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Images are being sold for few pennies with perpetuity license term, mostly in China. I would like to opt out such sale. I don't see any such option in term page 'https://www.alamy.com/terms/Contributor.aspx'. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
Hi everyone, I am a newbie from China. Never thought to sell any photos before despite I love travelling and taking lots of photos . Recently had some dramatic changes in my life, need to rethink my own career and future, while doing so I was told try this and that, I think why not do something I might really enjoy for once? With such positive thoughts, I submitted 1st trial photos to Alamy with long waited QC pass, then days working and trying to understand Image Manager, also going through threads on forum, still found tons of questions like : - low discoverability, - how to set up my portfolio, - if I could upload image I already shared on Twitter or Instagram before. I think I’ll get there, with more hard work. Cheers and you all have a wonderful day!
Hi all, Hope you had a decent and healthy start to the new year - and 2021 will be huge improvement over the one just gone! I have been with Alamy since around 15 years, and despite a constant fall in commission, have so far stayed with them. In the last ten years on teh 1300 images I have up here, I made a average sale of just under 5 a year. Obviously nothing to make a living of. Most of my images are from China and editiorial. I have been a live news contributor. After working on the picture desk of the Asia hub of one for the four major news wires I have changed the way I keyword, following some of the methology on the picture desk. But the agency and Alamy are of course not using the same search algorithms (or clients). At the end of last year, I decided to do more in the way of Sale Optimisation. So over 65% of all my images now have a meaningful caption (which includes the key 5 W's), and I completed the Optional Info for those as well and completed 50 keywords, with 10 supertags. (not sure if anyone of us can see the keywords...) My QC rating is 2 solid dark stars, one light (whatever that means..out of 5?). It may be low due to having a past of uploading via FTP from location and on a few occasions having to re-upload due to some errors. The CTR for the last month is: "Total CTR for O. Geibel: 0.96" (fo the last 12 months). Archive of images here I plan to: 1. upload more editorial archive pictures of pollution and industrial production of China (another 1000 pictures this year) 2. optimize the remaining 35% 3. opt out of the "personal use including single copy, non-retail wall art prints" ( ...I may not really understand how to use this, or where the money is made here) Any critique and thoughts most welcome.
Hi everyone, hope you all are having a wonderful day! I just started this less a month ago and have uploded about 1000 photos, my portfolio only shows 700+ for now as I need to finish adding captions and tags. So far 0 sales and 0 zoom, which is totally fine, as I wanna take this slow and make it right. That's why hope to get some comments and critique from you, and make any adjustment and improvement for future uploads. Here's the link: https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/leesaliens As you might have noticed most of photos are from local area (different places I visited in China), as I started uploading photos from latest shots, then traced back to earlier ones (2020 and 2019...). Due to the pandemic I cannot travel abroad since last year. However when I get even more older ones, my portfolio will include other regions (UK, US, Canada, South Africa...). Thanks for your time and great help! Yang Li