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About Pacforsberg

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  1. Tenerife looks amazing! I bet the lava fields are real boot eaters! I went with a guide in some lava tunnels in the Azores once and I remember some of those rocks being razor sharp!
  2. That is true Allan, it is what you make it!
  3. So many great photos and stories, I would love to hear more about them! I am very jealous of all the great hikes that you have accomplished. I would love to hear more about that trip to Venezuela! One of the most scenic hikes for me must be the Trolltunga hike in Odda, Norway. Definitely the most memorable at least! Great spot for lunch! It is a very popular destination so even if you go alone you will always have people around you! When you reach the end of the trail there will be a reward waiting for you (the sun isn't always shining though ).
  4. (I finally figured out how to embed an alamy image) Vereda de la Estrella is one of my favorite hikes. Located near Granada, Spain and part of the Sierra Nevada natural park, it has ha diverse ecology and beautiful views!
  5. Stunning views! I was supposed to go to the Alps in March, I had everything booked and planned and then the lockdown happened and I'm stuck in Spain since. I had planned on photographing the Matterhorn in the Swiss alps, but nope. Another time hopefully! I'm saving the names of the trails you mentioned, looks absolutely amazing!
  6. This looks like an amazing path! I'm gonna add it to my list of places I want to visit!
  7. Hello world, I'm going through old pictures and keywording those that will go to stock. Found pictures of Caminito del Rey (Malaga) and started missing the hiking in the summers. Even though I didn't like Caminito del rey because it was overcrowded and too controlled (payed entrance and security guards and cameras once every 20 m or so), the landscape is amazing! I would like to know what is your favourite hiking trails? (I need inspiration for my daydreaming!)
  8. Hi Steve! First, thank you for your extensive answer and your nice comments! I really appreciate you taking your time, so again thank you! Now, lets see: 1. More pictures, got it! As I understand It probably pays off, and even more so in the future I presume, to find niches and trends early on. I have been thinking a lot about this and have some ideas that I will explore. One general portfolio question I have is whether or not it is a good idea to keep more or less identical portfolios on Alamy as on microstock sites like Shutterstock. I have read on other forums that it seems like bigger clients do not shop around for images but rather tend to stay with the agencie they prefer, but it would be interesting to hear input on this topic from you and other Alamy contributors. 2. This is the format I've learned to use for editorial images and I have used it for all my images just to make the process of describing more efficient. From my point of view it can be a valuable information for some customers and I can't see how it would hurt the image in a selling point of view. I understand though that it is probably not needed for a lot, if not most, of the images, I just highly value consistency and efficiency. Got it! I didn't know this and this is something that differs a lot between agencies, so when you are working like me and uploading to several agencies there will be conflicts like this. I will figure out what is the best solution for this problem for me. thanks! This is also a formating thing, this is how I've learned how editorial photos should be captioned and I've just been consistent with this and used the same format for all the agencies. Oh, and I also changed the format of the date, so newer uploads have the month in the date tag. Thanks for the input! Got it! 3. Yes this is a problem I've had for several of my images, Alamy is allowing 150 characters in the caption, in the beginning I didn't realize this at all, but later on I've tried to adjust it but unfortunately a lot of times I am too quick on going through and finishing the images in the image manager and have been missing this error. I wish Alamy would increase the maximum to at least 200 characters, or give off a warning when the caption is cut off. 4. Venice can be a nightmare for symmetry chasers (I'm one). The fact that the buildings are leaning over and the symmetrical design of the buildings makes it very confusing when trying to compose the photo! But I agree, it does look a bit skewed. I'm using Lightroom but I have never used the transform tool on a regular basis. It is one of the tool that I need to learn more about, definitely! 5. I'm aware of the bad effects of keyword spamming and is something I try to avoid, I'm using a tool to help me find relevant synonyms for example, but I always try to put 50 keywords, sometimes less but probably 90% of my images has 50. I have always got the green bar to max, thinking that this is obviously better, so it's a bit concerning to hear that this is a defective tool in the image manager and is something Alamy should do something about. I will research in the forum about the topic! My CTR is 0.96, which should be pretty good?: Period : 01 Apr 2019 to 06 Apr 2020Total views for Patrik Forsberg: 1042Total zooms for Patrik Forsberg: 10Total CTR for Patrik Forsberg: 0.96Average CTR for Patrik Forsberg: 0.96Top performing pseudonym: PATRIK FORSBERG(CTR: 0.96)Last month average CTR on Alamy: 0.57 Thank you so much for your feedback! this is all really helpful information and will definitely make me a better contributor!
  9. Hi Sally! Thank you for taking your time! And thank you for the nice comments and feedback! I will definitely take it into consideration!
  10. Hi, I have been contributing to Alamy for almost a year now (253 images), and since Alamy hasn't given me any sales while on other agencies where I have very similar portfolios I have had better success. I'm wondering if my portfolio is not suitable for Alamy´s customers or if there is anything that i'm doing badly? https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/692586.html Thanks for anyone taking their time to help out a fellow contributor and stay healthy!
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