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Aaron

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About Aaron

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    https://500px.com/l-a-photography/galleries

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    Wisconsin
  • Interests
    Action Sport and Special Events

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  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={A033F597-575B-4978-95C0-CCD2E90E7C2C}&name=aaron+lemay
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    21 Aug 2019

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  1. True! One thing I do realize. Is that Alamy has less restrictions then others. Because why do I need a press pass for every sporting event? I am either invited, I can photo shoot and contribute 10 photos back, I can photo shoot and sell photos directly, or I am a hired photographer. I never signed or had to ask for a press release form to get rights to sell. That makes no sense. That sounds like to me that photos on SS are being sold as commercial still. I uploaded photos to a demo derby event which I was invited out to and told I can sell photos. Than SS denied all of them???? Sent me informa
  2. Odd thing is, that they are being downloaded on other stock sites. I have nothing against Alamy, I am just pointing out facts. When search around on the net, all I see is shutterstock or other stock sites being mentioned or used. On social media when stock sites are being marketed and advertised all I see is shutterstock. When I search on youtube for videos, not many or hardly any videos about or experience or sellings with Alamy. More with the other sites. When I search on google for experiences all I see is the other sites being talked about even with google images. People are p
  3. I am not getting no zooms just views. My stuff does show up on Alamy and on google search which is how the organizers found my SS photos even though I sent them my smugmug site. But they told me they didn't receive the email which I could have made more but they brought them off of Shutter stock. Which has me questioning, do people want to pay a decent price or the very bare minimum? Either way, as I said. I am going to fix my photos on here and hope to get some sales. But will not make any of my photos exclusive anymore to Alamy. I am not sure if what I shoot is actually interesting or editor
  4. That is just to much wasted energy and time which I don't have all the time. I don't want to stir things up but I have to be honest. I uploaded photos of a parade on Shutterstock. They all got sold. I made $300 all of it was editorial use with extended license agreement. I don't know if enough people in media design or outlets or businesses know that much about Alamy or using Alamy. I may have started out wrong on here and I still need to fix things but I have no CTRs but views. I have been changing things and still nothing. So I am just tired of continually trying when things are not happenin
  5. Yes I do need to remove some of the similarities. I am a avid photographer. I have 2 Sony a9s one with 70-200 f2.8 and 100-400 f4.5-5.6. I also have Sony A7R3 with 24-105 f4 and Sony RX10M4 for back up. I want to get the Sony 400mm at f2.8 or wait for the e-mount of 300mm. Either way I am nearly set on what I need for photo equipment.
  6. Maybe I shouldn't upload so many in one day term. But photography is all I do. In a month I shoot nearly 10,000 photos. Events, land scape, sports, some photojournalism, and private stuff. I am trying to sell off certain stuff to make extra cash. That is what I am trying to do. I am not in competition with anyone. I just want to make some money.
  7. Is it me or is everyone else is having this issue? I have photos in QC since Friday morning and they still have not be through QC yet. Why is there such a long wait? Last couple weeks photos from Friday pass on Monday Morning. Now it is going into Tuesday and they have not been okay yet.
  8. Yeah I am going to less worry about that and more worry about content in the image that needs tagging. Before I missed read your comment and had to edit it. But I am going to try to follow the standards everyone is doing. What and/or who then where so the search results come back to the first part and focus on tagging words that are of the image.
  9. I will look more into this, Thank for the tip! I went back to those that made great sales last month. I found not many use the entire 50 tags usually 15-30. Since many of you see this as the more effective way to conduct the work on here, perhaps that discovery bar trying to make it solid green should be removed then if it is misdirecting new users. Not having that green states poor to good discovery. Is this all true? Does that bar actually state the actual discovery of the images? I also see that many of you have stated. That I shouldn't have where a
  10. I would probably do, is use the generator to get a starting point. Delete the ones I don't want to use and add in the ones that point on the content in the photo. I think that would be the more appropriate approach.
  11. That is what I was thinking, if 50 keywords is not really needed. Than I'll do what is most relevant to the content of the photo.
  12. Hello everyone, I been reading and doing what I can to fix my issues with my photos. I been trying to take in what everyone keeps repeating to me. But I do have some serious Questions. First I want to say before anyone goes through my portfolio, please do understand that I am slowly correcting everything. I do freelance 24/7 and getting to my Alamy portfolio is not so always easy when I am going here and there and taking photos and editing them very little and sending them to my clients. So I am doing all I can be patient. Now I have been correcting my capti
  13. Again thank you, I am going slowly over my images and making changes. But it will take time. This is not the only thing I do. I freelance 24/7 for outlets, organizations and many groups in and out of Wisconsin. So I am trying to get to all my images. It will take time. I am placing the dates and location because it will give more deep description on where and when it the photo was taken. That is the only reason why I am doing it. Hope things change.
  14. I am not going to try to argue with anyone. There are some points made and need some correction. Since Alamy is mostly a photo editorial website, I just have to focus on doing things in that way. I have done editorial work before and still do time from time. I do see there are others I have came across that have a very and I do mean very huge photo collection. That I know of and they are independent photojournalist and how they placed headlines and tags is basically the same as I used to do it before I came on here. For the head line start with city, state and date and brief to strong descript
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