just too afraid to admit it.
  3. I'll try to be there. Nothing is planned for that day except early morning.
  4. Happy to join. Please let me know when and where. My schedule is relatively flexible.
  5. Thanks, John! I guess I opted in for NU to get more sales, but had no idea of their prices...
  6. I do have very good sales as well here. Hence I'm still here, but quite a lot of recent very low sales are raising more and more questions. I'm 100% sure people out there are abusing the system and buying high-res images for 'presentations'. Why you need to pay $$$ if you can get the same for $20? Certainly need to opt out from NU. Is that the 'Novel use', am I correct? Unfortunately it's grayed out for me right now. Need to wait another half a year. Worth opting out from any other scheme? e.g. 'Distribution', 'UK newspaper scheme' or 'Image options'.
  7. From what I could see Alamy is becoming more and more traditional microstock agency like Shutterstock etc. Lots of below than mediocre images and dramatically dropped prices. Also had a few THESE sales: Country: Worldwide Usage: NU Editorial website and app multiple use, Editorial website and app multiple use Media: Editorial website and app multiple use Industry sector: Travel & tourism Image Size: Any size Duration: In perpetuity Previously the same images were sold here for much-much better prices.
  8. I'm using 18-135 all the time - my go everywhere lens on X-E2 (and 10-24 on X-T2). If it's too slow then just crack ISO a bit - shouldn't be a problem. Fuji has really fine naturally looking 'grain' and QC accepts even ISO 3200. CA and distortion can be really easy fixed in LR/ACR/etc.
  9. Just had a sale and the sale price was $25.21 (top part of the image below) while a quote for this image and same usage is $180 (bottom part of the image below). Am I missing something?
  10. @geogphotos, I'm sorry to say, but I haven't touched your comment at all. If you got a negative one then someone else did that. You might not believe me (you've got all rights to do so), but it wasn't me. I rather decided not escalate the topic for obvious reasons.
  11. Not even started criticizing Just questioned. Huge difference. Simply because I see people here are so afraid of ms yet following ms approach. That surprises me.
  12. Because that's the time when I joined Alamy and uploaded my microstock RF portfolio. Then in 2011 I stopped uploading anything and decided to start uploading again my RM images last November. So I had 6-7 gap at Alamy.
  13. First of all it's not a question about me. I just happen to have a couple of friends who are doing really good. As I said I started uploading good photos to Alamy last November. Will see how it goes. I've got nice income (could be better, but cannot complain) from my site and I'd like to compare it with Alamy.
  14. @Gennadii Rybalov, @andremichel, you simply forgot how he got to that success. Everyone started with a small amount. The point is - he was uploading not only sellable subjects, but very high quality. Sure over the years he created enormous portfolio... But he quit his daily job long before that.
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