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On 02/03/2019 at 12:49, Colblimp said:

I have 2,604 pics in my port and I average approx 9 sales per month so the '1 sale per 1000' thing is completely wrong.

 

Hi, Andy

 

May I ask if your 9 or so sales a month are Stock or News?

 

Edo

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Just now, Ed Rooney said:

 

Hi, Andy

 

May I ask if your 9 or so sales a month are Stock or News?

 

Edo

Hi Ed, mainly news now, but some stock.  I've decided if news sells, that's what I'm going to concentrate on.  I'll be in the UK for a week from this Wednesday, so I'll shoot a bunch of stock as well as news.

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Thanks, Andy -- that's what I thought. I don't do News anymore myself. It's too much like . . . work. You understand it and do a pro job.

 

I think it was John in Vancouver who was implying that RF is the unavoidable future. Maybe, but all my images are RM and will remain so as long as possible. My sales numbers are not bad and my prices better. 

 

In Brooklyn, they call a man bag a man purse. In Oxford, I heard one guy call them Nancy bags. I have a pink and green Domke with a fetching flower motif on one side I could let you have for a very attractive price. You would be the Talk of Cork. 

 

Edo

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Just now, Ed Rooney said:

Thanks, Andy -- that's what I thought. I don't do News anymore myself. It's too much like . . . work. You understand it and do a pro job.

 

I think it was John in Vancouver who was implying that RF is the unavoidable future. Maybe, but all my images are RM and will remain so as long as possible. My sales numbers are not bad and my prices better. 

 

In Brooklyn, they call a man bag a man purse. In Oxford, I heard one guy call them Nancy bags. I have a pink and green Domke with a fetching flower motif on one side I could let you have for a very attractive price. You would be the Talk of Cork. 

 

Edo

News is difficult for me in that I live in the middle of nowhere.  The nearest city to me is Cork, which is 100KM away. A lot of my success is down to pure luck, rather than hard work!  Mind you, I spend a long time poring over the various news channels - websites/Twitter/FB/local papers/radio etc so I guess you could call it work...

 

All my images are RM and I intend to keep it that way for as long as I can.

 

Your pink and green would be very fetching on my shoulder, but, for now, I'll stick to my dull beige man bag, which I bought in Malaga last year.  My journey to complete dullness is going well!!! 😂

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19 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 I have a pink and green Domke with a fetching flower motif on one side I could let you have for a very attractive price. You would be the Talk of Cork. 

 

Edo

Hmm. Still on grey and black here.

I did buy a bright red watch strap last month though. And I do wear a parakeet feather in my houndstooth trilby.

Sorry, hijacking and showing off.

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Has The Parakeet Equality Society heard about this hat feather thing, Mark? 

 

OK, OK, I'll get back on the subject and give some advice to Young, our OP. 

 

Young, Stock is a long game. We've both been at it for a decade. We both should have uploaded at least 10 to 12 K images at this point. I only have 6,000. And you have just 4,000. You don't shoot enough. And as has already been said, being sloppy about composition is not going to work in your favor. 

 

A very good stock image has strong lighting, shape, color, and gesture. And understand that you're not going to get rich doing this. If you need or want to shoot mainly when you travel, you can't even expect to turn a profit. 

 

I lived in Summertown and Woodstock in the '80s. There are lots of stock subjects available in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.

 

Good luck. 

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Just a reminder to keep posts on topic please. We've removed a handful of posts that were derailing the original thread.

 

Thanks

 

Alamy

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Ed's point is a great one and a lesson I still need to absorb. 

 

Ed, I just looked at your portfolio and it really is alive with strong and striking images that jump out. Thanks for sharing.

On 11/03/2019 at 09:54, Ed Rooney said:

Has The Parakeet Equality Society heard about this hat feather thing, Mark? 

 

OK, OK, I'll get back on the subject and give some advice to Young, our OP. 

 

Young, Stock is a long game. We've both been at it for a decade. We both should have uploaded at least 10 to 12 K images at this point. I only have 6,000. And you have just 4,000. You don't shoot enough. And as has already been said, being sloppy about composition is not going to work in your favor. 

 

A very good stock image has strong lighting, shape, color, and gesture. And understand that you're not going to get rich doing this. If you need or want to shoot mainly when you travel, you can't even expect to turn a profit. 

 

I lived in Summertown and Woodstock in the '80s. There are lots of stock subjects available in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.

 

Good luck. 

 

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Jon, you have some excellent PJ pics in your port. It's been many years since I did that kind of work. You get right in the middle of things. Bravo!

 

May I suggest that for routine stock you open up the shadows some and then balance by adding a little contrast. I do that in LR. 

 

Edo

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