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  1. 26 sales for 960.00. 4 TV licenses including one to the BBC. 3 of those in the $$$. Some almost immediate sales on a few of latest uploads. Happy, motivated. Helen
  2. Betty, I think it was around the time of the Exclusivity thing, the first round. Pretty sure those are his images. I do remember him now and again. Didn't understand much of what he wrote, a bit over my head, would re-read it maybe four times but still didn't get it. Liked his Avatars though. Brian, if he did pop by to tell us how he's feeling (I speak for myself only), pretty sure I'd have to pull out a calculator to try and figure it all out.
  3. That's funny, but not funny; seriously what if that's the case, there are so many online pharmacies, they might think they stumbled upon one. Possibly 98% of my meds/pharmaceuticals sales had been PU lately and just about everyone of them refunded. Strange though, quite a few of mine had been zoomed, so who are these select solo buyers with accounts on Alamy buying meds for personal use, I wonder.
  4. Betty, so sorry about Katie. I understand how you feel and 16 years wouldn't make it better, will still hurt, probably forever.
  5. First time posting in this thread. Finally, licensed for Presentation or Newsletters today's date Dec 30th. Mixed feelings. Glad it licensed, at the same time very, very sad, hurts to the point of tears. We lost him a year and a half ago. No one has taken his place, never will. Helen
  6. My new year resolution - to bring back the passion into what I do. Photography for the love of photography. I feel I had lost that in the last few years and instead this was starting to be replaced by certain frustrations, bitterness, obsessions about sales or no sales, and also to keep these negative vibes away from the forums. Want to stop walking around and only looking at things and think is it sale able or not sale able, look through the view finder and see dollar signs; or not. My resolution is to turn the clock back to what I remember when and how I started, how fun and exciting it used to be, so much to learn, to experiment, and sales or no sales was not top priority so never got in the way of the enjoyment. I have today put a deposit on a lens for my A7III I have wanted something like it for almost a year now, this is just something to motivate me to move in that direction. I hope to bring some creativity and spontaneity back, change a little bit my shooting style, and who knows could even bring in more sales in the coming year. Wishing all you forum members more sales/licenses and all the best in the New Year! Helen
  7. And cross the fingers hoping it isn't refunded? Yap. Don't know how 'travel' photographers do it, I mean the expense! Highest revenue totals when commissions were 70% obviously. Highest # of licenses per month were in the Huff Post and Daily Mail days. Not so good since. Anyone else affected similarly (referring to Huff Post, Daily Mail)? Helen
  8. A good idea Alamy. Agree with LawrensonPhoto about restrictions on size for the PU licences. Size restriction makes sense and has been mentioned by others on the forum. Have restricted PU on all my images for this reason and not knowing where the high resolution images end up after they have been refunded of course, and in my case the number of refunds were just a few too many. Helen
  9. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20191031-the-truth-behind-why-zebras-have-stripes Image ID: G99E4K, Interpix/Alamy Stock Photo, Credit:Alamy only https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20191031-the-truth-behind-why-zebras-have-stripes Image ID: C5FC6K, Martin Harvey/Alamy Stock Photo, Credit: Alamy only https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20191031-the-truth-behind-why-zebras-have-stripes Image ID: FWG9WC, Credit: Science Photo Library/Alamy Stock Photo
  10. That is a nice shot, I missed that one. Congrats on the sale!
  11. Hi Alex, Just my two cents; content is relevant and as is so often said here anything/everything sells. Just thought I'd post as I had a quick look at your port again and found I really liked, or at least per my taste, 2AAGE3W, 2AAGE53 and WK3KC1. I don't really know exactly why, but they caught my eye and I like them. When I upload I always put my bet on a specific image just by gut feeling that it will be a seller and quite often I end up being right. Surely you must have some 'gut feeling' about which images you think you like best and why you think they should sell. Do you ever say to yourself this is going to sell because this is in the news a lot these days, or this is a fad right now, you can look at it like that and upload more of that, and not only putting up images that will not stale date. Just as an example, I once found out from a colleague that Kale was 'in', I bought a bunch of Kale and shot some Kale, I can't tell you how many times it sold, I lost track. Get a feel for buyer needs. Trust your own instincts too, is all I'm saying. There is nothing wrong with the content, you just need more images in your port, I'm not sure that upload frequency is what matters so much, I think its the overall size and variety of the port is more important. It is becoming a lot harder I find, to not get lost in all the images Alamy now has, compared to the 6 or something million when I joined. Helen
  12. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/new-ceo-takes-helm-lurie-childrens Mine https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/universities-are-smarting-over-new-tax dbimages, Alamy credit only. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/retail/how-long-binnys-faces-formidable-foe Joe Hendrickson, Alamy credit only. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/md-no-prescription-job-security-hospital-chains Sorry couldn't find this one on Alamy. Article content is locked. Credit is to Alamy only. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/dec/03/nhs-rationing-of-procedures-could-be-in-patients-best-interests Mine, I'll park it here for tracking. Helen
  13. Betty, Photoshop is amazing and deserves most of the credit. You would not be ravenous if you knew all I had put it through. Setting up the English Breakfast took a while and by the time I was ready to shoot, it looked a bit tired and flat, I had to liven it up a bit so brushed/basted it with cooking oil, won't say anymore in case you get put off completely. Glad you like it. Helen
  14. Want to share a couple of shots, they were planned not restaurant shots that so many seem to do very well on here. I tried but I dance around the table and look ridiculous, and still end up disappointed with what I end up with either due to lighting or whatever. This is not really a bowl full of porridge, it is only about a fifth full, most of what's in it is a scrunched up plastic bag, there are only a few table spoons of porridge. Shot outside one afternoon on a wooden kitchen chair. Have done well with this one, and better with a cutout version of the same, which I shot indoors, but I like this one better. Have done very well with this one, also a planned shot. Did NOT eat it. Don't know which part of it (maybe the eggs) did not end up on the floor at some point. Seems so simple, looks like should have been so easy to do but my d.i.y. modifiers (flimsy bits of cardboard) would fall onto the plate and knock things over and I dropped some of it while carrying the plate (a different plate) from the kitchen upstairs to the basement where I then arranged it all on the plate the final shot was taken. Helen
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