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  1. Hello my name is Heru from DKI Jakarta - Indonesia. Just registered to Alamy yesterday, so... fresh from the oven! I'm a photographer since 2010 using canon, sony and dji gears. Loves to travel locally by motorcycle and taking landscape, architectural photos. Looking forward for tips n tricks to Alamy. Have a blessed day for all of you.
  2. 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,
  3. Just had my first 3 images pass QC so now I need to learn the process here. Printed the AIM instruction manual and will read that tonight. Bookmarked a video which I will watch at a time of day that works with my SAT internet, think very slow. So if anyone has suggestions to info I can find on the forms I will follow your advice, promise. I did shoot stock when I first got started in photography , think K25 and Mamiya 645, then I photographed a friends wedding and got a check! That lead to 30+ years of commercial and portrait work. Now I am retired and free to shoot for me so along with a fine
  4. Hello everyone, There are so many beautiful photos and skilled photographers here that I feel very small. But full of inspiration. I started taking photos to go with my writing, but lately, I've been focusing more on photography and finding beauty in mundane tasks. After working on composition for a few years and finally felt that my skills were enough to invest in an interchangeable lens camera (I also needed better quality files for magazines and printed material). I love it! There is so much more to learn that I feel a huge sinkhole has opened up in f
  5. Attica


    Hello from Spain. , i have been in Alamy for a six months and usually read the forum. I don´t lnow if a can participate much because my English is very bad but i will do what i can
  6. I've always wanted to make a documentation of beautiful moments, especially those created by nature, my love for colours and the beautiful free things nature gives us has led me into the journey of photography, in my free time I've always had the hunger to snap my environment and sometimes get to add colours to it. Despite not having any professional photography lessons, I've spent some of my time reading books on photography and expanding my ideas on this hobby. I'm a medical student in in a reputable University here in Nigeria, apart from photography, I also love pl
  7. Hello Folks!!!, I joined Alamy a few months ago but is only recently where I have started to upload photos here. I enjoy spending time in learning the art of photography right from conceptualising the shot to post processing it. While the aim has always been to become a better photographer, I thought I might try and dabble a bit in the stock world to see where it leads. Only today I thought I should join the forum and hence this introduction message. Thanks & Regards, Ramana
  8. Hi to all, 59 year old male, living in Corpus Christi ,Texas but was born and raised in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. My photography began as a hobby, (still is really,) when I was given a Nikon S6500 as a gift. This was also about the time that I was blessed with my one and only Granddaughter who, needless to say, has been thoroughly photographed. One thing led to another and with several more cameras in my possession here I am. Seemed to me that if I could make a little money doing something I enjoy it would be a good thing. In a short period of time I've learned that me
  9. Hi! Photography has been my hobby for some years now, but I'm new to the whole stock photography thing. Any requests you have that might be local to me, I'll do my best to seek out and snap shots of. Cheers! FD
  10. Hi, Just a quick note to introduce myself. Just getting my head around Alamy membership and beginning to sort out images to upload. Already grateful for tips from those in the from. Regards, Mark
  11. Hello, everyone. Just joined Alamy. I am currently in Ottawa and do not have experience in stock photography. I am amateur photographer, but hope for luck. Look forward to being a part of Alamy community. Regards, Oleh
  12. NIce to meet you! I'm new to introduce myself on the forum but contributor since 2007. Photography is my diary which opens my eyes to the world.
  13. Hello I thought I would introduce myself after signing up late last week! My name is Stephen, I'm a hobby photographer based in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. I received my current camera (Canon 700D) as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. Although I got the camera a while back I have only really started concentrating on my photography skills around May last year, and pursuing it as a serious hobby. I have had my eye on signing up as a stock contributor since Autumn last year, however I never had the confidence in my skills and questioned whether I would even pass QC! Last week I
  14. Hello fellow photogs! I've been lurking here for a while as I build my portfolio. I appreciate all the insight into Alamy I've read here (especially that damn Discoverability marker - I feel it mocking me every time I look at my portfolio! LOL!) I'm a cook and a photographer, which means most of my portfolio is food shots. I just moved back to Atlanta after living in Seattle the past 25 years, so I feel I have a whole new world to photograph! Nice to "meet" you all and I'm so glad there's a forum here where we can all share and communicate! Sharon
  15. I am a newbie for this community and glad to see all friends here. I know this site because my peer has ever recommended it several days ago. I hope we can share the most interesting things and valuable topic with you! Thanks! l! I am a veteran MMO game designer for a famous company -gold.raiditem.com. In the past few years, i provides many plans for NBA 2K 18 MT trading, ROI Gold serving and Revelation Online Coins farming consulting. I feel proud of gold.raiditem as its good reputation also makes me grow faster. All in all, honored to share my opinions
  16. Hi, I'm a relatively new contributor and thought I'd say hello! The forum has been very helpful for trying to figure this process out, so thanks so much to the regulars here! I haven't made any sales yet, and am just trying to pick away at downloading and keywording. Feel free to give me some feedback--and if there are any contributors who are located in Asheville, I would love to get together with you sometime and trade notes! Have a great day, Gloria
  17. Hi. I set up my alamy account ages ago but I've now finally decided to start uploading regularly. So far I have done a kind of test upload with live news at Bristol balloon fiesta just to get to know how it all works. I know everyone has asked this and I'm sure it's becoming a little tedious for the regulars on here. But 'dare I say it', any advice on keywords from those first pictures I have uploaded would be great. Picture feedback is also appreciated but before anyone says it, these where straight out of camera as it was the early hours of the morning when I uploaded so I already know there
  18. Thought I'd introduce myself after coming back from a long hiatus. I lost my account for a while and now I'm wanting to get back into the Stock Photography scene for a little bit of extra income. Could people take a look at my feed? Some of it is old from when I would bulk upload, but recently I've refined it a little more. Less bulk uploading, more picking and choosing. Any feedback is absolutely welcome. Tear my work to shreds if you have to, I want and need to get better. Thanks! James.
  19. new to stock photography so may need help from all My passion is photography and has been for many moons, back when digital was never heard of. I am hoping to be successful with selling my photos ,as the extra income would really help. any suggestions or help is welcome 1 John. Take care!
  20. Hello there! I'm a new photographer from the Netherlands. I've got a question about the QC. What is meant by "JPEG over 17 MB"? Does it mean I need to uncompress my photos before I upload them, or does it mean the maximum file size is at 17 MB? If I do have to uncompress my photos, are there any services that let you do that for free?
  21. I started to upload images here at the end of last year. I realised soon it is difficult to sell images on Alamy with little portfolios. So i had only few hope at first. Now I had surprised and happy for my first two sales.Today I am happy to say hello to all of you and hope to have an happy future here. If you want, you can also view at my portfolio and make comments or suggestions.
  22. Hello people I am New to stock photos taking picture now is my hobbies, I am single mom with Disability and just wondering if i can make money doing Photography,I did sold 5 times to other companies but that is not enough i don't have a lot of photos yet i did uploaded 3 photos here 1 on sale.So how is everybody doing here you making a lot of sale here? Please give me advise help me out thank you
  23. Greetings and Best Wishes from the Bluegrass State...home of great basketball, fast horses, beautiful women, world-renowned spirits, and the Colonel's Best (complete with eleven secret herbs and spices). Following a health-"inspired" early retirement, hoping to burn off excess energy by taking my camera into our beautiful countryside, mountains, waterways, cities and plains to get some pictures that others may find interesting or useful.
  24. I just joined Alamy last month and have been very busy uploading images so thought it was time to stop by and say hello to everyone and try out this discussions page. Not expectantly I haven't made a sale yet but these are early days and my portfolio is still building. Any suggestions or advice on the way ahead would be appreciated. Already having a problem with this post, tried to add an image but 'My Media' only has an attachment section so help please, how do I add an image?, can't find any guidance on the searches.
  25. hello feeling great to be a part of alamy. thank you
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