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16 minutes ago, Marb said:

report my disappointment after the work uploading

This puzzles me as looking at the first page of your port you have roughly 100 images uploaded in nearly 5 months?

If you want a comparison I have uploaded nearly 700

I first noticed your port when we had about the same amount of images (900 odd)

You have 2181, I now have 4445, I look after my 4 kids full time, I take it you have a full time job?

The one thing I have learnt is to shoot and move on to the next one (immediately) I spent nearly every other day driving down to Hastings (45 mins) from me in February and didn't sell a single live news image, its gets me down of course, but it drives me to do better and when 4x $$$ licenses drop in on the last few days of the month which I was totally unaware that they had sold it makes it all worthwhile. Personally I think you need more people in your images for this particular agency. But what do I know, I'm just a noob! (18 months and counting :D)

Good luck

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I am still showing no measures update since early on the 4th.   What are the chances they fixed the forum and measures are broken again?  Not trying to be negative just exasperated that is all.

 

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4 minutes ago, Starsphinx said:

I am still showing no measures update since early on the 4th.   What are the chances they fixed the forum and measures are broken again?  Not trying to be negative just exasperated that is all.

 

Log in and out again, see if that helps?

Measures haven't updated this morning, I'm sure they will show up later.

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Personally I don't want it to update as yesterday my CTR shot up to 1.72 and I don't want it to come down again 🤣

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2 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

Personally I don't want it to update as yesterday my CTR shot up to 1.72 and I don't want it to come down again 🤣

I am just desperate for my first zoom - it might have happened yesterday and me not know it yet (although as it did not happen when measures was down for 2 weeks it is unlikely :( )

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4 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

Personally I don't want it to update as yesterday my CTR shot up to 1.72 and I don't want it to come down again 🤣

 

Mine shot up yesterday, as well, a little bit below yours. But the update has just taken place - and it has levelled out - as expected...

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28 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

The one thing I have learnt is to shoot and move on to the next one (immediately) I spent nearly every other day driving down to Hastings (45 mins) from me in February and didn't sell a single live news image, its gets me down of course, but it drives me to do better and when 4x $$$ licenses drop in on the last few days of the month which I was totally unaware that they had sold it makes it all worthwhile.

 

Seems like very wise words to me, another Alamy newbie. Good for you.

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5 minutes ago, Starsphinx said:

I am just desperate for my first zoom - it might have happened yesterday and me not know it yet (although as it did not happen when measures was down for 2 weeks it is unlikely :( )

Don't let the zoom thing bother you, what counts are sales! because when you do get your first zoom and it doesn't sell you will be even more disappointed.

 

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Just now, LawrensonPhoto said:

Don't let the zoom thing bother you, what counts are sales! because when you do get your first zoom and it doesn't sell you will be even more disappointed.

 

I have already had a couple of sales - for a grand net to me of 99c each.  I think I would be less disappointed with a zoom ROTFLMAO

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19 minutes ago, Niels Quist said:

 

Mine shot up yesterday, as well, a little bit below yours. But the update has just taken place - and it has levelled out - as expected...

Yep gone down to 1.08, as long as it doesn't go below 0.50 by the end of the month I'm happy.

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Hold on it might go up again.

Sorry, there's a problem in fetching the data requested. Please try again later. 😀

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OK it just worked (for me at least) - no zooms though :( 

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Posted (edited)

Always tomorrow 😉

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22 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

Always tomorrow 😉

Absolutely - I am working on the next batch before preparing for uploading.

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I now have a huge spike on March showing 5.39 when in fact the average for a typical month is 0.50

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1 minute ago, Marb said:

I now have a huge spike on March showing 5.39 when in fact the average for a typical month is 0.50

It won't last. 

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Just now, losdemas said:

It won't last. 

Apparently forums on other sites are reporting this. Perhaps it's Google.

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Just now, Marb said:

Apparently forums on other sites are reporting this. Perhaps it's Google.

It's the beginning of the month, that's what it is!

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4 hours ago, losdemas said:

It's the beginning of the month, that's what it is!

Well the spike is still there so it is. No spike in sales sadly.

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On 05/03/2019 at 11:23, Starsphinx said:

Absolutely - I am working on the next batch before preparing for uploading.

 

I wouldn't stress - at least you have sales. I have had none (and zooms disappeared, for what it's worth).

 

I'm on hold again on EVERY platform, because I received some test prints from a lab that were way, way darker than comparing to my screen, and am now terrified I have mis-processed a lot of files as far darker than they should be.

 

Am waiting on prints from another lab to compare. In mean time, I dont' want to process/upload/submit for review to any agency/platform, and it's stressing me as really need to start making some sales somewhere, which won't happen if I can't get photos up 😕

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15 minutes ago, chris_rabe said:

I'm on hold again on EVERY platform, because I received some test prints from a lab that were way, way darker than comparing to my screen, and am now terrified I have mis-processed a lot of files as far darker than they should be.

 

Do you have access to another computer/laptop/tablet/phone? Have a look at your work preferably on two screens next to each other.

You should calibrate your screen though, if your images leave the house.

 

wim

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1 hour ago, chris_rabe said:

I'm on hold again on EVERY platform, because I received some test prints from a lab that were way, way darker than comparing to my screen, and am now terrified I have mis-processed a lot of files as far darker than they should be.

 

 

 

Just quickly scanning your images already on Alamy they don't look overall too dark as if you had a general problem with your screen. Most if not all printing companies give you a test image to download, if you've done so then does that look dark? If you haven't got two screens maybe email some to a friend and look at them there. not exactly scientific but could be helpful.

 

Colour calibrator pucks don't have to cost a lot, The X-Rite Eye-One Display 2 can go for as little as £20 on the well known auction site and DisplayCal software is free even if it can take a little time to get your head round it.

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1 hour ago, chris_rabe said:

 

I wouldn't stress - at least you have sales. I have had none (and zooms disappeared, for what it's worth).

 

I'm on hold again on EVERY platform, because I received some test prints from a lab that were way, way darker than comparing to my screen, and am now terrified I have mis-processed a lot of files as far darker than they should be.

 

Am waiting on prints from another lab to compare. In mean time, I dont' want to process/upload/submit for review to any agency/platform, and it's stressing me as really need to start making some sales somewhere, which won't happen if I can't get photos up 😕

 

Agree with wim - do calibrate your screen.

 

This may help you a bit until then, perhaps. Google can probably deliver a useful translation. 

 

https://fotografuddannelse.nu/test-din-skaerm/

 

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1 hour ago, wiskerke said:

 

Do you have access to another computer/laptop/tablet/phone? Have a look at your work preferably on two screens next to each other.

You should calibrate your screen though, if your images leave the house.

 

wim

 

Oh, I have my screen calibrated - using spyder 4 and dispcal. Though I obviously wasn't thinking clearly on brightness (backlight level)

 

To get my screen to more or less match luminance of prints, I had to turn my brightness way, way down. Now it looks too dark in my opinion. 

 

Previously when I had printed canvas prints, I did not find this an issue at all.

 

So, I just don't want to do anything else until I have prints from my UK lab to compare with.

 

I suppose I should really invest in a decent printer for home...

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