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Everything posted by dunstun365

  1. The biggest problem with microstock sites now ar the large number of images buyers get on subs which is the main way that they get images cheaply. and if they don't use all their images in the plan (certain sites like one beginning with 'S and Adobe I think) keeps the money so contributors often only get a few cents per DL many times in a row. Contributors have been complaining on the forums and leaving in droves.. Sadly even if everyone left 'S' there's many other similar sites to take their place.
  2. But buyers on microstock sites pay quite a lot for subscriptions. (and can be hard to get out of see trustpilot but they get many images for the price that's why people often only get a few cents per DL. If they want a single image they still have to pay a few £s on microstock - not much cheaper than Alamy.
  3. Yes it looks like a lot of your total amount is not yet cleared / been paid to Alamy yet. By the way $764. is an amazing amount for a port of only 184 images.
  4. thank you. The photo that sold was covid related and is in the green bar. I've only recently figured out how to get the green bar showing fror submissions.
  5. I'm only traveling localy on my bicycle so they definately can not stop me doing that & you have to cycle quite a few miles to get the benifit if it's for excercise. They complained about boris johnson biking 7 miles but there was nothing wrong with that
  6. Yippee! I just had my 1st. sale this month on alamy, I was beginning to think it would never happen although I have quite a few DLs on other sites so photgraphy can no longer be classed as a hobby but can you still go out just to take photos?
  7. Are you given the reason for refunds? Not sold anything on here yet but how do refunds work if the customer has already downloaded the image?
  8. people actually had to catch the virus so they could test it I think but they don't know if the vaccine will be as effective for older people. Too risky to test I would think
  9. Yes incredible news. Thought a vaccine w'd take years really cheered me up.
  10. cannot get ' insert image from URL' box to work https://www.alamy.com/sunshine-through-autumn-leaves-image333471894.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=901B54A0-2340-4594-BC6A-8DA093F4221E&p=1142504&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3d2AAEXPE%26qt_raw%3d2AAEXPE%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d%26cutout%3d%26tbar%3d1%26et%3d0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3d0%26loc%3d0%26imgt%3d0%26dtfr%3d%2
  11. I've only been able to get poor vis despite having good tags for the image
  12. You've never heard of boston uk? Amazing. but just realised you're from Canada. Some great photos can be taken there if you're not local. I took some in lockdown when there was no people about which was bliss.
  13. Whatever you think of Boston and it’s natives, I think you need to be careful classifying people in that way on a public forum especially with reference to their place of abode and implicitly their social background. quote Its true though so why stick up for them? I was born in Boston and have been around for longer than them but they go around thinking they own the place ie the park which they have no right to do. I try to avoid them like the plague - excuse the pun. These types of ppl. have been prejudiced against ME all my life. I trained in G design but couldn't get a job in that
  14. Yes Its Boston uk & I am mark's brother (aka spacecadet.) I have no beef with the foreigners because they never cause me trouble. Pity the same cannot be said of some idiots from actually from boston.
  15. Yes it's Boston UK. Mark aka spacecadet mentions it on another post.
  16. I know but I don't want to photograph people anyway. I'm no good at dealing with or approaching strangers and even if I was, most wouldn't understand a model release form unless they were actually models who I couldn't afford to pay. I took a photo of myself wearing a mask but even had to fill out a model release for myself on another site.
  17. The good news is that most of the photos I see on ebay & facebook posts for instance are terrible. bad lighting, overexposed or even blurred or foggy people had greasy fingers on the smartphone lens i think. NOTE: I qualified in design back in the 80's & see that the DSLR photos are better than they've ever been (even compared to film but smartphone pictures unless in the right hands have been terrible. However I've seen some realy terrible photos from Getty mainly on news sites how they even get accepted I don't know. Also my brother's on Alamy aka spacecadet.
  18. Yes Tony you are from SS i believe. My Brother is on here who's done pro photography for may years so you're in good company. SS is a sinking ship. It reminds me of Ebay some years ago when they put fees on shipping & many sellers staged a revolt (similar to what's happening on SS now} and guess what. ebay are more or less begging people to sell on there offering free selling. £1 max selling fees etc. facebook is now a big alternative to ebay for selling stuff especially locally.
  19. I just had some trouble today in the park which is a public place. Some young boston idiot with fake designer sunglasses (Mark my brother knows the type) came up to me and asked what I was photographing I said the wildlife etc. in the park. He tried to accuse me of photographing kids in the playground or even them as if I'd want to. I asked who are you the police or someone official? If not you have no right to ask me. Of course he was no one special. They should have shut up at that point but the idiot kept going on and on. He was gonna call the police. I said go on then but you're wasting yo
  20. Yours is one of the more expensive powershots. It should be good enough with the correct settings because I Had photos accepted on Alamy even when I started on here with my powershot sx540. Mine is lower in the range & has image stablisation which helps but I will usually downsize the image in an editor so it's sharper at 100%. You can also smooth out noise/grain there's a lot of settings in a photo editor but I just use the one that works the best if needed. If you're not sure what this means just ask someone on the forum. The problem with DSLR's or even super zooms like mine is that it c
  21. The buyers have to sign up for monthly subs on micro stock for quite a few pounds and they've complained when they cancel their subscriptions they get charged a whole lot more . If they just downloaded a single image it wouldn't cost much less than alamy's cheapest images but contributors get pennies ,sometimes a pound or two, certainly on a site called Sh______ & people have been leaving there in droves recently. It's the greedy owners of these sites who are to blame as they must be either wasting a lot on marketing or keeping the extra money themselves. Surely there a more ethical buy
  22. Someone on one of the micro sites took loads of pics of various garbage or rubbish & was on editorial due to labels brands on the items but they still sold.
  23. Marks photo is what the pub looks like now
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