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About cksisson

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    Mobile, Alabama
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    Dogs (especially my Australian Shepherd, Cowboy), cats (I have 5), travel, history, writing, photography, weather, anything that involves water


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    10 Sep 2018

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  1. This is a good point — thanks for the advice and encouragement. I thought all my photos were tagged, but I will go back and check the laughing gull image. I thought Alamy largely ignored captions in favor of tags, so I just left them in publication form. Must amend that. A little encouragement goes a long way, and I do appreciate it. I'll work on my captions this weekend. Thanks!
  2. Only one for April. I'm starting to get discouraged, but I know I have to just keep my head down and keep shooting, keep editing, keep uploading. I am committed to making this work. But man, my bank account looks like a crime scene lately.
  3. Thanks for everyone's thoughts on this. I just converted 403 images back to rights-managed. We'll see how it goes.
  4. My first for the month. Another presentation for low $$, but it's a sale. Organ rib vault at Callanwolde in Atlanta, Georgia. Having been around for several months now, I can say the "one sale per one thousand images uploaded" is holding true for me. I'll have 3,000 uploaded soon. Still filtering in old work as I continue to shoot and upload new.
  5. I just submitted my reapplication. 😞 I'll admit, I don't upload live news often, even though that's primarily my "day job." But I like knowing the option is there, especially because I end up at a lot of disasters. I covered Hurricane Michael for Washington Post, and I covered the Alabama tornadoes for Christian Science Monitor in March. Much of my Alamy portfolio is generic stock, but it's a bit painful to be cut from the possibility of live news, particularly since I shoot stock to sustain my income BECAUSE I remain in news. I'm hoping this was just a formality. Alamy's editorial focus was the main thing that drew me here. Crossing my fingers that they keep me.
  6. I uploaded a series of photos for Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama, and they accepted all but one, which was a tighter shot of a girl reaching for Mardi Gras beads. I got the same email you did. My guess at the time was that they rejected her photo because she was the only person in the photo, and I neglected to get her name, which wouldn't have mattered for stock but did matter for a news feature photo. I've had other photos accepted for news without names, so my hunch could be wrong. That being said, I echo Joseph's questions about U.S. weather photos and "run of the mill" daily shots. As a former editor, the bane of my existence sometimes was trying to find a colorful front page photo on a "slow news day."
  7. Two for $39.98 gross. Don't know about zooms. I never look at them. Hoping this month is better. I need to follow the sage advice above to include more people.
  8. National Parks Magazine, Spring 2019 (U.S.) Adam Stoltman - Stonewall National Monument Mark Weidman Photography, Gettysburg National Military Park (cropped)
  9. I live between the bayou and Dauphin Island. There are several great lunch spots. If you get down here and want to grab a bite and talk shop, feel free to email me cksisson@mac.com. We have a great sunset nearly every day, so your odds of catching one are high. Good luck.
  10. These two just dropped for me: Low $$ Country: WorldwideUsage: Presentation or newsletters, Use in a presentation/talk (eg,Powerpoint and Keynote) or in an editorial newsletter.Start: 26 March 2019End: 26 March 2024 The sun sets at Vulcan Park, July 19, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama. The park features an iron statue of the Roman God, Vulcan, with an observation deck that offers sweeping views of the city. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright) Low $$ Country: WorldwideUsage: Presentation or newsletters, Use in a presentation/talk (eg,Powerpoint and Keynote) or in an editorial newsletter.Start: 26 March 2019End: 26 March 2024 A monument commemorates the 1963 bombing of 16th St. Baptist Church and the deaths of four children, July 12, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama. The historic African-American church took a central role in the Civil Rights movement when it was bombed by members of the Ku Klux Klan on Sept. 15, 1963. Four little girls were killed in the bombing. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)
  11. Hi, Rick! Nice to see another Alabama person here. I sometimes feel a bit outnumbered by all the UK'ers, wondering if I should cross the pond. It's good to see you're having success.
  12. That's so funny, because I almost didn't upload it at all. I was afraid it looked like "slop on a plate," but I decided, "Hey, it might look like slop but I ate it and it was delicious, so why not?" And this sale paid for the lunch, so if that's all it accomplishes, well, at least I broke even. Thankfully, the project that took me to Georgia paid considerably better.
  13. Three for $85 gross, but I'm not too disappointed because I haven't been here long and don't have even 2/3 of my complete library available yet. I'm committed to making this work. I was, however, disappointed when I realized I was looking at gross when I thought it was net. That was a painful shock to the system.
  14. A combination plate of smoked ribs, pulled pork and brisket is served with macaroni and cheese and baked beans at The Greater Good Barbecue in Tucker, Georgia May 21, 2014. The restaurant opened in 2012 and specializes in barbecue and Southern-style cooking. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright) Low $$ Rights-managed Country: WorldwideUsage: Presentation or newsletters, Use in a presentation/talk (eg, Powerpoint and Keynote) or in an editorial newsletter.Start: 27 February 2019End: 27 February 2024
  15. Three sales so far this year, two more from last year. Considering I started in August and only have 2,303 posted here, I'm surprised and grateful. I was prepared to see no results for at least a year. I'm very happy to be here and look forward to a long, happy relationship. Now if I can just get my other 57,000 photos edited, keyworded, and uploaded ...
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