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  1. I have definitely broadened my range of subjects since starting to do stock photography. I used to just photograph wildlife, travel and landscapes. I have 2 different pseudonyms, and use my own name for my favourite subjects, and a different pseudonym for subjects that I shoot with stock in mind, such as shop fronts, still life, transport, etc. At the end of the year I did some analysis of my results, and found that I had similar numbers of licences for both pseudonyms though I had twice the number of images under my own name. In other words, my "stock" pseudonym is doing twice as well as my favourite subjects per 1000 images. I'm not going to stop photographing my favourite subjects as I will always love wildlife and they do sell sometimes, but I will continue with a broad range as I am trying to supplement my pension income, and I also find it quite educational and interesting to do the research for keywording subjects I know little about.
  2. 2nd sale of the month for me, this one for mid $$. Stained glass window depicting labours of the months. Too bad they didn't buy January to June as well! Country: Worldwide ; Usage: iQ sale: Ad and designMarketing Package Use. Internal and external marketing communications. Excludes advertising. Repeat use within the terms of the license. ; Industry Sector: Construction & Property ; Start: 23-January-2020 ; End: 23-January-2030.
  3. Pleased to get a sale today after a bit of a dry spell, even though it was just a UK personal use license. This is the staff common room at Charterhouse School.
  4. Well done on your win, Alex. Here's a couple of entries from me. It's ironic that this beautiful butterfly has the most unattractive habits: Purple emperor on poo! Very helpful signpost for any lost wanderers!
  5. Measures have still not updated today - another Wednesday wobble!
  6. I wish I'd started a few years earlier! My first sale was in May 2016 to the Daily Mail - print and web - for $16.13. A European brown bear in Finland.
  7. Thanks for spotting this one, much appreciated. Steve You're Welcome, Kay & Steve.
  8. BBC Countryfile magazine – Issue 159 – January P8, Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) flowering, appearing through snow, Dorset, England, January - Image ID: D6TEGB, FLPA P10, Dog walking in misty park with frosty fields and sunrise in winter, Royal Bushy Park, London - Image ID: RNTRRG, Matt Francis P11, Ponden Hall - the building used by Emily Bronte in Wuthering Heights as both Wuthering Heights itself, and Thrushcross Grange - Image ID: PT93HK, K L Bennett P12, Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer, musician. - Image ID: KB0HXB, christopher jones P20, EILEAN DONAN CASTLE AND LOCH DUICH IN WINTER WITH A HEAVY FALL OF SNOW ON THE CUILLIN MOUNTAINS - Image ID: EFMCAB, John Bracegirdle P24, The 'Bone Caves' of Inchnadamph Sutherland Scottish Highlands where the bones of a Polar bear were found. – Image ID: D68HH4, Richard Newton P26, Photo of Lighthouse on Cape Wrath, North Highlands, Scotland, UK – Image ID: CN6XEY, Kathleen Norris Cook P27, The Mountain Coffee Company coffee shop, Gairloch, Scotland, UK - Image ID: J6DXYH, Kay Roxby P27, The Ferry Boat Inn Ullapool, Scotland, UK. - Image ID: EXXT06, jozef mikietyn P32, Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri eating red berries - Image ID: BWXTCK, Ainars Aunins P33, View WNW of the Pulpit Yew in the graveyard of St James' Church, Nantglyn, Denbighshire, Wales, UK: slate steps, seat & podium inside an ancient yew. - Image ID: WW6AE4, Mick Sharp P34, Athelhampton, Dorset, UK. 8th October 2012. Patrick Cooke spends nearly two weeks of every year up a ladder trimming 12 iconic 30 foot high yew tree pyramids at his stately home at Athelhampton Dorset. PICTURE BY: DORSET MEDIA SERVICE - Image ID: CM5GBD, Dorset Media Service P35, The Ankerwycke Yew. Ancient yew tree close to the ruins of 12th century St Mary's Priory near Wraysbury, Berkshire, England. – Image ID: E9KM03, Clive Collie P64, Close-up of a spider web in the morning frost, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom - Image ID: 2A5FTAH, RooM the Agency P66, Ice pancakes at Pool Ness waterfall, Big Water of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland - Image ID: RMCBHC, GC Stock P67, Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) seed coated in hoar frost. Peak District National Park, UK. December. - Image ID: F443W5, Alex Hyde/Nature Picture Library P72, WORZEL GUMMIDGE (TV) JON PERTWEE, UNA STUBBS WORZ 001 MOVIESTOORE COLLECTION LTD - Image ID: BKF7JD, Moviestore Collection Ltd P82, Wye valley near Builth Wells from Aberedw hill Wales - Image ID: B51H51, Andy Sutton P83, Aerial view of Cynghordy in Carmarthenshire, Dyfed, Wales, UK - with the Cynghordy Railway Viaduct - Image ID: WT5EJ7, Stephen Davies P83, Sheep grazing on hills above Cynghordy, a Mid-Wales village on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park - Image ID: BBYB3N, International Photobank P86, Farthing Downs, an area of open space owned by the City of London & forming part of the green belt land to the south of London. - Image ID: G2K994, SJ Images P88, Sutton Hoo Anglo Saxon burial site near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. Photos for a UK magazine and permission granted to make photographs. - Image ID: AGXJBB, BRIAN HARRIS P89, The Sutton Hoo, Anglo-Saxon Helmet, British Museum, London, UK - Image ID: DY24CH, mark phillips P89, Sutton Hoo Exhibition Site, Woodbridge, United Kingdom, Van Heyningen and Haward, Sutton hoo exhibition site entrance elevation - Image ID: BAGR0D, Peter Cook-VIEW P90, Looking east along Walltown Crags Hadrians Wall Northumberland England UK United Kingdom GB Great Britain - Image ID: KF3N6G, PURPLE MARBLES P94, The Moat Brae National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling in Dumfries, South West Scotland. - Image ID: 2A1M6R5, Jim Allan P94, Torthorwald Castle, Torthorwald Village, Nithsdale, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK - Image ID: D9NDG3, ATStockFoto P95, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, United Kingdom - Image ID: F2RYXB, KEVIN ELSBY P98, A forst path in Garvagh Forest, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland - Image ID: BAW794, Simon Brown P99, Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, UK 29th September 2018 UK Weather: A cold start this morning as the sun rises over the Cambrian Mountains and lights up the landscape of Bwlch Nant yr Arian near Ponterwyd in mid Wales. Credit: Ian Jones/Alamy Live News - Image ID: PR4PTP, Ian Jones P99, Loch Leven Heritage Trail near Kinross Bishop Hill is in the background - Image ID: B91EAK, Phil Seale
  9. After 4 years, my sales are still going upwards, and more than doubled sales volume this year, but just barely doubled revenue. Just one $$$ sale (not in Live News): 2019 - 123 sales for $2411 2018 - 50 sales for $1181
  10. December was about average for me - 11 sales for $206 gross, though it petered out after the 20th with no further sales.
  11. It's the same here - no sales since the 20th. Still, there's one more day to go - maybe there'll be a last minute rush!
  12. TV Times Christmas Issue Tim Graham Paul Daniels, illusionist and magician, with wife Debbie McGee at Christmas time fundraising event for the SPARKS charity, Image ID: BWNEKD Moviestore Collection Ltd WORZEL GUMMIDGE (TV) JON PERTWEE, UNA STUBBS WORZ 001 MOVIESTOORE COLLECTION LTD, Image ID: BKF7JD Matthew Richardson 1970s Chopper bike, Image ID: A83B3H
  13. British Wildlife Vol. 31 No. 2, Dec 2019, ISSN 0958-0956 P86, FloralImages, Water Bent, Polypogon viridis - Image ID: M859X0 P105, Bill Coster, Peppered Moth Melanistic Normal form on pale background Biston betularia Essex UK IN000273 - Image ID: AHYYTB P105, Bill Coster, Peppered Moth Normal and melanistic forms on dark background Biston betularia Essex UK IN000275 - Image ID: AHYYW6 P106, DP Wildlife Vertebrates, An adult male redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) perched on a piece of rusting farm equipment at Gilfach Farm nature reserve - Image ID: DHNX9Y P106, John Gooday, Close-up of a European robin (Erithacus rubecula) standing on a fallen tree in woodland, Image ID: D7G55K P119, Arco Images GmbH/ W. Rolfes, Wolf - Image ID: DXBP4D P120, Nature Picture Library/Terry Whittaker, Dark-bellied brent geese (Branta bernicla) taking flight from grazing field, Wallasea Island, Essex, England, UK, February - Image ID: EG6189 P122, A.P.S. (UK), aerial view of RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park, Image ID: P671RP P123, robertharding/Julian Elliott, The heathland of the New Forest at the end of a winter's day, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe - Image ID: D6P4MK P125, Christian Heintzen, Hoverfly Sericomyia lappona on lichenated rock - Image ID: PG68BA P151, amana images inc., Goldfish in tank, Image ID: B0KCPK
  14. Three Christmas-themed entries from me: Christmas lights and reindeer Festive baby Santa girls on stilts
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