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  1. Hi all, I've got my first sale here on Alamy, I hope there will be more This is the photo: Pantheon in Rome: I'm very happy Ciao, Alessandro
  2. This puts the state of stock into context! http://www.theonion.com/articles/study-online-content-creators-outnumber-consumers,35380/ And I am a writer as wall as a photographer - double whammy. At least I don't shoot video.
  3. Hi All, This is not to complain, but rather to better understand what is wrong with my approach to Alamy. I have started to upload back in 2012 and started to sell several shot (some for fod $$) that year. I got confident and increase uploading between 2012 and through the whole 2013. Here is what is frustrating me, the sales declined and became very sporadic, 1 every 2 months? Something like that. I did not get discouraged and keep uploading but now my last 2 batches are waiting for review since December 20something, so no way to speed up and contantly upload.... Am I cursed with Alamy, or my numbers are normal? The whole thing is very frustrating...to bad because I always believed in this agency.... Any tip is much appreciated! Cheers, V.
  4. Has anyone had any sales to Japan recently. They have made up a good percentage of my income over the last couple of years but I haven't had any for a worryingly long time. Have they dried up completely or is it just me?
  5. Does anyone know if Alamy's market share and total annual revenue is growing? This would be useful to know as the number of photos online continues its steady growth. That info was provided until a few years ago, but I suppose it was something they didn't have to offer in the first place. Just wondering if we're shooting to maintain our position or if the pie is growing. Regards Paul
  6. Hi All, just a quick question. I have had around 4 sales appear within the last couple of months and they all appear to have been sold to newspapers or magazines but I have never come across them. Being new to the business I rely a lot on my cuttings and my portfolio to get my work and that is impossible if I don't know were it is going. I wonder if anyone has come across them? Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editorial Media: Newspaper - national Print run: up to 2 million Placement: Inside and online Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 01 October 2013 End: 02 October 2013 Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editorial Media: Newspaper - national Print run: up to 2 million Placement: Inside and online Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 01 September 2013 End: 02 September 2013 Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editorial Media: Magazine - Print only Print run: up to 500,000 Placement: Inside Image Size: 1/2 page Start: 01 December 2013 End: 01 December 2014
  7. When reading your post, some of you have mentioned who purchased your photographs. I asked Alamy how I could find out and maybe get a copy of a brochure or magazine and was told that is not possible, yet I still find some who seem to know. Can you tell me how you find out? Thanks
  8. Just found out I had a sale yesterday!! I've never had one reported on a Sunday before. Anybody else ever had a sale reported on a Sunday? John.
  9. That time again... I'll start - it was a disaster darling. For the first time since May 2010 I haven't sold a single image in a month. Zooms picked up towards the end and a record number of rolling monthly views, plus an individual daily record where 30% (1133) of my images were viewed on one day! Cleared funds $0.50, say no more. Still I know I have 2 sales to the Daily Mail in the pipeline thanks to the kind souls on here that look for sales, so I can celebrate that! John.
  10. Hi, I registered with Alamy quite along time ago, but I only have a very small collection of uploaded photos and for various reasons I haven't contributed anything at all for the last couple of years. From time to time I've logged in to see if there's been any interest in my photos. And usually I find that there's been very little interest. Anyway last Saturday (19th Oct) I picked up a copy of The Times on the way to the barber's so I had something to read while waiting for my turn. I was quite surprised to see a photos that looked very familiar and the more I looked at it, the more certain I became that it was my photo. But there was no credit at all next to the photo, so I couldn't be sure where they had got it from or that it was actually my photo. So it was straight home from the barber's to check, and after a few minutes there was absolutely no doubt that it was my photo. Next I had to find out where I had uploaded the photo and after a bit of searching I manage to also confirm that the photo is only on sale through Alamy. CPXED1 is an autumn photograph from Alderley Edge in Cheshire and it was used in The Times Weekend supplement to illustrate walk no. 14 in the article "20 best autumn walks". As this is the first time I've seen any of my photos used I am a little bit uncertain about what I should expect to see on Alamy. When I check the activity on my photos I find that my photo was included in a search for "Alderley Edge" and that it was zoomed. However, there is no indication of any sale. As I am certain the photo must have come through Alamy I am little bit puzzled as I would have expected there to be some indication that it had been sold. But so far there is no indication at all of this. So how long does it normally take before sales are registered? I would have thought it would have been pretty instantaneous, but I am perhaps wrong about that? I have looked around a bit and I see that I am also opted in to a special agreement with the UK newspaper industry. Could this possibly explain why there's no indication of any sales at this stage? I think it said that purchases are settled on a monthly basis so I suppose that could mean that any sales will only be registered once the monthly settlement has been done. While I am obviously delighted that my photo has been used and that (hopefully) I'll eventually be paid, I am a little bit upset that there was no credit at all next to it. I suppose this is a quite common issue. Is there any legal requirement for photos to be credited? In any case this has given me a bit of a buzz and a bit of a kick up the backside to get some of the photos I've taken during the last couple of years properly sorted out and uploaded. And hopefully my next sale will come a bit sooner than my first one!
  11. A bit of Friday navel-gazing before heading out to actually act on recent searches and get some more pictures up. Looking at my figures for Zooms/Sales in AlamyMeasures, I have had ~40 zooms in the last 5 months (of which, 6 were zoomed and/or viewed by reference # - some more than once), yet I have only had 2 sales. The zooms are spread fairly evenly across each of the last 5 moths, BTW. I know that many say that most of their sales come from images which haven't been zoomed, but I would have thought that he ratio would have been a little better? So... How does your zooms:sales ratio compare? Am I due a sudden rush of sales a month (or three) down the line or should I get the deposit back for the Maserati now? Should I spend more time behind the lens and less time looking at stats which probably mean close to b***er all?! Any comments (however flippant - or serious) welcome - it is a Friday, after all. Have a good weekend!
  12. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." Only one sale, but it was for the highest amount this year ($128), but it was a distributor sale. Record number of rolling monthly views (4702), but low zooms so CTR low. I've reached the highest payout ever for September, but low sales mean that I probably won't get another payout this year. John.
  13. After my first two sales in June, zilch this month. Can't really complain as I've hardly been hugely active. Zooms look promising - onward and upward...the thread can only get more positive !
  14. Hi I'd like to sell my alamy archive of over 400 images which since 2008 has produced over $5000 in sales. I would be willing to discuss how much.
  15. Hi everyone. I am relatively new here. I joined around April this year. After a few weeks I had my first sale for a total of $134, and since then nothing. I have also noticed that the amount of zooms I am getting is very low. This month so far 0! For you more experienced contributors, what am I doing wrong? It may also be nothing, but I would really appreciate some advice. http://www.alamy.com/stock-photography/C2D9A136-7CF6-4E3E-916A-A8BFE487D575/Stephen%20Allen.html Thanks for your help, I think I need all I can get Steve
  16. How long do members give the sales team to notify them of sales they are already aware of before chasing them up?
  17. When you look at you sales via the pseudonym summary, the total sales and zooms are shown, but the stats do not take account of refunds. If an image has been sold, then refunded and resold with a change, it shows up as two sales. Could the refunds not be included?
  18. Just had a look at my year-to-date figure for sales v zooms. No convoluted scientific reasoning behind it, just curious and was wondering how others compare. Since January 1, I'm getting roughly one sale for every four zooms (total zooms divided by total sales). Anyone else getting anything similar? (Don't know whether one in four is particularly good or bad by the way).
  19. Just before I ask MS to provide this, there doesn't appear to be an option to download sales (either all or some) into a spreadsheet - just as you can with Pseudo Summery that appears in another format. But it would be helpful as I want to compare/analyse sales trends from my other agency. Thanks, Richard.
  20. I'll start. 3 sales, 2 of which were distributors for a total of $81 gross. Not the best month i've ever had. Having said that, i've only ever sold 1 image in May for each of the last 3 years! John. Sorry, just seen the May sales thread - ignore this one.
  21. I have just had my fourth sale this month pop up today, and we are not half way through. Just as I was loosing faith in ALAMY, stock photography and life in general, .....sob sob, this came as a boost to my moral, as well as a small boost to my dwindling funds! That said, I shall probably have no more sales this month! Has anyone else noticed that sales are increasing?
  22. Mine was a mixed bag - only 1 sale ($51) after 7 in March and a BME 8 in February. But i've had the most views i've ever had in a month since I started and zooms are holding up. I also went up a couple of pages on BHZ to page 2 and I got a payout, so not all bad news. I'll just have to keep uploading! John.
  23. Just logged in and noticed I got my first sale on April 24. Finally. Selling is great, however, the sale was for $20.64. I was surprised at how low the price was so I checked out the licensing. Below are the specifics: Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editorial Media: Newspaper - national Print run: up to 2 million Placement: Inside and online Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 01 March 2013 End: 02 March 2013 One use in a single editorial or advertorial article used within print and /or web versions, with re-use of the article in other titles or web versions within the same newspaper group. Digital use includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. This said, several things surprise me. The start run date is March 1 and yet the sale shows as April 24. Anyone know why this might be? Second, I did a price check for the exact specifications shown above - $245. How does an image go from $245 to $20.64? Whatever the reason, I'm not too happy as this "subtle "pricing difference cost me $115. Since when does Alamy take liberties with the pricing or give huge discounts with what is effectively my money? Or is this possibly an error? If I wanted to make $10 a photo I'd do nothing but sell on Microstock sites. If anyone can help me understand this I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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