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  1. Poor Discoverability

    Dear All, I am very new and gave only 3 photographs for sale.After 2 days I find that my images are on sale with Poor Discoverability! How do I increase or covert it to Good or Optimized? Would be grateful if I get the advice! Thanks in advance Best Abhijit
  2. I'm sure there must be an answer for this but how easy is it to determine how many times an individual image has sold? I would like to easily see which images are selling and which to cull. Many thanks in advance. BW, John
  3. 5000 Milestone at last

    I've just passed the 5000 images milestone. At least 95% were taken on a Sony RX100 M1 or more recently a secondhand Sony RX100 M3. I have no other photographic equipment and just use Adobe Elements 14 for editing. Most were taken on days out/holidays which is where the small Sony comes into it's own. I can snap away while out with family and friends without disrupting the day or appearing rude. Anyone considering one of these cameras should look at my portfolio by clicking on the total images figure on the right. Stock photography on a shoestring maybe, but I have sales every month which are a useful boost to my state pension. John
  4. I'll kick this off with this historic villa overlooking Lake Como. I added grain in post-production and happy that Alamy QC didn't have any issues! Have a great May everybody.
  5. Which Shooting Format

    I would value some input on the shooting format my fellow contributors use. I currently shoot everything in RAW format with almost all camera with little or no in camera processing etc. This means I must must edit every image before submission etc and this makes for a very laborious and time consuming process. I have very recently been looking at samples of a friends portfolio shot with a quality Lumix compact camera in JPEG format and his results are very impressive indeed even without much post shoot processing. This holds good even for images printed on large canvasses and on display in his home. I would love to hear some responses and comments on the merits and demerits of JPEG shooting for stock photography purposes. Any constructive criticism or advice will be gratefully received. Thanks
  6. Deleted images taking precedence??

    I've noticed that the Alamy algorithm seems to keep returning images that I have deleted IN PREFERENCE to images that are in my two main pseudonyms. I kind of understand that even though I have decided these photos shouldn't be sold, that Alamy still keeps them available for sale, and so e.g. a search for the Rijksmuseum might show 5 from my main pseudonym and 5 from the deleted images. But some search terms return only images that I have deleted, and none from the ones that I have decided are better. I can't believe that the algorithm can't be weighted towards those that I have chosen to sell and away from those that are awaiting deletion. Anybody notice this and feel likewise aggrieved? I'm still struggling to get my CTR rate up, its hovered around 26-28 for the last few months, and my sales, never much more than 3 a month, have fallen, just 4 in the last 3 months so I really don't need superfluous/redundant images dragging my CTR, and therefore visibility, down.
  7. Looks like Google have made it (slightly) harder to save images on their image search facility, which has to be a good thing. It's not going to solve the problem of image theft but every little bit helps in my view .... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43085053 Marc
  8. Submitting Cell Phone Images

    Is there a separate Alamy submission portal for cell phone images? YC
  9. Who will celebrate first?
  10. I don't thing I can be accused of promoting another agency judging by the images in this article..... good for a laugh though ! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5105643/The-weirdest-stock-images-online.html
  11. About Vector files

    Hello guys, im a new contributor on Alamy. Hope sales have been good for you all. As a illustrator that works with vector mostly i was quite surprised to see that they sell all vectors for 9.99 as opposed to photos/illustrations where there are alot of pricing options. So my question is - for a contributor, whats the advantage of uploading the vector file instead of only the jpeg? It seems like uploading the vector file will limit the amount of money he can make with the sales. Would love to read your opinions on this before uploading my work.
  12. When every art has its Auto-Tune, how will we distinguish great beauty from an increasingly perfect average? Some good tips. Worth a read. https://aeon.co/essays/how-algorithms-are-transforming-artistic-creativity
  13. Portfolio critics

    Hello everyone. I'm new at Alamy. Could you take look at my portfolio and give some valuable critics. Thank you. http://www.alamy.com/search/imageresults.aspx?&xstx=0&userid={CA48BF86-825B-409E-8E90-AE3D82059810}&name=Halit+Ölmez&st=12
  14. Hi everyone, over a several months I have uploaded almost 500 images. I thought I had carefully tagged, keyworded and filled in all the information required by Alamy to list my images. But after a few months away from the site I see a lot of my images have still a way to go for 'discoverability' but when I revisit my dashboard I can't find what is missing, there does not appear any notes or suggestions on how to improve my listings. And no matter how far I search 'my dashboard' I can't find anything to read up on. Has anyone got any suggestions or had the same experiences please?
  15. Vibrancy of images

    Colours of images appear very vibrant, saturated, punchy to me this morning ....anyone else notice this change? Kathy
  16. Optimizing images

    Has anyone found that optimizing their images actually help? I have been trying to improve on the discoverability & hope that the green line progresses, sometimes yes sometimes no. I do have a lot in the "amber" zone so is it worth trying to help them or do they get found & sold without the extra work involved with images already posted previously? A fellow photographer did tell me recently that she sold a picture of a really weird sign that was only in "amber"!! However there were not many with that particular caption, so that may have helped her. Any imput you have on my questions would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  17. Image Searches - Images per page

    Previously we could vary the images per page on searches. My preference was for 120. I cannot find this feature in the new search function and the default appears to be 100. Am I missing something? dov
  18. This might make a few people laugh on a dark grey Monday morning So I've been a member of Alamy a few years now, started as I covered some live music & occasional live news with a little bit of stock, gradually adding more images and I now have 2000 images up, but the pain of adding keywords etc and not understanding them, the search engine, what sells etc, All this meant I wondered how people with much larger collections spent the time editing & adding keywords etc as my way was very slow, going from image to image copy and pasting, permissions etc But...I've Just discovered batch edit!!! Doh!!
  19. Found in the Sun, Xmas Crisis https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2490973/sex-is-off-the-table-and-you-no-longer-look-each-other-in-the-eye-six-signs-you-could-be-heading-for-a-new-year-break-up/ Photograph of a hostile couple. Photographer: Image Source http://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?imageid={8C78C4FD-7BB6-436B-AD77-53187E2ED0E0} Photo of a young lady using a mobile phone. Photographer: Juice Images http://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?imageid={4D9CFABB-1560-4862-ADF6-F925D0A6F9C8} Picture of a young couple. Photographer: Mediablitzimages http://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?imageid={BB21AEA6-2C52-4A3F-8A1A-58BB2949BCED}
  20. I can't find my images in advanced search, or when I click on images counter under my avatar. The images were showing previously
  21. Dallas Police killings

    I just searched the July images found thread and unfortunately didn't see any of mine. The images I subbed were news images from the aftermath of the Dallas police killings. They were in the news feed for two days and then I subbed some more last night. So if they will ever be sold and published, I figured that would be happening immediately. There were about four or five photographers who subbed images from the events that took place here. So I'm wondering has anyone seen any Alamy images from Dallas in any UK papers or via their online versions? Or is it just too early to know? I've searched some and couldn't find any. I've heard that sales reporting sometimes lags behind publication, so hopefully no sales now doesn't mean they didn't happen.
  22. 360 degree images and video

    As part of the Dutch EU presidency we have had a number of innovation conferences in the past months in the country. I attended one last week and had the chance to try on some VR glasses. WAUW! First wauw at what I was seeing, which was a view from the top of a wind turbine... but then the mind reels with the other possibilties... and not just for the wauw fun aspect. Just off the top of my head I was thinking of remote exploration, medical training... for much of which you need 360 images and video. I see colleagues experimenting in this area, six gopro's on a stick or a camera from sony on a stick... but I haven't see any action from agents or other middlemen looking to get product to market. Has anyone else?
  23. Hello all, I was trying to upload pics to aterras "favorite pictures that you have uploaded may 2016" but can't figure out how to do it. I tried bringing up my media and it said to pick which category to share but none came up. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jacob Y.
  24. Multiple Versions of Images

    Can I offer here in Alamy a BW and Sepia (or Creative) version along with the original Color version? Should I mark both BW and Sepia as Digitally Altered? OTOH, If I already offer here in Alamy the Color (Original) version of an image as RM, can I offer somewhere else the Sepia version of the same image either as RM or RF?