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MaryBethBueno

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  1. Yup, Jill! You're right! Goes to show that it's not a good idea to take too much stock in those darn zooms! Voted you up one on that!
  2. Excellent question, Jill! I would love to know as well. This is intriguing.... wondering about the States as well.
  3. For what it's worth... the image that sold was: D8RNMD and the terrible keywording I wrote to go with it. (months and months ago....)
  4. Those are some great tips! I hesitated to do too few... but don't want to clutter it up, either! Thanks.
  5. It sure was, Jeff! Thank you! It was a nature photo- two boys playing in a river waterfall.
  6. Thanks, all for your great encouragement! Another few are waiting in QC right now..... I will try to at least upload weekly now! The hardest part for me I think is the key wording.... whew!
  7. Thanks, all, for your input! I now have faith that this might actually be a legitimate cause. I will keep on trying and uploading! I apologize for my cynicism, and congratulate you all on your huge success here! I'm excited to see what the future has in store. I will try to be a bit more active in the forums. My work and life doesn't leave much room for extras, but you all are a great community! Wish you all the best!!!
  8. So I had just about given up. Lo and behold... an email popped with a first sale! I am happy, but completely curious. Does anyone know who this publisher might be? I would love to purchase a copy for my own library when it's out. Rights Managed. Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Textbook - print and e-book Print run: Unlimited Placement: Inside Image Size: 2 page spread Start: 01 April 2014 End: 01 April 2039 All terms and rights granted as per the Alamy Preferred Vendor Agreement dated 26th January 2010 prevail. Flat rate per image, license period 20 years. Thanks in advance! -Mary Beth
  9. Wow, time and again I'm hearing around/about 3000. Now, that is a big number- a number that signifies commitment, but in all honesty- it's not unattainable, and that excited me! You know what I really appreciate? It's the attitude here on the forum, the helpfulness and encouragement. It could so easily be a competitive bitter-fest, but I am pleased to sense a bit of camaraderie and friendship. Thanks, everyone! I do shoot mainly lifestyle, mostly with model releases, and am located in the southern US (think cactus, cattle, and dirt roads), so hopefully that's a need here on Alamy. We will see! Would love to hear ideas about different shoots I should plan. I know a huge commercial base for this company is in the UK?
  10. Well, Peter, when you put it that way... maybe I will try to use more of the analytical side of my brain while keywording. No trudging- it's a balance act. Like you said, it IS important. I majored in journalism, so I'll just pull those skills back into commission! Such a balancing act, though, trying to figure out the best "word imagery" without being too creative and dooming the pictures to the basement because they have not been clicked on. You all are amazing!
  11. Oh my! What on earth sold for 60000? That must have been something extraordinary! Good for them. Thank you so much for the tips. I will now spend good time re-keywording to get rid of terms like "team" if it doesn't fit! (blush.) I am too used to keywording for website/blog hits... this is new, and I so appreciate your feedback! Thank you.
  12. Thank you all!!! I was thinking around the lines of 1000-3000 for a first goal to put for myself.... It's the keywording that gets me- but I will dutifully trudge on! Thank you for the replies. I noticed someone mentioned lifestyle pictures being a high commercial value? If so, that is where my focus is already- so that's a good thing? This is my first time venturing into stock, and I want to do a good job. I left out the River location because I thought perhaps that was TOO exact but will input it tonight, because David L Moore mentioned it would be a good thing! Any tips/stumbling blocks I should watch out for? Thanks again! It's great everyone is so friendly here. Great atmosphere!
  13. I am so excited to finally start contributing here on Alamy. I am an extremely goal-oriented person, however, and am wondering what the consensus is for photographers- how many images did you have keyworded and passed before you started seeing sales come in on a regular basis? 10? 100? 1000? Just wondering as I am trying to put myself on a quality-image schedule to make time for that DREADED keywording! ugh!!
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