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Contemporary Dave

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About Contemporary Dave

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    Much Hadham, Hertfordshire


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    29 Jan 2020

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  1. As previously mentioned, each image is clearly labelled that no property or people releases are available on the shot, plus Alamy have also stated 'Available for editorial and personal use only.'
  2. Some of my shots are with other stock sites too, but Alamy have exclusivity on other shots. Why can't images be rights managed on Alamy and royalty free on other sites? That’s the first time I've heard of this.
  3. Which option is likely to result in more sales - Rights Managed or Royalty Free? Currently, the vast majority of my portfolio (some of it is exclusive to Alamy, most of it is not) is set to the rights managed option. Is that the right thing to do, or would it be more appealing to the buyer if it was set to Royalty Free?
  4. I'm 3/3 stars with 100% pass rate. No real change recently. Mine normally go through within 24-36 hours.
  5. On other stock sites I sell on, they don’t ask for releases when selling images of dogs for commercial purposes.
  6. Definitely yes. One of my scanned black and white images sold for $211 a few weeks ago. 😀
  7. Still can't access measures. Apart from fixing that, I'm wondering when Alamy will also fix the issue that you still can't access your Dashboard when you view their site on a tablet/iPad.
  8. Ever since Alamy's outage a couple of months ago, I haven't been able to access the Contributor Dashboard when viewing the Alamy site on my iPad (viewing it on a desktop is fine). All other areas are accessible. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a known issue?
  9. I've been with Alamy since January and have uploaded nearly 700 images, with a 100% pass rate. My QC rating is 3/3 stars. Out of curiosity, when - or how do you qualify for a 5 star QC rating?
  10. Update: I contacted Alamy. They did say it was within the licence boundaries - apart from one, which I've received payment for ($3.00 whoopee!). I've since found 2 more possible infringements, which I've asked Alamy to look into.
  11. If you haven't heard, it's all kicked off over at Shutterstock. They've announced a new earnings structure, which can be seen here: https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-earnings-update To say it has gone down badly is the understatement of the century. Your percentage of earnings is now calculated on the number of downloads you have in a calendar year. It then gets worse. At the beginning of each and every year thereafter, ALL contributors are 'reset' to the lowest level of earnings, which is 15%. It's believed that your images will now sell for as little as 10 cents
  12. I'm still a bit of a newbie to stock photography, so please forgive my ignorance. I recently sold a portrait of Monty Python's Graham Chapman through Alamy, which Alamy stated the following licence: "Usage: Editorial, Editorial Website, 10 year, Worldwide, single article with archival right in perpituty" The image subsequently appeared online in an article by daily-choices.com. I recently did another image search and it appears the same website has published the same photo again in different articles. Some of the articles have identical or very similar wording, but different URL's
  13. I'm a newcomer to stock photography and I currently have a library of around 370 images on Alamy and I have made only one sale in the last 3 months. I know I have to add a hell of a lot more images before it starts to work for me. Most of my images are for sale as rights managed (upon recommendation from an experienced Alamy user). I also have about 250 images on Shutterstock (which I believe are royalty free) and I've made around 30 sales. I'm beginning to wonder if I have done the right thing by selling my images as rights managed. Do images sell better if they are marked as roya
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