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This one sold a second time. First time to Germany, this time to Brazil. And it's only my third sale ever. Brazil pays half as much as Germany, do we know why? And will the image really be a full page size? Is that what that means?

 

Country: Brazil
Usage: Editorial
Media: Book, print and/or e-book
Print run: up to 5,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1 page
Start: 01 October 2019
End: 01 October 2024
Brazil, Book, print and/or e-book,Bulk discount flat rate

 

 

Edit: Looks like it was through a distributor too and I only get 30%, so very small sale. I didn't realize I signed up for that when I joined. Oh well.Indigenous or Native American women marching with a banner with fists in air. 2019 Women's March, Market Street, San Francisco, California, USA. Stock Photo

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2 hours ago, The Blinking Eye said:

This one sold a second time. First time to Germany, this time to Brazil. And it's only my third sale ever. Brazil pays half as much as Germany, do we know why? And will the image really be a full page size? Is that what that means?

 

Country: Brazil
Usage: Editorial
Media: Book, print and/or e-book
Print run: up to 5,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1 page
Start: 01 October 2019
End: 01 October 2024
Brazil, Book, print and/or e-book,Bulk discount flat rate

 

 

Edit: Looks like it was through a distributor too and I only get 30%, so very small sale. I didn't realize I signed up for that when I joined. Oh well.Indigenous or Native American women marching with a banner with fists in air. 2019 Women's March, Market Street, San Francisco, California, USA. Stock Photo

 

Three sales with less than 300 photos in your portfolio is doing well.   You really do seem to know how to get these shots in such a way that you show enough context but are close enough to show individual faces and passions.

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29 minutes ago, MizBrown said:

 

Three sales with less than 300 photos in your portfolio is doing well.   You really do seem to know how to get these shots in such a way that you show enough context but are close enough to show individual faces and passions.

 

Thank you. I'm intuiting all that. I work on this every day, so it helps to get encouragement. It's interesting that this one photo was bought twice and zoomed once, which makes me think it's more about what photos you offer rather than the odds (i.e. quantity).

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Country: United Kingdom
Usage: Editorial
Media: Museum display (single use)
Print run: Single use only
Image Size: Any size
Start: 12 November 2019
End: 12 November 2029

 

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On 07/11/2019 at 12:26, John Mitchell said:

 

Maybe not the norm, but fairly common these days IME.

A bit hard to swallow. But the stock image industry need to buck up. Cut throat business won't do anyone good in the long run, contributors suffer as well. Did ever these companies thought about it before? 

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On 17/11/2019 at 00:57, MizBrown said:

 

Three sales with less than 300 photos in your portfolio is doing well.   You really do seem to know how to get these shots in such a way that you show enough context but are close enough to show individual faces and passions.

 

Plus, tagging the picture correctly. Success that others with larger collections and fewer sales can learn from.

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I bet the magazine in Luxembourg didn't realise their purchase of this picture is from 1993.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Richard Baker said:

 

I bet the magazine in Luxembourg didn't realise their purchase of this picture is from 1993.

 

 

 

 

 

Piles of paper, no laptops, no mobiles, smoking inside... they must have realized it's not straight from the memory card.

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46 minutes ago, JaniMarkus Hasa said:

 

 smoking inside... they must have realized it's not straight from the memory card.

Still allowed in LU if the place only serves snacks or in a separate smoking room.

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3 hours ago, JaniMarkus Hasa said:

 

Piles of paper, no laptops, no mobiles, smoking inside... they must have realized it's not straight from the memory card.

 

Yes, people actually talking to each other and aware of the world around them -- dead giveaways. B)

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13 hours ago, Richard Baker said:

 

Plus, tagging the picture correctly. Success that others with larger collections and fewer sales can learn from.

 

Good to know. I don't understand all the subtleties of tagging but I do research every image I post and try to tag thoroughly. I also notice my images are remarkably visible in searches, not sure why that is. They often show up on the first page of a search, even when the topic has many thousands of images.

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Tiny little single figure licence fee. Direct & exclusive. However, it is the 9th licence of this image via Alamy and 10th overall. An old slide scan.

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Presentation or newsletters, Use in a presentation/talk (eg,Powerpoint and Keynote) or in a newsletter.
Start: 18 November 2019
End: 18 November 2024

 

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Allan might like this one! A historic shot of the coal staithes at Sunderland, England. Probably taken with my £25 secondhand Rolleicord.  Most of what you see here has now gone. The new(ish) football stadium is on the site of the pit head top right. Don't want to mention the fee, too painful! Another sale popped in today for a shot of a motley collection of shipping containers posing as shops, for more than 3x this fee. There is no sense to it!

 

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Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA.  German book use for low $$ and thru a distributor so not much for me.

 

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4 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:

Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA.  German book use for low $$ and thru a distributor so not much for me.

 

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Beautiful scene, Michael. I’ve not seen that part of Michigan.


Is the horizon not quite straight or is it how my eyes are set in my face? 😁 I have great difficulty shooting straight if I don’t use the horizon line in my camera. Somehow, without it, all my pictures tilt down on the right side. Sometimes in blinding light, I don’t see the horizon line well in my camera, and I have to correct in post.
You’re welcome to bop me on my head if I’m wrong. If I’m right, you might want to straighten it. But it sold!!

Are you left-handed? I’ve often wondered if my left-handedness caused my tilt to the right.

Betty

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1 hour ago, Betty LaRue said:

 


Is the horizon not quite straight or is it how my eyes are set in my face? 😁 I have great difficulty shooting straight if I don’t use the horizon line in my camera.

I am the same Betty,  I even start thinking it is something about my posture.   One of first thing I end up doing in post-processing is use that straighten tool in CS6 -- just "draw" the line with pencil across what is supposed to be horizontal, and software does the rest.  

 

(And yes, I also thought that image above horizon was downsloping to the right)

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1 minute ago, Autumn Sky said:

I am the same Betty,  I even start thinking it is something about my posture.   One of first thing I end up doing in post-processing is use that straighten tool in CS6 -- just "draw" the line with pencil across what is supposed to be horizontal, and software does the rest.  

 

(And yes, I also thought that image above horizon was downsloping to the right)

I always hesitate to mention something like this, and am so sorry we can’t private message anymore. Michael is such an outstanding photographer who sells a lot of images, I decided I wouldn’t bruise his ego, lol.

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Every time you go traveling, on just on a simple shoot, you end up with tons of images;  most end up as throwaways, but there is always that handful you like and immediately think "now we are talking!".   This pic was taken during last winter Central America cross-country trip in old town Antigua, Guatemala.   It shows famous Santa Catalina arch with backdrop of Antigua volcano.   I got up early wanting to catch sunrise & streets with no people  (very busy during the day).   I was probably 10 min late as sunrise colors already started fading away, but it is still nice image and one of top 3 from the journey.   It had considerable amount of downloads in micros, but this is first time on Alamy, albeit for low $$ only.   Still pleased!

 

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1 hour ago, Betty LaRue said:

I always hesitate to mention something like this, and am so sorry we can’t private message anymore. Michael is such an outstanding photographer who sells a lot of images, I decided I wouldn’t bruise his ego, lol.

Oh no, I didn't see your post as criticism;  hope Michael didn't either.   One of good things about Alamy in my experience is that people are genuinely friendly and willing to share/help.   We all get better that way

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1 minute ago, Autumn Sky said:

Oh no, I didn't see your post as criticism;  hope Michael didn't either.   One of good things about Alamy in my experience is that people are genuinely friendly and willing to share/help.   We all get better that way

Thank you. That’s how I meant it.

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