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I havent sold any picture since FEBRUARY

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Has anyone else experienced that? Before this, I would normally sell one or two pictures a moth, but now I havent sold anything since the past february. I wonder if it is that people are only buying coronavirus related images or if there is something I am missing...

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My last (decent) photo sale was in April. Since then, my photos were sold for $3 each (about one/ month). I have opted out 'Novel Use' (NU) having read on the Forum that this will result in these ridiculous sales, and even though I opted out in April, I'm still getting these 3-dollar sales... I'm baffled! 

(Also, just to mention, only 15% of my photos are RF, so 85% are RM and ALL are exclusive to Alamy) 

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On 29/07/2020 at 20:06, LuisMolinaPhoto said:

or if there is something I am missing...

 

The 'n' in 'month'... 😎

 

I expected sales to tank during the pandemic, but they're holding up. Maybe August will be better for you...

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Luis, there are big changes in what people are buying because of the pandemic, but in my Alamy career, who months without sales happen often enough. I once went more than a year without a sale.

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On 29/07/2020 at 22:06, LuisMolinaPhoto said:

Has anyone else experienced that? Before this, I would normally sell one or two pictures a moth, but now I havent sold anything since the past february. I wonder if it is that people are only buying coronavirus related images or if there is something I am missing...

I had the same situation. No sales since mid February until the end of July when a couple of sales popped in. I hope it´s getting better...

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April was my first dry month for about 5 years. Volume now up on last year but revenue well down.

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On 29/07/2020 at 15:06, LuisMolinaPhoto said:

Has anyone else experienced that? Before this, I would normally sell one or two pictures a moth, but now I havent sold anything since the past february. I wonder if it is that people are only buying coronavirus related images or if there is something I am missing...

Luis,

 

I only viewed the first page of the images you have on Alamy and my first response is that while you have

a lot of "Keyword" information, you have almost no caption information?

 

I would say that the number of licenses of my images has gone up, a small amount during the "Pandemic." 

With current events and the change over at Alamy, the fees for licenses have gone down to a level that really concerns me. 

To add, I have been producing new material, but my file images continue to license most often.

 

Chuck

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In my opinion many of these images should not have been submitted through the Archive route. 

 

ie) pictures of pitta bread, a parrot, pieces of meat, a tray of eggs,  plus many others.

 

They are not historical and they are not reportage. 

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2 hours ago, Chuck Nacke said:

Luis,

 

I only viewed the first page of the images you have on Alamy and my first response is that while you have

a lot of "Keyword" information, you have almost no caption information?

 

 

 

I noticed the same thing. The photography is bang on - really nailed some of the concepts - but the captioning is all over the place. The person lifting the barbell has the simple caption "all-focus" - what does that even mean?!

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Hi. I recently wrote a post asking for opinions and criticism for my portfolio, of 1300 photographs but with only 1 sale. But from what I'm reading I see that it's almost normal. Maybe Alamy focuses on more editorial photography?
Regards!

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Vicente, you never know. Your sports and health photos would work beautifully for many editorial customers, I can't imagine a newspaper or magazine that wouldn't need one of them fairly often. Medical care and exercise both are in the news pretty often. 

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7 minutes ago, Brian Yarvin said:

Vicente, you never know. Your sports and health photos would work beautifully for many editorial customers, I can't imagine a newspaper or magazine that wouldn't need one of them fairly often. Medical care and exercise both are in the news pretty often. 

 

Indeed, it appears to be so, but I have no sales here, at least for now. Maybe I should give myself more time. Thank you very much Brian!

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Vicente, more time, more images, and most importantly, more subjects. There are always more subjects to photograph!

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