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  1. Just had two sales drop in, one mid $$ and one $ - which was an image of my old school. Best years of your life? Russell
  2. Aha, I get it. I even tried the zooms to comp thing and now your post makes sense to me. 🙂👍
  3. My gross sales figure just popped over $50K. It's taken far too long, but gives some small encouragement.
  4. First licence of this image which was zoomed a few days ago. Low $$. On the ++ side however, it did get my gross sales over $50K. Country: WorldwideUsage: Editorial, Use in a single article across e-newsletter, magazine, and/or editorial websiteMedia: Magazine - print, digital and electronicStart: 21 October 2020Duration: Unlimited
  5. And if you see that your images are being squashed, just check that box Keep original aspect ratio. To see the checkbox: double click the image after you have inserted it here. This also works for thumbnails that have been dragged and dropped: box not ticked. box checked. wim
  6. Hello guys! I just started at Alamy, and I`d like to have some idea on sales and earnings. Now, I know it`s really hard to say as it depends on number and quality of photos and many other things, but if you can give me an idea what to expect and what is the dynamic here on Alamy, especially comparing to other agencies ( I presume names of other agencies are not allowed and that`s fine), but generally, how would you rate your experience on Alamy in regards to sales and earnings, comparing to other agencies. I`m interested because I really like the platform and simplicity of Alamy, although I`m not quite sure what`s with all the pseudonyms and why there can be so many of them...Thank you everyone for any reply and information!
  7. It seems that people's experience with repeat-sellers varies a lot. I've noticed an uptick in the number of older images re-selling during the pandemic, which seems to coincide with my big drop in zooms. This is a bit of a double-edged sword. Having a stable of dependable repeat-sales has been really important for me when it comes to generating consistent income. However, a higher proportion of them licensing relative to newer images doesn't seem like a positive trend. It's not a good a idea to become too dependent on old work. Hmmm...
  8. Don't worry everyone I saw the unghastly versions of everything (although I thought the elongated wildfire sky looked very impressive!) Just to add more confusion or maybe help for those who can't copy the url from the website (i.e. not in your image manager and then change zooms to comp - in case you want the url of someone else's image @NYCat) : my rather eccentric workflow is to copy the image url straight out of the html 🤷‍♀️
  9. Finnish and Estonian police cars are my repeat-sellers. Mostly distribution sales and low $. Not lately though...
  10. I've had only 38 sales so far. One image has been used four times and one image twice. I've been active just about 16 months, that might explain the low level of repeat-sellers.
  11. About 70% of my sales this month have sold before, but I call proper repeat sellers those that sell again and again and again. Those tend to be images of things that remain newsworthy over a long period of time. There are some newspapers for example the Guardian and the Mail which often re-use the same images to illustrate their articles - sometimes they refer to the images as "stock images" -- obvs. they are, but in those cases I think they are referring to them as images which they now have in their stockpile. Of course they don't sell for very much each time but assuming they are RM, it all adds up! Kumar
  12. Looks like 30% of this month's sales have sold at least once before.
  13. I am the opposite John a quick look over the last few years and I would say 80 % of mine are one off sales. In the early years I had many more repeat sellers but with so many more images to choose from on Alamy I am not very surprised these days
  14. Times online 21st Business MediaWorldImages £1 Pound Stretcher store, Closing down sale Every thing must go clearance in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, UK. It is based in Deighton, Huddersfield. - Image ID: KJHT9W Dave Porter 800 201, Javelin Class 800 IPE, Intercity Express Train, East Coast Main Line Railway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK - Image ID: P85A6B Oramstock A Royal Mail postman delivering mail in Elm hill in Norwich , Norfolk , England , Britain , Uk - Image ID: C12FYA Newscast Online Limited The UBS building on Broadgate in the central London - Image ID: B7CCYM New York, USA. 1st Mar, 2017. Sign on the New York Stock Exchange marking the IPO of Snap Inc., the owners of Snapchat. Credit: Christopher Penler/Alamy Live News - Image ID: HRGH0C London, UK. 17th September, 2020. UK Weather: Canary Wharf business park buildings in east London during mild temp mid-morning light. Credit: Guy Corbishley/Alamy Live News - Image ID: 2CMDW4E Home Bird Ariel laundry detergent tub and capsules - Image ID: F7R1H5 Ilja Enger-Tsizikov Network switch and ethernet cable in rack cabinet. Network connection technology thrue cat6 and cat5 wires. Network switch and cables. - Image ID: 2BWK7TN Bax Walker Sky Television Sales Pod Whitefriars Shopping Centre Canterbury Kent England - Image ID: HJBTAM Justin Kase z12z Bensons beds & bedroom furniture shop & sign on Lakeside Retail Park with various furniture & furnishings store beyond West Thurrock Essex England UK - Image ID: MNPRFW Ireland Bandon, West Cork, Ireland. 12th Aug, 2020. A hand sanitiser station outside Supervalu supermarket in Riverview Shopping Centre. Credit: AG News/Alamy Live News - Image ID: 2CBB57W Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 22 January, 2020. Alex Salmond attends court at High Court in Edinburgh. Iain Masterton/Alamy Live News. - Image ID: 2AP9H1W News John Morrison Postman on his delivery round in Howden, East Yorkshire, England UK - Image ID: TB5AMR London, UK. 20th Oct, 2020. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, leaves Number 11 Downing Street to go to Parliament. Credit: Mark Thomas/Alamy Live News - Image ID: 2D74CCW Mike Kipling Photography Crocus Montpelliar Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire - Image ID: ENK37K Sergio Azenha Woman lifting weights at the gym - Image ID: E08NWE Jonathan Goldberg SRA, The Solicitors Regulation Authority at The Cube, Birmingham - Image ID: D1ARH1 Times2 Rob Cousins Food writer Jane Grigson in her kitchen. Picture taken in 1988. - Image ID: A3XCJ7
  15. When I look at my monthly sales reports, I see that typically at least 50% of the images that have licensed are repeat-sellers? How about you? P.S. I average about 14 sales per month -- 9 sales so far this month, and 6 of them are repeat-sellers.
  16. I have about 5 pseudos, but wish I had no more than 3. I have one for plants of any sort including trees, one for all wildlife such as birds, butterflies, any other animal, and one for everything else. Those are the main ones and I pretty much ignore the other two pseudos. Once you get them they are there forever. You can’t delete a pseudo. I did put some of my photos in one of the extras while awaiting deletion, or if some images were what I considered not up to par. Once in awhile, one of those sells! 😂 You might consider making one more. Put a category in it, maybe one that seldom, if ever gets zooms, so it won’t drag the good images down. See how that goes for some months before even considering another. Many here only have one pseudo. But I have distinctly different areas of interest with a lot of images in each.
  17. Hello dear members! I am for few years at alamy and have now 5800 photos of different themes online. Mainly dogs/ farm animals/ some macro/ landscapes and now I started with historical towns. I always used only one pseudonym, but I am not sure if that was very smart. I think it would look nicer, if I have one "page"/ pseudonym only for dogs, one for animals, one for travel. Would it be ranked better then, too? Because I think my zooms and sales could be better. And I don't know how to improve it. I know I don't make the best pics, but I think they are atleast decent and I think I am not too bad at keywords and titles. And - if I move the photos to different synonyms - would the pictures loose their rankings? Because I know some of my pics are in a very good ranking position, for example "pit bull puppy". Would be glad if someone could help me with that! Thanks! Anna
  18. I used to sell quite a number of steam locomotive images from the 1960s, mainly for calendars, but not for some time ... ever since Network Rail played the big I am and tried to stop images from "their" property being licensed despite many of them being taken decades before they came into being. They relented slightly and now graciously allow these old images to be licensed as editorial ... which has got me thinking ... as editorial only images, can they still be used for calendars or are calendars considered as commercial use ? I ask as I had quite a few appear as zooms this morning ...
  19. ......and credited. Those $$$ sales are still strangers to me 😞
  20. You use your cameras a lot more than I do. I only manage to upload several hundred images per year. I keep expecting the flimsy 16-50 to self-destruct before my eyes, so I tend to treat it with the proverbial kid gloves. I too bought the Rokinon/Samyang 12mm lens a few months ago for a song -- a pristine used copy that looks to have never been around the block. It's a very good lens, but I haven't used it much. Don't think I've had any sales of images taken with it yet. Before buying the Samyang, I was using Sony's "super wide angle" conversion lens/adapter fitted on the little 16mm pancake lens. It was surprisingly good, but the Samyang is much better even wide open. I've had quite a few sales of images shot with the Sony adapter, including some $$$ ones. Recently I sold it for more than I paid for it eight years ago. Perhaps I should start my own thread called " A Cheapskate's Kit" instead of hijacking Edo's. 😎
  21. I've got the Sigma Art 24mm f1.4 and the 135mm f1.8. They are the best lenses I have ever had and I tend to use them on two cameras as my standard kit these days. They are amazingly sharp and though I have longer lenses I can crop parts of the 135 images and get better results. Using fixed focus lenses took a bit of getting used to after zooms, but i think I'm taking better photos as a result. (Id really like the 105 1.4 but I really cant justify having that too.)
  22. Not enough for a cup of coffee for these sales. Must be friends of the new owners. https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/20-must-visit-attractions-in-california/ Sean Pavone Von Labak California California Veronica Wong Zoonar GmbH Charles de Candolle Ian Dagnall Commercial Collection Greg Vaughn Sundry Photography Gonzalo Azumendi 4k-Clips
  23. No sales for a month and then this plum calendar sale showed up, low $$$. Too bad it's not direct, it's to a Canadian distributor.
  24. Well no question that you can use them. The issue is can you still have the checkmark "exclusive" in Alamy AIM , don't forget exclusive is only something that applies to commission, Alamy at this point is not using it as marketing. Now. Contract "Exclusive" means, in relation to an Image, that the Image is not also available via any third party licensing, sales or (where the Image is not supplied by Alamy) distribution channel, including without limitation another stock agency or image site but excluding the Contributor’s personal website and print sales, provided that Images of artworks, or that are not protected by copyright, or that are in the public domain or for which copyright ownership is unknown will never be deemed to be Exclusive. I don't see your scenario as negating anything in there. You are not making the image "available via any third party licensing".
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