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  1. From what I've read, we only learn about Stockimo sales after funds are received and Stockimo is ready to pay. (Or when Lisa is kind enough to post them ) Screen shots in the itunes App Store show a column at the top titled "What's Selling" but I don't see this on my iPhone. Maybe it appears once they're ready to pay you too?
  2. That's a valid point, but it's encouraging to know that there is an interested client out there with ongoing Canadian picture needs. The majority of my Alamy leases have been and continue to be non-Canada subjects -- i.e. the shots that cost me the most to produce. It would be nice to see more sales action on the home front.
  3. Looks nice. If it works well and the sales match the looks I will be very happy indeed.
  4. Point taken, Phil. My total sales haven't quite reached a quarter of a million Dollars either. Richard.
  5. all photographers want to be noticed whether that is looking for sales or some ego stroking (we all need a little of that one way or another) Showcase examples are an attempt by Alamy and all other agencies to get clients to look at what is on offer. I'm not at all sure they are the images which actually sell. The surest way to get clients to look at your images is to have them answer frequently and accurately to key word searches. I'm afraid you have a problem there. It is a grim reality that English is far and away the predominant language of the internet photo market and you have a re
  6. Well, Fuji did off the wall things with film MF cameras. But an account manager working for a major professional dealer recently told me that MF sales are only a few hundred per year, perhaps barely 1,000 a year in the UK in total. Would explain why Hasselblad are struggling especially if those low figures are repeated globally. Another more possibility would be a digital X-pan. After all the original was manufactured by Fuji and sold as such in many markets especially in Asia.
  7. The best system for ensuring that photographers get good exposure is to have a 'bestsellers' or 'most popular' search option, or else build that into standard searches (which seems to be becoming an industry standard amongst large suppliers). This means that images that have the best sales potential will be where both buyers and contributors want them: on the first page of search results. The problem with ranking is that it's odds-on that a contrib's duff work will appear first in search results. For photographers it offers some hope of escaping volume production perdition. If you are
  8. Why upres to 5200 pixels? The images only need to be 24MB. That would equate to about 3500-3600 pixels (long side) on a normal aspect ratio.
  9. I tend to take stock, no pun intended, of recent sales to see what has worked for me and try to see why. If that doesn't work have a stiff drink and start again. As you don't drink pretend that you are going to teach somebody how to become a stock photographer and make notes on the steps to follow and the themes to create and maximize. This should shake out a few topics to follow up on. Good luck. It is always either feast or famine in this game. dov
  10. Forget photography (and your bank account) for awhile, have fun, take up woodcarving, meditate, compile a shoot list, check AoA -- these all sound like wise suggestions to me. Can't afford a Fuji, Mark, but I agree that buying a new piece of equipment can sometimes help restore motivation, especially if it changes the way you do things. Sales help too, of course.
  11. The only problem I've found with Creative, is after the initial assessment, they don't inspect again.... or if they do, it's once in a blue moon. By that time, any creative work you've submitted has already been sold X amount of times elsewhere. Are we supposed to apply every time we upload content?!? As it stands, it feels a little half ar*ed in it's implementation....the last time they added any of my files to creative, they had already been uploaded here/elsewhere several months to a year beforehand. That way they are always going to be behind the competition. That said, I'm not ent
  12. Thanks all for your comments - I have been using mainly Photo-toaster app to make changes to the basic image - easy, quick and intuitive to use - like Ann I leave the border in if I particularly like it... Now have 127 stockimo images and counting..Certainly no sales to my knowledge but its quite stimulating as completely different to the more usual editorial Alamy images.. Kumar
  13. I've never worried about that. I made a very early decision that I would only ever use RM and thus restrict myself to editorial sales. Alan Alan, did you mean: "...I made a very early decision that I would only ever use RM and PLUS restrict myself to editorial sales"? No, I don't set the restrictions myself. I meant that by making the pics RM I was effectively making them unsuitable for anything other than editorial. I take the view, like many here, that Alamy's terms for the buyer are quite explicit about liability for improper use, and I can always cling to the hope that one da
  14. I've never worried about that. I made a very early decision that I would only ever use RM and thus restrict myself to editorial sales. Alan Alan, did you mean: "...I made a very early decision that I would only ever use RM and PLUS restrict myself to editorial sales"?
  15. I've never worried about that. I made a very early decision that I would only ever use RM and thus restrict myself to editorial sales. Alan
  16. Interesting.... same filter as the 23, 56, 55-200 i believe. Maybe worth while in the future.... trade in the 14mm of course. Time will tell but liking the positive reviews so far!! The 10-24 is also internal zoom so no change to length as with the other zooms. Helps with consistent balance while handheld. Allan Similar to the 17-40L then. In time I may swap over, it would be nice to have 10mm (15mm ff). I had the Canon 17-40L 3 diff times. Never my fave lens.The 10-24 definitely feels smaller.I always thought the Canon 17-40 just didn't feel right for some reason. I
  17. Interesting.... same filter as the 23, 56, 55-200 i believe. Maybe worth while in the future.... trade in the 14mm of course. Time will tell but liking the positive reviews so far!! The 10-24 is also internal zoom so no change to length as with the other zooms. Helps with consistent balance while handheld. Allan Similar to the 17-40L then. In time I may swap over, it would be nice to have 10mm (15mm ff). I had the Canon 17-40L 3 diff times. Never my fave lens.The 10-24 definitely feels smaller.I always thought the Canon 17-40 just didn't feel right for some reason. I
  18. Interesting.... same filter as the 23, 56, 55-200 i believe. Maybe worth while in the future.... trade in the 14mm of course. Time will tell but liking the positive reviews so far!! The 10-24 is also internal zoom so no change to length as with the other zooms. Helps with consistent balance while handheld. Allan Similar to the 17-40L then. In time I may swap over, it would be nice to have 10mm (15mm ff).
  19. Interesting.... same filter as the 23, 56, 55-200 i believe. Maybe worth while in the future.... trade in the 14mm of course. Time will tell but liking the positive reviews so far!! The 10-24 is also internal zoom so no change to length as with the other zooms. Helps with consistent balance while handheld. Allan
  20. I had some Newspaper sales (my first ones) at the beginning of April. The Times and Daily Telegraph sales were reported within a month.Sales to 4 other papers haven't shown up yet, but it sounds like I am doing well to have received what I have!
  21. Sense is to maximize on your sales opportunities. To do this you need to get property release and register as RF. No guarantees, of course, but you cant win the Lotto without buying a ticket! dov
  22. Well done. With only 43 pics this is a good result, way above average price for most. You will not get paid until your share of settled sales reaches $75 and you have registered payment details with Alamy. dov
  23. I tend to advise MS of newspaper sales to save time. The Guardian seem to be better than some but I have had some which needed chasing so I pre-empt the process now to save time. dov
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