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  1. Two quick sales within a week. Editorial tv use - my kids in Halloween costumes, Phantom of the Opera and a ninja. PU - tomato soup meal cooked by my wife.
  2. Hey Chris, First of all before I add my opinion, let me just say that I am no expert and my portfolio is rather small as well relative to many long timers here. There is good variety of images, many objects, scenes and activities which I think are sellable. What can be improved in my opinion is the tagging. In the earlier photos (page 2 as displayed) many photos are under-tagged. For example, the lone elderly cyclist one. You can also add tags like male, man, elderly (on its own), exercise, recreation, method of transportation. Sometimes even tags related to the orientation of the image, like vertical/portrait orientation can be helpful, especially with some landscape scenes that are normally horizontal. Then on most recent photos on page 1, it seems like the majority of tags are compound tags. While some compound tags help with specificity, you're probably missing out on photos being found if the exact specific terms aren't found. For the squirrel one, you have Swedish mammal, but I think mammal separately coupled with other tags mentioning Sweden will be more effective. Considering decoupling some of the tags. Many of the compound tags are fine, just decide which more generic terms may be more useful as a standalone tag. I hope that helps. Quality of photos is otherwise generally good, bright and appealing. Good luck!
  3. Yes, in an year and a half I've had 4 sales, though very pleased that 2 of them came this September. And I have a little over 500 photos, so I've been told to expect just that, a few a year. Some of the people with several thousand photos get a few a month.
  4. I don't believe that's possible. I think anything you've made available for sale shows up. Items pending deletion will disappear - I believe it takes 90 days or something for a deleted photo to be removed.
  5. That's a tough one. I think it's a question for Alamy staff. Editorial is usually fine without any model releases. However, in many ticketed events photography is not allowed. So this is one I think Alamy can give best guidance.
  6. Hello @Vicente Sargues, Your photos have great pop, are bright and high quality. I can see a lot of work has gone into them, especially for food and medical ones, a lot of setup and preparation. One thing that may not have been mentioned is that I think there are too many of nearly the same for the various subjects. I was told maybe limiting similar views/angles to 3-4. I have no proof it helps, but a lot of similar ones just from yourself pits images against each other and may make it harder for a customer to choose the "right" one. By the way, any improved luck since your last post? Alex
  7. Hi Rob, I really like your gallery and especially your nature abstracts. It's the kind of photos I post on Flickr/IG. Given time, they will be discovered and will sell for sure. I recommend adding a few more tags that are more generic that often can get missed. T9A2R7 - great photo, very clean with attention on the animal. I would suggest including other general terms like frozen, freezing, chilly, mammal, herbivore. 2CT7HJ3 - really amazing light! Consider adding tags trunks, branches, woodland, forest, foliage (maybe). I've noticed on Alamy that photos of people doing things, or editorial content, street, city, action, events, recreation, occupation usually tend to do well. Artistic pictures sell as well, but much less than these. Good luck Alex
  8. Surprising second of the month, for editorial television use. If anyone sees it, please let me know where. Walbridge fire near Windsor seen from my rooftop.
  9. My photo in winemag.com, 2CCJ342 https://www.winemag.com/2020/08/26/wildfires-pandemic-sonoma-wine/
  10. I think the Neowise photo showed in one search so far. But yea, I've seen an uptick in zooms last month and this. Good news, I hope it continues. Goodnight.
  11. Thank you, Kristin! Yeah. we are still close, I have slightly over 500. I have bursts of uploading, like a dozen a weekend now and then. How many sales are you at? I am 3 total, 2 this year though. 😃
  12. Oh jeez, with all of the pandemic and California fires, I've been way MIA on this forum. Just my 2nd sale of the year came in today, and I am quite happy about that. It is of one of the fires which was burning in the hills near my town a few weeks ago. Thankfully the fire has died down. Low-mid $$, editorial use.
  13. Hi, I believe one of the replies says not to bother checking it all. Either Alamy will notify the buyer or the buyer will see there are no releases and will purchase an editorial only license. I would not check the button either for distant or close people - just indicate you have no releases. What I've come to believe, and that is only my opinion, is that the Editorial only button is there if you really insist for an image to be used for editorial purposes and not for merchandise, advertising, products, etc. A few photos where my sons are in them I've specifically checked the Editorial button. I hope that helps.
  14. Thanks a lot for providing the detailed info. I have almost everything as RM, with the info on releases provided (I rarely have releases). It's a whole different story whether RF license instead would boost sales. I've seen threads on this before.
  15. Thank you both! Seems like I am generally okay then, as I hardly have checked the box either. There a few shots with my kids in them that I have specifically checked as editorial.
  16. Thank you both! Seems like I am generally okay then, as I hardly have checked the box either. There a few shots with my kids in them that I have specifically checked as editorial.
  17. I also tried FAA, for about a year with a free account with the 25 free images. Then I decided to upgrade and had close to 100 images. Soon after I upgraded I noticed an uptick in views and activity, however after three quarters of a year there were no sales. I gave up and closed the account last month.
  18. Hi fellow Alamy sellers. I am still unclear whether I should check the Editorial Only box on certain photos. 1. If a photo clearly has a person, property or art without the proper release, does Alamy automatically apply an editorial use license? Or do I need to check the box? 2. How does checking the Editorial box affect license types RM and RF? Does it matter at all what license is chosen if you plan on checking the editorial use only? 3. Does specifying Editorial Only help with sales for those particular types of images? 4. Finally, based on above, if I must choose whether to check the box or not, what if I am not sure whether something should be editorial? Should I just leave it blank and other settings like not having releases will be taken into consideration by the buyers themselves? Thanks everyone for any tips. Alex g.
  19. Are these your own or are they a collection of items from all Alamy sellers? Thanks for the info.
  20. What exactly are Lightboxes? And how do they help with sales?
  21. Hi Sally, Are you happy with them? What's the average earnings per sold print? Also, do you mind sharing a link to your site there?
  22. If you don't mind me asking, what settings do you typically limit when you do RM? Does RM make sense if none of the options on the second page are checked?
  23. Thanks, Kristin! I will have to go back and re-evaluate a lot of my images. I've seen some appear high up, but not many.
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