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Gerry Bishop

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  1. To all who have responded to my original posting, thanks for the compliments and for the wise and encouraging words. You've given exactly the feedback I was hoping for and have impressed me with your understanding of this side of the business. And yes, I've always taken photos of the things I love and for my own enjoyment, with any sales being just a cherry on top. So with the insights and assurances you've provided, I'll just keep on shooting and uploading and hoping for the best. Gerry
  2. I'm really learning a lot here, so thank you all for being so helpful. Yes, I suspected that photos of bugs and plants and landscapes wouldn't necessarily be hot items on a site like Alamy, but I thought I'd give it a go, and will continue to do so. It hadn't occurred to me that by offering the same photos to two different sites I'd be "competing with myself," so interesting insight, Spacecadet! Again, I really appreciate all your good comments. Gerry
  3. I signed on with Alamy last September and now have about 850 high-quality, mostly nature-oriented, photos in my portfolio. After a month of no sales, I decided to sign on with an Alamy competitor and send them the very same photos. Almost Immediately, I started making sales, and now have over 100 downloads. (Granted, this competitor offers a "subscription" program where buyers can pay a fee to download a number of photos at low cost, which means that the amount I'm receiving for most sales is paltry, but every day a few more pennies drop into the piggybank--and that's very gratifying.)
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