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  1. Hi, Beautiful photos. Wildlife photography is my passion, but I've just had a quick look at the images I have sold and worked out wildlife accounts for only about 10% of sales. If you think about how often you might see an article in a magazine about red squirrels for example, compared with how often you see one about gardening, travel or DIY. My advice would be to submit your wildlife images, but if you want to increase your chance of sales in stock photography, widen the subject matter of your submissions. Also submit the your wildlife images that are a bit different, I sold a mistle t
  2. I need to be grateful that the profit was split 50/50 then, £2.37 each. Of course that will change soon!
  3. Has anyone else experienced this? 3 of my sales this month have presumably been for magazines. ‘Duration 3 months. Any placement inside or cover’. Same size 6mb. One sold for $15, and 2 for $4.75.
  4. Thank you, that’s really useful. I’ll look into this today.
  5. Thank you. My Dad died a few years ago, he told me a long time before he died that all his slides were coming my way. 1000's!! It's taking a long time to work through them.
  6. I have inherited many of my late Dad’s slides. Many are of family but some are of places that were taken in the 80’s and 90’s that might be of interest. If I scan them and edit them, am I allowed to upload onto Alamy even though I wasn’t the original photographer?
  7. Thank you for your comments. Somebody used the search term ‘red squirrels’ - I don’t know if they used quotes or not. It showed up in my ‘Alamy Measures’ and the images that appeared in the search were of grey squirrels. But thank you Chris, I had forgotten that with some of my older grey squirrel images I used the phrase ‘displace red squirrels’. My keywording has improved since then! On a positive note, I have had some good sales of grey squirrel images. My last one was for $***. Another appeared in the New Scientist. I now need to look at old images and the keywords I used, and do a
  8. Thanks for the reply. It doesn’t make sense though, so anyone looking for a red squirrel will get every single squirrel image come up. How frustrating for a potential buyer!
  9. Can anyone explain to me why a search brings up your images that don’t have the search term used in your keywords? For example, a search ‘red squirrel’ brings up photos of grey squirrels where the word ‘red’ has never been used in the keywords. It then affects the CTR. I’m sure we all do our best to keep the keywords relevant to the image so I wish this didn’t happen.
  10. Like some of you, I got paid my monthly fee today, when I converted the amount owed in dollars to pound Stirling, it should have been £10 more than I received. Is there a reason for this?
  11. I googled my name and the word photo which brought up my photos in the Sunday Times, the New Scientist and the Guardian. It doesn’t always work, I’ve had other sales saying they are for magazines and I have no idea where they’ve appeared.
  12. 5 sales recorded, also an image seen in the Guardian not shown as a sale yet (which will be worth peanuts if my other UK press sales are anything to go by). Total $122. A lot more zooms than normal. Last year my first sale was in March.
  13. I know I should be grateful for sales. I think my Guardian image was a website only one so I won’t go on a spending spree. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/feb/23/libraries-play-crucial-role-in-communities
  14. I thought I was doing well in the last few weeks. I’ve had an image in the New Scientist, another in the Sunday Times and one in the Guardian. The fees are coming through this week. After commission, £12 for the New Scientist, £3 for the Sunday Times and I’m still waiting for the Guardian fee. What are others experiences? I wish Alamy would have a minimum realistic charge for their images.
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