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  1. I've left a couple of dozen old video clips "over there" (wish I could put them here instead). I used to get an OK amount when one of them licensed. However, since the recent changes, I'm getting a pittance. After a couple of video sales, I'd usually have enough in the kitty for a payout. Now it could literally take a couple of years to reach the minimum threshold of $35.
  2. Zooms holding up reasonably well with 25 so far this month. A bit down on average but not disastrously so. Did a quick check on my zoom numbers and zoom/sales ratio for the last two years and, despite the pandemic, there is very little difference between the figures with no great drop off showing up: Year Zooms Sales Ratio Zooms to sales 2019 987 365 2.70 2020 963 362 2.66 It could be that specialist portfolios are better insulated against swings in demand - or I could just be lucky,
  3. I would not like to lose my PU sales. In the last year, most of my PU sales were for the full $19.99 and none were below $10. The PU sales were 20% of all my sales. My attitude is probably different from many other contributors in two ways. 1. I don't care what a buyer uses my image for. And 2. I spend zero time and energy tracking sales.
  4. That is shocking, as is you can only opt out in April, I've just noticed I am "in", which I don't remember clicking, but it was a long time ago, but it does say 70% of us are in! For me there should be a minion sale of $9.99 or Β£10 would be better and if anyone wants less they can opt in to such schemes, or just go down the Microstock route! So out of interest though, has anyone had any big sales from this new marketing procedure? Our sales teams are always looking for new and innovative ways to evolve our business, whether that’s with the next big idea or a tailored so
  5. my sales for said website have not been reported as Novel use, so these may be regular price now. Has anyone opted out of N.U. seen any sales for said travel website?
  6. I understand that the commercial buyer will not go through the normal portal and Zoom images there before buying. It happens, I see it, no problem. But, personal use images will be different. Who would buy an image without looking at it closely if they were going to use it for Usage: Personal use, Personal prints, cards and gifts. Non-commercial use only, not for resale. I think its acon. Its commercial users who see a $13 useage as the cheapest option and go for it because the chances of getting caught are nil.
  7. I think you're correct John. It seems likely that these are professional buyers using the PU loophole. The only time I've traced a "zoomer" was when a nephew of mine searched for images (of him on a charity ride). He's an image buyer for a TV magazine so his zooms appeared in my Measures. No sale resulted of course they were for a charitable use - and I'm a generous uncle!
  8. Hi Pawel, On 'Alamy measures' click on 'Your images'. Then click on the blue number under 'Your Zooms' in the table. If you want to see details of a customer's search, click on your pseudonym instead. Steve
  9. The little Fuji X-E1 (EVF only) is quite well thought out for manual lenses, they call it focus-peaking and half depressing the shutter button clears the screen of everything for final composition before you take the picture. Depressing the rear command dial zooms in on the focus point, holding it down for a couple of seconds toggles between focus-peaking and no focus-peaking. The X-T2 is similar but adds a choice of colours and a 'split-prism' effect which I haven't found to be useful. If I'm using the clear optical viewfinder on the X-Pro1 then depressing the rear command dial instantly brin
  10. Pay attention to the ones that had zooms. That will tell you something about what subjects get attention. Paulette
  11. 3 sales so far in February, but all direct sales and decent amounts - $30, $65 and $125. Could be my best month ever..... πŸ˜€
  12. Upday has been mentioned a few times recently, Sally. Quite a few sales going round this month, it appears. A search will reveal all... πŸ™‚
  13. Just three sales so far as we get towards the end of the month but this one went for $$$.
  14. https://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?Imageid=9C3ED2D7-8337-49A3-861C-019124940473 Well finally paddled into 2021 sales with this opener πŸ˜€ A P.U. Sale for $19.99 happy that i got the full price on the image for a change.
  15. All else being equal that would not be an unreasonable assumption. In my case my zooms for Oct, Nov and Dec were lower than my average, resulting in a very low CTR. Considering my port grew steadily through most of last year that didn't seem quite right. However here's what'll really burn your bacon: I made more sales in each of those months than zooms, in fact, sales during those months saw an uptick. That trend appears to have broken off now, with zooms up this month and so far a single sale that doesn't show as a search or zoom. I will also say that despite having a
  16. I've been seeing a drastic drop in zooms during the past few months -- only eight so far this month. CTR has been creeping downward as well. Strangely enough, sales have been holding up well. Most months have been average or better for number of licenses. Anyone else noticing this odd pattern? If so, any explanations or theories (crackpot or otherwise)?
  17. This saga continues to run. The repair man carried out tests on my existing hard drive and could find no fault, but, when he tried to clone some of the contents into the new SSD it refused to cooperate. It appears to have died and, although I have backed up my data, the applications were all lost. So I now have a new HD and a new SSD. I am currently copying data onto the new HD, and it is taking a long time, maybe 13 hours, but, hopefully it will get there. Regarding PS and LR, progress has been better than I expected. Once I was able to penetrate the wall of online sales for prod
  18. I'm getting a basically blank page if I check my Sales History. The image I sold is still appearing on the right. Another blank page for Account Balance. Paulette
  19. I'm on Alamy more than year and over 1700 p photos, but have only 1 sale. What I'm doing wrong? My porfolio: https://www.alamy.com/search/imageresults.aspx?pl=1&plno=673186
  20. Hello! I've only been working for Alamy for a month. Didn't expect quick sales. But I would like to know how successful my portfolio can be. Any advice thank you.
  21. I am not stressing about sales, but they are nice when they come, and the money can be used for more photography-related costs. πŸ˜ƒ
  22. You did good, I did OK - 6 for me, could do better. I wonder if it'll change now Con has retired... I'm doing very well on here this month, 9 sales for $550 gross, $225 net so far and there's still the end of month surge to come. Lovely!
  23. Kos, I have almost 9,000 images on Alamy and there is not one that I have either a model release or property release for. I just shoot common access editorial subjects. And, yes, I do make regular sales. Paris awaits!!!
  24. Jose, these sorts of photos are a sort of Alamy specialty. They are here because Alamy was the first stock photo agency to accept them in large numbers. Should you be shooting them in Brazil? Yes! They form a bit of historical record of who you are and where you come from. And they could make some sales too. (although they rarely do for me) This brings up a second point; you need to be shooting much more than this to be successful! Keep shooting new subjects and keep looking at what gets published.
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