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About MilesbeforeIsleep

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    Foothills of the Blue Ridge, North Carolina
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    Making a 3rd sale on Alamy--at 50% commission.


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    14 Apr 2018

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  1. I use Ghostery and UBlock Origin, both add-ons in my browser, which is Firefox (mostly).
  2. I just posted this on the 'suggestions' forum: "Now that Alamy is making a clearer distinction of images available only here, it only makes sense, imo, to have that information available on the sales page. Is work being done to make this improvement?" If "available only on Alamy" has any worth at all in promoting sales, it needs to be included in data about the image. If Alamy doesn't make that improvement, it may indicate that they don't believe that it does. It could also mean that they would rather discourage those sales, because of the higher commission paid to us. Let us hope that is not the case. Michael
  3. Now that Alamy is making a clearer distinction of images available only here, it only makes sense, imo, to have that information available on the sales page. Is work being done to make this improvement? Thanks, Michael
  4. Damn! I have no talent for this. So obvious, and yet I missed it. Michael
  5. Thanks for the replies, folks. I am late in responding because Firefox suddenly decided to kill the functionaliity of the sign-in button of the Alamy sign in page, and it took me awhile to figure out what was wrong. Yes, my problem was with a capitalizaed "People" in the keyword list---which I normally pay no attention to, and had actually forgot it existed. I edited "People" to "people" and all is well. Thanks. Now, if I can solve the dead sign-in button in Firefox, I'll have had a successful day. Really prefer it (most of the time) to Chrome.
  6. Thanks. The keyword function will only allow one entry of either a capitalized or uncapitalized word, but will allow one of each. That made me suspect that it might matter.
  7. I use Lightroom for keywording, and for some bizarre reason it capitalizes the word "people" without my consent. Does anyone know if the Alamy search algorithm distinguishes capitalized from non-capitalized words?
  8. I fooled myself. It was a bald cypress, and thanks to you all for the info. I'm (somewhat) familiar with the species, as in this pic (below)I took in the Suwanee River in Florida, but didn't expect to see one on the edge of a parking lot in an industrial park in piedmont NC at 1000 ft. elevation. Thanks for all your help.
  9. Any ideas for the larger tree in front?
  10. Thanks, Allen. Way too much trouble to PS out. Complex background. Buildings are local, will just shoot them again when I'm nearby.
  11. Thanks, Bill. One of these days I'll open my eyes and look around.
  12. I have several pics of buildings with the U.S. flag at half-mast. The subject of the image is not the flag or that it's at half-mast, it's incidental and is not a major component of the pic. My question is: do you think the flag is a distraction and therefore should not be used? Michael
  13. I joined in May this year, and didn't expect a sale for a year--based on what others said. I had my first sale after 5 months, in late September, with maybe 500-600 images. Another 3 months went by and just had my 2nd sale this month with 860 images online. It may be the case that the search algorithm handicaps newer contributors (not that there's anything wrong with that). Watch your views and zooms--especially look for zooms. I had only 7 zooms in the first 6 months, and suddenly have had 6 more in the last 30 days. So far, though, none of those have resulted in a sale. Still, views tell you that buyers are using one or more of your keywords, and zooms tell you that there was at least some interest in an image.
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