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Gina Kelly

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  1. Thanks Betty - I didn't cry but it was really hard! I got through it because I was fiercely determined to not be taken advantage of. I was just astounded though at how they treated me - and it's one of the bigger publishers, you would definitely recognize their name. They knew better. Also, it tainted what was otherwise a really cool experience of having a photo I was so proud of on the cover of a very popular book.
  2. That article reminded me of something that happened to me about 20 years ago. A publisher used one of my photos without my knowledge or permission for a book cover, not just any book, but a very popular book (they did a run of over 1 million copies). When I found out about it I contacted the publisher and they tried every angle they could to not pay me. Every time I called they had me talk to a different, more horrible person. One of them even straight up said that they believed they didn't owe me anything. It was only when I started to threaten to come at them with the help of a lawyer that they backed down and very grudgingly decided to pay me. I ended up with a really decent payment, probably more than they'd have had to pay if they'd done things properly in the first place! However the whole thing was incredibly upsetting and stressful and I wish I'd had access then to one of these companies that advocates for photographers.
  3. UK newspaper usage for mid $$. This photo has been (surprisingly) one of my top sellers, you just never know!
  4. I also love Seek and use it a lot in pretty much the same way - getting the photo first and worrying about ID'ing later, double-checking with google, etc. When I first got the App I think it only ID'd plants, so I forget sometimes to use it for insects and other things. Cool moth shot!
  5. Thanks Michael! I also used to right click but that no longer works. I appreciate your help
  6. Also, I seem to not be able to copy the image link the way I used to - could someone explain how to copy it with the Alamy watermark? Thank you!
  7. September starting off better than August with this one for high $$
  8. Michael and John, I'm sorry to hear that you're also having a rough month. Really hoping for better news for all of us soon.
  9. I try to be optimistic, but it's been two weeks without a sale for me and this is really rare. I have over 15,000 images here and over 3,000 on the partner iphone pic site S******o, but. . . crickets. I'm open to an end of the month rush of sales (please!) 🤞
  10. 15 for $302 gross. 9 of those sales were plant or garden photos which I've been shooting A LOT of these past 5 months.
  11. It wasn't looking good, but then a sale dropped in on the last day of the month for $225, thankfully. Ended the month with 11 sales - $442.
  12. Thanks for this Michael. I feel the same way. I love having this awesome group of talented photographers to ask for advice, and bounce ideas off of. It's sad when politics get in the way of all of us just supporting each other. We're all challenged enough as it is, both with the general state of the world and in this industry in particular. Let's be here to help each other, regardless of whether we agree politically or not.
  13. Just to clarify: it was a peaceful protest during the day. Thanks for all of your insight and feedback. Even though the protest was only 3 days ago, I wouldn't dare go out and try it again, as things have become so much more volatile since then.
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