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My first sale on Alamy 10 years ago

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Mine wasn't so glamorous. Just something I had snapped in a hurry in Soho. Nonetheless still felt very pleased when it popped up on Alamy and then in the Telegraph. I think it made all of $8! 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/galleries/Only-in-America-the-weirdest-experiences/lucky-catweb/

Japanese Maneki Neko, beckoning cats in a shop window in Soho, London, UK Stock Photo

 

Second pic also appeared in the Telegraph (don't tell them I don't read it please!)  for a stonking sum - i.e. <$6. Detailed the sad demise of Denmark St. in London.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/denmark-streets-rich-legacy/

Since then, happy to say that prices have actually improved for me!

Happy New Year! 🙂

The exterior of the now-defunct 12 Bar Club in Denmark Street, London Stock Photo

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This was my first sale back in 2011. It sold for $54. It went on to sell again, another six times, to the same travel brochure over the following nine months. 

 

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2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

I didn't sell my A350....I dropped it.

 

Nice camera, but slippery... 😲

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4th April 2013 $51.65 it sold again 3 years later, this time for $59.42 so held its price well.

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First sale - 2010 - for $200. Was absolutely thrilled!

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5 hours ago, Colin Woods said:

It reminds me a bit of an interview I had with a policeman when photographing the Houses of Parliament in London. It was at night and I was using a tripod. His remarks were of the essence that with a camera like that (it was my much loved D300) I was considered suspicious. I said that if I were planning an outrage then I would take all the photos in the daytime with all the other tourists, and that photos taken in the dark were of less use than daytime shots in the planning of the outrage. This did not count for much in his view and was cordially invited to move on (to his credit he was polite all along). I had got the shots I wanted to so I went elsewhere rather than get into a fight for no reason.

You are too nice! Those guys made me so mad, I photographed what they didn’t want me to. Just didn’t use any of them. I didn’t appreciate being verbally abused and basically being called a liar. You know what is said....the most dangerous person in the world is an angry woman with a weapon. I am extremely slow to anger. I can count feeling a rage-type anger maybe three times in my whole life. In this case, my weapon was my camera! 🤣

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Road sign Wildlife ahead next 5km Stock Photo 

 

My first sale. 11th April   2012    $1   Novel use.  Don't remember being excited.

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11 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Nice camera, but slippery... 😲

Less than a foot onto padded lino. But enough to dislodge the viewfinder camera such that unexpected things got cut off.

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This feeling is still fresh for me as I sold my first photo in September for $53.10, then it sold again in November for $22.73. I still haven't gotten a payout as my share equals only $49 and my third sale hasn't cleared.  The joy of those sales is getting pretty deflated however by all the grim news about the future of stock photography. I really missed the boat, it seems. 😕

 

Indigenous or Native American women marching with a banner with fists in air. 2019 Women's March, Market Street, San Francisco, California, USA. - Stock Image

 
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