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Everything posted by Inchiquin

  1. As far as I'm aware there's nothing in the specifications for metadata that would cover this. Alan
  2. Average fee per licence this year has gone up for me by over 50% from last year. Alan
  3. I was a whisker away from making a sarcastic comment... Alan
  4. What layer functionality is missing in Elements? Alan
  5. Or call it something else. Newcomers who are unfamiliar with the Alamy system will assume that "poor discoverability" means "your photos are unlikely to be seen by buyers", which is not exactly the message you are trying to put across. Alan
  6. I don't see people getting mocked. All I see is people repeatedly objecting to the business model they've signed up to, and other people repeatedly telling them that change is not going to happen. Alan
  7. There is no release from cats. Alan
  8. I would question whether it's necessary on this pic. Anyone searching for that model of car isn't going to be looking for a tiny unrecognisable shot of it in the distance, so it's more likely to hurt your CTR than get a sale. The picture will sell on impact rather than detail. Alan
  9. As Martyn says, PEC-12. I actually bought some a few years ago as a result of Chuck's recommendations but the thought of getting all my Kodachromes out of their mounts was too much for me at the time and I never got round to investigating whether it would be sufficient or possible to clean them in situ. Alan
  10. An additional question for those of you who use the archival route: do you spend any time cleaning and spotting old trannies? I've got thousands but most of them are Kodachrome so there's no possibility of using ICE in the scanner. Cleaning them would be an enormous task, spotting them a thousand times more so. Alan
  11. I often spend a lot of time on captions, involving maps, Wikipedia, Google Earth etc. At least with digital it's easy to take a quick snap of any signs, information boards etc while you're there, without wasting a precious frame of film. Alan
  12. It's probably a bulk deal, in which case Alamy wouldn't care how many contributors their income was split between. Why would they? One deal for them, one payment into their coffers. Alan
  13. Doesn't seem to work for me like that Stephen. The vast majority of my sales over the last 12 months were uploaded between 6 and 10 years ago. Some of them were from the very few trannies that were up to standard, the oldest shot in 1979. Alan
  14. It's kind of appropriate to the literal interpretation of the search though, isn't it? I'm assuming your photo showed a man in an opening high in a castle. Alan
  15. Thanks Danny, and Kumar. It shouldn't really be a long slog but when you've got so many other things on your to-do list... Alan
  16. I'll get round to that eventually. I've got loads of interesting stuff particularly from the 1980s. But it's not a high priority any more. Alan
  17. When I joined Alamy in 2008 my target was 4000 by the end of 2011. I'm only just over 7 years late. My mistake was to assume I would scan my thousands of transparencies. When I did so I was horrified to find that 90% of them were not sharp. Alan
  18. Like I said, it's all down to location. If the café is in London you'll get far more than if it's in a downtrodden post-industrial town in West Yorkshire which is where I live. I do however have an excellent local printer who will do A3 prints for £5. Before my Epson 1800 gave up the ghost I was printing them myself for about £3. Alan
  19. We can't possibly answer that without more information. What camera were they taken on? What size was the original image from the camera (pixel dimensions)? Did you enlarge them? If so, to what size? Can you post a 100% crop of an area that should be sharp? Alan
  20. It might depend somewhat on whether you live in an affluent area and what kind of customers the café attracts. I sell prints locally in an area which is not very affluent and I would struggle to get more than £40 for a framed A3 print. Generally people are willing to pay more for original artwork than for photographs. The ones that do sell have to be eye-catching. Alan
  21. In my first year I sold one, in my second year none, and in the next three years just a trickle. It was only in the sixth year, 2013, that I started seeing regular sales and the number of sales has increased steadily every year since then. Already this year I've sold as many as I did in the whole of the first five years, and that's despite the fact that my new submissions have slowed to a trickle over the last couple of years. Alan
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