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Imagery by Charly

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About Imagery by Charly

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    Female
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    Texas USA

Alamy

  • Alamy URL
    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={B81F6797-3BBD-44E8-9DE5-C8DF1199E5E6}&name=Charly+McConnell
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    634
  • Joined Alamy
    07 Jun 2013
  1. I think you have me confused with someone else, as I've not complained about low sales. Being a realist, I am fully aware my sales would be small due to the quanity of images and I not being as good as other photogs. Not to mention, I take few images of people. I agree Alamy is one of the few good ones, but their latest hit to contributor's was enough for me to leave them too. This is a major reason for deleting my images and am ok with losing all the hours I put into submitting images. Sometimes the price of learning is wasting time.
  2. 100% of nothing is still nothing - ... I reckon one would need to ask themselves; is receiving nothing better than giving away my work? My answer: Yes! I'm passionate about photography, perhaps will never be great at it, but I'll be capturing till I die. Like many, I'd love to make a living at something I love, but I refuse to put in the time, effort and money only to have others want my work for pennies to use for 5 yrs. Honestly, I'd rather no one have it, if that's the case. I don't begrudge anyone that is ok with giving away their work. Though I think perhaps along with so many "photogs" out there, that is one of the biggest reasons for the fall in prices for photography. Stock companies want to make a good buck on my work, along with thousands of others' work, yet I'm supposed to devalue myself and my work for them to do the same to me? Just doesn't make sense to participate. I may not make anything at stock in the future, but that's ok. I think the best plan for me is to concentrate on acquiring private and corporate clients and see how that goes. Surely I'll find some who will value my work. Now I'm off to delete all my work from Alamy. Good luck to all!
  3. I had been gone for awhile and when I returned, I noticed this and thought, 'What the heck has happened to Alamy?' $29 for 5 yr license? Have they gone micro after I left all micro's to be with Alamy? Have to agree.... Although the last thing I want is more work to build a site of stock images and keep up with licenses, I'm going to seriously consider bailing. Sure I want to sell images, but would prefer not to be r***d in the process and make a mere pittance on my work; Hell $14.50 won't give me a tank of gas to last 5 yrs.! Not that my measly amount of images will hurt Alamy when removed, but I'd rather work with those that value my work or just hang it up.... Stock may have been great in the '90s and early 2000s, but anymore it's a bloody joke. Plus a waste of my time: load up a bunch of images, then delete them. Geez. Will decide this weekend if I want to delete my submissions and stay the hell out of stock entities all together. At my age, 6 months will go by fast! lol And by Christmas hopefully will have my own stock site/licenses figured out and set up.
  4. Now I'm really confused. lol If you have an SLT A55 how can you say it has a fixed mirror and is mirrorless? I have an A33 and have used the A58, A66, A77 which I was lead to believe were all mirrorless. That's what I get for taking one's word on that and not doing the research. My bad!
  5. I know as I did say I bought a Sony SLT mirrorless and I only dislike the lightweight to them.
  6. I'd never use my cheap windows laptop for any PP! Though when I get a Mac laptop and calibrate it, I'd probably use it when on the road/traveling. Kind of hard to walk away from my 27" iMac for PP, so majority of my work would be done on it.
  7. Snacking on green leafy vegetable Healthy or not healthy that is the question.... Did you hear about the teacher that ate every meal at McDs and lost 60lbs? Civil War hospital
  8. Three years ago, I walked into a store to buy my first DSLR. A Canon was the planned purchase, but the salesman asked if he could show me another camera. I said sure and he pulled out a mirrorless Sony, telling me all the advantages compared to a mirrored camera. Not knowing anything about DSLRs, I wound up buying the Sony SLT and not a day has passed that I've regretted that decision. Though I've gone through many a times being told I should've bought a Canon or Nikon. lol I did find it too lightweight, so was glad to find out the old Minolta film lenses fit on my camera to give it some weight. Plus I love those lenses and they also fit the Minolta Maxxum 7 35mm film camera.
  9. Sunset over Vernazza Horse watching the sun set 2012 eclipse at sunset
  10. That is correct. While in Lr, click on File then Plug-in Manager. That will bring up a window and you'll find the Alamy plugin. There you will put in your Alamy username, password and license number.
  11. I don't have a NEX, but do have a Sony SLT A-33. I use mostly old Minolta AF film lenses and personally keep the IS turned off all the time. If this was happening with all images I'd say a back focusing issue in camera, but that's not the case. Then again take what I say with a grain of salt.
  12. Update: Unless I'm missing something, once "Ready" images are deleted, you cannot change pseudo or keywords.
  13. Thanks Bryan! So if I move the images to be deleted into another pseudo, they won't be seen in my main one correct?
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