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  1. I can't compare either as I have always let alamy do mine. I think my amount went up because I've added more images and had more sales compared to previous years. I'm trying to figure out the Canadian access copyright at the moment. It looks like applications are open again. Maria
  2. Alamy does mine and it was double last year's amount so I'm happy with that.
  3. You don't need a full frame camera to create photographs meeting alamy's standards. All of my images have been shot with Nikon crop sensor cameras (D5100 and D7100) or the sony rx100 (original). I've stuck with dx models because of the weight of full frame models.
  4. Fun challenge! Here's gold Elvis in Niagara Falls: Dressed up for Italian Day in Vancouver: At the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Burnaby. . This fellow wore both a red onesie AND his wife around his neck for the Finnish Wife Carrying race.
  5. Favourite photos in October '18

    This was taken last weekend, lots of Autumn leaves here.
  6. How was your September 2018?

    It's been a while since I've had a blank month, but that's what September was for me. I surpassed last year's total sales in June, but sales have slowed since then. Zooms and views are good so I think things will pick up again in the months ahead.
  7. porridge

    Tasty looking oatmeal Ed! I think there's going to be a lot more porridge photos showing up on alamy soon.
  8. Found a book excerpt with a few alamy photographers listed in the photo credits on the first page. I don't know all the images as there are only a few pages included in the excerpt. Book title: See it Grow Pine Tree by Avery Elizabeth Hurt Date of publication: 2019/2018 Photographers: Mike Cavaroc NatPar Collection Doug Wilson George Ostertag Buddy Mays The excerpt is found here:
  9. I feel the same, also living in BC. And then there's all the false positives with Columbia in there as well.
  10. What kind of image processing program are you using, and what model of camera are they coming from?
  11. My First Sale!!

    Congrats, it's a great feeling!
  12. I think that peer reviewed research that is accepted into scientific journals in most disciplines wouldn't have a need for stock images. Usually the only illustrations are graphs and figures presenting the data.
  13. Portfolio critique!

    You don't need to have the maximum keywords for every image, or any image for that matter. As long as you have sufficient keywords to accurately describe what is in your image, that is fine. Always add plurals (e.g., fern and ferns, shrub and shrubs) because alamy's search system doesn't automatically do that. Maria
  14. Portfolio critique!

    You have an interesting port. As others have said, you will have more chance of sales with more detailed and accurate keywording and captions. I saw one titled "monkey in captivity". What kind of monkey, where was it in captivity? That information should be in there. Also, there are some studio shots, e.g. of a hand holding a snail, HWGP3E. It would benefit you to include a model release for this kind of image. Also for that image there are unnecessary keywords, like "canon", and incorrect keywords, like "backyard" and "rain". Ones that should be in there but are missing are the species of snail. Also think about how that image might be used. Would it be useful to illustrate a story or article, or is it just an interesting photo in and of itself. For stock, you usually want your images to be the former. Maria
  15. How was your August 2018?

    4 sales for me, small values.