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  1. Philippe, just another 8,000 more of those $6 sales, and you can put your coat back on!
  2. Yes, of course you would. Or, alternatively, my last month's, (admittedly quite a good month but not my best and of course not every month), print sales. It's all relative.
  3. You would need a lot of $6 sales on Alamy to recoup the $48,990 cost of that camera!!
  4. I saw similar sales falloff figures in the days before the internet. I think the age of the image, photographer’s health, a change in photographer’s home location, the maturing eye of the photographer, the better equipment, the photographer’s flight from image quality in order to get image numbers up, image buyers who remember an image they saw last year, publishing projects that get delayed and then restarted, images that make a second sale to the original buyer, change in image supply in your speciality, will all have an effect on the numbers over the years. I think crunching the number
  5. My 2015 sales: A = 37% B = 25% C = 27% D = 2% E = 8% F = 0% (I only uploaded 1,000 images until April in 2015. I've been on the road ever since). Plenty to upload when I touch base somewhere.
  6. In my collection, F images didn't start showing up until August 2015, which isn't really all that long ago, so I guess it's not surprising that few of us are reporting sales of F's. .
  7. This is similar to analyses in another thread in the last 2-3 months, but I can't find that thread. Here's mine. Letters, percent of my images for that letter, and percent of my 2015 sales for that letter: A: 46% 33% B: 25% 28% C: 1% 6% D: 10% 0% E: 17% 33% F: 1% 0% As you can see, I took a break in submissions somewhere from late B to early D. I attribute the better performance of my E's to better image selectivity on my part, maybe a little fresh inspiration from new equipment, and, in some cases, the newness of the image. Also, the c
  8. In 2015, I sold way more Es Second largest number are Bs A few As, Cs & Ds No Fs So for my own work, the newest images sell best, but still making sales from all. I did start shooting different subjects in the Es.
  9. I wrote a downloadable report for 2015 sales dates, with the Alamy Ref Number as the only field checked. Then I opened it in Excel, did a Text to Columns (fixed width) and viola.
  10. Martin, I was uploading regularly until mid December 2015 and still no sales beginning with F. Kathy
  11. I have just looked at my sales for this year and they are pretty well evenly spread from A to E. I joined in 2002 and hardly uploaded anything in 2015, hence no F. Mind you the numbers are so small as any conclusions will be statically meaningless!
  12. I'm much too lazy to do the math (impressive), but I would say offhand that I have groups of older images (submitted in 2007-2010) that continue to do very well. The other oldies are fading into obscurity, which is, I suppose, is to be expected. UPDATE: I just had a better look at my 2015 sales numbers and the majority are A, B (the clear winner), and C. Followed by D. The E's did fairly well, but the F's have yet to blossom, which could help explain why 2015 was not a very good year for me.
  13. The other thing to consider I think, Pearl, is that more recently it has been taking much less time to go from one letter to the next than it used to due to the increasing numbers of images, so lets say a contributor who started about 10 years ago uploads the same number of images each year, they will have correspondingly less of the more recent starting letter images as for example the "A's" covered about 7 years, whereas the "E's" finished after about a year.... That may be why you notice more A B and C sales Kumar That is certainly a good point Kumar. I don't know how to be
  14. Could it also be attributed to the cameras used and image processing? Advances in RAW processing have allowed much greater opening up of shadows and pulling back highlights. ISO performance, Dynamic Range and Megapixels have improved so the files are more malleable. This could mean that more recent images either look better or have been shot and edited in a style that is more prevalent today (less contrast, shadows lightened etc). You also have much more Alamy Measures and Sales Data now then in the earlier years. This gives you more information on what is worth shooting and how to impr
  15. The other thing to consider I think, Pearl, is that more recently it has been taking much less time to go from one letter to the next than it used to due to the increasing numbers of images, so lets say a contributor who started about 10 years ago uploads the same number of images each year, they will have correspondingly less of the more recent starting letter images as for example the "A's" covered about 7 years, whereas the "E's" finished after about a year.... That may be why you notice more A B and C sales Kumar
  16. Responses to the "Review of 2015" thread are all over the map, so I thought that a bare bones poll based solely on actual sales and revenue numbers might give a clearer (if simplistic) picture of how forum members did on Alamy in 2015. N.B. Messy but important details can be posted in the "Review of 2015" thread.
  17. Could it also be attributed to the cameras used and image processing? Advances in RAW processing have allowed much greater opening up of shadows and pulling back highlights. ISO performance, Dynamic Range and Megapixels have improved so the files are more malleable. This could mean that more recent images either look better or have been shot and edited in a style that is more prevalent today (less contrast, shadows lightened etc). You also have much more Alamy Measures and Sales Data now then in the earlier years. This gives you more information on what is worth shooting and how to impr
  18. Interesting topic Kumar. B: 9% of sales last year E: 82% F: 9% If there is a quick way of downloading all of the Alamy refs for my portfolio? If someone can help I will add in the % data of how my portfolio is made up.
  19. I can find no correlation between sales and time online with my work. Very interesting though.
  20. Interesting analysis Kumar. It happens that I had been thinking about this recently but didn't have the patience to go through and count everything up. However it struck me that the majority of my sales are As, Bs and Cs with a smattering of Ds and even fewer Es. This may suggest that I have lost my way somewhere along the the road or it could be that there are a lot of repeat sellers of the older images such as those used by newspapers. Or it could be that, because older images have sold in the past they have found there way into Creative whereas newer images haven't had the chance. S
  21. Ok given that I had a strong growth in sales that was partly due to an increase in image upload I'm basing the result on revenue. My graph shows growth but not as strongly as in 2014 so I can only deduce that "somewhat worse" is the best way to sum up.
  22. I've chosen 'about the same' though my number of sales was much higher but my revenue was much less, skewed by a single very good sale in 2014.
  23. I wonder if the results are somewhat skewed as only reasonably enthusiastic folk will be forum regulars and taking part in the voting. From personal experience I feel more highly motivated to engage with Alamy if I have had some success in the sales front. Given the way that the market is heading, I find it odd that we appear to have a majority of positive replies here (including mine - which was probably the result of a large increase in my port size). I think that the descriptive thread on this topic is more revealing and maybe closer to the truth. Lies, damn lies etc
  24. Somewhat worse. Number of sales was down slightly more than 10% Gross Revenue was down slightly more than 10%
  25. I've voted 'much better' because I joined in 2014 and I got my first sales in 2015.
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