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  1. Alamy had to make a choice of reporting currency and it chose USD because that's its main market. The calculator doesn't reflect bulk pricing and other contracts negotiated by Alamy. You are very fortunate to see a discount of only 40%- most are much higher. Most of my sales are effectively discounted by 80-90%. That's supply and demand, I'm afraid. $300 is a very, very good fee for that size in a magazine these days.
  2. I watched it on my phone (HTC ONE) and it was nice and loud. The strongest point James makes for me, was that if we want more and bigger sales we need to submit better work. I have really been guilty of this throughout my whole portfolio. Quick snaps to build a portfolio, because that's what was advised.
  3. Didn't James' video essentially admit that the experiment has failed? Doubling the number of images sold at half the price is not progress. When Alamy slashed our percentage we were assured that increased sales would more than make up for lost revenue. That clearly hasn't happened so can we have our 'investment' back please? Always nice to get an update from the CEO but it might have been better if the promises James made in the previous video update had been delivered before now. The reduced payout threshhold is long overdue and, whilst the reason for this might be "long and boring", I'd
  4. No recent sales , but had a couple in the past, best was $197 back in 2011 for a Japanese travel brochure. Phil
  5. Some nice pictures, you obviously get around abit! Some are a bit on the dark side, don't get disillusioned, it takes alot more than 67 photographs to start getting sales
  6. I have given up on this. Your north American / Canadian autumn leaves are bigger and much more colourful than the Danish. But you have better pastries. Actually, Jill Morgan above lives in prime autumn leaves territory. Out here on the west coast of Canada, we have mainly coniferous trees, but we still do get some wonderful colours. Looking through my sales, this is the only one of my few autumn photos (shot in Vancouver) that has leased on Alamy. Don't know if the buyer was interested in the church or the golden leaves, however.
  7. I only have a few images up made have made 2 sales to date. It is not much of an encouragement for new contributors to contribute more though when at current rates it will be several years before any of my earnings will be paid to me :-/ Also does not encourage me when since my initial submission acceptance I have made 16 successful multiple submissions in a row without a fail and now my 17th submission appears that it will be a fail as it was submitted on the 23rd September and still awaiting QC. But why if you can pass a submission in under 24 hours do you make me wait for such a long ti
  8. http://www.scribd.com/doc/141391187/Bavaria-Magazine-2013-The-Real-Bavaria-An-original-kind-of-holiday I found one of mine in here and there seem to be A LOT of pictures of Bavaria credited to Alamy. I really admire the dedication of those here who manage to find all the pics in the Alamy archives and list the details, but I'm afraid it's getting late and I can't quite summon the effort just now. If you have images of Bavaria, it might be worth a look. Mine came through on 5th June and was over $60, so check your sales first and happy hunting. Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editoria
  9. Hi Alex...Just about all my Alamy images so far have been uploaded via Live newsfeed from home computer on the Alamy newsfeed uploader. I have been covering the Balcombe anti fracking protests however not being able to upload from the field has lost valuable time and possibly sales in some instances. I know an alternative option is to use a wi fi laptop in the field but that is bulky fragile and time consuming in comparison to a camera computer combined like the Samsung Galaxy. Most field work will go to stock, Police at work etc but from time to time something kicks off or a celeb turns up
  10. Hello everyone, I shoot most of al people images with no releases for editorial use. Do you think that images like the one here under has sales potential? I ask you because i am just a few months on Alamy .... Thanks.
  11. Congratulations, Diane. The same thing happened with one of my images (BEY87T) last year. Then this year, the same buyer renewed all six licences: twelve sales in total, all fees paid and banked. Incidentally, the image failed QC the first time I submitted it (some sneaky chromatic aberration around the arches). I removed the CA and re-submitted it, and very glad that I did! All the best Rawdon
  12. For transparency, when I queried the six sales Member Services' exact words were "valid and will not be refunded". Oh joy! Diane.
  13. The key question with royalties is not so much the % but more the minimum print runs! I'd rather 5% of 100k than 10% of 5k. On any royalty you should know the following, projected initial print run, will they reprint or is it a case of when it's gone it's gone, the stores in question sound good but are not real volume players in terms of cards. Also beware of licensing to a card co and giving them the rights to license/sell the design on line, you could get a% of a % if you get my drift. In many cases a flat fee is better than trying to monitor sales and track payments. Also bear in mind that
  14. I have had a couple of multiple sales like that - usually two, the record being four - to textbooks. Educational publishers often do different editions to cover differences in the curriculum from one country to another, or different languages. I haven't had one for travel brochures yet - fingers crossed.
  15. Editors don't want to create 'pages that are pleasing to look at' - graphic designers want to do that (even if the result is unreadable and misses the point of the article it all started with). Editors want to find visually strong highly relevant images which add information content, either by better illustrating something mentioned in copy, or by going beyond the copy and providing extra information through captioning (the old National Geographic approach). If you wrote a caption which duplicated information in the main article, you'd be instructed to edit the article or write a different cap
  16. Photographer Dave Ellison http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/oct/02/sainsburys-sales-outshines-tesco
  17. Anyone submit to Aurora photos? Just wondering how sales were over there.Looks like they are exclusive.
  18. I don't know anything about Aurora. But I would stay away from a five-year, exclusive contract wherever it might be. You run the risk of having zero sales while your images are locked up for five years.
  19. I don't like those 5 year contracts. Hope you make sales over there!
  20. About 20 monnths ago I submitted a small number of photos to the MyPhone Collection. It's an image exclusive 5 year contract. I can market the images myself but can't submit those images, or similars, to other agencies. No sales so far. I believe Aurora uses Alamy as a sub-agent so any images you submit there could appear here on Alamy as well.
  21. With NASA closed perhaps there's a chance to get some space sales? :-) :-) :-) :-)
  22. 4 sales (RM) for $84.97 net. 3 to the same buyer on the 10th, 1 on the 11th, and nothing since.
  23. Disappointing, though not disastrous. First two weeks awful then picked up slightly. Nice to see one on the last day then another two popping up this morning. So October so far is two sales a day - may it continue.
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