Jump to content

Recommended Posts

When I joined Alamy in 2008 my target was 4000 by the end of 2011. I'm only just over 7 years late.

 

My mistake was to assume I would scan my thousands of transparencies. When I did so I was horrified to find that 90% of them were not sharp.

 

Alan

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations on reaching your target Alan!

 

Kumar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Inchiquin said:

 

 

My mistake was to assume I would scan my thousands of transparencies. When I did so I was horrified to find that 90% of them were not sharp.

 

 

Annoying, wasn't it. Though I'd boast of a higher hit rate. You just never saw your slides at anything like 60x40 inches, which is at least what 100% is.

I've only put them in as archival.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

You just never saw your slides at anything like 60x40 inches, which is at least what 100% is.

I've only put them in as archival.

 

I'll get round to that eventually. I've got loads of interesting stuff particularly from the 1980s. But it's not a high priority any more.

 

Alan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done, Alan; got there at last!  Long slog here, isn't it?! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, losdemas said:

Well done, Alan; got there at last!  Long slog here, isn't it?! :D

 

Thanks Danny, and Kumar. It shouldn't really be a long slog but when you've got so many other things on your to-do list...

 

Alan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations, Alan -- 4000 is a nice round number. Personally, I try not to think in terms of numbers any longer. At this point -- I started submitting in 2007 -- I could probably delete half my collection and make the same number of sales every month. I just keep spoon-feeding the beast and hope for the best. The myth of Sisyphus comes to mind.

 

I spent ages scanning slides for Alamy, and I too was surprised at how fuzzy many of them were at 100%, even some that had been published numerous times in newspapers and magazines. That said, all the scanning has really paid off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Result, well done.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done Alan, and an excellent set of images you have.

 

Parm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Congratulations, Allan  - 

 

Wish it were me, but I have accepted it is a long haul - you cannot really speed up too much. I have another year 😉

 

Niels

Edited by Niels Quist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done, Alan, some achievement. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done, Alan. Keep up the good work!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I joined Alamy in 2004 but didn't upload any slides - as I had binned thousands of them when I converted to digital. I uploaded new digital images energetically for the first 3 or 4 years, getting up to about 5000 images, then had a period of inactivity (while doing a lot of commercial and editorial work that was "exclusive" to the clients).

 

It's only in the last 3 years that I've got my numbers up to just over 7000. But, I rarely see sales from the pre-slump period. Most of the sales are from the last 3 or 4 years. I saw one sale last week that was one of my first ever submitted images, but it's rare for me to get an older image sale.

My point is that it seems to me that (at least in my case) that regular contributions are connected to increased sales. Keep it up Alan.

Edited by Steve Valentia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I’ve had 12 Bs, half a dozen Ds and an A licensed the past year. Also a lot of Es. My oldies are doing pretty good.

By the way, what happened to the Ss? Did I blink? I went from R to T and skipped S. Did that happen in the couple of weeks between my uploads?

Edited by Betty LaRue

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Steve Valentia said:


My point is that it seems to me that (at least in my case) that regular contributions are connected to increased sales. Keep it up Alan.

 

 

Doesn't seem to work for me like that Stephen. The vast majority of my sales over the last 12 months were uploaded between 6 and 10 years ago. Some of them were from the very few trannies that were up to standard, the oldest shot in 1979.

 

Alan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I’ve had 12 Bs, half a dozen Ds and an A licensed the past year. Also a lot of Es. My oldies are doing pretty good.

By the way, what happened to the Ss? Did I blink? I went from R to T and skipped S. Did that happen in the couple of weeks between my uploads?

 

Think that "S" denotes S*****mo.

Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, pablo said:

 

Think that "S" denotes S*****mo.

Paul

Ohhhh! Got it. I didn’t know that was reserved.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.