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  1. I have got 8 of this 15-Cent-sales on December 30. and 31. All delivered to China. Looks quite microstocky.
  2. No, Alamy is definitely not a MS agency. Because at Alamy, even at unusual times, there are still plenty of sales. So Alamy managed to license a total of 8 of my photos on December 30, 2021 and December 31. For 0,15$ each. To China. One of the images was an elaborate 360° panorama. The MS agencies I know didn't manage such a great performance. So Alamy is not in a row with normal MS agencies.
  3. From a purely economic point of view, Alamy is mediocre. For me it is now on rank 4 out of 8 agencies that get my pictures. However, I can see an increase every year (even after the nasty changes), so there is still hope that Alamy will eventually be able to compete financially with the big MS agencies. So for this I give only 2 points. But man does not live by bread alone. In many other points, which I do not want to list all now, I like Alamy very much. There are not many agencies that respond so quickly and friendly to mails. So, for that it is an 8 from me. However, at the end of t
  4. After a very long dry spell, Alamy brings a lot of good sales this year. Here is the newest one, at the same time my biggest so far (middle $$$). English archaeologists dive in the desert of Sudan.... Usage: Single company - multiple educational editorial use only
  5. It is true that my photos are not news photos, but this is, as far as I know, also not required. It was Chuck, who talked my PF down. In fact @Bill Brooks you are right, everybody can look at the fotos. In my PF and in the PF of Chuck. So everything is ok for me.
  6. Hi, Chuck, I appreciate you trying to be polite. But it is also a matter of courtesy to read the complete contributions of your counterpart. And at least to try to understand them. I had revealed how high my merit is in MS. And with what little personal commitment I achieve it. From this it can be deduced that my pictures are very well bought and used. As far as I could research it, they are used for all conceivable WEB pages and partly also for print media. A very mixed circle of users. So the problem is not with the pictures. If there is a problem with it, it could be the KWs. S
  7. I am a amateur and working on a full-time job which has nothing to do with fotos. So I cannot give much time to sell, that is why it comes to only between 200-300$/month. However, because of the QC, I have about 1000 more pictures in my PF at the MS agencies. Not much money, but really a nice coffee 😊 ------ Alamy is far from the big three, but still better than the agencies behind it. That's why I'm going to continue uploading here, where there are basically 2 strategies for this: On the one hand, I could, with a lot of effort, try to adapt
  8. Thank you all for your answers. I think the "right" answer is towards fluktuation and market saturation. Because I've always taken my pictures with Alamy and other agencies. Until this year, that had no effect. I reject the idea of exclusively contributing at Alamy. The reason is that, despite the mostly miserable RPD, I get nearly ten times as much return with MS as with Alamy. But I also suspect (without any real evidence) that the massive slump at Alamy is due to the comparatively lower market power. The three major MS agencies are probably now so powerful (and rich) that
  9. Alamy was never an agency where I had a lot of sales. But I had sales, not often, but well paid. That has changed. Alamy has been dead for me since January, almost half a year now. Absolutely nothing. Not a single sale. I find that very regrettable, because I appreciate Alamy because of his other characteristics (transparency, fairness, etc.) very much. Is this a general problem, is Alamy moving in the direction of dead, dead, dead? Or am I just unlucky and it's a normal fluctuation? With the three other agencies, with which one can earn money in the microstock area, my income has
  10. I've been around for some time now and still don't really understand how the KW are optimized. I've read that the color bar in the AIM is not only unimportant, but even harmful. Instead it is always pointed out to look at the CTR and remove "inappropriate" KW. But what does that mean? Does a CTR of 0.00 mean that the KW were bad? Example: This picture was viewed by customers, with the KWs construction site aerial view The picture fits perfectly to the KWs. But the customer didn't zoom in, so the CTR is 0,00. What should I do n
  11. Of course you must develop the DNG-Rawfile with LR or something similar. P4P and Mavic Air pass QC, if photos were taken under good light conditions. Mavic 2 Pro I did not try photos yet, but here a panorama, which passed QC: https://www.alamy.com/360-degree-panoramic-view-of-360-degree-panorama-of-a-field-and-a-gravel-pond-next-to-a-forest-and-a-country-road-taken-with-the-drone-in-flight-image227170360.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=21C003BC-FB91-4EBD-8470-522E8953C7DD&p=538862&n=5&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=11&IsFromSearch=1&src
  12. Yes, it is a bit cut, resolution is 5472 x 3648 px. Here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A5kkznkUoynKEl1B_wq3MJfMUUuBnaUl you can download a original DNG-file of mavic 2 pro, from first flight, automatic mode.
  13. I fully agree that the title and description should only mention what is actually visible in the picture. But I don't think the keywords belong to the image description. The keywords, unlike the title, are not necessarily public. They only serve to support the search process and not to describe the photo. Not even the explanation. That's why I think that the keywords can contain anything that helps to find the photo. Completely independent and detached from the content of the picture. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
  14. That's really very hard to understand. Suppose a customer is looking for a house in the snow. And there are (e.g.) 100 pictures with a house in the snow. All 100 pictures have the same keywords "house, snow, white, cold and winter", none others. If the customer now zooms 3 of the 100 images and 97 doesn't, then the 3 images were more interesting than the other 97. But it wouldn't make sense to change the keywords. Really very difficult to understand, especially because alamy also confuses the contributor with the color bar. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
  15. I think, using the words "drunk" and "homeless" in the caption ist wrong in the case of this photo. Maybe he ist drunk, maybe he is tired or exhausted, and maybe he has a big house and sleeps on the ground because he is drunk. We do not know. Therfore, not in the caption. But, it looks like as if he could be drunk and perhaps is homeless. So I would take "drunk" and "homeless" to the keywords, so customer can find it.
  16. A lot of questions that cannot be answered the same way for all drones. Let's stick with the Phantom: In hovering flight, i.e. at one point, the threats try to remain as stable as possible. For this it uses the GPS and the compass at higher altitudes. Whether the barometer also plays a role, I do not know. In closer distance to the ground, the exact number of meters depends on the version, ground cameras are also used (a phantom has beside the photo camera also a quite momentum cameras and sensors installed). The whole thing makes the drone quite stable, but not yet perfectly
  17. You are right, the drone itself is permanently moving (small amounts). But modern camera-drones like phantom or mavic have a very fast and exact gimbal. The gimbal compensates the movements perfectly, so that long exposures beyond 1/4 second should also be possible. For this reason, the tripod mode is not required for still photos. However, I haven't tried it myself yet, in Germany flying in the dark is forbidden. This was done with a old drone that is technically inferior to the Phantom 4 or the Mavic 2. Certainly longer than 1/4 second exposure time: ht
  18. The Mavic 2 pro might be something for you. It has sensors in all directions, hard to scrape. 1 inch sensor with 20 MP and the lettering "Hasselblad" on the lens (is in reality from Sony, of course). . And the price is about the same as a cheap lens for a full-frame camera.
  19. As far as I know, the sensor in the Mavic 2 pro is identical as in the RX 100.
  20. I think, it is the same camera as in the Mavic Air. So not optimal, but, when shot with good light and make some PP against noise, it is accepted by Alamy, no matter about the tiny sensor. But in fact the photos made by the Mavic 2 pro (not Mavic 2 zoom) are better then photos made by the Mavic Air (or Mavic pro). So if you want to use it and not just have a toy, it is worth to invest 500 Euro more and get the 2 pro
  21. Phantom 4 Pro is accepted. Mavic Air can be accepted, but must be carefully choosen (noise problem sometimes). Mavic 2 pro, the "Hasselblad", should be accepted, photos look good. But I did not try yet to submit to Alamy. .
  22. I'm afraid that wasn't really much. I hope Alamy knows what they're doing, and occasionally submit a few 360 degree panos.
  23. I follow the Discussuion with amazement. Since when is it necessary to submit an MR for an item? I see the photo of the hand of a scarecrow with a bird on it, apparently amused by the stupid scarecrow. I see no person, only a bird and a small part of a scarecrow. I think the photo, with the appropriate description, can be used as an RF without MR.
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