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Bill Allsopp

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About Bill Allsopp

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    Staying alive and photography.


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    14 Sep 2006
  1. Some very interesting comments here but saying that adds nothing to the pot. So: I used to think that I could top up my pension with stock sales from Alamy and a couple of other libraries. I got to like seeing my work in print and the little boost to my day when I got a sale. I have come to realise I could make many times the income from stacking shelves in a supermarket one day a week. DO NOT make this the day job or even the evening job, shoot what you like and if it's wet and you are bored send a few images to a stock library.
  2. There are a few of these but overall this year my average price is better than last, it's the number of sales that worries me. Not as high as they should be.
  3. I have not found it helpful; but perhaps I am not that kind of photographer.
  4. By number my sales are slightly down on last year but based on fees are one-third the whole of last year so it would seem little changed except for the huge number of extra pictures I put on last year. Taking new submissions into account my sales by number and fee should be double. 🙁
  5. I had high hope for 2019 after spending a lot of time last year doubling the number of images I have for sale. Has it worked? No. Same number of sales from January to 12th April as last year BUT (and this is the positive bit) the revenue is 30% higher. Long may it continue.
  6. The market traders war cry - "Pile 'em high and sell them cheap."
  7. Nice sale this week, first for ages 🙄https://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?Imageid=AF6F8B87-2299-44E6-ACAD-2105E19F2795 $$$
  8. Yet another dreadful February for sales but lots of zooms so here's hoping.
  9. Another dreadful February - as always. Absolutely no sales again but at least my zooms have gone from the pits to well above average so here's to good sales the rest of the year. Nil desperandum - it's always darkest before the dawn etc.
  10. I will do the same. Recently Found two dubious uses of my images licenced for personal/presentation. Awaiting report/further info from Alamy.
  11. Misuse of images bought this way bothers me too. I did opt out at one time.
  12. I did not sell anything in February 2018 and it looks like 2019 is going the same way. What is it with February?
  13. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is given to the less talented as a consolation prize.” Robert Hughes, art critic.
  14. Me too. My best month this year and my best year ever with two months still to go. Keep rolling them out Alamy.
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