Tony

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About Tony

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  • Website URL
    http://www.tonywatson.co.uk

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    London
  • Interests
    Underwater basket weaving

Alamy

  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={9A224FB5-CD14-4B63-B9AB-40A7B89B699C}&name=Tony+Watson
  • Images
    4951
  • Joined Alamy
    02 Jan 2005

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  1. I don't have to explain myself to you but you seem to find it hard to understand, so I'll try again... I do not let the other agencies have first picks, as I've said what I produce for them is a completely different sort of imagery that would not make for good general stock. I'm loyal to Alamy in as much that I don't tout the same images I have here on multiple sites, that's all I'm saying. As regard being loyal to Alamy to the point of making quality fresh images, I stopped going out of my way to do that a long time ago, just the occasional shoot if it comes my way. It's no longer worth the effort for the merger rewards. Elsewhere, I've just received royalty payments of over £3,000 net for just 6 images, that's a years worth of sales here. Now do you understand?
  2. All my images here on Alamy are exclusive, apart from 6, I don't tout the same images on microstock sites, etc. I regard that as being loyal. As I've said previously, the rewards here are now so small it's no longer worth going out of my way to shoot specifically for Alamy, but my portfolio will stay, it gives me a steady if diminishing income for many years even If I don't upload much in the future. However, my main focus is producing images that are highly creative with very specific themes exclusively for other agencies, they are not at all suitable as general stock images.
  3. Who's saying that? If anything it should be just the opposite... Exclusive (I,e loyalty) gets a higher ranking & non exclusive pushed to the bottom of the pile.
  4. Exclusivity

    Made me laugh, have a good xmas
  5. Exclusivity

    It's quite clear that some of you don't understand what exclusive means: It's very simple... do not upload identical or similar shots to other outlets. You can speculate on a million conflicting scenarios, but it up to us a professionals to play ball.
  6. Understanding Exclusivity

    It's quite clear that some of you don't understand what exclusive means: It's very simple... do not upload identical or similar shots to other outlets. You can speculate on a million conflicting scenarios, but it up to us a professionals to play ball.
  7. Exclusivity

    No that's not the idea.
  8. Great news to those loyal to Alamy, thanks for listening to us.
  9. I thought the internet was global, correct me if I'm wrong. Your comparison makes no sense at all we are not selling actual cakes but internet downloads.
  10. Maybe he took getting so many red arrows too personally!
  11. Looks like Ian Murray or Geogphotos has had enough and disappeared from the forum, all his posts have gone, strange ?
  12. very quiet

    We're doomed... doomed... I tell you ! It's still early days yet, maybe a rash of sales is just around the corner.
  13. I for one would be more than happy to stay at 50% as all my work here (apart from 6 images) is exclusive to Alamy. It makes total sense and would be a reward for loyalty. My best work is licenced via 50/50 boutique agencies that's also totally exclusive to them. I don't sell the same images via multiple outlets, it's just not cricket. Seems like the those touting the same images via multiple sites, microstock, etc, are the only ones not happy with the idea.